Milwaukee Is Being Sued Over Mandatory Augmented Reality Permits

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Developers of Candy Lab AR took the entirety of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, to court over a bizarre permit requirement they claim impedes on their first amendment rights. Check out the full statement: “Virtual and location-based augmented reality games are not permitted in Milwaukee County Parks except in those areas designated with a permit for such use by the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture.

Tuesday's Best Deals: Fortnite Switch Console, Kopari Beauty, Christmas Trees, Milwaukee Impact Driver, Winter Hats, Giant Pikachu Funko Pop, and More

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A Fortnite Switch console and a Kopari Beauty sale lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more. kinja deals deals

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How to watch the Democratic National Convention online

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The Democratic National Convention was supposed to be in Milwaukee this year, but the pandemic derailed that plan. Instead, the DNC is all virtual, with the control center in Milwaukee and speakers streaming in from all over the U.S.

Wisconsin Pharmacist Who Destroyed Hundreds of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Sentenced to 3 Years Prison

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On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced Steven Brandenburg, the Wisconsin pharmacist whom police say deliberately sabotaged hundreds of covid-19 vaccine doses last December, to three years in federal prison, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Dramatic NASA video shows James Webb telescope's extremely ambitious space maneuver

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We're going to see the very first stars and galaxies that ever formed," Jean Creighton, an astronomer and the director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, told Mashable in October.

Uber adds option to send packages just in time for the holidays

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It'll be available in cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Columbus, Detroit, Fort Myers-Naples, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St.

How to get police out of schools, and why it matters

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School boards in Minneapolis , Denver , Milwaukee , and Portland, Maine announced in June and July that they'll cut ties with their respective police departments, while Oakland eliminated an entire police force dedicated to its schools.

Stunning views of the James Webb telescope before it's blasted into space

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We're going to see the very first stars and galaxies that ever formed," Jean Creighton, an astronomer and the director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, told Mashable in October. One of the most momentous rocket launches in history looms large.

Exposing Homelessness Through Eviction With ‘These Sleepless Nights’ Mixed Reality Mini-Doc

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“This piece – based in Milwaukee and for future episodes visiting other cities was made to draw attention to that movement.” After the Venice Film Festival, These Sleepless Nights will be open to the public as an art installation in SF, DC, and Milwaukee to assist in raising funds for a right to shelter, and will be accessible as an app on iPhones. The Magic Leap-powered AR exhibit premiers at the Venice Film Festival.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Snapchat patent points to AR Spectacles content, Oculus Story Studio shuts down while continuing their VR for Good program, Congress gets into VR, Milwaukee gets sued by an AR company, the investment & funding wrapup, and more… You can enjoy the full audio recording below: SNAPCHAT PATENT POINTS TO AUGMENTED SPECTACLES CONTENT. CONGRESS GETS INTO VR… AND MILWAUKEE GETS SUED.

Extraordinary James Webb telescope successfully blasts into space

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It lifts the veil," Jean Creighton, an astronomer and the director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, told Mashable. Blast off. The most powerful space telescope ever built has successfully launched off the planet.

Here Is The NBA’s Full NextVR Live Broadcasting Schedule For This Season

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29, 2016 – Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks – 8:00 p.m. NextVR has previously pulled in massive funding through big investment rounds, including $30 million and another 80 million , to continue live broadcasting in VR. Earlier this month we reported the startup took a major step forward, going into a full time stream schedule with the NBA. Now we have the full schedule of the virtual reality offerings.

Here's what Trump paid for each new Biden vote in Wisconsin

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The Trump campaign paid $3 million up front, as required by state law, to finance a recount in the Democratic strongholds of Milwaukee County and Dane County. Still, 460,300 people voted in Milwaukee ; Dane County recorded 338,946.

Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community

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A native of Milwaukee, WI, his journey to Austin followed a similar path as mine. Does Austin have the largest VR community outside of Los Angeles? This was a question I asked myself several times last summer before moving. I was familiar with Austin, Texas because of SXSW — having attended with my previous employer, Emblematic Group. But visiting the city for work was wildly different from uprooting my life.

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Oculus Venues Arrives for Oculus Go and Gear VR

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June 27 // MLB: Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers // 11:10 am PT. Your ticket to live social events in VR is here. You can now watch live concerts, sports, and comedy shows with friends in VR. A month after the launch of Oculus’ $200 standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, the long teased Oculus Venues app is finally available for download. Available on both Oculus Go and Gear VR, Oculus Venues attempts to bring the stadium fan experience to VR.

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What the giant James Webb telescope will see that Hubble can't

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You're going to collect more ping pong balls," explained Jean Creighton, an astronomer and the director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Astronomers like Christine Chen are thrilled about the looming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.

‘Oculus Venues’ Live Event App Now Available on Go and Gear VR, Event Schedule Here

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June 27 // MLB: Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers // 11:10 am PT. Oculus Venues , the social app that allows ‘thousands of users’ to watch live events en masse in VR, is now available on Oculus Go and Gear VR starting today. The company has also published a full list of upcoming live events (below).

Why the mega comet is so fascinating — and not a threat to Earth

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Dozens of sightings over several years reveal the comet's path, explained Jean Creighton, an astronomer and the director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. A colossal comet, maybe the largest ever discovered, is hurtling through our solar system.

Embracing Digital Transformation: Real-life Use Cases in Energy & Utilities

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We Energies, Milwaukee. A handful of utilities are piloting and, in a few cases, even deploying wearable technologies, but the greatest share of interest is and has been around augmented reality. There is an impressive, concerted effort in the utility space by researchers and vendors to thoroughly investigate the technology to see if it’s safe and a right fit for the industry.

Embracing Digital Transformation: Real-life Use Cases in Energy & Utilities

EnterpriseWear

We Energies, Milwaukee. A handful of utilities are piloting and, in a few cases, even deploying wearable technologies, but the greatest share of interest is and has been around augmented reality. There is an impressive, concerted effort in the utility space by researchers and vendors to thoroughly investigate the technology to see if it’s safe and a right fit for the industry.

Off to Digital Market We Go, with InContext Solutions’ Tracey Wiedmeyer

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Tracey is also the former president of the VR/AR Association chapter in Chicago, Milwaukee and a board member for the Information Research Technology Institute at Sam Walton College of Business.