Turnstyle Jump: Top Reads for June 26th, 2013

on Wednesday, Jun. 26th

How the Internet and Abortion Rights Won in Texas – "But perhaps most incredibly, Twitter users got their hands on the Parliamentary laws under debate, and contacted the democrats on the house floor directly." (The Daily Dot)

Maker Studios Founder Danny Zappin Sues Company Over ‘Ouster’– When serious money gets involved, the power plays start. (Variety)

In 2009, Ed Snowden Said Leakers “Should Be Shot.” Then He Became One – Snowden's public IRC chats–such a charming young man–are a gold mine for Ars Technica.

Sony Sacrificed the PlayStation 4 Camera to Beat Microsoft on Price – "But in its efforts to undercut the Xbox One, Sony has damned the accessory to a future of fragmented consumer adoption and inconsistent software support." (IGN)

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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.

Ralph Echemendia

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.