Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

… reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects. The Games for Change Festival is happening July 31 to Aug. 2 at the New School in New York city. Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, said that while the organization has included some VR games in the past, the recent development of VR and its potential for positive social change led Games for Change to take a deeper look at VR this year. “We feel that Games for Change is very well-positioned to help develop this community …

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This is what an extreme sea level rise scenario looks like for U.S. cities

April 27, 2017

… [that’s] home to more than 12 million Americans and $2 trillion in property,” according to Ben Strauss, who leads the sea level rise program at Climate Central. Here’s what major cities would look like with so much sea level rise: New York city Image: CLIMATE CENTRAL New Orleans: Gone. Image: CLIMATE CENTRAL San Francisco International Airport Image: CLIMATE CENTRAL Bienvenido a Miami. Image: CLIMATE CENTRAL In an online report, Climate Central states that …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

Guests board a helicopter bound for the Rockefeller Estate as part of the Kairos Society's global summit on April 20, 2017 in New York city.Image: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Kairos Society Im at a New York city heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through the crowd to check everyone in. While the staff of Blade, the “Uber for helicopters” company, is used to a well-heeled crowd, the current group may be a …

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New museum shows migration is ‘everyone’s’ story – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… but eventually we decided getting the footfall and the international visitors means this is the city to be in. We’d love to find somewhere by the Thames as historically it’s been such a huge part of the long story of people arriving in Britain. And it saw so many people leave to start new lives elsewhere, which is part of the story too.” Image copyright Kajal Nisha Patel/Dharmendra Patel Image caption The images at the museum aim to show movement to and fro from the UK is …

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

April 26, 2017

… Story for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Twitter users asked Snapchat why it showed only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Snapchat, two days later, created a Live Story for West Bank. Over the last two years, Snapchat has matured its news product. The company hired Peter Hamby back in April 2015 to serve as Snapchat’s first head of news. The former CNN national political reporter now helps lead a team dedicated to creating Our Stories. For example, Snapchat built a story around …

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

April 20, 2017

… we saw in the Black Panther sizzle is focused on Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Okoye (Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead). And make no mistake: The Dora Milaje do plenty of heavy lifting in the film. From concept art hanging on an office wall to VFX shots in the sizzle reel to Nyong’o taking out a half-dozen armed soldiers in a scene shot earlier Monday, we got eyeful after eyeful of the Dora Milaje on duty. Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o at a party in New York city last April …

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Congress invited to light up for a 420 ‘joint session’

April 19, 2017

… be passing out joints on non-federal land since the city of D.C. allows possession of a small amount of marijuana, but the federal government does not. SEE ALSO: Liquor sales haven’t dropped where weed is legal, and people still go out, new analysis says The giveaway is part of the first annual congressional “joint session” to urge lawmakers to pass cannabis reform and reschedule the drug, which is currently a Schedule I controlled substance along with heroin and LSD. The 420 …

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SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix, will now handle ticketing for Buckingham Palace

April 19, 2017

… Justin Bieber’s concert tickets SeatGeek was already working with TopTix to sell tickets for the Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas city. The company’s move into primary ticketing with SeatGeek Open will put tickets in apps, on other websites, or anywhere else you could want to buy a ticket. SEE ALSO: Amazon Prime members can now get VIP tickets at gigs and festivals TopTix has by far the best backend primary ticketing technology in the world, and we believe that at SeatGeek …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico city (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico city’s international airport. …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… airline said it changed a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers who are already aboard the plane. But United is hardly done putting out PR fires. Enter Amber Maxwell and Michael Hohl of Park city, Utah. On Saturday, the couple had flown from Salt Lake city to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, where they boarded a connecting flight to Liberia, Costa Rica. The bride and groom said they were the last to board the plane, which was half-full. As …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… city that Kanye West purchased prior to their marriage. They love home decor #GQ A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Jun 30, 2016 at 8:26am PDT …but they’re not into color Jo and Kim have both experimented with their style a lot over the years, but settled on a color palettes consisting almost entirely of neutral tones. A source told Life & Style of North West’s bedroom, The colors [of the nursery] are dark navies, blacks and whites.Its …

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Trump Avoids Tax March Protesters By Taking Scenic Route To Mar-a-Lago

April 16, 2017

NBC News reported that the demonstrators, part of anationwide protest highlighting Trumps lack of transparency, gathered along a bridge dividing Floridas Palm Beach and West Palm Beach hoping to catch the tycoons attention as he headed to his Mar-a-Lago estate. An estimated700 peopleattended the West Palm Beach protest.Across the country, tens of thousands gathered for more than 100 rallies, the largest events held in Washington D.C. and New York city. After Saturdays marches, Nelini …

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter at SunTrust Park

April 15, 2017

… the venue, where the city meets the suburbs in Cobb County, isn’t all that’s new. Thanks to public funding and the available land around it, a community is being constructed from the ground up, taking “ballpark development” to another level. “I’d like to welcome you to baseball’s newest gem,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said to fans during the pregame ceremony. In addition to Jones, Braves legends Hank Aaron, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Dale …

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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… majority of her Instagrams post-Paris robbery, and she’s not one to compromise her aesthetic. The thing is, she’s broken up her precious grid with digital #SponCon ads a couple times recently. Had she Photoshopped a digital image onto a different digital image, the shop job would be significantly less glaring. But now I can’t stop thinking about a morning sickness drug, so who’s the fool? WATCH: Man kicked out of city council meeting for trying to recreate Kendall …

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Democrats In Illinois Just Unseated A Whole Bunch Of Republicans

April 14, 2017

… and eight of them won. A ninth alum, Rita Ali, is in her race for Peoria city Council. I am incredibly proud that the majority of our graduates who were on the ballot in April municipal elections won their races, said Bustos. If we want to be successful in the heartland, we need to connect Democratic candidates for office at all levels with the best practices, skills and expertise needed to run winning campaigns. Chemberly Cummings and Arlene Hosea are among the Build The Bench alumni who …

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Why are India’s superstars descending on Hong Kong this weekend?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will lead a galaxy of Indian stars to Hong Kong, to perform at the largest Indian concert to ever take place there. The Hong Kong concert, which will also feature performers like Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and South Indian dance legend Prabhudeva, is part of the “Da-Bangg” world tour that will also …

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As coral bleaching worsens, scientists find creative ways to study reefs

April 12, 2017

… place.” McGillis said he’s a fan of citizen science in general. He works with a group of passionate kayakers and fishermen in the New York city area to conduct weekly water quality testing. He also helped advise the World Surf League on its Coral Bleach Patrol project, which allows surfers and snorkelers to upload photos and make simple observations via the goFlow app. “Measurements, especially documenting and taking pictures of coral reefs you don’t need a PhD to do …

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Liverpool launches bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games – BBC News

April 12, 2017

The city already has a 50m Olympic-standard pool in Wavertree, but no diving or training pool. Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Liverpool would be prepared to host the games in either 2026 or 2022, after Durban pulled out Mr Barwick, 62, is chairman of the Rugby Football League, a member of the FA Council, and has worked on previous international bids for sports events including the Olympic Games and the World Cup. The former head of BBC Sport said: “The chance to lead …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… throughout the land,” portends an imminent battle. Let the (yet-unformed) Continental Breakfast Society or at least every budget hotel lobby armed with a toaster and aging fruit basket be warned. World’s 50 best foods Mountain rivalry Everest vs. K2 The number of climbers who’ve reached the top of the world’s highest peak, rival city. Usually they’re within easy driving distance and share the same highways, currency, soap operas, chain restaurants, hated domestic …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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Dallas thought last night’s sirens meant the zombie apocalypse had begun, but it was just hackers practicing for anarchy

April 9, 2017

… all 156 of the outdoor warning sirens meant to alert the residents of Dallas (population 1.3 million) of impending disaster bellowed across the city. There was no immediate explanation, and the sirens didn’t stop. Many people, naturally, found the sirens unsettling and some took to Twitter to post video of the incident while the city collectively wondered what impending doom the sirens might be warning of. DFW police scanner…sirens going off due to “malfunction”, not a …

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Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

By now, it is clear that the missile strike hasnot impededAssad from using his air force to strike rebel strongholds. In fact, Syrian warplanes reportedly carried out strikes yesterday against rebels near the city of Homs taking off from the very air base hit by U.S. missiles. Trump even gave Assad advanced notice via Russian President Vladimir Putin, which enabled the Syrian dictator to move his troops and bunker his planes. Moreover, Trump left one of the airstrips at the targeted base …

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‘Clash Royale’ won an esports award last night and people are rightfully pissed

April 9, 2017

… Angeles with a few hundred people in attendance. League of Legends‘ most recent Worlds finals drew nearly 20,000 people to the Staples Center in the same city and had over 14 million people watching online at its peak. Clash Royale won its BAFTA award via an online vote that anyone could participate in. SEE ALSO: Street Fighter player is too salty to realize he just got complimented The BAFTA Awards are considered the most prestigious entertainment awards in Britain. With only one …

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Hillary Clinton Calls For Strike On Syrian Regime’s Airfields

April 7, 2017

Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, said at the Women in the World summit in New York city that a retaliatory strike would prevent Assad from carrying out similar attacks in the future. U.S. officials believe Assads regime is responsible for Tuesdays sarin gas attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Skeikhoun. Hillary Clinton said the U.S. should “take out” the Syrian regime’s airfileds.  I still believe we should have done a no-fly zone, she said.We should …

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