Wed.Jan 12, 2022

VR Restores The Notre-Dame Cathedral To Its Historic Glory


The 45-minute interactive tour takes you back 850 years to explore the incredible architecture in its prime. On April 15th, 2019, a massive fire that started under the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral caused extensive damage to the historic structure.

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SteamVR Updated to Play Nicer with Quest Headsets

Road to VR

Oculus Quest headsets now account for nearly 44% of all headsets used on Steam, and this clearly hasn’t gone unnoticed by Valve. An update to the latest SteamVR beta aims to make the experience easier for new users.


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One Of The Best VR Shooters On Quest Is About To Get Better


The Blaston Reloaded update will introduce a variety of exciting new content. Resolution Games ( Demeo, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels, Angry Birds VR ) today announced several major updates coming soon to their VR dueler Blaston that will add new content to the game.

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Linux-based Standalone VR Headset Boasts PC Specs with a Price to Match, Kickstarter Coming Soon

Road to VR

SimulaVR, the startup behind its own open-source VR Linux distro, is creating a VR headset that aims to bring the full power of a PC to the standalone format.

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 Best Examples of VR Museum Tours From Across the World


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in every single aspect. And we will not go back to the old ways of working, shopping, interacting with others and enjoying art and culture.

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No, People Aren’t Buying Land in the Metaverse en Masse

AR Insider

After all the linkbait headlines about virtual real estate purchases in the metaverse, it turns out to be a pretty rare occurrence. Fewer than 13 percent of technologists are doing it (and far fewer "regular" folks). Contributor Rick Chen breaks it down. The post appeared first on AR Insider.

Inventive Multiplayer VR Studio Reveals New Game Fusing ‘Rocket League’ with Bows & Arrows

Road to VR

The studio behind the inventive multiplayer VR title Half + Half today announced a new multiplayer VR game called NOCK. Due to launch “soon” on Oculus Quest, Nock looks like Rocket League played with bows & arrows instead of cars.

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Mac continued to grow faster in 2021 than any Windows brand

Digital Trends

Apple had a big year in 2021 for the Mac, with sales up 28% in a single year. That’s largely thanks to the M1 and its freshly overhauled desktops and laptops. Computing Apple Dell HP Lenovo Mac

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Ground Temperatures Hit 129 Degrees as Argentina Suffers Blackouts

GizModo VR

Ground temperatures climbed above 129 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius) in parts of Argentina this week as the country suffers through a shockingly hot start to summer. Air temperatures were equally suffocating, leading to widespread blackouts as the Southern Cone attempts to beat the heat.

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.

Watch Webb Space Telescope team share thoughts on mission

Digital Trends

Watch this new NASA video in which members of the James Webb Space Telescope team talk about the mission in the run up to its Christmas Day launch. News James Webb Space Telescope NASA space

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Oldest Known Fossil of a Modern Human May Be Even More Ancient Than We Thought

GizModo VR

Scientists say a Homo sapiens fossil found in Ethiopia in the 1960s is at least 233,000 years old, which would make it 36,000 years older than the previous estimate. Read more.

iPhone 14 Pro design leak shows bizarre hole-and-pill cutout

Digital Trends

As per display chain analyst Ross Young, the iPhone 14 Pro might adopt a design that includes both a circular and a pill-shaped cutout. Mobile News Apple Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Scammers Are Using QR Codes to Plunder Parking Meter Payments

GizModo VR

Phishing schemes already litter the internet, and now they’re coming for our parking meters, too. San Antonio police were first to warn locals about the scam, which targets people trying to pay for their parking ticket via QR code.

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.

General Motors enters the used car game with CarBravo

Digital Trends

General Motors is launching an online used-car sales platform called CarBravo, which will include non-GM vehicles, the automaker said. Cars News car-buying service carbravo General Motors GM used cars

The FBI's Honeypot Phones Were More Widely Distributed in the U.S. Than Previously Thought

GizModo VR

One of the weirder stories from last year involved a gargantuan FBI honeypot operation designed to catch crooks all over the world. According to Motherboard , that operation had a bigger imprint in the U.S. than originally believed. Read more.

How to win Fortnite

Digital Trends

In this guide, we will show you how to achieve a Victory Royale in Fortnite. It can be tough, but there are a slew of things you can do to gain the upper hand. Gaming battle royale Epic Games Fortnite Fortnite Guides

Man Arrested for Storming an American Airlines Cockpit in a Fit of Rage

GizModo VR

The countless delays and cancellations plaguing air travel right now (not to mention the packed planes, the skyrocketing ticket prices, and mask mandates) have left many airline passengers angrier than we’ve ever seen them before.

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.

Considering the Samsung Frame TV? This deal just might convince you

Digital Trends

The Samsung 32-inch Frame 4K Smart TV is on sale at Walmart today, marked all the way down to $528, an impressive savings of $170. Deals Home Theater 4K TV deals Home Theater Deals Samsung Deals Walmart 2022

Earth Is Surrounded by a 1,000-Light-Year-Wide Bubble That Cooks Up Stars

GizModo VR

A team of astronomers has reconstructed the history of our local universe to understand the origin of the nearest stars. In a study published today in Nature, they describe an amorphous, 1,000-light-year-wide bubble ensconcing Earth that is responsible for those stars. Read more.

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Netflix to shoot pair of Red Notice sequels back-to-back

Digital Trends

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne Johnson are all expected to return for two more Red Notice movies as Netflix prepares an ambitious plan to shoot them. Movies & TV Music Dwayne Johnson Netflix Red Notice Red Notice 2 Red Notice 3 Ryan Reynolds

The Book of Boba Fett Is Already Messily Wiping Its Own Slate Clean

GizModo VR

If the first few episodes of The Book of Boba Fett were interested in contextualizing the man its titular former bounty hunter became after escaping the Sarlacc, its third, “The Streets of Mos Espa,” is the first to really examine what he’s up against in the present.


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.

How to breed Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Digital Trends

However far you want to get into this system, we'll tell you all you need to know about how to breed Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Gaming gamefreak Nintendo Switch Pokemon Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Pokemon Shining Pearl

Children of Blood and Bone Trilogy Now in Development at Paramount

GizModo VR

A series that was going to be Lucasfilm’s first non- Star Wars or Indiana Jones project since it was purchased by Disney has now been picked up by another company.

Best air purifiers at CES 2022

Digital Trends

Let's take a breath and see what kind of air purifiers made their way to CES 2022. You might be surprised by what they've come up with now. Smart Home air purifier CES 2022 HEPA filters ionizing purifier smart home

Carmakers Launch Desperate Attempt to Delay Massachusetts Right-to-Repair Law

GizModo VR

Major car manufacturers aren’t giving up on their efforts to stymie Massachusetts’ right to repair legislation.

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.