Snapchat Mutates X-Men Fans via Augmented Reality to Sell Tickets for 'Dark Phoenix' Movie

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Based on the new Snapchat augmented reality experience promoting X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which debuts in theaters on June 7, the answer is a resounding "yup." Augmented reality is often likened to granting superpowers to mere mortals, but what about mutant powers?

Waymo Rolls Out Its Driverless Robo-Taxi Service to More Riders in Phoenix

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Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, said Thursday that it’s offering its fully driverless robo-taxis to all customers of its ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona.

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NUVIA Phoenix Targets +40-50% ST Performance Over Zen 2 for Only 33% the Power

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In November 2019, the company NUVIA broke out of stealth mode.

Atari To Open Hotels Across The US, Will Feature Immersive AR/VR Experiences

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The first hotel will open in Phoenix, with construction set to commence midway through this year. While Phoenix will be the first location, there are also plans for hotels in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose. Atari is opening 8 gaming-themed hotels across the United States, which will feature immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences.

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2' review: A timeless classic rises like the mighty Phoenix

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The first handful of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games left a mark on culture that you just don't see from video games very often. People of a certain age probably know at least one person who took up skating in the late '90s and early 2000s because of those games.

X-Men Apocalypse: The Retro FAQ

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x men apocalypse spoiler faq marvel oscar isaac jennifer lawrence x men days of future past bryan singer x men fox x men dark phoenixAs you are no doubt aware, Movies Have ( Basically ) Stopped.

Gaming-Themed Atari Hotels Will Include VR And AR Entertainment

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Eight locations are set to open across the US, beginning later this year in Phoenix. Leading the design of these ambitious locations is Napoleon Smith III, the producer behind the 2014 film reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ; he’ll be working alongside Arizona-based real estate developer True North Studio to bring his vision to life in Phoenix later this year. “We

Atari to Open Game-themed Hotels Across the US with “the latest in VR and AR”

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According to a press statement , the first location is slated to break ground in Phoenix, AZ sometime later this year. The project is being led by GSD Group; True North Studio, a Phoenix-based real estate developer, and Steve Wozniak’s Woz Innovation Foundation are helping to develop the first Atari-brand hotel. Atari will soon be opening hotels in the United States that feature what they call “the latest in VR and AR.”

The hottest U.S. city just broke an intense record

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Phoenix experienced its hottest month ever recorded in July 2020, with reliable records going back to 1895. broke another record: On Sunday, Phoenix hit a high temperature of at least 110 degrees Fahrenheit for the 34th time this year, with a torrid August still ahead.

Design And Race Your Own Car With NASCAR Mobile AR Racing

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2 – Phoenix. Compete in AR races against 16 playoff drivers across 10 playoff tracks. It’s no secret that professional sports have been hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Synth Riders Is Starting Live VR Workouts This Weekend

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There’s also a new free song in Phoenix, by Raizer. Using a VR headset as a workout tool while you’re self-isolating? You can mix things up a little this weekend with live fitness sessions for Synth Riders. Starting tomorrow ‘Synth Sundays’ will feature professional trainers and Twitch streamers Carize and HeyFalcon playing the VR rhythm game for you to dance along to. They’ll lead sessions that you can join in the game’s multiplayer mode.

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

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Once viewed through an iPad using AR technology, however, the seemingly empty room erupts into a chaotic blend of red and yellow colors as an augmented phoenix rises from the emptiness. “I Adobe’s artist in residence explains how augmented reality proved to be the perfect medium to express herself. .

Google’s Inside Music Experiment Lets You Remix in VR

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Currently, Inside Music , has six songs you can explore from artists Phoenix, Perfume Genius, Natalia Lafourcade, Ibeyi, Alarm Will Sound and Clipping. Step inside your favorite song and get a closer look at how its made. Whether dancing in this latest collaborative music experience by LCD Soundsystem or dining at the center of six different storylines in an immersive film , it’s clear that Google is fully embracing WebVR.

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NUVIA Completes Series B Funding Round: $240M

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NUVIA Phoenix Targets +40-50% ST Performance Over Zen 2 for Only 33% the Power. One of the more interesting startups of late is NUVIA, with promises of a new Arm-based processor for the datacenter to rival the x86 dominance of AMD and Intel.

‘Bigscreen’ Partners with Funimation to Bring 30+ Popular Anime Films On-Demand

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Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess. Bigscreen , the social VR viewing platform, launched on-demand video a few days ago, letting users rent and view a library of 2D and 3D movies whenever they wanted. Now the studio revealed that they’ve partnered with Sony’s anime distribution company Funimation to bring some of the biggest names in anime to its rapidly expanding on-demand service.

Lyft rides will come with plastic partition between you and driver

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Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Phoenix, Dallas, and New York City after high-frequency drivers in Atlanta, Denver, and Baltimore received their dividers earlier this month. You already have to wear a mask to ride in a Lyft or Uber. Now, additional Lyft vehicles will be covering up as well. Lyft is starting to distribute plastic partitions for drivers to install in their cars. The partitions are going to Lyft's most active drivers in Washington, D.C.,

Check Out The NCAA March Madness Finals on Gear VR

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April 1—Both Final Four Match-Ups in Phoenix. April 3—Championship Game in Phoenix. Facebook’s Oculus shared with us that, of the people who actually use their Gear VRs on a daily basis, 80 percent use it to watch video. Samsung shared that 5 million Gear VRs have been sold so far , but many were given as freebies with the purchase of a phone and it is unclear how many remain in use.

‘NCAA March Madness Live VR’ Let’s You Watch the Courtside Action for $2

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April 1 – Both Final Four Match-Ups in Phoenix. April 3 – Championship Game in Phoenix. The dream of watching live sports courtside from the comfort of your home through VR is steadily becoming a reality. Oculus and Intel have teamed up with Turner Sports and CBS to stream six March Madness games live in VR, with prices starting at just $2. The NCAA March Madness Live VR app returns for the 2017 basketball tournament which determines the national champion for the season.

Don’t use your hands! Interrogation puzzler ‘Statik’ is coming to PlayStation VR

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And though leading an army of “peeps” or flying on top of a paper phoenix could offer compelling reasons to purchase a unit, the latest reveal, Statik, offers a very different kind of VR experience: first-person, experimental, and very stressful Over the past few days, Sony has unveiled new PlayStation VR games that offer whimsical, colorful escapism.

How We Soar announced for PlayStation VR

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Described as a virtual reality flight experience, How We Soar puts players in control of a giant phoenix Penny Black Studios, a small developer based in Nottingham, has announced How We Soar, its first game, coming to PlayStation VR in Q4 2016.

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

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8, 2016 – Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers – 10:00 p.m. March 7, 2017 – Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns – 9:00 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.

Talespin Raises $15 Million For AR/VR Enterprise Training

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Farmers Insurance has been investing in virtual reality and other technologies to gain a competitive advantage and has opened a new training facility in Phoenix, Arizona, equipped with the latest in VR and AR hardware. “We Talespin became famous for a virtual reality demo designed to teach managers how to fire a hapless worker named Barry.

‘Vacation Simulator’ Among Steam’s 20 Top-selling Games Released in April

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy / ????123 Vacation Simulator (2019) , Owlchemy Labs ‘ recently released sequel to their smash hit VR parody game Job Simulator (2016) , seems to be garnering its fair share of kudos; Valve today announced that Vacation Simulator was one of the top 20 earners for all games released on Steam in April. In a Steam blog post , Valve says that only games released between April 1st – 30th were taken into consideration.

Rhythm Game ‘Synth Riders’ to Launch on Quest This Month, Leaving Early Access on PC VR

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Phoenix” by Scandroid. Synth Riders, the VR rhythm game that went into Early Access last summer, is set to officially launch out of EA on October 31st. Simultaneously, the game is also slated to land on Oculus Quest too. Developers Retrowave VR say in a Steam news update that Synth Riders will be getting nine new tracks, an exclusive “Into the Void ( Synth Riders Edit)” song by Celldweller, redesigned UI and menus, and stability improvements.

Samsung 980 PRO Briefly Listed Online

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Samsung Phoenix. Samsung Phoenix. In what seems to be an accidental leak, a product page for the highly-awaited Samsung 980 PRO SSD was posted and later taken down from Samsung's website for Singapore.

Why the U.S. heat wave will be so long and persistent

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The heat started in the South and Southwest — baking Phoenix in at least 110-degree Fahrenheit temperatures for 11 straight days — and will migrate into the Midwest, East Coast, and parts of the South this weekend and beyond, triggering warnings of "Excess Heat" from the National Weather Service. A persistent heat wave is creeping across the U.S.

New PlayStation VR Releases For The Week Of 11/27/16

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This one is a single-player only phoenix-flying affair. Not much to look at this week, but there are a few things to look forward to not far off. We’ve got a dungeon crawler from the makers of Windlands , another giant bird flying game, and the glorious art of pinball, among others. If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here. Also, UploadVR has launched the ‘UploadVR PS VR Community’ on PlayStation 4!

Synth Riders’ Fitness Update Rolls Out ‘Synth Sundays’ Live Workout Classes

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In addition to Synth Sundays, the Fitness Update for Synth Riders will expand the multiplayer limit from 5 to 10 players per room, add a non-Stop play mode for a continuous workout, offer a larger play area modifier for more body movement, enable players to be represented by avatars in the lobby and gift players bonus song “Phoenix” by Raizer (FiXT Label).

NBA & NextVR Announce 2018-19 VR Livestream Lineup

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The live VR schedule will begin on October 21st with the NBA League Pass Free Preview, which will feature two games: the Golden State Warriors vs. the Denver Nuggets on the 21st, and the Golden State Warriors vs. the Phoenix Suns on the 22nd. The NBA and NextVR, the VR video and livestreaming company, announced the 2018-19 schedule, which will let even more basketball fans experience games in VR.

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Suns-Trail Blazers NBA Game Streaming Free Tonight Via NextVR

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Once again NextVR and NBA League Pass are extending VR content during the trial period with tonight’s game between the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers, at 7 p.m. NextVR is a force in the live broadcast industry. They’ve been flirting with that distinction quite a bit this year, but their recent developments solidify their position in the market.

Fear of K-Pop Fans Sends Pro-Trump Convention Registration Offline

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After K-pop stans and Tiktokers flooded the online registration for Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Students for Trump has quietly removed online sign-ups for its convention today in Phoenix, the Daily Mail first reported. While it’s unconfirmed that the stans were solely responsible for the meager… Read more. pesky kids trump students for trump

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Creating Two Sides of the Same Reality

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There’s also an additional layer of social interactivity that AR provides, she says, which spurs people on to share the content with friends and on social media:”Even with my piece, designed to be a static gallery piece, so many people took pictures under my phoenix as shown through the iPad. Immersive Technology turns out to be the perfect medium for ARtistic expression and exploring identity.

Snapchat Lens Brings To Life One Of England’s Most Notorious Ghost Stories

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There’s certainly a great appetite for AR filters, and I myself find them strangely addictive, especially when they’re rather unsettling like th e recent Facebook filter that turns you into the Joker from the latest Joaquin Phoenix movie.” ‘Scream For Me’ this Halloween. Ashley Thorpe first read about the “most haunted house in England” in the Usborne Book of the Unknown: Ghosts.

Experience NBA All-Star Weekend in VR

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of the Phoenix Suns and Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers. NextVR and NBA to will deliver free highlights of NBA All-Star Weekend. Thanks to a partnership with NBA Digital, Turner Sports and NextVR, basketball fans in the United States will have free access to a VR experience during the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night and the NBA All-Star Game, which all happens during the NBA All-Star Weekend on February 18th and February 19th.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 11/20/16

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Star Phoenix, from Blazar Games. In Star Phoenix , you find yourself alone on a downtrodden space ship after a long hibernation. It’s encouraging to see bigger brands tackle VR like the actual NBA with their NBA 2KVR Experience, but the new release gets completely outshined by a game obviously better-built for virtual reality even in early access: Nothin’ But Net.

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Atari Plans to Make Gaming Hotels?

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The first hotel location will be Phoenix, AZ, and is scheduled to break ground later this year. Hey there, welcome back to VRTN ! Our first article of 2020 was all about the momentum VR gained in the past year, and how that shift could lead to some interesting things soon. Well, it looks like Atari got the memo. On January 28, 2020, the classic gaming company, Atari, announced that they would be opening a number of video game-centric hotels in the United States.

Daydream’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ App Is Our First Taste Of ‘Harry Potter’ In VR

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There’s the phoenix-like Thunderbird, a cross between an elephant and rhino named an Erumpent, and a… weird squid thing called the Graphorn. The jury’s still out on if the upcoming Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them movie will be a worthy addition to the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise, but its VR tie-in experience suggests good things, even if it’s a little underwhelming.