Walmart Employees Say VR Training Helped Save Lives During El Paso Shooting

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Earlier this month, a deadly mass shooting took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, claiming the lives of 22 individuals and injuring 24 others. During an interview with Fortune , McMillan stated that members of the El Paso Walmart management team, as well as associates, felt that their experience in the companies VR training module helped them better navigate the shooting as it occurred. I’ve been to Southaven, and I went to El Paso on Tuesday [Aug.

Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry Is Finally Getting the Biopic He Deserves

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On August 19th, 1921, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born in El Paso, Texas. He grew up to become a member of the Air Force during World War II, a member of the LAPD afterward, and a burgeoning TV screenwriter.

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Nuclear Power Plant Uses VR For Control Room Training

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Just recently, Walmart employees credited their VR training as having helped them stay alive during the horrendous El Paso shooting that took place earlier this month. Fortum looks to VR to provide cost-effective training for its operators. VR is quickly becoming the go-to training solution for a growing number of industries.

How to score one of those 'swamp ass' candles you saw on TikTok

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The entrepreneurs responsible are Abby and Nuvia Zepeda, two sisters in El Paso, Texas, who run a small company called Oddball Candles.

The Purge has never been subtle, but the mask is fully off in 'The Forever Purge'

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When the group is left without a vehicle in the war-torn streets of El Paso, what should be a tense and jump scare-fraught advance through a series of dark alleys ends up feeling more like a leisurely stroll (sure, with guns and the odd murder). Purge Night has never been subtle.

Editorial: How Qualcomm’s New Enterprise XR Program Can Accelerate Growth

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We are also seeing companies like Walmart utilizing mobile VR headsets like the Oculus Go for training employees, which has already helped as the CEO said that training helped save lives in the El Paso shooting because of active shooter training. Right now enterprise XR is where most growth in XR is happening outside of Oculus and Sony’s walled gardens.

'He's gone full Hodor': Seth Meyers roasts Trump for whining about COVID still being a thing

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We're seeing new records for daily cases, deaths are up 13 percent, hospitals in hotspots are overwhelmed — like in El Paso, where there's been a 300 percent increase in hospitalization since the start of October. "Trump is once again trying to warp reality," said Seth Meyers in Wednesday night's A Closer Look segment. Thirty-seven states are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases, which are up 39 percent across the country.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.25): Lots of new VR content previewed, Sony acquires Insomniac, Matrix 4 in the works and much more!

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According to Walmart, during the El Paso shooting, Walmart employees have been able to react very well and fast to the difficult situation, because they had been trained in VR and so they knew exactly what to do in real life in a similar situation. Another hot week of Summer has just gone, with lots of my friends in real vacation and me working and only travelling vi [link] rtually in the pauses!