Wed.Aug 17, 2022

AR Glasses For EMTs Could Be A Literal Life-Saver


Immersive tech could prove vital in emergency situations where every second counts.

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NVIDIA Announces Upgrades to the NVIDIA Omniverse


It’s an exciting time for the metaverse as NVIDIA unveils upgrades to its NVIDIA Omniverse, the real-time graphics collaboration platform aimed at making a more realistic metaverse.


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Metaverse Safety Week Aims To Safeguard The Virtual World


The third annual awareness campaign will take place remotely inside an exclusive virtual world.

ARtillery Briefs: How Do AR Users Really Feel?

AR Insider

How do mobile AR users feel, and what types of experiences resonate most? Episode 61 of ARtillery Briefs breaks down the latest consumer survey results. We have the episode takeaways and video for AR Insider readers. This post appeared first on AR Insider. AR Briefs Trend Analysis

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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

Logitech Chorus Announced: $100 Index-Like Speakers For Quest 2

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Logitech Chorus brings near off-ear speakers to Quest 2 for $100. Quest 2’s built in strap-pipe audio keeps the headset portable and relatively affordable, but the audio quality and loudness leaves a lot to be desired.

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Backseat VR Developer: Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu With Developer Ben Olding

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In this week’s episode of Backseat VR Developer, Alex and Skeeva play Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu joined by developer Ben Olding.

Reddit Plans to Support Useful Bot Developers Mucking About on Its Platform

GizModo VR

Reddit, the centralized online forum, has been coasting along well-traveled roads for a long time. The jalopy’s been maintained well, but it’s never been given a true fresh coat of paint.

Logitech Unveils Chorus Audio Kit for Meta Quest 2

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Computer peripherals and software firm Logitech announced on Wednesday its Logitech Chorus audio device for the Meta Quest 2. The Chorus allows a massive leapfrog in immersive audio with a new bespoke, off-ear acoustic system.

Jamie Foxx Drops Music Video for Netflix Vampire Feature Day Shift

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It appears Dave Franco really wants us to know he loves playing characters with musical aspirations (see: The Afterparty). This time around he’s gotten himself on a Jamie Foxx track released for their Netflix vampire film Day Shift , with a new music video arriving today. Read more.

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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.

Is AR Landing with Everyday Consumers? Part IV


There’s a common rallying cry among AR proponents that the technology will transform the way people shop. Stepping away from inherently-vested narratives, where are the proof points? Does AR shopping?—?or or camera commerce as we call it?—?resonate resonate with real consumers?

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Drop Releases Lord of the Rings: Keycaps of Power

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Tech accessory company Drop has released its newest collaboration, this time creating keyboards featuring two famed Lord of the Rings languages, Dwarvish and Elvish.


Additional tools for your 3D AR projects


For a truly immersive 3D experience, detail within your scenes is essential. We've put together a shortlist of some of the best tools for adding details to your 3D AR projects

Superman & Lois Will Recast Jonathan Kent

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In an unusual production decision, Superman & Lois will recast the role of Jonathan Kent following Jordan Elsass ’s immediate exit. Elsass did not arrive in Vancouver by the deadline given to the cast, according to Deadline , and the recasting announcement came shortly after. Read more.

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.

Wednesday Can Torture Her Own Past, Thanks

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Netflix has released the first full-length trailer for Wednesday , the new series directed by Tim Burton that follows the eldest Addams Family child as she attempts to find her way in her new school.


George R.R. Martin Is Sick of Telling You When He Might Finish His Books

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We spent pretty much the entire arc of Game of Thrones ’ TV existence, and then some, wondering about one of the biggest questions in Westeros: just when the hell was The Winds of Winter going to come out ? Well, we kind of have an answer now; you’ll know when George R.R.

YouTuber Banned Over Viral $2 Empanada Tantrum Says His Apology Was Fake

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A Spanish YouTuber who fell from grace—although it’s doubtful that a man who hospitalized a stranger with an electric shaver ever had grace—wants you to know that his 8-minute apology video was fake.

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Tesla's Humanoid Robot Is Being Built to Mow Your Lawn

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The robots are relieve you of doing the dishes. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed new details about Optimus, an artificial intelligence humanoid robot which he envisions will take over so-called “boring” tasks at your average household. Read more.

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.

Google’s Investments in Blockchain Companies Helped Generate More than $1.5 Billion in Funding

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Do you think of Google as a “Web3” company? Well at least as far as their investing portfolio is concerned, they’re pretty deep into blockchain and crypto technology, just based on the investment rounds they were party in. Read more.

Birdemic 3 Teases Climate-Change Horrors and Feathery Mayhem

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If you love ultra-low-budget, dare we say schlocky (but in-on-the-joke schlocky, not “we think we’re making a masterpiece” schlocky) horror movies—well, you are well familiar with animal-attack saga Birdemic. The original (2010's Birdemic: Shock and Terror ) caused a sensation.

These Arctic Fish Are Full of Antifreeze

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The deep sea is filled with creatures adapted to intense environments, and new research describes how biofluorescent snailfish near Greenland use antifreeze proteins to keep themselves alive in frigid waters. Read more.


Another Major New Spider-Person Possibly Revealed From Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

GizModo VR

A brand new superhero potentially coming to the big screen has been revealed in the way most of them are: a toy. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won’t be in theaters until June 2, 2023 , but since it was originally supposed to be out in October, merchandise is finding its way on shelves.

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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.

Russian Cosmonaut Forced to Abandon Spacewalk Due to Spacesuit Power Malfunction

GizModo VR

Wednesday’s Russian spacewalk didn’t exactly go as planned, as one cosmonaut’s spacesuit malfunctioned, forcing him to head back inside the International Space Station (ISS) due to an unexpected drop in voltage. Read more.


Researchers Stuck Cameras on U.S. Navy Dolphins, and the Footage Is Bizarre

GizModo VR

In case you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy has militarized sea mammals that help identify undersea mines, defend against enemy swimmers, and protect about a quarter of the U.S. nuclear stockpile.


Losing Myself in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Helped Me Process My Depression Diagnosis

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I’ve always gravitated to genre stories about heroes that are defined by their power to persist.

15 Music Videos Inspired by Anime

GizModo VR

Anime has been influencing Western art since its inception—and although anime music videos are swiftly disappearing, music videos inspired by anime are not.

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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.