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The Virtual and Augmented Reality Daily

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A VR quest to make you care about endangered species

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  • Initially, Dragayeva’s team thought all it would need to do was drop food in front of its cameras and the animals would be drawn to them and more or less ham it up.
  • When you shake the PS4’s controller and drop a bundle of acacia branches for the elephants to eat, an adorable juvenile cautiously trudges over to inspect the noise.
  • A soothing female voice with a British accent explains that acacia branches are an elephant’s favorite food and that the massive mammals use their tusks as a sort of helping hand while eating.
  • Now, the voiceover explains that because the meat wasn’t a fresh kill, the big cat ignored it.
  • On the other hand, one of the baboons was so interested in the camera that it licked it, broke the mount, knocked it to the ground and batted it around.

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Flight Simulator ‘X-Plane 11’ Now Natively Supports SteamVR Headsets

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  • Developers at the South Carolina-basedLaminar Researchpreviously added beta VR support late last year, although the studio now says that all of the defaultfleet (minus the SR-71) is VR-ready.
  • Image courtesy Laminar Research – Laminar says however third-party aircraft are probably far less usable in VR unless you use the 3D mouse to interact with the cockpit.
  • Some parts of the aircrafthave a hotspot which will light up and snap you to that location such as seats,Laminar says in a blog post.
  • Image courtesy Laminar Research – X-Plane 11 on Steam for $60.
  • The update also includes: – – – New aircraft Aerolite 103 – 1315 new airports with 3D buildings – Customizable jetways for airport authors – Landmark scenery for Sydney, Australia – Enhanced night lighting at large distances – Higher performance with AMD graphics cards – – Take a look at…

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Mercedes May Ditch Owners’ Manuals For Augmented Reality App

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  • Well, Mercedes-Benz can cut back on the thickness of some of its manuals thanks to its Ask Mercedes app, which the company says is now a permanent fixture for current premium models.
  • At present, owners of 2018 model year E- and S-class sedans who own an iPhone 6 or newer iPhone can open the app and use the camera and touchscreen on the phone to access details on the car’s interior and functions rather than having to flip through the indexes of…
  • The Drive contacted Mercedes-Benz for additional information on models compatible with the Ask Mercedes app in the near future and its global market rollout, but no comment has yet been received.
  • While Mercedes corporate did not clarify whether or not the Ask Mercedes app will replace or augment owners’ manuals, a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Westminster, Colorado shared an answer: E- and S-class sedans will continue to come with physical owners’ manuals, but they will in time be replaced with the Ask…
  • Mercedes smartphone apps also let drivers book cars as part of its Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription service, equivalents of which are offered by competitors such as Cadillac and BMW.

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Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence

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