August, 2022

Why We’re Not All Wearing AR/VR Headsets


Are you wondering why we don’t all have a VR or AR headset on our heads? I think there are three reasons: technological, economic, and psychological. There is no revolution taking place at the moment. If we look back years ago, spatial computing (AR and VR) made great progress.

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Fortnite Update Teases Potential VR Support For Quest


You may soon be able to dab in VR. The absurdly popular battle royale game Fortnite may receive official VR support for Meta Quest headsets, according to HYPEX, a well-known Fortnite leaker with a solid track record.

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RP1 may have created the networking layer of the metaverse

The Ghost Howls

We all know that these days the metaverse, the infamous M-word, is one of the hot topics in the tech world. We also know that this dream is very far away, and the estimates talk about between 5 and 15 years from now.

Zuckerberg: Next Meta Quest VR Headset Confirmed for October Release

Road to VR

Although Meta previously confirmed it would launch Project Cambria sometime this year, it wasn’t clear exactly when we’d be seeing the release of what many hypothesize could be dubbed Meta Quest Pro.

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

Metal Gear Solid In VR Looks Like A Good Time


“Snake? Snake!? Snaaaake!” ” A new fan-made mod brings Konami’s legendary stealth action game Metal Gear Solid to life on VR headsets. Well, parts of the game at least.

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How To Build AR App for Your Business Without Coding


Augmented reality is one of the most popular features for mobile apps. Users enjoy manipulating holographic items as if they were real-world objects. AR is useful in various industries, from logistics to healthcare , gaming , and shopping.

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Meta Quest Pro Releases In October, Zuckerberg Suggests

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Meta’s next headset will release in October, Mark Zuckerberg revealed on The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan said he tried the new headset before the interview, describing a demo with an alien in front of him. “When I moved my mouth, she moved her mouth.

The metaverse enters the Gartner hype cycle (but with a 10+ years outlook)

The Ghost Howls

Ten days ago, the business analysts at Gartner released their “Hype Cycle” for 2022 , and inside there are references to some of the technologies that we in the immersive community care about, in particular the metaverse. Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.

Report: ‘Fortnite’ Update Includes Mention of Oculus, Suggesting Future Quest Support

Road to VR

Fortnite doesn’t natively support VR headsets, however an update coming to the popular battle royale shooter today reportedly holds mention of Oculus, possibly pointing to future VR support for the game.

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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.

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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Can AR Breathe New Life Into Retail?

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AR's use in shopping is usually framed in the context of virtual try-ons. But what about physical retail. particularly as the world returns to IRL shopping? Lowes is one company looking to answer this question. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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Making High-End Digital Fashion a More Accessible Reality


Digital fashion is making waves online and in the real world. Using augmented and virtual reality technologies, customers can “wear” digital clothing and accessories like they would their traditional, tangible counterparts.

This Woman Created An AI System to Monitor Her Cat's Poop

GizModo VR

A software engineer spent two years designing a machine learning system to log her cat’s pooping habits, and it involved sensors, an infrared camera, a Raspberry Pi, and about 50,000 pictures of cat poop.

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.

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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NVIDIA Explains Why it Believes a Pixar-invented Protocol is the “HTML of the metaverse”

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NVIDIA, one of the tech sector’s power players, is pushing the Universal Scene Description protocol as the foundation of interoperable content and experiences in the metaverse.

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VR Experience Simulates The Feeling Of LSD & Mushrooms


Could virtual psychedelics have a positive impact on our mental health? Isness-D is a therapeutic VR experience capable of inducing a sense of self-transcendence similar to a medium dose of LSD or magic mushrooms.

Does AR Marketing Have a Measurement Problem?

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Tried and true ad metrics like clicks and impressions don’t capture AR’s depth of engagement. Yet brand marketers are hooked on these established metrics, and need to benchmark against known quantities. What's an AR marketing campaign to do? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Art Through Lenses: VR Experience Explores the Life and Work of Baroque Painter Artemisia Gentileschi


When you think about history and art , what first comes to mind? Often, glimpses of the past can only be seen through still photos and framed exhibits hung on museum or gallery walls.

Quest 2 No Longer Requires A Facebook Account Starting Today

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Meta headsets no longer require a Facebook account starting today. The update “ will roll out globally on a gradual basis, so if you don’t have the option to create a Meta account and Meta Horizon profile right away, you’ll get the update soon”, an Oculus blog post explains.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.08.29): PSVR 2 to launch in 2023, Meta accounts released, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Very busy day at work, but here I am during the evening writing this roundup of news for you!

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

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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.

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.

Half-Life 2: VR Beta Coming Next Month To PC VR Headsets


Valve’s near-perfect first-person shooter is finally coming to SteamVR headsets. After years of development hell, Half-Life 2: VR will be available in open beta this coming September on PC VR headsets.

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Spatial Beats: Meta, Nike & Vuzix

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Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, Meta and Vuzix announce new XR hardware and Nike reaches a metaverse milestone. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Cool VR Arcade Games to Beat the Last of the Summer Heat


Sure you have your own VR headset , but nothing beats the experience of playing VR arcade games with your gang. The custom-designed hardware and dedicated room-scale space bring the VR game experience to an entirely different level. See Also: The Best VR Headsets in 2022 to Put on Your Wish List.

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

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


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.