By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Black Box VR, the world's first immersive virtual reality gym, opens on Market Street in San Francisco in April. SFGATE staff writer Michelle Robertson wrote down some questions she had ahead of the experience. Click through the gallery to read them. Pictured above: A press image courtesy of Black Box VR (not Michelle Robertson). less Black Box VR, the world's first immersive virtual reality gym, opens on Market Street in San Francisco in April. SFGATE staff writer Michelle Robertson wrote down some questions she had ahead of the ... more Photo: Fudo Jahic, Courtesy Black Box VR Photo: Fudo Jahic, Courtesy Black Box VR Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Black Box VR, the … [Read more...] about The world’s first VR gym is opening in San Francisco. We tried it.
Morgan Lee, Associated Press Published 6:57 am PDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham highlights accomplishments by lawmakers at the close of a 60-day legislative session on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her offices in Santa Fe, N.M. The Democrat-led New Mexico Legislature approved a $7 billion spending plan that raises spending on low-income students, teacher pay and infrastructure. Major policy reforms ran the gamut from new subsidies for renewable energy to background checks on gun sales and a minimum wage increase. less New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham highlights accomplishments by lawmakers at the close of a 60-day legislative session on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her offices in Santa Fe, N.M. The Democrat-led New ... more Photo: Morgan Lee, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about APNewsBreak: New Mexico governor details social expenses
Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a television personality. She told The Associated Press racing at Indy last year after an eight-year run in NASCAR refreshed her knowledge bank and gives her plenty to discuss. Patrick will be a studio analyst on race day and contribute to NBC Sports' pre-race, in-race and post-race coverage. She will also be part of the broadcast team for qualifying on May 19 and will promote the race across NBCUniversal platforms. "This is an event that means so much to me," she said in a telephone interview ahead of Wednesday's announcement. "I am so glad I did the 500 last year because my information is much more current and relevant. I think it's going to be quite a bit of work — I've always thought being part of the … [Read more...] about Danica Patrick to Join NBC’s Indy 500 Team
One of Morecambe’s longest standing businesses closes its doors next month. Stuart Morgan has run Genius menswear store in Albert Road for 42 years, but is now hanging up his coat hangers for the final time to retire and pursue other actitivies. Stuart, who is originally from Hebden Bridge but stayed on in the area after studying music at Lancaster University, said he will miss his loyal customers but is looking forward to learning how to sail.“I have decided it’s time...I can’t go on forever!” he said.“I count myself lucky to have had the continuous support of so many customers over such a long period of time, many of whom I have known most of our adult lives.“There is a tremendous number of my customers who have been with me for 35 to 40 years and I know many of them will be mortified at the news but I can’t go on forever.“Morecambe has been very good to me; I am the only menswear shop left in Morecambe so I am very thankful … [Read more...] about End of an era as Morecambe men’s clothing shop set for closure
By Washington Post PUBLISHED: March 20, 2019 at 6:58 am | UPDATED: March 20, 2019 at 6:59 am By Isaac Stanley-Becker | The Washington Post Roxane Cohen Silver began trying to understand how graphic images pollute the human psyche in the terror-struck days after the 9/11 attacks, when sights and sounds of the twin towers crumbling flooded newspapers, television and radio. The latest work by the professor of psychological science at the University of California at Irvine arrives in the midst of a reckoning with another terrorist attack. The massacre on Friday of 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, occurred halfway around the globe from Ground Zero, but on a whole other planet of opportunities to view extremist violence. In 2001, the images of billowing smoke got their oxygen almost exclusively from legacy media. In 2019, the rat-a-tat of gunfire issuing from semiautomatic weapons – and footage of the bloodshed inflicted by the weaponry – became available … [Read more...] about Who watches ISIS beheading videos in the U.S.? Men, Christians and the fearful, study says