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).

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.

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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.

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.

Famed NYC clock is now counting down to Earth's climate change 'deadline'

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Anyone who has walked through New York City's Union Square and managed to look up has seen it: A large, multi-numeral digital clock embedded on the side of a sky scraper. More about New York City , Climate Change , Science , Climate Environment , and Activism.

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

Revel Suspended More Than 1,000 NYC Riders in the Last Month for Being Reckless Idiots

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If you live in a city with a shared motor scooter program, you’ve likely spotted at least one reckless driver zipping down the street without any regard for basic traffic rules or safety. revel moped transportation new york cityMaybe the rider or riders failed to wear a helmet, or maybe they were riding on sidewalks or bike lanes. I’ve personally witnessed… Read more.

The Plan to Turn New York’s Most Notorious Jail Into a Renewable Energy Hub Is What Justice Looks Like

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People pace the bus stop at Queensboro Plaza on a Saturday before New York City’s covid-19 shelter-in-place order. They are waiting for the Q100 bus, which serves as the only modes of public transportation with a direct route to Rikers Island, the location of New York City’s largest jail complex. rikers island jail new york renewable energy

The history of self-driving cars

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From New York City's so-called phantom cars to Waymo's prototypes, the self-driving car has come a long way. Cars Computing Emerging Tech Artificial intelligence autonomous cars Tesla Tier 4 Uber

Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

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The latest example of this comes in the form of a new AR art installation called "Unmoored,", which transforms New York City's Time Square into an underwater environment.

Pepsi Celebrates Summer with Hundreds of Instagram Camera Effects for Soda Drinkers

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This week, Pepsi kicked off its #Summergram (yes, with the hashtag symbol) campaign with launch events in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami, with each event featuring a different six-story tall inflatable in nearby bodies of water. New York earned the extra privilege of appearances by model Chrissy Teigen and DJ Khaled for its event.

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The Car That Hit Times Square Protesters Used to Be a Police Cruiser

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Last night, New York City police were filmed in Times Square, gently ushering Black Lives Matter counter-protesters into the back of a black sedan, which very much resembled a police cruiser, with New York plates.

Puma Teams Up with Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

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Count Puma as the latest brand to pump up the customer experience in its stores with augmented reality, as the brand recently celebrated the opening of its flagship New York City store and the launch of its new basketball line with a web-based AR activation. When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore.

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Snapchat Drapes the Statue of Liberty in the American Flag for Fourth of July Augmented Reality Lens

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On Thursday, Snapchat launched a new augmented reality experience to commemorate Independence Day for those at or in the vicinity of Liberty Island in New York City. Using its new Landmarker Lens technology, the Snapchat camera can detect the presence of the monument and bring it to life. Under the rocket's red glare and the bombs bursting in air, the Statue of Liberty is swaying in celebration this Fourth of July thanks to Snapchat.

Puma Uses Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

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Count Puma as the latest brand to pump up the customer experience in its stores with augmented reality, as the brand recently celebrated the opening of its flagship New York City store and the launch of its new basketball line with a web-based AR activation. When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore.

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Kohl's Partners With Snapchat AR for Holiday Pop-Up & Black Friday Promotions

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In conjunction with a holiday pop-up hosted in New York City from Nov. All Kohl's wants for Christmas is Snapchat augmented reality. 7 through Nov. 10, Snapchat ran a sponsored portal lens available to targeted Snapchat users in the AR carousel. The experience gave users the ability to virtually transport themselves to the pop-up.

Return of the Revels

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Revel—the moped-sharing company which has blessed major cities with fleets of lightweight, cheap, zero-emissions minibikes but also cursed them with a brigade of untrained scooter jockeys—has returned to New York City’s streets this morning after three fatal crashes halted service in July.

Moschino & H&M Harness the Power of Magic Leap One to Intro Augmented Reality to the Fashion World

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Magic Leap has already entered the realm of entertainment and enterprise, but on now it has blazed its way into a new augmented reality frontier: fashion.

Anyone in the World Can Order Magic Leap One NOW (But There's a Catch)

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Although the Magic Leap One: Creators Edition is currently officially available in only six US cities, those living outside of Magic Leap's designed US cities now have a roundabout way to order the device.

Through the Magic Leap Looking Glass, First Look at What AR Looks Like on the Magic Leap One

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And even in the US, only residents in a few select cities have access to sales of the device (and the limit is three devices per person). So if you're not in one of the current "Magicverse" cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle) and were.

Isaias Shows Our ‘Dinosaur Energy System’ Isn’t Ready for Climate Change

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In parts of New York City, which is facing its largest power outage since Hurricane Sandy,… Read more. It’s been two days since Hurricane Isaias swept over the East Coast, but thousands of people are still without power. In Massachusetts, National Grid estimates some may not have their utilities back on until Saturday afternoon. power outage utilities renewable energy

Revel electric mopeds pulled in NYC after two riders killed

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After a second fatal crash in just over a week, Revel is shutting down in New York City. The company had at least 1,000 vehicles in New York City, which could be rented by the minute. A Revel spokesperson said in an email statement that the company — which started renting the electric vehicles in NYC in March 2018 — was "voluntarily shutting down New York City service" as of Tuesday.

Cheddar's Magic Leap One App Is Now Available Online, This Is How It Works

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When the announcement of the Cheddar app for Magic Leap first went out on Tuesday morning, the app was not available on my updated Magic Leap One (located in New York City). However, after checking throughout the day, I can confirm that the app is now live. The free app downloaded very quickly and launched immediately with no problem, so I thought it might be good to give you a quick first impression of the app and how it works.

New Beatles VR Experience Lets You Attend Fab Four’s Iconic Shea Stadium Show

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It was over 50 years ago now that 60,000 lucky fans got to witness the fab four themselves, The Beatles, play a legendary gig at the now-demolished Shea Stadium in New York City. The post New Beatles VR Experience Lets You Attend Fab Four’s Iconic Shea Stadium Show appeared first on UploadVR.

A Brief History of Listening In on Police Radios

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Last Friday night, thousands defied New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s curfew order and marched in the rain, the fifth evening in a week marked by beatings and mass arrests after dark. It was now common for police to leapfrog ahead of the crowd, assemble a chokepoint, and ambush with mass… Read more. police scanner police cops radio history police brutality surveillance protests

Macy’s Partners With Marxent For One Of The Largest VR Rollouts In Retail History

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When Macy’s first opened their doors to the public in 1858 on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, no one would have guessed that the small dry goods store would evolve into one of the largest and most innovative retailers in the world. The U.S.

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See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit

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Although a foot-long increase doesn’t seem like much, this rise in sea level would not only swamp much of the east coast, including New York City, but flood the entirety of London as well. The Big Apple takes a dip in this location-based augmented experience from Microsoft.

4th graders made their own clickbait headlines and they're way better than ours

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It's a strange world online and Ingrid Conley-Abrams — a school library director in New York City — wanted to prep her students as best she could.

4 ways that young people are thriving despite the trauma of 2020

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By summer, after earning his associate's degree in photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, he'd land in Los Angeles. Back in March, Joshua Rivera had just finished planning his post-graduation life.

Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

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Thanks to COVID-19, New York City banned restaurant dining in March. So Shiozawa, who owns and manages Hibino LIC in New York City, uses his own small crew to avoid high commissions from the apps, usually around 30 percent or more. "If Nobu Shiozawa is determined to get customers his restaurant's homemade tofu and sushi without using delivery apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates. That’s not easy these days.

Social VR Platform ‘vTime’ Gets Preliminary Video Support in New Theater Update

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Social VR/AR platform vTime released a new update today that includes a few theater spaces where you can chat with friends and watch select sports programming on big screen TVs. The new theater feature is available on all supported platforms, including Oculus Rift, Windows VR headsets, Google Cardboard, Oculus Go/Gear VR, and AR-capable mobile devices. Programming is admittedly thin at the moment, which only includes select clips from Manchester City Football Club matches.

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Facebook launches climate change information center

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Facebook has launched a new resource to help in the fight against climate change.

Ryan Gosling’s First Man Is Getting A VR Experience

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First Man, the new Neil Armstrong biopic from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, is getting the expected VR tie-in treatment. Rolling out to AMC Theatres across, LA, San Francisco, New York and Washington, the piece is set to give viewers a first-hand account of the events of the film. AMC Lincoln Square, New York City. Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 14 in New York City. Get ready to take a giant leap for mankind in VR.

Hulu debuts powerful clip of upcoming documentary 'I Am Greta'

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It's this powerful decision that landed the teenage activist on a wind-powered ship bound for the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York City last summer, as shown in the first footage from Hulu's upcoming documentary I Am Greta.

Unity used to create Ghostbusters VR experience

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Press release: THE VOID Launches Ghostbusters: Dimension, an Immersive Hyper-Reality Experience Powered by Unity Technologies 3D engine at Madame Tussauds New York New York City, NY & San Francisco, CA—Unity, the largest global development... Briefs VR & AR The Void Unity

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Within Releases First In A Series Of CNNVR News Documentaries

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Meanwhile, Extreme Rescues with the NYPD, available June 6th, will take users on a helicopter tour through the New York City skyline to experience what it’s like to track the NYPD Emergency Service Unit from the perspective of a police chopper. From May 9th to July 6th, VR media app Within will release five unique CNNVR documentaries. First announced on May 8th, widely available VR media app Within will be home to a series of VR news stories, produced by CNNVR.

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Getting SDCC VR Experience

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At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con Nickelodeon will debut a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle VR experience designed to immerse fans in an animated version of New York City. There will also be a panel about the new series on July 19th.