Wed.Jan 13, 2021

SenseGlove Nova VR Haptic Gloves Are Straight Out Of ‘Ready Player One’

VRScout

CES 2021 continues to deliver with the reveal of SenseGlove’s motion tracking haptic gloves.

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How I got started with virtual reality (and you can, too)

The Ghost Howls

If I had to choose the most common question I’ve received in these 4 years on the blog, social media, and Quora, I would surely pick “How do I get started with virtual reality?”

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Panasonic’s Ultra HD VR Eyeglasses Return To CES With New Improvements

VRScout

Panasonic’s HDR eyeglasses are as gorgeous as they are mysterious. Panasonic turned heads at last year’s CES with the reveal of its ultra high definition VR eyeglasses.

Valve: Steam Saw 1.7 Million New VR Users in 2020, 71% Increase in VR Game Revenue

Road to VR

Valve today shared a handful of new stats revealing the growth of VR on Steam over the course of 2020. In an 2020 year-in-review recap of Steam , Valve took note of SteamVR’s growth over the last year. The company said that Steam saw 1.7

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Oculus Quest 2 secondary accounts, app sharing have lots of caveats

Slashgear

Oculus fans’ fears finally came true when Facebook announced that the Oculus Quest 2 would require a Facebook account to even use. That hard requirement had very significant and mostly negative implications and it seems that those will continue despite the mounting criticism and backlash.

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‘Beat Saber’ & ‘Job Simulator’ Top PSVR’s Most Downloaded Games of 2020

Road to VR

PlayStation has released the top 10 list for most-downloaded PS4, PS5 and PSVR games of 2020. It should come as no surprise to anyone that two of the VR industry’s most successful games have nabbed the top two spots: Beat Saber and Job Simulator.

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For a Veteran Studio That’s Weathered the Storm, VR Has Become a Lucrative Business

Road to VR

Having started production on its first title even before the original Oculus Rift DK1 development kit was sent to developers, Canada-based Cloudhead Games is one of the world’s most veteran game studios dedicated to virtual reality.

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HTC GM Predicts ‘Rise Of All-In-Two’ VR Devices In 2021

Upload VR

2021 will see Facebook push on with its all-in-one VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2. But Vive maker HTC also predicts the rise of another category of device this year – the all-in-two.

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‘Synth Riders’ Music Pack Featuring Muse Gets Full Tracklist Reveal, DLC Launching Jan. 14th

Road to VR

Virtual reality rhythm game Synth Riders (2019) is getting a new music pack tomorrow called ‘Synthwave Essentials 2? which is set to feature the heavy-hitting English rock band Muse.

SteamVR Saw 1.7 Million New Users In 2020

Upload VR

Valve’s SteamVR platform saw a total of 1.7 million new users in 2020, the company today announced. SteamVR is one of two major destinations to play PC VR content, the other being Facebook’s Oculus platform.

‘Doom 3’ Rips & Tears onto Oculus Quest with This Unofficial Mod

Road to VR

As you’d imagine, Doom 3 (2004) wasn’t built for VR. But thanks to work by consummate modders Team Beef, the iconic first-person shooter from id Software can finally be played in all its horrific goodness on Oculus Quest, replete with Touch controls.

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Intel Appoints Pat Gelsinger as New CEO, From Feb 15th

Anand Tech

News is breaking that Intel has announced that Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare, is to take the role of CEO at Intel from February 15th. Intel today has released a press statement saying that current CEO Bob Swan (who we interviewed only a few days ago!)

Multi-User Accounts And App Sharing Coming To Oculus Quest In February

Upload VR

Today Facebook announced that multi-user accounts and app sharing between accounts will be available on Oculus Quest headsets starting from next month. According to Facebook, these are two of the most requested features from Quest users.

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League of International VR Esports Launches Season 3 Tournament Series

VR Fitness

The League of International VR Esports season 3 launches with the return of popular titles in addition to a series of tournaments that will gauge interest in other games for the league throughout 2021.

Wraith, Apex Dev Fast Travel Has ‘Multiple VR Exclusive Games’ In The Works

Upload VR

Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife developer Fast Travel Games has ‘multiple’ new VR exclusive titles in the works. That is according to Chief Marketing Officer Andreas Juliusson, who tweeted as much last week.

CES 2021: ADATA Claims to have DDR5 Module, But Sends Us Renders

Anand Tech

Planning for the next-generation of processors, ADATA has sent us a render of its first DDR5 module at CES 2021, with supported speeds of up to DDR4-8400. Memory partners and manufacturers during 2020 started to outline their plans for DDR5, including specifications and architecture.

This Humanoid Robot Offers Telepresence With VR And Motion Controllers

Upload VR

Meet Reachy , the humanoid robot that’s controlled via VR with motion controllers to offer telepresence to users from around the globe. Reachy is a robot in development by Pollen Robotics that can be controlled by a remote user wearing a VR headset and holding motion-tracked controllers.

Cave Painting of Pigs Might Be the Oldest Known Artwork of Animals

GizModo VR

A pig painting inside an Indonesian cave has been dated to 43,900 years old, making it among the oldest—if not the oldest—known figurative art piece in the archaeological record. Read more. cave paintings cave art anthropology science

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Dragon Quest Creator Yuji Horii Teases Future Franchise VR Support

Upload VR

Dragon Quest is one of the most renowned video game franchises on the planet and more or less invented the entire premise of the turn-based JRPG back in the mid-80s, back before even Final Fantasy.

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Two Worrying Coronavirus Variants Local to U.S. Flagged by Researchers in Ohio

GizModo VR

Researchers in Ohio say they’ve discovered two new variants of the coronavirus local to the U.S. that may be of concern.

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Will the iPhone 12 Amplify AR in 2021?

AR Insider

iPhone 12 will supercharge mobile AR in 2021. by Yoram Wurmser. T he iPhone 12 Pro became the first phone to have a back-facing Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) camera, which enables more sophisticated augmented reality (AR). Top-end Android phones use a similar Time-of-Flight, or ToF, sensor.)

The Watchy Is an Open-Source Smartwatch for Those Who Miss the Pebble

GizModo VR

There are gadgets you like, and then there are gadgets you love. For many, the Pebble smartwatch fell into that latter category. It was simple, affordable, and the first smartwatch that made everyone realize smartwatches weren’t just a gimmick.

CES 2021: ASUS ROG Unveils Updated Zephyrus G14 for 2021

Anand Tech

During CES 2021's all-digital trade show, ASUS has unveiled its updated ROG Zephyrus G14 model for 2021. The new Zephyrus G14 uses AMD's latest 5000 series mobile processor, with its ANiME Matrix LED display built into the lid.

How to Wear Glasses In VR With Oculus Quest 2 And Other Headsets

Upload VR

Wearing glasses while also wearing a VR headset can be an incredibly uncomfortable proposition for plenty of people.

Radar, reborn: How a new spin on an old idea could revolutionize autonomous cars

Digital Trends

Most autonomous cars use lidar and other light-based sensors to see the world around them. But what if they could use radar, too? Cars Emerging Tech Features ai autonomous cars ces 2021 ces 2021 audience choice ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 must see ces 2021 product Radar the future of

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Being a MAGA A **e On a Plane Could Soon Net You a $35,000 Fine

GizModo VR

Checked bags aren’t the only things that cost extra: Under a new policy announced by the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, airplane passengers who act like giant a s by threatening or assaulting crew members could soon be subject to $35,000 in fines or up to 20 years imprisonment.

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The future of making stuff: Inside the evolution of 3D printing with Formlabs

Digital Trends

Change is coming to 3D printing. After a big burst of innovation and creativity on the hardware side, many are now shifting focus to materials engineering. Emerging Tech Features 3D printing additive manufacturing ces 2021 ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 product Formlabs Stereolithography the future o

CES 2021: ASUS ROG XG Mobile, An External Graphics Dock For ROG Flow X13

Anand Tech

Alongside ASUS's announcement of its latest ROG Flow X13 13-inch gaming notebook, it has also unveiled an interesting new external graphics dock to go with that notebook.

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At long last, 16:9 laptops are dead and gone. Good riddance

Digital Trends

The industry is giving up on 16:9 and moving to taller displays, specifically 16:10 and 3:2. And that's a good thing. Computing ces 2021 ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 product displays Laptops

Land Absorbs Carbon Now—But It Could Emit It in Just a Few Decades

GizModo VR

The Earth is saving our asses right now by sucking up a large hunk of humanity’s carbon pollution. But we may not be so lucky for much longer. Read more. carbon dioxide carbon sink forest arctic

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Everything TCL has announced at CES 2021 so far

Digital Trends

TCL kicked off CES 2021 by announcing a slew of TVs, soundbars, and a wealth of other products. Here's everything of note. Emerging Tech Home Theater Mobile News Smart Home Wearables ces 2021 TCL TVs