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Bumble bans guns from users’ profiles amidst firearms debate – 07.03.2018

Dating app Bumble bans images of guns from user profiles

Dating app Bumble will no longer allow images of guns in users’ profile photos. In a blog post last night, the company announced that its moderation team would begin the process of removing any previously uploaded user photos that include gun imagery or firearms and continue to moderate new uploads in the future.

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*Dating apps have so far typically steered clear of the political controversies that embroil social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Bumble is one of the first to take a stand in any sort of political issue – it joins a long list of companies seeking to distance themselves from the National Rifle Association amid growing calls for gun control.* 

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Baseball fans can try hitting a home run with the MLB’s VR game

Major League Baseball‘s gaming department designed a virtual reality video game called Home Run Derby that will allow visitors to select stadiums to try their hand at stepping into the box and driving the ball out of the park. Players will don a VR headset and wield a bat with built-in sensors to take a shot at swinging a home run. An at-home version of this game is also in the works.

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*This is a great example of how VR technology is being used add an immersive element to sporting events.*

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You can now pretend you’re in Disneyland on Google Maps

 Google is bringing 11 Disney parks to Google Maps Street View, allowing you to virtually visit the tourist destinations from the comfort of your home. There are a variety of parks to choose from, including Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios, giving users the chance to explore the parks and their rides virtually.

Read more here.  

*Interesting use of existing technology to open up the opportunity of ‘visiting’ Disneyland to those who may not have been able to experience it otherwise.*

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