Fri.Jan 08, 2021

Build Your Own Open-Source AR Headset For Under $80


CheApR is the open-source headset you build on your own. When Jeri Ellsworth and her team launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Tilt Five tabletop augmented reality glasses, it caught the attention of tech enthusiast Arnaud Atchimon.

Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

The Ghost Howls

Today I have the pleasure of publishing an interview I had with Graham Atlee , a very smart guy that has developed the Triton Project, a DIY affordable AR headset with wide FOV and natural hands interactions!

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Magic Leap CEO Teases Secret New AR Virtual Meetings App Called 'C3' Being Used Internally

Next Reality AR

The past year has revealed a gaping hole of opportunity in the world of business called virtual meetings.

‘Tilt Brush’ Co-creator Leaves Google for ‘very special’ VR Project with ‘Space Pirate Trainer’ Studio

Road to VR

Tilt Brush co-creator Patrick Hackett announced today that he’s leaving Google after nearly six years with the company. His next project will be a VR collaboration with I-Illusions, the studio behind the VR classic Space Pirate Trainer.

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XR Talks: The Future is Holographic

AR Insider

W hen looking at the technologies in the spatial spectrum — from AR to VR — one promising endpoint is holograms.

‘Pavlov VR’ Brings WW2 Tank Warfare & Weapons in Biggest Update Yet

Road to VR

Pavlov VR , the VR shooter in Early Access for PC VR headsets, just got its biggest update yet which not only brings WW2 weapons, character models, and maps to the game, but also multiplayer tanks so you can finally put a little more Blitz in your Krieg.

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Huge Pavlov WWII Update Adds Tanks, Weapons And Maps

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Make way, Medal of Honor – a huge Pavlov WWII update, introduces a massive number of new features to the game. The Pavlov WWII Update includes loads of new toys, the most exciting of which has to be tanks. There’s a lot to break down here. Pavlov WWII Update – Tanks.

CES 2021: XPG MANA Gaming Gum, Chewable Caffeine For Gamers

Anand Tech

It's not April Fools Day, but ADATA XPG has lifted the lid on one of its latest gaming products for CES 2021. XPG Gaming Gum is designed to give gamers a boost with chewable caffeine. XPG first teased this on its official Twitter page back in March 2020.

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NVIDIA Zeroing In On ‘Root Cause’ Of RTX Frame Drop Issue

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Has your NVIDIA RTX graphics card been dropping frames in VR? NVIDIA provided comment on its progress resolving an issue that sees RTX cards drop frames in VR when using recent versions of its graphics card drivers.

Now that my career is over…

Robert Scoble

Reading “The Scarlet Letter: A Romance,” back in high school in the early 1980s I never imagined I’d have to wear a letter of shame on my chest while moving around Silicon Valley (don’t understand? Just Google my name and you’ll see my “Letter A.”). ”).

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Real VR Fishing Multiplayer Livestream: Relaxing In Quest 2

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For today’s livestream we’re playing Real VR Fishing on Oculus Quest; I’ll be joined by Ian Hamilton! If you’re curious about how we livestream the way we do then look no further than this handy guide for general tips and this guide specific to our Oculus Quest setup.

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CES 2021: Thermaltake Unveils Tower 100 Mini ITX Chassis

Anand Tech

Thermaltake has announced a new compact chassis based on its monolithic sized Tower 900 chassis. The new Tower 100 includes support for mini-ITX form factor motherboards, with ample cooling capabilities and support for larger graphics cards such as the NVIDIA RTX 3080.

TikTok Introduces New AR Effect Using iPhone 12 Pro LiDAR Scanner

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TikTok introduced a new AR effect to bring in the new year this week. However, unlike other AR effects, this one requires the iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR scanner. AR effects are now a common feature of social media videos.

The Big Oil Money Behind the Members of Congress Who Fueled the Capitol Attack

GizModo VR

On Wednesday, Chevron decried the assault on the Capitol by a mob of violent extremists hellbent on halting a democratic process. ,“We We call for the peaceful transition of the U.S. government,” the biggest oil company in the U.S. tweeted. The violence in Washington, D.C.

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VR Cover Introduces Quest 2 Tracking Ring Protector, More Color Options

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VR Cover has restocked several items and introduced new color options for its Oculus Quest 2 range. Additionally, the company is expanding its controller protector range, introducing a new silicone cover for the Quest 2 Touch controller tracking rings.

How to fix the ‘iPhone is disabled’ error

Digital Trends

The "iPhone is disabled" lock occurs when too many failed passcodes are entered. Here's what to do when that happens, and how to prevent passcode problems. Apple How-To Mobile iOS iPhone Tier 4

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Fate: The Winx Saga Isn't for Winx Club Fans, and I’m Not Sure Who Else It's For

GizModo VR

It’s hard to adapt a children’s show—especially when you’re trying to “age it up” for an older audience. Netflix has tried to do exactly that with Fate: The Winx Saga , a tale about fairies trying to balance their magical destiny with romance and homework.


Paige Spiranac discusses golf, tech, and her iHeartRadio podcast at CES 2021

Digital Trends

The CES Experience Center interviews golfer, podcaster, and influencer Paige Spiranac about her mission to make a positive impact on the world. News ces 2021 golf Paige Spiranac


The Rate of Earth’s Spin Appears to Be Accelerating

GizModo VR

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, most of them unpleasant, but it will also be remembered for being one of the fastest on record, due to our planet’s accelerating rate of spin. Should this trend continue, it could result in an unprecedented “negative leap second.” Read more.

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This Week’s VR Game Roundup: Holofit Added To The Oculus Store & More

VR Fitness

During our first VR Game Roundup of 2021, we saw an extremely slow week headlined by a port of Rhythm ‘n Bullets and a rhythm shooter called Cosmic Disco. While there aren’t many virtual reality games launching this early in the year, this week is busier than the last one.

Last Year Was the Hottest in Human History, Despite Record Carbon Emissions Drop

GizModo VR

The climate crisis doesn’t stop for anything, whether it’s an attempted coup, deadly pandemic, or economic collapse. Case in point: Last year was the hottest in human history, according to data released Friday. Read more. they call it global warming for a reason global average temperature records

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Katie Ledecky on STEM and training for the Olympics in her living room

Digital Trends

Katie Ledecky is a five-time Olympic gold medal swimmer who is teaming up with Panasonic to share her passion for STEM education. News ces 2021 Katie Ledecky Olympics Panasonic STEM

Scientists Discover Short-Legged Corgi Giraffes

GizModo VR

Being extremely tall is sort of a giraffe’s whole thing. So when scientists recently spotted two wild giraffes with relatively short legs—nearly halving their adult height—they were stunned. Read more. giraffes science conservation


How to fix a scratched DVD or CD

Digital Trends

From peanut butter to Mr. Clean, there are several ways to overcome the scratches on your favorite DVDs and CDs. Here's a guide on what works and what won't. Home Theater How-To CD DVD Tier 4

Google Kicks Parler Off Its App Store, And Apple May Soon Follow Suit

GizModo VR

Parler was suspended from Google’s Play Store on Friday over its lack of content moderation, ironically the very reason the social media platform has quickly become an online gutter collecting deplatformed conservatives and far-right extremists. And a ban from Apple’s App Store may not be far behind.

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Mare Review: ICO-Inspired Breathless Beauty

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Google's Plan To Quash Cookies Draws Scrutiny From Regulators

GizModo VR

On Friday, UK’s antitrust authority announced a new investigation into Google’s plan to end support for third party cookies in Chrome.

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How to set up a Chromecast

Digital Trends

Google's Chromecast is one of the best streaming devices you can buy, and we've got all the info you need to start streaming your favorite shows in no time. Home Theater How-To Movies & TV Google google chromecast HDMI how to set up a chromecast Tier 4

Supreme Court Asked to Consider if Fifth Amendment Protects Passwords

GizModo VR

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, two of the nation’s largest defenders of digital privacy, are asking the Supreme Court to stop criminal prosecutors from forcing people to unlock their own cellphones, under the argument that the U.S.


Kohler’s 2021 bathroom lineup is all about the touchless experience

Digital Trends

With a global focus on hygiene, Kohler has introduced touchless technology to reduce the spread of germs and improve personal wellness. News Smart Home ces 2021 ces 2021 audience choice ces 2021 product Kohler smart home

SolarWinds Hires Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos Amid Fallout Over Historic Hack

GizModo VR

Two people who left their last jobs amid brewing scandals have teamed up to rehabilitate the image of a company surely going through its worst days ever. Read more. new jobs cisa chris krebs alex stamos cybersecurity cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency solarwinds