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Five Terrifying Oculus Quest 2 Games Perfect For Halloween

VRScout

Set the mood this Halloween season with the following VR horror games on Oculus Quest 2. Well, Halloween is just around the corner, meaning things are about to get real spooky, real quickly. So what better time to break down our favorite VR horror games on Facebook’s killer standalone headset.

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Pimax Promises a Sneak Peek at ‘Next-gen’ VR Product on October 25th

Road to VR

Pimax announced its holding a product event on October 25th that will introduce a next-gen VR headset, something that the company promises will be “several generations ahead of anything currently on the market.”

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SenseGlove Nova Begins Shipping Worldwide

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SenseGlove, one of the premier manufacturers of haptic and tracking gloves for XR and robotics, announced Wednesday, October 13, that the newest model – SenseGlove Nova – is now shipping worldwide.

Quest 2 Anniversary Sale Offers Big Discounts on Top Games

Road to VR

Quest 2 was launched this week one year ago. To celebrate, Oculus has put together five discounted game bundles alongside nearly 30 other Quest games on sale. It’s hard to believe its only been a year since Quest 2 launched, but here we are.

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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.

Iron Rebellion Gets Early Access Trailer, Roadmap Revealed

Upload VR

We’ve got a fresh look at promising upcoming VR mech action game, Iron Rebellion, and the game’s post-launch roadmap has been revealed. The game, from Black Beach Studio, is set to launch in Early Access on SteamVR and Oculus Quest via App Lab in the coming weeks.

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Revolutionizing Retail with Augmented Reality

Tech Trends VR

Samsung used Zappar’s Augmented Reality technology to bring customers new experiences in-store with innovative use of WebAR. The world’s biggest brands are now consistently embracing AR technology to enhance their products and engage users with truly interactive experiences.

Microsoft might be building its own version of the Apple M1 chip for Surface

Digital Trends

A recent job posting suggests that Microsoft could be developing its own M1 competitor for next-gen Surface devices, but it's too soon to say for sure. Computing News Apple Intel Microsoft Microsoft Surface

HTC ‘Looking Into’ Iphone And Laptop Support For Vive Flow

Upload VR

HTC is “looking into” iPhone and laptop support for its upcoming VR headset, the Vive Flow, but they won’t be included at launch. Currently, you need to connect an Android smartphone to the Flow via a native app.

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Switch Online + Expansion Pack’s pricing gives the service too much credit

Digital Trends

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack customers have to fork over $50 and forget the company's online track record. Gaming News Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

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.

Shotwood Is A New Target-Based FPS For Oculus Quest And Rift

Upload VR

Another chance to hit the weapon range is coming to Oculus Quest and Rift headsets in Shotwood. Developed by Concrete Box, Shotwood is comparable to Gun Club VR or Lethal VR. It sees players tackle courses filled with human-shaped wooden targets, aiming for high scores.

Marvel’s Eternals go monster hunting in first official clip

Digital Trends

In the distant past, three of Marvel's Eternals take on their foes, the Deviants, in a first-look clip from the next big-screen adventure in the MCU. Movies & TV News Eternals Marvel Marvel Studios

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Watch this local reporter shred while delivering news about a skatepark

Mashable VR

Sometimes reporters seem to be born to tell a story. Such is the case with Victor Williams , a TV reporter in Detroit tasked with covering a new skatepark in the city. That's because Williams, a reporter with WDIV in Detroit, absolutely shredded while delivering news about the park. And it was LIVE.

Is Alder Lake good at gaming? Intel says developers need ‘careful planning’

Digital Trends

A new developer guide from Intel shows how game devs can take advantage of its hybrid architecture. And it reveals some key details about the upcoming range. Computing News Alder Lake Hybrid architecture Intel

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.

Finding a gift that kids actually like is tricky. This guide will make it easier.

Mashable VR

The "It's an avocado! Thanks!" kid might make it look easy, but finding the perfect gift for a kid requires attention to detail — and an ear for their reactions to various toy commercials. Kids can be particular.

Wild rumors claim an unlikely feature is coming to the new MacBook Pros

Digital Trends

Rumors about a notch on the new MacBooks are flooding the internet, but do they hold any water? We don’t think so, and here’s why. There’s no FaceID. Computing Apple iPad iPhone MacBook macbook pro

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Expand your superhero fandom and more with these Collector Con exclusives

Mashable VR

Fandom is huge and only growing bigger with every Wiki page. It’s infinitely expanding, spinning off, and veering into galaxies far, far away. One way we keep the characters we love (and would follow through every twist or turn of the multiverse) close to our hearts is collecting.

The best iPhone XR wallet cases and covers

Digital Trends

You don't need to choose between your wallet and your smartphone if you carry your iPhone in a wallet case. We pick out the best wallet cases for the iPhone XR. Apple Buying Guides Mobile Apple iPhone XR best iphone cases iPhone

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Don’t miss the opportunity for plenty of giggles with these adorable pet costumes

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The following content is brought to you by Mashable partners. If you buy a product or service featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation. Spooky season is officially upon us, and Halloween is right around the corner.

Do air purifiers help with allergies?

Digital Trends

Learn how air purifiers help with allergies by capturing pollen via HEPA and other types of filters. Smart Home air purifier ionizing purifier proactive evergreen smart air purifier smart home

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'The Last Duel’s most shocking element is a defiant sense of humor

Mashable VR

On its surface, The Last Duel looks like a prestige drama perfectly suited to Oscar season. It’s an epic period piece bringing to light a dark historical moment with a modern awareness of its socio-political meaning. Its helmer is three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott.

Should you buy the Google Pixel 6 or get an older model instead?

Digital Trends

The Pixel 6 and its sibling, the Pixel 6 Pro, should be the most advanced Google phones yet, but they cost more. Should you save and go with an older Pixel? Android Mobile News Google Pixel 5a 5G Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Pixel Fall Launch

Adele talks about the meaning behind 'Easy on Me' as if she's having a cuppa in your kitchen

Mashable VR

Adele, the internet's bezzie mate, is back! And if you weren't heartbroken or wallowing in your feelings before " Easy On Me " came out, you'll likely be dumping someone, anyone, before the day is out just to feel something. What is the song about though?

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ 2.0 update is gigantic

Digital Trends

New Horizons' huge free content update is bringing back old characters, introducing new quality-of-life updates, and more. Gaming News Animal Crossing Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise New Horizons Nintendo Nintendo Switch

Elon Musk says Starlink is 'talking to airlines' about adding satellite internet

Mashable VR

Elon Musk wants you to have fast internet while flying. In a tweet Thursday, the SpaceX CEO said his company was talking to airlines about installing Starlink satellite internet access for in-flight WiFi. Tweet may have been deleted.

WhatsApp’s online backups are getting end-to-end encryption

Digital Trends

WhatsApp's backups are now end-to-end encrypted in the cloud as Facebook rolls out a new update. Android Apple Mobile News WhatsApp

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'You' reaches twisted new heights in Season 3

Mashable VR

If you're going to make a show full of nonstop stress, you might as well make it entertaining.

Google now wants you to scroll forever on its Search for mobile

Digital Trends

Google wants people to see more search results on its Search page for mobile. It says the new change will make browsing results more seamless and intuitive. Mobile News Google google search

How to watch Google's Pixel 6 event

Mashable VR

After plenty of leaks and rumors, Google has confirmed its Pixel Fall Launch event. Tweet may have been deleted. Viewers hoping to see the latest Google phone unveiling can tune in on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m.