December, 2021

Someone Spent $450K To Be Snoop Dogg’s Neighbor In The Metaverse

VRScout

How much would you pay to live next to your favorite celebrity in the metaverse? In case you’ve been living under a rock, NFTs are taking over the metaverse. At this point, it seems like everyone and their mother is investing in non-fungible tokens and cryptocurrency.

Virtual Reality should acknowledge its “kids issue”

The Ghost Howls

We just had our Christmas holidays, and it is common knowledge that Virtual Reality, and especially Quest 2, had its greatest day on Christmas. Many people received a Quest as a gift, and we all developers saw a big spike in sales of our products that day.

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15 VR Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2022

Road to VR

We’re looking forward to a ton of new games in 2022, as newcomers and trusted names in VR development alike are prepping to release bigger and better VR experiences. Here we look at our top 15 most anticipated games that are confirmed to arrive in 2022.

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RealWear Announces Navigator 500 “Assisted Reality” Headset

ARPost

RealWear has just announced the new Navigator 500 AR headset. The headset has some amazing stats in terms of camera and audio capabilities, and it’s definitely a smart headset, but “AR” might not mean what you think it means. A New Family of Assisted Reality Products.

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.

Snap Lens Fest: the Data Dive

AR Insider

Snap rolled out several new Lens Studio updates at its recent Lens Fest. But among the announcements was a new set of figures for lens use and creation. We dive in for this week's data dive. The post Snap Lens Fest: the Data Dive appeared first on AR Insider. Data Features

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Sony Teases Prototype VR Headset With Stunning 8K Visuals

VRScout

It appears as though Sony is making serious progress with its VR technology. Earlier today the company hosted an online event called Sony Technology Day, revealing new information on eight different technologies revolving around the theme of “Technology that inspires emotion.”

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All you need to know on Application SpaceWarp on Unity: how-to and review

The Ghost Howls

At Facebook Connect 2021, Meta has announced Application SpaceWarp, a new solution to boost the framerate of Oculus Quest 2 applications up to +70%.

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Sony Reveals VR Headset Prototype with Display Tech That Could Wind Up in PSVR 2

Road to VR

During an online showcase today, Sony revealed a VR headset prototype with a 4K OLED microdisplay.

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AT&T and Meta Release a 5G AR Game

ARPost

AT&T has recently partnered with Meta to launch a new 5G-enabled AR game on Messenger and Instagram. Here, we’ll take a look at the game, but we’ll also dive into why this is such big news. Meet “Warp Speed Worm”.

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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.

5 Benefits of AR Body Tracking

AR Insider

Body tracking is a playful and expressive use of AR because it unlocks the ability to wear otherworldly digital garments or avatars that mimic your movements. Guest author Heather Lipner breaks down additional benefits. The post 5 Benefits of AR Body Tracking appeared first on AR Insider.

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Stellantis going full throttle on electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids at CES 2022

Digital Trends

Stellantis' CES 2022 booth will be chock-full of EVs and plug-in hybrids from Jeep, Fiat, and Citroën. Cars CES 2022 Chrysler Citroen Fiat Jeep Stellantis

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VR Metaverse ‘Horizon Worlds’ Now Open, Get Started Here

VRScout

Learn how to begin crafting your own worlds and experiences in Meta’s highly-anticipated VR social platform.

A comprehensive list of publishers of VR games

The Ghost Howls

The demo of our fitness XR game HitMotion: Reloaded is now complete, and we are evaluating the possibility of partnering with a publisher for finding the funds and the support needed to build the full game.

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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.

‘Cities: VR’ is a Built-for-VR Version of ‘Cities: Skylines’, Coming to Quest 2 in Spring 2022

Road to VR

Popular city-builder Cities: Skylines (2015) doesn’t offer native VR support, however the franchise is getting its first official made-for-VR game soon called Cities: VR, which will let you go hands-on as you take the reigns of your city from a new perspective.

A Hands-On Review of Holoride

ARPost

Some of my favorite memories with my children involve traveling around the United States to visit national parks, historic sites, and science museums.

2022 Predictions: Quest 2 Hits the 10-Million Mark

AR Insider

As we approach a new year, it’s time for the annual ritual of synthesizing lessons from the past twelve months and formulating the outlook for the next. We break down our 2022 predictions, starting with VR's near-term fate.

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I’ve paid for 5G for more than 2 years and it has been a complete waste of money

Digital Trends

I signed up for a 5G contract in 2019, and now, more than two years later and despite elaborate promises, I have not seen any benefit from it at all. Mobile 5G is 5G worth it

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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.

BHaptics Announces $299 VR Haptic Gloves

VRScout

TactGlove is compatible with hand tracking systems like the Meta Quest and Leap Motion.

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Happy XR Winter Holidays 2021!

The Ghost Howls

It’s that time of the year again where I wish you great Winter Holidays! I can’t believe another year has passed by… and it’s been a crazy one for XR.

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Gabe Newell: Valve is Making “big investments” in New Headsets and Games

Road to VR

In a talk at an Auckland, New Zealand area high school back in May, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell revealed they’re making “big investments in new headsets and games,” something he hopes will prepare the company for a future of brain-computer interfaces (BCI). .

21 Most-Read ARPost Articles of 2021

ARPost

From virtual reality trends in 2021 and discussing how augmented reality is used in social media, to analyzing XR tech in education and bringing you the best moments from the best XR events, these are the 21 stories ARPost readers clicked on the most this year.

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.

Can XR and DevOps Modernize Customer Support?

AR Insider

AR continues to prove its value in enterprise settings, such as remote assistance and customer support. But when combined with DevOps, it can really shine. April Miller breaks it down through the lens of Microsoft and Re'Flekt's collaboration. The post Can XR and DevOps Modernize Customer Support?

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What does the metaverse mean for smart homes?

Digital Trends

The metaverse will redefine how people use and interact with the internet and augmented realities. But will it affect smart home tech? Here's what we think. Smart Home Augmented Reality Facebook Metaverse smart home Virtual Reality

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‘VRChat’ Avatars Are Getting A Major Upgrade

VRScout

Who doesn’t love a good virtual head pat? This past April, VRChat hosted a developer stream during which the company revealed a new set of features on the way to its ever-growing social VR platform.

Kristina Podnar: We must fight for our privacy and digital rights in XR

The Ghost Howls

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.