Thu.May 13, 2021

This AR Book Lets You Summon Demons With Your Voice


Use the Book of Asmodeus and your smartphone to defeat the 12 demons and bring your deepest desires to life. You’ve stumbled across a mysterious leather-bound book tucked away in the darkest corner of your home’s attic.

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Sony Pictures’ Jake Zim talks about the new Zombieland VR game and how to turn existing IP into amazing VR content

The Ghost Howls

I had the great pleasure to interview SVP of VR at Sony Pictures Jake Zim on his experience with developing, producing, and launching VR games inspired by Sony Pictures’ movies Spider-Man , Jumanji , Groundhog Day , and most recently, Zombieland.

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VR Shooter ‘Zero Caliber: Reloaded’ Now Available On Quest


The standalone port of XReal’s 2018 cooperative military shooter is now available on standalone headsets.

Intel Researchers Give ‘GTA V’ Photorealistic Graphics, Similar Techniques Could Do the Same for VR

Road to VR

Researchers from Intel’s Intelligent Systems Lab have revealed a new method for enhancing computer-generated imagery with photorealistic graphics.

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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.

Yaw2 Ushers in the Next Generation of Virtual Reality Gaming


Yaw VR is taking virtual reality gaming to a whole new level with its next-generation motion simulator—Yaw2. It’s the company’s most compact and affordable VR motion simulator. Also, it has the highest motion range by far.

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5 Ways AR Enhances Spectator Sports

AR Insider

AR Will Enhance Sports Experiences this Summer. by Bas Gezelle. T his summer is full of major sporting events such as the Olympics and the European Football Championship. This coincides with the growing traction and adoption around augmented reality. How will these two worlds come together?

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Drum-based Rhythm Game ‘Smash Drums’ to Release on Quest Next Month

Road to VR

Smash Drums is a drum-based rhythm game that’s officially coming to Oculus Quest on June 17th, 2021. Created by indie studio PotamWorks, Smash Drums will launch on App Lab with 21 indie songs, which can be played in 360-degrees in seven different destructible environments.

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Reality Bytes: TikTok, YouTube & Roku

AR Insider

W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

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VR Hero Shooter ‘Larcenauts’ Gameplay Reveal Shows Off Characters & Clean Art Direction

Road to VR

Larcenauts , the upcoming VR hero shooter from developer Impulse Gear, was revealed just last week, and today we’re getting our first look at the title’s gameplay.

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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.

Bionik Plans Mantis VR Headphones For Quest 2 With Adaptors This Summer

Upload VR

Bionik is planning to release the Mantis VR headphones for Oculus Quest 2 this summer. Mantis VR is a set of detachable over-the-ear headphones designed to fit most VR headsets, with the latest update to the accessory planned for release this summer online and in some physical stores.

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Google Pixel 6 leak shows a radically different design and a third camera

Digital Trends

The Google Pixel 6 may mark an all-new design for the Pixel series. Leaker Jon Prosser has published renders of what he claims are the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Android Mobile Google Google Pixel 6

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Larcenauts Gameplay Reveal – 9 Minutes Of Footage Right Here

Upload VR

Okay enough talk, it’s time to finally reveal the first Larcenauts gameplay, right here on Upload Access! Nearly nine minutes of footage is below, showcasing the Relay map we revealed a little earlier this week.

Slim new G Steel is the ideal introduction to the G-Shock’s unbreakable watches

Digital Trends

Consider G-Shock's G Steel watches too big and heavy? The new slim and light GST-B400 will change all that, so we tried it and its Bluetooth connection out. Mobile Wearables Casio g steel G-shock GST-B400

Population: One Season 2 – Here’s What’s New (And A Coupon!)

Upload VR

Population: One Season 2 is out today and brings with it a huge number of additions and changes. Named The Frontier, this season introduces a new area of the map, a larger player count, more options for play and new weapons and items. Let’s dive into what’s new.

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Watch this incredible drone fly-through of Man City’s Etihad Stadium

Digital Trends

Recently crowned Premier League champion Manchester City has just posted some incredible footage of a drone zipping through its soccer stadium. News drone FPV drone man city


This Upcoming VR Shooter Mixes Bits Of Lone Echo And Gorilla Tag

Upload VR

A duo of developers working on their weekends and evenings building a co-operative shooter game over the last few years took me through a demo to show off some interesting locomotion ideas and gameplay mechanics.

Windows 10X is probably dead, and Microsoft is better off without it

Digital Trends

In killing off Windows 10X, Microsoft might have just saved itself from a lot of trouble by not having to worry about app support and putting Windows 10 first. Computing Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Windows 10X

Blueplanet VR Brings Volumetric Capture Environments To Quest Soon

Upload VR

No, Blueplanet VR Explore isn’t a virtual version of the memorable David Attenborough-narrated nature series. But it does look like it could be something special unto itself.

Pre-orders for the modular Framework Laptop start at $999 — screwdriver included

Digital Trends

The first fully customizable notebook is now up for limited pre-order. The Framework Laptop lets you upgrade and replace most parts, even the motherboard. Computing News Framework Laptop modular laptop


Cook Up A Storm In Clash Of Chefs VR, Coming To Quest And PC VR This Summer

Upload VR

Get your chefs hats on, because another cooking game is coming to Oculus Quest and PC VR. Clash of Chefs VR will see you prepare food from a bunch of different cuisines with increasingly complicated recipes in virtual kitchens around the world.

Spatial Collaboration Platform Adds WebXR And Translation Features

Charlie Fink

Spatial vaults ahead of competitors with new web XR feature. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business Media /media technology

Meters headphones hands-on review: Analog style with a digital twist

Digital Trends

Skeptics might be surprised to learn they're much more than a gimmick. Home Theater hands-on review Meters Music OV-1-B noise-canceling headphones wireless headphones


Zero Caliber: Reloaded Review – Fantastic Gunplay Held Back By Design Issues

Upload VR

Is this latest Oculus Quest FPS worth a look? Find out in our Zero Caliber: Reloaded review! It might not exactly be the most wholesome game, but Zero Caliber: Reloaded still has its heart in the right place.

SteelSeries Rival 5 review: A feature-rich gaming mouse without the high cost

Digital Trends

SteelSeries new Rival 5 is an impressive all-in-one gaming mouse with a few quirks and an attractive price. Computing Gaming Gaming Mouse SteelSeries SteelSeries Rival 5

Get Ready for In-Car Ads

GizModo VR

Because being bombarded with roadside signage while taking a leisurely Sunday drive isn’t enough, Ford has patented a new system that uses a vehicle’s cameras to detect billboards and then pull them up on a car’s infotainment display as inescapable in-vehicle advertisements. Read more.

NASA’s Perseverance rover gets up close and personal with Martian surface

Digital Trends

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, which reached the red planet in February, has sent back some incredibly detailed imagery showing the Martian surface up close. News Mars mars rover NASA Perseverance space


AMD and GlobalFoundries Update Wafer Supply Agreement: Orders Through 2024, Now Non-Exclusive

Anand Tech

In a brief Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K filing, AMD this afternoon has revealed that it has once again amended its wafer supply agreement with US fab (and AMD fab spin-off) GlobalFoundries.

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Amazon Echo Buds 2 review: Better buds for Alexa fans

Digital Trends

Some features are works in progress, but the new Buds are a nice upgrade. Home Theater Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo Buds noise canceling true wireless earbuds true wireless earbuds

Gadgeteer Launches May 25 For PSVR

Upload VR

Metanaut announced that Gadgeteer will release May 25 for PSVR. Gadgeteer is already available for PC VR and Oculus Quest and was still in Early Access up until August last year. It was revealed last December that Gadgeteer would be coming to PSVR in Q1 2021.