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Report: Apple Could Launch a Standalone VR Headset Sometime Next Year

Road to VR

According to a report by Bloomberg News , Apple may be planning to release a VR headset with limited AR capabilities as soon as 2022, which is said to be a precursor to its long-rumored, fully-fledged AR device.

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‘Streetball League’ Brings Arcade Basketball To The Oculus Quest And Steam

VRScout

The sweeter your moves the higher your score in this NBA Jam -style streetball VR game. Inspired by classic arcade basketball games such as NBA Jam and NBA Street Vol.

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11 Tools for Painting, Sculpting, & Animating in VR

Road to VR

Though gaming is likely VR’s most visible use-case so far, it’s capable of so much more. Creatives are using VR for a wide range of artistic endeavors including painting, drawing, 3D modeling & sculpting, animating and more.

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10 VR Sports Games To Keep Us Occupied At Home

VRScout

Stay active under lockdown with these fitness-focused games & apps. 2021 might be presenting a more optimistic outlook, but right now many of us are still confined to our homes. You don’t need me telling you how hard last year was.

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Educational Studio Kuato Raises $6M to Build Asymmetric VR Games

Road to VR

Kuato Studios , a UK-based creator of educational games, announced it has raised £4.5M (~$6.1M USD) as the company takes a stride into virtual reality gaming for the first time.

Unsung Augmentation: 3 AR Formats You May Not Know About

AR Insider

3 AR Systems that Only Hardcore AR Fans Know About. by Dr. Sirilsilp Kongsilp. A R is becoming part of everyday life, especially during COVID-19-inflicted lockdowns. Mobile AR is one of the most commonly recognized AR systems and many consumer brands are already applying the technology.

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New Intel CEO Making Waves: Rehiring Retired CPU Architects

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We’re following the state of play with Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, very closely.

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Beat Saber 90Hz Support Hits Quest 2 In New Update

Upload VR

The long-awaited Beat Saber 90Hz patch for Oculus Quest 2 is here, and there are other updates too. Beat Games today revealed the latest update for its VR smash hit.

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Apple said to be working a high-priced standalone VR headset as debut mixed reality product

TechCrunch VR

Apple is reportedly working on developing a high-end virtual reality headset for a potential sales debut in 2022, per a new Bloomberg report.

Watch: Spooky Horror Game A Wake Inn Showcases Smart VR Design In New Dev Diary

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Our latest look at VR horror game, A Wake Inn, showcases some intelligent VR-centric design. Developer VR Bros just revealed the first in a new series of developer diaries for the upcoming PC VR title.

New Release: Synth Riders VR Rhythm Game Gets New Tracks

ARPost

Do you love to dance? And are you a fan of virtual reality? Then you will absolutely love the latest release for the VR rhythm game Synth Riders , developed by Kluge Interactive. Launched on January 14, “Synthwave Essentials 2” is a music pack containing 5 paid and 3 free songs.

Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth: “I Want Us To Differentiate Our Products On The Basis Of Privacy”

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A pair of notes written by the head of Facebook Reality Labs — Andrew Bosworth — and published internally to company employees provide a look into Facebook’s approach to privacy heading into 2021.

First Apple VR headset could be expensive and bulky

Hypergrid Business

(Image courtesy mohamed_hassan via Pixabay.). Apple’s first entry into virtual reality could be an expensive VR headset with limited AR capabilities, according to a Bloomberg report. “Apple Inc.’s

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One VR Studio Is Using Quest To Highlight Discrimination And Exclusion At Work

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UK-based Make Real’s new VR project gives users a first-hand experience of discrimination and exclusion in the workplace.

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Fence in VR with a real sword

Hypergrid Business

(Image courtesy Boxglass.). Wouldn’t it be cool to fence with a real sword in VR? Russian VR studio Boxglass has released Fencer , a VR fencing trainer designed to help new players learn the sport of fencing while using a real fencing weapon.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos Coming To PSVR And PC VR Very Soon

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ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is a VR visual novel that found some success on Oculus Quest when it first released late last year. Even though that’s not the type of game you’d typically expect to see in VR, it’s now expanding with releases slated for PSVR and PC VR this year.

Intel Core i7-10700 vs Core i7-10700K Review: Is 65W Comet Lake an Option?

Anand Tech

Over the years, Intel’s consumer processor lineup has featured its usual array of overclocking ‘K’ models, and more recently the ‘F’ series that come without integrated graphics.

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Apple Aims For High-End, ‘Mostly VR’ Headset As Soon As 2022 – Report

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A new report states that Apple is working on a high-end standalone headset that is “mostly virtual reality” with some limited AR features. Bloomberg , which first reported on the device in mid-2020 after a 2019 article from The Information , cites “people with knowledge of the matter” in saying that this device should serve as a precursor to headsets with more advanced AR features and would be used for gaming, media consumption and communication.

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VRWorkout – 30 Minutes of Intense Burning Effort

VR Fitness

What if I told you that you could burn more calories in less time while playing a game? How about if that game had you doing pushups, situps, burpees, and running (in place)? Wouldn’t it be great to not have to hold or make use of controllers? Now, what if I told you that this game was FREE?

The best Android and iOS apps for learning Japanese

Digital Trends

Decided 2021 is the year to learn Japanese? Our pick of the best language-learning apps for iOS and Android can help you to master the language in no time. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile best apps Japanese language language learning apps languages

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Reality Bytes: Microsoft, Zocdoc & American Robotics

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W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

Raspberry Pi Introduces a New $4 Board, and It's Own Silicon

GizModo VR

The Raspberry Pi is one of the smallest and cheapest mini computers you can buy. It has an HDMI port, USB ports, and runs Ubuntu or other open-source operating systems like a champ. The new Raspberry Pi Pico , on the other hand, is like the CPU of a more complex machine.

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Gabe Newell Explains Valve Index Supply Shortage

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Gabe Newell gave some insight into the reason behind the Valve Index headset’s supply shortage, stating that the company is ‘manufacturing constrained,” according to an interview with 1 News in New Zealand.

Biden Pick for Treasury Dept Role Worked as Advisor to Controversial Crypto Company Ripple

GizModo VR

President Joe Biden’s pick to be the new comptroller of the currency at the U.S. Treasury Department, Michael S. Barr, used to be an advisor to the controversial cryptocurrency company Ripple, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Read more

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Elon Musk announces $100M prize for carbon-capture technology contest

Digital Trends

With climate change on his mind, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced a $100-million prize for a carbon-capture technology contest. News carbon capture Elon Musk environment global warming

Amazon Doesn't Have to Restore Parler's Web Service, Judge Rules

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A federal judge on Thursday refused Parler’s motion for a preliminary injunction to force Amazon to immediately restore web services for the far-right social network. Read more. computing technology world wide web conservatism in the united states parler gab amazon app store

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Razer’s Naga X is a 16-button gaming mouse made to slay MMO titles

Digital Trends

Razer's highly customizable mouse comes with 16 programmable buttons and accurate tracking, and can glide smoothly across any surface for MMO gaming. Computing Gaming News Gaming Mice Gaming Mouse mice Mouse NAGA Razer

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This Startup Wants Vertical Farmers to Hire a Robot Gardener

GizModo VR

In recent years, vertical farming has emerged as a futurist’s solution to the world’s agricultural problems. The growing trend seeks to use controlled environments to boost food production, leveraging indoor labs where temperature, light, and nutrients can be mechanically controlled. Read more.

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Curious Tale Sales Outpace Apex Construct On Quest 2, Fast Travel Reveals

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Fast Travel Games’ family-oriented VR puzzle game, The Curious Tale Of The Stolen Pets , is outpacing sales of its debut VR title, Apex Construct , on Oculus Quest 2.

Researchers Say They've Found the Ancient Dens of Giant Carnivorous Worms

GizModo VR

Twenty million years ago, the shores of northern Taiwan were sandstone sediments at the bottom of the sea, where 6-foot-long worms lurked in their burrows, waiting for unsuspecting prey to pass overheard.

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How to change file associations in Windows 10

Digital Trends

It's frustrating when Windows opens certain file types in the wrong applications. The best way to get around this is to learn how to change file associations. Computing How-To files Tier 4 Windows 10 Windows 10 tips