Thu.Sep 23, 2021

This Japanese VR Headset Is Meant To Be Used In Bed


Finally, a headset for us lazy VR users. Japanese company Diver-X recently unveiled the HalfDive, a one-of-a-kind VR headset meant to be used in bed while laying down.

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Stageverse Muse concert first impressions

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Many people on social media advised me to try The Muse concert inside the new virtual events platform Stageverse … and so I did. I have no time today to write a full review for you (stay tuned on the HitMotion: Reloaded blog to discover why!),


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Filmmakers, Gamers, And Dreamers Come Together For Venice Expanded


The groundbreaking XR festival brought together some of the greatest minds in the industry for a one-of-a-kind live event. “We

Air Guitar Rhythm Game ‘Unplugged’ Launches on Quest October 21st, on PC VR Later This Year

Road to VR

Unplugged is an upcoming VR rhythm game which makes use of full finger-tracking for a Rock Band -like experience, but with an ‘air guitar’ instead of a plastic peripheral.

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.

The best iPhone 13 Pro screen protectors: Shield like a pro

Digital Trends

We round up the best iPhone 13 Pro screen protectors, so you can guard Apple's brand new flagship and its luscious 120Hz display from cracks and other damage.

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F2P Shooter Gun Raiders Jumps From App Lab To Oculus Quest & Rift Store Soon

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Free-to-play VR shooter, Gun Raiders, is graduating from App Lab to the full Oculus Quest and Rift stores later this fall.

‘Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia’ Review – Cinematic Pretense & Little Substance

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Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia is a VR adventure that promises to take you to a fantastical world filled with musical flora and fauna.

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Unplugged Launches In October On Oculus Quest, PC To Follow

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Hand-tracked VR air guitar game, Unplugged, launches very soon on Oculus Quest. The music title, developed by Anotherway and published by Vertigo Games, hits the standalone headset on October 21.

Assemblr Web-Based AR Player Brings New Technologies Closer to All Users


Have you tried to interact with AR content , only to find out that you have to install an app and create a user account? For AR startup Assemblr, this kind of impediment is one of the reasons why more people do not have access to new technologies. So, they decided to make things simple.

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.

Report: Apple’s AR-VR Headset To Launch Second Half Of 2022

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Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes claims Apple’s rumored AR-VR headset will launch in the second half of 2022. More than half of the world’s chips are manufactured in Taiwan as well as many consumer products.

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Reality Bytes: Slack, Fortnite and Cameo Calls

AR Insider

What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round video commentary from AR Insider partner, M7 Innovations. The post Reality Bytes: Slack, Fortnite and Cameo Calls appeared first on AR Insider.

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Beat Saber Billie Eilish Music Pack DLC: Hands-On & Impressions

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The Billie Eilish music pack is now available for Beat Saber. But will it leave you feeling Happier Than Ever, or more like a bad guy? Here are our impressions.

Everything we want to see at Amazon’s September 2021 event

Digital Trends

Amazon's annual event will be in September. This is everything we hope to see announced for the upcoming year. Features Smart Home Alexa Amazon Ring smart display smart home

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.

Rhythm Of The Universe: Ionia Review – A Gorgeous But Empty Adventure (PC)

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Rhythm Of The Universe’s first episode has moments of wonder, but it’s far too short and simple to make much impact. Read on for our Rhythm Of The Universe: Ionia review. For both better and worse, Rhythm Of The Universe: Ionia feels like a launch-window VR game.

iPhone 13: First customers get their hands on Apple’s new device

Digital Trends

Across the Pacific, in places like Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, the first iPhone 13 customers are now receiving their new handset. Mobile News iphone 13 Phones

5 AR Benefits for Retailers

AR Insider

AR continues to prove itself as a shopping tool. It brings utility to consumers and strong ROI to brands and retailers. What are some of the levels this works on? Guest author April Miller breaks it down. The post 5 AR Benefits for Retailers appeared first on AR Insider. Thought Leaders

MSI’s new all-in-one PC comes packing a desktop-grade CPU

Digital Trends

MSI recently released its all-in-one PC, the Pro AP241, complete with 11th-gen desktop Intel processors. Computing News All-in-one PC HD webcam HDMI MSI


Footprints Suggest Humans Migrated Deep Into North America Earlier Than Previously Known

GizModo VR

Evidence published this week not only changes the timing of human existence in southwestern North America but suggests that people remained in that location for at least 2,000 years.

Bayonetta 3 is on track for a 2022 release, according to Nintendo’s website

Digital Trends

The Japanese Nintendo website's Switch release schedule shows Bayonetta is still set to launch in 2022. Gaming News Bayonetta 3 Kirby kirby 2022 Nintendo Nintendo Switch

They Said Foundation Couldn't Be Filmed, and It Still Hasn't Been

GizModo VR

In 1966, Isaac Asimov ’s Foundation trilogy was voted the best science fiction series of all time at the Hugo Awards. Other series have certainly surpassed it since then, although it’s still considered the work that codified the genre.

Google’s newest Android updates bring accessibility changes and emoji updates

Digital Trends

Google has rolled out its latest Android feature drop with updates hitting everything from accessibility and Google Photos to Gboard's emoji kitchen. Android Mobile News Google Google+ Photos

Will Unplugged Work? Saints & Sinners – Aftershocks & Ionia Reviewed! – VR Gamescast

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Hands-on review: Apple’s head-tracking for music is one weird trip

Digital Trends

What happens when you add head-tracking to the already immersive audio experience of Dolby Atmos Music? We put Apple's tech to the test. Apple Home Theater Music AirPods Max Apple Music Dolby Atmos Music head tracking spatial audio

New York City Council Passes Historic Protections for App Delivery Workers

GizModo VR

Delivery workers, accustomed to schlepping burrito bowls past armed robbers for table scraps, were granted some basic rights on Thursday by New York’s city council. In a nearly unanimous vote, they passed a suite of bills that will allow basic rights like bathroom access and minimum pay.

iPhone 13 and new iPads hit by Apple Music bug, company warns

Digital Trends

Apple has said that if owners of the new iPhone 13 and new iPads restore the device from a backup, they may have trouble using Apple Music. But there's a fix. Apple Mobile News Apple Music bugs iPad ipad mini iphone 13

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Lake Powell Is Losing So Much Water, It May Not Be Able to Generate Hydropower in 2 Years

GizModo VR

Thanks to dwindling water levels brought on by megadrought, there’s a one-in-three chance Lake Powell will drop below a critical threshold in the coming years. If it does, it would curtail hydropower generation at the second-largest reservoir in the West. Read more.

Amazon is Having a FLASH SALE on Microsoft Office 365 Today

Digital Trends

A full subscription to Microsoft Office tends to be quite pricey, so we needed to tell you about one of the best Microsoft Office deals we've seen in a while. Computing Deals Amazon 2021 computing deals Home Office Home Office Deals Microsoft 365 Microsoft 365 deals office 365 Office 365 Deals

‘This Is a Simple Meme You Would Find on the Internet, but This Meme Is Very Real'

GizModo VR

During a floor speech in the House on Wednesday night, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene used a Scooby-Doo meme to illustrate her claims that Democrats were secretly hiding portions of the Green New Deal in the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Which will, she claimed, bind the U.S. in servitude to China.

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