March, 2022

Mojo Vision smart contact lenses are now “feature complete”

The Ghost Howls

We are one step closer to having smart contact lenses. Mojo Vision , one of the most interesting startups in the XR market, has just announced that its smart contact lens prototype is now “feature complete” , reaching a new milestone in its product development timeline.

The 10 Coolest VR/AR Experiences From SXSW 2022


A SXSW to remember with who’s-who in XR creative technology showing face at the fest for the first time in two years. SXSW was back in full force last week.

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Import Records Reveal Sony Has Shipped Thousands of Dev Kits, Possibly PSVR 2

Road to VR

United States import records from late 2021 onward show that Sony Interactive Entertainment has shipped thousands of boxes containing developer kits from Asia to the US.

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Google May Have Found The Tech To Take AR Smart Glasses Mainstream


Google's track record with AR isn't exactly stellar, but a new deal may have secured it the tech needed to take smart glasses into the mainstream. News Technology

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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

Will Magic Leap 2 AR Glasses Lead the Way to the Metaverse?


People are expectant of Magic Leap’s soon-to-be-released enterprise AR glasses. Dubbed Magic Leap 2, it’s expected to be better than its 2018 predecessor , which flopped. Magic Leap’s announcement came just in time as interest in the metaverse soars.

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VR is 44% more addictive than flat gaming (according to a study)

The Ghost Howls

When I talk about virtual reality or the metaverse, there are always people that ask me about its intrinsic risks of escapism and addiction: “Is it possible that people will prefer to live in a virtual world instead of the real one?” ” is a very common question I hear.

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Holographic Tabletop Games On The Way From Catan Creators


Are holograms the future of board games?

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Report: Microsoft Braces for Negative Field Tests of Military HoloLens

Road to VR

Microsoft is supposedly gearing up to field test its HoloLens-based military AR headset, however a new report contends the company is bracing for impact, as it’s expecting negative feedback from soldiers.

Why Humans Will Never Go To Mars, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson


Neil deGrasse Tyson has serious doubts about whether human beings will ever actually travel to Mars -- at least when it comes to staying long-term. Science


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.

Izumi World AR Game Plans to Bring Augmented Reality and NFTs Together in Play-to-Earn Experience


Right now, there is widespread skepticism about the real value of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Indeed, while most NFTs are 2D images, it can be difficult to see why some hold them as so promising.

5 Flavors of AR Gaining Traction Today

AR Insider

AR continues to hold considerable potential for value creation. But it's not a monolithic technology. it's as varied as it is promising. We break down just five of the many AR modalities that are developing and gaining traction today. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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NVIDIA Unveils Its Four Pillars Of XR Development [PAID]

The Ghost Howls

On the occasion of the upcoming GTC, I had the opportunity of speaking with two very important people that work every day at innovating XR at NVIDIA: David Weinstein , Director of Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Gregory Jones , Director of Global Business Development/Product Management.

Could VR Sports Be The Future Of The Metaverse?


looks to revolutionize VR spectator sports.

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.

Russia Bans Facebook & Instagram, Quest Sees Ripple Effects

Road to VR

Facebook and Instagram have been blocked in the Russian Federation, with both social media platforms now completely inaccessible to users in that country.

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Apple Releases iOS 15.4.1 Update To Fix Battery Drain Issue On iPhones, iPads


Apple's big iOS 15.4 update brought a bunch of new features, as well as one problem: rapid battery drain. Now the company's back with a new update to fix it. News Technology

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VR vs. 360-Degree Video: What’s the Difference?


A lot of people don’t understand the difference between 360-degree video and virtual reality – and in some cases, the difference can be pretty subtle.

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Hands-On with Snap Spectacles

AR Insider

During a briefing with Snap execs in the heights of Beverly Hills, we got a rare hands-on demo of the elusive developer-only AR-enabled Spectacles. We unpack the UX, positioning, and market potential. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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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.

Custom Home Mapper lets you map your house and play VR games in it!

The Ghost Howls

Today I have the pleasure of publishing a short interview I had with Curious VR, the developer behind Custom Home Mapper, a cool application for Quest that lets you map your whole house and recreate it in VR, with its current style, or by transforming your environment into something else that keeps the same structure.

We Tried Snap’s AR Glasses And Had Our Minds Blown


Snap Inc’s AR Spectacles glasses are nothing short of black magic. First announced back in 2016, Snap Inc.’s

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Latest Manus VR Gloves Promise New Levels of Finger Tracking Accuracy

Road to VR

At GDC 2022 this week, VR glove creator Manus revealed its new Quantum Metagloves which the company says delivers significantly more accurate finger tracking than its prior solutions. Though priced for enterprise use, the company says it one day hopes to deliver the tech to consumers.

Elon Musk Just Made Every Tesla More Expensive: Here Are All The Changes


As the world economy is affected by the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the iconic EV manufacturer is raising prices. Cars News

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.

How AR and VR Can Help the US Save on Massive Infrastructure Costs


The US will see a major boom in infrastructure projects in the coming years. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide a $550 billion budget to build and improve America’s infrastructure. Millions of dollars are already being distributed to various federal states.

Data Dive: How Scalable are AR Lenses?

AR Insider

AR's ability to boost consumer purchases (lower-funnel) gets the most attention in marketing case studies. But what about its ability to reach massive audiences (upper-funnel)? We examine the latest evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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My experience at SXSW 2022: expect the unexpected

The Ghost Howls

Ten days ago, I revealed to you that I was going to Austin, Texas to attend the SXSW, one of the most important events about creativity and technology in the USA.

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New App Brings Real-Time 3D Holograms To iPhone


Say goodbye to boring 2D video calls. Earlier today, Slovakian software company Matsuko announced plans to premiere its new holographic communication app later this week during the 14th annual SXSW Pitch.

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.