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Facebook is developing 360 cameras that let you move with 6 degrees of freedom - Digital Trends;

Facebook is developing 360 cameras that let you move with 6 degrees of freedom - Digital Trends

Digital TrendsFacebook is developing 360 cameras that let you move with 6 degrees of freedomDigital TrendsFacebook users can scroll through 360 photos and videos but Facebook is working on the tech to allow you to move in any direction within the footage. Facebook is looking to “establish a creative norm” by engineering its own 360 cameras to put in the ...and more »

Oculus' New 360 Capture SDK Lets You Create and Share In-Game 360 Videos and Photos - Road to VR;

Oculus' New 360 Capture SDK Lets You Create and Share In-Game 360 Videos and Photos - Road to VR

Road to VROculus' New 360 Capture SDK Lets You Create and Share In-Game 360 Videos and PhotosRoad to VRFacebook F8, the company's annual developer conference, is currently in full swing on its second and final day. Today's big VR announce from the social platform giant? Facebook's VR headset subsidiary Oculus is finally integrating a native tool that ...and more »

Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR - CIO;

Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR - CIO

CIOFacebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VRCIOFacebook is giving virtual reality developers the ability to embed 360-degree photo and video capture into their experiences with a new software development kit made available Wednesday. The 360 Capture SDK will let users capture the complete scene ...and more »

Can't make the funeral? Just watch the live stream video - CNET - CNET;

Can't make the funeral? Just watch the live stream video - CNET - CNET

CNETCan't make the funeral? Just watch the live stream video - CNETCNETSome churches and other religious institutions are offering live streaming as a service for weddings and funerals. CNET's Lexy Savvides shows us what it takes to live broadcast the services. 1:54 / April 19, 2017. Transcript. [MUSIC] St. Monica's ...and more »

Facebook launches Messenger 2.0 with smarter bots video - CNET - CNET;

Facebook launches Messenger 2.0 with smarter bots video - CNET - CNET

CNETFacebook launches Messenger 2.0 with smarter bots video - CNETCNETFacebook announces updates to its messenger platform. New features include a discovery engine, chat extensions, games and enhanced artificial intelligence. 2:18 / April 18, 2017. Transcript. We've built a Discover tab inside of messenger that will ...and more »

With Facebook's New Tool, You Can Easily Make Your Own 360 Videos In VR - Fast Company;

With Facebook's New Tool, You Can Easily Make Your Own 360 Videos In VR - Fast Company

Fast CompanyWith Facebook's New Tool, You Can Easily Make Your Own 360 Videos In VRFast CompanyThe 360 Capture SDK will allow developers to let their users capture real-time video from within VR games and other experiences. With Facebook's New Tool, You Can Easily Make Your Own 360 Videos In VR. [Screenshot: Facebook]. By Daniel Terdiman ...and more »

Giroptic's mini 360-camera gets Android support, Facebook hands out thousands to F8 attendees - The Tech Portal;

Giroptic's mini 360-camera gets Android support, Facebook hands out thousands to F8 attendees - The Tech Portal

The Tech PortalGiroptic's mini 360-camera gets Android support, Facebook hands out thousands to F8 attendeesThe Tech PortalOver the past year, videos – especially Live videos have become Facebook's focal point of attention. It has not only started prioritizing them in the News Feed but has also debuted several features as well as solutions to enhance the experience. The ...and more »

GIROPTIC Puts 360° Live Streaming In The Hands Of Facebook F8 Conference Attendees - Yahoo Finance;

GIROPTIC Puts 360° Live Streaming In The Hands Of Facebook F8 Conference Attendees - Yahoo Finance

Yahoo FinanceGIROPTIC Puts 360° Live Streaming In The Hands Of Facebook F8 Conference AttendeesYahoo FinanceSAN FRANCISCO and LILLE, France, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GIROPTIC, leading experts in 360° imaging technology, announced today that all attendees of F8 will receive the GIROPTIC iO – including the first available iO cameras for Android devices ...and more »

Facebook will license out its brand new 360-degree cameras with 6-degrees of freedom - The Tech Portal;

Facebook will license out its brand new 360-degree cameras with 6-degrees of freedom - The Tech Portal

The Tech PortalFacebook will license out its brand new 360-degree cameras with 6-degrees of freedomThe Tech PortalAt its ongoing F8 conference, Facebook recently showed off a couple of pretty awesome 360-degree cameras. There is the x24, that as its name implies is equipped with 24 cameras, and there is the x6 which is equipped with 6 cameras. Both of them are ...and more »

Facebook's Wi-Fi drone, Aquila, is improving wireless data speeds video - CNET - CNET;

Facebook's Wi-Fi drone, Aquila, is improving wireless data speeds video - CNET - CNET

CNETFacebook's Wi-Fi drone, Aquila, is improving wireless data speeds video - CNETCNETFacebook launches its new Surround 360 cameras (x24 and x6), making it possible for viewers to move around in a virtual world using... Play video. Video: Facebook takes VR to Spaces, Samsung S8 reviews are out. Facebook takes VR to Spaces, Samsung ...and more »

Facebook's 360-degree cameras let you move naturally in live-action VR - TrustedReviews;

Facebook's 360-degree cameras let you move naturally in live-action VR - TrustedReviews

TrustedReviewsFacebook's 360-degree cameras let you move naturally in live-action VRTrustedReviewsFacebook has announced new designs for its 360-degree cameras, designed to give filmmakers more power to create even more immersive experiences for viewers. Announced on day two of Facebook's F8 conference, the new Surround 360 x24 has 24 ...and more »

Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving - SlashGear;

Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving - SlashGear

SlashGearFacebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without movingSlashGearTwo new cameras have been announced by Facebook – two cameras that look very much like spherical ball cameras we've seen in the recent past. These devices are the Facebook Surround 360 x24 and the Surround 360 x6. The larger device is extremely ...and more »

Facebook Goes All-In On Virtual And Augmented Reality, Gives 360-Degree Camera To All F8 Attendees - Forbes;

Facebook Goes All-In On Virtual And Augmented Reality, Gives 360-Degree Camera To All F8 Attendees - Forbes

ForbesFacebook Goes All-In On Virtual And Augmented Reality, Gives 360-Degree Camera To All F8 AttendeesForbesFour of Facebook's 14 major announcements at its annual F8 developer conference yesterday were focused on virtual and augmented or mixed reality. Today, the company is providing additional tools to help people create the content that will blend real ...and more »

Facebook's new developer SDK lets users capture 360 photos and videos in-app - VentureBeat;

Facebook's new developer SDK lets users capture 360 photos and videos in-app - VentureBeat

VentureBeatFacebook's new developer SDK lets users capture 360 photos and videos in-appVentureBeatFacebook has released a software development kit (SDK) that developers can incorporate into their apps to allow users to capture their experience in a 360 photo or video. The file could then be shared and viewed either on the social network's News Feed ...and more »

Facebook is taking a second crack at designing 360-degree cameras - CNBC;

Facebook is taking a second crack at designing 360-degree cameras - CNBC

CNBCFacebook is taking a second crack at designing 360-degree camerasCNBCFacebook on Wednesday introduced two new 360-degree cameras that will join the company's Surround 360 degree lineup of products. They'll enable photographers and videographers to gather more immersive media that will allow users, particularly those ...and more »

Facebook looks to upgrade 360-degree video with Surround 360 x24, x6 cameras - TechRadar;

Facebook looks to upgrade 360-degree video with Surround 360 x24, x6 cameras - TechRadar

TechRadarFacebook looks to upgrade 360-degree video with Surround 360 x24, x6 camerasTechRadarNot content with laying out a full-blown augmented reality (AR) platform with its new smartphone camera software, Facebook has launched two, brand new 360-degree video cameras to jump start that end of the immersive social media revolution.and more »

Facebook is making it way easier to record and share your VR experiences - The Verge;

Facebook is making it way easier to record and share your VR experiences - The Verge

The VergeFacebook is making it way easier to record and share your VR experiencesThe VergeFacebook today is launching a new developer toolkit that will make it easier for users to capture and share their personal experiences in VR, be it a moment in an Oculus Rift game or their personal point of view in a 360-degree live-action video. As it ...and more »

How Facebook's Hardware Lab Helped Build The VR Industry's Most Advanced Camera - Fast Company;

How Facebook's Hardware Lab Helped Build The VR Industry's Most Advanced Camera - Fast Company

Fast CompanyHow Facebook's Hardware Lab Helped Build The VR Industry's Most Advanced CameraFast CompanyIt's the first commercially available product to emerge as a collaboration between Facebook's Area 404 and other parts of the company. How Facebook's Hardware Lab Helped Build The VR Industry's Most Advanced Camera. x24 in Area 404. [Photo: courtesy ...and more »

Android users can now live-stream to Facebook in 360 with Giroptic's iO camera - Digital Trends;

Android users can now live-stream to Facebook in 360 with Giroptic's iO camera - Digital Trends

Digital TrendsAndroid users can now live-stream to Facebook in 360 with Giroptic's iO cameraDigital TrendsThe Giroptic iO is a simple and affordable 360 camera add-on that's now available for Android. Collaboration with Facebook could help push 360-degree capture among consumers. The Giroptic IO, an easy-to-use 360-degree camera that connects directly to ...and more »

Girioptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017 - SlashGear;

Girioptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017 - SlashGear

SlashGearGirioptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017SlashGearFacebook's F8 2017 is all about 360-degree content, live streaming, and VR, and Giroptic is getting into the action with an Android update for its iO 360 camera. Launched late last year, the plug-in 360-degree camera accessory was initially only ...and more »