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

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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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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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.

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.

YouTube Bans QAnon, With a Catch

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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.

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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.

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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Will AR Advertising Reach $8 Billion by 2024?

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“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.

The Story Behind the Ultimate Star Wars Lightsaber Book

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Star Wars fans are about to get a book all about lightsabers and they have Harry Potter to thank. It’s called Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, a slick, wide-format, hardcover book that features exclusive images and information on almost 60 different lightsabers in the Star Wars universe.

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The Corsair H150i Elite Capellix AIO Cooler Review: Go Big Or Go Home

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Today we are taking a look at the largest member of Corsair's new Elite Capellix AIO cooler family, the H150i Elite Capellix.

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Old Faithful Might Not Survive Climate Change

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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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Rec Room Dev Estimates Quest 2 Launch 2.5x Bigger Than Quest 1

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According to Rec Room developer Shawn Whiting, Quest 2’s launch may have been much bigger than its predecessor’s. Whiting provided some Rec Room statistics that give insight into the size of the Quest 2 launch compared to the original Quest.

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

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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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LIVESTREAM: Playing And Ranking Every Zombie Game On Oculus Quest 2

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For today’s livestream we’re playing a bunch of PC VR games on the Oculus Quest 2, showing off what’s possible with Virtual Desktop and SideQuest!

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Star Trek: Discovery Boldly Returns to Remind Us of the Burden of Hope

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When the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery chose to sacrifice their livelihoods in the 23rd century by catapulting themselves into the 32nd, they did so on the promise that they would themselves be hope : hope that a future would be there for them to arrive in the first place.

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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.

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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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.

This Company Is Inventing the Blue Checkmark for Photos

GizModo VR

If you were on Twitter yesterday, you may have seen the photo of Senator Cory Booker, a hair’s breadth from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s mouth, making the rounds thanks in part to Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who tweeted : “Masks?”

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

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

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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.

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

Mashable VR

Twitter finally struck a blow against doomscrolling.

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Methane Emissions Are Up Even Though Natural Gas Demand Is Down

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New satellite images show that the world’s number of large methane hotspots increased by nearly a third in the first eight months 2020, despite industry pledges to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and tanking fuel demand tied to the pandemic. Read more. methane methane stinks oil and gas covid 19

Resources for adults who think climate science is controversial

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Here's What The PS5's UI Looks Like

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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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