November, 2021

Rats Play ‘DOOM’ Using VR-Like System


We’ve seen our fair share of bizarre VR experiments over the years, but this one might just take the cake.

Ekto VR hands-on: the craziest boots to walk in VR

The Ghost Howls

One of my favorite demos at AWE has been with Ekto VR boots , which have probably been the craziest devices that I’ve tried during the expo… and I totally loved them for it! Ekto VR. Locomotion in VR is still an unsolved problem. Apart from the software solutions (e.g.


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Quest Update Adds Mixed Reality Casting, Global Cloud Saves, & More

Road to VR

The latest update for Oculus Quest, v35, is rolling out to headsets starting today and brings with it mixed reality casting, global cloud saves, and Facebook Messenger calls in VR. Mixed Reality Casting on Quest. Update v35 is bringing mixed reality casting to both Quest and Quest 2.

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How Close Are We to Seeing VR in the Classroom?


Virtual reality and its cousin augmented reality , have taken the world by storm. VR is typically only thought of in a game sense, but it has made strides in accessibility and education. Students who have access to a virtual classroom could benefit from new, cutting-edge styles of learning.

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.

Web AR: By the Numbers

AR Insider

Though apps rule smartphone usage, could the browser be a better vessel for mobile AR experiences? It scales better and offers less friction than apps, to name a few advantages. We crunch the numbers in the latest report excerpt. The post Web AR: By the Numbers appeared first on AR Insider.

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Disney Wants To Create Its Own Metaverse


The company’s massive collection of original IPs could make for the ultimate metaverse experience. To the metaverse and beyond!

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Holo-Light showed me that AR cloud rendering may already work

The Ghost Howls

There is a lot of talking about cloud rendering, and at AWE I have been able to try the solution proposed by German startup Holo-Light, and it was interesting to see that it worked quite well. Holo-Light. Holo-Light is a company working in providing cloud rendering solutions for XR.

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Niantic Raises $300M Investment at $9 Billion Valuation to build “real-world metaverse”

Road to VR

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO , today announced it has raised a $300 million Series D investment which values the company at $9 billion.

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The Auggie Awards 2021


The Auggie Awards are a highlight event at AWE. The main ceremony took place last Wednesday evening, but the awards for Best in Show VR, Best in Show AR, and the Awesome Award were awarded at the AWE closing ceremony on Thursday.

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

Meta’s Spark AR Reaches 700M AR Users

AR Insider

Last month at Meta's annual Connect conference, it made a big splash by detailing its metaverse plans. But buried in these updates was a data nugget that signals its mobile AR growth: 700 million mobile AR users. We examine in this week's XR Talks.

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Check out this Apple Car rendering based on the company’s patents

Digital Trends

A U.K. company has provided one take on what the Apple Car could look like, assuming it ever makes it to production. Apple Cars Apple car electric cars

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The Creator Of ‘Pokémon Go’ Is Building Its Own AR Metaverse


The company is making its Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit open to any and all developers.

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AWE 2021: Hands-on with Holoride and its automotive VR fun

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday was my last day at AWE. One of the coolest things that I’ve tried has been Holoride, a system to let passengers in a car enjoy a ride in VR. Holoride. Holoride is a very original startup in the XR ecosystem because it focuses on in-car VR entertainment.

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.

Nreal Launches $600 ‘Light’ AR Glasses in United States via Verizon

Road to VR

Nreal, the Chinese startup behind the Nreal Light AR glasses which made a splash back at CES 2019, has now expanded to the United States, making the smartphone-tethered device available through select Verizon stores starting today.

XR Trends to Watch In 2022


As the embodied XR technologies (VR, AR, and MR) have emerged out of their infancy over the past few years, the corresponding terminology and its correct application has become bewildering for many.

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Will Web AR Pull Ahead as a Go-to Channel?

AR Insider

Will consumers spend 90 seconds downloading an app for an experience that lasts 30 seconds? This question raises the benefits of Web AR. What are its dynamics and best practices? We examine in the latest report excerpt. The post Will Web AR Pull Ahead as a Go-to Channel? appeared first on AR Insider.

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IBM’s new 127-qubit processor is a major breakthrough in quantum computing

Digital Trends

IBM has announced its latest quantum processor, named Eagle, which achieves a major breakthrough in the quantum computing industry. Computing News IBM processor quantum Quantum computer Quantum Computing

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.

VR App ‘Hauntify MR’ Turns Your Home Into A Haunted House


Collect mysterious artifacts scattered throughout your real-world environment while avoiding evil spirits.

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Senseglove Nova hands-on: haptic gloves with great comfort

The Ghost Howls

Today I’m writing a post about one of the best haptics devices I have tried at AWE 2021: Senseglove Nova, a pair of gloves for virtual reality. Senseglove Nova.

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Niantic Kickstarts Its AR Metaverse with Release of Lightship SDK and $20M Developer Fund

Road to VR

At a special launch event today, Niantic announced it’s opening up the Lightship AR Development Kit (ARDK) platform, a software development kit with the kinds of tools the company uses to make Pokémon Go’s ‘ world-scale’ gameplay possible.

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Meet The Forge: A Metaverse XR Studio System by Prox & Reverie


A new XR studio system is aiming to revolutionize the entertainment industry. Prox & Reverie recently launched The Forge, a purpose-built metaverse studio system.

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.

Can AR Contact Lenses Put the Future in Focus?

AR Insider

We hear a lot about smart glasses as the fully-actualized form of AR, as opposed to mobile AR. But what about more advanced modalities? We're talking about AR contact lenses. Guest author April Miller examines the landscape. The post Can AR Contact Lenses Put the Future in Focus?

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Nvidia CEO says the metaverse will be ‘larger than the physical world’

Digital Trends

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has some bold claims about the metaverse and what it will look like in the future, but there are still multiple issues to address. Computing News GTC 2021 Metaverse Nvidia omniverse

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Researchers Use Menthol To Simulate Cold Weather In VR


The future of VR haptics could be skin chemicals.

HaptX Gloves hands-on: one of a kind haptic device for VR

The Ghost Howls

In my long streak of articles about my hands-on at AWE 2021 (I hope you are liking them!), today I want to tell you about my experience with HaptX, which was one of the most remarkable of my whole event! HaptX Gloves.

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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.