Nevada Wants to Let Tech Companies Form Their Own Governments

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Steve Sisolak, the Democratic governor of Nevada, wants to incentivize technology companies to move to his state, and he’s got some wild ideas about how to make that happen. nevada articles design innovation technology internet product management steve sisolak board of supervisors

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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

California Is About to Get Its Second Major Heat Wave in Less Than a Month

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The state, as well as Arizona and Nevada, are expected to see a record breaking heat wave this Labor Day weekend. It’s going to be hot as hell in California— again. Read more. california heat wave wildfires california wildfires

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.

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.

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.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Newest Las Vegas 'slot machine' is 11 stories tall and dispenses used cars

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but a first for Nevada. Forget betting for cash at a casino — used car shopping site Carvana has a giant vending machine in Las Vegas that accepts tokens for a car. The 11-story structure is Carvana's 28th car vending machine in the U.S. ,

Driverless rides on the Lyft app will expand beyond Las Vegas in 2023

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A safety driver was always in the car and trips were limited to certain parts of the Nevada city. Las Vegas has long been the only place where you can request a Lyft ride and be greeted by a self-driving car.

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.

Virgin Hyperloop passes first test with human passengers

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The test, concluded on Sunday, consisted of carrying two passengers some 500 meters (1640 feet) in a pod that goes through a near-vacuum tube on Virgin Hyperloop's test track in Nevada.

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."