New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

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vGIS, a new geographic information system (GIS) visualisation platform from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) partner Meemim , is being used to view underground infrastructure while wearing Microsoft Hololens. Piloted by Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority in New Jersey, the technology is a practical application of augmented reality, allowing the user to ‘see’ utility lines under the street in real-time.

‘Soft’ Bat Ticks Found in New Jersey for the First Time and This Is Not What We Need Right Now

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As if we don’t have enough bad news to share right now, a tick species associated with bats has been spotted in New Jersey for the very first time. ticks bats animals parasites soft ticks diseases science new jersey

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Major Movie Theater Chains Sue New Jersey For 'Unconstitutional' Pandemic Closures

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Movie theater giants AMC, Cinemark, and Regal filed a lawsuit yesterday against the state of New Jersey for forcing them to keep their businesses closed during the covid-19 pandemic, yet allowing churches and other places of assembly to remain open.

We made up punny names for New Jersey marijuana dispensaries to cope with election anxiety

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But we do know that New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana , along with a number of other states with weed on the ballots. Every single dispensary in New Jersey is going to be called, like, Da Wise Guys or Goodfellaz, and it’s gonna be a whole lot of fun.

Perfect impression nails how New Jersey moms will act if weed is legal in the state

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Legal weed is on the ballot in New Jersey on Tuesday, which means a powerful force with soon have to reckon with the fallout of recreational marijuana. That powerful force, of course, is Jersey moms.

Here's What Animals Are Up to While They Wait for Their Wildlife Center to Reopen

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environment wildwood trust wildwood new jersey biology animal welfare zoology wildwood kent branches of biology zooThe animals are waiting for you to come back. Read more.

NYC Garbage Canal Reclaims Its Essence

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Newark Residents Win Drinking Water Protections in New Settlement

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Newark, New Jersey has reached a settlement with environmental justice advocates who sued the city over its pipes leaching lead into residents’ water supply.

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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With the new platform, users will be able to start playing mobile games directly from Facebook ads. Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming.

QAnon-Obsessed CBP Officer Arrested After Sending 'Numerous' Threats to Superior

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An agent for Customs and Border Protection in New Jersey, Alberto Almeida, was arrested and is facing charges after he allegedly sent threatening messages accusing a senior CBP official of child trafficking and calling for his extrajudicial execution, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.

A Classic Tale of Two Prep School Friends Who Founded the Uber of Hangover IV Drips Then Somehow Started Covid-19 Testing for Cities

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Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Hoboken, New Jersey city council held an emergency meeting to vote on covid-19 testing contracts, the kind of event that was doubtlessly being replicated in Zoom conference rooms around the county.

The WandaVision Conversation I Can't Stop Thinking About

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As we barrel towards its conclusion, we’re watching Wanda Maximoff’s grip on the reality she’s created for herself and her synthezoid husband in Westview, New Jersey slip little by little. WandaVision is a tense show, and it’s only getting tenser.

You Could Be Fined $50 for Not Wearing a Mask in NYC's Travel Hubs

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Heads up for folks catching a train, plane, or bus in the New York or New Jersey area: Starting today, the Port Authority is implementing a $50 penalty for travelers caught without a face covering within their facilities.

WandaVision Just Pulled Out a Few Shockingly Big Guns

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WandaVision hit a major turning point last week when it showed the state of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe outside of Westview, New Jersey by looking back on how Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Paris), Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) all came to be involved in the situation.

The Alien on Stage Documentary Is Pure Sci-Fi Joy

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In 2019, a New Jersey high school made national news when it put on a stage production of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. The production even got the attention of Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,… Read more.

NJ Court Says the Fifth Amendment Doesn't Protect Your Phone From the Police

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In a tale of an allegedly crooked sheriff caught abusing his power, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that forcing a suspect to unlock their iPhones doesn’t run afoul of the Fifth Amendment.

Grassroots Groups Just Won a Major Victory Against Fracking in the Northeast

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The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which is comprised of the governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New… Read more.

Dreamscape Launches New Location In Columbus, Ohio

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Dreamscape is planning to open additional VR destinations in the New York/New Jersey area later this year. The new Columbus location opens on February 28 and tickets are available now. The post Dreamscape Launches New Location In Columbus, Ohio appeared first on UploadVR.

Congress blasts Facebook's algorithm as rotten to its core in scathing letter

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Eshoo of California and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey hit Facebook with a written broadside Thursday, accusing the company of systemic failures which radicalized the "insurrectionist mob" behind the Jan. Facebook's disinformation problem is not the result of a few bad apples.

Failed screenwriter outed as QAnon influencer used conspiracy to carry out personal vendettas

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A major QAnon influencer was unmasked earlier this week as a failed screenwriter living in New Jersey.

ThirdEye Is Deploying Mixed Reality Smartglasses To Help COVID-19 First Responders

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The New Jersey-based company believes its technology could help save lives during the pandemic. . The X2 MR Glasses weigh just 300 grams and claim to be the world’s smallest mixed reality glasses.

Firefox Reality VR Web Browser Officially Heading To Pico Neo 2 VR Headsets

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Mozilla partners with Pico in the hopes of bringing new innovations to enterprise VR.

Dreamscapes Latest 4D VR Experience Is An 8-Person Dragon Flying Simulator

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The thrilling adventure will bring guests to new heights in a fun, wondrous way that will inspire repeat visits.”. Team up with friends on a daring rescue mission in DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy.

Weed watch: Results from every state voting to legalize marijuana

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Recreational marijuana legalization initiatives are up for a vote in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. Americans are making progress toward a greener future. Weed-wise, at least. As of Nov.

Strengthening Your Muscle Memory With VR Hockey Training

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It’s a tool for kids or even professional players,” explains Patrik Elias, a top ranked 20- year NHL player for the New Jersey Devils, who attended CES in support of Sense Arena. Improving cognitive functions of players is going to be the new game changer. Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019.

This AR App Is Like Minecraft for Drone Pilots

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“I’ve recently spent time testing out AirCraft, and I’ve quickly realized how fun and innovative the technology truly is,” said George Garcia, a New Jersey-based DroneBase pilot. Dronebase pilots can build their own AR race tracks in the sky.

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

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The company recently announced plans to introduce 25 new locations through 2022, more than doubling its current footprint. 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., The result of a new partnership with major commercial real estate company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), The Void will launch 25 new permanent locations through 2022.

Dreamscape Immersive to Open 4 New Out-of-Home VR Venues

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Worth, to the New York & New Jersey metro areas, and to Columbus, Ohio. “At its heart, Dreamscape is about merging the scope and emotional power of cinema with the pure visceral excitement of a great theme-park ride — all within a totally new VR technology that allows our audience to enter into and become part of the story,” said Walter Parkes, co-chairman of Dreamscape Immersive in a press statement.

Watch Real Madrid Take on Bayern Munich Live in VR

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You don’t have to go to New Jersey. Last week we announced NextVR’s live coverage of the International Champions Cup (ICC) on Gear VR. Well, today is your last chance to get down on the field at Metlife Stadium as Real Madrid takes on Bayern Munich after handing down a beating to Chelsea during Saturday’s broadcast. The best part? How to Watch. The match is completely free via the ICC channel on NextVR, which you can only access on the Samsung Gear VR.

Dreamscape Immersive Begins Nationwide Expansion With Four New Venues

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Location-based VR studio and retailer Dreamscape Immersive this week confirmed plans for four new state-of-the-art immersive venues across Los Angeles, CA; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Columbus, OH; and the New York/New Jersey metro area. The post Dreamscape Immersive Begins Nationwide Expansion With Four New Venues appeared first on VRScout. The premiere location will launch at LA’s Westfield Century City this December.

Meet a young activist who's suing the government over climate change

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Watching the news, he remembers seeing the New York City subway flooding and damage across New York state and New Jersey. After moving to Westchester from New York’s Hudson Valley, he started going to high school in Manhattan.

NYU students use TikTok to expose the school's bleak quarantine meal plan

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Students at New York University are exposing the nightmarish quarantine meals on TikTok, and now the school is going viral for serving food reminiscent of Fyre Festival's infamous "gourmet" lunches.

Dreamscape Immersive Opening L.A. Flagship Location With New WEVR Experience

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Worth, Columbus Ohio and the New York/New Jersey area. “Dreamscape is about merging the scope and emotional power of cinema with the pure visceral excitement of a great theme-park ride — all within a totally new VR technology that allows our audience to enter into and become part of the story,” said Walter Parkes, co-chairman of Dreamscape Immersive, in a prepared statement. Flagship Location With New WEVR Experience appeared first on UploadVR.

The Best VR Events and Concerts Planned for 2021

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Most recently, on January 11, 2021 , fans watched as Madison Beer ’s virtual avatar stood in Sony Hall, New York performing her debut song “Boyshit.” In the meantime, Adelphi Orchestra in New Jersey is also planning a virtual reality concert for March 20, 2021.

The 'Wakeout' app makes you feel better about sitting at your desk all day

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When I first started this column, it was only the beginning of quarantining with my parents in New Jersey. After escaping my cramped NYC apartment, I looked around at all the space I inherited and started filling almost every room in my house with new fitness machines on a weekly basis.

This VR Arcade Is Now Hosting Free Demo Days Every Month

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The North American VR arcade chain this week announced a new initiative to raise awareness of VR tech. Every first Wednesday of the month the company’s US and Canadian locations including arcades in New Jersey and North Carolina will offer free 20 minute demos to new customers. Ctrl V says it welcomes over 10,000 new customers a month and that around 80% of these people have their first VR experience in an arcade.