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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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‘Elite Dangerous’ is Going Free on Epic Games Store Next Week

Road to VR

Frontier Developments’ VR-compatible space sim Elite Dangerous (2014) is going free on the Epic Games Store next week. Starting on Thursday, November 19th and going until the 26th, you’ll be able to download and keep Elite Dangerous for free.

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

‘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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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.”.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?

TechCrunch

Scott Kirsner. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Scott Kirsner is CEO and co-founder of Innovation Leader , a research and events firm that focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies, and a longtime business columnist for The Boston Globe. Startups need to live in the future.

‘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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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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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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Low-Fi: Dev Q&A On Massive Cyberpunk VR World, Quest Spin-Off, And More

Upload VR

It’s been over a year since IRIS VR Inc. first introduced us to LOW-FI via Kickstarter and we’ve been excited ever since. Having previously released a separate cyberpunk project for VR, Technolust , IRIS now aims to bring us an open-world sandbox game to VR, giving players full creative freedom.

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

Apple Announces The Apple Silicon M1: Ditching x86 - What to Expect, Based on A14

Anand Tech

Today, Apple has unveiled their brand-new MacBook line-up. This isn’t an ordinary release – if anything, the step that Apple is making today is something that hasn’t happened in 15 years: The start of a CPU architecture transition across their whole consumer Mac line-up.

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Cross-Reality Social Network ‘VTime XR’ Now Available On Quest & Quest 2

VRScout

Chat with friends across multiple platforms via this intimate socialVR app. VTime’s cross-platform social network vTime XR is now available on Facebook’s Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets, offering standalone users a premium socialVR experience centered primarily around intimate group meet-ups.

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Sam & Max VR Confirmed For Quest, Gets New Gameplay Trailer

Upload VR

Developer HappyGiant has released brand new footage of the upcoming Sam & Max VR game, This Time It’s Virtual. The gameplay footage gives us a better look at some of the sections of the game we saw in the reveal trailer earlier this year.