Tue.Nov 23, 2021

The Importance of Hand Tracking UX Design

The Ghost Howls

Today I take a break from my posts about AWE to host a guest post by Dejan Gajsek , Content Marketing Manager at Circuit Stream. Dejan defines himself as “a huge marketing nerd” , that loves finding out what makes companies great and why.

VR Racing Game ‘Z-Race’ Hosting Prize Money Tournament


Compete against racers from around the world for a chance to win real-world cash. Earlier this year, VR developer XOCUS launched a free demo of its lightning-fast VR racing game Z-Race on Oculus (Meta) Quest headsets.

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‘Resident Evil 4 VR’ is the Fastest-selling Quest Game to Date

Road to VR

Meta today announced that Resident Evil 4 VR is the fastest selling game on Quest to date. The game quickly became one of the most rated titles on Quest just a few weeks after launch.

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‘Unplugged’ Update Lets You Shred In Mixed Reality


Vertigo Games adds a new song and support for mixed reality powered by the Quest’s Passthrough technology.

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.

Resolution Games Acquires Studio Behind ‘Carly and the Reaperman’ Quest Port

Road to VR

Resolution Games, a leading developer of XR content, has acquired Zero Index, the studio which helped bring Odd Raven Studios’ VR co-op game Carly and the Reaperman (2018) to the Quest platform earlier this year.

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Air Guitar Rhythm Game ‘Unplugged’ to Release on PC VR for Index Controllers in December

Road to VR

Unplugged brought its Rock Band -style gameplay to Quest back in October thanks to the standalone headset’s optical finger-tracking, letting you essentially play ‘air guitar’ instead of using a plastic peripheral.

Skyrim VR Mod Uses Your Brain To Charge Magic

Upload VR

This new Skyrim VR mod uses your brain to charge your magic meter. Modder Cangar recently showed his work on adding support for a relatively simple brain-computer interface (BCI) to Bethesda’s epic RPG.

The 5th Annual VR Awards Hosted by AIXR


The Fifth Annual VR Awards hosted by the Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) took place last Thursday night. Held remotely, the ceremony took place in AltspaceVR this year, after having taken place in VRChat last year. The VR Awards in AltspaceVR.

What Differentiates Web AR from Apps?

AR Insider

Among the ways that web AR is differentiating itself, it carries dynamic activation, updates and analytics. We break down these key web AR benefits in the latest report excerpt. The post What Differentiates Web AR from Apps? appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Blue Origin’s next suborbital space flight includes two special guests

Digital Trends

Blue Origin has announced its next suborbital space flight for December and it includes two special guests among the crew of six. News blue origin space tourism

Pistol Whip Turns 2: What’s Next For Cloudhead’s Hit Shooter?

Upload VR

Pistol Whip released two years ago this month with a simultaneous release on PC VR and the original Oculus Quest. The new shooter from Cloudhead Games marked a key moment in VR’s shift toward low-cost standalone systems with tracked hand controllers.

SpaceX apologizes to customers for Starlink shipping delays

Digital Trends

Starlink operator SpaceX has said that recent silicon shortages have impacted its production rate and affected its ability to fulfill “many” orders. News Web Internet SpaceX Starlink


Best Quest Racing Games: 5+ Driving And Other Picks To Play Now

Upload VR

Get behind the wheel with our list of the best Quest racing games. The Meta Quest (formerly known as the Oculus Quest) has a lot of shooters and sports games, but one genre that’s surprisingly lacking on the platform is racing titles.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

How is LPDDR5X RAM on MediaTek Dimensity 9000 better than LPDDR5?

Digital Trends

MediaTek's new Dimensity 9000 is the first chipset to sport LPDDR5X RAM support. Here's how it’s better than the previous generation. Features Mobile 5G lpddr5 LPDDR5X RAM Micron Samsung

Unplugged Air Guitar Comes To PCVR’s Valve Index Controllers In December

Upload VR

Thrilling air guitar game Unplugged is coming to Steam and bringing its breakthrough finger-tracked gameplay to the Valve Index Controllers on December 2.

MYX II Plus fitness bike review: Watch out, Peloton

Digital Trends

The MYXfitness MYX II Plus fitness bike is a worthy competitor to other models on the market, and it's also a pretty good deal. Health & Fitness Smart Home


Dash Dash World 4.0 Update: New Tracks, Improved Steering, Offline Mode & More

Upload VR

The 4.0 update comes to Dash Dash World on November 24, adding new racing tracks, upgraded virtual steering, an offline mode and a new season of unlockable rewards.

We compared Samsung’s One UI 4 against Android 12 on the Google Pixel 6 Pro

Digital Trends

Samsung's One UI 4 software is available now, and we compared it against Android 12 on the Pixel 6 Pro to see if it can compete with Google's latest OS. Android Mobile Android 12 One UI 4 Pixel 6 Pro samsung galaxy s21 ultra

Don't Cross the Wirecutter Picket Line

GizModo VR

Wirecutter employees are asking us to resist the temptation of their own excellent deals this Black Friday weekend and boycott the site.

Intel is already shipping mobile Alder Lake-P chips to hardware designers

Digital Trends

Following the launch of its Alder Lake processors for desktops, Intel has announced that it has began shipping Alder Lake-P mobile CPUs to laptop manufacturers. Computing News Alder Lake Alder Lake-P CPU Intel processor

What We Will Never Know

GizModo VR

There is a realm the laws of physics forbid us from accessing, below the resolving power of our most powerful microscopes and beyond the reach of our most sensitive telescopes. There’s no telling what might exist there—perhaps entire universes. Read more.

Rock Band, Guitar Hero studio Harmonix acquired by Epic Games

Digital Trends

Harmonix will work with Epic Games to create more music-based experiences in Fortnite. Gaming News Epic Games Fortnite Harmonix

Microsoft Just Stepped Up Windows 11's Emoji Game and Brought Clippy Back to Life

GizModo VR

Microsoft’s legendary talking office supply has returned from the dead. While the jovial paperclip won’t improve your spelling or help you write a letter, Clippy is being resurrected as part of Microsoft’s new batch of emoji for Windows 11. Read more.

Google’s At a Glance widget for Pixel 6 series is on the cusp of a big update

Digital Trends

Google could be adding several new features to the recently revamped At a Glance widget, which is exclusively available for the Pixel 6 series. Mobile News 9to5google at a glance Google Pixel Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro

Illumination Defends Casting Chris Pratt in the Mario Movie

GizModo VR

Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s Nocterra is coming to Netflix. The third Trolls movie is getting a limited theater run before it goes on-demand next year. Plus, what’s coming in Dexter: New Blood. Spoilers, away! Read more.

Best Buy is practically giving away the LG C1 OLED TV for Black Friday

Digital Trends

Save $200 off one of the best TVs out there at the moment -- the LG C1 OLED -- available at Best Buy. Deals Home Theater Best Buy 2021 Black Friday 2021 commerce 2021 deal Home Theater Deals LG C1 OLED


Flesh-Eating Bees Renounced Pollen for Rotting Meat

GizModo VR

Some bees have developed a taste for carrion, in a delightfully twisted evolutionary turn. These vulture bees, as they’re known, feature unique gut microbes that help them digest meat. Read more.


This is the best 70-inch TV Black Friday deal you can shop today

Digital Trends

This 70-inch TV Black Friday deal from Hisense and at Best Buy is sure to revolutionize your viewing experience. Deals Home Theater Best Buy Best Buy 2021 BF Featured Black Friday 2021 commerce 2021 deal Hisense 70-inch 4K TV Home Theater Deals TVs