Fri.Jul 16, 2021

How Astronauts Are Using VR & AR Aboard The ISS


From maintenance work to physics experiments, XR technology is playing a major role in the operations of the Expedition 65 crew.

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‘Moss’ and ‘GORN’ Join the Platinum Club With 1 Million Units Sold

Road to VR

Moss (2018) and GORN (2019) have become the latest VR games to reach the 1 million unit ‘platinum’ mark, earning an estimated $22.5 million and $12 million, respectively, in revenue. Multi-platform development was key to their success.

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Virtex Stadium – the First “True” Virtual Reality Stadium for Esports Launches Soon


Esports fans, rejoice! Soon, you will not just watch a game from the outside, but be at the very heart of the action thanks to the soon-to-be-launched virtual reality stadium.

‘Racket: Nx’ Wants to Become an Olympic Sport and It Just Took an Important Step Closer

Road to VR

Racket: Nx (2018), the VR racket sport game from One Hamsa , took a big step towards becoming a potential Olympic sport recently. The team revealed it’s been endorsed by the International Racquetball Federation (IRF)—an important step on its way to becoming a candidate for the Olympic Games.

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.

Michael Wells:  A Fantastical Journey To Improved Wellness through VR Gaming

VR Fitness

In June 2019, Michael and his friends took a vacation to Florida and while visiting Harry Potter World at Universal Studios, the 265-pound 40+-year-old was asked to sit in the “test chair” to assess whether he could fit on one of the rides.

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Can Advertising Scale in VR? (Yes and No)

AR Insider

O ne of VR’s prospective revenue streams is ad placement. The thought is that its levels of immersion can engender high engagement with various flavors of display ads. That could include billboards in a virtual streetscape or sporting venue.

Steam Deck brings gaming’s ongoing accessibility issues into focus

Digital Trends

The Steam Deck has accessibility experts concerned about how text and UI will look on a small screen. Gaming accessibility Accessibility video games handheld gaming Steam steam deck

Gorn Sells 1 Million Units, Possibly Getting More Content

Upload VR

Glorious VR bloodbath, Gorn, has sold over one million copies as of today, and it might be getting more content too. The game’s official Twitter account revealed the news, confirming this number is spread across all versions of the game.

A New Heat Wave Will Set Records Across the West This Weekend

GizModo VR

The West can’t catch a break. After a slight reprieve from this week’s extreme heat, which sparked raging wildfires that threatened electricity grids and lit up firenadoes in California , the region is preparing for its fourth scorching heat wave in just five weeks. Read more.

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.

Squingle Offers Psychedelic Puzzles For Quest & PC VR, Available Now

Upload VR

A new psychedelic puzzle game, Squingle, is available now for PC VR via Steam and Quest via App Lab. The game features over 100 levels where you move an orb through a liquid-like substance floating in front of you.

Amazon slashes price of AirPods Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Digital Trends

If you're planning to buy wireless earbuds, Amazon is currently offering the Apple AirPods Pro at $52 off and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro with a $30 discount.

Walking Dead Lawsuit Ends in $200 Million Settlement

GizModo VR

Frank Darabont, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind The Shawshank Redemption , was a key figure in bringing The Walking Dead to AMC way back in 2010.

Red Dead Online’s season passes should become a live service standard

Digital Trends

Red Dead Online's new, shorter season passes are a perfect step forwards for live service games. Gaming Red Dead Online Rockstar

Brushwork VR Offers Free WebXR Painting In Your Headset’s Browser

Upload VR

A new app called Brushwork VR offers a way for users to simulate painting on a canvas in VR with any headset that supports immersive WebXR browser experiences.

Dungeons & Dragons' Future Is Full of Carnivals and Dragons

GizModo VR

Dungeons & Dragons is a world of imagination, from the vast realms and planes of existence your adventures can take place on , to the characters your parties build over the course of their travels.

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All goddess cube locations and rewards in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Digital Trends

The 27 Goddess Cubes can be tricky to track, so we've pinpointed all the Goddess Cube locations and their rewards in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. . Gaming HD remake Nintendo Nintendo Switch skyward sword hd The Legend of Zelda

Officials Pull ‘Emergency Lever’ as Lake Powell Plunges Toward Dangerous New Low

GizModo VR

The latest megadrought alarm bell just went off in the West.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 will be its most powerful smartwatch yet

Digital Trends

A new leak sheds some light on the powerful new processor of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 before its August 11 launch. Mobile News Wearables Google Wear Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 classic

Hubble Space Telescope Is Back

GizModo VR

NASA was able to bring Hubble Space Telescope’s backup payload computer online, according to a Twitter post from the telescope’s social media team.

Apple Deals: AirPods, iPad 10.2, MacBook Pro discounted today

Digital Trends

Amazon has slashed the price on many great Apple products. Here are the best of the bunch. Computing Deals AirPods Pro Max Apple Apple deals Apple Watch Series 6 computing deals deal iPad iPad deals macbook pro

Loki Season 2 Won't Feature Season 1 Director Kate Herron

GizModo VR

Unless we find a variant, Kate Herron is done with Loki. In a new interview, the director of all six episodes of the show ’s first season revealed that she won’t be back for season two. “I

AirPods Max are down to their cheapest-ever price at Amazon today

Digital Trends

The Apple AirPods Max have never been this cheap at Amazon before. This is the perfect time to buy. Here's why. Deals Home Theater AirPods Deals Apple AirPods Max Apple deals deal headphone deals Home Theater Deals

GOP Cyber Committee Member Dumped Microsoft Stock Not Long Before the Pentagon Nixed JEDI Deal

GizModo VR

A freshman Congressman close to the Pentagon’s now-defunct $10 billion cloud computing deal with Microsoft apparently dumped stock in the company shortly before the contentious contract went belly up weeks ago. Read more.

This Dell gaming laptop is so cheap it could be a mistake

Digital Trends

With over $400 off right now, this is an amazing time to snap up a Dell G3 15 for less from Dell. Computing Deals computing deals deal Dell 2021 Dell deals Dell G3 15 gaming laptop Dell G3 deals Dell Q2

This Wifi-Enabled Space Toilet for Cats Turned Me Into a Kitty Garbage Man, As God Intended

GizModo VR

If you want most of the companionship that comes with a dog with less of the work, cats are great. They sleep most of the time , and a lot of the rest they’re inclined to spend by themselves.

The most common Amazon Echo problems and how to solve them

Digital Trends

Amazon Echo speakers are incredible smart home devices, but they're not without their bugs. Here's a quick roundup of common Echo problems and how to fix them. Smart Home Alexa Amazon Echo Echo Echo Dot Smart Speakers

The Worst European Floods in 100 Years Have Left 120 Dead, 1,300 Missing

GizModo VR

At least 120 people have died and around 1,300 people are still missing across western Europe in the wake of extreme rainfall, bursting rivers, and heavy flooding that devastated parts of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Read more.

TCL Pro 20 5G review: A smartphone rollercoaster full of ups and downs

Digital Trends

My time with the TCL 20 Pro 5G started out in a surprisingly turbulent way, but how did it fare in the end? Android Mobile TCL TCL 20 Pro TCL 20 Pro 5G TCL 20 Pro review


Journal Retracts Flawed Study That Claimed to Show Face Masks Harm Kids

GizModo VR

A recent paper that suggested masks may be dangerous for kids to wear has now been retracted.

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