Texas Supreme Court Says Schools Can't Require Masks as Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

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The Texas Supreme Court temporarily ruled in favor of Gov. Greg Abbott and his ban on mask mandates in the state on Sunday, according to a new report from the Texas Tribune.

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The straw that supposedly cures hiccups — Future Blink

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Researchers from UT Health San Antonio developed a new science-based hiccup intervention that uses suction and swallowing to stop hiccups in their tracks


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Scammers Are Using QR Codes to Plunder Parking Meter Payments

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San Antonio police were first to warn locals about the scam, which targets people trying to pay for their parking ticket via QR code. Phishing schemes already litter the internet, and now they’re coming for our parking meters, too.

For Drivers in This Texas City, the Days of Getting Pulled Over by the Cops Are Over

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If you live in Windcrest, a city northeast of San Antonio, the days of getting pulled over by the cops for breaking certain traffic laws—shame on you, but no judgement here—are over.

Texas Man Gets Prison Time for Facebook Hoax About Covid-19 Patient Licking Grocery Items

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A Texas man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for posting hoaxes on Facebook that falsely claimed he had paid someone with covid-19 to lick items at two grocery stores in San Antonio, according to the U.S.

COVID-19 patient's last words to nurse: 'I thought this was a hoax, but it's not'

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As people across the United States continue to ignore the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, medical professionals like Jane Appleby, Chief Medical Officer at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, are feeling compelled to speak out.

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


Last night the San Antonio Spurs took on the Kings in Sacramento, offering a taste of what games look like in VR. 3, 2017 – Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs – 8:30 p.m. 17, 2017 – Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs – 8:30 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.

Oculus’ PAX South Pin Pays Tribute To Original Logo


Heading to PAX South in San Antonio this weekend? If you’re hitting up San Antonio this weekend then have fun! If you’re an Oculus fan, there’s a pin you should be on the lookout for. This exclusive collectible will be given out to attendees that visit the Oculus booth at the VR Village this weekend. While the top of the pin features the sleek current logo, it also pays tribute to the original design established in 2012 with a widened eye.

Oculus to Bring Upcoming Rift Titles ‘Stormland’ & ‘Defector’ to PAX South

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Oculus is bringing two highly anticipated Rift exclusives to PAX South in San Antonio, Texas this year: Stormland and Defector. PAX South takes place January 18th – 20th in San Antonio, Texas. Stormland , a sci-fi adventure from Insomniac Games , first debuted at PAX West last summer. It was available through a pop-up installation for a one-day only affair back in August, and hasn’t publicly demoed since.

Google’s VR Labs Provide STEM Students With Hands-On Experience


The University of Texas at San Antonio, McMaster University, and a series of other educational institutions will soon integrate the revolutionary program into their own courses, offering science students a brand new way to fulfil their course credit. “We’re Google teams up with Labster to develop 30 immersive lab experiences for the Daydream platform.

NBA Will Live Broadcast One Game a Week in VR


If you want to preview the experience before forking over the dough, the NBA will be offering a trial on October 27th during the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings. But you’ll need a $200 subscription to watch. The NBA have always been early adopters when it comes to embracing virtual reality. Last year, the major sports league teamed up with NextVR to capture the 2015 All-Star Game and slam-dunk contest in 360° VR video.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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San Diego, Fashion Valley. San Francisco, Westfield San Francisco Centre. San Antonio, North Star Mall. San Antonio, The Shops at La Cantera. 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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Google And Labster Are Making VR Labs For Students


Arizona State University’s online Biological Sciences course already started offering these virtual labs earlier this month, and it’s soon to arrive in courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at San Antonio and McMaster University, with more sites across the US and Europe coming soon. Google is already taking classrooms around the world on virtual field trips , but now it’s bringing students into VR laboratories too.

Get Free Courtside VR Seats to Spurs vs. Timberwolves NBA Game This Tuesday

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This Tuesday, January 17th, NextVR is offering a free pass to watch the San Antonio Spurs, currently holding the #2 position in the NBA Western Conference, tip off against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Own Gear VR or Daydream View? Then you’ve got access to free courtside seats to this Tuesday’s forthcoming Timberwolves vs. Spurs NBA game live… in VR of course.

Class Is Almost In Session At ISTE 2017


We’re only a few weeks away from ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, TX where we’ll be launching VR Learn , a new offering for for 3D, VR, AR and mixed reality education. At the Veative booth (#2346) visitors can step inside our VR classroom and experience modules in biology, chemistry, physics and math specifically designed for K-12 schools. The VR Learn headset is pre-loaded with high-quality content that aligns to curriculums and fits neatly into the classroom.

Oculus To Demo High Budget Rift Exclusives ‘Stormland’ & ‘Defector’ At PAX South


PAX South is held in San Antonio, Texas. Facebook announced that it will host demos of its upcoming high budget Oculus Rift exclusives Stormland and Defector at PAX South 2019. PAX is a collection of gaming festivals held each year since 2004. This year it will take place on January 18th-20th. Oculus has had a presence at at least one PAX event per year since 2013. Both titles are funded by Oculus Studios- Facebook’s VR content division. Stormland.

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

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29 Oklahoma City @ San Antonio , 8:00 p.m. Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app. Through a partnership with Intel, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets. The coverage kicks off on Friday, Feb. 16 with the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars at 9:00 p.m.

NBA All-Star and Weekly Regular Season Coverage Comes Live to VR via TNT and Intel

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Oklahoma City @ San Antonio , 8:00 p.m. TNT and Intel have teamed up to bring NBA All-Star coverage to VR on Gear VR and Daydream. Based on Intel’s True VR technology, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets via the NBA on TNT VR app. The app is available today on the Oculus store and the Google Play store.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet


Thursday, March 29 – Oklahoma City @ San Antonio. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th. The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend.

Education – the Next Frontier for Virtual Reality


Click here to read the article, and if you’re attending ISTE in San Antonio, Texas next month, be sure to visit the Veative booth (#2346) to see the latest 3D, VR, AR and mixed reality educational content and teaching tools in action. Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the hottest topics in tech right now, with buzz about its potential stretching from film, TV and games, to healthcare, retail and more. But it hasn’t seen nearly the same amount of attention in the education space.

NextVR to Broadcast Over 20 Live NBA Games This Season, Coverage Starts Tonight

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ET ( local time ) with San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings. NextVR , the leader in live VR sports broadcasting, today released their full schedule for their live NBA coverage, including 25 games featuring 30 teams throughout the 2016-2017 season. Make sure to have your phone battery charged, your Gear VR lenses cleaned and ready to go tonight though, because the first VR live coverage starts tonight at 10:30 p.m.

Walmart Brings Tricked Out ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ VR Experience to Select Stores

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San Bernardino, California (4001 Hallmark Parkway) – February 24-26. San Antonio, Texas (8923 W Military Drive) – March 15-16. Walmart is continuing its onward journey to think outside of the big-box with the help of VR, this time bringing 50-foot tractor-trailers to their megalithic parking lots across the US to let shoppers go head-first into a VR experience for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Suns-Trail Blazers NBA Game Streaming Free Tonight Via NextVR


The free trial program with NBA League Pass originally included a matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the Sacramento Kings and it was extended to include the November 1st matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers. 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.

Funding Roundup: Merge VR Raises $10M & uSens Raises.


Our continuous growth and momentum validate our approach to the market and solidify our position as a player in the virtual reality space,” the company released in a statement to the San Antonio Business Journal. Funding Roundup: Merge VR Raises $10M & uSens Raises $20M Merge Labs funding came from a whole community of investors in gaming, software, hardware and retail sectors across the nation.

Immotion Breaks Through 430 Contracted Headsets

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Although the first broadcast of the San Antonio Spurs and the Sacramento Kings on 10/27 will be free, the rest of the Tuesday live streams will require a $199 NBA League Pass. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

Why health and wellness tech can make so many BS claims

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These products are developing so fast, and there's so much enthusiasm," said Serife Tekin, a University of Texas at San Antonio professor who has studied the regulation of mental health apps, but policy "is not moving as fast." Sleep better. Boost your mood. Reduce stress.

Get up Close and Personal With VR Escape Room Specialist Entermission

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Taking to TransWorld’s Room Escape Show & Conference in San Antonio, Texas this week, Entermission aims to provide an engaging VR escape room experience without operators needing lots of expensive floor space. Earning a profit from any form of virtual reality (VR) field isn’t the easest avenue to venture down, especially when it comes to location-based entertainment (LBE).

NextVR Is Broadcasting NBA Games Live In Virtual Reality Every Tuesday


” The first NextVR broadcast will be the San Antonio Spurs at the Sacramento Kings. California-based VR content company NextVR has made live, immersive sports broadcasting one of its missions. Today, that crusade moves another step forward. NextVR is announcing that it will be moving from the occasional sports offering, to a weekly VR broadcast of the NBA season as part of a multiyear partnership.