Nreal Launches $600 ‘Light’ AR Glasses in United States via Verizon

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Nreal, the Chinese startup behind the Nreal Light AR glasses which made a splash back at CES 2019, has now expanded to the United States, making the smartphone-tethered device available through select Verizon stores starting today.

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

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United States FTC Files Lawsuit to Block NVIDIA-Arm Acquisition

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In the biggest roadblock yet to NVIDIA’s proposed acquisition of Arm, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this afternoon that the regulatory body will be suing to block the merger.

The Surprising Country With Greater Internet Accessibility Than The United States


A new study shows which countries around the world have the best internet, rating speed, connectivity, and cost per month for internet services. Technology

Skype enables 911 calls and location tracking in the United States

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The major law enforcement bodies in the United States all exist within a framework of systemic racism. Involving the police state frequently leads to violence which disproportionately affects communities of color. You can now call on emergency services from Skype.

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.

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

US Air Force Experiments With VR Suicide Prevention Training


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.

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.

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


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.

'Cancer Alley' Residents Accuse Louisiana of Racial Discrimination in EPA Pollution Complaints

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating two Louisiana agencies for alleged discrimination against predominantly Black communities in a part of the Bayou State known as “Cancer Alley.”

How the Internet Is Reacting to the Supreme Court Leak

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The Supreme Court will strike down Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that was leaked and initially published in a report by Politico. Read more.

Minneapolis Cops Used Fake Accounts to Spy on Innocent Black People

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The racist misuse of state authority was just one among a litany of other abuses that included “killing… Read more.

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.

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.

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


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.

Facebook Patent Teases AR Fedora, Visor, And Cowboy Hat


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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How Much Do Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Michael Bloomberg Actually Pay in Taxes?

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If you’re a billionaire looking to squirrel away your money from the tax man, then it’s better to be a tech billionaire. Read more.

Homeland Security Pushes Pause on New Disinformation Board

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On April 27, the Department of Homeland Security announced the new Disinformation Governance Board, a group within the federal agency focused on researching the best ways to fight rampant online lies and misleading content seen as a danger to national security.

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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Old Gods of Appalachia Welcomes You to the Family

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5 Oil Execs Cashed Out $99 Million in Stock During Ukraine Invasion

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has, in two long weeks, brought untold suffering and instability. Yet, where most reasonable observers see an escalating tragedy, Big Oil CEOs see an opportunity. Read more.

Biden Cancels Offshore Drilling in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico

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In a rare nugget of climate-related good news, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday that it is canceling three offshore oil and gas drilling lease sales: one in Alaska’s Cook Inlet and the other two in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more.

This Supreme Court Case Could Destroy Water Protections

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The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a case brought by two Idaho residents who have fought the Environmental Protection Agency for years over a wetland on their property. This isn’t just a simple case of some long-suffering landowners, though; it’s one that is backed by industry interests.

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Sony Teases Shadow Banning System For PSVR In New Patent


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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Screw Magic—It's Time for Electric School Buses, Biden Admin Says

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The Biden Administration wants to make that plume of noxious smoke sputtering out of your neighborhood school bus’ exhaust a thing of the past, and it’s ready to pump out some cash to do so. Read more.

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.

In Ironic Twist, Lawyers Fighting Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Argue Remotely Because They Got Covid-19

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Two officials fighting the Biden Administration’s covid-19 vaccine and testing mandates for employers and health care facilities before the Supreme Court ironically tested positive for covid-19 just before their scheduled court date, which forced them to argue their cases remotely on Friday.

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.

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

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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.

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


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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FCC Will Force Internet Providers to Create Broadband ‘Nutrition Labels’ to Prevent Surprise Costs

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Aiming to put an end to unexpected costs and fees for broadband, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a proposal requiring providers, such as AT&T and Comcast, to create “nutrition labels” to help consumers navigate the industry’s maze of prices and offers.

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

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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.