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…CNN puts you in the middle of the action?

To help us understand and experience what’s going on in Haiti as they recover from the devastating earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince recently, CNN is using 360° cameras to capture footage that can then be manipulated by the viewer, allowing you to pan and zoom around the scene as if you were there.
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…It’s Website Wednesday: Aerial Virtual Tour Of New York?

Aerial Virtual Tour Of New York

PixelCase’s Aerial Virtual Tour of New York is an amazing look at the Big Apple from above thanks to the combined photography of Oleg Gaponyuk and Andrei Zubets.

Once inside the panorama you can look around and zoom in and out, and when viewed in fullscreen, it reminds me a lot of the intro scene from The Dark Knight that was shot in IMAX, including the slight knot you’ll get in your stomach if you’re at all afraid of heights.

[Aerial Virtual Tour Of New York]

…Gizmodo will let you virtually tour their Gallery?

Gizmodo Gallery

From December 4 through December 7, Gizmodo took over a small space in NYC and created the Gizmodo Gallery to showcase “the best of Gizmodo come to life”.

If you missed out on attending in person, but still want to see what the Gallery was all about, then be sure to check out the fantastic “ultra-high definition virtual reality panorama” that German photographer Joergen Geerds created for them. You can zoom in and out using only the mouse, and the level of detail is staggering. We’re talking the ability to zoom in and read the titles of DVD type quality here. (For the best experience, make sure to right-click and view in Fullscreen mode too.)

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…Mac’s OS comes with a built in zoom feature?

Here’s a cool feature built into the latest version of Mac’s OS: Screen Zoom using the mouse scrollwheel. Just hold ctrl and use the scrollwheel to zoom in and out, and move the focus by moving the pointer. This trick also works with the two finger “scroll” trackpads. Just hold ctrl and you can zoom in an out by moving your two fingers up and down.

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