Fri.Oct 22, 2021

Facebook Messenger Introduces AR Group Effects


Turn your next video call into an interactive party with Facebook’s collection of multiplayer AR experiences. Group Effects is a new feature available now on Facebook Messenger and Messenger Rooms that allows Facebook users to interact with a variety of AR experiences during group video calls.

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NASA challenges kids to design a moon-digging robot

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NASA has launched a contest challenging K-12 students to don their thinking caps and design a robot capable of digging and moving lunar soil. News contest Moon NASA space student contest


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Get Spooky With Snapchat’s New Seasonal Lenses


Maybe you’re dressing up and you want your Bitmoji to dress up too. Or, maybe you’re not dressing up but you want to be at least a little festive for your friends and family on social media.

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How Will Privacy, Free Speech And Safety Coexist In VR/AR?

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The laws governing the use of VR/AR technology aren’t necessarily the most exciting subject to most people, at least not compared to the adrenaline racing through the veins of anyone playing Resident Evil 4 on Oculus Quest 2.

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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.

What’s Behind Facebook’s Metaverse Play, Part III

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Metaverse Mania continues. The latest runaway buzzword has become clouded through overuse, but it still holds legitimate principles worth conceptualizing. We dive into the latest musings from metaverse underwriter Facebook.

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Apple Watch Series 7 Review: The best smartwatch you can buy, by far

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Spoiler alert: The Apple Watch Series 7 impresses at every turn, and does everything you could want and more. Apple Mobile Wearables Apple Watch Apple Watch Series 7 Review

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HP Releasing Upgraded Reverb G2 With Better Tracking

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HP is set to release a new version of its Reverb G2 PC VR headset, taking on community feedback and making improvements to the headset’s tracking, design and compatibility.

Recycling isn’t enough. Here’s what experts say will solve the e-waste crisis

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The world has a massive e-waste problem. Recycling helps, but it's only one solution in a network of problems affecting how electronics impact the environment. Computing Apple Intel right to repair sustainability

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After The Fall: Vertigo On Campaign, Co-Op And Post-Launch

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It’s After The Fall time on Upload Access, and we’re kicking things off with an exclusive new interview for the upcoming shooter. We sit down with Vertigo Games community manager, TamTu Bui, to talk about what to expect from the upcoming cooperative shooter.

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.

We have some bad news about Apple’s rumored VR headset

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Bad news for those hoping for Apple's rumored VR headset next year: We may not see it until 2023 at the earliest. Computing News Apple Apple glasses apple vr headset Ming-Chi Kuo Virtual Reality

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How Hans Zimmer's genius made ‘Dune’ a musical masterpiece — Supporting Players

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Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer shares his process in creating iconic scores and realizing his lifelong dream to make Dune


Dell is practically giving away this gaming laptop today — SAVE $285

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The Dell G15 gaming laptop with the 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor is discounted in the early Dell Black Friday deals, lowering its price by $285.

Pavilion made up of over a thousand spinning cubes is a shapeshifting masterpiece

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Designed by Moon Hoon in collaboration with Mooyuki architects, the Republic of Korea Pavilion is a giant shape shifting sculpture located at expo 2020 Dubai. The exhibit is made up of 1,597 spinning cubes and puts on a spectacular display meant to reflect the spirit of the Korean landscape


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.

Here’s what you can do if Roku loses YouTube in December

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There's a very real chance that Roku will lose access to YouTube and YouTube TV on December 9. Here are your options if and when that happens. Home Theater Google Hulu Hulu with Live TV over the air antenna Roku YouTube YouTube TV

How 'Dune' the movie differs from the book

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At nearly 200,000 words long, with a hefty amount of lore, Frank Herbert's Dune was long thought to be unfilmable. Alejandro Jodoroswky's failed production and David Lynch's 1984 screen version famously struggled to translate the sci-fi epic to film.

What is a smart coffee maker?

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Smart coffee makers are connected to the internet or to your smart home and allow remote access and control. Learn about what they can do for you. Features Smart Home Keurig app Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker proactive evergreen smart coffee maker smart home

20 years later, 'Donnie Darko' feels finally fit for our times

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28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.That is when the world will end. On Oct. 26, 2001, writer-director Richard Kelly released Donnie Darko to unsuspecting audiences.

Black Friday deals on iPads just started at Amazon — here are the best

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This year's Black Friday iPad deals are online early on Amazon, with discounts for the 2020 iPad Air and the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models of the 2021 iPad Pro. Apple Deals Mobile Amazon 2021 Apple Black Friday deals Black Friday 2021 black friday deals black friday ipad deals iPad deals mobile deal

London's statues are in dire need of equality and diversity

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The capital of the UK has hundreds of statues dotting the city, drawing in tourists throughout the year. But there's a fundamental issue in the landscape of sculptures and public art in London.

More Black Friday TV deals just landed at Best Buy — What to buy today

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Save big on great TVs from TCL, Hisense, and Samsung as part of the Best Buy Black Friday TV deals. Deals Home Theater Best Buy 2021 Best Buy Black Friday 2021 Black Friday 2021 commerce 2021 deal Hisense 4K TV Home Theater Deals Samsung 4K TV TCL 4K TV

FaceTime helps Good Samaritan rescue opossum on streets of NYC

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Deborah Altman was walking with a friend in the trendy downtown NYC neighborhood of SoHo when something caught her eye. It was an opossum huddled in the corner of a building on Grand Street. Possums and opossums are different animals but the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. It's confusing.)

HP is having an early Black Friday sale today — here are the best deals

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HP is kicking off its early Black Friday deals today, and there are a ton of great discounts. We have the lowdown on the absolute best deals! Computing Deals Black Friday 2021 Black Friday sales computing deals Early Black Friday HP HP 2021 HP Black Friday HP deals


Larry David gives James Corden's staff life advice, and it's as blunt as you'd expect

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Following in Barack Obama's footsteps , Larry David appeared on The Late Late Show recently and dispensed some valuable life advice to James Corden's staff members.

Are smart thermostats worth it? Pros and cons of connected thermostats

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Are smart thermostats worth it? Between the cost, the hassle of installation, and learning a whole new system, there's a lot to invest. Smart Home proactive evergreen smart thermostat smart thermostat settings thermostat thermostat settings


Diabetes patients' DIY solutions are still the standard of care

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Paging Dr. Internet, we need a diagnosis. In this series, Mashable examines the online world's influence on our health and prescribes new ways forward. For 33 years, Orla Wilson managed her Type 1 diabetes well. "I I always had reasonable control," she says. "I

Don’t miss these new early Walmart Black Friday deals — from $69

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New Walmart Black Friday deals are here and they include big discounts on gaming laptops, 70-inch 4K TVs, air fryers and much more.

Scammers are posing as real companies to steal from job applicants

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When applying for a job, under no circumstances should a company ask you to send them money or devices such as a phone or laptop. If they do, there's a good chance you're being scammed.

Alienware gaming chair $30 off for early Black Friday deal at Dell

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The Alienware S5000 is the gaming chair made for all gamers, offering features designed for intense gameplay and comfortable down time. Get it today for $30 off at Dell, marked down from its regular price of $400 to a sale price of $370.