Nvidia’s Shield TV is the best streaming box you can get right now, thanks to 4K support, a variety of surround sound audio formats & a great execution of Android TV, & it just got a little bit better: The latest update to the YouTube app brings 360-degree video support, as well as an improved UI that should make browsing content easier.
The new app introduces the 360-degree video feature that Nvidia & Google have both demonstrated previously, which provides viewers with a way to enjoy immersive content without having to don a headset. You can use the Shield TV’s included Nvidia controller to navigate your view, & it works with both existing & new content [...]
Earlier this year, Facebook was spotted testing a new type of News Feed – one that designed to help you discover content across the social network, beyond posts from friends & Pages you already follow. During tests, the feed was available through the Facebook app underneath a “rocket ship” icon – something that seemed to confuse users, who didn’t underst& the feed’s purpose.
Now this alternative feed is showing up for users under Facebook’s “More” menu, where it’s simply named “Explore Feed.” (One earlier test on iOS had labeled the feed “Explore” back in the beginning of the year, & apparently that name has stuck.)
Yesterday was the much-ballyhooed “Net Neutrality Day of Action,” an online protest day on which thousands of websites, people & services called attention to the impending revocation of net neutrality rules by the FCC. & the turnout, it turns out, was quite impressive.
It would be quite difficult to use the web at all yesterday without running into at least a handful of pop-ups, site takeovers, & funny messages all aimed at getting people to make their voices heard on the net neutrality debate.
Tumblr, Twitter, Netflix, Yelp, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Vimeo, Spotify, Airbnb, Amazon, Reddit, Etsy, YouTube, Twitch, & many, [...]
Ransomware is an unfortunate inevitability of an increasingly digital society, and it will only become more prevalent as more assets are stored in 1s and 0s. The price of Ethereum and others have so far been resilient in the face of this new form of digital theft – hardly shifting following WannaCry and now Petya (although the latter may have had a slightly different agenda). And as cryptocurrencies implement features which allow for greater anonymity (Ethereum intends to do just this following the release of Metropolis), the incentive to conduct further ransomware attacks will only strengthen. Despite the relatively tiny amounts stolen by these ransomware attacks (tens of thousands, [...]