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Explore Inside An RGB Keyboard In This Surreal Quest Game


Use “monke-like” locomotion to explore an out-of-this-world narrative VR experience. Available now on Oculus Quest headsets via SideQuest , In SPACE no one can hear you CLICK is an experimental VR platformer that has you using exploring the inside of a mechanical RPG keyboard.

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Scientists think the next big solar storm could create an ‘internet apocalypse’

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Scientists say that our existing internet infrastructure -- namely undersea cables -- isn't equipped to weather the next big solar storm. Here's why. Emerging Tech Features climate change Internet internet apocalypse solar superstorm


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Facebook Connect 2021 Schedule: Zuckerberg Keynote, Carmack Unscripted & More

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The full line-up and schedule for this year’s Facebook Connect is now available, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote speech and John Carmack’s unscripted talk.

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NASA investigating possible issue with Lucy spacecraft hours after launch

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NASA says its engineers are currently investigating a potential issue with its Lucy spacecraft where one of its solar arrays may have failed to lock into place. News lucy spacecraft NASA trojan asteroids


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.

Major Real VR Fishing Update Delayed, Now Coming November 6

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One of Real VR Fishing’s biggest updates yet has been slightly delayed , pushed from October 20 to November 6.

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Selena Gomez privately put Facebook execs on blast in 2020 for all the hateful content

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In internal documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal , a whole host of people have been pushing back against Facebook for hate speech for some time now — and that list includes pop star and Only Murders in the Building comedy breakout Selena Gomez.

Waymo’s self-driving cars can’t get enough of one dead-end street

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Waymo's autonomous cars keep showing up in a dead-end street in a quiet part of San Francisco, causing residents there to wonder what on earth is going on. Cars News autonomous cars San Francisco self-driving self-driving cars Waymo

Looking to save on a Tesla? 9 tips for buying a used electric vehicle.

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Like shopping for any used car, you’ll want to check an electric vehicle’s crash and repair history, along with the odometer. But the most important thing to know before buying an EV: the state of its battery. The main problem is not knowing battery health," said Recurrent CEO Scott Case.

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See the 42 biggest asteroids in our solar system in stunning detail

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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released images of 42 of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt, showing their variety of sizes and shapes. News asteroids space


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.

A sharp 'SNL' cold open knows the bigotry of NFL bosses didn't start with Jon Gruden

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Another week, another case of the National Football League stumbling over attempts to explain and address the deep-rooted bigotry of one of its top names.

Russian cosmonaut and film crew returned safely to Earth from space station

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A trio of Russian crew members including an actress and film producer have landed safely after departing the International Space Station (ISS). News ISS Roscosmos space

Fictional detective Olympics: The oldest, the best, the most murdery

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Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to investigate as Mashable uncovers Big/Little Mysteries. Who doesn't like a good fictional detective? The genre, which sprang out of nowhere in the 19th century, has become arguably our most enduringly popular over the last 120 years.

James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana ahead of launch

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The James Webb Space Telescope, which will allow astronomers to hunt for habitable exoplanets, has arrived at its launch destination in French Guiana. News ESA James Webb Space Telescope NASA space


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.

'SNL' hilariously explains 'Squid Game' with country music. Now it's stuck in your head, too.

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There's nothing like a good Saturday Night Live earworm, especially when it's Pete Davidson ( and his uncanny lookalike Rami Malek ) doing the singing.

Noom: Everything you need to know about the popular weight loss program

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Learn all about the app that's keen to make you fitter and healthier through long term productive changes and smart choices. Deals Health & Fitness commerce 2021 Noom Noom healthy weight plan Noom subscription weight loss


Chris Redd returns to 'SNL' Weekend Update to pay for a 2020 COVID joke that aged so poorly

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Saturday Night Live 's latest Weekend Update segments were highlighted by some actually-strong one-liners about COVID-bearing bats and, unexpectedly, trickle-down economics. But Chris Redd's appearance cast a shadow over all of it.

Why does so much official video game apparel miss the mark?

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Now that video game-themed apparel is considered trendy rather than nerdy, lots of companies are cashing in on clothing lines. Gaming Animal Crossing Apex Legends Gaming merch merch merchandise Overwatch The Legend of Zelda

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Daniel Craig crashes Rami Malek and Kenan Thompson's audition to play Prince on 'SNL'

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From Get Out to Us , Jordan Peele has taken on directing his share of horror films about racism. Up next? A biopic about Prince that turns into a horror film about racism. That is, if you're watching Saturday Night Live.

How to watch Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event tomorrow, M1X MacBook Pro expected

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Apple is widely expected to debut redesigned MacBook Pro models with enhanced M1x processors at its October 2021 event, and we'll show you how to watch live. Apple Computing News Apple event Apple October 2021 Event Apple Unleashed

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The result of Apple's new privacy policy? More money for Apple.

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Apple wants to be the privacy Big Tech company. But it won't say no to some extra cash as a result. Earlier in 2021, Apple instituted a new App Store policy that limited apps' ability to track user behavior without getting express permission first, which has made targeted advertising more difficult.

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Balenciaga joins Fortnite in the Metaverse


As the race to create the first full-fledged metaverse heats up, companies the world over are starting to explore the concept and the role they can play in shaping it.

We asked TikTok baristas about Riddler's question mark latte art in 'The Batman' trailer

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In the new trailer for the upcoming move The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, there are explosions, balls of fire, gritty voiceovers about retribution, and.latte art? Yep, one of the most talked-about moments involves a cup of coffee.

Netflix’s Squid Game, Which Cost $21.4 Million to Make, Will Reportedly Generate $900 Million in Value

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A look at Netflix’s show data, which is normally held under lock and key and not available to the public, has provided a new information on what the success of South Korean drama Squid Game means to the company.

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Get $30 off this cat DNA kit

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TL;DR: Get closer to your kitty with the Basepaws Breed, Health, and DNA Test Kit , on sale for just $99 with the code PAWS15 — that's a 23% discount. Sometimes it seems like dogs get all the attention with new product launches, but there is a DNA kit that caters to feline friends specifically.

Y: The Last Man Canceled at FX as Its First Season Nearly Ends

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FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man , based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s 2005 comic, has been canceled. The announcement was made today by showrunner Eliza Clark, who said that FX on Hulu wouldn’t be going forward with a second season. Read more.

Improve your Microsoft Excel skills with the help of this certification training bundle

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TL;DR: The All-In-One Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle is on sale for £25.04 as of Oct. 18, saving you 98% on list price. Microsoft Excel is a platform many of us are familiar with but have never mastered.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Game Credits the Hell Out of Its In-Game Costumes

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Next week, Square Enix is putting out another Marvel game , this one for the Guardians of the Galaxy. While it looks like a typical third-person action game where you control Star-Lord and command the other Guardians, there is one thing that warrants a special shoutout for how surprising it is.

Feel like baking some love? This 14-function bread maker is on sale for over 40% off

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TL;DR: Expand your kitchen arsenal with the Wolfgang Puck 14-Function Bread Maker with Nut Dispenser , on sale for $69.99 — a 41% discount — as of Oct. If loving bread is wrong, we don’t want to be right.