Alaska Airlines Begins Testing VR As First Class Entertainment


Alaska Airlines new VR theater experience could make you forget you are on an airplane. Seeing its potential as a new form of airborne entertainment, Seattle, WA-based Alaska Airlines has begun testing an inflight VR entertainment package that would swap out the standard head-rest screen with a super lightweight Qualcomm Snapdragon powered SkyLights Allosky VR headset that would offer a selection of 2D and 3D films along with 360 VR content during your trip.

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Smartphone fire on Alaska Airlines passenger jet prompts evacuation

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A smartphone caught fire on an Alaska Airline passenger plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday, prompting an emergency evacuation of the jet. Android Mobile News Alaska Airlines Galaxy A21 Samsung


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It's 65 Degrees in Alaska—in December

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This time, the unwanted accolade goes to Alaska, which set a statewide temperature record for December just days before the end of the year, according to the National Weather Service. Ah, another day, another incomprehensible temperature record.

Alaska Airlines to Ban 'Emotional Support' Animals Starting January 11

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Alaska Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will no longer allow passengers to bring emotional support animals on its aircraft for any reservations made after January 11. alaska airlines service animals department of transportation dot airlines transportation flights

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Alaska’s Coastal Permafrost Is More Vulnerable Than We Thought

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Scientists have long assumed that a thick, solid mass of permafrost underpins all of Alaska like the sturdy foundation of a house, stretching from the tundra to the and below the seafloor. permafrost alaska ice ice maybe

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Alaska May Be Hiding a Huge Volcanic System

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8.2 Earthquake Just 60 Miles From Alaska Coast Triggers Tsunami Warning

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magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, roughly 60 miles southeast of the town of Chignik, triggering a tsunami warning for large parts of Alaska early Thursday morning, according to the U.S.

Alaska Republicans Write Whiny Letter in Desperate Effort to Save Arctic Oil and Gas Industry

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In the last year, some big banks have committed to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska through withholding their investments from the Arctic as a whole. Seems like Alaska’s elected officials are pretty pissed about it.

Found in Alaska, These Blue Beads Could Be the Oldest Evidence of European Goods in North America

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European-crafted glass beads found at three different indigenous sites in northern Alaska date back to the pre-colonial period of North America, in what is an intriguing archaeological discovery.

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Alaska State Senator Now Has 20-Hour Commute After Refusing to Mask Up on Planes

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An Alaska state senator filmed arguing with Alaska Airlines staff and police at Juneau International Airport over her refusal to wear a mask before boarding a flight is finding out the hard way that actions have consequences.

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Why this spectacular glacier is surging in Alaska

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Alaska's mighty Muldrow Glacier is moving 50 to 100 times faster than normal. The Muldrow surge, occurring on the north side of Alaska's towering Denali — North America's tallest mountain at 20,310 feet — is the glacier's first rapid activity in 64 years.

Alaska Airlines Flight Forced To Evacuate After Passenger's Samsung Phone Caught Fire

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On Monday, an Alaska Airlines flight was forced to evacuate all 129 passengers after landing at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport after one of those passenger’s phones caught ablaze. Another day, another story of a Samsung phone turning into a ticking time bomb.

The Heat Wave Just Caused an Ice Quake in Alaska

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The heat wave currently roasting the Pacific Northwest has made its way up to Alaska, where a 2.7 magnitude ice quake — the result of seismic activity triggered by melting glaciers — was just recorded 25 miles east of Juneau. Read more.

Texas is Colder Than Alaska Right Now

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In a turn of events that will surprise exactly no one at this point, a large swath of the United States is currently experiencing an extreme and unprecedented weather event. Read more. texas united states fahrenheit dallas weather cold wave national weather service

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HoloLens Exhibit Teleports You to the Tundra of Arctic Alaska


A preview of Murmur debuted at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska earlier this month. The post HoloLens Exhibit Teleports You to the Tundra of Arctic Alaska appeared first on VRScout. Holograms take you to a faraway Arctic marsh. Connecticut naval museum Mystic Seaport is opening an exhibit that uses Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset to let guests walk into a tundra through holograms and spatialized sound.

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Coronavirus infects bear cam rangers in remote Alaska

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The coronavirus has reached an isolated part of an already remote national park in Alaska.

Record-Breaking Bird Just Flew Nonstop From Alaska to New Zealand

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A conservation group has tracked a migration for the ages, in which a male bar-tailed godwit flew from Alaska to New Zealand without taking a single break.

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The Last Unknown Takes Viewers to Some of the Most Remote Islands on Earth

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The chain of 2,500 islands jut off the coast of mainland Alaska and form a 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) arc in the Bering Sea. Photographer and filmmaker Ian Shive is known for documenting remote locations, and it doesn’t get much more remote than the Aleutian Islands.

How the fat bears are beamed from remote Alaska to the world

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Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they've transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds.

Some Truly Disruptive Suggestions for Elon Musk's $100 Million Carbon Sequestration Prize

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Alaska Airlines wants you to wear a VR headset while you fly


Alaska Airlines announced today that is has a new way for some flyers to pass the time while they’re in the air, as it has outfitted some of cross-country routes with VR headsets. Generally speaking, air travel is a pretty dull affair that is nonetheless a reality of life for a lot of people. More specifically, Allosky headsets from SkyLights … Continue reading. Archive airplanes flight Travel virtual reality vr

Volcanic Eruption in Alaska May Have Sparked Political Turmoil in Ancient Rome

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An unusually powerful volcanic eruption in 43 BCE has been linked to political upheaval on the other side of the globe, including the fall of the Roman Republic and the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Read more. volcanic eruptions climate change atmospheric science ancient rome history science

United Joins Wave of Canceled Flights After 3,000 Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

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Badass Mountain Goat Kills Grizzly Bear in Canadian National Park

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What's Fat Bear Week?

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Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve is one of the wildest, least developed national parks, allowing an untrammeled natural world to flourish. More about Animals , Alaska , Fat Bear Week , Fat Bear Week , and Science. Animals Alaska Fat Bear Week Science

Dentist Who Pulled Tooth While Riding Hoverboard Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

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This week, Seth Lookhart, a former dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced to 12 years in jail after a video of him removing a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard drew… Read more. viral villains seth lookhart dentist hoverboard alaska sentencing

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Facebook Is Letting a Pipeline Company Run Ads While Muzzling Its Opponents

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First Class Tickets Get VR Movies On Some Boston Routes


That’s the pilot project being tested by Alaska Airlines with a basic VR headset built only for 3D and 360-degree movie viewing. Tagged with: Alaska Airlines , In-Flight Entertainment Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post First Class Tickets Get VR Movies On Some Boston Routes appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Alaska Airlines In-Flight Entertainment

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The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

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All the Animals American Men Think They Can Beat in a Fight and Why They Can't

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The boss of all the fat bears

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More about Animals , Alaska , Fat Bear Week , Fat Bear Week , and Science. Animals Alaska Fat Bear Week ScienceWelcome to Fat Bear Week 2020 !

That Grizzly Bear Killed by a Mountain Goat Was Innocent

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Scientists Found the Oldest Known Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone

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Airlines to DOJ: Please, Start Putting Passengers From Hell in Prison

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Airline trade associations and unions are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to do something about the inundation of soulless passengers raising drunken hell in the lawless skies. Specifically, they want them put in prison. Read more.

'All the bears are fat this year'

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A prodigious, record-breaking salmon run in a major river feeding Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve provided the brown bears — who are livestreamed on — an abundance of fish this year. More about Bears , Alaska , Fat Bear Week , Fat Bear Week , and Science. Bears Alaska Fat Bear Week ScienceWelcome to Fat Bear Week 2020!

Fat Bear Junior Week Is Here

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The U.S. Is Scrambling to Transport Gasoline After Colonial Pipeline Hack

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