That 2006 Jack Dorsey tweet NFT just sold for $2.9 million (LOL)

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On Monday, the Twitter CEO confirmed that, after listing the platform's very first tweet on the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Valuables in December, an NFT associated with the 2006 tweet sold for over $2.9 — jack (@jack) March 21, 2006.

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V for Vendetta Might Be Even Better 15 Years Later

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In 2006, when V for Vendetta was released, it probably did. There’s a point about halfway through V for Vendetta when a character is looking at headlines and sees one that reads: “80,000 Dead.”

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Taylor Swift's 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' lyric videos, ranked

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The masters for Swift’s first six albums — from her self-titled debut in 2006 to reputation in 2017 — recorded under contract with her former label Big Machine Records were bought by former manager Braun for $300 million, then sold to a private equity firm for a similar amount.

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A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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My knowledge of American pop culture from summer 2006 to fall 2013 is hazy, at best. Those were the years I lived abroad in Tokyo, first as a broke college student and then an underpaid journalist.

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A Record Number of Bees Died Last Summer

GizModo VR

That’s the second highest rate of decline the researchers’ have observed since they started the survey in 2006. It’s been a bad year for bees. According to the preliminary results of the University of Maryland’s annual survey, U.S. beekeepers lost 43.7%

AR Giant Tortoise

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Harriet (initially thought to be one of the three Galápagos tortoises brought back to England from Charles Darwin ‘s Beagle voyage but later shown to be from an island not even visited by Darwin) was reported by the Australia Zoo to be 176 years old when she died in 2006.

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Giant Tortoises are examined in Life Size Augmented Reality

EON Reality

Harriet (initially thought to be one of the three Galápagos tortoises brought back to England from Charles Darwin ‘s Beagle voyage but later shown to be from an island not even visited by Darwin) was reported by the Australia Zoo to be 176 years old when she died in 2006.

Apple Announces The Apple Silicon M1: Ditching x86 - What to Expect, Based on A14

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The last time Apple ventured into such an undertaking in 2006, the company had ditched IBM’s PowerPC ISA and processors in favour of Intel x86 designs. Today, Apple has unveiled their brand-new MacBook line-up.

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How To Play ‘Roblox’ In VR On Oculus Quest 2

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Originally released back in 2006 on desktop PCs, the wildly popular multiplayer sandbox game has since expanded onto multiple platforms, amassing a rabidly loyal fanbase of mostly younger players in the process.

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NASA named the Mars rover's landing site after famed Black sci-fi author

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Butler died in 2006 at the age of 58. NASA's name for the Mars location where the newly arrived Perseverance rover touched down is the "Octavia E. Butler Landing.".

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‘Magic: The Gathering’ Time Spiral Remastered gives angels a new vintage look

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Consisting of a curated selection of cards from 2006’s Time Spiral block, Time Spiral Remastered reprints old fan favourites from the Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, and Future Sight sets to create this draft-focused release.

New Sam & Max VR Game Teased At Gamescom Opening Event

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The game didn’t see a successor until Telltale Games took the franchise over and produced its own episodic games starting in 2006. Classic adventure series Sam & Max may be coming to VR in the near future.

Netflix unveils eerie new 'Unsolved Mysteries' clip

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Although the clip doesn't give too much away, the man in the thumbnail image is Rey Rivera, whose mysterious death in 2006 was the subject of a book by writer Mikita Brottman.

Rec Room Comes After Roblox With Plans To Pay More Than $1 Million To Creators In 2021

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Roblox was first released in 2006 while Rec Room came out in 2016. Rec Room plans to pay out more than $1 million to creators in 2021 and “it could end up being several times that,” according to a company representative.

Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ Coming to PC VR Later This Month, Trailer Here

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VR director Jake Rowell, known for his work on Call of Duty, Superman Returns (2006), and theBlu, is also lending his talent to the project.

Giant Tortoises are examined in Life Size Augmented Reality

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Harriet (initially thought to be one of the three Galápagos tortoises brought back to England from Charles Darwin ‘s Beagle voyage but later shown to be from an island not even visited by Darwin) was reported by the Australia Zoo to be 176 years old when she died in 2006.

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U.S. releases video showing rapid, alarming Arctic change

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The scientific agency published its first report card back in 2006. "It NOAA's 2020 Arctic Report Card doesn't pull any punches. The U.S.

Twitter turns 15: The big turning points in its tumultuous history

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But that's exactly how much time has passed since Jack Dorsey, an unknown engineer at a San Francisco podcasting startup, typed his first words into its experimental texting service, twttr, on March 21, 2006: " Inviting coworkers." (The Fifteen years? It feels more like 15 centuries.

Will 3D Cities Unlock Immersive Experiences?

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In 2006, I attended a launch event in San Francisco for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D. Force Multiplier Back to the issue of timing and underlying tech (a gating factor for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D in 2006), a force multiplier for all of the above may be 5G.

Learn how to make money from eBay with this online training course

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It's a different world than when Sophia Amoruso brought Nasty Gal to life via eBay in 2006. TL;DR: The Ultimate eBay BootCamp Academy is on sale for £10.76 as of March 2, saving you 94% on list price.

'Borat' is still good for some laughs, but he can't shock us anymore

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A lot's changed since the first Borat came out in 2006, which the film readily acknowledges. Maybe you've been eagerly anticipating Borat's triumphant return to the screen, or maybe you'd just as soon never hear the words "my wife" ever again.

The Me Too movement just launched its next chapter

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organization, which started the movement in 2006, said in a press release.

Will 3D Cities Unlock Immersive Experiences?

AR Insider

I n 2006, I attended a launch event in San Francisco for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D. Back to the issue of timing and underlying tech (a gating factor for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D in 2006), a force multiplier for all of the above may be 5G.

Video: ‘Lone Echo’ is a Sci-Fi Adventure from the Makers of ‘The Order: 1886? and ‘Okami’

Road to VR

Today revealed at Oculus Connect, Lone Echo is a narrative-driven first-person game for Touch from Ready at Dawn , the same studio that brought you The Order: 1886 (2015), a number of mobile God of War games, Okami (2006), and Daxter (2006).

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A chaotic 'Borat' sequel trailer is all about COVID-19 and the election

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Sacha Baron Cohen's wildly popular 2006 character will return for a sequel that finds him once again enmeshed in American culture during the COVID-19 pandemic and leading up to Nov. Borat is back.just in time for the U.S. election.

AR Giant Tortoise

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Harriet (initially thought to be one of the three Galápagos tortoises brought back to England from Charles Darwin ‘s Beagle voyage but later shown to be from an island not even visited by Darwin) was reported by the Australia Zoo to be 176 years old when she died in 2006. Also, on 23 March 2006, an Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaita died at Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata.

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‘Angry Birds Movie 2 VR’ Studio Raises $2M to Continue Development on AR/VR Games

Road to VR

XR Games , the studio behind couch co-op VR game The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure (2019), has secured $2 million (£1.5 million) in a recent funding round, which was led by Praetura Ventures alongside existing investor ACT Capital Partners.

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On a new understanding of failure and success

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Short-lived the Zune The Zune, a portable MP3 player, was released by Microsoft in 2006, five years after the iPod’s release. Photo by the blowup on Unsplash. Here’s an excerpt from my soon-to-be-published white paper on common decision biases that impact product development.

Warner Bros. Studio Releases ‘Dunkirk’ VR Experience

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million in 2006. The Christopher Nolan film gets a VR short. The theatrical release for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming war epic Dunkirk isn’t scheduled to release for another couple weeks, but that isn’t stopping Warner Bros. Studio from turning on the immersive marketing machine. Save Every Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience is the latest collaboration with studio Practical Magic, taking you on a dark and intense journey through a bloody WWII battle spanning land, sea and air.

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Bloody Zombies Shamble Right-to-Left on September 12th

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Founded in 2006 and the developer/publisher shifted their focus to virtual reality in 2013. Publisher nDreams announced today that their gory virtual-reality beat-em-up, Bloody Zombies, will hit Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4/PSVR on September 12th for $14.99. Developed by Paw Print Games and set in the UK (Get it? Bloody Zombies?),

We read Obama's memoir so you don't have to. But it's a historic page-turner.

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Obama's first book, Dreams From My Father (1995), was a profoundly good read from an unfiltered young man with a heck of a family tale to untangle; his 2006 follow-up, The Audacity of Hope , was more guarded (he was then a U.S. A hefty new presidential memoir hits stores this week.

7 shows we're watching right away on Peacock

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Today, NBC launched its new streaming service, called Peacock. Viewers can now browse Peacock's free library of films and TV shows, as well as consider the premium tier of membership for $29.99/year or included with Xfinity.

Director of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ is Making a Live-Action VR Horror Series, Releasing Halloween 2017

Road to VR

Veteran horror director Alexandre Aja , known for his work on The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Pirahana 3D (2010), and Horns (2013) , is teaming up with Oculus and VR production studio Future Lighthouse to create a 360 live-action horror series entitled Campfire Creepers that takes you into long-forgotten childhood fears.

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Unsung Augmentation: 3 AR Formats You May Not Know About

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Reprint from the work of Bimber and Raskar (2006). 3 AR Systems that Only Hardcore AR Fans Know About. by Dr. Sirilsilp Kongsilp. A R is becoming part of everyday life, especially during COVID-19-inflicted lockdowns.

YouTube Stories Adds A Twist To AR Selfie Filters

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Google purchased YouTube from former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawad Karim back in 2006 for a whopping $1.65 YouTube introduces real-time face filters powered by machine-learning, but there’s a catch. Everyone has a unique story to tell, and now YouTube creators will have the ability to make their stories even more unique through a Snapchat-esque AR selfies.

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‘Paper Beast’ Sandbox Mode Looks Like a Cross Between ‘Viva Piñata’ and ‘From Dust’

Road to VR

The curiously crafted PSVR exclusive Paper Beast got a new trailer today revealing a sandbox mode which looks like a cross between Viva Piñata (2006) and From Dust (2011). From the trailer the sandbox mode reminds me quite a bit of Viva Piñata (2006) and From Dust (2011).

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VR Anime Spice And Wolf Smashes Kickstarter Funding Goal

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Spice and Wolf is based upon a light novel series originally published back in 2006. Reaction to SpicyTales’ Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its new VR anime, Spice and Wolf, has been incredibly strong. The experience, which comes from the developers of Project LUX , has already surpassed its $70,487 goal, currently sitting at $91,566 at the time of writing. The campaign started back on November 25th and still has 40 days to go having already reached early stretch goals.

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