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.

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.”

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 Lays Out Six-Step Plan for Keeping Covid-19 Under Control for Good

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In a speech this afternoon, President Joe Biden laid out a course of action for containing the once-again resurgent pandemic in the U.S.

U.S. Air Force Using VR For Sexual Assault Prevention Training

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Award-winning VR company Moth + Flame is partnering with the United States Air Force to deploy a VR training program for members of the Air Force in sexual assault prevention and response training (SAPR). Image Credit: United States Air Force.

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

The Pentagon Is Looking At VR To Train Soldiers For Nuclear War

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According to a recent solicitation posted by the United States Department of Defense, the executive branch department is seeking additional information pertaining to VR technology that could be used to train US forces for potential nuclear combat. . This solicitation for potential VR training solutions is just the latest in a series of XR-related pursuits by the United States military. Featured Image Credit: United States Army.

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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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.

Boeing Announces Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for 125,000 U.S. Employees

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Boeing will require all 125,000 of its U.S.-based based employees to be vaccinated against covid-19, according to a new statement from the company and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Billionaire OxyContin Pushers Granted Immunity; Half a Million People Still Dead

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50 Countries With the Best Covid-19 Vaccination Rates in the World

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Oops, Lauren Boebert Somehow Forgot to Disclose Her Husband’s Nearly $1 Million in Gas Consulting Contracts

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

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72% of Americans Know Someone Killed or Hospitalized by Covid-19, Pew Poll Finds

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

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Elon Musk Backs Texas Abortion Ban, Claims Governor, to No Objection

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Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has “consistently” praised the “social policies” of the state of Texas during his “frequently” chats with Greg Abbott, the Texas governor said Thursday, in an interview focused on his state’s landmark abortion ban.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Amazon Is Lobbying the U.S. to Legalize Weed

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Amazon is ramping up its pro-weed campaign, announcing on Tuesday that it is actively lobbying for legislative reforms aimed at decriminalization and reaffirming its commitment to not screening job applicants for cannabis. Read more.

Missouri Governor Ramps Up Attack on Newspaper Over 'Hacking' Scandal

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Mike Parson has escalated his conflict with a local newspaper after the outlet revealed a gaping cybersecurity hole in one of the state’s websites. Missouri’s Republican Gov.

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.

Gross, Sad Things Happening to Pacific Northwest Salmon Due to Heat Wave

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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.

The Water-Shortage Era Has Officially Begun

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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.

Texas Heartbeat Act Opens the Door for a Flood of Data Requests Targeting Abortion Providers

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The Texas Heartbeat Act, which has outlawed abortions after six weeks in the state of Texas, has many alarming angles to it, but one of the less obvious ones is the potential role large tech companies may play in facilitating upcoming legal cases against healthcare providers.

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Chicago Police Started Secret Drone Program Using Untraceable Cash: Report

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The State Department Has Reportedly Been Hacked

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State Department was purportedly the victim of a serious cyber attack in recent weeks, according to a Fox News report published on Saturday. The U.S. The extent of breach and when it was discovered are currently unknown. Read more.

Texas Governor Bans Mask Mandates as Republicans Embrace Death and Disease

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday night that bans local mask mandates used to fight the covid-19 pandemic, which has gotten worse in recent days thanks to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus.

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The Amazon Worker-Led Union Is Almost Ready for Election Time

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The grassroots Amazon Labor Union is finally gearing up for an election after gathering thousands of worker signatures. Read more.