California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires

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In 2019 alone, over 6,402 fires have been recorded in California. The innovative collaboration between the Cosumnes Fire Department–which serves California’s Elk Grove and Galt communities, RiVR, and Pico Interactive first began on Linkedin.

Mario Kart VR Comes To K1 Speed In Irvine, California

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The official Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is opening this month in Irvine, California at K1 Speed. A nearby mall in Orange County, California was also the testing ground for a Gear VR-based walk around experience centered in the Alien universe.

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Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries

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Now the Facebook subsidiary is focusing on making virtual reality more accessible than ever by bringing their Oculus Rift headsets to public libraries across California all for the low cost of $0.00. News Cali Group California Library Education Oculus Oculus Rift

Are you ready for California’s big new privacy law? Enforcement starts today.

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California Does the Smart Thing and Orders Residents to Wear Face Masks in Public

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In light of rising covid-19 cases , the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Governor Gavin Newsom of California on Thursday announced that the state would require all residents to wear face masks or coverings in public and in situations deemed high-risk.

Location-Based VR Arcade ‘Hero Hangout’ Opens Next Week In California

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Created in hopes of exposing the general public to the latest high-end virtual reality technology, location-based VR entertainment center “Hero Hangout” is set to open its doors for the first time this coming Thursday in San Mateo, California.

California Will Require Most Trucks Sold in the State to be Electric by 2035

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In California, trucks won’t be able to pollute the air and planet for much longer. welcome to electric avenue california electric vehicles clean energy carsThe state is approving the nation’s first-of-its-kind rule for truck manufacturers on Thursday. The goal?

HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. ” In California alone, HTC has donated 100 Vive headsets to public libraries.

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California AGs Seek Injunction 'to Force Uber and Lyft to Play by the Rules'

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It’s been a long road to regulation for Uber and Lyft in their home state of California, but it may be coming to an equitable end—one that would see their massive workforce of driver-contractors finally given legal employee status. labor california becerra uber lyft ab5 dynamex

‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall

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The Colonial Marines are recruiting warriors and thrill seekers at a shopping mall in Southern California. The post ‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall appeared first on VRScout.

360 VR Sailing Lesson developed by Southern California Student

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360 VR Sailing Lesson developed by Southern California Student, that demonstrates how sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wing sails—to propel a craft on the surface of the water over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation.

Apple Developing MicroLED Technology in California

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Apple, according to Bloomberg , is rumored to be developing MicroLED displays in a dedicated facility in California. Apple’s obvious goal could be to supplement and eventually replace Samsung as the supplier of their screens. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning.

Oculus Brings Rift to 90 Libraries in California for Public Access VR

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Oculus has announced a pilot program to place 100 Rifts and Oculus Ready PCs in 90 libraries throughout the state of California, from the Oregon border down to Mexico. The post Oculus Brings Rift to 90 Libraries in California for Public Access VR appeared first on Road to VR.

NASA Space Shuttle Relaunching in AR in California at Laguna Beach High school Football Stadium

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The post NASA Space Shuttle Relaunching in AR in California at Laguna Beach High school Football Stadium appeared first on EON Reality.

‘CalcFlow’ Studio Partners with HTC to Bring VR STEM Tools to Libraries Across California & Nevada

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Nanome , the studio behind CalcFlow, the 3D visualization tool for math concepts, has partnered with HTC to bring their STEM-focused VR tools to libraries across California and Nevada.

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Historical Blue Mosque from Istanbul is Reconstructed by California Students with AR

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The post Historical Blue Mosque from Istanbul is Reconstructed by California Students with AR appeared first on EON Reality. Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as the “Blue Mosque” because of the sapphire hue that pervades its decorations.

Lyft’s driverless cars are back on the streets of California

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The company suspended testing earlier this year in response to the pandemic. Cars autonomous cars Coronavirus driverless cars Lyft self-driving cars

Oculus Is Putting Rift In 90 California Libraries So VR Is Free To Use

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100 Oculus Rifts will be deployed at 90 California libraries over the next three months as part of a pilot program offering VR to anyone with a library card. Oculus Education Program Manager Cindy Ball said in a prepared statement the program covers less than 10 percent of the California library branches, but “hopefully the experience with the first 100 devices will generate sufficient interest for the state to drive further expansion.”

AR Playdates Could Revolutionize How Families Connect Over Long-Distances

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News AR Playdate Augmented Reality Media Arts + Practice Division Technology and the Business of Innovation University of Southern California USC USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts USC School of Cinematic ArtsUSC is connecting families through the power of AR play.

NASA Space Shuttle Relaunching in AR in California at Laguna Beach High school Football Stadium

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The post NASA Space Shuttle Relaunching in AR in California at Laguna Beach High school Football Stadium appeared first on EON Reality.

Historical Blue Mosque from Istanbul is Reconstructed by California Students with AR

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The post Historical Blue Mosque from Istanbul is Reconstructed by California Students with AR appeared first on EON Reality. Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as the “Blue Mosque” because of the sapphire hue that pervades its decorations.

Oculus partners with the California State Library to continue their goal of making VR accessible

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Through a new partnership with the California State Library, Oculus is giving access to VR to people that may never have the chance. Next steps would include the California State Library expanding the program by allocating or raising additional funding to scale the presence of VR.”

Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State.

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Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries The pioneering company continues its crusade of spreading VR by donating 100 headsets for educational purposes.

'We Are Frightened': Disney Cast Members Share Their Anxiety and Anger About the Parks Reopening

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With that phrase, Disney revealed on June 10 that Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure would reopen on July 17, the 65th anniversary of opening day in 1955. disney coronavirus disneyland disneys california adventure covid 19 sars cov 2 walt disney world theme parks unions

West Coast States Are Teaming Up to Build an Electric Highway

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Utilities and state agencies in California, Oregon, and Washington announced a plan to transform highway infrastructure that would speed the transition. the clean energy revolution california washington oregon electric vehicles

Silicon Valley Educators Quarantine After In-Person Meeting About Schools Reopening

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At least 40 school administrators in Santa Clara County, California—the heart of Silicon Valley—have been forced to self-quarantine following an in-person meeting last month attended by someone who later tested positive for covid-19. coronavirus covid 19 california silicon valley gavin newso

Tesla (and other electric truck competitors) just got good news

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Elon Musk may have threatened to remove his Tesla electric vehicles factories from California for its aggressive pandemic policies, but he'd better start thanking the state for its progressive environmental policies. More about California , Tesla , Electric Truck , Tech , and Transportation.

Bug-Ridden Tablets Behind Glacial Lines at Voting Sites in Los Angeles County, Report Finds

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Shitty tablets helped screw up California’s March 3, 2020 primary election in big time, according to a previously unpublicized Los Angeles County report flagged by Politico on Wednesday.

CDC Official: This Is Just The Beginning of America's New Coronavirus Surge

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Life In VR Is A Blue Planet-Inspired VR App From The BBC

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For the first installment, California Coast, you’ll explore Pacific waters, meeting all kinds of wildlife along the way. Tagged with: BBC , Life in VR: California Coast Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Experiences BBC Life in VR: California Coast

‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ Disney World VR Attraction Gets New Trailer, Tickets on Sale

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The collaboration between Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB, and The VOID debuts on December 16th at Disney World, Florida and opens at Disneyland, California on January 5th. Tickets are now available for location-based VR company The VOID’s latest experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.

The Power of Virtual Reality Technology Supporting K-12, CTE, and STEM at the California School for the Deaf

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EON Reality joined students at the California School for the Deaf (CSDR) at their first Educational Technology Expo (ETE), to share Virtual Reality (VR) applications that support the school’s new Extended Learning Program curriculum. The post The Power of Virtual Reality Technology Supporting K-12, CTE, and STEM at the California School for the Deaf appeared first on EON Reality.

The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

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Project lead: Nina Simon | Santa Cruz, California | @santacruzmah , @OFBYFOR_ALL. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies.

Dead Bug Creek Brings the Double Fine Spirit to VR But it Needs a Helping Hand

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Experiences gaming California Rex Dead Bug Creek htc vive oculus rift PlayStation VR psychonauts Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin The Goonies The X-FilesWith its wonderful worlds, wacky characters and colorful stories, Double Fine is as good a developer as any to seek inspiration from.

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

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As have plans to create a high-speed rail across California. The financial problems the California high-speed rail track has come up against could be an ominous sign for hyperloop technology in the U.S. Cyrus Radfar. Contributor. Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide.

The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

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The Chinese company didn’t exactly look to the California-based studio for inspiration, but the analog was a useful shortcut to pitch to investors. The HBO sci-fi blockbuster Westworld has been an inspiring look into what humanlike robots can do for us in the meatspace.

Location-based virtual reality goes to the mall as The Void plans a rollout in 25 more locations

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