Witness the devastation of Aleppo in this 360-degree video

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One of the biggest and most horrific stories of 2016 has been the ongoing destruction in the Syrian city of Aleppo and a new 360-degree video gives viewers a more complete, immersive view of the of the crumbling historic city.

The video, shared on Tuesday by the Aleppo Media Center, shows the ruins of the city’s eastern al-Shaar neighborhood.

The video isn’t the first such experience to show the utter devastation in Aleppo. Earlier in 2016, Amnesty International Australia used footage shot in 2015 to put together a “virtual reality” experience of the damage in the city, the first time a war zone was seen in this format.  Read more…

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Hands-on with the LyfieEye, a tiny affordable 360-degree camera for smartphones

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YouTube and Facebook‘s support for 360-degree photos and video has sparked mainstream consumer interest in broadcasting your life in this format.

But most 360-degree cameras on the market require a little bit of tech knowhow, whether it’s pairing with your phone successfully, or figuring out how to get the media onto the internet.

The LyfieEye is a new, tiny plug-in camera from Santa Clara startup eCapture, that promises to lower the barrier as far as possible.

For one, it plugs straight into your phone. This means no batteries to charge, and no finicky Bluetooth pairing. Read more…

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