A GPS-Based Bug Could Roll Back Your Devices to 2002

GizModo VR

No one needs low-rise jeans to come back. Or capri trousers. And though they were supremely comfortable for their time, the Juicy Couture tracksuit can stay in the vault we put it in. Time has to stay synced precisely to the second, to prevent there from making a comeback.

An Indigenous Group in the Amazon Has Experienced a Drop in Body Temperature Since 2002

GizModo VR

New research detected an intriguing change in the average body temperature of the Tsimane people, an indigenous foraging and farming group in the Bolivian Amazon that has recently started to interact more with industrialized communities. Over 16 years, the Tsimane have experienced a slight but rapid drop in body… Read more. body temperature tsimane bolivia infectious diseases science indigenous people the amazon rainforest


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This Week In XR: Second Life Metaverse Gets Second Wind

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Philip Rosedale is returning to the metaverse he launched in 2002. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business Media /media technology

NASA’s Odyssey orbiter celebrates 20 years of mapping Mars

Digital Trends

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Mars since 2002. News Mars NASA odyssey space


The best BMWs of all time

Digital Trends

BMW earned its reputation for making the ultimate driving machine with cars like the 2002 and the original M3. Cars BMW BMW M BMW M3 BMW M5 cars Tier 4


‘VRChat’ World Brings ‘Jet Set Radio Future’ To VR


Grind, wall-run, and double-jump your way through a meticulously crafted VR recreation of Sega’s over-the-top 2002 action game. Those who owned an Xbox during the early 2000s are most likely familiar with Jet Set Radio Future.

Filmmakers Reflect on Reign of Fire, 18 Years After the Bizarre Blockbuster Bomb Became a Cult Film

GizModo VR

With the tagline “Fight fire with fire, ” the dragon apocalypse blockbuster Reign of Fire crashed and burned at the box-office in the summer of 2002.

Steve From Blue's Clues Is Sorry for Ghosting You

GizModo VR

There are two scandals in Nickelodeon ’s Blue’s Clues history that will be forever seared into the memories of folks who grew up watching the series during its original run: when Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper had their baby Paprika in the season one finale, and when Blue’s first owner Steve (Burns) left the show in 2002. Read more.

Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Is a Cautionary Tale About the Power Men Wield

GizModo VR

The watchwords of Stan Lee are suffused into the very fabric of who Spider-Man is as a character, and how Sam Raimi brought him to the big screen in 2002 is no exception. We, and Peter Parker, have heard it a zillion times before: with great power, comes great responsibility.

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Nerfies Might Be the Future of Selfies, Letting Your Friends Judge You on Social Media in Full 3D

GizModo VR

Ever since cameras first existed people have been pointing the lens at themselves to snap so-called selfies—a term first coined back in 2002. At this point they’re long overdue for an upgrade, so a team of researchers have created what could be the next-generation of selfies : easy to capture 3D models of yourself… Read more. research university of washington google research 3d photography smartphones deformable neural radiance fields selfies nerfies

MTV's 'The Challenge' is America's finest sport

Mashable VR

So let's call the year 2002. Let me set a scene. The exact details aren't important. It's a Sunday afternoon in suburban Delaware. Football season. The Philadelphia Eagles are on TV and things aren't going well for the Birds.

Why Tai Chi needs more love from the tech world

Mashable VR

The first time I encountered Tai Chi was in 2002, via one of the hottest technology formats of the age: DVDs. March Mindfulness is Mashable's series that examines the intersection of meditation practice and technology. Because even in the time of coronavirus, March doesn't have to be madness.

Chrome vs. Firefox: Which internet browser is better?

Mashable VR

In the other corner, is Firefox, an open-source option run by the non-profit Mozilla since its inception in 2002. Web browsers are our windows into the internet and yet many people just stick with the one they know. They rarely, if ever, try out alternatives that might make their lives easier.

A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR


The 2002 Gamecube classic gets the VR treatment as part of an ongoing study into VR game mechanics. Released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube console, Prime marked the beginning of one of the most influential action-adventure trilogies of all-time, as well as a huge stepping-point for the legendary franchise. If you’re a fan of first-person-shooters, than odds are you’re familiar with Metroid Prime.

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Five Classic Video Games That Deserve A VR Remake


Or what about 2002’s James Bond 007: Nighfire ? VR remakes are all the rage at the moment. Here’s our selection of classic video games we’d love to play in VR.

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Awesome 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' trailer is Spidey multiverse whack-a-mole

Mashable VR

And, for the first time, we see the return of Jamie Foxx as Electro from Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin from Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man (2002), Sandman from Raimi's Spider-Man 3 , and more.


He-Man Is Finally for Kids Again

GizModo VR

The second, in 2002, tried to get kids interested in the character of He-Man again but failed by stepping… Read more. As He-Man and the Masters of the Universe debuts on Netflix today, it will mark the third show to bear the name.

RIP Segway PT: A look back at one of the goofiest vehicles ever

Mashable VR

In 2002, Segway unleashed its own "device of the future": the Segway PT. It wasn't self-driving, but it was self-balancing. It was going to change personal transportation as we knew it — especially for mall cops and tour groups.

Space Channel 5 VR Hits PSVR This Month, Quest & PC Later


Space Channel 5 VR is the first new game in the series since 2002’s Space Channel 5: Part 2. Space Channel 5 VR, the newest entry in the cult hit rhythm action series, comes to PSVR in a few short weeks.

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Sega Classic Panzer Dragoon Returning As VR Game


Instead, players will be revisiting popular chapters from past Panzer Dragoon games, including Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon 2 Zwei, and Panzer Dragoon Saga ; no mention of any chapters from 2002’s Panzer Dragoon Orta , unfortunately. .

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Beware of Unfettered Optimism 

The Extended Mind

It is the details and specificities known to the estimator that lead to greater optimism (Buehler, Griffin and Ross 2002). 2002). Here’s an excerpt from my soon-to-be-published white paper on common decision biases that impact product development.

Nintendo's first Metroid for Switch is meant to mark the end of an era

Mashable VR

Just to recap: The "main" Metroid games so far are Metroid , released for the NES in 1986; Metroid II: Return of Samus , the 1991 Game Boy game; Super Metroid , for SNES, released in 1994; and Metroid Fusion , the 2002 Game Boy Advance title.

Respawn Resurrects Medal Of Honor In VR For Oculus-Exclusive AAA Shooter


Studio CEO Vince Zampella worked on 2002’s Allied Assault before leaving to become one of the founding members of Call of Duty creator, Infinity Ward. Respawn Entertainment’s long-anticipated Oculus-exclusive shooter is a Medal of Honor VR game. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was announced at the Oculus Connect 6 developer conference today. It’s coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift in 2020.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ is the Best Rated PC Game of 2020 & Best Rated Steam VR Game of All Time

Road to VR

There was a lot riding on Half-Life: Alyx. Not only is it Valve’s first Half-Life game in more than a decade, it is also the studio’s first full fledged VR title. By the measurable reactions from critics and players alike, the game seems to have delivered against the odds.

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'What I Like About You' is a binge-worthy early 2000s hidden gem

Mashable VR

Picture this: It's 2002. If you're frantically searching for the next serotonin-boosting show to lift your exhausted, fragile spirits, What I Like About You — a vastly underrated sitcom that aired on the WB nearly two decades ago — is finally available to stream.

‘Serenity VR’ Fan Project Lets You Step Aboard The Most Famous Firefly-class Ship

Road to VR

Serenity, the firefly-class spaceship from cult TV show Firefly (2002) and film Serenity (2005), is now full explorable in VR. With many years in the making, Unity developer and 3D environmental artist Kaveh Tabar’s Serenity VR fan project is finally here. Starting out in 2014, Tabar originally designed Serenity for the Oculus Rift DK2.

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Space Channel 5 VR Is Really A Thing And This Trailer Proves It


That’s pretty exciting news for the cult classic series; there hasn’t been any genuinely new Space Channel 5 content since 2002’s Part 2. If you hadn’t heard, Space Channel 5 VR is coming. Yes, really. Don’t believe us? This new trailer proves it. Sega revealed the latest look at its upcoming VR port, developed by Grounding, earlier this month. It’s our best glimpse yet, showcasing improved graphics and announcing a new two-player co-op mode.

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The essential podcast that's out to amplify 'the choir of The Wire'

Mashable VR

It's why The Ringer's re-watch podcast Way Down in the Hole , hosted by Van Lathan and Jemele Hill as they wind their way through the 60 episodes that aired between 2002 and 2008, works so dang well. Welcome to 2000s Week !

Warner Bros. SCOOB! Trailer The First To Come Embedded With YouTube AR Experience


Along with being the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo film released on the big screen — shout-out to 2002’s live-action Scooby-Doo — SCOOB! Snap a pose next to an augmented Scooby-Doo directly from your YouTube mobile app. Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first global trailer for its interestingly-titled Scooby-doo reboot, SCOOB!

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Modder Brings Spy Thriller No One Lives Forever 2 To VR


Okay, so it wasn’t exactly at the top of our lists for VR ports, but modder LukeRoss (who, obviously, is a big fan of the original) seems to have done a rock solid job porting the 2002 game over to the Oculus Rift. Your best chance to feel like a sleek secret agent in VR is here: a VR modder has converted classic Monolith Productions shooter No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In Harm’s Way to VR.

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Dev Behind ‘Mario AR’ Brings ‘Street Fighter II’ to Life with ARKit

Road to VR

1985) that went viral back in June 2017 , or maybe his more recent AR recreation of the iconic scene from The Ring (2002) where the horrifying ghost girl emerges from the TV screen. You might know developer Abhishek Singh from his HoloLens version of Super Mario Bros. Now, Singh has delved back into classic gaming with his latest project, a full AR recreation of Street Fighter II (1995).

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Gungrave VR Finally Hits Western PSVRs This Fall


It picks up after the events of the first game, released on the PS2 all the way back in 2002, and will lead into an upcoming sequel on PS4. Gungrave VR, a VR spin-off of a cult-classic shooter, is finally making its way west this year. The shooter, which launched in Japan in late 2017, is set to be published by IGGYMOB in the US and in Europe by Marvelous. It’s slated to arrive in the latter territory this fall, though it’s unclear if the US will get it earlier.

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Hubble zooms in on a dazzling star cluster that looks like a frozen fireworks show

Mashable VR

This look at NGC 6717 is a composite of imagery captured by WFC3 as well as Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys , a 2002 upgrade that looks at visible and red wavelengths in large stretches of sky Hubble's latest image share is a good one for fans of cosmic razzle-dazzle.

The Ring In AR Makes The Horror A Little Too Real


The Ring was an excellent 1998 Japanese horror film (which got a not-so-excellent English remake in 2002). Here’s one use of AR that’s utterly ingenious and yet we wish it never existed. Someone’s brought The Ring to life in terrifying form. Oh good. The series is best known for its iconic, horrific image of a creepy girl crawling out of a TV. She then pursues and murders people that have been watching a video of her. It’s enough to make you switch off.

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‘MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ Is Designed To Support VR


The last solo entry in the franchise was 2002’s MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries , an expansion to the original game released two years prior. These days, you likely associate the MechWarriror franchise with its most recent entry, the free-to-play, MechWarrior Online. Long before the series went in the multiplayer direction, however, it was a single-player experience.

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ESPN’s Long-Running Game Show ‘Around The Horn’ Gets An AR Makeover


“ Around the Horn launched in November 2002 with cutting-edge technology as part of its DNA. ESPN’s sports talk/game show , Around the Horn will be celebrating its 16 th year with a major facelift that will debut on November 5 th. The new format will include fresh graphics, new animations, a redesigned logo, and updated music. More importantly, Around the Horn is the first domestic U.S. show to feature AR functionality throughout the entirety of a 30-minute broadcast.

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Rhythm Of The Universe: Ionia Launches Q3 2021, Supporting Wildlife Warriors

Upload VR

Established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin, Wildlife Warriors continues Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin’s legacy of protecting injured, threatened or endangered wildlife.