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The XR Week Peek (2022.01.17): Big tech companies’ battle for talents, PSVR 2 still not confirmed for 2022, and more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s Monday again, so it’s time for a new roundup of the coolest AR and VR news of the week! But before digging into the news, let me invite you all to the latest work that we of VRrOOm have developed: a new social XR immersive music experience from the French legendary composer Jean-Michel Jarre!

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HTC Winter Sale Offers Major Discounts On VIVE Headsets And More


Anyone who purchases a qualifying VR headset will also get two free months of Viveport Infinity. HTC Vive has a lot going on in 2022.

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Report: Apple’s VR Headset Delayed to 2023 Amid Development Challenges

Road to VR

Apple’s upcoming VR headset was purportedly slated to arrive sometime this year. Now according to a recent Bloomberg report, those launch plans may be delayed by a few months, potentially pushing release to 2023.

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Spatial Beats: Second Life, Magic Leap & XR Funding

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at the second coming of second life, Magic Leap, and the latest XR funding. The post appeared first on AR Insider.

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.

The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – January 2022

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of January 2022.

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Acclaimed VR Flight Sim Adds Much Requested Co-op & PVP Alongside Co-pilot Helicopter DLC

Road to VR

Acclaimed VR flight sim VTOL VR got a major update this month adding co-op and PVP multiplayer modes alongside a paid DLC featuring a co-pilotable helicopter for the first time.

Intel Raptor Lake processors may have a much bigger cache

Digital Trends

Not much is known about Intel Raptor Lake processors yet, but a new leak suggests that the CPUs may have a much bigger cache than Alder Lake. Computing News CPU Intel 13th Gen intel processors Intel Raptor Lake processor

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OpenSim usage stats down due with outages, closures

Hypergrid Business

The number of active public grids hit a record high of 382 this month, but usage stats were down across the board. The number of active users dropped by 3,844 since this time last month, to 37,301.

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Instagram’s hidden drug market for teens is out of control

Digital Trends

Instagram has a not-so-secret drug market tearing apart teens. It needs to fix it. Mobile drugs Instagram teen safety

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.

Turns Out the Crypto Bros Who Bought Jodorowsky's Dune Book Aren't Sure How Rights Work

GizModo VR

Late last year, a rare copy of one of the pitch books legendary director Alejandro Jodorowsky made to pitch his vision for an adaptation of Dune went to auction.

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FedEx hopes to add anti-missile lasers to its cargo jets

Digital Trends

FedEx wants to fit an anti-missile system to some of its planes despite the rare nature of such attacks on civilian aircraft. News cargo planes FedEx

9 of the Worst Invasive Species in the U.S.

GizModo VR

Humans are no strangers to changing the world around them, often to the detriment of plants and animals around them. Read more. invasive species asian carp carp haemaphysalis longicornis tick otocephala ostariophysi bighead carp cypriniformes environment zebra mussel spotted lanternfly barred owl


How to customize Ikea Symfonisk Picture Frame Sonos speakers

Digital Trends

Unisk, a Dutch startup, has developed a way to print your own custom covers for Ikea's Sonos-powered Symfonisk Picture Frame speakers. Here's how they look. Home Theater art work customization Ikea Symfonisk picture frame speaker Photos Unisk

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 Man Who Fell to Earth Remake's First Teaser Puts the Future in Chiwetel Ejiofor's Hands

GizModo VR

Showtime has released the first look at Star Trek ’s Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet’s take on the iconic Walter Tevis novel is here, giving us a glimpse at Chiwetel Ejiofor’s arrival on Earth —and his alien struggle to find a way to fit into a changing human society. Read more.

Airlines continue to fear new 5G service will cause flight chaos

Digital Trends

The CEOs of a number of U.S. airlines said they fear flight chaos on Wednesday when AT&T and Verizon switch on their potentially disruptive C-Band 5G networks. Mobile News 5G airline safety airlines C-Band 5g

RIP Dave Wolverton, Who Gave Us the Enduring Star Wars Legacy of The Courtship of Princess Leia

GizModo VR

John David Wolverton, the author behind the Runelords fantasy saga, Ravenspell , and more—as well as the author of one of the most famous Star Wars expanded universe stories around—has passed away at the age of 64. Read more.

EcoFlow’s DELTA Pro ecosystem: The ideal home battery backup solution for power

Digital Trends

The EcoFlow Delta Pro and accessories create the perfect ecosystem for home backup power during outages and emergencies. Deals Smart Home EcoFlow EcoFlow Delta Pro EcoFlow Delta Pro Ecosystem EcoFlow Smart Extra Battery Home Backup Power portable power station smart home smart home deals

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.

The Best Android Launchers for Completely Customizing Your Phone

GizModo VR

The best thing about being an Android user is that you can swap out the look of your interface by merely downloading an app. But the worst thing about Android is that when you’re looking for one thing in the Play Store, you’ll encounter way too many other things are not quite what you’re looking for.

How to change your Gmail name

Digital Trends

There could be multiple instances that could lead to you to changing your name on Gmail. We have developed a short guide for those of you who wish to do so. Computing email address Gmail Gmail account Gmail customization username

These Framework Laptop Mods Show Us Exactly Why Modular Computers Are So Damn Cool

GizModo VR

Modular gadgets sound useful on paper but rarely break through to mainstream audiences. We’ve seen countless attempts come and go, leaving behind only fleeting blips of excitement from enthusiasts who are time and again burned when the promise of a customizable device never materializes.

Watch Emirates’ new daredevil ad shot by a drone

Digital Trends

Emirates' 2021 ad featuring a stuntwoman perched atop the world’s tallest building proved such a hit that the airline has decided to take it up a notch. News drone Drones Dubai Emirates

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.

Moon Knight's First Trailer Brings Moonlit Menace to the MCU

GizModo VR

Although Disney and Marvel Studios briefly gave us a glimpse of Oscar Isaac in action as one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic street-level vigilantes around a few months ago, now we have a full, proper glimpse at what happens when Marc Spector becomes the Moon Knight —the answer is a snazzy white suit and a whole lot of… Read more.

Apple’s AirTags are too good at tracking — that’s a problem

Digital Trends

Apple's cheap and cheerful AirTags are also cheap and cheerful stalker tools, and the company hasn't done enough to fix that. Apple Mobile News AirTags Apple AirTags find my app Tile

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Updates From Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, Moon Knight, and More

GizModo VR

John Cena goes behind the scenes in a new Peacemaker featurette. Get a glimpse of what’s to come on the Nancy Drew finale. Plus, what’s next on Batwoman , Superman & Lois , Naomi , and more. Spoilers get! Read more.

What is a whole-home mesh Wi-Fi network, and do you need one?

Digital Trends

If you struggle with reliable Wi-Fi coverage at home, mesh networks may be the answer to your Wi-Fi woes. Computing mesh mesh network Wi-Fi WiFi wifi networks

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.