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You can now explore Google Street View with virtual reality
1 day ago
Google Cardboard, the tech giant's low-cost virtual reality headset that's literally made of cardboard and works with phones, is now compatible with Street View.

Google announced on Tuesday that users can wear the headset and experience Google Maps Street View in a new, immersive way.

The headset, which costs as little as $10 and is available for purchase online (or you can make one at home), works with any Android phone that can fit within the holder — however, 4.7-inch devices are the limit. Users then open Street View in Google Maps on the phone, double-tap a lower-right, look-around icon on the corner of the display to sync everything up. After that, the headset shows a 360-degree view of the location. This means it's possible to simulate looking up at a skyscraper in Shanghai while sitting in an apartment in the U.S.

Google's been expanding its map interface for some time, and it continues to get only cooler. There's a whole lot more in Google Maps than just Street View these days: for example, Business View takes people inside of restaurants, departments stores and even movie and TV sets. There's an indoor floorplan feature, too, so people can map out the inside of locations — such as Madison Square Garden — before heading inside in real life.

Earlier this month, Google announced in a blog post that it has shipped more than 500,000 Google Cardboard headsets. Citing a growth for mobile and the Android brand, the company said it was expanding its VR efforts by hiring some developers.

Source: http://mashable.com/ (Read More)

Larry Smith, Producer for Run-D.M.C. has Died
1 day ago
Hip-hop forefather and seminal producer Larry Smith has died on Thursday night, as reported by radio host Combat Jack. He was responsible for producing Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" and "The Breaks," Run-D.M.C.'s first two albums with Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, and two albums by Whodini. These, along with many others, were records that were both classics on their own at the time and also strong influences for future works by other renowned artists. In 2007, Smith suffered from a stroke which left him unable to speak. On Twitter, Rev. Run sends his condolences: "Rip to the greatest hip hop producer of all times....Larry Smith." May he rest in peace.

By HP CHEUNG (Read More)

FORMER NIKE MANAGER PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING THOUSANDS OF STOLEN SNEAKERS
3 days ago
Back in April we learned that former Nike employees, Tung Ho and Kyle Yamaguchi, were major players in a scheme which generated hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today, Yamaguchi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport, receive and sell stolen goods for shipping 42 pairs of stolen sneakers to a buyer in Florida in April 2013 for $62,000.

That 'buyer in Florida' is Jason Michael Keating, would paid roughly $680,000 for more than 630 limited edition sneakers that were stolen from 2012-2014 and is now being federally charged along with Ho- thanks to Yamaguchi's cooperation with the police.

Yamaguchi struck a deal and he'll only be looking at five years of probation instead of five years of jail time when he is sentenced on March 31st. He will also be paying $50,000 in a criminal forfeiture but that's pennies compared to what he was raking in.

While working at Nike between 2006-2012, Yamaguchi (the promotional manager at the time) ordered sample pairs from China to Nike's Beaverton, Oregon headquarters and flipped them to Keating. Once Yamaguchi left The Swoosh to start his own company, Ho took over his position as promotional manager and he acted as a middleman.

A police raid of Ho's home earlier this year turned up nearly 2,000 limited Nikes;

Ho told investigators that he made $15,000 selling the shoes on EBay and also sold them through Yamaguchi, court documents said. Ho explained that he would order the sample sneakers from a Nike factory in China and have them shipped to him. He would then negotiate a price with Yamaguchi for the sneakers.

Yamaguchi said Keating pays for the shoes in person or via wire transfers and the payments typically ranged between $5,000 and $30,000 and sometimes could be more, the affidavit said. Keating traveled to Portland for larger payments, making cash withdrawals from several different bank branches to collect the amount he needed for the purchase, the affidavit said. After the payment was made, Yamaguchi said he would then ship the sneakers to Florida.

By KYLE ROONEY (Read More)

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