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HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition Launches Next Month

VRScout

HP’s professional-grade VR headset will be available for purchase this May starting at $1,249. HP today announced that the HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition will be available for purchase next month starting at $1,249 , just over $600 more than the standard HP Reverb G2.

Pico Unveils Neo 3 Standalone, Launching on May 10th in China

Road to VR

Pico Interactive announced that Neo 3, the Beijing-based company’s next standalone VR headset, is slated to be launched on May 10th in China.

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This Humble Bundle VR Deal Is One Of The Biggest Ever

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Pick up some of the best VR games on Steam for just $14.99. UPDATE 4.7.21] – We’ve been informed that the bundle does not include Arizona Sunshine as originally listed. Therefore we have removed it from the list.

New Video Shows Off CREAL’s Latest Foveated Light-field VR Headset

Road to VR

CREAL, a company building light-field display technology for AR and VR headsets, has revealed a new through-the-lens video showing off the performance of its latest VR headset prototype.

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10 Virtual Reality Trends to Look Out for in 2021 and Beyond

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Virtual reality has been used successfully for business applications for a while now. However, we are still witnessing innovations each year that will reflect positively on various industries – and that’s bringing VR to brand new milestones.

Reverb G2 Omnicept, with Eye, Mouth, & Heart Rate Sensors, Priced at $1,250 for May Launch

Road to VR

HP has announced a May launch window for the Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition. Priced at $1,250, the headset builds on the existing Reverb G2 with eye, mouth, and heart rate sensors, along with an improved tightening mechanism for the headstrap.

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HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Launches In May For $1,249

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The HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition, an enhanced version of the company’s new VR headset designed for professional use, is launching next month, starting at $1,249. HP itself confirmed the news today, adding that orders will be taken from its official website.

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Don't Watch Netflix's Seaspiracy

GizModo VR

Yesterday, the sun was shining bright, and birds were chirping outside my window, and the buds were really starting to coming out on the trees. It was a stupidly perfect day really, and I had to go ruin it all by watching Seaspiracy. Read more.

Humble ‘Spring Into VR’ Bundle Includes Up To 8 VR Games For Just $15

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Pick your price and donate what you want to the Humble ‘Spring into VR’ Bundle and get 8 PC VR games including Borderlands 2 VR and Sairento if you commit at least $15. The deal is available for two weeks, until March 21. Humble Bundle: Spring into VR.

Dallas Police Used Face Recognition Software Without Authorization, Installed on Personal Phones

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Dallas police officers used unauthorized facial recognition software to conduct between 500 and 1,000 searches in attempts to identify people based on photographs.

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Best VR Mods: 8 Picks For Oculus Quest And PC

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Want to play non-VR games in VR? Our list of best VR mods on Oculus Quest and PC will help you get started. There are lots of great native VR titles to enjoy on basically any VR headset these days.

Smugglers transported 300 GPUs in a Mission Impossible-style speed boat chase

Digital Trends

Hong Kong Customs met a group of smugglers outside the airport, taking up to 300 Nvidia GPUs alongside smartphones, exotic foods, and system RAM. Computing News GPU Mining Hong Kong Nvidia RAID

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Blaston Adds New Ricocheting Vector Gun And Seasonal Quests

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Multiplayer shooter Blaston from Resolution Games reached a milestone after monthly updates with the latest new features adding seasonal quests as well as a new Vector gun with bullets that bounce on surfaces. Blaston from Resolution Games.

Eagles Are Filled With Rat Poison

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Eagles are majestic, beautiful, and full of toxins that we’ve pumped into the environment. A new study finds that 82% of dead eagles examined between 2014 and 2018 had detectable levels of rat poison in their systems. Read more.

AR Is ‘Critically Important’ To Apple’s Future, Confirms Tim Cook

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that augmented reality is a “critically important part” of the company’s future. Cook acknowledged as much in a recent interview with Kara Swisher on the Sway podcast. While he declined to talk about Apple’s specific plans for the technology, he did talk a little bit about its promise. “But in terms of AR, the promise of AR is that you and I are having a great conversation right now,” Cook began.

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2708 SD Express Controller

Anand Tech

Silicon Motion has announced their first SD Card controller to support the NVMe-based SD Express interface.

An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

GizModo VR

So-called pirating apps have been around for years—and they have only gained popularity since covid-19 put us all indefinitely on the couch, phone in hand, awaiting a reason (that never comes) to stop streaming. Read more.

Watch this breathtaking drone video of a volcanic eruption

Digital Trends

Aerial filmmaker Stefan Forster has created an extraordinary piece of work that captures the breathtaking beauty of a volcanic eruption. News Outdoors Photography dji Drones Iceland mavic quadcopters volcano

The Nevers' Amy Manson Shares Which Serial Killer Inspired Her Complicated Character

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HBO’s sci-fi fantasy series The Nevers arrives this Sunday to reveal a Victorian London where a mysterious event bestows strange powers on people—mostly women. The show has a lot of characters, but one who definitely stands out from the crowd is the viciously wild Maladie, played by Amy Manson.

An interview with Zach King, the internet’s favorite illusionist

Digital Trends

Zach King has been the internet's favorite illusionist for over a decade, but despite his continued success, he says he's just getting started. Features Social Media tiktok zach king

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Experimental 3D Printer Offers a Clever Way to Eliminate Waste

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One of the unique challenges of 3D printing is that models that feature structures hanging in mid-air, like the spout of a teapot, also need temporary structures to support the soft extruded plastic until it hardens.

I didn’t think I could grow veggies at home, but a smart garden showed me how

Digital Trends

Rise gardens is an indoor hydroponic garden with Wi-Fi and built-in LED lights that lets you grow anything, anywhere. Smart Home Rise Gardens smart garden smart home

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Google I/O 2021 Kicks Off Virtually on May 18

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Following Apple’s WWDC announcement and Microsoft’s Build reveal, Google has announced a date for its own developers conference, Google I/O 2021, which will kick off virtually on May 18. Read more.

Your iPhone is about to get a whole lot better at protecting you from app tracking

Digital Trends

Apple's iOS 14.5 will make your iPhone a whole lot better at protecting you from app tracking. That's through the new App Tracking Transparency tool. Apple Mobile News App Privacy app tracking Apple iOS update

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These Mole-Like Critters Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

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Before an asteroid completely changed the course of Earth’s evolutionary trajectory, the world was filled with scaled and feathered dinosaurs, web-winged pterosaurs, and, as a new study describes, precursors to modern mammals that eked out existence in burrows they dug into the Cretaceous soil.

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UPS orders 10 electric delivery planes

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Aircraft are one of the big polluters in the world, and even during a pandemic, they are relied on heavily for deliveries. Just look at Amazon's Air fleet expansion for proof of that. UPS, however, is going green by ordering vertical takeoff and landing electric (eVTOL) aircraft.

Researchers Say Their 'Brain Glue' Could Someday Help People With Severe Brain Injuries

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Scientists say they’re one step closer to showing that their experimental hydrogel technology—more plainly known as “brain glue”—can help people with traumatic brain injuries.

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Samsung's new Galaxy A series phones offer options for all budgets

Mashable VR

If you've been holding off on buying one of Samsung's pricey flagship phones, I don't blame you — they're jam-packed with features you probably won't use. But perhaps I can interest you in one of the five (yes, that's right, five) new phones the company has to offer instead.

A Trio of Extreme Brown Dwarfs Have Been Found Spinning at Their Physical Limits

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New research documents the fastest-spinning brown dwarfs on record. The objects are rotating so rapidly that, should they rotate any faster, they’d likely tear themselves apart. The finding could mean that these so-called “failed stars” have a built-in speed limit. Read more.

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This ‘CrabWalking’ electric Hummer can drive diagonally

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The GMC Hummer EV is an electric SUV set to sell for up to $110,595 and go into production in early 2023. The Hummer comes with a few new features, including its " CrabWalk " feature, where its rear wheels turn 10 degrees in either direction.

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THX's First Consumer Gadget Is a Tiny Headphone Amp That Will Have You Embracing Wires Again

GizModo VR

THX is a brand synonymous with sound, best known for its eardrum-tickling deep note trailer played before movies in theaters.