Sat.Apr 03, 2021

‘Valheim’ Mod Lets You Slay Greydwarfs In VR

VRScout

Experience the full game in 6DoF room-scale VR with support for cross-play. Uber-popular Viking survival game Valheim now features support for 6DoF room-scale VR thanks to a new mod from creator Brandon Mousseau.

This Isn’t a Piece of Art. It’s an Aerial View of a Trash-Filled Landscape

GizModo VR

At first glance, the photo above may look like a painting collaboration between Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. That’s what I thought when I saw it and was drawn to the bright streaks of orange covering the landscape. However, the reality is far more disgusting and alarming.

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‘Space Slurpies’ Reimagines The Classic Game Of ‘Snake’ For VR

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Slurp your way to victory in this cosmic VR space game. T he latest multiplayer VR game from the kooky minds over at Starcade Arcade , Space Slurpies will have you and your friends slithering around like interstellar snakes while filling your bellies with polygonal snacks.

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Weather alerts may be the smartest use of smart lights. They can save your life

Digital Trends

Tie the National Weather Service RSS feed to your smart lights for a visual weather alert system. Features Smart Home Ifttt smart home smart lights weather alerts

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Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers and Other Data of 533 Million Facebook Users for Free

GizModo VR

If you have a Facebook account, you should probably be keeping your guard up in the near future. A new report states that a hacker has posted the private information, including phone numbers, birthdays, and locations, of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries online for free.

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The inspection drones are coming. Do not be alarmed

Digital Trends

More and more, drones are being employed to survey and inspect areas that are either too difficult or too dangerous for humans to explore themselves. Features automation Drones

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Amazon Mumbles ‘Sorry’ for Denying Its Workers Pee in Bottles, Says Uber and UPS Drivers Do It, Too

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After lying about the fact that some of its workers are under so much pressure that they are forced to relieve themselves in bottles in order to meet their quotas, Amazon has quietly said it’s sorry in its own very weird way and acknowledged that drivers do in fact do this.

Holopoint Dev Plans Big Oculus Quest Update

Upload VR

The developers of archery game Holopoint are working on a major update that should be available as a preview release in the coming weeks. Developer Alzan Studios posted to Reddit recently sharing some of the updates planned in the new version for Oculus Quest.

Scientists discover X-rays coming from Uranus

Digital Trends

For the first time, researchers have discovered X-rays being emitted by the planet Uranus. News chandra x-ray observatory space Uranus X-ray

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Two 'sizeable quakes' are recorded on Mars

Mashable VR

Mars isn't dead. NASA announced on Thursday that its InSight lander, which probes for geological activity on Mars, recently recorded "two strong, clear quakes" in the same region where the lander previously observed two sizeable quakes in 2019.

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WWDC 2021: All the new products we expect to be announced

Digital Trends

With not long to wait until Apple’s WWDC developer extravaganza, we have all the rumors and news right here so you know exactly what to expect at the show. Apple Computing Apple Silicon iOS Mac Pro MacOS wwdc WWDC 2021

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LeBron James is back to reveal GMC's all-electric Hummer SUV

Mashable VR

Last year, basketball star LeBron James introduced GMC's revived (and electrified) Hummer at Super Bowl 2020 , and now he's back for the supertruck's electric SUV debut.

The Perseverance rover has found a weird green rock on Mars

Digital Trends

The Perseverance rover currently exploring Mars has found something strange: A weird green rock that has scientists puzzled. News Mars NASA Perseverance space

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'Bridgerton' fans yearn for the Duke of Hastings with Regé-Jean Page's exit

Mashable VR

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How to watch NASA drop its brand new spacecraft into a massive swimming pool

Digital Trends

On Tuesday, NASA will livestream a water impact test on its new Orion spacecraft, checking out how the craft responds to splashing down in a body of water. News how to watch NASA Orion space

First 'Space Jam' sequel trailer dumps LeBron James into an Easter egg-filled multiverse

Mashable VR

Space Jam: A New Legacy is the unlikeliest sequel you can't wait to see. A follow-up to the Michael Jordan-meets-Looney Tunes sports comedy from 1996, the upcoming sequel sends James, who plays himself, spinning off to a colorful multiverse in a search for his son, who is trapped there.

Saturday's Best Deals: Reading Pillows, Westinghouse Curved Gaming Monitor, JACHS NY Sweaters, TomCare Outdoor Accessories, and More

GizModo VR

A pair of JVC AE wireless earbuds with running coaching and a set of solar-powered outdoor torches lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more.

A Super Mario game sold for $660,000, and no, it wasn't an NFT

Mashable VR

NFTs are all the money-making rage lately, but it seems a good ol' fashioned vintage video game will still make you big bucks at an auction. Heritage Auctions sold off an unopened, pristinely packaged Super Mario Bros. from 1986 for a grand total of $660,000.

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Upcoming Roman Space Telescope could discover 100,000 new exoplanets

Digital Trends

The upcoming NASA Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will use a method called microlensing to search for tens of thousands of exoplanets. News exoplanets NASA roman space telescope space

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9 deals for beginner guitarists, from cool gadgets to online classes

Mashable VR

If you’ve been wanting to learn guitar — or you have a kid who has been begging — you have choices as to how you kick off that education. Purchasing an instrument and heading to in-person lessons isn’t the only way to start strumming.

NASA spacecraft prepares to visit the metal asteroid Psyche

Digital Trends

NASA will soon be visiting asteroid Psyche, which is composed of iron and nickel and has been dubbed the '$10,000 quadrillion asteroid.'. News asteroid NASA psyche space

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Apple Arcade's big update is a golden opportunity to rescue lost games

Mashable VR

Apple Arcade's biggest update so far is here and it's exciting in terms of both what it delivers and what the latest changes could deliver in the future. First, the news.

Analysing the HoloLens deal with the U.S. Army

Virtual Perceptions

Let’s talk about Microsoft’s $22bn U.S. Army deal with HoloLens. Having worked together several years ago with a smaller contract , the U.S. Army announced that their entire Close Combat Force will be outfitted with HoloLens devices, according to Bloomberg.

NASA: Gaze at these planets and sky phenomena in April

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Some months bring exquisite meteor showers. Others bring planets and unique stars. Here are NASA's new skywatching suggestions for April 2021: On April 6 , look to the southeast at dawn in the hour before sunrise.

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Up Your Running Game With an $18 Pair of Wireless Earbuds With Live Coaching

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JVC AE Wireless Earbuds with Live Coaching | $18 | SideDeal Read more. consumer electronics jvckenwood vhs technology internet audio electronics noise sports amazon jvc electronics industry

Get PlayStation Plus, a VPN, and 1,000 online courses for under $70

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Use your screen time for intentional learning and entertainment with the Digital Daze app and e-learning bundle , which is on sale for $69 as of April 3. If you find yourself scrolling aimlessly in a digital daze regularly, maybe it’s time to make a change.

Releases Recap: March 29 – April 2

Oculus

This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights

Take a load off with a pair of relaxing massage boots on sale

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Get a massage any time you want with the Thrive Heat Compression Leg Massager Sleeve , on sale for $76. Use code THRIVE11 to score $11 off as of April 3. Want relief for your sore legs and feet without going to a spa?

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Disney's latest 'Black Widow' trailer is easily the best one yet

Mashable VR

I don't know about you, but I've struggled to muster up much enthusiasm for Black Widow. Even loving all the Marvel Cinematic Universe things, this one just seems a little late.

Illuminate your craft projects with 25% off the Cricut BrightPad

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Make crafting easier on the eyes with the Cricut BrightPad , on sale for $59.99 — a 25% discount — as of April 3. If you constantly find yourself squinting at your artwork, you can make things easier for yourself with this light-up craft pad from Cricut.

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Upgrade your bathroom with 3 bidet attachments on sale

Mashable VR

If your toilet is still a plain old porcelain bowl, it’s time to upgrade and turn that baby into a throne with a bidet. There’s no need to overhaul your whole bathroom, though.