Tue.Aug 02, 2022

NuEyes & Samsung Creating An AR Solution For Healthcare

VRScout

NuEyes’s lightweight AR glasses, when combined with a compatible Samsung device, can be used in a variety of medical situations. NuEyes Technologies and Samsung have announced a partnership that could change patient healthcare forever.

Meta Says New Prototype Will Put Its Cutting-edge R&D in a Market-viable Headset

Road to VR

Back in June Meta revealed its latest XR R&D efforts through a handful of different prototypes designed to prove out various concepts. The next step, the company says, is to bring it all together into a single package that could one day reach real users.

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Netflix’s Squid Game Gets A ‘Life-Sized’ Immersive Experience

VRScout

Immersive Gamebox brings the hit television show to life like never before.

CCP is Finally Pulling the Plug on VR Pioneers ‘EVE: Valkyrie’ & ‘Sparc’

Road to VR

EVE: Valkyrie (2016), the sci-fi dogfighter from CCP Games, used to be one of most talked about titles in VR thanks to its cross-platform multiplayer, high visual polish, and position as one of the first games on Oculus Rift and PSVR.

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

Tower Tag Offers A Fresh Take On VR Esports

VRScout

Grappling hook locomotion mechanics and room-scale technology help set this unique multiplayer shooter apart from the pack. In a market saturated by VR shooters, standing out from the pack has become increasingly difficult for smaller developers.

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How Foretell Reality Transforms Therapy and Telehealth Services With Virtual Reality

ARPost

Foretell Reality, one of more than a dozen subsidiaries of The Glimpse Group, provides a collaborative space where therapy attendees can interact and support one another from the comfort of their own homes. A Diverse Ecosystem of AR/VR Solutions .

How do you film what isn’t real? Joe Hunting on his documentary We Met in Virtual Reality

Digital Trends

In an interview with Digital Trends, director Joe Hunting talks about documenting virtual reality during COVID in the HBO Max movie We Met in Virtual Reality. Features Movies & TV documentary film Entertainment interviews HBO Max Virtual Reality We Met in Virtual Reality

Requisition VR Aiming For PSVR 2 Release In 2023, Quest Launch Soon

Upload VR

Arcadia plans to release its upcoming VR zombie game, Requisition VR, on both PSVR 2 and Quest 2 in the future. General Producer Oliver Smirnoff confirmed as much in an interview with UploadVR that we’ll publish in full later this week.

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Bill Clinton, CNN, and Mad Max: the strange legacy of Jodie Foster’s Contact

Digital Trends

It's been 25 years since Contact premiered, and the behind-the-scenes story of its development and subsequent lawsuits might be more intriguing than the film. Features Movies & TV contact Jodie Foster robert zemeckis sci-fi

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.

Swords Of Gargantua Not Playable After September

Upload VR

Sword fighting VR game Swords of Gargantua will become unavailable to play later this year — existing owners on Quest and PC VR will not be able to access the game after September 30.

Chinese rocket debris comes down near villages

Digital Trends

Debris from a recent Chinese rocket re-entry has reportedly been found close to several villages in Malaysia and Indonesia. News Space long march-5b Rockets space

Apparent Leaked Images Show Pico 4 Controller Design

Upload VR

A new report from VR/AR developer and blogger Tony ‘SkarredGhost’ shows what look like leaked images of the upcoming Pico 4 headset’s controllers, featuring a new design. You can read Tony’s report here in which he says the images were emailed to him by someone.

Twitter takes one more step toward giving us an edit button

Digital Trends

It looks like Twitter's latest in-progress feature is another step towards an edit button for the bird app. Here's what we know so far. Computing News Social Media embedded tweets social media apps social media section Twitter Twitter edit button

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.

Gym Class Raises $8 Million In Funding, Launching On Quest Store In Fall

Upload VR

The App Lab basketball game Gym Class raised $8 million in a recent seed funding round ahead of a launch on the Meta Quest Store in the fall.

Brain-computer interfaces have been implanted in humans for the first time

Digital Trends

Neuralink might make headlines but Synchron is the first to do human testing of its brain-computer interface in the United States. Computing News BCI brain interface brain-computer interface computer-brain interface

Supposedly Quantum-Proof Encryption Cracked by Basic-Ass PC

GizModo VR

It turns out that breaking an encryption algorithm meant to withstand the most powerful cyberattacks imaginable might not be as tough as we’d been led to believe.

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Instagram’s chief is relocating to Europe, report says

Digital Trends

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri is heading across the pond to live in London, England – reportedly for a variety of reasons. Mobile News Social Media adam mosseri Instagram London

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.

NASA Is Changing Its Rules for Private Astronauts

GizModo VR

As more private astronauts venture out into space, NASA is seeking to better regulate their journeys to Earth orbit.

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Xbox, Roblox, and New York Liberty create gaming-inspired court for WNBA

Digital Trends

Xbox partnered with New York Liberty and Roblox to create the WNBA's first gaming-themed basketball court. Gaming News basketball games New York Liberty roblox WNBA xbox

Who Is This for: Tiffany's Made $48,000 IRL NFT Necklaces

GizModo VR

It seems like it was just yesterday when NFT proponents were busy trying to justify spending buckets of money on digital collectibles—and spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere of our struggling planet—that could largely be seen for free online.

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The Outlaws season 2 review: no more funny business

Digital Trends

Season 2 of The Outlaws fully embraces its crime-thriller potential and delivers a more satisfying story arc, even as it goes light on the laughs. Movies & TV Reviews christopher walken comedies Movie Reviews Stephen Merchant the outlaws

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.

John Boyega Is Glad He Brought Awareness of Star Wars Trolls 'To the Freaking Forefront'

GizModo VR

In the aftermath of the harassment Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram recently endured, John Boyega has revisited his own experiences after being cast as Finn, a Stormtrooper turned hero, in The Force Awakens.

Samsung’s self-repair program launches for Galaxy S21, S20, and Tab S7 Plus

Digital Trends

Samsung is finally launching a self-repair program that allows Galaxy device owners the chance to repair their broken hardware instead of replacing it. Mobile News Samsung samsung galaxy s20 Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

Samsung Finally Unveils Self-Repair Kits, But Only For a Few Phone Models

GizModo VR

Samsung has taken its first, tentative baby steps in the path toward giving users the option to self repair their devices. These new repair kits are only available for a few select models, and new parts could still cost a pretty penny. Read more.

Kanye West’s new mobile app caps off his peculiar history with video games

Digital Trends

Kanye West recently released a mobile game to promote his latest Yeezy Gap fashion line, capping off his long, weird fascination with games. Features Gaming celebrities game development Kanye West Only One

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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.