Tue.Jul 20, 2021

Snapchat Says AR Is Becoming Part of the Shopping Norm

VRScout

A 2021 report from Snap Inc. details how AR technology will soon be a major part of your shopping experience.

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How to record 360 videos of your VR experiences

The Ghost Howls

We all like to shoot videos and screenshots of the VR experiences we play : sometimes to me it is a necessity because I need content to insert inside my articles for my blog, but in general, we all love to save some great moments we had in VR, in the same way we feel the need to take a picture when something interesting is happening in real life.

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‘Lone Echo II’ Coming to Oculus PC in August, Original ‘Lone Echo’ Discounted to $10

Road to VR

The long-awaited sequel to Ready At Dawn’s space adventure Lone Echo (2017) is nearly here. Lone Echo II is now set to arrive on August 24th, likely making it one of the last PC-only games funded by Facebook to arrive on the Oculus Store.

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‘Lone Echo II’ Release Date & Price Announced

VRScout

Join Captain Olivia Rhodes and her robot sidekick Jack on yet another VR sci-fi adventure set in deep space. After numerous delays, developer Ready at Dawn has announced a final release date for its highly-anticipated VR sci-fi adventure game, Lone Echo II.

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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.

The Number of VR Users on Steam Dropped Sharply Last Month, But Valve Isn’t Saying Why

Road to VR

Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware & Software Survey, which we’ve been carefully tracking for years now, has been a useful way to gauge how many VR headsets are being used on the platform each month.

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Inside VR Design: The Interface of ‘Electronauts’

Road to VR

Inside VR Design is a pilot for what could become an ongoing series examining specific examples of great VR design. Today we’re looking at the interface of Electronauts to find out what makes it so excellently usable.

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Lone Echo II Launches August 24 On Rift, Playable On Quest Via Link

Upload VR

The last announced Oculus Rift exclusive title, Lone Echo II, will launch on August 24 for $39.99 and it will be playable on Quest from a VR-ready PC via Oculus Link or Air Link.

‘Fracked’ Releases Exclusively on PSVR August 20th, Free Demo Now Available

Road to VR

Fracked, the upcoming shooter from Phantom: Covert Ops (2020) developer nDreams, is officially set to release on August 20th, arriving exclusively on PSVR. Can’t wait to strap on those skis and jump in? Well, there’s a free demo is now available on the PlayStation Store.

How kids and seniors prompted Qualcomm to heavily invest in wearables

Digital Trends

Google and Samsung aren't the only ones wanting to change wearables for the better. Qualcomm has opened a forum to drive innovation and plans a new Wear chip. Android Features Mobile Wearables qualcomm Snapdragon Wear Wearable Ecosystem Accelerator program

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.

Preview: ‘Fracked’ is Shaping Up With a Great Art Style and Chunky, Satisfying Combat

Road to VR

Fracked , the upcoming PSVR exclusive from developer nDreams, is now due to launch next month , and today we got our first hands-on time with the game thanks to a new demo that’s available today.

Case Study: Medtronic Lessens Training Costs with AR

AR Insider

T hough we spend ample time examining consumer-based AR endpoints, greater near-term impact is seen today in the enterprise. This takes many forms including camera commerce and collaboration. But the greatest area of enterprise AR impact today is in industrial settings.

Hundreds camped at Best Buy stores for restocked RTX 30-series graphics cards

Digital Trends

Several models of Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-Series cards went on sale in select Best Buy stores this Tuesday. The cards sold out immediately in most locations. Computing News Best Buy graphics cards Nvidia nvidia geforce rtx 30-series rtx 30-series

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How to Create a Group Launch on Oculus App

ARPost

Many VR enthusiasts enjoy the social aspect of games , but find it tedious or frustrating to create a lobby or social area and then invite each of the friends they want to join them.

Elon Musk: Tesla Will Open up Superchargers to Other EVs

Digital Trends

Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week confirmed that the automaker will start to open up its network of Superchargers to other vehicles 'later this year.'. Cars News electric cars Elon Musk Evs supercharger supercharging Tesla

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Space Explorers Episode Two Streaming For Free Until July 23 On Quest

Upload VR

The second episode of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is available to stream for free in Oculus Venues on Quest , starting today and running until July 23.

NASA marks 20 years of ISS spacewalks, but not all have been smooth sailing

Digital Trends

NASA is marking 20 years since one of its astronauts emerged for the first time from the International Space Station’s Quest airlock into the cold void of space. News Eva ISS NASA space Space Station spacewalk

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Watch: 20 Minutes Of Fracked Gameplay Showing Move Locomotion And More

Upload VR

Wondering how PSVR exclusive Fracked actually plays? Our demo gameplay gives you some idea. Fracked aims to be a fast-paced experience that users can play from the comfort of their own chair. How is nDreams able to pull off that sense of speed with that setup?

What is Google TV? Here’s everything you need to know

Digital Trends

Google TV's streaming platform is the latest update to Android TV, and TV manufacturers will begin to roll out the platform soon. Here's what you need to know. Android Home Theater apple tv chromecast Google TV Roku Smart TV

Jeff Bezos: 'We Need to Move All Polluting Industry Into Space'

GizModo VR

Noted cowboy cosplay enthusiast Jeff Bezos visited the edge of space on Tuesday. Read more. jeff bezos bezos economy of the united states environment amazon echo ford bronco industry economics businesspeople ford

Premiere Pro arrives on M1 Macs, now saves your work 168% faster

Digital Trends

Adobe’s Premiere Pro app now runs natively on Apple’s M1 Macs. The wait has been worth it, with speed improvements across the board compared to Intel Macs. Apple Computing News adobe Apple Silicon m1 Macs Premiere Pro

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This Butterfly May Have Been the First Insect Driven Extinct by U.S. Urbanization

GizModo VR

Scientists say they’ve confirmed a decades-old suspicion about the loss of the Xerces blue butterfly in the U.S by the 1940s.

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Sony’s HT-A9 promises fully immersive Dolby Atmos from four wireless speakers

Digital Trends

Sony is taking a new approach to home theater sound with its four-speaker HT-A9 system, while the HT-A700 provides a more traditional soundbar design. Home Theater News A7000 dolby atmos HT-A9 Sony soundbars

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Whoa! Keanus Abound in This Excellent Art Piece

GizModo VR

Keanu Reeves has made a lot of movies. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, and some of them are very good or very bad. But all of them share one thing that makes them watchable: Keanu himself. He’s the best. Read more.

Apple Watch 6, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 get major price cut at Amazon

Digital Trends

The Apple Watch 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 are getting major price cuts today at Amazon, and if you want a new smartwatch you need to see these deals. Deals Mobile Amazon 2021 Apple Watch 6 mobile deals Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch deals smartwatches wearable deals wearables

Sniper Elite VR Update Supports Gun Stocks And HP Reverb G2

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Sniper Elite VR developers issued an update with a long list of improvements for PC VR and PlayStation VR. Among the changes is official support for the HP Reverb G2 and the support of gun stocks in “Beta standard” which you can enable in the options screen.

Tetris Beat is a live service rhythm game coming to Apple Arcade

Digital Trends

Tetris Beat, a mash-up of the rhythm game genre and classic Tetris action, is coming soon to Apple Arcade. Gaming News Apple Apple Arcade iPhone mobile gaming Tetris Tetris Beat

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Fracked Launches In August, Free Demo Available Now

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nDreams’ PSVR exclusive, Fracked, will launch on August 20. But you can try the game today. The developer is today releasing a free demo for the game with roughly 30 minutes of gameplay.

Steam Deck is much more powerful than we thought, per spec correction

Digital Trends

Valve has changed the website for the Steam Deck to properly display the hardware specs for its upcoming console. Gaming News steam deck Steam Deck specs tech specs Valve

G.I. Joe's Real-Life Connection Between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow

GizModo VR

In the mythology of G.I. Joe , the link between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow is dense and complex. The two fought together, trained together, and became as close as brothers—only to eventually turn into bitter rivals. That relationship carries over not just into the new movie, Snake Eyes: G.I.