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How companies can build VR space inside Linden Lab's Sansar

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Linden Lab makes a lot of money with the sale of virtual goods in its Second Life virtual world. But this year it is adding Sansar , a collection of virtual reality spaces where users can create their own immersive experiences inside their own VR scenes.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich put Sansar in the spotlight during his opening keynote speech at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week. Intel took 2.5 months to build a replica of the Intel CES booth inside a Sansar scene. I went inside and cruised around the booth, which was pretty realistic. The avatars of the people were...
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Financial apps can make it easier to keep your new year's resolution to save money

Financial apps can make it easier to keep your new year's resolution to save money

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New year's resolutions have a notoriously low success rate - only 8% of people achieve their goals. Losing weight, drinking less, being nicer to the cat - all these aspirations fall away as January wears on. Success spikes, however, when the resolution has to do with money and finance. This trend...
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Boston makes narrowed list of cities for Amazon's new headquarters

Boston makes narrowed list of cities for Amazon's new headquarters

Amazon narrows list of cities for second HQ to 20, including Boston, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Austin, Atlanta and Miami. Read more ...

The final 20: Amazon narrows list of candidates for HQ2

The final 20: Amazon narrows list of candidates for HQ2

The online retailer's second headquarters is expected to bring $5 billion in investment and as many as 50,000 jobs. Read more ...

Amazon releases top 20 finalists for new headquarters

Amazon releases top 20 finalists for new headquarters

The online retail giant released the finalists early Thursday morning. Read more ...

2 police officers shot in Pa., official says

2 police officers shot in Pa., official says

Authorities have confirmed multiple officers have been wounded in the Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg. Read more ...

Trump says position on border wall 'has never changed or evolved'

Trump says position on border wall 'has never changed or evolved'

Tweets from the president on his long-promised wall seem to contradict statements from his chief of staff. Read more ...

Racist video leads to Alabama student leaving university

Racist video leads to Alabama student leaving university

A University of Alabama student who posted videos to social media in which she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities apologized on Wednesday and said she has been... Read more ...

A government shutdown looms: What you need to know

A government shutdown looms: What you need to know

Lawmakers are scrambling to get the votes on a bill that would fund the government in the short-term, but what happens if they fail? Read more ...

SC, NC, Georgia customers possibly affected by Jason's Deli data breach

SC, NC, Georgia customers possibly affected by Jason's Deli data breach

If you ate at Jason's Deli last year, you could be affected by a data breach. Read more ...

Deputy shoots, kills 16-year-old boy in Ohio courtroom

Deputy shoots, kills 16-year-old boy in Ohio courtroom

A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator... Read more ...

Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots 16-year-old boy in courtroom

Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots 16-year-old boy in courtroom

“At some point as the hearing was concluding, there was an altercation that ensued involving the deputy and some of the family members." Read more ...