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Why the flood of misinformation in Pennsylvania is a huge problem

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We might not know who won Pennsylvania until the end of the week. Pennsylvania is the target of a flood of misinformation. That leaves a lot of time for misinformation to spread like wildfire — and help Republicans create the impression the election was "stolen" from them.

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Hilarious Pennsylvania memes flood Twitter after Biden takes lead

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Joe Biden hasn't officially won Pennsylvania as of Friday morning, but he has pulled ahead and it looks like.well, it looks like things are going to turn out in his favor in the Keystone State. Decision Desk has gone as far as to call Pennsylvania — and thus the presidential race — for Biden, but the major networks have held off thus far, likely out of an abundance of caution.

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Facebook is rolling out access to the new service, which is free, this week across a handful of states in America, including California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C.,

Trump campaign prematurely claims victory in Pennsylvania, forcing Twitter and Facebook to take action

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On Wednesday afternoon, Eric Trump and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany published posts on social media declaring President Trump the victor in Pennsylvania, a state where votes are still being tallied and no winner has officially been announced. We have won Pennsylvania!

Trump falsely declares Pennsylvania victory, so Seth Meyers declares himself ruler of Westeros

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Oh, you're declaring victory in Pennsylvania?" The U.S. presidential election is still dragging on, as votes continue to be counted and key states remain too close to call. Of course, this hasn't stopped President Donald Trump from calling them anyway, prematurely declaring victory in several states despite having nothing to back him up. "Oh, said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Thursday.

This Mom Allegedly Created Deepfakes to Bully Her Daughter's Rivals off the Cheerleading Squad

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Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman anonymously sent her daughter’s cheerleading coaches deepfake photos and videos of rival teammates naked, drinking, or smoking to get them kicked off the squad, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

87-Year-Old Man’s Lifelong Dream Of Hiking The Grand Canyon Made Possible Through VR

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Rendever and Wish of a Lifetime from AARP team up to help one Pennsylvania senior achieve a lifelong goal. Ever since he was a kid, George Hetrick dreamed of traveling to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon.

Astrobotic Debuts Massive New 'Moon Base' in Pittsburgh

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The space robotics manufacturer Astrobotic Technology unveiled its new 47,000-square-foot headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week.

Mom Allegedly Harassed Daughter's Cheerleading Team 'Rivals' With Deepfakes Depicting Them Drinking, Nude

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A Pennsylvania woman allegedly released doctored photos and videos of her teenage daughter’s cheerleading rivals naked, drinking, or smoking in a desperate bid to get the girls booted off the team.

VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police

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Officers participating in VR training // Credit: Pennsylvania Police Dept. Officers are given a chance to experience confrontations from the civilians perspective.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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Comcast will hold off on charging its customers in the Northeast for going over their data caps until July 2021, Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro announced today.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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Ice robots could sculpt and repair themselves on other planets

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IceBot is a handmade, proof-of-concept ice robot created in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. While IceBot is currently looked at for Antarctic exploration, researchers hope it could one day be used in space exploration missions.

Grassroots Groups Just Won a Major Victory Against Fracking in the Northeast

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The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which is comprised of the governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New… Read more.

Artist adds Al Green's face to Walgreens sign

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The soul singer known for '70s hits like "Let's Stay Together" and "Love and Happiness" graced a Walgreens sign in Pennsylvania. The addition is the work of street artist Cassius King , who frequently decorates West Chester, Pennsylvania with vinyl adhesives and projections.

Mixed Reality App Immerses You In The Historic Battle Of Gettysburg

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This Wednesday marks the historic 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a gruesome three-day conflict fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the American Civil War. Scott Eastwood narrates this educational AR 360-degree experience from QuantumERA.

Carnegie Museum Takes You To 2020 Dystopias in VR

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4 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Architecture in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A new VR exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art gives us a glimpse of dystopias in our near future. Styles and Customs of the 2020s , developed by New York studio Scatter and art collective DIS , transports you to fictional landscapes with four separate 3-minute experiences.

ThirdEye Is Deploying Mixed Reality Smartglasses To Help COVID-19 First Responders

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The pilot scheme is being rolled out by Marcus Hook Trainer and Upper Merion fire departments in Pennsylvania, spearheaded by Congressman Curt Weldon and sponsored by Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP, which are paying for eight pairs of the X2 Glasses.

John Fetterman Gets Real on Fossil Fuel Money, Fracking, and a Just Transition

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Pennsylvania’s Lt. John Fetterman shot to viral fame this fall as a (often hilarious) voice of reason during former President Donald Trump’s lie-filled campaign to undermine election results in the state. Now, he’s gearing up for new challenge: running for U.S.

‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here

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In Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, players dip back into the world of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as the son of Phil Connors, the aptly named Phil Connors Junior. Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

Google ‘Tour Creator’ Lets You Build VR Tours Using Streetview & Your Own 360 Photos

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Google went to a rural community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to debut Tour Creator. Charlie Reisinger, a school Technology Director in Pennsylvania, says “[t]he technology gets out of the way and enables students to focus on crafting fantastic visual stories.” Google today launched Tour Creator , a web-based tool that lets you easily build a VR ‘tour’ using imagery from Google Street View and even your own 360 photos.

Holopatient Remote Uses AR Holograms For Hands-On Medical Training

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GIGXR launches AR tool designed for medical training.

Groundhog Day’s VR Sequel Releases Next Month

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He returns to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania for the annual Groundhog Day festival. Groundhog Day’s VR sequel (yes, that’s a real thing), will be with you very, very soon. Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is releasing on September 17th on Rift, Vive and PSVR. Index support isn’t mentioned but it’d be safe to assume the game at least works with the headset.

Postal Service Report Confirms 'Whistleblower' Mail Carrier Alleging Election Fraud Made It All Up

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Shocking: The feds have determined that the Donald Trump-loving Pennsylvania mail carrier that made over $236,000 on a Christian crowdfunding platform after claiming to have overheard a U.S.

Report: Facebook Acquires Varifocal Startup Lemnis Technologies

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As reported by Chinese AR/VR publication Yivian , Laffont recently updated his LinkenIn profile to indicate that he’s been working full-time for Facebook since February 2020, with his most recent posting at Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Van Jones' moving reaction to Joe Biden's presumed election win pretty much says it all

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He was moved to tears and silence as he collected himself, describing his feelings on a Biden win after four years of divisive, toxic rhetoric from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Nailed it. In the breathless moments after major networks called the 2020 election for presumed President-elect Joe Biden, the response from CNN's Van Jones stands out.

13 best tweets of the week, including election memes, Gritty, and 'The Notebook'

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It sure seems like that saga is thankfully coming to a close on Friday, with former Vice President Joe Biden leading in a number of key states, most notably Pennsylvania. I don't need to tell you that this has been a WEEK. We've been locked in a perpetual Tuesday as the 2020 election dragged on as votes were slowly counted.

‘Halo’ VR Multiplayer Shooter Coming to Location-based Halo Event

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July 19-21 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event coming to a few cities across the US this summer; it aims to bring fans closer to the world of Halo, while undoubtedly distancing them from the money in their back pockets. As a traveling Halo theme park, it just so happens to have a Halo -themed multiplayer VR attraction too.

The internet thanks Gritty for this bountiful political harvest

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3, the official mascot for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers-turned-internet's beloved goblin son became a symbol of the importance Pennsylvania played in the 2020 presidential election. A lot of people are behind President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' historic White House victory — campaign workers, volunteers, and millions of voters. But there is also one Thing behind the Biden-Harris triumph, and that Thing is Gritty. In the days leading up to Nov.

Helping COVID-19 First Responders With XR

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The pilot scheme is being rolled out by Marcus Hook Trainer and Upper Merion fire departments in Pennsylvania, spearheaded by Congressman Curt Weldon and sponsored by Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP, which are paying for eight pairs of the X2 Glasses.

Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR

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Halo Outpost Discovery kicks off July 5th – 7th in Orlando, Florida; followed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 19th – 21nd ; Chicago, Illinois August 2nd – 4th ; Houston, Texas August 16th – 18th ; and Anaheim, California August 30th – September 1st. Fight like alongside fellow Spartans in a PvP experience based on the historic franchise.

Augmented Reality App Turns The $1 Dollar Bill into Tour of The White House

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Point the camera at your bill and watch as a low poly rendition of the famous 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue residence sprouts from your hard-earned cash. Spend that dollar on an animated tour through White House history. The White House Historical Foundation just made visiting the most famous building in the U.S. much easier, as well as much cheaper.

Explore The White House On A Dollar Bill With AR App ‘1600’

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1600, referring to the legendary home address 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is an application for iOS and the Google Play Store that gives a glimpse of the White House’s operations. The White House blog is promoting the new application as something that can be used individually or by teachers to show their students the importance of the dwelling. The experience utilizes augmented reality to build a digital white house on the face of a dollar bill.

Design Your Own VR Tour With Google’s ‘Tour Creator’

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The technology gets out of the way and enables students to focus on crafting fantastic visual stories,” explains Charlie Reisinger, a school Technology Director in Pennsylvania. Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified, web-based VR development to students and teachers. It’s officially day two of Google’s annual I/O Developer Conference here in beautiful Mountain View, California and Google AR & VR has once again started off the day with some big news.

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Trump's Extremist Fansite 'The Donald' Is Going Through Some Stuff

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Pennsylvania’s presidency is taking its last shallow, ragged breaths, with President-elect Joe Biden set to take office today—the best efforts of Trump’s incompetent campaign legal team and the disastrously failed insurrection at the Capitol on Jan.

White House ‘1600’ AR app makes a dollar bill come aliveThe.

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The app’s name, 1600, points toward its purpose: to give a small glimpse of life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. White House ‘1600’ AR app makes a dollar bill come alive The White House has launched a new augmented reality app called ‘1600,’ and it works by overlaying a 3D version of the White House over the images printed on a dollar bill. The app is simple to use — you just pull up the camera and point it at any dollar bill you have available.