Deadly Floods in Tennessee Continue Our Summer of Extreme Rain

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At least 22 people have died and more than 20 are missing in Tennessee after torrential, record-breaking rain pounded the state this weekend, causing massive floods through rural towns that left a wake of destruction.

Tennessee Woman Killed by Rising Floodwaters as She Streamed Live on Facebook

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Rising floodwaters swept a Tennessee woman to her death on Saturday as she live streamed the harrowing ordeal on Facebook. Linda Almond, 55, can be heard narrating as several feet of murky brown water rush past the window of her home that sat at the epicenter of Tennessee’s biggest… Read more.

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Tennessee School Board Removes Holocaust Graphic Novel Maus From Its Curriculum

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For years, Art Spiegelman ’s acclaimed graphic novel Maus has been taught in schools across the world, both because of the digestible, but chillingly authentic way it depicts the horrors of the Holocaust, and because it’s one of the masterpieces of the comics medium.

Tennessee Faces Dangerous Floods for the Second Time in a Week as Ida Moves North

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Skies are clearing in the Gulf Coast as now-Tropical Storm Ida moves inland, but the danger from the storm is far from over. All eyes are rightfully on Louisiana and Mississippi, where more than 1 million are without power and the impacts of Ida are still becoming clear.

Infrastructure Bleak: Vital Memphis Bridge Closed Over Massive Crack

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Deadly Floods Sweep Through Nashville

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Flash flooding over the weekend in Tennessee killed four people and prompted dozens of rescues after record-breaking rain fell on the state capital of Nashville.

Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Brought By 36 States and Washington, D.C.

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Why These States Just Opened An Investigation Against TikTok

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States' attorneys general from California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Vermont are now investigating TikTok.

Amazon’s Scout delivery bots are rolling out in two new cities

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The autonomous robots are coming to Franklin, Tennessee, and Atlanta. News Amazon Amazon Scout delivery robots

Biggest Gasoline Pipeline in the U.S. Reports Spill, a Year After Notorious Cyberattack

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There’s more trouble with the Colonial Pipeline: The nation’s largest gasoline pipeline reported a spill in Tennessee in early July, adding onto more than a year of public problems with the company, from a catastrophic hacking to being responsible for the largest gasoline spill in decades.

An Angry Stalker Used an Apple Watch Wrapped Around His Ex's Tire Spokes to Secretly Track Her

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A 19-year-old Tennessee man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attempting to surreptitiously track his partner using an Apple Watch hooked around the wheel of her car.

An Iceberg Wall Collapsing at the Titanic Museum Feels Like a Metaphor, But for What?

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A large iceberg wall at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, collapsed on Monday, which sure seems it might be an allegory for current circumstances that happen to be eluding our minds at the moment.

Bonnaroo Music Festival Cancelled Due to Flooding From Ida

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The Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee has been cancelled due to flooding from Hurricane Ida, which was Tropical Depression Ida by the time it hit the state on Tuesday.

Backpage Peoria City , Chat with singles

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Peoria, Tennessee is a perfect location to look for a personal Craigslist ad. The 2nd most… The post Backpage Peoria City , Chat with singles appeared first on Trezi.

Read the Fine-Print on Verizon's New 4G Home Internet

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Verizon announced today that it has launched a brand new 4G LTE home internet option for residents in parts of Savannah, Georgia, Springfield, Missouri, and the Tri-Cities of both Tennessee and Virginia.

How to Know If You're Dangerously Overheated

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Memphis, Tennessee hit a daily record high temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 °C) on June 17. We’re only two weeks into summer, and heatwaves are already scorching the United States. Three days later Houston, Texas hit a daily record of 102 degrees (39 °C).

This Life-Size Angry Birds Game Is Powered By Immersive Tech

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Electric Gamebox currently has 12 locations spread across the United States and Europe, including London, California, Colorado, and Tennessee with plans to open new locations in Liverpool, Birmingham, New York, and Nevada in the future.

Teens' Scheme to Takeover Twitter Handles Ends With Tragic Death in Swatting Incident

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According to the station, an underage extortionist going after the “@Tennessee” Twitter account placed a false 9-11 report (“swatting”) of a shooting at the home of 60-year-old handle owner Mark… Read more.

Nashville Bombing Suspect Was Anti-Government Extremist, Believed in Lizard People: Report

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In the early hours of Christmas Day in 2020, an RV in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, began broadcasting the sounds of gunfire and warnings for anyone in earshot to immediately evacuate.

Jack Daniels Turns Their Whiskey Bottle Into An AR Pop-Up Book

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Jack Daniels has been offering thirsty patrons their immensely popular brand of Tennessee whiskey for over 150 years, during which time they’ve become the most successful American whiskey distillery in the world. The first augmented scene converts the bottle into a model of the actual Jack Daniels distillery located in Lynchburg, Tennessee. AR brings the history of the 150-year old whiskey brand to life.

Bonnaroo Music Festival to Require Covid-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

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The Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee will require all attendees to either provide proof they’ve been vaccinated against covid-19 or show a recent negative test for coronavirus in order to enter, according to a new notice on the festival’s website.

'Sometimes the Good Guys Win': Company Cancels Plans for Oil Pipeline Through Black Neighborhoods in Memphis

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It’s hard to find good climate news these days–but there’s some out of Tennessee. A company that was set to build a hotly contested oil pipeline through Black neighborhoods in Memphis said on Friday that the project is off. Read more.

EON Reality and Meharry Medical College Create New Knowledge Metaverse Hub

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IRVINE, CA, February 14, 2022 – EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new agreement with Meharry Medical College to bring the knowledge metaverse to Nashville, Tennessee.

Apple launches Music Sessions with live performances in Spatial Audio

Mashable VR

Their performances have been recorded in Apple Music's own studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and that means fancy sound. Looking for more Spatial Audio content on Apple Music? Apple's got you covered.

This Restaurant Will Let You Paint With Sauces in VR

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29 – South Carolina vs. Tennessee. 19 – Tennessee vs. Missouri. Zaxby’s is taking an interactive HTC VIVE experience on tour to tailgaters across the country. With over 700 locations across 17 states, quick service chicken restaurant Zaxby’s is giving college football fans a taste of something new while tailgating this season.

XR Gaming Case Study: Groove Jones, Be Pro Be Proud

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The team delivers the VR training program to students via a mobile truck, available in Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Oculus Launchpad winning VR experience "I Am A Man" is a historical walk in the shoes of those who struggled for our civil rights.

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I Am a Man - Diorama of Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike - National Civil Rights Museum - Downtown Memphis - Tennessee - USA. I Am A Man VR Experience Trailer from Derek Ham on Vimeo. I Am a Man! is a declaration of civil rights used as a personal statement and as a declaration of independence against oppression. During the Civil Rights Movement at the Memphis sanitation strike in 1968, "I AM A MAN!" signs were used as part of the protests for equal treatment.

The Official US Civil Rights Trail Book Adds AR Experience to Engage the Young Generations

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Some of the places are Birmingham (Alabama), Memphis (Tennessee), Atlanta (Georgia), Charleston (South Carolina), already mentioned Little Rock (Arkansas) and Selma (Alabama), and more. History must be known by everyone, so we do not repeat its mistakes.

The publisher of 'Maus' wants the book taken off the Internet Archive, because profit

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When a Tennessee school board removed the Holocaust-set graphic novel Maus from its curriculum, citing spurious issues with the title, there was a well-deserved uproar.

Meta Faces FTC Buyout Block, First-Ever Sales Fall

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The news comes after the FTC launched an anticompetitive case in January against the metaverse tech giant, along with representatives from North Carolina, New York, and Tennessee.

AR Meditation App Helps Calm Veterans Suffering From Trauma

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Steve Mills, a commander in the US Navy, uses the app 3-4 times a week at his favorite spot near the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee, using his Apple Watch to track his heart rate as he attempts to illuminate an AR solar system via his breathing. . Healium AR’s use of neurofeedback technology could revolutionize anxiety management. After nearly 20 years of hard reporting, television journalist Sarah Hill was at the end of her rope.

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Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Tennessee. 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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Abortion funds and reproductive justice networks need our help

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South/Southeast Access Reproductive Care Southeast (ARC Southeast) ARC Southeast is a reproductive justice organization providing practical support for Southerners in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. On May 2, a U.S.

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Preview: ‘I AM A MAN’ Puts You at the Heart of the Civil Rights Struggle

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I AM A MAN transports you to 1968 Memphis, Tennessee, where you, a sanitation worker, are put at the heart of the struggle for equality. I AM A MAN is an upcoming interactive VR experience that lets you participate in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ’s assassination.

‘Google Earth VR’ Lets You Experience the Total Solar Eclipse Right Now

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Released in an August 12th update, Google has added a new menu function that lets you activate Monday’s total solar eclipse, which can be seen as it passed through 14 US states: Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming.

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EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

On normalized scams and Horace: The week in TikTok

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TikTokker @suffragechurch used Chattanooga, Tennessee, a city that built its own municipal fiber network and treats internet access as a public utility, as an example of why we shouldn't have to pay high rates for internet access. It's been a jam-packed week for the Extremely Online.