Tue.Jan 11, 2022

The best AR and VR news from CES 2022

The Ghost Howls

As it is a tradition of this blog , I’ve prepared a big roundup of the best news in XR from this year’s CES! For every piece of news, I’ll share with you a brief summary and one or more links to go deeper.

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New Report Says Chewing Gum Reduces VR Motion Sickness

VRScout

Feeling queasy while exploring the metaverse? Grab a stick of your favorite gum and start chewing. It’s every VR user’s worst nightmare.

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Should You Buy a Quest 2? Hands-On Review

ARPost

The Quest 2 by Oculus ( Facebook? Meta? ) is the most talked-about headset of the moment, largely because its comparatively low price point has made it the first widely affordable VR headset. Here we examine whether it lives up to the hype.

Patients Can Now Use A Vive Flow To Access Healthcare In VR

VRScout

HTC is bringing physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pain management treatments to the metaverse.

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.

2022 Predictions: AR Ad Revenue Approaches $3 Billion

AR Insider

After unpacking our prediction about 2022 AR glasses activity last week, we switch gears this week to drill down on a separate prediction: AR ad revenue. Specifically, spending on AR ad placement will reach $2.9 billion this year. We break it down. The post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Asteroid twice the size of Empire State Building about to fly by Earth

Digital Trends

An asteroid two-and-a-half times the size of the Empire State Building is hurtling toward Earth, but it’s OK to look up. News asteroid potentially hazardous asteroid space

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EON Reality and Parker University Create New Knowledge Metaverse Hub

EonReality

Collaboration Features World-Class EON-XR Solutions for Parker University.

Cool space photo shows rare sight of ISS orbiting Earth at night

Digital Trends

Check out this unique photo showing both the International Space Station and Earth at night, captured from SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. News International Space Station space space photography Space Station thomas pesquet

PCIe 6.0 Specification Finalized: x16 Slots to Reach 128GBps

Anand Tech

This morning the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is releasing the much-awaited final (1.0) specification for PCI Express 6.0.

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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.

Apple’s mixed reality headset could be as powerful as the MacBook Pro

Digital Trends

Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset could use two beefy chips, a 96W charger, and be more powerful than previously expected, according to a new report. Computing News Apple apple headset Augmented Reality Ming-Chi Kuo mixed reality Virtual Reality

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U.S. Ranks 59th Globally for Covid-19 Vaccinations, Just Behind Iran

GizModo VR

The U.S. covid-19 vaccination rate has slipped to 59th in the world, right behind Iran and Sri Lanka, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S.

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There’s still time to make MWC 2022 a trendsetting, virtual event success

Digital Trends

CES 2022 taught us that successful virtual events are very important, but with MWC 2022 fast approaching, is it ready to deliver something special? Mobile CES 2022 MWC 2022 virtual event

Mozilla Is Going to Track Facebook Tracking You

GizModo VR

Aside from the plethora of scummy privacy practices Facebook uses to track your every move on its myriad platforms, the company’s also come up with plenty of sneaky ways to keep tabs on you off its sites as well. Now, a new study wants to fight back against these offsite trackers by.

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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.

Spider-Man’s Jon Watts to produce Final Destination 6 for HBO Max

Digital Trends

Director Jon Watts has written a treatment for Final Destination 6, and he will produce the new sequel as an original movie for HBO Max. Movies & TV News Final Destination Final Destination 6 HBO Max jon watts spider-man: no way home

Raspberry Pi Can Detect Malware By Scanning for Electromagnetic Waves

GizModo VR

The world’s largest companies are grappling with increasingly widespread and sophisticated malware attacks, but an interesting new malware detection technique could help companies thwart these threats without needing any software. Read more.

Is Apple ditching the notch on the iPhone 14? I’m not convinced.

Digital Trends

All the experts think that Apple is ditching the notch on the iPhone 14. Here's why I'm not so sure that's the case. Mobile News Apple notch punch hole

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UltraRAM Breakthrough Moves Us Closer to a Unified RAM and Storage Solution

GizModo VR

New chip making techniques, faster SSD storage, and the use of AI and machine learning are some of the latest innovations helping increase the performance and efficiency of modern computers, and now a research team at Lancaster University in the U.K. might have invented the next big thing. Read more.

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.

Best games like Wordle

Digital Trends

Here are the best word-based puzzle games like Wordle that you can play right now. Gaming babble royale best mobile games Best pc games typeshift wordle

The Energy Department Blew $1.1 Billion on Carbon Capture Projects That Were Mostly Failures

GizModo VR

The idea of trapping a dirty coal plant’s carbon emissions at the source and storing it underground may sound like the solution to our climate problems. In practice, it’s proven all but completely unfeasible, but that hasn’t stopped the government from plunging money into it. Read more.

Disney+: Everything you need to know about Disney’s streaming service

Digital Trends

Disney+ has rapidly become one of the most popular streaming platforms out there. Here's everything you need to know about Disney's streaming service. Home Theater Movies & TV Disney disney plus Marvel Star Wars streaming services

Logitech's Litra Glow Makes YouTube-Level Lighting As Simple As It Gets

GizModo VR

I wish I had a solution like the Logitech Litra Glow when I started buying odds and ends to build my perfect office lighting situation. It took me a few years to land on my current setup for video chats and live streaming, and that was after a bit of trial and error.

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 Motorola Razr 3 is expected to arrive in June 2022

Digital Trends

The Motorola Razr 3 is rumored to ship with flagship specs. If true, it would be a significant upgrade over the last two Razrs. Mobile News Lenovo Moto RAZR Moto Razr 3 Motorola

Robinhood Must Pay User Nearly $30,000 Over Meme Stock Trading Halt

GizModo VR

In January 2021, stock trading app Robinhood infuriated users when it responded to surging trades of so-called meme stocks, by halting trades —effectively preventing users from selling shares until the prices had collapsed.

Astell&Kern blurs the line between headphone amp and digital audio player

Digital Trends

If you've ever looked at headphone amplifiers and wished they could be more versatile, Astell&Kern's Acro CA1000 will leave you breathless. Home Theater News Astell&Kern Acro CA1000 digital audio players headphone amps hi res audio

The Augmented Home

Robert Scoble

In Silicon Valley we like to think about “first principles.” ” What does this really mean? Go back and really study how things work without bringing your biases to the table and then come up with new products and services that help you do that task better. Steve Jobs went further.

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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.