Interactive VR Comedy Has You Staging A Fake Moon Landing For The Taiwanese Government


This includes Serendipity’s Great Hoax: The Moon Landing , a satirical VR comedy that has players faking a moon landing for the Taiwanese government in the hopes of “making the country rich again.” The post Interactive VR Comedy Has You Staging A Fake Moon Landing For The Taiwanese Government appeared first on VRScout. Great Hoax: The Moon Landing arrives on Viveport this September as part of the Venice Film Festival.

Tim Sweeney Warns VR Could Make Tech Companies ‘More Powerful Than Any Government’


” During his address on stage, Sweeney urged the audience to consider that, “if we ever allow one company to own the meta-verse, then that company would have more power than any government that has ever existed.” ” Tagged with: exclusives , government , Oculus Home , open , platform , Tim Sweeney. Interviews exclusives government Oculus Home open platform Tim SweeneyTim Sweeney has some stern words for some of VR’s biggest players.

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Niantic Partners with City Governments to Turn Pokémon GO into a Tool for Community Engagement

Next Reality AR

A new study published by American University demonstrates how Pokémon GO and other augmented reality games can help city governments bring communities closer together.

How Government Agencies Use Virtual Reality


Government agencies have seen a large uptick in use of virtual reality over the last 3+ years. Once used more out of curiosity or for testing purposes, government divisions are utilizing VR for practical everyday purposes. So what are these government divisions using virtual reality specifically for? Below, we’ll go through a few of these examples and explain specifically why these government agencies chose virtual reality.

HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund

Road to VR

But today the company announced a brand new investment fund of some $160 million in a joint venture between HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. The post HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund appeared first on Road to VR. Between HTC’s Vive X accelerator and the VRVCA investor consortium that it heads, the company is already very active in the VR investment space.

Recapping the Data Governance Winter Conference and looking ahead to 2018 governance trends

IBM Big Data Hub

The 2017 Data Governance Winter Conference on 4 - 8 December covered topics ranging from how to start a data governance program to attaining data governance maturity to how to improve your organization’s information quality. After attending, Brian Mayer, business ready data practitioner, and Mark Lynch unified governance practice lead, discuss major data governance trends covered at the conference

Report: Mulan Press Coverage Is Being Blocked by the Chinese Government

GizModo VR

Though Disney’s live-action Mulan remake is only just now hitting VOD in certain markets—ahead of a cinematic release in territories where movie theaters have been allowed to reopen—the movie’s already come under a significant amount of fire, first for its star’s pro-police comments regarding the protests in Hong Kong Read more.

Senate Moves to Ban TikTok on Government Phones

GizModo VR

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday prohibiting federal workers from downloading TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app the White House has recently threatened to ban citing national security concerns. Read more. tiktok us senate bytedance china

TikTok sees increase in government requests for user data

Digital Trends

The U.S. made 100 legal requests about TikTok content. News Social Media Mobile App tiktok

Judge rules that U.S. government can’t force WeChat off app stores

Digital Trends

TikTok is not the only Chinese app to have been saved from a ban at the last minute this weekend: WeChat won't be banned from app stores tomorrow either. News Social Media ban breaking twitter lawsuit WeChat

Oculus Go + Open Questions Around Facebook, Privacy, Free Speech, & Virtual Governance

Road to VR

The Oculus Venues will be treated as public spaces that will be governed by Oculus’ updated Terms of Service that has a code of conduct to ensure safe online spaces. What is their plan for virtual governance?

EON Reality Releases New Remote AR and VR Packages for Education, Government, and Industry

EON Reality

For those who want the complete freedom of the advanced premium features, EON Reality will also co-invest in large-scale packages as a means to assist as many businesses, schools, and governments as possible throughout the current pandemic. The post EON Reality Releases New Remote AR and VR Packages for Education, Government, and Industry appeared first on EON Reality.

Improving The Reality Of Government: AR And VR Use Cases

Forrester VR

Since Mobile World Congress, where the reality on the show floor was often either virtual or augmented, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the practical uses of AR and VR – particularly in government and a smart city context. analyst relations planning & process application development & delivery augmented reality government virtual reality

Watch the U.S. government blow up some mannequins in the name of firework safety

Mashable VR

government agency that researches product safety and educates the public, does important work. The CPSC is a government agency after all. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is weird. Well, not in general. The CPSC, the U.S.

Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR.


Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR ethics, more research Virtual worlds are coming for humanity and a group of researchers and technologists wants to make sure we’re ready when they arrive. experts government regulation vr mr lab future

Google Doodle recognizes Juneteenth, unlike the federal government

Mashable VR

Your Google homepage is ready for Juneteenth (even if the federal government somehow still doesn't acknowledge the long-celebrated holiday). On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Google debuted a new video Doodle for the holiday, which marks the true end of chattel slavery in the United States.

HTC Partners on $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund with Shenzhen Municipal Government

Road to VR

HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal Government announced plans to set up a joint China VR Research Institute, creating a 10 billion RMB (~$1.45 This groundwork lead to the recent announcement, that HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government. Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC, said in the announcement “It is a great honor for us to enter into the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government.

UK government bans telecoms from buying Huawei 5G equipment

Mashable VR

On Tuesday, the UK government announced it has banned mobile providers in the country from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after the end of 2020. The UK had a change of heart about Huawei. And it said all Huawei 5G equipment must be removed from their networks by 2027. The decision comes six months after the UK allowed the Chinese company to have a limited role in Britain's 5G networks.

Canadian government invests in VR training technology


The Government of Canada announced this week that it has awarded a $1.1 The contract comes as part of the Canadian government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program, which has seen over $126 million invested in 285 contracts since 2010. The post Canadian government invests in VR training technology appeared first on VR World. million contract to Halifax, Nova Scotia-based IT firm Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc.

Bird says it didn't apply for a PPP loan. The government's response is.confusing.

Mashable VR

Pretty nice of the government to so generously support electric scooters, right?! A trove of juicy financial data just became public, but it could have some major errors.

Delivering Safe and Secure AR/VR Knowledge Transfer Solutions for Schools, Governments, and Enterprises

EON Reality

The post Delivering Safe and Secure AR/VR Knowledge Transfer Solutions for Schools, Governments, and Enterprises appeared first on EON Reality. A note from EON Reality Founder Dan Lejerskar: Having been on the road on a world tour across Europe and Asia for the last two months, I have been humbled and gratified by many of the learning experiences I gleaned from the trip.

Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite.


Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) October 26, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Ex-Apple Engineer Says U.S. Government May Have Built a Top-Secret Geiger Counter Out of an iPod

GizModo VR

Back in 2005, before the iPhone, Apple purportedly helped a U.S. Department of Energy contractor modify a 5th-generation iPod to secretly record and store data.

UAE: Boosting Government Performance With AI


The UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy was launched to boost government performanc e, the rate of accomplishing achievements. This strategy represents the post-smart government phase, and it will be relied on by various future services, sectors and infrastructure projects.”. The UAE is one of the most prepared countries in the region to adopt AI technology because the government has already built a thorough technology infrastructure over the past two decades.

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Uber CEO: We Can All Agree This Is the Government’s Fault

GizModo VR

Earlier today, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took a break from overseeing the company’s current legal struggles to roll out his latest argument as for why his company’s thousands of drivers across the country shouldn’t, in fact, be considered employees. Read more. gig economy uber labor ceos

U.S. government requests for Google user data up 510% since 2010, report says

Mashable VR

Read more. More about Google , Privacy , Tech , Cybersecurity , and Big Tech Companies. Google Privacy Tech Cybersecurity Big Tech Companies

Chinese Government Using Forced Abortion and Sterilization to Suppress Muslim Population: Report

GizModo VR

The Chinese government is spending millions of dollars each year implementing population control measures against the Uighurs, the country’s largest Muslim ethnic group, including mandatory IUDs, sterilization, and forced abortions, according to a story published Monday by the Associated Press. china chinese government uyghurs uighurs population control iud chinese communist party donald trump president trump john bolton

Stop Calling Members of Congress Who Aren't Yours

GizModo VR

politics government congress votingCalling your elected officials at the federal, state, or local level is a quick and effective way to advocate for issues you care about. But what you don’t need to (and shouldn’t) do is contact members of Congress—whether senators or House representatives—who don’t actually represent you. Read more.

Digitizing Burning Man

TechCrunch VR

Attendance has been climbing over the past several decades, to the point that the federal government got involved, creating a more than 170-page report arguing why the event’s attendance should be capped. The organization is listed as having received a loan from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program for between $2-5 million. For decades, Burning Man has represented an escape from the current reality.

Augmented Reality App Turns The $1 Dollar Bill into Tour of The White House


The possibilities that come from mixing the virtual world with our own reality are endless and it’s beyond thrilling to see this budding industry get such massive support from entertainment properties and the federal government. News Augmented Reality Education Government White HouseSpend that dollar on an animated tour through White House history. The White House Historical Foundation just made visiting the most famous building in the U.S. much easier, as well as much cheaper.

Feds Must Answer for Aerial Spying on Protesters, Lawmakers Say

GizModo VR

government surveillance federal bureau of investigation customs and border protection george floyd protests first amendmentNearly two dozen House Democrats signed letters on Friday demanding answers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding the use of aerial surveillance deployed to monitor protesters after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May. Read more.

Trump reportedly still wants U.S. government to get paid in proposed TikTok sale

Digital Trends

government in the proposed deal to acquire TikTok. President Donald Trump reportedly spoke to Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison about a possible payment to the U.S. News Social Media breaking twitter oracle president donald trump tiktok Walmart

Chinese Government Decides to Throw Wrench Into Potential TikTok U.S. Deal

GizModo VR

China has something to say about the potential deal to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations: not so fast. Read more. tiktok china donald trump social media

Social media platforms are finally acting like the mini-governments they are

Digital Trends

Is this burst of proactive community moderation just a temporary trend? Features Social Media Facebook Google Reddit trump Twitter YouTube

Smart Cities and Spatial Computing with AVR

EON Reality

Globally and across the UK, enterprise, academia and governments are reaching a tipping point where sustainable business practice is an objective within a results-led, saving-led strategy. Currently, our AVR platform brings the latest digital reality or XR technology together – for governments, educational institutions and for enterprises to facilitate faster learning and better knowledge transfer.

You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House


Archive gear vr government oculus oculus rift President Obama virtual reality vrIf you’ve always wanted to tour the White House but never managed to make it out to Washington DC, then we’ve got some good news for you. Assuming you’ve got an Oculus Rift or Gear VR headset, you can now take a tour of the White House with none other than President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as … Continue reading.

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Bologna IDC Celebrates 200 years of US Embassy in Firenze

EON Reality

Alongside local government figures from all of the main civil and political authorities of the City of Bologna, EON Reality was delighted to be invited to the event commemorating the first 200 years of the US Consulate in Italy. For EON Reality, the Firenze (Florence) event marked a significant, important, and historic opportunity to promote its ongoing fruitful commercial AVR technology and education-based collaboration with the local North Italian government.