Mon.Jul 19, 2021

Oculus Quest 128GB Headset Supposedly In The Works

VRScout

A new listing indicates that Facebook could be replacing its 64GB device in favor of a base model with more storage. This past December, we talked about the pros and cons of the 64GB and 256GB Oculus Quest headsets and which one to buy depending on your wants and needs as a user.

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The XR Week Peek: Facebook abandons BCIs, VR grows fast, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s a nice summer day here in Italy, and I hope things for all of you are going well. I feel a bit weird because I’ve discovered yesterday that I’m the subject of nightmares for Celine Tricart , a well-renowned VR creator.

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‘Fruit Ninja VR 2’ Available For Early Playtesting

VRScout

Go hands-on with the highly-anticipated follow-up to Halfbrick Studios’ VR hack-and-slash game before its launch later this year.

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Report: Oculus Quest 2 with 128GB Storage May Soon Replace 64GB Base Model

Road to VR

Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 headset launched in October 2020 in two flavors: 64GB and 256GB. Now images have surfaced via French online retailers LDLC and its subsidiary Top Achat suggesting the existence of an upcoming 128GB version of Quest 2.

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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.

USA Today Showcases New Summer Olympics Sports with Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

After a postponement of the Summer Olympics for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo is set to host the games this summer, despite a surge in cases in the city.

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Data Dive: How Much Does AR Influence Shopping?

AR Insider

A R’s role in marketing and commerce continues to ratchet up as brands see that it’s working. This plays out through performance and ROI in ad campaigns, as well as signals that AR is gaining traction among consumers as a shopping utility. We call this Camera Commerce.

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‘YUKI’ Review – a Nostalgic Shot of VR Bullet Hell Madness

Road to VR

Much like the ‘Xortex’ mini-game in Valve’s The Lab, ARVORE’s latest roguelike shooter YUKI taps into a veritable reservoir of nostalgia as you guide a pint-size action figure by hand through a seemingly impenetrable miasma of laser particles and moving obstacles.

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Spatial Beats: Facebook, Rec Room & Looking Glass

AR Insider

W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week, we look at Looking Glass’ latest hardware, New avatars at Rec Room and lots of new funding. Let’s dive in… Genvid Raises $113M to Build Out Massive Interactive Live Games , Taps Ex-Netflix Content Exec Cindy Holland as Adviser.

Is Facebook Upping Quest 2 Base Model Storage To 128GB?

Upload VR

Facebook may soon increase the Oculus Quest 2 base model storage from 64GB to 128GB. At the time of this writing two models of Quest 2 are sold: 64 GB ($299) and 256 GB ($399). The original Oculus Quest was available in 64 GB & 128 GB.

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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.

PhotoCatch: 3D Scanning App That Converts Photos to AR Objects

ARPost

Are you looking for the right way to visualize an object in a specific environment? Until now, you had to imagine how it fits by looking at separate photos.

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Microsoft Edge to stop auto-playing videos by default

Digital Trends

One of the pains of the internet is videos that autoplay on your webpage and Microsoft Edge version 92 will finally fix it by limiting it by default. Computing News edge browser Microsoft Microsoft Edge Web Browsers Windows Windows 10

Dyschronia Is The New VR Visual Novel From Altdeus, Tokyo Chronos Dev

Upload VR

Altdeus and Tokyo Chronos developer MyDearest today revealed its next VR visual novel in Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate. A teaser trailer for the game just dropped on the developer’s YouTube channel, which you can see below.

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This awesome Xbox gaming feature is coming to both Windows 11 and Windows 10

Digital Trends

DirectStorage was originally announced as an exclusive feature for Windows 11. A recent blog post says that it's coming to Windows 10 machines, too. Computing News Microsoft PC Gaming Windows 10 xbox

Red Tide Has Killed at Least 791 Tons of Fish in Florida

GizModo VR

Florida is fighting through an early and serious algae scourge. More than 790 tons of dead fish have washed up on beaches in Florida over the past few weeks as a red tide grips the Tampa area. Read more.

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Uber’s grocery delivery service expands to more than 400 cities and towns

Digital Trends

Uber has announced it's more than doubled the reach of its grocery delivery service, which now reaches more than 400 cities and towns across the U.S. News Web grocery delivery Online Shopping Uber uber eats

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The Telecoms Industry Spends $230K a Day To Make Sure Your Broadband Sucks

GizModo VR

If broadband in the United States sucks , you can thank the telecoms industry, which is apparently so obsessed with maintaining our current crappy internet infrastructure that it spent a combined total of $234 million lobbying against faster, cheaper competitors during the 116th Congress. Read more.

Klipsch’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar brings 1,200 watts of power

Digital Trends

Klipsch may be a relative latecomer to the Dolby Atmos soundbar club, but it appears to be making up for lost time with two very potent new models. Home Theater Dolby Atmos soundbars Klipsch Klipsch Cinema 1200 Klipsch Cinema 800 soundbars

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Sariento Dev Releases Trailer For Upcoming VR Game Hellsweeper

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The developers behind Sairento shared new footage of their upcoming VR game Hellsweeper, set for a Q3 2022 release. We got a first look at the game last month with a short teaser. Now, we’ve got a meaty trailer, embedded below.

Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Digital Trends

Instagram is reportedly developing an iPhone widget that would make it a lot easier to switch between multiple accounts. Apple Mobile News Social Media Instagram iOS iPhone widget

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Ready Player Golf VR Tournament on Oculus Quest to Benefit XRSI

VR Fitness

Ready Player Golf is hosting a charity event that will take place in the Oculus Quest game Topgolf with Pro Putt. Tickets for the VR golf tournament are $100 each (tax deductible) and proceeds benefit XR Safety Initiative. Registration is open now for the September 24-25 event.

Ikea Symfonisk Picture Frame review: The art of noise

Digital Trends

A clever attempt to hide a speaker by disguising it as art that hangs on a wall. But does the experiment work? Home Theater Ikea Sonos symfonisk Symfonisk Picture Frame Speaker

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Peloton Is Getting Into Gaming

GizModo VR

Peloton’s been busy these past few months, releasing new features at a steady clip. The latest? A fitness video game beta called Lanebreak that marks the company’s first foray into gaming. Read more.

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The next iPhone could have an always-on display like rival Android flagships

Digital Trends

A new report claims that Apple plans to put an Always-On Display on its iPhone 13, similar to the Apple Watch and Android flagships from Samsung and Google. Apple Mobile News Always On Display Apple iPhone 13 iphone 13 iphone news

Updates From The Batman and The Flash Are, Somehow, Still Both About Batman

GizModo VR

Another new director steps in for Disney+’s Willow television show. The John Wick spinoff series, The Continental , adds a director and reveals its own structure. Plus, another new look at the Chucky TV series , and what’s to come on Charmed and Legends of Tomorrow. To me, my spoilers! Read more.

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Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Charge both get massive discounts at Best Buy

Digital Trends

The Fitbit Charge 4 gives you unprecedented fitness monitoring with GPS, while the Fitbit Sense adds monitoring tech like ECG to your health overview. Deals Health & Fitness Mobile Best Buy 2021 Fitbit Charge 4 Fitbit deals Fitbit Sense health and fitness health and fitness deals

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The Bootleg Fire Grows to the Size of Los Angeles as Government Warns of 'National Wildfire Crisis'

GizModo VR

The West’s nightmare summer continues to grow worse. The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon is the largest in the U.S. and has now overrun more than 300,000 acres.

The best ad blocking apps for Android in 2021

Digital Trends

If pop-up ads, banner ads, and flashy text all intrude on the web or video you're viewing on your Android device, get an ad-blocker. Here are the best. Android Buying Guides Mobile ad blockers

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Just Cancel the Damn Olympics Already

GizModo VR

Add “extreme heat” to the growing list of plagues facing this year’s Summer Olympics, an event I’m starting to suspect I would very much not enjoy participating in, even if they asked nicely. Read more.

Sony true wireless earbuds deal slashes the price in half today

Digital Trends

These true wrireless earbuds not only have great sound and top-tier bass, but their battery life extends upwards of 18 hours. Deals Home Theater Best Buy 2021 headphone deals Home Theater Deals Sony headphone deals Sony WF-XB700 true wireless earbuds

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