Minneapolis Bans City Cops From Using Face Recognition Tech

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On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council approved a new ordinance that prevents the city from buying or using face recognition technology without specific permission.

Minneapolis Cops Used Fake Accounts to Spy on Innocent Black People

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Officers of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) engaged in surveillance of local Black leaders and organizations “without a public safety objective,” the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) found.

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Digital Truth: Skate Vert Highlights | X Online games Minneapolis 2017

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The very best moments from Skateboard Vert in Digital Truth at X Games Minneapolis 2017! SUBSCRIBE ? link] X Game titles has been spreading … resource.

Someone Is Anonymously Mailing Creepy QAnon Propaganda to Minneapolis Residents

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Someone is mailing QAnon-themed material to residents of Minneapolis suburbs, the Intercept reported on Thursday, and it’s not clear who’s doing it or why. Read more. qanon nextdoor security politics elections 2020 elections conspiracy theories social media technology

Minneapolis Cops Reportedly Used Google Location Data to Track Down George Floyd Protestors

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Minneapolis law enforcement used Google location data to help track down suspects accused of inciting violence during protests of the police killing of George Floyd last May, according to a weekend TechCrunch report.

Virtual Reality: Skate Avenue AMs | X Video games Minneapolis 2017

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Feds Must Answer for Aerial Spying on Protesters, Lawmakers Say

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Nearly two dozen House Democrats signed letters on Friday demanding answers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding the use of aerial surveillance deployed to monitor protesters after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May.

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn't Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just 'News Alerting'

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AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept reported on Thursday.

Turns Out Pretty Much Anyone Can Claim to Be a Black-Owned Business on Uber Eats

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In June, amid nationwide protests against police racism and brutality set off by the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd, Uber Eats released a feature intended to signify solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement : Tools to “Support Black-owned restaurants” by ordering from them without a delivery fee. Read more.

They Were Watching: Homeland Security Reportedly Used Surveillance Aircraft to Monitor George Floyd Protests

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The New York Times reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) used helicopters, airplanes, and drones in 15 cities to monitor demonstrations that protested the killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis who died after a police officer knelt on his neck to… Read more.

This Drone in a Bowling Alley Is the Coolest Video You'll See All Week

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Then you’re in luck, because we’ve got the coolest video you’ll see all week—an expertly piloted and impressively directed video that was shot at the Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. Do you love expertly choreographed drone videos? Read more. drone anthony jaska rainier fog entertainment culture facebook jay byrd christensen unmanned aerial vehicle technology internet technology emerging technologies science and technology albums

Government Privacy Watchdog Asked to Investigate Surveillance of Black Lives Matter

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A group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged the government’s privacy and civil liberties watchdog to launch an investigation into claims of government surveillance at protests against police violence and racial inequality spurred this year by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

CBP Releases Video From Predator Drone Deployed Over George Floyd Protests

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Shortly after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd last year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) flew a Predator drone over the city in an effort to surveil the ongoing protests against police brutality occurring there.

X Games will have its first livestreamed VR events next week

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The livestreaming VR events will be available only on the Gear VR platform, and they’ll take place for the inaugural X Games in Minneapolis. ESPN has announced that for the first time ever, the X Games will have events livestreamed on VR, something that will be done in collaboration with Samsung. Gear VR users in 48 countries will have access … Continue reading. Archive ESPN Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

Watch The Upcoming X Games Live In VR

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Live streaming events like this in 360 isn’t anything new, but with Samsung’s live pass we’re hoping that the X Games in Minneapolis will be an event to remember. Turns out Next VR isn’t live streaming every sport under the sun in VR; the upcoming X Games will be broadcast by Samsung itself.

Uber Explore adds reservations, activities to the ride-hailing app

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cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Another button is coming to the Uber app home screen: Uber Explore. Like the name hints, this feature that launched in select cities Tuesday is a new way to find things to do.

Sketchfab Launches Public Domain Program so Museums Can Share Cultural Relics in 3D

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Minneapolis Institute of Art, US. Sketchfab is a great resource for developers looking for a place to share and download 3D models—all of which can be viewed in VR headsets.

The VOID To Open 25 New Location-Based VR Centers Across The U.S. & Europe

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Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minn.; One of the biggest names in location-based entertainment makes plans for global expansion. The VOID will soon become one of the largest location-based VR providers in the world thanks to a new partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield that will introduce 25 new entertainment centers across the United States and Europe beginning this summer.

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Rhapsody Launches VR App For Live Music Videos

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360º video production was provided by Minneapolis-based VR company Visual, whose founder Chuck Olsen worked closely with the Rhapsody team on Rhapsody VR. The VR music app will bring you right on stage with the band. Music streaming service Rhapsody is jumping into the VR game with their first VR app – Rhapsody VR. The company which has been around since the early days of music streaming 14 years ago doesn’t just want you to listen to music, but actually experience it.

VR Attraction The VOID Plans to More Than Double in Size with 25 New Locations

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Just a week prior to the July 25th announcement, the company announced that it had officially opened three new entertainment center locations in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Washington D.C., Out-of-home VR attraction chain The VOID may soon reach a city near you. The company recently announced plans to introduce 25 new locations through 2022, more than doubling its current footprint.

Samsung Bringing Live UFC and X Games to Gear VR

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Other live events on the Gear VR platform we can expect in the coming months include the X Games Minneapolis July 13-16. Watch featherweight fighters José Aldo and Max Holloway throw down on June 3rd. Samsung is giving us another reason to slap on a Gear VR headset next month with the introduction of VR Live Pass. Available through the Samsung VR app in early June, VR Live Pass will let you watch live entertainment events and performances from the likes of UFC, X Games and Live Nation.

Samsung’s VR Live Pass Will Let You Watch ‘X Games’ and Live Nation Events in 360

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VR Live Pass, Samsung’s 360-degree video livestream partnership for Gear VR, continues in July with live coverage of the X Games Minneapolis. From July 13th to 16th, US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will host the Summer X Games 2017. Samsung is offering unique access to live events this summer free for all Gear VR users, which began with the recent UFC 212 bout in Rio de Janeiro.

The VOID Adds Five Marvel & Disney Location-Based Experiences

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The VOID has expanded to eight cities since its initial 2015 launch, with an additional nine locations on the way, including Santa Monica, New York, Philadelphia, Hollywood, Dallas, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., The hyper-reality provider partners with ILMxLAB to develop a new series of interactive experiences, starting with Disney’s upcoming animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Marvel Studios & ILMxLAB Reveal Avengers: Damage Control Location-Based VR Experience

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Suit up and battle evil-doers alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Evangeline Lilly. Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB today announced a new location-based VR experience set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe that will have users duking it out against a sinister force alongside a handful of legendary Avengers.

The Avengers Location-Based VR Game Made Me Feel Like An Actual Marvel Superhero

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The VOID’s 20-minute hyper-reality experience is a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. Last week we had the chance to check out Marvel’s Avengers: Damage Control , a new location-based VR experience from ILMxLAB that’s heading to select VOID centers October 18th. Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame , Damage Control throws fans into an epic superhero battle, during which they’ll fight side-by-side alongside a handful of famous Avengers.

MIKE HIGHLIGHTS // XR Artist, Founder and Community Leader Paige Dansinger

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I’m an Art Historian that started in museums as a Security Guard, Museum Educator, Registrar, and Intern Curator at Minneapolis Institute of Art (2004–12). I founded Better World Museum in 2014, an 8000 sq’ space downtown Minneapolis with an Indoor Edible Garden, VR Center and Makerspace.

The VOID’s Latest Location-Based VR Experience Is A Jumanji-Themed Jungle Heist

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Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minn.; The popular LBE provider continues its string of high-profile partnerships. Yesterday, location-based VR provider The VOID announced its latest 4D immersive experience, Jumanji Reverse the Curse.

Sony Pictures Teams With The VOID on ‘Jumanji: Reverse the Curse’, Launching November 27th

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Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hot on the heels of Avengers: Damage Control , the next experience heading to VR attraction The VOID is Jumanji: Reverse the Curse , made in collaboration with the Sony Pictures Virtual Reality group. The title will come to select VOID locations starting on November 27th.

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The VOID is Developing 5 New Disney & Marvel VR Experiences, ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ Coming in Fall

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More openings are coming soon however, which include Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Hollywood, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., The VOID, an out-of-home VR destination that melds wireless VR with real warehouse-scale environments, has partnered with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB to bring five new Disney and Marvel experiences to their growing number of VR facilities.

Step Into the Jungle When The VOID Opens Jumanji: Reverse the Curse This Month

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Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Next month will see the theatrical release of Jumanji: The Next Level in cinemas worldwide. To help promote the new film Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has teamed up with location-based entertainment (LBE) specialist The VOID on an immersive experience called Jumanji: Reverse the Curse.

How VR Is Reshaping Patient Care Game

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At Minneapolis Masonic Children’s Hospital , doctors were able to carry out an operation to separate conjoined twins successfully. Guest Post. Virtual reality is no longer restricted to the world of video games. Health care professionals have found a way to incorporate this innovative technology for patient care, whether it is using 3D to inspect for congenital heart defects or lessening pain signals resulting from burns or chronic conditions.

Become a Superhero in The VOID’s Avengers: Damage Control

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Mall of America – Minneapolis, MN. Location-based entertainment (LBE) attraction already has some big-name IP’s available for guests to immerse themselves in, including Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and Ralph Breaks VR. Today, the company has announced its latest virtual reality (VR) experience in conjunction with Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB, Avengers: Damage Control.

10 best free movies included on Prime Video

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Macy stars as Jerry Lundegaard, a Minneapolis car salesman who finds himself at the center of a kidnapping scheme gone wrong. Are you making the most out of your Amazon Prime subscription? Sure, you know to turn to Prime Video when it's time to rent or purchase major new releases.

The Future of AR is in 5G, with Deutsche Telekom’s Terry Schussler

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You have to be in the Mall of America in Minneapolis to get 5G. The current generation of 4G devices are great, if you want to chat faster, share photos, or stream a movie on the go.

The 21 best binge-worthy podcasts that tell one hell of a story

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Floodlines was released prior to the country-wide protests ignited by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Great podcasts always transport us, but there's something unique about the limited series that inspires an even more ravenous audio binge.