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NYT launches virtual reality app

  • Want to experience the ongoing refugee crisis first hand? You won't have to travel to war-torn places for this, thanks to the New York Times' new virtual reality app that transports the readers (virtually only) to the story locales. After an October announcement of a partnership with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) films, the New York Times has launched its new VR app - called NYT VR. The app debuted with two feature films, one titled "The Displaced" tells the story of three children swept up in the world's refugee crisis, and the other shows making of a recent Times Magazine cover. (Source: IANS)