How to Disable Video Autoplay in Twitter; Galaxy Note 5 “PenGate;” and More in Five for Wednesday


  1. You’re right if you noticed this summer that videos in Twitter started automatically playing in your timeline, and you’re right to be annoyed (it affects your bandwidth consumption). Here’s how to change your settings and make them stop.
  2. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 has a little stylus issue; make sure you put it back in the phone the correct way.
  3. If you’ve been tempted to check out Philips’ Hue lightbulbs but haven’t yet, this might pique your interest: a new wireless dimming switch is shipping in September.
  4. Startup Butterfleye hopes to fund their Bluetooth-sensing, thermal-mapping home security camera via an Indiegogo campaign. In a crowded security camera market, will they be able to stand out?
  5. Windows 10 adoption has been meteoric, but some users have expressed concerns about its default monitoring settings. We first read about the emailed “activity reports” on BoingBoing; here’s what they are and how to change them or turn them off.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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