Baltimore Ravens’ new esports initiative includes a Fortnite tournament

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The NFL's Baltimore Ravens have launched a new esports initiative, and will hold tournaments as part of it. Gaming News eSports

Kristal Hansley Wants to Empower Black Baltimore With Solar Energy

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Where I live in Baltimore, utility bills can be a crushing burden. That’s especially true for the city’s low-income residents, most of whom are Black. A 2020 study found that a quarter of low-income households here spent more than 21.7%


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NFL MVP Lamar Jackson Partners Status Pro For A VR Game


Today Status Pro revealed that they are partnering with NFL MVP and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson for an upcoming “suite of VR products” and a VR game.

Watch Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles tonight (7:05p ET) with Intel’s True VR app.


Watch Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles tonight (7:05p ET) with Intel’s True VR app here: [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 1, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Why Schools Should Be the Center of a Green New Deal

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One of the main things Terriq Thompson remembers about Benjamin Franklin High School, where he graduated in 2019, is that it was hot. In particular, he remembers his first day of his senior year. It was an unusually warm September , and that day, it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2

Carolina Panthers Debut Mixed Reality Panther During Live NFL Game


According to a report by Mashable, the experience was developed by virtual events and mixed reality specialist The Famous Group , the same team behind a similar mixed reality experience employed by the Baltimore Ravens back in 2019.

Inspired by Alabama Coworkers, Amazon Employees Nationwide Begin Union Talks: Report

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A slew of Amazon workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver, and Southern California are looking into unionizing, emboldened by their Alabama coworkers’ high-profile union campaign , Bloomberg reported Friday.

Buying a Car Improved My Life. It Shouldn't Have.

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I live in Baltimore, which isn’t the country’s most walkable city—WalkScore gives it a 65% —but I got by. Before October 2020, I’d never owned a car, which I’d considered a point of pride. Read more.

The Chesapeake Bay Is Awash in Drugs

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In Baltimore, where I live, tons of unsightly stuff leaks into the Chesapeake Bay. Sewage. Industrial pollution. And, according to a new report, drugs. Read more.

Watch a mixed-reality panther rampage through the Carolina Panthers stadium

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In fact, you may have seen something like this before from the Baltimore Ravens in 2019. The Famous Group also created the mixed-reality raven that swooped through M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

It's Sundress Weather in the Arctic

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It’s only May, but it feels like summer has arrived in my hometown of Baltimore. Since I woke up, I’ve been counting the hours until I can drink iced cocktails on my deck while wearing a sundress. Can you blame me? It’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.7 degrees Celsius) out. Read more.

Netflix unveils eerie new 'Unsolved Mysteries' clip

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Vernon, Baltimore. The launch of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries reboot is now only a day away — but if you're feeling impatient, they've just dropped a new teaser on YouTube.

What a low-income internet program gets you — and what it doesn’t

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As part of the advanced International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Baltimore City College high school, teacher Franca Muller Paz submits Zoom recordings of her Spanish language students to evaluators.

Lyft rides will come with plastic partition between you and driver

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Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Phoenix, Dallas, and New York City after high-frequency drivers in Atlanta, Denver, and Baltimore received their dividers earlier this month. You already have to wear a mask to ride in a Lyft or Uber. Now, additional Lyft vehicles will be covering up as well.

XR Training & Gaming Startup Touts $5.2M Investment and Lamar Jackson Partnership

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” StatusPro claims its tech is being employed by “several” NFL teams, including Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens. XR startup StatusPRO has announced it has raised a $5.2 million seed investment.

The essential podcast that's out to amplify 'the choir of The Wire'

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The super-fan duo takes a deep-dive into HBO's critically acclaimed series from David Simon and Ed Burns right at a moment when its 360-degree view of the inner city policing and politics of Baltimore feels urgently relevant. Welcome to 2000s Week !

Amazon's phone ban criticized in wake of Illinois warehouse collapse

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The recent incident in Illinois isn't even the first time people have been killed in an Amazon warehouse collapse caused by a tornado: Two men died in a Baltimore warehouse in 2018. An Amazon warehouse in Illinois collapsed after it was hit by a tornado on Friday, killing at least six people.

This bonkers NFL play has it all: All-caps hype, a broken record, shrieking commentary

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While the stat was accurate when this article was written, Prater's record fell after Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker landed a 66-yard field goal.

John Hopkins Adds VR & AR To University Curriculum


Then you’ll definitely want to make your way to the JHU October 7th for a free, hands-on Immersive Media Conference spotlighting what students and other Baltimore residents can expect out of the program in the coming months. The Immersive Storytelling & Emerging Technologies concentration to include VR, AR and AI in its Film & Media Masters of Arts Program this January. John Hopkins University is no stranger to experimenting with new programs and technologies.

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InstaVR Interviews: Conor Todd, Founder of Concierge VR360


Business plan includes filming cost + hosting fees; will provide services to Baltimore-DC-Annapolis-Philadelphia-New York. We’re going after Baltimore, DC, Annapolis, and then up towards Philadelphia and New York as well. InstaVR Interviews: Meet the VR Practitioners. InstaVR Interviews is a blog series where we turn the spotlight on our customers. We find out why they create VR, how they use InstaVR, and what the future of VR will look like.

Diabetes patients' DIY solutions are still the standard of care

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Late in October that year, she got the device working in her Baltimore home office. "I Paging Dr. Internet, we need a diagnosis. In this series, Mashable examines the online world's influence on our health and prescribes new ways forward.

Christopher Lafayette: Let’s build together an inclusive XR community

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I want companies to hire people that look like me that come from cities countries like east Oakland, Baltimore, Compton, Atlanta, Brazil, Detroit, Brooklyn, Nairobi, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg, New Orleans, and more.

The Future of Augmented Reality (updated for 2020–2021)


This is something we see in places like New York City, Detroit, Baltimore, and many others as well. When we hear the term “ Augmented Reality ” the first thing that comes to mind is Pokemon Go.

'Foundation' is Apple's latest crack at prestige TV. I'm a fan.

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The fantastical settings and epic scope make it closer in feel to Thrones , but the need for patience as things develop hews much closer to Simon's snowballing exploration of crime, culture, and community in Baltimore.

Mozart meets Virtual Reality


Once a year, I take a week off to play with the wonderful musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra shared an open rehearsal. I'm a VR professional. I'm also an amateur violinist. Not too shabby, and getting better with practice. Alongside the pros and other amateurs, we practice and perform great classical music works. That week got me thinking about VR can help various aspects of the performing arts. One key area is audience engagement.

Father-son duo bring VR to lacrosse training


Their Nelson’s product, entitled Virtual Goalie, will make its debut at 2018 US Lacrosse Convention (LAXCON) in Baltimore later this week. While VR training tools are already relatively commonplace for players and coaches in many professional sports, such technologies are not often seen at the high-school, college and amateur level.

Apple Previews iOS 11.3 With New Animoji


According to a second press release , the following 12 institutions will be the first to offer this functionality to patients: Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, Maryland. In a rare step likely forced by the iPhone-slowing battery debacle , Apple today offered a public “preview” of the spring release of iOS 11.3 , including a new battery health monitor and other features. Notably, the battery health functionality will come in “a later iOS 11.3

Fictional detective Olympics: The oldest, the best, the most murdery

Mashable VR

Meanwhile, the Baltimore-based Munch (370 episodes) has the distinction of appearing in more series than any other detective ever. Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to investigate as Mashable uncovers Big/Little Mysteries. Who doesn't like a good fictional detective?

It was tough, but we found the 20 best movies on HBO Max

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Ricki Lake stars as Tracy Turnblad, a teenager in early '60s Baltimore who has a particular talent for dancing. When HBO Max launched in May of 2020 boasting thousands of hours of content, they weren't lying.

Tossing and Turning


The 3D scans of my body were selfies I made way back in 2015 when I was stuck in bed with an ear infection in Baltimore on a work trip to a conference there. Tossing and turning is something between a reading experience and a watching one. It is an experiment in using written instructions to guide the viewer through a series of movements while experiencing an immersive video.

The 20 most chilling true crime documentaries on HBO Max

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But for most viewers, the four-part docuseries serves as a companion piece to the watershed Serial podcast , which brought the murder of Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee to international attention in 2014. Looking to get hooked on a new tale of true crime?

Take a Meditative VR Journey + 16 More VR Demos


Through our time working on Mister Mart, we have become an independent game studio in Baltimore to continue making games we enjoy as well as for others to enjoy.”. Want to float through an alternate dimension, fly an airplane, or just shoot some hoops? Check out these 17 3D Jam VR demos that will take you to new worlds. Adit Rush. Control your fear as you get trapped in an abandoned sawmill to survive as long as possible.

21 really good things that happened in 2021

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Baltimore stopped arresting people for low-level drug crimes ; The Wire is now a period piece. Here in the news kitchen, we hear your complaints: This isn’t the 2021 you ordered. This isn’t the 2021 any of us ordered.

Untangling true crime: Inside the ethics of Hollywood's greatest guilty pleasure

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Adnan Syed Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images. Untangling true crime Inside the ethics of Hollywood's greatest guilty pleasure. by Alison Foreman. Turn on the TV, pick a podcast, or go on social media, and you will find it: true crime.

When you become the target of racist disinformation

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This story is part of a two-part series exploring the intersection between disinformation and mental health. To learn about how mental health influences people's beliefs and how false information can affect how people feel about themselves, read our companion piece.

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