Tag Archive: Tracking

Hand tracking breaths new life into The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets debuted near the end of 2019 on the Oculus Quest and PC VR platforms. The diorama-scale virtual worlds found in the game present a perfect way for players of all ages to appreciate the magic that VR brings. It truly feels like these miniature worlds are floating right in front of you, and their designs compel players to look around every corner and in every nook and cranny to find all  [Read More…]

Oculus Quest hand tracking is now generally available

Hand tracking is now generally available for the Oculus Quest, and games can use it later this month.

What you need to know Oculus Quest hand tracking is now generally available. Hand tracking has been an experimental feature for a year. Third-party games can include hand tracking starting on May 28, 2020.

Oculus announced a slew of updates and bits of information to celebrate the anniversary of the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. One of the  [Read More…]

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets gains hand tracking on Oculus Quest

Now your actual hands will appear in the game!

What you need to know The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets is now the first commercial game on the Oculus Store with hand-tracking support. You’ll no longer need controllers to play the game on the Oculus Quest once the update launches later this month. Curious Tale is already one of the most accessible VR games on the market since it includes automatic height adjustment and content tailored  [Read More…]

Microsoft To Do improves task tracking on Android

It’s easier to keep track of your tasks in Microsoft To Do for Android following a recent update.

What you need to know Tasks in Microsoft To Do for Android now appear at the top of lists when moved between lists. The update also smooths scrolling, which helps when viewing long lists. The update is available now through the Google Play Store.

The latest update for Microsoft To Do includes a few changes that make it easier  [Read More…]

Google to push COVID-19 tracking updates to Android phones via Google Play

The contact tracing tool is being developed jointly by Google and Apple.

What you need to know Google has announced that it will be using Google Play Services to push the COVID-19 tracking system to Android phones. The updates will be rolled out to all Android phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. The first phase of Google and Apple’s Bluetooth contact tracking framework is due next month.

Google joined hands with Apple last week to help  [Read More…]

The new Wyze Band brings fitness tracking and Alexa to your wrist for $25

The Wyze Scale also offers an affordable way to track your weight.

What you need to know Wyze Band will have Alexa built-in, 10-day battery life, and a 5 ATM water-resistance rating. Wyze Scale measures 12 body metrics, including weight, body fat, and heart rate. Wyze Band will be $ 24.99 and Wyze Scale is $ 19.99, launching publicly in April 2020.

Wyze is a company known for its low-cost smart home devices such as cameras, light  [Read More…]

Google’s location tracking made this innocent biker a suspect in a robbery

A bike ride he won’t soon forget.

What you need to know Zachary McCoy became a robbery suspect by riding his bike past a house three times that had been burgled. Police used a geofence warrant to request information about devices in the area from Google. Geofence warrants have increased by 500% from 2018 to 2019.

Did you ever think your next bike ride might turn you into a suspect for a crime? I know I haven’t,  [Read More…]

How to improve hand tracking on the Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest recently gained preview support for hand tracking. The feature allows you to navigate menus and even play some games with nothing but your hands. It’s a new and exciting feature for the Oculus Quest, but it’s still in its early stages and doesn’t always work. There are a few things you can do to help get the best hand tracking experience.

Products used in this guide Standalone VR: Oculus Quest ($ 400 at Best Buy)  [Read More…]

New texting scam disguises itself as a FedEx tracking notification

Stay vigilant my friends.

What you need to know A new scam is sending messages disguised as FedEx tracking notifications. The text will include a link that takes you to a fake Amazon page offering a “free” reward for taking a survey. It will ask for your credit card info to pay for shipping and automatically sign you up to receive a product each month and charge you $ 98.95.

There’s always a new scam to look  [Read More…]

Everything you can do with Oculus Quest hand tracking

Hand tracking doesn’t do much at the moment.

The Oculus Quest is a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that doesn’t require any cables to be connected to your PC. The device has received a number of new features in recent months, but hand tracking may be the most significant. Yesterday, Oculus updated the Quest software so that you can enable hand tracking as an Experimental Feature.

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You can interact with the Oculus  [Read More…]