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Welcome to the future of online video.

YouTube announced on Friday that the site now supports 360-degree videos, so a viewer has the ability to pan around the scene as the video plays and watch a moment from different perspectives. On mobile devices you just have to move the phone itself around.

StressLevelZero created the above video as an example of how this new technology works. Note: you’ll need to be in the Chrome browser or on an Android phone.

The short film is about a flying, time traveling red couch, and you can click and drag inside the video to see what’s going on around you.

Of course to produce these videos you will need to buy a special camera. Right now Bublcam, Giroptic’s 360cam, IC Real Tech’s Allie, Kodak’s SP360 and RICOH THETA are all compatible with YouTube. And uploading the content requires a special process.

YouTube also offered some suggestions for what you can do with the technology.

You could let viewers see the stage and the crowd of your concert, the sky and the ground as you wingsuit glide, or you could even have a choose-your-own-adventure video where people see a different story depending on where they look. Only you know what’s possible.

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Two Months ago my roommate drunkenly lost my small drone on a neighbors roof. Two months later after upgrading to a larger drone I attempted a rescue of the smaller drone using hooks I made from coat hangers. Here is the result.
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It’s the 10th anniversary of the device you might be reading this post from, the iPhone.

It’s been quite a ride from the phone, iPod, camera mashup to that thing you frequently yell at for acting “weird.” What a long, strange trip it’s been…

Take a step back into the past and watch Steve Jobs introduce this bad boy to the world and change it forever.

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As a follow-up to our previous post about the Incredible Morphing Table, here is a new video conveying just some of the amazing potential functions of Tangible Media Group's Dynamic Shape Display, inFORM.