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Sony Shows The Future Of Next-Gen VR With Prototype Headset

Today, Sony held an online event called Sony Technology Day to showcase different technology that the company is developing. One presentation showed Sony’s prototype for an 8K VR headset. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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$500 Neopets NFTs Are So Sad Most Of Them Are Crying

As threatened back in September, the lovable childhood heroes known as the Neopets have turned to the dark side, transformed randomly into a series of non-fungible tokens and sold to folks interested in owning their own small slice of the death of our planet. Of the 10,000 tokens created less than half were purchased,…Read more… […]

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Oculus Quest Update Helps You Not Punch Children

Do you find yourself constantly punching real-world children while playing Resident Evil 4 for the millionth time on your Oculus virtual reality headset? Well, Facebook—or, excuse me, Meta—has got you covered with Space Sense, a new feature heading to Oculus Quest and Quest 2 devices with the platform’s latest…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Finally Copy Text From Photos on Your Mac

Thanks to macOS Monterey, you can finally scan and copy text from photos on your Mac. The next time you want to save some time at school or quickly copy phone numbers from a business card, selecting and copying text from images will help you a lot. Here’s how to get that done.Read more… Continue […]

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Hooray, Oculus Quest Devices No Longer Require Facebook Accounts

While the biggest news from the Facebook Connect livestream was Facebook’s rebranding to Meta (which I refuse to use), the social media company also announced that Oculus Quest VR headsets will no longer require a Facebook account.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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GTA San Andreas Enters The Metaverse, Via Oculus Quest 2

During a Facebook Meta keynote event dedicated to its future VR projects and plans, the social media giant revealed that PS2 classic Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is currently in development for the Oculus Quest 2. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Why Returnal’s ‘Tentacle Tech’ Is So Real—And So Scary

Returnal, the PlayStation 5 time loop game that isn’t the one everyone’s talking about this week, might seem like it’s about escaping a temporally out-of-whack exoplanet. But really, it’s about getting your lunch money repeatedly stolen by malevolent tentacle monsters. Much of the game’s unsettling vibe comes from…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Here’s What It’s Like to Work Out in Virtual Reality

After some experimentation with fitness in virtual reality, I ultimately came to the conclusion that it’s good at certain things and not others. In this video, you can watch me slashing and punching imaginary things while I figure it all out. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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8 Reasons You Should Buy a PSVR Instead of an Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 is a fantastic choice for those looking to get into VR. A high-quality headset, versatile controllers, and good software support are just some of its pros. However, if you’re in the virtual reality market, you might also be considering PlayStation VR, especially if you already own a PS4 or PS5; here…Read […]

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Do You Need ‘Smart’ Swim Goggles?

There was a time, before smartwatches, when I briefly got really into swimming. I learned to read the pace clock at the pool at my local Y, and I would count strokes in my head to keep tabs on whether I was using good, efficient form. I brought my workouts to the pool on index […]

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14 Ways You Should Be Using Your MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

Love it or hate it, the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is a unique piece of tech. While Apple is rumored to be phasing out the Touch Bar later this year, there are tons of MacBook Pros in the wild that still have this weird feature, and they will still be in service for years to […]

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Witness Burning Man’s Drug-Induced Debauchery in VR This Year Because Whatever, I’m High

If you’ve ever wanted to go to Burning Man, this year’s festival may be your best chance, as this year’s Burning Man will be (mostly) a virtual experience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Report: New PSVR2 Details Leak From Sony Developer Conference

A video posted today by popular VR YouTube channel PSVR Without Parole purports to have new information about Sony’s next-generation virtual reality hardware for PlayStation 5.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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7 of the Best VR Games That Will Actually Give You a Great Workout

When we last left the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, I was donning a VR headset and clearing out a space to play. I’ve now tried a bunch of different fitness apps and I have opinions. Here are my picks for some of the best ways to get your sweat on in virtual reality.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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7 of the Best VR Games That Will Actually Give You a Great Workout

When we last left the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, I was donning a VR headset and clearing out a space to play. I’ve now tried a bunch of different fitness apps and I have opinions. Here are my picks for some of the best ways to get your sweat on in virtual reality.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Facebook Halts Oculus Quest 2 Sales Over ‘Skin Irritation’

Facebook is pausing all sales of its Oculus Quest 2 headset over concerns that the foam used between the headset and your face can in some cases cause severe “skin irritation”.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Get Paid $5,000 to Play Video Games, Stream TV Shows, or Shop Online

Everyone has taken a few minutes (or hours) of time during their workday to get some personal stuff done. But what if you had an entire week to spend doing whatever you want online—and got paid to do it? One company is hiring someone to do just that. Here’s what to know about the position, […]

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Can You Get a Good Workout With Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality headsets have come a long way since the first time I saw a VR “arcade” pop up in a mall in the 1990s. (I never played, although I was curious; five bucks a game was like a whole week’s allowance.) Now you can strap on a headset and walk around your living room, […]

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Lawn Mowing Simulator Takes Cutting The Grass Very Seriously

If you’re an Xbox Series X/S owner, then it might well be time to consider buying an expansion SSD, just to ensure you’ve got space. Because Lawn Mowing Simulator is out next month. The backyard trimming sim you’ve been hankering for is finally with us August 10. Read more…

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