Fri.Feb 26, 2021

Facebook Launches “Hey Facebook” Wake Word For Voice Commands On Oculus Quest 2

VRScout

The Oculus Quest 2 goes “hands-free” with this week’s latest update. It looks like the Oculus Quest 2 is in the middle of a growth spurt.

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‘Virtual Desktop’ Can Now Stream PC VR Games to Quest, Without the Sideloading Workaround

Road to VR

Virtual Desktop , an Oculus Quest app which allows users to control their Windows PCs from inside the headset, now officially offers the ability to stream PC VR games wirelessly to the headset.

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Scope AR Launches New Platform for Authoring Remote Training Augmented Reality Content

ARPost

Scope AR, a company specializing in XR work instruction and remote training tools for enterprise, has launched a new browser-based platform for creating and distributing augmented reality content.

XR Talks: Defining AR’s Past, Present & Future

AR Insider

A R continues to hold ample potential… but it’s counterbalanced by the technology’s relatively low traction. Though it has reached meaningful adoption , it’s still in early-adopter phases.

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Oculus Quest Pro? Facebook’s Bosworth Winks At The Potential

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In another one of his increasingly-frequent Instagram AMAs , Facebook’s Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth hinted at the potential of a new Quest Pro model and discussed other upcoming features.

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BigBox VR’s Season One: Uprising Brings Tons of New Content and Social Features to Population: One

VR Fitness

With the launch of Season One: Uprising, BigBox VR delivered a massive content drop that will change virtual combat and impact VR gaming overall as they continue to set higher standards for the industry with their award-winning battle royale game, Population: One.

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UFC President Dana White Raves About The Thrill Of The Fight: ‘This Game Is Awesome’

VR Fitness

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to put on another ESPN+ card this weekend and the mixed martial arts promotion’s President took time out of his busy schedule to give a shoutout to The Thrill of the Fight on Oculus Quest 2.

VRCover Introduces New Quest 2 Headstrap Replacement And More Facial Interfaces

Upload VR

VRCover is introducing another new accessory to its lineup of add-ons and replacement parts with the Oculus Quest 2 Headstrap Replacement. You can buy one right now for $24 plus shipping on the VRCover US Store (ships to US, Canada, or Mexico), EU Store , or International Store.

Windows 10X, the revolutionary new version of Windows, could be coming in March

Digital Trends

Windows 10X, which comes with many revolutionary features could be coming in March. That's according to a well-known and very reliable Microsoft leaker. Computing News Microsoft Windows 10 Windows 10X

Scope AR Launches New Platform for Authoring Remote Training Augmented Reality Content

ARPost

Scope AR, a company specializing in XR work instruction and remote training tools for enterprise, has launched a new browser-based platform for creating and distributing augmented reality content.

Perseverance’s Most Intriguing Images Captured From Mars So Far

GizModo VR

NASA’s Perseverance rover has been on Mars for a full week, and the images are starting to pour in. Here are our favorites so far. Read more.

Farpoint Included In March PS Plus Games, Leak Suggests

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A seemingly accidental leak from PlayStation itself suggests PSVR exclusive shooter Farpoint will be included in March’s PlayStation Plus line-up. Plus is Sony’s console subscription service that grants access to online multiplayer and a catalogue of free titles launched monthly.

Federal Authorities Confirm Sighting of Yet Another UFO, This Time in New Mexico

GizModo VR

Multiple authorities have confirmed that commercial airline pilots recently saw, well, something, hurtling through America’s southwestern skies. Read more. airlines unidentified flying object aviation american airlines china airlines steve douglass

5G vs. 4G: How will the newest network improve on the last?

Digital Trends

How do 5G and 4G compare in terms of speed, latency, and coverage? We pit them against each other to uncover the differences -- and what that means for you. Android Apple Features Mobile Small Business 4G 5G 5G Network versus

This New Image of Venus Shouldn't Actually Exist

GizModo VR

A recent flyby of Venus by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has resulted in an unexpectedly good image of the scorched planet, along with the revelation of a previously unknown capacity for one of the spacecraft’s instruments. Read more.

Is 5G dangerous? We asked an expert

Digital Trends

There's plenty of consumer anxiety about radiofrequency (RF) radiation used on 5G networks. But is it based in reality? We asked experts to find out the truth. Computing Mobile Web 5G 5GQualcommSponsorship Ask an expert mmWave Networks Radiation

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Guardians Is A New VR Shooter RTS Hybrid, Out Now On SideQuest And PC VR

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Guardians is a unique hybrid VR game that melds shooter and RTS mechanics into one experience, complete with PvE and PvE modes. It’s out now on PC VR and Quest via SideQuest (App Lab submission pending ) for $15, including crossplay.

8 exciting 5G use cases that show what 5G can really do

Digital Trends

Now that are expanding across the country, it’s a great time to start thinking about some of the innovative 5G use cases that will impact the world as we know it. Like any upgrade to our mobile network infrastructure, the most exciting aspect is the speed and consistency it brings.

Facebook's Making a Good Case Why You Should Never Wear Its Smart Glasses

GizModo VR

Everyone and their mother is supposedly building a pair of smart glasses now, Facebook included. However, a BuzzFeed News report notes that apparently, Facebook is thinking about building facial recognition into its forthcoming pair of AR glasses. Um, no thank you. Read more.

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A deafening epidemic: The rise of noise-induced hearing loss, and how to stop it

Digital Trends

Noise-induced hearing loss is a permanent condition that can happen slowly over time. Here's what you need to know to avoid the situations that can cause it. Home Theater Active Noise Cancellation loud volumes NIHL noise-induced hearing loss safety wireless headphones

Americans Are Warming Up to Covid-19 Vaccines, Poll Finds

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More Americans are willing to get a covid-19 vaccine, new polling suggests.

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NASA’s next spacewalk is on Sunday. Here’s how to watch

Digital Trends

Two astronauts on board the International Space Station are gearing up for a spacewalk on Sunday, February 28. And you can watch it live online. News Eva International Space Station ISS mike glover NASA soichi noguchi space spacewalk

New UN Climate Report Puts the World on 'Red Alert' for Climate Catastrophe

GizModo VR

Leading climate scientists are freaking out. That’s a clear takeaway from the latest report commissioned by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the international body that represents the 197 signatories of the Paris Climate Agreement, which was released Friday.

T-Mobile 5G home internet: Coverage, speeds, and plans

Digital Trends

T-Mobile may be focusing on its mobile 5G network, but there's also a T-Mobile 5G home internet service. From pricing to coverage, here's what you need to know. Mobile 5G 5G Home Internet 5G Network T-Mobile

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The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in March

GizModo VR

Viewers are turning to streaming entertainment more than ever thanks to the global pandemic, and the plethora of services—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—can serve as a much-needed escape.

A Wake Inn Review: Tedious Pacing Overshadows Immersive Design

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A Wake Inn is a deeply creepy and tense VR horror game with some clever puzzles, but ultimately the tedium and laborious (albeit immersive) controls get in the way of the fun and fright just a bit. Here’s our full A Wake Inn review! The elevator pitch for A Wake Inn is a bit odd.

Why a Harlem Activist’s Decades-Long Fight for Environmental Justice Matters More Than Ever

GizModo VR

Environmental justice may seem to some like a new buzzword that has arisen in recent years as we reckon with climate change and racial bias. But five minutes talking to Peggy Shepard can set you straight. Read more.

What is Super Alexa Mode and what does it do?

Digital Trends

Super Alexa Mode is a fun little secret that you can activate for a quick laugh. Here's what it is, how to make it happen, and what the secret is really about! Gaming How-To Smart Home activating Super Alexa Alexa Echo Super Alexa Super Alexa mode

Griddy Is Being Sued for $1 Billion for Allegedly Price Gouging During Texas Winter Storm

GizModo VR

A Texas woman filed a class-action lawsuit this week to the tune of $1 billion in damages against Griddy, a Texas electricity retailer that the suit alleges engaged in illegal price gouging during the widespread outages that swept through the state last week. Read more.

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How to remove books from a Kindle

Digital Trends

Most Kindles have ample storage, but what if you need to free up some space? We'll show you how to archive or permanently delete books from your Kindle. How-To Mobile Amazon eBook readers kindle Tier 4

Spider-Man Tom Holland Discusses His Post-No Way Home Future With Marvel

GizModo VR

The Shazam sequel adds to its cast. One of the Titans ’ new antagonists gets a shiny new costume. Plus updates from Doctor Who , The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , Superman & Lois , and more. Friday spoilers dropping in 3.2.1. Read more.