June, 2021

‘Virtual Taekwondo’ Could Be The Next Big Olympic-Level Sport

VRScout

Virtual Taekwondo combines full-body motion-tracking and video games to offer the next generation of competitive virtual sports.

The most important AR and VR news from F8 Refresh

The Ghost Howls

The Keynote of Facebook F8 Refresh, the digital version of the usual Facebook F8 event, has finished some hours ago.

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Facebook to Begin Testing Ads Inside Paid VR Games

Road to VR

Facebook has made no secret of the fact that ads are coming to its Oculus VR platform in some capacity.

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Lego Transforms Statues into AR Creatures at Legoland Windsor Theme Park via Mobile App

Next Reality AR

Few brands have been more enthusiastic about augmented reality than Lego, which has now expanded its AR experiences from toys to theme parks. The brand recently opened a new attraction, dubbed Mythica: World of Mythical Creature, at Legoland Windsor in the UK.

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.

French Eyewear Company Uses Instagram AR Campaign to Launch Innovative Lenses

ARPost

So far, AR marketing has allowed consumers to try on various products and see how they look wearing these. Bollé , a French sports and lifestyle eyewear manufacturer, takes things further.

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Former NASA Engineer Developing VR ‘Donkey Kong’ Game

VRScout

A former member of the VR Lab at NASA’s JSC is working on a VR rendition of the classic Nintendo game and it looks absolutely incredible. When you think about which classic arcade games would make for amazing VR experiences, Donkey Kong immediately comes to mind.

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How HitMotion:Reloaded transitioned from an AR to a VR game

The Ghost Howls

Two weeks ago, we of New Technology Walkers have launched HitMotion: Reloaded on SideQuest.

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‘Halo’ and ‘Alien: Isolation’ VR Modder Joins Microsoft’s 343 Industries

Road to VR

Zack “Nibre” Fannon, the creator behind VR mods for Alien: Isolation and Halo Master Chief Collection (MCC), has been hired by 343 Industries, the studio in charge of the Halo franchise.

Magic Leap Working with AMD on Processor for Next-Generation Enterprise AR Headsets

Next Reality AR

After tapping Nvidia for its first AR headset, Magic Leap is calling in reinforcement for its future enterprise-focused efforts.

How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

Holoride Talks Convergence, Content Creators, NFTs, and 5G

ARPost

Holoride goes back a few years now. But, as a company bringing XR technology into moving vehicles, they’re uniquely positioned today to leverage the convergence of XR, 5G, blockchain, and other emerging technologies.

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Here’s what a trend-analyzing A.I. thinks will be the next big thing in tech

Digital Trends

The "technology intelligence engine" uses A.I. to sift through hundreds of millions of documents online, then uses all that information to spot trends. Features 3D printing ai AR cryonics Deep Learning Drones VR

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REPORT: Apple Mixed Reality Glasses Launching Mid-2022

VRScout

Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the upcoming headset will launch in Q2 of next year and will feature 15 onboard cameras. This past April, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that augmented reality (AR) technology is “ critically important ” for the future of the company.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.06.14): Facebook buys BigBox VR and plans to sell 18-20M Quests in 2022, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m very tired because yesterday I was ironing out bugs on HitMotion: Reloaded together with the game designer Max until 3.40 in the morning, but in the end, the first alpha demo is over and it will launch as promised on June, 16th!

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

‘VRChat’ Secures $80M Series D Funding to Create its Own Digital Economy

Road to VR

VRChat , the popular social VR platform, announced its secured a Series D funding round of $80 million, which brings to the startup more than five times its overall lifetime investment. The round was led by Anthos Capital, alongside participating investors Makers Fund, GFR Fund and others.

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Microsoft Emerges from the Trenches with More Details Behind the Army Edition of HoloLens 2

Next Reality AR

When we got our first look at US Army soldiers testing Microsoft's modified HoloLens 2 last year, it still looked very much like the commercial edition, with some additional sensors attached.

Catching Up With 8th Wall: Release 16, IAB’s AR Board, Tetavi Integration, and Carolina Herrera WebAR Experience

ARPost

Experts agree: it’s been too long since ARPost talked to 8th Wall. It’s been a busy past few months for all of us and their team is definitely no exception.

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The future of mobility: 5 transportation technologies to watch out for

Digital Trends

From autonomous vehicles to flying taxis, the future of mobility and transportation is set to change dramatically in the next few decades. Here's a preview. Cars Emerging Tech Features Autonomous vehicles electric cars Flying Cars self-driving cars the future of

Competitive VR NERF Game Coming To Oculus Quest In 2022

VRScout

Go head-to-head with other players armed with NERF dart guns in a futuristic colosseum surrounded by cheering fans. The NERF company changed the way we played when they introduced the “world’s first indoor ball” back in 1969, selling millions within the first year.

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HitMotion: Reloaded has been launched on SideQuest!

The Ghost Howls

I’m very happy to announce that HitMotion: Reloaded, the XR fitness game that we of New Technology Walkers are developing, has finally been launched for Oculus Quest! It is now available on SideQuest at this link and will come soon on App Lab (as soon as it will be approved).

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Quest is Getting a Third-person Spectator View for Casting

Road to VR

The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity includes a beta release of a spectator camera capability which will allow developers to show a third-person view to spectators watching on a smartphone or web browser.

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You Can Now Try-On & Test Samsung Galaxy Smartwatches in AR via Snapchat

Next Reality AR

Now that Snapchat has extended its virtual try-on powers from the face and feet to the wrist, Samsung is leveraging the new capability, along with an interactive twist, to sell its smartwatches.

XpertVR Offers Free Webinars on Using VR in Education

ARPost

Virtual reality has spread in almost all aspects of our lives. There are many businesses that use it for product design, architectural design, and big data visualization. There are also increasing applications of VR in education and training.

Watch: Sniper Elite VR Gets 12 Minutes Of Gameplay

Upload VR

Surprise! We’re kicking off a week-long mini-Upload Access with Rebellion’s Sniper Elite VR, and it starts with some exclusive gameplay. We’ve recorded over 12 minutes of footage from the upcoming VR shooter below.

This Comedy Show Takes Place In Person And In VR At The Same Time

VRScout

The popular VR comedy show Failed to Render is heading to Las Vegas, Nevada later this summer.

Can the consumer Pico Neo 3 be used in the West?

The Ghost Howls

While the Pico Neo 3 will be sold as an enterprise device in the West with the name of Pico Neo 3 Pro, it is currently on sale as a consumer-oriented headset in China. It costs around $400, and it features amazing games like Synth Riders, Red Matter , SuperHot VR.

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LIV Mobile App Lets You Record Quest Mixed Reality Video with Just Your iPhone, Now in Beta

Road to VR

LIV develops software for mixed reality video capture, and over the years it’s become the de facto method for streamers showing themselves immersed in VR from a third-person perspective.

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Niantic Primes Its Lightship AR Engine for Transformers Game, Global Launch Slated for 2021

Next Reality AR

With the tagline "More Than Meets the Eye," the Transformers franchise was pretty much preordained to have its own augmented reality game, and AR gaming pioneer Niantic has stepped up to fulfill that destiny.

Varjo Enters the Metaverse With Reality Cloud Platform

ARPost

In a virtual showcase event today, June 24, Varjo executives announced the “Reality Cloud.” This platform, going into Alpha release with select partners will allow collaboration like nothing we’ve seen before. Introducing Reality Cloud.