Mon.Jan 11, 2021

‘Defunctland VR’ Brings A Legendary Disney Ride Back To Life After 25 Years

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Creator Kevin Perjurer is bringing Disneyland to life in VR, one digital attraction at a time.

‘Rec Room’ Now Has Over 1 Million Monthly Active VR Users

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It was only a month ago when social VR platform Rec Room reported it crossed the two million annual VR user mark , an important milestone worth celebrating along the app’s five-year journey.

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‘Bigscreen VR’ Launches Over 172 Free TV Channels, Including ‘Rick And Morty’ & ‘Robot Chicken’

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Bigscreen’s social VR platform adds new TV to its lineup of 3D movies, sports, and news. . A recent Statista report shows that users spent 71% more time using VR in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

CREAL Reveals Its First Light-field AR & VR Headset Prototypes

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Switzerland-based CREAL, which is developing a light-field display, has revealed its first prototype AR and VR headsets. The milestone marks ongoing progress in shrinking the once-bulky tech into something which can be worn on the head.

How Augmented Reality Is Helping Teens Address Anxiety

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Augmented reality is a promising way to address growing mental health problems among teenagers. It might just be what teenagers need to handle feelings of anxiety, especially during these trying times. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health.

Lenovo Reveals ThinkReality A3 Lightweight AR Glasses for Enterprise

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During the all-digital version of CES 2021 this year, Lenovo has officially unveiled its ThinkReality A3 augmented reality glasses, which is said to work with PC and select Motorola smartphones via a USB-C cable.

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Will U.S. Social AR Users Reach 47 Million This Year?

AR Insider

S ocial media has become a prevailing vessel for mobile AR. The technology is naturally additive to the already-popular ritual of sharing multimedia through social channels. That’s everything from augmented selfies to stories to (increasingly) TikTok creations.

Gorn Quest Port Release Date Announcement Coming This Week

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After announcing the port in September last year , we should know the release date for Gorn on Oculus Quest within the week. Yes, you read that right — the Gorn developers made an announcement of an announcement, as seen in the tweet below.

An Interview with Intel CEO Bob Swan: Roundtable Q&A on Fabs and Future

Anand Tech

Intel has a very complex year ahead. On the back of what should be strong revenue year for 2020 as well as a widened scope of markets in which it participates, the key fundamentals at Intel such as manufacturing give those that follow the company care for concern.

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Watch: Brilliant VR Movie Battlescar Hits Quest, SteamVR This Week

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The excellent VR movie, Battlescar , is finally arriving on Oculus Quest and SteamVR headsets this week, and we’ve got a new trailer. The piece launches on January 14th and there’s a new trailer below. Battlescar VR Trailer.

CES 2021: Ambarella Announces CV5 5nm 8K AI Vision Processor

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At this year’s virtual CES 2021, Ambarella is launching its new flagship vision SoC – the CV5.

Disney World’s Decommissioned 20,000 Leagues Ride Is Brought Back To Life In VR

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YouTube channel Defunctland has gone out of their way to digitally recreate the now-defunct 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ride from Disney World as an immersive 360 degree video that can be enjoyed from inside of a VR headset.

Lenovo CES 2021 ThinkPad X1 Lineup: New Designs, New Displays for Flagship Laptops

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Today at CES, Lenovo is announcing updates to some of their most popular laptops in the ThinkPad X1 series. Lenovo is refreshing not just with the standard new CPUs, but also is following the industry trend of taller aspect ratio displays.

Spatial Beats: 2020’s Top Ten

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W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week, we dive into the top-ten tech stories of 2020. The first five are general tech & culture while the last five are XR-specific. Let’s dive in… Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. Overall Tech & Culture . The pandemic. Obviously.

Intel Previews 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake: Core i9-11900K and Z590, Coming Q1

Anand Tech

Spending five generations on the same base microarchitecture is a long time. The excitement can be sustained through optimizing a process node, adding cores, and extracting every drop of frequency, but at some point the base design becomes the bottleneck and it is time to move on.

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New Bigscreen TV Channels Feature Rick And Morty, Eric Andre Show And More

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Bigscreen announced that is is launching additional free TV channels today, featuring streams of popular shows such as Rick and Morty, The Eric Andre Show and more. The new channels will join the ever-growing list of free TV streams available on Bigscreen as part of Bigscreen TV.

Intel at CES 2021: Ice, Tiger, Rocket, Jasper, and Alder Lake

Anand Tech

Despite only having a 30 minute press event for this year’s annual CES trade show, Intel has a lot to discuss about its plans through the next 12 months. The company touched upon five key processor architectures and product segments that will dictate where a lot of its FY2021 will come from.

System Shock 2 VR Support Revealed For Enhanced Edition

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An all-time classic PC game is coming to VR; System Shock 2 VR support is coming in an Enhanced Edition. First announced in 2019, System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition will include full support for at least one major VR headset.

Intel Confirms 10nm Ice Lake Xeon Production Has Started

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As part of this week’s announcements, Intel has confirmed to AnandTech that it has started production its next generation server processors, known as Ice Lake 3 rd Generation Xeon Scalable.

Hitman 3: All Six Locations Revealed For Upcoming PSVR Stealth Game

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Today IO Interactive revealed all six of the locations featured in Hitman 3, giving a sneak peek into where Agent 47 will be traveling in the final entry of the new World of Assassination trilogy.

Intel’s New H35 Series: Quad Core Tiger Lake now at 35 W for 5.0 GHz

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Historically both main x86 processor manufacturers have developed their mainstream mobile processors at a power target of 15 W, traditionally called the U-series. Above this sat the 45 W mobile processors with more cores and higher clock speeds, known as the H-series.

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Netgear Introduces RAXE500 - An AX11000-Class Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band Router

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Netgear has a bunch of new product announcements at CES 2021, and the most interesting of the lot is the RAXE500 - their first Wi-Fi 6E router with support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands.

Researchers Find That the iPhone 12 Can Deactivate a Pacemaker

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A new study published by the Heart Rhythm Society indicates that the iPhone 12 can interfere with a pacemaker if the phone is placed close to a patient’s heart.

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CES 2021: Qualcomm Announces 2nd Gen Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

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Today Qualcomm is announcing the release of their new 2 nd generation ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

Wild new haptic VR vest looks like something straight out of Ready Player One

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The TactSuit x40 vest from bHaptics uses sound to add a sense of feel to virtual games -- and it look like something straight out of Ready Player One. Gaming ces 2021 ces 2021 audience choice ces 2021 gaming ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 must see ces 2021 product haptics

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Intel Launches Jasper Lake: Tremont Atom Cores For All

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One of the more interesting elements in Intel’s 2020 set of disclosures was its 10nm Tremont Atom core. Initially used in the low power Lakefield product, this core design is super interesting due to its dual decoder design, which no other x86 core does.

This Kitchen Garden System Adds Microgreens (and Alexa) To Your Lockdown Diet

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When it comes to indoor gardening you basically have to go big or go home. Anyone who has started seedlings in the kitchen and hoped to get some basil or thyme out of the process knows that it’s easy to get a sprout but hard to get a plant. Chicago-based Rise Gardens hopes to change that. Read more.

Intel’s 8-Core Mobile Tiger Lake-H, at 45 W, to Ship in Q1

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Since the launch of Intel’s 11 th Gen Core mobile processors, known as Tiger Lake, back in September, the hardware was noted for its core count. At a time where its competition were leveraging 8 cores in the same space, Intel seemed limited to only four, and in that 15-28 W power window.

TCL shows off new 8K 6-series at CES 2021

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Aaron Dew, director of product development for TCL, joins Ariana Escalante at the Digital Trends CES Experience Center as part of our ongoing coverage of CES 2021 to discuss TCL's 6 Series TVs, now available in 8K. News 6 Series 8K ces 2021 Mini-LED OSZero TCL

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CES 2021: Western Digital's Portable SSDs Get Capacity Upgrades: 4TB of TLC for $680

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Western Digital markets portable SSDs under different brands, catering to different market segments. The flagships in each brand make use of of very similar platforms - a M.2 NVMe SSD behind an appropriate bridge chip.