Many 'Flu' Cases in Seattle This Winter Were Actually Covid-19, Study Finds

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Researchers found that a substantial portion of people, including children, in Seattle who were suspected of having the flu this past winter likely had covid-19 instead. covid 19 coronavirus science seattle fluThe start of the covid-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Instacart Sues Seattle Over Hazard Pay for Delivery Workers

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After the proposal received unanimous support from the city council, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan last Friday signed in local ordinance 119799 , the seemingly unimpeachable purpose of which was to impose “premium pay” for gig workers delivering groceries during the ongoing pandemic.


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Facebook Spent Over $88M This Year on Oculus’ Seattle Area Satellite HQ

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Oculus has been on quite the hiring spree as of late, with over a hundred positions currently advertised on the company’s career website aimed at bringing hardware and software engineers into the Seattle area. Overall, the firm maintains Facebook has spent more than $106 million on Redmond-based labs and offices since it began its expansion into the Seattle area back in July 2015, with the $88.3

Tax Amazon's Successor Passed Seattle's City Council, and You Can Already Guess What It Does

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If ever there was a time to redistribute some of that wealth, it’s now, and it seems that experiment in equity will begin in Seattle. good news seattle amazon kshama sawant jumpstart covid 19

Educational VR Comes to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center


Working out of a modest two-story house tucked away in a historic Hollywood neighborhood, Christian Bretz is giving me a demo of his Stonehenge VR experience, just days before he has to pack up everything and make the journey to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. The post Educational VR Comes to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center appeared first on VRScout. You can take a virtual trip to Stonehenge and snap a selfie in the process.

Oculus Launches New Education Programs In Seattle, Japan and Taiwan


The company today announced Oculus Education pilot programmes for Taiwan, Seattle and Japan, all with different objectives. In Seattle, meanwhile, Oculus is partnering with the Ballard High School and Franklin High School for a collaborative project in which students will create their own educational VR content which itself will be used in classrooms.

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Seattle becomes 2nd U.S. city to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage

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Seattle joined NYC as the second city in the Unites States to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage. The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a city ordinance Tuesday to pay drivers on ride-hailing platforms such as Lyft and Uber a minimum hourly wage of $16.39

Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle


Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. Partnering with Seattle Public Schools, specifically Ballard High School and Franklin High School, Oculus hopes to kick off the 2018-2019 school year right with a VR creation and learning program designed to prove the technologies relevance in the classroom.

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Preserving The Art Of Black Lives Matter Using AR


And thus the AR art show was born, offering the Seattle public a chance to explore the powerful messages of BLM while adhering to social distancing safety protocols. “It’s News Android AR AR Art AR Art Exhibit Augmented Reality Black Lives Matter BLM BLM Art GGO iOS Seattle Design Fest

Inaugural Impact Reality Summit Taking Place in Seattle Next Week

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Vulcan Productions and Kaleidoscope their inaugural Impact Reality Summit in Seattle, WA, focused on promoting immersive storytelling with a powerful impact. . While all eyes might be on Las Vegas next week for the annual CES technology event there’s plenty of other shows going on.

Uber and Lyft Will Have to Pay Minimum Wage in Seattle

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Let us give thanks to Seattle’s City Council, which voted unanimously yesterday to force Uber and Lyft to pay their drivers the equivalent of local minimum wage and lifted the spirits of a sleep-deprived doomscrolling nation.

Oculus to Donate Rift & Go to Learning Institutions Across Seattle, Taiwan, & Japan

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Oculus recently announced the’ll be expanding their educational pilot program by donating Oculus Rift and Oculus Go headsets to a number of educational institutions across Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. ” Nearby the company’s upcoming Seattle-based Oculus hub , Seattle Public Schools will see a special VR creation course and learning program, which is said to feature student and teacher collaboration across Seattle’s Ballard High School and Franklin High School.

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Magic Leap Expands to Switzerland with New Optics Center, Reveals More About Seattle Facility

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Facing mixed reviews for the Magic Leap One, Magic Leap has already returned to the lab to improve on the device's successor. On Monday, in a bid to facilitate further innovation and spread its physical footprint, Magic Leap revealed a new Center of Excellence in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will expand the company's overall research and development capacity. Magic Leap says it selected Lausanne because it is a "hub for innovation and forward-thinking technological developments.".

Owner of Seattle’s New VR Lounge Wants To Drive Awareness of VR


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Ex-Bungie Developers Raise $3.5 Million For VR Startup Polyarc


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‘Defy Distance’ Put To The Test As Coronavirus Forces Facebook To Work At Home


A contractor at Facebook’s Stadium East office in Seattle was recently diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) and now all employees of the company working in Seattle are encouraged to work from home until the end of March.

Seattle’s carbon-neutral NHL venue will be Climate Pledge Arena, thanks to Amazon

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We’re naming it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action'. News Amazon carbon neutral Jeff Bezos NHL

Seattle Startup Viar360 Coming Out To Public with an Immersive Journalism Platform


But one Seattle-Slovenian startup has solved that issue. The post Seattle Startup Viar360 Coming Out To Public with an Immersive Journalism Platform appeared first on Infinityleap - Technology stops for no one. Virtual Reality and 360˚ video have already stepped into our lives and by now there are a couple of big players who are utilizing the power of this medium.

18 Names for Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Arena’ That Would’ve Made More Sense

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Valve Plans First Wave Of Index Hardware To ‘Arrive To Homes On June 29’


Tagged with: Bellevue , seattle , shipping , valve index Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Valve Plans First Wave Of Index Hardware To ‘Arrive To Homes On June 29’ appeared first on UploadVR. Valve VR Industry News Bellevue seattle shipping valve indexValve’s goal is to have the first wave of Index hardware arrive to homes on June 29.

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

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spacex musk rainier fog albums geography of the united states seattle technology internet cities in the united states portland oregon alice in chains albums facebookPeople in the Pacific Northwest were treated to quite a light show in the sky on Thursday night shortly before 9:00 p.m. local time, midnight ET.

Amazon Prime Video secures streaming deal with MLS team

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Home Theater News Amazon Prime Video MLS Seattle Sounders FCAmazon Prime Video will stream the MLS team's content for three years.

SEA VR Rebrands as ‘Immerse Technology Summit’, Returns October 11th

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As with last year’s competition, VR startups will present their ideas to a panel of Seattle area investors in the hopes of earning a meeting with the venture capitalists from Madrona Venture Group , Vulcan Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. News News Bits VR Event VR Industry immerse technology summit sea vr seattle vr conference seattle vr event seavr vr conference

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more. SEE ALSO Madrona Venture Group on Why Seattle is a Hotbed for VR and AR. It’s similar to the strategy that Madrona has in Seattle because they are the beacon for anything in the Pacific Northwest.

Rec Room’s Stunt Runner Racing Activity Now Live On All Platforms


The Seattle-based startup behind the social club continues to develop new tools and activities for players to use in Rec Room with Stunt Runner just the latest. Experiences Gaming rec room seattle Stunt RunnerRec Room’s newest activity Stunt Runner is now available on all platforms. The fast-paced racing game pits up to four players trying to outrun one another across a series of obstacle courses.

WNBA teams walk out during anthem, dedicate season to Breonna Taylor

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More about Black Lives Matter , Wnba , New York Liberty , Breonna Taylor , and Seattle Storm. Black Lives Matter Wnba New York Liberty Breonna Taylor Seattle Storm

VR at PAX West 2016: What’s There and How to Find It

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Seattle’s annual PAX West 2016 gaming convention starts tomorrow with VR once again expected to have a significant presence. PAX West returns to Seattle this September 2-5 at the Washington State Convention Center, and this year, virtual reality will be more prominent than ever. Road to VR will be at PAX West in Seattle covering the show.

Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

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Amazon’s first act was its Amazon Go store, which opened in Seattle in early 2018. Christopher Wan. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Ransomware Gang Says Its Selling Data from Cyberattack That California DMV Warned About

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A ransomware gang called “Cuba” claims to be selling off data on the dark web belonging to Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS), a Seattle-based financial services and data management firm that suffered a bad ransomware attack in early February.

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The VR Job Hub: Valve, Valve and More Valve

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Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. It’s very, very rare that VRFocus’ VR Job Hub only includes one company in its listings. Generally, we try to go for a nice mix across the board of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) company vacancies.

‘Dome Of The Dead’ Launches On The Vulcan Holodome Platform


If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting the famous Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington, chances are you’ve come across Vulcan’s Holodome , an ‘immersive reality experience’ that uses interactive visuals projected onto a dome shell to transport users to new locations and immerse them in otherworldly scenarios. Dome of the Dead is available now until the end of April at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle Washington.

America's First Composting Funeral Home Is Finally Open

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But Seattle-based company Recompose is giving people a new way to exit this mortal coil: Having their remains laid in a tube of mulch and soil and letting bacteria turn them into compost in a month’s time. Death is inevitable.

Is it a bird? Is it a meteor? No, it's SpaceX space junk over the Pacific Northwest!

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Anyone else see this in Seattle just now?". Stunned onlookers filmed the skies over Portland and Seattle in awe on Thursday, as a strange stream of bright lights filled the night sky. "Shooting stars? Debris?

Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $100M Financing, Now at $1.25B Valuation

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This brings the Seattle-based company’s lifetime financing to $149 million following its most recent round in December 2020 when the company secured its $20 million Series C.

Microsoft Mixed Reality Dev Days Names Keynote For AltSpace VR Event


The event will take place on May 21-22, however due to COVID-19, the event will be conducted from within VR instead of in person in Seattle, as was originally planned.

Through the Magic Leap Looking Glass, First Look at What AR Looks Like on the Magic Leap One

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So if you're not in one of the current "Magicverse" cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle) and were. We've spent years waiting to see what all the secretive fuss was about, and now that the device is in our hands, we can finally begin showing you images of what the Magic Leap One experience looks like. This is especially important given the fact that the vast majority of the planet still can't buy one.

Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

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Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer.