Fri.Jul 01, 2022

Mary Matheson speaks about storytelling in VR and the importance of 360 movies

The Ghost Howls

A few weeks ago I had the enormous pleasure of speaking with Mary Matheson , an award-winning director of traditional and VR movies, and talk with her for around half an hour all about storytelling in VR.

27 Years Later And The Virtual Boy Still Refuses To Die?


Nintendo’s original VR headset is still receiving new games thanks to an active community of indie developers.


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‘Beat Saber’ Earned Nearly $100M in Revenue Last Year Alone

Road to VR

Beat Games, the Czechia-based studio known for VR’s most popular game Beat Saber (2018), revealed it’s managed to generate nearly $100 million in revenue over the course of last year thanks to the block-slashing rhythm game.

GM Built 95,000 Vehicles It Can't Sell


Thanks to the semiconductor chip shortage, GM has a massive inventory of vehicles that can't be sold yet.


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

XR Talks: Google Scales Up Geospatial AR

AR Insider

In all the excitement around Google's AR glasses concept at the I/O conference, a notable AR update was overshadowed: the Geospatial API. We dive into the dynamics in this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

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A Day of Metaverse Fashion and Storytelling Insights From the VR/AR Association


The VR/AR Association hosted an online event on June 29 dedicated to “Digital Fashion, Content, Immersive Entertainment, and Storytelling.” The event was part of the Immerse Global Summit series of talks covering XR and metaverse, as well as converging technologies like blockchain.

Everything We Know About The Lexus Electrified Sport


The Lexus Electrified Sport could indeed turn out to be the much-awaited next-generation LFA supercar. Here's what Toyota has revealed so far.


PSVR 2 Will Use Tobii Eye Tracking, Company Confirms

Upload VR

The upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset will use eye tracking from specialist group, Tobii. Tobii itself confirmed the news in a press release today. This follows on from a February 2022 announcement that the company was “in negotiation” with Sony to be integrated into the new headset.

SpaceX Starlink Gets FCC Green Light For A Big New Feature


SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet system has crossed a major authorization hurdle with the FCC, making way for a more versatile service in the near future. 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.

Remote learning got you down? Here are the best educational sites for kids.

Mashable VR

We are living in a new age of widespread remote, online learning. Even before COVID-19 forced the shutdown of schools all over the world, investment in EDtech (education technology) had reached $18.66 billion in 2019 and the market of online education is projected to be $350 billion by 2025.

12 Coolest Science Discoveries Of June 2022


Major scientific discoveries this month include results from studies throughout our solar system, within the human body, and even on robots. Science Technology

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Air fryer cheeseburgers are way more delicious than they should be

Mashable VR

Summertime is here, the Fourth of July is coming up, and that can only mean one thing: We are at peak cookout season. And when it's peak cookout season , there's one thing I want on my plate: a delicious, juicy burger. SEE ALSO: You've got to try homemade air fryer French fries.

Futuristic Driverless Taxis Are Already Causing Major Issues


Driverless taxis have begun causing relatively major issues with traffic, and those responsible aren't being particularly forthcoming about causes or solutions. Cars News


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.

We had 11 questions for 'Stranger Things 4: Volume 2.' Here are the answers.

Mashable VR

Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Stranger Things 4: Volume 2. Well, it's finally here. Stranger Things 4: Volume 2 — all 4 hours of it — has arrived on Netflix. And boy, was it a lot.

2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition Gets An NSX Style Glow-Up


Americans may be missing out on high-end limited-edition cars like the BMW 3.0 CSL Coachbuilt and the M3 Touring, but don't worry, Acura has your back. Cars News


NASA's new innovation could help get humans to Mars by 2040

Mashable VR

Engineers have developed an inflatable heat shield called a Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, or HIAD, the technology could help NASA land astronauts and massive cargo loads on the Red Planet in the late 2030s.

Biden Is Giving Apple's Steve Jobs An Incredible Posthumous Award


Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 7. 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.

Hacked Tesla Model S Plaid breaks speed record, goes 216 mph

Mashable VR

If you thought Tesla Model S Plaid was fast at its official top speed of 175 miles per hour, you haven't seen anything yet.

10 Iconic Movie Cars That Weren't Even Real


The film and automotive industries have come together for over a century. But sometimes, imagination plays a bigger role than practicality. Cars Entertainment

Steve Jobs’ legacy lives on with the highest civilian honor in the U.S.

Digital Trends

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be honored, posthumously, with the Medal of Freedom, awarded by President Biden for contributions to the United States. Computing Mobile News Apple president biden Steve Jobs

This Thor: Love And Thunder Xbox Series X Might Be The Most Ridiculous Custom Console Yet


Microsoft and Marvel forged an Xbox Series X console with a custom design for one gamer who, "if they be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.". Entertainment Gaming News

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.

FCC approves Starlink use in moving vehicles

Mashable VR

SpaceX 's satellite internet service Starlink can now be used in a vehicle in motion after it received FCC approval Thursday, which is great news for thousands of people who want ongoing connectivity on the road.

Sydney Sweeney Brings New Life To Gorgeous Vintage Cars


Actress Sydney Sweeney has an impressive car collection and equally impressive Tik Tok account that documents her work on classic cars.


Technoblade, 'Minecraft' YouTube creator, dies aged 23

Mashable VR

Technoblade, top Minecraft YouTuber, has died aged 23 following a battle with cancer. The creator's father posted a moving video on YouTube on Thursday titled "so long nerds," with a message written by Technoblade himself.

Xiaomi's Mi Band Series Is Set For A Major Vanity Upgrade With Band 7 Pro


The Xiaomi Mi Band 7 Pro looks to expand the line with a device that looks radically different from its most immediate predecessor. News Technology

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.