Thu.Oct 29, 2020

Feel The Future With Interhaptics’ New Design & Development Tools

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A touch of technology in your own hands. After 7 months of beta testing, Interhaptics just released its most ambitious project to date: a mixed reality development suite for deploying haptics across platforms for both head-mounted displays and mobile devices.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Update with In-game Commentary Likely to Release Soon

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Half-Life: Alyx is likely soon to see an update which would add in-game developer commentary similar to previous Valve games.

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Major Lazer To Bring Arena-Scale VR Show To Oculus’ ‘Venues’

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With the live music industry in shambles, musicians are turning to immersive tech to connect with fans. The live music industry has been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts both large and small have been canceled for several months now, leaving many musicians isolated from their fans.

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PSVR Owners Can Now Request a Free Camera Adapter for PS5 Compatibility

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Sony has finally revealed how and when PSVR owners can get their hands on a camera adapter to make PlayStation VR compatible with PS5. Sony will provide PSVR owners with one free camera adapter to enable support for the headset on PlayStation 5, and has posted some details here in an FAQ. Where to find the serial number on the PSVR processing unit | Image courtesy Sony.

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Carbon Studio Unveils VR Exclusive Warhammer game

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Today, the Poland-based Carbon Studio unveilied its new game, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall, a VR-only Warhammer action-adventure RPG game Set in the Age of Sigmar universe, Tempestfall begins following the Necroquake.

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‘Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall’ Coming to PC VR & Quest Next Year

Road to VR

Carbon Studio, the developers behind The Wizards and Alice VR , today announced they’re working on a new made-for-VR game in the Warhammer universe. Called Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall , the VR exclusive is set to launch on PC VR and Oculus Quest sometime in 2021.

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‘Blair Witch: Quest Edition’ Review – Real Psychological Thrills Worthy of the Name

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Games built on film franchises are rarely good for a reason. Many suffer from comparatively lower budgets and seem to fundamentally lack creative flexibility. More often than not, this ends up leading to a clumsy replication of the source material and a big disappointment on the part of the player. Thankfully, this isn’t true for Blair Witch, the story-driven psychological horror game first launched on PC in 2019, and now rebuilt for Oculus Quest.

Phasmophobia Halloween Update Fixes Voice Recognition, Adds LIV Support, And More

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In Update #3 today Phasmophobia received a slew of bug fixes and optimizations including changes to correct issues around voice chat, voice recognition, and VR support, as well as the new inclusion of LIV mixed reality support. One of the coolest features in Phasmophobia is the voice recognition.

Snap’s AR Feedback Loop: Execution and Revenue

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“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. S nap’s investment and commitment to AR have origins in the technology’s alignment with its “camera company’s” ethos.

Immersed Can Now Bring Your Real Keyboard Into Your Virtual Office

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Oculus Quest virtual workspace app Immersed now lets you bring in your real keyboard! Immersed is an app that lets you and your team bring your monitors into a shared virtual workspace. Uniquely, it even gives you up to 5 extra virtual monitors- something once considered impossible to do performantly with the Windows OS. It’s priced at $15/month/person for a team of up to 4, or $30/month/person for larger teams.

Rokid Enables Augmented Reality League of Legends Festivities

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Like so many other recent events, the highly anticipated 2020 League of Legends World Championship has very limited seating. The month-long tournament in Shanghai has long embraced XR solutions, and this year Rokid helped to make the unique event even more special. To learn more, ARPost spoke with Rokid Director of Product Engineering Weiqi Zhao. Zhao served as project manager and designer for the experience hosted by Chinese technology company Tencent. The League of Legends “Worlds” Experience.

This Is What The PSVR Camera Adaptor For PS5 Looks Like

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As of today, people in Japan can pick up the new PSVR camera adaptor for PS5. Sure enough, the first picture of the kit was just posted online. The image, posted on Twitter (and first spotted by Distrito XR ) shows the adaptor still in its packaging. All the same, it seems pretty self-explanatory; you plug your PS4 camera into the rectangular end of the kit and then plug what looks like a USB-A port (though we could be wrong) into the back of the PS5. Simple as that.

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Reality Bytes: Facebook Cloud Gaming, VR Pixel Density & the Future of Events

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Reality Bytes is AR Insider’s series that features bite-sized video insights. Running Thursdays, it focuses on weekly news recaps and commentary. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations.

Blair Witch VR Review – Bringing The Iconic Horror Series To Quest

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Blair Witch originally released as a non-VR game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear and the upcoming Xbox/PC horror game, The Medium, but is now getting the VR treatment with the Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition out today on October 29th. Read on for our full Blair Witch VR review. The Blair Witch Project is one of my favorite horror movies.

Exxon Pays Off Shareholders, Lays Off Workers

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The tragedy of Exxon continues. On Thursday, the company said it expects to lay off roughly 14,000 workers over the next year. The huge reduction comes even as it pays out shareholders, albeit at a flat level for the first time in nearly four decades. Read more. exxon big oil coronavirus layoffs

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Cloudhead Trials New Remote Work Solution With VR Support

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In the last few months, we’ve seen loads of companies jump on the remote work bandwagon and produce VR apps that let you collaborate with others in VR.

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Disney Made a Skinless Robot That Can Realistically Stare Directly Into Your Soul

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One of the obvious giveaways that you’re interacting with a robot is their blank dead-eyed stare. The eyes don’t connect with yours the way they would if they were, you know, human.

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Intel’s 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake Detailed: Ice Lake Core with Xe Graphics

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During a time of increased competitor activity, Intel has decided to disclose some of the high level details surrounding its next generation consumer processor, known as Rocket Lake or Intel’s 11 th Gen Core.

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A Black Biologist Pioneered Animal Intelligence Research, but His Work Was Buried

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Black biologist Charles Henry Turner was doing groundbreaking research into animal cognition at the turn of the 20th century, yet his ideas never gained traction on account of racism and his seemingly radical viewpoint.

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Record-smashing hybrid drone stays airborne for a crazy 10 hours, 14 minutes

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The average consumer drone today has a flight time of between 10 and 20 minutes. This record-breaking drone has one that's, well, considerably longer. News Drones quadcopters

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When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

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The holidays are looking a little less Linus this year for Peanuts fans hoping to catch Charlie Brown specials on network television, as has been tradition for decades. Read more. peanuts apple hbo max streaming wars streaming consumer tech

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Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Tempestfall Is An All-New VR Game From The Makers Of The Wizards

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Carbon Studio is working on an all-new VR game based on the Warhammer franchise – Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall. Tempestfall’s setting is one of the newer eras of the Warhammer series, trading in 40K’s metal crunch for a more supernatural angle. In the game, players will take on the role of a magic-wielding warrior, a Lord-Arcanum, and battle the ghostly Nighthaunt in the realm of Shyish as part of a taskforce known as the Stormcast Eternals.

Two Ohio Republicans Plead Guilty in Alleged $60 Million Bribery Scandal for Coal and Nuclear Bailout

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Two of the five Republicans arrested on corruption charges involving former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder pleaded guilty on Thursday to racketeering.

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Netflix raises its prices. Here’s what you’ll have to pay

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Netflix has raised the cost of two of its three tiers in the first such increase in nearly two years. Home Theater News breaking twitter Netflix video streaming

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Hey Tucker Carlson, We Have Some Guesses About What Happened to Your Hunter Biden Docs

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted a segment of his show on Wednesday night to damning documents supposedly proving corruption by Democratic nominee Joe Biden—except they had mysteriously vanished in transit. Read more.

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This self-driving racing car could have done with a driver

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An autonomous racing car got off to a terrible start in a recent contest when it veered off the track from a standing start and drove straight into a wall. Cars News autonomous cars breaking twitter driverless cars Roborace self-driving cars

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Spell Is a Gorgeous B Horror Movie With Messy Ideas About Class and Power

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Paramount Pictures’ Spell — from director Mark Tonderai—is a film that sets out to exist in a number of emotional spaces while terrifying you with a story about how simultaneously horrific and freeing homecomings can be.

Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine delayed until at least April 2021

Digital Trends

Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine will now launch after March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaming far cry 6 Rainbow Six Quarantine Ubisoft

The Border Wall Is a ‘Death Blow’ to Wildlife. This Election Will Decide How Much Worse It Gets.

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The upcoming presidential election will decide more than just the next American leader; it could also determine the fate of numerous endangered wildlife species that depend on unimpeded access to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border to survive. Read more.

NASA spacecraft successfully secures Bennu asteroid sample

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NASA says it's managed to secure a sample of gathered asteroid material after some of it started to leak through the collection head. News asteroid bennu breaking twitter NASA space

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Sorry, Netflix Users, Subscriptions Are Getting Another Price Hike

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If it wasn’t enough that Netflix continues to push the eject button on a number of beloved and by all accounts popular series on its platform, the service is now raising its monthly subscription costs in the U.S. Read more. hell no netflix streaming streaming services streaming wars consumer tech

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