New QR code technology to enhance Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame museum

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The Washington state location is seeking to keep its experience fresh and current for visitors. The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame museum in Washington state is using QR code technology to give their visitors a more fresh and current experience. The museum has taken great care to keep things new and interesting to encourage regular visitors. Among the strategies the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame has employed includes rotating exhibits as well as regularly moving things to different locations around the museum. Moreover, it also provides local schools with a…

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Facial recognition technology is commonly used in US retail stores

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Many Americans have no idea that security cameras are tracking them as they shop in-person. Even as the opposition to using facial recognition technology in public spaces continues to grow, it is far more commonly used than many Americans realize. Security cameras in retail stores across the country are using this tech on a regular basis. Even as tech giants and police departments ban it, retailers are continuing to track consumers. New research from Piplsay as reported by TechRadar shows that just as facial recognition is commonly used in retail…

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US Air Force uses virtual reality in sexual assault prevention training

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The Defense Department is working on preventing and cracking down on harassment in the military. The United States Defense Department is stepping up its prevention efforts against sexual assault and harassment, and a part of this effort includes the Air Force’s use of virtual reality training. The goal is to use the technology to combat training fatigue and encourage better knowledge retention. Air Mobility Command (AMC) is running a pilot virtual reality program. It is to be used by both military and civilian employees. It will be used as a…

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Google faces Play Store antitrust suit from several US states

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There have been four American lawsuits of this nature over the Android app shop in the last year. State attorneys general are once again pursing Google with an antitrust suit over its Play Store, alleging an abuse of power over Android application developers. This is the fourth suit of its nature lodged by US state governments in the last 12 months. This lawsuit’s target of the Play Store means that the states have sued Google’s business with the greatest similarity to Apple’s. The App Store has faced its own fair…

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Will you wear a Facebook smartwatch next summer?

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The social network’s first wrist-worn gadget will reportedly launch midway through 2022. A Facebook smartwatch is slated to roll out in the summer of 2022, according to a recent report published on The Verge. This is not the first report that the company was working on the wearable tech, but it did add a timeline. Media reports in February had already hinted that at Facebook smartwatch was in the works and that over $1 billion had already been spent on the project. That said, this new report has added details…

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