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Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka will play in a celebrity Mario Tennis tournament on Facebook

Top tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and (known Overwatch fan) Naomi Osaka will compete in a live-streamed Mario Tennis Aces doubles tournament this weekend. The players will be paired with other celebrities and athletes, including Karlie Kloss, Steve Aoki, and Gigi Hadid, in a tournament that’s meant to offer a fun …

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Magic Leap Warns Of ‘Critical’ Battery Issue Days After Huge Layoffs

Magic Leap sent owners of its AR headsets a warning that they need to update their devices due to an issue related to the battery. Developers received the email Tuesday April 28, less than a full week after massive layoffs on April 22 left the organization a fraction of its former size. The email to …

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Apple is making iPhones easier to unlock without Face ID while many wear masks – CNET

Angela Lang/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/apple/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Apple|CNET_TAG|912"}” section=”annotation”>Apple</a> has included a new feature in <span data-error=”was unable to determine path for annotation” data-annotation-type=”CNET_FAM_SERIES”>iOS</span> 13.5 developer beta 3 so users can unlock their <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/reviews/iphone-11-2019-battery-deep-fusion-review/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Apple iPhone 11|CNET_FAM_SERIES|783"}” section=”annotation”>iPhones</a> faster while wearing a medical mask or facial covering due to <span class=”link”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/how-to/coronavirus-and-covid-19-all-your-questions-answered/” …

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Arizona Sunshine’s Latest Oculus Quest Expansion ‘The Damned’ Is Its Biggest Yet

The celebrated zombie shooter is now available on Oculus Quest in its entirety. Arizona Sunshine’s final story expansion “The Damned” is now available on Oculus Quest, marking the end of five months of scheduled content releases from developer Vertigo Games. In that time we’ve been introduced to new weapons, horde maps, missions, and protagonists, but …

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Wireality is an Experimental Haptic Feedback Device Using Shoulder-mounted Strings

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>Carnegie Mellon University researchers published a paper recently that proposes a novel VR haptic feedback device, which unlike strictly hand-worn haptic devices, lets you feel objects in VR with a measure of ‘positional’ resistance. Researchers Cathy Fang, Yang Zhang, Matthew Dworman, and Chris Harrison call it Wireality. It’s …

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Arizona Sunshine’s Final Expansion Launches On Quest Today

And so the circle is complete; the very last story expansion to Arizona Sunshine launches on Oculus Quest today. The Damned, which we first revealed for PC VR and PSVR headsets at last year’s E3 VR Showcase, is now live (or soon will be) on Facebook’s standalone headset. As the name suggests, this expansion is …

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John Legend, Tinashe to Play Live Shows in Social VR Platform ‘Wave’

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–><em>Wave</em> isn’t your garden variety social VR platform. With an emphasis on virtual raves, replete with immersive visualizations and regular live performances, it’s become the de facto concert platform for VR users. Now <em>Wave</em> says it’s bringing more artists this summer via its <a href=”https://go.wave.watch/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>One Wave</a> concert …

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Apple Maps now shows coronavirus testing locations in all 50 states. How to find one – CNET

Apple Maps has started adding COVID-19 testing locations. Angela Lang/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Earlier this month, <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-wants-to-add-covid-19-testing-locations-to-maps/”>Apple announced</a></span> it would be adding <span class=”link”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/how-to/coronavirus-and-covid-19-all-your-questions-answered/” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"link_anchor"}”>coronavirus</a></span> testing locations to its <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-lesser-known-apple-maps-features-you-should-use-on-your-iphone/”>Maps app</a> for <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/reviews/iphone-11-2019-battery-deep-fusion-review/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Apple iPhone 11|CNET_FAM_SERIES|606"}” section=”annotation”>iPhone</a><span section=”inline-annotation|leads”> (<a href=”https://apple.sjv.io/c/159047/605989/7613?prodsku=MWL72LL%2FA&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fus%2Fxc%2Fproduct%2FMWL72″ data-component=”leadsTracker” data-leads-tracker-options=”{"numNodes":3,"trackingData":{"asid":"","assetguid":"10cf6c8c-c553-406c-b587-5bafc67589aa","contype":"magnet_article","destUrl":"https://apple.sjv.io/c/159047/605989/7613?prodsku=MWL72LL%2FA&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fus%2Fxc%2Fproduct%2FMWL72","devicetype":"desktop","ctype":"cpc","leadcpc":"","ltype":"mlst","merid":15000652,"merchantName":"Apple","pagetype":"article","pid":"","rsid":"cbsicnetglobalsite","siteid":"1","topic":"","ttag":"ir","viewguid":"","event":"","assettitle":"apple-iphone-11-black-64gb","campaign":"ir","cval":75,"leadCpc":0.75,"mfgid":272829,"mfr":"apple","ontid":"","pdguid":"738ab5a1-859b-4b2a-a111-c4180104f654","productId":"738ab5a1-859b-4b2a-a111-c4180104f654","productName":"apple iphone 11 (black, 64gb)","productSeriesId":"2d178b34-ff21-4787-a422-be6221e33437","seourl":"https://www.cnet.com/reviews/iphone-11-2019-battery-deep-fusion-review/","sl":"en","topicbrcrm":"Mobile:Phones","topicguid":"1c5a20d4-c387-11e2-8208-0291187b029a","leadProdPrice":699}}” class=”inlineAnnotation norewrite …

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Walking Dead Dev: VR Physics Standardization Will Lead To ‘Second Generation’ Games

The creators of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners belives its work with VR physics, along with other projects, will lead to a “second generation” of VR games. Skydance Interactive chief technologist and co-founder Peter Akeman said as much in a recent interview with VentureBeat (see below). “Let’s take three titles that just launched and …

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Rhythm-shooter ‘Pistol Whip’ to Launch on PSVR This Summer

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–><em>Pistol Whip (2019)</em>, the VR rhythm-shooter from Cloudhead Games, has been available on Oculus Quest and SteamVR-compatible headsets since late last year. However it seems PSVR owners will soon be able to get into the stylish shooting action too. Cloudhead hasn’t said specifically when it will arrive on …

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