Site of Harriet Tubman’s Family Home Uncovered in Maryland

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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.

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.

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Even Google Thinks Sideloading Apps on Android Is a Horrible Experience

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

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

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

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Epic Is Taking Google to Court (Again)

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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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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.,

Carolina Panthers Debut Mixed Reality Panther During Live NFL Game

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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.

3D printed robot hand crushes first level of Super Mario Bros.

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Researchers at the University of Maryland 3D printed a soft robotic hand flexible enough to complete the first level of Nintendo’s classic Super Mario Bros

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

The Scientist Using Fire to Save Orchids From Extinction

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

Joe Biden swats a cicada that dive-bombed his neck

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The cicada-swatting incident took place at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Maryland area, I can safely say the cicadas are currently at level holy crap. The Brood X cicadas , at least in parts of the United States, are freaking everywhere.

What is the 'police Bill of Rights' and why is its repeal a win for social justice?

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lawmakers in Maryland moved to repeal the state's police Bill of Rights. The repeal came as part of a larger police reform package that passed through the Maryland legislature in recent weeks. Something exceptional happened on Saturday: U.S.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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

A Record Number of Bees Died Last Summer

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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.

Cops in Ocean City Tase Teen for Vaping

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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.

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

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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.

This 22-year-old DACA recipient empowers undocumented youth and the immigrant community

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from Bolivia when she was 4, making their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, a suburb about 30 miles outside of D.C. When she was just nine, Luz Chavez Gonzales started making frequent trips to Washington, D.C.,

iPhone users in some states will be able to add their photo ID to Apple Wallet

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Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to adopt the feature, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. Thanks to Apple, the digital wallet is one step closer to replacing its bulky predecessor.

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Public EV charging is a problem. Biden’s presidency could change that.

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That doesn't bode well for other states like Maryland, Colorado, and Oklahoma , which are all trying to encourage more EV sales. California is the most electrified state when it comes to cars: It accounts for up to half of all U.S. electric vehicles sales.

The essential podcast that's out to amplify 'the choir of The Wire'

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The show's success lies in highlighting not just the people who work for and against the law in Maryland's largest municipality, but the systems that shape their behavior and perspectives. Welcome to 2000s Week !

SpaceX produces only 5,000 Starlink dishes per week

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SpaceX CFO Bret Johnsen revealed the manufacturing numbers during Tuesday’s Satellite 2021 conference in Maryland, according to reporters in attendance. SpaceX is reportedly churning out only 5,000 Starlink dishes each week for the satellite internet service.

Analysis: Using VR/AR in education during the pandemic

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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

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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

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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.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Maryland. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

Apple Previews iOS 11.3 With New Animoji

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According to a second press release , the following 12 institutions will be the first to offer this functionality to patients: Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland and Virginia. In a rare step likely forced by the iPhone-slowing battery debacle , Apple today offered a public “preview” of the spring release of iOS 11.3 , including a new battery health monitor and other features. Notably, the battery health functionality will come in “a later iOS 11.3

‘Blair Witch: Quest Edition’ Review – Real Psychological Thrills Worthy of the Name

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Taking on the role of ex-policeman Ellis, you join a search party for a missing boy who’s gone missing in Maryland’s Black Hills Forest, a place where even daytime feels dark and claustrophobic. Games built on film franchises are rarely good for a reason. Many suffer from comparatively lower budgets and seem to fundamentally lack creative flexibility.

How Immersive Technology Is Advancing Healthcare

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Source: The Augmentarium at the University of Maryland. As immersive technology has become more advanced with time, it has had an increasing role in medicine.

How Can HR Harness VR?

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A recent University of Maryland study suggested that 40% of VR trainees score at least 10% higher in recall ability. This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. .

Scale Learning and Teaching for the Online Classroom

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At EON Reality, we are working at lightning speed to help classrooms around the world transition safely and effectively to an online classroom. As we shift towards preparing for tomorrow it is now more important than ever to build resilience into our online classrooms.

How to Use Virtual Reality (VR) for Healthcare Training

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According to University of Maryland researchers , you can increase your retention of information by nearly 9% using VR over traditional video. Virtual Reality use in healthcare has seen a meteoric rise over the last few years. It’s probably the area where we’re seeing the most innovative and vital use of the technology. When we last wrote about the topic in 2017 , healthcare companies were just starting to deploy VR to doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.

How Government Agencies Use Virtual Reality

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The US Navy , for example, couldn’t bring a ship into its largest annual exhibition, the Sea-Air-Space Exhibition in Maryland. 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. Many have incorporated the technology directly into their regular workflow.