Tue.Dec 01, 2020

Varjo’s XR-3 And VR-3 Headsets Blend The Line Between VR & AR

VRScout

Cheaper, sleeker, deeper mixed reality. Earlier this morning, VR hardware manufacturer Varjo revealed the latest additions to its lineup of human-eye resolution mixed reality headsets, the Varjo XR-3 and Varjo VR-3.

Pimax Launches “5K” Super VR Headset Featuring 180Hz Refresh Rate

Road to VR

Pimax, the company known for its wide field of view (FOV) VR headsets, have now launched the Pimax “5K” SUPER, a PC VR headset first shown in its prototype stage at CES 2020 earlier this year.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.12.01): Quest side distribution platform coming in Q1 2021, Quest competitor coming, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m super swamped with work, so this week the roundup will be a bit more limited than the usual… not a big problem considering that this week has been quite boring in the XR ecosystem.

Varjo’s New High-end XR-3 & VR-3 Headsets Expand Retina FoV While Reducing Weight & Price

Road to VR

Varjo today announced its latest high-end headsets, the XR-3 and VR-3, with a range of improvements including an expanded field of view, inside-out tracking, and a redesigned headstrap.

National Geographic Reimagines and Brings Dinosaurs to Life Through AR Experience

ARPost

This year has brought the world one catastrophe after another. Still, there are silver linings amidst all the challenges. One of them is the acceleration in the thrust towards the digital age. All sectors in all industries have had to boost their digital transformation efforts.

CREAL Raises $7.2 Million to Bring its Light-field Display to AR Glasses

Road to VR

Switzerland-based CREAL is developing a light-field display which it hopes to bring to VR headsets and eventually AR glasses. In November the company raised CHF 6.5 million (~$7.2

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‘Rec Room’ Now Lets Premium Users Sell Creations for In-game Currency

Road to VR

Rec Room announced back in September that it was working on a way for its users to earn real cash by creating content for the game.

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New VR Games December 2020: All The Biggest Releases

Upload VR

You’ll have plenty to play over your Christmas break this month, as the new VR games December 2020 list is full of big releases.

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Launching This Week: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, A Smaller Bite of Ampere For $400

Anand Tech

After a short holiday break, NVIDIA’s gradual rollout of their Ampere family of GeForce video cards is resuming this week with the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.

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Varjo VR-3 Has Industry-Leading Resolution, XR-3 Model Gets LiDAR

Upload VR

The new Varjo XR-3 and VR-3 headsets feature automatic physical IPD adjustment with eye-tracking and foveated rendering, and that’s just for starters. The enterprise-level headsets also include inside out tracking (but you can use SteamVR base stations too). There’s even Ultraleap hand tracking.

QNAP Launches QHora-301W: An Affordable Wi-Fi 6 Router with Dual 10GBASE-T Ports

Anand Tech

QNAP is a well-known manufacturer of network-attached storage (NAS) units. Recently they have been testing the waters in allied areas such as switches and Wi-Fi expansion cards. As a natural extension, they recently introduced their first standalone Wi-Fi router - the QHora-301W.

Marvel Powers United Shutting Down, Already Removed From Sale – Report

Upload VR

It looks like Oculus Rift exclusive Marvel Powers United could be shutting down in the near future, with the game seemingly no longer on sale. A Reddit user posted what they claim to be an email from Facebook’s Oculus and Powers United developer Sanzaru Games.

Can Google Mainstream AR with the Power of Search?

AR Insider

A R continues to face adoption headwinds, but one bright spot is advertising. As explored in AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape , revenue could reach $8 billion by 2024. Continuing with Part II of the report, we “show rather than tell” with AR ad campaign case studies.

Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

TechCrunch VR

Christopher Wan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. Tess Hatch. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

TeamGroup Announces Intentions for DDR5, ELITE DDR5-5200 in 2021

Anand Tech

Earlier in the year, we learned that a lot of DDR5 manufacturing is already in the pipeline, with Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron all making announcements this year regarding their respective DDR5 plans.

Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic Drilling

GizModo VR

We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, joining Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and CitiBank, which all announced similar policies this year. That means no major U.S.

Solaris: Offworld Combat Update Adds Squads, New Map, And More

Upload VR

Solaris: Offworld Combat is getting squad support in its biggest post-launch update yet this week. The update will also introduce a brand new map, several fixes and improvements, and will enable players to freely move their non-primary hand.

These Stunning Miniature Sea Creatures Keep the Oceans in Balance

GizModo VR

Never underestimate the power of one cell. That’s how many cells foraminifera—little sea creatures with striking shells—have. But boy can they do a lot with it. They’re the world’s tiniest geochemists, tinkering with the ocean. Read more. animals oceans forams climate change

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Qualcomm’s next-generation mobile chipset is the Snapdragon 888 5G

Digital Trends

Qualcomm's next-generation chip, the Snapdragon 875, is coming soon. From performance gains to better 5G support, here's everything we expect from it. Android Mobile qualcomm qualcomm snapdragon tech summit 2020 Snapdragon Snapdragon 875 Snapdragon 888

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Iconic Dish at Arecibo Observatory Has Collapsed

GizModo VR

The 1,000-foot radio dish at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has collapsed, according to officials and local reports. Read more. arecibo observatory radio astronomy telescopes astronomy disasters science

New Second Gen EVE V 2-in-1: Tiger Lake 3840x2400 with Thunderbolt 4

Anand Tech

Sometimes for a company to get its projects over the line, it requires the help of crowdsourcing ideas.

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Exxon Continues Unprecedented Tumble

GizModo VR

When the fossil fuel industry finally winds down in the coming decades, 2020 will stand as a pivotal year. Major corporations have been knocked off their pedestals, and there’s no bigger fall than Exxon’s. Read more. crude awakenings exxon big oil

How to track a phone using Android or iOS

Digital Trends

With our guide's handy apps, tips, and tricks, you can track Android, iOS, and other phones, wherever you are. Android Apple How-To Mobile cell phones iOS Tier 4

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Voted To Ban Police From Using Facial Recognition Tech

GizModo VR

Massachusetts lawmakers voted on Monday to pass a police reform bill that would outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by police departments and other public agencies in the state. Read more. police reform bill bill recognition police departments technology george floyd

China probe successfully lands on moon for sample collection

Digital Trends

China is a step closer to returning the first lunar rocks to Earth since 1976 after successfully landing a probe on the moon this week. News breaking twitter chang'e 5 China lunar landing Moon space

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Why Did I Hoard This S**t?

GizModo VR

If you’re anything at all like me—and God, I hope you’re not—you never throw anything that uses electricity out, and have developed an elaborate series of dubious justifications to explain why it is actually perfectly rational.

Best iMessage games

Digital Trends

You may use it mostly for sending text messages for free, but you can also play games via iMessage. Here's our pick of the best iMessage games available now. Apple Buying Guides Gaming Mobile Apple iMessage best iMessage games Entertainment in containment iMessage iMessage apps

A Chain Just Cut Through A Capsized Cargo Ship Filled With Cars And The Process Is Fascinating

GizModo VR

Back in September of 2019, a 600+ foot cargo ship called the MV Golden Ray, which was apparently loaded in an unstable fashion with over 4,000 cars , capsized in St. Simons Sound just off the port of Brunswick, Georgia.

Hands On With Pistol Whip’s 2089 Update – Live Out Your Terminator Fantasies

VR Fitness

Releasing in November 2019, Pistol Whip was undeniably one of the standout VR titles of that year. Jerry rigging first-person shooting into a rhythm game does not exactly sound intuitive but as anyone who has played Pistol Whip can attest, it really works.

Microsoft Will Fix the Creepiest Part of Its 'Productivity Score' Thing

GizModo VR

After Microsoft caused an uproar with its very weird, very invasive “Productivity Score” tool, which essentially spied on Microsoft 365 users’ activity and reported it back to their employers, the company has walked back the creepiest part of that feature. Read more. work surveillance microsoft

The best iPhone 12 Pro cases and covers

Digital Trends

The iPhone 12 Pro is Apple's latest high-powered phone. But it's not going to do well if it tumbles onto concrete. Protect it with the best iPhone 12 Pro cases. Apple Buying Guides Mobile Accessory of the Week Best of iPhone 12 Pro

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