Facebook decided to implement auto-playing video ads; here's how to disable…

Facebook decided to implement auto-playing video ads; here's how to disable them
As if I needed one more thing to hate about Facebook. Now they've decided that auto-playing video ads are cool. Here's how to stop them (when you can). 

* Either load the following settings page directly: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos
* Or open the main Facebook website, click on the down arrow in the upper right corner of the screen, select settings from the context menu that opens up, and then on the settings page videos listed on the left sidebar there.
* The Auto-Play Videos setting is turned on by default. To turn it off, click on on and switch it to off.

There is no way to completely disable Facebook's video ads on mobile. However, you can disable them when you're not on Wi-Fi: 
* Open Facebook, open the left sidebar, and tap "App Settings."
* Check the "Auto-Play Videos on Wi-FI Only" box.

* Go to the iOS Settings app from the home screen, and open up Facebook's settings.
* Tap the Settings option and under "Video," switch the "Auto-Play on Wi-Fi Only" option on.

src: http://www.ghacks.net/2014/04/14/disable-auto-play-videos-facebook/

Game of Thrones Sets New Torrent Swarm Record

According to +TorrentFreak "The latest episode of Game of Thrones has broken the record for the most people sharing a file simultaneously via BitTorrent. More than 193,000 people shared a single copy yesterday evening, and roughly 1.5 million people downloaded the episode during the first day." 

I'm not sure what the content providers expect. I pay for Internet but don't have cable TV. In order to have HBO Go, Charter requires cable TV…. which makes no sense as HBO Go is for Internet. If I had cable TV I could just watch it on TV. There will always be that will pirate but for a fair price people would pay for it. But nobody I know who doesn't have cable is going to subscribe, THEN pay for HBO on top of it, just to see one show…. even one with dragons. The gatekeepers need to step into the modern times with the rest of us. 

http://torrentfreak.com/game-of-thrones-sets-new-torrent-swarm-record-140415/   img via TV.com

You can now dock Windows on your Chromebook

You can now dock Windows on your Chromebook

Reshared post from +Google Chrome

Multitasking on your Chromebook just got easier: you can now dock any small window, like Hangouts or Google Keep, to the side of your screen by dragging it to the left or right edge. Your main app will resize automatically, letting you take notes or stay connected all in one view. Just restart your Chromebook and give it a try.