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Vudu App Brings 200K Movies & TV Shows To Oculus Quest

VRScout

Catch first-run theatrical releases like Ryan Reynold’s new film Free Guy in VR on Oculus Quest headsets.

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Facebook Execs Tease “Next-generation” Headset Prototypes Following Vive Flow Leak

Road to VR

Seemingly in an effort to keep the spotlight during an increasingly hot month of VR announcements, Facebook teased a look at two new XR headset prototypes just a day after an apparent leak of HTC’s upcoming Vive Flow headset.

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3 Reasons Why the Time is Right for AR

AR Insider

AR has had its ups and downs. Though past waves haven't gained meaningful traction, why is now the right time for AR as a consumer shopping utility and brand marketing medium? Guest author Katherine Jacoby breaks it down. The post 3 Reasons Why the Time is Right for AR appeared first on AR Insider.

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Apparent Leak Unveils HTC Vive Flow, Including Price & Pre-order Date

Road to VR

An apparent leak in HTC’s marketing material has revealed images of the upcoming Vive Flow VR headset ahead of its October 14th unveiling.

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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.

A Look at the Upcoming AR/VR Policy Conference

ARPost

How many times have you heard AR/VR described as “the wild west”? This technology is still new enough that there aren’t a lot of laws that explicitly govern it. Some XR experiences are covered to some degree by extant laws regarding those forms of content.

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Supposed HTC Vive Flow Leaks Show Ultra-Slim $499 VR Headset

Upload VR

Possible HTC Vive Flow leaks may have revealed an early look at the product ahead of tomorrow’s official reveal. Twitter leakster evleaks posted a number of images of what could be promotional materials for the device online today.

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Walk the Great Wall of China in Google’s latest virtual tour

Digital Trends

Check out Google's latest virtual tour that lets you walk China's Great Wall and also offers lots of interesting information on the famous structure. Computing Mobile News Web Google Google Arts & Culture great wall of china virtual tour

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PSVR Was The Best Peripheral PlayStation Ever Made

Upload VR

It’s PlayStation VR’s 5th birthday, so I’m going to do what we should all try to do on birthdays: say something really nice about it. Something that, as a life-long PlayStation user, I don’t say lightly. PSVR was the best peripheral Sony’s gaming division has ever made.

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Google Nest Cam (wired) review: Keeping watch with confidence

Digital Trends

You won't have to deal with frequent false alerts with the Google Nest Cam (wired). It's just that smart. Smart Home Google Nest Cam Google Nest Cam (indoor) Google Nest Cam (wired) security camera

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.

Mark Zuckerberg Teases ‘Retina Resolution’ Prototype VR Headset From Facebook

Upload VR

It seems like Facebook executives are teasing prototype VR headset designs today. The latest is from CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a “retina resolution” device.

Blue Origin releases first footage showing Shatner in space

Digital Trends

Star Trek legend William Shatner became the oldest man to visit space on Wednesday. Footage released by Blue Origin shows the nonagenarian enjoying the ride. News blue origin space space tourism william shatner

Facebook’s Future CTO Teases New Slim VR ‘Concept’ Prototype

Upload VR

Facebook’s future chief technology officer and current head of virtual reality Andrew Bosworth teased a slim VR headset concept prototype less than a day before HTC is set to reveal a new VR product.

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Jabra Elite 7 Pro review: The perfect set of true wireless earbuds

Digital Trends

It's hard to find any flaws with these ultra-comfortable and feature-packed $200 ANC true wireless earbuds. Home Theater Earbud reviews jabra jabra elite 7 pro noise canceling true wireless earbuds true wireless earbuds

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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.

Editorial: Oculus Quest 2 Turns 1-Year-Old

Upload VR

Weeks before the release of Oculus Quest 2 last year Facebook’s technical guide John Carmack offered his yearly talk with a stream-of-consciousness view into his thoughts on the state of consumer virtual reality and Facebook’s efforts in the market.

2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country first drive review: Android on board

Digital Trends

The 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country gets an Android Automotive OS infotainment system and mild-hybrid powertrain. Cars luxury cars station wagons Volvo Volvo V90

4 Augmented Reality Key Trends 2021: Future-Oriented Technology

AffinityVr

In the words of Dave Di Veroli, head of strategy and innovation at VMLY&R, “AR is no longer a niche. It’s mainstream, and it’s something that every single brand will need to figure out how they’re going to use it.” Given the recent global scenario where the whole world has come to a halt, [.].

AMD Radeon RX 6600 vs. RX 6600 XT vs. Nvidia RTX 3060: Budget GPUs, tested

Digital Trends

The RX 6600 is the latest GPU from AMD, but how does it compare to the best 1080p GPUs? Our RX 6600 vs. RX 6600 XT vs. RTX 3060 comparison has all the details. Computing AMD GPU graphics card Nvidia PC Gaming

Watch: First Look At Return to Rapture Part 2 – Alyx’s Great BioShock Mod

Upload VR

We’ve got another look at the promising second part to Return to Rapture, the BioShock fan campaign coming to Half-Life: Alyx. The 13-minute clip shows the introductory level to the second half of the experience.

WhatsApp vs. Telegram: Which messaging app is better?

Digital Trends

When we think of instant messaging, WhatsApp and Telegram are the first apps that come to mind. But which is better? Android Apple Features Mobile Social Media telegram WhatsApp

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Beat Saber, Rec Room, Skyrim Are PSVR’s Most-Played Games

Upload VR

It’s PSVR’s 5th birthday! To celebrate, Sony has revealed the five most played games on the platform. The five titles aren’t ranked in a particular order. They are: Rec Room, Beat Saber, PlayStation VR Worlds, Skyrim VR and Resident Evil 7.

Unsupported Windows 11 installs are getting updates after all

Digital Trends

After weeks of Microsoft suggesting otherwise, we were able to download the first Windows 11 update on an unsupported PC -- and you can, too. Computing News Microsoft Windows 11 Windows 11 installs Windows Update

The Surface Pro 8 Is the Pinnacle of Microsoft's 2-in-1 Design

GizModo VR

Microsoft basically invented the detachable 2-in-1 with the Surface RT and the original Surface Pro , and over the years, the company has been steadily iterating on the Surface’s design, while being cautious not to make any radical changes that make scare away longtime owners or picky enterprise customers. With the… Read more.

The Moto 360 and other older Wear OS watches can now download YouTube Music

Digital Trends

Google is bringing YouTube Music to older Wear OS watches after rolling it out to the Snapdragon Wear 4100 watches last month. Android Mobile News Wearables Google Wear Wear OS youtube music

The RX 6600 Is AMD's Solution for Affordable, High-Quality 1080P Gaming

GizModo VR

Finding a graphics card that’s actually in stock is already a challenge, but get ready for the latest hard-to-find GPU: AMD’s new Radeon RX 6600 is here, and it’s tailor-made for 1080p gaming. Read more.

Far Cry 6 beginner’s guide: Tips and tricks for overthrowing the government of Yara

Digital Trends

The core game hasn't changed much, but to help you become the hero the people of Yara need, check out the tips and tricks in this beginner's guide to Far Cry 6. Gaming beginner's guide far cry 6 open world game tips and tricks Ubisoft

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Why You Should Talk About Climate Change Right Now

GizModo VR

Climate solutions are complex and multifaceted. Our response to the challenges climate change poses to our world, our identity, and our way of life are even more so. It’s taken a whole book even to begin to untangle them. But the first, crucial step forward is simple.

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All PS5 games that support 120 fps: Destiny 2, Fortnite, and more

Digital Trends

PlayStation 5 can run a variety of games at 120fps, and the list grows on a regular basis. Here's every PS5 game that makes use of the increased frame rate. Gaming How-To Games PlayStation 5 PS5 Sony

How to Set Up All the iCloud+ Features in iOS 15

GizModo VR

If you already pay Apple for extra iCloud storage beyond the 5GB default, or you start paying in the future, you get a bunch of extra features thrown in as part of a subscription Apple is calling iCloud+.

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