Tue.Jul 27, 2021

Oculus Offering Free Quest 2 Cover, Confirms 128GB Model


Facebook is temporarily pausing Oculus Quest 2 sales after reports of skin irritation due to the foam face cover.

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Google Adds More Olympic Athletes to Its Roster of Augmented Reality Search Content

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After facing delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo, but a surge in cases worldwide has taken the spectator out of these spectator sports.


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I Went To Cannes XR And Saw The Future (And The Past)


Arriving in Cannes for the film festival is a remarkable experience. Everything you’ve been told about it is true, immaculately dressed people, palm trees, yachts… . The French, as you may or may not know, do festivals very well.

Quest 2 Facepad Recalled Over Skin Irritation, Sales to Resume with 128GB Model & Silicone Facepad Cover

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Facebook announced today that it has paused the sale of Quest 2 globally while it works to include a silicone facepad cover with the headset going forward.

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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.

Case Study: Elekta Medical Boosts Uptime with AR + IOT

AR Insider

T ough we spend ample time examining consumer-based AR endpoints, greater near-term impact is seen today in the enterprise. This takes many forms including camera commerce and collaboration. But the greatest area of enterprise AR impact today is in industrial settings.

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Microsoft Teams will now protect you against phishing attacks

Digital Trends

Microsoft Teams' new Safe Links feature will help ensure you're a step ahead of hackers and can stay safe when clicking URLs in channels, chats, and meetings. Computing News Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams phishing teams u.s. cyber security

Cooking Simulator VR Arrives On PC This Week

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Just over a year since we first wrote about it, Cooking Simulator VR is finally seasoning itself up for launch. The port of the original Cooking Simulator lands on SteamVR on July 29. No word on possible PSVR or Quest versions of the game yet. Check out the launch trailer below.

Amazon discounts iPads by nearly $100

Digital Trends

Amazon is discounting Apple's iPads like the Air 10.9-inch by nearly $100 in today's sale. Take a look if you're interested, but hurry! Computing Deals Amazon 2021 Apple iPad Air Apple iPad Air 10.9-inch computing deals iPad deals tablet deals Tablets

Vermillion Available Now For PC VR, Coming To Quest Q1 2022

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Oil painting application Vermillion is now available on Steam for PC VR , with a Quest launched lined up for next year.

How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

Oculus recalls Quest 2 foam. Here’s how to get it replaced for free

Digital Trends

Oculus announced a recall for the Quest 2 headset due to reports of skin irritation. Gaming News Oculus Quest 2 Oculus recall product recall

Quest 2 Sales Paused As 4 Million Facial Interfaces Recalled

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Oculus Quest 2 sales are paused as Facebook adds a silicon cover to the boxes of every new headset, following reports of facial skin irritation with the original foam.

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The PDF reader in Microsoft Edge is getting a big update

Digital Trends

Microsoft is updating the PDF reader in the Edge browser with a useful new feature to help you annotate PDFs and highlight sections that might be locked. Computing News Best PDF readers edge Microsoft Edge PDF web browser

Report: Facebook May Integrate Oculus Move With Apple Health

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According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman , Facebook may integrate Oculus Move data with Apple Health, allowing users to transfer and track their VR fitness session data to external Apple devices.

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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.

Oculus Quest 2 face pad recall and a new tiny bummer for early adopters


The release of the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was given a bit of a kick in the pants by reports of skin irritation on the faces of some users.

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What Exactly Is Facebook’s ‘Metaverse’ Group Building?

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Facebook Reality Labs is “standing up a Metaverse product group”, but it isn’t clear what this actually means.

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Check out Pirs’ fiery end after 20 years at the space station

Digital Trends

Almost 20 years after arriving at the ISS, the Pirs docking module earlier this week departed the orbiting outpost before burning up in Earth’s atmosphere. News dc-1 International Space Station ISS pirs space Space Station


Winds & Leaves Review-In-Progress: A Peaceful Kind Of Progress

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Winds & Leaves can be overly simple, but its solemn woodland walking hits the mark. More in our Winds & Leaves review. Note: At the time of publication, Winds & Leaves has some serious bugs on PS5 that hamper gameplay and outright prevented us from seeing the final cutscene.

How to use smart lights to up your photography skills

Digital Trends

Whether you're a tried and true photographer or an aspiring camera operator, you can use smart lights to add flair to any shoot. Here are a few suggestions. Photography Smart Home Cameras philips Hue smart home smart lights

4 Million Quest 2 Facial Interfaces Shipped In USA, Recall Listing Confirms

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Facebook has shipped around four million units of the Oculus Quest 2 facial interface in the USA, both separately and included alongside the headset. That much was revealed in a newly-listed alert from the U.S.

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Gaming laptops and gaming desktops get crazy discounts at Dell

Digital Trends

Right now, Dell is offering a crazy limited deal in the Alienware Aurora R12 Gaming Desktop, and Alienware m15 R3 Gaming Laptop. Don't miss out!

Disc Ninja Combines Frisbee And Golf Next Week On Oculus Quest

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Disc Ninja is launching its way onto Oculus Quest via the Oculus Store on August 5. Disc Ninja looks to be a cross between frisbee and golf, using the mechanics or the former with the general hole structure of the latter.

Apple’s iPhone 12 powers tech giant to another blowout quarter

Digital Trends

Apple’s iPhone has once again powered the tech giant to another blowout quarter, data released by the company this week revealed. Apple Mobile News iPhone iPhone 12 iPhone sales

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Exclusive New Fracked Gameplay Debuts Base Jumping And More Weapons

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Enjoyed last week’s surprise Fracked demo? We’ve got five minutes of exclusive gameplay to hold you over just a bit longer. This new footage debuts a new section of the upcoming PSVR exclusive shooter, including some brand new features.

Why is NASA sending slime mold to the space station?

Digital Trends

The International Space Station will soon take delivery of a sample of naturally occurring slime mold for use in a student study. News ISS NASA science slime mold space Space Station

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Snowden: People Who Bankroll the Spyware Industry Should Be in Prison

GizModo VR

Famed whistleblower Edward Snowden has a new blog on Substack and, naturally, he has some opinions about the recent NSO Group controversy: namely, that people who bankroll companies like it should see jail time. Read more.

Dell slashes over $100 off this Alienware gaming headset

Digital Trends

Today's deal from Dell knocks over $100 off the price of Alienware's AW988 Wireless Gaming Headset with crystal clear communication. Deals Gaming Alienware Computing computing deals Dell 2021 Dell Q2 Gaming Headseat Deals

Western Wildfires Are Sending Carbon Offsets Up in Smoke

GizModo VR

Eighty-six large forest fires are burning across 12 states. Among the trees they’re torching are ones being used as carbon credits, showing the danger of relying on forests to offset emissions elsewhere. Read more.


Dell XPS 13 laptops are unbelievably cheap today

Digital Trends

Dell's offering some unbelievable deals on a couple of XPS 13 2020 Laptops right now. If you're looking for a new computer, don't miss out on this one! Computing Deals computing deals Dell 2021 dell laptop deals Dell Q2 Dell XPS 13 Laptops