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VR Technology Could One Day Be Powered By Your Sweat

VRScout

Generate electricity while interacting with your favorite games and apps.

The XR Week Peek (2021.07.26): Facebook aims at the Metaverse, Quest 2 goes MR, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m incredibly happy about having been hosted by Sebastian Ang (MRTV), one of my favorite VR content creators, in his weekly podcast on Youtube! We spoke about AR and VR for 2 hours and we were having so much fun that we could have gone on for other 2 hours without problems!

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Immersive Tech Brings The Tokyo Olympics To Life At Home

VRScout

From volumetric video to AI-powered motion capture , here’s how immersive tech is changing the most historic sporting event on the planet.

Rezzil Secures $2.75M Investment for Oculus Quest Sports Training App ‘Player 22’

Road to VR

Rezzil, a UK-based VR sports training and analytics startup, announced that its secured an investment round of over £2 million (~$2.75 million), which will be used to promote its new consumer-focused sports training platform, Player 22.

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.

What You Need to Know About Virtual Reality Chairs

ARPost

The addition of virtual reality chairs to the world of gaming is bringing novel experiences to players all around the globe. Along with premium visuals, sounds, and even scents, VR chairs are taking video games to a whole new level. But what exactly are VR chairs? And how do they work?

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Stride Sprints Onto The Oculus Quest Store This August

Upload VR

Mirror’s Edge-inspired free-running game Stride is coming to the Oculus Quest store in August. The game from Joy Way was accepted onto the Oculus Quest store by Facebook earlier this year and now the developers say it’ll officially release there on August 5.

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Spatial Beats: Facebook, Snap & Epic Games

AR Insider

W elcome back to Spatial Beats. Click your heels together and say metaverse three times. The chasm between concept and reality here is huge, yet it’s the word on everyone’s lips. Mark Zuckerberg said it out loud.

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TCL’s 8K 6-Series mini-LED TVs are shockingly affordable

Digital Trends

TCL's first 8K mini-LED TVs are here in both 65- and 75-inch sizes and they're way more affordable than similarly-sized 8K models from both LG and Samsung. Home Theater Mini-LED QLED TV TCL TCL 8K 6-Series

Oculus Move VR workout system might sync with Apple Health

Slashgear

Apple’s mobile ecosystem has been marked by two main pillars in the past few years.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

HMD Global Nokia XR20 hands-on: Tough, built to last, yet still pretty

Digital Trends

HMD Global's Nokia XR20 is a rugged phone with a pretty face, and a whole lot of tech and features that will make it last for years. We've tried it out. Android Mobile hands-on review HMD Global Nokia Nokia XR20

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Zombie Shooter After The Fall Delayed Until Later This Year

Upload VR

Zombie shooter After The Fall from Vertigo Games won’t be releasing this summer. The game with up to four players in co-operative mode will release “later this year” on PSVR, Quest 2, and PC VR, according to a tweet from Vertigo Games.

World of Warcraft development paused amid Activision-Blizzard harassment lawsuit

Digital Trends

A senior World of Warcraft designer says development on the game is paused in light of Activision-Blizzard's harassment case. Gaming News Activision Blizzard blizzard World of Warcraft

The Future and Scope of AR in Everyday Life

AffinityVr

Every day, millions of people send pictures with Instagram and Snapchat filters to their friends, or catch a Pokémon on their screen as they walk down the street – casually using augmented reality in their lives.

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.

MediaTek’s new Kompanio 1300T chip puts 5G on tablets, not phones

Digital Trends

MediaTek's new Kompanio 1300T processor is designed for Android tablets, and will add 5G connectivity to models introduced later this year. Android Mobile Kompanio 1300T mediatek Tablets

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Amazon to Accept Bitcoin by End of 2021 and Develop Own Currency by 2022: Report

GizModo VR

Amazon has plans to accept the cryptocurrency bitcoin by the end of 2021, according to an anonymously sourced report in the London newspaper City A.M.

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion in plea for moon mission role

Digital Trends

Jeff Bezos has offered serious financial assistance to NASA in a bid to get his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, involved in the upcoming lunar missions. News Artemis blue origin Moon NASA space

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Intel's Process Roadmap to 2025: with 4nm, 3nm, 20A and 18A?!

Anand Tech

In today’s Intel Accelerated event, the company is driving a stake into the ground regarding where it wants to be by 2025.

The larger, more powerful Apple Silicon iMac may not launch until 2022

Digital Trends

According to well-known leaker Dylan, the larger redesigned Silicon iMac may not launch until 2022. Apple Computing News Apple iMac Apple MacBook Pro Apple Silicon M1X M2X

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QR Menu Codes Are Everywhere—and Tracking You More Than You Think

GizModo VR

If you’ve returned to the restaurants and bars that have reopened in your neighborhood lately, you might have noticed a new addition to the post-quarantine decor: QR codes. Everywhere. And as they’ve become more ubiquitous on the dining scene, so has the quiet tracking and targeting that they do.

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Best cheap Microsoft Surface Laptop deals for July 2021

Digital Trends

We tracked the deals to make it easier for you to find the best Microsoft Surface Laptop deals available today. Computing Deals best cheap Microsoft Surface deals commerce 2021 Microsoft 2021 microsoft surface deals Microsoft Surface sales

Update Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Right Now

GizModo VR

If you own an iPad, iPhone, or a Mac, you should definitely go update your device right now. Because there are brand new patches out and you don’t want to get hacked. Read more.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 is adding an S Pen, replacing this year’s Galaxy Note

Digital Trends

Samsung's August 11 event just got interesting. The company confirmed its next foldables will have an optional S Pen, replacing the Galaxy Note line this year. Android Mobile News Samsung Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2021 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Everything You'll Lose From Windows 10 When You Upgrade to Windows 11

GizModo VR

Windows 11 is on the way, and it’s going to bring with it a new look, new colors , and new features when it becomes available later in the year. But not everything that’s currently in Windows 10 is going to survive the upgrade. Read more.

The best Chrome VPN extensions for 2021

Digital Trends

There are a lot of VPNs on the Chrome web store and finding the best Chrome VPN extensions can be hard, so we've highlighted the best five for you. Computing Best Chrome VPN Extensions Chrome Extensions chrome store Google Chrome VPN VPN extensions

Leaked Surface Duo 2 Pics Show a Less Elegant Design but Hint at an Improved Camera

GizModo VR

Last year’s Surface Duo was a bold attempt by Microsoft to spearhead a new type of mobile device, but like a lot of first-gen products, it didn’t quite hit the mark.

Intel to help rival Qualcomm build its Snapdragon processors

Digital Trends

If you can't beat them, join them. That's exactly what Intel is doing as it announced a partnership to help manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. Computing News foundry Intel qualcomm

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Bezos Says He’ll Spend $2 Billion on a Lunar Lander in Exchange for a NASA Contract

GizModo VR

Jeff Bezos—the world’s richest “astronaut” and sour grape—has written an open letter to NASA administrator Bill Nelson, saying Blue Origin will cover billions in NASA costs in exchange for a contract to build a lunar lander that will deliver astronauts to the Moon in 2024. Read more.

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How a super-heated tent helped this mountain biker to Olympic gold

Digital Trends

Brit mountain biker Tom Pidcock bagged a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, thanks in part to a super-heated tent he set up back home. News Outdoors mountain biking Olympics sport tokyo 2020

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