The Free Market Approach to Energy Has Costs Texans $28 Billion Since 2004

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Texas has a utility market unlike any other in the U.S., and in the wake of last week’s grid failure there that left millions of people in the dark, it’s come under scrutiny. Ninety percent of Texas’ electricity is generated on its own grid , and that grid is very lightly regulated. Read more.

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Microsoft Kills One of Its Best Windows 10 Update Loopholes

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As Microsoft continues to roll out its latest Windows 10 version 2004 update to consumers and businesses, it seems like it’s taking away some key perks of having a non-home version of the OS, mainly the ability to delay major updates.


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White House to Mail Out 500 Million Free Covid-19 Tests After Mocking Idea

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President Joe Biden will deliver a big speech about covid-19 on Tuesday, including an announcement that his administration will mail out roughly 500 million free at-home tests for covid-19, according to a White House press statement early Tuesday.

White House Mocks Idea of Mailing Every American Free Covid-19 Tests

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked the idea of mailing out free covid-19 tests to every American household on Monday, in just the latest sign that President Joe Biden’s lack of imagination is making the pandemic worse. Read more.

‘DOOM 3’ Rips onto PSVR This Month in Special ‘VR Edition’, Trailer Here

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Bethesda announced that a VR version of DOOM 3 (2004) is coming to PSVR later this month. Both PCVR and Oculus Quest have rich modding communities which have already ported the 2004 classic to their respective platforms, a luxury PSVR owners obviously haven’t had.

Mystery of Glowing Cosmic 'Eye' Finally Solved

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In 2004, astronomers spotted a unique celestial feature that, when observed in ultraviolet, bore the appearance of a glowing eye staring directly back at Earth.


Microsoft Will Axe Control Panel From Windows 10, We're Calling It Now

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After moving the Fresh Start feature in the latest version, 2004, and reducing the number of days Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education users can manually delay updates, the company is now experimenting with… Read more.

‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ in Development for Oculus Quest 2

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Facebook today announced that it’s working with Rockstar Games to bring Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) exclusively to the Oculus Quest 2 headset.

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‘Half-Life 2’ VR Mod Launches Today on Steam, Bringing Free VR Support to Valve’s Classic Adventure

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The long-awaited VR mod for Half-Life 2 (2004) is available for free in beta starting today, bringing to the iconic Valve title a near-native level of VR immersion we’ve been waiting for.

Revisiting the Weird Legacy of Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

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The series got everything from traditional hack-and-slash action games to strategy titles , but one of the weirdest and most interesting of them all was 2004's The Third Age. The Lord of the Rings movies came out at arguably the height of video game movie tie-ins.

The CW's 4400 First Look Teases an Intriguing Connection

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In USA’s The 4400 , which premiered in 2004, thousands of people from throughout various points in recent history—who were all thought to be abducted—suddenly returned as a group in the present day, with no real recollection of what had happened to them.

FAA Says Jeff Bezos Counts as an Astronaut After All

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Launched in 2004, the program was intended to bring attention to commercial space flight and to certify the pilots of commercial… Read more.

How a Billionaire Benefited From a Disastrous Oil Spill Caused by Her Company

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There’s an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has been ongoing since 2004 , potentially spilling as much or more oil over the course of 17 years as the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The CW's 4400 Reboot Is All About Believing Black People's Truths

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Like its 2004 predecessor, the CW’s 4400 reboot —from co-creators Anna Fricke and Ariana Jackson—is an ambitious, multi-genre series trying to tell a complicated story about humanity being confronted with the consequences of its actions, and being given a chance to put some things right.


Army of The Dead's Most Disturbing Zombie Is Also Its Most Tragic

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Though there are no in-universe connections between the worlds of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead and the director’s Dawn of the Dead from 2004, one of the Netflix zombie movie’s more interesting plot points feels like a purposeful callback to the earlier film’s most disturbing scene.

LeEco’s scattershot US debut is one huge risk-take


Founded in 2004, the Chinese behemoth – previously known as Letv – is already one of the largest online video companies in its home country, but is also building what it describes as a “Le Ecosystem” that runs from smartphones through internet-enabled … Continue reading. You can be forgiven for never having heard of LeEco before, at least if you’re in the US.

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John Legend Will Help Bring Phantom of the Opera's Modern Adaptation to Life

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It’s been long enough since the 2004 version with Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum that it almost feels overdue.

‘The Last Clockwinder’ is a Studio Ghibli-inspired Automation Game Coming to Quest 2 & SteamVR in 2022

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It ends up feeling like a mini steampunk version of Factorio crossed with an immersive take on the cleaning montage from Howl’s Moving Castle (2004). Fixing up an old tower without tools sounds tough, but much less so when you have an army of robotic clones at your disposal.

How Shaun of the Dead Got a Boost From Hollywood and Comic-Con Geeks

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It’s kind of mind-blowing to think about just how much of an impact the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead had on modern film history.

The Grudge Series Creator Is Back With More Curses and Nightmares in Howling Village

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Shimizu brought extra authenticity to the 2004 Sam Raimi -produced… Read more. Filmmaker Takashi Shimizu is probably best-known for creating the Ju-On: The Grudge franchise back in the early 2000s ; it became a sensation in Japan and was one of the top titles, along with The Ring , to emerge from that era’s Asian horror boom.

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‘Doom 3: VR Edition’ Now Available On PlayStation VR


Developed in collaboration with Archiact, Doom 3: VR Edition features the same campaign as the original 2004 game with several additional features designed specifically for VR. Rip and tear your way through id Software’s FPS classic in VR.

Public Beta For Half-Life 2 VR Mod Releases Next Month

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The public beta for Half-Life 2 VR, a community-made mod for Valve’s 2004 seminal PC shooter, will release in September. The team announced the beta in a post on the mod’s website , jokingly mentioning that they definitely mean this September, and not the next.

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See 5 planets align in order for first time in 18 years

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Not since December 2004 has this occurred, according to Sky & Telescope magazine. The five so-called naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — are having a rare solar system reunion right now.


A 4400 Rewatch Reveals Just How Influential Its Legacy Is

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The CW’s plan to resurrect USA’s 2004 series The 4400 definitely comes across as the network’s latest go at bringing aliens/futurism/superhero drama to television.

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FPS Classic ‘Special Force’ Arrives On VR Headsets Later This Week


Immerse yourself in one of 2004’s most prominent first-person shooters, now available in VR. Originally released on PC back in 2004 , the FPS classic received 15 years of continued support across 100 different countries , generating several spin-offs and sequels as well as a diverse player base in the process. If you’re a longtime fan of the first-person shooter genre, chances are you may be familiar with a competitive squad-based shooter referred to as Special Force.

‘Doom 3’ Rips & Tears onto Oculus Quest with This Unofficial Mod

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As you’d imagine, Doom 3 (2004) wasn’t built for VR. But thanks to work by consummate modders Team Beef, the iconic first-person shooter from id Software can finally be played in all its horrific goodness on Oculus Quest, replete with Touch controls.

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DecaGear PC VR Headset Promises Face & Hip-tracking, 4.6MP Per-eye, and 2021 Launch

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Recently emerging out stealth, Singapore based Deca has revealed an ambitious PC VR headset called DecaGear.

Cybershoes Announce ‘Doom3Quest’ Support, Indiegogo Pre-Orders Now Available


Released back in 2004 to positive reviews, Doom 3 represents your classic first-person shooter. Immerse yourself in id Software’s FPS classic with this unique artificial locomotion system.

Meta Cuts Costs As Report Suggests Layoffs For ‘Many Thousands’

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The layoffs would mark the end to an era of unprecedented growth at the company-formerly-known-as-Facebook that’s continued since its founding in 2004.

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‘Pistol Whip’ Gets Dieselpunk-inspired Level in New ‘Dark Skies’ Update

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Like many of the game’s other levels, ‘Dark Skies’ takes inspiration from a few works of fiction, namely the airship scene in Ninja Gaiden, The Rocketeer (1991), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is in development for Oculus Quest 2

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San Andreas is Rockstar’s well-loved 2004 entry into the hit GTA franchise, which invites players to wreak havoc in an urban open world fashioned after cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

‘DOOM 3 VR Edition’ Releases Today on PSVR, Extended Gameplay Video Here

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DOOM 3 VR Edition launches today on PlayStation consoles, bringing the 2004 classic horror-shooter to PSVR for the first time.

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FORM’s Premium Goggles Introduce AR To The Swimming Pool


I competed in two Olympic Games: 2004 and 2012,” added Scott Dickens, Director of Strategic Partnerships at FORM. “At The $199 wearable tracks your performance and displays key information via a see-through overlay. Since the introduction of devices such as the Fitbit back in 2009 and the Apple Watch in 2014, the smart wearables market has gone from fantasy to reality, offering consumers a brand new, more convenient method for connecting with their digital lives.

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Digitizing Retail Loyalty Programs & Stores with RFID tags

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Loyalty cards embedded with RFID tags have been around since at least 2004 and I am surprised that solutions built around this technology haven’t gained wider adoption. [.]. The post Digitizing Retail Loyalty Programs & Stores with RFID tags appeared first on Immersive Authority. Digital Transformation futurology loyalty retail rfid smartshopping

‘Jesus VR’ Claims First Ever Feature-length VR Film, to Preview at Venice Film Festival

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Like Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004), Jesus VR was filmed in Matera, Italy under the direction of Passion executive producer Enzo Sisti. Father William Fulco, a religious adviser on the 2004 depiction of the life and death of Jesus, also signed on as to consult for Jesus VR. Jesus VR: The Story of Christ , an upcoming feature-length 360 film, is getting its first public preview at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

The Official US Civil Rights Trail Book Adds AR Experience to Engage the Young Generations


This idea inspired Lee Sentell, Alabama Tourism Department Director, to create the US Civil Rights Trail in 2004. History must be known by everyone, so we do not repeat its mistakes.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Trailer Revealed, Release Date Set for March 2020

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Half-Life: Alyx is set between the events of the original Half-Life (1998) and Half-Life 2 (2004). . Valve today announced Half-Life: Alyx a “full-length VR entry in the award winning series.”

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