March, 2022

Holographic Tabletop Games On The Way From Catan Creators


Are holograms the future of board games?

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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.


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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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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.

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.

The Metaverse Is Dawning. Is AR Ready for the Light of Day?

AR Insider

Though the metaverse is more often discussed in a VR context, AR could help unlock a more rich and meaningful real-world metaverse. What are the underlying technologies required to make it happen? This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors hide 2

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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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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.

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.

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.

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 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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Even Heineken thinks its new metaverse 'beer' is a dumb publicity stunt

Mashable VR

Heineken wants to have its metaverse beer and drink it, too. The brewer is the latest company, and second beer manufacturer , to jump on the metaverse bandwagon with its Thursday release of Heineken Silver — a "virtual beer" that the company insists is, yes, as dumb as it sounds.


Could VR Sports Be The Future Of The Metaverse?


looks to revolutionize VR spectator sports.

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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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.

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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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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Black employees at Tesla raise new allegations of racism in the workplace

Mashable VR

Accusations of workplace racism against Tesla aren’t going away anytime soon.

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.

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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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.

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.

The First Metaverse Property Appraiser is Paving the Way for Fairer Virtual Real Estate Prices


It’s no secret that many global enterprises and celebrities are jumping into the metaverse fray and purchasing virtual real estate left and right.

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.

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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FCC flags Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky as a risk to national security

Mashable VR

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has deemed all products and services from the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky an "unacceptable risk to national security."

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Gundam Metaverse In Development By Bandai Namco


The shared virtual world will feature characters from popular games like Pac-Man, Dark Souls, and Gundam.

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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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.