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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‘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.


Latest Windows 10 Patch Fixes Crashing Issue on PCs with Thunderbolt Ports

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After Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 version 20H2 and Windows 10 version 2004 updates, some users reported having issues with their PCs crashing—specifically when plugging in an external Thunderbolt NVMe SSD.

‘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.

NASA wants us to know that IRL 'Armageddon' is at least 100 years away

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Asteroid 99942, named "Apophis," was first discovered in 2004 and has been flagged before as a possible impact risk.

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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 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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Doom 3: VR Edition Announced For PSVR, Coming This Month

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This will be a full port of the 2004 original and its expansion packs, complete with support for the PSVR Aim Controller. Doom 3: VR Edition, an official VR version of id’s horror shooter, is launching on PSVR this month. The news was just announced over on the PlayStation Blog.

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NASA's Perseverance has a little 'family portrait' Easter egg

Mashable VR

The rovers are lined up in chronological order: Sojourner, 1997; Spirit and Opportunity, 2004; Curiosity, 2012; Perseverance, 2021; and the Ingenuity helicopter , which rode along with Perseverance. In 1972, astronaut Charles Duke left a family portrait on the moon.

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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.

‘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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Doom 3 VR Mod Coming To Oculus Quest

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This month he believes he can bring over 2004’s Doom 3. The developer behind a series of mods bringing classic PC games to standalone VR on Oculus Quest is taking on the task of porting Doom 3.

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Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of 'toxic' behavior on 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

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The actor, who started out playing Cordelia Chase on Buffy in 1997 and then continued playing the character on the spinoff Angel from 1999 through 2004, posted her statement to Twitter Wednesday.

Doom 3 Runs On Oculus Quest And Quest 2 With Doom3Quest

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The landmark shooter made by Id — originally released in 2004 — arrives in standalone VR in 2021. Simon Brown and his enthusiastic partners at Team Beef have done what Facebook, Oculus and Zenimax-owned Id Software could not. Doom 3 now runs on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2.

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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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Half-Life: Alyx Releases 10am Pacific On March 23, Pre-load Begins Friday


The title is a prequel to Half-Life 2, originally released in 2004, and will see you play as Alyx Vance in City 17, fighting against the Combine. Valve announced that Half-Life: Alyx will release at 10am Pacific time next Monday, March 23.

Ken Jennings may have botched his chance at hosting 'Jeopardy!'

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Jennings was launched into national fame in 2004 when he won 74 games and over $2 million. When beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died in November , the internet was devastated.

'Six Days in Fallujah' is ready for its comeback. The question is, are we?

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Atomic Games first announced Six Days in Fallujah as a third-person shooter set during a six-day span as the second battle of Fallujah unfolded in 2004. Back in 2009, the world wasn't quite ready for a game set during the Iraq War. Well, times have changed.

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Valve Makes All ‘Half-Life’ Games Free to Play Until ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Launches in March

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Although Alyx is set before the events of Half-Life 2 (2004), Valve has said that players will be better off having played the Half-Life 2 series before Alyx , for reasons that will become apparent in the game.

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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.

Facebook’s AR/VR Head Calls for “Big Shift” in How It Deals with User Privacy

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Bosworth, a 15-year Facebook veteran, first joined Microsoft in 2004; it wasn’t the same Microsoft we know today, but it was changing to prioritize user security in the face of a long history of ostensibly leaving virus and malware protection for third parties to sort out.

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A Marine who worked on 'Six Days in Fallujah' in 2009 helped us see why it exists

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That was clear in 2009 when Konami revealed the Atomic Games project set during the Iraq War's second battle of Fallujah, in 2004. There's no easy way to talk about Six Days in Fallujah.

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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).

Best VR Escape Room Games

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While early flash games like Crimson Room, created by Toshimitsu Takagi back in 2004, have had a significant impact on the popularity of escape room games, the puzzle like concept has taken on its own life in almost all forms of entertainment over the last decades.

NVIDIA Posts First DirectX 12 Ultimate Driver Set, Enables GPU Hardware Scheduling

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The software groundwork for this has been laid in the latest version of Windows 10, version 2004, and now is being enabled in GPU drivers for the first time. shipping in Win10 2004), and as alluded to by the name, it allows GPUs to more directly manage their VRAM.

‘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.

EON Reality and Vaal University of Technology Expand Partnership to Include South African XR Rollout


Established in 2004 as Vaal University of Technology (VUT), the VUT originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966). The expansion will bring South African XR solutions to new heights.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Release Date Set for March 23rd, New Screenshots Revealed

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The company announced the game in November 2019 with a trailer (below), promising a “full-length game built from the ground up for virtual reality:” The game is set between the events of the original Half-Life (1998) and Half-Life 2 (2004).

NASA’s 360 Livestream Of Final Cassini Orbiter Mission Scores Emmy Nom


By 2004, the revolutionary spacecraft was in orbit around Saturn, providing researchers back on Earth with the first comprehensive data of the planet, its rings, and its moons ever collected. And the award for most impressive 360-degree live stream of an unmanned interplanetary spacecraft goes to… 20 years ago, The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launched the Cassini orbiter into space.

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

‘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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How Watson, IBM’s Artificial Intelligence, Is Powering Audio-Interactive VR/AR Environments


Fun Fact: Watson itself was only developed in 2004 as a part of IBMs DeepQA project to compete in Jeopardy, and it eventually appeared on Jeopardy! IBM places its bets on AI-powered audio interactivity as the future of XR. As VR and AR continue to become more mainstream, the expectations of users are also on the rise. The last big breakthrough we saw in ease-of-use interactivity was the launch of hand tracking and gesture recognition on enterprise and consumer VAR devices.

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AMD Publishes First Beta Driver With Windows 10 Hardware GPU Scheduling Support

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shipping in Win10 2004). Following last week’s release of NVIDIA’s first Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling-enabled video card driver, AMD this week has stepped up to the plate to do the same. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1