The United States is “looking at” banning TikTok, says Secretary of State

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Minecraft Earth Is Finally Available In The United States

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After gradually launching across a few smaller countries in the last few weeks, Minecraft Earth is finally available to download in the United States. So far, those regions the United Kingdom , New Zealand, Iceland , Australia, Mexico, Sweden , Canada, South Korea and the Philippines and, as of today, the United States. Unlike Wizards Unite, there is true magic at work here.”

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Oculus Quest United States Shipping Dates Pushed Into March

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The dispatch dates for Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset have been pushed back once again in the United States, now not shipping until early March for the 64GB model and late February for the 128GB model when ordered from the official company website.

European Union May Quarantine the United States

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As if we needed any further reminders that the United States has botched its response to the covid-19 crisis so spectacularly that we present a threat to the health global population, member states of the European Union are reportedly weighing whether to include American travelers on its ban list as European borders… Read more.

US Air Force Experiments With VR Suicide Prevention Training

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This week the United States Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed yet another VR training program currently in use by the US Air Force. Airmen and their spouses are taught how to comfort distressed individuals in a virtual environment.

Biden Assembles the Final Member of His Big Tech Nightmare Squad

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President Joe Biden has selected attorney and frequent critic of Google parent company Alphabet to lead the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the White House announced Tuesday.

An Artist Used a Drone to Photograph Rarely Seen ICE Detention Centers

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Unfortunately, it’s not hard to find information about the disturbing , unhealthy , and inhumane conditions that immigrants face in ICE detention centers, many of which are privately-owned. It is, however, more complicated to find photos of these detention centers.

Pico Neo VR Headset Will Make Its United States Debut At E3 2016

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Influencer ‘The Billionaire Gucci Master’ May Have Been ‘Kidnapped’ by the United States

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A Dubai-based influencer with numerous luxury vehicles, a private jet, a $150,000 watch, and miles upon miles of Louis Vuitton print fabric, purportedly gained through real estate development, has been arrested and faces criminal charges for alleged conspiracy to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from frauds and… Read more. influencers

Sony Teases Shadow Banning System For PSVR In New Patent

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According to a patent submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month, Sony is working on a new system that would allow the company to shadow ban players on the PlayStation VR platform. Image Credit: United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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The Old QAnon Gang Is Back on the Campaign Trail

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Media Matters has released the latest edition of its now-regular QAnon candidates series: the checklist of people running for Congress who also adhere to conspiracy theories that helped motivate a violent insurrection. One has even talked about participating in that event. Some already hold office.

Facebook Patent Teases AR Fedora, Visor, And Cowboy Hat

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Earlier this week, the United States Patent & Trademark Office published a new patent filed by Facebook back in 2019 that showcases a “unique” type of AR headgear. Image Credit: United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Staffer Cheered On Capitol Rioters Via Parler as They Overran Police

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FBI Says Far-Right Militia Used Facebook Messenger to Coordinate Attack on Capitol Building

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Man Who Swears He's 'Not a Dumbass' Arrested for Attempting to Murder the Internet

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A Texas man who, according to court documents, recently stated that he is definitely “not a dumbass,” is now potentially facing decades in prison for plotting an alleged terrorist attack to “blow up” the internet.

The West’s Megadrought Has Ruined Some of the Most Iconic Trout Fishing in the U.S.

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In 2020, Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Skipped Out on Medical Treatment Due to Cost

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A new survey released this week suggests that more than 46 million American adults avoided getting the medical care they needed because they couldn’t afford it in 2020. Sadly, the results reflect a long-running problem in the U.S. Read more.

Encrypted Chats, Parler Posts Indict Proud Boys Leaders for Capitol Rioting

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The FBI has amassed a tranche of social media posts and encrypted text messages implicating four senior members of the Proud Boys in a Jan. 6 plot to storm police barriers at the U.S. Capitol and stop members of Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory. Read more.

Officials Pull ‘Emergency Lever’ as Lake Powell Plunges Toward Dangerous New Low

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The latest megadrought alarm bell just went off in the West.

The Telecoms Industry Spends $230K a Day To Make Sure Your Broadband Sucks

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If broadband in the United States sucks , you can thank the telecoms industry, which is apparently so obsessed with maintaining our current crappy internet infrastructure that it spent a combined total of $234 million lobbying against faster, cheaper competitors during the 116th Congress.

Bipartisanship Is Climate Denial

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Last week, NBC White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted the banal observation that he couldn’t remember the last time he saw Democratic and Republican senators having a laugh in public.

Chicago Police Started Secret Drone Program Using Untraceable Cash: Report

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Apple Files Patent For Mixed Reality Headset That Projects Images On Your Eyeballs

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This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filed by Apple Inc. Image Credit: Patently Apple, The United States Patent and Trademark Office. Apple looks to eliminate screens entirely according to a patent published by the USPTO.

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Dear Namco Bandai, please bring a VR Zone Arcade to the United States.

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Hopefully we can get a Bandai Arcade Zone in the states Bandai Namco’s VR Arcade VR Zone in Shinjuku, Tokyo is the VR arcade that our 14 year old GamePro reading selves always wanted. Bandai Namco has created a wonderland featuring big name franchises like DragonBallZ, Gundam, Nintendo’s Mario Kart, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. The HTC Vive virtual reality powered experiences are taken to another level with seated motion platforms.

Nevada Takes a Baby Step Toward Banning Lawns

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A megadrought has stricken the Southwest , taking a massive toll on ecosystems, drinking water, farms, and more in seven states. One of those states, Nevada, is taking a permanent step to protect dwindling water resources by cracking down on the scourge of useless lawns.

Discord Bans r/WallStreetBets For Hate Speech Violations

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Study Finds Lower Life Expectancy Around Superfund Sites

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Lake Mead’s Water Supply Has Dropped to the Lowest Level Since the Hoover Dam Was Built

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A severe drought gripping parts of the western United States has caused Lake Mead’s water supply to dip to historically low levels this week, threatening a vital source of drinking water in a region that has been plagued by near continual drought conditions for decades.

Lake Powell, Second-Largest Reservoir in U.S., Hits Record Low as Megadrought Worsens

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Amid the West’s dire megadrought , there’s more bad news on the water front. Lake Powell , a crucial reservoir on the Colorado River, has now hit its lowest level on record since the reservoir was first filled in the late 1960s. Read more.

Microsoft Signs $22B Contract with US Army to Bring HoloLens 2 Tech to the Battlefield

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Following a prototyping phase started in 2019, Microsoft and the United States Army have announced they are moving to a production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on HoloLens 2 technology, through a contract worth up to $22 billion.

Pentagon Is Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Says

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Ohio Utility Agrees to Pay $230 Million for Role in Massive Bribery Scandal

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The Future of Western Water Restrictions Is Here

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Microsoft Wins Contract To Supply US Army With 120,000 HoloLens Headsets

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The United States Army confirmed via an official statement yesterday that it has awarded Microsoft a contract to deliver 120,000 military-grade HoloLens AR headsets designed for use in a variety of combat scenarios.

Newark Residents Win Drinking Water Protections in New Settlement

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Matt Gaetz Clarifies He Meant 'Armed' Government Overthrow, Not Murdering Tech Workers

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Congressman Asks Forest Service to Change the Course of Earth’s Orbit Around the Sun

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