Tue.Jul 27, 2021

Google Adds More Olympic Athletes to Its Roster of Augmented Reality Search Content

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After facing delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo, but a surge in cases worldwide has taken the spectator out of these spectator sports.

I Went To Cannes XR And Saw The Future (And The Past)


Arriving in Cannes for the film festival is a remarkable experience. Everything you’ve been told about it is true, immaculately dressed people, palm trees, yachts… . The French, as you may or may not know, do festivals very well.


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Oculus Quest 2 128GB Model On Sale August 24 For $299

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Facebook plans to start selling a 128GB version of Oculus Quest 2 on August 24th for $299. The new entry level Quest 2 model doubles the storage of the 64GB device it replaces. Facebook will still sell a 256GB model for $399.

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Elon Musk reveals how non-Tesla EVs will use Superchargers

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has offered more details on how non-Tesla owners will be able to use Supercharger stations in a change to its service later this year. Cars News electric cars Elon Musk Evs Supercharger Station superchargers Tesla


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.

Quest 2 Sales Paused As 4 Million Facial Interfaces Recalled

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Oculus Quest 2 sales are paused as Facebook adds a silicon cover to the boxes of every new headset, following reports of facial skin irritation with the original foam.

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Cooking Simulator VR Arrives On PC This Week

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Just over a year since we first wrote about it, Cooking Simulator VR is finally seasoning itself up for launch. The port of the original Cooking Simulator lands on SteamVR on July 29. No word on possible PSVR or Quest versions of the game yet. Check out the launch trailer below.

We can’t believe how cheap the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is at Best Buy

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You don't have to choose between a tablet and a laptop with a 2-in-1 device like the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, which is available from Best Buy at $260 off. Computing Deals Mobile Best Buy 2021 computing deals Microsoft Surface Pro 7 mobile deals Surface Pro Deals

Case Study: Elekta Medical Boosts Uptime with AR + IOT

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T ough we spend ample time examining consumer-based AR endpoints, greater near-term impact is seen today in the enterprise. This takes many forms including camera commerce and collaboration. But the greatest area of enterprise AR impact today is in industrial settings.

Monster Hunter Rise is getting a surprise Okami crossover

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Monster Hunter is continuing down its content roadmap with the addition of new Okami crossover content. Gaming News Capcom Monster Hunter Monster Hunter Rise monster hunter rise update

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.

4 Million Quest 2 Facial Interfaces Shipped In USA, Recall Listing Confirms

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Facebook has shipped around four million units of the Oculus Quest 2 facial interface in the USA, both separately and included alongside the headset. That much was revealed in a newly-listed alert from the U.S.

More free Animal Crossing New Horizons content is in development

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A new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is on the way that adds more items and fireworks shows. Gaming News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo

Winds & Leaves Review-In-Progress: A Peaceful Kind Of Progress

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Winds & Leaves can be overly simple, but its solemn woodland walking hits the mark. More in our Winds & Leaves review. Note: At the time of publication, Winds & Leaves has some serious bugs on PS5 that hamper gameplay and outright prevented us from seeing the final cutscene.

How to stream music to a HomePod with an Android phone

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The HomePod can work with Android phones, allowing you to stream music to Apple's smart speaker. Here's exactly what you need, and how to set up the connection. Android Apple How-To Smart Home Android works with HomePod HomePod playing music

Report: Facebook May Integrate Oculus Move With Apple Health

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According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman , Facebook may integrate Oculus Move data with Apple Health, allowing users to transfer and track their VR fitness session data to external Apple devices.

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PAX West will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry

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When it was announced earlier this year, PAX West did not require attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Gaming News COVID-19 Pax West 2021

Exclusive New Fracked Gameplay Debuts Base Jumping And More Weapons

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Enjoyed last week’s surprise Fracked demo? We’ve got five minutes of exclusive gameplay to hold you over just a bit longer. This new footage debuts a new section of the upcoming PSVR exclusive shooter, including some brand new features.

Microsoft Teams will now protect you against phishing attacks

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Microsoft Teams' new Safe Links feature will help ensure you're a step ahead of hackers and can stay safe when clicking URLs in channels, chats, and meetings. Computing News Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams phishing teams u.s. cyber security

Oculus Quest 2 face pad recall and a new tiny bummer for early adopters


The release of the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was given a bit of a kick in the pants by reports of skin irritation on the faces of some users.

Ghostbusers: Afterlife calls a new generation in latest trailer

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The latest trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife makes it clear that the newest entry to the franchise is all about a new generation. See it on November 11, 2021. Home Theater Movies & TV News ghostbusters ghostbusters: afterlife Movie Trailers


Apple warns iPhone and Mac owners of vulnerability, and it's update time

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It's updating time. Again. Apple issued a series of warnings Monday aimed at Mac, iPhone, and iPad owners. The tech giant alerted customers to vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS , and macOS which could leave their devices open to hackers.

Lenovo’s back-to-school laptops slashed to almost nothing at Staples

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Prepare for the start of the school year with a new student laptop, as Staples is offering discounts for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 an Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7. Computing Deals computing deals Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 staples 2021 student laptop deals


We Know How This Ends

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I was chatting with a friend the other day whose parents have refused to get the covid-19 vaccine. No amount of news articles, cajoling, carrots, or sticks could convince them otherwise. Read more.


Battlefield Portal is a perfect match for the series’ ideology

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While other games can and have implemented custom games modes, none could do it like a Battlefield title. Gaming battlefield 2042 Battlefield Portal EA Ripple Effect

Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Trailer Puts the Kids Front and Center

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The first Ghostbusters came out almost 40 years ago, which is about how long it feels since word first came out about Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Sling TV hikes prices for its existing subscribers

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After announcing a $5 price hike for new customers in January 2021, Sling TV has announced that all existing customers will see the same increase in August. Home Theater News live tv streaming services price hikes Sling TV streaming media services


New Ghostbuster: Afterlife Toys Include Figures, Ghost Traps, and More

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With the release of a brand new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife , it’s only fitting a wave of toys comes along with it. io9 is excited to debut three brand new Ghostbusters-themed items, ones that focus primarily on the new film but stay true to the original roots. Read more.

Need a laptop that won't break the bank? Here are the best options for under $300.

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A new laptop is always a big investment, one that you'll likely need to make every few years to keep up with ever-changing technology. You might even put it off after an initial browse when you start to see how pricey a new laptop can get, and the sheer volume of how many options are out there.

Tokyo Has Record Surge of Covid-19 Cases, but Olympics Will Go On

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The Tokyo Olympics are shaping up to be the disaster that its many critics have long predicted, and they will nonetheless go on, despite a record surge in covid-19 cases. On Tuesday, the local government reported an all-time one-day high of 2,848 new cases in the city.

Why a Chromebook is the perfect back-to-school laptop

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A Chromebook is the ideal laptop for students. It gets better with this great HP Chromebook for $50 at Walmart right now. Computing Deals Chromebook Chromebook deals computing deals deal Deal-ED hp chromebook walmart 2021