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

GizModo VR

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

Road to VR

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.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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

UploadVR

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.

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

GizModo VR

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.”

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

Digital Trends

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

NYC Garbage Canal Reclaims Its Essence

GizModo VR

disaster_accident neighborhoods in new york city geography of new york city brooklyn gowanus brooklyn port of new york and new jersey carroll gardens brooklyn cobble hill brooklyn gowanus canal park slope superfund united states environmental protection agency garbage barge

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

AllThingsVR

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

NYC's Covid-19 Vaccine Website Is a Mess as Eligibility Opens to Seniors

GizModo VR

As New York City expands the pool of citizens who are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine to seniors and frontline workers, Comptroller Scott Stringer is warning that the online signup system for appointments is unnecessarily complicated and could lead to delays in the vaccination process.

Fake Bomb In Stolen Tesla Was Planted By Radical Right A **e, NYPD Says

GizModo VR

New York City police discovered suspicious-looking devices — very much intended to look explosive — on a stolen Tesla outside a Queens shopping mall early Monday morning. new york city nypd tesla bomb

Peloton's Forking Over $100 Million to Ship Delayed Products by Air

GizModo VR

peloton soulcycle companies hospitality recreation new york cityPeloton may have experienced massive success during the pandemic, but its struggle to ship its Bikes and Treads on time is threatening to derail that.

New York's MTA Map Rides Into the Future With Real-Time-ish Updates

GizModo VR

In what is the most significant update to New York City’s subway map since the 1970s , the MTA has launched a new digital diagram for straphangers that’s easier to navigate, provides seamless updates, and even shows you a cool little animation of your train kinda, sorta moving down the tracks.

Andrew Yang, NYC mayoral candidate, doesn't know what a bodega is

Mashable VR

Case in point: The 2021 New York City mayoral race. For one, he moved to the city 24 years ago but has never voted for mayor , according to Board of Elections records obtained by City and State. Politics New York City Mayor Andrew Yang Culture

John Mulaney's pandemic-era NYC musical on 'SNL' is hilariously nasty

Mashable VR

John Mulaney's fourth time hosting Saturday Night Live brought yet another exceptional sketch filled with Broadway musical parodies coated in the grimy nastiness of New York City's underbelly. New York City Musical Saturday Night Live John Mulaney Entertainment

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

Mashable VR

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.

VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC

Road to VR

VR World NYC is a new VR arcade that opened on June 24th in New York City right next to the Empire State Building. It’s a great opportunity for tourists and New York residents to get their first room-scale and 360 VR experiences, but it also has a bar, plenty of places to hang out, as well as a number of different multi-player social VR experiences. News Voices of VR Podcast VR Arcade VR Podcasts imax vr New York City nyc vr arcade vr world

Miles Morales Is About to Make You Want to Protect Harlem

GizModo VR

Miles Morales: Spider-Man is set to bring all sorts of new characters and next-gen gaming elements to Insomniac’s Spider-Man franchise in a way that makes Miles’ early days as a hero feel distinct from Peter Parker’s path in the previous game. spider man miles morales miles morales harlem spider man new york city marvel marvel comics video games new york manhattan

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

GizModo VR

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.

NYPD Announces How It Plans to Spy On You This Year

GizModo VR

After being pushed to do so by new legislation, the New York City Police Department has publicized a full inventory of the myriad spying instruments it uses to surveil the public.

Mayoral Hopeful Andrew Yang: New York Needs Hype Houses

GizModo VR

Former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang commenced his run for New York City mayor yesterday with an ad indicating that he’s familiar with the subway system, pizza, and—ayyy—the Knicks.

Trump called NYC a 'ghost town' but the city's early voting lines say otherwise

Mashable VR

On Thursday evening during the third second and final presidential debate, President Trump declared that New York City is a "ghost town." For a ghost town there sure are a lot of people lining up for early voting today in New York City.

Despite Grim Case Numbers, the U.S. Wants to Open a New York-London Travel Corridor by the Holidays: Report

GizModo VR

A new report in the Wall Street Journal states that Trump administration officials are working on creating a travel corridor between New York City and London “as soon as the… Read more. coronavirus covid 19 travel new york city london testingThe U.S.

From Paris to NYC, Mobileye will bring self-driving cars to metropolises

Digital Trends

Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris, Detroit and New York City will all see fleets of Mobileye-powered vehicles rolled out in early 2021. Cars autonomous cars ces 2021 Intel mobileye self-driving cars

The history of self-driving cars

Digital Trends

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

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

GizModo VR

People pace the bus stop at Queensboro Plaza on a Saturday before New York City’s covid-19 shelter-in-place order. rikers island jail new york renewable energy

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

Next Reality AR

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.

Retail 237

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

Next Reality AR

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.

Retail 236

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

Next Reality AR

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.

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

Next Reality AR

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.

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

Next Reality AR

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.

Miami 239

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Trailer Wins the Super Bowl

GizModo VR

I don’t know from sports, but I know my supes, and as far as I’m concerned, the Super Bowl was between the New York City Falcons and the Brooklyn Bucky-neers.

Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

Next Reality AR

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. Created by artist Mel Chin, the interactive art installation is a location-specific AR experience designed to allow viewers to imagine a future in which global warming has resulted in catastrophe for New York, flooding the city with sea.

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

Next Reality AR

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.

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

Next Reality AR

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. Residents in over 110 countries can now place an order for a Magic Leap One through a third party, namely, New York City-based Big Apple Buddy.

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

GizModo VR

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.

Now's your chance to own rare vintage spy gadgets — Future Blink

Mashable VR

The entire collection from the KGB Espionage Museum in New York City will be available. Julien's Auctions is hosting an auction for some super rare Cold War artifacts. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Che Guevara , Cold War , Auctions , and Kgb.

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

Next Reality AR

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. On Wednesday, Moschino and H&M held a fashion show in New York City that, in addition to the traditional runway model vamping, included an AR fashion presentation powered by the Magic Leap One.

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

GizModo VR

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.