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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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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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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. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. Visual search is our top pick for AR flavor that could birth killer apps.

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. A new report shows a customized HTC Vive Focus controller and “crosswalk bowling game” Back in 2018, rumors began circulating that Apple was in development of a hybrid VR/AR headset.

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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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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. We are interested in helping VR consumers be as informed as possible when making purchasing decisions and this report is in line with that aim.

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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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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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.”

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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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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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.

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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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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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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We're happy to inform you there are two really short giraffes out there – Future Blink

Mashable VR

Scientists analyzed the bone measurements of two giraffes in Uganda and Namibia, respectively, to identify the first known instance of dwarfism in giraffes. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Namibia , Uganda , Giraffes , and Dwarfism. Mashable Video Namibia Uganda Giraffes Dwarfism

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.

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

GizModo VR

Read more. twitter security privacy hacking

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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.

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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Twitter Will Now Warn You Before You Like a Tweet Containing Misleading Information

GizModo VR

Expanding upon an existing feature that warns users who attempt to retweet content that has already been flagged as “misleading information,” Twitter will now issue the same warning when users attempt to like content that has been similarly designated.

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We regret to inform you there's a Thanksgiving stuffing-inspired clothing line

Mashable VR

The stuffing brand Stove Top launched a stuffing-inspired clothing line for Thanksgiving that genuinely NO ONE asked for. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Thanksgiving , Stuffing , Stove Top , and Thanksgiving Dinner. Mashable Video Thanksgiving Stuffing Stove Top Thanksgiving Dinner

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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.

U.S. Navy Uses AR To Keep Warfighters Hidden On The Battlefield

VRScout

According to Jessica Sinclair, NIWC Atlantic information technology specialist, there’s a saying used within the military that always rings true no matter what: “If you’re transmitting, you can be found.”. Operators can navigate through various information regarding the detected RF waves using a combination of voice recognition technology and physical hand gestures, allowing them to locate and deactivate any transmissions while at the same time keeping a look-out for danger. .

Facebook Bans Creation of New Events Near Federal and State Houses Leading Up to Inauguration

GizModo VR

social information processing instagram facebookTo head off a potential encore of last week’s violent insurrection, Facebook is blocking users from creating new Facebook events in the vicinity of the White House, the U.S.

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Twitter's “Misleading Information” Labels May Soon Affect Users' Ability to 'Like' Tweets

GizModo VR

After rolling out several new features ahead of the 2020 presidential election designed to make it harder for users to retweet and quote tweets containing “misleading information,” Twitter may now be gearing up to similarly hinder users’ attempts to ‘like’ content with the same designation.

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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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Report: Apple In Development Of VR/AR Headset & AR Glasses, First Device Launches 2022

VRScout

However, according to insider-knowledge obtained by The Information , a discussion lead by Apple VP Mike Rockwell during an internal group presentation conducted last month at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA suggests that the mysterious device in question will launch closer to 2022. As reported by The Information, the AR headset — supposedly codenamed “N301” — will feature a design similar to that of the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset, albeit slightly smaller and lighter.

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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. The company revealed its latest project Shuttle Commander: Hubble Space Telescope Missions back in October, today confirming that the PlayStation VR version will be arriving next week.

Information Superhighway Robbery

Doc-Ok

So, apparently this is a business model: you trawl YouTube for videos with a decent number of views (not too many, mind you), uploaded by someone that is not a bona fide YouTube star or well-known personality, or part of some content or ad exchange network, and file copyright claims on those videos. But you’re nice about it.

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RUMOR: Assassins Creed And Splinter Cell VR In Development

VRScout

According to reports by The Information , “two people familiar with the matter” claim that Facebook has already signed a deal with game publisher Ubisoft to bring VR versions of Assassins Creed and T om Clancy’s Splinter Cell , arguably two of the companies most recognizable franchises, exclusively to Oculus headsets. The response to Oculus Quest and Rift S gaming has been incredible,” an Oculus spokesperson told The Information. “We

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The ACLU Is Suing For Info On The FBI's Encryption Breaking Capabilities

GizModo VR

The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Tuesday that it plans to sue for information related to the FBI’s shadowy and relatively new ability to break into encrypted devices at will.

Facebook’s Chief Researcher: ‘When The Next Generation of VR Shows Up, It Will Be Because We Did It’

UploadVR

In an interview with The Information he also warned that AR glasses could be as much as 10 years away from wide appeal. From The Information article: “ In the long run, what you really want is your interface to work the way that your brain works with your perceptions now. Last month, The Information reported Apple is working on a VR-AR hybrid headset which could serve as competition to Facebook’s Oculus Quest.

InFormation: An immersive documentary about the emerging power of Virtual Reality to inspire empathy in its audience.

Cats and VR

InFormation is a two part (25 min) immersive documentary investigating the medium of Virtual Reality and creative use of the technology to build empathy and new forms of storytelling. Directed by Debra Anderson and produced by Hugh McGrory, InFormation is a Datavized production. The experience is available for Cardboard as well as available for download and streaming via the InFormation App on Google Play for Android, distributed by EEVO, and Datavized's YouTube360 Channel.