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zawya.com - Staff Writer - UAE, Saudi gamers spend $256mln as COVID-19 fuels growth in hardware market
UAE, Saudi gamers spend $256mln as COVID-19 fuels growth in hardware market
ZAWYA

A spike in demand from stay-at-home customers during Covid-19 lockdowns has fueled growth in the gaming hardware market in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Data company GfK Point of Sales said gaming has been one of the few sectors positively impacted by…

businessliveme.com - Anurag Khandelwal - DEWA presents an exceptional simulated reality experience with its virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2020 | Businessliveme.com - Business News Middle East | BLME
DEWA presents an exceptional simulated reality experience with its virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2020 | Businessliveme.com - Business News Middle East | BLME
Business Live ME

(WAM) – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority uses the latest smart technologies to provide a simulated 3D virtual environment at the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment exhibition (WETEX) and the 5th Dubai Solar Show. The 3D…

bgr.com - Chris Smith - Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have a plan to kill the iPhone
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have a plan to kill the iPhone
BGR

The iPhone is one of the most popular and iconic devices ever made and continues to be Apple's most important product, but there will come a time when a different type of device might replace the iPhone and smartphones in general. Facebook CEO Mark…

cointelegraph.com - Osato Avan-Nomayo - Breaking virtual ground: Blockchain-secured land entices real estate investors
Breaking virtual ground: Blockchain-secured land entices real estate investors
Cointelegraph

In the “real” world, real estate has historically been seen as a viable investment. Individuals and corporations usually purchase land and property either for development or to sell at a higher price in the future. With the world…

theatlantic.com - Renée DiResta - In the Future, Propaganda Will Be Computer-Generated
In the Future, Propaganda Will Be Computer-Generated
The Atlantic

Someday soon, the reading public will miss the days when a bit of detective work could identify completely fictitious authors. Consider the case of “Alice Donovan.” In 2016, a freelance writer by that name emailed the editors of…

uploadvr.com - Harry Baker - The 5 Most Interesting Things Mark Zuckerberg Told Marques Brownlee
The 5 Most Interesting Things Mark Zuckerberg Told Marques Brownlee
UploadVR

Off the back of Facebook Connect this week, YouTuber Marques Brownlee released an insightful conversation with Mark Zuckerberg talking about the long-term future of AR and VR technology, and Facebook's goals for how to get there. We recommend…

uploadvr.com - VentureBeat - Editorial: Oculus Quest 2 Is Putting The Rift S Out Of Its Misery
Editorial: Oculus Quest 2 Is Putting The Rift S Out Of Its Misery
UploadVR

It's no coincidence that Facebook is killing the Oculus Rift S VR headset on the same day it's announcing the Oculus Quest 2 at Facebook Connect. On paper, the Go, Quest, and Rift families were supposed to be different devices for different…

hackernoon.com - Social VR: The New Way of Communicating | Hacker Noon
Social VR: The New Way of Communicating | Hacker Noon
HackerNoon.com

Currently there are 4 ways that we communicate with other people. We write, call, have a face to face meeting or do some video chatting. The next step in communicating will be virtual communications. Mark Zuckerburg showed a virtual reality demo of…

indianexpress.com - Trends Desk - Watch: Tokyo convenience stores deploy seven-foot robots to stock shelves
Watch: Tokyo convenience stores deploy seven-foot robots to stock shelves
The Indian Express

Faced with twin issues of an ageing population and labour shortage amid the pandemic, Japanese convenience stores are going high-tech and deploying robots, with some reaching up to seven feet, that can perform several tasks, including picking and…

openculture.com - 285 Free Documentaries Online
285 Free Documentaries Online
Open Culture

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki - Free - A four part documentary on the unstoppable Japanese animator directed by Kaku Arakawa. (2019) 15 Films by Designers Charles & Ray Eames - Free - Watch a series of short films by the iconic designers. 50…

dailymail.co.uk - Claire Toureille - Can these pieces of equipment save you a trip to the gym?
Can these pieces of equipment save you a trip to the gym?
Mail Online

Gyms have reopened across UK after months of closure due to coronavirus But some might feel it's too soon to return and would rather work out at home FEMAIL tried several pieces of equipment to see if they match up to the gym While the UK was in…

androidcentral.com - Nicholas Sutrich - What's new with the Oculus Quest 2 controllers?
What's new with the Oculus Quest 2 controllers?
Android Central

Best answer: The Oculus Quest 2 controllers feature redesigned ergonomics, a dedicated thumb rest up top, enhanced haptic feedback, better battery life, and a redesigned battery compartment. Pre-order it now!: Oculus Quest 2 (From $299 at Amazon)…

benzinga.com - Renato Capelj - Fintech Focus For September 21, 2020
Fintech Focus For September 21, 2020
Benzinga

Quote Of The Day: In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell Fintech Movers: The European Union (EU) will release a new set of rules by 2024 — with the aim to streamline cross-border payments — by…

seekingalpha.com - ValueZen - Build-A-Bear Workshop: Their Business Model Can Be Permanently Disrupted (NYSE:BBW)
Build-A-Bear Workshop: Their Business Model Can Be Permanently Disrupted (NYSE:BBW)
SeekingAlpha

Mall-based retailers have been severely impacted by COVID. In states like California, the flare-up of infections in the month of July had malls close their doors once again. And even when malls were allowed to operate, foot traffic has remained…

hackernoon.com - How To Create An AR Treasure Hunt using A-Frame and AR.js | Hacker Noon
How To Create An AR Treasure Hunt using A-Frame and AR.js | Hacker Noon
HackerNoon.com

Hi there! 👋 I'm a ☁️ Developer Advocate 👩‍💻👨‍💻from 👁️🐝Ⓜ️ WebVR is an experimental JavaScript application programming interface (API)…

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