Category Archives: Videos

LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Filibuster for Gun Control

The massacre in Orlando is front and center. Video streamed on YouTube by The Washington Post.

 

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360 VIDEO: “Here and Now”

Really impressed. From Mashable:

I’m standing in Grand Central Station just a few feet from the iconic brass clock tower in the terminal’s main concourse. I step aside to let a young girl take a selfie and later watch a couple send their daughter off to college. To my right, I can see the Apple Store in the distance.

There’s no denying the power of people-watching at train stations, especially when hellos and goodbyes offer a genuine window into the lives of those around you.

But in this case, I’m not physically there. Instead, I’m about 30 blocks south at Facebook’s New York office, watching the company’s first original piece of content shot with its new professional-grade Facebook Surround 360 camera.

The short film, a live-action virtual reality experience called Here and Now, transports you to busy Grand Central to watch a series of vignettes play out before your eyes. The fully produced and choreographed video made its debut on Facebook today, just one month after the camera was announced on stage at the F8 developers conference.

The video is now available on Gear VR devices through the Oculus Video app (and via the Gear VR store), but for those who don’t have a headset, you can watch it as a 360 video on Facebook. However, watching it as a 360 video doesn’t compare to the experience of living that moment in VR.

The video is really impressive, but I think the camera can be accented further with a Kinect-like depth sensor adding interactive depth to it.

Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner Interviews President Obama

From Buzzfeed:

President Obama told BuzzFeed News Monday that the GOP is “looking at a Republican nominee” — Donald Trump — “who many of them say isn’t qualified to be president much less appoint someone” to the Supreme Court. And that, he said, means his nominee should get a vote, which Republicans have vowed not to do.

Obama’s comments came during a live interview with BuzzFeed News Legal Editor Chris Geidner from the White House’s Roosevelt Room.

UNHOLY RAGE: Pious Transphobic Woman Screams Down Target Aisles With Family in Tow

Because of course.

From Raw Story:

A video of the woman’s loud protest was posted to YouTube. The woman was not named but appears to have her family in tow.

“Attention Target customers,” she yelled. “Do not be deceived, Target would have you believe with their Mother’s Day displays that they love mothers and children. This is a deception. This is not love, and they’ve proven it by opening their bathrooms to perverted men. I’m a mother of 12 and I’m very disgusted by this wicked practice.”

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“Mothers get your children out of this store,” the woman yelled. “Mothers have enough decency to get out of this store, it’s a dangerous place… What Target has done is very hateful. It’s hateful towards families. It’s hateful towards mothers. It’s hateful towards children… Are you gonna let the devil rape your children?”

She then went on to accuse America of “bowing to the homosexual perverted agenda” and added, “You need to run and flee this place.”

Target CEO Brian Cornell has just doubled down on the gender-neutral restroom policy, infuriating religious bigots nationwide.