Google embraces 360-degree video with new Street View certification for cameras

Google’s Street View is one of those amazing things we take for granted. At the tap of a button we can be transported to millions of places around around the globe and take a 360-degree look around as if we were standing right there. And now Google wants to put the power of Street View right in your hands. On its Keyword blog, Google has announced a new “Street View ready” certification standard that will let anyone publish an interactive tour fit for Maps. Previously, creating 360-degree videos required a…

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Getting started with Android Pay in the UK

UK bank Metro has finally signed up for Android’s contactless payment method, following the service’s launch in the UK in May last year. It joins TSB, which was the most recent addition in September, Royal Bank of Scotland, and NatWest (among others) and is open to customers with Android KitKat devices and above, as well owners of the new range of Android Wear 2.0 watches. A recent update in the US saw Android Pay being incorporated into existing banking apps, meaning customers no longer have to use two apps (Google’s…

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Top 5 Unusual Things You Can Do With Modern Drones

Drones have been primarily used for military and recreational purposes alike, but some people have stepped that game up to use drones for purposes that may be more unusual to others. Now that drones are quickly gaining ground where popularity and awesome developments are concerned, there are more uses for them than simply just flying around and taking pictures and videos. And today we’re going to show you some of the most unusual ones. #1: Delivering Food Straight to Your Front Door If you’ve never heard of the German company…

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Revamp your website and your public profile with web design services

Your website is your chance to let the world know who you are and what you are about. It is a huge missed opportunity to not capitalise on the potential your website offers by not having it designed properly. Often people think web design is easy and worth trying themselves. People also tend to overlook just how strong an impact a well designed website can be, assuming just having the bare bones of the information they need online is enough. Good web design is crucial. Your image is everything in…

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Carlson breaks new ground with first Sri Lankan hotel

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has broken ground on its first ever property in Sri Lanka. The company held a ceremony recently to mark the start of construction work on the Park Inn by Radisson Colombo. The event was attended by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Tourism Development, John Amaratunga, and Thorsten Kirschke, Carlson Rezidor’s president for Asia Pacific. Located on Galle Road, in the centre of the Sri Lankan capital, the new midscale hotel will offer 199 rooms, a swimming pool, fitness centre, F&B outlets and function space. It is expected…

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Top 7 Careers to Explore with a Masters in Finance Degree

If you are working within any branch of the financial sector, you may be entertaining the thought of getting a master in finance online degree. You have been told that an advanced degree will open more doors to you, but what can an MSF degree from a school like Northeastern University really do for you? What career options are open and what types of jobs would be open to you? Here are the top seven careers you could explore once you have that online finance degree in finance in hand. 1….

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North Korea cannot ‘tip’ missile with nuclear warhead – U.S. State Dept

North Korea continues to pursue nuclear and ballistic missile technologies but the United States does not believe it is in a position to “tip” one of them with a nuclear warhead, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), raising the prospect of putting parts of the United States within range. “We do not believe that at this point in time he has the capability to tip one of…

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Two held at Istanbul airport in connection with nightclub attack

Two people have been arrested at an Istanbul airport in connection with the New Year’s Eve gun attack at a nightclub in the city that left 39 people dead. As thousands of mourners turned out in cities across the Middle East for the funerals of the victims, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said the pair, both foreign nationals, were held as they waited to board an international flight. Police checked their phones and luggage before they taking them to Istanbul’s police headquarters, it reported. The latest arrests, plus a further six…

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INTO partners with Washington State University

The partnership, which was announced last month, will see international students enrol in the pathway programme to improve their English language ability and prepare for entry into the university. Kirk Schulz, president of WSU, said enhancing international diversity across the campuses is “critically important”. “This new venture will increase the exposure of students throughout the WSU state-wide system to international perspectives” “This new venture will increase the exposure of students throughout the WSU state-wide system to international perspectives, thereby better preparing them to work in environments around the globe and…

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India’s Bharti offers free data, deepening price war with rivals

  Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s top wireless carrier, said on Tuesday it would offer free data to woo new and existing 4G customers, intensifying a price war in the sector and sending share prices tumbling. The package is Bharti’s latest response to the entry last year of new operator Reliance Jio, backed by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, which shook India’s telecom sector by offering free data services until March 31. Bharti said it would offer three gigabytes of free 4G data per month until the end of the year for customers…

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