Tue.Jun 21, 2022

Conquest VR preview: high-quality audio comes to Quest

The Ghost Howls

At AWE, I have finally been able to try the upcoming Conquest VR audio accessory. It’s a while since I know about this project, because the CEO of the company, Raghu Bathina , is one of my patrons , and so I was very happy to finally be able to try this interesting device.

Watch The President Of Ukraine Deliver A Speech In AR

VRScout

Volumetric video brings former comedic actor and current Ukrainian President to life on your coffee table.

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Major XR Players Join New Metaverse Forum to Cooperate on Foundational Standards

Road to VR

Khronos Group, the consortium behind the OpenXR standard, is helping to assemble other XR industry players in service of cooperatively building interoperability standards for what it hopes will be an “open and inclusive metaverse.”

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You Can Now Play VR Games Inside A Shipping Container

VRScout

The location-based VR platform features motion controls, spatial audio, and temperature haptics. We first covered UNCONTAINED back in 2021. Developed by XR Immersive Tech Inc.,

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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.

America’s Largest Public Healthcare System Adopts VR Simulation in OB Program

ARPost

VR simulation and training is one of the biggest use cases for virtual reality. That’s true in terms of industry size but it’s also true in terms of impact in that these use cases improve the quality of life for people that have never used VR themselves.

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New Standards Forum Meets In July To Plan Metaverse Interoperability

Upload VR

Open standards to accelerate the development of the metaverse will be the subject of discussion on a Zoom video call next month as members of the Metaverse Standards Forum meet for the first time.

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AI Develops A 'Secret' Language That Researchers Don't Fully Understand: Here's What It Means For The Future

Slashgear

The AI system called DALL-E 2 seems to have developed its own language that researchers have not yet been able to parse, and that's a problem. Technology

Who are the Biggest Players in AR Marketing?

AR Insider

Picking up where we left off in last week's report excerpt, who are the biggest players in AR marketing and commerce? We break down the landscape including the moves and machinations of Snap, Google, TikTok and Amazon. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

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Study Shows Robots Using Internet-Based AI Exhibit Racist And Sexist Tendencies

Slashgear

AI has the potential to revolutionize society, but that may not be a good thing if it leads to robots that harbor harmful stereotypes from humans. News Technology

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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

Half the internet died while you were sleeping. Here's what happened.

Mashable VR

An outage of Cloudflare' s servers caused a slew of websites and services to go down today, including big names such as Discord, DoorDash, and League of Legends.

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New tech could mean pint-sized Klipsch speakers with massive sound

Digital Trends

Klipsch has partnered with a tiny audio company called Resonado Labs to create tiny speakers that are still big on sound. Home Theater News Klipsch resonado labs Speakers

How To Fix Android System Update Failed To Install Error

Slashgear

A "failed to install" error found when attempting to load an Android update might seem like the end of the world, but it can be relatively easy to fix. Technology

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V-Moda’s pricy new S-80 puts a Bluetooth speaker into your headphones

Digital Trends

V-Moda new headphone-and-speaker combo is a unique take from a high-end audio brand. Home Theater News On-ear headphones V-Moda wireless headphones

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.

Save on a 3-in-1 charging stand that takes up minimal space

Mashable VR

TL;DR: As of June 21, this Foldable Wireless Charger Stand is on sale for $44.99, making it 13% off its regular price of $52. You might not think much about your charging experience, but the reality is it takes up a big chunk of your daily life.

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See how this ISS astronaut recreated a moment from Gravity movie

Digital Trends

ISS astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently took a moment out of her busy schedule to recreate a moment from the hit 2013 space movie Gravity. Movies & TV News Space Gravity International Space Statoin ISS Samantha Cristoforetti space space station

Get MS Office 2021 for your Mac and learn about every program for under £60

Mashable VR

TL;DR: The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle and Lifetime License of MS Office for Mac 2021 bundle is on sale for £57.27, saving you 95% on list price. Working from home and using your own devices often comes with a few obstacles for Mac users.

How to block third-party trackers in your browser

Digital Trends

Cookies get a lot of attention because they're used to track you across the web. Is this bad for privacy? Read about how to block third-party cookies.

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.

'Wordle' today: Get the answer, hints for June 22

Mashable VR

It is (nearly) Wednesday, my dudes, and that means a new Wordle is imminent. If you get stuck and start to get nervous about your streak, we've got some tips and hints to nudge you towards the solution every day.

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Lenovo’s latest ThinkStation is smaller than an Xbox (and way more powerful)

Digital Trends

Lenovo's tiny ThinkStation P360 Ultra has a volume of just under 4 liters, and features Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs and Nvidia's RTX professional GPUs. Computing News Lenovo small form factor ThinkStation workstation PC

Power your summer adventures with this Aduro backup battery on sale

Mashable VR

TL;DR: As of June 21, the Extreme Boost 20,000mAh Back Up Battery is on sale for 63% off, so you can get it for $32.99 instead of its usual $89. Having an extra charge in your back pocket can give you peace of mind during your summer adventures.

Warzone Season 4: New Resurgence map, dual-wield SMGs, and The Terminator

Digital Trends

The upcoming season of Call of Duty: Warzone will be available soon. Here's what to expect from Warzone Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune. Gaming Guides Activision Call of duty Call of Duty: Warzone Raven Software Warzone

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.

30+ VR Games Still To Come In 2022: Quest 2, PC VR & PSVR

Upload VR

It’s been a pretty decent year for VR so far, but there’s still a huge number of games releasing for Quest, PC VR and PSVR in the second half of 2022.

The best reusable water bottles for staying hydrated and saving the environment

Mashable VR

Single-use plastic bottles are readily available and cheap, so it's easy to see why so many people use them all the time.

iOS 16 Will Allow Users To Skip Some CAPTCHAs

Slashgear

New iOS devices will soon be able to skip some of the most annoying CAPTCHA login security protocols thanks to a new process developed by Apple for iOS 16. News Technology

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Quest Summer Sale Offers Up To 40% Off Select Titles

Upload VR

The Meta Quest Summer Sale has begun, offering discounted bundles of games and sale prices for popular individual titles as well.

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.