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AR Experience Introduces Three New Olympic Sports


The Washington Post uses AR and interactive video to showcase three new Olympic sports debuting in Tokyo. The 2020 Olympics are finally here after being delayed due to the global pandemic.

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Warplanes: WW1 Fighters Flies From App Lab To Oculus Store

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Impressive flying game Warplanes: WW1 Fighters is graduating from App Lab to the full Oculus Quest store. We first wrote about Warplanes in January when it was on SideQuest and in March it moved to App Lab where it racked up more than 500 ratings (with 92 percent of them being 5 stars).

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Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a ‘street culture symphony,’ says director

Digital Trends

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk's director gave us some insight on how the game is a Jet Set Radio successor and a whole lot more. Gaming bomb rush cyberfunk jet set radio team reptile

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Larcenauts Gets Manual Reload, Improves Weapon Handling In Update

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Larcenauts made some significant quality of life changes to the game with its Immersion Overload update, including adding an option for manual reload and more control options for using your hands in VR. Larcenauts: Immersive Overload Update out now! ? Manual Weapon Reloads ? Two-handed Aiming ?

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.

Olympic medals made from recycled electronics finally get a chance to shine

Digital Trends

The Tokyo Olympics has handed out the first of some 5,000 medals made from recycled phones and other electronics donated by members of the public. Computing Mobile News medals Olympic Games Olympics Recycling tokyo 2020

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AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT vs. Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti vs. RTX 3060

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The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti, and RTX 3060 all deliver excellent performance at 1080p. Between them, though, which should you pick up? Computing AMD amd radeon rx 6600 xt Nvidia RTX 3060 RTX 3060 Ti


WhatsApp Head Says New Pegasus Spyware Investigation Coincides With Its Findings From 2019 Attack

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WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart has said that findings from the new investigation into NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware coincide with what the app learned about an attack on its users in 2019.

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Twinkly Line review: Dazzling light show, short on length

Digital Trends

From rainbows to raindrops, you can customize the light of the Twinkly Line to your exact preference. Smart Home smart LED light strips twinkly twinkly line


At SDCC 2021, Creepshow Teases What to Expect From Season 3 of the Shudder Hit

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Creepshow ’s excellent second season arrived earlier this year, offering proof positive that the well-received first season of the horror anthology—based on the George A. Romero - Stephen King cult movie collaborations—was no fluke.

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.

How to use Windows 11 Snap Groups

Digital Trends

Snap Groups is one of the newest Windows 11 features to help boost productivity. Here's how to use Snap droups in Windows 11 to improve yours. Computing How-To How To Use Windows 11 Snap Groups Microsoft Multitasking Snap Windows Windows 11

SDCC 2021: Lucifer's Devilish Star on the Netflix Series' Final Season, Including Its Release Date

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The long-awaited second half of Lucifer season five arrived on Netflix in late May, so there’s not much for the DC Comics show’s faithful to do except wonder endlessly about season six, the series’ final installment.

I cut the cord, but it's so difficult to watch the Tokyo Olympics without cable

Mashable VR

On Friday I watched my first Olympic opening ceremony while streaming from an app on my smartphone. Just before the pandemic, I cut the cord after 10 years as a loyal cable subscriber.

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Oculus' New Experimental API Blends Virtual Reality With Your Real-World Surroundings

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An update for Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality system will let developers incorporate real-life video from the VR headset’s sensors into their games to create “mixed reality experiences.” Read more.

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.

First look at Mars's interior reveals a different picture than Earth

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The mystery of Mars's interior has been revealed thanks to marsquakes.

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How Do We Know What Neanderthals Looked Like?

GizModo VR

When quarry workers dislodged a skullcap and a bunch of bones from a cave near Düsseldorf in 1856, little did anyone realize the remains would reveal an entirely new branch on the tree of life, that of the genus Homo and its many constituents, including Homo neanderthalensis , to which those bones belonged. The name… Read more.

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Britney Spears was forced into mental health treatment. It's surprisingly common.

Mashable VR

When Britney Spears divulged the details of her conservatorship in a hearing last month they shocked the public.

Netflix's Bone Has a 'Dream Team' Adapting the Classic Comic

GizModo VR

That life seemingly skipped from 2019 to 2021 in a blink of an eye has been both good and bad for Netflix’s animated adaptation of the classic comic series Bone. On one hand, there’s a very good chance in the past year you may have forgotten this was even a thing.

Self-flying planes could transport passengers one day—but first, packages

Mashable VR

If you're ever in California's Mojave desert, look up. The planes overhead could be flying themselves.

The Simpsons Brought an Early Taste of Halloween to SDCC 2021

GizModo VR

A new season of The Simpsons arrives with an unerring sense of inevitability at this point, no matter where you sit on the longest-running animated series in the U.S.

Get an underwater light show from a bioluminescent glass turtle on sale

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TL;DR: Showcase bioluminescent algae in the glowing Bio-Turtle , on sale for 15% off. As of July 24, get one for just $57.99. Not to go all Bill Nye on you, but if you haven’t nerded out about bioluminescence, you’re missing out.


Craig of the Creek Season 4 Is Getting Bigger and Upgrading the Team

GizModo VR

Craig of the Creek ’ s exploration and expansion of its larger world allowed the series to shift gears a bit with its Capture the Flag war that recently ended with the balance of power in the Creek fundamentally changed.


Zuckerberg’s views on the metaverse and interoperability

Virtual Perceptions

Let’s talk about Mark Zuckerberg and the metaverse, including interoperability. In a recent declaration, Mr Zuckerberg laid out his five-year plan to make Facebook known as a ‘metaverse company,’ rather than a mobile internet company.

More Than 130 People Dead in India After Monsoon Rains Lead to Flooding and Landslides

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At least 136 people have died and more than 90,000 have been evacuated in the Indian state of Maharashtra after monsoon rains buffeted the area this week, resulting in devastating landslides and flooding, authorities told CNN on Saturday. Read more.

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Releases Recap: July 19 – 23


This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights

Dune Series SDCC 2021 Panel Gives Us More of the Atreides Family Saga

GizModo VR

I read Frank Herbert’s Dune as a teenager and it ran through my imagination like no other book before it. It’s only right that I covered the Dune book and comic panel for San Diego Comic-Con @ Home. Read more.

Celebrate PureVPN's birthday by saving 73% on a subscription

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SAVE 73%: A two-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for £2.07 per month as of July 25, saving you 73% on list price. How do you like to spend your birthday? You might like to go out with friends and family. Maybe you like to indulge in all of your favourite foods, at the same time.

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Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 Gets a First Look at SDCC 2021

GizModo VR

The last season of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead really went as far as possible to wipe the slate clean: it literally ended with multiple nuclear blasts going off. Because of that, where things are going now is anyone’s guess.

This useful AI-powered writing tool is on sale for 94% off

Mashable VR

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to the Rytr AI Writing Tool is on sale for £54.53 as of July 25, saving you 94% on list price. Rytr is an intuitive, AI-powered writing tool that can create high-quality content for you.

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