Facebook now lets you 'Like' 360-degree videos in virtual reality

Today, Facebook-owned Oculus announced the launch of 360-degree video reactions for the Gear VR headset. So now, when watching Facebook videos using Samsung’s virtual reality goggles, you’ll be able to choose between the social network’s standard series of reactions, including the like or one of the five new emoji reactions. When …

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How Congress' bad Periscopes brought out the best in C-SPAN

It is rare that I’m compelled to seek out C-SPAN live coverage. Today was a little different. House Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in to demand action on gun control, chanting “no bill, no break.” But after a recess was called, C-SPAN’s live video footage was cut off by House Republicans. And …

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Aaron Sorkin will teach you screenwriting for $90

Legendary screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Steve Jobs) is partnering with the online education platform MasterClass to offer a course on screenwriting that’s being made available later this summer. Over the course of 25 video lessons spanning five hours, Sorkin is going to share “his rules of storytelling, dialogue, [and] character …

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Hasselblad's X1D is a photography nerd's dream camera

Medium format cameras are known for a few things. First and foremost, they produce excellent images that smaller format cameras can’t touch. Second, they are big and heavy and aren’t really designed to ever leave the studio. And finally, they are known for being really, really expensive. Hasselblad’s new X1D, …

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HBO's Vinyl canceled after just one season

HBO’s Vinyl, the high-profile rock drama executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, has been canceled. Deadline reports that HBO had opted to ax the series after a disappointing first season, even though the show had already been renewed in February. “After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a …

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