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Google Reportedly Working On Its Own Mixed Reality Glasses

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Insiders claim the device resembles a pair of ski goggles and will launch in 2024. According to The Verge , Google is currently in development of its own AR device capable of blending virtual graphics over the real world, citing “two people familiar with the project.”

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HoloLens Optics Chief Joins Google Amid Reported Push for Upcoming Google AR Headset

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Bernard Kress, principal optical architect on Microsoft’s HoloLens team, has left the company to take on the role of Director of XR Engineering at the recently formed Google Labs.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.01.17): Big tech companies’ battle for talents, PSVR 2 still not confirmed for 2022, and more!

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It’s Monday again, so it’s time for a new roundup of the coolest AR and VR news of the week! But before digging into the news, let me invite you all to the latest work that we of VRrOOm have developed: a new social XR immersive music experience from the French legendary composer Jean-Michel Jarre!

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‘Wooorld’ is a Multiplayer Version of ‘Google Earth VR’ for Quest, Releasing Soon

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Google Earth VR is a fun and useful way of seeing the world—it’s easy to lose yourself visiting your home town, or mapping out new adventures thanks to the company’s extensive 3D building scans.

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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.

The Best VR Headsets in 2022 to Put on Your Wish List

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According to experts, the VR headsets market will grow exponentially until 2028. And we can already see the signs of a booming market – a lot of newcomers are getting into the VR hardware business, while established players continue to innovate and push the boundaries to performance.

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Skyrim VR Looks Even Better As A Comic Book

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VR mods bring the popular VR game to life in a whole new light. I know what you’re thinking: “another story about Skyrim ? Really?”

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NASA satellite captures a dazzling, important crater on Mars

Mashable VR

There's a giant camera orbiting Mars. It's attached to NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and can spot things as small as a kitchen table (including robotic rovers). It's aptly called the High Resolution Imaging Experiment, or HIRISE. And it recently captured a brilliant view of a Martian crater.

Solving VR’s ‘infinite walking’ problem with moon boots

Digital Trends

For decades, engineers have been dreaming up creative ways to solve the infinite walking problem in virtual reality. Ekto thinks it has a new one. Computing Emerging Tech Gaming ekto vr endless walking Locomotion Virtual Reality VR

Reality Bytes: Microsoft, Netflix & Nordic Track

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What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round video commentary from AR Insider partner, M7 Innovations. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Commentary Reality Bytes

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.

Snap’s Spectacles Lens Lets You Play Catch With The LA Rams

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“LA Rams Mini Game” is the first Spectacles Lens developed in collaboration with a professional NFL team. Snap Inc. this week revealed a new AR-powered Lens for the company’s Spectacles 3 that lets users toss the virtual pigskin with LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Meat Loaf, legendary 'Bat Out of Hell' singer and actor, dies at 74

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Meat Loaf, the best-selling singer and actor whose 1977 album "Bat Out of Hell" has been certified 14x Platinum, has passed away at the age of 74. The death of the singer, whose real name is Michael Lee Aday, was confirmed to Deadline by his agent Michael Greene on Friday.

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New Feature in Quest Update Could Bolster WebXR Use

Road to VR

Meta is rolling out update v37 for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 bringing quality-of-life improvements like interface tweaks and tracking support for the Apple Magic Keyboard.

NASA’s TESS has discovered 5,000 exoplanet candidates

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NASA's planet-hunting satellite, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, has passed an impressive milestone, having identified 5,000 potential exoplanets. News exoplanets space tess

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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.

Exploring Metaverse: Can It Ever Become a New Normal?

ARPost

The future of the metaverse continues to be a hot topic of conversation amongst tech developers, virtual reality users, and an increasingly digital native population.

HTC Winter Sale Offers Major Discounts On VIVE Headsets And More

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Anyone who purchases a qualifying VR headset will also get two free months of Viveport Infinity. HTC Vive has a lot going on in 2022.

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Twitter makes it possible to link NFTs to profile pics (for a price)

Mashable VR

Conspicuous consumption is now officially integrated into the Twitter app. The social media giant announced Thursday a new feature which lets paying Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS officially link non-fungible tokens to their profile pictures.

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This Pioneering Fractal Artist is Returning to VR with a New Album Soon

Road to VR

It’s been a while since we last wrote about Julius Horsthuis, a visual effects artist who authored a series of fractal 360 videos for VR which are simply mind-blowing—both now and back in the good ol’ days of the Oculus Rift DK2 when we first experienced them.

Airbnb offering a year in Italy rent-free, and YOU can apply

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Airbnb is offering the unique chance to live in a recently restored heritage home in Sicily, Italy -- and the rent will cost you nothing. News Smart Home Airbnb Italy Travel work from home

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Is 2022 the Year for Consumer AR Glasses?

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We had a lot of news in the XR space in 2021, and a lot of trends could be distilled from that news. Trends around VR adoption, opensource, low and no-code development. However, some of the most exciting trends are all around AR glasses. See Also: 21 Most-Read ARPost Articles of 2021.

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New Quest Update Adds Apple Magic Keyboard Support & More

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It’s all about the little things. Meta this week announced the rollout of update v37 for the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2.

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How Can AR Unlock Immersive Education?

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AR is finding all kinds of use cases and points of value – from immersive shopping to enterprise productivity. But what about education and immersive learning? We examine the ways it can add value to the classroom. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

Varjo is Bringing Foveated XR Cloud Streaming to Its Headsets & Beyond

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Varjo, makers of high-end XR headsets, today announced it is introducing an XR cloud streaming service for enterprise customers. The streaming solution leverages the headset’s foveated rendering to deliver high quality XR experiences on less powerful machines.

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Microsoft can rescue a historic trove of lost games from Activision's vault

Mashable VR

It's something close to criminal that Infocom isn't better known in the 21st century.

Babysense Cloud smart mattress monitors your baby’s sleep

Digital Trends

Babysense has announced its new Cloud smart mattress that can track when your baby is about to wake up, has trouble sleeping, or needs to be changed. News Smart Home Babysense Cloud Smart Mattress smart home

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Samsung Losing Ground In VR/AR Due To ‘Obsession’ With Foldable Tech

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Company’s like Apple and Meta are leaving Samsung in the virtual dust. According to a new report by The Korea Herald , Samsung is steadily losing its position within the VR/AR space due to its unhealthy “obsession” with foldable smartphone technology.

How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse? Part II

AR Insider

The metaverse is as exciting as it is ill-defined. The term is so overused that it’s lost all meaning. But beyond the tech world, how do regular folks feel about it? We examine the latest consumer survey data in this week's data dive. The post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Inside VR Design: The Clever Weapons, Locomotion, & Open-world of ‘Stormland’

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In Inside VR Design we examine specific examples of great VR design. Today we’re looking at the clever design of Stormland’s weapons, locomotion, and open-world. You can find the complete video below, or continue reading for an adapted text version.

Scientists detect something really unexpected beneath Saturn's 'Death Star' moon

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Mimas, Saturn's cryptic-looking moon, is awfully deceptive. The small moon is dominated by an 80-mile-wide crater, giving it the appearance of the grim Star Wars Death Star — a space station equipped with a planet-destroying weapon. But otherwise, Mimas appears as a frozen chunk of ice.