Tue.May 24, 2022

Niantic’s Real-World AR Map Is Now Open To Developers

VRScout

The company launches its Lightship VPS alongside a new social network. Today marks the first day of Niantic’s inaugural Lightship Summit, an annual two-day event dedicated to its international community of AR (augmented reality) developers.

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Magic Leap is Selling Its First AR Headset for Just $550

Road to VR

It looks like Magic Leap is holding a barn burner of a sale on its first AR headset, Magic Leap 1, as the one-time $2,300 device can now be had for $550. As first reported by GMW3 , Magic Leap appears to be flushing excess stock of the 2018-era AR headset via the Amazon-owned online retailer Woot. .

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VR Simulation Allows Police To Train Using Real Tasers

VRScout

VR technology and wrist trackers combine to offer a next-level training program.

Meta Research Explores a New Solution to One of VR’s Biggest Display Challenges

Road to VR

New research from Kent State University and Meta Reality Labs has demonstrated large dynamic focus liquid crystal lenses which could be used to create varifocal VR headsets. Vergence-Accommodation Conflict in a Nutshell.

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.

Dive Into a Hyper-Realistic Metaverse Built on Unreal Engine

ARPost

The realistic metaverse is no longer a thing of the past. With technological leaps in the past few years, multi-dimensional interactions, in what seems like parallel worlds, are now possible.

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Quest 2 Experimental Room Setup Adds Walls & Furniture To Mixed Reality

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A new experimental room setup feature on Quest 2 allows owners to map out their walls, doors, windows, and furniture for a new class of mixed reality experience.

12 Things You Never Knew Your Smartphone Could Do

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Smart phones can do a lot more than call, text, and email. These widely unknown abilities make your smartphone the most powerful tool you own. Technology

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Google Maps is bringing its coolest Street View feature to mobile

Mashable VR

Finally, another excuse to lose hours staring at your phone.

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How Particle Accelerators Hit The Big Time

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Particle accelerators have gone from niche scientific communities to the mainstream in recent decades, and technology keeps improving. 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

The best wireless earbuds for every type of listener

Mashable VR

We all know the pain of untangling your headphones. It's like some ludicrous puzzle that we must solve every single day. Ultimately, it’s the curse of owning wired headphones — a fact of life so infuriating that someone once did a scientific study into why it happens.

The Aston Martin DB5 Previously Owned By Sean Connery Is Heading To Auction

Slashgear

Have you ever wanted to feel like James Bond? Good news - you can feel like him every day, provided you can afford to buy Sean Connery's 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Cars News

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The best headphones for university students

Mashable VR

A decent set of headphones are a must-have item for any student — for leisure and as a study tool. A good pair of headphones can help you to focus on studying or writing an essay, because they can block out background noise and free you from distractions.

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Logitech’s new MX keyboard brings mechanical switches to the masses

Digital Trends

Logitech announced the MX Master 3S wireless mouse and a productivity-focused mechanical keyboard that takes some cues from the company's gaming keyboards. Computing News Computex 2022 Logitech mx master 3s mx mechanical wireless keyboards Wireless Mice

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.

Fast Travel Games Confirms Multiple PSVR 2 Games In Development

Upload VR

Cities: VR and Wraith: The Oblivion developer Fast Travel Games is working on multiple PSVR 2 projects. The studio confirmed as much in a tweet today. A teaser image showed the back of Sony’s upcoming VR headset with the company logo in the lenses.

Everyone From Apple To Disney Is Rumored To Be Thinking Of Buying EA Games

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Major tech companies have explored the idea of buying game publishing giant EA, according to sources. Whether one will follow through is another matter. Gaming

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Oculus Public Test Channel Fixes (Air) Link Windows 11 Judder

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The Public Test Channel of the Oculus PC app fixes Oculus Link juddering on Windows 11. Oculus Link is a Quest feature which lets the device act as a PC VR headset, either wired via USB or wirelessly via your home Wi-Fi network.

Here's How To Time Travel With Google Maps Street View

Slashgear

Google has introduced a new Street View feature that makes it easy for anyone to take a look into the past. The feature is heading to desktop and mobile. News Technology

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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.

Everything we know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Digital Trends

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to launch in October 2022. While there's still a lot of secrets, here's everything we know about the newest COD title. Gaming Guides Activision Call of duty infinity ward Video Games

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Finally Has A Release Date

Slashgear

The next hotly anticipated installment in the "Call of Duty" franchise will be a sequel to 2019's "Modern Warfare," and we finally know when it'll arrive. Gaming News

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PS Plus Premium lineup includes Final Fantasy, VR games, and more

Digital Trends

PlayStation finally revealed its expansive list of PS4 and PS5 games coming to PlayStation Plus Premium. Gaming News Playstation PlayStation Plus playstation spartacus ps1 ps3 PS4 PS5 Sony

The Best Smart Clocks On The Market In 2022

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Gone are the days of the boring nightstand alarm clock. These smart clocks do everything including track your sleep habits to improve REM. Technology

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.

65-year-old cruise ship gets second life after a man bought it on Craigslist

Mashable VR

In 2008, tech entrepreneur Christopher Wilson came across an old cruise ship for sale on Craigslist that would change his life. Now, a decade and countless hours of renovations later, Wilson hopes The Aurora can make its way back to the public

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Waze finally adds Apple Music to its audio player

Digital Trends

Waze has finally added Apple Music to its audio player, enabling easy access to the streaming service's content from within the Waze app. Cars Mobile News Social Media actuated navigation Apple Music navigation Waze

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TikTok is going LIVE, with Twitch-like subscriptions

Mashable VR

Set to compete with the likes of YouTube and Twitch is TikTok LIVE, a new subscription program allowing creators to engage with their communities in real-time. The program will work on a monthly basis, and will initially be available only to creators who have received invites.

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The 15 Best Lotus Cars Of All Time

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British supercar manufacturer Lotus has crafted some of the most high-performance vehicles ever made. These are the best of their lineup.

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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.