Wed.Sep 23, 2020

VR Multiplayer Shooter ‘Grapple Tournament’ Takes Aim At VR Esports

VRScout

Improve your teamwork skills through fast-paced vertical combat.

Unofficial Quest App Store ‘SideQuest’ Raises $650,000 From Oculus Founder & Others

Road to VR

SideQuest is an unofficial app store for Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset which offers an avenue for developers to distribute apps without being subject to Oculus’ approval process.

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Fight For Your Chance At A Free Copy Of Team-Based Shooter ‘Frostpoint VR’

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You’ll need to move quickly if you want to score one of the 3,000 free copies. Thirdverse Inc. and inXile Entertainment’s Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds is an upcoming 10v10 multiplayer VR shooter set across an abandoned military base located in the frozen desert of Antarctica.

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Team Shooter ‘Frostpoint VR’ Heads into Open Beta Soon, Free Retail Copies Available

Road to VR

Thirdverse and inXile Entertainment today announced that Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds , the upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter, is going into open beta starting next week. You could also get it for free when it launches.

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Intel Launches 10nm Atom Embedded CPUs: Elkhart Lake Now Available

Anand Tech

The embedded and edge markets for Intel have always been hidden away within its IoT business, however at the Investor Meeting last year it was highlighted as one of Intel’s key growth areas.

Varjo XR-1 Compatibility with Autodesk VRED: Mixed Reality Car Design Case Study

ARPost

Finnish XR headset manufacturer Varjo does things differently. They appeared on the scene with the VR-1 headset in 2018 promising human eye resolution. Their XR-1 can switch back-and-forth between mixed reality and virtual reality.

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Case Study: Toyota Makes Mixed Realty Magic

AR Insider

“Vantage” is AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. It enlists spatial computing executives and innovators for first-hand strategic insights. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. .

Facebook: Wireless Oculus Link Option Still Not ‘Mature’ Enough

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Facebook says it doesn’t believe its wireless technology has “matured” enough to bring it to Oculus Link just yet.

Getting ready for VMworld with AI deep dive with 14-year employee

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Business of the future will need to be more predictive. That’s what VMware’s Justin Murray, a long-time VMware employee told me here as he explained the latest in AI and Machine Learning that he’s seeing evolve.

Oculus Quest 2 Halo Strap Mod Teased, Reveal Next Month

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The creator of one of the most popular Oculus Quest comfort mods has confirmed work on a similar accessory for the next headset. Meet the Oculus Quest 2 halo strap mod. The design from VR Panda was teased on the modder’s Twitter account earlier this week.

Western Digital Updates Red Pro Line with 16 and 18TB Capacity Points

Anand Tech

Western Digital recently unveiled their first energy-assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) HDDs for the retail channel.

New Study Shows We Actually Do Live in Hell

GizModo VR

The climate crisis is bringing hellish conditions to the U.S. Drought? Heat waves? Big time. And when those two forms of extreme weather transpiring at the same time, the combination is devastating. Just look at what we’re seeing with the record-breaking wildfires out West. Read more.

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Frostpoint VR Open Beta Starts Next Week, Earn A Free Copy By Playing

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The next VR game from developer inXile and publisher Thirdverse is epic-scale sci-fi shooter Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds. The Open Beta starts next week on September 28th and will last until October 19th and you can earn a FREE copy just by playing!

Next Year You'll Be Able to Use Microsoft Office Without a Subscription, Thank Goodness

GizModo VR

If there’s one thing we could do without next year besides, well (gestures at everything), it’s subscription services. Peacock. Xbox Game Pass. Disney+. Adobe Creative Suite. Apple Arcade. Stadia. HBO Max. CBS All Access. Netflix. Spotify. Amazon Prime.

I Completed The VZFit Explorer Summer Adventure Challenge, Prize Winners Announced

VR Fitness

Virzoom’s VZFit Explorer Challenge is over. The 21-day event, which consisted of 7 rides and more than 300 miles concluded on the 7th of September.

Record-Breaking Whale Stays Underwater for Mind-Bending 3 Hours and 42 Minutes

GizModo VR

Marine biologists are astonished after a Cuvier’s beaked whale held its breath for nearly four hours during a deep dive. The unexpected observation shows there’s much to learn about these medium-sized whales. Read more. deep dives cuviers beaked whale whales marine biology science

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SideQuest Takes Investment From BoostVC And Palmer Luckey

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Sideloading platform SideQuest is taking $650K in early investment from BoostVC, Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey, and The Fund. The relatively small “pre-seed” funding will help SideQuest’s Shane Harris and Orla Harris build a testing service and other tools for virtual reality developers.

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California Bans Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars Beginning in 2035

GizModo VR

California has taken a dramatic step forward in its battle to combat its gradual slide into climate change hell. On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his signing of an executive order that will prohibit the sale of new cars with an internal combustion engine in the Golden State starting in 2035.

DOJ proposes legislation to gut Big Tech’s legal shield

Digital Trends

The Department of Justice wants to narrow the criteria online platforms would need to meet to have liability protections. News Social Media DOJ section 230

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I Have Seen the Face of God

GizModo VR

Artists have trained a machine to reveal its psychedelic inner visions, unleashing human-Pixar hybrids which provoke profound fear, disgust, revulsion, disgust, nausea, fear, and an immediate recognition of humanity’s highest potential.

Western Digital Expands Purple Surveillance Storage Options with 18TB HDD and 1TB microSDXC Models

Anand Tech

Western Digital has been marketing their surveillance-focused storage solutions under the Purple branding since 2014.

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The Burrito Pop Will Ensure You’re Only a Mess on the Inside

GizModo VR

When done properly, eating a burrito should be a hopelessly messy experience, with a paper wrapper doing nothing to contain its contents’ endless drippings.

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Gnomes & Goblins Releases On Steam Four Years After Enchanting Preview

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The full release of Gnomes & Goblins is now available to buy on Steam four years after a preview release. The full Gnomes & Goblins experience launches for $29.99 from Wevr and Madison Wells Media Interactive with a main story that lasts less than an hour.

Australian Regulators: If You Want to Vape, Get a Prescription

GizModo VR

Australia’s muddled laws on vaping are emerging from a dank cloud of confusion: According to a Wednesday report in the Guardian , the country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has ruled that nicotine will be reclassified as a prescription-only medication in June 2021. Read more.

Here’s why a NASA astronaut is planting the U.S. flag underwater

Digital Trends

NASA is aiming to send the first woman and next man to the moon in 2024. But there's plenty of preparation work needed before then. News astronaut training astronauts breaking twitter Moon NASA space

'Brain-Boosting' Supplements Are Full of Unapproved, Untested Drugs, Study Finds

GizModo VR

Supplements that supposedly improve brain health and functioning, known as nootropics, often contain unapproved and potentially unsafe drugs, according to new research published Wednesday. The study not only detected drugs unapproved in the U.S.

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The best vlogging cameras for 2020

Digital Trends

Thanks to their superior image quality, ergonomics, and usability, these are the best cameras for vlogging. Buying Guides Photography Social Media Best of Cameras Tier 4 vlogging

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Your Guide to the Surprising Amount of Movies Out This Fall

GizModo VR

“Wait, are there actually going to be new movies this fall?” It’s a thought we’ve all been having for some time. With the covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on all aspects of the world, the film industry included, one could easily assume movies are simply on hold for awhile.

What to know before you enable Alexa Guard

Digital Trends

Compatible Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays can help protect your home with a feature called Alexa Guard. Here are all of the details you need to know. Smart Home Alexa Alexa features Alexa Guard Alexa skills Other Tier 4

Siri Is Honestly Just a Terrible Kitchen Assistant

GizModo VR

Folks, we need to talk about Siri. Read more. come on siri virtual assistants apple iphone

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How to fix a broken keyboard

Digital Trends

Diagnosing keyboard issues can be frustrating. This guide shows you how to fix a broken keyboard to help resolve your typing woes on Windows and MacOS. Computing How-To computer repair Driver issue laptop keyboard laptop repair Stuck keys