Fri.Jan 21, 2022

Google Reportedly Working On Its Own Mixed Reality Glasses

VRScout

Insiders claim the device resembles a pair of ski goggles and will launch in 2024. According to The Verge , Google is currently in development of its own AR device capable of blending virtual graphics over the real world, citing “two people familiar with the project.”

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HoloLens Optics Chief Joins Google Amid Reported Push for Upcoming Google AR Headset

Road to VR

Bernard Kress, principal optical architect on Microsoft’s HoloLens team, has left the company to take on the role of Director of XR Engineering at the recently formed Google Labs.

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Is 2022 the Year for Consumer AR Glasses?

ARPost

We had a lot of news in the XR space in 2021, and a lot of trends could be distilled from that news. Trends around VR adoption, opensource, low and no-code development. However, some of the most exciting trends are all around AR glasses. See Also: 21 Most-Read ARPost Articles of 2021.

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Aero Likely the First in a Series of Enthusiast Headsets from Varjo

Road to VR

Varjo’s Aero headset is the first from the company that’s meant to appeal to individual customers rather than large organizations… and it probably won’t be the last.

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.

Metaverse: But Where’s The Chorus?

Tech Trends VR

Metaverse! Metaverse! Metaverse! With a sprinkling of Web3 NFTs! By Gordon Midwood, CEO of Anything World. Now that I have your attention (or mild disgust depending on your predilections) there is a big issue around any notion of Metaverse that we urgently need to address.

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Dell XPS laptops and desktops get big price cuts today

Digital Trends

If you’re on the hunt for a new computing device, there are some amazing Dell XPS deals and Dell laptop deals going on at Dell today. Computing Deals computing deals Dell 2022 Dell deals Dell XPS 13 Dell XPS Desktop

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10 Augmented Reality Trends of 2022: A Vision of Immersion

ARVR

Augmented reality technology has proven to be one of the top innovations opening up new growth points for businesses around the world. Analysts predict that the AR market will reach $198 billion in 2025. This year, the number of mobile AR users is expected to reach 3.5 billion.

Your biggest questions about the Microsoft-Activision deal, answered

Digital Trends

Analysts reveal what Microsoft's Activation Blizzard acquisition means for the industry. Gaming Activision Blizzard Microsoft xbox

Leaked Chats Reveal Evidence of Hate Crimes by U.S. Fascists

GizModo VR

For the second time in as many years, American fascist organization Patriot Front is facing a humiliating leak of internal communications, messages revealing a trove of evidence pointing to coordinated criminal activities in multiple states, including New York, Washington, Indiana, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Oregon. Read more.

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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.

Lenovo’s cool new gaming phone leaked, but you can’t buy it

Digital Trends

Lenovo's upcoming ROG phone rival has some outrageous hardware specs. Unfortunately, the Lenovo Legion Y90 may never make it to the U.S. Mobile News gaming phones Lenovo Legion

A 19-Year-Old Just Became the Youngest Woman to Fly Alone Around the World

GizModo VR

Zara Rutherford always dreamed of flying solo around the world, but she never thought it would actually happen. It was “expensive, dangerous, complicated, a logistical nightmare,” Rutherford told herself.

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I doubled my Rainbow Six Extraction frame rate with 1 setting

Digital Trends

Rainbow Six Extraction supports DLSS, but it has a performance feature that works just as well and supports every graphics card. Computing Gaming DLSS dynamic resolution PC Gaming Rainbow Six Extraction

Intel Announces Ohio Fab Complex: 2 New Fabs For $20B, And Space For More

Anand Tech

With fab expansions on tap across the entire semiconductor industry, Intel today is laying out their own plans for significantly increasing their production capacity by announcing their intention to build a new $20 billion fab complex in Ohio.

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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.

This MASSIVE 75-inch TV is $400 off at Best Buy today

Digital Trends

Best Buy has marked the price of the TCL 75-inch 4-Series 4K Smart TV down to only $600, an impressive savings of $400. Deals Home Theater 4K TV deals Best Buy 2022 Best Buy Deals Home Theater Deals TCL 4-Series 4K TV TCL 4-Series 4K TV Deals TCL deals

Shell CCS Plant Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than It's Captured

GizModo VR

Oil companies love to tell the world about the super cool technologies that have that will allow us to keep burning fossil fuels without cooking the climate. But those technologies are largely b t. Read more.

How to watch Super Bowl 2022 on Amazon Fire TV

Digital Trends

Super Bowl 2022 and Amazon Fire TV – a streaming match made in heaven. Here's how to watch the big game. Home Theater amazon fire tv amazon fire tv recast fire tv recast super bowl 2022 super bowl lvi

Google Pixel Watch Launch Tipped for May

GizModo VR

Rumors surrounding Google’s forthcoming Pixel smartwatch have been circulating for more than a year, and while we know some details about the product, a specific release date hasn’t even been speculated. Read more.

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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.

Android 13: Everything we know so far about the upcoming OS

Digital Trends

Google is working on Android 13, its next as-yet-unannounced major software release. Here's what it's expected to bring. Android Mobile News Android 12 Android 12L Android 13 Google I/O 2022

The Batman's Main Theme Is Here, and It's Surprisingly Hopeful

GizModo VR

The Batman ’s trailers have given us plenty of chances to hear those swelling horns and the sinister beat of the film’s main theme. But it turns out the full piece for Robert Pattinson’s dark knight isn’t all ominous gloom—it’s surprisingly stirring. Read more.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins the cast of Star Wars: Ahsoka

Digital Trends

Star Wars: Ahsoka has lined up Birds of Prey and Scott Pilgrim star Mary Elizabeth Winstead for the cast -- but it's unknown whether she is friend or foe. Movies & TV News ahsoka disney plus Lucasfilm Mary Elizabeth Winstead Star Wars

Surreal Coral Rose Garden Discovered Off Tahiti

GizModo VR

A “ work of art ” has been discovered in the South Pacific. But rather a canvas, this one is under the sea. It’s a sprawling coral reef that looks like a beautiful, otherworldly rose garden. Bonus: The reef is surprisingly healthy. Read more.

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.

Guinan returns in new Star Trek: Picard season 2 trailer

Digital Trends

For the first time in 20 years, Whoopi Goldberg's Guinan is back in Star Trek. And her old friend, Jean-Luc Picard, needs some help in the new Picard trailer. Movies & TV News paramount plus Star Trek star trek: picard Whoopi Goldberg

Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Trailer Teases Old Friends and Older Threats

GizModo VR

Jean-Luc’s next trip is going to throw him all over Star Trek ’s realities and timelines, so it’s probably for the best that he knows a few folks who can help puzzle that stuff out. Problem is: he knows a few enemies that can do just that, too. Read more.

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Leaked Realme 9 Pro specs show a potent Redmi Note 10 rival

Digital Trends

Leaving nothing to chance, Realme has prepped a potent Redmi Note 10 competitor in 2022 with the Realme 9 Pro. Mobile News realme realme 9 series Redmi redmi and realme rivalry Redmi Note

The Arrowverse Returns to Comics, But With a Few Surprises

GizModo VR

Of all the different DC superhero shows airing on the CW, only Arrow , Supergirl , and The Flash have managed to transition (briefly) back into comics, and you’ll note that two of those shows are already over.

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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.