San Francisco and Oakland Drop Covid-19 Testing Program Run by Google Sister Company Verily

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San Francisco and Alameda counties have stopped using Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, to test for the novel coronavirus, Kaiser Health News reported on Monday. Read more. verily google health data privacy coronavirus sars cov 2 covid 19 technology

Intel Extreme Masters Oakland to showcase intense sci-fi multiplayer FPS Evasion

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The Bay Area’s top eSports event, Intel ® Extreme Masters event is this weekend in Oakland, California and Intel is using the event to also push some of the VR content it has been promoting. While the Counter-Strike Global Offensive and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds eSports tournaments unfold on stage, the intense sci-fi multiplayer FPS Evasion will be playable for the first time at the Bay Area.’.

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Giant teddy bear slammed with foul ball at baseball game, bounces back with a smile

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Case in point: On Thursday, a foul ball collided with a giant stuffed teddy bear during a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland A's. More about Mlb , Viral Video , Arizona Diamondbacks , Oakland A S , and Foul Ball.

Oakland, CA based VR studio Steel Wool Games to bring Warhammer 4K to VR.

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The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is a game of turn-based skirmishes between the genetically altered warriors of the 31st Millennium, The Adeptus Astartes. In the campaign players control units of Space Marine Legionaries, guiding them through the underground arcologies of Calth. Fight alongside units of Ultramarines ranging from basic Legionnaires, Veterans, and Sergeants, to elite units of Terminators, and the most venerable Contemptor Dreadnought.

How to watch MLB: Colorado Rockies vs. Oakland Athletics online today

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The first 2020 MLB series between the Rockies and Athletics starts tonight. Here's how to watch it with ESPN+. How-To Movies & TV News ESPN how to watch MLB

The awesome VR physics-based puzzle game Bounce developed by Oakland CA based Steel Wool is on sale now and has a free demo.

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Bounce is a VR physics-based puzzle game for HTC Vive for Oakland CA based developers Steel Wool Games. Bounce is super fun, has a great soundtrack, is currently on sale until Dec 7, and has a FREE demo for you to try first. link] Under the supervision of H8-Bit and 2Bit, two robots tasked with overseeing security of the intergalactic spaceship, players must help D1G-B, their spherical robot companion, traverse levels using an array of gadgets at their disposal to exit each level’s portal.

Under Armour Builds Virtual World to Celebrate Stephen Curry’s 3rd NBA World Championship

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With the Warriors having swept the NBA Finals in just four games, Under Armour is revealing their latest celebration of Curry’s third ring with an immersive Steph VR experience and live pop-up event in Oakland set to launch over the coming days. During the Warriors Parade, Under Armour is launching a pop-up event in Oakland along the parade route at 1500 Broadway where you can experience the piece in a VR gallery via Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. Enter Steph VR.

We read Kamala Harris' books so you don't have to

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A baseless birther conspiracy did the rounds, claiming Harris was ineligible for the vice presidency despite being born in Oakland. Immediately after Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden's Vice Presidential nominee, the race was on to define her.

Microsoft backs Epic Games, says Apple is threatening game development

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District Court in Oakland, Calif. Microsoft has inserted itself into the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Epic Games, and the Xbox company is lining up behind the Unreal Engine.

How to get police out of schools, and why it matters

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School boards in Minneapolis , Denver , Milwaukee , and Portland, Maine announced in June and July that they'll cut ties with their respective police departments, while Oakland eliminated an entire police force dedicated to its schools.

You can now take your e-scooter home with a monthly subscription

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Unagi , an Oakland, CA-based scooter maker, is offering two "All Access" plans for riders in New York and Los Angeles starting Wednesday. Yes, that's an e-scooter inside a house. If you're renting a Bird or Lime you stick to the streets.

Intel Opens Tech Learning Lab Roaming VR Truck In The Bronx

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And the lab will make stops at schools and other education institutions through December 15 (including stops planned in Oakland, California). Intel is launching the Tech Learning Lab, a custom-built mobile container truck outfitted with virtual reality demo stations, powerful PCs, and IoT smart whiteboards. The lab and its hands-on workshops are kicking off at the Bronx Academy of Letters, where attendees can get lessons in artificial intelligence, coding, and robotics.

SLIVER.tv Launches VR Live Cast and Live Replay Platform to Stream Top eSports Tournaments in 360 Virtual Reality

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The company has been Beta testing its turnkey solution for the past two months, working closely with ESL ONE NY in October and IEM Oakland in November. s VR Live Cast technology helped us introduce live VR spectator experiences in eSports at ESL One New York and Intel Extreme Masters Oakland in impressive fashion. link] To watch re-streams of the live IEM Oakland event, visit the SLIVER.tv

Gig workers to companies after BLM statements: 'Prove it'

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In the letter written by Lyft driver Cherri Murphy in Oakland, California, she laid out out how Black and brown gig workers are exploited, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, for the benefit of company executives and fulltime employees. Black gig workers are calling out the empty gestures of solidarity and support from the companies they drive, deliver, and work for as so-called independent contractors as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum across the U.S.

Huge fight between teams at MLB game is definitely not socially distanced

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It all started when one player, the Oakland Athletics Ramon Laureano, was hit by a pitch thrown by Houston Astro Humberto Castellano.

HTC Invests $5 Million in VR Studio From Pixar and Lucasfilm Veterans

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HTC is continuing their commitment to invest heavily in the VR ecosystem and have their eye on one Oakland-based independent VR development studio. Steel Wool Studios , a VR studio formed by creative veterans from Pixar, Lucasfilm and Telltale Games — today announced that they have raised $5 million in Series A funding coming entirely from HTC.

Women In Tech Spotlight: Emily Olman (Hopscotch Interactive and VR/AR Association)

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You can join Hopscotch Interactive and the VR/AR Association SF Chapter on Wednesday, June 14 (6pm-10pm) at The Flight Deck in Oakland for an exciting program on Lightfield Technology & Volumetric VR featuring speakers from: Lytro, Visby, and Lightfield Labs and Hopscotch Interactive. Emily Olman is the founder of Hopscotch Interactive, a marketing and media services company for promoting extraordinary spaces.

Netflix's 'Last Chance U' Season 5 trailer reveals a new school with similar challenges

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The Netflix documentary's Season 5 trailer, which dropped on Thursday, follows junior college football players at Lainey College in Oakland, California — the defending national champions. Last Chance U has moved yet again. Despite the change in setting, the new season looks set to touch upon similar issues to those explored previously: high-pressure games, angry coaches, and young men trying to juggle difficult personal situations with tough athletic and academic demands.

Exposing Homelessness Through Eviction With ‘These Sleepless Nights’ Mixed Reality Mini-Doc

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Another primary goal of the group is to create awareness and help raise funds for organizations that focus on housing for the homeless in cities like Oakland and New York, such as the Tuff Shed program. . The Magic Leap-powered AR exhibit premiers at the Venice Film Festival. Homelessness is an epidemic that affects people all around the globe.

Artist’s AR Exhibit Shows Two Sides Of The Same Reality

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Growing up as a Chinese immigrant in Oakland, California, Estella Tse recalls her struggle having to navigate between her strict, traditional heritage – and her more liberal American upbringing, which encouraged individualism and freedom of expression. Adobe’s artist in residence explains how augmented reality proved to be the perfect medium to express herself. .

Game Industry Job Postings Are Decreasing, But VR Jobs Are Up 400% Since 2014

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Oakland/Hayward: $134,796. The number of jobs posted for game developers has declined 65 percent since 2014, according to an analysis by the job search site Indeed. The global game industry has grown to $91 billion across multiple platforms, but the number of jobs in the U.S. could be on the decline, at least among larger companies. The data from Indeed does not necessarily include jobs at tiny game companies, known as independent game studios.

HTC Invests $5 Million in VR Studio From Pixar and Lucasfilm.

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HTC Invests $5 Million in VR Studio From Pixar and Lucasfilm Veterans HTC is continuing their commitment to invest heavily in the VR ecosystem and have their eye on one Oakland-based independent VR development studio. Steel Wool Studios, a VR studio formed by creative veterans from Pixar, Lucasfilm and Telltale Games — today announced that they have raised $5 million in Series A funding coming entirely from HTC.

Oculus Launches VR For Good in High Schools

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Student from Oakland High School filming his project for the 360 filmmaker challenge. Two Oculus pilot programs hope to inspire the next generation of VR creators. We have all seen how virtual reality can change gaming and entertainment forever with this immersive technology. But one thing we love to highlight here at VRScout is how VR can be used for good and drive action to help make this world a better place.

This Saturday Magik Gallery will curate some of the most innovative art in VR and AR at its SF event.

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The event features artists such as Oakland, CA very own Tilt Brush Artist In Residence Steve Teeps who has worked with prominent artists like Flying Lotus and Future. Virtual reality has changed how we create. From games and movies, to experiences and tools—we’re just beginning to see what’s possible. But what happens when you take traditional artistic methods and transfer them to VR?

The Future of Play: How Intel And The ESL Are Helping Bring Virtual Reality To ESports

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The VR stream featured a 200% growth in peak concurrent viewers compared to IEM’s first virtual reality live stream in Oakland, with 340,000 total unique viewers tuning into the VR broadcast. The tech companies first experimented with 360-degree broadcasting across Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Dota 2 at ESL One New York and IEM Oakland last fall. More than 130,000 unique viewers tuned into the IEM Oakland VR streams.

NBA and Oculus Team Up For One Stellar Gear VR Experience

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In partnership with Facebook’s Oculus team, the NBA has released a VR documentary that runs a surprisingly 25-minutes long, taking you behind-the-scenes for the dramatic games in Oakland and Cleveland that led to the Cavaliers taking home their first championship. You’re right there, standing half-court as the Warriors challenge the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. You’ve seen this before, you already know which team makes history, but never before from this vantage point.

Can VR training help a QB take his team to the Super Bowl?

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Personally, I am a believer in VR for sports training as I have actually worked and developed a product along with Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr that helped him during his recovery from injury. Casey Keenum seems like an unlikely hope for the Minnesota Vikings. The previously undrafted, unwanted QB has led them to a 13-3 record as the second-most-accurate passer in the league (67.6 percent).

Can VR training help a QB take his team to the Super Bowl?

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Personally, I am a believer in VR for sports training as I have actually worked and developed a product along with Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr that helped him during his recovery from injury. Casey Keenum seems like an unlikely hope for the Minnesota Vikings. The previously undrafted, unwanted QB has led them to a 13-3 record as the second-most-accurate passer in the league (67.6 percent).

Sixense Still Won’t Say When Kickstarter Backers Can Expect Their Rewards

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Designs are reworked and sent to partners in China and Oakland, California for tooling and completion, he said. On October 12, 2013 Sixense closed its Kickstarter campaign after raising over $600,000 from 2,383 backers. The purpose of the campaign was to raise money for the STEM System : a third-party hardware solution capable of providing positional tracking and hand controllers to virtual reality headsets.

These Sleepless Nights Highlights America’s Eviction Crisis Using Mixed Reality

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Executive produced by Fable’s Edward Saatchi ( Wolves in the Walls ) and co-produced by Montreal based studio DPT in association with Johns Hopkins University Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technologies Lab, The Next Amendment aims to raise $1 million USD for local action networks providing Housing First solutions from Oakland to the Bronx.

Creating Two Sides of the Same Reality

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Growing up in an immigrant family of Chinese descent and living in Oakland, California, Estella Tse recalls that she was always navigating a conflict between her traditional heritage – which mainly told her to “follow the rules” – and her more liberal American upbringing, which encouraged individualism and freedom of expression. Immersive Technology turns out to be the perfect medium for ARtistic expression and exploring identity.

How Virtual Reality (VR) Helps Companies During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Take Zuo Modern , an InstaVR client based in Oakland, CA that creates custom furniture. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated the news over the last several weeks, as the once isolated outbreak in China has spread to become a global phenomenon. Primary concern is obviously personal and family health during this time.

New Feature Spotlight: App Usage Analytics (aka Reports)

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For example, Oakland-based furniture maker Zuo Modern uses InstaVR for showcasing a “virtual showroom” , and incorporated the “Action” overlay in InstaVR to link out to the product pages on their web site. New Feature Spotlight: . App Usage Analytics (aka Reports). Analytics have gone from a “nice to have” to a “need to have.” ” Successful companies make informed decisions with data.

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InstaVR 2018 Year in Review: New Publishing Platforms, Funding, Feature Clients, and More

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August saw the addition of a new InstaVR team member — intern Josiah McCoy of Fremont High School in Oakland. 2018 was a phenomenal year at InstaVR! We expanded our publishing outlets, added new features, raised a new round of funding, expanded our team, and continued our leadership as the largest platform for B2B VR app creation. Below are some of the highlights. Thank you for supporting InstaVR over the last 12 months!

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Steel Wool Studios , based in Oakland, CA and founded by former Lucasfilm, Telltale Games, and Pixar creatives, received $5M in Series A funding entirely from HTC. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

10 Recent VR and AR Investments You Should Know About

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Steel Wool Studios , based in Oakland, CA and founded by former Lucasfilm, Telltale Games, and Pixar creatives, received $5M in Series A funding… entirely from HTC. Although we are undeniably in the early adoption stages, the latest numbers from the International Data Corp. project worldwide VR/AR industry revenues to be $162B by 2020. Investors are certainly chasing after that future revenue. In the first half of 2016, the VR/AR industry saw $1.3B

Prepping for Virtual Surgery, with 8Chili’s Aravind Upadhyaya

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Today, we're speaking with Aravind Upadhyaya, co-founder and CEO of 8chili, an Oakland, California based startup, bringing the dream of telesurgery to the real world. Today, we're speaking with Aravind Upadhyaya, co-founder and CEO of 8chili, an Oakland, California based startup, bringing the dream of telesurgery to the real world. Of all the jobs that are difficult to train for, surgery is especially challenging, what with needing a body and all.