Tue.Jan 19, 2021

Three Ways VR And Gaming Are Driving Modern Edutainment

VRScout

VR & AR lead the way for a new generation of immersive education. Over the past year there have been varying levels of learning options for students ranging from in-person learning and hybrid learning to a mix of in-person and remote online learning.

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New Wallace & Gromit Game Amps Up Job Simulations with AR Interactivity

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While most established media brands are satisfied with copying Pokémon GO to jump into augmented reality gaming, at least one property is taking a slightly different approach.

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SWEAT Partners With Snapchat On AR Fitness Lens

VRScout

This fitness-focused challenge will leave your leg muscles screaming. Online fitness community SWEAT has released an interactive Snapchat Lens designed to get your body moving via a miniature fitness challenge powered by augmented reality.

Valve VR Programmer Aims to Extend SteamVR with AR-like Utilities, Launches ‘Aardvark’ Platform in Early Access

Road to VR

Long-time Valve VR programmer Joe Ludwig, working in his own capacity, is building an open-source platform to bring AR-like utilities into virtual reality.

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Resident Evil 7 Surpasses 1 Million PSVR Users

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Nearly four years on from release and over one million people have played horror hit Resident Evil 7: Biohazard inside PSVR. Capcom’s official stat tracking website shows that, as of January 14th 2021, over 1,010,000 people have played the game inside Sony’s headset.

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‘Hitman 3’ Launch Trailer Shows a Richly Detailed World – Coming to PSVR January 20th

Road to VR

Ahead of the launch of IO Interactive’s PSVR-compatible stealth assassin game Hitman 3, the studio has released a slick new trailer which promises a world rich with interactivity, far-flung set pieces, and a bunch of immersive narrative to boot.

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Case Study: Is YouTube the Next AR Marketing Channel?

AR Insider

A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry. Prominent sectors include industrial AR , social , gaming , and shopping. But existing alongside them is AR advertising. This includes paid/sponsored AR lenses that let consumers visualize products on “spaces & faces.”.

Fly A WW1 Warplane In SideQuest’s Most Polished New Game

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Warplanes: WW1 Fighters is a new game on SideQuest letting you pilot WW1 biplanes in combat missions. It’s developed by Polish studio Home Net Games, bringing its experience from successful mobile games to virtual reality. This is a real game, not a side project or tech demo.

EM3-STELLAR Consumer MR Glasses Conquer Kickstarter

ARPost

There is a growing number of AR and MR glasses on the market today but virtually all of them have virtually no appeal or support for consumers. EM3 is looking to change that with their STELLAR glasses that recently exploded through their Kickstarter goal and are expected to ship in June.

Hitman 3 VR Review – A (Mostly) Clean Kill

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Does IO Interactive’s VR debut hit the mark? Find out in our Hitman 3 VR review! I’ll admit, I thought Agent 47 had got in over his head on this one.

VR and AR tech shows marginal improvements at CES 2021

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(Image courtesy CES.). Judging by the lack of breakthroughs at this year’s CES, the VR industry’s not going to have a break out year in 2021.

NVIDIA To Ship Partial SteamVR Stutter Fix In Next Driver

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NVIDIA plans to ship a hotfix later this week for “most” of the widely reported SteamVR stuttering issues. Since driver version 456.71, released in October, some owners of recent NVIDIA graphics cards started experiencing stuttering in SteamVR caused by mysterious frame time spikes.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 870: An 865++?

Anand Tech

Today Qualcomm is making a rather unexpected SoC announcement in the form of the new Snapdragon 870.

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No Man’s Sky Gets ‘Stability Improvements’ On PC And Better Resolution And Framerate For PSVR On PS5

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The most recent update for No Man’s Sky will include “stability improvements” for PC and better resolution and framerate for PSVR on PS5.

Samsung Introduces 870 EVO SATA SSDs: 128L TLC With an Updated Controller

Anand Tech

Samsung is launching the latest iteration of their mainstream consumer TLC-based SATA SSDs. The new 870 EVO brings the same generational updates to Samsung's 3D NAND and SSD controller that we saw with last year's 870 QVO.

The Biggest Thing Missing From Joe Biden's Climate Plan: Plastic

GizModo VR

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid by 2035 and implement a host of other climate policies, which in theory would discourage fossil fuel companies from extracting more oil and gas.

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The Intel Z590 Motherboard Overview: 50+ Motherboards Detailed

Anand Tech

At the start of 2021, Intel has unveiled its latest desktop platform, designed primarily for its Rocket Lake 11th generation processors. Intel is officially moving to PCIe 4.0, with the top SKU Core i9-11900K supposedly offering a large jump in IPC performance compared to the previous generation.

Oculus Quest Basic Troubleshooting – Common Problems, Care And Maintenance

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Virtual reality is an amazing combination of hardware and software, but its complicated nature means it does have a tendency to go a bit pear-shaped from time-to-time. If you’re new to VR, it can be a bit difficult to figure out what the problem is when something goes wrong.

These Butterflies Use Their Putrid Genitalia to Keep Rivals Away From Mates

GizModo VR

A chemical produced by the male genitals of this tropical butterfly is so repulsive, scientists refer to it as an “anti-aphrodisiac.” Read more. heliconius erato insect butterflies lepidoptera

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Rezzil Player 21 Releases First DLC Adding an All-New, Fast-Paced Drill

VR Fitness

Rezzil Player 21 released later on in 2020, but the game has only continued to be iterated upon since that time. As of this week, a handful of major new developments with the game have now come about, some of which will surely please fans who have been looking for more content.

A New SolarWinds Malware Strain Is Discovered

GizModo VR

SolarWinds: it’s the hack that keeps on growing. On Monday, researchers announced the discovery of yet another malware strain used by foreign hackers to infiltrate a wide milieu of American government agencies and companies. Read more

Dr. Rachel Levine, Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of health, is poised to make history

Mashable VR

President-elect Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine for U.S. assistant secretary of health Tuesday morning. Levin would be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S.

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The Dark Web's Largest Forum for Stolen Credit Card Data Is Shutting Down

GizModo VR

Another large cybercrime forum appears to be biting the dust. Read more

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Everything coming to Netflix in February 2021

Mashable VR

Read more. More about Netflix , February , Entertainment , Movies Tv Shows , and Streaming Services. Netflix February Entertainment Movies Tv Shows Streaming Services

Here's What Google Didn't Say In Its Promises About Our Privacy

GizModo VR

Roughly a month after being hit with a pretty damning antitrust suit led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Google issued its response on Sunday via a public blog post tackling some of the more “misleading” allegations. Read more

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Here's how to watch Inauguration Day 2021

Mashable VR

This year, Inauguration Day promises to be unlike any other.

Samsung Wins the Wireless Earbuds War with Retro Clamshell Cellphone Charging Cases

GizModo VR

It turns out the big news from last week wasn’t that Samsung finally ditched the bizarre bean design for its wireless earbuds, it’s that the company plans to dominate the ‘kids of the late ‘90s’ demographic with a charging case cover that camouflages the Galaxy Buds Pro as a retro clamshell cellphone. Read more.

Netflix's 'Fate: The Winx Saga' trailer features plenty of fairy magic, not one pair of wings

Mashable VR

Fairy magic is linked to emotion, people, as you'll learn in the official trailer for Netflix's Fate: The Winx Saga series. And folks, "The stronger the emotion, the stronger the magic.".

Elon Musk's "Not A Flamethrower" Was a Indeed Flamethrower, Say Cops

GizModo VR

Back in 2018, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company released a bunch of limited edition flame-throwing devices as a bizarre promotional gimmick for the tunnel-digging startup.

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You can celebrate Groundhog Day with a $80 Cameo from Punxsutawney Phil

Mashable VR

Punxsutawney Phil isn't just looking for his shadow this Groundhog Day. He's looking to make some cold hard cash on Cameo , too. Yes, the "World Famous Groundhog" who comes around every Feb.

A Chapter of the Oath Keepers Militia Group Is Raising Money Through Amazon Smile

GizModo VR

Militia members are tapping at least one revenue stream through Amazon’s charity partnership program, Amazon Smile. As of Tuesday evening, Amazon shoppers can choose to donate 0.5%