Wed.Jan 20, 2021

Japanese Instrument Manufacturer Korg Teases VR Music-Making App

VRScout

A short video shows VR music production on the Oculus Quest 2.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

The Ghost Howls

Let’s be honest: no one made correct predictions for 2020. The global pandemic has changed the rules for everything, and the situation is so confusing and so rapidly evolving that any prediction for 2021 is completely unreliable, too.

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Wallace & Gromit City-Scale AR Adventure Now Available On Smartphones

VRScout

Become an employee of Spick & Spanners and help the duo “Fix Up” Bristol.

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‘Bigscreen’ Launches Ad-supported Movies for Free On-demand Viewing

Road to VR

Bigscreen today announced is bringing ad-supported movies to the free social viewing platform, which will allow users to watch select films for free.

Stepping Up Communication and Collaboration With Virtual Reality Technology

ARPost

Technology is now allowing people to gather and process vast amounts of information at a speed beyond our imagination. While we traditionally use keyboard strokes or voice commands to tap into massive data, virtual reality can make us understand information in refreshing ways.

Gladiator Sim ‘GORN’ is Finally Coming to Oculus Quest Next Week

Road to VR

GORN (2019) , the single-player arcade battle simulator, is finally coming to Oculus Quest next week. Created by Free Lives , the studio behind Broforce (2015) and Genital Jousting (2018) , Gorn is officially headed to the Quest platform on January 28th, 2021.

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‘No Man’s Sky’ PS5 Patch to Bring PSVR Mode “significantly improved” Resolution & Performance

Road to VR

Despite launching in mid-November, developers are still catching up when it comes to optimizing their games for the new PlayStation 5 console.

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Bigscreen Now Has Free Moves (With Ads), YouTube Coming Soon

Upload VR

The latest addition to Bigscreen’s burgeoning roster of video content to share in VR? Free movies. Today the social hub is launching a new series of movies that can be enjoyed with friends on the app’s virtual screens.

Snapchat Raises its Location Game

AR Insider

L ocation technologies continue to play a role in Snapchat’s product evolution. That includes AR, such as Landmarkers and Local Lenses , but it also extends into Snapchat’s broader road map. Like Google , Facebook and others, Snap sees location as a relevance-trigger.

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Hitman 3 PSVR vs PS4 Graphics Comparison

Upload VR

Much to our relief, IO Interactive’s Hitman 3 is pretty great inside PSVR. But how does it hold up next to the PS4 version? Find out in our Hitman 3 graphics comparison!

Intel Announces Phantom Canyon: Tiger Lake and Turing Tango in 3rd Gen Enthusiast NUC

Anand Tech

As part of its CES 2021 announcements, Intel officially unveiled a number of NUCs based on their Tiger Lake SoCs. The NUC11 Performance lineup was covered earlier. This piece looks at another exciting NUC11 offering in the enthusiast category.

This game-changing graphene tattoo can continuously monitor your brainwaves

Digital Trends

Brainwave data is almost always captured sporadically or intermittently. But with this innovation, it could be captured continuously. Features brains EEG epilepsy Neuroscience wearables

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MediaTek Announces Dimensity 1100 & 1200 SoCs: A78 on 6nm

Anand Tech

Today MediaTek announced two new top-end SoCs in the form of the new Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200. The two new designs are a follow-up to last year’s Dimensity 1000 SoC which marked the company’s return to the high-end in 2020, with a relatively solid SoC design. Mobile

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DHS Sued Over Its Social Media Surveillance Tactics

GizModo VR

The Department of Homeland Security is being slammed with a new lawsuit after spending just over a year failing to respond to repeated attempts at investigating its long-term data hoovering practices. Read more. center for democracy and technology united states department of homeland security

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Hitman 3 VR Livestream: Unprofessional Assassination As It Happens!

Upload VR

Need to see more of Hitman VR before picking up the new PSVR release today? You’re in luck; our Hitman 3 VR livestream sees us fumbling our way through the game at 8:30am PT/4:30pm GMT today!

Cats Love Catnip Because It Protects Them From Mosquitoes, New Research Suggests

GizModo VR

When exposed to catnip or silver vine, cats engage in some fairly predictable behaviors, such as licking and chewing the leaves, rubbing their heads and faces against the plants, and rolling on the ground.

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Apple iPhone 13: Everything we know so far

Digital Trends

The current iPhone may be the iPhone 12, but we're already hearing plenty of rumors about the upcoming iPhone 13 series. Here's everything we know so far. Apple Mobile iPhone iphone 13

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What Does Mars Sound Like? The Perseverance Rover Is Going to Find Out

GizModo VR

Nothing on the hills seems to be alive, so the rocky terrain of Mars will be filled with the sounds of solitude when the NASA’s Perseverance rover lands in Jezero Crater next month.

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Hitman 3 PSVR vs PS4 Graphics Comparison!

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Scientists Want Pablo Escobar's Cocaine Hippos Dead

GizModo VR

I’ve got my eyes on the biggest news of the day. That’s right: the fate of Pablo Escobar’s hippos. Read more. hippos hacienda napoles medellin cartel

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Porsche unveils new electric Taycan under $100,000

Mashable VR

Make way for the Porsche Taycan , the latest version of the German automaker's first electric sports car. Announced this week, the "standard" Taycan comes with the simple name "Taycan" as opposed to the 4S or the Turbo S. It will come out later this year in the U.S.

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Mysterious 'Jetpack Guy' Could Actually Be This Weird Mannequin Drone

GizModo VR

Bizarre, ongoing sightings of what appears to be a man flying a jetpack at high altitudes have understandably baffled the public.

The new White House website includes a hidden message

Mashable VR

Come for a long-overdue acknowledgment of the ongoing "climate emergency," stay for the job offer. A visit to the fresh official White House website under the Biden administration includes expected calls to "get involved" and staff bios. But that's just on the surface.

I Miss the Game Boy Camera, My First Digital Camera

GizModo VR

Unless you grew up in a time after cameraphones arrived, there’s a very good chance your first digital camera was a weird Game Boy accessory.

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We need to discuss JLo sneaking 'Let's Get Loud' into Biden's inauguration

Mashable VR

Inauguration Day was obviously huge for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, but were you aware that Jennifer Lopez made history at the ceremony, too? Well, folks. She got loud. And not just loud in volume, she got loud like it was 1999.

Scientists Have Finally Made Quieter Velcro

GizModo VR

Velcro is great when you need to open stuff fast or with ease, but Velcro is not so great when you’re trying to discreetly open your shoulder bag to grab your headphones.

Bernie Sanders sitting alone at the inauguration is painfully relatable

Mashable VR

Inauguration Day 2021, a day many have been looking forward to for four years, is finally here. As we're still in the midst of a pandemic, attendees are adhering to mask and social distancing protocols — including Sen. Bernie Sanders in what's quickly becoming an inaugural meme.

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Jack Ma Re-Emerges From Wherever He Was for the Last Few Months

GizModo VR

Jack Ma, the billionaire co-founder and former chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has re-emerged from wherever he’s been since late October 2020, when he ceased public appearances amid a government crackdown on tech firms. Read more.

Watch Lady Gaga's perfect inauguration performance of the national anthem

Mashable VR

On Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were historically sworn in as the nation's 46th president and vice president. On the same day, at that very event, Lady Gaga stole the freaking show with her performance of the national anthem.

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White House Website Finally Supports Dark Mode

GizModo VR

Like many Americans, I’m processing some unfamiliar emotions today, but I believe that I’m genuinely thrilled about the new White House website. The site allows visitors to toggle font sizes. It includes an Easter Egg in the HTML with a job posting for coders.

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Watch poet Amanda Gorman's powerful reading at Joe Biden's inauguration

Mashable VR

Joe Biden's inauguration was a deeply poetic moment for America, thanks in part to a powerful reading by Amanda Gorman, the first-ever U.S. youth poet laureate.