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VR City-Building Games Are Having Their Moment

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Unlimited creativity and freedom are the driving force behind Cities: VR and other games like it. During the UploadVR Showcase 202 1 , Swedish VR studio Fast Travel Games announced Cities: VR , a VR spin-off of the popular city-building game Cities: Skylines.

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Scientists declared these animals extinct in 2021

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We live in an age of accelerated extinction.

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.

Will Google ever lose its throne as king of search? You.com is betting on it

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Dozens of companies have tried to disrupt Google's search dominance, and none have really succeeded -- but You.com thinks it has an approach that could work. Features Google search engines You.com

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How to level up fast in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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Fear not, because we've found a few simple ways you can level up your pokemon fast in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to cut down on the grind. Gaming game guide Nintendo Pokemon Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Pokemon Shining Pearl

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How to open different iPhone camera modes fast or by default

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When you need to take a video like right now , your default camera mode doesn't cut it. The moment has passed and you didn't capture it. It's that feeling when stumbling for the video button once you've managed to open your iPhone's camera.

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Why you’re not getting Netflix in HD or 4K and how to fix it

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Just bought a new 4K Ultra HD TV, but Netflix isn't cooperating? It's troubleshooting time! This guide will help you get back to streaming in premium quality. Home Theater How-To 4K Movies & TV Netflix Streaming Tier 4

Giant, cryptic ocean dweller filmed roaming the deep sea

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File this under " Extremely cool. Marine scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently captured rare footage of a giant phantom jelly ( Stygiomedusa gigantea ) roaming the deep waters of California's Monterey Bay.

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.

How to overclock your monitor

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You can push your monitor past its rated refresh rate for smoother gameplay, but you first need to know how to overclock your monitor. Here's how to do it. Computing Gaming Monitor monitor overclocking overclocking refresh rate

How Amazon's 'Wheel of Time' is different from the books

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A 100% faithful adaptation of The Wheel of Time was never going to be possible. Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series spans 14 books — 15 if you count the prequel — totaling over 4 million words. That's simply too much material to fit into a TV show.

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The best games like Skyrim

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Whether you love the open world, deep story, RPG-style combat, or character building, we've rounded up all the best games like Skyrim you can play right now. Gaming action rpg bethesda game studios Elder Scrolls open world game skyrim

Take an extra 20% off this privacy router with built-in VPN protection

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TL;DR: The Netgear R6400 VPN-protected router is just $175.99 at the Mashable Shop with code CMSAVE20 as of Dec. Easy to use and easy to set up. Credit: FlashRouters. If your internet is still slow despite signing up for the fastest internet available, the problem isn't your internet provider.

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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.

Watch: First Quest 2 Footage Of Ultrawings 2 Debuts

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We’ve got our first look at Bit Planet Games’ Ultrawings 2 running on Meta Quest 2. We debuted the footage as part of this week’s Upload VR Showcase. Feast your eyes on over a minute of clips below. Ultrawings 2 Quest Gameplay Reveal.

'Fortnite' Chapter 2 ends with a slain queen and Dwayne Johnson saving the day

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Now that I'm officially a Fortnite guy , it felt like I had a duty to tune in on Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m. ET as Epic Games capped off the eighth and final season of Chapter 2, marking a new phase for the ongoing story. I was not disappointed.

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The best Google Home routines and how to use them

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Google Home routines can help automate your life and save time by doing multiple things at once. Here are some of the best routines we've found. How-To Smart Home Google routines proactive evergreen Routines smart home smart lights

The ILIFE V3s Pro is a cheap robot vacuum for hands-off spot cleaning

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When you're used to doing everything from an app, it's easy to disregard a device that's not super connected when it could be.

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How to watch NASA’s Laser Communications launch early tomorrow morning

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NASA's communication system will soon be getting a serious upgrade, with the launch of a new laser communications relay system early tomorrow morning. News how to watch laser communications NASA space

This beginner-friendly VPN is half-price for Christmas

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SAVE 50%: TunnelBear is a beginner-friendly service that secures your online world. A one-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for £3.74 per month as of Dec. 3, saving you 50% on list price.

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How to overclock your graphics card GPU

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With graphics card prices still over inflated, overclocking your graphics card can be one way to extend the life of your current system. But how do you overclock your GPU? With a few tools and patience, it's easier than you think. Computing How-To AMD graphics cards Nvidia Overclock

Elon Musk claims feature from Hummer EV is coming to quad-motor Cybertruck

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Elon Musk teased a new feature for the delayed Tesla Cybertruck that sounds heavily borrowed from a different electric truck.

How to overclock RAM

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When you think of overclocking, you usually think of the CPU, but overclocking your RAM also has benefits. Here are the ways you can overclock RAM on your PC. Computing AMD Intel Memory overclocking RAM

Sorry Adele, you've officially become a TikTok trend

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It's been a wild week on the internet with the release of Spotify's annual Wrapped experience , and even TikTok was not immune to the Spotify Wrapped discourse.

6 easy ways to dramatically increase your MacBook’s performance

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If your Mac is feeling slow, we have six ways that you can boost its performance without downloading any extra software. Computing Apple iMac Mac MacBook MacBook Air MacOS

MrBeast really wants you to have a Lamborghini

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TL;DR: The Everyone Gets a Car Sweepstakes is just $28 at the Mashable Shop with code CMSAVE20 as of Dec. As a wise woman named Oprah once said, “Everyone gets a car!” ” With this contest of the same name from MrBeast and MSCHF, anyone who enters does, indeed, win a car.

NASA picks 3 companies to design private space stations

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NASA continues its push to commercialize low-Earth orbit, with the announcement of three companies which have been chosen to design private space stations. News commercialization of space NASA Northrop Grumman space Space Station

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Mars satellite captures wild image of an ancient Martian crater

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One of humanity's most productive, legendary satellites isn't orbiting Earth. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has zipped around the red desert planet for a decade and a half, beaming back a plethora of detailed images of Mars' volcanoes, valleys, dried-up lakes, and beyond.

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See a stunning view of today’s solar eclipse as captured from Antarctica

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A solar eclipse passed over parts of the southern hemisphere early this morning, including parts of South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. News solar eclipse space