June, 2022

Mojo Vision CEO successfully wore a smart contact lens in his eye

The Ghost Howls

Today I report news that I’m pretty excited to write about: the CEO of Mojo Vision has worn in his eye a functioning smart contact lens and used it for around one hour. This is not 2050, but only 2022, and this sci-fi movie thing is really happening in front of us.

Rumor: Roblox Is Coming To The Quest 2

VRScout

Everyone’s favorite kid-friendly metaverse is supposedly getting an official VR release on the Meta Quest 2.

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Meta Reveals VR Headset Prototypes Designed to Make VR ‘Indistinguishable From Reality’

Road to VR

Meta says its ultimate goal with its VR hardware is to make a comfortable, compact headset with visual finality that’s ‘indistinguishable from reality’ Today the company revealed its latest VR headset prototypes which it says represent steps toward that goal.

Is the Key to the Metaverse More Links Between Virtual Spaces?

ARPost

Some people claim that the metaverse is already here. Others believe that it’s coming but is still a thing of the future. Members of that second camp usually cite interoperability as the key piece of tech holding us back.

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

DARPA Drops A Bomb On Crypto's Biggest Selling Point

Slashgear

According to a study commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, blockchain technology might not be so decentralized and immutable after all. News Technology

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AWE 2022: Unity CEO talks about his vision of the metaverse

The Ghost Howls

The first day of AWE has just passed by. With the show floor still closed, the highlight of the day has been the speech by Unity CEO John Riccitiello that spoke about the metaverse , telling us what he thinks it is and how he thinks it can evolve.

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Meta Announces New Avatar Store With A Digital Fashion Show

VRScout

Meta Avatars Store rolls out next week on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger with plans for a VR launch “soon.” ” Meta today announced plans to expand its lineup of virtual fashion items for its Meta Avatars with the launch of the Meta Avatars Store.

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Apple Quietly Released One of The Most Impressive AR Room-mapping Tools

Road to VR

Apple has barely mentioned augmented or virtual reality in its big keynotes lately, however at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, the company quietly released probably one of the best 3D room-mapping tools for mobile AR yet.

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Luxury Brands Embrace the E-Commerce Metaverse With Virtual Stores

ARPost

The metaverse just got more luxurious. Immersive commerce platform ByondXR has recently launched virtual stores for Armani Skincare and YSL Beauty Thailand.

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.

What's Going To Happen To The Millions Of Electric Car Batteries After Their Lifespans End?

Slashgear

While electric vehicles promise a green future, the batteries that power them don't boast the same level of sustainability.

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How Will Geo-Local AR Materialize?

AR Insider

To pick up where we left off in the last report excerpt, what are the building blocks of geo-local AR? A tech stack will form around it, including devices, sensors, 5G, spatial mapping, and an app (or web) layer. We examine drivers & dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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AWE 2022: Hands-on with Magic Leap 2 and its awesome visuals

The Ghost Howls

AWE 2022 is being crazy for all the people I’m meeting. And everyone is asking me the same question: “Hey Tony, what is the thing that I should absolutely try at this AWE?” ” and from this afternoon, I always ask the same thing: Magic Leap 2. Let me explain to you why.

Attend Class In VR With Immerse, A Language App For Quest 2

VRScout

Imagine being late for school in the metaverse. Immerse is an educational metaverse platform developed in collaboration with top researchers from North America, Europe, and Japan.

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.

Quest Update to Finally Make Home Space Social, v41 Rollout Starting Next Week

Road to VR

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been taking a personal approach lately to revealing new features coming to Quest 2.

Zilliqa Expanding Blockchain Capabilities With Metapolis Virtual World

ARPost

ARPost isn’t explicitly interested in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. However, we are interested in virtual worlds. And, digital currencies and secure data management make a lot of sense in virtual worlds.

Why Powered Wheelchair Users Are Fighting For The Right To Repair Their Own Equipment

Slashgear

The U.S. is making progress away from proprietary repair services and towards fairer laws that not only make third-party repair easier but also acceptable. News Technology

How Will AR Glasses Impact Marketing Strategies?

AR Insider

AR glasses will impact several areas of our lives and work – from enterprise productivity to entertainment. As a content consumption device, what role will marketing play, and how will that factor into the evolving ad-media mix? This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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.

Conquest VR preview: high-quality audio comes to Quest

The Ghost Howls

At AWE, I have finally been able to try the upcoming Conquest VR audio accessory. It’s a while since I know about this project, because the CEO of the company, Raghu Bathina , is one of my patrons , and so I was very happy to finally be able to try this interesting device.

The 5 Best Uses Of XR At Tribeca Immersive 2022

VRScout

The Tribeca Film Festival has already come and gone, and this year’s event boasted of 20-plus celebrated immersive works. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s popular Tribeca neighborhood, audiences flocked to the central festival hub at Spring Studios.

Hands-on: Lumus Prototype AR Glasses Are Smaller & Better Than Ever

Road to VR

Lumus’ latest waveguide, dubbed Maximus, is now even more compact thanks to 2D image expansion. With impressive image quality and a more compact optical engine, the company is poised to have a leading display solution for truly glasses-sized AR headsets.

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The 2022 Auggie Awards

ARPost

One of the most anticipated and hyped events at Augmented World Expo is the Auggie Awards. This year, there were 280 nominations, which narrowed down to 86 finalists. There are 15 main Auggie categories that go through public nomination and voting.

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.

The 5 Best Ways To Stop A Drone

Slashgear

Drones are more accessible than ever, and that means some people are able to buy them for nefarious purposes, such as snooping over private property. Technology

5 Ways to Address AR’s Vergence Accommodation Conflict

AR Insider

AR is burdened by several physical limitations, given that it's all about manipulating light. One of the most vexing challenges is the vergence accommodation conflict, which prevents up-close objects to be in focus. We break down the dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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AWE 2022: OWO Vest electrified me in VR

The Ghost Howls

On the last day at AWE, I had some cool demos on the show floor, but the one that I will never forget has been OWO, the haptic shirt that traumatized me. OWO Vest. Owo Haptic Vest (Image by OWO).

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This VR Bus Takes You On A Tour Of Ancient Rome

VRScout

Go 2,000 years back in time on the Virtual Reality Bus.

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.