Virtual reality’s revival / Tinder is a nightmare

On this episode, we have a story about virtual reality, which is having a moment, and one about Tinder, which is not.

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Episode #6: Virtual reality’s revival / Tinder is a nightmare

Almost two years ago, Input editor in chief Joshua Topolsky thought that virtual reality was on its deathbed. Then something amazing happened. Joshua recently wrote about VR’s revival in an essay called “Virtual reality is about to have its iPhone moment.” He joins us to discuss his piece. And later: Given the coronavirus outbreak, online dating is now more difficult than ever. In an effort to help out users, Tinder changed its rules in April, but those tweaks turned the dating app into a spam-filled nightmare. Input news writer Ian Servantes joins us to talk about his frontline experiences.

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