Fri.Jan 14, 2022

Fight A Mixed Reality Mech In Saber City, Coming To Quest & iPhone

VRScout

Turn your living room into a mixed reality arena with this unique VR/AR experience. This week we caught our first glimpse of Saber City , an upcoming VR game for Quest that utilizes Passthrough technology to immerse players in a mixed reality arena.

Epic Games Awarded Grants to 31 XR Projects in 2021 Through the $100M MegaGrants Fund

Road to VR

Since 2019 Epic Games (well known as the creators of Unreal Engine & Fortnite ) has run the Epic MegaGrants program, a $100 million fund to financially support projects built with Unreal Engine. In 2021 the program awarded grants to 31 XR projects.

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AR Smart Glasses for Enterprise and Consumers: A Conversation With Vuzix’s Paul Travers

ARPost

By now, you’ve probably seen that Vuzix released two new AR smart glasses at CES – one for enterprise and one dipping its toes in the consumer side of the pool.

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XR Talks: Qualcomm Accelerates AR’s Next Era

AR Insider

Qualcomm's chips are the gold standard in XR processing. And it recently doubled down on this positioning by moving up the stack with a developer kit. We examine its recent Snapdragon Spaces SDK launch for this week's XR Talks. The post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

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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.

Nvidia reportedly halts production of RTX 3090 Ti graphics card

Digital Trends

Nvidia just recently announced its new powerhouse of a graphics card, the RTX 3090 Ti. However, it now seems that the production of the GPU may be on hold. Computing News graphics cards Nvidia Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti rtx 30-series

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series leak spoils all the surprises

Digital Trends

While the Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8+ are your regular flagship tablet affair, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra takes things to the extreme with a giant 14.6-inch display. Mobile News Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Chevron Is Hiring Journalists for Its ‘Newsroom’

GizModo VR

Calling all climate journalists: Your dream job awaits, courtesy of Chevron. The oil giant is looking to hire people with journalistic experience to build out a “newsroom”—quotes around that word included in the job posting—to help spread propaganda the good news about Chevron. Read more.

Google’s Pixel 6 issues are causing a crisis of trust

Digital Trends

Google's Pixel 6 is suffering from bad PR -- and the stakes are higher than ever. Android Mobile Google Pixel 6 Pixel

Spotify Will Never Do Anything About Joe Rogan

GizModo VR

Wildly popular podcaster Joe Rogan is just asking questions. The wrong questions, and an awful lot of them—especially when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.

A glass-backed iPad Pro to likely stay a pipe dream for now

Digital Trends

Worried about fragility, Apple has reportedly canceled plans of a glass rear panel on the 2022 iPad Pro refresh, but there's still hope for MagSafe. Mobile News Apple ipad pro 2022

The Past of Locke & Key Comes To Life In This Gorgeous New Collection

GizModo VR

Where Locke & Key goes in the future? Only the upcoming third season of Netflix’s show knows for now. But where it all began is bring brought together in a brand new collection and io9 has your exclusive first look. Read more.

Timothy Olyphant returns to FX for new Justified miniseries

Digital Trends

Marshal Raylan Givens will be back in a new miniseries, Justified: City Primeval, with Timothy Olyphant set to reprise his role from the original series. Movies & TV News FX Justified Timothy Olyphant

The FTC is reportedly probing Meta’s VR business for antitrust violations

TechCrunch VR

Following news that the FTC’s antitrust suit against Meta cleared a critical hurdle earlier this week, the agency is apparently also taking a sharp interest in the company’s VR business.

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.

The best smart home security products at CES 2022

Digital Trends

CES 2022 saw many smart home security announcements, including video doorbells from major brands, new all-in-one solutions, and long-awaited compatibility! Smart Home CES 2022 ces 2022 product mobile security sensors smart doorbells smart locks smart security cameras

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Belle Is a Sumptuous, Unflinchingly Optimistic View of Our Digital Future

GizModo VR

It’s hard not to be pessimistic about the internet these days.

Apple’s mixed-reality headset could be delayed yet again

Digital Trends

Apple’s mixed-reality headset looks to be one of its most exciting products ever, but it’s apparently been delayed again, this time potentially until 2023. Apple Computing News apple headset Augmented Reality Mark Gurman mixed reality Virtual Reality

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How Low Cost Can Chiplets Go? Depends on the Optimization, says AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su

Anand Tech

While not the absolute first company in the market to talk about putting different types of silicon inside the same package, AMD’s launch of Ryzen 3000 back in July 2019 was a first in bringing high performance x86 computing through the medium of chiplets.

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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.

Netflix increases prices in the U.S. and Canada

Digital Trends

Netflix has increased the price of all three of its streaming plans in the United States and Canada. Home Theater News Netflix

Facebook Patented a Mechanical Eyeball

GizModo VR

It’s well known at this point that the company previously known as Facebook is spending billions of dollars in resources to transport as many of its users as possible out of the real world and plop them into an avatar -filled metaverse.

This insane widescreen gaming monitor is $800 off at Walmart today

Digital Trends

This pretty amazing ultra-wide screen curved screen from Samsung has an insane $800 discount on it, bringing it down to only $1,200. Computing Deals Gaming computing deals gaming deals Gaming Monitor deals gaming monitors SAMSUNG 49" Class SAMSUNG 49" Class deals Walmart 2022 Walmart deals

How The Book of Boba Fett Evolved Star Wars' View of the Tuskens

GizModo VR

The Book of Boba Fett ’s second episode , “The Tribes of Tatooine,” not only shows a new side to the iconic character , but allows for a fresh perspective on the Tusken Raiders.

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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.

Intel Core i5 12400F vs. AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: Affordable CPUs, compared

Digital Trends

The Intel Core i5-12400F and AMD RX 5600X are two of the most affordable mid-range processors of their generations, but the Intel chip is far more affordable. Computing AMD Intel Intel Alder Lake

A hospitable metaverse requires the basic building blocks of virtual life

TechCrunch VR

Steve Alexander. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Steve Alexander is SVP and CTO of Ciena , a networking systems and software company that works with operators and content providers across the globe.

Xiaomi’s 120W Hypercharge is the fastest ever, but is it safe?

Digital Trends

Xiaomi reaches 120W with a combination of revamped charging structure, dual-cell battery, MTW, Mi-FC, and graphene-based battery technology, but is it safe? Android Mobile fast charging battery Xiaomi Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge

315,000-Gallon Diesel Spill Kills Thousands of Animals in Louisiana

GizModo VR

A decades-old pipeline spilled 315,000 gallons (1.2 million liters) of diesel into an environmentally sensitive area in Louisiana last month, killing thousands of animals, the AP reported Thursday.

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.