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, 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

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

Wall of Moms faces allegations of 'anti-Blackness' from Portland community group

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In response to the presence of federal agents at Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, a group of largely white moms, dubbed the Wall of Moms, organized to form barriers between demonstrators and federal agents. Black Lives Matter Protest Portland Wall Of Moms Federal Agents

A 'Wall of Moms' formed to protect Portland protesters from federal officers

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A group of at least 30 mothers formed a human barrier between demonstrators supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and federal officers at protests in Portland on Saturday. Incredible scene in Portland right now. Protests Portland Oregon Wall Of Moms Federal Agents

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 Police Ridiculed For Tweeting 'Molotov Cocktails' Made From Plastic

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Portland Police tweeted a photo Tuesday night claiming to show a “molotov cocktail,” made from what appears to be a plastic bottle and a washcloth.

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.

Portland's facial recognition ban is a major win, especially against Amazon

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The city of Portland just took the fight against facial recognition up a notch. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Portland City Council and Mayor Ted Wheeler voted to adopt two ordinances that will ban use of the tech both by the city , and, in some cases, private businesses.

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.

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.

Seth Meyers unpacks Trump's 'truly terrifying' Fox interview and Portland policing

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More about Fox News , Portland , Trump , Late Night With Seth Meyers , and Culture. Fox News Portland Trump Late Night With Seth Meyers Culture"This is where we're at," summed up Seth Meyers in Monday night's A Closer Look. "A

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets


The curriculum content and scenarios have been supplied by the University of Portland School of Nursing. Following feedback from their first beta testing they will be gathering feedback and making updates before running a second, larger test and starting rolling out in Eugene, Crook County, Bend, and Portland. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

Stephen Colbert blasts Trump for bringing back coronavirus briefings just for the ratings

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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. Oculus Studios announces yet another addition to their team of veteran developers. It seems as though Facebook just can’t help itself when it comes to purchasing accomplished developers.

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


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.

Maine voters double down on facial recognition ban in win for privacy

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Residents of Portland, Maine, can now officially sue the bastards. In a robust show of doubling down on privacy protections, voters in the Maine city passed a measure Tuesday replacing and strengthening an existing ban on city official's use of facial recognition technology.

‘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.

Uber adds option to send packages just in time for the holidays

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Paul, Nashville, Richmond, Portland, Salt Lake City, St. Back in April, Uber was scrambling to provide something for its users who were no longer ordering ride-shares because, well, many of us were stuck at home.

How to get police out of schools, and why it matters

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School boards in Minneapolis , Denver , Milwaukee , and Portland, Maine announced in June and July that they'll cut ties with their respective police departments, while Oakland eliminated an entire police force dedicated to its schools.

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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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.

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.

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. Following feedback from their first beta testing they will be gathering feedback and making updates before running a second, larger test and starting rolling out in Eugene, Crook County, Bend, and Portland. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.