Mon.Oct 25, 2021

Feature Film ‘We Met In Virtual Reality’ Shot Entirely In ‘VRChat’


The experimental documentary showcases how social VR technology can affect our emotional and social relationships.

Facebook’s 2021 XR Investments to Total $10 Billion, Even More in 2022 & Beyond

Road to VR

In the company’s Q3 2021 earnings call Facebook today said it expects its XR investments this year to top $10 billion, and advised investors that it plans to spend even more than that in subsequent years.


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‘Jentrix’ On Oculus Quest Combines ‘Jenga’ And ‘Tetris’


Mix and match a never-ending wave of colorful fruit in this nerve-wracking VR puzzle game.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.10.25): Quest 2 Pro leaked, Facebook to change its name, and more!

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This great October in VR has not finished yet, and we have still to hear the big news from Facebook in a few days.

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.

Pimax Announces $2399 Standalone Headset With 5.7K Per Eye & 200° Field Of View

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Pimax just announced Reality 12K QLED , a future $2399 standalone VR headset with 5.7K per eye resolution and an astonishing 200 degree horizontal field of view. Reality will use dual 5620×2720 200Hz HDR LCD panels with Mini LED backlighting and a quantum dot layer.

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Free Beat Saber Halloween Track Goes Live

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It’s a busy day for the Beat Saber crowd. A little earlier, the PSVR version got full multiplayer support , and now all versions of the game have got a free new track too. The free Beat Saber Halloween track arrives just in time and is called Spooky Beat.

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Where is AR Transforming the Workplace?

AR Insider

How do enterprises feel about AR? Librestream decided to ask them, resulting in ground truth sentiment from enterprise execs. We break down the results in this week's Data Dive. The post Where is AR Transforming the Workplace? appeared first on AR Insider.

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Beat Saber PSVR Multiplayer Finally Live After A Year Of Delays

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After a year of delays, Beat Saber PSVR multiplayer support is finally live. Beat Games announced the launch of the feature on Twitter today. Multiplayer arrives as a free update, though you’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription to experience it.

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Blue Origin wants to build a space station for ‘exotic hospitality’

Digital Trends

Not content with 10-minute tourism rides to the edge of space, Jeff Bezos now wants to take a giant leap all of his own and build an orbital space station. News blue origin Jeff Bezos sierra space space Space Station

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: Amazing Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time VR Mod Released

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Modder BrianMP16 has created an amazing VR mod for Nintendo classic, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. You can see gameplay we recorded from the mod below.

This 12K QLED VR headset may take virtual reality to the next level

Digital Trends

Pimax is taking VR to the next level with the upcoming 12K QLED VR headset that will feature full-body tracking, eye tracking, high refresh rates, and more. Computing News Gaming Pimax Virtual Reality VR headsets

Facebook Expects AR/VR Investment To Cut $10 Billion From 2021 Profits

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Facebook’s executives expect “our investment in Facebook Reality Labs to reduce our overall operating profit in 2021 by approximately $10 billion.”

Tesla receives massive Model 3 order from car-rental giant Hertz

Digital Trends

Tesla’s market value increased beyond $1 trillion on Monday after Hertz announced a plan to purchase 100,000 vehicles from the automaker. Cars News hertz model 3 Tesla


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.

The ending of 'Dune' explained, and what to expect from Part Two

Mashable VR

You might have some questions after watching Dune , the main one being, "wait, that's it? There's got to be more, right?" If that's the case, don't worry: You're not alone.

Getting my smart home devices to switch Wi-Fi networks is annoying

Digital Trends

If I swap my Wi-Fi network, I don't want to individually reconnect all of the smart devices in my home. Opinion Smart Home Alexa Google Nest Hub smart home smart home hub Wi-Fi

Mark Zuckerberg angrily insists Facebook is the real victim here

Mashable VR

Mark Zuckerberg is sick and tired of all the harm caused to Facebook. Yes, you read that correctly.

Don’t wait until Black Friday to buy AirPods — shop NOW

Digital Trends

AirPods are in huge demand this year and with ongoing supply issues, you don't want to miss out. Here's why you should buy them today. Deals Home Theater Apple Apple AirPods Apple AirPods Max Apple AirPods Pro Black Friday 2021 commerce 2021 deal Home Theater Deals

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin plans to build a 'business park' in space

Mashable VR

Space: the final frontier! An inspiring locale in which to realize the purest expression of human ingenuity or, what's that, Jeff Bezos? A "business park"? Oh, ok.

Apple’s iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 bring SharePlay, camera improvements, and more

Digital Trends

Apple is rolling out iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 with SharePlay, ProRes video for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, other camera improvements, and more. Mobile Apple Apple iOS 15 Apple iOS 15.1 Apple iPadOS Apple iPadOS 15 Apple iPhone 13 Pro Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max FaceTime

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Why aren’t you streaming sports yet?

Mashable VR

Let’s talk about a major moment in sports history. No, we don’t mean a legendary game or Olympics performance, though we think this moment is just as important as our favorite touchdown or home run.

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Watch NASA’s trailer for SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch on Saturday

Digital Trends

NASA has released a trailer highlighting SpaceX's Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station on Sunday, October 31. News astroanuts crew-3 NASA space SpaceX


Fierce cyclone deluges the West Coast, satellite footage shows

Mashable VR

What a mighty, drenching cyclone. An unusually strong mid-latitude cyclone — a sprawling, comma-shaped storm occurring in the middle latitudes — deluged much of the parched West Coast with extreme rains over the weekend. Some rainfall, like in Sacramento, broke records.

A new affordable Motorola smartwatch could be coming by the end of the year

Digital Trends

New Motorola-branded smartwatches are on the way for the end of the year with mass production beginning in November. Android Mobile News Wearables Android smartwatch Motorola Wear OS

5 damning revelations from the Facebook Papers

Mashable VR

No matter how bad conditions appear on the surface, it's even more treacherous below. That's the disturbing takeaway from the Facebook Papers , a collection of internal Facebook documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen and reviewed by 17 news organizations.

The best movies about technology gone wrong

Digital Trends

We can't live without high-tech toys but boy do they know a lot about us. In these flicks, tech gets evil fast and starts taking lives or even entire planets. Home Theater Movies & TV Halloween horror movies& TV Streaming Technology what to watch

Hertz orders 100,000 Teslas to build the largest EV rental fleet in the U.S.

Mashable VR

Tesla cars might be hard to buy in the near future. rental car company Hertz has placed an order for 100,000 Teslas, to be delivered by the end of 2022, the company announced in a press release. Hertz has also ordered new EV charging infrastructure to be installed across its operations globally.

Skagen’s Aaren Ocean watches are made with recycled plastics pulled from the sea

Digital Trends

Danish watchmaker Skagen has introduced new Aaren Ocean analog watches made of 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic. Mobile Skagen Skagen Aaren Ocean sustainability


Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in November

Mashable VR

The Wheel of Time turns and brings us into November, ushering in a new slate of Amazon Prime original movies and TV shows.

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