360 degree video camera

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Ok, wow. I don’t know if it’ll work embedded in Tumblr but this is the first 360 degree night sky video I’ve found - timelapse 360 camera work over Helvetia, Switzerland. Click on the video and drag to change the view if it works.

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This is probably the closest you will ever get from a Great White shark bite without being injured or losing a limb.

In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS “SharkCam” underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. They captured more than they hoped for. This incredible footage is set to air on this year’s Shark Week. 

REMUS stands for Remote Environmental Monitoring Unit.The pre-programmed SharkCam is controlled by scientists, and features 6 GoPro video cameras, providing a spectacular 360 degrees view of the surroundings. These cameras were mounted on underwater probe REMUS-100. It can go as deep as 100 meters or 328 feet and can stay underwater for a maximum of eight hours.

REMUS doesn’t intrude with the routines or behavior of marine animals. However, it was getting noticed by a bunch of sharks, stalked, and sometimes bitten from underneath.  The SharkCam was fortunate enough to have survived the series of shark attacks and brought home recordings for scientific studies—along with the shark bite marks on it.

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OMG, it’s a 360 degree camera video traveling across the lava fields at Kilauea and up the slopes of Mauna Kea. I might like these.

Andy Rubin-backed Owl Labs just launched a robotic video conference camera
A startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground incubator and venture capital firm has rolled out a new hardware product, one that addresses the pain points of an unexciting but crucial area of business technology: video conferencing systems. Owl Labs’ new camera, called Owl, is a thermos-shaped, robotic video camera that captures a 360-degree view of a meeting space and automatically shifts its point of focus to show whoever is talking in the meeting. This robotic shifting is supposed to replace the remote controls or awkward manual turning of cameras that happens sometimes during video conference meetings. Read more
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PlayStation VR launching October 2016 for $399

PLAYSTATION®VR LAUNCHES OCTOBER 2016
AVAILABLE GLOBALLY AT 44,980 YEN, $399 USD, €399 AND £349
More than 230 Developers and Publishers on Board
And Over 160 Diverse Titles in Development for PS VR

Tokyo, March 16, 2016 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that PlayStation®VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system that takes the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system to the next level of immersion, will launch from October 2016 in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia, at manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 44,980 yen, $399 USD, €399 and £349*1.

“Ever since we unveiled PS VR during the 2014 Game Developers Conference, we’ve received a tremendous response from gamers and developers alike,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “To make sure that we are able to prepare and deliver enough units of PS VR and a wide variety of software titles to consumers worldwide, we have decided to launch PS VR in October 2016. For those who are looking forward to its launch, we would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued support. We are beyond excited to deliver to consumers the amazing experience that PS VR offers.”

Currently more than 230 developers and publishers*2 are working on PS VR software titles, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers such as 2K Games and Ubisoft®. Software titles in development for PS VR from these developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) are now totaling to more than 160 titles*3, and over 50 of those titles including Eagle Flight (Ubisoft), EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games), Headmaster (Frame Interactive), Rez Infinite (Enhance Games), Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment), RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Tumble VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and PlayStation®VR WORLDS (SCE WWS) are expected to launch by the end of this year. Additionally, Electronic Arts Inc., DICE and Lucasfilm are working on an all-new Star Wars™ Battlefront™ (Electronic Arts Inc.) gaming experience only for PS VR. Furthermore, THE PLAYROOM VR*4 by SCE WWS will be available as a free download from PlayStation®Store to all PS VR owners, simultaneously with the launch of the system.

To further drive the expansion of the PS VR software line-up, SCE is partnering with Tools & Middleware companies*5 to provide innovative technology solutions and enhance the title development environment for PS VR.

The system also has a Cinematic mode, which lets users enjoy a variety of content in a large virtual screen*6 while wearing the headset. Supported content for the Cinematic mode includes standard PS4 games and videos as well as variety of PS4 features including Share Play and Live from PlayStation. Users will also be able to enjoy 360 degrees photos and videos that are captured by devices such as omnidirectional cameras on PS VR via PS4 Media Player, which will let them feel as if they are physically inside the captured scene.

SCE will continue to vigorously promote PS VR towards its release in October 2016 by showcasing PS VR titles at events around the globe, while also broadening its title portfolio.

*1 Prices in North America and Japan exclude tax. Prices in Europe and UK include tax.
*2 Number as of March 16th, 2016
*3 Number as of March 16th, 2016
*4 THE PLAYROOM VR will include 6 games which will allow all users, including those new to PS VR, to intuitively enjoy VR experiences with other users.
*5 Refer to the attached list for details.
*6 Users can enjoy content on a virtual screen up to 225 inches (5 meters in width) at a distance of 2.5 meters. The size of the screen will feel different depending on individual users.

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Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon Among Early Emmy Winners

Juried winners include kudos for animation, costumes and interactive media.

Taylor Swift can add Emmy-winner to her list of achievements. The 25-year-old pop star is among the list of early recipients of the TV Academy’s kudos, as the group announced juried award winners on Thursday morning.

Swift nabbed an Emmy for Original Interactive Program for her AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience. The singer has a star and executive producer credit on the project, which debuted with the release of her “Blank Space” music video in 2014.

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Ok. This requires a bit of background. so.
Conan does this gimmicky 360-degree thing where as the video is playing you can maneuver the camera around to see whatever you want to see. 

The quality is shit and normally this is entirely pointless - however, I HAD to record Jared’s “dancing” and share it with you all because it literally murdered me.

Like everyone is getting the fuck down to whatever song they were blasting, and like, if you pan the camera just over about 5 or 6 feet - there’s jared. Just… doin’ his own little thing - decided to dip and now you wanna trip cause another brother noticed him - oh sorry, where was I?

He’s just being awkward af and killing me softly with his adorbs.

Please keep a lookout for his sassy mumbling of “so much screaming” before awkwardly moving in to slow hug Conan - only illustrating how petite he is.