Landscape photography contest offers special Iceland prize

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A hotel in Iceland is offering a free 10-day stay for one lucky photographer who's willing to travel the island and take photos of the summer sun in return. News Photography Camera contest Iceland photo contest Photos

An Icelandic horse can now write your out-of-office emails

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News Email Iceland out of office reply VacationIf you’re keen to switch off from work during your next vacation and fancy deploying an original out-of-office email, you can get a horse to do it for you.

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Long-Dormant Volcano in Iceland Awakens in Fiery Eruption

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A long-dormant volcano erupted on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula on Friday, shooting a fountain of lava that lit the night sky roughly 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of the nation’s capital, the Icelandic Meteorological Office reported Friday.

Iceland Skewers Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse With New Tourism Ad

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Iceland released a new tourism ad on Thursday, poking fun at Facebook’s (sorry, Meta ’s) recent promises for how we’re all going to live in the future. But Iceland’s version of Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to sell you on visiting the sci-fi dystopia that we were all warned about for decades.

Netflix's Icelandic Sci-Fi Movie Katla Looks Absolutely Baffling in the Best Way

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Iceland’s giant volcano Katla is overdue for a very, very large eruption. It’s kind of terrifying, but Netflix ’s first-ever Icelandic movie, which is also titled Katla , manages to make the volcano look much more dangerous and infinitely creepier, as this first trailer shows.

Testing Mars exploration drones on Icelandic lava flows

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Using the lava flow fields of Iceland to test out drones and rovers to explore Mars. How do you test a machine that's designed to operate on another planet? News breaking twitter Drones Mars space

Video Livestream of Iceland's Erupting Volcano is Oddly Soothing

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A volcano in Iceland is currently spewing molten lava after roughly 800 years of sitting dormant. southern peninsula igneous petrology fagradalsfjall entertainment culture volcanism of iceland ixcanul bjorn steinbekk reykjanes volcanic belt reykjanes volcanoes bjork geologyAnd thanks to the wonders of technology, anyone with an internet connection can watch it happening in real time.

Scientists Cook Hot Dogs in Lava From Iceland's Erupting Volcano

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Scientists on-site at Iceland’s erupting volcano near the capitol city of Reykjavik cooked up some hot dogs on Sunday. What were these scientists studying with such a wacky experiment? The lava dogs weren’t part of their experiments, sadly enough. The scientists were just hungry. Read more. lava volcano hot dog earth sciences world cuisine barbecue grill volcanism ulvar kari johannsson petrology volcanology geology hospitality recreation

Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality.

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Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality Experience via Variety Bjork is taking fans around the world on a journey to her home country: The Icelandic music icon debuted a new virtual reality experience called “Bjork Digital” in Sydney, Australia this week. bjork vr virtual reality iceland river studios

Coronavirus Antibodies Can Last at Least Four Months, Large Iceland Study Finds

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A new study from Iceland provides reassurance that our antibodies to the coronavirus that causes covid-19 can last at least four months—assuming that we produce them in the first place.

Within Releases First In A Series Of CNNVR News Documentaries

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Exploring the frozen landscapes of Iceland in Iceland is Melting // Image Credit: CNNVR. The last two documentaries are Iceland is Melting (June 20), which will allow users to tour the melting glaciers of Iceland, and Toro Bravo (July 6), which drops users into a live bullfighting pit in Pamplona, Spain. Iceland is Melting ,” – June 20. From May 9th to July 6th, VR media app Within will release five unique CNNVR documentaries.

Drone pilot melts his machine for stunning volcano video

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News drone drone pilot drone video Drones IcelandKeen to get some amazing shots, this pilot flew his DJI drone so close to a lava-spewing volcano that part of the machine melted.

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Watch this breathtaking drone video of a volcanic eruption

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News Outdoors Photography dji Drones Iceland mavic quadcopters volcanoAerial filmmaker Stefan Forster has created an extraordinary piece of work that captures the breathtaking beauty of a volcanic eruption.

VR Tour Takes You Up Close With The Shipwreck Of A 17th-Century Dutch Smuggler

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360 years ago, a Dutch smuggler ship called the “Melckmeyd” (“Milkmaid”) was traveling illegally up the coast of Iceland when it was caught in the middle of a ferocious storm that would end up sending the craft to the bottom of the North Atlantic. In 2016, the University of Iceland and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands collaborated on a joint operation to continue research on the wreck.

‘Waltz of the Wizard’ Studio Aldin Raises $1M to Fuse VR & AI in New Title

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Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, Aldin is an indie VR studio which has been an early innovator in the VR game development space with its first two titles, Trial of the Rift Drifter and Asunder , developed well before the first major VR headsets were launched in 2016. Today Aldin announced that it has raised a $1 million seed investment, led by Crowberry Capital, with participation by Investa and the Icelandic Technology Development Fund.

Top 5 Places to Try to Escape Societal Collapse

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Two guys in Iceland want to improve how VR games are developed

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I was standing inside a representation of Waltz of the Wizard by Icelandic developer Aldin Dynamics, but I wasn’t in the game itself. I felt like a ghost inside the Matrix. Instead, I was watching someone else play the game from within a sort of pointillistic version of the environment, studying what they do. I was standing in an HTC Vive, watching a virtual version of a virtual world.

DJI shows off volcano video shot with its new FPV drone

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DJI's FPV drone launched in March, the same month that a volcano in Iceland started to erupt. In this video, the two come together with spectacular results. News dji dji fpv drone Drones FPV drone quadcopters

How to change the language on Disney+

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Disney+ offers content in 16 languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch, Cantonese, Icelandic, and Japanese. But how do you change between languages? We explain here. Home Theater How-To Movies & TV Disney disney plus language support streaming services subtitles

Astronomer Spotted Asteroid Hours Before It Hit Earth

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An asteroid measuring around 10 feet wide has burnt up in the skies north of Iceland. This sort of thing happens from time to time, but this incident was notable in that the asteroid was spotted less two hours before the impact. Read more.

Magic Leap & Sigur Rós Video Reveals Behind the Scenes Development of Tónandi Augmented Reality Music App

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On Wednesday, the company unveiled a behind the scenes video of how the ethereal music-meets-AR app Tónandi was produced in collaboration with Icelandic music group Sigur Rós. Now that the augmented reality cat is out of the bag, Magic Leap is beginning to open up a bit more about how of some of its work came together in the years and months leading up to the Magic Leap One's release earlier this month.

Belgium approved four-day work week, and yes we are jealous.

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SEE ALSO: Iceland ran the world's largest trial of a shorter work week. Add another country to the list of nations enjoying a four-day work week.

The World’s Biggest Plant to Suck Carbon Dioxide From the Sky Is Up and Running

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The world’s biggest direct air capture (DAC) plant is set to come online in Iceland on Wednesday.

CCP Invents Cross-Reality, Launches EVE: Valkyrie Warzone

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VR Fitness Platform ‘Supernatural’ Adds Meditation Coaching, Family Plan

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Users can now immerse themselves in amazing destinations, such as Vestrahorn or Iceland, where they can calm their minds and bodies after getting their butts kicked by Supernatural trainer, Leanne Pedante.

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‘BRINK Traveler’ Takes You on Photorealistic Hikes in VR, Coming to Quest & Steam September 9th

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BRINK Traveler is a VR travel app that, thanks to some detailed photogrammetry, offers up realistic 3D locations for you to hike through and learn about along the way. Brink Traveler offers up 18 different places to hike around which span a dozen locations.

Alexander Skarsgård got one bloody thing from the 'The Northman' set

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Björk got three Icelandic horses." Actors take all kinds of things from set — and when you're shooting a bloody Viking epic about the Nordic legend of Amleth, like Robert Eggers' The Northman , there'll be plenty of historically authentic props to choose from.

TikTokkers call for a Mother's Day Strike to protect abortion rights

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According to akcrucial's initial TikTok , the strike is inspired by Iceland's 1975 national women's strike, in which "90 percent of women in the country decided to demonstrate their importance by going on strike," according to the BBC.

Björk Launches Traveling VR Exhibition

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The Icelandic music icon is taking her VR album on tour, starting in Sydney. Now the artist is again teleporting fans to her native Iceland with the Björk Digital exhibition, launching on Friday in Sydney, Australia, with Björk herself expected to DJ at the event. Stonemilker is the opening track from Vulnicura that was shot in Iceland by Andrew Huang and includes an immersive string version of the track.

Here’s Every Country & Store Where Quest 2 is Officially Being Sold

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Jump to: Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | Denmark | Finland | France | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Poland | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | United Kingdom | United States. Where to Buy Oculus Quest 2 in Iceland.

Arkio is a Collaborative Tool for Architecture Design & Review, Available Now on Quest, PC, & More

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Built by a self-funded Iceland-based startup, Arkio aims to bring intuitive, fully-featured architectural sketching to VR. Arkio is a collaborative VR tool built for quickly sketching architectural ideas and for reviewing designs with a group.

Russia Bans Facebook & Instagram, Quest Sees Ripple Effects

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Facebook and Instagram have been blocked in the Russian Federation, with both social media platforms now completely inaccessible to users in that country.

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These Are the Countries Where You Can Still Buy Quest & Rift S Direct From Oculus

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Iceland. ×. With a successful holiday season under its belt, Facebook was no doubt looking forward to resupplying its retail partners with more Oculus Quest & Rift S stock.

‘Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic’ Gets Massive ‘Powers’ Update, Bringing New Magic, Weapons & More

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Now Iceland-based studio Aldin Dynamics has pushed out the game’s first big update, called ‘Powers’, which includes a lot more than just a set of new magical powers.

Björk Teases New Trailer for ‘Family’ VR Video

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Stonemilker” was the opening track from Vulnicura that was shot in Iceland and also directed by Andrew Huang. The artist is one step closer to an entire VR version of her album. Björk has been one of the biggest fans of VR. The music artist was early to jump on board the immersive medium, releasing a 360° music video experience early 2015 for “Stonemilker” from the album Vulnicura.

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Preview Björk’s Latest VR Music Video ‘Notget’

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The “Notget” VR music video premiered Wednesday at a Björk digital exhibition at the Iceland Airwaves festival. Björk is back at it again, diving head first into the world of VR, and there’s no stopping her anytime soon. After dropping a teaser for her upcoming VR music video for the Vulnicura track “Family” last week , the artist is teasing us once again with a glimpse of the VR video for “Notget” off the same album.

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Jaunt’s New ‘Home Turf’ VR Series Lets You Explore The Extreme

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Cinematic VR studio Jaunt has unveiled their latest VR series, Home Turf, taking you on a journey from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada to a massive drop off Icelandic waterfalls. Iceland , Galen Volckhausen. Now, viewers can accompany him as he drops out of his comfort zone and braves the boils of the 65 foot Aldeyjarfoss, a beastly natural phenomenon in Iceland where, as Galen observes, “nature still rules.”