Tue.Jan 22, 2019

Escape H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle In VR

VRScout

Navigate a booby-trapped hotel while evading the ‘Devil in the White City’ himself in this horrifying VR game. Next year will see the release of Martin Scorsese’s Devil in the White City , a film adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 novel detailing the horrendous activities of H.H. Holmes, America’s first recorded serial killer.

ISS Astronauts Use Magic Leap One to Prepare for Next Mission

Next Reality AR

The tradition of using cutting edge technology to prepare for missions in space, in this case, augmented reality, continues with a new team of international astronauts slated to board the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. On Tuesday, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took to Twitter to show himself and fellow crew member Andrew Morgan (representing NASA) using the Magic Leap One to train an upcoming mission.

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Rosetta Stone iPhone App Now Features AR Machine Learning

VRScout

The popular language-learning platform is even more intelligent with object recognition technology. If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language from scratch, but don’t have the time or money for an in-person class, odds are you’ve at least explored the idea of using Rosetta Stone.

A Fisherman’s Tale Review: A Perfect Storm Of VR Puzzling

UploadVR

I would have never pegged Innerspace as the one to crack the code. True, the Firebird series is a compelling exhibition of VR art, but who’d have bet on this small indie studio as the first to unify VR’s core pillars? To bring inventive, platform-driven gameplay, medium-rooted narrative and, above all else, arresting immersion all under one roof? Certainly not me, and yet A Fisherman’s Tale is exactly that.

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.

Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

Tech Trends VR

Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019. A couple of months ago I went to the VR Sports and Entertainment Summit in San Francisco, where I had a chance to try out the virtual Hockey training kit from Sense Arena, so am really not surprised the company has made such a splash in the much bigger CES pond these past few days. The brain is the most important ‘muscle’ in an athlete’s body Click To Tweet.

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OpenXR Chair Shifts from Epic to Intel, Progress Update Planned for March

Road to VR

Intel’s Brent Insko has taken over as the Chair of the OpenXR working group after Epic’s Nick Whiting passed the torch. The pair say the OpenXR effort is still going strong, and a progress update is planned for March. OpenXR is a work-in-progress standard that aims to unify the underlying connections between VR and AR hardware, game engines, and content, making for a more interoperable ecosystem.

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HTC Vive Headsets Lineup Explained: Should You Wait For Cosmos?

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HTC’s line-up of VR headsets is steadily growing. What’s the difference between the Vive and Vive Focus? What’s the Vive Cosmos? Which should you buy? Read on for our rundown of the current Vive line-up. HTC Vive. Vive is a room scale VR headset powered by your gaming PC. At $499 it’s the most affordable headset in HTC’s lineup. It comes with two fully tracked controllers. The Vive cannot operate without a gaming PC, and won’t work on most laptops.

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‘Beat Saber’ Studio Plans on Bringing More Free Songs, Paid DLC Still TBA

Road to VR

Fans of the block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) want to know: when are more songs coming? Well, the developers Beat Games say that they still need more time to work on it, but that users can at least look forward to more guaranteed free songs at some point too. “We plan to add more songs to the game free with the updates, but Music Packs will contain more songs and will be paid so we can support [the artists] who are creating the music,” the studio explains in a tweet.

Free Apex Construct Demo Finally Comes To Steam

UploadVR

Yet to try out Fast Travel Games’ excellent 2018 VR adventure, Apex Construct ? The perfect opportunity now awaits you. The Swedish studio today launched a free demo for the game on Steam. It supports the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets and lets you play through the first level. That should help you get to grips with the game’s first-person action gameplay. In Apex Construct, you explore a post-apocalyptic world ruled by warring AI factions.

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.

A Fisherman’s Tale Now Available on multiple VR platforms

Cats and VR

In A Fisherman’s Tale , the mind-bending VR adventure game that launches onto PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets today, you will work with infinite, ever smaller and bigger replications of yourself to find your way out of a world where physics are utterly broken. What does it mean to be trapped inside a replica in an elusive virtual world?

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Stay Silent Is A Western/Sci-Fi VR Shooter From The Makers Of Nostos, Beta Sign-Ups Launched

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Cowboys vs Aliens wasn’t even half the movie it should have been. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t bother looking it up. It’s not a good movie. Anyway, VR might just be able to redeem this promising genre mash-up with Stay Silent. This is a western shooter in which players are cast as the sheriff of a small town. When an alien invasion threatens to destroy all you know, you take on the hordes.

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‘A Fisherman’s Tale’ Review – A Delightful, But Brisk Encounter with Untapped Potential

Road to VR

A Fisherman’s Tale puts you in the boots of a curios puppet-man named Bob who lives in a strange, recursive world centered around a dollhouse-sized lighthouse. Looking above, you see infinitely Big Bob. Looking below, infinitely Small Bob. It sounds like a trip, and it is: a quick trip into a super French storybook that’s begging to be fleshed out into something more substantial. A Fisherman’s Tale Details: Official Site. Publisher: Vertigo Games.

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Beat Saber DLC: Dev ‘Needs More Time But We’re Working On It’

UploadVR

The saga of the first Beat Saber DLC installment continues. Developer Beat Games provided the briefest of updates on the pack this week. In short, it’s looking like the pack will take a little longer than expected. The studio noted on Twitter that it needed “some more time to work on it before it’s ready for release. It’s not that easy as we thought, but we’re working on it.”

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Might Meta Rise Again? A Silicon Valley Story

Charlie Fink

The Meta Company may be part of tech history, Meta tech may be back, and soon

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GIVEAWAY: Win A Physical Copy Of Co-Op Adventure Smash Hit Plunder On PSVR

UploadVR

Smash Hit Plunder is a narrative-focused VR adventure game with cooperative action-packed gameplay. If you play solo that’s okay too, but it’s definitely designed to be played with a few friends to watch your back. We’re hosting a giveaway here at UploadVR to send out five physical copies of Smash Hit Plunder on PSVR. This giveaway is open to addresses in the US and Canada only. All you have to do is enter here or at the widget down below inside this article.

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5 Ways VR Will Change Your Life! Travel, Gaming, Shopping, Exploration, and Relationships

Veer

If you’re still undecided about the addition of a VR headset to your tech locker, here’s a reason for every digit on your right hand why VR is gonna rock your world. Travel Firstly, if you’re in the habit of long-distance travel in anything other than first class, chances are you have experienced one of those trips where you dream of an escape from the tight confines and ambient noise of engine-whir and fellow passengers – we’ve all been there!

8 of the best laptop backpacks for everyone

Mashable VR

Although it may not seem like the most daunting task at first, finding the right laptop backpack can be really tough. There are loads of different factors to consider, like exactly what you'll be using it for, the size of the laptop sleeve, how functional or comfortable it is, and how much stuff you'll be able to stuff inside. That's not forgetting the price, because most people aren't willing to drop more than £100 on a backpack. There is a lot to think about.

6 of the best WiFi routers for every home

Mashable VR

As people and homes become better connected, the need for WiFi connectivity increases, and this is where having a quality WiFi router (or wireless router) becomes essential. WiFi routers are easy to install, and they can instantly provide improved WiFi coverage throughout your home with lightning fast connection speeds. Sounds pretty good, right? SEE ALSO: The best broadband deals in the UK for June.