Fri.May 14, 2021

Our First Look At ‘Green Hell VR’ On PCVR

VRScout

A new gameplay trailer teases a brutal survival-horror experience set in the dense, unforgiving jungle of the Amazon rainforest. Today, developer Incuvo Games offered us our first look at official gameplay from its upcoming VR adaptation of Creepy Jar’s 2019 PC survival game, Green Hell.

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Locomotion Vault Catalogs & Compares 100+ VR Movement Techniques

Road to VR

Locomotion is one of the most fundamental elements of any VR experience because it directly influences the sort of experience the user can have and how comfortable the experience can be.

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Microsoft Brings Chromium-Based Edge Browser, Swipe to Type, & More to HoloLens via Windows Holographic Update

Next Reality AR

Since its launch two years ago, the HoloLens 2 has been the best AR headset available, and nothing has come close to touching it since. So, at first blush, new features arriving for the device via an update to the Windows Holographic operating system might seem a bit.tame.

The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – May 2021

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of May 2021.

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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.

Will Web AR Unlock ‘Camera Marketing?’ Part II

AR Insider

T here’s a growing realization that apps aren’t always the optimal vessel for AR. Yet with mobile AR, it’s born on a device where apps rule. 90 percent of mobile users’ time is spent in apps versus the web. Can AR break that cycle? And if so, could web AR be the answer?

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A.I. doesn’t usually forget anything, but Facebook’s new system does. Here’s why

Digital Trends

Most A.I. systems are designed to remember absolutely everything they learn. But that's not always ideal, so Facebook decided to build one that forgets. Features ai Artificial intelligence Facebook machine learning

Smash Drums! Is Coming To App Lab On June 17

Upload VR

The VR rhythm game Smash Drums! is releasing for Quest via App Lab next month. The game is the latest in a string of many rhythm games to hit Quest, but this one is more percussion than most.

Imint and RealWear Partner on HMT-1 Series AR Headset for Frontline Workers

ARPost

Hardware company RealWear and software company Imint have come together to create an AR headset designed specifically for frontline workers. The headset has multiple affordances and use cases but stresses video quality both for those producing video content and relying on video for remote assistance.

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We can all explore Zimbabwe on Google Maps Street View, thanks to one person

Digital Trends

Google Maps' Street View offers detailed views of some of the most beautiful landscapes in Zimbabwe -- and it's all thanks to one man. Mobile Web Google Street View Zimbabwe

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.

Creed’s New Fitness-Focused Endurance Mode Removes Stamina On Quest

Upload VR

Creed: Rise to Glory received a new update this week that adds an all-new fitness-focused ‘Endurance Mode’ on Quest that lets you go another round in the ring, providing better exercise options within the game.

IBM president confirms that the chip shortage will last ‘a few years’ more

Digital Trends

IBM President Jim Whitehurst says the ongoing semiconductor shortage will last a few years more, as supply chains try to rebuild from the pandemic. Computing News chip shortage IBM semiconductors

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Pilot Underwater Mechs In A Rogue Escape, Coming June 11 For PC VR

Upload VR

A new puzzle game is arriving for PC VR early next month that will see you attempt to take control of a giant underwater mech in an escape room-inspired experience.

LG’s 2021 soundbars boast Meridian hi-res audio and Dolby Atmos

Digital Trends

LG has released its first batch of 2021 soundbars. They feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, along with hi-res audio and Meridian-tuned drivers, starting at $180. Home Theater LG LG soundbars LG SP7Y LG SP8YA LG SP9YA

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Facebook Shows Quest Toolbar Redesign In Developer Video

Upload VR

A video published on the Oculus Developer blog has revealed a redesigned toolbar for the Quest home menu.

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Syng’s transparent floating orbs promise immersive sound for $1,800

Digital Trends

There's no shortage of expensive, odd-looking speakers out there, but we're still intrigued by Syng's $1,800 Cell Alpha, the world's first "triphonic" speakers. Home Theater 3D audio Syng Syng Cell Alpha wireless speakers

Archivists Want to Make Sci-Hub 'Un-Censorable'

GizModo VR

For roughly the past decade, Sci-Hub—aka, the “Pirate Bay of Science—has been giving researchers, reporters, and open-source advocates unfettered access to countless scientific papers across every discipline you can imagine.

Army of the Dead review: Even zombies deserve better

Digital Trends

Army of the Dead should be a gory good time, but predictable moments, forgettable characters, and sketchy world-building derail this zombie-heist adventure. Movies & TV army of the dead Movie Reviews

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Mammals Can Breathe Through Their Intestines, Unsettling Experiment Finds

GizModo VR

When pressed for oxygen, some fish and sea cucumbers will use their lower intestines to get a little extra out of their environment. Now, a team of Japanese researchers say that mammals are also capable of respirating through their rectal cavity, at least in a lab setting. Read more.

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Corsair’s DDR5 RAM is up to four times better than DDR4 — and it’s coming soon

Digital Trends

Corsair is releasing the new DDR5 RAM this year in anticipation of Intel's 12th generation of processors. DDR5 RAM is said to be four times better than DDR4. Computing News AMD Zen Corsair DDR5 Intel Alder Lake RAM

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Exxon Blames You for Climate Change

GizModo VR

Over the past few decades, oil companies have largely shifted away from climate denial. Now, you can see the energy giants openly acknowledge that climate change is happening, but their new messaging tends to leave a bad taste in my mouth.

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Microsoft begins testing Dolby Vision on Xbox Series X/S

Digital Trends

Microsoft is adding Dolby Vision support to the Xbox Series X/S, which will deliver full-spectrum visuals. Gaming Dolby Vision Microsoft xbox series s Xbox Series X

In Our Star Wars: The Rising Storm Excerpt, the Mystery of the Nihil Deepens

GizModo VR

The High Republic is no longer in a time of peace.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 (15-inch) review: OLED disappointment?

Digital Trends

It's close, but this laptop doesn't quite feel like the apex of design Samsung wanted it to be. Computing Galaxy Laptops Samsung samsung galaxy book pro 360

The Inventor of the Post-it Note—The Worst Thing to Happen to Password Security—Has Passed Away

GizModo VR

Despite creating security headaches for IT departments around the world as the password manager of choice for boomers, the Post-it Note is one of the most clever and ubiquitous office accessories ever created, and this past weekend the world, unfortunately, said goodbye—to their creator, Spencer Silver , who passed… Read more.

Fortnite season 6, week 9 challenges and how to complete them

Digital Trends

The latest set of challenges in Fortnite is live! Here, we'll go through all the new challenges, and we'll provide guides on getting through the tricky ones. Gaming How-To battle royale Epic Games Fortnite Fortnite Guides

Scientists Want a Serious Investigation Into the Origins of the Coronavirus

GizModo VR

Scientists in several countries are calling for a serious investigation into the beginnings of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that gave rise to the covid-19 pandemic.

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Ghostrunner 2 is coming to PS5, Xbox One and PC, but skipping last-gen

Digital Trends

Indie hit Ghostrunner is getting a sequel, but it's only coming to next-gen consoles and PC. Gaming News 505 games Ghostrunner 2

Albert Einstein Ponders Birds and Bees in Previously Unpublished Letter

GizModo VR

In 1949, a 70-year-old Albert Einstein shot off a message to England-based radar researcher Glyn Davys. The topic wasn’t physics or radar—it was birds and bees and the way those animals navigate. Read more.

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Garmin is practically giving away GPS smartwatches today!

Digital Trends

Now's your chance to enjoy huge savings when buying Garmin watches, as the Garmin Forerunner 45S and Garmin Venu Sq Music Edition are available at $50 off. Deals Mobile Wearables Garmin 2021 Garmin Forerunner 45S Garmin Venu Sq Garmin watch deals mobile deals