Fri.Sep 11, 2020

The MetaMovie review: Theater meets Virtual Reality in a fun adventure

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday at the Venice VR Expanded festival , I finally managed to try “The MetaMovie”, an experience of improvisational theater in VR.

Our Predictions For Facebook Connect: What We Hope To See!


Facebook’s annual developer conference kicks-off September 16th exclusively online. Oculus Connect 7—now referred to as Facebook Connect —is just around the corner and rumors surrounding the annual developer conference are swirling!

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Oculus CTO: Last Year’s Keynote Hints Upcoming Announcements, But ‘many pain points remain unresolved’

Road to VR

John Carmack doesn’t mince words.

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XR Talks: Shaping the Future of Commerce, Part III

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Star Wars: Squadrons Goes Gold, Just Under A Month Before Release

Upload VR

Strap in pilots — Star Wars Squadrons has gone gold , just under a month before release. The game is set to release on October 2nd, so this is a pretty standard time-frame for a high profile release to go gold before launch.

BFI London Film Festival Announces Showcase for Immersive Media


Last week, the British Film Institute announced that this year’s London Film Festival will be offered virtually, including a dedicated showcase for immersive media. BFI also announced the schedule for the showcase, featuring the musical experience “All Kinds of Limbo.”. The “Expanded Strand”.

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Until You Fall is a VR Sword Fighting Game That Comes to Oculus Quest and PSVR Later this Month

VR Fitness

Shooters are some of the most popular games that you’ll often see pop up in the virtual reality space, but ones that focus on sword fighting are a bit harder to come by.

Facebook Opens Up Oculus Venues Beta Wider Ahead Of Connect Event

Upload VR

Facebook has widened access to their new Oculus Venues beta and provided some more details on new features ahead of next week’s Facebook Connect event. Previously Facebook confirmed it was testing a new and improved version of Venues with a limited group of people on Oculus Quest.

Debunked 'Antifa' Wildfire Rumors Spread on Facebook Overload 911, Spur Calls to Violence

GizModo VR

By Thursday evening, more than 10 percent of Oregon’s 4.2 million residents were under an evacuation order , according to state estimates.

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VRStudios Sports Redraws the Boundaries of Virtual Reality Gaming for the New Normal in Location-Based Entertainment – Connects the Player Experience @HOME and @LBE

LBE News

VRStudios Sports redraws the boundaries of virtual reality gaming for the new normal in Location-Based Entertainment with an unprecedented, powerful engagement platform that links players’ in-home VR gameplay with their social, competitive, premium experiences at out-of-home amusement venues like family entertainment centers (FECs).

Where Do We Go From Here?

GizModo VR

After Sen. Ed Markey won his primary in Massachusetts earlier this month, he had a message : “The age of incrementalism is over.” Read more. wildfire season is year round now california oregon washington forest

Cyborg-style smart contact lenses promise to correct vision problems

Digital Trends

An artificial iris embedded in a smart contact lens features a tunable lens aperture, built-in RF antenna, and integrated, low-power LCD screen. News smart contact lenses


Major QAnon Site Shutters After Operator Gets Outed

GizModo VR

One of the internet’s largest hub of Qanon conspiracy theorists, QMap, abruptly went dark this week after a fact-checking group uncovered the identity of the developer behind it, Bloomberg reported Friday. Read more. qanon conspiracy theories qmap reddit twitter facebook

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Synology Introduces DS1621xs+ - First Desktop x86 DSM NAS with Native 10GbE

Anand Tech

Synology is one of the top-tier vendors in the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) network-attached storage (NAS) market for SOHOs, SMBs, and SMEs, with QNAP being the other major player.

Here’s when The Mandalorian season 2 trailer might be released

Digital Trends

The trailer for season 2 of The Mandalorian has to premiere at some point soon, but when will it happen? Here's when you might expect to see it. Movies & TV Star Wars the mandalorian


25 Years Ago We Got Genre's Most Unapologetic Heroine

GizModo VR

Inevitably a cool lady appears on screen with a sweet outfit, a wry smile, and this sense that she is not to be f *d with wrapped around her like a cloak.

Amateur astronomer discovers huge asteroid that will cruise past Earth

Digital Trends

An amateur astronomer has discovered a huge asteroid headed near Earth. But there's no need to panic, as it will miss our planet by 25 million miles. News asteroid astronomers astronomy citizen science space


Tuck Me Inside the Scorpion Machine

GizModo VR

Reader, if I may, can I bend your ear for a moment? Read more. why does it look like this pc gaming workstation cluven

This Week In XR: More On Apple’s AR Plans, Minecraft Coming To Playstation VR, Will The Bell Toll For Tik Tok?

Charlie Fink

Apple teases the press again with cryptic hints. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Social Media /social-media technology

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Elven Assassin Tournament This Weekend!

VR Fitness

On Saturday players have the opportunity to compete in one of three tournaments for Wenkly Studio’s Elven Assassin. Overall winners will take a portion of the $1,100 prize pool and of course bragging rights as the best VR bow-wielding assassins in the world.

Conservative Media May Be Influencing People Not to Evacuate During Hurricanes

GizModo VR

The climate crisis is making already dangerous weather worse. That means it’s more important than ever to listen to evacuation orders and get out of harm’s way whether its catastrophic fires or souped up hurricanes.


Dark matter might be even stranger than we thought, according to Hubble

Digital Trends

A new study using the Hubble Space Telescope suggests that we understand dark matter even less than we previously thought. News breaking twitter dark matter Hubble space

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Let's Talk About Death, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

GizModo VR

Death is one of the few things that unites everyone. Whether we fear it for ourselves or for our loved ones, odds are you think about death every day. That’s why it’s such a powerful tool in storytelling.

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How to block text messages on iOS and Android

Digital Trends

A smartphone keeps you in contact with the rest of the world, but not all text messages are desirable. Here's how to block text messages in iOS and Android. Android Apple How-To Mobile iOS Texting Tier 4

Pentagon Official Warns About Chinese Drones Without Explaining Specific Security Risks (Again)

GizModo VR

Ellen Lord, the top official at the Pentagon in charge of acquiring new technology, appeared on a virtual panel Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by small drones made by Chinese companies like DJI.

How to run ChromeOS in VirtualBox

Digital Trends

Curious about ChromeOS, but not ready to buy a Chromebook? Here's how you can get Google's operating system running in a virtual machine on Windows PCs. Computing Chromebook ChromeOS How-To Tier 4 VirtualBox

The Most Apocalyptic Photos From the West Coast Fires This Week

GizModo VR

The West Coast is burning, and it’s still not under control. There are now three states—California, Washington state and Oregon—battling raging wildfires, which have left a trail of destruction in their wake and, in some cases, have literally changed the color of the sky. Read more.

The best virtual machines for 2020

Digital Trends

Don't stick with just what Windows or MacOS offers you; expand your horizons with the best virtual machines out there. Here are our favorites for all platforms. Buying Guides Computing MacOS Parallels virtual machines Windows


Funky Discrepancy Deepens Dark Matter Mystery

GizModo VR

New research, in which empirical data failed to jibe with theoretical calculations, shows just how much physicists still have to learn about dark matter. Read more. dark matter cosmology galaxies computer simulations astronomy astrophysics science

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The best documentaries on Hulu right now

Digital Trends

Hulu offers up plenty of insightful documentaries, tackling a wide range of topics. Here, we've rounded up the best of Hulu's offerings. Home Theater Movies & TV Documentaries Hulu Movie & TV Streaming what to watch


Ewan McGregor Says the Obi-Wan Show Is a Limited Series

GizModo VR

Another iconic hero returns for Screen 5. The writers behind The Conjuring have written an Omen prequel. Batwoman casts a mysterious new figure, while Creepshow adds to its roster. The cast and crew of Supernatural prepare to say goodbye.