Fri.Sep 18, 2020

Logitech G Announces New Line Of Audio Headsets For Oculus Quest 2

VRScout

The Logitech G333 VR Gaming earphones and Logitech G Pro headset are certified Oculus ready. This week Facebook announced its highly-anticipated follow-up to the Oculus Quest, revealing a sleeker, more powerful standalone VR headset for the incredible price of just $299 for 64GB ($399 for 256GB).

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Project Aria is Facebook’s Prototype AR Glasses Which Start Real-world Testing This Month

Road to VR

Facebook is continuing its push toward delivering AR glasses and it’s showing some of its development out in the open; Project Aria is a sensor-rich pair of glasses which the company will use to train its AR perception systems and asses public perception of the technology.

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Mobile AR Revenue Projected to Reach $21 Billion by 2024

AR Insider

“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.

Facebook Lowers Price of Enterprise-focused Quest to $800

Road to VR

With the revelation of Quest 2, Facebook has quietly knocked down the entry price for its business-focused version of the headset.

John Carmack Talks Oculus Quest 2, XR2 & ‘Air Link’ To PC VR

Upload VR

Backed by a triple monitor setup, Facebook’s part-time technical guide John Carmack spoke about the state of VR this week unscripted and largely uninterrupted for roughly 82 minutes. Wikipedia gives the runtime of the movie “ This Is Spinal Tap ” as 82 minutes.

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How Loomie Avatars Augment Video Calls

Charlie Fink

On Wednesday, September 15th, Loom.ai, launched LoomieLive Pro, a desktop app that brings cartoon avatars to Zoom, Meet, Teams and other video conferencing platforms. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech technology

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Highlights From Facebook Connect

ARPost

For years, Oculus – now part of Facebook Reality Labs – used the Oculus Connect conference to let the world know what it was up to.

Oculus Quest Can Soon Cast To PC, App Getting ‘Spectator Mode’

Upload VR

Oculus Quests will soon be able to cast to your PC via Chrome or Microsoft Edge. You can already cast Quest’s view to your phone or cast-enabled TV. It lets others in the room see what you see in VR.

ADATA XPG Launches a PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD for Notebooks: Gammix S50 Lite

Anand Tech

One of the primary issues with most of the PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage drives on the market today is power consumption. The only base solution for OEMs in the market, for 6+ months, can consume up to 5-8 W when in use. This is due to the SSD controller that was originally built for PCIe 3.0

Pico Neo 2 Lite Is A 6DOF Standalone Headset With Superhot, But Only For China For Now

Upload VR

The Pico Neo 2 Lite might have dreams of one day taking on the Oculus Quest 2, and it’s launching with one of VR’s best games. The Pico Neo 2 Lite is a new consumer-oriented version of the original Pico Neo 2, which launched worldwide earlier this year for enterprise.

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EON Reality Announces Partnership with Techno NJR to Provide XR Development and Design Skills for Higher Education

EonReality

The technology institute will implement EON-XR and XR development into its industry-based courses for other colleges.

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show

GizModo VR

Tom Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight. But unbeknownst to him, around the same time as he left, U.S.

Watch: Warhammer 40K: Battle Sister On Quest 2 Is A Chunky, If Messy Shooter

Upload VR

Warhammer’s unmistakable brand of beefy, burley warfare has had brushes with VR before, but the newly-announced Warhammer 40K: Battle Sister is the first headset-exclusive shooter set in the franchise.

Australia's 7-Hour 'Flight to Nowhere' Sells Out Instantly As People Lose Their Damn Minds Hoping to Feel Normal Again in the Midst of a Pandemic That's Infected 30 Million and Killed Almost 1 Million Globally But Will We Ever Feel Normal Again and What Even Qualifies As Normal Anymore

GizModo VR

Australia’s Qantas Airlines will fly a seven-hour “flight to nowhere” that takes off and lands in Sydney, a bizarre idea hinging on the belief that people who have been cooped up during the pandemic would want to just experience air travel, even if their destination is the same airport where they departed. And,… Read more.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Most influential Latinas in tech

Digital Trends

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States, beginning on September 15 and ending on October 15. Established in 1968, the celebration seeks to recognize the contributions and achievements of the Latin American community in this country.

Hurricane Season Breaks Records, Map

GizModo VR

Take a quick glance at the map above and you may think there are only two named storms and a tropical depression in the Atlantic. But look closer, my friends. Read more. make it stop hurricane season maps hurricanes

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The future of moviemaking? Inside Intel’s insane volumetric film studio

Digital Trends

Remember the "bullet time" scene from the Matrix? Intel's cutting-edge movie studio allows filmmakers to capture that kind of shot, but from every angle. Features Movies & TV AR Intel Virtual Reality VR

Nvidia's New RTX 3080 Can Barely Run Crysis: Remastered at 4K

GizModo VR

What happens when you have a copy of Crysis: Remastered and Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 graphics card in your possession? You see if the RTX 3080 can run it, naturally. One of my hopes for Crysis: Remastered was that it would be just as punishing on PCs today as it was when originally released in 2007.

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The best espresso machines of 2020

Digital Trends

Tired of that same old cup of coffee? Need more punch in your java? Kick-start your day the right way with one of our eight favorite espresso machines of 2020. Buying Guides Smart Home coffee espresso machine home appliances kitchen appliances small appliances

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Through the Ghosts of Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader Finds a Semblance of Peace

GizModo VR

The third run of Darth Vader at Marvel Comics has done a grand job building on its predecessor’s examinations of the titular Dark Lord.

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How to gameshare on PlayStation 4

Digital Trends

Modern consoles allow players to share their game libraries with friends digitally. Save some cash with this step-by-step guide on how to gameshare on a PS4. Gaming How-To gameshare gamesharing Playstation 4 PS4 Tier 4 Video Games

The Downside of Conveniently Signing In With Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Apple

GizModo VR

You’re finally ready to pull the trigger on that great cabin you saw on Airbnb and it’s time to create an account for the service.

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This planet survived the death of its star — and we don’t know how

Digital Trends

This week, researchers have uncovered a new astronomical oddity: A planet several times the size of the dead star it orbits. News breaking twitter Exoplanet NASA space white dwarf

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How Is It September and HBO Max Still Does Not Do 4K or HDR

GizModo VR

Today DC Entertainment announced that its streaming service DC Universe was becoming the comics-only DC Universe Infinite , and while I had the urge to give myself a wedgie just for subscribing to such a truly stupidly named service, the thing that really sent me into a nerd rage was the realization that I would no… Read more.

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How to choose an external hard drive

Digital Trends

You need to back up your PC or mobile device, but you don't know how to choose an external drive that works best for your needs. We're here to help you decide. Buying Guides Computing External drive Hard Drive How-To SSD storage Tier 4

In Ironic Twist, Founder of Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup Gets Arrested on Fraud Charges

GizModo VR

That headline sounds like the set-up to a joke, I know, but 2020 has proven time and time again that you can’t make this s**t up anymore. Read more. what a twist doj cybersecurity cyber fraud department of justice securities and exchange commission ns8

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The best rechargeable batteries: AA, AAA, and 9V

Digital Trends

Standard alkaline batteries are on the costly side, sure, but so are shoddy rechargeable batteries. Check out our picks for the best rechargeable batteries. Buying Guides Smart Home batteries Best of energizer Rechargeable batteries Tier 4

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120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Mark Possible Migration Route Through Arabian Peninsula

GizModo VR

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered seven well-preserved footprints belonging to humans. Dated to around 120,000 years ago, these appear to be the oldest evidence of our species in the region. Read more. prehistoric footprints anthropology early humans human migrations science

The Oculus Quest 2 is 'VR finally done right' — here's where to pre-order

Mashable

TL;DR: As of Sept. 18, Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets, accessories, and bundles are available to pre-order at Amazon , Best Buy , Walmart , Target , GameStop , and at Oculus.com ; the headset itself starts at $299 for 64GB of storage. Between the Nintendo Switch , the Xbox Series X , and the Playstation 5 , 2020 is proving to be a huge year for video game consoles. But if initial reviews are to be believed, you're going to want to scoot the all-new Oculus Quest 2 to the top of your "must-buy" list.

Six Charged In Bribery Scheme to Game Amazon’s Marketplace

GizModo VR

When folks hear the words “Amazon” and “crimes” in the same sentence, it’s usually referencing the giant’s potentially criminal anticompetitive behavior or its shitty-enough-that-it-should-be-criminal warehouse working conditions , rather than Amazon sellers scamming their way onto the DOJ’s watch list. Read more. busted amazon amazon marketplace

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How to use iOS 14’s Translate app

Digital Trends

We explain how to use iOS 14's Translate app, covering how to translate text and speech into a second language, save favorites, and check definitions. Apple How-To Mobile Apple iOS 14 Apple Translate iOS 14 language translator translation apps