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REJOICE! Facebook Autoplay Video Ads Almost Here

on Tuesday, Dec. 17th

Are you among the elect? If so, you may already be experiencing the wonder that is Facebook Video Ads that autoplay in your News Feed.

You’re so lucky.

What’s that? You find this practice abhorrent? An abomination? You who lap up the free joy that Facebook provides every day? How ungrateful!

Why think of all the ways in which Facebook lets you connect with your friends, family and stalkers. How they generously supply you with the ability to pay real world money so that the same number of friends can see your status updates as last year!

Flashing, blinking ads for movie adaptations of young adult novels are a small price to pay to keep those delightful Upworthy headlines flowing through your screen all day.

Don’t worry, if you have yet to see a video ad on your feed it will come soon enough. Unless you take a few steps that will prevent them from popping up in your browser.

You don’t want to do that, though. That’s just downright un-friendly. Even if you do, it will be alright. The phone ads can’t be blocked. Everybody wins.

(Serious note: at least the mobile ads will only work on Wi-Fi, data plans are safe for now.)

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To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.

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We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.

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Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

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Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

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