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‘Myst’ Remake Coming to Quest & SteamVR Headsets Soon, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Myst (1993) , the iconic point-and-click puzzle adventure from Cyan Worlds , is coming to the Quest platform later this year, and on SteamVR headsets “soon.”

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Media Maven, Carrie Able, Enchants With AR-Enabled Visuals To Match Her Music Releases

VRScout

Carrie Able, prolific art-maker and eponymous gallery owner / curator, refuses to pigeon-hole herself in one medium. . The New Yorker commands both the digital and physical canvas, as well as language and sound.

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Facebook Connect: The AR Angle

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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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Oculus Avatars SDK To Be Replaced With New Facebook Avatars

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Facebook plans to improve its Horizon & Venues avatars and roll them into a new Avatars SDK to replace Oculus Avatars. There’s no timeline on when that will happen.

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Intel’s Tiger Lake 11th Gen Core i7-1185G7 Review and Deep Dive: Baskin’ for the Exotic

Anand Tech

The big notebook launch for Intel this year is Tiger Lake, its upcoming 10nm platform designed to pair a new graphics architecture with a nice high frequency for the performance that customers in this space require.

Oculus Quest Getting Facebook Messenger Support Soon

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Facebook Messenger Oculus Quest support is coming in the near future, the company has confirmed. The news was revealed during the Facebook Connect stream yesterday.

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Medal of Honor VR Steam Won’t Require Facebook Account, Other Rift-Exclusives Titles May Come

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Good news for the Medal of Honor VR Steam version. Yesterday’s Facebook Connect conference brought with it the surprising news that the Oculus Studios-published Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will be launching on both the Rift Store and SteamVR this December 11th.

AREA15 Brings Extended Reality Art to Life on September 17

ARPost

AREA15 , an immersive art and entertainment complex, is opening its doors today, on September 17, 2020. It brings live events, extended reality art installations, retail, and other forms of entertainment into a single vibrant space.

Population: One – VR Battle Royale Shooter Hits Quest & PC VR This Fall, New Trailer Revealed

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After a long time missing in action, battle royale VR shooter, Population: One , launches on Oculus Quest, Quest 2 and PC VR this fall. Developer BigBoxVR confirmed as much during the Facebook Connect conference today.

Sony Announces Xperia 5 II: 120Hz Full-Fledged Small Phone

Anand Tech

Today Sony is following up on one of its newer form-factors that the company had introduced last year with the Xperia 5.

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Oculus Quest 2 Unboxing: Watch Us Unpack The New Headset

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What’s going to come with your shiny new headset on October 13th? Find out in our Oculus Quest 2 unboxing! Facebook revealed its latest standalone device during its Connect developer conference yesterday.

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Seagate Unveils Exos X18 18TB Enterprise Hard Drive

Anand Tech

Seagate recently introduced their 18TB flagship IronWolf Pro hard drive for SMB/SME NAS units. Today, the company is unveiling the Exos enterprise version of the same drive. The Exos X18 goes head-to-head against the Western Digital WD Gold 18TB EAMR-based drives introduced in July.

‘Infinite Office’: Quest 2 Getting Logitech Keyboard & Adjustable Passthrough

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Oculus Quest 2 is getting ‘Infinite Office’ features with the aim of making it suitable for real productivity. link].

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Will the Oculus Quest 2 sell well this Christmas? – Analysis

Virtual Perceptions

Before we hit the madness of Christmas, Facebook unveiled the Oculus Quest 2 (after a series of leaks). The battleground is set, and the arena of festive capitalism welcomes its combatants: Facebook wants the standalone VR headset to become the hot consumer tech item of this holiday season.

The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Quest 2 vs Quest 1 Graphics Comparison

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This is the big one – our The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Quest 2 graphics comparison. For months, we’ve waited with bated breath to see how Skydance Interactive’s excellent zombie-slasher runs on the Oculus Quest.

Free Speech Champion Mark Zuckerberg Announces Plan to Censor His Employees

GizModo VR

Facebook employees have recently been wondering if perhaps Facebook—which lets politicians lie in ads , festers with extremist movements like QAnon , and by design amplifies authoritarian propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech—is actually the bad guy. Read more.

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Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap Review: A Great Add-On If You Don’t Want To Mod

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For the first time ever, Facebook is making an upgraded strap accessory. How does it fit? Find out in our Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap review! The Oculus Quest 2 is more comfortable than its predecessor. It’s smaller, lighter and has a softer strap.

Intel's 11th-Gen Processor With Iris Xe Graphics Is Really That Good

GizModo VR

Intel’s Tiger Lake could be the leap intergrated graphics and processing power Intel’s needed for the last half-decade. My immediate thought when Intel announced its long-awaited Tiger Lake 11th-gen mobile processors earlier this month was, “Of all the times for Apple to move to its own CPU.”

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Quest 2 Gets Official Over-Ear Headphone Accessory From Logitech

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Facebook has revealed a set of Oculus Quest 2 Logitech headphones. This Logitech G Pro VR , a new SKU of the existing G Pro Headset, comes with a short cable designed for VR, so you don’t have to deal with a long dangling wire. It features 50mm audio drivers and a steel-reinforced headband.

How Far-Right Extremists Are Using the Climate Crisis to Go Mainstream

GizModo VR

Oregon has been a hot bed of far-right activity for years, but the wildfires have cast the militias in a new light. Misinformation has been rampant as unprecedented fires lit up the state. False rumors of “antifa” igniting fires and coming to loot people’s homes have raced across Facebook. Read more.

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Oculus Quest 2 Full Specs: ‘Nearly 4K’ 90Hz LCD, XR2 Chip, 256GB Option, 3-Step IPD, $299

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Facebook just officially announced Oculus Quest 2 specifications. Quest 2 replaces the original Quest. All current games are compatible, and it still supports Link mode for access to Rift & SteamVR (if you have a gaming PC).

The Amazonification of Climate Change Is Here

GizModo VR

This has been the year Amazon has gone hard on climate. As part of that effort, the company announced new climate commitments, a fund to invest in sustainable technology, and hockey arena naming rights. Read more. amazon jeff bezos climate pledge philanthropy billionaires

Facebook: Oculus Quest 2 Exclusives May Happen In Future, Some Games Will Have PS4/PS4 Pro-Style Differences

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At launch next month, there won’t be any Oculus Quest 2 exclusive titles; everything you can play on the new headset will also work on Quest 1. But Facebook isn’t ruling out Quest 2 exclusives in the future.

Tatiana Maslany Will Play Disney+'s She-Hulk

GizModo VR

Marvel Studios has found itself a suitable Attorney-at-Law. Who is also sometimes a big green rage monster. Read more. she hulk tatiana maslany marvel jessica gao mark ruffalo kat coiro streaming casting the hulk marvel studios marvel cinematic universe orphan black disney disney plus

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How Twitter cut activity on QAnon content by half

Digital Trends

Twitter said in the two months since it banned thousands of QAnon-related accounts, activity on QAnon content has been cut in half. News Social Media qanon Twitter

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WhatsApp's Encryption Hasn't Kept It Safe From Stalkerware

GizModo VR

Among the sprawl of properties in the Facebook family, WhatsApp’s perhaps the only one that’s preached preserving user privacy and actually followed through. But that hasn’t stopped bad actors from finding new ways to spy and snoop without the platform’s—or any user’s—say-so. Read more.

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Walmart will have in-store pre-orders for PlayStation 5 on September 22

Digital Trends

Hoping to avoid any website woes, Walmart will require PlayStation 5 pre-orders to be done in stores beginning on September 22. Gaming News PlayStation 5 PS5 Sony Walmart

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Why Isn't Close Encounters Considered Steven Spielberg's Ultimate Masterpiece? Because It Kind of Is

GizModo VR

Many people would agree that Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a straight-up masterpiece. That’s not some wild stretch. And yet, ask those same people what the best Steven Spielberg movies are and there’s a very good chance it barely makes the top five. Seriously. I ran a poll to check this.

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This Week In XR: Facebook Throws Down, More Tick Tockery, And Apple Wearables

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Facebook's ARis smartglasses will be out next year. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech technology

RIP Nintendo 3DS

GizModo VR

One of Nintendo’s most beloved handheld consoles, the 3DS, has been discontinued. Nintendo confirmed in a statement today to Polygon that “manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended.”

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Cops chased a Tesla Model S that appeared to have no one in it

Digital Trends

Highway police in Canada chased a Tesla Model S at 150 kmh (93 mph), with the vehicle at first sight appearing to be empty. Cars News #breakingtwitter breaking twitter Model S Tesla