April 13, 2021

Facebook’s 360-degree photos are coming to your News Feed

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By┬áNicole Lee From engadget It’s not just about videos anymore. Back in September, Facebook introduced support for 360-degree videos in your Newsfeed. Soon, that same treatment will apply to photos too. The social network announced today that starting in the next few weeks, you’ll be able to snap a panoramic photo sphere on your phone […]

VR will let you fly above the planet from the comfort of your couch

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By Chelsea Stark And Miriam Kramer Astronauts who have been to space often talk about looking down on the Earth and seeing the blues, greens and browns of the planet stretch out below them. Once they see the planet against the blackness of space, some astronauts and cosmonauts experience a perspective shift known as the […]

Sail: How daredevil Jeb Corliss uses wearable tech to fly like a bird

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By Dan Patterson From TechRepublic Last week the wingsuit pilot strapped on a set of wings, jumped out of an airplane, and landed on the Great Wall of China. Here’s how tech helped him train for and survive the harrowing flight. Last week stuntman Jeb Corliss strapped on a set of wings and jumped out […]

Widerun turns your bike into a virtual reality machine

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By Mariella Moon From engadget Some people need extra motivation to exercise, and the creators of this bike trainer called Widerun hope to provide that in the form of virtual reality. Widerun is a system comprised of a steering component and a base station that attaches to ordinary bikes. It works with both Oculus Rift […]

Facebook to buy Oculus VR, maker of the Rift headset, for around $2b in cash and stock

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By Matthew Panzarino From Tech Crunch Facebook has announced plans to purchase Oculus VR, the company behind the Rift headset, for around $2 billion in cash and stock. This includes $400 million, and 23.1 million Facebook shares. An additional $300 million earnout will be paid in cash and stock if Oculus hits certain unspecified milestones. […]