Mon.Oct 18, 2021

Oculus Quest 2 App Features The Voices And Art Of St. Jude Patients

VRScout

Ascend to the stars in a space elevator and immerse yourself in a collection of thoughts from real patients at St Jude Hospital.

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Sony Reveals Top 5 Most Played PSVR Games Ever

Road to VR

It’s been five years since Sony released PlayStation VR on PS4 consoles, and to commemorate the anniversary its creators have released the top five most-played PSVR games to date.

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Our First Look At Footage From Canon’s New VR Camera Lens

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The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens is capable of recording 180-degree video in 8K. Earlier this month, one of the biggest camera manufacturers in the world, Canon Inc, launched its new EOS VR System.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – October 2021

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of October 2021.

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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.

Why Every Company Needs a Metaverse Strategist

ARPost

The metaverse is coming (some iteration of it is already here) and it’s going to encompass society as we know it. In 2019, Marshmello’s virtual concert on Fortnite saw 10.7 million attendees tune in.

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Does Device Quality Impact AR Satisfaction?

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Do newer devices offer more robust AR experiences (e.g. 5G, LiDAR)? And what impact does that ultimately have on the user experience, and users' reported AR satisfaction. We dive into the latest consumer sentiment data for answers. The post Does Device Quality Impact AR Satisfaction?

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Why Apple finally killed the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro

Digital Trends

With the release of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple decided to get rid of the highly controversial Touch Bar. Here's why. Apple Computing Apple MacBook Pro apple october event 2021 apple touch bar MacBook Pro 14 macbook pro 16 touch bar

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Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats. New names and old ones round out this week in XR with big funding for Magic Leap, and Sky Mavis,… Continue reading → Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC. The post Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, Microsoft & HTC appeared first on AR Insider.

Full Course Golf Comes To Pro Putt On Quest 2 In November

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Topgolf with Pro Putt is getting full swing courses on November 18. The game, currently only available on Oculus Quest, initially launched in May 2020 as a putting-only experience. Late last year it added a full swing driving range with Topgolf minigames.

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 watch Google’s Pixel 6 event tomorrow; Pixel 6 and 6 Pro expected

Digital Trends

Google is launching the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on October 19 during its Fall Launch event. Here's how to join in in the fun. Android Mobile News Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Pixel 6 Pro Pixel Fall Launch 2021

VR Dungeon Crawler Ancient Dungeon Gets Early Access SteamVR, App Lab Release Next Month

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Promising VR dungeon crawler, Ancient Dungeon, is finally ready to release its early access version next month. The retro-inspired title, solo developed by Eric Thullen, hits SteamVR and Oculus App Lab on November 3.

Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max: Everything we know so far about Apple’s pro chips

Digital Trends

Should you be excited about Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, or are they overhyped? We’ve got all the information on Apple’s latest CPUs. Apple Computing Apple event Apple M1 Max Apple M1 Pro apple october event 2021 M1 Max M1 Pro M1X Mac MacBook macbook pro

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Steam Deck Lists All VR Games As ‘Unsupported’, But You Can Still Try Them

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Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld console will automatically list every SteamVR game as ‘Unsupported’, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them a try. That news surfaced as Valve introduced its ‘ Deck Verified ‘ system for the device today.

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.

In worst Apple event ever, the tech giant becomes a parody of itself

Mashable VR

The first Apple keynote I ever attended began with a parody of Steve Jobs.

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Leaked Beats Fit Pro: Are they the new Powerbeats Pro?

Digital Trends

An internal version of Apple's iPhone software appears to have revealed the Beats Fit Pro, an unannounced set of workout-friendly true wireless earbuds. Apple Home Theater News Beats Beats Fit Pro Powerbeats Pro true wireless earbuds

Unwrap your gaming potential for under $65 with the Lenovo Legion Keyboard

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The following content is brought to you by Mashable partners. If you buy a product featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation. Do you feel like the keyboard that came with your laptop is holding you back from gaming greatness?

Be honest. The new MacBook Pro looks great, but you don’t need it

Digital Trends

Apple just announced a new MacBook Pro, but for most people, the MacBook Air is still the far more sensible option. Computing apple october event 2021 macbook pro

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Apple launches MacBook Pro with new chips, larger displays, and the notch

Mashable VR

Apple revealed new MacBook Pros, and nearly everything about them has changed. Most importantly, the MacBook Pro laptops come with Apple's new chips. That's right, its chips, plural, because Apple launched two new chips: The powerful M1 Pro, and the even more powerful M1 Max.

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All the latest Black Friday deals, news, and more — shop today, save now!

Digital Trends

We've rounded up the latest Black Friday news, including Black Friday dates rumors for retailers, the best offers you can shop today, and more, right here. Deals Black Friday 2021

Apple innovators do it again with $19 'Polishing Cloth'

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Apple never ceases to wow. It reminded us simple folk of that fact Monday, when following its October event , the company unveiled its latest creation: a $19 Apple-branded " polishing cloth." I mean, just look at the thing. Incredible. Some serious polish. Credit: apple.

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Even with 32 GPU cores, the M1 Max MacBook Pro still isn’t a gaming destination

Digital Trends

The M1 Max comes with four times as many GPU cores as the M1, but that doesn't make MacBook Pro is a gaming destination. Here's why. Computing Gaming Opinion Apple M1 Max apple october event 2021 M1X MacBook Pro PC Gaming

A new MacBook Pro completely maxed out will cost you more than $6,000

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$6,099. That's the price of Apple's latest 16" MacBook Pro with the new M1 Max chip — if you max out all of the hardware specifications, too. That's quite a different price than the already hefty $2,499 starting price Apple advertised at its Apple Event on Monday.

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The MacBook Pro’s ports have returned, but there’s one glaring omission

Digital Trends

The new MacBook Pro finally features the return of more ports, including HDMI and an SD card slot. But it's not quite perfect. Computing Apple apple october event 2021 Mac macbook pro

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Disney delays five Marvel movies, other major releases

Mashable VR

Disney has pushed back several 2022 and 2023 film releases including Black Panther 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder.

The MacBook Pro has an ugly notch — and there’s one big reason why

Digital Trends

I can’t quite believe it, but Apple’s MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 have a notch. Yet there’s one big reason why Apple made this seemingly crazy decision. Apple Computing apple october event 2021 Mac MacBook macbook pro MacBook Pro 14 macbook pro 16 notch

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Apple Store goes offline ahead of 'Unleashed' event

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Apple Store is down again ahead of the company's "Unleashed" event, where Apple is expected to launch new MacBook Pro computers. As is typical, Apple didn't give us any info about the event besides a fancy "warp speed" Apple graphic and an invitation to follow the event online at 10. PT on Oct 18.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2: What to expect from the October 20 event

Digital Trends

Samsung hasn't revealed what's coming at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event, but we've gotten some leaks that give us a pretty good hint. Mobile News Galaxy S21 FE Galaxy Z Flip 3 Samsung Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 October 2021

The best gifts for pets (and their parents)

Mashable VR

We all have that one friend who treats their pet like it’s their child and/or best friend. Yes, I am that person and yes, I have my dog’s name tattooed on me. What of it?)