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AR Technology Invades The Legendary Cannes Film Festival

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Locate one of Niantic’s AR viewfinders to unlock fun experiences using the company’s Lightship VPS technology.

See 5 planets align in order for first time in 18 years

Mashable VR

The five so-called naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — are having a rare solar system reunion right now. In the morning hours throughout June, early risers have been able to catch the planets in the sky from low in the east to higher in the south.

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Apple’s Medications app is a game-changer for the chronically ill

Digital Trends

In iOS 16 and WatchOS 9, Apple is introducing a new Medications app. And for chronically ill people, it's game-changing. Features Mobile Apple iOS 16 WatchOS 9

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15 catchiest, most dazzling musicals on Netflix

Mashable VR

Feel like breaking out in song? Or at least, watching other people do it? Of course, music fans regularly turn to Netflix for concert documentaries, like Taylor Swift's Miss Americana , and series with killer soundtracks, like Bridgerton.

The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

The James Bond Car That Was Elon Musk's Inspiration For The Tesla Cybertruck

Slashgear

Love it or hate it, the Cybertruck's design is one of a kind. What inspired such a unique aesthetic? It turns out a James Bond classic played a role.

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‘Alien’ signal seen by Chinese telescope likely due to radio interference

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A signal detected by a Chinese telescope and originally reported as possible evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence is almost certainly due to human factors. News fast seti space

NASA prefers this nickname for America's new lunar rocket

Mashable VR

If this NASA launch vehicle could talk — say at an international consortium of the world's most elite, hobnobbing space rockets — this is how it would introduce itself after filling out its "Hello, my name is" sticker. Space Launch System?

Tenacious D Returned To The Studio To Record For Unplugged

Upload VR

Comedy rock duo Tenacious D returned to the studio specifically for VR game Unplugged to re-record a song’s vocals. We recently spoke to Unplugged creator and Anotherway director Ricardo Acosta in our virtual studio to discuss the history of Unplugged and its development.

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Mars rover confronts spindly, crooked finger rocks

Mashable VR

These ancient Red Planet rocks have taken on some strangely gripping shapes. NASA's Curiosity rover recently encountered finger-like rocks while rumbling over the desert landscape and snapped some postcard-worthy photos with the vehicle's Mast Camera, or Mastcam.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

3 things you didn’t know you could do with Google Drive

Digital Trends

Wondering if there’s something new or a feature that’s somewhat hidden? Look at these Google Drive features you didn’t know existed but are super useful. Computing Features files Google Chrome Google Drive google meet shortcuts

The most watched TV shows of the week are brimming with superpowers

Mashable VR

What's everybody been watching this week then? We've dug into the latest data from streaming aggregator ReelGood , which pulls viewing figures from streaming sites in the UK and the US, and broken out the top 10 most watched TV shows of the past week.

NASA beginning its 4th go at crucial Artemis mission rocket test tonight

Digital Trends

NASA is once again preparing for a major test of its new Space Launch System rocket, intended to carry astronauts to the moon under the Artemis program. News Space Artemis NASA space

What Really Happened To Microsoft's Zune

Slashgear

Years after the launch of the iPod, Microsoft introduced its own competitor. The Zune MP3 player faded away seemingly as quickly as it arrived. Technology

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.

Finding recipes on TikTok and YouTube is my new favorite way to cook

Digital Trends

Finding recipes on Google is a chore, so I decided to use TikTok and YouTube instead. And the results might surprise you. Features Mobile Google tiktok YouTube

How To Clear Cache On TikTok

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Clearing the cache collected by TikTok might help the app perform better if it has slowed down on your device. Technology

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Meta Avatars Store Coming ‘Soon’ To VR After Instagram & Facebook

Upload VR

Meta’s Avatars Store is coming soon to VR after it launches on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger.

The Cost Of A Fully Loaded Volvo XC40 Isn't What You'd Expect

Slashgear

Counting the cost of a fully-loaded 2022 Volvo XC40 reveals that the options are numerous, but the price isn't as shockingly monstrous as you might think.

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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.

Swordsman Launches On App Lab For Quest, Alongside Advanced Combat Update

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Originally scheduled for a late May release, melee combat game Swordsman VR is now available for Oculus Quest and Meta Quest 2 headsets via App Lab , alongside the advanced combat update launching for all platforms.

5 Bookmarking apps for saving stories you want to read later

Mashable VR

Read-later apps are a convenient way to bookmark digital content that you want to return to. Such apps can save articles, Twitter threads, and even entire websites so that you can revisit them.

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‘Alien’ signal seen by Chinese telescope likely due to radio interference

Digital Trends

A signal detected by a Chinese telescope and originally reported as possible evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence is almost certainly due to human factors. News Space fast seti space

NASA just inflated its new-age spaceship heat shield for Mars

Mashable VR

To gently land a rocket ship on the surface of Mars one must overcome the most ornery physics. When a spacecraft returns to Earth, the relatively thick atmosphere helps slow down that speeding bullet. But on Mars, the aerodynamics are not so friendly.

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.

Hubble Space Telescope finds destructive white dwarf ripping apart planetary pieces

Digital Trends

The Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a case of cosmic cannibalism, with a white dwarf consuming rocky and icy material from its surrounding environment. News Space hubble space telescope space white dwarf

Twitter reacts to Hasbro's unsettling Nerf mascot

Mashable VR

Hasbro, famous owners of Nerf and Death Row Records have introduced a new mascot to market their popular foam dart-maker.

Are the Star Wars prequels actually good?

Digital Trends

Long maligned by fan and casual viewer alike, the Star Wars prequels have experienced a recent critical reevaluation as a result of shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi. Features Movies & TV obi-wan kenobi Star Wars star wars attack of the clones star wars: episode i - the phantom menace the mandalorian

Outer space news that broke the internet this year, so far

Mashable VR

Space scientists have discovered just how much they can accomplish when they work together, with incredible feats achieved this year through collaborations with commercial industry and foreign nations.

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.