Mysterious Bethesda VR Title Appears on Australian Government Rating Site

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Evidence that a new VR game published by Bethesda Softworks, the studio behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, has appeared in an online listing by the Australian government’s media classification board.

Governments Are Rethinking Nuclear Power

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The crisis in Ukraine may be rushing in a new golden age for nuclear power. Recent announcements from Germany, California, and Japan—three places where early retirement of nuclear plants has been a heated policy debate—signal that the world’s energy crisis could be turning the tide on nuclear energy.


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Billions of Dollars Later, the U.S. Government Remains as Hackable as Ever

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Julian Assange Extradition to US Approved by UK Government

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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.

10 U.S. Government Scandals You Probably Forgot About

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federal government! Ah, the U.S. When properly funded and run, it can efficiently dole out money for public goods like healthcare, roads and highways, college educations, and other indispensable amenities that average Americans relies on.

Elon Musk Calls for End to Government Subsidies Now That They’ve Made Him Rich

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Fifth Element cosplayer Elon Musk would like the government to knock it off with the whole trying to pass climate legislation thing. His beef with the Build Back Better Act? Among other things, subsidies for electric vehicles.

Unprecedented Cyberattacks Are Crippling Russian Government Websites

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Ever since launching a horrific assault on Ukraine, things haven’t been going particularly well for Russia. The country and its invading horde have been condemned , blacklisted , thwacked by crippling sanctions , droned , blocked , and told to go f**k themselves.

The UK Government Just Decided The Fate Of Loot Boxes And It's Not What We Expected


Government officials in the U.K. just released commentary on their future regulation (or lack thereof) of loot boxes and similar random-pack items in games. Gaming News

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.”

Amazon Succumbs to UAE Government Pressure to Restrict LGBTQ Products

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The company received pressure from the government to remove products and keywords… Read more.

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How to Watch the Government's UFO Hearing

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Congress is holding its first public hearing on unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) in decades in light of a number of videos captured by U.S. Navy pilots that show odd-looking flying vehicles. The hearing will be held by a House panel today (Tuesday) at 9 a.m.

China Hacked at Least 6 U.S. State Government Networks

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A prolific state-backed hacker group from China has penetrated the networks of at least six state governments in the U.S., new research from cybersecurity firm Mandiant reveals. Read more.

Biden Signs Executive Order to Make Dealing With U.S. Government Suck Less

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How mobile users in authoritarian countries evade government controls

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There's a growing struggle between many governments and their citizens to control information flowing through the internet. Features Mobile best VPN Russia

Joe Biden Is Throwing the Weight of the Government Behind Electric Vehicles

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President Joe Biden is using one of the most powerful tools at his disposal to speed up the electric vehicle transition: the purchasing power of the federal government.

Shanghai Lockdown Spurs NFTs to Avoid Government Censorship

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The main appeal of the non-fungible tokens is that they cannot be deleted as the government works overtime to censor any type of… Read more.

Elon Musk Tweets Groundbreaking Twitter Transformation Idea: Charge Governments

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Now the Tesla CEO says he might charge businesses and governments for tweeting. Elon Musk is brainstorming a genius plan to “unlock Twitter’s potential” in public via tweet. He’s already said he might charge third parties to embed tweets.

Oh great, now scalpers are selling government appointments

Digital Trends

Not satisfied with upending the GPU market by eating up stock and driving up prices, scalpers have now turned their greedy attention to government appointments.

After UAE Hacking Scandal, Congress May Crack Down on Ex-Spies Working for Foreign Governments

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lawmakers are considering adopting new restrictions that would limit the kinds of work ex-intelligence officials could do for foreign governments after leaving the service. After renewed outrage over a hacking scandal involving former federal operatives, U.S.

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Hackers target U.S. government agencies as FBI investigates

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British Government Wants to Bring Back Imperial Measurements

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The UK government has released a 23-item list of things it will pursue now that it’s no longer part of the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says it wants to let retailers list goods solely in imperial measurements rather than metric.

The FCC's Definition of Broadband Internet Is Too Slow, Government Watchdog Finds

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

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” 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.

TikTok's gas sniffing trend, explained: Covid-19 or government conspiracy?

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TikTokkers are questioning what happened to gasoline's once strong smell, and the answers they've come up with include possible Covid-19 diagnosis or, um — a government conspiracy to drive up gas prices.

U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

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government appears to be officially blaming Russia for the expansive and damaging SolarWinds hack , which it says was “likely” an “intelligence gathering” effort on the part of a hacker group connected to the Kremlin. The U.S.

'Predator' Spyware Let Government Hackers Break Into Chrome and Android, Google Says

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A shady private surveillance company sold access to nearly half a dozen powerful security flaws in Chrome and Android last year to government-affiliated hackers, Google revealed Monday.

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

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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.

I bought a gas guzzler with the government’s EV tax credit

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But I love it -- because the government paid me $7,500 to buy it. My new Jeep weighs well over 5,000 pounds and gets under 20 mpg. Cars Feature EV tax credit Jeep

How Memestock Traders Responded to Mockery From the Government

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A public awareness campaign launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hoping to spread awareness that “investing is not a game,” seems to have hit poorly among its intended audience.

Days After Blocking Facebook, Myanmar’s Military Government Has Now Blocked Instagram and Twitter

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Myanmar’s new military-led government has blocked Instagram and Twitter in the country in an attempt to squash citizen resistance to the coup it staged earlier this week that ousted the country’s democratically elected government.

The Indian Government Wants to Break Messaging Encryption, WhatsApp's Suing

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WhatsApp is taking India’s government to court over a new mandate that it claims will lead to mass surveillance of users in the company’s biggest market.

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.

U.K. government won’t ban loot boxes, but urges the games industry to police itself

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Cuba’s Government Has Blocked Access to Facebook and Telegram Amid Protests

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Cuba’s government has restricted access to social media in the country amid raging protests over economic turmoil stemming from the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Facebook to Restrict Content From Myanmar's Military Government Following Coup

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Facebook has pledged to restrict the widespread distribution of content from Myanmar’s military regime following a successful coup that toppled the democratically elected government on Feb.

The Wild Ways Local Governments Are Blocking Renewable Energy

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“Shadow flicker” from wind turbines, concerns about sparrow habitat on landfills, and worries about “toxic chemicals” from solar panels are just some of the ways municipalities are slowing down renewables installation. Read more.