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Facebook fined in Spain for allegedly misusing personal data

Facebook has been fined €1.2 million (roughly $ 1.4 million) for several instances where the social network may have collected Spanish user data without fully informing people how it would be used. Retuers reports that Spain's Agencia Espa&ntilde…
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Enjoy your personal concert with VR videos on YouTube

Any music fan will tell you, there’s nothing better than seeing your favorite band live. But if you’re one of the millions of people who can’t make it to a show, YouTube is giving you the next best thing. We’re working with some amazing artists to bring you live performances and music videos in VR.

And today Gorillaz – hailed by “The Guinness Book Of World Records” as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act – have announced their return with the release of a new video directed by Jamie Hewlett, featuring four tracks from their highly anticipated forthcoming album “Humanz.” The epic six-minute animated film – titled “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)” – provides an extraordinary cutting-edge VR experience to include the track “Saturnz Barz” in full, plus highlights of “Ascension,” “Andromeda” and “We Got The Power.” You can check it out here fresh from the oven.


With these new immersive experiences, you can transport yourself to top music festivals and killer concerts, without having to deal with the crowds. This weekend, you can check out Ultra Music Festival live, with a set from Hardwell live streaming in 360 degrees. And you can already experience highlights from Coachella on YouTube, without having to bear the heat of the desert.

We’ve also been working with some of your favorite artists to experiment with new ways to tell the story behind their songs and allow you to be immersed in the video. Sit next to Sampha on the piano bench while he performs “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano.” Step into Hunter Hayes’ recording studio as he builds each musical component of his current single, “Yesterday’s Song.” Check out Young The Giant’s latest single, “Silvertongue,” as though you were in the audience. Watch The Naked & Famous official music video for “Higher” shot at the YouTube Space LA. And you can use VR to travel behind the scenes, too. Check out Florida Georgia Line as they shoot “May We All” at the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald.


You can watch these videos using the YouTube VR app available on Daydream or with Google Cardboard. If you don’t have a headset, don’t worry, you can still get the 360-degree video experience on your mobile phone or desktop. It’ll be like you’re virtually there with your favorite band.

Vivien Lewit, Global Head Artist Relations, recently watched “The Range – Florida (Official 360° Video).”


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Google will use your health data to help make Fit a better personal coach

Google is using your health data to make Google Fit better and that is only going to continue as the app becomes more of your personal assistant, at least according to a recent interview.

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Vive Video puts a personal home theater in HTC’s VR headset

We've seen VR video theaters for Oculus and PlayStation VR, and now HTC has an upgrade in that department. Vive Video supports all kinds of media: 2D, 3D, 180-degree or full 360-degree, with options to make the environment as much of a realistic thea…
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The Dyson 360 Eye is so complex you need a personal engineer to set it up

Dyson is looking toward the future with the 360 Eye, a robotic vacuum cleaner. Only problem? It’s so complex it requires an engineer to set it up. And perhaps that’s not too much to ask considering the huge price tag.

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Meet Vi, the AI-based personal trainer that lives in your headphones

Meet Vi, heralded as a first-of-its-kind AI personal trainer, whose recently launched Kickstarter campaign has already blown past its initial funding goal of $ 100,000. Contained in a set of high-tech headphones, Vi is a new kind of wearable

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Here’s a personal marathon trainer that fits inside your smartphone

Training for a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon? The Polar Running Program is here to help, offering personalized advice on how to properly train for a specific long-distance run.

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Get motiviated: New fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer

If you need an impartial, outside source of motivation to get fit and healthy, then Goqii’s new fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer, ready to spur you on, and monitor your goals.

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Lingohop wants to make language learning personal, relevant to you

Lingohop is a new language-learning platform that launched on Kickstarter. It works through four-minute lessons based on topics you choose, and aims to teach you a language through relevant conversations you want to have.

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