Mon.Sep 14, 2020

Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2, Higher Resolution, Smaller Design Revealed

VRScout

Facebook leaks it’s “highest resolution headset yet” ahead of this week’s Facebook Connect. UPDATE [9/14/20]: We’ve updated the article to remove a specific feature incorrectly listed.*.

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Facebook Accounts Using Fake Names, Among Other Violations, Risk Losing Access to Oculus Content

Road to VR

With Facebook recently moving to require the use of a Facebook account with Oculus headsets we wanted to understand how violations of the company’s Facebook Community Standards would intersect with its headsets.

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TikTok Potter, Dax Newman, Teams Up With 1RIC Studio To Create Calming Holograms

VRScout

With new technology comes new trends, and in this case, AR ASMR-infused slipware. . What happens when you cross a TikTok superstar ceramist with an emerging technology visionary who has a penchant for volumetric capture?

Leak Confirms Quest 2 with Snapdragon XR2, Higher Resolution & 256GB Variant

Road to VR

A massive leak featuring several promotional videos has confirmed the upcoming Quest 2’s basic specs ahead of Facebook Connect this week. Much of the info comes from two similar introductory videos, which are hosted on the company’s Facebook Blueprint developer site.

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Darkfield Radio Presents ‘DOUBLE’: An Immersive Audio Broadcast

VRScout

This one-of-a-kind audio experience will leave you questioning reality. This year’s Venice VR Expanded featured plenty of firsts, including DOUBLE by DARKFIELD RADIO, the first immersive audio experience to showcase at the legendary international festival.

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The XR Week Peek (2019.14.09): a new powerful Vive Focus appears, Facebook Connect is coming, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This week has been incredible for me because of the Venice VR Expanded worlds on VRChat I have developed with the VRrOOm team. It’s been a great adventure, and I’m very proud of having been part of it. I hope you have found the time to visit it!

ILMxLAB Teases ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Info This Week at Facebook Connect

Road to VR

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is ILMxLAB’s next pet VR project for Quest, and the studio says we’ll be getting a “new glimpse” of the action-adventure experience at Facebook Connect this week.

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Tamara Shogaolu Talks About the Power and Struggle of Black Women in Extended Reality

ARPost

“Today, Black female filmmakers still don’t have the same opportunities,” Tamara Shogaolu, the founder of Ado Ato Pictures, spoke candidly in an interview with ARPost.

Pokémon Go: By the Numbers

AR Insider

Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. P okémon Go continues to defy gravity.

Oculus Quest 2 Leaked By Facebook, Features XR2, ‘Almost 4K Display’

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It looks like Oculus Quest 2 leaked again, and this time by Facebook itself. A ton of content surrounding the rumored device, which does indeed appear to be called Oculus Quest 2, has been discovered on Facebook’s Blueprint website.

Oculus Quest 2 outed early in pair of leaked Facebook videos

Slashgear

It seems that Facebook is starting the work week off with an unexpected bang. Earlier today, the company published a couple of videos about the Oculus Quest 2, revealing a decent amount of information about the upcoming VR headset.

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Cats and VR

The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was leaked in a since removed promotional video uploaded to a marketing hub run by parent company Facebook. The new HMD will be powered by Qualcomm’s XR specific Snapdragon XR2 platform, unlike the general purpose Snapdragon 835 that powered the original Quest.

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Star Wars: Squadrons On PSVR Will Support HOTAS At Launch

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Good news for console players — Star Wars: Squadrons will add HOTAS support in a day one patch for PS4 and Xbox One. A few months ago, EA clarified that HOTAS support was only confirmed for PC versions of Squadrons.

AMD Teases First Radeon RX 6000 Video Card Picture

Anand Tech

In a very brief teaser, AMD this afternoon has released a picture of their first Radeon RX 6000 video card.

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Until You Fall Quest & PSVR Release Date Confirmed

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Sword-fighting rogue-lite Until You Fall is slashing its way onto Oculus Quest and PSVR headsets on September 29. Until You Fall is the next VR title from Schell Games, the studio behind I Expect You To Die.

AMD Preps Second Round of HPC System Donations For COVID-19 Research

Anand Tech

When things aren’t blowing up or burning down as of late, there’s still the matter of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Hitman Developers Detail More VR Interactions And Changes

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Hitman developers IO Interactive detailed some more gameplay changes and interactions that are being implemented specifically for PSVR.

Sponsored Post: Tyan Debuts Its 2nd Generation AMD EPYC 7002 Series Server Platform

Anand Tech

Whether your business relies on cloud applications, big data, artificial intelligence, or something in-between, you need powerful, reliable hardware to act as a foundation. That's exactly what Tyan's new AMD server platform provides.

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Rec Room Xbox Support, Terrain Editor And Vehicles Confirmed Ahead of Facebook Connect

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Social VR platform Rec Room gave an update on growth and announced several new features today, including a terrain editor, a vehicle system and a Rec Room Xbox port.

Looks Bad

GizModo VR

I do not like this map one bit. The Atlantic hurricane season from hell is kicking into overdrive with five tropical cyclones dotting the map, two more that could form in the next week, and one particularly worrisome storm heading for the Gulf Coast. Read more.

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Amazon is taking on 100,000 new workers as hiring spree continues

Digital Trends

Having taken on 175,00 new employees earlier in the year, Amazon is now hiring an additional 100,000 to deal with record demand caused by the coronavirus. News Amazon breaking twitter employment

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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Might Be the Most Violent Kids Show Out There

GizModo VR

Netflix’s Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous opens on a kid running for his life. He watches his guide get eaten by velociraptors before he himself is swallowed by a T-Rex. It turns out it was just a VR video game, but that kind of represents the whole series: Children being “safely” traumatized.

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How to watch Apple’s September 2020 event

Digital Trends

As the cool breeze pushes out summer, Apple gears up for another fall device reveal. Here's how to watch the company's 'Time Flies' event on September 15. Apple Computing How-To Mobile Wearables iOS iPadOS

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Google’s Carbon Offset Plan Shows Where the World Has Failed on Climate Change

GizModo VR

Our tech overlords are talking up their climate game again. On Monday, Google executives claimed their company is now “carbon neutral.” Read more. greenwashing google technology

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Community Download: What Are Your Oculus Quest 2 And Facebook Connect Predictions?

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Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused article series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

Wellness Influencers Denounce the Spread of QAnon

GizModo VR

QAnon, the internet brainvirus that’s set untold masses searching for Satanic pedovores and howling “ do your reeeeseaaaaarch ” in every known comment section has afflicted the wellness community. Read more. qanon instagram facebook wellness internet culture

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Sony may produce less PS5 units than planned due to chip issues

Digital Trends

Sony has run into supply chain troubles with the upcoming , reports Bloomberg. The Japanese electronics giant is said to have ramped down its production estimates by 4 million due to manufacturing issues with its upcoming gaming console’s custom-designed system-on-chip.

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Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge To Feature At Facebook Connect

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ILMxLAB confirmed that its upcoming Star Wars VR game will be featured at Facebook Connect later this week.

There could be life on Venus, groundbreaking study finds

Digital Trends

A new study by an international group of astronomers suggests that there could be potential indicators for life in the atmosphere of Venus. News breaking twitter seti space Venus

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How Can I Live a More Phone-Free Life?

GizModo VR

It is the rare person who—logging off after a long day’s scrolling—thinks, “I need much more of that in my life.” Because the thing about the internet is, it’s awful. Even the good parts suck, because the good parts are swirled in with the bad—you can’t access one without wading through the other.

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