Sat.Oct 23, 2021

Hasbro Reveals ‘Transformers’ VR Game And NerfVR Updates

VRScout

The company has revealed additional details surrounding its lineup of original VR experiences.

How time of day affects learning ability, and how to use it to your advantage

Digital Trends

You can access information whenever you want, but according to science, your ability to absorb and retain that information fluctuates throughout the day. Features Health & Fitness Back To School Back to School 2021 science

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Oculus Quest 2 setup is super easy. Getting OpenSim on it, not so much

Hypergrid Business

Maria Korolov with the Oculus Quest 2 headset. I just ordered my Oculus Quest 2 headset this morning — and it already came this evening. Initial impression is that it’s the easiest-to-use headset I’ve tried so far.

Hubble had a ringside seat to observe a star going supernova

Digital Trends

Recently the Hubble Space Telescope observed something very rare: A star in the process of going supernova. News Hubble space supernova

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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.

NASA's Mars rover is back in action after two weeks of silence

Mashable VR

It wasn't a surprise when the Perseverance rover on Mars lost contact with Earth for two weeks, but what was no doubt a long wait for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is finally over.

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The Theranos trial lost a juror to the mathematical allure of Sudoku

Mashable VR

Alleged blood scammer Elizabeth Holmes is on trial for numerous counts of wire fraud connected to the totally useless blood testing machinery she claimed to invent and market through her company Theranos.

Hawaiian telescope snaps an image of a recently formed baby planet

Digital Trends

Recently, astronomers had the rare treat of observing an exoplanet directly -- and it's one of the youngest planets ever found. News Exoplanet space w. keck observatory

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TikTok's favorite water bottle makes hydration fun with customizable flavor filters

Mashable VR

Don’t trust anything on the internet — until Mashable tries it first. Welcome to the Hype Test , where we review viral trends and tell you what's really worth millions of likes.

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Mars helicopter is back in action and will attempt high rotor speed flight today

Digital Trends

Mars helicopter Ingenuity will attempt another test flight this weekend, spinning its rotors faster than before to compensate for changing weather on Mars. News ingenuity Mars NASA space

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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.

The Grand Theft Auto trilogy remake becomes a cartoon in our first look at gameplay

Mashable VR

I wasn't expecting much from the upcoming re-release of the series-altering Grand Theft Auto trilogy, where 3D worlds and design twists took over from GTA III on to GTA: Vice City and finally GTA: San Andreas. I definitely wasn't expecting this.

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NASA’s Lucy spacecraft is in cruise mode, but solar array issue persists

Digital Trends

NASA is investigating what is wrong with the solar array of its Lucy spacecraft, but says the craft is healthy and is traveling along the correct trajectory. News Lucy NASA space

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This real-life electric vehicle concept is basically a 'Star Wars' podracer

Mashable VR

Say what you will about the prequels, but Star Wars: The Phantom Menace did make one undeniably excellent addition to the canon of a galaxy far, far away: podracing.

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Govee Glide Wall Light Review: Simple on designs, big on light patterns

Digital Trends

Quickly add a bit of flair to any wall without having to spend a fortune with the Govee Glide Wall Light. Smart Home Govee Govee Glide Govee Glide Wall Light smart light smart lights

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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.

Whimsy, New York, and that damn bassoon: How 'Only Murders' composer Siddhartha Khosla created the show's musical language

Mashable VR

Only Murders in the Building may be over for now , but that just means we have unlimited time to watch and rewatch the breakout Hulu series — and to listen to the criminally catchy score by composer Siddhartha Khosla (no relation).

NASA will send its uncrewed Artemis mission to the moon in February 2022

Digital Trends

NASA has confirmed that it will be heading back to the moon early next year, announcing that the uncrewed Artemis I mission will launch in February 2022. News Artemis Moon NASA Orion space

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What the giant James Webb telescope will see that Hubble can't

Mashable VR

Astronomers like Christine Chen are thrilled about the looming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The $10 billion instrument, half the size of a 737 airplane and replete with gold-coated mirrors, will orbit 1 million miles from Earth and peer into places humanity hasn't seen before.

Here’s how Pixel 6 and Galaxy S21 users can live the MagSafe life like me

Digital Trends

Moment cases for Android phones like the Pixel 6 and S21 come with magnets to make them MagSafe compatible. More case makers should do this. Mobile Android Galaxy S21 Google Pixel 6 magsafe

The 9 best crime shows on Peacock for when you want to be a detective

Mashable VR

Crime! Don't do it. Seriously, you'll get in trouble. If you're interested in it, live through other people who do crime fictionally or literally. On the fictional end, there are great TV shows with lady detectives, spooky serial killer beginnings, and dramatizations of sordid real-life events.

All of Jackbox Party Pack 8’s new games, ranked by fun factor

Digital Trends

Which of the new Jackbox party games are worth playing, and which should you avoid? We played them all and here are our top picks. Gaming Jackbox Jackbox 8 Jackbox Party Pack Jackbox Party Pack 8

What size is the iPhone 13 (as well as the 12, 11, and X)?

Mashable VR

If you're looking to buy an iPhone 13, or any iPhone, size is a big factor. Do you want something that can slip easily into your pocket, or do you believe that bigger is better? What about other factors related to size, like processing power, storage space, and battery life?

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Young Justice's Future Is Up to Its Fans, Again

GizModo VR

Young Justice is a pretty good show most of the time, and after it got cancelled by Cartoon Network in 2013, fans eventually managed to secure a third season some years later for HBO Max.

Timothée Chalamet went viral on TikTok again

Mashable VR

It's been a week full of TikTok trend revivals and evolutions, but first we need to talk about that Timothée Chalamet video. The Timothée Chalamet video in question Dune has finally hit theaters, and with the sci-fi film's release came an onslaught of Timothée Chalamet content.

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More Than 100 Cargo Ships Were Waiting to Unload in Southern California This Week, an All-Time High

GizModo VR

If you want to know what a global supply chain crisis looks like at its worst, all you have to do is check out what happened at southern California’s ports this week. Read more.

Google will finally give meeting hosts the power of making people shut up

Mashable VR

It's happened to everyone. You're in a Google Meeting and someone either doesn't know their microphone is unmuted and they're making a ton of noise, or they're very aware that they're unmuted and they're still making a ton of noise.

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Charlie Cox Thinks It's Fine If He's Not Daredevil Again

GizModo VR

Charlie Cox became known to most audiences when he suited up as Daredevil for Netflix and did a pretty dang good job at it.

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T-Mobile pushed back the death of Sprint's 3G network by three months

Mashable VR

T-Mobile is going to let the ghost of Sprint, which the former company first moved to acquire in 2018, stick around for a few months longer.

How Eternals Helped Brian Tyree Henry Get His Mojo Back

GizModo VR

Eternals has some interesting casting behind it, from Angelina Jolie to Korean actor Ma-dong Seouk (or Don Lee). But not many would’ve pegged Brian Tyree Henry to show up in an MCU film, even after he voiced Miles Morales’ father Jefferson in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

What is a VPN, and what does it do on a Mac?

Mashable VR

A VPN, or virtual private network, is often touted as the ultimate in web security, which makes it sound more complicated than it really is. In truth, VPNs are simple software that anyone can use. This article is a brief introduction to what VPNs actually are and what they can do for you on a Mac.

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