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How to extend your Wi-Fi range with another router

Digital Trends

Wi-Fi dead zones in home or at work can be a real pain. But if you have an old router, you could always convert it into a Wi-Fi repeater yourself. Here's how. Computing How-To Router Tier 4 WFH Wi-Fi wireless access points wireless repeaters

Will Headworn AR Revenues Reach $13B by 2024?

AR Insider

New Study Projects Headworn AR Revenue to Reach $13.4 Billion by 2024. ARtillery Intelligence publishes its five-year outlook for head-worn AR revenues.

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Study Shows VR Technology Can Have A Positive Psychological Impact During Lockdown

VRScout

How immersive technology is keeping users sane during the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no question about it. The current COVID-19 pandemic has us going through a roller coaster of feelings right now.

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Data Dive: Pokémon Go’s Win Streak Continues

AR Insider

T hough generalist tech press have mostly moved on to other shiny objects, Pokémon Go is at the height of its popularity and continues to break new records. The latest figures from Sensor Tower estimate that the game has passed $1 billion in 2020 year-to-date revenue.

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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.

How to use Oculus Test Users to log in on multiple Oculus Quests for sideloading without the need of a Facebook account

The Ghost Howls

The mandatory Facebook login has created a huge backlash from the VR community , not only because of the possible privacy concerns that may arise but also because it lets Facebook apply more control over how people use the headsets they own.

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Multi-Sensory XR Experience ‘(un)Balanced’ Receives 2020 Lumen XR Award

VRScout

Elyne Legarnisson walks away with the 2020 Lumen XR Award for her work in physical and digital interactions. Media artist Elyne Legarnisson has created a multi-sensory experience which merges XR technology with the power of physical motion that she calls (un)Balanced.

Brickyard Broadcast: A Musical Event With World Premier in Virtual Reality

ARPost

Can choirs and orchestras still perform together during lockdown? Since they cannot be together in the same physical space, technology has the solution: a virtual reality musical experience bringing together musicians self-isolating at home.

The XR Week Peek (2020.11.09): PS5 doesn’t improve PSVR, VRChat reaches 24,000 concurrent users, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Greetings from the new lockdown. I hope you’re well and you’re safe, and that VR is helping you in having a healthier life. I don’t feel alone because I have so many virtual friends and colleagues with which I speak every day, and VR helps me to travel wherever I want.

Oculus Quest Can Now Cast Directly to PC Web Browsers

Road to VR

Casting your VR sessions to a Chromecast-enabled TV or a smartphone is one of the best ways to get others involved in the fun while taking turns with your shiny new Oculus Quest 2. Now you can cast to some popular web browsers too, making it even easier to get everyone watching.

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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.

VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police

VRScout

Officers are given a chance to experience confrontations from the civilians perspective. Police officers operating out of the Strasburg Police Department in Strasburg, Virginia have begun receiving supplemental VR training centered specifically around crisis de-escalation.

How Is Virtual Reality Changing Animation?

ARPost

Animation has gone a long way from mere entertainment. Besides the film and gaming industries, it is widely used today in the fields of advertising , education, and construction. Even the quality of animation has greatly improved through modern technology.

Triangulating Snap’s Local AR Play

AR Insider

O ne piece of Snap’s AR master plan that’s increasingly evident is to drive local commerce. AR is inherently conducive to local commerce, as geo-anchoring aspects of the technology provide a foundation for utilities like local search and discovery via location-relevant AR content.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Now Includes 3 Hours of In-game Developer Commentary

Road to VR

Curious about what made Half-Life: Alyx (2020) one of the most richly detailed and immersive VR games to date? Now Valve has released a developer commentary mode in the game that gives you a first-hand peek at every aspect of its development as you play.

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How Can Schools Prepare for VR/AR Integration?

VRScout

VR and AR are technologies that have the capacity to truly revolutionize education. Their immersive nature elevates the students’ learning experience, allowing them to absorb course material in ways that haven’t been done before.

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5 Ways Virtual Reality Technology Will Improve Business Meetings

ARPost

As the business landscape expands and technology advances, there’s an increasing need to engage customers and distributed teams located across the globe at scale. Online conference call and video chatting tools can facilitate one-on-one conferences.

Case Study: Purina’s AR Ad Sees High-Reach Results

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 all of them is AR advertising. This includes paid/sponsored AR lenses that let consumers visualize products on “spaces & faces.”.

bHaptics Announces Pre-orders for TactSuit X Series Haptic Vests, Starting at $300

Road to VR

bHaptics, the South Korea-based startup making haptic accessories for VR, today opened pre-orders for two new versions of its TactSuit haptic vests. Starting today, you can put your money down on two new models , the TactSuit X40 ($500) and TactSuit X16 ($300).

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VR Hand Tracking Shooter ‘Finger Gun VR’ Launches Official Kickstarter

VRScout

A childhood fantasy brought to life on SteamVR and Oculus headsets. Earlier today, developer Miru Studio VR launched an official Kickstarter for its upcoming Western themed VR shooter Finger Gun VR.

Competition in MR Glasses Market to Heat Up With PhotonLens

ARPost

While AR experiences and services based on the mobile phone are everywhere, augmented and mixed reality head-up displays are few and far between. This is particularly true when it comes to consumer MR glasses. Right now, the consumer AR and MR headset market is largely one of speculation.

XR Talks: Shaping the Future of Commerce, Part IV

AR Insider

A dvertising continues to be a bright spot in AR’s otherwise-challenged early days. Brand spending on AR ads is on track reach $1.41 billion this year according to ARtillery Intelligence estimates, making this one of the highest-performing subsectors of the AR universe.

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‘Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’ Could Come to Quest 2, Says Executive Producer

Road to VR

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond , the next big Oculus Studios game, began production years before even the original Quest launched; as such the game has been built from the ground up for PC VR platforms.

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How To Cast Oculus Quest & Quest 2 Directly To Your Web Browser

VRScout

Wirelessly stream your standalone headset to select browsers via this nifty update. It appears as though Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature that allows Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 users to cast their gameplay wirelessly to any computer via select web browsers.

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Beat Saber BTS Music Pack DLC Available Today, Tracklist Revealed

Upload VR

The BTS music pack for Beat Saber is available from today for all platforms. This latest set of DLC for the ever-popular rhythm game was initially announced back at Facebook Connect in September.

Reality Bytes: Amazon, Netflix, Disney & Fortnite

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.

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Latest Windows Update Includes Visual Improvements for HP Reverb G2 and Other WMR Headsets

Road to VR

Valve, HP and Microsoft teamed up to create the new HP Reverb G2 , and before it hits doorsteps this month there’s already a few software improvements to visual quality waiting for you in the latest version of Windows 10, which also affects some Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets too.

Oculus Quest Update Introduces Fitness Tracker, 90Hz Support, App Gifting, And More

VRScout

Facebook drops a massive update for Quest & Quest 2 just in time for the holidays. Facebook today announced several highly-anticipated updates for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 designed to improve the core Oculus Quest experience.

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Like a futuristic phone booth, PORTL lets you communicate via full-body hologram

Digital Trends

Holograms have been around for decades now, but more as a novelty than a crucial technology that everyone uses. PORTL thinks it can change that. Features holograms PORTL

Charting a Path to Viable Consumer AR Glasses, Part IV

AR Insider

Charting a Path to Viable Consumer AR Glasses, Part IV. Flipping Assumptions on their Head. by Jason McDowall. W elcome back to our series on the path to viable consumer AR.

Preview: New ‘Racket: Nx’ Co-op Mode Launches Next Week with Cross-play

Road to VR

VR classic Racket: Nx is getting a new Co-op mode in an update next week on all supported platforms. Road to VR went hands-on with the new mode ahead of its release.

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