Mon.Sep 20, 2021

Netflix Just Launched Its Own VR Game On Oculus Quest 2

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Explore a colorful landscape inhabited by peaceful robots in this free VR experience based on the Netflix anime. This past July, Netflix announced a major partnership with prolific television showrunner Shonda Rhimes to develop VR and gaming content for the video streaming platform.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.09.20): Quest 2 Pro leaks, Xiaomi smartglasses, Half Dive headset, and more!

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This one is the last AR/VR news roundup for this summer! Here in Turin, the sun is shining, but the temperature is getting colder, and autumn is coming too fast.

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VR Film ‘Space Explorers’ Just Won A Primetime Emmy

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This year’s winners include Ted Lasso, Saturd ay Night Live, and Space Explorers: An ISS Experience. Last night was the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, an annual ceremony honoring major achievements within the modern television industry.

Facebook Spins Out the Excellent ‘Quill’ VR Animation App, Open-sources File Format

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Quill is a brilliant VR drawing and animation app originally born within the now shuttered Oculus Story Studio.

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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.

Virtual Reality and Team Building: An Outlook

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Sponsored content. Sponsored by Reason. These days, most folks have experienced virtual reality in some shape or form: it could be a Google cardboard, VR kiosk at a local mall, or an at-home VR headset from HTC or Oculus. VR headsets create interactive environments that anyone can have access to.

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits review: A legendary adventure

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits quietly gives Sony its best console exclusive since the PS5's launch. Gaming Ember Lab Epic Games Store Kena: Bridge of Spirits PS5 sony playstation

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Time-traveling Adventure ‘Wanderer’ Delayed to “later this year”, Extended Gameplay Video Here

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M Theory and Oddboy today announced that its time-traveling VR adventure title Wanderer is being delayed from its initial Q3 2021 release window. To soften the blow somewhat, developers also released the first half of an extended gameplay video.

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Netflix Releases Free VR Game, Eden Unearthed, On App Lab For Oculus Quest

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Netflix has released a VR game called Eden Unearthed on App Lab for Oculus Quest, available now for free. The release has come as a surprise, with very little (if any) available info outside the App Lab listing.

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Phasmophobia adds single-player mode in one-year anniversary update

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Phasmophobia has added a new single-player mode in its one-year anniversary update. Gaming News

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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.

Phasmophobia Now Has Offline Single-Player

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You no longer need an internet connection to play terrifying VR-compatible hit, Phasmophobia. As part of a one year anniversary update that hit this weekend developer Kinetic Games added an offline single-player option to the experience.

Update your AMD Ryzen drivers now to avoid password leaks

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A report from a cybersecurity firm exposed a critical security flaw in all AMD Ryzen chipsets. Here's how to protect yourself. Computing News AMD cybersecurity Ryzen Windows Update

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Cubism Gets Free New Levels In Volume 2 Update This Week

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Cubism is celebrating its first birthday this week by releasing a free ‘Volume 2’ update on September 23, including a new selection of puzzles. Cubism launched exactly one year ago today!

Data Dive: Do Consumers Want AR Shopping?

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Though there are several positive signals for AR shopping – and we're often bullish on its potential – how do real consumers feel about it? We break down a recent survey for this week's data dive. The post Data Dive: Do Consumers Want AR Shopping? appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Wanderer Delayed, New Gameplay Video Debuts

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Promising VR puzzler Wanderer has been delayed but, worry not, it’s still planned to release this year. Developers M Theory and Oddboy confirmed the news today, citing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fortnite season 8 punchcards: A list of this season’s quests

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Fortnite chapter 2, season 8 has changed the way challenges are handled. Now, you have punchcards to complete, and in this guide, we'll show you how they work. Gaming How-To battle royale Epic Games Fortnite Fortnite Guides

Beat Saber Has Now Topped The EU PSVR Chart For An Entire Year

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Beat Saber has now topped the monthly PSVR charts on the PlayStation Store for an entire year in Europe, and the US is soon to follow. Beat Games’ enduring hit came in the top spot yet again for the August charts in both the EU and US.

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A complete list of PS5 exclusives

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The PS5 is home to a slew of fantastic exclusives. Here, we highlight each exclusive available on the system, from Demon's Souls to Astro's Playroom, and more. Gaming Playstation PlayStation 5 PS5 Sony

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Spatial Beats: Zoom, Rec Room & Chewy

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Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week we look at the launch of Roooms and several other orbiting parts to the metaverse.

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Escape From Nefertiti’s Tomb Releases On App Lab For Quest On October 15

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A new VR escape room game, Escape From Nefertiti’s Tomb , is set to release via App Lab for Oculus Quest on October 15, with a SteamVR release soon after.

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How to watch Microsoft’s fall Surface event and what to expect

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Microsoft could announce the Surface Pro 8, the Surface Duo 2, and the Surface Book 4 at its annual fall event. Here's how you can watch it. Computing Microsoft surface Surface Book 4 Surface Duo 2 surface event 2021 Surface Pro 8

Beat Saber Clues Reveal Partial Tracklist For Billie Eilish DLC

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A series of cryptic videos on Beat Saber social media accounts have revealed some of the tracks from this week’s upcoming Billie Eilish DLC music pack. The clues were posted to Beat Saber and Oculus social media accounts, each hinting at a certain song.

The best iPad Mini 6 (2021) cases

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Looking for a case to protect the new iPad Mini 6 (2021)? These cases and covers make sure the handheld tablet stays safe throughout your day -- take a look! Apple Buying Guides Mobile Apple Event September 2021 best iPad Mini 6 cases ipad mini ipad mini 2021 iPad Mini 2021 covers

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Satellite Image Shows How Shockingly Close the KNP Complex Fire Is to Earth's Biggest Tree

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A fire in California that is threatening some of the oldest living organisms on Earth exploded over the weekend, coming dangerously close to Sequoia National Park’s iconic Giant Forest as firefighters are scrambling to protect the trees. Read more.

The best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases and covers

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Pre-ordered Apple's latest flagship and can't wait for it to arrive? Don't forget to protect your phone with our pick of the best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases.

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Netflix makes games now: Eden Unearthed for Oculus VR released first

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Netflix released their first video game today, a VR title by the name of Eden Unearthed. This game is an “experience” that’s not quite entirely through the full Oculus review process yet, so it’s out with the group’s “App Lab.”

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Two new Kindle Paperwhite 5 models leak, tipped for fall 2021 release

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According to a new leak, the Kindle Paperwhite 5 and Signature Edition are set to release in fall 2021, with premium features coming to both devices. Mobile News Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 Signature Edition

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Engineers Cook 3D-Printed Chicken With Lasers

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If you’re tired of cooking chicken that comes out rubbery or still raw, there may be a new solution for you.

The history of the Amazon Echo

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The Amazon Echo smart speaker has had a varied history covering all kinds of devices. Let's look at how far things have come since the first Echo in 2014. Smart Home Amazon Dot Amazon Echo Amazon Echo timeline proactive evergreen Smart Speakers