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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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.

Jack Harlow reacts to those 2 clips of him that went massively viral

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Rapper Jack Harlow seems to be a magnet for viral moments.

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.

These 8 athletes win the award for Twitter excellence

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This was Maxwell's response to the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA title in 2021. For decades, professional athletes were just little guys and gals who appeared primarily on our TV screens.

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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‘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).

Black holes aren't evil cosmic vacuum cleaners, and other misconceptions

Mashable VR

Some people imagine that they're Hoovers [vacuum cleaners] in the sky," Jean Creighton, an astronomer and the director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, told Mashable. "Of Black holes can often be misunderstood. Or mistaken for something evil.

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.