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VRDays Europe: Speakers, Events, and Ticket Information

ARPost

VRDays Europe is coming live to (and from) Amsterdam from November 4-6. The event will still feature a live component with limited seating in Amsterdam, as well as smaller “Satellite Events” around the world as much of the offerings also take place virtually.

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85% of Shoppers Prefer Visual Information

AR Insider

The post 85% of Shoppers Prefer Visual Information appeared first on AR Insider. Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways.

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A New Leak May Reveal Information About The First Game For Apple’s Rumored VR/AR Device

VRScout

Now it appears as though Macrumors has uncovered additional information in a leaked build of iOS 14 that’s been making the rounds online. The post A New Leak May Reveal Information About The First Game For Apple’s Rumored VR/AR Device appeared first on VRScout.

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Kindle Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Take Control of Your Ebook Reader and Steal Information

GizModo VR

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Deleting Facebook Also Deletes Oculus Purchases And Account Information

Upload VR

When you delete your Facebook account, you won’t be able to retrieve the content or information you’ve shared on Facebook. Deleting your Facebook account will also delete your Oculus information. .

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Razer may have leaked your personal information

Digital Trends

A faulty Elasticsearch database exposed addresses, emails, and phone numbers. Computing News Data leak Razer

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Pimax Founder: We Have Global Customer Support, COO Had ‘Limited Information’

UploadVR

Pimax’s founder now tells us that its COO “has limited information towards other regions”, and that “as a global company group, it usually takes 2-3 weeks to synchronize all the information” Pimax is a company which sells wide field of view PC VR headsets to enthusiasts.

U.S. Charges Greek Man Known as ‘The Bull’ for Selling Inside Information on the Dark Web

GizModo VR

authorities for selling insider information on publicly traded companies on the dark web. A cybercriminal known as “The Bull” was stopped in its tracks by U.S. Read more.

Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a ‘Wearable Information System’

UploadVR

The patent is for a “wearable information system having at least one camera.” ” According to the abstract: “The invention is related to a wearable information system having at least one camera, the information system operable to have a low-power mode and a high power mode. The information system is configured such that the high-power mode is activated by a detection of at least one object in at least one field of view of the at least one camera.”

Facebook launches climate change information center

Mashable VR

On Tuesday, ahead of the annual Climate Week summit in New York City, the company announced the launch of its Climate Science Information Center, a special Facebook Page that offers information and resources on climate change.

VR For The Information Worker

Charlie Fink

Flow makes text and data dimensional, and that makes a huge difference

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Here’s What Information Facebook Stores About Oculus Web Browsing Activity

UploadVR

If you have any questions or additional information — please share in the comments or email tips@uploadvr.com. The Oculus Browser does not share information with the Facebook family of apps unless you choose to log into Facebook via FB login (this would be the same information that Facebook would receive if you logged in to Facebook while using another browser). That said, as with using any browser, web sites themselves may collect information about you.

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Datavized Uses WebVR To Map Information Across All Devices

UploadVR

Datavized is a VR startup with a data visualization platform designed to display across all devices using WebVR. Right now Datavized needs geographically-coded data to represent on a globe that it displays across all devices, with a drag and drop tool to turn spreadsheets into interactive 3D maps. The software can still accept spreadsheets without geo data but it isn’t shown the same way across all devices right now.

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These Nine Android Apps May Have Stolen Your Facebook Login Information

GizModo VR

Google has kicked nine Android apps with more than 5.8 million combined downloads off its Play Store after researchers discovered they contained malicious code used to steal users’ Facebook login credentials, according to the Russian anti-virus software firm Dr. Web. Read more.

Rubin On Oculus Privacy Concerns: ‘Nobody Wants User Camera Information’

UploadVR

In an interview with Gamespot , Rubin, who serves of VP of Content at the company, said that Oculus wasn’t building Dash to collect people’s private information. “The answer is, we’re all doing what we’re doing because it works,” Rubin stated, pointing out that all other VR companies use camera-based systems similar to Oculus, which could, in theory, be used to gather information on users. “Nobody wants user camera information for anything.”

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Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero Casting Informed the Entire Film

GizModo VR

When director Simon McQuoid signed on to make Mortal Kombat he was sure of one thing. It was something that eventually trickled down to almost everything else in the video game adaptation. “I I knew I wanted Joe [Taslim] as Sub-Zero ,” the director told io9. “He

Private Verizon Customer Information Leaks in Chat Transcripts

GizModo VR

A glitch is leaking personal information—addresses, phone numbers, and sometimes accounts numbers—in other customers’ chat windows. Verizon customers who normally use the company’s online chat system to sort out issues with their service might want to stop for the time being.

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VR For The Information Worker

Charlie Fink

As valuable as these simulations are, the industry still leaves out a majority of Information Workers. Spatial text and information will change that, according to Jason Marsh, founder and CEO of Flow Immersive. He envisioned the world’s information flows,” Marsh told me. “He This idea let Marsh to explore putting symbolic information into VR. Was there a way to intuitively feel the relationships of information in VR?

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Google Maps now shows a lot more information about wildfires

Mashable VR

Once verified, the information is posted to Google Maps and will show up for any searches for "fire near me" or similar queries. Raging blazes in both California and Colorado make Google's new wildfire warning features all the more relevant.

Facebook wants to help 4 million people vote with a new election information hub

Digital Trends

It will now also let users turn off political ads. News Social Media Facebook Instagram

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Guns.com Gets Hacked, Spilling Gun Owner Information All Over the Dark Web

GizModo VR

Watch out, firearm lovers. The subtly-named guns.com , a place where Americans can go to pick out whatever stylish boomstick they like and have it shipped straight to their neck of the woods, seems to have a pretty awful data breach on its hands. Read more.

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Keep your personal information private with an unlimited VPN plan

Mashable VR

SAVE 58%: A two-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for $4.17 per month as of Oct. 20, saving you 58% on list price. There are quite a few leading VPN providers that offer free versions of their services, including TunnelBear.

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As schools reopen, trauma-informed teaching might be more important than ever

Mashable VR

Armed with so-called trauma-informed techniques, school staff focused more on building relationships with students and understanding why they misbehaved. As schools reopen amid ongoing uncertainty, interest in trauma-informed teaching practices is growing among educators.

Can I Stop Big Data Companies From Getting My Personal Information?

GizModo VR

I am going to answer this one right here in the intro: no, you can’t. In 2020, it is hard to just to go to the grocery store without inadvertently surrendering 40 or 50 highly personal data-points on the walk over. Go ahead, delete your Facebook—it makes no difference.

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The 10 best news apps to stay informed without all the doomscrolling

Mashable VR

If you want to stay informed on current affairs, you could download every single news outlet's app. But that would be overwhelming. Instead, make it easier on yourself and find a great news aggregator.

A Quiet Place 2's Ending Will Inform the Spin-off, According to John Krasinski

GizModo VR

A Quiet Place Part II writer and director John Krasinski has handed over the reins of the franchise to Jeff Nichols ( Midnight Special ), and he couldn’t be happier with how things are going.

VR Education’s Latest Informative Experience Shuttle Commander Heading to PlayStation VR

Peter Graham

VR Education, the British developer focused on virtual reality (VR) experiences that not only entertain but also help teach players is well known for projects like Apollo 11 VR , Titanic VR and 1943: Berlin Blitz.

Twitter Says Attackers Downloaded Account Information, Which Includes Direct Messages, From Some in Hack

GizModo VR

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Lower Decks' Mike McMahan on How Information Is the Human Heart of Star Trek

GizModo VR

We remember the original Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Lower Decks” for the unique novelty of its unlikely ensign stars.

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Data-Informed Predictive Policing Was Heralded as Less Biased. Is It?

GizModo VR

This article was originally published on The Markup and was republished under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Read more. predictive policing predpol

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Will It Be Possible to Upload Information to My Brain?

GizModo VR

It was a work night in the Trump era, and I was in bed, reading a book about neoliberalism. Or, more accurately, trying to.

The best politics podcasts: 9 shows that'll keep you informed and entertained

Mashable VR

There’s an election coming up, did you hear? Just kidding. OF COURSE you heard, it’s everywhere.

The Age of Smart Information is Now, with Microsoft Garage Envisioneer Mike Pell

XR for Business Podcast

Well, according to Mike Pell -- author of THE AGE OF SMART INFORMATION -- that time is now. Well, according to Mike Pell -- author of THE AGE OF SMART INFORMATION -- that time is now. It wasn't long ago that the concept of having a personal relationship with computers was the stuff of science fiction -- everything from HAL 9000 to V'Ger posited a far-out future when that would start to happen.

#997: Debating XR Privacy Tech Policy with Ellysse Dick of Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Voices of VR

Ellysse Dick is a policy analyst who has written 10 technology policy publications over the last year about VR & AR for the The Information. Podcast Archive

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The 10 best news apps to stay informed without all the doomscrolling

Mashable VR

If you want to stay informed on current affairs, you could download every single news app out there. Apple News Apple's news service keeps iPhone and iPad users fully informed on current affairs.

Mark Zuckerberg: Realistic Avatars An Important Part Of Facebook’s VR Future

VRScout

” During a recent podcast interview with The Information , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shed some additional light on the future of Oculus, teasing everything from future hardware improvements to updates regarding the companies long talked-about AR headset.