Mon.May 16, 2022

The XR Week Peek (2022.05.16): Meta teases Cambria, Google shows new AR features, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This has been a week full of interesting news. But before digging into them, let me show you the first episode of The Spatial Show, the comedy show about the metaverse organized by Ori Inbar in which I took part.

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Left 4 Dead VR Mod Features Full Motion Controls

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

Road to VR

While Meta 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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How To Play Quake III Arena In VR On The Meta Quest

VRScout

A gaming classic makes its way to VR for the first time. A new mod allows you to play iD Software’s 1999 multiplayer first-person shooter Quake III Arena in VR on the Meta Quest.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

‘Resident Evil 7’ & ‘Village’ Are Getting Near Perfect PC VR Support with This Unofficial Mod

Road to VR

If you’re looking to jump into either Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) or Resident Evil Village (2021) on a PC VR headset, you’ll need a mod to get your kicks.

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Blippar Plans US Expansion Amid Rising Profits

ARPost

UK-based WebAR studio Blippar is planning an impending US expansion. To understand what that means for the US and for the company, ARPost reconnected with CEO Faisal Galaria. What Brought Blippar to This Point.

Spatial Beats: Google, Meta & 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 Google's latest AR announcements, Meta's Cambria reveal, and Snap's live events play. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The Big Myth About Mac Computers You Need To Stop Believing

Slashgear

There's a reason Mac computers have remained popular for so long, one of which is a myth from the early days of Apple computers and the company's marketing. Technology

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These XR gaming glasses just raised more on Kickstarter than the Oculus Rift

Digital Trends

The original Oculus Rift managed to raise $2.43 million on Kickstarter. These mixed reality glasses just beat it. Computing News AR Augmented Reality cloud gaming mixed reality Virtual Reality viture one VR

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

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Tesla

Slashgear

Tesla vehicles have revolutionized the electric vehicle market, proving to be as efficient and practical as they are fun and engaging. Cars Technology

Apple is testing Tap to Pay at Apple Park, and it works beautifully

Mashable VR

In February 2022, Apple announced Tap to Pay – a system that allows businesses to accept payments directly on an iPhone, without any additional hardware. Apple didn't provide much clarity on when the feature will launch, besides saying it's coming "later this year."

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How Tesla's Aero Wheels Improve Efficiency More Than You Would Expect

Slashgear

Each Tesla car features many high-tech gizmos -- but when it comes to making the car more efficient, few do more work than the Aero Wheels. Cars Technology

The best VPN deals as of May 16: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, CyberGhost VPN, and more

Mashable VR

Using a virtual private network (VPN) is one of the best ways to protect your online data and stay anonymous on the web, whether you're trying to stream movies abroad , torrent, bypass geo-restrictions , or just plain browse.

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.

NASA Quesst Gives X-59 Supersonic Stealth Jet Mission A Hopeful New Name

Slashgear

NASA gave their Low-Boom Flight Demonstration mission a brand new name: Quesst, named after the Quiet SuperSonic Technology that makes it all possible. News Science

DJI may be prepping launch of Cinewhoop-style drone

Digital Trends

DJI is developing a Cinewhoop-style drone capable of capturing dramatic footage indoors, according to information from two reliable leakers. News Photography avata dji DJI drone dji rumor drone drone rumor

This Incredible Vehicle Owns The World Speed Record For Self-Driving Cars

Slashgear

When it comes to self-driving cars, most people think of Waymo and Tesla models. The fastest autonomous car looks quite a bit different, however. Cars Technology

Wordle today: Answer, hints for May 17

Mashable VR

Good morning, Wordle rs! A new puzzle is here and we've got the goss. If you couldn’t get the answer for Wordle 332 on May 17 and missed the solution, you can find it down the bottom of this post (spoilers clearly marked).

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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.

iPhone 14 Pro Max Dummy Unit Reveals One Big Design Change

Slashgear

iPhone 14 Pro Max leaks are picking up speed, hinting at a largely similar design to the current generation, but with one big change that most consumers want. News Technology

'The Boys' are back in town and as gory as ever in Season 3 trailer

Mashable VR

The official trailer for The Boys season 3 has arrived, and it's as brutal and gory as ever.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Gets A Price Bump And A Final EPA Range

Slashgear

Cadillac is gearing up to release its 2023 Lyriq EV, and now we finally know its starting price and the type of driving range buyers can expect. Cars News

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Twitter CEO addresses recent spam account concerns

Digital Trends

The question of how many spam accounts are actually on Twitter is more complex than we thought. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal issued an explanation via tweets. Computing News Social Media Elon Musk Parag Agrawal social media section Twitter Twitter acquisition

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.

Revamped PlayStation Plus Game Catalog Partially Revealed Ahead Of Launch

Slashgear

We're only weeks away from the arrival of Sony's revamped PlayStation Plus subscription in the U.S., and now we finally know some of the games inbound. Exclusives Gaming News

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Jeff Bridges handles unfinished spy business in The Old Man

Digital Trends

In the first trailer for FX's The Old Man, Jeff Bridges plays an ex-CIA operative named Dan Chase. When Dan's enemies track him down, he'll make them regret it. Movies & TV News Action series FX Hulu Jeff Bridges The Old Man

Verizon Is About To Increase Its Fees: Here's What You Should Know

Slashgear

Verizon has announced plans to increase prices for consumers and businesses, though the additional charge will come in the form of a fee rather than plan rates. News Technology

Bluetooth hack compromises Teslas, digital locks, and more

Digital Trends

Security researchers have found a way to circumvent digital locks and security systems that rely on Bluetooth fobs and smartphones for authentication. Mobile News bluetooth Kwikset Kevo security flaws Tesla Vulnerabilities

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.