Wed.Aug 03, 2022

RP1 may have created the networking layer of the metaverse

The Ghost Howls

We all know that these days the metaverse, the infamous M-word, is one of the hot topics in the tech world. We also know that this dream is very far away, and the estimates talk about between 5 and 15 years from now.

AR Piano App For Quest Doesn’t Require An Actual Piano

VRScout

PianoVision teaches you how to tickle the ivories in AR using your own two hands. Previously available in Early Access, PianoVision is now fully available on App Lab with exciting new features designed to help teach you the art of playing the piano.

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Rare Conjoined Twin Surgery Aided by VR Training, Bridging the Gap Between Two Continents

Road to VR

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to life-saving procedures that deal with extreme edge cases like separating conjoined twins.

Top 5 VR Worlds To Visit In Horizon Worlds – August 2022

VRScout

Another month, another handful of incredible virtual worlds to explore. Since its launch last year on Meta Quest 2 headsets, Meta’s social VR metaverse Horizon Worlds , has grown exponentially with new games and worlds built by the community for the community.

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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

A Hands-On Review of AltspaceVR

ARPost

ARPost has covered plenty of events in AltspaceVR before, from Burning Man being held virtually in the platform, to the XR Safety Week using it to make talks on immersive technology more… immersive. But, we’ve never dedicated an article to actually exploring the platform.

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Rumored and Confirmed AR & VR Headset Releases – 2022 And Beyond: Apple, PSVR 2 & More

Upload VR

There’s a lot of hardware on the horizon, with confirmed and rumored AR and VR headsets abound — PSVR 2, an Apple mixed reality headset, the Lynx R-1 and more. If you’re looking for the best pick for existing headsets, we have a guide for the best VR headset in 2022.

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Data recoverers finally crack the highly secure Apple M1 chip

Digital Trends

Data scientists at DriveSavers have successfully transplanted an M1 chip from one logic board to another. It's a huge step forward for data recovery on Macs. Computing News Apple m1 M2 MacBook Air macbook pro

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First Hand Offers Gravity Gloves With Quest Hand Tracking

Upload VR

First Hand is a new demo built by Meta to introduce Quest buyers to advanced interactions built around hand tracking.

Prey review: a fresh spin on the Predator franchise

Digital Trends

The best Predator film since the original, Prey delivers a tense, action-packed adventure that feels fresh and unique in the franchise. Movies & TV Reviews Movie Reviews Prey

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.

How Codemasters Brought F1 Racing To VR

Upload VR

F1 2022 is the first iteration in the annual franchise to bring full VR support for PC players. But why now? And what work went into getting the experience right? We spoke to Lee Mather , Senior Creative Director, F1 and David Williams, Senior Producer at Codemasters to find out more.

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Get up to $300 to spend online when you buy through Visible

Digital Trends

You can earn up to $300 right now by choosing a new phone and switching to Visible wireless. Deals Mobile mobile deals sponsored Visible Wireless

New Quest 2 & PC VR Games August 2022: All The Biggest Releases

Upload VR

Looking for a list of the biggest new VR games coming in August 2022 to Quest 2 and PC VR headsets? We’ve got you covered — here’s our full rundown.

YouTube may finally loosen its rigid rules around copyrighted music

Digital Trends

YouTube is working on letting its creators use copyrighted music in their videos while still earning money on their videos. Computing News Social Media social media apps social media section YouTube YouTube creators YouTube Videos

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.

YC and a16z back virtual reality basketball app Gym Class

TechCrunch

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The Fish Tank Chassis is half PC, half … aquarium?

Digital Trends

The Y2 Fish Tank Chassis combines a beautiful 13 litre aquarium with an industrial-looking horizontal PC tower. Computing News Computers I pc build pc case

Backseat VR Developer: Walkabout Mini Golf With Mighty Coconut’s Lucas Martell

Upload VR

In this week’s episode of Backseat VR Developer, Alex and Skeeva play Walkabout Mini Golf joined by developer Lucas Martell from Mighty Coconut.

Steam Deck will now warn you if it gets too hot or cold

Digital Trends

Valve has updated the Steam Deck to warn owners when the system gets too hot or cold to run. Gaming News Steam steam deck Temperature Control Valve

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 College Student Discovered a Bug in Cloudflare Email Routing That Let You Read Any User's Emails

GizModo VR

Last year, IT firm Cloudflare launched an email routing service, giving users the ability to set up a large number of addresses connected to the same inbox.

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How to create a Facebook group

Digital Trends

Starting a Facebook group is a pretty easy process. Here's what you need to know. Computing Guides Social Media create a facebook group Facebook Facebook Groups social media apps social media section

How to Contact the 11 Senators Who Voted Against Health Care for 'Burn Pit' Veterans

GizModo VR

The PACT Act, which allocates health care funds for U.S. veterans suffering from exposure to toxic burn pits and Agent Orange, passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in a vote of 86-11 and is now heading the President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

Dell could be working on the same charging tech Apple has been developing

Digital Trends

Dell is working on a wireless phone charger for your laptop and it is similar to technology Apple has been working on for years. Computing News Apple Dell patents Technology Wireless Charging

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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.

Moon Knight Seems to Be Coming Back for Season 2

GizModo VR

The first season of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knigh t ended on quite the cliffhanger. Not only did we meet a new persona for our good friend Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), but we didn’t learn how the character would fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Surely we’d find out if there was a season two.

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The best OnePlus 10T cases and covers

Digital Trends

From rugged to super slim, clear to wallet-style, we've rounded up some of the best OnePlus 10T cases currently available to keep your new phone safe. Mobile Products Android best smartphone cases oneplus OnePlus 10T smartphone cases

This Heat Map of the U.S. Is. Yikes

GizModo VR

We knew July was sweltering, but this air temperature map based on NASA satellite data really puts it in perspective. The darkest areas represent temperatures around or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius)—heat that can easily turn deadly for vulnerable people. Read more.

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Fitbit leak reveals the upcoming Sense 2, Inspire 3, and Versa 4

Digital Trends

Fitbit's next slate of smartwatches — the Sense 2 and Versa 4 — have leaked in the form of renders revealing a familiar design, alongside the Inspire 3 band. Mobile News Fitbit Fitbit Inspire 3 Fitbit Sense 2 Fitbit Versa 4

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.