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Episode 552 – One Year of Quest – 5/21/20

The reverse-order podcast returns as special guest Devindra Hardawar joins us this week to talk about how the Oculus Quest platform has grown in its first year of release, the release of Half-Life: Alyx workshop tools, and the technologies and use cases for AR glasses that will make them mainstream. Plus, Build 2020 news, new shows we’ve been watching, and a special science interview segment!

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7 thoughts on “Episode 552 – One Year of Quest – 5/21/20

  1. Awesome show all around. Dr Mattu-what an awesome, calming presence. Kishore-we need an extended weekly Moment of Science segment on Tested(like you’re not busy enough)! You routinely distill and filter all the week’s noise down in your segment in an incredibly helpful and NEEDED fashion. Tested is flat out Gold.

  2. Great podcast, as usual.

    For those of you without a VR headset, you can skip the first 70 minutes of the show.

    I’m not sure about this new order of segments.

  3. Moving the VR minute to the top seems like a move toward focusing heavily on a single topic in what has been a fairly general podcast for 550+ episodes, and a topic that already has a dedicated (video) show on the site. Not sure I think that is a great idea, considering you are targeting a subset of existing listeners by that move.

  4. I wonder if hand tracking will bring back gloves? Not for tracking (though maybe sigils could help there) but for contact signals like thumb-to-another finger or the like.

  5. I think I have to disagree with the new podcast segment order. The VR Minute is the most niche segment, and thus relevant to the fewest listeners. It’s not a segment that I personally listen to at all. My vote is to return to the traditional order.

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