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YouTube app now plays videos without black bars on the side

On its blog, the company noted that "filming 360-degree VR videos isn't easy for most creators and some VR cameras are expensive", hence YouTube in joint effort with Daydream team is bringing a new format, VR180, and is working to bring affordable, easy to operate VR cameras especially made to shoot in VR180 video format .



National Weather Service warns of flash flood, tropical tornado risk

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with continued weakening expected over the next two days. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency, like his Alabama counterpart a day earlier. Rain will continue through Friday , with 2 to 5 inches possible in southern and eastern counties, the forecast said.


Mere hic-cup: Punjab skirts SC liquor ban

Mere hic-cup: Punjab skirts SC liquor ban

The amendment to the excise law, which deals with fixing the location of liquor vends on national and state highways, will lift the restrictions placed on hotels, restaurants, and clubs from serving liquor within 500 metres of highways. Summary: "However, there are a large number of hotels, restaurants, clubs and other enclosed notified places where liquor is sold for consumption", it adds.



Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

The storm is expected to enter the southern Ark-La-Tex and move to near Shreveport by 7 p.m. Tri-state residents are bracing for potential impacts from Tropical Depression Cindy as the weakened but still strong storm takes aim at parts of the south.


BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in Prez poll

BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in Prez poll

He also recalled that it was Nitish Kumar's JD-U which initiated the discussions for a joint opposition candidate against an NDA nominee. It is in the overall fitness of things, the ruling party and the opposition owes the nation not only a free and fair contest leading to the installation of a dignified Head of State.


A New Verizon Acquisition Means Its Empire Just Got Bigger

A New Verizon Acquisition Means Its Empire Just Got Bigger

Verizon, the No. 1 US wireless operator, is teaming up with Yahoo and AOL , which it purchased already a couple of years ago, to form a venture called Oath , which is led by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong . While knew this was coming, it's still the end of an era. In its heyday, the Internet search pioneer was valued at over $ 100 billion (over R1 trillion), but it has seen a sharp decline in its market capitalisation over the years.