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

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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

The best BMWs of all time

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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


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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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. But Raimi’s first swing with Spidey… Read more. retro review spider man sony pictures sam raimi marvel tobey maguire kirsten dunst willem dafoe james franco joe manganiello j k simmons

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Impressions: ‘Pistol Whip 2089’ Update Brings Slick Synthwave & Remixed Gameplay That’s Right On Key

Road to VR

While Pistol Whip’s prior ‘dual-wielding’ mode made me feel like the bad-ass hero of Equilibrium (2002) , ‘2089’ brings Wanted (2008) vibes, thanks to the way you swing your gun across enemies.

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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. . Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record arrives on VR headsets March 2021. First debuted back in 1995 on the Sega Saturn home console, developer Wildman announced via Twitter yesterday that Panzer Dragoon is making a glorious return, this time on VR headsets.

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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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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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!

You Can Now Play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind In VR

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Thanks to tireless work of a member of the OpenMW team named Mads Buvik Sandvei, a VR version of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002) is not only in development, it’s already playable with full motion controller support.

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

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

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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).

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.

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. Nearly 20 years later, Segway is discontinuing its classic electric device. As of July 15 the iconic device will retire, along with two other Segway products. Instead, the company is focusing on its booming e-scooter business.

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

Road to VR

When looking at the top rated PC titles of all time on Metacritic , Alyx holds the 31st position in the list, surrounded by PC gaming classics like The Sims (2000) , Warcraft III (2002), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2005) , while far exceeding Half-Life 2: Episode One & Two. There was a lot riding on Half-Life: Alyx.

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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.

AR Brings Iconic Scene From ‘The Ring’ To Your Living Room


Remember that famous scene from Gore Verbinski’s bone-chilling 2002 horror film The Ring ? Why would someone bring this terrifying moment to life? You know, the one where the demonic and perpetually wet demon child Tabatha first crawls out of a fuzzy television monitor in a scene that would cement itself as one of the most infamous scenes in horror cinema.

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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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ARKit Recreation of ‘The Ring’ Iconic TV Scene Foretells AR’s Inevitable Weirdness

Road to VR

In the meantime, we can get a little sneak peek into that weirdness yet to come with Abhishek Singh’s latest ARKit project that recreated the iconic scene from The Ring (2002). Let’s face it, when augmented reality headsets and glasses become commonplace, the world is going to get weird in a lot of unexpected ways.

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Oculus CTO John Carmack Talks Immersive Technology On The Joe Rogan Podcast


Carmack goes on to credit 2002 as the year he began looking at VR technology as a realistic platform. The industry legend gives his thoughts on VR, AR, location-based entertainment, and more. Last week industry legend and current Oculus VR CTO John Carmack sat down with stand-up comedian and podcast icon Joe Rogan for Episode #1342 of the immensely popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Modders Bring Half-Life To Oculus Go Via Quake’s Engine


The open source project QuakeGVR adds the Oculus SDK to a 2002 modification of the original engine. Thanks to the efforts of open source developers and modders, you can now play the original Half-Life on your Oculus Go. Well, sort of. It actually works by importing the game’s files into Quake’s engine. Video from MrNeitey. Half-Life’s engine, GoldSrc , was actually just a modified version of the Quake engine.

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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 !

Top 10 Sci-Fi Books on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality


Anderson (2002) “For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon?—?a A 2002 Finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Source ar “Anything one man can imagine; other men can make real.”?—?

Ragnarok VR is an Immersive Remake of the Biggest MMO You’ve Never Heard Of

Road to VR

One of the first and most popular early examples of an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) title, Ragnarok Online (or RO) was played obsessively by legions of Koreans following its release in 2002. It’s clearly a labour of love for ChaMi and considering the visuals date back to 2002, the artwork from the original maps stands up remarkably well.

Here’s Each Of The 180+ Cars You Can Race In VR In Project Cars 2


2002 Turbo. 2002 Stancework Edition. Project Cars 2 is gearing up for its September 22nd release date, promising to be one of the most fully featured racing simulations for VR headsets yet. Developer Slightly Mad Studios has sparred no detail in bringing a realistic driving experience to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and that includes an exhaustive list of drivable cars, revealed today.

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Is the Virtual Office AR’s Killer App? Part II

AR Insider

Stepping back, I’ve “worked from home” since 2002. With people off the roads, less transit-stressed and maybe even exercising more, they may — like me in 2002 — never go back to the traditional office. “Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

Gungrave VR Review: Better Left Buried


In the 14 year gap between releases developer Iggymob hasn’t made a single change to the way you control protagonist Grave, who uses all of the same animations from the 2002 original let alone the 2004 sequel. Gungrave was a poorly received shooter in 2002. I’m not sure exactly who was campaigning for a Gungrave resurrection, let alone one in VR but, judging by just how ludicrously detailed the game’s Wikipedia entry is , they’re out there.

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Top 10 Movies that Got Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Right


Minority Report | 2002 | Sci-fi/Thriller | 2h 26m When this blockbuster came out it was praised for its innovative use of AR-based hand gesture recognition and finger tracking, which was heavily featured in the film’s advertising campaign.

Schell Games’ New Title ‘Until You Fall’ Aims to Raise the Bar on VR Sword Combat

Road to VR

Those are some seriously ambitious claims, but they’re backed by the studio’s game development experience dating back to 2002, including well received VR games like I Expect You to Die and Water Bears VR. Schell Games, the studio behind VR titles like I Expect You to Die (2016), today announced its next project which promises to “blend various styles of sword fighting to create an intense, real-time combat expe­ri­ence that hasn’t been seen before with VR.”

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Where Are We in AR’s Lifecycle?

AR Insider

2002, A Spatial Analogy. But then around 2002, things moved slowly towards measured progress, and the rise of tech giants like Google, Facebook, and the web 2.0 Though the extent of the pendulum swing in either direction might be smaller, we believe AR is in that 2002 sweet spot where the worst is behind us, and we’re moving (slowly) towards healthy growth and equilibrium.

This is Gamecube Classic ‘Super Mario Sunshine’ Running in VR

Road to VR

Super Mario Sunshine , released alongside the Gamecube console in 2002 may not be the most beloved outing for Nintendo’s most famous mascot, but SMS still managed to pack in much of that inimitable Mario magic to place it at the top of its generation’s 3D platformers – and it’s still a classic in my eyes. Another Nintendo classic title from the past makes it into virtual reality courtesy of Gamecube emulator Dolphin VR.

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Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations


Underkoffler has been trying to make the vision of the 2002 film Minority Report , where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and gestures to control a transparent computer, into a reality. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way. So we decided to gather three of the biggest AR visionaries and product makers to show us the path to the future at our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event last week.

Grab Games is Coming Out Swinging with Knockout League


Grab’s core team has been together since 2002. Los Angeles game developer Grab Games is coming out of stealth mode. Grab’s new VR game, Knockout League, is coming to Steam, Oculus, and Viveport in January. Here’s a first look at the trailer, filmed at the VRScout Mixed Reality Studio in LA. Knockout League: First Look. Knockout League is a single player, arcade-style boxing game built from the ground up for virtual reality by Grab Games. Think Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

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