Amazon Shuts Down Construction Site in Connecticut After Several Nooses Found

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Amazon has shut down construction at a site in Windsor, Connecticut after several ropes tied up as nooses were found hanging from beams, according to a new report from USA Today.

Bolsonaro Oversaw a Connecticut-Sized Chunk of Deforestation in the Amazon Last Year

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Last year was a bad one around the world—but especially, it seems, in the Amazon rainforest. Deforestation in the Amazon rocketed up 17% last year, due in large part to increased logging, agriculture, mining, and wildfires, new data published Wednesday shows. Read more.

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9 Totally Nightmarish Imaginary Friends

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Drop Dead Fred was released in May of 1991, meaning it’s now been shorthand for “imaginary friend out of control” for three decades.

These Girls Just Wanted to Run; the Right Wanted a War

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As a young girl in the small town of Cromwell, Connecticut, all Andraya Yearwood wanted to do was run. Born into a family that prized athleticism, she dabbled in soccer, basketball, football, and dance as a child.

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Facebook is rolling out access to the new service, which is free, this week across a handful of states in America, including California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C.,

Star Wars Baby Yoda Unofficially Comes to Magic Leap via This Developer Experiment

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Using a free 3D model created and shared by Connecticut-based. The first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian may be over, but the love for its biggest star, Baby Yoda, persists.

When Video Chat Is the Only Thing Holding Your Family Together

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In Oropeza’s home-state of Connecticut, visitation between families and children in the… Read more.

Christopher Plummer, Acting Legend and Qo'noS' Finest Shakespearean, Has Died

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It happened at his home in Connecticut with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side. Christopher Plummer, one of the greatest actors of all time, has passed away at the age of 91. Read more.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,… Read more.

#BlackLivesMatter saw tremendous growth on social media. Now what?

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For the 30 days since the police killing of George Floyd , the rallying cry had been mentioned more than 80 million times on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and blogs, according to data collected by the Social Media Analytics Center at the University of Connecticut.

Fact vs. fiction: 'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It'

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Set in 1981 Brookfield, Connecticut, the third movie in The Conjuring storyline pulls mainly from the infamous murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson — the third man in modern criminal history to attempt a defense by demonic possession.

Researchers Discover Security Flaws In Bigscreen VR App

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According to researchers based out of the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut (go Chargers!), The Connecticut-based team has previously revealed detramental flaws in various other VR platforms, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The issues have since been addressed in a patch released by Bigscreen, Inc.

VR Training Program Teaches Underserved Population Soft Skills to Increase Their Employment Chances

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This will allow the VR training program to expand beyond the state of Massachusetts, to the other five states where Viabilityoperates: Connecticut, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island. Navigating the employment world is a challenge for people with disabilities.

Egads! 'Binging With Babish' finally recreated 'The Simpsons' steamed hams

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From the starting point of the classic Krusty Burger's standard appearance on The Simpsons and a Connecticut (no, not Albany) speciality, the steamed cheeseburger, Rea steams himself up a ham or two.

John Oliver gets sewage plant named after him, pays a cheerful visit

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For weeks now, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has been engaged in a cheerful back-and-forth with the city of Danbury, Connecticut, after he randomly insulted them during a segment back in August. Not all feuds have to end badly.

Did you know 'Gilmore Girls' DVDs came with pop culture reference books?

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As "There She Goes" by The La's played onscreen, Lorelai strolled down an idyllic Connecticut street in the fictional town of Stars Hollow and entered a diner called Luke's. What do Jack Kerouac, RuPaul, Macy Gray, and Officer Krupke from West Side Story have in common?

'The Smell of SNL': An oral history of the cannabis that changed comedy forever

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But few modern fans know that the show's groundbreaking original cast smoked pot in the offices regularly — in particular, an Afghani variety grown by a friend from Connecticut who goes by the name Captain Jack.

HoloLens Exhibit Teleports You to the Tundra of Arctic Alaska

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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. ” Murmur: Arctic Realities will run from January to April at the Collins Gallery at Mystic Seaport in Stonington, Connecticut. Holograms take you to a faraway Arctic marsh.

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Turn-key VR Training System ‘SimSpray’ Looks to Lower Costs for Commercial Spray Painters

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VRSim , a Connecticut-based startup, offers its enterprise-level VR turn-key solution with touch-screen monitor, capable PC, a modified Oculus Rift headset with tracking provided by Sixense , and a SimSpray spray gun with appropriate buttons that touts haptic feedback to simulate real equipment.

Racist, Pro-Trump Zoombombers Invade Rep's Virtual Meeting With Newtown Residents

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Jahana Hayes, the first Black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress, on Monday. Racist infiltrators disrupted a virtual town hall organized by the re-election campaign of Rep. Read more. zoombombing zoom bombing zoom race racism teleconferencing technology misogyny politics

Senator's confused 'finsta' rant is a gift to Facebook executives

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The senator from Connecticut displayed his ignorance of the slang term during a Thursday hearing designed to hold Facebook officials to account after the Wall Street Journal published a bombshell series of articles based on leaked internal company documents.

Every moment of John Oliver's diabolical long-running joke about Adam Driver

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Over the course of the past year, Oliver engaged in a cheerful ongoing feud with the town of Danbury, Connecticut, which started with a random (and brutal) outburst and escalated to the town gleefully naming their sewage plant after him. John Oliver loves a running joke.

iPhone users in some states will be able to add their photo ID to Apple Wallet

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Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to adopt the feature, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. Thanks to Apple, the digital wallet is one step closer to replacing its bulky predecessor.

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NYU students use TikTok to expose the school's bleak quarantine meal plan

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Anyone traveling from outside New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut is required to quarantine for 14 days, so NYU is splitting move-in into two shifts.

3 Ways Museums Can Benefit From AR Usage

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ARSOME Technology is an Augmented & Virtual Reality company based in Manchester, Connecticut. Museums have the ability to show more than what is on their walls and websites. They can now begin offering Augmented Reality experiences with the average visit.

How Can Augmented Reality Improve Children’s Books?

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ARSOME Technology is an Augmented & Virtual Reality company based in Manchester, Connecticut. How Does Augmented Reality Improve Children’s Books? Augmented reality has been in and out of the public eye for at least a decade and has taken space in almost every industry.

How can Augmented Reality Improve the Food Industry Post-Coronavirus?

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ARSOME Technology is an Augmented & Virtual Reality company based in Manchester, Connecticut. Covid-19 has brought up many questions about how to be social safely, but when it comes to restaurants, the question is often how to be as sanitary as possible.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Connecticut. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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Global Festival Promotes Artistic VR Experiences

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It will be followed by events at one location in Canada (Toronto), seven in the US (Connecticut, Los Angeles, South Carolina, NYC, Brooklyn, Seattle, and Boston), one in China (Shanghai), and two in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney).

Scale Learning and Teaching for the Online Classroom

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At EON Reality, we are working at lightning speed to help classrooms around the world transition safely and effectively to an online classroom. As we shift towards preparing for tomorrow it is now more important than ever to build resilience into our online classrooms.

A star of 'The Office' confessed he may actually be the Scranton Strangler

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So why does he let Michael get away with everything, and why does he spend so much time in Scranton when he lives in NYC, and works in Greenwich, Connecticut?

Aquinas Training releases new VR “microsimulation” platform

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Connecticut-based continuous learning software company Aquinas Training has this week unveiled their new Microsimulation Engine. Recently demonstrated at the NYVR Expo, the software simulates the types of pressures individuals experience in high-stress business presentation environments, such as boardrooms or auditoriums. The new microsimulation platform builds upon the company’s existing learning reinforcement product.

In defense of regularly video chatting with people post-quarantine

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Aside from my personal life, working remotely has been especially challenging for me, as I live in Connecticut and my office and the majority of my coworkers are in New York. Mashable's series Don't @ Me takes unpopular opinions and backs them up with.reasons.

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

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Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world. Workers with access to real-time contextual information, displayed when and where they need it will reshape the workplace and dramatically improve the efficiency, productivity, and safety of the average worker. The future is here, with EON Reality’s Augmented Virtual Reality (AVR) technology. CONTACT US. Name *. First. Job Title * Email *.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Stamford, Connecticut. 2016 could be considered the official introduction of virtual reality to the world and many industries have either embraced the technology at varying levels or simply started paying attention to movements within the industry. 2017 is going to be a pivotal year for the technology’s growth and there will be many events welcoming VR as an auxiliary experience or fully focusing on the potential of the immersive tech.

The AVR Platform and Classroom 3.0 Showcased at EduTECH Asia 2018

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At EduTECH Asia 2018 this week in Singapore, EON Reality spent two full days speaking, promoting, and demonstrating the latest updates to the AVR Platform to the thousands of education and technology professionals in attendance.

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