Mexico Celebrates First VR Festival in Latin America


Last month, more than 1,200 people participated in VR Fest MX , Mexico’s first international virtual reality festival, the first of its kind in Latin America and Spain. Mattel used the event to unveil its VR View-Master in Mexico, while Samsung and Unity were also some of the event’s main sponsors. I haven’t seen an event like this one in Spanish, not even in Spain ” said Alcala in Mexico City. Virtual reality seems to be everywhere in the news these days.

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Minecraft Earth Early Access Now Available In Australia, Mexico and Sweden


After an initial launch in New Zealand and Iceland , Minecraft Earth early access is now available in Australia, Mexico and Sweden. Here are today’s countries: Australia Mexico Sweden More info on our early access plans. ? The post Minecraft Earth Early Access Now Available In Australia, Mexico and Sweden appeared first on UploadVR. The game is gradually rolling out across a few countries at a time, seemingly in smaller markets first.

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A Human Toddler and a Mammoth Crossed Paths in Ancient New Mexico, Footprints Suggest

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Someone—maybe an adolescent, maybe someone older—rushed across the edge of Lake Otero, slipping as they walked but moving steadily ahead.

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CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, And Others Cover Mexico IDC Announcement And South Africa Inauguration

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EON Reality’s global expansion of Interactive Digital Centers to build global capacity in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality knowledge transfer is catching media’s attention in conjunction with the establishment of an IDC in Mexico. The investment for the State of Mexico is initial, notes company president; specializing in virtual reality company has customers such as Exxon and BP. Milenio (MX) Newsroom: EON Reality will bring Virtual Reality to Mexico.

Ugh, Zeta

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hurricane season hurricanes gulf of mexico louisiana gulf coastBy Tuesday afternoon, we should have Hurricane Zeta, the twelfth hurricane of the 2020 season. The storm is expected to reach Louisiana by Wednesday and batter a state that’s spent much too much time in the bullseye this year.

Dammit, Two Hurricanes

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They are creating the potential for one hell of a rare event by Tuesday: two storms in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. make it stop weather is happening hurricane season gulf of mexicoA tropical depression and tropical storm are currently blowing through the Atlantic.

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Lousiana Braces for Unprecedented Back-to-Back Hurricane Strikes

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please make it stop hurricane season gulf of mexico extreme weatherTwo hurricanes are forecasted to slam the Gulf Coast this week, and Lousiana could see back-to-back landfalls in an unprecedented succession.

Most influential Hispanic Americans in Hollywood’s film industry

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Features Movies & TV actors awards Cinema directors Film hispanic Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 Hollywood Mexicans Mexico SpanishSome talents cannot be contained by borders, and the legacy that these Hispanic Americans have left on the big screen irrefutably proves this.

Mobile AR Game Minecraft Earth Is Now Available In The United Kingdom


The United Kingdom joins New Zealand, Iceland , Australia, Mexico, Sweden , Canada, South Korea and the Philippines as launch countries. Death, taxes and Minecraft Earth launch countries – that’s what it feels like lately, with new launch countries for the mobile AR game popping up every few days. This time, it’s the United Kingdom’s turn to get building. Tea, crumpets – and now also Minecraft Earth! Early access has arrived in the United Kingdom. Jolly good!

Minecraft Earth Launches In More Countries, Now Available In Canada, South Korea, Philippines


The game, while still in early access, is now available publicly to anyone in Australia, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, the Philippines and Iceland. The Minecraft Earth release schedule seems to be speeding up a bit – just a few days after the last batch of countries , the new AR mobile game is now available in Canada, South Korea and the Philippines. Queued up and ready to go! Today, three additional countries join the Minecraft Earth early access.

U.S. Border Patrol Tried to Get Free Wall From We Build the Wall, Whose Leaders Are Facing Charges

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Mexico border wall from We Build the Wall, the GoFundMe-launched project whose leadership is now facing federal indictments. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Border Patrol considered accepting sections of privately constructed U.S.-Mexico

Crew Dragon is undocked and on its way home from International Space Station

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It should splash down in the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon. News crew dragon demo-2 NASA space SpaceX

The Border Wall Is a ‘Death Blow’ to Wildlife. This Election Will Decide How Much Worse It Gets.

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Mexico border to survive. The upcoming presidential election will decide more than just the next American leader; it could also determine the fate of numerous endangered wildlife species that depend on unimpeded access to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico Read more.

Virtual Aquarium Brings Children’s Aquatic Art To Life


Visitors can design custom sea creatures and feed their digital creations. Next-generation art collective teamLab is on a mission to blend the worlds of technology, art, science, design, and nature.

Dueling Cyclones Brew in the Atlantic and Pacific

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A third is also likely to spring up in the Gulf of Mexico later this week. Hurricane season is unfortunately alive and well, folks. As of Wednesday, two storms are brewing: Hurricane Douglas in the Pacific and Tropical Storm Gonzalo in the Atlantic.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Alexa

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Beginning on September 15 and lasting a full month, Alexa celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizes the contributions of this vibrant community in the United States, as well as the influence of their ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain.

Artists Spread Inspirational Political Messages Through Geo-Located AR Art


Found in areas throughout the United States, Mexico, and Egypt, with more locales to come, these eye-opening artworks have been placed in specific locations relevant to their message in terms of history, culture, or political significance. An AR version of the memorial is now available for viewing over the famous river located in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Beatriz Cortez “Tzolk’in Memorial to Claudia Gómez González” (2018) : Located at: Parque Viveros, Nuevo Laredo, MEXICO.


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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico shortly before 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, marking the successful completion of both the first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company and NASA’s first water landing in 45 years.

'The Most Musical Animals in the World': This New Electronic Album Features Endangered Birds

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A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is a new album that features birds and artists from the region all with the purpose of sharing the… Read more. Put in some headphones, close your eyes, and let chill jams and tropical endangered birdsongs transport you to the threatened jungles of Latin America.

Evidence of Prehistoric Ochre Mine Found in Submerged Mexican Caves

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Underwater caves in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula have yielded evidence of a prehistoric ochre mine, in a discovery that could explain why the region’s earliest inhabitants ventured so deeply inside this treacherous cave system. Read more. anthropology ochre prehistoric mesoamerica science mining cave diving caves

Alejandro Inarritu and Legendary are Creating a VR Short Film


The ILMxLAB created world will immerse you in a border crossing journey between Mexico and the United States. The VR short film will follow a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. Alejandro Inarritu is taking a big step into the world of virtual reality.

Iñárritu’s ‘Carne y Arena’ Just Won an Oscar


Created in partnership with ILMxLAB and Iñárritu collaborator Emmanuel Lubezki, the installation combines physical space with the virtual landscape, giving participants a firsthand experience of being an immigrant attempting to cross the US-Mexico border. Mexico border.”. A major first for the VR industry.

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10 unanswered questions from Netflix's 'Ratched' finale

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Its finale showed that Mildred escaped to Mexico with her girlfriend Gwendolyn to live happily ever after, which lasts until her brother Edmund calls to remind her he's coming for her blood.

PlayStation 5 is out on Nov. 12, for $499

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Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea for $499 (in the U.S. You wanted a price and release date for Sony's next-generation gaming console? Here it is. The PlayStation 5 will be out on Nov. 12 in the U.S.,

Colossal fires look ever more menacing, viewed from space

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The plume has traveled east too, reaching Mexico. If intelligent life beyond Earth ( should it exist ) could view our planet right now, they might be astonished by the great plume of smoke curling over the ocean.

VR Movie Carne y Arena Wins A Special Oscar


Making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last May (and announced over a year ago), the film follows the journey of a group of immigrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border, a topic of great contention in the current political climate. Currently you can see the piece at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fondazione Prada in Milan, and Tlatelolco Cultural Center in Mexico City, and it will soon debut in China.

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'Microsoft Flight Simulator' gives players a close look at Hurricane Laura

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As the destructive Hurricane Laura has been making its way up from the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday and Thursday, players in the recently released Microsoft Flight Simulator noticed that they could fly right by a digital version of the massive storm thanks to the game's live weather simulation.

Now You Can Have ‘Dolphin-Assisted Therapy’ in VR


” Dolphin VR is the brainchild of artist Marijke Sjollema, who was captivated over two decades ago after she snorkeled beside a dolphin off Mexico’s coast in 1993. Dolphins meet virtual reality. A Dutch non-profit is strapping waterproof VR headsets on people in pools so they can “swim with dolphins.” ” Dolphin Swim Club has been offering the experience, named Dolphin VR , as “dolphin-assisted therapy” since last month.

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First Atlantic hurricane of 2020 forms, churns toward Texas

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Yet, Hurricane Hanna intensified into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday morning, some two weeks ahead of schedule. The first Atlantic hurricane of the year doesn't usually form until around Aug.

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‘Beyond The Wall’ Is A Game Of Thrones VR Experience, Exclusive To Viveport Infinity


The experience will be available in English in the USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. HBO is launching an official Game of Thrones VR experience tomorrow. Called ‘Beyond The Wall’, the experience will be exclusive to HTC’s Viveport Infinity subscription service. Viveport is HTC’s VR app store, similar to the Oculus Store. It isn’t exclusive to HTC hardware however, it also officially supports Oculus Rift headsets.

Surgeon Chooses VR Over Sedatives For Patients


A surgeon in Mexico City is ditching painkillers by bringing virtual reality into the operating room. The method removes the need for patients to put their bodies through the negative effects of medication, drastically cutting everything from recovery times to the cost of procedures; sedatives and painkillers are a heavy expense for many hospitals, especially in the often under-funded medical facilities of Mexico City.

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Snapchat’s Latest Lens Studio Update Is A Game Changer For AR Creators


14 new landmarks and 6 AR templates make their way to the desktop app. This week Snapchat further deepened its commitment to AR technology with the release of a new update for Lens Studio, the companies official desktop app for the creation of AR ‘Lenses,’ which adds fourteen new “Landmarks,” as well as six additional Lense templates. Debuted back in April, Snapchat’s “Landmarkers” Lenses bring famous locations all around the world to life in AR.

Google Maps just made it way easier to rent a bike in 10 cities

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Mexico City (Ecobici). Google Maps is making it easier to find a bike ride. Starting Monday, Google Maps' bicycling directions will list bike-share services as a route option.

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority


So far the partnership has resulted in the 3D capture of sites such as the 1,000-year-old Temple of Kukulcan in the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico, parts of the Roman city of Pompeii , buried by the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.; Ensuring history survives using modern day technology. Yesterday, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France suffered a devastating fire that caused significant, lasting damage to the 12 Century building.

Custom Tattoo Launches Interactive Sonic The Hedgehog AR Experience


A man in Mexico City turns his first tattoo into a trigger for a prototype AR game. . Once Sabandija built his Sonic the Hedgehog AR scene, he headed over to Orion Tattoo in Mexico City where tattoo artist Ng Blackeye gave Sabandija his very first ink.

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Can VR Help Smokers Quit?


VR is being used to help a variety of conditions from pain management to eye disorders , and now a Kickstarter based in Mexico City is looking to help smokers curb the habit. Virtual therapy for smokers might be an app and headset away. MindCotine is a crowd-sourced VR program that uses your cell phone, a cardboard headset and immersive mindfulness to retrain your brain to stop smoking.

Google Partnership Makes It Possible To Visit Ancient Monuments In VR


Other locations in the Internet-powered exhibition include Al Azem Palace in Damascus, Syria, and the Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico. Google is partnering with non-profit CyArk so anyone can visit ancient monuments and temples, many of which are at risk of being damaged, or, in some cases, have already been devastated. One example available now is a temple in Bagan, Myanmar, that was damaged in a 2016 earthquake.