Mercedes Issues An Urgent Recall Of 290K SUVs

Slashgear

Mercedes owners are urged to check whether their vehicle is affected by a relatively major recall of approximately 290K SUVs sold between 2006 and 2012.

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‘Garry’s Mod’ Sequel ‘s&box’ Details Initial VR Support

Road to VR

S&box is an in-development sandbox game designed as a sequel to the legendary Garry’s Mod (2006) , a game that turned Valve’s Source Engine into a multiplayer playground and content creation tool which has spawned games, memes, and machinima.

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What Astronomers Thought Pluto Looked Like Before They Saw It Up Close

GizModo VR

Since then, the object has been declared a planet, named, and, of course, demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006. It’s been 91 years since amateur astronomer Clyde Tombaugh first spotted Pluto on a set of glass negatives.

nDreams Opening Second VR Studio Focused on Live-service Games

Road to VR

Founded in 2006, nDreams first transitioned to its role as VR developer with the release of a demo called SkyDIEving for the Oculus Rift development kits back in 2013.

Roblox CEO Interested In Possible Oculus Quest Launch

VRScout

Originally released back in 2006 on PC, Roblox has since exploded in popularity among younger players, generating a staggering $384 million last year alone. Co-founder Dave Baszucki says the Oculus Quest makes “perfect sense” for the popular online multiplayer game.

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The Last Winter's Dire Eco-Horror Warning Is More Terrifying Than Ever

GizModo VR

Released in 2006, Larry Fessenden ’s The Last Winter asked a question that’s even more… Read more.

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%

The Ultra-Powerful New MacBook Pro Is Top Notch (Sorry, Sorry, Trying to Delete)

GizModo VR

I’ve been using MacBooks since Apple first introduced the line back in 2006. The white polycarbonate MacBook got me through college, a MacBook Air replaced it in my mid-20s, and then I graduated to a MacBook Pro when I needed to do more processor-intensive tasks for work.

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American Born Chinese Coming to Disney+ From Shang-Chi Director

GizModo VR

He’ll direct and executive produce a Disney+ adaptation of American Born Chinese , a 2006 graphic novel written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang. Destin Daniel Cretton— director of the biggest movie of 2021 : Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings— has settled on his next project.

AR Giant Tortoise

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.

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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.

A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

GizModo VR

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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V for Vendetta Might Be Even Better 15 Years Later

GizModo VR

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.”

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

Road to VR

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.

Object crashed into Mars and created this new impact crater

Mashable VR

The impact, which is brand new in cosmic terms, likely formed between February 2006 and March 2014, noted the imaging team at the University of Arizona. Our solar system is a dynamic, evolving realm of space.

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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Why AR/MR for Education?

ARVR

2006–2020) Combining activities for different learning styles: Auditory, Sensory, Kinetic, Visual and Writing/Reading to allow kids to experience various types of media, choose and understand which media they prefer to reach their goals.

The secret Wikipedia prank behind the Pringles mascot's first name

Mashable VR

Rather, the name stems from two Wikipedia savvy, hoax-loving college students snacking away on Sour Cream & Onion Pringles in their dorm room back in 2006. Wiseman: "Justin and I have been friends since 3rd grade, we roomed together in College, this was in our Freshman Year dorm (2006).

Mobile World Congress to stay in Barcelona until 2030

Mashable VR

It was then held in Cannes for ten years, until it finally settled in Barcelona in 2006, where it has been held ever since, but the partnership was set to expire in 2024.

What Can Big Tech Companies Learn from Second Life?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Second life, one of the world’s first metaverses, was created in 2003 by Linden Lab and received widespread attention. It had hundreds of thousands of active residents and a self-reported $500 million in GDP.

Spectacular Martian dunes snapped by Mars satellite

Mashable VR

The Martian desert teems with geologic wonder. Aboard NASA's far-off satellite, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a powerful camera recently captured a brilliant image of sand dunes inside a Martian crater.

Giant Tortoises are examined in Life Size Augmented Reality

EonReality

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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NASA taps SpaceX for five additional missions through 2030

Mashable VR

This purchase of five additional missions is an extension of a partnership between NASA and SpaceX that began in 2006 when NASA tapped the company to supply crew and cargo resupply demonstration contracts to the ISS.

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Snakes on a Plane: 15 Years of Expletive Snakes and Expletive Planes

GizModo VR

One such exception is the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane. The phrase “ Never judge a book by its cover ” is almost always true, with a few unfortunate exceptions. Those four words tell you everything you need to know about the movie: it’s about “snakes” that are “on a plane.”

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

VRScout

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

Anand Tech

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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AR Giant Tortoise

EonReality

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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Elon Musk's new master plan includes scaling Tesla to 'extreme size'

Mashable VR

In 2006, Elon Musk revealed his " master plan " for Tesla, a long-term strategy on how the Tesla CEO envisions the company developing over the next decade or so.

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CES 2022: AMD’s Next-Gen AM5 Platform to Have Long Term Support

Anand Tech

Going back in AMD’s history we can see just how long various platforms have lasted, from first processor launch to last processor launch: Socket 939 from 2004 to 2006. AM2/2+ socket from 2006 to 2009.

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

UploadVR Between Realities podcast

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?),

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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PSA: Don't play 'Nintendo Switch Sports' without your Joy-Con straps

Mashable VR

Nintendo Switch Sports follows in the footsteps of its predecessor Wii Sports , which was released in 2006. The first flat-screen casualties of Nintendo Switch Sports are already arriving, just days after the latest game in the Wii Sports series was released.

'Nintendo Switch Sports' just got its first discount for Walmart+ Weekend — save $10

Mashable VR

The successor to 2006's beloved Wii Sports , Switch Sports features Tennis, Bowling, and Chambara (a type of sword-fighting) on top of three new game modes for Soccer, Badminton, and Volleyball; keep an eye out for a free update with Golf later this fall.

NFT Marketplace that auctioned off first tweet suspends sales due to plagiarism

Mashable VR

The NFT of the tweet, which was posted in 2006 by Dorsey, ended up fetching $2.9 Plagiarism, fakes, scams, and fraud can be found all throughout the NFT space right now.

‘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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‘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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BRCvr to Host Day Long Film Festival of Burning Man Documentaries

ARPost

Finally, TV Free Burning Man presents the story of how TV executive producer and long-time burner, Justin Gunn, painstakingly covered the festival in groundbreaking ways between 2006 and 2008. Big Rock Creative, the outfit that brought Burning Man (i.e.