Sun.Sep 27, 2020

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

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Happy Autumn everyone! The sun is shining less these days for me, but my passion for VR keeps me warm everyday! Here you are the best AR/VR news for the week that has just finished. Top news of the week. Image by Facebook). The debate on Facebook and the Quest 2 continues.

Design And Race Your Own Car With NASCAR Mobile AR Racing


Compete in AR races against 16 playoff drivers across 10 playoff tracks. It’s no secret that professional sports have been hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ilysia Is A New Sword Art Online-Style VR MMO With A Massive Open World

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Ilysia is an extremely ambitious upcoming new VR MMO from indie studio Team 21 that’s currently live with an already-funded Kickstarter campaign.

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MetaStellar accepting flash fiction submissions

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Metastellar , a new online magazine dedicated to speculative fiction, is now accepting submissions of flash fiction stories for paid publication.

Ven VR Adventure: Q&A Interview About The Upcoming 3D Platformer

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Poland-based Monologic Games might be newcomers to the development scene, but when they revealed their new platformer Ven VR Adventure back in February , it certainly piqued our interest. .

Your FedEx Packages May Soon Arrive By Autonomous Cargo Plane

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It’s 2020, and while the skies aren’t full of flying cars like we thought it would be by now, something else straight out of science fiction just got closer to reality: pilotless cargo planes delivering whatever stupid s**t you ordered online. Read more.

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This Dog Is Learning How to Detect Covid-19

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Can man’s best friend lend a hand, or a nose, to the fight against the novel coronavirus? The answer might be yes. Read more. covid 19 coronavirus health dogs science

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Mariah Carey reveals hidden vocals on '90s alt-rock song and we are screaming

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Mariah Carey worked on an alternative album during the 1990s while creating her own hit album Daydream , the singer revealed on Twitter Sunday morning.

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This Is the Newest Way to Show Full Stadiums During the Covid-19 Apocalypse

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As you all have probably noticed, competitive sports does not like being without fans during covid-19 times. Officials have been racking their brains for ideas—some less strange than others—to deal with empty stadiums for months, and we just got a new one: Fill the stands with South Park residents.


Biden/Harris amps up 'Animal Crossing' campaign with sweet new virtual swag

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The all-important Animal Crossing vote is Joe Biden's to lose at this point. After a successful campaign launch that brought Biden/Harris yard signs to Animal Crossing: New Horizons , the Democratic candidates vying for the White House in 2020 are back for more.

It’s 2020, So of Course a Texas City Is Dealing With a Brain-Eating Amoeba in Its Water System

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2020 is so far the year of the novel coronavirus , murder hornets , climate change-induced wildfire hell and now: a brain-eating amoeba. Yes, you read that correctly. Read more. health brain 2020 amoebas

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Netflix teases the next chapter in its superb 'Transformers: War for Cybertron' series

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Here's a first look at "Earthrise," the second chapter in Netflix's CG trilogy of Transformers stories, Transformers: War for Cybertron. The first part of this story, "Siege," brought six half-hour episodes to Netflix over the summer It's excellent.

Pre-Teens Rejoice! Federal Judge Strikes Down TikTok Ban

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federal judge has said that a ban on TikTok—scheduled for Monday, September 28—will not go ahead as planned. The delay will allow users to access the app on various app stores while the court explores the legality of banning a consumer application on security grounds. Read more.


'South Park' residents will fill the NFL stands at Sunday's Denver Broncos game

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Organized sports have come up with some creative solutions for filling stadiums during these socially distant times. But the NFL's Denver Broncos just won.

First Look At The CG Resident Evil Series Coming To Netflix

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Next year, a CG Resident Evil series is coming to exclusively to Netflix. Read more. resident evil capcom tgs tgs 2020 netflix


HOTorNOT: The forgotten website that shaped the internet

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Before MySpace, before Facebook, before Twitter, before YouTube, before Instagram, before Tinder — there was HOTorNOT.


Celebrate National Coffee Day With A Free Brew From Atlas Coffee

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Atlas Coffee Club Trial | Atlas Coffee | $0 With Code AtlasCoffeeDay20 Read more. kinja deals deals coffee


CW's new Batwoman, Javicia Leslie, shows off her costumed look

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When Batwoman returns to The CW in Jan. 2021, it'll be a new hero defending Gotham City from behind a mask. And now we know what she'll look like. Javicia Leslie is set to step into the leading role after Ruby Rose left the series entirely in an unexpected May 2020 twist.

Sunday's Best Deals: 65-inch Sony Smart TV, Free Atlas Coffee, Original MakeUp Eraser Set, Rae Vitamins and Dietary Supplements, Matcha Organic Green Tea, and More

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A 65-inch Sony smart tv , a free bag of coffee from Atlas Coffee Club , and a reusable MakeUp Eraser set lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more. kinja deals deals

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Google celebrates its 22nd birthday with a socially distant Google Doodle

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On Sept. 27, 22 years ago, Google was born. Naturally, the company is celebrating with one of its signature Google Doodles.

Get This 65" Sony Smart TV for $280 Off Today

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Sony 65-inch Smart TV X750H | $720 | Best Buy Read more. kinja deals deals best buy deals

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For some users, the Apple Watch Series 3 isn't playing nice with WatchOS 7

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It appears the Apple Watch Series 3 is struggling to keep up with WatchOS 7. As spotted by 9to5Mac , users have taken to the Apple support forum to report performance issues like sudden reboots, battery depletion, and more.

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Trump and RNC Sue North Carolina for Making Absentee Voting Simpler

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The election board of North Carolina issued new guidance this week essentially giving voters a second chance if they screw up filling out their absentee ballot.

Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in October 2020

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This management bootcamp includes 18 courses on Six Sigma and more

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TL;DR: Add to your skill set with the Ultimate Six Sigma, Lean & Quality Management Bootcamp for $99, a 98% savings as of Sept. If you're trying to slide into a project management position, getting certified in a key methodology will make a difference.

Netflix's all-too-brief 'Resident Evil' teaser gives us a spooky taste of the 2021 series

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If you stripped the Netflix branding out of this teaser for the upcoming series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness , it would be easy to mistake it for a video game cutscene. The CG animated take on Capcom's celebrated survival horror video games is coming sometime in 2021.

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This ice cream maker does all the churning for you — and it's on sale

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TL;DR: Enjoy a sweet treat with a Royal Brew ice cream maker for $225.99, a 9% savings as of Sept. Dessert is more satisfying — and often healthier — if you make it yourself.

Emma Chamberlain talks coffee, YouTube drama, and quarantine loneliness

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Emma Chamberlain rarely took a break. Until this spring, the now 19-year-old was constantly on the move. On top of booking appearances and collaborating with other YouTubers, Chamberlain also filmed and edited videos for her own channel, which has amassed over 9.5 million subscribers and more than 1.2

Future-proof your career with this stacked web design course

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TL;DR: The Ultimate Web Designer & Developer Course is on sale for £10.98 as of Sept. 28, saving you 95% on list price. At this point, you've probably made enough sourdough bread to last a lifetime.

Learn the basics of drumming with this noise-conscious smart drum kit

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TL;DR: Learn how to play the drums without disturbing your neighbors via the Freedrum Complete Smart Drum Kit for $199, a 15% savings as of Sept. It’s never too late to learn a musical instrument. Even if you’ll never be a rock star, you can get hours of pleasure from pretending you are.

Launch a successful podcast with the help of this online bundle

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TL;DR: The Start-to-Finish Guide to Launching a Successful Podcast Bundle is on sale for £35.32 as of Sept. 28, saving you 97% on list price. As the world keeps spinning with wide swaths of it shut down, we're all looking for ways to kill some time, stay positive, and remain sane. One method?