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Fender Launches Music Metaverse Shaped Like A Giant Guitar

VRScout

BMW is also getting in on the action with its own VR world with drivable MINI Coopers. American instrument manufacturer Fender has partnered with Meta (formerly Facebook) to launch the Fender Stratoverse, a VR world dedicated to all things music.

Apple Quietly Released One of The Most Impressive AR Room-mapping Tools

Road to VR

Apple has barely mentioned augmented or virtual reality in its big keynotes lately, however at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, the company quietly released probably one of the best 3D room-mapping tools for mobile AR yet.

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Beyond Sports Uses AI To Turn NHL Players Into Blocky Avatars

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The company’s visualization engine layers digital content over professional athletes in real-time.

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5 Ways to Address AR’s Vergence Accommodation Conflict

AR Insider

AR is burdened by several physical limitations, given that it's all about manipulating light. One of the most vexing challenges is the vergence accommodation conflict, which prevents up-close objects to be in focus. We break down the dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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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.

How to change your Zoom background

Mashable VR

The results are in: The vast majority of people prefer to work remotely. And along with this rise in remote work, tech companies that help make telecommuting possible have blown up, too. One particular company that's benefitted from this all? The video conferencing service, Zoom.

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10 best Google Chrome extensions for productivity

Mashable VR

There's a very good chance the most productive people you know aren't just naturally organized and efficient. Instead, they may be using an entire suite of tools to help them stay on track. Google Chrome extensions are an example of tools that can help with productivity issues.

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Vive Flow Gets A Business Edition & Optional Controller

Upload VR

HTC launched the Vive Flow Business Edition this week, an enterprise version of its lightweight immersive viewer headset. As we covered in our review , Flow is the lightest VR headset on the Western market at just 189 grams.

ArcGIS Maps for Unity: Unlocking New Capabilities for Immersive Experiences in Various Industries

ARPost

With real-time geospatial data, photorealistic immersive experiences can now be accessed and applied in a wide range of industries. This is what the collaboration between Esri and Unity brings to the world. The launch of ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity version 1.0

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A centuries-old secret society is hanging out in Facebook groups

Mashable VR

What do you do when you're a centuries-old secret society looking to grow your membership? Make a Facebook group. Centuries ago, Rosicrucians were only able to maintain their society through their ability to be invisible.

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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

Twitter is officially testing Notes, its long-form blogging feature

Digital Trends

Twitter just announced that it's testing a new long-form post feature called Notes with a few writers and you can view a few of their Notes posts right now. Computing News Social Media social media apps social media section Twitter Twitter Notes Twitter Write

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14 of the best time travel movies you can watch right now

Mashable VR

Is there anything more mind-bending than the concept of time travel? It's a sci-fi staple that goes hand-in-hand with so many complex theories and possibilities that it's something of a double-edged sword in movies: the fictional possibilities are endless, but then so are those of plot holes.

Microsoft quits its creepy, emotion-reading A.I.

Digital Trends

Microsoft announced it will stop the distribution of its emotion-reading A.I. and heavily restrict its facial recognition software. Computing Mobile News Artificial intelligence big tech computer science Facial recognition system issues-in-ethics Microsoft privacy

Tim Cook Just Teased Apple's Next Big Device

Slashgear

Tim Cook spoke in an interview not long after WWDC 2022 about the future of Apple software development and the company's expansion into more AR-related tech. News Technology

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 time with the 10 best Siri Shortcuts

Mashable VR

A Shortcut, per Apple , is "a quick way to get one or more tasks done with your apps," and Apple's free Shortcuts app is, in fact, a popular tool that can save you some serious time.

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Tim Cook On AR Headsets: “Stay Tuned And You’ll See What We Have To Offer”

Upload VR

Apple CEO Tim Cook was interviewed by China Daily , and he made an interesting comment when asked about AR headsets. Reporter: “Chinese consumers are highly enthusiastic about VR and AR technologies, but some of them are not very satisfied with products currently available on the market.

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What’s next for Star Wars after Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Digital Trends

There's no shortage of Star Wars content in its Disney+ pipeline, but there are other places the IP should look to grow thematically beyond Obi-Wan Kenobi. Features Movies & TV disney plus obi-wan kenobi sci-fi Star Wars the mandalorian

Twitter Notes Spells The End Of Tweetstorms And The Original Tweet Concept

Slashgear

Twitter has officially introduced a new long-form posting option, but it warns that the feature is still a test at this point. What does that mean for users? News Technology

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.

This YouTube Apple Watch app is just as ridiculous as you’d expect

Digital Trends

A new Apple Watch app called WatchTube will now let you watch your favorite YouTube videos on your wrist. Mobile News Apple Watch video apps WatchTube YouTube

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NGL: the app that lets you share anonymous thoughts with mutuals

Mashable VR

From ad trackers to algorithms that monitor your online activity, it can be difficult to remain truly anonymous. You can make your social media profiles private, but it doesn’t change the fact that every post, tweet, and comment is tied to a name.

Vaio laptops are back, and they’re surprisingly affordable

Digital Trends

The Viao FE notebooks will be available at Walmart at Sam's Club for prices under $950. Computing News Laptops notebooks Vaio

Patient Advocacy Groups (PAGs) are forging a more equitable future for public health

Mashable VR

You don’t need us to tell you that the past few years were a challenging time for the global healthcare system.

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.

How to use anonymous questions on Instagram

Digital Trends

You can request and receive anonymous messages on Instagram using the popular anonymous question-and-answer app NGL. Here's how to use it. Computing Guides Social Media anonymous q&a apps Instagram ngl social media apps social media section

Can you fix the future? This Smithsonian virtual exhibit dares you to try.

Mashable VR

What will the future look like? The Smithsonian Institution has some ideas, but ultimately it's up to you. As part of the FUTURES exhibition, the Smithsonian has created a virtual interpretation of the year 2050.

Elvis review: Baz Luhrmann’s ridiculous, sublime biopic

Digital Trends

Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann throws his whole mad heart into the alternately ridiculous and sublime biopic Elvis. Movies & TV Reviews Austin Butler Baz Luhrmann biopics dramas Elvis Tom Hanks

NASA's moon megarocket is supposed to launch soon. Here's the holdup.

Mashable VR

NASA managers preparing a megarocket to fly around the moon said they're still not ready to announce a launch date following a long weekend of tests that concluded Monday evening. After making repairs to the rocket, the U.S.

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.