Mon.Sep 13, 2021

Zoom Meetings Heading To VR On Oculus Quest 2 Next Year

VRScout

One of the most popular teleconferencing programs in the world joins Facebook’s new VR co-working platform.

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Zoom Support Coming to Facebook’s VR Meeting App ‘Workrooms’ Starting Next Year

Road to VR

Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms connects both VR and video chat users together in the same space. Although it’s still in beta, the company says that it’s gearing up to integrate Workrooms with popular video chat platform Zoom.

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Carolina Panthers Debut Mixed Reality Panther During Live NFL Game

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There’s an enormous virtual feline stalking the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. This past Sunday the Carolina Panthers took on the New York Jets in their first competitive game of the 2021 season.

Oculus Quest Pro Reference Hidden in Latest Software, Mentions Face & Eye Tracking

Road to VR

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the idea of a ‘Quest Pro’ headset back in May, saying that it could include sensors for both face and eye tracking.

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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.09.13): Ray-Ban Stories get launched, Lynx R1 to come for $499, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Another Monday, another newsletter! With the VRrOOm team, we have just finished working on the Venice VR Expanded VRChat worlds with last Saturday’s closing ceremony and party that was a blast (you can watch the full recording here if you are interested).

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How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse?

AR Insider

The term metaverse continues to be a runaway train in the AR and VR sectors and beyond. But beyond industry folks, how do consumers feel? We break down a recent NewZoo poll for metaverse hopes & dreams. The post How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse? appeared first on AR Insider.

HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit Ships In October For $1,399

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The HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit will start shipping in October, the company today confirmed. Pre-orders for the bundle are already live in the US and will launch in Europe, Middle East and Africa on September 23rd.

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Spatial Beats: Facebook, Apple & Epic

AR Insider

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 New Frames, Apple's court ruling and more metaverse mania.

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Rainbow Reactor Fusion Releases This Week For Oculus Quest

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Announced earlier this year , it looks like Rainbow Reactor Fusion is set to release later this week on September 17 for Oculus Quest.

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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.

Xiaomi unveils smart glasses that it claims could replace the smartphone

Digital Trends

Xiaomi is the latest company to step into the smart glasses space, offering an advanced design that it claims could replace the smartphone. Mobile News Wearables smart glasses smart specs Xiaomi

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Controller Support Coming Mid-November

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A developer roadmap from Asobo indicates that support for VR controllers is planned to launch with Simulator Update VII , currently set for a mid-November release.

Nissan employs certified smellers to check the odor of its new cars

Digital Trends

Nissan has revealed it employs odor testers to ensure that its new vehicles smell just right when customers climb inside for the first time. Cars News certified smeller Nissan

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XSight Social AR App Launches on Product Hunt

ARPost

XSight has just launched its flagship product on Product Hunt. The AR app, which XSight calls “the first augmented reality social mobile app” helps users find people, places, and things of interest to them by layering contextual information over their live camera view. Meet XSight.

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.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveals mysterious space venture

Digital Trends

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is to launch a new space company called Privateer Space that he promises will be unlike the others. News privateer space space Steve Wozniak

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Baobab Studios Nabs 9th Emmy Award Thanks To Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga won an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program at the 48th Annual Emmy Awards, bringing Baobab Studios’ total Emmy awards wins to nine.

Apple expected to shatter sales record with iPhone 13 release

Digital Trends

The launch of the iPhone 13 and other new products could break sales records for Apple despite challenges from supply line shortages. Mobile News Apple Apple Event September 2021 Apple iPhone 13

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Oculus Quest 2 ‘Space Sense’ Guardian Intrusion Feature Found In v32 Firmware

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Twitter user Basti564 has found updated graphics and settings options for the ‘Guardian Intrusion Detection’ interface , first found back in March, which is now referred to as ‘Space Sense.’

Pegasus and BlastDoor are why you need to update your Apple devices immediately

Digital Trends

Two major security vulnerabilities are why you need to update your Apple devices immediately. Apple Mobile News Apple Event September 2021 Apple security blastdoor

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‘Quest Pro’ Face & Eye Tracking References Found In Oculus Firmware

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Reddit user Reggy04 dug into the Oculus Quest v32 firmware, finding strings referring to ‘Quest Pro’ as well as face and eye tracking. We obtained the Quest v32 firmware file, decompiled it, and searched it with grep to confirm Reggy’s claims.

Don’t believe the marketing! Robot chefs aren’t what you think they are

Digital Trends

While multitasking robot chefs may cost too much for the average homeowner, you can still outfit your smart kitchen with a number of useful cooking gadgets. Smart Home Alexa Google Assistant Smart appliances smart home smart kitchen

Go Update Your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch Right Now

GizModo VR

The headline says it all, folks. Apple just released an emergency patch to a security flaw that let NSO Group’s horrifying Pegasus spyware infect a target’s Apple devices—including their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. Read more.

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The Samsung Webcam Monitor has a retractable 2-megapixel webcam built-in

Digital Trends

Samsung's new Webcam Monitor comes with a pop-up camera for videoconferencing, as well as infrared sensor to help you log into Windows without a password. Computing Monitors Samsung video conferencing

Lavrynthos Is A Brilliantly Smart Mix Of VR Storytelling And Impossible Spaces On Oculus Quest And PC

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Lavrynthos offers a fun riff on Daedalus’s Labyrinth using novel techniques. Read on for our impressions! Impossible spaces is a concept that’s severely underexplored in the VR scene.

Apple Watch Series 7 will launch with iPhone 13 after all, analyst says

Digital Trends

Rumors of production delays have plagued the Apple Watch Series 7, but the latest from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says there's nothing to worry about. Mobile News Apple Event September 2021 Apple iPhone 13 Apple Watch Series 7

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Steve Wozniak Appears to Be Launching a Space Garbage Company

GizModo VR

Step aside, space barons. Steve Wozniak has announced space plans. Read more.

Deathloop review: Live, die, repeat, and look good doing it

Digital Trends

Deathloop fuses Dishonored and Hitman together to create a creative stealth-action game that's eager to take creative gambles. Gaming Arkane Studios Bethesda Deathloop Playstation PS5

What's the Future of Air Travel?

GizModo VR

Personally, I’m hard-pressed to think of even a single way in which the experience of air travel might be improved. If I was the National Plane Commissioner, my official policy would be, don’t change a thing. I am positive that everyone shares this view. Nonetheless, inevitably, things change.

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iPhone 13 Pro could include the most storage yet on an Apple phone

Digital Trends

Apple is about to unveil an iPhone with the most storage it's ever offered on one of its handsets, a new report suggests. Apple Mobile News iPhone iphone 13 iPhone storage Phones

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