Thu.Jul 29, 2021

The Secret Of Retropolis review: a noir adventure in VR

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday night I have tried The Secret Of Retropolis , a VR game inspired by LucasArts’s point and click adventures developed by indie studio Peanut Button. The studio is composed of three developers that say they have no money for marketing and need help promoting their game.

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One Of The Best VR Fitness Apps Just Got Better


Everyone’s fitness journey is unique. Supernatural’s latest update makes it easier to create your own personal workout plan.


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Varjo XR-3 Hands-on: Varjo’s Headsets Keep Getting Better, Even as They Get Cheaper

Road to VR

By now it can be said that Varjo is making the world’s most high-end VR headsets, and not just because they’re slapping on a hefty price-tag.

Report: Apple Health Possibly Coming To Oculus Quest


With the popularity of VR fitness on the rise, rumors swirl about a possible collaboration between the two companies. According to a new report by Bloomberg , Facebook may be working with fellow tech giant Apple to bring the Apple Health platform to Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets.

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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.

nDreams Opening Second VR Studio Focused on Live-service Games

Road to VR

nDreams, the studio behind Phantom: Covert Ops (2020) and the upcoming PSVR exclusive Fracked, announced today it’s opening a second VR development studio called nDreams Studio Orbital, which will focus on creating games as a service for VR.

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Utility, Control and Fun are the Keys to Branded AR

AR Insider

This is Why the Future of Augmented Reality is Interactive. The right combination of utility and fun can unlock branded AR. by Alejandra Rojas. B rand storytelling works… when done right. It makes users feel identified, and drives them to choose a brand above its competitors.

Intel’s incredible athlete-tracking A.I. is the ‘holy grail’ of training tech

Digital Trends

3DAT, Intel's athlete-tracking A.I., was built to boost the viewer experience at the Olympics, and it has huge potential as a training tool for elite athletes. Features ai better stronger faster machine vision tokyo olympics

Reality Bytes: Pinterest, Facebook & Epic Games

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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Fracked Developer nDreams Opens Second Studio For Live VR Games

Upload VR

Fracked and Phantom: Covert Ops developer nDreams is opening a second VR studio dedicated to making “live games for VR.” ” The new studio, named nDreams Orbital, is set to operate remotely (the original nDreams team is based in Farnborough, UK), and will be lead by Chris White.

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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.

World’s most powerful tidal turbine begins generating electricity

Digital Trends

A massive tidal turbine that its maker says is the largest in the world has started generating power, converting energy from ocean currents into electricity. News Green Energy marine power tidal turbine


Steam Deck Can Be Used With Oculus Quest, Gabe Newell Confirms

Upload VR

You can pair Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld console with an Oculus Quest, Gabe Newell has confirmed.

The AMD RX 6600 XT is 15% faster than the RTX 3060, but there’s a catch

Digital Trends

AMD announced the RX 6600 XT GPU, which is targeting 1080p gamers with high refresh rate displays. It supports ray tracing features, too, as well as FSR. Computing News AMD amd radeon rx 6600 xt graphics card PC Gaming

Microsoft Flight Sim’s Performance Patch Works, But VR Still Struggles

Upload VR

Good news! There’s a slightly better chance you can now play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR with your current PC specs. Asobo’s celebrated sim this week got an update with a ton of optimizations on PC, made possible thanks to the just-released Xbox port of the game.

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.

Nothing Ear 1 Review: Everything you could want, for just $99

Digital Trends

The Nothing Ear 1’s are an exciting product, but are also way more than just a new pair of true wireless earbuds. Nothing is the new company from , but it’s is not specifically an audio company.


Here Are the 5 Major Regions Literally on Fire Right Now

GizModo VR

Geologists have debated whether to call this era the anthropocene , a geological period where humans are the dominant force reshaping the planet rather than natural processes. Read more.

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Watch highlights of Rocket Lab’s spectacular night launch

Digital Trends

Check out the highlights of Rocket Lab's successful rocket launch from New Zealand on Thursday that delivered a U.S. military satellite to orbit. News rocket lab rocket launch Rockets space

Step Inside the Wondrous World That's Inspiring Hayao Miyazaki's Final Film

GizModo VR

Genzabur? Yoshino’s How Do You Live? has become a classic in Japan since it was first published over 80 years ago, but until now it’s never seen an English translation.

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Walmart just released a ton of amazing drone deals

Digital Trends

Walmart is going crazy slashing prices on drones today, so if you're interested you might want to get in there and take a look! Deals Emerging Tech Contixo Drones drone deals emerging tech Emerging Tech Deals walmart 2021


Gorilla Tag: High Intensity Fitness, Fun & Esports

VR Fitness

Reject humanity. Embrace your inner ape. Become gorilla. The mottos of Another Axiom’s Gorilla Tag , an immersive VR game created by Kerestell “Lemming” Smith, remind us that sometimes people just want to “be a little monke.”. The game itself is relatively basic.

Huawei’s P50 Pro launches with 200x camera zoom, but leaves out 5G

Digital Trends

Huawei has announced the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro smartphones. The P50 Pro comes with an impressive camera and an unusual design, but unusually, no 5G. Android Mobile Huawei Huawei P50 Huawei P50 Pro


Intel Launches Xeon W-3300: Ice Lake for Workstations, up to 38 Cores

Anand Tech

With the launch earlier this year of Intel’s Ice Lake Xeon Scalable platform, the first Intel enterprise platform based on 10nm, we were always wondering to what extent this silicon would penetrate other markets.


Common Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra problems and how to fix them

Digital Trends

Having issues? Fear not, for we run through some common Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra problems and outline everything you can try to resolve them. Android How-To Mobile common problems Note 20 Note 20 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

‘It’s a Miracle That We Are Still Alive’: Inside Sardinia’s Terrifying Firestorm

GizModo VR

What had been a rich Mediterranean landscape of maquis, ancient olive trees, and ruby vineyards is now a charred skeletal tangle clinging to hills above the pristine Sardinian sea. Read more.


Why this insane Surface Pro deal at Best Buy is perfect for back-to-school

Digital Trends

Save a huge $260 on this fantastic Microsoft Surface Pro 7 just in time for heading back to school. Computing Deals Best Buy 2021 commerce 2021 computing deals deal Deal-ED Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 deals

Hyenas Left a Massive Pile of Bones in a Saudi Arabian Lava Tube

GizModo VR

Scientists investigating a dried-up lava tube in northwestern Saudi Arabia were stunned to find a huge assemblage of bones belonging to horses, asses, and even humans.

Dell XPS laptops, desktops both get huge discounts today

Digital Trends

Dell is offering discounts for shoppers looking to buy a laptop or desktop PC, with the Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS Desktop each available with a $150 price cut. Computing Deals computing deals Dell 2021 Dell Q2 Dell XPS 13 Dell XPS Deals Dell XPS Desktop


This Week In XR: You Say Potato, I Say Metaverse

Charlie Fink

Mark Zuckerberg defines the Metaverse on earnings call. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business Media /media technology

Dell 32 4K USB-C Hub Monitor review: Convenient 4K docking perfection

Digital Trends

Excellent performance paired with highly practical USB-C hub connectivity, making it perfect for use with modern laptops. Computing 4K Hub Monitor Dell Monitor P3222QE USB-C monitor