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US Air Force Experiments With VR Suicide Prevention Training

VRScout

Airmen and their spouses are taught how to comfort distressed individuals in a virtual environment.

Unassuming One-man VR Project ‘Gorilla Tag’ Sees 42K Players in First Two Weeks

Road to VR

First-time indie VR developer Kerestell Smith was taken aback at the reception of his Early Access multiplayer VR game, Gorilla Tag.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

The Ghost Howls

March has just started… I hope it will be an amazing day for you and for all the AR/VR ecosystem! I will have probably something to announce soon, so stay tuned. Top news of the week. Image by Sony). Sony officially states it is going to launch the PSVR 2.

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Visit WandaVision's Reality-Bending Living Room with This Facebook Messenger AR Portal

Next Reality AR

The new WandaVision series is perhaps the hottest TV show on the Disney Plus streaming service since.well, its own The Mandalorian wrapped up its second season late last year.

‘Z-Race’ Early Access Review – Start Your Engines

VRScout

If you enjoy futuristic racers, this one comes with a few twists. Z-Race isn’t the first sci-fi racer to grace VR. Between Radial-G: Racing Revolved and WipEout Omega Collection , we’ve gotten a taste for high-speed racing, but we’re not exactly spoilt for choice.

Psychic VR Lab Raises $8.5 Million to Grow Browser-based XR Development Platform

Road to VR

Japan-based Psychic VR Lab has announced the close of an $8.5 million investment to grow its cloud-based XR development platform, STYLY.

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‘Blade & Sorcery’ Update 9 Makes Combat Even More Brutal

Road to VR

As if shanking someone in the face wasn’t brutal enough, Early Access battle simulator Blade & Sorcery just got a little more gory with the new U9 update which landed on Friday. Developers WarpFrog say that the U9 content is “essentially the 8.4

Oculus Quest Experimental 120Hz Support Could Begin In March, Roadmap Suggests

Upload VR

Oculus Quest 120Hz support could start rolling out in March on an experimental basis, a new roadmap suggests. Facebook’s official Quest platform roadmap , which is only accessible to those with a developer account has tentatively scheduled the feature to arrive this month.

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Spatial Beats: PSVR 2, Snapchat & AR Glasses Galore

AR Insider

W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week, we look at Sony’s tease for PSVR2, new features in Snapchat’s Lens Studio, and a whole slate of new AR glasses emerge. Let’s dive in… Sony Confirms New Playstation VR2 for PS5 with New Controllers.

Announcing Upload Access – Exclusive Coverage Of VR’s Biggest Titles

Upload VR

Welcome to Upload Access, your new destination for exclusive access to VR’s biggest upcoming titles. 2021 is proving to be a huge year for VR. PC headsets continue to push the boundaries of the tech, new console devices are on the horizon, and developers are fully embracing standalone VR.

Intel Discontinues Performance Tuning Protection Plan for Overclocking Warranties

Anand Tech

After a 9-year run, Intel today has begun to wrap up its Performance Tuning Protection Plan service, the company’s optional extended warranty for CPU overclocking.

New VR Games March 2021: All The Biggest Releases

Upload VR

Looking for the new VR games March 2021 list? We’ve got you covered! We’re getting a little further into the year and, slowly but surely, seeing more and more high profile releases come our way.

The Intel SSD 670p (2TB) Review: Improving QLC, But Crazy Pricing?!?

Anand Tech

Intel's third generation QLC SSD delivers much-needed performance improvements due to its new 144-layer 3D QLC NAND and a new low-cost SSD controller from Silicon Motion.

Snap Releases Lens Studio 3.4 With Support for More AR Snapchat Features

ARPost

Snap recently announced the much-anticipated release of Lens Studio 3.4. Lens Studio is the interface that lens creators use to create experiences for the larger Snapchat community.

Scientists Have Invented Light-Up OLED Tattoos

GizModo VR

Tattoos are usually considered a form of personal expression, but a team of researchers in Europe have created what they’re calling the world’s first light-emitting tattoo based on OLED screen technology that, besides presumably looking kind of cool, could also serve as a visible warning about potential health… Read more.

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Snap Releases Lens Studio 3.4 With Support for More AR Snapchat Features

ARPost

Snap recently announced the much-anticipated release of Lens Studio 3.4. Lens Studio is the interface that lens creators use to create experiences for the larger Snapchat community.

A 1990s iMac Processor Powers NASA’s Perseverance Rover

GizModo VR

As we watched NASA put a rover on Mars last month, it definitely seemed like the agency had to be using some sort of high-tech processor in its machine. Surely the rover is built on something much more powerful than the components in devices us civilians use, right?

Sail Into VR Esports with MarineVerse Cup Winter Games

VR Fitness

The MarineVerse Cup Winter Games 2021 Competition has begun for virtual sailors around the world as they participate in daily races through March 14 for an opportunity to win a portion of a $700 AUD + $150 GBP prize pool.

Primates Appeared Almost Immediately After Dinosaurs Went Extinct, New Research Suggests

GizModo VR

A formation famous for producing T. rex fossils has now yielded the oldest evidence of primates in the fossil record, in what is being hailed a significant discovery. Read more.

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Photo shows Perseverance rover as a tiny dot on the desolate Martian surface

Digital Trends

NASA's first satellite image of its Mars Perseverance rover shows the car-sized vehicle as a tiny dot on the desolate Martian surface. News Mars Mars 2020 NASA Perseverance Rover space

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California City Becomes First in the U.S. to Ban New Gas Stations

GizModo VR

Officials from Petaluma, California have decided their city has enough places to fill up gas-powered cars. Last week, the local city council unanimously voted to ban new gas stations, building on a two-year moratorium passed in early 2019. Read more.

PUBG tips and tricks

Digital Trends

These PUBG tips and tricks will elevate your game to the next level. There's far more to the game than loot and shoot. Use these strategies to win more games. Gaming Bluehole Studio Other PC PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Tier 4

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NASA’s Experimental Electric Airplane Edges Closer to Its First Flight

GizModo VR

Looking every bit like a winged tube of toothpaste, NASA’s X-57 Maxwell experimental plane sits in a hanger at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Insta360 teases a camera so small you can hardly see it

Digital Trends

Insta360 has released a video teasing the imminent launch of its latest camera, which will apparently be its smallest device yet. News Photography Camera Cameras Insta360 small camera

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Satellite Spots NASA’s New Rover—and Its Garbage—From Mars Orbit

GizModo VR

The Perseverance rover, along with several components used during the recent landing, have been imaged from space. Read more. mars exomars environment trace gas orbiter roscosmos rosalind franklin outer space mars rovers spaceflight spacecraft in spaceflight mars exploration program perseverance

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Crashland Review: A Deliciously Creepy If Overly Tough VR Critter Killer

Upload VR

Should you dive into this new Oculus Quest shooter? Find out in our Crashland review! If you suffer from arachnophobia, entomophobia, molluscophobia or, well, just about any kind of condition ascribed to a well-earned fear of nature then read no further; Crashland is not the game for you.

Cats Are Just as Disloyal as You Suspected, New Study Suggests

GizModo VR

New research points to an important distinction between cats and dogs when it comes to reading certain social cues. It found that cats, unlike dogs, won’t necessarily avoid people who have wronged their owners. Read more.

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Best shows to stream for Black History Month

Digital Trends

There's no shortage of excellent Black series on all of our favorite streaming platforms. Here's a roundup of the best shows to watch for Black History Month. Home Theater Movies & TV black history black history month 2021 HBO Hulu Netflix

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Gatorade Created a Wearable Patch That Tells You How Much Gatorade to Drink

GizModo VR

If you thought wearable devices were limited to smartwatches and AR glasses, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a few years we could be all covered from head to toe in smart stickers, starting with a new patch from Gatorade that can let you know if you’re staying properly hydrated. Read more.

A bunch of juicy iPhone rumors just dropped

Mashable VR

We've been waiting for Apple to jack up the iPhone's refresh rate for a while now. If the latest round of iPhone 13 rumors are to be believed, we won't have to wait much longer.

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30-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Ancient Vampire Squid

GizModo VR

The elusive vampire squid wears its red flesh like a voluminous cape.

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