Mon.Aug 15, 2022

Full-Body VR Tracking Shoes Coming Soon To Kickstarter


Stroll the metaverse in style. VR specialty device company Surplex today unveiled a pair of futuristic sneakers that allow you to interact more realistically with VR experiences.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.08.15): NVIDIA makes many announcements at SIGGRAPH, new leaks on Apple and Pico, and more!

The Ghost Howls

As you’ve read in my other article written today , this is a special day for this blog… but it is also Monday, so I won’t skip writing a new amazing roundup of AR/VR news So, wishing you a happy Ferragosto (the name of today’s holiday in Italy), I leave you to the best XR news of the week!

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AR App Cupixel Helps You Find Your Inner Artist


Access live and on-demand lessons from artists around the world. Cupixel is a unique smartphone app that removes the barrier around creating art by making it possible for everyone to explore their own unique creative outlet.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – August 2022

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual games & apps are performing across its Quest 2 storefront, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other.

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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

ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unreal Engine Brings Real-World Data Into Unreal Environment


From real to unreal, from unreal to real. ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unreal Engine blurs the distinction between the real world and the virtual world. Esri , the world’s largest GIS software firm, recently released version 1.0 of the ArcGIS Maps SDK for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.

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An Implant Made From Pig Skin Restored 19 People's Eyesight in Recent Trial

GizModo VR

A team of scientists say they’ve found a new way to help people with damaged corneas: bioengineered implants created from pig skin.


Spatial Beats: Amazon, Apple & Snap

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at Amazon's Roomba acquisition, Snap's ups & downs and Apple's latest AR rumors. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Quest v43 Officially Transitions From Facebook To Meta Accounts

Upload VR

Quest 2 officially transitions from Facebook to Meta accounts with the arrival of its v43 system software , rolling out now. The v43 release notes focus on the advent of the new Meta account structure and associated changes for Quest users.

Westworld's Fifth Season Will Be Its Last, If It Happens

GizModo VR

The much improved fourth season of HBO’s sci-fi series Westworld concluded last night with a cliffhanger for the ages. A cliffhanger that does, in fact, set up the end of the series. We just may never get to see it. Read more.

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.

The Ghost Howls turns 6!

The Ghost Howls

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know how I reached this point, but today my blog becomes 6 years old! The Ghost Howls started as a way to promote my startup Immotionar, and I had no idea someone could be interested in reading what I had to write.

Dog in France Catches Monkeypox From Humans

GizModo VR

A dog in France appears to have contracted monkeypox from his owners, in what seems to be the first known case of human-to-dog transmission of the emerging viral illness. The dog likely caught the infection while sleeping in the same bed as his owners. Read more.

VR Fitness Digest: August 2022


After calorie-rich holidays, we often kickstart our January with resolutions to work out more. But it’s hard to stay active all year round. But with

Guillermo del Toro's Netflix Horror Anthology Drops a Frightful First Trailer

GizModo VR

On October 25, just in time for Halloween, Netflix is releasing Guillermo del Toro ’s Cabinet of Curiosities across a four-day event.

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.

Monday Must-Play— ‘Shock Troops’


We’re back with the next entry in Monday Must-Play, our weekly article series that highlights must-play Meta Quest 2 VR games worth checking out.

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Director Talks Expectations and Blending Genres

GizModo VR

In a few short weeks, Amazon becomes Middle Earth. The trillion-dollar company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in bringing the latest iteration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings franchise to its streaming service.

You Have to Zoom in for a Full Minute to See the Galaxy in This Webb Telescope Video

GizModo VR

Space is big and scary, and a new video created from Webb Space Telescope data goes to show the massive distances separating us from the objects we’re trying to observe. In this case, it’s the Cartwheel Galaxy , one of Webb’s recent targets. Read more.

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1,900 Signal Accounts Potentially Compromised in Twilio Phishing Hack

GizModo VR

About 1,900 users of Signal, the messaging app often considered the gold-standard of privacy, may have had their phone numbers or text verification codes accessed by hackers.


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.

Spider-Man's PC Release Is Making Me Fall in Love With One of Spidey's Most Maligned Suits Again

GizModo VR

When Andrew Garfield’s first picture as Spider-Man was revealed , webheads around the world were agog at what has become one of the most, if not the most, controversial of Peter’s many movie costumes over the years.


Do You Live in America’s Future Heat Belt?

GizModo VR

The U.S. has seen several waves of dangerous heat this year, and extreme high temperatures are set to become more regular by the middle of this century.

YouTuber's Channel Banned After Viral Tantrum Over $2 Empanada Enrages Spain

GizModo VR

A Spanish YouTuber who demanded free food for featuring a bar in a livestream has become the latest addition of the “Entitled Influencers Hall of Fame” and seemingly enraged an entire country in the process.

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Thankfully, Obi-Wan Kenobi Made This Very Crucial Change

GizModo VR

Obi-Wan Kenobi was a show filled with memorable fan-favorite moments but the one I’ll truly never forget was the skyline. In the show’s first episode , the largely Tatooine-based story cuts away to this lush, pristine-looking planet.

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.

Astronomers Could Soon Get Warnings When SpaceX Satellites Threaten Their View

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Mr. WeWork Starts Another Real Estate Company

GizModo VR

Adam Neumann, the man of WeWork infamy , is getting back into the real estate game—this time to “disrupt” the residential market. The billionaire is starting up a new company aimed at somehow addressing and capitalizing on the U.S. housing crisis (though current details are scant.) Read more.

The Next Big Jailbreak in Tech: John Deere Tractors

GizModo VR

A hacker named Sick Codes has demonstrated a way to jailbreak John Deere tractors, which could allow farmers the opportunity to self-repair their equipment. Read more. johndeere tractors deere business2cfinance manufacturedgoods equipment constructionequipment moline2cillinois tractorparts sickcode


Rings of Power's Stars Had to Go Through Extreme Lengths to Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe

GizModo VR

A little bit of secrecy is to be expected when dealing with a massive tentpole production like Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings : Rings of Power series, but the extreme lengths that the production went to were not quite as effective as they might have hoped. Read more.

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.