Turnstyle Jump: Top Reads for June 20, 2013

on Thursday, Jun. 20th

FBI Admits to Using Surveillance Drones Over US SoilThe hits just keep coming. (Guardian UK)

Should Kickstarter Have Taken Down Gross "Guide to Getting Awesome With Women"?The latest crowdfunding controversy is ugly and thorny. Can some good come out of it? (Alyssa Rosenberg/Slate)

Facebook Announces Video for InstagramMassive innovation: 15 whole seconds. (The Verge)

GameFly Calls Xbox One Reversal 'A Win/Win For Consumers'It's been a crazy news day in gaming, and this is just the latest reaction in the ongoing "Xbox 180" saga.

Comedy Central Greenlights Stand-Up Comedy Series Produced By Ben StillerThe Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. (Deadline Hollywood)

Elan Lee Named Chief Design Officer For Nancy Tellem’s Xbox Entertainment Studios the Fourth Wall Studios co-founder returns to the Xbox fold after a decade. (Deadline)

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To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.



We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.


Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

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Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.