New York City sues Activision Blizzard over Microsoft deal

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New York City is suing Activision Blizzard over the Microsoft deal, alleging that CEO Bobby Kotick rushed the sale to escape accountability. Gaming News Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick lawsuit Microsoft New York City

Watch Tesla’s Cybertruck cruising the streets of New York City

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Watch Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck pickup cruise the streets of NY City on Saturday night -- just hours before Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live. Cars News Cybertruck New York City ny city Tesla

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New York City Cops Suspected of Faking Vaxx Cards, Stripped of Badges

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Was a Damp, Fungal Love Letter to New York City

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One of the interesting things about living in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic has been discovering ways to experience the area vicariously through different forms of media (because it’s dangerous to be out and about beyond necessary errands).

Apocalypse Whenever: New York City Sends Quirky Nuclear War PSA

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Sometimes it feels like we’re closer than even than to the end of the world , and apparently New York City Emergency Management feels the same way, as the city department released a nuclear attack survival guide. Read more

New York City Invests in AR/VR Incubator to Bolster City’s Jobs, Tech Talent

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New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, Alicia Glen, recently announced the selection of NYU Tandon School of Engineering to “develop and operate” the “first government-funded” VR/AR hub for education, training, research, investment and business creation at a 15,000 square foot space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The announcement says the incubator will provide the following: Support New Ventures.

New York City's Flagship Apple Store Could Soon Unionize

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Apple’s latest feature could soon be unions. The labor movement that’s been popping up at recognizable names in business has officially come to the tech giant: workers at Apple’s Grand Central retail store have begun the process of unionization, according to a story by The Washington Post. Read more.

Huge Underwater Canyon Near New York City Could Become a Marine Sanctuary

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The Biden administration this week announced its intent to designate a new marine sanctuary about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of New York City.

New York City Mayor Wants To Be The “Global Hub” For VR/AR With Newly Funded Lab

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Coinciding with the growth of the augmented and virtual reality industries, there are tons of new job opportunities. New companies spawned by the tech will be welcoming new employees and established companies will be welcoming new faces as they tackle the new opportunities VR and AR afford their businesses. In New York, the current Mayor has laid out a plan to create 10,000 jobs for middle-class citizens.

Bird to Offer Accessible Vehicles for People With Disabilities in New York City Pilot

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Bird, the scooter and bike sharing company, is launching a pilot focused on offering accessible mobility vehicles for people with disabilities to rent in New York City this summer.

Google Will Unveil the Pixel 7 on Oct. 6 in New York City

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Not to be forgotten in the maelstrom of the Apple event news, Google has officially announced the next Made By Google launch event. The event is happening Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET in Brooklyn, NY. Google will stream it for those who plan to follow along at home. Read more.

New Subway Map Just Dropped

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New York may get a reboot of the iconic 1970s subway map, if it likes.

New York City Passes Landmark Bill to Ban New Gas Hookups

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Gas will soon be a thing of the past in New York City, thanks to a bill passed on Wednesday by the City Council. It’s a historic bill, one that puts the weight of the largest city in the country behind a growing movement to ban gas and electrify everything.

Apple Partially Closes Stores in New York City Amid Spread of Omicron Cases

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In New York City on Monday, they were not. In case you needed another indication that covid-19, fueled by the newest omicron variant, is spreading like wildfire in some parts of the U.S., all you need to do is to check to see if Apple Stores are open.

You Can Now Ditch Uber for a Driver-Owned Rideshare App in New York City

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The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers.

A Volunteer-Run Website Helps You Find a Vaccine Appointment in New York City's Online Maze

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It’s no secret that New York City, like many other places in the U.S., One of the problems is its messy online sign-up website , which some city officials have denounced as “complex, burdensome, and buggy.”

New York City Hit by Spike of a Rare Disease Spread by Rat Urine

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New York City is dealing with an unusual outbreak of a rare, sometimes fatal disease spread through rat urine, called leptospirosis.

NYC Mayor Pushes for Gun Detection Tech After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams may well believe that all those who aren’t as big as he is on surveillance tech don’t have nearly as much “swagger” as he does, but he’s pushing for what could potentially be the widest adoption of a gun surveillance system of any city in the world.

‘I Was Just in Shock’: Mass Bird Death Reported in New York City

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When Melissa Breyer packed up her bag on Monday night for her Tuesday morning volunteer shift with NYC Audubon, she decided to seriously prepare. Read more.

New York City Council Passes Historic Protections for App Delivery Workers

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Delivery workers, accustomed to schlepping burrito bowls past armed robbers for table scraps, were granted some basic rights on Thursday by New York’s city council.

Uber's Latest Innovation, Apparently: Yellow Cabs

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Despite contributing to the overall gutting of New York’s traditional cab system, recent reports suggest Uber may be turning to yellow cabs for help.

California’s Dixie Fire Has Now Burned an Area the Size of New York City

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The Dixie Fire is raging out of control in Northern California’s Plumas and Butte counties. After merging with a smaller blaze known as the Fly Fire over the weekend, its flames continued to spread, devastating nearly 200,000 acres as of Monday morning.

SWINGING Via NEW YORK City AS SPIDER-Man! (Spider-Gentleman VR)

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I virtually grew to become Spider-guy in VR! I by no means considered in my existence I would be able to set on a headset and be capable to be my favorite superhero. Crazy things! Hope you fellas … Source.

A New York City-Sized Oil Spill Is Contaminating the Mediterranean Sea

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A Syrian power plant began leaking oil last week , and now the spill is heading for Cyprus. The effects on marine ecosystems and communities could be devastating as it spreads across the Mediterranean. Read more.

Futuristic flying ambulances might be coming to the skies of New York City

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Not for long if a new deal struck by the Israeli company Urban Aeronautics lives up its promise. Science fiction? News VTOLs

New York Yellow Cabs Will Finally Run Through Uber

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New Yorkers looking to catch an Uber may soon find themselves sitting in the back of classic Yellow Cab. Read more.

Boston Dynamics Is Hoping Robot Dogs Are Less Creepy While Fighting Fires

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NYC Taxi Drivers Win Ability to Not Have Lives Ruined by Exploitative Goons

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A hunger strike that had stretched into its fifteenth day ended in victory for New York City taxi drivers on Wednesday after they received hard-won concessions from the city around relieving the crippling debt they have been saddled with for generations.

NYC Garbage Canal Reclaims Its Essence

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Highlights From New York City’s Upcoming VR In The Sky Event

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Different markets are catering to these new experiences to varying degrees and New York continues to make significant efforts. One example of the increased exposure in New York City is VR In The Sky, a two-day event focused on the ads, brands, and media communities in the city. The Foundry will be debuting new updates for their 3D compositor Nuke and you must RSVP to attend.

Why the New York Subway Keeps Flooding—and What to Do About It

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The New York metro area turned into a lake on Wednesday night following a 1-in-200-year-plus rainstorm from Hurricane Ida’s remnants. The streets were flooded, but underground was even worse. Read more.

Take a look inside Google’s first-ever retail store

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Google first-ever permanent brick-and-mortar store opens in Manhattan, New York City, on Thursday, June 17. Android News Google google store Manhattan New York New York City

This AI Brought 11 of My Worst 'Seinfeld' Nightmares to Life

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Artificial intelligence is (rightfully) lampooned for all sorts of reasons , but credit where credit is due: neural networks really know how to make some freakishly beautiful art. Read more.

New York City Doubles Down on Tech-Focused Jobs, Plans Launch of Virtual and Augmented Reality Hub.

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New York City Doubles Down on Tech-Focused Jobs, Plans Launch of Virtual and Augmented Reality Hub via @govtechnews [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) June 28, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Neighborhoods Wrecked by Racist Freeway Construction Could Get a Boost From New Biden Fund

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Los Angeles Votes to Return Beach Taken From Black Family After Nearly a Century

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Texas Plans to Punish Companies That Move Away From Fossil Fuels

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