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Our Favorite VR Game Announcements From E3 2021

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The Upload VR Showcase returns with new information on 18 killer VR games. Yesterday, Upload hosted its third annual E3 VR Showcase as part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming event, revealing a generous amount of new information for 18 VR games on Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, and SteamVR headsets.

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Should Big Tech pay you for your data? It’s possible, but also problematic

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There are a handful of companies on the web that aim to give you control of your data, and even pay you for it. But doing so could potentially cause issues. Features Mobile Web advertising data monetization Facebook Google personal data privacy

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Is Censor the Future of Giallo Horror?

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Censor is a 2021 Giallo film written and directed by Prano-Bailey Bond, and co-written with Anthony Fletcher. The story follows Enid Baines (Niamh Algar), a woman who works at the British film censor board.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a new action game from Team Ninja

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As shown during the Square Enix Presents E3 2021 event, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action game coming to current and last-gen platforms. Gaming e3 2021 Final Fantasy Square Enix Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

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.

Microsoft Makes the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge Meme a Reality, Will Sell It This Holiday Season

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Once a meme that delighted the internet, the Xbox Series X-shaped mini fridge is becoming a reality. At the end of its E3 2021 showcase on Sunday, Microsoft announced that it would be selling “the world’s most powerful mini fridge” this upcoming holiday season. Read more.

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Bars With Vaccine Requirements Are Being Flooded With Negative Reviews: Report

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With the weather heating up, hot vax summer is in full swing. Unfortunately, that also means anti-vaxxers are back on their faux-self-righteous b t, and they’ve reportedly been review-bombing bars that attempt to isolate vaccinated customers from unvaccinated ones. Read more.

How to watch a livestream of NASA spacewalk on Wednesday

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NASA and its European counterpart, ESA, are preparing for a spacewalk that will take place on Wednesday, June 16. Here's how you can watch it live online. News International Space Station ISS space Space Station spacewalk

A Mysterious Bidder Just Paid $28 Million to Fly to Space With Jeff Bezos on July 20

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Someone with deep pockets just shelled out $28 million to fly to space with Jeff Bezos, the richest man on Earth, on Blue Origin’s first crewed flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle.

Europe to launch renewable wooden satellite made of plywood

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A Scandinavian company plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite to bring attention to the use of renewable materials in space. News ESA Satellite space

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.

Invincible Showrunner Discusses The Challenges of Shooting Season Finale

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The finale of Invincible showcased the true destruction that can happen when a city is turned into a battlefield by two overpowered people.

This beautiful galaxy captured by Hubble defies classification

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This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows no less than three galaxies, including one which can't easily be categorized. News Galaxy Hubble space

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Jessica Henwick Fulfills Her Dreams Starring in Fourth Matrix Film

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Jessica Henwick has already tackled many iconic sci-fi and fantasy roles, with her most notable being Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones and Colleen Wing Netflix show Iron Fist. Next up on her resume is an undisclosed role in Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix movie. Read more.

Starfield will launch in 2022 as an Xbox exclusive

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Today's trailer for Starfield revealed very few details, save for a release date and the fact that players will fill the boots of a spacefaring explorer. Gaming Bethesda e3 2021 Starfield xbox

Vin Diesel says 'Fast and Furious' saga will end in 2024

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After more than 20 years, the story of Dominic Toretto is drawing to a close — but not any time soon. Vin Diesel told The Associated Press on Thursday that after two more films, his chapter of the Fast and Furious saga will end in 2024.

New Battlefield gameplay trailer reveals more features, calls back to old titles

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While we saw a number of new mechanics in the Battlefield 2042 trailer today, it also confirmed that the game will call back to Battlefield 3 and 4. Gaming battlefield 2042 e3 2021 EA

In year of isolation, this $3,000 telescope may have changed citizen astronomy forever

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After a couple hours of sleep, Rachel Knight woke to an alarm set for 2 a.m. Two alarms, actually. Her phone and Amazon Echo clamored in tandem to make sure she didn’t sleep through the night. It was her turn to head out to the backyard and monitor the telescope.

A Plague Tale: Requiem brings more rat swarms in 2022

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A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming in 2022 and features even more rats. Gaming e3 2021 Microsoft plague tale xbox

Why cicadas love to land on you, irresistible human

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Even on an Air Force base tarmac, a cicada landed on the president's neck. The spectacular emergence of the Brood X cicadas — with some 1.5 million of the harmless insects emerging per acre in some places — has resulted in cicadas landing on people's shirts, arms, hair, and. beyond.

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Hades, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and more coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Xbox Game Pass is getting a ton of new games, including Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which is available today. Gaming News Age of Empires IV e3 2021 Forza hades Microsoft xbox Xbox Game Pass yakuza: like a dragon

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The Outer Worlds 2 confirmed with extremely cheeky trailer

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Today's trailer for The Outer Worlds 2 did not include any details on the game, but did reveal that it will still be set in the Halcyon system. Gaming e3 2021 Obisidian The Outer Worlds 2

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Halo Infinite is launching for holidays along with free-to-play multiplayer

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Halo Infinite's new E3 trailer offers a new look at the story and Master Chief's new companion A.I. Gaming E3 e3 2021 Halo Halo Infinite Microsoft xbox Xbox One xbox series s Xbox Series X

A Township Tale Oculus Quest Announcement Trailer

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Contraband confirmed as the next game from developer of Just Cause series

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Avalanche Studios, the team behind the Just Cause series, is working on Contraband, a new co-op open-world game. Gaming News avalanche studios Contraband e3 2021 xbox

Nerf Ultimate Championship Reveal Trailer

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NASA is designing a space telescope to protect Earth from asteroid impacts

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NASA's Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope would use infrared sensors to detect asteroids or comets which threaten the planet.

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Loki: Is TVA Judge Revonna Renslayer Friend or Foe?

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now an official member of the Marvel gang as she stars in Disney+ newest show, Loki as Revonna Renslayer. Read more. loki renslayer gugu mbatha ravonna english language films disney owen wilson draftloki kang gugu mbatha raw tom hiddleston fictional characters rise blood hunter

Avengers: War For Wakanda gets a new trailer, but no release date

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The latest trailer for Marvel's Avengers' War For Wakanda expansion was light on the details, leaving out a release date for the long-awaited update. Gaming Marvel's Avengers Square Enix