Facebook fuses VR, News Feed with 3D posts 

Facebook users can now interact with and use 3D content across the Facebook News Feed and its virtual reality (VR) platform called Facebook Spaces

Source: Facebook fuses VR, News Feed with 3D posts – Business Insider

Facebook’s concept of 3D is objects and characters modeled as 3D graphics. You can drag the objects around to give a sense of looking at them in 3D – but these are not stereoscopic 3D features.

How to stream 3D movies from your PC to your Gear VR 

Source: How to stream 3D movies from your PC to your Gear VR | Android Central

Samsung’s Gear VR is designed to work with Samsung smart phones. However, with the right viewing apps, it can sometimes be used to view VR and 3D videos with non-Samsung smart phones.

At the time I bought a Gear VR headset, it was apparently the only type of “Google Cardboard” Viewer headsets that included a diopter adjustment to correct for near or far sightedness. Basically, going back a year or two, VR viewers were unusable by most people over age 45 due to presbyopia (and the need to wear reading glasses as we get older).

I use the Gear VR to view some VR content using an old Nexus 4 phone and an app that supports either a Bluetooth mouse button for clicking. The Gear VR otherwise only supports clicking with Samsung phones but you can pair a Bluetooth mouse to your smart phone and use the mouse button (or the mouse pointer!)

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Adobe to increase the price of some Adobe Creative Cloud plans

Adobe announced a price increase for some Adobe Creative Cloud plans in the United States, Canada and Mexico. T

Source: Adobe to increase the price of some Adobe Creative Cloud plans in North America | Photo Rumors

Lightroom 5.7 was getting on in years and does not support two newer cameras I have. I’ve switched to Adobe alternatives. I will keep LR 5.7 (since that is one I did not have to pay by the month to use) to access my photo library, but otherwise, I have moved on past Adobe. Adobe’s focus is the professional market, not amateur.

Adorama has some great deals on micro Four Thirds cameras

Note – I own an E-M10 Mark II and it is my favorite camera for still photography.

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