Well after Facebook and YouTube introduced 360-degree video support, Vimeo has made the same update. The site now lets users upload and play 360-degree content from the website as well as Vimeo's Android and iOS apps. Only some headsets are supported.
Nintendo says streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are going to be available on the Switch at some point. Rather than give a general release date, it says the apps "will come in time." Nintendo has said for months that its goal is to focus on gaming with the system.
Flickr has received an update that includes the ability for users to search the site based on visual similarity. This should make it easier to find the exact kind of picture you're looking for. Images are matched using deep neural networks, which aren't quite perfect.
President Trump has renominated Ajit Pai to the FCC for another five years, meaning he'll continue to run the agency for the foreseeable future. His first term technically ended in June 2016, but Pai has been heading towards reconfirmation ever since.
Microsoft's alternative to Slack, known as Microsoft Teams, will become available next week. It's been available since late 2016 for a small group of users. Microsoft will hold an online event on March 14 to show off the new service to Office 365 users.
CNN has established a virtual reality news unit that'll create immersive journalism pieces along with livestreams of major news events. The CNNVR division gives journalists the ability to really bring viewers into the news, says Jason Farkas, VP of premium content video at CNN.
Amazon Prime has added a new market: Mexico. The service, which offers things like free two-day shipping and streaming video, is available as of Tuesday. This is the first market Prime is entering in Latin America. Some areas can receive free same-day delivery.
BritBox, a TV streaming service from BBC and ITV, is now available in the United States. For $7 per month, people can gain access to on-demand British television content. The service was initially revealed in December 2016. A free trial is available.
A consumer protection group in Denmark is working to minimize Google's practice of holding on to user data. Tænk, the Danish consumer council, has reported Google to the Danish Data Protection Agency (DDPA). Their report claims Google is violating personal data laws.
Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages, a special format used by many publishers to offer less data-intensive content, is expanding to Asia. Search results from Baidu, Sogou, and Yahoo Japan will be directing to AMP. Baidu and Sogou alone account for 90% of the search market in China.
The BBC is investigating the existence of child abuse photos on Facebook and the network's tools for finding and removing them. Its stance on the matter, based on what it has seen so far, is that Facebook's current manner of operation is insufficient.
Samsung Pay is now live in India on some devices. The mobile payment system can be used on the S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge+, A5, and A7. It has rolled out with support for MasterCard and Visa, as well as the following banks: Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and Standard Chartered.
The FCC under Ajit Pai has worked to get rid of rules created by the Obama administration that would keep ISPs from secretly selling customer data. Officials with the agency blocked the rules a day before they were set to be enacted. New rules will be developed.
A massive database controlled by River City Media has leaked, revealing 1.37 billion email addresses. River City is known for operating a spam email service and now all of its core information has appeared online. MacKeeper has been investigating since early 2017.
Google's updated Translate service, known as Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT), now works with a larger set of languages. It has added support for Russian, Hindi, and Vietnamese. Those join eight languages that were supported in November 2016.
A legal advice AI from DoNotPay is turning its attention to the millions of refugees attempting to enter the US, UK, and Canada. The bot uses Messenger to give refugees legal info and to tell them what forms need to be handed in. This ability has been in development for months.
Russian hackers have been blackmailing liberal groups in the United States by showing them stolen email or cloud data and threatening to release it if no payment is made. Bloomberg has reported on these extortion situations based on private security and FBI sources.
CNNgo, an online streaming platform, is moving in the direction of opening up to people who don't have a cable subscription. The service is introducing a lineup of original programming, beginning with a series called Mostly Human, that'll be available for cord cutters.
Facebook has begun testing reactions and a dislike button in Messenger. TechCrunch reports some users have received a reaction feature that shows up when hovering over a message. You'll be presented with options to like, dislike, or send another kind of emoji response.
Facebook has introduced a travel planning feature called City Guides to its network. The feature, located in the More menu, will highlight cities your friends have visited and also highlight top places to visit and activities to engage in. It shows you which friends have visited.