Tue.May 11, 2021

HTC Reveals Vive Pro 2 & Vive Focus 3 At Vivecon 2021

VRScout

New hardware and business-focused software announced during the first-ever Vivecon 2021 event. During today’s inaugural Vivecon 2021 event, HTC announced not one, but two new VR headsets alongside a new suite of professional tools that promise to change the way we work, create, and play in VR.

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Vive Pro 2 to Launch With 6MP Resolution, 120Hz, 120° field-of-view, on June 3rd, Starting at $800

Road to VR

HTC today announced the Vive Pro 2, an upgraded version of the Vive Pro headset which first launched in 2018.

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HTC Announces Vive Business Platform

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HTC reveals a new platform designed specifically for major corporations and family-owned businesses.

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Vive Focus 3 Announced with Snapdragon XR2, 6MP Resolution, $1,300 Enterprise Price & June 27th Launch

Road to VR

HTC today revealed its latest standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus 3. The enterprise-oriented headset will bring Snapdragon XR2, a whopping 6MP per-eye resolution, 120° field-of-view, new controllers, and more for $1,300. The Vive Focus 3 release date is set for June 27th.

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.

Report: PSVR 2 May Feature 4K Visuals, Eye-Tracking, Haptics

VRScout

A new report from UploadVR teases some pretty impressive specs for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR 2 headset.

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How REACT Neuro Uses Pico VR Headsets to Assess Brain Health

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We know the common use cases for VR headsets: playing games , working with colleagues , and checking in with your brain health. Okay, the last one isn’t on everyone’s list right now. But it could be one day with the help of REACT Neuro and Pico. .

What’s Apple’s Wearables Master Plan?

AR Insider

common AR industry sentiment is that the smartphone will pave the way for smart glasses. Before AR glasses achieve consumer-friendly specs and price points, AR’s delivery system is the device we all have in our pockets. There, it can stimulate demand for AR experiences.

HTC Announces Vive Pro 2 For Consumers & Vive Focus 3 For Businesses

Upload VR

As expected, HTC announced not one but two new VR headsets at its ViveCon virtual event today: the HTC Vive Pro 2 and the HTC Vive Focus 3.

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Bose’s hearing aids cost $850, no audiologist visit necessary

Digital Trends

The Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids are the first to receive FDA clearance for direct-to-consumer sales, thanks to Bose's use of app-based customization. Home Theater Bose Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids hearing aids

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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.

Vive Pro 2 Specs: 5K 120Hz LCD, New 120° Lenses, SteamVR Tracking

Upload VR

HTC just officially revealed Vive Pro 2 , the successor to the Vive Pro launched back in 2018. Read on for Vive Pro 2 specs. Vive Pro 2 is a PC VR headset for both consumers and businesses.

Microsoft is working right now to fix an issue with Outlook

Digital Trends

Microsoft365 users globally are having issues with Outlook that's causing email text to vanish. The firm is now working on a fix that will be available soon. Computing News Web Microsoft microsoft365 Outlook

Larcenauts Character & Map Reveal – Lexi And Relay

Upload VR

As part of our month-long spotlight on Impulse Gear’s Larcenauts on Upload Access , we’re revealing new characters and maps for the team-based shooter. Today we’re introducing the Grenadier class, Lexi and the Relay map. Lexi Salters – Grenadier Class. link]. Overview.

Cosmic comms: How the first humans on Mars will communicate with Earth

Digital Trends

In order to establish a human colony on Mars, we'll first need to get a reliable communications network built. Here's how scientists are making that happen. Features life on mars life on mars series Mars

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Vive Pro 2 With Index Controllers Is $100 Less Than HTC’s Full Kit

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You can get HTC’s new Vive Pro 2 with two base stations and better controllers for less than the price of the full kit coming in August.

6 outrageous headphones that will blow your mind — and your savings

Digital Trends

Buckle up and join us for a journey into headphone heaven with our drool-worthy guided tour of the best -- and most expensive -- cans currently on the market. Buying Guides Home Theater Audeze Oppo Other Sennheiser Shure Tier 4 Ultimate Ears

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HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Now Available In US

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The HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition is now available to purchase online in the United States. The standard Reverb G2 model was announced in 2020 and launched last November , aimed at consumers and available for $599. In short, we thought it was a good headset with bad controllers.

TCL goes big with 85-inch XL Collection 4K and 8K Roku TVs

Digital Trends

TCL's new XL Collection features three models, each with an 85-inch screen size, but differing wildly in terms of their prices, features, and release dates. Home Theater 85-inch TV Roku TV TCL TCL XL collection

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Vive Focus 3 Specs: 5K LCD, 120° FoV, Swappable Rear Battery, $1300

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HTC just officially revealed Vive Focus 3 , an advanced standalone VR headset for businesses. Here’s the full Vive Focus 3 specs. It’s got a Snapdragon XR2 processor, a 5K LCD set to 90 Hz, HTC’s new wider lenses, a magnesium alloy frame, built in speakers, and a swappable battery.

Windows Holographic 21H1 update brings major new features to HoloLens

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Windows 10’s first major feature update of the year is already being prepared for rollout but it seems that the HoloLens 2 is getting dibs on its own major update before PCs. In fact, this update might be even more feature-packed than Windows 10’s May 2021 update itself.

How Dell is recycling old hard drives for the aluminum in new PCs

Digital Trends

Dell now has the world’s first PCs available with closed-loop recycled aluminum used in the hard drive. Computing Dell Desktop environmental sustainability sustainability

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Harry Potter VR Experiences Coming To New York This Summer

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Location-based Harry Potter VR experiences will be available at the Harry Potter store opening this summer in New York. The new store will feature two entirely new experiences for Harry Potter fans.

Watch NASA open Webb Space Telescope’s mirror one last time before launch

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Watch the James Webb Space Telescope open its beautiful main mirror one last time before it embarks on its highly anticipated mission. News james webb James Webb Space Telescope NASA space telescope

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Pico Announces Neo 3 Pro, Neo 3 Pro Eye For Enterprise Market

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Pico Interactive announced two new headsets this week — the Pico Neo 3 Pro and the Pico Neo 3 Pro Eye, both aimed at an enterprise market and available soon in North America and Europe.

Buying a TV stand? Why this simple purchase needs some thought

Digital Trends

Isn't a stand just a stand? The wrong one might not work with your gear or last as long as it should. Buying Guides Home Theater 2021 TV buying guide buying guide tv stand

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Utility-Funded Propaganda Book for Kids Calls Natural Gas an ‘Invisible Friend’

GizModo VR

The fossil fuel industry has dug its claws in deep into the American education system. So, too, have utilities. Read more. natural gas renewable energy gleb bahmutov nisource energy culver company xcel energy eversource energy articles fuel gas environment energy industry business finance

Destiny 2 down for emergency maintenance after surprise crossplay launch

Digital Trends

is undergoing emergency maintenance related to today’s Season of the Splicer launch. According to several players, crossplay was briefly available as part of the update, coming far ahead of schedule. Season 14 of Destiny 2 went live today at around 11 a.m.

Merriam-Webster Is Selling the Definition of NFT as an NFT, Which Means You Can Own. Something, Sort Of

GizModo VR

Content creator Merriam-Webster reigns in glorious relevance: the dictionary is auctioning off its definition of NFT, as an NFT, on OpenSea. The definition is objectively boring, so hell, let’s make it interesting!

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This is how many iPhone apps Apple rejected in 2020

Digital Trends

Apple maintains tight control over the App Store, in an effort to keep users safe. In fact, the company rejected a hefty 1 million apps in 2020. Apple Mobile App Store

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The U.S. Has Ignored Pipeline Cybersecurity and Now You’re Paying the Price

GizModo VR

It’s been four days since the Colonial pipeline, a major gasoline artery in the U.S., shut down following a ransomware attack —and Americans are starting to feel the impacts.