Thu.Sep 10, 2020

Facebook XR Branding Spotted In The Wild Ahead Of Facebook Connect

VRScout

A sleek new logo for a post-Oculus company. With Facebook Connect —previously Oculus Connect 7—just around the corner, hardcore fans are scouring every inch of the web in search of any and every update regarding the highly-anticipated developer conference.

Ubisoft Announces ‘Far Cry VR’ Eight-player VR Arcade Experience

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Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity is a new VR arcade experience supporting up to eight players. The game will launch at Zero Latency VR arcade locations in 2021.

The 64th BFI London Film Festival Announces LFF Expanded, A New Strand Of XR, And Immersive Art

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The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, today announces LFF Expanded: the Festival’s new dedicated strand of XR and Immersive Art.

HTC Vive Focus with Next-Gen XR2 Chipset Appears on Geekbench

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A newly posted Geekbench score may point to what HTC has up their sleeves next for Vive Focus, the company’s class of standalone VR headsets.

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NurtureVR: The VR Program That Promises to Transform Prenatal and Postnatal Care

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Virtual reality is one of the driving forces that transforms healthcare all over the world. Now, with NurtureVR, a VR program developed for expectant mothers, technology has conquered another territory.

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Far Cry VR Coming To Zero Latency VR Arcades Next Year

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Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity is coming to Zero Latency VR arcades exclusively next year. The news was confirmed during Ubisoft’s Forward stream today. Far Cry VR is set in the same environment as the third game in the series, getting players to team up for a fight on a tropical island.

‘Modbox’ 2.0 Overhaul Brings Powerful Tools to the VR Game Creation Sandbox

Road to VR

It’s been a while since we heard about Modbox , the Early Access game creation suite for AR and VR headsets. Now the long wait is over, as the Modbox 2.0 update is here, which arrives free to all owners of the original version.

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Oculus Quest Gets Its Best Virtual Environment Yet – Cyber City

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A new virtual environment is available for Oculus Quest users, and it might just be the best one yet.

The 2020 Browser Battle: Surfing With Speed

Anand Tech

Accessing the internet is one of the most basic tasks for any computer, but webpages in 2020 are incredibly complex so how the browser interprets the code and renders it as a viewable webpage is no simple task.

Mobile AR Users Approach 600 Million

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“Behind the Numbers” is AR Insider’s series that examines strategic takeaways from the original data of its research arm, ARtillery Intelligence. Each post drills down on one topic or chart. Subscribe or login to access the full library of data and reports.

Virtual Desktop To Add MacOS Support This Fall, Beta Available Now

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Virtual Desktop is adding support for macOS, allowing you to stream and interact virtually with your Mac computer while using your Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and GearVR.

Swinburne University of Technology Implements EON-XR for Online Learning

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The award-winning solution will help the Australian university to create online solutions for their remote learning.

Holopoint Oculus Quest Review: A Brilliant But Dizzying VR Workout

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One of VR’s earliest archery games makes its way to Quest. What do we make of it? Find out in our Holopoint Oculus Quest review! Holopoint is one of those games I’ve really been holding out for on Oculus Quest.

Report: Mulan Press Coverage Is Being Blocked by the Chinese Government

GizModo VR

Though Disney’s live-action Mulan remake is only just now hitting VOD in certain markets—ahead of a cinematic release in territories where movie theaters have been allowed to reopen—the movie’s already come under a significant amount of fire, first for its star’s pro-police comments regarding the protests in Hong Kong Read more.

Agos: A Game Of Space Announced By Ubisoft For October

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Agos: A Game of Space is a new VR space sim from Ubisoft that’s about exploring the far reaches of the stars in search of a new home for humanity. Agos is set to release for all major PC VR headsets on October 28th of this year.

California's Red Skies Aren't Just a Glimpse of Our Future—They're Past Mistakes Come to Life

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Apocalypse has arrived on the western landscape. The Bay Area is shrouded in a layer of smoke so thick, it broke everything from camera sensors to weather models. Read more. wildfire season is year round now california big oil dystopia history

How NASA’s top illustrators use data to draw invisible interstellar objects

Digital Trends

Even with super powerful telescopes, many interstellar objects are difficult to get a clear picture of. That's where NASA illustrators come in. Features Juno NASA space Spitzer

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Amazon Brings on Former NSA Overseer to Do, Uh, Something

GizModo VR

Amazon has appointed former National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander to its board, the company disclosed in SEC filings released yesterday. There are no reasons anyone could find this alarming. Read more. amazon nsa spying

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Crowdfunded VR Ears Headset Audio Project Likely Delayed To 2021

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The crowdfunding project which raised more than $200,000 from over 2,000 people for VR Ears, an off-ear VR headset audio solution, may not ship until 2021. Today Rebuff Reality alerted backers of the VR Ears project to the potential delay.

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Microsoft's Surface Duo Is a Revolution in the Making

GizModo VR

Between its price, specs, and most notably its design, Microsoft’s Surface Duo is one of the most divisive phones in recent memory.

Lockdown couldn’t keep Waymo from testing self-driving cars … in a fake city

Digital Trends

Waymo uses a 113-acre closed-course testing facility to develop its self-driving cars. Called Castle, the facility became even more valuable during lockdown. Cars self-driving cars Waymo

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Bluetooth Unveils Its Latest Security Issue, With No Security Solution

GizModo VR

Bluetooth technology has amassed its fair share of diehard stans over the years, despite some pretty gnarly bugs that open devices up to a bevy of bad actors.

What is VR Fitness? Most of VR’s Best Games Are VR Fitness Games

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VR’s best quality is that it immerses you directly into a virtual environment, allowing your own body to become the controller that makes gameplay happen. This is the basic motivational thrust of VR fitness, which is all about turning fun VR games into an effective fitness regimen.

When Did Covid-19 Really Start Spreading in the U.S.?

GizModo VR

A trio of new studies published Thursday seem to push back the start of the covid-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Twitter will soon remove tweets intended to undermine the election

Digital Trends

Twitter said the new policy to remove or label these types of tweets would apply to everyone. News Social Media 2020 election tweets Twitter Twitter election Twitter policy

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NASA Is Soliciting Bids to Bring Capitalism to the Moon

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Mankind’s quest to really f**k up the Moon is taking another step. NASA has filed a “ request for quotations ” for any company willing to scrape the lunar surface for the first off-world sale of space resources, in a sort of baby step towards Moon Capitalism. Read more.

Russian hackers targeted firm working with Biden campaign

Digital Trends

Microsoft warned the firm, known as SKDKnickerbocker, of the Russian hack attempts. News 2020 election campaign hack hackers Joe Biden russian hackers

Amazon Has an Exploding Product Problem

GizModo VR

While it’s no secret that Amazon has a history of hosting unsafe products from third-party sellers on its platform, a recent CNN investigation found that the company’s own AmazonBasics line might be just as hazardous based on customer reviews. Read more. amazon amazonbasics amazonbasics microwave

Google Pixel 5: Everything we know so far

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The Google Pixel 5 is well and truly on the way, and we've seen a ton of rumors and leaks about the device. Here's everything we know about the phone so far. Android Mobile Google Google Pixel 5

Portland Just Passed Our Country's Broadest Ban On Facial Recognition

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Portland, Oregon might be best known as the home of bohemian stereotypes a- plenty and some of the wildest donuts you can find in the state. Now it’s also earned the reputation for ambitious privacy legislation after passing the country’s broadest ban on facial recognition technology to date.