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HaptX Launches True-Contact Haptic Gloves For VR And Robotics


HaptX delivers an intuitive wearable haptic device to meet the demanding quality requirements of enterprise customers.

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VR Design App ‘Gravity Sketch’ is Now Free for Individual Users

Road to VR

Gravity Sketch is a 3D modeling software that supports PC VR headsets and Oculus Quest. Up until now, the consumer app was priced at $25, but now the studio has just made it completely free for individual users.

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Your Guide To Sundance 2021 In VR: What, Where, How To Access


The legendary festival goes all-digital amid an ongoing pandemic. Here’s what you need to know. This Thursday marks the start of the 2021 Sundance International Film Festival , a seven-day celebration of independent filmmaking, emerging storytellers, and new media projects.

‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ Surpasses $29M in Revenue

Road to VR

Skydance Interactive announced that its gritty zombie-flavored survival horror game, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (2020), has now surpassed a whopping $29 million in revenue.

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DoubleMe to Make City-Scale Digital Twin of Buyeo, South Korea


Travel is difficult. It’s expensive and time consuming, not to mention challenges like learning a new language. While there’s no substitute for physically experiencing a new place, XR development company DoubleMe is creating a holographic replica of the historic South Korean city Buyeo.

The 20 Best Rated & Most Rated Quest Games & Apps – January 2021

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of January 2021.

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Google Open Sources Tilt Brush

Upload VR

Google open sourced its groundbreaking art app Tilt Brush, representing the latest move by the tech giant to cease development of its first efforts in virtual reality.

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AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS Cezanne Review: Ryzen 5000 Mobile Tested

Anand Tech

Since AMD’s introduction of its newest Zen 3 core for desktop users, the implementation for notebooks and mobile users has been eagerly awaited.

HaptX Ready To Ship Enterprise Data Gloves

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HaptX, makers of force-feedback VR gloves, announced today they are ready to ship their advanced force feedback gloves. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business technology

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Lucienne: Not Simply Rebranded Ryzen 4000 Renoir

Anand Tech

AMD came in for some harsh criticism when it announced that its new Ryzen 5000 Mobile U-series processors would not all be using its latest core design.

Case Study: AR Amps Up Conversion Rates at Papa John’s

AR Insider

A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry. Prominent sectors include industrial AR , social , gaming , and shopping. But existing alongside them is AR advertising. This includes paid/sponsored AR lenses that let consumers visualize products on “spaces & faces.”.

HaptX Gloves DK2 Get Big Upgrade But The Price Is Still A Secret

Upload VR

HaptX just announced the new version of its state-of-the-art VR input device – HaptX Gloves DK2. Gloves may be the ultimate goal for VR input. Some use the term “haptic gloves” to refer to finger tracking with basic vibration motors on each finger, but companies like HaptX go much further.

Intel Iris Xe Video Cards Now Shipping To OEMs: DG1 Lands In Desktops

Anand Tech

Following plans first unveiled last year during the launch of their DG1 GPU, Intel sends word this morning that the first Iris Xe video cards have finally begun shipping to OEMs.

‘Extinct’ Volcano Mouse Is Actually Doing Fantastic

GizModo VR

When a colossal plume of ash and lava exploded from Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991, few people probably had their minds on the animal life in the area, much less one species of rodent.

Intel Teases Ponte Vecchio Xe-HPC Power On, Posts Photo of Server Chip

Anand Tech

In what’s turning into an Xe sort of day, Intel’s GPU guru and frontman for their GPU division, Raja Koduri, has tweeted that the company is getting ready to begin power on testing for their forthcoming high-end server GPU, the Xe-HPC based Ponte Vecchio.

NYC Garbage Canal Reclaims Its Essence

GizModo VR

The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that one of the garbage barges helping clear the federal Superfund site in Brooklyn’s infamous Gowanus Canal of toxic waste has itself sunk. Read more.

Google open sources Tilt Brush VR software as it shuts down internal development

TechCrunch VR

As Facebook and Apple begin to fire up more projects in the AR/VR world, Google has spent the last year shutting down most of their existing projects in that space.

Update Your iPhone and iPad Right Now

GizModo VR

Do you have an iPhone or iPad? You should update your device right now to iOS 14.4. No, not later today or after lunch or whatever. Update now. Read more. tablet computers portable media players touchscreens ios mobile computers ipad 2 apple inc iphone ios 14 ipad ipod touch ios 12

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Sony Launches Xperia PRO 5G. for $2499

Anand Tech

Last year in February Sony had launched the Xperia 1 II , as well as teasing a sibling device called the Xperia PRO. This latter variant of the phone was meant to be a professional variant of the Xperia 1 II, in a more rugged form-factor, as well as integrating a HDMI input port.

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Error 404: The Internet Broke

GizModo VR

A strange outage is impacting internet users in the Northeast U.S. It’s not entirely clear what is going on, but it sure is annoying. Read more.

Pistol Whip’s Epic 2089 Campaign Mode Blasts Onto PSVR Today

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Pistol Whip on PSVR is getting a free update today to bring over the free, new campaign mode, 2089, that debuted on PC and Quest last month.

Reddit’s Anarchic Investors to Hedge Funds: ‘I Hope They Suffer’

GizModo VR

We’re now three trading days into some frothy drama between Reddit and Wall Street over the rocketing price of GameStop stocks.


Plex Arcade brings classic Atari console titles to your TV for $5 per month

Digital Trends

Plex, the company best known for its media server software, is launching a $5 per month gaming service aimed at fans of retro Atari titles like Centipede. Gaming Home Theater News arcade Atari classic video games gaming subscriptions Plex Plex Arcade streaming services

Marvel Wants You to Choose the Next (Third-String) Member of the X-Men!

GizModo VR

Following in the footsteps of DC Comics’ fateful decision to let readers decide the fate of Jason Todd—footsteps last 33 years, right?—Marvel Marvel has given its X-fans the power to determine the final mutant member of the first X-Men team of the post- House of X “Krakoan Age”! The choices, however.

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Skydance Hiring For ‘Next Generation Of Games’ As TWD Turns 1

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How Apple's Spatial Audio Works—and How It's Different From True Surround Sound

GizModo VR

Smartphone audio is getting a little more advanced with two new features: Apple’s Spatial Audio for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, which was pushed out with iOS 14 , and Samsung’s 360 Audio feature, available on the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro , which works similarly to Spatial Audio but under a different name. Read more.

Gorn Oculus Quest Livestream: Wireless Bloodbath!

Upload VR

Gorn hits Oculus Quest later this week, but you can watch team Upload play it today in our Gorn Oculus Quest livestream at 8:30am PT/4:30pm GMT! Free Lives’ brilliantly bloody battle sim is finally making the jump to standalone VR.

Joe Biden Is Throwing the Weight of the Government Behind Electric Vehicles

GizModo VR

President Joe Biden is using one of the most powerful tools at his disposal to speed up the electric vehicle transition: the purchasing power of the federal government.

What is Incognito Mode?

Digital Trends

What does Incognito Mode do? The famous browsing mode removes your web history, but also has its limitations. Computing Google Chrome Incognito Mode privacy Tier 4 Web Browsers what is

North Korean Hackers Successfully Phished Cyber Researchers Using a Fake Blog

GizModo VR

A recent phishing campaign by North Korean nation-state hackers successfully duped a number of security professionals who were involved in vulnerability research and development, according to a new report from Google’s Threat Analysis Group. Read more.

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AMD Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: Analyst Q&A Transcript

Anand Tech

At the end of every financial call, invited financial analysts have an opportunity to probe the key members of the company on the numbers, as well as future products. We just had AMD’s Q4 2020 Financial call, covering all of Q4 developments as well as 2020 as a whole.