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Use virtual reality to find a new apartment – CNET

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

Finding an apartment to rent can be a time-consuming process. Real-life properties don’t look like the pictures, or dozens of prospective applicants have already submitted bids before you. Apartments.com is testing virtual reality tours so tenants can view a range of properties without ever needing to set foot in the actual house. At a demo in San Francisco at the National Apartment Association conference in June 2016, attendees could walk through a series of properties using an HTC Vive headset and hand controllers. “Some of the feedback that we got back on traditional photos and videos is that the consumer […] Read More →

Motherhood Matters: Creating a summer schedule

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

Today is the first day of summer for my family. School is out, the weather is great, and we are excited. So why did I end up in such a grumpy mood this morning? Maybe it was because I stayed in bed too long, and by the time I got up, my 2-year-old had dumped garbage all over the living room, my older children were itching to run around outside, and we no longer had the time to take that day trip we’d been planning. Maybe, it was because I really wanted to exercise and take a shower, but I […] Read More →

Stanley Meisler, Foreign Correspondent Who Pivoted to Art History, Dies at 85

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

Photo Stanley Meisler Credit Los Angeles Times Stanley Meisler, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles Times who wrote a history of the United Nations and a biography of its secretary general Kofi Annan, and made a second career as a writer on art and art history, died on Sunday in Washington. He was 85. The cause was heart failure, his son Samuel said. Mr. Meisler had covered the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington in 1963 as a correspondent for The Associated Press before joining The Los Angeles Times in 1967 and heading off to […] Read More →

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