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Facebook reveals Ray-Ban Stories smartglasses

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Facebook and Ray-Ban have just revealed Ray-Ban Stories, their smartglasses that you can use to record photos and videos to share on social media. Specifications. Content of a box of Ray-Ban Stories (Image by Ray-Ban).

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Facebook & Ray-Ban Launch $300 Stories Glasses, a Hybrid Between Snap Spectacles & Bose Frames

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Facebook and Ray-Ban today unveiled Stories, a new line of tech-forward glasses the companies hope will pave the way for a future of smart and stylish AR devices.


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‘I Expect You To Die 2’ Hits $1M In Sales In Under a Week


The sequel to Schell Games’ popular VR puzzle game hit a major milestone just one week after going on sale. In 2016 Schell Games launched their game I Expect You To Die on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and SteamVR headsets.

Facebook Unveils Long-Awaited Smart Glasses

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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.

5 VR Apps for Exploring the World


Since the spring of 2020, we have learned that all our vacation plans can be delayed indefinitely. Also, there are places that we can only dream of visiting. Now, thanks to VR apps for exploring the world, traveling to the most distant landmarks is possible for anyone.

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Reality Bytes: BMW, Amazon & Segway

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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: BMW, Amazon & Segway appeared first on AR Insider. Commentary Reality Bytes

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VR Learns To Sprint With Space Pirate Trainer DX

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Space Pirate Trainer DX offers Oculus Quest owners VR’s most compelling reason to head out of the home and beyond “room-scale.”.

Watch this FPV drone video open Stephen Colbert’s Late Show

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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show used a spectacular drone fly-through video this week to welcome its first live audience in 15 months. Movies & TV News Photography drone drone video FPV drone Stephen Colbert The Late Show

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I Expect You To Die 2 Made $1 Million In Less Than A Week

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August’s launch of I Expect You To Die 2 seems to have gone down well for developer Schell Games. The VR-exclusive puzzle title, which followed up the 2016 original, made over $1 million in revenue in less than a week after its launch on August 24.

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.

What’s the Revenue Opportunity in AR Enabling Tech?

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How much is being spent on software that helps brands and media companies create and distribute AR experiences? Our latest 'Behind the Numbers' installment dives into mobile AR enabling tech. The post What’s the Revenue Opportunity in AR Enabling Tech? appeared first on AR Insider.

Unplugged: Exclusive New Details And Gameplay In New Video

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Anotherway’s Unplugged has a strange pitch. It’s essentially a Guitar Hero game… in VR… with no controllers. How the heck does that work? New Unplugged Gameplay And Details Revealed. Today’s exclusive Upload Access debut answers exactly that.

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Twitter wants to make it easier to spot ‘good’ bot accounts

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Twitter has launched a test feature that allows automated accounts to identify as such, giving users more information about the precise nature of the account. News Social Media automated twitter Twitter Twitter bots


Shang-Chi Blade And Sorcery Mod Lets You Wield The Ten Rings

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A new Blade and Sorcery mod lets you wield the legendary Ten Rings seen in recent Marvel blockbuster, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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.

New Microsoft Teams, Outlook features are designed for hybrid remote work

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Microsoft is helping support the move to hybrid work with some big updates to Teams, Outlook, LinkedIn, and several other Microsoft products. Computing Hybrid Microsoft Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Teams Outlook teams

Report: Facebook’s Ray-Ban Glasses May Have Leaked

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The upcoming smartglasses from Facebook and Ray-Ban may have leaked ahead of their official reveal today. Twitter leakster Evleaks just posted a series of pictures that may reveal four different designs for the glasses.

Is it worth it to buy a self-emptying robot vacuum now?

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Shopping for a robot vacuum and wondering if a self-emptying robot is worth it? Here's what to consider. Smart Home Home Automation house cleaning proactive evergreen robot vacuums robotic vacuums


Hacker Lawyer Jay Leiderman Is Dead at 50

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Jay Leiderman, a California defense attorney known for his whistleblower advocacy and defense of political dissidents and hackers, was confirmed dead in Ventura County on Thursday. He was 50 years old. Read more.

M1 MacBook owners are suing Apple for cracked screens

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Users have reported multiple cases of the M1 MacBook displays cracking with normal usage and have taken matters to court. Apple Computing News Apple MacBook Air Apple MacBook Pro

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Legendary Tales Is A Winning Mix Of VR Physics And RPG Depth

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Legendary Tales offers a winning mix of physics-driven combat and RPG depth. Read on for our Early Access impressions! Legendary Tales would be worth a look had it just successfully taken the Blade & Sorcery formula and applied it to a linear dungeon crawler.

GTA 5’s PS5 port is being delayed, so keep playing it on your old consoles

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is still coming to the newest generation consoles. Just not as soon as we were originally told. Gaming News Grand Theft Auto GTA Playstation PS5 Rockstar

The First Star Wars Balloon at the Macy's Parade Is Somehow a Funko Pop

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One day, when the Statue of Liberty has been replaced by a giant Funko Pop ; when big-headed, black-eyed figures feature in all our religious iconography; when these vinyl toys are somehow made legally available to hold public office, remember this: the beginning of the end came on November 25, 2021, when an enormous … Read more.

Samsung Galaxy Book leak reveals a wild 14-core Intel Alder Lake processor

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Alder Lake CPUs are just around the corner, and manufacturers are gearing up for their refreshes. Samsung leads with a mind-blowing 14-core CPU in its flagship. Computing Galaxy Book Intel Laptop processors Samsung

Apple Fires Program Manager Who Accused Bosses of Harassment, Intimidation

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Not two weeks ago, Ashley Gjøvik filed a complaint with the U.S. labor board charging her employer, Apple, with unlawful retaliation. She’d become too vocal, she said, about her experiences with sexism and concerns about safety in the workplace. The company wanted her stopped. Read more.

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Vivo and Zeiss go bokeh mad with the new Vivo X70 phone series

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For the new X70 series, Vivo has worked with lens experts Zeiss to add iconic bokeh effects to the cameras, along with a new version of its gimbal stabilizer. Android Mobile News ViVo Vivo X70 Vivo X70 Pro zeiss

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Nearly All the Unburned Coal Must Stay in the Ground to Avert Climate Catastrophe

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It’s becoming more and more clear that hobbling the fossil fuel industry and getting the world to decarbonize as rapidly as possible is our best hope at staving off the most catastrophic impacts of warming.

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands gets a release date and wild gameplay trailer

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The new Tiny Tina's Wonderlands trailer revealed gameplay, new mechanics, new playable characters, and the much-anticipated release date. Gaming News 2K borderlands Gearbox Playstation PlayStation Showcase September 2021 tiny tina Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Wonderlands

Facebook's Smart Glasses Give People a Good Reason Not to Trust Your Ray-Bans

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Facebook’s smart glasses are here. They’re made by Ray-Ban, which means they look stylish, and as far as features go, they’re on par with many “smart glasses” currently on the market, with built-in cameras and speakers.

Spider-Man 2 is coming in 2023 — and it’s bringing Venom

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Spider-Man 2 is officially coming and bringing Venom along, but not until 2023. Gaming News Insomniac Games Playstation PlayStation Showcase 2021 PS5 Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 spiderman