Sat.Sep 19, 2020

Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

VRScout

You can still buy an Oculus Rift S.for now. It’s been an exciting week for VR! During Facebook Connect this past week, Mark Zuckerberg talked about the future of how AR technology will play an important role in the future of the company that included information on Project Aria.

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Someone Remade ‘Among Us’ in VR and It’s Strangely More Fun Than the Original

Road to VR

Thought playing the unofficial Fall Guys remake in VR was fun? Now you can sample some of the traitorous mayhem in the hit social game Among Us (2018) in VR too—and it’s strangely more fun than the original in a few ways.

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Oculus Move: Quest Gets Built-In Fitness Tracking

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Oculus Quest 2 is getting an official, cross-app fitness tracker named Oculus Move. Move was revealed towards the beginning of this week’s Facebook Connect Keynote. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the service just after announcing Quest 2 itself.

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Honor’s First Gaming Laptop: The Hunter V700

Anand Tech

With all the political wrangling going on with Huawei and Honor, one product line that both companies seem to be able to push is the laptop and notebook business.

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Editorial: Oculus Quest 2’s $299 Price Is Just The Beginning For Facebook

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Facebook’s aggressive $299 starting price for Oculus Quest 2 shouldn’t be a surprise. For a company founded in 2004, Facebook has some catching up to do to match the scale and reach of existing tech giants.

John James Audubon Was Never Good

GizModo VR

The most famous name in American ornithology is that of a slave owner, grave robber, and fraud who invented birds and falsified scientific results.

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Lego's New Batman 1989 Batwing Is a Work of Art You Can Actually Hang on Your Wall

GizModo VR

Almost a year after it was first revealed, the Lego 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile remains my favorite Lego set of all time. The model is gigantic, packed with fun details, and a beautiful recreation of an iconic vehicle.

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We Live Here: Behind The Scenes Of VR’s Hard-Hitting Account Of Homelessness

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This year’s Venice Film Festival made a huge push for VR, with a good number of projects debuting on headsets. Among them was We Live Here , Rose Troche’s hard-hitting account of homelessness.

Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 Is Proof That You Should Skip First-Gen Tech

GizModo VR

The original Galaxy Fold was the most important phone of 2019. It showed how flexible display tech could create a totally new type of device with the portability of a phone and the big screen and improved multitasking experience of a tablet.

Google reportedly working on new Gmail logo, suggesting upcoming changes

Digital Trends

Google is reportedly working on a new logo for Gmail, which may mean that there are upcoming changes as the service moves further away from just sending emails. Computing Mobile News breaking twitter Gmail Google

First Ransomware-Related Death Reported in Germany After Attack Paralyzes Hospital

GizModo VR

It sounds like something out of a tragic Black Mirror episode: A woman seeking urgent care died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital in Germany, thus forcing paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment, according to several outlets. Read more.

How the James Webb Space Telescope will look for life around dead stars

Digital Trends

When the James Webb telescope launches, it may be able to find indications of life beyond our planet -- even on planets orbiting dead stars called white dwarfs. News breaking twitter James Webb Space Telescope seti space white dwarf

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Win an Emmy for Watchmen, Coming One Step Closer to the Broodiest EGOT Ever

GizModo VR

The most prestigious award combination in entertainment, the EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony—is an incredible accomplishment for any musician/actor/creator. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are a little closer. Read more. watchmen trent reznor atticus ross hbo emmys egot

Sony apologizes for PlayStation 5 pre-order mess, promises more consoles

Digital Trends

Sony apologized for the chaos caused by PlayStation 5 pre-orders, which suddenly started among retailers, causing many gamers to miss out on securing a console. Gaming News breaking twitter PlayStation 5 Sony

David Harbour Says Hopper Is Going Through a Major Transformation in Stranger Things Season 4

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Think of it less like a return than a resurrection. Read more. stranger things stranger things 4 netflix david harbour duffer brothers

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How to add and customize home screen widgets in iOS 14

Digital Trends

Apple has launched iOS 14, bringing the ability to add widgets to your iPhone's home screen. We explain how to add and customize home screen widgets in iOS 14. Apple How-To Mobile Apple iOS 14 Apple updates iOS 14 widget Widgets

Giancarlo Esposito Discusses His Greatest Acting Challenge Yet: A Cartoon Supervillain

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Giancarlo Esposito is a well respected actor. He played Gus Fring on Breaking Bad. He filled up the screen as Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian. But that pales in comparison to the challenge before him now: playing a cartoon villain on DuckTales. Read more.

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The best laptops under $1,000 you can buy right now

Digital Trends

Finding a decent laptop is easy, but finding one under $1,000 is tricky. Our picks are here to help you out. Buying Guides Computing Best of best of everything Dell Laptops Samsung surface pro Tier 4

Epic's Latest Filing Says Apple Lied About Fortnite's Popularity Using 'Cherry-Picked' Stats

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There’s a new development in the high-profile game of chicken between Apple and Epic.

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How to sell your old Samsung Galaxy (without getting ripped off)

Digital Trends

Thinking about buying a shiny new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra? You'll need to raise some funds. Check out our guide on how to sell your phone for the best price. Android How-To Mobile Samsung samsung galaxy Samsung Galaxy S10 samsung galaxy s20 Samsung Galaxy S9 Tier 4

The Ms. Marvel Series for Disney Plus Has a Directing Team, Including Pakistani Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

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Kamala Khan ’s TV debut is in the works, and Disney has assembled a marvelous (ahem) directorial team. Read more. ms marvel kamala khan sharmeen obaid chinoy adil el arbi bilall fallah meera menon

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A squirrel malfunctions while eating nuts in the most 2020 mood

Mashable VR

You're a squirrel. You're out in the forest doing your nut-gathering thing when suddenly one of those big, fur-less squirrels that walk on two legs kneels down and extends a paw filled with your favorite nut. So you rush over and start helping yourself until, without warning, you just freeze.

Sony Apologizes For PS5 Pre-Order Clusterfuck And Says More Consoles Will Be Available This Year

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Earlier this week, PS5 pre-orders started up at various retailers around the world at different times and with little warning. This created a giant mess and now Sony has officially apologized for the clusterfuck. Read more. ps5 playstation clusterfuck preorder mess sony apology kotakucore

Honestly, I'm just tired.

Mashable VR

2020 won't stop, and I'm exhausted. Maybe I should have known this year would be cursed when the New Year's Eve party I attended missed the countdown to midnight by three minutes — the year has been a downward spiral ever since.

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What does Unity’s IPO mean for Virtual Production and Filmmaking?

RealVision VR

(image from the Facebook group: Unity Virtual Production and Cinematography). With Unity achieving nearly the same valuation as it’s rival Game engine maker, Epic (13.6mil versus 17.3mil) what does it mean for Film-Game convergence and VirtualProduction ?

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Stirring images from Ruth Bader Ginsburg's D.C. vigil remind us of her fight

Mashable VR

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a warrior for freedom. She lived a life committed to preserving the American ideal, from her early days fighting against gender discrimination to her illustrious tenure as one of the country's top judges.

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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

Digital Trends

Google's Home speaker and Amazon Echo are two of the most popular smart speakers on the market. Which smart speaker is right for you? Buying Guides Smart Home Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo Google Assistant Google Home Google Nest Home Automation Smart Devices Smart Speakers Tier 4 versus

Why smart home gyms could be here to stay

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Giant weights, liquid air, and beyond: How we’ll store energy in the future

Digital Trends

In order for the world to transition to clean, renewable energy, we first need more ways to store power. Here's an overview of the best methods. Features Energy storage

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The best messaging apps not owned by Facebook

Mashable VR

With purchase after purchase , milestone surpassed after milestone surpassed , Facebook continues its slow suffocation of the internet. You, a thinking person who values your privacy and sees the Mark Zuckerberg-helmed behemoth as complicit in an array of real-world suffering , want out.

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How to use Roll20

Digital Trends

Whether you have a dedicated adventuring party or are looking for a group, Roll20 makes playing and GMing TTRPGs like D&D and V:TM easy as defeating a flumph. Gaming How-To Dungeons and Dragons Roll 20 RPG tabletop gaming