Wed.Sep 22, 2021

Social VR Platform ‘Stageverse’ Launches With Free Muse Concert

VRScout

Catch a show from one of the biggest rock bands in the world alongside friends in VR for a limited time. Social VR platform Stageverse has officially launched on Oculus Quest 2 headsets and developer Stage, Inc.

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A $240 Quest App Tests the Boundaries of Oculus App Lab

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Separate from the main Quest store, Oculus App Lab gives developers an official ‘unlisted’ and uncurated means of distributing Oculus Quest apps.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Aftershocks Update Is A Gory Good Time

VRScout

New missions, tougher battles, and better weapons arrive as part of this massive free update, available soon on major VR headsets.

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Google Adds Famous Monuments & Iconic Buildings to Augmented Reality Search Feature

Next Reality AR

Even with unlimited resources and a serious case of wanderlust, its unlikely that you or I will be able to see all of the most famous structures in the world in person. That being the case, Google can now bring those landmarks to you in augmented reality.

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.

Best VR Fitness Games

ARPost

When it comes to exercise and fitness , there’s not a “one size fits all” experience. It’s important for individuals to assess their own needs, limitations, goals, medical issues, and interests.

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Who Will Build the Metavearth?

AR Insider

The metaverse is still early and undefined. But what will be its physical-world equivalent? Building on the principles of the AR cloud, we take a look at the Metavearth, and how it could be constructed. The post Who Will Build the Metavearth? appeared first on AR Insider.

Everything Microsoft didn’t announce at its fall Surface event

Digital Trends

Microsoft unleashed a bevy of new products, but some didn't make the cut, leaving some of them in long need of an update. Computing Microsoft surface surface event 2021

The Walking Dead – Aftershocks Review: The Endgame Saints & Sinners Needed

Upload VR

Aftershocks ticks the box of delivering more of a VR game we’ve been away from for far too long. Read on for our The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Aftershocks review.

Sable has the best sound design you’ll hear in a game this year

Digital Trends

Sable's art style may garner curious eyes, but its detailed soundscape deserves just as much attention. Gaming indie games Raw Fury Sable Shedworks

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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.

Andrew Bosworth To Take Over As Facebook CTO In 2022

Upload VR

Facebook Vice President of AR/VR, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, will take over the role of Facebook Chief Technology Officer (CTO) after current CTO Mike Schroepfer announced plans to step down from the role sometime next year.

You can now buy an Amazon Echo Studio With Billie Eilish’s face on it

Digital Trends

Billie Eilish has legions of faithful fans and those people can now buy a version of the Amazon Echo Studio speaker with the singer's face on it. Home Theater Music News Amazon Echo Studio billie eilish lossless music wireless speakers

Muse VR Concert Debuts In New Stageverse Social Platform On Oculus Quest

Upload VR

Another chance to experience the music of Muse in VR is here, this time inside new social VR concert app, Stageverse. Stageverse just launched via App Lab on Oculus Quest.

Samsung and Thom Browne give you a reason to spend more on a Galaxy Watch 4

Digital Trends

Samsung and Thom Browne have announced the limited-edition Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be released on September 29 for $800. Find out what makes it special. Mobile News Wearables Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Samsung Thom Browne Edition

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.

Puzzle Bobble 3D Hits PSVR In October

Upload VR

Survios’ take on the color matching classic, Puzzle Bobble, launches on PSVR next month. Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey arrives on the platform on October 5. The game has optional PSVR support that lets you experience the entire thing inside PSVR with Move controllers.

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New Nokia G50 signals HMD Global’s leap into affordable 5G phones

Digital Trends

HMD Global has launched the Nokia G50, its first affordable 5G phone, coming in at the equivalent of $272. The software update promise will help attract buyers. Android Mobile News HMD Global Nokia Nokia G50

Zero Caliber Oculus Quest Gets New Content This Week, PSVR/PC VR News Incoming

Upload VR

Ever-busy VR developers, XREAL Games, will have new content for modern military VR shooter, Zero Caliber Reloaded on Oculus Quest this week. Oh, and there’s news about other editions of the game to come too.

AirPods, Beats owners can get Apple Music free for 6 months

Digital Trends

If you're yet to try out Apple's music streaming service and you own one of its audio devices, you may be able to take advantage of a special offer. Apple Mobile Music News Apple Music iPad iPhone music streaming

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Exxon’s Secret Assist From the World’s Top PR Firm

GizModo VR

It seems that Exxon is freaked out by the Biden administration’s promises to crack down on carbon pollution. All year, it has been running ads on Facebook encouraging people to oppose climate policy.

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These Apple products just got a huge price cut — but hurry!

Digital Trends

There are plenty of big discounts out there on Apple Watches, AirPods, MacBooks and iPads. Here are the best deals.

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Facebook Admits Apple's iOS Privacy Updates Are Working

GizModo VR

The Kübler-Ross grief cycle—which you probably know better as the “Five Stages of Grief” —isn’t the type of thing you’d typically associate with a company like Facebook. Hell, it’s not what you’d associate with any company, period.

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Airbus’s latest flying taxi is one you might want to hail

Digital Trends

Airbus has unveiled a sleek new design for its so-called "flying taxi" destined for transportation services in urban areas. News air taxi Airbus cityairbus nextgen flying taxi urban mobility

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Apple's Dynamic Head Tracking Is Here. If You Have the Expensive AirPods

GizModo VR

Back in June, Apple introduced both lossless audio and Dolby Atmos-powered spatial audio to Apple Music. While there were restrictions on which gadgets could handle what, you didn’t need AirPods to get the benefit.

Is the Surface Laptop Studio a legit gaming laptop? Here’s why (and why not)

Digital Trends

The Surface Laptop Studio isn't built for gaming, but it packs enough of a punch to get me excited. Here are four reasons why, and one reason why not. Computing News Microsoft surface event 2021 Surface Laptop Studio Windows 11

Tim Cook Tells Employees That the Company Is Hunting Down Leakers

GizModo VR

Apple doesn’t like its secrets to leave the premises, so it goes without saying that the company really doesn’t like leakers. This week, CEO Tim Cook had a chilling message for leakers: You do not belong here, and we will find you. Read more.

How WhatsApp became the go-to messaging app for US Latinos

Digital Trends

The pandemic proved that WhatsApp is far and away the favorite messaging app for Latinos living in the U.S. Here's why it is so popular. Mobile hispanic heritage month 2021 WhatsApp

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The Oscars Museum Is a Must-See Destination for Diehard Film Fans

GizModo VR

Los Angeles, California may be the center of the movie world, but until now it hasn’t had a true center for movies. Sure, you can see famous handprints at the TCL Chinese Theater, stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or take a celebrity home tour. Visiting movie studios like Warner Bros.

We can’t believe how cheap this 70-inch 4K TV is at Walmart today

Digital Trends

Save big on this equally big TCL 70-inch 4K TV on sale at Walmart right now for a limited time only. Deals Home Theater commerce 2021 deal Home Theater Deals TCL 70-inch 4K TV TCL deals walmart 2021

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Megan Fox Is Just One of Many Vampires Ruining a Driver’s Life in Netflix’s Night Teeth

GizModo VR

The first trailer for Netflix and Adam Randall’s vampire action movie Night Teeth might lean more into the, well, vampire action than it does any particularly toothsome jibe at the hell that is working for the likes of Uber or Lyft.