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Forterra, makers of OLIVE virtual worlds, along with ACS Learning Services recently conducted a proof of concept in employee training using their customized systems. It's a new approach to corporate dilemmas of training large groups for as little money as possible. The experiment began with training...

January 1st 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

MarkTwain White has released the first part of his three-part tour series of the SLRFL08 sims. The theme, Heroes, was put to good use. There were builds dealing with superheroes, ancient lore, and everything in between. MarkTwain, the proprietor of the Holly Kai Golf Club, was able to capture the ha...

July 22nd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Over a year and a half ago, Moriash Moreau, then a team member of McDunnough's Relay Gang for the Second Life Relay for Life, created a contraption that would let him walk virtually using his real body. Channeling MacGyver, he used a treadmill, a butchered USB keyboard, and assorted spare parts to e...

July 20th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The Second Life Cable Network is broadcasting programming live from SLRFL08. They began at 10am PST and will continue until 10pm PST. You can teleport to the Heroes 28 sim to check out their studio, or visit their website for a live stream of the events. It is also available on the 40,000 TV sets i...

July 19th 2008 at 6:27pm 0 Comments
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Emotions were high as Trader1 Whiplash, the "voice of Relay" and DJ of T1 Radio, introduced Relay chair Fayandria Foley and American Cancer Society representative Randal Moss to the audience. Over 1,000 residents gathered in the 35 sims to listen to the audio. During the ceremony, they outlined the...

July 19th 2008 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

(Disclosure: I am far from an innocent bystander in covering this event. This Survivor Lap video was created by me last year for the now defunct Second Life Insider. I was a team captain last year, and this year I produced an as yet unreleased 17-minute documentary for American Cancer Society on the...

July 19th 2008 at 12:35pm 0 Comments

It's not every day that a musician takes you behind the scenes on how he performed. However, that's exactly what the team behind Richard Hawley's appearance in Second Life did. Hawley was there as a cheeky response to a ban on smoking in the UK, dubbing it the "first" virtual gig for "puffers." He e...

December 4th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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That space telescope of space telescopes, NASA's Hubble, has suffered a serious setback this Saturday, and may never recover. The ACS (advanced camera for surveys), the main camera on the telescope, which was installed in 2002 and multiplied discovery capability by 10, has entered "safe mode," and...

January 30th 2007 at 12:11pm 0 Comments
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We're aware Alaska's known for breathtaking wilderness, twenty hours of sunlight, and the Permanent Dividend Fund. But 3G? Cheap 3G, no less? Apparently, our friends way up there north of the 54th parallel have been rockin' EV-DO since the early days back in 2004. Alaska Communications Systems is n...

August 3rd 2006 at 5:45am 0 Comments