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.

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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8i Appoints New CEO, hints at Holographic Telepresence Research in Seattle


This year will also mark the true beginning of the company’s western expansion, beginning with a brand new United States research office in Seattle, Washington and a US headquartered in Los Angeles, California. More can be learned, however, about the Seattle office based on who exactly it will house. Loop closes his post by writing that he is joining 8i in Seattle specifically to study this problem and, hopefully, discover a meaningful and scalable solution.

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. labor instacart seattle ordinance 119799 i 1634 jenny durkan wfia

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.

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

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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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

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 19Unemployment in the US is still over 11% , and yet during this economic crisis, Jeff Bezos has added an astonishing $56.7 billion to his already colossal fortune. Read more.

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.

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.".

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.

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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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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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.

‘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. VR Industry News COVID-19 facebook Facebook Reality Labs seattle top stories

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

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.

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

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earther is a sports blog now amazon climate pledge hockey seattleSo we’re really doing this, huh? Read more.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kinect Graduates from Gaming to Enterprise with Project Kinect for Azure

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Microsoft's Monday keynote introduced the fourth generation of the company's Kinect sensor during Build 2018 in Seattle. The latest iteration, Project Kinect for Azure, gives enterprise companies the power of spatial understanding for connected devices in their factories and facilities. The new sensor will also power the next iteration of HoloLens.

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. The Mixed Reality Dev Days were originally announced in February, with a plan to host two days in the US in Seattle and two later dates for international developers hosted in Germany and Japan later in the year.

Outings Looks Like Microsoft’s Answer To Google Earth VR For MR


Those include New York, Seattle, Boston and Vancouver. It’d be perfect for, say, building a weather app with 3D visualization on HoloLens, or perhaps letting someone with a VR headset explore downtown Seattle. Microsoft just launched a brand new app for its Windows VR and HoloLens headsets, but you’d be forgiven for missing it. Outings was released quietly onto the Microsoft Store yesterday.

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Amazon Showcases Fossil Fuel Ties the Same Day Climate Pledge Arena Sign Unveiled

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On Tuesday, the blue-and-green sign that will sit atop Climate Pledge Arena rolled out to be placed atop the home of Seattle’s new hockey team.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Now Includes 3 Hours of In-game Developer Commentary

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Although audio isn’t studio-quality due to work-at-home norms adopted by the team since the COVID-19 pandemic broke, the studio has been quietly recording commentary voice overs “in closets and blanket forts around greater Seattle,” the studio says.

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The US Army Is Experimenting With AR Goggles For Military Dogs


Command Sight , a Seattle-based company specializing in human to animal communication, is looking to modernize these tactical conversations using AR technology designed specifically for trained K9s. AR commands will allow handlers to remain out of sight during combat.