Portland bans private and public use of facial recognition tech

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The city of Portland, Oregon has unanimously passed an expansive new piece of legislation that bans both the private and public use of facial recognition tech. Computing News breaking twitter facial recognition Oregon Portland

Portland Just Passed Our Country's Broadest Ban On Facial Recognition

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Portland, Oregon might be best known as the home of bohemian stereotypes a- plenty and some of the wildest donuts you can find in the state. privacy facial recognition portland


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Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

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U.S. Agencies Sued for Records of Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

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A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S. george floyd protests department of homeland security department of justice portland

Portland, Maine, Becomes the 13th City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

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Following months of deliberation and delays, the city of Portland in Southern Maine became the thirteenth city to issue a blanket ban prohibiting its city officials—including local police—from using facial recognition technology. facial recognition portland privacy

Portland's Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon

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One of Portland’s most beloved bookworm attractions, Powell’s Books, will stop selling books on Amazon this weekend, Aug. 29, Oregon Live reports. 29 is also Independent Bookstore Day. Fitting, no? Read more. support your local bookstore amazon bookstores books online ordering

Portland bans facial recognition, TikTok may not sell | Digital Trends Live

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On this Digital Trends Live we discuss the top tech stories, including Portland’s ban on facial recognition, TikTok may not sell after all, and more.

Apple Airtags Used to Prove That Contractor Illegally Trashed Unhoused People's Property

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A lawyer in Portland, Oregon, suspected that a city contractor was illegally trashing property belonging to people living at an encampment for people experiencing homelessness, so he covertly attached Apple AirTag tracking devices to some of the items.

DHS Forces' Tear Gas May Have Violated Environmental Laws in Addition to Civil Rights

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Five environmental and human rights groups in Oregon are suing the Department of Homeland Security for its use of tear gas at recent anti-police brutality protests in Portland, saying the agency created “potentially grave health and environmental hazards.”

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#933: Ethical Design in Immersive Media Panel Discussion for Design Week Portland 2020

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On August 7, 2020, I participated in a panel discussion about Ethical Design in Immersive Media organized by the University of Oregon as a part. Podcast Archive

Senators Seek to Rein In Federal Anti-Protest Forces

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#BuildTheFuture Immersive Collaborative Environments

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The Wild , a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision to open up new avenues for collaboration and experiential design review for teams working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). The Wild, a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision Click To Tweet. The Wild partners up with Igloo Vision to bring real-time collaboration to shared XR environments.

All Hail the Rare Giant Ice Disk

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U.S. Navy Tests Laser Weapon in Middle East

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The Intense, Lobster-Fueled Fight Over America’s First Floating Wind Farm

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There’s a rumble brewing out in the ocean, and it could forecast some troubles ahead for renewable energy. It involves some of Maine’s small fishermen, a high-profile wind project in the state, and an aggressive showdown with a research vessel earlier this week. Read more.

15 Stunning Videos of the Pacific Northwest's Mystery Light Show in the Sky

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President Trump's Department of Violent Goons Investigates Tweets of Portland Journalists

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Department of Homeland Security sent local police departments in Oregon at least three intelligence reports about the journalism and tweets of reporters in Portland over the past week, according to the Washington Post. The U.S.

Frontdoor Acquires XR Start Up Streem

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The two year old Portland-based XR startup empowers home service pros and consumers using see-what-I-see technology and computer vision

Space of Bass bespoke speaker system: The art of sound

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Portland, Oregon-based artist Ezra Cimino-Hurt has produced a visually stunning new stereo speaker system code-named Space of Bass. Home Theater Case of Bass Ezra Cimino-Hurt space of bass Speakers

Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

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Christopher Wan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. Tess Hatch. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Drifting champion tackles Goodwood with VR, 5G and one tiny startup’s tech

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Donning a Samsung VR headset, Gittin was controlling the vehicle miles away from the Goodwood arena using a teleoperation system developed by Portland, Ore., The startup recently remotely controlled a vehicle at Goodwood from its offices in Portland, Ore., Automotive TC Virtual Reality 5g 5g network articles Designated Driver Emerging-Technologies Internet of Things oregon Portland race roborace Samsung self-driving car technology Virtual reality vodafone

Inspired by Alabama Coworkers, Amazon Employees Nationwide Begin Union Talks: Report

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A slew of Amazon workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver, and Southern California are looking into unionizing, emboldened by their Alabama coworkers’ high-profile union campaign , Bloomberg reported Friday.

Inside the Fight to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

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On a sunny September afternoon in Portland, volunteers pour into a Zoom conference room. They’ve come for a weekly update from Oregon’s Yes on Measure 109 campaign—a measure which would create the world’s first market for psilocybin-assisted therapy.

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Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel and Creator of the First Digital Photo, Dies at 91

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Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel and the first person to create a digital photograph, died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Even NBA 2K21 cover star Damian Lillard is struggling with the game’s shot meter

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The shot meter in NBA 2K21 has drawn complaints from players for being too hard, including the game's cover star, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers.

PIXO VR demos new emergency responder training platform


The platform was demonstrated during the Emerging Technologies Symposium for Emergency Solutions at Concordia University Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. Education News Virtual Reality (VR) VR World Concordia University Portland emergency responder emergency response Emerging Technologies Symposium for Emergency Solutions industrial training PIXO VR safety training Sean Hurwitz Training

Marianne Williamson Wants the Hexing Witches of TikTok to Dream Bigger Than the Moon

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Marianne Williamson—one-time presidential hopeful, longtime Neon Genesis Evangelion fan —has now scolded “baby” TikTok witches for hexing the moon while secret police seemingly kidnap protestors in Portland.

All-Female VR Film ‘Baba Yaga’ Adds Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Winslet


Space Center in Berlin and the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center. . Baobab’s upcoming immersive short features a stacked cast of Oscar-winning talent.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets


The curriculum content and scenarios have been supplied by the University of Portland School of Nursing. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

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. 22, 2016 – Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks – 7:30 p.m. 7, 2017 – Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks – 8:30 p.m. 23, 2017 – Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic – 7:00 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.

Facebook Purchases Echo VR Developer Ready At Dawn


While it’s true Facebook has purchased the entirety of the team, Ready at Dawn will continue to work independently out of its original offices in Irvine, California and Portland, Oregon; the only different being that they now have the full support of both Facebook and Oculus Studios.

‘The Wild’ Is A Platform For Collaborative 3D Design In VR & AR


The magic of being human is connecting in spaces,” Paez said over a crowd of attendees at Portland’s local monthly Design Reality conference September 24th. According to Shaan Hurley, a 21 year veteran of design at Autodesk; 3D spatialization software similar to The Wild is what helped the company refurbish the Towne Storage building in Southeast Portland earlier this year. Powered by VR, The Wild’s cross-platform 3D design platform works much like Google Docs.

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Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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South Portland, The Maine Mall. Portland, Pioneer Place. Portland, Washington Square. 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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Virus-Free Virtual Training for Healthcare Workers

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The curriculum content and scenarios have been supplied by the University of Portland School of Nursing. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

Sweetarts Brings Chewy Sours VR Game to Vidcon


In January, the Portland-based experiential agency was a HTC Vive tracker launch partner, debuting their physical camera that could capture virtual photos. A candy throwing face-off. The candy-obsessed brand known for their chewy sour gummy treats has added their own twist on a VR game. Making its debut at Vidcon last week, the Chewy Sours Tart Toss had attendees feverishly throwing virtual candy at a friend in quick two-player battles.

Using AR to Recontextualize Our Relationship to Reality with Cabbibo’s ‘ARQUA!’

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I had a chance to catch up with Cabibbo after a presentation about Art in AR/VR in Portland, OR, where we talked about ARKit, exploring what makes a compelling AR experience, lessons that VR has to teach AR, and how data is the ‘R’ in MR/AR/VR/XR in that it’s the transformation of real objects into data that allows us to have mediated experiences within a symbolic reality. Isaac “Cabibbo” Cohen. ARQUA!

Kaleidoscope Reveals VR Lineup for Showcase Vol. 2


s existing London, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Leipzig, Portland, Seoul, and San Francisco locations, Showcase Vol. The quarterly VR event series will hit 11 cities around the world. On the heels of last year’s Kaleidoscope’s Summer Showcase that traveled to eight cities across the globe, Kaleidoscope is expanding their Showcase Vol. 2 to now include four additional cities.