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Italian Airport Using Terrifying Thermal Scanning AR Headsets Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

HALT! YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY! Thermal scanning technology has proven to be an invaluable tool in combating the spread of COVID-19 these past few months. Whether it be head-mounted wearables or handheld “fever cameras”, technology capable of detecting elevated body temperatures (a common symptom of coronavirus) has the potential to develop into a …

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Sony’s new Bluetooth speaker line gets a nice refresh – CNET

Sony’s new Extra Bass speaker line includes 3 new models, two of which (XB33 and XB 43) can be stood up vertically or laid down horizontally. Sony Sony regularly releases new portable Bluetooth speakers each year and this year we get three new models, the least expensive of which, the SRS-XB23 ($100), is a completely …

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Former astronaut and SpaceX consultant on creating a new crewed spacecraft: ‘We were really the underdogs’

For former NASA astronaut Garret Reisman, SpaceX’s May 27 launch of the company’s first human passengers to space is going to be a very personal moment. Reisman worked at SpaceX for years, helping the company win NASA contracts and overseeing operations of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft — both the new crewed version, and its predecessor, which …

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Sidequest For Oculus Quest Sees 1 Million Downloads In Less Than A Year

Sideloading platform Sidequest says they’ve seen 1 million downloads of their platform in less than a year’s time. The platform arrived shortly after Oculus Quest started shipping in May 2019 to smooth out the process of loading up content onto Quest without formal approval by Facebook. Sidequest offered a route for developers to more easily …

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Editorial: To Keep Up, Sony Must Prepare To Release More Than One PSVR Next-Gen

At over five million units sold, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is considered a modest success in the fledgling VR market. For its VR business to grow significantly, though, the company needs to set the bar much higher in the next-generation. That might mean multiple PSVR headsets. Sony still says its anticipated PlayStation 5 (PS5) console …

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HTC Vive Pro Full Kit Now Comes with ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ for Free in Europe

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>It looks like HTC is making a final push to relieve itself of Vive Pro stock in Europe, as the company is including a copy of Valve’s critically-acclaimed VR title <em><a href=”https://www.roadtovr.com/half-life-alyx-review/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Half-Life: Alyx (2020)</a> </em>with purchase of the full kit. The Europe-only deal is taking place …

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Virtual Desktop Adds Offline Support Over LAN Connections On Oculus Quest

A new beta release of Virtual Desktop adds an option that allows computer discovery when all devices are on a LAN connection that is offline and not connected to the internet. Previously, although Virtual Dekstop is run entirely over LAN, the network still needed to be online initially in order to find the host computer …

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is a mini Pixel Slate for $280 – CNET

The Duet is ready for work and entertainment at home or on the go. Joshua Goldman/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>With Android apps available on <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/best-chromebook-for-2020-hp-lenovo-acer-asus-and-more/”>Chromebooks</a></span>, models that are a lightweight tablet with a detachable keyboard like <a href=”https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-duet-chromebook-10-1-tablet-128gb-with-keyboard-ice-blue-iron-gray/6401727.p?skuId=6401727″ rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>Lenovo’s IdeaPad Duet Chromebook</a> make more sense. Google recently stepped up the …

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Beat Sage Adds MP3 Upload Support For AI Generated Beat Saber Maps

Beat Sage, a powerful tool that uses neural networks and artificial intelligence to generate custom Beat Saber maps, now supports MP3 uploads. The previous version of the tool only supported YouTube links, but now users will be able to upload their own MP3s to the site to generate playable Beat Saber maps. The tool launched …

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This ‘Beat Saber’ Project Uses AI to Generate Custom Beat Maps for Any Song

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>Manually creating beat maps for your favorite songs in <em>Beat Saber (2018)</em> requires a bit of know-how and time. If you’re looking for a quick and surprisingly effective solution to automatically creating beat maps for any song, look no further than the fan-built service called ‘Beat Sage’. Beat Sage …

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