Wed.Jun 09, 2021

REPORT: Apple Mixed Reality Glasses Launching Mid-2022

VRScout

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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‘The Museum of Other Realities’ Free to Keep on Steam & Viveport for Limited Time

Road to VR

The Museum of Other Realities (MOR), the multiplayer VR museum which hosts a large collection of some of the most stunning works of art in the medium, is now free to keep on Steam and Viveport for a limited time.

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

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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.

Magic Leap Experiencing Yet Another Major Executive Shake-Up, Report Says

Next Reality AR

Just when everything seemed settled over at Magic Leap, it turns out that the internal tumult is still in play.

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.

‘Sense Arena’ is a VR Hockey Trainer That’s Being Adopted by NHL Teams

Road to VR

Flying, driving—even fencing & crane operation —and now hockey. VR continues to prove out training as a core use-case for the technology. Sense Arena is a VR hockey training platform in use by NHL teams and now expanding beyond goalie training to players all across the rink.

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‘Echo VR’ Launches Season 2 Battle Pass Featuring More Premium Cosmetics

Road to VR

Echo VR (2017) , the zero-gravity sports game for Quest and Rift, has just started its second ‘Echo Pass’ season, which for a limited time lets players nab limited-time cosmetic rewards earned through playing matches.

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Oculus Quest Maximum Guardian Space Soon Growing To 15×15 Meters

Upload VR

The next version of Oculus Quest’s system software will enable people to set up VR play spaces stretching up to 15 meters in either direction.

Hands-On Virbela Review and In-App Interview With Co-Founder Alex Howland

ARPost

Have you ever played games in VR and thought “Why can’t I do everything in VR? Why can’t I work in VR?” With Virbela, you can – and some people already do.

The 4 best TVs under $1,000 for 2021

Digital Trends

With top-shelf features like 4K Ultra HD, HDR, advanced gaming modes, voice assistant compatibility, and gorgeous images, these TVs do a lot for under $1000. Buying Guides Home Theater Best of best of everything Best TVs Televisions Tier 4

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.

Could Fitness Emerge as AR’s Killer App?

AR Insider

O ne of the most prevalent use cases for immersive tech is gaming. This is evident in its early rise as a VR killer app, and its leading position among consumer AR experiences. As for future killer apps, we’re bullish on utilities such as visual search, communications and fitness.

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Sony’s first drone, the Airpeak S1, rockets to 55 mph in just 3.5 seconds

Digital Trends

Sony's first drone accelerates to 55mph in a blink-and-you-will-miss-it 3.5s, making it the fastest accelerating drone in the industry. Shame it costs $9,000. Emerging Tech Mobile News Photography airpeak s1 drone Sony

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I Would Rather Die Than Let Facebook Monitor My Heart Rate

GizModo VR

Facebook is reportedly developing a smartwatch to take on Apple, and while those of us who have been paying attention to Facebook’s shenanigans for several years now are cringing, clearly there’s a market for Facebook hardware—look at the success of its smart display, Portal. Read more.

Here’s how to watch Thursday’s ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

Digital Trends

This month offers a number of treats for skywatchers, including a partial solar eclipse that in some areas will appear as a so-called ring of fire. News NASA scorpius solar eclipse space

N1NE: The Splintered Mind Trailer Shows More Cyberpunk Mystery

Upload VR

It’s been two years since we first wrote about VR Blade Runner lookalike, N1NE: The Splintered Mind. This week, we got a new trailer. Set in the distant future (2099, to be exact), N1NE sees players investigate a murder that brings them up against gangs and mega-corporations.

New gaming content service Binge to be revealed at E3

Digital Trends

Binge, a new streaming service featuring original content from gaming franchises, will reveal more information at this year's E3. Gaming binge e3 2021 Streaming streaming service Twitch

A Little Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

GizModo VR

A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported improvements in their depression symptoms afterward.

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Android apps could be coming to the Microsoft Store in Windows 11

Digital Trends

Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system could bring Android app emulation, according to a new report that cites the work of a Microsoft employee. Computing News Android Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Windows 11

Congressman Asks Forest Service to Change the Course of Earth’s Orbit Around the Sun

GizModo VR

Congressperson Louie Gohmert (R-TX) would seriously like the federal government and “BLM” to turn its attention from evidence-based measures to mitigate climate change and look into altering the rotation of the Earth and/or moon.

SpaceX Starlink internet could be coming to an airline near you

Digital Trends

In the not-too-distant future, your in-flight internet may be supplied by SpaceX's Starlink service, according to comments made this week by a company executive. News Web commercial air travel Internet passenger jets SpaceX Starlink

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Loki Is Already Laying the Groundwork for Marvel's Multiverse of Madness

GizModo VR

Loki , like Disney+’s WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier before it, is telling a new story about its titular character as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that spotlights him in ways Marvel Studio’s movies previously haven’t.

Outside the solar eclipse zone? Here’s how to watch it online

Digital Trends

Most of the global population is in the wrong place to witness Thursday's solar eclipse in person, but if the skies are clear, you can watch it live online. News Moon solar eclipse space sun

Russia Threatens to Leave ISS Because U.S. Sanctions Are Actually Working

GizModo VR

Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Roscosmos, said Russia will pack its bags and leave the International Space Station by 2025 unless the United States lifts sanctions that are currently impeding the country’s space sector. Read more.

Someone just bid a whopping $4M for a seat on Blue Origin rocket ride

Digital Trends

Ahead of the final auction session on Saturday, someone has just bid a whopping $4 million for a seat on Blue Origin's first-ever space tourism flight. News auction blue origin Jeff Bezos new shepard space tourism

Jurassic World: Dominion's First Footage Will Play With F9 in IMAX Theaters

GizModo VR

Life has found a way and fans are going to get their first look at next year’s Jurassic World: Dominion very soon.

Supply Chain Analyst: 2022 Oculus Headset Will Have New Lenses

Upload VR

Android Central says it viewed a note from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming Facebook & Sony have ordered high quantities of new, more expensive VR lenses for 2022. Kuo is a TF International Securities analyst mostly known for predicting Apple products & moves over a year in advance.

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Fear Street's Trailer Reveals Its 3-Week Horror Trilogy Telling a Single Story

GizModo VR

Fans usually have to wait years for the completion of a movie trilogy. This summer, Netflix is giving us a full one in three weeks. It’s called Fear Street , is based on the novels of iconic author R.L. Stine , and its installments are all coming in July.

Upload VR Showcase: The Best Moments From The First Shows

Upload VR

We’re gearing up for the third Upload VR Showcase on June 12 at 3pm PT with a look back at the best moments from past shows. Ever since the first showcase debuted as the E3 VR Showcase in 2019 we’ve been on the hunt for great new VR experiences to bring before your eyes.

New Quantum Microscope Can See Tiny Structures in Living Cells

GizModo VR

A team of researchers in Germany and Australia recently used a new microscopy technique to image nano-scale biological structures at a previously unmanageable resolution, without destroying the living cell.

What is spatial audio? Apple’s 3D sound feature fully explained

Digital Trends

Apple is officially rolling out support for spatial audio to Apple Music and more. Here's your guide to everything you need to know about this new audio format. Apple Home Theater Music Apple Music dolby atmos spatial audio WWDC 2021

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