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VIDEO: Google Streetview Captures The Amazon

Thanks to the amazing technology of Google Streetview, now it’s possible to take a tour of the Amazon right from your computer. Check out this behind the scenes video and see the amazing results.

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Thanks to the amazing technology of Google Streetview, now it’s possible to take a tour of the Amazon right from your computer. Check out this behind the scenes video and see the amazing results. (scroll down for the video!)

You’ve probably seen the technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views along city streets. But two years ago they took on the ambitious task of capturing the Amazon. They started at the Rio Negro tributary and reserve. The captured images from the river, surrounding community, and even paths in the area… eventually allowing computer users to create their own path through this gorgeous land. The camera, which takes 360 degrees of images, is usually outfitted on top of cars, but this time was rigged to work on a tricycle and the top of a boat. (Places cars can’t go.) Since they couldn’t capture everything they were smart enough to leave the equipment with the community, allowing them to continue to capture data and images. What a brilliant way to expand the possibilities for knowledge, appreciation and preservation of an area so rich in beauty and culture!

From Google’s blog: (follow the links to see the images!)

Take a virtual boat ride down the main section of the Rio Negro, and float up into the smaller tributaries where the forest is flooded. Stroll along the paths of Tumbira, the largest community in the Reserve, or visit some of the other communities who invited us to share their lives and cultures. Enjoy a hike along an Amazon forest trail and see where Brazil nuts are harvested. You can even see a forest critter if you look hard enough!

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Folding Phones Are Now A Thing! Check Out The Samsung Galaxy Fold

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It’s really happening. Could the days of mocking people with flip phones be over? But wait – there’s more. This phone as SIX cameras — three on the back, two inside, and one in the front for when it’s folded. I can’t even count how many selfies that adds up to.

It’s almost two thousand bucks. For now. But it expands from nearly 5 inches as a phone to a 7 inch tablet. Will it make me breakfast???

It sounds cool but I’m worried that eventually I’ll be too old to figure out how to use anything anymore. I’ve already stopped trying to program my favorite TV channels into cable system because it just seems to complicated.

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MUST WATCH VIDEO: “How Spies Use Disguises” Is The Most Fascinating Video You’ll Watch All Day.

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This is CRAZY, COOL, and completely COMPELLING. The former CIA “Chief Of Disguise” (yes, that exists) shows just how sophisticated the process of disguising an agent has become.

Jonna Mendez once held that title. Here, she shows how she transformed agents’ identities with nuances both subtle and dramatic. She even shows how she once brilliantly demonstrated a lifelike mask to a former President. It turns out all the crazy stuff I saw on Scooby Doo as a kid was really possible!

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WATCH: Check Out The New Emoji’s Coming To iPhone

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Time Inc. put together a video of some of the cool new emoji’s coming to iPhones later this year! Check them all out!

 

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