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Vive Pro Eye Now Available For Purchase In North America

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HTC announced today their Vive Pro Eye VR headset is now available for purchase in North America through Vive.com and select retailers. The Vive Pro Eye takes this technology one step further as the demands for enterprise-grade VR continue to grow and evolve,” said Dan O’Brien, GM, HTC Americas. The post Vive Pro Eye Now Available For Purchase In North America appeared first on VRScout. Professional-grade VR eye-tracking for $1,599.

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Watching Adam Savage Spruce Up a Captain America Shield Is Strangely Relaxing

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Watching him update a cosplay prop like a Captain America shield is watching a master at work. adam savage captain america cosplay marvel disney propsAdam Savage of Mythbusters fame is a big nerd and an amazing craftsman.

Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway Is Now One Of The Largest AR Exhibits In North America

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Thanks to an incredible partnership between the Greenway Conservancy, Hoverlay and Boston Cyberarts as part of the Conservancy’s 2019 Public Art exhibition, The Auto Show , the Greenway is now one of North America’s largest AR art installations. The post Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway Is Now One Of The Largest AR Exhibits In North America appeared first on VRScout. Exploring Boston’s past via an AR time machine.

A New Photo Book Shows America's Last True Wilderness

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But a new book shows another group of protected wild places in America: the National Wildlife Refuge system. If you’re a nature-lover in the U.S., you’re probably familiar with the National Park Service and how it protects landscapes.

Vive Focus Standalone Launches In North America And Europe

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HTC’s Vive Focus standalone is launching in North America and Europe starting today with a pitch toward enterprise. Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Vive Focus Standalone Launches In North America And Europe appeared first on UploadVR The headset is selling for $599 with a single pointer-like hand controller capable of simple gesture-sensing.

The Void to Open New Location in Mall of America, ‘Star Wars’ VR Experience Coming at Launch

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Minnesota’s Mall of America , the United States largest mall, is getting the popular VR out-of-home experience The VOID soon. According to a report by Attractions Magazine , The Void will be opening at the Mall of America first with its successful VR experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, which was created in partnership with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB.

Reimagining parenting in America

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For September 2020's Social Good Series panel , Lyz Lenz spoke with MJ Hegar, Leslie Priscilla, and Christine Michel Carter about how they would reimagine parenting in the United States. Read more. More about Parenting , Mashable Video , Policy , Family Parenting , and Social Good Summit.

Humans Reached North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought, New Research Suggests

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Archaeological discoveries in a Mexican cave suggest humans reached North America some 30,000 years ago, which is a whopping 10,000 to 15,000 years earlier than previous estimates. first peoples anthropology peopling of the americas human migrations science

Oculus Quest Goes ‘Out Of Stock’ In North America After Backorder

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The post Oculus Quest Goes ‘Out Of Stock’ In North America After Backorder appeared first on UploadVR. Oculus Quest is ‘Out of Stock’ in some countries after being backordered into March. We’ve been closely following availability of the standalone VR headset from Facebook with CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying sales “are stronger than we expected.”

America’s Hidden Big Cat Problem

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In the small town of Grosse Tête, Louisiana, a Bengal-Siberian hybrid tiger named Tony lived 17 wearisome years confined to a chain-linked, concrete-slabbed cage.

Mexico Celebrates First VR Festival in Latin America

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Last month, more than 1,200 people participated in VR Fest MX , Mexico’s first international virtual reality festival, the first of its kind in Latin America and Spain. VR in the Spanish-speaking community is growing, but it’s not as huge as it is in North America. If you look at the numbers, VR is ripe for growth in Latin America. The post Mexico Celebrates First VR Festival in Latin America appeared first on VRScout.

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This wild 'Avengers' deepfake imagines John Krasinski as Captain America

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When an actor embodies an iconic role as thoroughly as Chris Evans did with Captain America, it's difficult to imagine anyone else playing that character. More about Captain America , John Krasinski , Entertainment , and Movies Tv Shows.

AT&T Just Screwed Over DSL Customers and Rural America

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As of Oct. 1, AT&T has stopped offering DSL as a new service, according to USA Today. Existing DSL subscribers, who connect to the internet via copper phone lines, will be grandfathered in.

CtrlV Opens First Vive VR Arcade In North America

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Recently UploadVR posted an in-depth feature on how The post CtrlV Opens First Vive VR Arcade In North America appeared first on UploadVR. entertainment Experiences canada ctrlv VR arcade

Humans Have Changed North America More Than an Ice Age

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It’s clear that human activities such as land use and fossil fuel extraction have caused ecological changes like the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. New research shows just how massive the scale of those changes are. Read more. ecosystems land use agriculture climate change

America's Dad Sounds Kinda Mad at Apple

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When it was announced last month that Greyhound , a WWII drama written by and starring Tom Hanks, had pivoted to Apple’s streaming service amid a movie release schedule upended by coronavirus, I couldn’t help but wonder what Hanks would make of Apple’s, uh, notoriously hands-on approach to its entertainment projects.… Read more. apple tv plus apple streaming streaming wars

Lovecraft Country Blends Pulpy Horror and Family Drama Into a Story About America's Demons

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HBO’s Lovecraft Country is a story about its heroes fighting for their lives as they make their way across 1950s America. It’s also a multifaceted family drama that embraces the idea that the people you share blood with are often the same people who hurt you the most. And yes, monsters.

‘Sairento VR’ Launches on PSVR in Europe, Arriving in North America Next Week

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The post ‘Sairento VR’ Launches on PSVR in Europe, Arriving in North America Next Week appeared first on Road to VR. Singapore-based studio Mixed Realms today released their high-flying ninja combat game Sairento VR (2018) in Europe on PSVR; the North American release is slated to arrive next week.

TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300

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The company suffered somewhat of a false start when they first announced pre-order availability in North America back in September. The post TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300 appeared first on Road to VR. TPCast, the eponymous company producing a wireless VR transmitter, is now offering its HTC Vive-specific device for pre-order in US and Canada.

Ewan McGregor rides across South America on electric motorbike in Apple TV+ trailer

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The trailer above, which dropped on Tuesday, sees McGregor and Boorman riding through the heights of the Andes and the jungles of Central America, and includes an amusing moment where McGregor tells some deeply unimpressed school children that he was in Star Wars.

John Legend Performs Live In VR To Raise Awareness Towards Mass Incarceration

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Fresh off their huge $30 Million funding announcement, virtual music platform Wave hosted an amazing live VR concert last week featuring GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend in an effort to help awareness and support for Legend’s FREE AMERICA campaign, with the goal of transforming the U.S. If you want more information or if you would like to donate to Legend’s FREE AMERICA campaign, click here. .

America is so stressed out, it's time for more than coping skills

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Unexpected mood swings. Quick to anger. Screaming at a loved one. If you've had any of these experiences lately, you're far from alone.

HTC Launches Vive Focus in North America & Europe with Enterprise Emphasis

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At a special event today in San Francisco, HTC announced that Vive Focus , the company’s standalone 6DOF headset, is launching for enterprise customers starting today in 37 markets, including North America and Europe. HTC North Americas General Manager Dan O’Brien reinforced that Vive Focus 6DOF controllers are coming, although there’s still no ETA on when these will be available to anyone besides developers at this time.

Chris Evans styles out this whole situation with a tweet to make Captain America proud

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Well, now the man himself has acknowledged it — and his response is surely one that his superhero alter-ego Captain America would firmly approve of. If you've been anywhere near the internet over the past couple of days, you've probably heard the news about Chris Evans' Instagram mishap.

Starbucks makes 'strawless' lids standard in North America to cut down on waste

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The massive coffeehouse chain announced that clear plastic "strawless" lids would be the standard going forward in North America for tea, iced coffee, and espresso drinks.

The Stand's New Trailer Finds Hope and Plenty of Terror in Post-Plague America

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As the real-life pandemic rages on, CBS All Access’ adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand will arrive to remind us just how much worse things could be. Read more.

Kirk Herbstreit sobs on ESPN's 'College GameDay' while talking about racism in America

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As the College GameDay host talked about racism in America, he couldn't help but sob. You can see it in his face: ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit didn't want to cry on camera. But he couldn't help himself.

How the child care crisis is hurting America's economy

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For September 2020's Social Good Series panel , Lyz Lenz spoke with MJ Hegar, Leslie Priscilla, and Christine Michel Carter about how the child care crisis affects the U.S. economy. Read more. More about Parenting , Mashable Video , Economy , Social Good Summit , and Child Care.

First Marvel VR Patch To Add Private Matches, Fix Captain America And More

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The first post-launch patch for Marvel: Powers United VR will bring a lot of changes to the star-spangled Avenger, Captain America, and add a much-requested feature. Make charging Captain America’s shield consistent. Squeezing trigger on Captain America’s returning charged shield offsets the charge effect. Fix bug at the beginning of Prologue with Captain America’s shield hovering behind the player.

New ‘Jurassic World’ VR Game to Debut at Dave & Buster’s Across North America Next Week

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The post New ‘Jurassic World’ VR Game to Debut at Dave & Buster’s Across North America Next Week appeared first on Road to VR. Universal and The Virtual Reality Company (VRC) today announced Jurassic World VR Expedition , an out-of-home VR rescue adventure that puts you in the dense, dino-filled jungles familiar to the film franchise, is debuting on June 14th at more than 100 Dave & Buster’s entertainment centers.

‘Hotel Transylvania’ VR Rhythm Game Comes to VR Arcades in North America, Europe & China

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Called Hotel Transylvania Popstic , the game is said to be featured at around 500 VR arcades across North America, Europe, and China. If you’re in North America, Europe, or China, check with your local VR arcade to find out if Hotel Transylvania Popstic is on offer. The post ‘Hotel Transylvania’ VR Rhythm Game Comes to VR Arcades in North America, Europe & China appeared first on Road to VR.

TPCast for Rift Pre-orders Start Shipping Next Week in North America and Europe

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The post TPCast for Rift Pre-orders Start Shipping Next Week in North America and Europe appeared first on Road to VR. TPCast, the wireless transmitter first launched for Vive , is going to be arriving in few different regions soon including US, Canada, and much of the European Union. Pre-orders, which are available now, are slated to arrive as early as next week. Launching pre-orders quietly yesterday afternoon in the US and Canada, TPCast for Rift pre-orders ran out almost immediately.

Samsung’s Exploding Phones Spread To North America

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Knott’s Berry Farm Installs VR Ghost Town In America’s Oldest Theme Park

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Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County, California is said to be America’s oldest theme park. The Knott family started it as a literal farm but built it up into a restaurant and then opened up a ghost town in the 1940s for entertainment that served as the basis for a decades-long expansion into a 160-acre park in the heart of Southern California. If you’re unfamiliar with it, you’ve undoubtedly heard of its neighbor Disneyland just a short drive away.

Native Americans Voyaged to Polynesia Long Before Europeans Reached the Americas, DNA Study Shows

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Indigenous South Americans reached islands in the South Pacific some 300 years before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas, according to new genetic evidence. Read more. anthropology native americans polynesians human migrations polynesia science

New 23andMe Study Reveals the Genetic Legacy of Slavery in the Americas

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New research looks to provide a fuller retelling of the tragic, brutal past that was the transatlantic slave trade.