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Stop What You’re Doing And Play ‘Gorilla Tag’ On Oculus Quest & SteamVR

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Use your incredible gorilla strength to parkour up trees and cliffs in this low-fi game of tag.

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Windows MR Figurehead Alex Kipman To Speak At Microsoft Ignite Conference

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Microsoft’s Ignite conference is just around the corner, and the company’s Mixed Reality figurehead, Alex Kipman, will be speaking at the event. Ignite 2021 takes place from March 2nd – 4th , with a keynote speech opening up the first day.

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity checks in from the red planet

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has shared the first update from Ingenuity, the helicopter which landed on Mars along with the Perseverance rover this week. News breaking twitter ingenuity Mars NASA space

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Entire California School Board Resigns After Chewing Out Parents on Accidental Zoom Broadcast

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It’s hard to believe that almost a year into the pandemic pushing everything virtual, there are people still struggling to get the hang of Zoom. And yet here we are. Read more. zoom louann brizendine education videotelephony

How to watch the SS Katherine Johnson spacecraft launch today

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The 15th Northrop Grumman mission to resupply the International Space Station will be launching today, and we've got all details on how to watch it live. News ISS NASA Northrop Grumman space

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Google Fires Another Top Researcher on Its AI Ethics Team

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Google has fired another top artificial intelligence researcher, Margaret Mitchell, in the latest escalation of internal tensions at the company following December’s controversial ouster of Timnit Gebru, a Black AI ethicist.

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An Artist Used a Drone to Photograph Rarely Seen ICE Detention Centers

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Unfortunately, it’s not hard to find information about the disturbing , unhealthy , and inhumane conditions that immigrants face in ICE detention centers, many of which are privately-owned. It is, however, more complicated to find photos of these detention centers.

We’re going to the red planet! All the past, present, and future missions to Mars

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A detailed list of all operational and planned missions to Mars, along with explanations of their objectives. Emerging Tech Cool tech Elon Musk Mars mars landing 2021 NASA Other SpaceX Tier 4

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Winter Storm Energy Prices in Texas Leave Customers With Astronomical Bills That Can Reach Up to $17,000

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As if freezing for days and living with power outrages weren’t bad enough, some Texans now have to deal with the steep financial consequences from the storm.

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FAA investigation finds SpaceX explosion ‘did not endanger the public’

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The FAA has closed its investigation into SpaceX and found that an explosion during testing of the Starship rocket prototype did not put the public in danger. News FAA space SpaceX

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The Louisiana City Struck by Two Hurricanes Last Year Is Suffering in This Week's Deep Freeze

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On Monday night, the temperature in Lake Charles, Louisiana dipped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (7.8 degrees Celsius), more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17.2 degrees Celsius) below average.

Harnessing darkness: The race to solve solar power’s greatest problem

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Solar panels can't produce energy when the sun isn't shining. But what if they could? As it turns out, scientists all over the globe are working on the problem. Emerging Tech Features Green Energy renewable energy science solar energy Solar power

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Onward Rookie Bootcamp Spring Tournament Introduces New Players to Popular Quest Port Game

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The Onward Rookie Bootcamp Spring Tournament kicks off today at noon ET, featuring over a dozen rookie teams that are new to competitive Onward , a popular VR first-person mil-sim from Downpour Interactive that captured over $10 million in revenue on the Quest alone last year.

Every Xbox Series X game that supports ray tracing

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Ray tracing is the standout feature of the Xbox Series X, but unfortunately, not every game supports it. Here's every Xbox Series X game that does. Gaming Microsoft ray tracing ray tracing games xbox series s Xbox Series X

J.J. Abrams' Subject to Change Will Be a 'Mind- and Reality-Bending' New Series

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A new J.J. Abrams -created thriller is coming to HBO Max. No, not that one, another one. Read more. jj abrams bending entertainment culture j j abrams television american writers hbo dexter showrunners

The best external hard drives for the PS5

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The PS5 may not have room for all your downloads: These are the best compatible SSDs to expand your PS5 storage and manage your game library the speedy way. Buying Guides Gaming best storage drives PS5 PS5 PS5 best SSDs PS5 storage top drives PS5

Official Twitch Gaming Stream Replaces Audio From Metallica Performance With… Whatever This Is

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Fans on the official Twitch gaming stream hoping to enjoy Metallica’s virtual performance at BlizzCon , Blizzard’s annual gaming convention, on Friday heard something that was, uh, definitely not Metallica. Read more.

See a preview of the Perseverance landing from the POV of the descent stage

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NASA has shared a remarkable image of the landing of the Mars Perseverance rover, showing it dangling from cables as it approaches the planet's surface. News Mars NASA Perseverance space

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15 uplifting movies on Netflix for a feel-good escape

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You don't need any excuse or reason to watch something uplifting on Netflix, so we're not going to pretend you do. Yes, feel-good movies are always there for us when spirits are low , but even when you're happy you deserve to ride that wave!

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Lenovo ThinkPad T480s vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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For around $1,000, Lenovo's ThinkPad T480s and ThinkPad X1 Carbon provide excellent performance and portability. But which one should you pick up? Computing Lenovo notebooks ThinkPad ThinkPad T480s Thinkpad X1 Carbon Tier 4 versus

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YouTube adds 4K and HDR support to its Android app

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Welcome to the 4K HDR party, Android users. The YouTube app that's available on Android devices now officially supports streaming video at a 4K resolution with HDR. It's overkill of course, as most smartphones at this point don't have 4K displays (and it's of questionable benefit to those that do).

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Paul Feig, Charlize Theron, and Kerry Washington Are Taking Us to The School of Good and Evil

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Paul Feig continues on his personal mission to give us gifts in the form of powerful lady team-ups. This time, it’s Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron playing best friends and the Deans of The School of Good and Evil. Read more.

The viral Mars Perseverance rover video going around is fake

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NASA's Mars Perseverance rover has already accomplished tremendous things. But, just days after a dramatic landing in the Martian desert, the rover hasn't started rumbling great distances around the red planet. Yet a viral video circulating on Twitter — already viewed 17.1

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Famous black hole is even more massive than previously thought

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Astronomers have discovered that the first black hole ever discovered is even more massive and further away than previously thought. News black hole breaking twitter cygnus x-1 space

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15 of the best international movies on Netflix

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Netflix's offering extends far beyond the big budget blockbusters of Hollywood.

Saturday's Best Deals: Compustar 2-Way Remote Start Kit, Dyson V7 Allergy, Gooloo Car Jump Starter, Kasa Smart Plugs, Corsair Virtuoso Headset, and More

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A 2-way remote start system and a case of Pedroncelli rosé lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more. dyson microsoft surface surface laptop 3 home video game consoles surface pro 7 xbox one video game consoles xbox solid state drive ipad

Martian satellite captures rover parachuting through Mars' atmosphere

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Talk about a unique satellite image. A crucial NASA satellite orbiting Mars, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, spotted the car-sized Perseverance rover parachuting through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday, en route to a successful, though dramatic, landing.

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The best dramas on Hulu right now

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Looking for a good drama to keep you entertained? From mind-bending thrillers to ones with comedic tones, Hulu has a variety from which to choose. Home Theater Movies & TV best movies best movies on hulu Hulu streaming TV what to watch

Why wind turbines thrive in Antarctica and places way colder than Texas

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At the main U.S. research station in Antarctica, annual temperatures average zero degrees Fahrenheit , but often drop much lower.

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Wyze Robot Vacuum review: Efficiency without the pricey cost

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The Wyze Robot Vacuum packs efficient cleaning and smart mapping, all wrapped into a solid $250 package. Smart Home robot vacuum smart home Wyze Wyze Robot Vacuum

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Google fires yet another AI ethics lead and we've gotta ask: What's going on over there?

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When it comes to artificial intelligence, it seems that Google and ethics don't mix. The tech giant is back in the news this week after Margaret Mitchell, who until Friday worked as the lead of Google's Ethical AI team, announced her firing via Twitter.