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Amazing VR App Turns Any Room Into A Mixed Reality Stargazing Lounge

VRScout

This mixed reality stargazing experience for Quest opens the windows into outer space.

HP Reverb G2 Sees Its Best Sale Price Yet for Black Friday

Road to VR

We’re keeping an eye on the best HP Reverb G2 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021 deals, don’t blink or you might miss the best Reverb G2 sale of the year! The Best Reverb G2 Black Friday 2021 Sales. Image courtesy HP.

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‘Bean Stalker’ Adds New Frozen Wasteland Environment

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This latest update introduces a third beanstalk to explore along with a new temperature system, weapons, and enemies.

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Dent Reality Raises $3.4M to Bring AR Turn-by-turn Directions into Retail

Road to VR

Dent Reality, the UK-based augmented reality startup, announced it’s secured £2.5m (~$3.4m) in funding, something the company plans to use to further its efforts to bring phone-based AR navigation into the retail sector.

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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.

XR Trends to Watch In 2022

ARPost

As the embodied XR technologies (VR, AR, and MR) have emerged out of their infancy over the past few years, the corresponding terminology and its correct application has become bewildering for many.

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David Attenborough’s First Life Documentary Available In Oculus TV Now

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Another David Attenborough documentary, First Life, is coming to Oculus TV, focusing on the origin of life on Earth.

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How NASA’s amazing Super Guppy is helping the Artemis moon missions

Digital Trends

NASA is using its extraordinary Super Guppy aircraft to transport parts of the Orion spacecraft that will be heading to the moon in the next few years. News Artemis lunar mission Moon NASA space

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Epic Games Acquires Dance Central, Rock Band Studio Harmonix

Upload VR

Epic Games’ metaverse bid now includes music game studio Harmonix , after an acquisition announcement yesterday. Announced on its blog , Epic Games revealed it acquired Harmonix, the studio behind music games for both traditional and VR platforms.

Growth in the smart home will be fueled by these transformative trends

Digital Trends

The smart home continues to grow and encompass a wide field of categories, but here are the transformative trends that will continue to fuel it. Smart Home smart home

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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.

Waltz Of The Wizard To Add Voice Recognition On Quest In Upcoming Update

Upload VR

An upcoming update for Aldin Dynamic’s Waltz of the Wizard will add voice recognition functionality, allowing you to talk to characters and cast magic using your voice.

Frustrated security researcher discloses Windows zero-day bug, blames Microsoft

Digital Trends

A security researcher angry with Microsoft over bug bounties has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows. Computing News Microsoft Security Windows Windows 11 Zero Days

Bean Stalker VR Is 30% Off Until December 1st

Upload VR

Every time you boot Bean Stalker VR from Steam there’s a new stalk to climb with different challenges and a new quest to beat. Developed and published by VR Storm, Bean Stalker VR is 30% off on Steam until December 1st, following its release in early access on September 21st, 2021.

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Apple works with TSMC on its own 5G modems to complete breakup with Qualcomm

Digital Trends

The next generation of iPhones and iPads will most likely use Apple-designed in-house 5G modems. And most of these modems would be made by TSMC. Mobile News 5G Apple tsmc

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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.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall Review – Sigmar’s Shame

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Carbon nails the weighty atmosphere of Warhammer’s supernatural universe in Tempestfall, but there are consistent design problems. Read on for our Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall review!

8-Bit Christmas review: You don’t need to be an ’80s kid to love it, but it helps

Digital Trends

Children of the '80s will find plenty to love in 8-Bit Christmas, a holiday film about a kid's quest for a Nintendo console — but everyone else will, too. Movies & TV 8-bit christmas Movie Reviews

No, The GTA Remasters Don’t Have An Unfinished VR Mode

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A console command found in the Grand Theft Auto remasters led to claims of an “unfinished VR mode” The command, gta.vr.1, was discovered by RockstarINTEL writer Ben Turpin.

A flaw in MediaTek audio chips could have exposed Android users’ conversations

Digital Trends

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in a MediaTek audio chip that could have been used to listen in on private conversations. Mobile Android check point research eavesdropping mediatek security vulnerability

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This Week In XR: Niantic’s $300 Million Raise, NFTs As Tickets, Dent Reality Lands VC Bux

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The big news this week may be Niantic’s tremendous raise and epic $9B valuation, but it is also the week I am finally figuring out NFTs. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Games /games technology

T-Mobile agrees to pay big bucks for last year’s 911 outage

Digital Trends

T-Mobile has agreed a $19.5 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission after a 12-hour outage last year that resulted in failed 911 calls. News 911 emergency calls FCC federal communications commission T-Mobile

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9 Antivax Lies to Watch Out for This Holiday

GizModo VR

For many people, family gatherings at the holidays mean suffering through painful conversations with antivax relatives. While there may be little sense in trying to change anyone’s mind, here are some common antivax talking points about the covid-19 vaccines to be aware of. Read more

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While GPU demand remains high, graphics card sales drop by almost 20%

Digital Trends

While graphics card sales have gone up significantly compared to 2020, this quarter saw an almost 20% drop in GPU sales. Computing News AMD GPU shortage graphics cards Nvidia RTX 3000

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John Deere Reports $6 Billion Profit After Fighting Workers Over Meager Wages

GizModo VR

John Deere spent the last few months feeding lines about supposed great pay and benefits while 10,000 plant workers went on strike for five weeks. Now that it’s reached a contract agreement with the union, it can breathe easy and release the profits ! $6

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4K monitor Black Friday deals are here — from $229

Digital Trends

If you're looking for 4K monitors, this Black Friday the perfect time to pick one up for a significant discount at major retailers like Amazon and Walmart. Computing Deals Black Friday 2021 computing deals monitor deals Monitors

Super-Tall Vertical Monitor Is Perfect for Doomscrolling

GizModo VR

The world may never know a distraction and procrastination tool as effective as the social media feed: an endless list of bad news, takes, comments, and ego-trips.

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AirPods Max Black Friday deal sees the wireless headphones at lowest-ever price

Digital Trends

It's not every day that you see an AirPods Max Black Friday Deal that's this big. Right now, you can pick them up on Amazon for a steep discount. Apple Deals AirPods Max AirPods Max Deals Amazon Amazon 2021 Apple deals BF Featured Black Friday 2021 headphone Headphones

Pentagon Forms New UFO Investigation Group to Figure Out What the Hell Just Whizzed By

GizModo VR

The Department of Defense isn’t ready to give up on UFOs just yet.

How to reset an iPad: Soft reset, force restart, and factory reset

Digital Trends

If your iPad has frozen up or it's acting a little strangely, you may want to consider resetting it. Here's how to do it and what each option does to your iPad. Apple How-To Mobile Apple iPad iPad iPad tips onsite-us Tier 4

Microsoft Failed to Fix a Zero-Day and Now Every Version of Windows Is at Risk

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Every version of Windows is at risk due to a scary zero-day vulnerability after Microsoft failed to patch the flaw. Read more.