Wed.Jul 01, 2020

Hipster Bait Helps Musicians Reach New Fans Using A Pokémon GO-Like AR Experience

VRScout

Discover the latest underground music by exploring your local city in this location-based AR experience. There was a time when discovering new music from lesser-known acts meant scouring local clubs or flipping through vinyl at the local record store.

‘Iron Man VR’ Launch Trailer Shows Off Action-packed Gameplay & Story

Road to VR

Cleared your schedule for the weekend? We hope you have, because the PSVR exclusive Marvel’s Iron Man VR is headed for launch on July 3rd. To drum up even more hype, developers Camouflaj released the game’s launch trailer featuring plenty of high-flying action and story.

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PlayStation’s Dreams VR Expansion Lets You Create & Share PS VR Games

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Create your own interactive games and environments, no prior experience required.

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‘Pokémon GO’ Studio Partners with ‘Sleep No More’ Creators to Bring AR to Immersive Theater

Road to VR

Niantic, the makers of Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite , today announced what they’re calling a “multifaceted partnership” with Punchdrunk , the company behind the ‘Sleep No More’ immersive theatrical experience.

Case Study: ABB Transforms Field Operations

AR Insider

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. . Best practices for bringing AR applications to the field.

‘Dreams’ is Finally Getting PSVR Support, Free Update Coming This Month

Road to VR

If you’ve been hoping to make and experience some wild VR things in Dreams (2020) , the content creation suite from Media Molecule, you won’t have to wait too much longer. On July 22nd, Dreams is finally getting that PSVR update we’ve all been waiting for.

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New VR Games July 2020: The Biggest Releases This Month

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Summer drought? More like summer flood; our list of new VR games for July 2020 is packed with promising titles to check out.

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Best AMD Motherboards: July 2020

Anand Tech

The second quarter of 2020 has been nothing short of busy with copious of chipset launches. We've had Z490 from Intel, and the long-anticipated debut of AMD's budget-focused B550 chipset.

VR Systems Can Now Hack Your Nose To Deliver Temperature Sensations

TechPrior

Virtual Reality has come a long way in a very short period. It has permeated a lot of industries across the world in no time at all. We currently know virtual reality to provide us with amazing sensory experiences vis-à-vis sound and sight.

Cutting Hair Using Quest Hand Tracking Looks Impressive With PC Power

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Developer Daniel Beauchamp (aka @Pushmatrix ) continued his odyssey into hand tracking experiments with small scissors simulated between his fingers. He used Unity on PC combined with Quest’s hand tracking for a test that might make Rift S owners out there shake their fists in rage.

This Could Finally Be the Year of E Ink, Seriously

GizModo VR

Picture this: a screen that doesn’t give you eye fatigue after staring at it for a long period of time, lasts for weeks on a single charge, and offers glorious full color. Read more. the future e ink

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Every upcoming electric car

Digital Trends

From city cars to supercars, there are more than 50 EVs scheduled to reach showrooms during the early 2020s. Cars BMW cars electric cars Evs Tesla

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There Are So Many New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Coming Out in July

GizModo VR

Holy moly, there sure are a lot of books coming out in July! After the still-ongoing pandemic inspired some postponements earlier this year, it seems like publishers are now realizing people are hungry for new reading material.

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Iron Man VR Launch Trailer Reveals New Villain

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Here’s one final look at Iron Man VR before launch this week, and it holds a fairly significant reveal. The new video for the PSVR exclusive reveals that classic Iron Man baddie, The Living Laser, will be appearing in the game.

Shell Is the Latest Oil Company to Do a Belly Flop

GizModo VR

We’re halfway through 2020, and I think we can all safely say it’s been a pretty terrible year. There’s been so much terrible stuff in the past two months alone, I can’t even remember the bad stuff that happened in January. But I’m sure it sucked. Read more. big oil shell fossil fuels coronavirus

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Solaris Will Come To SteamVR In The Future, Dedicated Servers Confirmed

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Solaris: Offworld Combat might be launching as an Oculus exclusive on PC, but don’t expect it to say that way – a SteamVR version is planned.

The Air Force’s new satellites are equipped with a game-changing new ability

Digital Trends

It will allow satellites to better defend against attacks. News satellites

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Arcano Is A Co-Op VR Shooter Inspired By Robo Recall

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It’s a bit of a crime that Epic Games’ Robo Recall never got a sequel. Arcano looks like it could fill that void, though. Developed by Neuston, Arcano is a co-op focused VR shooter due out later this year.

Samsung Lets Note20+/Ultra Design Slip

Anand Tech

We still haven’t had any official announcements from Samsung regarding the Note20 series as of yet, expecting the company to only reveal the new phone series sometime in early to mid-August if past release dates are any indications.

Best cheap drone deals for July 2020: DJI, Potensic, Holy Stone and more

Digital Trends

Buying a drone? Here are answers to the most common questions and the best drone deals available right now. Deals Emerging Tech Commerce 2020

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This $15 Rainbow Card Turns Your Smartphone Into a Highly Accurate Color Picker

GizModo VR

Designers often rely on their smartphones for snapping a quick photo of something that inspires them, but Pantone has found a way to turn their smartphone into a genuine design tool.

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will testify before Congress in July

Digital Trends

Big Tech's giants will be focus of an antitrust hearing. News Social Media Amazon Apple breaking Facebook Google

Gold Mining Is Hurting the Amazon's Ability to Store Carbon

GizModo VR

Gold mining is becoming an increasingly dangerous threat to the Amazon. A new study has found that barely any trees or plants grow where mines once sat. This is bad news for the wildlife that depends on vegetation for habitat.

Hackers say voting machines are vulnerable. But that’s not the real problem

Digital Trends

Mail-in and paper voting is still by far the most secure option, they said. News 2020 election election election hacking US election

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ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex Now Available

Anand Tech

Back in April, Intel released its Z490 chipset for its 10th generation Comet Lake processors with a choice of over 44 models for users to select from.

The case for putting a voice assistant in every device

Digital Trends

Voice assistants are useful. So why aren't they everywhere? Features Smart Home Amazon Alexa Google Assistant Google Home smart assistants

The Expanse Studio Is Investigating Cas Anvar for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

GizModo VR

Alcon Entertainment, the studio behind The Expanse , has started an investigation into actor Cas Anvar after multiple reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior surfaced online last week. Anvar, who has denied the allegations, said he plans to cooperate. Read more.

How to watch Hamilton online: Stream the critically acclaimed musical on July 3

Digital Trends

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is coming soon to the TV in your living room. Here's how to watch it online. Deals How-To Movies & TV Commerce 2020 how to watch

Instacart Sues Seattle Over Hazard Pay for Delivery Workers

GizModo VR

After the proposal received unanimous support from the city council, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan last Friday signed in local ordinance 119799 , the seemingly unimpeachable purpose of which was to impose “premium pay” for gig workers delivering groceries during the ongoing pandemic.

What is Reddit?

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Heard of of Reddit? Here's our guide to "the front page of the internet" and the beloved social platform. Social Media Web Reddit Social Networking subreddits Tier 4 web

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When Video Chat Is the Only Thing Holding Your Family Together

GizModo VR

Lizmarie Oropeza imagined that when her 17-month old foster son, Caden, hit his milestones—pointing, learning to walk, speaking his first words—his biological family would be able to celebrate alongside her. Then coronavirus hit.