Tue.Oct 12, 2021

NASA Debuts AR Graphic Novel At New York Comic-Con

VRScout

First Woman is the first in a series of graphic novels from NASA that use AR to enhance your reading experience.

Report: Vive Flow is a Consumer VR Standalone with Heavy Emphasis on Hand-tracking

Road to VR

HTC is serial-teasing its next VR headset again, this time hyping the reveal of Vive Flow, which is reportedly a slim and light 6DOF standalone focused on media consumption, casual gaming, and VR experiences.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

SAP, JFF Labs, and Talespin Launch Skill Immersion Lab for Immersive Learning Soft Skills

ARPost

Software group SAP knows that the world needs smart people. But, being smart isn’t always enough. A growing body of research shows that we need “soft skills” too.

NVIDIA CloudXR Now Publicly Available on Google Cloud

Road to VR

CloudXR, NVIDIA’s real-time XR cloud streaming technology, is now publicly available through the Google Cloud Marketplace with Nvidia RTX Virtual Workstations as a Virtual. Machine Image (VMI).

Google 217

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.

Microsoft Shows Off Adaptive Shape VR Controller Prototype

Upload VR

Microsoft Research presented a prototype VR controller which can dynamically adapt its shape. Called ‘X-Rings’, the device uses a stack of four motor-driven expandable rings with capacitive sensors to simulate grasping and even deforming virtual objects.

More Trending

HTC Teases First Look At Vive Flow With New Video

Upload VR

HTC’s latest teaser for the expected Vive Flow reveal later this week gives us our first look at the actual product itself. Well, bits of it, at least. The short clip, initially posted on Instagram and seen below, includes three very brief views of the kit from three different angles.

HTC 113

Can Pinterest Pull Ahead in AR Shopping?

AR Insider

After examining Google's visual search play last week, what other players are innovating? Is there room for specialty players in verticals like food and fashion? If so, a clear candidate is increasingly becoming evident: Pinterest. The post Can Pinterest Pull Ahead in AR Shopping?

Google 113

High-End Headset Maker Varjo Revealing ‘Highly Anticipated Product’ Next Week

Upload VR

Finland-based enterprise VR/AR headset maker Varjo is set to announce something new next week. The company has launched a teaser page for a reveal coming on October 21. On the page it teased that it will “make a revelation that will raise virtual reality to a whole new playing field.”

Madden 22 Franchise mode: Tips and tricks to owning a dynasty

Digital Trends

Franchise mode received a massive overhaul in Madden 22. Here are some tips and tricks for building a record-setting dynasty in Madden 22 Franchise mode. Gaming How-To eSports Madden madden 22 Madden franchise NFL

Tips 97

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.

Lone Echo 2 Review: A Gorgeous But Glacial Swansong For The Oculus Rift

Upload VR

Lone Echo 2 is a suitably lavish swansong for the Oculus Rift, but it’s a familiar and glacially-paced adventure. Read on for our Lone Echo 2 review. Get a good look at Lone Echo 2 while you can.

SteelSeries’ new water-resistant Apex 3 keyboard was made for clumsy gamers

Digital Trends

SteelSeries' latest Apex 3 TKL gaming keyboard is designed with an IP32 rating for water resistance and dust protection. Computing News Apex Keyboard Keyboards SteelSeries

Pimax To Host Online Conference, Pimax Frontier, On October 20

Upload VR

Pimax revealed plans for a new online conference, called Pimax Frontier 2021, where it says it will reveal details about its future roadmap and tease a new product code-named ‘Reality’ Pimax Frontier will take place online, available worldwide, on October 20.

iPhone owners should update to iOS 15.0.2 right now

Digital Trends

Apple is advising iPhone and iPad owners to install its latest iOS and iPadOS update as it includes an important security patch and also several bug fixes. Apple Mobile News iOS ios 15 iPhone iPhone security

Apple 91

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.

Watch: VRWorkout Devs Share Foot Tracking Test Using Quest And Mobile Phone

Upload VR

The developers behind VRWorkout, the hand tracking workout experience that released on Quest last year , shared a new video showing progress on providing foot tracking on Quest using just the headset and a mobile phone.

Apple didn’t build USB-C into the iPhone, so this guy did instead

Digital Trends

Apple doesn't have to make a USB-C iPhone till 2024, so this engineering student built one himself. Apple Mobile News DIY iPhone USB-C

Apple 91

Meditative breathing and VR combo reduces pain without drugs

Slashgear

Researchers at the University of Michigan have combined the ancient tradition of meditative breathing with modern technology, namely a virtual reality headset.

AMD just revealed some key details about its upcoming Zen 4 processors

Digital Trends

AMD released a new video to celebrate five years of the Ryzen brand. In the video, the company teased upcoming new releases, including two types of CPUs. Computing News AMD AMD Ryzen processors Zen 3 Zen 4

Video 87

Report: HTC Working On ‘Viveport Verse’ Metaverse Platform

Upload VR

HTC is working on a customized version of Mozilla Hubs with a persistent social layer, Protocol reports. HTC already has a business-focused social VR platform called Vive Sync, but the report says it’s now working on a consumer platform called Viveport Verse.

A Fortnite and Among Us collaboration seems to be in the works

Digital Trends

Fortnite and Among Us may be crossing over, according to a tweet thread between both games' accounts. Gaming News Among Us Epic Games Fortnite

Physical products + AR = the best medium for brand communication

ARVR

Augmented Reality content can exploit the possibilities that physical products have to offer in terms of brand communication. By adding a digital layer, the opportunities are limitless. Augmented Reality for milk packaging. Source: Hololink Physical products are media.

NASA video reveals complexity of Mars Sample Return mission

Digital Trends

Watch this NASA video showing the complex series of steps required to bring the first samples of Mars rock to Earth, a mission it plans to carry out by 2030. News Mars mars sample return NASA space

Video 87

Here are the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners

GizModo VR

From spawning fish and ravenous grizzly bears to battling reindeer and kissing ravens, the year’s best wildlife photography will leave you breathless. Read more.

Waze and Headspace Want to Make Your Drives Less Stressful

Digital Trends

Waze has teamed up with meditation app Headspace to launch a new experience designed to keep you calm during potentially stressful drives. Cars Mobile News driving mindfulness navigation Waze

87

Strange Radio Signal From Galactic Center Has Astronomers Flummoxed

GizModo VR

Over the course of 2020, astronomers in Australia detected a mysterious batch of radio waves coming from somewhere near the center of the galaxy.

We can’t believe how cheap AirPods Pro are at Staples today

Digital Trends

You can get the standard Apple AirPods in-ear wireless headphones with charging case for just $169 at Staples.

Apple 83

New TapXR Bracelet Enables Typing Without A Keyboard

Charlie Fink

Wrist wearable detects finger movements, or taps, on any solid surface. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech technology

The best outdoor grills

Digital Trends

Nothing says summer like a succulent steak fresh off the trusty grill. Become a barbecuing legend any season with our list of the best outdoor grills available. Buying Guides Smart Home appliances BBQ grills

83

Lone Echo II Review

Upload VR

VR Videos

Video 68