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Google offers VR solution for those who are barred from marching in gay pride parades

Meet #Prideforeveryone, a montage of pride parades in 25 countries across the world that you can access on YouTube 360 and Google Cardboard by way of your smartphone. From Belgium to Brazil, Sao Paolo to Sydney, you can be a part of Pride.
Mobile

Apple's differential privacy won't start until iOS 10 launches, and it will be opt-in

Apple unveiled a technique it is implementing in iOS 10 to boost user privacy when gathering data -- differential privacy. Apple didn't invent it -- in fact, Google has been using the technique in its Chrome browser since 2014.
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Chicago passes restrictions on Airbnb, but some don’t see them as enough

Thanks to a new measure passed by Chicago's City Council, Airbnb can now list short-term rentals in the city. However, the new measure also includes certain restrictions the company and advertisers alike must adhere to.
Photography

Inspiring GoPro video celebrates unwavering spirit over physical ability

Two friends, one blind, the other armless, have planted over 10,000 trees in China to combat environmental destruction. GoPro set out to tell their incredible story, in a very different video than the action camera maker is known…
Social Media

Facebook is training its employees to manage their political biases

Facebook is training its top leaders and employees to manage their political biases. According to COO Sheryl Sandberg, it needed to educate its employees on all forms of bias after the trending topics controversy last month.
Mobile

Voice Bridge now lets you make calls with your landline from any Wi-Fi network

Invoxia's Voice Bridge will soon be receiving an update that lets users make calls with their landline number on any Wi-Fi network. Previously it was restricted to making calls on your home Wi-Fi.
Mobile

Look out, Facebook! YouTube finally lets you live-stream videos

Google's video platform YouTube took to VidCon to announce that mobile live-streaming is coming to its mobile apps, and will be rolled out to all users. The move could spell trouble for its rivals, Twitter's Periscope, and Facebook Live.
Movies & TV

'Game of Thrones' season 6 gets boost from streaming to new viewership highs

HBO now has more evidence to support its claim that streaming doesn't cannibalize cable: Game of Thrones' audience has continued to grown, averaging 23.3 million viewers during season 6, thanks in part to HBO Go and HBO Now.
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Filmora’s free app could help you get more from your videos

Need more video effects? Filmora just released an update for the editing app and desktop software -- and it includes a new special effects store with options from themed packs to individual filters and special effects.
Music

At long last, Adele’s mega-hit album ’25’ will be available on streaming services

Adele may not be streaming's biggest fan, but she is finally going to make her most recent hit album, 25, available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal. The record-breaking effort debuted on November 20.
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Plan a vacation with ease thanks to the new AI bot from Hipmunk

To help make taking a vacation an actual vacation, Hipmunk, a travel-planning search engine, has unveiled the latest in its own AI technology -- a chatbot for Facebook Messenger and Slack.
Web

Google Fiber hopes Webpass acquisition will bolster its high-speed internet plans

Google Fiber has agreed to acquire Webpass to boost its deployment of high-speed internet across the U.S. Google recently also unveiled plans to test beaming high-speed internet wirelessly into people's homes.