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Kevin Williams: LBVR is not dead, it is rising again

The Ghost Howls

The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the development of virtual reality , and in many sectors (like virtual events and remote collaboration), all companies have had a huge spike in the number of users, profits, and investments.

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Oculus Quest 2 – Your First Five Downloads

VRScout

Five VR games and apps you need to download at launch. The Oculus Quest 2 has finally arrived!

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‘Beat Saber’ Multiplayer Update Available Now on PC & Quest, Coming Soon to PSVR

Road to VR

Multiplayer for Beat Saber , a feature which was purportedly in the works since the earliest days of the game, is finally available via a free update today. Players on Quest and PC VR will be able to jump right in, but unfortunately the PSVR update is delayed for the time being.

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Getting Started With Oculus Quest 2 – Setting Up Your Headset

VRScout

Learn how to properly setup your brand new standalone headset. So, you just picked up your Oculus Quest 2 headset and you’re ready to dive into a massive catalog of AAA games and apps like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners , Beat Saber, or Blaston!

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Quest 2 Teardown Reveals New Cooling System & Astoundingly Dense Interior

Road to VR

Oculus Quest 2 is Facebook’s follow-up to the original 2019 Quest, offering a higher resolution display, higher refresh rate, lower overall weight, and a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset. A teardown of Quest 2 shows most of the headset’s innards, splayed out for all to see.

Oculus Quest 2 VR system is now available for purchase

Slashgear

Just last month, Facebook made a big splash in the VR and AR scenes with new products and a new direction for Oculus.

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How To Enable 90Hz On Oculus Quest 2 Games And Virtual Desktop

Upload VR

A new unofficial workaround allows users to enable 90Hz mode for games and apps on Oculus Quest 2, despite the feature being disabled at launch. One of Oculus Quest 2 ‘s biggest features is its increased refresh rate, with the ability to run content at 90Hz over the original Quest’s 72Hz.

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Quest 2 Elite Strap & Elite Battery Strap Review

Road to VR

Quest 2 is the first Oculus headset to get official head strap accessories. There’s two to choose from: the Elite Strap, which offers a rigid strap with counterweight, and the Elite Battery Strap, which is essentially the same but with an even better counterweight thanks to an included battery.

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What’s Driving AR Advertising Growth?

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

15 Free Games & Apps Quest 2 Owners Should Download First

Road to VR

You’ve got a Quest 2 in hand, and you want to know what to play before you plonk down some of your hard earned cash. Thankfully there’s a good amount of free VR content already on the Oculus Store to keep you playing before you’re paying.

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Beat Saber Multiplayer For Quest & PC VR Available Now, PSVR Delayed

Upload VR

The multiplayer update for Beat Saber is finally available for PC VR and Oculus Quest players! Sadly, PSVR players will have to wait a bit longer, as the update has been delayed on that platform.

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Understanding Layers of Oppression Through Virtual Reality

ARPost

Virtual reality has many fascinating applications. Over the years, it has proven to be an important tool in research. Traditionally, experimental setups involve computer-based tests. Although these methods are valid, they are unable to mimic the complexity of real-world scenarios.

Oculus Quest 2 Review Roundup

AR Insider

Oculus Quest 2 ships today to pre-order customers (we’re eagerly watching the door). To commemorate the device reaching consumers’ hands and heads, we’re reprising our recent review roundup (say that three times fast). Check it out below in embedded videos and narrative takeaways.

Apple Announces iPhone 12 Series: mini, Regular, Pro & Pro Max, all with 5G

Anand Tech

A little later in the year than usual, but today we finally saw the announcement of Apple’s newest line-up of iPhones. This time around we didn’t get two, or even three phones, but a total of four new devices ranging both in size as well as in pricing.

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EON Reality and KMITL Establish New Educational VR and AR Center in Thailand

EonReality

One of the nation’s top universities will be bringing educational VR content to its students.

How To Play PC VR Content On Oculus Quest 2 (Oculus Link And Virtual Desktop)

Upload VR

Want to play PC VR content on your Oculus Quest or Oculus Quest 2 ? Here’s everything you need and how to do it. The Oculus Quest 2 is a fantastic standalone headset from Facebook.

From a Tiger Hugging a Tree to Pallas’ Cats Frolicking, These Are This Year’s Top Nature Photos

GizModo VR

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton announced the winners of the 2020 prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. It was the Natural History Museum in London’s 56th time holding the annual contest, which shows the world’s best snapshots of nature and wildlife.

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Oculus Quest 2 Gift Guide: The Ultimate List

Upload VR

So you want to get into standalone VR? We’ve got you covered – our Ultimate Oculus Quest 2 Gift Guide takes you through which headset to go for, what accessories to pick up, and the best games and apps to jump into.

Record-Breaking Bird Just Flew Nonstop From Alaska to New Zealand

GizModo VR

A conservation group has tracked a migration for the ages, in which a male bar-tailed godwit flew from Alaska to New Zealand without taking a single break. Read more. birdmodo extreme migrations birds bar tailed godwits animal behavior science

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Use The Force (Feedback), Luke! With SenseGlove’s Gijs den Butter

XR for Business Podcast

The ability to bring the sense of touch into the virtual is the final frontier of true immersion, and some of that technology already exists. Haptics, however, can be prohibitively expensive, even for some enterprise.

I Love Han Solo (in Waffle Form), and He Knows

GizModo VR

Star Wars fans are known for taking their obsessions to absolutely ridiculous levels. Sometimes, that means buying an unnecessary rug. Other times it’s much less practical, like buying a novelty waffle maker for no good reason whatsoever. Read more.

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Oculus Quest 2 Games: Every New Update And Enhanced Title Confirmed

Upload VR

We’ve got the full list of Oculus Quest 2 games updated and enhanced for the new headset right here. The Oculus Quest 2 can play every single app that released for the original Quest and, going forward, there will be content parity on both headsets for at least the foreseeable future.

The Fury Road Prequel Will Star Anya Taylor-Joy, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Chris Hemsworth

GizModo VR

Anya Taylor-Joy is officially going from New Mutants to Furiosa. She’s just been cast as the lead character in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, Furiosa , co-written and directed by George Miller. She’ll be joined by Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in unknown roles. Read more.

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Apple Announces 5G-Capable iPhone 12 Pro With LiDAR-Enhanced AR

Upload VR

Apple announced a new 5G-capable iPhone with the same kind of Lidar 3D-sensing technology which shipped earlier this year on the iPad Pro.

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This Is the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Max

GizModo VR

Apple’s big iPhone announcement day has finally arrived, and, as we expected, the iPhone 12 is here. Read more. this is the iphone 12 iphone iphone 12 iphone 12 pro iphone 12 pro max ios consumer tech apple 2020 iphone event

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More On NVIDIA Quadro Brand Retirement: Embracing the Graphics and Compute Overlap

Anand Tech

Now that NVIDIA’s second GTC event of the year has wrapped up, we’ve finally gotten a chance to following up on last week’s announcement of NVIDIA’s RTX A6000 video card, and what that means for NVIDIA’s Quadro brand.

PG&E Is Under Investigation for Starting a Deadly Wildfire—Again

GizModo VR

PG&E, the utility that supplies power to 16 million people in northern and central California, is under investigation for starting a deadly fire. Again. Read more. california wildfires pge utilities wildfires forest fires

Onward Quest 2 vs Quest Graphics Comparison – Huge New Update Compared

Upload VR

How does Downpour’s popular VR shooter stack up on new hardware? Find out in our Onward Quest 2 vs Quest graphics comparison! This was one we were waiting for. Lots of Oculus Quest games have already seen updates to improve their graphics in time for Quest 2’s launch today.

Archer Is Finally Back to Being Archer, Thank Goodness

GizModo VR

Archer is back—in both a literal sense, with season 11 currently underway, and in a thematic sense. The main character, whose fanciful coma dreams guided seasons eight through 10, is finally in the real world , still recovering but also being the best, most obnoxious secret agent ever.

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11 Best Free Games And Experiences To Play First On Oculus Quest 2

Upload VR

Oculus Quest 2 ’s $299 starting price brings in a whole new wave of VR buyers and luckily there are lots of great free VR games and VR experiences to try right out of the box.

A Whole Bunch of Apple Products Apparently Just Leaked Ahead of Today's Event

GizModo VR

Whelp, a whole lot of Apple products just leaked. We are, as of this writing, hours away from Apple’s much anticipated iPhone (we assume) event. I just wrote a whole blog on how to watch the dang thing! Yet a whole lot of the line up leaked early. Read more.

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