Oklahoma Lawmaker Puts Out a Bounty for Bigfoot, Who Lives in Oklahoma

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Nobody Wants Oklahoma's Proposed Bigfoot Hunting Season

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Oklahoma state Rep. Justin Humphrey is no stranger to taking what you can call some, uh, pretty controversial stances on things like abortion access , gay rights , and police brutality. Now you can add Bigfoot to the list.

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I Hate That Conoco Is So Good at Social Media

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U.S. States Ramp Up Contact Tracing for Covid-19, About Five Months Too Late

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Public health officials in Oklahoma announced on Friday the state will begin using text messages to help contact people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus by patients who have tested positive. coronavirus covid 19 oklahoma

The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

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The National Weather Service experienced multiple outages of major systems on Tuesday, taking its public-facing meteorological forecasts system (as well as storm warnings) offline and hindering access for its own weather experts. Read more.

Dippin' Dots CEO Leaked Ex-Girlfriend's Nude Photos to Her Mom, Lawsuit Claims

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An ex-girlfriend of Dippin’ Dots’ CEO says the head of the frozen treat brand has spent the past year blackmailing and harassing her, according to a lawsuit filed in Oklahoma earlier this month.

Trump's Plague Rally 'More Than Likely' Boosted Coronavirus Surge, Top Tulsa Health Official Says

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Inside the Summer of the Sorority Quarantine

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The Pi Beta Phi house, a squat building just outside the University of Oklahoma’s campus, was one of the first sororities to make national news.

Indigenous community outreach jumpstarted COVID vaccinations. Can it get past a slowdown?

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principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, knew that he had to do everything he could to get them to the Nation's citizens — especially fluent speakers of the endangered Cherokee language. When COVID-19 vaccines first became available in December of 2020, Chuck Hoskin Jr.,

Tulsa Race Massacre: 5 free online resources to learn about the tragedy

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Black Wall Street, also known as Greenwood, was once a thriving business district and community for Black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, established in 1906. If you haven't heard of the Tulsa Race Massacre or Black Wall Street, here's your chance to rectify that.

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Thrilling 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' trailer takes us back to the old days

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The sequel follows Egon Spengler's (the late Harold Ramis) grandkids, Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) as their small town life in Oklahoma is disrupted by a ghostly outbreak. This isn't your grandma's Ghostbusters anymore, but she'll definitely like what she sees.

Afghan Girls Robotics Team Asks White Lady to Stop Claiming She Rescued Them From the Taliban

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A lawyer representing the famous Afghan Girls Robotics Team has sent a cease-and-desist letter demanding that an Oklahoma woman stop claiming she personally rescued them from the Taliban, the Washington Post reported.

'Killers of the Flower Moon' first look sees Leonardo DiCaprio in another Martin Scorsese joint

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Based on author David Grann's nonfiction book of the same name, the Scorsese-led project recounts a string of brutal murders that occurred in Oklahoma in the 1920s.

VR Training Program Teaches Underserved Population Soft Skills to Increase Their Employment Chances

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This will allow the VR training program to expand beyond the state of Massachusetts, to the other five states where Viabilityoperates: Connecticut, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island. Navigating the employment world is a challenge for people with disabilities.

Apple closes a bunch of stores yet again because of COVID-19

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Two stores in Oklahoma will also shutter, along with shops in Anchorage, Alaska and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Every Apple store in California is closing as the state sees a massive surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

If you've never seen an elephant baby ultrasound before, here's your chance

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Asha, a 25-year-old Asian elephant residing at the Oklahoma City Zoo, is expecting a baby in February 2022. The zoo released a video of the calf's ultrasound, even pointing out the growing baby's head, trunk, and legs.

'Schmigadoon!' trailer: Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key are trapped in a musical

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A parody of Golden Age musicals — think Oklahoma! In search of a healthy dose of musical comedy? Schmigadoon! is here to help.

CES 2020: VRgineers Military-Grade VR Headset Already In Use By US Air Force

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The headset is currently being employed by several US Air Force airbases as part of its pilot training program; the latest version of the XTAL is already scheduled for implementation at Vance Airforce Base in Oklahoma.

NextVR Held Significant Layoffs Today

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Cole said their live production schedule remains unaffected through the layoffs, with a broadcast tomorrow planned of the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks. Live streaming VR company NextVR held significant layoffs on January 14, 2019. I spoke by phone with co-founder and CEO David Cole, who said “we were built big” for a VR market projected to be larger than what materialized in 2017 and 2018.

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

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29 Oklahoma City @ San Antonio , 8:00 p.m. Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app. Through a partnership with Intel, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets. The coverage kicks off on Friday, Feb. 16 with the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars at 9:00 p.m.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Penn Square Mall. 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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Public EV charging is a problem. Biden’s presidency could change that.

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That doesn't bode well for other states like Maryland, Colorado, and Oklahoma , which are all trying to encourage more EV sales. California is the most electrified state when it comes to cars: It accounts for up to half of all U.S. electric vehicles sales.

iPhone users in some states will be able to add their photo ID to Apple Wallet

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Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to adopt the feature, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. Thanks to Apple, the digital wallet is one step closer to replacing its bulky predecessor.

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More Like Republican Novel Corona-vention, Am I Right Folks? Haha. Oh My God This Is Going to Get Someone Killed

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Absolutely no one thought Donald Trump and his re-election campaign would learn their lesson after a plague rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June that local officials later said likely helped fuel an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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Blame NextVR and Drake for Kevin Durant going to the Warriors.

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It could have been that the Bay Area is more lucrative than Oklahoma or that Durant is friends with Draymond Green but I would like to give credit where credit is due. NextVR is virtual reality capture and delivery technology company based in Laguna Beach, California. The company started as Next3D, a 3D TV broadcast technology company. It switched over to VR in 2012.

EON Reality and ORU Open Dedicated AR/VR Learning Facility

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If you combine both of those, you have a malleable palate for education and a new facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma will be taking advantage of this. Though the entertainment possibilities of augmented and virtual reality are the more immediately intriguing experiences, both forms of tech present a lot of potential in many other industries as well. Augmented reality overlays our surroundings with data and digital imagery, bringing additional layers of information in a convenient way.

This Restaurant Will Let You Paint With Sauces in VR

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8 – University of Texas vs. Oklahoma. Zaxby’s is taking an interactive HTC VIVE experience on tour to tailgaters across the country. With over 700 locations across 17 states, quick service chicken restaurant Zaxby’s is giving college football fans a taste of something new while tailgating this season. The “Zaxby’s Fanz of Flavor” tour is hitting the road with a full-sized wooden barn where you can get your hands on the HTC VIVE and a few custom interactive VR experiences.

The original songs in 'Schmigadoon!' perfectly capture the joy of musicals

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takes on everything from Oklahoma! Even musical theater novices will be able to notice the song's resemblance to Oklahoma! 's doesn't just pay homage to "Oklahoma!" Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week.

Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff

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When they said we were going to be using VR for training, I thought it was brilliant,” said Sean Gough, Academy facilitator at the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma store. Walmart Academies have begun using various VR retail scenarios to educate new employees. Working in retail is anything but easy. Especially if you’re employed at one of the most popular multinational retailing corporations in the world.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

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Thursday, March 29 – Oklahoma City @ San Antonio. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th. The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend.

NBA All-Star and Weekly Regular Season Coverage Comes Live to VR via TNT and Intel

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Oklahoma City @ San Antonio , 8:00 p.m. TNT and Intel have teamed up to bring NBA All-Star coverage to VR on Gear VR and Daydream. Based on Intel’s True VR technology, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets via the NBA on TNT VR app. The app is available today on the Oculus store and the Google Play store.

Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Unveiled last January by Crytek, the now fully-independent VR First program is designed to foster innovation by not only creating independent VR labs where they once weren’t, but by also converting PC labs into AR/VR-ready facilities—and it’s doing it in top universities and science parks across 23 countries including Purdue University, University of Florida, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Oklahoma State, and Vancouver Film School.

LiveLike Adds DVR-Like Replay To Live VR Broadcasts

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The company previously broadcast events like the NCAA football game between Ohio State and Oklahoma back on September 17th and now, they’re expanding upon their partnership with Fox Sports VR by streaming the Major League Soccer Championship. We’re at an early point in the expansion of the virtual reality industry where a lot of “firsts” will be claimed as companies blaze their own paths toward prominence.

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Here Is The NBA’s Full NextVR Live Broadcasting Schedule For This Season

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28, 2017 – Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder – 8:00 p.m. NextVR has previously pulled in massive funding through big investment rounds, including $30 million and another 80 million , to continue live broadcasting in VR. Earlier this month we reported the startup took a major step forward, going into a full time stream schedule with the NBA. Now we have the full schedule of the virtual reality offerings.

TikTok Teens and K-Pop Fans Just Trolled Trump in the Best Way Possible

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A few days ago, President Donald Trump boasted on Twitter that almost a million people had requested tickets for his campaign rally, the first one he’s held in months due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Explain VR Is Like An Encyclopedia Brought To Life

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For example, an entire facility has been fitted out for AR and VR education in Oklahoma. It remains to be seen just how large a part education will play in the VR industry, but there have been interesting developments recently. The facility takes advantage of VR’s ability to immerse students in their education, excite them with interactive experiences they control, and also bring a curriculum to students not able to make it into the facility.

I just watched football in VR — and I hated itDuring week three.

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I just watched football in VR — and I hated it During week three of the NCAA college football season, Fox Sports aired the matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Ohio State Buckeyes on its Fox Sports VR App. This smartphone program from developer LiveLike is available now for free on the iOS, Android, and Gear VR markets. For the OSU-OU game, it had five different 180-degree cameras set up around the field.