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Saturday, 15 February, 2020 UTC

Apple now lets you shop directly in augmented reality

This week, Apple began rolling out a new update to its Quick Look augmented reality tool, letting iPhone and iPad users check out products in AR and then buy them directly. Quick Look already let retailers offer an AR preview of their products by uploading ... more - theverge


Friday, 14 February, 2020 UTC

Sony reportedly battling to keep PlayStation 5 price down

Sony is struggling to land on a price for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, according to a new report by Bloomberg, with component shortages potentially pushing the MSRP beyond that of the PS4. The bill of materials is said to be at around $450 right ... more - theverge


Thursday, 13 February, 2020 UTC

AR Pianist app is fun to watch, but that’s about it

Image: Massive Technologies AR and VR company Massive Technologies has just released an app called AR Pianist which superimposes virtual musicians on pianos to give you “piano concerts from the comfort of your living room.” The app was first teased last ... more - theverge


Friday, 7 February, 2020 UTC

Sundance VR and AR got extremely weird in 2020

Scarecrow | Sundance Institute Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit Continue reading… ... more - theverge


Friday, 7 February, 2020 UTC

Sundance 2020: reviews from the annual indie film festival

Photo by Anna Kooris / Sundance Institute VR, independent film, and sneak peeks from streaming services Continue reading… ... more - theverge


Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

La Llorona review: not the ghost story you’re expecting

Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. In 2019, the blockbuster Conjuring franchise produced a film ... more - theverge


Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

Google Maps gets a new icon and more tabs to celebrate 15th anniversary

Google Maps is turning 15 years old, and to celebrate, Google is rolling out a new icon for the service along with a slightly redesigned app and a couple of new features. The biggest change here might be the icon itself — gone is the classic map intersection ... more - theverge


Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 UTC

Shirley is a gothic drama about Shirley Jackson’s haunted life

Thatcher Keats / Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Shirley Jackson is best known for her creepiest ... more - theverge


Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 UTC

Pepe the Frog died, and part of the internet died with him

Kurt Keppeler and Christian Bruno / Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Years ago, the birth ... more - theverge


Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 UTC

New Oculus Quest update makes controller-free hand tracking much easier

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus’s newest update for its wireless Oculus Quest VR headset should make tracking your hands in virtual reality without a controller much easier (via UploadVR ). Controller-free hand tracking was first rolled ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 UTC

Google opens its latest Google Glass AR headset for direct purchase

Image: Google Google is making its latest augmented reality headset, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, available for direct purchase, nearly a year after launching it through select workplace partners for $999 a unit. The price remains the same, but ... more - theverge


Wednesday, 29 January, 2020 UTC

Tesla review: a weird, fourth-wall-breaking take on the internet’s favorite inventor

Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Thomas Edison is the inventor you learn about in school. ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 28 January, 2020 UTC

Zola review: proof that a viral Twitter thread can make a great movie

Anna Kooris / Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, a little-known Twitter user named ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 28 January, 2020 UTC

Filmic DoubleTake lets you record from two iPhone cameras at the same time

Users can choose two of the four lenses to record from on the iPhone 11 Pro. Filmic is releasing a new app for iPhones today that allows you to capture video from two cameras at once. The app, called DoubleTake, was first previewed at Apple’s iPhone ... more - theverge


Monday, 27 January, 2020 UTC

Atari-branded hotels with e-sports studios and game rooms are coming to the US

Image: Atari Atari has licensed its name for a number of brand partnerships in the gaming space, but the company’s latest deal to build eight Atari-branded hotels marks its foray into the hospitality industry. The company announced a licensing deal with ... more - theverge


Sunday, 26 January, 2020 UTC

Spree review: in search of an audience

Sundance Film Festival Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. When a real-life killer finds fame on a forum or a social ... more - theverge


Wednesday, 22 January, 2020 UTC

Pokémon Go’s live events drove nearly $250 million in tourism revenue last year

Photo by Dani Deahl / The Verge Niantic Labs says its live events for augmented reality hit Pokémon Go contributed $247 million in tourism revenue last year across three cities. The announcement on Wednesday was paired with the new schedule for 2020 ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 UTC

Oculus is dropping the Oculus Go from its business platform

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus’ virtual reality business software program is dropping support for the budget Go headset, pushing users toward the fuller-featured Quest. UploadVR noted today that the “Oculus for Business” page no longer ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 UTC

While you wait for Half-Life: Alyx, catch up on every classic Half-Life game for free

Half-Life: Alyx will launch in March 2020 for PC-based VR headsets, but right now, Valve is giving gamers the opportunity to catch up on (almost) everything Half-Life- related at no expense. For the next two months, each of the Half-Life games will be ... more - theverge


Saturday, 18 January, 2020 UTC

Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual reality so far, but it seems like the company’s about to try again — according to a new FCC filing for the “Lenovo VR3030S,” which company docs identify as an upcoming ... more - theverge


Friday, 17 January, 2020 UTC

Valve says it’s ‘absolutely not working’ on Left 4 Dead 3

Valve Valve has put an end to rumors about Left 4 Dead 3 being in development, by stating that the studio hasn’t been working on it for years. “We’ve seen rumors to this effect for the last couple of months,” Valve said in a statement to IGN . “We did ... more - theverge


Friday, 17 January, 2020 UTC

Facebook gives Oculus Go permanent $50 price cut

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook has permanently cut the price of its Oculus Go VR headset. “Oculus Go is now priced at $149, which is equal to a $50 price drop,” the company tells UploadVR . “We are applying comparable discounts ... more - theverge


Thursday, 16 January, 2020 UTC

The Vive Pro just got $200 cheaper ahead of Half-Life: Alyx

HTC has cut the price of its high-end Vive Pro virtual reality headset by $200, making one of the most expensive big-name headsets a little more affordable. The price cut applies to three different packages. The Vive Pro headset alone — without the tracking ... more - theverge


Thursday, 16 January, 2020 UTC

This startup wants to put a tiny display on a contact lens

A new Silicon Valley startup is trying to build the “world’s first true smart contact lens,” putting a screen right against your eye that can enhance your vision of the world. The startup, Mojo Vision, showed off a very early prototype in meetings at ... more - theverge


Monday, 13 January, 2020 UTC

Your iPhone XS or XR battery case could be due a free replacement from Apple

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple has launched a new replacement program for its iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR smart battery cases, after charging issues were discovered in some devices. According to the company, some of the cases may have a problem ... more - theverge


Saturday, 11 January, 2020 UTC

Pokémon Go never went away — 2019 was its most lucrative year ever

James Bareham / The Verge Pokémon Go , once a viral sensation all over the globe, hasn’t fallen off the map. In fact, the augmented reality game is earning more money than it ever has before. According to mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower, Pokémon Go ... more - theverge


Thursday, 9 January, 2020 UTC

Panasonic’s VR glasses support HDR and look pretty steampunk

The problem with VR headsets is that they still all look like VR headsets — glorified ski goggles that shut you off from the world. I’m not going to say Panasonic has solved the matter altogether with its own VR glasses at CES this year, but the project ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 UTC

Watch Samsung show off its robotic BB-8 lookalike Ballie, AR glasses, and exoskeleton demo

Samsung’s CES 2020 press conference on Monday featured robots, exoskeletons, AI, augmented reality, smart cities, and basically every other technology category you could think of. The star of the show was Ballie, a robotic sphere with a passing resemblance ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 UTC

Watch Sony unveil its Vision-S concept car and reveal the new PS5 logo

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony’s CES 2020 press conference was a brief one, but it did have some interesting news. The company revealed the PlayStation 5 (aka the PS5) logo for the first time, although we didn’t get to see what the next-gen game ... more - theverge


Monday, 6 January, 2020 UTC

Nvidia’s new GeForce driver includes highly-requested max frame rate feature

Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Nvidia is releasing a new GeForce game ready driver in time for CES 2020 today. While Nvidia’s 2019 driver updates have included some pretty big features, today’s update includes the highly-requested max frame rate feature. ... more - theverge