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Traders set to don virtual reality headsets in their home offices

Enlarge Thomas Barwick / Getty Images Spare bedrooms and living rooms could soon become part of vibrant trading floors as one of the world’s biggest investment banks considers providing staff with augmented reality headsets. UBS has experimented with issuing its London-based traders with Microsoft HoloLenses, which would allow staff to recreate the experience of working …

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Bittrex Global Announces Listing of Sensorium (SENSO)

Dex Platforms Trade Over $2.4 Billion in 7 Days, Defi Swaps up 68% Since Last Week Years ago the cryptocurrency community did not have access to a plethora of decentralized exchanges (dex). In 2020 with the rise of Ethereum, dex platforms have grown exponentially with trading applications like Uniswap, 0x, Kyber, and more. Dex trading …

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Oculus Connect conference is now Facebook Connect

AMY OSBORNE via Getty Images Facebook had cancelled F8 as well as all other in-person events through 2021 thanks to the pandemic, but it did not rule out virtual ones. On September 16th, the company will go forward with its annual AR/VR conference, except it will be held virtually. Most important of all, however, is …

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Why the Facebookening of Oculus VR is bad for users, devs, competition

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images On Tuesday, Facebook found another way to aggravate millions of users—though this time, the outrage came from its virtual reality department. The company announced that it would soon mandate the use of Facebook accounts within its Oculus ecosystem, all in order to “unlock social features.” In Facebook’s ideal world, you’ll …

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Oculus headsets will require Facebook logins starting in October

Devindra Hardawar / Engadget It’s a possibility Oculus owners have had in the back of their minds since Facebook acquired the company in 2014, and it’s now finally happening. Oculus will soon require all of its users to log in with a Facebook account.   In October, the company will start prompting device owners to merge their …

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Valve secrets spill over—including Half-Life 3—in new Steam documentary app

The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx is now live on Steam as a $10 download, and it’s a phenomenal look at the underbelly of Valve video game development, told with a wealth of inside access and a host of multimedia goodies. The project, as led by journalist Geoff Keighley, is a years-in-the-making look at Valve’s …

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‘Iron Man VR’ has moments of brilliance, but shows the limits of PSVR

Iron Man should be the best hero to transition from comics to VR. His own interactions with his suit touch on augmented reality controls, steering a powerful avatar in sync with Stark’s movements. So, just like me, with a pair of digital wands with colorful balls on the end. Iron Man VR is also PlayStation …

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‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ will let you pilot an X-wing in VR

EA Motive A few days after it officially announced Star Wars: Squadrons, EA has released the first trailer and revealed a bit more about what to expect from its next Star Wars game. As expected, the EA Motive-developed title is centered around first-person dogfighting. It’s coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC (on Origin, Epic …

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What does Apple want from a VR events company?

Sponsored Links Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events — think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts — straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for FOMO, and maybe it was for some people. The problem is, …

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