VR Technology Could One Day Be Powered By Your Sweat


Generate electricity while interacting with your favorite games and apps.

VR Parkour Game ‘STRIDE’ Coming To Oculus Quest


Run, jump, vault, shoot, slide, and roll your way through this fast-paced VR free running experience.

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Immersive Tech Brings The Tokyo Olympics To Life At Home


From volumetric video to AI-powered motion capture , here’s how immersive tech is changing the most historic sporting event on the planet.

Snapchat Says AR Is Becoming Part of the Shopping Norm


A 2021 report from Snap Inc. details how AR technology will soon be a major part of your shopping experience.

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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.

New Deal Could Bring VR & Gaming To Netflix


Shonda Rhimes and Netflix ink a new deal that could VR and gaming content to the continually growing entertainment platform.

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Can You Play VR Games On The Steam Deck?


Valve’s handheld $399 gaming device boasts impressive specs, but is it enough to play your favorite VR games? Earlier today, Valve revealed the Steam Deck, a new handheld gaming device capable of running AAA PC games on the go.

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VR Headset From Russia Boasts Impressive Specs


Russian state corporation Roscosmos reveals a prototype of its new VR headset, announces additional hardware for 2021. This past February, Roscosmos, a state corporation of the Russian Federation specializing in space flight, announced that it was in production of consumer-focused VR hardware.

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‘Fruit Ninja VR 2’ Available For Early Playtesting


Go hands-on with the highly-anticipated follow-up to Halfbrick Studios’ VR hack-and-slash game before its launch later this year.

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REPORT: Apple Mixed Reality Glasses Launching Mid-2022


Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the upcoming headset will launch in Q2 of next year and will feature 15 onboard cameras. This past April, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that augmented reality (AR) technology is “ critically important ” for the future of the company.

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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.

How To Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics In VR


Immerse yourself in everything from the Opening Ceremony to seven exciting events using the NBC Olympics VR app. After significant delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics are finally underway in Tokyo, Japan.

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Ready Player Me Launches Cross-Game VR Avatar Hub


Create a digital identity and explore a massive catalog of 260 VR games and apps.

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Oculus Quest Update Makes It Easier To Party Up With Friends


The v31 software update introduces additional party features, improvements to Messenger, and new security options. Another month, another exciting Oculus Quest update. Facebook today announced the rollout of yet another software update for Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets.

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Soar Through The Sky In This Multisensory VR Wingsuit Sim


The co-founder of location-based entertainment company The VOID returns with a new wingsuit VR experience. Jumping out of an aircraft and soaring past mountains like a flying squirrel looks like an incredible experience.

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AR Experience Introduces Three New Olympic Sports


The Washington Post uses AR and interactive video to showcase three new Olympic sports debuting in Tokyo. The 2020 Olympics are finally here after being delayed due to the global pandemic.

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KAT Walk Mini S: A Next-Gen VR Treadmill For Arcades


KAT’s second-generation omnidirectional treadmill is tailored for VR arcades and Industry training applications. When it comes to omnidirectional treadmills, KAT VR has been one of the leaders in the industry.

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Arcadia Is A Mixed Reality Competition For Athletes & Gamers


The “world’s first stadium-size mixed reality arena” will begin searching for its first-ever ‘Arcadia Champion’ later this year.

This AR Book Lets You Summon Demons With Your Voice


Use the Book of Asmodeus and your smartphone to defeat the 12 demons and bring your deepest desires to life. You’ve stumbled across a mysterious leather-bound book tucked away in the darkest corner of your home’s attic.

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How Astronauts Are Using VR & AR Aboard The ISS


From maintenance work to physics experiments, XR technology is playing a major role in the operations of the Expedition 65 crew.

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Yaw2 Motion Simulator Surpasses $1M On Kickstarter


Yaw VR’s smart chair offers a 40-degree motion range for roll, 70-degree for pitch movements, and haptic vibrations.

Commodore 64 Emulator Brings Retro Gaming To Oculus Quest


The 80’s most popular home computer arrives on Quest headsets. Back in 1982, one of the coolest devices you could own was the Commodore 64. The C64, as it’s referred to by many enthusiasts, had a screaming MOS 6510/8500 1MHz processor with a paltry 64 KByte of memory.

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Build Your Own Retro VR Arcade In ‘Arcade Legend’


Upgrade and customize your very own old-school gaming paradise. LAI Games is an Australian-based company with location-based entertainment venues all around the world. Chance are if you’ve stepped into an arcade to play an old-school ticket redemption game, chances are LAI Games was involved.

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Hyper-Realistic Sim ‘Kayak VR’ Looks Absolutely Gorgeous


Race through checkpoints in Time Attack or kick back and enjoy the scenery in Free-Ride mode. We’ve seen some visually stunning VR experiences released over the past few years.

VR Art App ‘Brushwork’ Available Free, No Download Required


Sunset Division’s browser-based immersive painting experience lets you craft beautiful works of art in VR, no additional downloads necessary. We’ve seen a number of immersive art apps make their way to VR headsets over the past few years.

I Went To Cannes XR And Saw The Future (And The Past)


Arriving in Cannes for the film festival is a remarkable experience. Everything you’ve been told about it is true, immaculately dressed people, palm trees, yachts… . The French, as you may or may not know, do festivals very well.

How One Hip Hop Producer Found Success With His VR Concert Series


After hosting a rooftop show in Altspace, one hip-hop artist/producer sees potential in VR live performances. COVID-19 took its toll on the live concert industry with up to $9 Billion being lost in the U.S. alone.

Feel Rain Fall In VR With Full-Body TESLASUIT


Somnium Space and TESLASUIT partner to bring full-body haptics to social VR with the Somnium X TESLASUIT DK1.

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Sony Teases Shadow Banning System For PSVR In New Patent


The new system would allow the company to shadow ban VR players based on their gestures and language.

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Swedish Dev Auctioning Off One-Of-A-Kind NFT VR Studio


This unique one-off VR space is up for auction with bidding starting at 30 ETH ($60K). Swedish VR developer Fredrik Ekholm has partnered with one of Sweden’s biggest interior designers to create a high-end VR experience that will be auctioned off on Opensea.io as a one-of-a-kind NFT collectible.

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First VR Film Shot Aboard ISS Available On Oculus Venues


Watch Episode One of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience free for a limited time as part of National Space Day. In honor of National Space Day, Oculus will be streaming a 24-hour loop of developer Felix & Paul’s groundbreaking VR film, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience.

Cannes XR 2021 – Your Guide To The Virtual Exhibition


Immerse yourself in a series of ground-breaking VR projects available as part of the XR3 virtual exhibition. This week marks the start of part two of the XR3 virtual exhibit, a hybrid digital conference developed as part of a collaboration between Cannes XR, Tribeca, and The NewImages Festival.

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‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?


This might be the strangest haptic feedback device we’ve seen yet.

Tribeca Immersive Kicks Off Today With A Fresh Line-Up Of Groundbreaking XR


The legendary film festival makes a triumphant return to NYC with in-person and at-home entertainment. After a long and grueling wait, we’re finally returning to a state of semi-normalcy here in the United States.

VR Experience ‘Pollinator Park’ Shows Us Life Without Bees


The EU Pollinators Initiative invites you to celebrate World Bee Day at Pollinator Park. Without pollination, planet Earth and humanity itself would be in serious trouble. We rely on this natural process for vegetables, fruits, cotton (for clothing), hay (grown to feed livestock), and so much more.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: AR Is “Critically Important” For The Company’s Future


Augmented reality will forever change the way we communicate says the Apple CEO. According to a recent report by Apple research expert Ming-Chi Kuo , Apple will be launching a mixed reality headset later this year, followed by a dedicated AR headset in 2025 and AR contact lenses in 2030.

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Learn How A Virus Spreads With VR Algebra Game ‘Pandemic’ On Quest


Prism’s immersive algebra learning app breaks down the mathematics of a viral outbreak.

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