Tue.Aug 09, 2022

VR Experience Simulates The Feeling Of LSD & Mushrooms

VRScout

Could virtual psychedelics have a positive impact on our mental health? Isness-D is a therapeutic VR experience capable of inducing a sense of self-transcendence similar to a medium dose of LSD or magic mushrooms.

Making High-End Digital Fashion a More Accessible Reality

ARPost

Digital fashion is making waves online and in the real world. Using augmented and virtual reality technologies, customers can “wear” digital clothing and accessories like they would their traditional, tangible counterparts.

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Augmented Books Are On The Way According To Researchers

VRScout

Augmented reality (AR) technology adds a whole new dimension to paperback books. Imagine this. You’re several chapters into a captivating novel when a character from an earlier book makes a surprise appearance.

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Case Study: Dior Boosts its Brand with AR

AR Insider

Picking up where we left off in last week's report excerpt, we move on to another AR marketing case study. this time from Dior. How did it raise awareness and sales of its new sneakers using AR visualization? we dive in. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

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

Chinese Analyst: Pico 4 Launches September With Subsidy To Take On Quest 2

Upload VR

A Chinese analyst who has been reliable in the past claims ByteDance plans to release Pico 4 globally in September. The current Pico Neo 3 Link has remarkably similar specs to Meta’s Quest 2, but ByteDance described it as a ‘beta program” and only launched it in Europe.

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Lenovo Teases ‘Legion VR700’ Headset In Chinese Poster

Upload VR

Lenovo teased a ‘Legion VR700’ headset in an image with Chinese text. No specific details or specifications were announced, but the poster shows a headset with a halo strap and at least two cameras on the top corners of the front (presumably for inside out tracking).

Google Briefly Nuked the Internet Last Night

GizModo VR

Large swaths of U.S. internet users last night briefly experienced the dark, frustrating realities of a world devoid of Google services.

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Co-op Shooter Drop Dead: The Cabin Coming To Quest 2 This Year

Upload VR

A new co-op survival shooter, Drop Dead: The Cabin, is coming to Quest 2 later this year. Indie development studio Soul Assembly announced Drop Dead: The Cabin last week.

Wind Can Easily Turn Bounce Houses Into Death Traps

GizModo VR

Anyone who’s ever had a sense of trepidation about jumping inside a bounce house will likely feel vindicated by recent research.

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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.

Meta Quest Debuts ‘First Hand’ Tracking Demo

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Meta Platforms unveiled last week the latest iteration of its hand-tracking technologies as a demo for developers, allowing users to explore virtual worlds with their hands rather than physical controllers.

This Keyboard With a Built-in 12-Inch Touchscreen Makes Good on Apple's Touch Bar Promises

GizModo VR

Like butterfly keyboards and chargers being included with iPhones, the MacBook’s Touch Bar seems doomed to extinction soon. The feature wasn’t completely useless, but its diminutive size prevented it from reaching its true potential.

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Saatchi Art Boosts Buyer Confidence with AR

ARVR

AR continues to evolve and take shape. Like other tech sectors, it has spawned several sub-sectors that comprise an ecosystem. These include industrial AR , consumer VR , and AR shopping. Existing alongside all of them?—?and and overlapping to some degree?—?is is AR marketing.

Robot Dogs Could Soon Patrol a U.S. Space Force Station

GizModo VR

The Cape Canaveral Space Force Station may soon be under the watchful electronic eyes of the dystopian version of man’s best friend. The U.S.

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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.

Blaston Hosts Championship with over $10K in Prizes

VR Fitness

The Blaston Championship 2022 is underway! Compete with other top ranked players through November for a prize pool of over $10,000, enjoy the biggest VR esports competition of the year, and see if you can claim championship title glory.

The Biggest Climate Ghouls of the 2022 Midterms

GizModo VR

According to the world’s top scientists, we have less than three years to right the ship to avoid climate disaster. Across the globe this summer, heat waves , fires , and floods are affecting millions of people and destroying lives as the impacts of our warming planet get more severe.

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VR awards 2022 shortlist announced! Have your favorite VR games been listed (Part 1)

Steki Amusement

On August 3, the jury of VR Awards announced the list of finalists for 2022. This year is the sixth year of the event. Due to the impact of the epidemic in the previous two years, the award ceremony was changed to be held online. This year, it will return to offline.

Dragonball Evolution: The Retro FAQ

GizModo VR

Let’s be honest with each other. I know you don’t have any questions, let alone frequent ones, about 2009’s Dragonball Evolution.

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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.

What to Watch: August 2022 Highlights

Oculus

Meta Horizon Home lets you and your friends watch movies, documentaries, and on-demand concerts and events on Oculus TV together in VR. And we’re highlighting

New Cobra Kai Season 5 Images Reveal a Returning Legacy Character

GizModo VR

Cobra Kai season four ended on a few massive cliffhangers.

First Volunteers Set to Get Experimental Lyme Disease Vaccine in Large Clinical Trial

GizModo VR

A large-scale trial for a crucially needed vaccine has just gotten underway. Over the weekend, the first volunteers enrolled in the trial testing out a Lyme disease vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer and Valneva.

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Russia Helps Iran Launch Satellite, Promises It's Not Meant for Military Surveillance

GizModo VR

A new Russian-made, Iranian-operated satellite launched to orbit on Tuesday, joining the growing cloud of devices circling the Earth. Though unlike your average SpaceX Starlink, the high-powered imaging satellite has U.S.

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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.

The Italians Finally Chased Domino's Out of Italy

GizModo VR

Domino’s foray into the motherland of pizza—Italy—proved to be a failure. The pizza restaurant company has closed its final Italy-based store after seven years of operating in the country. Read more

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Dry Lightning Sparked Some of California’s Most Destructive Fires

GizModo VR

A combination of dry lightning and drought conditions have caused some of the worst wildfires in California’s history, a new study finds. Read more

Blue Hedgehog Picks a Fight With Blue Cat-People

GizModo VR

As you might expect from the lightning-fast blue hedgehog , the Sonic movie franchise is picking up speed. After Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened to over $70 million domestically earlier this year, on its way to $400 million worldwide, a third film was inevitable.

Hocus Pocus Is Back, Witches

GizModo VR

Although it’s not for sure, apparently Idris Elba is working on something “big” for DC. My bet’s on a reprise of his Suicide Squad 2 character, Bloodsport, but lips are otherwise sealed. Set pics from the Marvel TV series Ironheart and Madame Web offer new clues. Plus, a hint that J.J.

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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.