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Sony Teases Prototype VR Headset With Stunning 8K Visuals

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It appears as though Sony is making serious progress with its VR technology. Earlier today the company hosted an online event called Sony Technology Day, revealing new information on eight different technologies revolving around the theme of “Technology that inspires emotion.”

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Kristina Podnar: We must fight for our privacy and digital rights in XR

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Samsung Debuts Its New Augmented Reality Playgrounds

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Visitors can collaborate with others in real-time and contribute to existing structures using persistent AR elements. Samsung today announced Dreamground, a next-gen playground that combines physical structures with AR technology to immerse visitors in a one-of-a-kind digital environment.

Gabe Newell: Valve is Making “big investments” in New Headsets and Games

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In a talk at an Auckland, New Zealand area high school back in May, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell revealed they’re making “big investments in new headsets and games,” something he hopes will prepare the company for a future of brain-computer interfaces (BCI). .

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

A Hands-On Review of Holoride

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Some of my favorite memories with my children involve traveling around the United States to visit national parks, historic sites, and science museums.

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ VR Mod Coming Next Month

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Step back into the role of V and explore Night City in immersive VR. Luke Ross, the creator behind popular VR mods for games like Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 , is bringing his talents to the world of Cyberpunk 2077.

Marco Magnano on XR Safety Week, journalism, and the meta…

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December, 6th will be the start day of XR Safety Week , an event that aims at fostering a healthy debate on some social themes surrounding XR , and at promoting safety, privacy, inclusion, and accessibility for everyone in our ecosystem.

‘Cities: VR’ is a Built-for-VR Version of ‘Cities: Skylines’, Coming to Quest 2 in Spring 2022

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Popular city-builder Cities: Skylines (2015) doesn’t offer native VR support, however the franchise is getting its first official made-for-VR game soon called Cities: VR, which will let you go hands-on as you take the reigns of your city from a new perspective.

Scientists declared these animals extinct in 2021

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We live in an age of accelerated extinction.

How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

How to read EPUB books on your Kindle

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Books are easier to access than ever thanks to the introduction of e-book readers and e-books. Here's how to easily convert and read EPUB books on your Kindle. Computing How-To Mobile Amazon Epub kindle Tier 4

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The XR Week Peek (2021.12.06): Upload VR Showcase, Apple headset rumors, and more!

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I guess all companies have finished their important announcements before US Thanksgiving and now we are in a calm moment where there is some news here and there, but nothing incredible. Probably we’ll hear new big shots fired at CES in January 2022.

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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ is Getting a Tie-in Game Experience But It isn’t in VR and That’s a Crime

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The Matrix Resurrections , the fourth installment in the famed series, is set to debut on December 22nd. Later this week the film will get a tie-in game experienced based on Unreal Engine 5, but it won’t be available in VR and that’s a terrible shame.

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Cyberpunk VR Mod Set To Launch Next Month From GTAV Modder

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Enthusiast VR modder Luke Ross says he’s working on a Cyberpunk VR mod, and it should be out soon. PC Gamer reports that the mod is next on Ross’ ‘to do’ list after Pateron followers voted for the game in a poll.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Apple discontinued the one thing that got me through the pandemic

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Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. There's an internet joke that stems from humanity's unique ability to look at something distinctly not-human and decide that we're going to be friends with it.

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Our First Look At NERF’s Competitive VR Game

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When you’re not parkouring across the map, you’ll be firing darts at your opponents using real NERF blasters.

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3 reasons why Microsoft Edge is better than Google Chrome

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Microsoft's Edge browser is based on the same engine as Google Chrome, but these three features make the browser the better option. Computing Google Google Chrome Microsoft Microsoft Edge Windows Windows 10 Windows 11

‘Demeo’ is Getting ‘Roots of Evil’ Campaign DLC on December 16th

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Demeo (2021) , the VR tabletop dungeon crawler from Resolution Games, is getting a new campaign soon called ‘Roots of Evil’ Demeo is a four-player co-op game that pits a party of adventures against various baddies and one very powerful end boss.

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Cities: Skylines Spin-Off Cities: VR Announced For Quest 2

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Fast Travel Games’ next VR title is a spin-off of popular city-building simulation, Cities: Skylines, named Cities: VR. Announced today at the Upload VR Showcase , Cities: VR is coming to Meta Quest 2 (formally known as the Oculus Quest 2) in Spring 2022.

Apple's got a ton of new products coming next year, report says

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Apple fans, start saving money now, because there's a ton of new Apple gear coming in 2022. In his latest Power On newsletter (via 9to5Mac ), Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has listed all the new products Apple is planning to launch next year, according to his sources.

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VR City-Building Games Are Having Their Moment

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Unlimited creativity and freedom are the driving force behind Cities: VR and other games like it. During the UploadVR Showcase 202 1 , Swedish VR studio Fast Travel Games announced Cities: VR , a VR spin-off of the popular city-building game Cities: Skylines.

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Will Google ever lose its throne as king of search? You.com is betting on it

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Dozens of companies have tried to disrupt Google's search dominance, and none have really succeeded -- but You.com thinks it has an approach that could work. Features Google search engines You.com

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Sony Reveals VR Headset Prototype with Display Tech That Could Wind Up in PSVR 2

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During an online showcase today, Sony revealed a VR headset prototype with a 4K OLED microdisplay.

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Quest Headsets Now Make Up More Than 40% Of SteamVR

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Meta’s Quest and Quest 2 standalone headsets made up 41% of SteamVR usage in November. When including the Oculus Rift and Rift S PC-only headsets, this figure rises to 62%. Companies like Meta, Valve, & HTC don’t reveal sales figures.

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Apple reckons it's time to go for a walk with Prince William

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Apple is encouraging you to go for a walk around the neighbourhood while enjoying the dulcet tones of checks notes Prince William. His Royal Highness has been announced as the next audio guest on "Time to Walk" with Apple Fitness+.

WayRay Designing AR-Powered Ride-Share Car For Zoomers

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“Metaverse on Wheels.” ” WayRay, a Swiss technology company specializing in holographic AR, this week unveiled the Holograktor, an all-electric ride-hailing vehicle that incorporates various AR components to offer passengers in a next-gen commuting experience.

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Capstone Connected launches its smart mirrors built for all lifestyles

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Capstone Connected releases its Thin Cast smart mirror with touchscreen capabilities, Android OS, and dual speakers. Health & Fitness Smart Home Capstone smart mirror Smart Mirrors

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‘Propagation VR’ Sequel Coming to SteamVR in Late 2022, Announce Trailer Here

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Propagation VR (2020) , the short VR survival horror game launched on PC VR headsets last year, is getting a sequel called Propagation: Paradise Hotel.

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Co-Op Horror Game Paranormal Hunter Announced For PC VR

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Former Shenmue and Shin Megami Tensei developers at EALoGames have revealed a new cooperative horror game named Paranormal Hunter, and it’s got full VR support.

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