Facebook brings 360-degree video to the News Feed
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Facebook brings 360-degree video to the News Feed

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Facebook has seen the future, and it comes in 360 degrees. i'm Dan Graziano filling in for Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] Facebook has added support for 360 degree videos, the first wave of which rolled out on Wednesday from a variety of brands. There's a video from GoPro that lets you experience a dirt bike ride from the dessert and one from Saturday Night Live that puts you in the audience during the 40th anniversary show. There's even a video promoting the new Star Wars movie that let you look around the Jakku desert while traveling on a land speeder. Videos can viewed on your computer using the Google Chrome and Firefox browsers or an android device. To look around your computer you use your mouse to grab the screen and drag it in any direction. On Android you simply tilt your device up or down and side to side. Facebook has said that it plans to bring 360 degree videos to iOS in the coming months. In other news, while Apple has just released iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad devices, there's already a new update with some key bug fixes. The new version fixed an issue that prevented some users from completing the upgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 9. It will also fix an issue where sometimes alarms and timers wouldn't go off. And another one that caused some users to lose cellular service. You can download iOS 9.0.1 by going to Settings>General and clicking Software Update on your iOS device. Staying on the topic of phones, BlackBerry may be looking to make a comeback. The one-time powerhouse of smartphones is rumored to be working on an Android-powered device. Which would be the company's first to run Google's mobile operating system. The rumored BlackBerry Pris will feature high end specs, like a quad core Snapdragon 808 processor and a 5.4 inch quad HD display. Play. It may even feature a curved screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and if rumors turn out to be true, a slide-out, four-row keyboard, like the one featured in old BlackBerry models. The BlackBerry Priv is rumored to be announced in November. That's it for your tech news update. You can find out more about the stories we talked about over at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Dan Graziano. [NOISE]

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