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VR Parkour Game ‘STRIDE’ Coming To Oculus Quest

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Run, jump, vault, shoot, slide, and roll your way through this fast-paced VR free running experience.

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Watch this young Paul McCartney deepfake turn into Beck

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Paul McCartney is 79 but in his latest music video released just a few days ago he’s been cleverly “de-aged” to appear as the fresh-faced Beatle of yesteryear. Movies & TV Music News Beck deepfake Music Video Paul McCartney

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Yupitergrad Time Attack Levels Beta Now Available For Quest Users

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Gamedust, the developers behind the VR swinging game Yupitergrad, announced a beta test is running for Quest users to try out 10 new Time Attack levels, with sign-ups available now on the studio’s Discord server.

Smart homes should include a safe word for emergency situations

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The smart home can improve the security features it provides to homeowners by including a safe word that contacts authorities. Features Smart Home home security smart home smart security

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

A Township Tale Tutorial Made Optional, New Accessibility Features On Quest

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A new patch for A Township Tale on Oculus Quest addressed some issues, bugs and concerns brought up after the game’s recent launch. The biggest change comes to the game’s tutorial, which is now optional and can be exited at any time.

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The Seemingly Cursed Tokyo Olympics Are Now in the Path of a Tropical Storm

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Against all odds, and a one-year delay, the Tokyo Olympics are currently taking place, squaring off against a global pandemic and sweltering heat.

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A complete, chronological history of the catastrophic GPU shortage

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The GPU shortage continues to be a problem for anyone looking for a graphics card. To understand how we got here, here's a complete history of the GPU shortage. Computing Features AMD GPU shortage Nvidia PC Gaming

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With Successful 10th Flight, Ingenuity Has Now Flown More Than a Mile on Mars

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its 10th flight on Mars on Saturday, bringing its total distance flown on the Red Planet to more than one mile (roughly 1.60 kilometers) and capturing important images to help out its friend, the Perseverance rover. Read more.

How to watch Boeing launch its 2nd Starliner test flight on Friday

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NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Here's how to watch the launch on Friday, July 30. News Boeing NASA space starliner

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

Magic: The Gathering's New Dungeons & Dragons Set Was Almost Not Nearly D&D Enough

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This week saw the release of a Magic crossover literally decades in the making: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms , the collectible card game’s first major crossover with its gaming sibling Dungeons & Dragons.

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy wins major NASA contract for Jupiter moon mission

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SpaceX has scored a major NASA contract that will see the commercial spaceflight company launch the Europa Clipper spacecraft to the Jupiter moon Europa. News Europa europa clipper Jupiter NASA space SpaceX

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The Chucky Trailer Is Here to Slay SDCC 2021

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Last week’s teaser gave us just a taste of what to expect from Chucky , Syfy and USA’s upcoming series continuation of the Child’s Play horror series from original creator Don Mancini. (In In other words, that recent remake ain’t canon.)

Our Life developer explains the unconventional joy of visual novels

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The developer behind the Our Life series explains what makes visual novels such an appealing game genre. Gaming GB Patch Games indie games Our Life visual novel

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Crunchyroll Industry's SDCC 2021 Panel Revealed Tons of New Anime Series Debuting This Year

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For all the anime fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2021 @ Home, Crunchyroll rolled out a lengthy industry panel.

An ‘arm made for walking’ is about to arrive at the space station

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The International Space Station is about to take delivery of its third robotic arm, but this one can do several things the others can't. News era european robotic arm International Space Station ISS space Space Station

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Don't Worry, the Bob's Burgers Movie Is Still Happening

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Though fans of Bob’s Burgers have a new season to look forward to, many have been wondering what’s going on with the Bob’s Burgers movie that was announced back in 2019—before it, like many productions, was waylaid by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

FPV drone video tracks swimming race before ending with a splash

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This cool FPV drone video from a Colorado filmmaker features rapid turns, climbs, and dives before ending with a splash. News drone pilot Drones FPV drone

Tesla Energy Is Reportedly on the Hunt for Mean Social Media Posts About Musk

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Tesla’s clean-energy division Tesla Energy has an entire team dedicated to scanning the internet for customer complaints and people badmouthing its CEO Elon Musk, according to a new Insider report. Read more.

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has now flown a mile across Mars

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NASA's impressive Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has now flown a total of one mile across Mars, achieved over 10 separate flights. News ingenuity jpl Mars NASA Perseverance space

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow SDCC 2021 Panel Readies the Bouquet for Sara and Ava's Epic Wedding

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is in the middle of season six, which is all about cuddly, terrifying, and occasionally musical aliens causing havoc across the timeline.

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HP Back-to-School Sale 2021: The best deals to shop

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We've highlighted some of the best back-to-school deals from HP right now and taken a look at exactly who each device is aimed at. Computing Deals commerce 2021 computing deals deal HP HP 2021

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Syfy's Day of the Dead Gives SDCC 2021 a First Look at TV's Newest Zombie Tale

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Even the most diehard horror fan can be forgiven for forgetting (or not even realizing at all) that George A. Romero ’s Day of the Dead is becoming a TV show. It was first announced in February 2020 and, well. a lot has happened since then.

Why all students need to buy this HP laptop today

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Looking for a laptop for school? This HP laptop is the perfect device for the average student and it's $80 off right now. Computing Deals commerce 2021 computing deals deal HP 2021 HP laptop HP laptop deals

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The Paranormal Activity Universe Continues With New Upcoming Movie

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Paramount Pictures is getting back Paranormal with a new installment in the Paranormal Activity horror franchise. Read more.

Learn the tips and tricks you need to make your own beats with this EDM bundle

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TL;DR: The Complete 2021 EDM Music Production Bundle is on sale for £21.81 as of July 26, saving you 98% on list price. Sign up for the Complete 2021 EDM Music Production Bundle to get a primer on the tips and tricks you need to make your own beats.

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Army of Thieves' SDCC 2021 Teaser Takes Us Back to Zack Snyder's Zombieverse

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The poster for the new movie Army of Thieves puts it best: “More safes. Less zombies.” Directed by and starring Matthias Schweighöfer , Army of Thieves is a prequel to Zack Snyder’s recent hit, Army of the Dead , told from the point of view of one of its main characters, Dieter.

Slick 'Dexter: New Blood' trailer shows our killer in a fresh habitat

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Dexter may not be called "Dexter" these days, but that doesn't mean Showtime's most infamous serial killer has lost his lust for blood.

If You're Immunocompromised, You May Need a Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Fauci Says

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President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci now says that vaccinated Americans with compromised immune systems may end up needing a covid-19 vaccine booster shot after all.

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