Workers say Amazon lied about COVID-19 cases at Minnesota warehouse

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The Minnesota Vikings Become First NFL Franchise to Launch Virtual Reality Application for Oculus

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The Minnesota Vikings are the first team to launch a virtual reality application for Oculus. Titled “Vikings VR” and available in the Oculus store, the app takes fans directly inside U.S. Bank Stadium to view 360 videos and photos from Vikings games and events. Virtual reality and 360 content is very important to our organization,” said Vikings Executive Director of Digital Media and Innovation Scott Kegley. “We

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Minnesota Vikings fans can experience the team legacy in VR before games next season.

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Minnesota Vikings fans will be able to experience the team like never before in a 10,000-square foot interactive space located in the northwest corner of U.S. Bank Stadium.

1,971 Americans Die of Covid-19 on Thursday as U.S. Sets Record For Daily Cases

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covid 19 coronavirus north dakota covid restrictions california minnesotaThe U.S. reported 1,971 deaths from covid-19 on Thursday, the highest death toll since May, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery

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Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology: They’ve developed a way for a person to control a robot arm with their minds — with no surgery or invasive procedures required to make it possible.

This Game Reimagines Pokémon as a Playable Font Where Creatures Capitalize Instead of Evolve

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Oh, and let’s set it in Minnesota too. Fontemon is the answer to a question absolutely no one asked: What if Pokémon was a playable font? Because why the hell not. Read more.

Apparently It’s Sue Big Oil Week

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A day after Minnesota filed a groundbreaking suit , Washington, DC District Attorney General Karl Racine sued ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell, alleging that the companies “systematically and intentionally misled consumers. It’s lawsuit week for Big Oil.

Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Wednesday that he’s suing ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute because the three firms deceived customers about the climate crisis.

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show

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Customs and Border Protection was watching his home in Beltrami County, Minnesota, from 20,000… Read more. Tom Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight.

Chauvin trial newscast takes an awkward turn into racial issues on the 'SNL' cold open

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The sketch show's latest episode kicked off with a newscast send-up featuring two Black hosts and two white hosts in Minnesota discussing the trial of Derek Chauvin. Welcome to the "I would've voted for Obama a third time" of Saturday Night Live cold opens.

Trump Facebook Ads With 'Real People' Actually Feature GOP Political Operatives

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How to watch 'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers'

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Set in present-day Minnesota, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers picks up the story of the ragtag youth hockey team 25 years after the events of D3: The Mighty Ducks, though word on the street is that they're underdogs no more. What: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Where to watch: Disney+.

House Republican video gets stuck upside down: 'At least you're not a cat'

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During a virtual House Financial Services meeting, the Minnesota lawmaker was flipped via a filter, his head upside-down and detached from his body with an abstract blue and white background. Republican Rep.

Marjorie Taylor Greene's campaign site promotes debunked conspiracy about Ilhan Omar

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Not terrible by itself, except the site inadvertently revealed a campaign to push an unfounded right-wing conspiracy theory about her Democratic colleague from Minnesota, Rep.

The U.S. is about to get a potent polar vortex blast

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Early next week, many parts of the Midwest will see subzero temperatures, and the epicenter of the extreme weather event, Minnesota, will see lows of around -25 degrees Fahrenheit, said Weber. Welcome back, old friend.

Apple closes a bunch of stores yet again because of COVID-19

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It's not just California All stores in Tennessee (there are four there), Utah (three), and Minnesota (four) are closed or or will close in the coming week, ahead of the Christmas holiday.

11 gifts to spark kids' interest in STEM

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We asked representatives from the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago , the Science Museum of Minnesota , and the Exploratorium in San Francisco for the perfect gifts to give to kids to help them develop an interest in STEM.

The Role of Virtual Reality in the Fight Against Racial Inequity

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REM5 , a Minnesota-based company, is doing just that with a virtual exhibition space called “1 City. Virtual reality has been moving mountains across a myriad of verticals. In the past few years, we’ve also been seeing VR as a force for social good.

Hundreds of Amazon Drivers Agree That They Deserve a Union in an Informal Driver-Led Survey

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In just a few short years, Amazon’s warehouse workers have gone from suffering in silence to jobsite walkouts in Minnesota and more recently a full-blown union vote in Alabama.

Walmart and STRIVR Partner To Train Employees In VR

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It’s football training simulations are also used by Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Clemson University, Stanford University, the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and Washington Capitals. US supermarket chain Walmart is betting big on VR to help improve its employee training techniques, and it’s turned to a new company to help.

All the Ways Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are Shaping Sports

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NHL In a post COVID-19 world, the Minnesota Vikings are offering a Vikings VR experience available on the Oculus store for fans to roam around the Vikings’ stadium and view 360-degree videos and photos from Vikings games and events.

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

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17, 2017 – Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs – 8:30 p.m. April 4, 2017 – Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors – 10:30 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.

Can VR training help a QB take his team to the Super Bowl?

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Casey Keenum seems like an unlikely hope for the Minnesota Vikings. Belch says that Keenum goes into Minnesota’s VR room at the practice facility and is able to comb through a few hundred reps in VR as part of his final preparation. The previously undrafted, unwanted QB has led them to a 13-3 record as the second-most-accurate passer in the league (67.6 percent).

The Role of Virtual Reality in the Fight Against Racial Inequity

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REM5 , a Minnesota-based company, is doing just that with a virtual exhibition space called “1 City. Virtual reality has been moving mountains across a myriad of verticals. In the past few years, we’ve also been seeing VR as a force for social good.

Can VR training help a QB take his team to the Super Bowl?

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Casey Keenum seems like an unlikely hope for the Minnesota Vikings. Belch says that Keenum goes into Minnesota’s VR room at the practice facility and is able to comb through a few hundred reps in VR as part of his final preparation. The previously undrafted, unwanted QB has led them to a 13-3 record as the second-most-accurate passer in the league (67.6 percent).

Adobe Introduces VR Drawing Experience Project Dali

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So far Project Dali has only been public at the Minnesota Street Project , but you can be certain we’ll be hearing much more about this highly-anticipated application soon. Look out Tilt Brush. There’s a new VR art tool in town. I think it’s pretty safe to say Adobe is the undisputed king of software for the creative arts. From photo manipulation and video editing, to illustration and animation the company is the number one go-to for anyone looking to create, well, anything.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

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Thursday, March 8 – Boston @ Minnesota. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th. The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend.

Distance Underestimation in Virtual Environments

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I had a chance to catch up with University of Minnesota professor Victoria Interrante at the IEEE VR conference to talk about her 12 years of research into some of these perceptual and cognitive effects within virtual environments. Academic VR researchers have shown that “people typically underestimate egocentric distances in immersive virtual environments,” sometimes up to 20%.

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

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8 Boston @ Minnesota , 8:00 p.m. Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app. Through a partnership with Intel, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets. The coverage kicks off on Friday, Feb. 16 with the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars at 9:00 p.m.

Frogworld VR— Early Release

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You can get a sense of the gameplay in the following teaser trailer: [link] The idea for Frogworld was inspired by my endless hours as a child playing in swamps, rivers, and lakes in Minnesota, searching for frogs, turtles, and other wildlife.

MLB Expands VR Content With Original 360 Video Series

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Available now via the MLB At Bat app for Daydream, On the Verge takes you onto the field, through the clubhouse and into the batting cages as you follow some of the games most talented young stars like Josh Bell of the Pittsburg Pirates, Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox, Manuel Margot of the San Diego Padres and Jose Berrios of the Minnesota Twins. Dive deeper into the lives of baseball’s biggest up-and-comers in the new “On the Verge” 360° series.

Get Free Courtside VR Seats to Spurs vs. Timberwolves NBA Game This Tuesday

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This Tuesday, January 17th, NextVR is offering a free pass to watch the San Antonio Spurs, currently holding the #2 position in the NBA Western Conference, tip off against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Own Gear VR or Daydream View? Then you’ve got access to free courtside seats to this Tuesday’s forthcoming Timberwolves vs. Spurs NBA game live… in VR of course.

Oculus Venues Arrives On Quest Alongside Fresh Updates To Rift Platform

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Paul, Minnesota on July 31st. Oculus’ July Platform Update is all about Social VR. Oculus has announced new features and updates to both the Oculus Quest and Rift platforms that greatly improve tracking and bring new social VR features to both platforms. Here’s what’s included in the July Platform Update: OCULUS VENUES ON QUEST. Oculus Venues has finally arrived on the Oculus Quest.

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The Void to Open New Location in Mall of America, ‘Star Wars’ VR Experience Coming at Launch

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Minnesota’s Mall of America , the United States largest mall, is getting the popular VR out-of-home experience The VOID soon. According to a report by Attractions Magazine , The Void will be opening at the Mall of America first with its successful VR experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, which was created in partnership with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB.

Immotion Breaks Through 430 Contracted Headsets

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New Signed Contracts: SEA LIFE Minnesota, USA 4 Headsets (Aquarium).

Daydream And MLB Launch Documentary Style VR Series On The Verge

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In addition to the episode for Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell shown above, episodes featuring Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox, Manuel Margot of the San Diego Padres, and Jose Berrios of the Minnesota Twins are all currently available. Athletic leagues have regularly utilized 360-degree video to give fans that can’t attend events in person a way to get a similar feeling from the comfort of their own homes.

FundamentalVR Partners with Mayo Clinic to Develop VR Surgical Simulations, Raises $1.4M Financing

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” Mayo Clinic has recently brought the jointly developed VR surgery platform, Fundamental Surgery , to several simulation centers in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. FundamentalVR, the training and data analysis technology platform, today announced a three-year deal to jointly develop surgical VR simulation and education products with Mayo Clinic, the world-renowned academic medical center. FundamentalVR has also raised an additional $1.4