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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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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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

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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Oculus Go unlock software released for hardware freedom


An Oculus Go unlocked OS build was released today, courtesy of John Carmack. After a prolonged period of time and a whole lot of work in securing the rights to release the software, Carmack and crew made this build a reality. It’s a surprise, honestly, now that Oculus is owned by Facebook.

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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EXCLUSIVE: Hands-on CREAL lightfield XR headsets

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I have had the pleasure of being invited by Swiss company CREAL to try its revolutionary lightfield technology that is able to make the immersive reality offered AR and VR headsets more believable. Here you are my experience with it!

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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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Hackers Have Been Using a Rootkit That Somehow Got Microsoft's Digital Seal of Approval

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A recent report by cybersecurity firm Bitdefender shows that e-criminals have been using a particular rootkit, dubbed “FiveSys,” that bafflingly received a digital signature from Microsoft. Read more.

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.

The King’s Man Does a Roll Call of Some Men and a Woman

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Have you forgotten who stars in the Kingsmen prequel The King’s Man ? I wouldn’t blame you if you had, honestly.

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

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

The Genetics Behind Bees' Black and Yellow Butts

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If you’re close enough to a bumblebee to see the order of its stripes, you’re probably too close to it.


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

Missouri Governor Ramps Up Attack on Newspaper Over 'Hacking' Scandal

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Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson has escalated his conflict with a local newspaper after the outlet revealed a gaping cybersecurity hole in one of the state’s websites. Read more.

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

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Big Oil’s Climate Plans Are Worthless, According to Science

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Oil and gas companies keep saying they’re committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement. They keep making net zero promises. They touting high-tech solutions they’re working on. It may feel like most of it is b t, but now we have the science to prove it. Read more.


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

The GOP’s Most Dangerous Climate Advocate Is Going to the United Nations Talks in Glasgow

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On Friday, the Washington Post reported a list of Republicans in Congress who will be attending United Nations climate talks in Glasgow later this month. Per the Post, the group includes Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana , the ranking GOP member on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis ; Rep.

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

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.

Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Just Can't Move on From "Tank"

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Netflix has much more serious problems to deal with right now than overusing a really good anime opening.

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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.

Moscow to Enter Lockdown Next Week as Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

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Russia’s capital city of Moscow will enter a 10-day lockdown starting next week as new cases of covid-19 and deaths from the disease reach new daily highs. The lockdown, which won’t start until Thursday, Oct.

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.

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.