Sun.Jan 17, 2021

Wave VR Concerts Put On Pause

VRScout

After five years of virtual performances, the company is pivoting away from music and art. When Wave launched in 2016, it served as this incredible VR platform that brought people together through virtual entertainment.

Startups at CES showed how tech can help elderly people and their caregivers

TechCrunch

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a harsh spotlight on the challenges many elderly people face. Older adults are among the highest-risk groups for developing cases that need hospitalization and nursing homes were especially vulnerable to outbreaks.

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PSVR Finally Has A Japanese Train Simulator… Only In Japan

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Long have I waited for a Japanese train simulator with VR support. Last month, Sony’s PSVR headset was finally graced with one… in Japan. GO by train! Hashiro Yamanote Line hit Japanese PS4s at the start of December 2020.

Parler's Back from the Dead With a Domain Registered to Epik, Home to Gab and Daily Stormer

GizModo VR

Parler came back online Sunday with a defiant message to the social network’s “lovers and haters.”

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This strange planet has three suns and orbits at a funky angle

Digital Trends

Researchers have discovered a planet with three suns and an unusual kink in its orbit. News breaking twitter exoplanets NASA space

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Grapple Tournament Championship Features Legendary Content Creators

VR Fitness

Grapple Tournament is an exciting VR arcade shooter featuring vertical movement through the use of grappling hooks and an assortment of weapons to eliminate the enemy.

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These Monkeys Understand Economics and Intentionally Steal High-Ticket Items to Barter for Better Food, Study Finds

GizModo VR

Some of you all may be familiar with the crime ring of long-tailed macaque monkeys that reside around the Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia, who were thrust into infamy a few years ago for stealing from tourists and holding the ransom until they were paid in food.

Meet the man on a controversial mission to preserve and digitize your brain

Digital Trends

Robert McIntyre is on a mission to preserve human brains so they can be uploaded in the future. Outlandish? But aren't most groundbreaking ideas? Emerging Tech Features brains Neuroscience startups

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Ethan Hawke Is Going to Be Playing the Villain In Disney's Moon Knight Series

GizModo VR

Well, the list of distinguished actors attached to this project has just gone up by one. Read more

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The best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus screen protectors

Digital Trends

Here's our roundup of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus screen protectors available right now, so that you can protect your new phone from scratches and cracks.

Apple's Tim Cook: Parler could return 'if they get their moderation together'

Mashable VR

Tim Cook has finally faced some questions about Parler's suspension from the App Store and what it would take to come back. His answers toe the company line, but are nonetheless revealing to hear from the Apple chief executive.

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Apple Mac Mini M1 review: Miniature footprint, maximum performance

Digital Trends

The Mac Mini is the first desktop Mac with Apple’s M1 chip inside. Apple Computing Apple M1 Mac Mini

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Twitter suspended Marjorie Taylor-Greene. Do you even have to ask why?

Mashable VR

Twitter moved to temporarily suspend Marjorie Taylor-Greene on Sunday, locking the recently elected Georgia Congresswoman out of her account for 12 hours. The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy," a Twitter spokesperson said.

Nissan has a cool idea to make remote working truly remote

Digital Trends

Nissan's awesome "caravan office pod" is aimed at folks who'd like to work anywhere they darn well like and features a workspace that slides out of the vehicle. Cars News Mobile Office Nissan nv350 office pod remote working

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A guide to helping boomers sign up for their COVID vaccine

Mashable VR

Seniors over 65 can now receive the COVID vaccine in many states, but navigating sites to actually sign up for a vaccination appointment can be challenging for the less tech savvy. At least 10.6

Our galaxy is lonelier than we thought, New Horizons data shows

Digital Trends

It was previously thought that there were trillions of galaxies in our universe, but new research using NASA's Deep Horizons mission questions that figure. News breaking twitter galaxies space.hubble

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12 cool classes to take on Khan Academy for free

Mashable VR

There were times I’d be sitting in my college classes frantically scribbling away in my notebook, hand cramping, making sure I had every note from the lecture recorded for when I’d have to study for the inevitable exam.

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NASA test fires the world’s largest rocket core stage

Digital Trends

NASA put its Space Launch System through a hot fire test, firing the core stage's engines for over a minute and generating 1.6 million pounds of thrust. News breaking twitter green run NASA sls space

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The 12 coolest 4K space videos that let you escape Earth for a few minutes

Mashable VR

As you'd probably expect from the space agency, NASA has always been at the forefront of visual technology.

The best free streaming TV services right now

Digital Trends

In this day and age, you don't have to break the bank to stream. In fact, with many free services providing movies and TV shows, you don't need the bank at all. Home Theater Movies & TV cut the cord Entertainment in containment free tv streaming live tv streaming services Streaming

Facebook's latest ad ban in the name of inauguration safety is pure performace

Mashable VR

Facebook really needs to pick a lane. The social network took the step on Saturday of temporarily halting ads for certain weapon accessories and protective gear.

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A non-connectivity approach can be practical for a smart home

Digital Trends

BenjiLock by Hampton intentionally left any kind of connectivity out of its front door lock, bike lock, and gym lock. But is that a great idea? We examine. Smart Home Benjilock ces 2021 ces 2021 product fingerprint Hampton

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12 ambient music sources to stream free online

Mashable VR

The term "ambient" music was first coined in the late '70s by influential British artist Brian Eno, who described it as music created to "induce calm and space to think.".

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Watch Virgin Orbit fire a rocket from a plane in first successful space trip

Digital Trends

Virgin Orbit has released a dramatic video showing the start of Sunday's successful space mission that involved firing a rocket from a modified Boeing 747 jet. News launcherone Rockets virgin orbit

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Twitter taught me I have no visual imagination

Mashable VR

When we spend so much of our time online, we're bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable's series I learned it on the internet. On a summer Friday a few years ago, I collapsed on my living room floor in a transformative defeat.

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Testing Mars exploration drones on Icelandic lava flows

Digital Trends

How do you test a machine that's designed to operate on another planet? Using the lava flow fields of Iceland to test out drones and rovers to explore Mars. News breaking twitter Drones Mars space

7 of the best online learning platforms to advance your career (or side hustle)

Mashable VR

When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet.

An Italian Plane Manufacturer Developed A Craft Just For Transporting COVID-19 Vaccines

GizModo VR

Tecnam, an Italian aeronautics company that produces aircraft parts for other manufacturers and also develops it own light aircraft, has engineered a small plane with the purpose of transporting the COVID-19 vaccine by air. Read more

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The bittersweet ending of 'Promising Young Woman' makes the movie

Mashable VR

By the time Promising Young Woman reaches its climactic showdown, it's hard to imagine what a satisfying ending might even look like. A triumphant ending would seem too easy, for a film that's otherwise been unafraid to explore messy and painful truths.

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NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission rocket test ends prematurely

Mashable VR

In what should have been a roughly eight-minute hot fire test on Saturday at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, the rockets that will be responsible for carrying NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the moon and back stopped after just one minute.