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This is going to change the way you watch YouTube


Fortune

YouTube is adding a new dimension to the way you watch your favorite viral clips by rolling out support for 360-degree videos.

Using Google Chrome on a desktop or the Android YouTube App, you can watch the new 360-degree videos and rotate your perspective to get a different view of the action. Owners of virtual reality headsets like Google Cardboard or the Oculus Rift can get an even more immersive experience from the new footage.

The new 360-degree footage could be especially useful for videos of concerts or sporting events.

Google is also hoping to bring the 360-degree videos to other devices, like Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

Google, which owns YouTube took home $66 billion in revenue in 2014, up 19% year-over-year. However, falling ad prices have recently taken their toll on the company’s bottom line. A recent Wall Street Journalreport indicted YouTube breaks even.

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DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects


Reclaim Our Republic

DNA animation
March 09, 2015 by John W. Whitehead


“The year is 2025. The population is 325 million, and the FBI has the DNA profiles of all of them. Unlike fingerprints, these profiles reveal vital medical information. The universal database arrived surreptitiously. First, the Department of Defense’s repository of DNA samples from all military personnel, established to identify remains of soldiers missing from action, was given to the FBI. Then local police across the country shadowed individuals, collecting shed DNA for the databank. On the way, thousands of innocent people were imprisoned because they had the misfortune to have race-based crime genes in their DNA samples. Sadly, it did not have to be this way. If only we had passed laws against collecting and using shed DNA….”—
Professor David H. Kaye

Every dystopian sci-fi film we’ve ever seen is suddenly converging into this present moment in a dangerous trifecta between science, technology…

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Pinterest’s Head of Partnerships To Speak At Disrupt NY


NYPD caught editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality


BGR

With several incidents of alleged police brutality making headlines in recent months, it seems police in New York have come up with a new way to bolster their public image: By editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality incidents and changing them to make them more favorable to the officers involved.

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Twitter Starts Breaking Meerkat Features By Limiting Social Graph Access


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015


Meeting Management Startup Do Raises $2M In Seed Funding, Adds Microsoft Office 365 Integration


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