Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Mario Kart: Live AR Racing Now Available On Nintendo Switch


Turn your home into a chaotic race track with this unique RC car experience. Today marks the launch of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit , a brand new kart racing game that combines augmented reality technology with conventional RC cars to offer one of the most unique racing experiences in recent memory.

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Sony Unveils ‘Spatial Reality Display’ with Eye-tracking for Glasses-free 3D Viewing

Road to VR

Sony recently unveiled Spatial Reality Display, a 15.6-inch 4K panel that includes both eye-tracking and embedded lenticular lens array so users can view 3D content with the naked eye.


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Can Virtual Reality Help With Depression?


Since the late ’90s, mental health professionals have been using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorders. But in the past few years, there has been a growing pool of research showing that it is a promising solution for treating depression, too.

Quest 2 Drops Backwards Compatibility with Oculus Go Apps & Games

Road to VR

It was a little over a year ago when Facebook triumphantly announced that games and apps made for Oculus Go would live on in Oculus Quest. But now with Go long gone and Quest 1 out of production, the company has decided to no longer support Go titles through Quest 2.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

XR Talks: Defining the AR Cloud, Part I

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Boneworks Dev’s Next Game Will Be On Quest And Steam

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Boneworks developer Stress Level Zero’s next game will be available on both the Oculus Quest and PC VR via Steam. The team’s Brandon J Laatsch confirmed as much on Twitter this week.

AMD Zen 3: An AnandTech Interview with CTO Mark Papermaster

Anand Tech

The announcement of the new Ryzen 5000 processors, built on AMD’s Zen 3 microarchitecture, has caused waves of excitement and questions as to the performance. The launch of the high-performance desktop processors on November 5 th will be an interesting day.


Population: One Cross-Buy Support Confirmed

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Population: One cross-buy support was just confirmed by developer BigBox. The developer took to Reddit to confirm the news. Cross-buy means that, if you buy the upcoming battle royale shooter on either the Quest or Rift stores, you’ll get the other version free of charge.

The Church of the SubGenius Documentary Examines the Cult of a Cult

GizModo VR

Long before the internet invaded every aspect of culture, a pair of friends who first bonded over their love of comic books and Captain Beefheart dreamed up “a weird fringe cult specifically for weirdos” that would walk the line between sincerity and parody.


AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

The Business Of Showbusiness: How Atlas V Is Producing Some Of VR’s Best Movies

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If you squint, you can begin to glimpse the correlation; VR gaming, as tumultuous a time it has endured these past four years, is starting to make a little sense of itself. Experiences are getting better and turning more profit as cheaper, more advanced headsets hit the market.

Looks Like Japan Is Going Ahead With Plan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into the Ocean

GizModo VR

The writing has been on the wall for a while now, but it finally appears that Japan is ready to proceed with dumping over 1 million tons of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. The water will be treated to remove some—but not all—of the contaminants.

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Phasmophobia Dev Lists Oculus Quest As A Future ‘Development Goal’ Platform

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According to the public Trello board for development goal tracking, known bugs, and in-progress features for ghost hunting horror game Phasmophobia , the solo developer DKnighter aka Kinetic Games is planning an Oculus quest version as a “development goal” on the “Backlog” list of ideas.

This Puppy Photo Booth Lets Good Boys Take Selfies For Treats

GizModo VR

Simone Giertz, the self-proclaimed Queen of Shitty Robots , has used her time in quarantine wisely to create the kind of serotonin injection we could all use right about now: a paw-operated (pawperated?) photo booth for her dog. Read more. dawwwww dogs dog selfies selfie robotics lego


360VRFit is Looking to Transform Your Everyday Workout Machines into VR Devices

VR Fitness

Most of the time, if you’re looking to utilize VR tech for the purposes of working out, you’ll not only have to invest in an actual headset, but potentially more accompanying accessories as well.

Disney Apparently Has No Idea What to Do With Hulu—For Now

GizModo VR

It seems like Disney, Hulu’s controlling shareholder , doesn’t know what it wants to do with the streaming service after the covid-19 pandemic delayed plans to finally expand it outside the U.S. According to Bloomberg , those plans were supposed to get underway in January, but that never happened.

Iowa Senator owned by an extremely Midwest question about soybeans

Mashable VR

Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst struggled with an incredibly Midwest gotcha question: She couldn't correctly state the price of soybeans. A clip of a debate between Ernst and her Democratic challenger, Theresa Greenfield, went viral after the incumbent seemingly struggled to rattle off crop prices.

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Google Is Bucking Trends with the Pixel 5, and It's Awesome

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Ever since Google bought a big chunk of HTC and began integrating its U.S. and Taiwan teams (the Pixel 3a was the first Pixel primarily designed in Taiwan), it’s felt like Google has been a bit confused about the Pixel’s direction.

Macs with new ARM chips may launch at Apple event next month

Mashable VR

Apple already had events in September and October (launching Apple Watches, iPads, iOS 14 , the HomePod mini, and the iPhone 12 , among other things), but the company apparently isn't done yet. According to leaker Jon Prosser , Apple will have another event on Nov.

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The Boys Showrunner Eric Kripke Has No Time for Nazis and Their Sympathizers

GizModo VR

Watching The Boys , one could easily come away from the show with the impression that series creator Eric Kripke has a bone to pick with the superhero adaptations that have fundamentally altered the shape of modern day Hollywood.

Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus make fun of Apple for not shipping a charger with the iPhone

Mashable VR

Well, this didn't take very long. Earlier this week, Apple introduced its new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 12 , and with it the company announced its new policy of not shipping a power adapter or wired earbuds with its phones.

No, Twitter Did Not Stop Blocking URLs and 'Hacked Content'

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Twitter claimed it was reversing course late Thursday and would no longer forbid users from tweeting links to websites containing hacked material—so long as the hackers themselves weren’t the ones doing the sharing. “We

The Alex Trebek 'Jeopardy!' remix of Megan Thee Stallion's 'Savage' is frankly delightful

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Read more. More about Remix , Jeopardy , Alex Trebek , Megan Thee Stallion , and Culture. Remix Jeopardy Alex Trebek Megan Thee Stallion Culture


Xbox Boss Phil Spencer On Series X Launch, Halo Infinite & Bethesda

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There’s nothing normal about interviewing Xbox chief Phil Spencer these days. Read more. xbox series x xbox series s phil spencer kotaku core


Tesla Model 3 update gives drivers more range for the same price

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Even Google Puts Wear OS Second

GizModo VR

In what can only be described as a self-own, Google has released a YouTube Music app for the Apple Watch. before making an equivalent version for its own smartwatch platform, Wear OS. Read more. i still believe in the dream of a good wear os watch wear os google wearables smartwatches

Twitter updates policy on sharing hacked data after 'NY Post' mess

Mashable VR

The disputed New York Post story about Democratic nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, may be a dud , but that doesn't mean it didn't hit Twitter hard.

Oculus Quest 2 Can’t Play Oculus Go Apps Compatible With Quest 1

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The Oculus Quest 2 can’t play the selection of Oculus Go games made available on the original Quest, John Carmack confirmed.

This exquisite silk structure was spun by 17,532 silkworms

Mashable VR

Producing silk is a deadly task for insects because they are killed in the process. This project by the Mediated Matter Group & MIT demonstrates how silk can be harvested sustainably, using silkworms as active designers in the spinning of complex structures.

International WHO Trial Finds No Benefit for Remdesivir, Other Drugs in Treating Covid-19

GizModo VR

The results of a large treatment trial for hospitalized covid-19 patients funded by the World Health Organization offer little good news.