You’ll be on the edge of your seat, in a panic and awe-inspired all at the same time.

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Everest VR is a spectacular Oculus Quest VR video series on the journey to the top of the world.

It lets you experience the process of preparing for a climb, all the way up to being on the side of the mountain facing seemingly impossible cliffs.

You’ll feel the pain in your fingertips from gripping a steep crevasse, which is the only thing holding you from the 3,000-meter drop. You’ll also feel the fear of entrusting your life to a rope and…

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With the recent release of Natural Magic, the expansion to Waltz of the Wizard VR experience, Haptics Club is beyond excited to interview Hrafn Thorisson, the CEO of Aldin Dynamics.

Not all VR games are created equal. Designing an immersive escape is an art form. You need all the elements in the right quantities, just like grandma’s famous cookie recipe.

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Waltz of the Wizard is like stepping through the wardrobe in the movie Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In this case…

Have you ever wanted to have superhuman powers? Of course, you have!

Waltz of the Wizard is still one of the best VR games ever! Photo via www.aldin.io

Books, film, and VR do a spectacular job at letting us explore the bounds of reality and fiction. For fantasy-loving fans of films like Harry Potter and TV fans of The Magicians and The Witcher, the VR experience Waltz of the Wizard is a must-try. Waltz lets you feel what it’s like to be a wizard with very magical powers.

As part of the gameplay, you’re tasked with crafting new spells which unlock enchanting skills. There are 12 whimsical skills like Fireball, Puppeteer, Giant, Conductor, and Reanimator.

Story Time —

Imagine…

James joined the Haptics Club at noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Not too long ago, all we had was a simple phone pagers that buzzzzzed. The mobile phone has really leveraged that tech and bizzzzzzz, bmmmmm, and buzzzzz’es. Not to mention the delightful low-end brrmmmmmm rumble of gaming controllers.

Today, haptics are used in a wealth of products and industries. The best way to try haptics is hands-on and the best way to learn is to ask an expert, which leads to our next special Haptics Club guest.

On June 16, 2021, at 12:00 pm Eastern Time, the Haptics…

Haptic technology at a glance and where to learn more.

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Buzzz. Burrrrr. Hummm. Bizz bizzz. Tactile feedback makes it easy for devices to communicate the digital world to us. For such a tiny component, it helps us in a big way.

Many people associate haptics with the deep rumbling in their gaming controller, from the Xbox Rumble Pack to Sony Playstation 5’s Dual Sense controller. …

The price of Neodymium, the strongest permanent magnet material discovered on the planet, is looking mighty pricy at a five year high. Since the beginning of 2021, Neodymium has increased in price by 14.06%.

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Neodymium magnets are in your headphones, cellphone, speakers, computer hard disks, and electric motors like the Tesla’s Model 3.

If you work in tech, consumer electronics, or want to buy any of these products in the future, you should be concerned about this.

Here’s a look at the price of Neodymium over the past 365 days:

Updated: 1/14/2021 at 3:31pm

This post is a day-by-day update of my experience attending the very first fully online CES.

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Like most folks in the tech industry, I’ve been attending CES events for many years. I was amped at the idea of an all-digital CES. It’s the first, after all. Plus, a year without CES blisters is a godsend. What I didn’t want to miss out on is the cool new tech.

If you want the Coles-Cliff Note version, you’ll find that below the day-to-day overviews.

CES — DAY ONE

It’s day one of four. …

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VR is a fun way to escape into a new world, fight lifesize zombies, go fishing and actually catch things, and create musical jams with friends.

I’m sharing my particular unboxing experience to highlight a few user experience tips and snafus. As well, to plant a flag in writing/YouTube history of it because I believe this really is a monumental time in the VR space and consumer electronics. We’re entering a new phase, where accessibility is opening up, which means big things are ahead for consumers.

The Unboxing

Me Unboxing the Quest 2

Unboxing — Things You Should Know

  • The headset and controllers have a battery charge straight…

1/22/2021 — Since this story was published, quite a few things have changed. It goes without saying that things can change quickly in every facet of our life. Often, when we least expect it or want it. All we can do is be as prepared as possible and hang on for dear life.

Being a TikTok creator is one of those careers that’s difficult to tell parents you want to be, and when successful, it is hard to describe to your family what you do for a living.

You do what now??

The TikTok app is a social media powerhouse…

The ban on China-made apps is just the tip of the iceberg.

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If you’re reading this and you’re a member of a North American startup that has somehow withstood the storm from the pandemic, I tip my hat to you. It’s horrifying how many companies are now out of business, and people are out of work.

I’d love to say things only go up from here, but truthfully, things are going to get even worse before they get better. Similar to a hurricane that has an eerily peaceful eye of the storm.

Current pandemic aside, we’re now seeing how business…

Ashley Huffman

Haptics & magnetics at Nanoport.io. Founding team @Nanodots. Writes about VR, tech, startups, and cars.

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