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Google just combined Chrome, YouTube, and Search into a single messaging app called Spaces

Google is today lifting the lid on a brand-new app for Android, iOS, and the web called Spaces, which the Internet giant calls a “tool for group sharing.” “Sharing things typically involves hopping between apps to copy and paste links,” Luke Wroblewski, the product director for Spaces, wrote in a blog post. “Group conversations often don’t stay […]

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Facebook announces its 360-degree camera

During the keynote address at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the social media giant announced Facebook Surround 360: an open-source 3D-360 camera aimed at the professional marketplace. Facebook says the design solves a variety of technical problems with 360-degree video capture better than anything now on the market, and is encouraging manufacturers and hobbyists to use […]

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Facebook Will Let You Livestream From Any Device

At the annual F8 developer conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be releasing an API for its live-streaming video feature. This will allow developers to build live Facebook video right into their apps. To demonstrate, Facebook showed off a DJI drone, live-streaming an aerial shot of Zuckerberg directly to the […]

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US Senator troubled over Oculus Rift privacy concerns

The privacy policy of the Oculus Rift has raised concerns from users and now a U.S. lawmaker. The Oculus Rift, which was conceived in Irvine where the company was founded in 2012, allows the company to gather information including a user’s location, movements and interactions to use for promotional purposes. US Senator Al Franken sent […]

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Blender – Free Open Source 3D Creation Software

The software Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking. It even does video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included […]

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Launches of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Hit Minor Bumps

The Oculus Rift had a bit of a rocky launch last week due to shipping issues, and now it seems the Vive has followed suit. Some preorders for Valve and HTC’s virtual reality headset have been auto-cancelled because of “processing issues with financial institutions.” In a blog post published over the weekend, HTC says it […]

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Is Virtual Reality Just a Gimmick?

Is virtual reality a gimmick? I’m here to talk about how I feel about it. I’ve been on the fence about it and I decided I would say what side I am on. I think it’s so far a gimmick for prices to start with the cheapest being $400 and it’s just an accessory. For […]

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All PS4 Games Can be Played in PlayStation VR

If some of the games that will be releasing for PlayStation VR aren’t your type, don’t worry. Sony recently announced that all existing PlayStation 4 games are playable on PSVR through the headsets “cinematic mode”. The mode replicates a five-meter screen within a virtual space, Sony stated. “Users can enjoy content on a virtual screen […]

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AMD-Powered Sulon Q VR/AR Headset Revealed

The growing virtual reality platform wars got a little more complex this morning. That’s because graphics chip maker AMD has thrown in with Toronto-based startup Sulon Technologies to unveil the Sulon Q headset, which aims to provide a PC-based, fully tracked virtual reality experience without the need to tether yourself to a computer tower. It sounds […]

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11 Insane Facts About Social Media

Social media has become a standard channel of communication for consumers. In the past few years, it has gained significant growth as a legit media outlet and has begun to eclipse some out-of-date outlets like TV as a more desirable channel for getting media content into viewer’s consciousness. Here, I am going to dive into […]

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7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online

The Internet can be a dangerous place these days. Malicious software apps (“malware”), viruses, and phishing scams are growing in number and sophistication. Data breaches and identity theft are becoming commonplace. Even among “reputable” sites, there are ever-multiplying ways that your personal data is being tracked, collected, and stored. The use of your personal data, […]