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Back in July, a collaboration between Google and Royal Caribbean International resulted in a virtual tour, through Google Street View, that showed the various decks of the Allure of the Seas. The Google Street View team has also created virtual tours of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Now, users will be able to see the beauty and wonders of Gombe National Park in Tanzania. Google has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute and Tanzania National Parks which has allowed the Google Street View team to be invited to the park and has collected thousands of 360 degree images in various locations. Users will be able to view sites such as Lake Tanganyika, see some of the chimpanzees, and even... Read more...
Armed with Facebook’s deep pockets and strong backstop, Oculus VR is much better able to poach talent from big companies than when it was just an exciting startup (John Carmack notwithstanding). The big get for this week is Adrian Wong, who left his post as a lead electrical engineer at Google[x], where he worked on Google Glass, to join the Oculus team. Credit: Brandon Chan via TechCrunch As reported by TechCrunch, Wong announced on Facebook (oh, I get it now) that May 2nd was his last day at Google, and now his LinkedIn profile confirms that he’s moved over to Oculus. Wong worked on the systems, camera, and RF for Glass, and on the Explorer Edition of the specs he was in charge... Read more...