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Englishman Leigh Timmis set off on a wild adventure seven years ago.

And by wild we mean he was determined to ride his bike for two years around the world. That ambitious timeline quickly fell to the wayside as he realized how daunting the challenge would be to actually traverse the globe.

Timmis' journey came to an emotional end Saturday when he arrived home in Derby, England, hopped off his bike, and jumped into a sweet embrace with his mom, who he hadn't seen since 2014. 

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis' adventure finally ends.

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis' adventure finally ends.

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Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they're new and shiny, but because they're more immersive than even the most stunning two-dimensional Instagram images. But how do those video wizards create them, you may ask?

Although some of those videos were definitely created using very expensive and sophisticated cameras, it's absolutely possible to create your own 360 videos easily — and cheaply. 

But before we get into specifics, it's important to understand what 360 video is and isn't. First: It's not "virtual reality." An experience isn't truly VR unless it has an interactive element. Ideally, that interactivity will come with an interface or controls that allow you to truly engage the environment and control your position and perspective in it, rather than simply allowing you to passively look around at panoramic video imagery.  Read more...

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Posted by Adario Strange

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Following the outcry back in March over YouTube's Restricted Mode, a feature that screens for "mature content," and how it filtered out some LGBTQ videos on the site, the company first attempted to explain the issue before they ultimately apologized.

YouTube's words were nice, but the YouTube community wanted action. Now YouTube says it has fixed the Restricted Mode issue that hid certain LGBTQ-related videos while in Restricted Mode. 

"After a thorough investigation, we started making several improvements to Restricted Mode," reads a message from posted by Johanna Wright, YouTube's vice president of product management, on the company's blog on Friday.  Read more...

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Posted by Emma Hinchliffe

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President Donald Trump just released a statement for Earth Day, and it doesn't seem like he really loves the Earth? 

Along with some faint praise of America's "abundant natural resources and awe-inspiring beauty," Trump used Earth Day to talk about jobs. 

"Economic growth enhances environmental protection. We can and must protect our environment without harming America's working families. That is why my administration is reducing unnecessary burdens on American workers and American companies, while being mindful that our actions must also protect the environment," Trump said. 

Are those vague allusions to the Trump administration's move to revive the Keystone pipeline? Or to slash federal funding for scientific research? Or gut the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas emissions rules? Read more...

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Posted by Emma Hinchliffe

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Pour one out for the bandage dresses. 

Bebe, the iconic mall purveyor of skintight clubwear, will close all its stores by the end of May. 

The retailer announced its plans Friday through a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There were at least 180 Bebe stores at the end of 2016. 

Bebe had been struggling for a while. Once the go-to spot for a certain going-out look, the mall staple was forced to compete with younger brands like Nasty Gal. Last month the chain revealed it was trying to find a way to avoid closing all its stores after suffering losses four years in a row.  Read more...

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Ms. Moran’s biggest role was as the sweet but mischievous Joanie, who became a major character on the show and earned a spinoff, “Joanie Loves Chachi.”
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Life is all about how you look at it. For example, this rat fight over a bagel on a New York subway track is either a horrific metaphor for the desperate human struggle for life and resources in NYC, or a sweet, Pixar-like short story about compromise. 

Somehow, the incredibly optimistic Instagram user who posted the video sees it as the latter, but the only hopeful crumb I can snatch out of this video is the fact that the bagel thief didn't just decide to say f—k it and take a hairy hunk out of his ravenous adversary.  Read more...

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The kiss cam is fine, but this cam is *chef's kiss*.

Despite losing 6-5 to the Chicago Cubs on Friday, the Cincinnati Reds managed to get some troll-y revenge on their opponents in the form of the Bandwagon Cam.

The joke isn't unfounded, either: we're betting there were more than a few bandwagon fans in the crowd, especially given the Cubs' triumph last year. 

Still, you know the old saying. Make new fans and keep the old, right? Read more...

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