Thu.Oct 15, 2020

Cybershoes Announces Wireless Foot Tracking For Oculus Quest & Quest 2

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Pre-orders will be available soon as part of the official Kickstarter campaign. The Oculus Quest 2 has finally arrived and so far we’re loving Facebook’s new-and-improved standalone headset.

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This Developer is Offering $5,000 to Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

Road to VR

Facebook’s walled garden approach to its Quest app store has already been subverted somewhat by projects like SideQuest , an unofficial library for Quest games and apps.

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Getting Started With ‘Beat Saber’ Multiplayer

VRScout

Here’s how the games new competitive game mode works.

‘Blaston’ is a Fantastically Creative VR ‘Shooter’ That’s All About Making You Move

Road to VR

Blaston , the latest VR title from Resolution Games, is a 1 vs. 1 multiplayer VR game that thinks completely outside the box and explores new and interesting mechanics that challenge the notion of what a ‘VR shooter’ can be.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Boz: Get Your Facebook Account In ‘Good Standing’ Before Buying Oculus Quest 2

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Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Facebook, did a video AMA on his Instagram and provided a response to a question about users with problems accessing Facebook accounts, therefore limiting access to a Quest 2 which requires its use.

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Cybershoes Quest Support Revealed, Kickstarter Coming Soon

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Cybershoes, a VR peripheral that aims to simulate walking, is coming to Oculus Quest and Quest 2. We first tried Cybershoes two years ago. The kit consists of a pair of soles you wrap around your feet before sitting on a chair.

Why aren’t smartphones designed for a woman’s hand size?

Digital Trends

As smartphone sizes exploded, more than half of the population was left wondering how they were going to use the new super-sized devices. Android Apple Features Mobile Opinion Wearables diversity equity Google Smartphone

In Death: Unchained Quest 2 Enhancements Will Display ‘Whole World At Once’

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Today In Death: Unchained developer Superbright announced that its upcoming Quest 2 enhancement update for the popular VR roguelike will render the “whole world at once” in-game dramatically improving draw distance in addition to several other upgrades and optimizations.

Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement has a terrible consequence

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It was inevitable that Facebook would eventually leave a more tangible mark on its Oculus VR business but it still ruffled some feathers when it was revealed that to even use an Oculus headset, one would need to have a Facebook account.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

BoxVR Successor FitXR Getting Free Dance Workouts

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FitXR, the successor to popular VR workout app, BoxVR, is soon to get its second type of activity – dance workouts. BoxVR was updated to become FitXR back in August of this year.

Experience Sword Fighting With Stunning Visuals in the VR Game “Until You Fall”

ARPost

October 27 is a date worth noting for VR game fans looking for top-notch adventure and visuals. This is the date when Until You Fall , a sword fighting game developed by an award-winning company, will be available on the most popular VR game platforms.

Will AR Advertising Reach $8 Billion by 2024?

AR Insider

“Behind the Numbers” is AR Insider’s series that examines strategic takeaways from the original data of its research arm, ARtillery Intelligence. Each post drills down on one topic or chart. Subscribe or login to access the full library of data and reports. L ike many analyst firms, one of the ongoing practices of AR Insider’s research arm ARtillery Intelligence is market sizing. A few times per year, it goes into isolation and buries itself deep in financial modeling.

Google Hangouts Is Officially Biting the Dust

GizModo VR

Earlier today, Google announced in a corporate blog post that the die-hards currently left on the Hangouts messaging platform are officially getting the boot.

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Reality Bytes: Venmo, Singapore Airlines & AR for Dogs

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Reality Bytes is AR Insider’s series that features bite-sized video insights. Running Thursdays, it focuses on weekly news recaps and commentary. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations.

YouTube Bans QAnon, With a Catch

GizModo VR

Over the last couple of weeks, social media networks have finally enacted a glut of the content moderation policies that critics have spent years demanding. The latest crackdown comes from YouTube, which announced on Thursday that the ban hammer is dropping on QAnon videos—with caveats, of course.

The Macbook Air is so cheap right now it has to be a mistake

Digital Trends

Amazon's Prime Day 2020 sale is over but if you act fast, you can still grab the MacBook Air at its lowest price ever. Deals News Apple MacBook Air Prime Day 2020

This Touchscreen Digital Board Game Table Is Rage Flip Resistant and Has Tons of Hasbro Games

GizModo VR

In just a few years’ time Arcade1Up has managed to make a name for itself with a collection of DIY, Ikea-like arcade cabinets perfect for retro gaming collectors with limited space.

EON Reality and YouCo Announce Partnership to Bring XR Industry Solutions to Italian Businesses

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YouCo clients will be able to leverage the benefits of EON-XR and its industry solutions for as many people as possible around the world. EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new long-term partnership with YouCo. The strategic collaboration will focus on commercial development and pre-feasibility studies in addition to idea generation and research projects in the XR space for industry clients.

FCC Conveniently Seeks to "Clarify" Section 230 Just When Republicans Are Mad at Facebook and Twitter

GizModo VR

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he plans to “move forward with a rulemaking” to “clarify” Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act , which, among other protections, shields social media platforms from liability over moderating certain types of content.

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Prime Day sucked, Black Friday deals will be better

Digital Trends

Here's hoping Black Friday has better discounts. Buying Guides Deals News Prime Day 2020

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Old Faithful Might Not Survive Climate Change

GizModo VR

Yellowstone National Park is home to a magnificent geyser known as Old Faithful that spits out boiling hot water at regular intervals (on average, every 90 to 94 minutes ).

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Ready At Dawn ‘Still Diligently Working’ On Lone Echo 2, ‘No New Info’ On Release Date

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Ready at Dawn , the developers behind Lone Echo, gave a short development update for their upcoming sequel, Lone Echo 2. But don’t get too excited, as it looks like we’ll still be waiting for a while longer.

Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson reunite to talk 'The Office,' the pandemic, and quarantine beards

Mashable VR

Calling all Office fans: Steve Carell is finally on Instagram! Well, sort of.

Here's What The PS5's UI Looks Like

GizModo VR

Sony released a new trailer today showing off what it will look like to navigate the PS5. In some ways it’s a lot more streamlined, but in others it also looks a lot busier, with lots of extra information to digest depending on what you’re doing. Read more. ps5 ui sony next gen kotakucore

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Simone Giertz built a photo booth that lets her dog take selfies for treats

Mashable VR

Simone Giertz, like many of us, is spending quarantine by working on her passion projects. For the YouTuber and inventor , that project happens to be a photo booth for her dog. Dubbed the "Queen of Shitty Robots," Simone Giertz is known for her innovative, but less than useful technical creations.

Star Trek: Lower Decks' Mike McMahan on Making Sure Cameos Matter

GizModo VR

Lower Decks is a show that rejoices in the nerdy little details of Star Trek. From Pakleds to Exocomps, from Kirk punches to movie riffs , its first season delivered a show that earnestly loved Trek ’s ideals and the callbacks that made it such a rich franchise in the first place.

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Why a cougar probably won’t ‘stalk’ you — and what to do if it does

Mashable VR

Chances are, the cougars aren’t after you. But you would have been hard-pressed to tell that to Kyle Burgess on Saturday, when he came face to face with a cougar while on a run in Utah’s Slate Canyon.

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Need a cheap tablet? This Samsung is the one to buy today

Digital Trends

If you're looking for an affordable tablet, Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (with a free stylus) is still available at a 20% discount. Android Deals Mobile Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Prime Day 2020 Samsung tablet deals Tablets

Twitter goes down, and it's probably for the best

Mashable VR

Twitter finally struck a blow against doomscrolling.

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