Wed.Jun 24, 2020

How Researchers Are Using Machine Learning To Make VR Sword Fights More Realistic

VRScout

En garde! Researchers at the University of Bath in Somerset, United Kingdom, have partnered with Cambridge-based game studio Ninja Theory ( Hellblade VR, DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West ) to deliver more realistic, data-driven sword fighting in VR.

Apple is Snapping up Many of Magic Leap’s Former Employees

Road to VR

It seems now that many of Magic Leap’s recently laid-off employees are helping Apple with its own AR headset ambitions. Magic Leap was in hot water earlier this year, as reports surfaced that the well-funded startup was searching for a buyer.

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR Will Feature Customizable Suits & Weapon Crafting

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Explore Tony’s garage and modify your suit in hit upcoming PSVR exclusive. Marvel’s upcoming superhero simulator Iron Man VR is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of 2020.

Facebook is Retiring Oculus Go, Announces New Content Distribution Platform for Quest

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Facebook announced that, at the end of this year, it will officially retire Oculus Go, its 3DOF standalone headset. In early 2021, the company will also be making way for more apps on Quest with a new content distribution platform that will be separate from the Oculus Store.

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Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted To Launch July 16 For Oculus Quest

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Five Nights at Freddy’s fans rejoice, we finally have a date! Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted will launch for Oculus Quest on July 16. To say that the arrival of the famous horror franchise on the Quest has been highly anticipated would be a huge understatement.

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Librestream Secures $24M Series D Funding to Expand Its AR-powered Worker Platform

Road to VR

Librestream , an enterprise-focused AR company, today announced it’s raised a $24 million Series D financing round. The Winnipeg, Canada-based company says the funds will be used to expand its ‘Augmented Worker’ services into Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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Become an Expert At Creating AR / VR Lessons With These 5 Videos

EON Reality

Any teacher or student can now become an expert at creating AR and VR lessons on the AVR Platform by watching these 5 videos from EON Reality. The AVR Platform was designed to make creating AR and VR lessons easy and stress-free for just about anyone with no coding knowledge.

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Western Digital Announces Red Pro Plus HDDs, Cleans Up Red SMR Mess with Plus Branding

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Western Digital originally launched their Red lineup of hard disk drives for network-attached storage devices back in 2012. The product stack later expanded to service professional NAS units with the Red Pro.

3 Reasons Why Traffic Jams Could Be Your Next VR Party Game

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Traffic Jams is one of those VR games that just sort of clicks as soon as you pick it up. In Little Chicken’s newest VR title, you control the flow of cars and pedestrians on bustling city streets.

3 Lessons for Fan-Based AR Marketing

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This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . How AR Will Elevate Fandom into the Next Dimension. by Cory Grenier.

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Windows 10 ‘Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling’ Claims Increased Performance

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A new setting in Windows 10 increases graphics performance, according to Microsoft and NVIDIA. Called ‘Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling’, the feature allows your graphics card to manage its own video memory (VRAM) instead of the operating system.

Anatomy of the Sound Card in AR and VR

EON Reality

Learn about the anatomy of the sound card in AR and VR, and trace the strange and long history behind the computer sound card. The early sound cards have evolved greatly to the audio cards that we all know currently.

Project Cars 3 Racing To PC VR Headsets This August

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Today Slightly Mad Studios announced that the latest entry in its popular sim franchise, Project Cars 3 will release on August 28th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC with support for PC VR headsets at launch.

NVIDIA Posts First DirectX 12 Ultimate Driver Set, Enables GPU Hardware Scheduling

Anand Tech

NVIDIA sends word this morning that the company has posted their first DirectX 12 Ultimate-compliant driver.

VRWorkout Turns Your Home Into A Gym, Coming to Steam & More Headsets

VR Fitness

Michael Gschwandtner’s free fitness app VRWorkout recently released on Oculus Quest via the unofficial SideQuest VR storefront and now it’s coming to to additional platforms. A Steam release is set for July 6 and the game will then support Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

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Three GOP Senators Introduce Bill Experts Say Would Basically Ban End-to-End Encryption

GizModo VR

A trio of Republican senators have introduced a bill that would force tech firms to engineer backdoors into their encryption techniques whenever a judge asks them to—essentially banning encryption that prevents hackers from stealing stored data and end-to-end encryption that prevents anyone but senders and recipients… Read more.

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Workers say Amazon lied about COVID-19 cases at Minnesota warehouse

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Workers said they were given no information about the spread of the disease. News Amazon amazon COVID amazon COVID response Amazon Warehouse amazon workers

The Tuesday Primaries That You Didn’t Hear About Were a Big Deal for the Green New Deal

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Tuesday’s primaries have reshaped the Green New Deal landscape.

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Hands-On: Shooty Skies Overdrive Flies High With Bullet Hell VR Fun

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Shooty Skies Overdrive is a new shoot ’em up title coming to Oculus Quest and Rift next month. We went to go hands-on with the title and put together some first impressions and gameplay footage ahead of the game’s release.

River Song and Her Original 'Sweetie' Are Back Together in a New Doctor Who Audio Drama

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We’re gonna need a bigger TARDIS. After over a decade apart, and several Doctors in between, Big Finish has announced that David Tennant and Alex Kingston are returning as the Tenth Doctor and River Song in a new Doctor Who audio series. Read more.

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This app will help prevent Big Tech from tracking you

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Val Kilmer's 14 Greatest Genre Movie Roles

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Val Kilmer has made all kinds of movies throughout his long career, and many of his most high-profile performances (think Top Gun , The Doors , Tombstone , Kiss Kiss Bang Bang , and his groovy debut in Top Secret! ) can be found in drama and action films.

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Olympus has fallen: The camera maker chose its fate years ago

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Olympus, pressured on all sides, was doomed by its refusal to adapt and change. Opinion Photography

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Volcanic Eruption in Alaska May Have Sparked Political Turmoil in Ancient Rome

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An unusually powerful volcanic eruption in 43 BCE has been linked to political upheaval on the other side of the globe, including the fall of the Roman Republic and the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Read more. volcanic eruptions climate change atmospheric science ancient rome history science

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LG’s new true wireless earbuds self-sanitize when you charge them. Really.

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The charging case uses ultraviolet light to sanitize the earbuds. Home Theater News LG Tone Free true wireless earbuds

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The Endangered Internet Archive Is Full of Treasures

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The Internet Archive set out in the 1990s with an improbable mission to become the “Library of Alexandria Two”; by 2020, they’ve arguably surpassed that goal, plus delivered their collection straight to the masses.

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Western Digital Announces Ultrastar DC SN840 Dual-Port NVMe SSD

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Western Digital is introducing a new high-end enterprise NVMe SSD, the Ultrastar DC SN840, and a NVMe over Fabrics 2U JBOF using up to 24 of these SSDs.

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Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Wednesday that he’s suing ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute because the three firms deceived customers about the climate crisis.

A Facebook advertiser boycott is gaining traction

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HBO Max Will Keep Some DC Movies Streaming a Little Longer After All

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New Video Shows Suit And Weapon Customization In Iron Man VR For PSVR

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We’re only just over a week away from the release of Iron Man VR, and so promotional material is ramping up ahead of the July 3 launch.

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