September, 2021

Oculus Quest 2 passthrough now works without boundaries

The Ghost Howls

Today I made two little big discoveries about the Oculus Quest 2 that together mean that you can use this headset as an AR device whenever and wherever you want. Let me explain everything to you! Yes, I’ve also made a video about this article… you choose if reading it or watching it!

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This Japanese VR Headset Is Meant To Be Used In Bed


Finally, a headset for us lazy VR users. Japanese company Diver-X recently unveiled the HalfDive, a one-of-a-kind VR headset meant to be used in bed while laying down.

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Zoom Support Coming to Facebook’s VR Meeting App ‘Workrooms’ Starting Next Year

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Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms connects both VR and video chat users together in the same space. Although it’s still in beta, the company says that it’s gearing up to integrate Workrooms with popular video chat platform Zoom.

Google Adds Famous Monuments & Iconic Buildings to Augmented Reality Search Feature

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Even with unlimited resources and a serious case of wanderlust, its unlikely that you or I will be able to see all of the most famous structures in the world in person. That being the case, Google can now bring those landmarks to you in augmented reality.

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.

Facebook Unveils Long-Awaited Smart Glasses

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Xiaomi unveils its smartglasses

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Just after Facebook has launched Ray-Ban Stories smartglasses developed in collaboration with Luxottica and just before Apple Event, Xiaomi has entered the smartglasses field with its own product , just announced on its blog. Specifications.

ABBA Enters the Digital Realm With 3D ‘ABBAtars’


ABBA returns after 40 years with new music and a unique concert experience featuring their de-aged 3D ABBAtars.

Report: Apple’s Rumored VR Headset Could Feature 3,000 PPI MicroOLED

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Apple is hosting what promises to be its big iPhone 13 event today.

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NASA Integrates Microsoft HoloLens into Regular Maintenance Operations on International Space Station

Next Reality AR

As NASA nears the launch of another mission to the Moon in 2024, and a subsequent mission to Mars in the 2030s, augmented reality is increasingly being woven into the normal space operations to test various capabilities.

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.

Where Do AR and NFTs Intersect?

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AR could be the optimal vessel for NFTs. while NFTs serve as an AR killer app. How will this play out? Guest author Anne McKinnon breaks down 3 lessons from creating AR on the blockchain. The post Where Do AR and NFTs Intersect? appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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How Smart Cities Can Use Augmented Reality Technology


In the quest to improve the quality of life in urban spaces, local city councils, urban planners, and developers are exploring cutting-edge digital solutions that can potentially power smart cities.

Pico Neo 3 Pro Hands-On First Impressions

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Pico today announced the release of Pico Neo 3 Pro and Pico Neo 3 Pro Eye , its latest enterprise standalone headsets, to the Western markets. I have just received the Pico Neo 3 Pro directly from Pico Interactive (thanks!)

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‘Seeker VR’ Brings Harry Potter’s Quidditch To Oculus Quest 2


Chase the ever-elusive snitch, cast various spells, and discover magical creatures in this fan-made broomstick flying simulator. Available now on Oculus Quest 2 headsets, Seeker VR is a Harry Potter VR game developed by fans for fans.

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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.

AR Glasses Creator Nreal Secures $100M Series C Financing to Expand Internationally

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Chinese AR glasses startup Nreal announced it’s raised a fresh $100 million Series C financing round, something it says will be used for R&D and to fund wider international expansion.

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This Billie Eilish Oculus Quest 2 Video Inadvertently Offers a Peek at AR Gaming on the VR Headset

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It's always fun to get an unexpected glimpse of the future, especially when that peek is so close you can actually feel the excitement of the new emerging dynamic. Such is the case thanks to a new Oculus Quest 2 commercial designed to promote a new aspect of the VR dance game Beat Saber.

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How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse?

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The term metaverse continues to be a runaway train in the AR and VR sectors and beyond. But beyond industry folks, how do consumers feel? We break down a recent NewZoo poll for metaverse hopes & dreams. The post How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse? appeared first on AR Insider.

VR Pride For Everyone: The Potential of VR Technology to Foster LGBTQ+ Community Building


LGBTQ+ Pride has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1970s. As awareness of the LGBTQ+ community continues to increase and evolve, it is more and more apparent that technology will be a major tool for increased visibility.

The XR Week Peek (2021.09.20): Quest 2 Pro leaks, Xiaomi smartglasses, Half Dive headset, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This one is the last AR/VR news roundup for this summer! Here in Turin, the sun is shining, but the temperature is getting colder, and autumn is coming too fast.

‘Half-Life 2 VR’ Seemingly Back From The Dead


A popular VR mod for Valve’s legendary first-person shooter is set to return years after losing compatibility with modern headsets.

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New Google Stadia Job Listings Suggest VR Cloud-gaming Ambitions

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Stadia, Google’s cloud-gaming company, is looking for new hires with a preference for virtual reality development experience. Stadia is Google’s cloud-gaming service which runs games on powerful computers in the cloud and then streams them to your PC, laptop, or even smartphone.

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Medal of Honor: Above And Beyond Is Coming to Oculus Quest 2 This Year

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Facebook and developer Respawn today confirmed that the previously PC-exclusive VR shooter, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, is coming to Oculus Quest 2 this year. The news was announced over on the Oculus blog with a new trailer you can see below.

Who Will Build the Metavearth?

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The metaverse is still early and undefined. But what will be its physical-world equivalent? Building on the principles of the AR cloud, we take a look at the Metavearth, and how it could be constructed. The post Who Will Build the Metavearth? appeared first on AR Insider.

Best VR Fitness Games


When it comes to exercise and fitness , there’s not a “one size fits all” experience. It’s important for individuals to assess their own needs, limitations, goals, medical issues, and interests.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.09.06): A week full of VR events, Chinese headsets are on the rise, and more!

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This week came with two great pieces of news for me. The first one is that the bond between me and VRrOOm has become a bit more official , and we’ll keep innovating the virtual events sector together for a while.

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Use A Real-Life Hockey Stick In ‘Hockey VR’ On Oculus Quest 2


Go head-to-head against an AI goalie. Does your slapshot have enough heat to score a goal? You’re about to find out. Hockey VR is a physics-based VR experience that has you skating up to the blue line to test your skills against an AI goalie.

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Facebook & Ray-Ban Launch $300 Stories Glasses, a Hybrid Between Snap Spectacles & Bose Frames

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Facebook and Ray-Ban today unveiled Stories, a new line of tech-forward glasses the companies hope will pave the way for a future of smart and stylish AR devices.

Lone Echo II Now Launching In October On Oculus Rift

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Lone Echo II releases on Oculus Rift on October 12. Facebook and Ready At Dawn say that’s final this time. The release date has been a long time coming.

Join Niantic Lightship’s Global Launch

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