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Facebook Reportedly Planning $2.5M 15-Second Video Ads

Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is planning to introduce 15-second “TV-style commercials” to its News Feed later this year as a new revenue stream for its social networking service.<p>The video ads are said to cost between $1 million to $2.5 million per day. Ad Age reported in April that Facebook …

Spain train driver 'on phone' at time of deadly crash

<b>The train driver in last week's crash in Spain was talking on the phone when it derailed, investigators say.</b><p>The train was travelling at 153km/h (95mph) at the time, investigators at the Court of Justice of Galicia said.<p>Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was speaking to members of staff at the state-owned …

DEA to pay $4.1 million to student forgotten in holding cell for 5 days

A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days will receive $4.1 million from the government in a settlement in advance of a lawsuit.<p>The settlement was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene …

Google Nexus 7 Still Has One Serious Weakness

Google recently launched the new and improved Nexus 7 tablet. Despite the preponderance of great reviews and glowing praise, though, the flagship Android tablet still has one fatal flaw: Android.<p>Admittedly, that sounds like an overtly “fanboy” thing to say, but stick with me.<p>The Nexus 7 seems to be …

Brandon Jennings heading to Pistons in sign and trade, according to reports

The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks are working on a sign-and-trade that would send Brandon Jennings to Detroit for Brandon Knight and two other players.<p>The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks are close to finalizing a deal that would send free-agent point guard Brandon Jennings to the Motor …

More than 240 prisoners escape in Pakistan jailbreak

Pakistan's security forces face tough questions after Taliban gunmen stormed one of the country’s most notorious prisons, freeing hundreds of inmates.<p>A senior commander claimed the mastermind behind the attack was Adnan Rasheed, <b>author of a letter to Malala Yousafzai describing why she was singled</b> …

Students spoof GPS signals to send yacht off course

University of Texas at Austin students used a custom-built GPS signal spoofer to send a yacht off course. The $80 million vessel relies entirely on GPS for navigation, and with the owner's permission the students used their device to mimic a GPS signal. The yacht's on-board navigation system …

Preseason Form Guide: Man United's Shinji Kagawa

Manchester United fans won't have learned much they didn't already know from Shinji Kagawa's preseason performances.<p>He was mobbed wherever he went on United's tour of Japan, but they already know he's a star in his homeland.<p>He scored against Cerezo Osaka, his former club, but they are well aware …

Convert microscope into billion-pixel imager for $200

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b> Engineers have devised a way to convert a conventional microscope into a billion-pixel imaging system for about $200.<p>“In my view, what …

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Incredibles 2 Is Making Avengers Money At The Box Office

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>'I am very, very different than I was a …

Biogenesis suspensions for Alex Rodriguez, others could come this week, per report

Alex Rodriguez probably won't receive a lifetime ban, but he could very well be suspended for the remainder of this season and the entirety of next season. The MLB's decision might come this week, although he'll be able to appeal.<p>Alex Rodriguez might find out his fate sooner rather than later: Joel …

U.S. Spends $24 Million On ‘Propaganda Plane' Few Can See or Hear

It’s difficult to find a more wasteful government program.<p>For the last six years, the U.S. government has spent more than $24 million to fly a plane …