May, 2022

The Apple Car Could Feature VR Technology And No Windows

VRScout

Who needs windows when you have VR? It was back in 2014 that Apple first began the development of its own automotive vehicle.

Meta and the next 24 months crucial for its leadership

The Ghost Howls

Meta is currently the market leader in VR, and no company does even get close to its sales numbers. The Quest 2 is a great gaming machine offered at a ridiculous price, and it has totally crushed the competition.

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Report: Meta Actively Testing PC VR Cloud Gaming for Quest

Road to VR

Meta may be ramping up internal testing for its own first-party cloud gaming service which could let its latest standalone VR headset, Quest 2, play PC VR games without needing your own VR-ready computer.

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Why Black Holes Slow Down Time As You Get Closer To One

Slashgear

From swallowing up entire stars to warping the very fabric of space-time and generating massive gravity forces, black holes seem to do unnatural things. Science

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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

Women as Guides for Empathetic Design in VR

ARPost

Gaming is usually not considered a ladies’ activity. Even in the name – a female gamer is not known as a gamer but a “gamer girl.”

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This Giant VR Bicycle Game Looks Like An Insanely Good Time

VRScout

To bring the experience to life, QValem developed his own virtual race track and layered it over the real world.

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Meet me at AWE 2022!

The Ghost Howls

It’s been a heavy period, but I managed to survive :P, and now I’m ready to travel again! Today I’m departing to go to France to do some business meetings (and offer a pain au chocolat to my colleague Fabio), and then I’ll get back to the USA to attend AWE 2022 !

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Apple May Announce AR/VR Operating System at WWDC Next Week, Trademark Suggests

Road to VR

Recent reports maintain we may be seeing a mixed reality headset from Apple sometime soon, however it appears the Cupertino tech giant has filed a global trademark for realityOS, its alleged XR operating system, which could suggest we’ll learn more about that and its XR device(s) as early as next week.

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The US National Science Foundation Has 'Groundbreaking' News About The Milky Way

Slashgear

The U.S. National Science Foundation, in tandem with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, will soon deliver "groundbreaking" news about our galaxy. News Science

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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.

Tribeca Immersive Brings XR Experiences With Important Messages

ARPost

This summer, prepare for something exciting: Tribeca Festival, which is taking place in New York, June 8-19, brings Tribeca Immersive – a special section of the well-known festival showcasing XR experiences.

Qualcomm Cuts the Cord

AR Insider

Qualcomm has unveiled a new reference design for smartphone-tethered AR glasses. without the tether. Running its flagship Snapdragon XR2 processor, they provide a North Star for OEMs' next AR evolution. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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Airbus Is Using VR To Sell Custom Luxury Jets

VRScout

Customers can use the Meta Quest 2 to design everything from seats to countertops. At some point, we’ve all dreamed of owning a private jet. But what about designing one?

The XR Week Peek (2022.05.23): New info on Apple glasses, Qualcomm glasses go wireless, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Good morning from Perpignan, France! I’m here to do some meetings, but actually also to eat a lot of food. I’m having a great time with the VRrOOm team while I prepare to go to the US in a few days to attend AWE (don’t forget to get in touch if you want to meet me there).

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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.

Magic Leap is Selling Its First AR Headset for Just $550

Road to VR

It looks like Magic Leap is holding a barn burner of a sale on its first AR headset, Magic Leap 1, as the one-time $2,300 device can now be had for $550. As first reported by GMW3 , Magic Leap appears to be flushing excess stock of the 2018-era AR headset via the Amazon-owned online retailer Woot. .

Replacing The Battery Pack On A Tesla Model 3 Costs More Than You Think

Slashgear

There's no doubt the Tesla Model 3 is an appealing car, but prospective buyers should keep in mind the eventual battery replacement costs when budgeting.

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XR Organizations and Initiatives for World Environment Day

ARPost

One of the common criticisms of XR technology is that people will use it to avoid problems of the real world. We hear it from talking heads, see it in webcomics, and read about it in science fiction.

Did Meta Sell 1.5 Million Quest 2s in Q1?

AR Insider

Meta's Q1 earnings brought mixed results for VR. Top-line revenue is growing but net losses are widening. What does that tell us about Quest 2 unit sales? And where does this put its installed base? We do the math. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

A VR Cannabis Store Has Officially Opened To The Public

VRScout

Chat with specialists, review ingredients, and buy products straight from the metaverse.

The XR Week Peek (2022.05.16): Meta teases Cambria, Google shows new AR features, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This has been a week full of interesting news. But before digging into them, let me show you the first episode of The Spatial Show, the comedy show about the metaverse organized by Ori Inbar in which I took part.

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Meta Releases UE4 Graphics Demo to Show What Quest 2 Can Do with Expert Optimization

Road to VR

In an effort to help PC VR developers bring their content to Quest 2, Meta has ported Showdown , an old UE4 VR graphics showcase, to the headset as a case study in optimization best practices.

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12 Best Uses For Old Laptops

Slashgear

Have one (or several) old laptops lying around your home? What you actually have is a productivity master waiting to reach its full potential. Technology

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.

Why Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Own the Metaverse

ARPost

I can’t remember a period in my lifetime where the political and social conversation was more polarized. For every opinion, no matter how inane, you can find someone on the internet to vehemently disagree.

What Types of Experiences Do AR Users Flock To?

AR Insider

Games. Social. Utilities.What types of AR experiences are getting the most traction? After examining AR formats in the last Behind the Numbers installment, we drill down into content types. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Data Trend Analysis behind the numbers

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This VR Treadmill Comes With Its Own Headset & Haptic Vest

VRScout

Introducing the “world’s first metaverse gate.” ” StepVR, a VR technology service company based out of China, is launching a commercial omnidirectional motion system complete with its own VR headset and haptic vest.

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Hands-on Ultraleap Stratos: feel the touch in XR without gloves!

The Ghost Howls

In a few hours I’ll take a flight to go to the US to attend (and be a speaker at) AWE. I was thinking about my experience there last year, and I realized that I never talked to you about my amazing experience in Ultraleap offices in the Bay Area.

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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.