Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Mario Kart: Live AR Racing Now Available On Nintendo Switch

VRScout

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.

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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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.

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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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Can Virtual Reality Help With Depression?

ARPost

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.

XR Talks: Defining the AR Cloud, Part I

AR Insider

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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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.

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

Upload VR

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.

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

GizModo VR

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.

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

Upload VR

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

Upload VR

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

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

GizModo VR

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

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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.

Don't Know Where to Vote? Google Will Now Show You in Search and Maps

GizModo VR

If you need to figure out where the heck to vote or drop off your ballot, Google will now point you in the right direction in Maps and Search. Read more. voting google google maps how to vote elections

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Test Driving SPECviewperf 2020: A Look At The Latest In Workstation GPU Benchmarks

Anand Tech

Over the years, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's SPECviewperf benchmark has become the industry standard for workstation GPU benchmarking.

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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.

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This Week In XR: Quest2, IPhone 12, Snap’s Local Lenses

Charlie Fink

The new Oculus Quest 2 from Facebook could be the hit gift of the holiday season. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business technology

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

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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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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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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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Hackers Allegedly Stole Over 3 Million Customer Credit Cards From Dickey's Barbecue Pit

GizModo VR

Hackers are currently selling a trove of 3 million credit card numbers and customer records apparently stolen from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, one of the biggest barbecue chains in the United States. Read more. hacks dickeys

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.

Twitter Screws the Pooch, QAnon Bans, and FCC Takes the Bait

GizModo VR

It’s hard to believe that the 2020 election is just 18 days away, which may count for the inexorable sense of doom hanging over everything, or the sensation of that time is warping like the event horizon of a black hole.

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

Mashable VR

Read more. More about Tesla , Model 3 , Electric Vehicles , Tech , and Elon Musk. Tesla Model 3 Electric Vehicles Tech Elon Musk

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Facebook Login Issues Are Locking Oculus Quest 2 Owners Out of Their Devices

GizModo VR

Owners of the brand-new Oculus Quest 2—the first VR headset which requires a Facebook account to use—are finding themselves screwed out of their new purchases by Facebook’s account verification system. Read more.

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.

The Best Bluetooth Speaker for $100 or Less

GizModo VR

These days, finding the perfect Bluetooth speaker can feel a bit like looking for a needle in a very large haystack—particularly in the budget category.