Sat.Jul 17, 2021

XR Poised For Mass-Market Appeal At Cannes Marché Du Film


The Marché du Film is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world. In more recent years, it’s grown to include XR as a core part of its programming. .

Very Large Telescope captures a cosmic fireworks display

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A series of five stunning images of nearby galaxies could help to unravel the mystery of how stars form. News ESO space Very Large Telescope


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Google Maps Provided Users With a ‘Potentially Fatal’ Hiking Trail on This Mountain

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A few years ago, instead of leading my best friend and I through a lovely and picturesque Spanish mountain trail, Google Maps took us to an isolated field with some cows.

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How to watch Russia launch a new module for the ISS this week

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The ISS will soon be receiving an upgrade, with the largest module ever launched to the station set to be sent into orbit this week. Here's how to watch. News how to watch ISS nauka Roscosmos space

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.

No Time To Die: Daniel Craig Speaks On His Final Outing as Bond

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Daniel Craig is absolutely, positively done with James Bond. Read more.

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Black Widow is a Good Film, but It Has Flaws That Need Addressing

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To get an in depth analysis of the film as a whole, read Germain Lussier’s review for Black Widow. Now on with it. Read more.

How to use Shortcuts in MacOS Monterey

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MacOS Monterey has added the Shortcuts app to the Mac, helping to save you time. Here’s how to use Apple’s handy automation app to make life a little easier. Apple Computing MacOS MacOS Monterey shortcuts Siri

Racket: NX Developers Want It To Be An Olympic Sport

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One Hamsa, developers of Racket: Nx , teamed up with the International Racquetball Association to push for the game to become the first VR-based Olympic sport.

Amazon Complains to Apple About Fakespot Review App, Gets It Kicked Off the App Store

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Amazon has gotten Fakespot , a popular service on the web that works to identify fake reviews on the e-commerce platform, kicked off the Apple App Store. The incident has pitted two of the biggest giants in the tech industry against a small company, and Fakespot is crying foul. Read more.

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.

How to enable FreeSync on PC

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AMD FreeSync can give you a tear-free gaming experience, but you need to know how to enable FreeSync to use it. In this guide, we show you how. Computing AMD amd freesync FreeSync Windows 10

Janicza Bravo Will Produce and Direct Kindred Pilot Episode for FX

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Zola director Janicza Bravo will direct and serve as executive producer on the FX pilot for Kindred —an adaptation of the novel written by prolific science-fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. Read more.


How NASA is testing the James Webb Space Telescope before its launch

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The James Webb telescope has suffered a series of delays but is creeping towards launch, with the completion of three milestones in its final round of testing. News James Webb Space Telescope NASA space


Tesla wants customers to pay a $199 monthly fee for 'Full Self-Driving'

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Congrats, you just bought a Tesla. Now get ready to pay up. The electric car maker is breaking new ground yet again, this time by offering a subscription to unlock its "Full Self-Driving" feature.

It lives! NASA restores Hubble with a switch to backup hardware

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The much-beloved Hubble Space Telescope looks like it will be able to resume operations soon, after a month of nail-biting issues with its hardware. News Hubble NASA space

Apple boots app that called BS on fake Amazon reviews from App Store

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Publicly calling out frauds has always been a risky proposition. That reality came crashing down hard Friday for an app designed to spot fake Amazon reviews, after Apple kicked it out of its App Store. Apple confirmed in a statement that it removed the app after Amazon reached out.

This cockroach-inspired rescue bot could save your life one day

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Despite being the size of a cockroach, UC Berkeley's clever new rescue robot could help save full sized humans buried in rubble. Here's a look at how it works. Features Robots UC Berkeley


Despised maker of TurboTax tells Americans the 'free' ride is over

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Intuit is done doing you favors. The financial software company behind TurboTax announced Thursday that, after October, it will no longer participate in the IRS's Free File program. That program offered Americans making less than $78,000 the opportunity to e-file their federal taxes, free of charge.

How Resident Evil Village used motion capture to create iconic monsters

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Resident Evil Village's Performance Director Masato Miyazaki breaks down the game's tricky motion-capture process. Gaming Capcom Resident Evil Village

New Ultra City Smiths Trailer Has Hit the Internet!

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The new trailer for Ultra City Smiths has hit the internet! The half-hour series was created by Steve Conrad ( Patriot ), who also serves as showrunner. Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios ( Robot Chicken ) will act as one of the show’s many producers. Read more.

How to convert your window blinds into smart blinds

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Smart blinds can be prohibitively expensive, but DIY conversion kits can save money and provide all of the same benefits. Smart Home smart blinds smart home

5 best free photo layout apps

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Photo layout apps, which can help you quickly and easily create attractive photo collages and montages, are an absolute godsend for those of us who aren't conveniently blessed with mad Photoshop skillz.

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Releases Recap: July 12 – 16


This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights

Understand PIC microcontrollers with this online course bundle

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TL;DR: The PIC Microcontroller Engineering Projects Course Bundle is on sale for £36.14 as of July 18, saving you 96% on list price. At the heart of alarm systems, phones, microwaves, washing machines, and so much more are tiny microcontrollers telling them how to respond to certain commands.

Understand everything about SEO with this stacked online training bundle

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TL;DR: The 2021 Complete Google SEO and SERP Certification Bundle is on sale for £21.68 as of July 18, saving you 98% on list price. Optimising your website to appear higher on a list of search results can make a big difference for your business. That's why SEO skills are so crucial.

Say hello to the brilliant, crowded starscape in NASA's new Hubble share

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Even from our limited view here on Earth we know that outer space is a place of vast emptiness. That knowledge is what makes this look at NGC 6380 all the more surreal.


How to backup iMessage to iCloud

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You may not think so when you're texting memes back and forth to friends, but our iMessages are precious. Event information, useful tidbits, links to articles our loved ones think we'd enjoy — they're all there.

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That surprise 'Loki' villain also voiced the Marvel show's Time-Keepers

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Well here's one Loki mystery solved. Remember how episode 4 revealed that the mysterious Time-Keepers, three cosmic entities charged with maintaining the so-called Sacred Timeline, were actually robotic fakes?


How to hide your likes on TikTok videos

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If you’re a TikTok veteran, you probably have dozens, if not hundreds, of videos saved in your likes.

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After COVID-19, we're going to need more than therapy

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At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame , there's a surprisingly prescient scene. Captain America, the valorous soldier who wields an indestructible shield, appears plain-clothed while leading a support group.