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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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.

NYC Garbage Canal Reclaims Its Essence

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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.

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.

Researchers Use AR To Study How Electric Fish Sense Their Surroundings

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According to a recently published report by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a group of researchers have begun hacking the electrical sensing organs of a specific species of electric fish known as Eigenmannia virescens , or Glass knifefish, by placing the creatures into a tank and tricking them into thinking they are hiding inside a smaller shelter generated completely in augmented reality. News AR Augmented Reality New Jersey Institute of Technology

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Startup Dreamscape Immersive is opening a VR location in Columbus, Ohio at the Easton Town Center.

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.

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. Nick Cherukuri, CEO of ThirdEye Gen, says the devices can give front-line medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients access to critical life-saving data and communicate with emergency rooms and command centers in real-time.

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.

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

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DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy brings together the film trilogy’s best-in-class storytelling and memorable characters with a unique interactive experience that will leave a lasting impression with new and existing fans alike,” added Christina Lee Storm, Producer of DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy, DreamWorks Animation. The thrilling adventure will bring guests to new heights in a fun, wondrous way that will inspire repeat visits.”.

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. After releasing a new update for Firefox Reality that makes it easier for you to jump between your VR headset and your PC, Mozilla has announced a new partnership with Pico Interactive to bring Firefox Reality to Pico’s new lineup of 6DOF VR headsets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 'Petro-Masculinity' of This Weekend's Trump Highway Rallies

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This weekend, highways from Texas to Kentucky to New Jersey were overrun with Trump-supporting caravans. They tried to run a Joe Biden campaign bus off the road , held up traffic, shut down a bridge, and generally pissed people off and intimidated them.

Chris Christie Humiliated on Cameo

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After spending four years debasing himself by supporting President Trump, the former New Jersey governor landed in the hospital with a covid-19 infection stemming from a White House superspreader event. Does Chris Christie enjoy humiliation? The evidence is mounting.

Drop of Doom VR Ride Comes To Six Flags

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Now add a helicopter, machine guns, enormous man-eating spiders tearing their way through a destroyed city and you have Six Flags coolest new attraction. Open now for a limited time at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, Drop Of Doom VR combines the world’s fastest and tallest drop ride with virtual reality to deliver an amusement park experience you’ll never forget. The iconic franchise is using VR to bring us the future of amusement park rides.

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. Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines and apps in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

How Augmented Reality Will Improve Your Next Travel Experience

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MARS Storytelling Traveling is much about exploring new places, sightseeing, and appreciating what the destination has to offer. Asbury Park in New Jersey also offers its own unique and free-of-charge AR tour that reconstructs key historic landmarks in AR on the Asbury Park boardwalk.

COVID-19 Accelerating VR Adoption

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The Coronavirus pandemic has become a catalyst for us to embrace immersive technologies in our “new normal” workflow. This pandemic may prove to be the inflection point for humanity to reimagine the way we interact with each other,” Professor Shafi Ahmed tells me.

Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

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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.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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New Hampshire. New Jersey. New York. New York, Fifth Avenue. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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Hofstra University Uses VR To Put You Face To Face With A Category 3 Hurricane

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According to a poll in 2015, 47% of New Jersey residents claim they would evacuate their area upon learning of an incoming storm, with 6% saying they would stay, and the remaining 48% unsure of their actions. Bernhardt and his team recently traveled to New Orleans to present their results to the American Association of Geographers during their annual meeting this past April. Step just outside the eye of the storm and feel the full force of a category 3 monster. .