Wed.Jan 19, 2022

New Quest Update Adds Apple Magic Keyboard Support & More

VRScout

It’s all about the little things. Meta this week announced the rollout of update v37 for the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2.

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‘Wooorld’ is a Multiplayer Version of ‘Google Earth VR’ for Quest, Releasing Soon

Road to VR

Google Earth VR is a fun and useful way of seeing the world—it’s easy to lose yourself visiting your home town, or mapping out new adventures thanks to the company’s extensive 3D building scans.

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Attack On Titan Is Even More Terrifying In VR

VRScout

Celebrate the final season with some good old-fashioned Titan-slaying. When it comes to modern anime, there are few shows as well known as Attack on Titan.

This Pioneering Fractal Artist is Returning to VR with a New Album Soon

Road to VR

It’s been a while since we last wrote about Julius Horsthuis, a visual effects artist who authored a series of fractal 360 videos for VR which are simply mind-blowing—both now and back in the good ol’ days of the Oculus Rift DK2 when we first experienced them.

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.

Is AR Shopping a Metaverse Precursor?

AR Insider

Though the metaverse is years from materializing, 3D content – and the tools to create it – are key building blocks. Better yet, 3D content is finding pre-metaverse value in social lenses and camera commerce. We examine the latest action. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Cloud Streaming Coming Soon to Varjo Reality Cloud

ARPost

Varjo announced today that cloud streaming is coming to the Reality Cloud platform announced last year. The feature has been available to select early-access partners for a few months and will become commercially available in the first half of this year. Let’s Talk Streaming.

Check out Airstream’s electric RV concepts for eco-friendly road trips

Digital Trends

Airstream owner Thor Industries has hinted at future plans with two new concept electric RVs designed for eco-friendly road trips. Cars News Airstream camper vans estream Motorhomes Thor

Oculus Quest v37 update adds unexpected Apple support

Slashgear

The latest Oculus software update for the Quest 2 headset has arrived and it brings several additions to the virtual reality headset. Chief among these additions is official support for the Apple Magic Keyboard. Oculus originally added support for some keyboards back in update v28.

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The BlackBerry Key2 shows why software updates really matter

Digital Trends

Nostalgia prompted a return to the BlackBerry Key2, and while the keyboard welcomed us, the unacceptable treatment of the software definitely didn't. Android Mobile Android Oreo BlackBerry Key2 updates

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.

Is the VR app TRIPP® better than Meditation Practice?

ARVR

My thoughts about this VR app as a Yoga Teacher (500 RYT) Continue reading on AR/VR Journey: Augmented & Virtual Reality Magazine ». metaverse tripp technology vr vr-experiences

Astronaut’s photos show Tongan ash cloud in Earth’s atmosphere

Digital Trends

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station has shared photos showing ash from the Tongan volcanic eruption lingering high in Earth's atmosphere. News International Space Station ISS Space Station tonga volcano

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IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes

GizModo VR

Online tax filers will soon be required to submit a selfie to a third-party identity verification company using facial recognition tech in order to file their taxes or make IRS payments online. Read more.

If you have a smart TV, you need an ad-blocker

Digital Trends

Advertising is the deal with the devil we make for inexpensive hardware and services, but we can still fight back. Home Theater ad blocking adguard advertising Networking pi-hole Roku

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.

Intel Expands 12th Gen Core to Ultraportable Laptops, from 5-cores at 9 W to 14-cores at 28 W

Anand Tech

Over the years Intel has prided itself on its ability to provide processors that fit into the ultraportable, professional market. We’re talking thin and light designs with obscene levels of performance and battery life for the form factor.

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Google Play Games for Windows PCs rolls out in limited beta

Digital Trends

Today, Google is opening sign-ups to begin testing Google Play Games for PC as a beta in three countries: Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Mobile News Beta Testing Gaming Google Play Google Play Games for PCs Windows

Pentagon Plans to Spend $52 Million in 2022 on U.S Border Spy Blimps

GizModo VR

The Department of Defense will spend tens of millions of dollars this year on a number of “surveillance blimps”—high-tech balloons that will be sent to the U.S. border with Mexico for the purposes of ferreting out drug smugglers. Read more. lockheed martin aerostat blimp airships

Instagram tests subscriptions for creators to make cash

Digital Trends

Instagram has started testing subscriptions to enable popular creators to monetize their output through exclusive content. Mobile News content creators influencers Instagram Instagram features subscriptions

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.

Now You Can Pay Money to Use Instagram

GizModo VR

Popular Instagrammers can now start charging you money to view their content, in a move that seemed pre-ordained from the moment that Facebook (now calling itself Meta) acquired the photo-sharing app. Read more.

Using Google Keep on a Samsung S21? Don’t install One UI 4

Digital Trends

Samsung's newest One UI 4.0 update may have broken Google Keep on several flagship devices. Mobile News

EU Regulator Wants to Ban Proof of Work Crypto Mining to Avoid Climate Disaster

GizModo VR

One of the European Union’s top regulators has a new proposal for reducing cryptocurrency’s carbon footprint : ban proof of work mining.

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5G rollout has been a disaster in the U.S. Here’s why

Digital Trends

AT&T and Verizon are going live with their new C-band 5G spectrum after weeks of wrangling with the aviation industry and government officials. But what's next? Mobile 5G AT&T aviation safety C-band FAA FCC midband 5G T-Mobile Verizon

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.

Lord of the Rings' Rings of Power, Explained

GizModo VR

After what’s felt like ages of waiting , Amazon revealed a little more about its plans for its Lord of the Rings prequel streaming series today, namely, its name: The Rings of Power.

This Alienware prebuilt gaming PC deal will save you $400

Digital Trends

This Alienware Aurora Ryzen R10 is discounted down to $1,400 from $1,800, so grab it while you still can! Computing Deals Gaming Alienware Aurora Ryzen R10 Alienware Aurora Ryzen R10 deals computing deals Dell 2022 Dell deals gaming deals Gaming PC deals Gaming PCs

Did You Catch The Book of Boba Fett's Musical Teaser?

GizModo VR

Star Wars shows are generally very secretive about what’s coming in the future. However, the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett gave its audience as clear a clue as one can hear.

Airstream’s electric RV concepts make eco-friendly road trips

Digital Trends

Airstream owner Thor Industries has hinted at future plans with two new concept electric RVs designed for eco-friendly road trips. Cars News Airstream camper vans estream Motorhomes Thor

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.