Apple’s digital driver’s license drives slowly into Maryland

Digital Trends

After Arizona, Apple is bringing support for driver's licenses and IDs in the Wallet app to Maryland. Other states are expected to follow soon. Mobile News Apple Wallet Apple Watch drivers licence iPhone

Site of Harriet Tubman’s Family Home Uncovered in Maryland

GizModo VR

The site of a 19th-century cabin belonging to the family of Harriet Tubman has been uncovered in Maryland. It’s a significant find, as the location of the site, along with the discovery of numerous artifacts, could offer fresh insights into the abolitionist hero’s formative years. Read more.

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Maryland Becomes First State in Country to Place a Tax on Big Tech’s Digital Advertising Revenue

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Maryland decided to take a chunk of Big Tech’s advertising dollars on Friday, successfully passing legislation that would place a maximum tax of 10% on revenue from digital ads.

Maryland Woman Hospitalized With Tropical Infection Caught From Her Aquarium

GizModo VR

A woman who was hospitalized with a life-threatening disease in 2019 has her aquarium to blame, say experts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The World's First Person to Receive a Genetically Modified Pig Heart Has Now Died

GizModo VR

Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where the surgery was performed, announced his passing Wednesday morning. David Bennett, the world’s first human to receive a genetically modified pig heart , has died just two months following the historic transplantation.

CPSC Warns Not to Use Emergency Bags for Lowering Babies to Safety Because They Could Snap and Fall

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Super Bowl Will See Heat Wave as Wildfires Dot Los Angeles

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DeWalt Wireless Earphones Recalled Because They're Bursting Into Flames

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Even Google Thinks Sideloading Apps on Android Is a Horrible Experience

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Regulators Urge Peloton Tread+ Owners to Stop Using Treadmill 'Immediately,' and Peloton Is Pissed

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Doctors Transplant Two Pig Kidneys at Once Into a Human

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Epic Is Taking Google to Court (Again)

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2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Over Fire Hazard After 107 Incidents and $17 Million in Damage

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Amazon's Being Sued by Consumer Safety Regulator for Selling 'Hazardous Products'

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U.S. Regulators Want Elevator Company to Issue Recall After 2-Year-Old's Death

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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

TechCrunch VR

Facebook is rolling out access to the new service, which is free, this week across a handful of states in America, including California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C.,

10 “Metaversities” Are Opening Across The US This Fall

VRScout

Participating universities include West Virginia University, the University of Maryland, and Morehouse College just to name a few.

Privatization Won't Fix This

GizModo VR

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is weighing changes to how the city responds to extreme weather in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Read more.

The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

GizModo VR

The National Weather Service experienced multiple outages of major systems on Tuesday, taking its public-facing meteorological forecasts system (as well as storm warnings) offline and hindering access for its own weather experts. Read more.

In a Medical First, Surgeons Transplant Genetically Modified Pig Heart Into a Human

GizModo VR

A 57-year-old man is recovering in a Maryland hospital after receiving a genetically modified pig’s heart, in what is a groundbreaking medical achievement.

Signal's Cellebrite Hack Is Already Causing Grief for the Law

GizModo VR

A Maryland defense attorney has decided to challenge the conviction of one of his clients after it was recently discovered that the phone cracking product used in the case, produced by digital forensics firm Cellebrite, has severe cybersecurity flaws that could make it vulnerable to hacking.

Carolina Panthers Debut Mixed Reality Panther During Live NFL Game

VRScout

Whereas the Carolina Panthers have a massive panther, the Ravens’ experience featured an enormous mixed reality raven fluttering throughout the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

‘Jupiter Invincible’ Is An AR Comic Book With A Powerful Story

VRScout

The story is set in Maryland right before the US Civil War and digs deep into the lives of enslaved African-Americans. For Komunyakaa, the story and the character started with research at Hampton Plantation in Maryland and at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.

VR Surgery Training Might Be More Effective Than We Thought

VRScout

Researchers working out of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland recently conducted a study detailing how VR could be a more effective tool for surgical training compared to conventional reading and video methods as well as a practical alternative to physical simulation.

The Scientist Using Fire to Save Orchids From Extinction

GizModo VR

On a hot, humid Maryland afternoon in August 2017, Deborah Landau nervously scanned a clearing for signs of life.

A Record Number of Bees Died Last Summer

GizModo VR

According to the preliminary results of the University of Maryland’s annual survey, U.S. It’s been a bad year for bees. beekeepers lost 43.7% of their honey bees from April 2019 to April 2020.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

GizModo VR

This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,… Read more.

Cops in Ocean City Tase Teen for Vaping

GizModo VR

Videos of multiple arrests in Ocean City, Maryland, have gone viral showing the violent extremes that local police will go to when upholding the state’s ban on disposable e-cigs.

VR Shooter Core Disruption Features Motion Sickness Tech

VRScout

In 2021, the studio hosted the Core Disruption World Premiere Esports Tournament at the University of Maryland, where teams competed for cash prizes. . Customize your futuristic war machine with over 9,000 configurations, from tank chassis and weapons to skins and modules.

Steam Halloween Sale: 10 Horrifying Deals on PC VR Games This Week

Road to VR

Bloober Team’s VR adaptation of the popular PC game hits you right in the spine as this story-driven psychological horror runs you through a bone-chilling encounter with whatever is lurking in Maryland’s Black Hills Forest.

Education’s Next Big Leap: Immersive VR Education For Better Learning

VRScout

These results are similar to findings from a 2018 study conducted at the University of Maryland, during which VR learning was key in helping participants retain information. Immersive education presents a safer, more effective alternative to conventional learning.

A Look at the Upcoming AR/VR Policy Conference

ARPost

The lineup also includes representatives from the ITIF, Unity, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the US Department of Labor, the University of Maryland, and more. How many times have you heard AR/VR described as “the wild west”?

Marco Magnano on XR Safety Week, journalism, and the meta…

The Ghost Howls

I will discuss this on Monday, the 6th of December , with professor Adam Marton, director of the Capital News Service Data and Graphics Bureau and lecturer within the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Analysis: Using VR/AR in education during the pandemic

Virtual Perceptions

The University of Maryland performed an in-depth analysis on whether people learn better in immersive environments compared to tablets or a computer. How many times have you heard that VR would get a boost during the pandemic? Quite a few times, I would assume.

How to Demonstrate ROI of a VR Experience

InstaVR

You can do information recall tests, like the ones performed at University of Maryland, that showed an 8.8% So how do you replicate what University of Maryland and the Western Orthopedic Association have done to show your VR use is a success? Return on Investment (ROI) is an important concept in the tech world. It drives a lot of technology adoption decisions. Generally speaking, if a solution has a positive ROI, then it’s worth investing in.

Spreading the Love of Classical Music Through Virtual Reality

ARPost

Led by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Music, where Muresanu also teaches, the project centers on Four Strings Around the World. Many people associate virtual reality with video gaming. Certainly, we’ve seen numerous advances in immersive gaming over the years. However, that’s not all there is to VR. Perhaps it might come as a surprise, but the technology is disrupting many fields, including ones you least suspect—classical music.

How NASA locked Omicron out of its Webb telescope control room

Mashable VR

Project manager Bill Ochs, left, and mission operations manager Carl Starr monitor the James Webb Space Telescope's progress at the mission operations center in Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan.