YouTube 360 videos are the closest thing to virtual reality that you can experience on your computer right now that don’t require any sort of special eye hardware. All you need is an Internet connection and the Chrome browser installed to be able to run YouTube 360 videos on your device.

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Below, you’ll find seven distinct YouTube 360 video experiences that show you what can be done with this particular video-recording technology. Start each one of them, and then feel free to move the camera around while the video is playing, just as you would do in Google Maps when exploring an area in Street View mode.

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Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.