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‘Jentrix’ On Oculus Quest Combines ‘Jenga’ And ‘Tetris’


Mix and match a never-ending wave of colorful fruit in this nerve-wracking VR puzzle game.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.10.25): Quest 2 Pro leaked, Facebook to change its name, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This great October in VR has not finished yet, and we have still to hear the big news from Facebook in a few days.


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Don’t wait until Black Friday to buy AirPods — shop NOW

Digital Trends

AirPods are in huge demand this year and with ongoing supply issues, you don't want to miss out. Here's why you should buy them today. Deals Home Theater Apple Apple AirPods Apple AirPods Max Apple AirPods Pro Black Friday 2021 commerce 2021 deal Home Theater Deals

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Spatial Beats: Oculus, Accenture & Varjo

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at Oculus Quest's 2nd birthday, Varjo's new hardware, and Accenture's big VR buy.

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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.

The best movies about technology gone wrong

Digital Trends

We can't live without high-tech toys but boy do they know a lot about us. In these flicks, tech gets evil fast and starts taking lives or even entire planets. Home Theater Movies & TV Halloween horror movies& TV Streaming Technology what to watch

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Australia Buys Foreign Telecom in Expensive Push to Keep China Out of Pacific Island Nations

GizModo VR

The Australian government is helping Australian telecom company Telstra purchase Digicel Pacific, the largest telecommunications company in the Pacific, in a $2.1 billion deal ($1.6 billion U.S.) made public Monday.

The best Kirby games, ranked from best to worst

Digital Trends

Looking at Kirby's entire catalogue of games is overwhelming. Here's our best attempt to go through all the best Kirby games and rank them from best to worst. Gaming Best games Kirby kirby and the forgotten land Kirby Star Allies Nintendo

Will Enabling Tech Unlock AR Commerce?


Immersive shopping is proving to have experiential impact for consumers, and revenue impact for brands. Related to?—?but but separate from?—? AR advertising , this is when AR is used as a tool to visualize and contextualize products to engender more informed consumer purchases.

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The best alien movies of all time

Digital Trends

Invasions, interstellar epics, and ill-fated expeditions are all a part of the horror, comedy, and action movies that make up the best alien movies of all time! Home Theater Movies & TV alien movies Entertainment movies and TV sci-fi what to watch

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.

Can Snap’s Arcadia Accelerate AR Marketing?


Last week, we wrote about Snap’s new AR Lab. In partnership with ad agency giant WPP, it will start advertisers on the right foot for AR marketing. This includes onboarding tools, education and development resources?—?all all meant to bring AR to a wider base of brands.

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Intel Alder Lake could be over 60% faster than AMD, and could topple Apple too

Digital Trends

Intel Alder Lake processors are right around the corner. The upcoming high-end laptop CPU, Intel Core i9-12900HK, was benchmarked against Apple's M1 Max chip. Computing News Intel Alder Lake intel core i9-12900HK intel processors M1 Max macbook pro

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Watch: Amazing Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time VR Mod Released

Upload VR

Modder BrianMP16 has created an amazing VR mod for Nintendo classic, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. You can see gameplay we recorded from the mod below.

This 12K QLED VR headset may take virtual reality to the next level

Digital Trends

Pimax is taking VR to the next level with the upcoming 12K QLED VR headset that will feature full-body tracking, eye tracking, high refresh rates, and more. Computing News Gaming Pimax Virtual Reality VR headsets

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.

Beat Saber PSVR Multiplayer Finally Live After A Year Of Delays

Upload VR

After a year of delays, Beat Saber PSVR multiplayer support is finally live. Beat Games announced the launch of the feature on Twitter today. Multiplayer arrives as a free update, though you’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription to experience it.

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Marshall’s AirPods alternatives: Slick style comes with some compromises

Digital Trends

Marshall's new earbuds have a rock 'n' roll style that can't be denied. But are guitar amp-inspired looks enough to win over AirPods fans? We check 'em out. Home Theater News AirPods Marshall Minor III Marshall Motif ANC


Free Beat Saber Halloween Track Goes Live

Upload VR

It’s a busy day for the Beat Saber crowd. A little earlier, the PSVR version got full multiplayer support , and now all versions of the game have got a free new track too. The free Beat Saber Halloween track arrives just in time and is called Spooky Beat.

Horizon Forbidden West features grappling hooks and wall jumps

Digital Trends

Players can look forward to new traversal and combat mechanics in Horizon Forbidden West. Gaming News Guerrilla Games Horizon: Forbidden West

'The Harder They Fall' puts a new spin on the old Western

Mashable VR

Zazie Beetz, Jonathan Majors, and Jeymes Samuel of The Harder They Fall talk about representation and re-creating Westerns


Samsung will offer Galaxy smartphone repair service at Best Buy stores

Digital Trends

The Samsung Authorized Care service at Best Buy locations will provide Samsung Galaxy owners with Apple-like repair services. Mobile News Samsung

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Why aren’t you streaming sports yet?

Mashable VR

Let’s talk about a major moment in sports history. No, we don’t mean a legendary game or Olympics performance, though we think this moment is just as important as our favorite touchdown or home run.

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It begins. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra rumored to get a notch

Digital Trends

It's already happening. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra renders reveal a notch for slimmer bezels. Mobile News Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Samsung

Fierce cyclone deluges the West Coast, satellite footage shows

Mashable VR

What a mighty, drenching cyclone. An unusually strong mid-latitude cyclone — a sprawling, comma-shaped storm occurring in the middle latitudes — deluged much of the parched West Coast with extreme rains over the weekend. Some rainfall, like in Sacramento, broke records.

How to earn supply points in Back 4 Blood

Digital Trends

You'll need a lot of supply points to unlock cards, but the smart way to earn them isn't very clear. Here's the best way to earn supply points in Back 4 Blood. Gaming Back 4 Blood Back 4 Blood tips co-op game first person shooter zombie games

Upgrade your work-from-home setup with a Logitech webcam on sale

Mashable VR

Save $10: Need a webcam that's better than the one on your laptop? Get a Logitech C920x HD Pro Webcam at Amazon for just $59.99, down from $69.99, and save $10 as of Oct. Virtual meetings are here to stay, whether we like them or not.

My first 2 days with the Pixel 6 Pro: The good, the bad, and the not-at-all ugly

Digital Trends

I'm almost two days into using the Google Pixel 6 Pro, and already have plenty of good things to share. Here's what's great, and what's still to be decided. Android Mobile Google Pixel 6 Pixel 6 Pro

Add some pizazz to your space with these smart light bars on sale

Mashable VR

Save $19.75: As of Oct. 25, the Govee Flow Plus Smart LED Light Bars are on sale for $45.24 at Amazon. That's a savings of 30%. Thanks to TikTok, fun lighting is all the rage. And thanks to Govee, you can join in on the fun without breaking the bank.

Pixel 6 vs. iPhone 13: Is Google’s flagship an Apple eater?

Digital Trends

The new Pixel 6 finds Google really upping its smartphone game, but is it better than Apple's iPhone 13? We find out in this head-to-head comparison review. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile Apple iPhone Apple iPhone 13 Google Pixel 6 Pixel 6 smartphone comparisons

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5 damning revelations from the Facebook Papers

Mashable VR

No matter how bad conditions appear on the surface, it's even more treacherous below. That's the disturbing takeaway from the Facebook Papers , a collection of internal Facebook documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen and reviewed by 17 news organizations.