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Panasonic’s AR HUD Could Be The Future Of Automotive Safety

VRScout

Eye-tracking, AI navigation, and 3D imaging radar promise next-level road traffic safety.

VR Fencing Trainer Combines a Real Sword with Virtual Instruction

Road to VR

Easily joining my list of ‘things I didn’t foresee VR being used for’, Fencer is a virtual reality fencing trainer which uses a real fencing sword attached to an Oculus Quest controller to help would-be fencers learn the underlying strategies and movements.

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Finding Peace Through VR Therapy

VRScout

Visitations VR brings the world of art and science together to help lift the weight of the world off of your shoulders, even for just a moment.

Oculus Quest 2 is Getting Multi-User Accounts and App Sharing Next Month

Road to VR

Facebook announced that its long-awaited support for multiple user accounts and device-specific app sharing is heading to Oculus Quest 2 starting next month.

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Samsung Beats Apple to the Punch with SmartTags+ & AR Finder

Next Reality AR

Over the past two product cycles, Apple has been rumored to be preparing to reveal its Apple AirTags tracking devices that can help iPhone owners find their possessions with augmented reality. Now, it's 2021, and AppleTags are nowhere to be found.

Holo4Med Introduces PulsoCare to Prevent Hospital Overcrowding During COVID-19

ARPost

Polish XR company Holo4Med has been working overtime for almost a year to throw its technological might into helping healthcare providers manage the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most powerful weapons against the pandemic is distancing. This makes hospital overcrowding a great fear.

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ARtillery Briefs, Episode 46: 2020 Lessons, 2021 Outlook

AR Insider

2 020 was a turbulent year for the world, but activity in spatial computing was relatively calm. And that’s actually a good thing as the sector’s early and erratic days have transitioned to slow & steady growth.

Battlescar Review: An Explosive Must-See

Upload VR

Is this in-your-face VR movie worth your time? Find out in our Battlescar review! Let down by 2020’s muted Medal of Honor? Then allow me to recommend an altogether different VR war zone – Battlescar.

Reality Bytes: CES Edition

AR Insider

W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

UN Warns World Is Failing to Prepare for Climate Change—But We Can Fix That

GizModo VR

If world leaders don’t seriously step up their game to adapt to the climate crisis, we’ll see catastrophic human and economic losses everywhere, a new report from the world’s top global environmental authority warns. Read more. adaptation environmental justice extreme weather united nations

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CES 2021: HP EliteBook 805 G8, With Ryzen Pro 5000

Anand Tech

Not to be left out of the party for new laptops, HP has unveiled its latest series of AMD Ryzen 5000 powered notebooks. The HP EliteBook 805 G8 features AMD's Ryzen Pro 5000 mobile processors, with multiple screen size options available.

Meet Moley: A robotic chef that’s cooking up a crazy new future for your kitchen

Digital Trends

Today, our kitchens have things like ovens, fridges, stovetops, toasters, and microwaves. Tomorrow, they might just have built-in robotic sous chefs. Emerging Tech Features Smart Home ai ces 2021 ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 must see ces 2021 product Robots the future of

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All the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films to Look Forward to in 2021.Hopefully

GizModo VR

You are not experiencing déjà vu. A huge percentage of films from our 2020 movie preview are once again here on our 2021 preview. But the good news is, there’s still a lot of great stuff to look forward to. Read more. netflix the last airbender io9 imax films

Samsung Announces Galaxy S21, S21+ & S21 Ultra: Cheaper Baseline, Higher High-End

Anand Tech

Today, Samsung is taking the virtual stage to release the new Galaxy S21 series of devices, including the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra.

NYPD Announces How It Plans to Spy On You This Year

GizModo VR

After being pushed to do so by new legislation, the New York City Police Department has publicized a full inventory of the myriad spying instruments it uses to surveil the public. Read more

The Box is an answer to the unstoppable cardboard pile-up in your house

Digital Trends

This e-commerce solution could reduce waste, increase security. But will anyone use it? News ces 2021 ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 product ces tech for change shipping Tech For Change

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Report: Chris Evans’ Captain America to Return in Future Marvel Project

GizModo VR

Put down the shield ? Don’t think I will. Read more. scarlett johansson chris evans spider man in film avengers

The 5 most exciting laptop trends from CES 2021

Digital Trends

CES 2021 was a huge year for laptops. From saying goodbye to 16:9 to radical new form factors, these are the five biggest trends coming out of CES. Computing ces 2021 Laptops

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Nendo Has Made a Soccer Ball You Never Need to Inflate

GizModo VR

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport partly because the only piece of equipment you need is a ball.

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5 TV trends coming out of CES 2021

Digital Trends

Each year at CES, TV trends emerge. Some are similar to prior years, some are new. These are the five TV trends that struck us at CES 2021. Home Theater News ces 2021 ces 2021 innovation CES 2021 TV

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Beat Saber, Job Simulator Top Most Downloaded PSVR Games Of 2020

Upload VR

The PlayStation blog announced the PlayStation Store’s most download games of 2020, including the top 10 downloaded PSVR games of the year in the US and Europe. Sadly, the list is not nearly as interesting as you might hope.

Xbox One vs. PS4

Digital Trends

Even as the console generation ends, the Xbox One versus PS4 battle rages on. In this guide, we compare the two in games, performance, storage, and more. Buying Guides Gaming Microsoft Playstation 4 Sony Tier 4 Xbox One

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Consumer Groups Ask FTC to Investigate Amazon Prime's Headache-Inducing Cancellation Process

GizModo VR

It’s too goddamn hard to cancel your Amazon Prime account, a group of consumer advocacy organizations have told the Federal Trade Commission in a complaint letter. Read more

KEF’s Uni-Core tech could finally mean an end to big-box subwoofers

Digital Trends

Subwoofers are the best way to experience cinema-grade low-frequency sound, but their size can be a challenge. KEF's Uni-Core technology might be the solution. Home Theater News ces 2021 ces 2021 innovation ces 2021 product KEF subwoofers

CES 2021: OWC Introduces 3.5" U.2 SSD Carrier

Anand Tech

OWC is introducing the U2 Shuttle, a novel carrier module that packs four M.2 NVMe SSDs into a 3.5" " U.2 form factor. The U2 Shuttle includes a PCIe switch to allow the four M.2 drives to share the bandwidth of the U2 Shuttle's PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.

These Are the Wearables That Stood Out at CES 2021

GizModo VR

Usually, when people think of wearables, their mind conjures an image of a smartwatch. But at CES, wearables are a much, much broader category. They include everything from “hearables” and smart rings, to futuristic proof of concept devices that may never actually see the light of day. Read more.

CES 2021: ASUS Updates TUF Gaming A15 & A17, Adds Ryzen 5000 & GeForce RTX 30 Series Hardware

Anand Tech

Among several of their laptop lines receiving updates at this year's CES are ASUS's TUF Gaming A15 and A17 family of laptops.

Oh My God, I Think I Finally Hate He-Man

GizModo VR

Having done Worst Episode Ever for the better part of a decade, I have come to realize one unassailable truth: If a cartoon has an episode about a circus, it sucks on toast. Read more.

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The world’s first fully automated ‘salmon cannon’ is here to save the planet

Digital Trends

How do you transport salmon upstream when there's a dam or other blockage in the way? With a Hyperloop for fish, of course.

New Research Offers Rare Hope for Treating Methamphetamine Use Disorder

GizModo VR

A U.S. government-funded study has provided evidence of a hopeful treatment for people struggling with methamphetamine use.

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These scientists have a wild futuristic plan to harvest energy from black holes

Digital Trends

Could energy from black holes be harvested to provide power for future off-planet colonies? It sounds crazy. It might very well be. But it could be possible. News black holes Energy space

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