Thu.Oct 21, 2021

Varjo announces Aero, the highest-end prosumer headset

The Ghost Howls

If you are all-in for high-quality PCVR and you have a budget to invest for it, this is the day you were looking for: Varjo has just announced Aero, which is set to become the highest-end prosumer PCVR headset on the market.

‘Guided Meditation VR’ Brings 30+ Hours Of Meditations To Oculus Quest

VRScout

Relax and unwind in a calming VR experience complete with guided meditations on anxiety, depression, sleep, and more.

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Varjo Aero Review – A VR Simmer’s Dream

Road to VR

Varjo today announced Aero; while it’s the company’s most affordable headset yet, its $2,000 price point still limits its to businesses and wealthy enthusiasts.

VR Footwear Cybershoes Adds A Bunch Of New Games

VRScout

Shuffle your way through a collection of newly compatible games and compete in an exclusive NFT tournament. Since the launch of its official Kickstarter back in 2018, Cybershoes have built up an impressive list of compatible VR games.

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.

Varjo Announces Aero, a High-end Headset Pared Down for Small(er) Businesses & Wealthy Enthusiasts

Road to VR

Varjo, maker of high-end enterprise XR headsets, today announced Aero, a pared down version of the company’s latest headset that offers industry-leading fidelity and advanced features for a cheaper (but still hefty) price that makes the company’s offering more attractive to medium-sized businesses and wealthy VR enthusiasts.

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HP Launches Updated Reverb G2 in U.S. with a Host of Commonly Requested Improvements

Road to VR

HP announced today that it’s launching an updated version of its Reverb G2 headset in the US that brings improvements to controller tracking, eye-relief, and AMD compatibility.

5G networks aren’t even close to ‘market penetration tipping point,’ study says

Digital Trends

How long will it be until 5G becomes the market standard? A lot longer than you may think, according to the latest study. Mobile News 5G market penetration

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‘Unplugged’ Review – Rock Star Ambitions Stifled by Quest’s Hand-tracking

Road to VR

Unplugged is like Guitar Hero, although instead of picking up a dedicated peripheral and jamming away, it relies on Quest’s native hand-tracking to let you shred on an air guitar without controllers.

Reality Bytes: Vive Flow, Tether & Ghost Robotics

AR Insider

What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round video commentary from AR Insider partner, M7 Innovations. The post Reality Bytes: Vive Flow, Tether & Ghost Robotics appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Demeo Finally Gets Mid-Game Saves In New Update

Upload VR

Nearly six months on from launch, tabletop VR dungeon crawler Demeo finally has a mid-game save feature. The option arrives as part of a free update today as announced over on Discord.

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4 Ways VR Can Reduce the Cost of Homebuilding

AR Insider

The cost of homebuilding is escalating as the building-materials supply chain is constrained. How can VR come to the rescue in streamlining the process of planning and building? Contributor April Miller breaks it down.

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Oculus Go Unlocked OS Build With Root Access Now Available

Upload VR

The unlocked Oculus Go operating system build announced last month by John Carmack is now available to download and sideload. Go launched in May 2018 as Facebook’s first standalone headset, priced from $199 and marketed mostly for media consumption and basic social VR.

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The Roku-YouTube-YouTube TV impasse isn’t over yet

Digital Trends

Roku has written a lengthy blog post saying that its dispute with YouTube and YouTube TV isn't over. Home Theater Roku YouTube TV

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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.

Varjo Aero Announced: $1990 SteamVR Headset, 2.9K Per Eye Mini LED, Eye-Tracking

Upload VR

Finland-based high-spec headset maker Varjo today announced its first VR device available to both commerical and consumer markets, the Varjo Aero. The Varjo Aero launches orders today with the first shipments expected in December.

NASA photos show Orion capsule atop its mega moon rocket

Digital Trends

NASA has taken a big step toward the launch of the Artemis I moon mission after placing the Orion crew capsule atop the almighty SLS rocket. News Artemis Moon NASA Orion Orion spacecraft

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Varjo Aero prepares you for an ultra-realistic VR metaverse

Slashgear

The Varjo Aero VR headset takes their high-end hardware – generally made for enterprise markets that have a LOT of cash – ready for consumers.

Not ready for Windows 11? The Windows 10 November 2021 update is coming

Digital Trends

For folks who are not yet ready for Windows 11, Microsoft is getting the Windows 10 November 2021 update prepared for release. Computing 21H2 Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 21H2

The new 'Dune' is a great start — but can't outrun the book's biggest problem

Mashable VR

Call off the search: There is, finally, a definitive movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic 1965 sci-fi novel Dune. Or at least, a definitive adaptation of the first half of that 896-page paperback monster.

How to clear ‘Other’ storage on an iPhone

Digital Trends

If your iPhone’s storage has been consumed by content mysteriously labeled as ‘Other,’ we’ll show you how to take care of it and reclaim your device’s space. Apple How-To Mobile iOS iPadOS Other storage

Best gifts under $50: 70+ ideas for absolutely everyone

Mashable VR

Gift-giving on a budget is an art.

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You can now buy a prebuilt Razer gaming desktop, courtesy of Maingear

Digital Trends

Razer and Mainstream just released four new gaming computers. Decked out in some of the latest Nvidia and AMD components, these PCs are true gaming beasts. Computing News AMD Desktop nvidia rtx 3090 pc hardware Razer Razer Chroma

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No, Venmo isn't going to tax you if you receive more than $600

Mashable VR

A recent piece of TikTok finance advice has struck terror into the hearts of payment app users, claiming that anyone who receives more than $600 on platforms like Venmo, Zelle, or CashApp will receive a 1099-K tax form starting next year.

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Google drops developer fees in the Play Store to as low as 10%

Digital Trends

Google is making Play Store pricing more appealing to developers by slashing content fees to as low as 10% and subscription fees to 15%. Android Mobile News developers Google Google Play store

The best gifts for men: 50+ ideas for the man in your life

Mashable VR

No two guys are the same, and not every man spends their days dreaming of whiskey stones. (In In fact, we'd guess that very few of them do.) Traditional male stereotypes are a thing of the past, y'all, and it's time we started embracing that fact when we're looking for gifts.

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I installed Android apps on a Surface Pro 8, and it felt on par with an iPad

Digital Trends

I used Android apps on my Surface Pro 8 in Windows 11, and the experience was a game changer, finally making the device a better tablet. Opinion Android Android Apps surface Surface Pro 8 Windows Windows 11

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, writes to Congress asking for paid leave for all

Mashable VR

Meghan Markle has joined activists asking Congress to provide paid leave for all Americans and put "families above politics."

The mysterious 2022 MacBook Air may drop the ‘Air’ name altogether

Digital Trends

New rumors indicate that not only will the new MacBook Air get the M2 processor, but may also drop the Air name altogether. Computing News Apple apple m2 MacBook MacBook Air

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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly hasn't chosen a new name for Facebook yet

Mashable VR

Talk about a last minute decision. Yesterday, The Verge reported that Facebook might be changing its name to better reflect its "metaverse" ambitions. Now another report claims that the name hasn't been decided upon yet, even though the company plans to unveil it soon.