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‘System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition’ Will Feature VR Support


Nightdive Studios teases official headset support in a short gameplay video. Survival horror fans rejoice! After lengthy radio silence from Nightdive Studios, the Washington-based developer this week provided fans with a long-awaited update on System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition.

Panasonic Reveals Improved Specs for Its Impressively Compact VR Glasses

Road to VR

At last year’s CES, Panasonic unveiled a prototype of a pretty sleek pair of VR glasses.

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Nolo VR Reveals $200 6DoF Cloud VR Bundle At CES 2021


This alongside a brand new all-in-one headset. VR motion tracking specialists Nolo VR revealed several new additions to its lineup of VR hardware during CES 2021 this week, including a brand new 6DoF cloud VR solution costing less than $200.

‘Bigscreen’ Brings ‘Rick & Morty’, ‘The Eric Andre Show’ & More to Free TV Selection

Road to VR

Bigscreen , the social viewing platform for VR headsets, just launched a number of new free TV channels including Rick and Morty, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros, and The Eric Andre Show.

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Case Study: Panera Drives ‘Craveability’ with AR

AR Insider

A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry. Prominent sectors include industrial AR , social , gaming , and shopping. But existing alongside them is AR advertising. This includes paid/sponsored AR lenses that let consumers visualize products on “spaces & faces.”.

CES: The Online Experience

Tech Trends VR

Trend Forecasting with CTE at a Socially Distanced CES. By Laura Kobylecky. CES is a yearly technology trade show and conference, owned and operated by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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Panasonic’s Slim VR Glasses Add 6DOF And Diopter Adjustment

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Panasonic teased major updates to its super slim VR glasses at CES 2021. We saw the glasses for the first time at the CES last year and noticed some issues with its optics , but it was an early prototype and its weight reduction compared to current VR designs is an incredible achievement.

Samsung Confirms AMD RDNA GPU In Next Exynos Flagship

Anand Tech

Today during the Exynos 2100 launch event, Samsung's Dr. Inyup Kang, VP and GM of the System LSI division, confirmed that their partnership with AMD on integrating a next-generation RDNA based GPU will be coming to fruition with the next generation flagship Exynos design.

Sony Reveals New VR Concert Experience With Madison Beer, Coming To PSVR And Oculus

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Sony is the latest company to turn to virtual concerts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Revealed during yesterday’s CES 2021 showcase, Sony Music is partnering with Verizon to produce a virtual performance starring singer-songwriter, Madison Beer.

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AMD Opens Up Threadripper Pro: Three New WRX80 Motherboards

Anand Tech

Stepping out of its supposed 'exclusivity deal' with Lenovo, who had the first rights to Threadripper Pro in the ThinkStation P620, motherboard vendors have started showing off some of its WRX80 motherboard models designed for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors.

Baobab Studios’ Baba Yaga Releases January 14, Exclusively For Oculus Quest

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Baobab Studios announced that its next animated VR film Baba Yaga will release on January 14 exclusively for Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2.

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Samsung Announces Exynos 2100 SoC: A New Restart on 5nm with X1 Cores

Anand Tech

Today, Samsung LSI took the virtual stage to announce the new Exynos 2100 flagship SoC.

John Carmack: Facebook Aims For Monthly Oculus Quest Software Updates

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John Carmack, Consulting CTO at Facebook’s Oculus, is encouraging Oculus Quest users to give feedback on their experience with Quest and Quest 2 headsets, particularly the software and user experience.

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su: Interview on 2021 Demand, Supply, Tariffs, Xilinx, and EPYC

Anand Tech

Following the keynote press conference, AMD invited a number of key press partners for some Q&A time with Dr. Lisa Su. On the table, we were told, was any topic relating to AMD.

Vuzix CEO Paul Travers on Remote Assistance, COVID-19, and the Future of Computing


Smartglasses manufacturer Vuzix was in talks with ARPost to do a profile piece about a year ago. The article never ended up happening. Some of us might have even taken it personally. But, as with most things, it makes more sense looking back. “In

Lenovo Targets Mid-2021 For ThinkReality A3 AR Glasses

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This week as part of CES 2021, Lenovo announced its new model of AR glasses, the ThinkReality A3. The A3 is a successor to the ThinkReality A6 headset from 2019 , which was an enterprise-focused AR headset aimed at taking on similar offerings from Magic Leap and Microsoft’s HoloLens.

AMD to Launch Mid-Range RDNA 2 Desktop Graphics in First Half 2021

Anand Tech

The recent launches of high-end graphics cards from both sides of the aisle has left a number of questions on the table about what will be offered for those of us unwilling or unable to either find $400+ for the latest generation (or more due to low stock pressure).

Carmack: Oculus Facebook Login ‘Isn’t Going Away’, Company Takes Privacy ‘Extremely Serious’

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Former Oculus CTO John Carmack defended Facebook’s privacy policies in a recent tweet , noting that Facebook login to Oculus devices “isn’t going away.” ” Back in October 2020 Facebook changed logins for Oculus devices.

AMD Previews 3rd Gen EPYC ‘Milan’ Performance

Anand Tech

Since the announcement of AMD’s Zen 3 core microarchitecture, we’ve been expecting three series of products to be announced: desktop Ryzen, mobile Ryzen, and enterprise EPYC.

Oculus Quest Keyboard Option Sends ‘Aggregate Modeling Data’ To Facebook

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Oculus Quest owners typing on a simulated keyboard in virtual reality might see a dialog box inviting them to “enable improvements” in exchange for the submission of “aggregate modeling data” to Facebook.

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Holofit Complete Setup Guide on the Oculus Quest 2

VR Fitness

If you’re a VR fitness enthusiast and own an Oculus Quest then Holodia’s Holofit is a service you should know about.

Psychedelic Mushrooms Grew in a Man's Veins After He Injected Them

GizModo VR

A man’s experiment with psychedelic mushrooms went disastrously wrong and nearly killed him, according to his doctors.


Don’t let Google Glass haunt you: The future of AR glasses is far more stylish

Digital Trends

Augmented reality glasses have been progressing slowly over the past few years. Now, at CES 2021, they're finally at a point where they don't look so weird. Features News AR Augmented Reality ces 2021 ces 2021 audience choice ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 must see ces 2021 product the future of Vuzi

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Nintendo Is Making Copyright Claims on Videos of Game & Watch Hacking

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Despite its retro charms, for $50 the Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld felt like it could benefit from a few more games: an upgrade some talented hackers made possible before the device was even released.

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The 10 coolest gadgets at CES 2021 so far

Digital Trends

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far. Computing Emerging Tech Gaming Home Theater Mobile News Wearables ces 2021 ces 2021 must see ces 2021 product Lenovo LG Samsung

NVIDIA Reveals GeForce RTX 3060: Launching Late February For $329

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Alongside today’s CES-centric announcement of their new GeForce RTX 30 series parts for laptops, NVIDIA also offered an in-depth reveal of their next desktop graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3060.

New A.I. hearing aid learns your listening preferences and makes adjustments

Digital Trends

One of the picks for this year’s CES 2021 Innovation Awards is a smart hearing aid that uses A.I. to improve the audio experience in a couple of crucial ways. News accessibility ces 2021 hearing aid Tech For Change


The AMD CES 2021 Keynote: A Live Blog from 11am ET / 8am PT

Anand Tech

For the second year in a row, AMD has an official CES Keynote. A year on from the launch of Ryzen 4000 Mobile series processors, and after a recent hit with Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 as well as RX 6000 GPUs, we're going to see what AMD has in store for us at the show this year.

Razer’s high-tech face mask filters air and amplifies your voice, Bane-style

Digital Trends

Featuring glowing RGB lights and an airtight seal, Razer calls Project Hazel the world's smartest face mask. Computing News ces 2021 ces 2021 audience choice ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 must see ces 2021 product project hazel Razer

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CES 2021: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 With Next Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile

Anand Tech

During the new CES 2021 digital event, ASUS lifted the lid on its new updated Zephyrus G15. Designed for gaming, the ROG Zephyrus G15 includes multiple configurations, with a 15.6" " screen with either a 1080p 144 Hz IPS or 1440p 165 Hz panel AMD's next-generation Ryzen mobile processor.

Saudi Crown Prince Asks, Answers What if a City, But It's a 105-Mile Line

GizModo VR

Vicious Saudi autocrat Mohamed bin Salman has a new vision for Neom, his plan for a massive, $500 billion, AI-powered, nominally legally independent city-state of the future on the border with Egypt and Jordan.