Nevada Man Hospitalized After Apparent Coronavirus Reinfection

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Scientists in Nevada are the latest to report a likely case of reinfection from the coronavirus that causes covid-19, with genetic evidence backing up their claim. covid 19 coronavirus reinfection pandemic nevada science

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VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

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As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. Now it appears as though these California and Nevada VR systems will be receiving an upgrade in the form of a series of advanced STEM tools. The Vive Libraries program will bring our unique STEM experiences to learners in over 100 locations across California and Nevada,” states Vive in an official release.

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HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. The post HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries appeared first on Road to VR.

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‘CalcFlow’ Studio Partners with HTC to Bring VR STEM Tools to Libraries Across California & Nevada

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Nanome , the studio behind CalcFlow, the 3D visualization tool for math concepts, has partnered with HTC to bring their STEM-focused VR tools to libraries across California and Nevada. Nanome is bringing a number of their VR tools to libraries as a part of the Vive Libraries program , which recently saw over 100 HTC Vive’s donated to public libraries in California and Nevada.

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Digitizing Burning Man

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Burning Man is held in late August every year inside Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Image Credits: BLM Nevada (opens in a new window) / Flickr (opens in a new window) under a CC BY 2.0 Image Credits: BLM Nevada (opens in a new window) / Flickr (opens in a new window) under a CC BY 2.0

Anti-Maskers Forced to Dig Graves for Covid-19 Victims in Indonesia

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Burning Man 2020 Goes Virtual: The Universes of the Burning Man Multiverse

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This year, Burners from around the world will unfortunately not be heading to the dusty sands in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, but instead will be

Las Vegas Strip’s Big Apple roller coaster has a new VR experience option

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For an extra $5 in ride fees, riders will be able to don wireless VR headsets once they board the coaster; the storyline will take them to an alien research facility in the Nevada desert where an extraterrestrial specimen has just escaped, and as the ride begins, so does a search for the alien escapee. The New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has teamed up with German company VR Coaster to add a virtual reality experience to its Big Apple roller coaster starting Feb.

A Tesla Employee Foiled an Alleged Ransomware Scheme

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CEO Elon Musk called a thwarted cyberattack against Tesla “serious” on Thursday after a Russian national reportedly tried to recruit and bribe an employee to install ransomware on the company’s network at its Gigafactory in northern Nevada.

VR Burning Man Event Will Feature Live Music, Art, And Workshops

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Normally held every year in the Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada, the legendary event has established itself as one of—if not the most unique annual festival in the world, celebrating everything from music and art to radical inclusion, gifting, and self-reliance.

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See the Tesla Model S, 3, X Cars from Above

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VR World GIGAFACTORY 1 Model 3 Model E Model S Model X Motor Trend Nevada Tesla Motors TSLAWhen Motor Trend gained permission to create a photo session with the Model 3 , the crew went to the site of future GIGAFACTORY 1, world’s largest battery manufacturing facility.

Tesla Wins Its Lawsuit Against Martin Tripp

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Nevada District courts ruled late Thursday that Tripp—who was fired from the automaker in late 2018 on claims that he’d plundered trade secrets—had also fallen afoul of… Read more.

CES 2021 Switches To All-Digital Format Due To COVID-19

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Normally held in Las Vegas, Nevada, CES attracts a considerable amount of attendees and exhibitors each year, making it one of the largest and most influential annual tech conferences in the world. The legendary Vegas-based event will return to its physical format in 2022.

CES 2020: Charmin Trolls Tech Industry With VR-Equipped Porta-Potty

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The last bastion for ambitious, albeit often unnecessary technology, the long-running Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada is the perfect place to take in a variety of next-generation products that will likely never hit store shelves, whether it be the result of pricing, limited use-case scenarios, or a number of other unrealistic qualities. CES 2020 kick-off tomorrow January 7th and runs until January 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tim Burton’s ‘Lost Vegas’ Exhibit Brought To Life Using VR And Drone Photogrammetry

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There are very few public art galleries more unique than that of The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. How VR allowed experiential designer Craig Winslow to visualize Burton’s outrageous public art display. Established in 1996, the non-profit organizations primary goals involve the collection and preservation of classic Las Vegas signage for exhibition and cultural enrichment.

U.S. Customs brags about seizing 'counterfeit Apple AirPods.' Uh, those are OnePlus Buds.

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On August 31, CBP officers seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple Airpod Earbuds from Hong Kong destined for Nevada at an air cargo facility located at John F. Well, this is embarrassing: the Customs and Border Patrol seems to have seized 2,000 OnePlus Buds, thinking they're counterfeit Apple AirPods.

Russian hacker tried to bribe a Tesla factory worker to install malware

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That appears to be the thinking of a least one Russian man, who the FBI arrested and who has been charged with attempting to pay a Tesla Gigafactory employee in Nevada to instal malware on the company's network. Why hack, when you can socially engineer your way in?

Teslasuit Introduces Pulse-Tracking VR Gloves With Exoskeletal Design

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Available to demo next month during CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, these advanced VR gloves allow users to “feel” digital objects in VR thanks to a combination of haptic and force feedback technology. Force feedback technology and an array of electrodes allow users to ‘feel’ objects in VR. Teslasuit today announced the latest addition to its growing line-up of VR-focused haptic accessories, the Teslasuit Glove.

Gearbox Is Making A Penn and Teller VR Game

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It had you making the eight-hour drive from Tuson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada in real time. Here’s one of PAX East’s more unexpected VR reveals; Borderlands dev Gearbox is making a Penn and Teller VR game. No, this isn’t an April Fools. Penn and Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded was quietly confirmed in a press release this weekend. Very little is known about the game other than that it will star the titular magicians.

HTC Vive Libraries Program Will Bring VR Headsets To Over 100 Libraries

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Now, HTC has announced the Vive Libraries Program , which is set to bring VR headsets to 110 different libraries in California and Nevada. Almost a year ago to the date Oculus announced an initiative to bring VR headsets to 90 different California libraries. It’s hard to know how similar the programs are beyond the obvious, but it’s great to see more commitment to democratizing VR for uses other than gaming.

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Las Vegas Now Home To World’s Longest VR Roller Coaster

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Open to the public today at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Big Apple Coaster combines the real G force pressure and high speeds of a roller coaster and the immersive capabilities of VR, taking passengers on a blood-pumping ride through some of NYC and Vegas’ most recognizable landmarks. ” The Big Apple Coaster is open to the public now at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

The VOID’s VR Theme Parks Add Wreck-It Ralph Experience

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Las Vegas, Nevada. The VOID out-of-home VR company is adding an official Wreck-It Ralph experience to four of their locations. It is named ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ and officially opens on the 21st of November (next Wednesday).

Madonna Performs Alongside AR Clones During Billboard Music Awards

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Earlier this month Billboard Magazine held its annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada, and while most of us are still swooning over that incredible performance by Korean demigods BTS, pop music icon Madonna is receiving her own fair share of praise thanks to an interesting live performance that used AR technology to bring several versions of the legend to life on-stage at once. Volumetric capture adds a layer of depth to the pop legends latest performance.

HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

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Last month the Consumer Electronics Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, HTC announced the latest addition to their VR hardware line-up, the HTC Vive Comos , a combination PC/mobile 6DoF headset featuring inside-out tracking and a flip-up visor. HTC teases new information regarding their upcoming 6DoF headset.

Innovative Headset Manufacturer IMMY Enters Article 9 Foreclosure, Auctions Assets

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Previews are available by appointment with physical assets located in Reno, Nevada. In June, ARPost introduced readers to IMMY , a revolutionary company under revolutionary founder Doug Magyari.

Walmart Brings Tricked Out ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ VR Experience to Select Stores

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Las Vegas, Nevada (5200 S Fort Apache Road) – March 1-2. North Las Vegas, Nevada (6464 N Decatur Boulevard) – March 3-5. Walmart is continuing its onward journey to think outside of the big-box with the help of VR, this time bringing 50-foot tractor-trailers to their megalithic parking lots across the US to let shoppers go head-first into a VR experience for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

VR Puts Users Head-To-Head With Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technology

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Ford went to work conducting this exact experiment themselves during this years recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, offering show attendees the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with Co-Pilot360 in a one-on-one fight for the title of “Most Vigilant Driver.” Can humans identify road hazards as well as Ford’s advanced safety technology?

VR Helped This Man Feel What It’s Like To Walk Again

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Knowing all of this, Harry Thomas and the @One Digital Media team at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), which has been embracing VR, wanted to bring Burning Man to him. VR gave this man the ability to walk, explore Burning Man and ski all from his wheelchair. Evan W. Gadda said he had dreamed of traveling to Burning Man. As an artist himself he said the opportunity would be unreal.

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‘Breaking Bad’ Show Creator Teases Upcoming VR Experience

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Serving as a keynote speaker at this year’s Salesforce Data Matters conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, show-creator Vince Gilligan took to the stage earlier this week to take part in a discussion regarding the effects of technology, 1-on-1 consumer relations on entertainment, and media marketing. Loose lips at the Data Matters conference reveal plans for VR content based on the hit show.

On TikTok, #FreeBritney conspiracy theories run deep

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In the documentary The Guardians , certified Nevada guardian Susan Hoy likened conservatorship to "stepping into that person's shoes" as the guardian has "full access into their life."

Desert Bus In VR Is Everything You Ever Hoped It Would Be And More

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It takes anywhere from six to eight hours to drive from Tuscon, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. Or, you could drive from Tuscon, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada… in VR. There’s a lot of things you could do with that time: a full days’ work, a Batman movie marathon, maybe even complete five or six ‘full’ VR games. Tempting, right? That’s not me describing Desert Bus VR in a nutshell, that’s me describing it in its entirety.

Jaunt’s New ‘Home Turf’ VR Series Lets You Explore The Extreme

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Cinematic VR studio Jaunt has unveiled their latest VR series, Home Turf, taking you on a journey from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada to a massive drop off Icelandic waterfalls. Free climbing legend, Alex Honnold, kicks off the adventure series as he climbs to the peaks of The Needles , a series of massive granite rock formations in Central California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest

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In January of 2018, BeBop Sensors debuted its Forte Data Glove at the annual Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, during which the company showcased its “smart fabric” technology simuating the sensation of touch while in a virtual space; put simply, the high-tech gloves allow users to “feel” virtual objects while immersed in a VR experience. The glove-like accessory allows standalone VR users to feel virtual objects.

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Self-Driving Car Features Batman-Themed Immersive Entertainment

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During the recent CES 2019 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the two companies teamed up to give punters a glimpse of what the future could look like with the Intel Warner Bros. Take an autonomous ride through a crime-ridden Gotham City during your everyday commute. If – as seems increasingly likely – we’re moving towards a future that will include autonomous vehicles, what exactly will drivers be doing with all their newfound spare time while on the road?

Take A Guided VR Tour Of Germany’s Last Industrial Coal Mine

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On top of the apps well-curated catalogue, a regular stream of free DLC has teleported us to exotic locations such as Castle Hohenrechberg in southwest Germany, Death Valley in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Cologne Cathedral in Köln, Germany; all of which captured using state-of-the-art photogrammetry techniques. Photogrammetry and volumetric VR preserve every detail of this historic mining operation in Ruhr, Germany.

Desert Bus Returns in VR Today Developed By Borderlands Dev

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It tasked players with driving between Tuscon, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada in real-time at a maximum speed of 45 mph. Earlier in the year we found out that Desert Bus, a videogame originally developed as part of a minigame collection for famous magicians Penn & Teller, was being reinvisioned in VR. From today, though, you’ll be able to play it. Desert Bus VR will be launching later today on Steam with HTC Vive support.

This HoloLens App Shows What Harry Potter Go Would Be Like

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Asad Malik is a 21-year-old student at Bennington College in Nevada. In 2016, Nintendo and Niantic proved two things to the world. One: adults are more than willing to risk physical harm or robbery if it means they can digitally possess adorable Japanese creatures. Two: augmented reality can thrive as an entertainment platform. Following Pokemon Go’s success, pop culture fans began to discuss other franchises that would benefit from the AR treatment.

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