Fri.Oct 08, 2021

Hilarious New Mod Lets Developer Play VR In ‘Minecraft’

VRScout

You’ve heard of Minecraft in VR, yes, but what about VR in Minecraft ? With 140 million active players worldwide, Minecraft is easily one of the most popular video games of all time.

Ultra Configurable Sci-fi Flight Sim ‘Tinker Pilot’ Now Available in Alpha

Road to VR

Tinker Pilot has been in the works for a few years now, aiming to deliver a PC VR simulator experience that lets players build their own sci-fi cockpit and outfit it with 1:1 digital counterparts of things like HOTAS flight sticks, pedals, joysticks and more.

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XR Talks: Metaverse 101

AR Insider

The term metaverse continues to be a runaway train in gaming, media and XR worlds. Though it has legitimate principles and promise it’s been obscured through overuse in editorials and marketing materials. We attempt to cut through the clutter for concrete ideas in this week's XR Talks.

Facebook Offers up $10 Million to Draw Creators to ‘Horizon’

Road to VR

Horizon , Facebook’s social VR space built around user-generated content, was announced more than two years ago, but the company still isn’t quite ready to send it out the door.

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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.

Don’t Install Windows 11 Yet If You Use Oculus (Air) Link

Upload VR

Earlier this week I installed Windows 11 – but as a VR user I already regret it. It’s not that it’s a bad operating system. In fact, when it comes to using regular applications and games I already prefer it to Windows 10.

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This 32-rotor eVTOL aircraft is a one-seater that you build yourself

Digital Trends

TeTra recently performed a successful test flight of its electric VTOL aircraft aimed at personal users. The vehicle could go on sale as early as next year. News electric aircraft evtol flying taxis Tetra vtol

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Roguelite VR Shooter Outlier Headed To Oculus Quest

Upload VR

JoyWay’s latest project, a roguelite VR shooter named Outlier , is on its way to the Oculus Quest. The developer recently confirmed as much in an email to UploadVR. This will be a full release on the main Oculus Quest store, which you can expect to launch in 2022.

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The best fighting games for Xbox Series X

Digital Trends

Looking to get your hands -- or weapons -- dirty with a top-notch fighting game on the Xbox Series X? Here are the best titles to try for all kinds of players. Gaming best fighting games Xbox best Series X fighters Fighting games Series X fighting games Xbox Series X

New Arashi Update Aims To Fix PSVR Exclusive’s Biggest Issue

Upload VR

A huge new update for PSVR exclusive Arashi: Castles of Sin is now live and it takes aim at one of the game’s biggest issues, along with a host of other changes. Patch 1.4

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.

Massive 4K TVs get massive discounts at Best Buy today – save up to $300!

Digital Trends

It’s a great time of year to buy a new 4K TV or invest in an upgrade for your home theater; we’re seeing deals on giant screen 4K TVs from all the biggest retailers.

Exclusive: SideQuest Raises $3M To Help VR Developers Go Beyond Oculus Quest

Upload VR

SideQuest is leveling up from an initial $650K investment last year to a $3 million seed round as its founders look to build tools to aid VR developers.

The Switch OLED ships with ‘improved’ Joy-Con controllers, says Nintendo

Digital Trends

Nintendo has quietly been improving the analog sticks in its Joy-Con controllers for every Switch model. Gaming News Nintendo Nintendo Switch Switch OLED

After The Fall Devours Upload Access In October!

Upload VR

Grab a buddy or three, stock up on ammo and prepare to face the hordes – After The Fall is our Upload Access game for October! Vertigo Games’ follow-up to Arizona Sunshine has been a long time coming. Like, five years long.

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.

PCI Express 6.0 claimed to be four times faster than the current version

Digital Trends

While PCIe 5.0 has not yet been released, the next generation is already in the works -- and it is likely to offer speeds of up to 128GB/s. Computing News motherboard PCIe pcie 6.0 SSD upcoming release

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AMD Promises to Fix Two Bugs Causing Reduced CPU Performance in Windows 11

GizModo VR

For anyone with an AMD CPU thinking about upgrading to Windows 11, you may want to hold off just a bit longer until AMD can patch a couple of bugs that can cause performance drops of as much as 15%. Read more.

How Apple’s tight ecosystem of products can undermine its own security

Digital Trends

Apple is well-known for its tight security, yet its own ecosystem might be weakening its famed device defenses by making things a little too convenient. Apple Computing Mobile Apple Watch iPhone Mac Security

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A Notorious Spyware Firm Claims It Won't Help Hack UK Phones Anymore

GizModo VR

NSO Group, the notorious Israeli spyware vendor, will no longer allow its clients to hack citizens of the United Kingdom, sources close to the company told The Guardian this week.

The 20 most outrageous and fantastic James Bond gadgets of all time

Digital Trends

To celebrate the release of James Bond 25, No Time to Die, we've rounded up the 20 most wonderfully ridiculous Bond gadgets of all time from the franchise. Movies & TV Gadgets James Bond james bond 25 no time to die spectre

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16-Million-Year-Old Tardigrade Found Preserved in Amber

GizModo VR

Though it proved difficult to spot, scientists managed to find an itsy-bitsy tardigrade trapped inside a chunk of Dominican amber. The unprecedented discovery of an ancient tardigrade is shedding new light onto this remarkably durable group of microscopic animals. Read more.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy is coming to modern consoles, including Switch

Digital Trends

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy -- The Definitive Edition will come to modern consoles, including Switch, soon. Gaming News Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Grand Theft Auto Trilogy -- Definitive Edition Grant Theft Auto GTA Rockstar games

Chrome Attempts to Resurrect RSS With Its New Follow Feature Rolling Out on Android

GizModo VR

It has not been an easy time for Android users who prefer to read and consume instead of doing anything else.

Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive review: Plush enough to make Tesla owners jealous

Digital Trends

An enormous screen, nightclub lighting, and perks like massaging seats make Mercedes' flagship EQS electric sedan more luxurious than Tesla's Model S. Cars electric cars luxury cars Mercedes Benz Mercedes-Benz EQS

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Sorry, Your Old Apple Watch Charger Isn't Compatible With the Series 7’s Fast Charging System

GizModo VR

If you’ve got a few old Apple Watch chargers lying around and are thinking of getting in line for the new Series 7 —which is available for order starting today—you better mark them with a tag or something before you bring your new watch home. Read more.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s full soundtrack is an ’80s meme dream

Digital Trends

Motley Crue, Pat Benatar, and even Rick Astley made the cut for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game's list of tunes. Gaming News guardians of the galaxy Marvel Square Enix

It Looks Like Apple Is Hoping to Postpone Opening Up the App Store to Third-Party Payment Portals

GizModo VR

While Apple declared the outcome of its legal battle with Epic Games a “resounding victory,” it was not a complete one. The federal judge in the case ordered Apple to allow developers to link to third-party payment portals in the App Store by Dec.

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The Nintendo Switch doesn’t need a 4K upgrade

Digital Trends

The OLED Switch and rumors about 4K-capable development kits are prompting this question: Do we really need a 4K Switch? Gaming 4K Nintendo Nintendo Switch OLED Switch switch

Facebook and Instagram Are Down for Some Users, Again

GizModo VR

In what appears to be another major outage for Facebook, thousands of its users are reporting problems on Friday afternoon. This would be the second time in a week that the world’s biggest social network hasn’t been able to keep its s**t together. Read more.

Amazon is practically giving away the Apple Watch 6 this weekend

Digital Trends

Right now, you can get the Apple Watch Series 6 in a vibrant cherry red color for just $349.

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