Fri.Jun 17, 2022

Meta Announces New Avatar Store With A Digital Fashion Show


Meta Avatars Store rolls out next week on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger with plans for a VR launch “soon.” ” Meta today announced plans to expand its lineup of virtual fashion items for its Meta Avatars with the launch of the Meta Avatars Store.


'Contactless fingerprinting' will soon let the police scan your prints with a smartphone

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In the near future, your finger may no longer need to press up against an inkpad in order to provide your identity.


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Dark Souls VR Mod Coming From Elden Ring VR Dev

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A Dark Souls VR mod is the next project from developer Luke Ross. The mod was first revealed in a video from VR YouTuber, Beardo Benjo, which you can see below. Like Ross’ past R.E.A.L.

Darabase Brings Viewers Into Bridgerton With Mayfair AR Experience


Our old friends at Darabase are at it again, this time bringing us back in time through another London-spanning set of location-based AR activations. Specifically, the experience is an eight-stop Bridgerton-inspired audio-visual tour of Mayfair. Understanding the Places and Players.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

XR Talks: Can Apple Democratize Room Scanning?

AR Insider

Disappointment in Apple's AR hardware snub at WWDC overshadowed subtle but notable AR elements at the event. These include the new RoomPlan room scanning API. We examine its potential impact. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

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Zenith: Celestial Throne Update Available Now, New Details Revealed

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The Celestial Throne update is available now for VR MMO Zenith: The Lost City , adding a wealth of new content and minor changes. Developer Ramen VR announced The Celestial Throne update – Zenith’s biggest yet – with a short teaser trailer in late May.

The Unexpected Object The Perseverance Rover Spotted On Mars


The Perseverance rover came across an unexpected piece of debris on Mars. You could say that the Perseverence saw a window into its past. Science


These 'Ask for Clive' stickers will let you know if a pub is LGBTQ friendly

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"All my life, I've been waiting for this," a 70-year-old man told Ask For Clive organizers during the charity's Pub Pride, a night of celebration to kick-off Pride month in hundreds of venues across the UK. Ask for Clive is a charity that focuses on inclusivity.

The Reason Elon Musk Is Facing A $258 Billion Lawsuit


Musk has found himself in court yet again, and this time around, the person suing him is seeking more money than the Tesla CEO is worth. News Technology

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

Sony-Owned Studio Firesprite Moving To A Much Larger Office

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As first reported by Video Games Chronicle , the Liverpool-based studio Firesprite is moving to a much larger office, likely indicating some form of expansion. Firesprite are the developers behind The Persistence, a timed exclusive on PSVR, and The Playroom VR.

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SlashGear Is Hiring Freelance Writers


Static Media is currently hiring freelance writers for a variety of roles with SlashGear.


SpaceX reportedly fires employees who condemned Elon Musk's behavior in open letter

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SpaceX employees have denounced Elon Musk's behavior in an open letter sent within an internal company chat system. A day after the release of the document, SpaceX reportedly fired several employees who helped in its distribution.

This Disastrous Cadillac Technology Was Ahead Of Its Time


Back at the start of the '80s, Cadillac vehicles were released with a new sort of tech that was meant to conserve energy and allow drivers to save on gas costs.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Why 'Which is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?' is the perfect dating app opener

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We all know the current state of online dating is a hellscape. But no matter how bad it gets, it's likely that you're still going to fill out your silly little profile and swipe on your silly little apps and go out on your silly little dates. Let's at least try to save you some time.

The Reason Astronomers Are Watching This Hypergiant Star As It Dies


It's not a supernova, but what exactly is it? Researchers are studying the death of a hypergiant star to see what happens during the process. Science Technology

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Apple's AirPods Max are $120 off for the first time since last Black Friday

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SAVE $120: The Apple AirPods Max typically retail for $549, but Amazon has them on sale for just $429 as of June 17. That's a 22% savings and a match of their all-time low price from last Black Friday. No need to wait until Prime Day for a tempting deal on Apple 's priciest headphones.

Why All Phones Might Soon Require USB-C In The United States


Now that the EU has plans to require all phones to use USB-C by 2024, several senators have urged action on similar legislation here in the United States. News Technology

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

This crypto wealth building masterclass is on sale for under £25

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TL;DR: The Complete NFT and Cryptocurrency Wealth Building Masterclass Bundle is on sale for £24.45, saving you 97% on list price. If you haven't hear the term "NFT" over the last year or so, where have you been? It's the buzzword everyone's talking about and no one seems to understand.

Snapchat Begins Testing Paid Subscriptions – Here's What We Know


Snapchat is testing a premium feature that'll cost users a monthly fee. Final details have not yet been revealed, but the drama seems to have already begun. News Technology

Thirsty Suitors turns awkward flirting into stylish RPG battles

Digital Trends

I played Thirsty Suitors at Tribeca Fest and I'm already smitten by its flirty RPG battles and skateboarding minigames. Features Gaming Annapurna Interactive indie games Summer Gaming Marathon 2022 Thirsty Suitors

The Mystery About The Mystery Machine That Has Fans Scratching Their Heads


The hugely popular cartoon series starring Scooby has been spun off into other shows, movies, and merchandise. But one major mystery still remains unsolved. Cars Entertainment

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

A huge 16TB SSD is coming soon, but there’s a catch

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A huge 16TB SSD has overcome manufacturing issues and is now due for a launch in the coming months, but there's a catch. Computing News Hard Drive Sabrent solid state drive SSD

Invest in solar motion-sensor lighting for your home or business for just $30

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TL;DR: As of June 17, you can get this 5 pack of Outdoor Super Bright 20 LED Solar Lights on sale for just $29.99. Proper outdoor lighting isn’t just a luxury for your home or business — it’s a necessity for safety and mobility. But you don’t need to spend a fortune on it.


Final Fantasy VII Remake is (almost) perfect on Steam Deck

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is here, for the third time. This time it comes with Steam Deck support, so we downloaded the game to see how it runs on the handheld. Features Gaming FidelityFX Super Resolution Final Fantasy VII Remake PC Gaming Square Enix steam deck

Here's how to unblock and watch Hulu in the UK

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SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN is a streaming-friendly VPN that offers strong connection speeds and powerful levels of encryption. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £82.39 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time.

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.