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Want to simulate anti-gravity in VR? Use a headset in your swimming pool

What would happen if you combine VR with sensory deprivation tanks? That idea helped spawn this unique waterproof headset, which could help simulate sensations like weightlessness.The post Want to simulate anti-gravity in VR? Use a headset in your swimming pool appeared first on Digital Trends.

Content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta

Valve Software provided a developer build of SteamVR for Linux based on the Vulkan graphics API. It is served on GitHub and requires pre-release drivers for Nvidia and AMD products and version 5.6 of Unity.The post Content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta appeared first on Digital Trends.

New VR game lets you experience the sinking of the Titanic, and explore the wreckage too

Titanic VR puts gamers in the role of a survivor onboard the ship prior to its sinking and aboard a submersible exploring the wreckage. The developers have turned to research books and thousands of pages documents to ensure realism.The post New VR game lets you experience the sinking of the Titanic, and explore the wreckage too appeared first on Digital Trends.

Google Research and Daydream are creating more realistic VR avatars

Google Research is looking to make virtual and mixed reality more interactive by combining 3D computer vision, machine learning, and advanced rendering methods to convey a user's identity, focus, and face.The post Google Research and Daydream are creating more realistic VR avatars appeared first on Digital Trends.

Huawei’s Honor VR Camera could be the most portable 360-degree camera yet

Huawei has taken the wraps off of a 360-degree camera of its own, and it could be the most portable 360-degree camera yet. The device clips to Huawei's smartphones and supports live-streaming.The post Huawei’s Honor VR Camera could be the most portable 360-degree camera yet appeared first on Digital Trends.

Tilt Brush hits the Oculus Store with a subtle redesign for Touch controllers

Now that the Oculus Touch controllers have had some time to pick up steam among Rift users, Google is releasing a new version of an old favorite for the Rift platform. Starting Tuesday, Tilt Brush is available on the Oculus Rift.The post Tilt Brush hits the Oculus Store with a subtle redesign for Touch controllers appeared first on Digital Trends.

Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future

Microsoft's HoloLens AR solution is perhaps the most advanced in terms of becoming a part of the real world. Stryker, which is using HoloLens to redesign the operating room, provides a clear example of the potential of AR in this setting.The post Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future appeared first on Digital Trends.

Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future

Microsoft's HoloLens AR solution is perhaps the most advanced in terms of becoming a part of the real world. Stryker, which is using HoloLens to redesign the operating room, provides a clear example of the potential of AR in this setting.The post Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future appeared first on Digital Trends.

Samsung’s VR concepts aim to help the blind, decorate your home, travel the world

Samsung has announced it is preparing four exhibitions for next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from its Creative Lab department, specializing in new and inventive uses for virtual and augmented reality.The post Samsung’s VR concepts aim to help the blind, decorate your home, travel the world appeared first on Digital Trends.

Samsung’s VR concepts aim to help the blind, decorate your home, travel the world

Samsung has announced it is preparing four exhibitions for next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from its Creative Lab department, specializing in new and inventive uses for virtual and augmented reality.The post Samsung’s VR concepts aim to help the blind, decorate your home, travel the world appeared first on Digital Trends.

2017 Gear VR will come with a one-handed controller

Samsung is looking to upgrade the control system for its next iteration of the Gear VR headset. Instead of forcing wearers to use the side-mounted touch panel, they will instead have a one-handed controller.The post 2017 Gear VR will come with a one-handed controller appeared first on Digital Trends.

Microsoft reportedly cans first HoloLens revision, new version expected in 2019

Microsoft has apparently ceased development on an immediate revision of its HoloLens headset, in favor of working on a more comprehensive update to the device that's intended to release in 2019.The post Microsoft reportedly cans first HoloLens revision, new version expected in 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.

We’ve made a map so you can find the HTC Vive demo nearest you

Virtual reality is difficult to truly understand until you've tried it. HTC knows this, and has set up demo stations across the globe to give people their first taste of VR. Here's where you can try to the Vive. The post We’ve made a map so you can find the HTC Vive demo nearest you appeared first on Digital Trends.

Nolo is an inexpensive motion tracking system for mobile and SteamVR play

While VR has certainly proven popular, particularly within the gaming community where immersive experiences are key, enjoying the experience has been pricey, to say the least. The HTC Vive, after all, costs $799. The NOLO costs $99. The post Nolo is an inexpensive motion tracking system for mobile and SteamVR play appeared first on Digital Trends.

U.K. hospital uses 360-degree video to reassure kids ahead of MRI scans

A hospital in the United Kingdom has launched a new app that allows children to familiarize themselves with the process of undergoing an MRI scan using 360-degree videos before they go in for the real procedure.The post U.K. hospital uses 360-degree video to reassure kids ahead of MRI scans appeared first on Digital Trends.

NBA’s Google Daydream app to launch with VR series featuring basketball greats

The NBA is launching its first-ever virtual reality app for the Google Daydream. The app will feature highlights, a 3D sports lounge, and the league's first-ever episodic VR series, House of Legends. The post NBA’s Google Daydream app to launch with VR series featuring basketball greats appeared first on Digital Trends.

Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way

Oculus offers additional sensor options that provide for tracking significantly larger rooms with its Rift virtual reality system, but the company acknowledges that solution has been running into some problems.The post Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way appeared first on Digital Trends.

Celebrate President’s Day in virtual reality with Google’s latest VR tours

Thanks to a new partnership between Google Arts & Culture and no fewer than 30 cultural institutions, the internet giant is bringing you a huge update to the American Democracy collection.The post Celebrate President’s Day in virtual reality with Google’s latest VR tours appeared first on Digital Trends.

Celebrate President’s Day in virtual reality with Google’s latest VR tours

Thanks to a new partnership between Google Arts & Culture and no fewer than 30 cultural institutions, the internet giant is bringing you a huge update to the American Democracy collection.The post Celebrate President’s Day in virtual reality with Google’s latest VR tours appeared first on Digital Trends.

Oculus Rift: Common problems and how to fix them

The Rift offers a chance to explore virtual worlds, but the tech behind the headset comes with its own problems. Here, we've detailed some of the more common issues plaguing the device, along with a few steps for alleviating them.The post Oculus Rift: Common problems and how to fix them appeared first on Digital Trends.

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This 21-inch HP monitor is yours for only $89.99

Despite the loosening restrictions and opening of various states, it looks like a lot of us will maintain a work-from-home routine for the foreseeable future. While this might lead to a few personal comforts, it can also expose problems.How good is your home computer monitor? It’s probably not as new or nice as the one you’ve been using at work. Maybe you’ve been using just one and are finding it’s time to add a second display to your home office setup.The refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor, on sale for just $89.99, is an inexpensive way to increase your productivity.The 20.7-inch monitor boasts full HD resolution and anti-glare properties and offers up a 6,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio along with a 5ms response time. That means it’s sharp, easy on the eye, and doesn’t have any blurring. Yeah, we know you watch Netflix instead of filing TPS reports.20.7″ widescreen display: Enjoy a better viewing experience than before1920×1080 resolution: Love the sharper, clearer graphics on the 1080p screen16.7 million colors at 60Hz: See your content w/ more vivid huesDVI & VGA inputs: Easily connect w/ other source devices such as desktops, laptops, and more-5° to 20° tilt range: Adjust the screen for more comfortable viewingVESA wall mounting holes: Ease your way w/ more installation optionBuy Yours!Pick up a certified refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor for just $89.99 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google enables bedtime tools for Android to help you sleep better

Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine. With the lockdown situation, there has been a rise in search queries related to “insomnia”, and “can’t sleep” for the months of April and May. To address this, Google has introduced a few bedtime tools to help achieve better sleep with the help of your phone.While we are all familiar with Digital Wellbeing, a feature introduced in Android 10, is now a dedicated app. And the app’s new “Bedtime mode” is more useful than ever.Google has introduced a few useful bedtime tools to help make sleeping and technology work together instead of against each other.A dark room, and quiet are essential to start the sleep cycle. Bedtime mode (formerly Wind Down) in Digital Wellbeing, your phone turns off visuals and audio to help you sleep. With the help of Do Not Disturb to turn off notifications for calls, texts, and other interruptions. The addition of Grayscale helps fade the colors on your phone to black and white and reduce the chance of you staying up.You can now schedule Bedtime mode, and even have it trigger automatically, or as soon as you plug your phone in for charge. Bedtime mode can also be added to your phones Quick Settings and is easier to reach than before. If you want to stay up a little longer, you can pause Bedtime mode and not interrupt the schedule in the app.Adding Clock into the sleep cycleSleeping and waking up at a fixed  time (even on off days) helps your body set a steady circadian rhythm, and significantly boost the quality of your sleep. If you use Google’s Clock app, there is now the addition of a Bedtime tab. You can set your daily sleep and wake times here and make the first step to a steady sleep schedule.Setting a sleep schedule and adjusting to bedtime habits with the help of Clock. It’s best to establish a wake-up time first in the Clock app and using that to decide the right bedtime schedule. Clock now lets you see your calendar for tomorrow and tell you how many hours of sleep you’ll get, letting you adjust your bedtime if needed.To help with sleep, you’ll now receive a reminder before your bedtime and get the option to play sounds from a complementary app like Spotify, YouTube Music, Calm, etc. If you combine Clock and Digital Wellbeing, you can limit interruptions when in sleep. If you do feel restless and use your phone past bedtime, you’ll be able to see how long and which apps you used in that period.The Sunrise Alarm & YouInstead of the traditional loud alarms, a gentler alarm tone helps wake you up more calmly. Using the Sunrise Alarm, you get a visual cue 15 minutes prior to your intended alarm. The tone can also be customized to a song you enjoy or any sound you prefer.YouTube and Bedtime Tools – Reducing binge watching before bedExclusive to Pixel devices, and coming to other Android devices later in the summer, you can set a bedtime reminder while using YouTube. If you indulge in watching videos close to your bedtime, YouTube will now pause to push notifications alerting you about your bedtime. You can choose to extend your bedtime but this will be logged in your Bedtime Mode.Bedtime Tools and Family LinkWith the combination of Bedtime and Family Link, you can manage your family’s screen time, in-app purchases, app downloads, and schedule bedtimes for their devices. Setting bedtime schedules and adjusting it from your app for everyone in the Family Link. Bedtime will lock the devices in the family device when bedtime comes, but the device can still be used to call if needed.With all these features in mind, Google has made it easier than ever for Android users and their families to achieve better sleep. The culmination of all the apps working together can help curb sleep problems and help families live healthier.

Father’s Day 2020 discounts from Mobvoi

Mobvoi, the maker of TicWatch and TicPods is offering discounts on its line of products once again for Father’s Day 2020.TicWatch DiscountsThe TicWatch C2, with the Snapdragon Wear 2100 and featuuring a classic design and 2-day battery life, is discounted from now until June 30th. It is usually $169.99,but it is now 25% off at $149.99.The S2, which is geared more towards outdoors users, is $152.99, 15% off of its usual price. The Pro 2020, with military-grade durability and 2-30 days of battery life, is $220.99, a 15% savings from the usual $259.99 price point.The Pro 4G/LTE, with cellular connectivity, is available for 20% off of its original price of $299 at $239.20.TicPods DiscountsThe TicPods 2, with touch controls, 23-hour battery life, fast charging, and noise cancellation, are 15% off at $84.99.The TicPods 2 Pro, with voice commands, voice assistant, and head gesture controls are normally $139.99, are $118.99, a 15% discount.These Father’s Day discounts are available from June 10th to the 21st, except where otherwise noted for the TicWatch C2.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Great screen, bad performance

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a great display and good build quality, but is severely hindered by sluggish performance.