Tue.Sep 21, 2021

Men In Black Is Getting Its Own Location-Based VR Game

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Dreamscape’s latest VR experience has you riding intergalactic hoverbikes while battling evil Octopoid invaders. Location-based VR provider Dreamscape Immersive is back with another location-based multiplayer experience.

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New Social VR Platform Debuts With an Immersive Muse Concert You Can Watch with Friends

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Stageverse is a new social VR platform debuting this week with a two-hour immersive capture of the Muse: Simulation Theory concert. The platform allows multiple viewers to experience the concert together through 360° 3D footage captured from multiple angles around the venue.

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VR Fairytale Adventure ‘Bean Stalker’ Now Available On PC VR

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Scale procedurally-generated trees in search of valuable loot hidden high above the clouds in this vertigo-inducing VR experience. We’ve seen our fair-share of single-player VR adventures on PC VR headsets, but nothing quite like Bean Stalker.

Buy an Oculus Quest 2 This Week and Get a Second for $100 Off

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Ahead of what promises to be an eventful sales season, it seems Facebook is getting a head start today with the launch of a week-long sale on Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Starting today, the company is launching a week-long deal that will save you $100 when buying a second Oculus Quest 2.

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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.

How is Camera Commerce Producing Results Today?

AR Insider

We hear a lot about AR's ability to boost consumer purchases through more informed buying decisions. But where's the proof? We examine the evidence in the latest report excerpt. The post How is Camera Commerce Producing Results Today? appeared first on AR Insider.

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Zuckerberg On Oculus Rift 3: ‘Maybe One Day’

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Will we ever see an Oculus Rift 3? “Maybe one day,” says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Don’t get too excited just yet, though.

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‘PowerBeatsVR’ Brings High-intensity Musical Workouts to Oculus Quest in October

Road to VR

PowerBeatsVR (2020), the high-intensity workout experience from Munich-based indie studio Five Mind Creations , is finally making its was to Oculus Quest next month, which will let you box, dodge, and squat to the beat without getting tangled up in wires … or subscriptions.

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Facebook Offers Buy One Quest 2, Get $100 Off Another Deal Until September 27

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Facebook are running a new deal for Quest 2, allowing you to buy one Quest 2 headset and get $100 off another until September 27. The idea behind the deal is to encourage friends to get into VR together and no doubt push the multiplayer angle of the Quest as a gaming device.

‘Men in Black’ Location-based VR Experience to Debut at Dreamscape in October

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Location-based VR destination Dreamscape and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality announced they’re launching a new VR experience that puts you and five other friends in the shoes of the Men in Black: First Assignment.

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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.

Dreamscape Men In Black Location-Based VR Experience Launches October 1

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Dreamscape is launching a new location-based VR experience based on the Men In Black franchise next month, available at its flagship Westfield Century City location in Los Angeles. Tickets are available now for Men In Black: First Assignment from October 1 onwards, with a $23.50

Apple iPhone 14 rumors continue, revealing bigger screen, 48MP camera

Digital Trends

Leaks for the Apple iPhone 14 have continued to spill out, revealing the possibility for bigger screens and a 48MP camera for 2022. Apple Mobile News iPhone iPhone 14 leaks Ming-Chi Kuo

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Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer and Steel Panther’s Satchel Join Unplugged

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Ozzy Osbourne and Weezer have been added to the roster for upcoming VR air guitar game, Unplugged, and Steel Panther’s Satchel is along for the ride too. Satchel, who plays guitar in the eccentric glam rock band, will serve as your mentor in the game.

Whatever you do, don’t buy a MacBook Pro right now

Digital Trends

Want to buy a new MacBook Pro? Don’t do it yet – hold on a few more weeks and you’ll be richly rewarded with a far better product. Here’s why you should wait. Apple Computing Mac MacBook macbook pro

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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.

Beat Saber Billie Eilish DLC Available Now, Tracklist Revelaed

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The Billie Eilish music pack DLC is available now for Beat Saber, featuring 10 tracks from her albums and EPs. The music pack was announced last week , hot off the release of the Skrillex music pack just under a month ago.

SpaceX crewmember has colorful response to first view of Earth

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As the first all-civilian crew aboard a SpaceX spacecraft caught their first glimpse of Earth through the cupola, one of them uttered an unforgettable response. News crew dragon inspiration4 space SpaceX

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Hands-On: Unplugged Works Better Than It Has Any Right To On Oculus Quest

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I think we all probably had the same thought process the first time we saw what would become Unplugged in a Reddit post: “This is a great idea and there’s no way it will work well.”

How to connect Google Nest home speakers to Wi-Fi

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Thinking about creating a smart home with Google? The key to a smooth and seamless setup is a Wi-Fi connection. Here's what you need to know. Smart Home Google Home Google smart home proactive evergreen smart home WiFi

Apple Working on Depression Detection for iPhones: Report

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It’s been widely reported that Apple is working on developing a number of advanced health tools, ranging from blood glucose monitoring to body-temperature-based fertility.

How to play Kena: Bridge of Spirits on PC

Digital Trends

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is available on PC, in addition to PS4 and PS5. Here's what you need to know about getting it on PC. Gaming How-To Ember Lab Epic Games Store Kena: Bridge of Spirits PC Gaming

Uber Says It's on Track to Maybe Make a Fake Profit

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Uber says it’s set to break even or make an operating profit for the first time ever ahead of schedule—you know, on paper, so long as you squint your eyes at the books in the Uber-approved way. Read more.

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Spacewalk time-lapse reveals the fiddly work of an astronaut

Digital Trends

A new time-lapse from the International Space Station reveals the kind of fiddly work that an astronaut has to perform during a spacewalk. News International Space Station ISS space Space Station spacewalk

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Joe Biden’s Worker Heat Protections Are Right on Time—and Decades Too Late

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The U.S. just went through its hottest summer on record. Searing heat killed hundreds and sickened countless more, including some people who were on the job. While summer is officially over, the heat is set to continue this week across the parts of the country this week. Read more.

T-Mobile announces expanded 5G Home Internet access across southern U.S.

Digital Trends

T-Mobile expands 5G Home Internet coverage into 51 new U.S. areas, specifically focusing on southern states. Find out if you're able to sign up. Mobile News 5G home internet T-Mobile wireless Internet

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China's Xi Jinping Says Country Will Stop Financing Coal-Fired Power Abroad

GizModo VR

In remarks made at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the country would move away from financing coal projects abroad—a huge move that would take away the largest remaining source of support for new coal-fired power. Read more.

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Here’s everything that’s new in Microsoft Office 2021

Digital Trends

Microsoft Office 2021 is coming on October 5. Here's a look at everything new for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more. Computing Microsoft Microsoft 365 MIcrosoft Office Microsoft Office 2021 office 2021

Unplugged Hands-On: Weezer, Ozzy Osbourne & More Tested!

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Here’s how to throw a killer Halloween party in your smart home

Digital Trends

With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to use smart home technology to make your home the spookiest one around. Features Smart Home Amazon Alexa Echo Halloween holiday smart home

Report: Netflix Is Eyeing the Complete Works of Roald Dahl

GizModo VR

Netflix, which already has an animation deal in place with the Roald Dahl Story Co., is now hoping to level up by taking control of Dahl’s complete works.