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.,

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.

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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.

Holopatient Remote Uses AR Holograms For Hands-On Medical Training


GIGXR launches AR tool designed for medical training.

Mixed Reality App Immerses You In The Historic Battle Of Gettysburg


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


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.

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.

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


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. The New Jersey-based company believes its technology could help save lives during the pandemic. . The X2 MR Glasses weigh just 300 grams and claim to be the world’s smallest mixed reality glasses.

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.

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Groundhog Day’s VR Sequel Releases Next Month


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.

‘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.

Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR


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.

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


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.

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. ThirdEye Gen believes its technology could help save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The X2 MR Glasses weigh just 300 grams and claim to be the world’s smallest Mixed Reality glasses.

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


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.

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


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.

‘The Invisible Hours’ Studio Announces ‘Groundhog Day VR’, Coming Later This Year

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Dubbed Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son , you’ll be able to jump back into the world of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, this time stepping into the shoes of Phil Connors Jr., Groundhog Day (1993) , the iconic ’90s film starring Bill Murray, is getting its very own full-length VR game soon—well, sort of. the son of the man who lived the same day over and over until he learned the meaning of existence.

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


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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'That's 8 school buses full of children': Stephen Colbert stops joking to condemn Trump's family separations

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So far the polls and some of the swing states are tightening, along with my sphincter, especially Pennsylvania, where the latest polls have Biden up anywhere from 10 percent to only 2 percent," Colbert said. Come on Pennsylvania, you don't need Trump.

Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son review: a nice but frustrating VR game

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In the movie, Phil Connors (that is Bill Murray) is a cynical weatherman that is being sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, t o talk about the festivity for the Groundhog Day. Like your father, you are called to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to participate in a celebration for your now-dead father , for which the city has built a statue. Yesterday I have been able to try the game “ Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son ” by Tequila Works and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality.

Trump Spox Matt Wolking Shoves Foot in Mouth While Bashing CNN, Gizmodo Reporters

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The Justice Department released—and later retracted—a statement on Thursday saying it had opened an inquiry into the discarding of nine military ballots cast for President Trump in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The notice disappeared from the DOJ’s website hours later only to be replaced by a “ revised statement ,”… Read more. continually stepping on rakes 2020 election donald trump matt wolking vote by mail cnn gizmodo

Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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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 Pennsylvania educator. Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified VR development for teachers and students.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Pennsylvania. 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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Watch Beat Saber Played With ‘Hero Arm’ Prosthetic


The 18-year-old from Pennsylvania wrote that he “got a WMR headset about a year ago and I played everything from Beat Saber to Gorn to SkyrimVR. People play Beat Saber a lot of different ways but I don’t think we’ve seen someone using a “bionic” arm before. Beat Saber player Joey Durbin posted a video to Twitter showing him wearing the ‘Hero Arm’ prosthetic to play the game.

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Review: Live, Learn, Repeat In 2019’s Most Surprising VR Game


is sharp-tongued and responsibility-adverse, which comes to a head when he returns to his home town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Frankly speaking, I’d have been impressed if Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son resembled a best-forgotten, straight-to-DVD sequel. This is not, I’m sure you’d agree, the most obvious of options for a VR follow-up. And yet, somehow, it fits like a glove. This is a remarkably natural concoction of immersive storytelling and interactivity.

E3 2019: After The Fall Is A Familiar FPS Promising A Persistent Hub For VR Action


It is, essentially, VR’s equivalent of Left4Dead, swapping out Turtle Rock’s dark, dank take on a Pennsylvania outbreak for a slightly zanier alternate history. Arizona Sunshine wouldn’t have been my personal pick for our 2016 Game of the Year award, but I can see why we landed on that decision.

Become a Spartan in Halo Training Grounds’ Free-Roaming VR Multiplayer Starting This Weekend

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July 19-21 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This sees the start of several events dedicated to the massively popular Halo franchise on Xbox. Called Halo: Outpost Discovery, the travelling live event experience will be heading to various US cities and as part of it VRstudios has created a free-roaming virtual reality (VR) multiplayer called Training Grounds. . Halo Training Grounds is an arena style competitive experience where two teams of three fight it out as Spartan drones.

Apple Previews iOS 11.3 With New Animoji


Penn Medicine – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Health System – Danville, Pennsylvania. In a rare step likely forced by the iPhone-slowing battery debacle , Apple today offered a public “preview” of the spring release of iOS 11.3 , including a new battery health monitor and other features. Notably, the battery health functionality will come in “a later iOS 11.3 beta release” rather than the initial beta, which is scheduled to be released today.

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Facebook Bets On Realistic Face Tracked Avatars As Key To VR’s Future


Dozens of people are working at Facebook Reality Lab in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on research into ultra-realistic avatars that could redefine communication in the 21st century. I spoke by phone with Yaser Sheikh, a Carnegie Mellon University associate professor running VR research in the city for Facebook since 2015. Sheikh offered context on a technical blog post released this week which details the company’s research toward ultra-realistic avatars.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

Joe Biden spent the first debate staring into the camera like Jim Halpert

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On Tuesday night, Joe Biden made his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, proud by spending the majority of the first presidential debate imitating another famous Scranton man: Jim Halpert. Look out, Jim. There's a new reaction guy in town, and his name's Joe.

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Coming to EU Stores in December for PlayStation VR

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the son of the protagonist of the iconic film, as he returns to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Perp Games, purveyors of physical virtual reality (VR) videogames for PlayStation VR has announced its working with Tequila Works to bring Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son to retail, starting with European stores in December. . Released in September across multiple formats, Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son continues on from the original 90s movie.

Scale Learning and Teaching for the Online Classroom

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At EON Reality, we are working at lightning speed to help classrooms around the world transition safely and effectively to an online classroom. As we shift towards preparing for tomorrow it is now more important than ever to build resilience into our online classrooms. How is it possible to do it at scale? .

Virtual field trips at Penn State as educational as the real thing

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Alex Klippel, the university’s professor of geography, helped create the virtual field trip to the Bald Eagle rock formation in central Pennsylvania. Students at Penn State are taking a virtual field trip to a nearby rock outcropping, and early research suggests they’re getting as much out of the experience as the traditional in-person trip they’ve taken in the past. Alex Klippel (Image courtesy Penn State.).

Relive the Classic Groundhog Day in VR From Next Month

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you’ll need to solve puzzles and explore the world of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in a bid to free yourself from the time loop. There seem to be an ever-growing number of virtual reality (VR) movie tie-ins of late, and that’s no bad thing. The latest is a little quirkier than usual as it’s not based on a current film, rather the iconic Bill Murray flick Groundhog Day.

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

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Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world. Workers with access to real-time contextual information, displayed when and where they need it will reshape the workplace and dramatically improve the efficiency, productivity, and safety of the average worker. The future is here, with EON Reality’s Augmented Virtual Reality (AVR) technology. CONTACT US. Name *. First. Job Title * Email *.

The AVR Platform and Classroom 3.0 Showcased at EduTECH Asia 2018

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At EduTECH Asia 2018 this week in Singapore, EON Reality spent two full days speaking, promoting, and demonstrating the latest updates to the AVR Platform to the thousands of education and technology professionals in attendance.

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