Tue.Jan 18, 2022

Snap’s Spectacles Lens Lets You Play Catch With The LA Rams

VRScout

“LA Rams Mini Game” is the first Spectacles Lens developed in collaboration with a professional NFL team. Snap Inc. this week revealed a new AR-powered Lens for the company’s Spectacles 3 that lets users toss the virtual pigskin with LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard for $69B to Play “key role” in Metaverse Development

Road to VR

Microsoft announced it’s planning to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, making it the largest gaming acquisition to date. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the studio will play a key role in the development of its future metaverse platforms.

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Ubisoft Unveils VR Escape Game Based On Notre-Dame Fire

VRScout

The game will serve as an official tie-in to an upcoming docudrama about the 2019 fire.

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Inside VR Design: The Clever Weapons, Locomotion, & Open-world of ‘Stormland’

Road to VR

In Inside VR Design we examine specific examples of great VR design. Today we’re looking at the clever design of Stormland’s weapons, locomotion, and open-world. You can find the complete video below, or continue reading for an adapted text version.

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.

Exploring Metaverse: Can It Ever Become a New Normal?

ARPost

The future of the metaverse continues to be a hot topic of conversation amongst tech developers, virtual reality users, and an increasingly digital native population.

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2022 Predictions: Visual Search Establishes AR’s Utility

AR Insider

After unpacking our prediction about 2022 AR ad revenue gains last week, we switch gears to drill down on a separate prediction: Visual Search's rise. Specifically, it will emerge as a leading AR use case, driven by utilitarian and high-frequency usage. The post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Headphone amp/DACs: The best way to enjoy lossless audio

Digital Trends

Lossless music is now easy to access thanks to support from major streaming services, and a quality headphone DAC/amp is one of the best ways to hear it. Home Theater amps DACs headphone amps lossless music portable headphone amps

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5 Major Industries Benefiting From Augmented Reality Technology

ARVR

e 5 Major Industries enefiting From Augmented Reality Technology Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the technologies that nowadays has experienced a boom in its expansion and that is showing to have an impact not only in industrial fields but in people’s lives in many ways.

5G apocalypse is here as major airlines suspend U.S. flights

Digital Trends

Major airlines have canceled U.S.- bound flights fearing interference caused by newly deployed 5G networks. Mobile News 5G aviation safety federal aviation administration

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.

Exxon’s Plan to Hit Net Zero Carbon Emissions: LOL

GizModo VR

Exxon announced on Tuesday it would set a goal to be net zero by 2050, thus proving oil companies are just like you and me: prone to peer pressure and willing to fudge a few numbers to look good.

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Watch highlights of SpaceX’s spectacular Starlink night launch

Digital Trends

Check out the highlights from SpaceX's spectacular night launch on Tuesday in which it deployed another 49 satellites for its Starlink internet service. News falcon 9 rocket launch space SpaceX Starlink

Man's Penis Fills With Foam After DIY Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Goes Wrong

GizModo VR

A man and his partner’s attempt at a treatment for erectile dysfunction went disastrously wrong, according to his doctors.

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Samsung Exynos 2200 with AMD Xclipse GPU, ray tracing announced

Digital Trends

Samsung has already of system-on-a-chip (SoC) modules, but it did hint that the next flagship chipset — Exynos 2200 — will be launched at the same event as its next flagship smartphone series.

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.

Crypto.com Halts Withdrawals for 14 Hours After 'Unauthorized Activity'

GizModo VR

Crypto.com suspended all withdrawals from the platform on Monday and is forcing users to reset two-factor authentication methods, according to tweets from the company.

Researchers study impact of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites on astronomy

Digital Trends

A team of researchers has studied the impact of SpaceX's growing Starlink satellite constellation on the work of astronomers. News astronomy Satellite Constellations 1 SpaceX Starlink starlink constellation

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12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on YouTube

GizModo VR

Most of us have been using YouTube for years, and so you probably don’t think much about all of its various settings.

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Microsoft Teams walkie-talkie comes to Android and iOS

Digital Trends

Microsoft Teams' walkie-talkie feature, which ensured easier communication for emergency workers during the pandemic, is now on Android and iOS. Mobile News Android Microsoft Microsoft Teams walkie-talkie zebra mobile

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.

Virgin Galactic Chairman Says Nobody Cares About Genocide of Uyghurs in China

GizModo VR

Chamath Palihapitiya, the chairman of Virgin Galactic and CEO of Social Capital, doesn’t care about the plight of Uyghurs—a Muslim-majority ethnic group that’s faced persecution by the Chinese government.

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Refreshed M2 MacBook Pro to launch in late 2022

Digital Trends

Apple is expected to refresh their entry-level MacBooks later this year, with a new M2 MacBook Pro 14 and an M2 MacBook Air with a fresh new design. Computing Apple MacBook MacBook Air macbook pro MacOS

In Severance, Memory Is Company Property

GizModo VR

Between the never-ending pandemic , systemic wage inequality , and constant management nightmares, real-life work has never felt so dystopian.

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iPad Air 5 getting upgraded camera, chip, and 5G in 2022

Digital Trends

The fifth-gen iPad Air might look the same as its predecessor, but it is said to offer 5G support, the new A15 Bionic chip, and an upgraded 12-megapixel camera. Mobile News 5G Apple iPad Air 5

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.

Intel Is Apparently Making a Bitcoin-Mining Chip to Save GPUs for Gamers

GizModo VR

Crypto mining is loathed by gamers and anyone who cares about the environment , but that isn’t stopping Intel from getting into the bitcoin-harvesting business. Read more.

Snapchat introduces four new social engagement features

Digital Trends

Snapchat has made minor but important tweaks to keep up with other platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. Mobile News Bitmoji Snapchat social engagement features Social Media threaded replies

These 5,000-Year-Old Drinking Straws Were Used to Sip Beer, Researchers Say

GizModo VR

A set of gold and silver tubes found 125 years ago in the northern Caucasus are likely drinking straws, not scepters, according to a re-analysis of the ancient artifacts. Read more.

Apple’s 2022 iPad will keep old design with 5G and A14 chip

Digital Trends

The 10th-generation vanilla iPad slated to debut later this year will bring an arguably new A14 Bionic chip and 5G support to a chassis reminiscent of the 2014 model. Mobile News 10.2-inch iPad 2022 Apple

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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.