Virtual Disneyland? Someone is remaking rides in Dreams on PSVR

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GeekWire Podcast: Startup CEOs optimistic despite pandemic; Amazon moves into virtual travel

GeekWire

Amazon’s latest offering is virtual tourism through its new Amazon Explore service. And the GeekWire Summit is going virtual this year, with sessions — and special guests — from Oct.

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Amazon jumps into virtual tourism, offering live one-on-one experiences around the world

GeekWire

At left, Hongying Tang of HQ Tourism Services points to the Saint Lawrence River during a virtual tour of Quebec City as part of the Amazon Explore beta. At right, Daniela Elias of Signature Tours shows the empanadas she made during a one-on-one virtual cooking class from Buenos Aires.

Expedia Group’s CEO on the future of travel, and why big cities will someday ‘come roaring back’

GeekWire

That was Peter Kern, the CEO of Expedia Group, the Seattle-based online travel giant, speaking this week at the GeekWire Summit. Expedia Group includes major travel brands such as vrbo, Orbitz, Hotwire, Trivago, Hotels.com, and Egencia in addition to the flagship Expedia.com.

Take a Virtual Tour of Tokyo's Ghibli Museum

GizModo VR

You may not be able to travel to Japan for the foreseeable future, but you can now take a virtual tour of the country’s secretive Ghibli Museum on YouTube. virtual travel japan animationRead more.

9 insights into the future of air travel in a post-coronavirus world

Trends in the Living Networks

Since I do significant work on the future of travel , I was sought out for an interview earlier today about the future of air travel, something very much up in the air at the moment, one could say! At some point national borders will open to air travel. From there it will be a gradual process of re-opening, allowing travel from more nations and with fewer restrictions. The cost of travel will rise. Travel protocols will change.

Virtually Visit the International Space Station

Gizmodo

virtual travel space nasaAfter several months of social distancing and staying home, a lot of people are experiencing major wanderlust. And given that we’re still involved in a global pandemic, taking a break from Earth may seem especially tempting. Though we’re not quite there when it comes to space tourism, we can at least get a glimpse of… Read more.

Take a Virtual Drive in a Mars Rover

GizModo VR

With NASA’s AI4Mars project , you can take a virtual trip around the red planet in the Curiosity rover. space mars nasa virtual travelIf you’ve ever aspired to be a real-life Mark Watney—collecting samples of rocks and dirt on Mars—now is your chance. Read more.

Video-conferencing solution: Critical link for travel operators

IT Toolbox

Companies in virtually all industries have benefited from the capabilities and functionalities of video conferencing in order to improve internal and external communications as they develop their businesses. That said, for some sectors the ability to connect with partners, stakeholders and customers at any time can make all the difference between success and failure. The healthcare

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GeekWire Awards Preview: Neu founders forge ahead as travel fallout hits Airbnb cleaning startup

GeekWire

The economic fallout was swift, and travel was among the hardest hit industries. GEEKWIRE AWARDS FINALISTS: Who will be named best in Pacific NW tech during live virtual event? . It had to stop its work to address various pain points and re-evaluate what it would mean to run a cleaning business in a post-COVID climate, especially one in which travel would likely be impacted for some time. Register here to watch the live virtual event for free at 4 p.m.

Seattle startup HaptX lands grant to build full-body ‘robotic exoskeleton’ for virtual reality

GeekWire

” The idea is to let people feel and touch in a virtual environment, or manipulate objects from afar with a robotic avatar. “This capability has been our ultimate goal because involving the entire body allows for total immersion in virtual environments.”

VoIP enhances customer experience for high-end travelers

IT Toolbox

Grace Bay Resorts, a boutique developer and operator of high-end luxury resorts and branded residences, has turned to CaaS provider AVOXI for a suite of integrated cloud communications - including a cloud-based phone system, virtual contact center software, a VoIP gateway and international toll free numbers.

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Technology and Travel

Scott Lowe

Cody Bunch recently posted a quick round-up of what he carries when traveling, and just for fun I thought I’d do the same. Like Cody, I don’t know that I would consider myself a road warrior, but I have traveled a pretty fair amount. Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Technology and Travel.

This Artist Filmed His Life With Snapchat Spectacles for a Year and Created a VR Time Machine

GizModo VR

Time travel is one of those things that fascinate people. Although time travel currently isn’t possible—thank God, as if humans needed another way to make a mess of things—this creator decided to do the next best thing: film his life with the Snapchat Spectacles 3 for a year and create a virtual reality time machine. virtual reality time travel snapchat spectacles

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Amazon starts offering virtual classes and sightseeing tours via new Explore platform

The Verge

Amazon says the video is one-way, meaning only the host is on camera during the virtual experience, but the audio is two-way so you can ask questions and make requests. Experiences include a virtual bagel baking lesson. Image: Amazon.

Virtual artist Miquela debuted a music video at Lollapalooza

The Verge

Lollapalooza moved online this year , and the music festival kicked off in an appropriately online way: with the debut of a new music video from virtual creator Miquela.

5 Virtual Ways to Have Safe and Geeky Fun Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

GizModo VR

Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I’ve chosen to stay home instead of traveling for the holiday and interact with my family over video. For millions of people, Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year.

GeekWire Awards 2020 revealed: Big winners, celebrities and surprises power virtual event

GeekWire

We couldn’t get together in person, but we still found a way to celebrate the best in Pacific Northwest tech on Thursday as the GeekWire Awards went virtual. Startups Events GeekWire Awards 2020 startups virtual event

Travel Fun Crossword Puzzle For VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

Storage IO Blog

Some of you may be traveling to VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas next week to sharpen, expand, refresh or share your VMware and data infrastructure tradecraft (skills, experiences, expertise, knowledge). Here is something fun to sharpen your VMware skills while traveling. The post Travel Fun Crossword Puzzle For VMworld 2017 Las Vegas appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Prediction: Video-conferencing will help drive increased business travel

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I gave the opening keynote at Global Business Travel Association Australia/NZ’s annual conference , on The Future of the Global Economy: The Opportunities. My keynote focused on the major economic, technological, and social shifts under way and how they impact business travel and how it is managed in organizations. Back in 2005 I wrote about the quasi-3D Teleportec virtual meeting platform.

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How this virtual event startup rebounded from a near-shutdown to an acquisition amid the pandemic

GeekWire

But as GeekWire reported in March , the 12-year-old startup quickly built out a virtual events platform and saw demand skyrocket. The show goes on(line): As events cancel due to COVID-19, Seattle startup builds a virtual platform. Pathable co-founder and CEO Jordan Schwartz.

Sharing my life story from a virtual perspective

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week on The Virtual Excellence Show our scheduled guest was not able to make it at short notice, so I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to share my own life story and how it relates to the virtual. For those are familiar with some of my work, the broader frame that I share in the show gives perspective on some of the other facets of my work over the years, much of which has related to the virtual, and how these pieces fit together.

Image Backups: Does Time Travel Really Exist?

ITGCT

If Michael Crichton taught us anything, it’s that time travel almost always comes with a cost. The next minute, you’re fighting side by side with knights in the Middle Ages because figuring out how time travel is supposed to work is a little above your pay grade. While time travel may be a long way off (or a short way off, if we understand exactly how time travel is supposed to work), in terms of your digital life, it’s already here.

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Reset Forgotten Admin Passwords with Windows PowerShell

IT Pros Rock!

Our IT Pro team has been traveling across the US delivering hands-on IT Camp events on Microsoft Azure and Hybrid Cloud scenarios. At these events, IT Pros frequently ask us about resetting passwords on Microsoft Azure virtual machines … If we forget the Admin password for a provisioned Azure VM, is there an easy way to reset it?

2016 Going Dutch Cloud Virtualization Server Storage I/O Seminars

Storage IO Blog

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Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Reset Forgotten Admin Passwords with Windows PowerShell

IT Pros Rock!

Our IT Pro team has been traveling across the US delivering hands-on IT Camp events on Microsoft Azure and Hybrid Cloud scenarios. At these events, IT Pros frequently ask us about resetting passwords on Microsoft Azure virtual machines … If we forget the Admin password for a provisioned Azure VM, is there an easy way to reset it? UPDATES: June 26, 2014 - Updated the PowerShell code in the article below for the latest Azure PowerShell module version.

Virtual internships: Tech companies and students adjust as pandemic forces remote experience

GeekWire

And she’s one of 8,000 interns that Amazon has taken on this summer around the world, hosting all of them virtually for the first time. The information technology sector trailed only travel and tourism as the hardest hit industries. “Funny enough, we wanted to explore virtual internships as we continue to grow and scale,” Kim said. “We don’t see that changing this year even though we’re virtual,” Kim said.

Seattle mayor signs minimum wage law for Uber and Lyft drivers in first-ever virtual bill signing

GeekWire

It was the city’s first-ever virtual bill signing conducted over video conferencing. This was the city’s first time signing a bill virtually, given the ongoing pandemic and social distancing mandates.

Seattle Mariners try to keep fans in the game with streaming practices, virtual cheering and more

GeekWire

If you’re going to root, root, root for Mariners in Seattle these days, you’re going to have to do it virtually as baseball has taken on a whole new look in the age of coronavirus. COMING UP: GeekWire virtual event: The Future of Sports. It’s not exactly the same flavor fans get if they travel to Peoria, Ariz., Seattle Mariners players and coaches are seen on the field at T-Mobile Park during a livestream of one of the team’s Summer Camp workouts.

Let's go back to the future--it is time to start planning now for customer service in 2021

Forrester IT

In the film, Marty McFly and Doc Brown time traveled to October 21, 2015 and had the opportunity observe potential technologies and experiences of the future. What they saw seems both supremely silly and surprisingly prescient: video conferencing, holograms, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Read more Categories: customer service; crm; virtual reality; augmented reality; videoconferencing; bots; virtual agents.

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Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization. Take virtualization -- as applied to servers.   A second camp decided to add server virtualization features to their existing operating systems. As part of Oracle Open World 2012, Oracle gave their first peek into how they're going to address what I would call "database virtualization concepts" (expressed in their terms as the need for multi-tenancy) in their core database products.  Travel.

Boeing's new VR simulator immerses astronauts in space training

Mashable Tech

Boeing’s Starliner craft is headed to space, but first its astronauts are training in virtual reality. More about Boeing , Space Travel , Simulator , Tech , and Vr Ar. Boeing Space Travel Simulator Tech Vr Ar

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics.

Microsegmentation – Secure Your Internal Network

CTOvision

Threat actors they say primarily now travel east-west. Microsegmentation brings three important things to the table: 1) support for network virtualization; 2) support for software defined networking; and 3) automation. Working with virtual machines, virtual networking, and software defined networking, you can leverage automation to achieve all the benefits of segmentation without creating all the manual ACLs. Nathaniel Crocker.

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

Storage IO Blog

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data. Various Data Infrastructure options from on-prem to edge to cloud and beyond These initial seminars are being held at Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]. The post Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars appeared first on StorageIOblog.

7-year-old boy saves Seattle from robot invasion — with help from VR engineers and Make-A-Wish

GeekWire

Tarcha talked to the nonprofit Virtual World Society , which put out the request to its network to see who could help. The local Make-A-Wish chapter grants around 300-400 wishes a year, and many involve travel, shopping sprees and computer games and toys.

Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates

Storage IO Blog

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Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends

Storage IO Blog

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S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode

Storage IO Blog

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Robotic VR boots let you walk without moving forward

TechSpot

First-person virtual reality games are great fun; moving around in them, however, often isn’t. The sensation of traveling forward while our bodies remain stationary can cause motion sickness, and for those games where you do move around IRL, there’s the danger of crashing into something.

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December 2014 Server StorageIO Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

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January 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

From consumer to small/medium business (SMB), enterprise to web-scale and cloud-managed service providers, physical to virtual, spanning structured database (aka “little data”) to unstructured big data and very big fast data, a lot is happening today. There is a lot going on, in and around data infrastructure server, storage, and I/O networking connectivity from a hardware, software, and services perceptive.

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Intel Micron 3D XPoint Evolving

Storage IO Blog

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