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Facebook’s Ray-Ban Smart Glasses Don’t Support AR, And That’s Okay


Capture photos and videos, listen to music, and take calls with the new Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses.

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‘I Expect You To Die 2’ Surpasses $1M in Revenue Less than a Week After Launch

Road to VR

I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar (2021) launched in late August across all major VR headsets, bringing fans of the original game a fresh taste of spy-flavored puzzles and adventure.

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VR Pride For Everyone: The Potential of VR Technology to Foster LGBTQ+ Community Building


LGBTQ+ Pride has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1970s. As awareness of the LGBTQ+ community continues to increase and evolve, it is more and more apparent that technology will be a major tool for increased visibility.

XR Talks: The Story Behind Ray-Ban Stories

AR Insider

Facebook's long-awaited smart glasses are here. And though they don't pack the AR punch that many had hoped, they're a key stepping stone to fully-actualized AR glasses. We unpack reviews and rationale for this week's XR Talks.

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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.

Samsung’s limited, sustainable Galaxy Watch 4 straps are made from apple peel

Digital Trends

Samsung has teamed up with fashion designer Sami Miró to make a set of sustainably produced watch bands for the Galaxy Watch 4, with two made from apple peel. Mobile News Wearables Galaxy Watch 4 Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Sam Miró Sam Miro Vintage Samsung watch straps

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With TCL’s foldable phone now on indefinite hold, can anyone challenge Samsung?

Digital Trends

TCL has just confirmed that its development of a foldable phone is on indefinite hold. Is anyone in a position to challenge Samsung's dominance? Mobile News Foldable phone Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 TCL

Blade And Sorcery Is Getting Explorable Dungeons In Next Update

Upload VR

Blade and Sorcery’s next big update will introduce a key new feature the adds more to the game beyond its arena-based action. Update 10 will include an early version of a Dungeon mode, in which players will be able to infiltrate and explore randomized dungeons.

Please don’t let Insomniac turn into Marvel’s video game studio

Digital Trends

Insomniac Games is tied up in Marvel projects for the foreseeable future, but I hope it still has time for its own ideas. Gaming News Insomniac Games Playstation Sony Spider-Man 2 Wolverine

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Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul Now Available On Oculus Quest

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Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul is now available for Oculus Quest. The horror game is based off the film franchise of the same name and is set in a large spooky house, encouraging discovery of puzzles and scary surprises.

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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.

Ikea leaks details of its next Sonos Symfonisk Table Lamp

Digital Trends

An unreleased version of the Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp, with swappable shades and a redesigned base, has been spotted by a Reddit user. Home Theater News Ikea smart home Sonos symfonisk wireless speakers


Sam & Max VR Hits PC Headsets Today

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The PC VR version of Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual is launching today. The pair’s VR debut lands on SteamVR and Viveport shortly. This Time It’s Virtual already came to Quest, with a full new campaign that mixes the series’ classic puzzling elements with minigames.

Amazon’s major Kindle software update aims for smoother reading experience

Digital Trends

Amazon has notified Kindle customers about a major new software update that provides more organization options and easier navigation. Mobile News Amazon kindle

Ida Showed the Fossil Fuel Industry Has Left Louisiana Defenseless

GizModo VR

The sun was about to set at the Leeville boat launch when a family began packing up their car with redfish they had caught just an hour prior.

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.

Sonos is raising the prices of most of its speakers

Digital Trends

Wireless speaker giant Sonos has announced that it will be raising the prices of its most popular products by as much as $100, starting September 12, Home Theater News price increases Sonos wireless speakers


After Hurricane Ida, the Map of Louisiana May Never Look the Same Again

GizModo VR

Satellite images of Louisiana taken before and after Hurricane Ida show a dramatically altered coastline, with many low-lying areas still inundated with water. Scientists are carefully monitoring the landscape to see how it evolves over time, and whether some changes are permanent. Read more.

MSI’s new curved gaming monitor has a second screen and ‘gaming dial’ built-in

Digital Trends

MSI is introducing the MEG381CQR Plus, a new gaming monitor that's billed the world's first HMI gaming monitor. Computing News Gaming monitor Monitors MSI MSI gaming monitor

PS4 Pro Update For Arashi: Castles Of Sin Available Now

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A new update adds support for PS4 Pro on the PSVR exclusive title Arashi: Castles of Sin , developed by Endeavor One. We first learned about the PS4 Pro patch just over a week ago, with little detail on what PS4 Pro-specific improvements we might see or when the update might arrive.

Madden 22: Ultimate Team tips and tricks for building your dream team

Digital Trends

There's a lot to unpack in Madden Ultimate Team this year. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to building the best team in Madden 22. Gaming How-To Electronic Arts football madden 22 NFL sports games

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Striking Bronze Age Coffin Found in Golf Course Pond

GizModo VR

Archaeologists in England have analyzed a half-ton coffin dating to the early Bronze Age that was found under a golf course in Lincolnshire county.

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Apple Watch Series 7 has resolved production issues and will launch this month

Digital Trends

Apple Watch Series 7 production issues have been resolved and the company will begin producing and launching the product this month. Apple Mobile Wearables Apple Event September 2021 Apple Watch Apple Watch Series 7 wearables

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Dragonlance's Creators Are Creating a New RPG World With D&D's Rules

GizModo VR

Ravenloft and Dragonlance , two of D&D ’s most iconic classic settings, wouldn’t exist without the work of husband-and-wife team Tracy and Laura Hickman.

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How to make restaurant reservations with a HomePod

Digital Trends

Apple's HomePod is more than just a speaker. It can help you make dinner reservations from the comfort of your couch. Smart Home Apple Apple HomePod Apple HomePod mini iPhone with HomePod proactive evergreen

California Law Will No Longer Allow Companies to Slap the Recycling Symbol on Everything

GizModo VR

California wants to be the first state to prohibit companies from labeling their products as recyclable unless they can prove that the product is actually being recycled. Read more.

Everything we know about Spider-Man 2

Digital Trends

The game was only just revealed, so there are a lot of details still out of reach, but we've collected all the information there is about Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Gaming Insomniac Games marvel's spider 2 Marvel's Spider-Man PlayStation 5 upcoming games

101 'Bored Ape' NFTs Sell for $24.4 Million

GizModo VR

The new must-have item in the world of NFT’s? Apes, apparently. On Thursday, the historic auction house Sotheby’s announced that a collection of 101 computer-generated NFT apes had sold for a whopping $24.4 million. While it’s not the most expensive NFT on the market (that honor goes to Beeple’s $69.3

Apple iPhone 12, upcoming 13 may soon comprise one-third of all 5G shipments

Digital Trends

Apple iPhone 12 and 13 models may make up one-third of all 5G devices shipped globally in 2021. Mobile News Apple Event September 2021 apple iphone 12 Apple iPhone 13

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Another Court Rules That Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Can Indeed Ban School Mask Mandates

GizModo VR

At this point, Florida’s ban on mask mandates in public schools can be compared to Katy Perry’s famous song, “Hot N Cold.” Sometimes it’s a yes, sometimes it’s a no. Read more.

Judge rules against both Apple and Epic Games in antitrust case

Digital Trends

Both Apple and Epic Games chalked up some wins and losses as a result of a recent court ruling. Epic plans to appeal, while Apple considers its plans. Mobile News Apple Apple App Store Epic Games

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