Mon.Oct 11, 2021

Bank Of America Turns To VR For Soft Skills Training


VR training designed to help Bank of America employees better understand the diverse needs of their customers.

CEO Shares First Details on Magic Leap 2, Announces $500 Million in New Funding

Road to VR

Magic Leap today announced that it has raised $500 million in new capital at a $2 billion valuation. This comes ahead of the launch of its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap 2, which it promises will be smaller, lighter, and tuned to be an “all day” device. New Capital.


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The XR Week Peek (2021.10.11): Lynx succeds on Kickstarter, Lone Echo 2 is finally launching, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Let’s start this roundup with a roundup of news about me, that this October I’m doing so many things! VR fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded has just added support for LIV and bHaptics suit , and it is a total blast with haptic feedback!

Magic Leap Teases Its Next-gen AR Headset for Enterprise

Road to VR

Magic Leap hasn’t come out with new hardware since it launched its seminal AR headset in 2018, Magic Leap 1. Now it seems we’re getting our first glimpse of what may very well be Magic Leap 2. Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson released a photo of the device via LinkedIn.

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.

Boxing Meets ‘Pong’ In ‘Sucker Punch VR’ On SteamVR & Quest


Slip on your super-powered boxing gloves and punch bricks to the beat of a thumping soundtrack. There’s no denying the popularity of the VR rhythm game genre.

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Flying a drone other than DJI made me instantly regret the decision

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There are other drone manufacturers out there besides DJI. However, trying one out will make you realize why DJI is hard to beat. Photography dji drone Drones


Resident Evil 4 VR’s Japanese Promo Is Kinda Gross

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Facebook’s done some wild advertising for its Oculus Quest 2 line-up of late (including an elaborate Billie Eilish routine ), but this Resident Evil 4 VR promo takes the cake.

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Spatial Beats: Facebook, Netflix & Twitch

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Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at Facebook's many angles, holograms and more metaverse musings.

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Magic Leap 2 Teased For 2022 With Taller Field Of View

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Magic Leap teased the first images of its next generation AR headset, Magic Leap 2. A blog post by Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson features an image, pictured below, comparing the field of view of the first and second generation AR headsets.

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.

Watch a year of life on the space station squeezed into 60 seconds

Digital Trends

We know life is busy for astronauts on the space station, but this 60-second video from the European Space Agency makes it look positively hectic! News International Space Station ISS space Space Station thomas pesquet

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Viking Rhythm Game Ragnarock Hits Oculus Quest Store Next Week

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Absurd Viking-themed music rhythm game, Ragnarock, is coming to the Oculus Quest store next week. Developer WanadevStudio confirmed that the game will be getting a full release on the official store page on October 21 via Twitter.

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Watch Nissan’s awesome new ‘Intelligent Factory’ in action

Digital Trends

Nissan has launched its most advanced car factory to date as it works toward creating an emissions-free manufacturing process for its next-generation vehicles. Cars News automakers car factory intelligent car factory Nissan


HTC’s ‘Vive Flow’ Teaser Looks A Lot Like Its Proton Concept

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HTC’s latest teaser for its upcoming big announcement shows an almost identical shape to a concept it revealed in early 2020.

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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.

AMD Ryzen 6000 processors might finally support external GPUs via USB 4

Digital Trends

AMD Ryzen processors lack support for external graphics cards, but it seems that AMD is working on a fix. AMD Ryzen 6000 may be compatible with USB4 and eGPUs. Computing News AMD ryzen 5000 amd ryzen 6000 eGPU GPU graphics card USB 4


Is AR Shopping Cheaper to Produce Than Traditional eCommerce?

AR Insider

Beyond AR shopping's benefits and brand ROI, there are other potential gains. It turns out that it's more cost-effective to produce AR assets such as 3D models than traditional product photography for eCommerce. We examine the evidence.

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Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages

Digital Trends

A week after a massive outage that knocked out Instagram for its global community, the company says it's testing a notification system for similar events. Mobile News Social Media Instagram outage


X-Rings is a 360-degree shape display for VR


A lot of researchers and manufacturers are working on innovations for virtual reality. Virtual reality has been around for a long time but so far has seen limited adoption. A new device has turned up that will be shown off at the UIST 2021 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology.

Microsoft recommends you turn on this important Windows 11 security feature

Digital Trends

Ransomware is a big issue, but Microsoft thinks it has a solution with its Tamper Protection feature. Here’s what you need to know about what it does. Computing Microsoft Microsoft Defender ransomware Windows 10 Windows 11

Netflix Suspends Three Employees Who Criticized Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Standup Special

GizModo VR

In the wake of intense blowback from the LGBTQ+ community and its allies over transphobic material in comedian Dave Chapelle’s new Netflix special, the platform has suspended three of its own employees for crashing an executive-level meeting addressing concerns about the special. Read more.


HP is practically giving away this gaming laptop today

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The HP Pavilion gaming laptop has a 15.6-inch Full HD WLED screen, powerful Ryzen 5 processor, and is currently available with a massively reduced price tag. Computing Deals Gaming 15-inch HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop computing deals gaming deals Gaming Laptop Deals HP 2021 HP laptop deals

United Nations Tells Kids to Screw Off

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Two years ago, a group of teens and pre-teens filed a petition with the United Nations saying five major emitters were violating their rights.

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Google’s Pixel Fall Launch event: Here’s what to expect on October 19

Digital Trends

Google is launching the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro soon. Here's what else could be coming. Android Mobile News Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Google Pixel Fold Google Pixel Watch

Apple's iPhone 13 Series Screen Power, Battery Life Report - Long Lasting Devices

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Oh, no! Forza Horizon 5 might turn me into a car guy

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Forza Horizon 5 has taught me the joys of driving and I feel myself itching to learn more. Gaming Forza Horizon 5 Microsoft microsoft xbox xbox

There’s a New Climate Rock Anthem for Pissed-Off Teens

GizModo VR

Nandi Bushell, the talented 11-year-old drummer who had a drum battle with Dave Grohl and who you’ve probably seen on your Instagram feed, is rocking out in protest of climate inaction.

Dell slashes XPS 13 laptop price to next to nothing with this deal

Digital Trends

When you're browsing through laptop deals, look for devices that are sturdy, powerful, and made by a great laptop brand, like this amazing Dell XPS 13 deal. Computing Deals computing deals Dell 2021 Dell XPS 13 Dell XPS 13 Deals


Show Me Your Nerd: Meet the Black Bill Nye

GizModo VR

The educational system is broken. From Spencer Garland’s point of view, the current schooling system focuses on a “white-centered vision that tends to dominate traditional schooling and the art industry at large…” Unsatisfied by this, Spencer started BrendaArts, an art program that speaks on “.How

The GPU shortage turns a year old while prices continue to rise

Digital Trends

More thanr a year since the start of the chip shortage, getting a graphics card at MSRP continues to be impossible. A new report shows another rise in pricing. Computing News AMD GPU GPU shortage graphics card Nvidia