Wed.May 12, 2021

V2EC: Eye-tracking accessory for Vive Focus 3 and Vive Virtual Character announced!

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, like all of you, I followed Vivecon with all its announcements of the Vive Focus 3 BE and the Vive Pro 2 , but I missed the usual inspiring speech by Mister President.

Roblox CEO Interested In Possible Oculus Quest Launch

VRScout

Co-founder Dave Baszucki says the Oculus Quest makes “perfect sense” for the popular online multiplayer game. Could Roblox be heading to VR via the Oculus Quest? According to CEO and co-founder Dave Baszucki, there’s a genuine possibility.

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‘Roblox’ CEO says Quest Makes “perfect sense” as Future Platform

Road to VR

Roblox may be coming to Oculus Quest at some point. Roblox Corporation CEO & co-founder Dave Baszucki says the company’s popular free-to-play online game makes “perfect sense” for the Oculus Quest platform.

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VR Tower Defense Game ‘Captain Toonhead’ Coming To Quest

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Teravision Games’ comically over-the-top FPS tower defense game arrives on Oculus, SteamVR, and PSVR later this summer.

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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.

Niantic’s Seals Its Fate as an AR Platform

AR Insider

A s you may have heard, Niantic has launched its AR developer platform, Lightship. This is partially a rebrand of the existing Real World Platform, but also a functional transition. The latter refers to the platform’s release as an SDK, or augmented reality developer kit (ARDK).

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Highlights From VIVECON 2021 Include New Headsets, Software Offerings

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HTC VIVE held VIVECON virtually this week. The event took place yesterday, May 11, and today, May 12. While attendees could register to access content in real time through a dedicated web portal, content was also streaming on a number of sites and platforms around the 2D web and 3D metaverse.

HTC’s Wireless Adapter Doesn’t Support Vive Pro 2’s Full Resolution Or 120Hz

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When used with Vive Pro 2, the Vive Wireless Adapter doesn’t support the full resolution or 120 Hz mode. The adapter currently operates at 1224 × 1224 per eye 90 Hz when used with Vive Pro 2.

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Future fabric: Meet the cutting-edge textiles that could redefine wearable tech

Digital Trends

Fitness trackers and smartwatches are one thing, but this futuristic fabric from Nextiles could lead to a whole new genre of wearable tech. Features smart materials wearables

Vive Pro 2, Focus 3 Getting Eye-Tracking Add-On, Focus Getting Hand-Tracking

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Neither the HTC Vive Pro 2 nor the Vive Focus 3 feature integrated eye-tracking, but support will apparently come via an add-on device in the future.

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 iMac M1 is nearly 60% faster than the older Intel model, according to leak

Digital Trends

On the fence about upgrading your Intel-powered iMac to Apple's newest model? The M1 processor's performance improvement will make you want to splurge. Apple Computing News CPU iMac Intel m1 processor

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Pico’s Asia-Only Neo 3 Has A Great Software Line-Up

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The Pico Neo 3 is launching with a software line-up that could have made it a genuine contender for the Oculus Quest. Sadly, the device isn’t coming to the west.

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7 things you didn’t know the Apple HomePod Mini could do

Digital Trends

The Apple HomePod Mini sounds great, but is capable of doing a lot more than people realize. Features Smart Home HomePod Smart Assistant smart home

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Watch: 19 Minutes Of Zero Caliber: Reloaded Co-Op Gameplay On Quest

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XREAL’s Zero Caliber: Reloaded is coming to Oculus Quest tomorrow, but we’ve got a first look at co-op gameplay right here. Check out 19 minutes of co-op footage below.

Kathy Bugajsky Embraces VR as a Fitness Tool for Her Wellness Journey

VR Fitness

One of the greatest benefits of virtual reality is the fact that people essentially have complete fitness programs in those little headsets that they can tailor to their own preferences in order to meet personal wellness goals.

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Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Review: The selfie master returns

Digital Trends

Is the admittedly very cool motorized camera module enough to make the Zenfone 8 Flip a winner? Android Mobile Asus Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Review

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Captain ToonHead Mixes FPS And Tower Defense On Quest

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Captain ToonHead vs the Punks From Outer Space looks as ridiculous as it sounds, and it’s coming to Oculus Quest soon. Developer Teravision Games has been working on this title for a while, and previously confirmed it was coming to PSVR and PC VR headsets.

Future Motorola phones could wirelessly charge from up to 30 feet away

Digital Trends

Motorola and GuRu have announced a new partnership that could see future Motorola phones leverage GuRu's truly wireless charging technology. Android Mobile Guru Motorola Wireless Charging

Chicago Police Started Secret Drone Program Using Untraceable Cash: Report

GizModo VR

The Chicago Police Department started a secret drone program using untraceable money seized in drug raids and other criminal investigations, according to a bombshell new report from the Chicago Sun-Times. Read more.

OnePlus 7T vs. iPhone 11: Which one will capture your next paycheck?

Digital Trends

The OnePlus 7T and iPhone 11 both offer stellar quality and abundant capabilities. We put them through a head-to-head test to find out which one is the best. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile Apple iPhone 11 OnePlus 7T spec comparison

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Using Just His Thoughts, Paralyzed Man Texts at a Record-Breaking 16 Words a Minute

GizModo VR

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have translated the cognitive signals associated with handwriting into text, and in real time. The new technique is more than twice as fast than the previous method, allowing a paralyzed man to text at a rate of 90 characters per minute. Read more.

Headphone Reviews

Digital Trends

Headphones are a mainstay in the realm of consumer tech. Thankfully, Digital Trends’ reviews allow you to compare headphones based on rating, type, usage, and more

John Barrowman Removed From Doctor Who Immersive Experience in Wake of Allegations

GizModo VR

After actor Noel Clarke was accused by over 20 women of engaging in repeated incidents of sexual harassment on set and off during his career— including his time playing Mickey Smith on Doctor Who —fellow co-star John Barrowman was also embroiled in accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Space station toilet flushes its way to a new milestone

Digital Trends

One of the International Space Station's three toilets has reached a new milestone after 20 years of use by more than 240 astronauts. News International Space Station ISS NASA space Space Station space toilet

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Jupiter Looks Serene in Ultraviolet and Absolutely Terrifying in Infrared

GizModo VR

Though named for the Roman riff on Zeus, the planet Jupiter looks every bit a happy home for Hades in an infrared image (below) captured by the Gemini North telescope of Mauna Kea’s Gemini Observatory. Meanwhile, the Hubble Space Telescope produced a lovely ultraviolet view of the planet.

Drone delivery leader Wing plans to use quieter aircraft

Digital Trends

One of the issues with drone delivery services is the noise created by the autonomous aircraft. Wing is hoping to fix that with the launch of a quieter machine. News Australia delivery drone drone drone delivery Google Wing

Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. Are All Getting New Movies

GizModo VR

Some of your favorite weird, unforgettable animated shows are coming back in a major way. Adult Swim just announced it’s producing feature length films based on Aqua Teen Hunger Force , Metalocalypse and The Venture Bros. Read more.

Watch NASA video showing recent Mars helicopter flight in 3D

Digital Trends

NASA says a new 3D video of a recent Mars helicopter flight gives viewers the sensation of standing on the red planet and seeing the action firsthand. News ingenuity Mars mars helicopter NASA space

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For Its Next Trick, Motorola Is Working On Smartphones That Can Charge Wirelessly Over the Air

GizModo VR

They haven’t all been home runs, but Motorola is known for taking chances. The company has repeatedly shown it’s not afraid to bet on new technology, from the recently phased-out Moto Mods back to the first wafer-thin Razr feature phones.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer: Seasonal and weekly challenges (week 1)

Digital Trends

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer brings a new series of weekly and seasonal challenges to complete. Here are all of the challenges through week one. Gaming Bungie Destiny 2 Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer