August, 2021

Rezzil Player 22 Review: Learn Sports, Stay Fit In VR!

The Ghost Howls

Today Rezzil has just launched on the Oculus Quest Store “Player 22” , a VR experience meant to make people stay fit at home with training sessions inspired by the ones that professional sports athletes follow. How is it good? Discover it in today’s review!

Oculus Quest App ‘Magic Keys’ Teaches You Piano Using AR


Learn how to tickle the ivories with this educational VR experience powered by the experimental Passthrough API.

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How Will the Metaverse Economy Materialize?

AR Insider

Metanomics: Building The Economy Of The Metaverse. by Theo Priestly. Firstly, the term ‘metanomics,’ in relation to virtual worlds and the economy within, is something Doug Thompson was involved in more than a decade ago and ran a show within Second Life and a series of podcasts with the same name.

Facebook Surprise-launches New VR Meeting App With Virtual Desktops and up to 50 People

Road to VR

Facebook today is surprise-launching a new app called Horizon Workrooms , a virtual collaboration space that connects both VR and video chat users.

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.

Why Are Hotels Investing in Augmented Reality Technology?


Augmented reality technology has made its way into the hospitality industry. From virtual maps to quirky digital experiences, hoteliers are creating fun and memorable guest experiences using AR.

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My experience as a VR professional at Gamescom and Devcom 2021

The Ghost Howls

As I told you at the beginning of my latest news roundup , I have attended both the Devcom and the Gamescom together with my biz partner Max: we were at Devcom to promote our game HitMotion: Reloaded, and at Gamescom as members of the press to discover the latest announcements about VR and try interesting VR demos.

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Full Body VR Controller AXIS Launches Kickstarter


Backers will receive Refract’s easy-to-use motion-tracking system and first-person fighting game Freestriker.

How Can AR Shape Healthcare’s Next Era?

AR Insider

3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Enhance Post-COVID Healthcare. by Emil Alon. A ugmented reality (AR) is undergoing impressive growth. After an initial sales decline in 2020, the latest forecasts are trending upward. Some projections chart an increase from $15 billion in 2020 to $77 billion in 2025.

Reality Might Be a Simulation, Scientists Think It’s Possible to Find out for Sure

Road to VR

If you’re interested in VR, you’ve probably thought at least once or twice about the simulation hypothesis—the idea that we might actually already be living in a virtual reality world.

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.

2021 Burning Man: A Virtual Reality Experience Is Coming Your Way


The annual Burning Man event has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, this year, Burners can enjoy a virtual reality experience from the comfort of their own home.

Resident Evil 2 & 3 VR Mods In The Works

Upload VR

VR modder praydog is working on mods for Capcom’s recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3. A first (and very early) look at the mod was posted online today. It shows footage from inside Raccoon City Police Department before moving out into the city in a sequence seen in Resident Evil 3.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.08.16): Facebook releases Passthrough APIs, Quest on the road to 10M units, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone! This summer week has been amazing for me and I want to share my happiness with you. It has all been because of these three pieces of news: My blog is now 5 years old !

Even North Korea Is Using VR & AR In The Classroom


Not even the second-world authoritarian regime can ignore the impact immersive technology is having on modern education. There are few modern nations more perplexing than the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Spatial Beats: Metaverse, Metaverse, Metaverse

AR Insider

W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week, we look at the proliferation of the metaverse. First there was cyberspace. Then, there was the world wide web (WWW). Now, it’s the Metaverse. Facebook CEO Zuckerberg defined it on an earnings call with analysts earlier this week. What is the metaverse?

Report: The Owner of TikTok is Considering Buying One of China’s Leading VR Headset Makers

Road to VR

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of social media app TikTok, is reportedly considering purchasing Pico, one of China’s leading VR headset makers.

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Why XR Twitter Is Up in Arms About Saying “Metaverse”


Are you on XR Twitter? You should be. It’s a cool place. But right now there’s a lot of heat on a particular term: “Metaverse.”. Some people are going to the bat to keep the word around and in common use.

Confirmed: TikTok Owner ByteDance Buying Pico VR

Upload VR

Last week’s rumors have been confirmed – TikTok owner ByteDance is set to acquire standalone VR headset maker, Pico. CNBC reported the news (which was first confirmed by Chinese publication Nweon ) noting that the financial details of the deal had not been disclosed.

ThirdEye X2 MR: the lightweight MR glasses for the industry

The Ghost Howls

ThirdEye is a headset manufacturer that creates glasses for the industrial segment.

‘HeadOffice.Space’ Brings VR Coworking To The Moon


Companies can host virtual events and secure their own private spaces on “Moon Valley” using this ambitious VR coworking platform. How we work, play, learn, entertain, gather together, and experience the world isn’t just changing – it’s a whirlwind of disruption.

Will Headworn AR Revenues Exceed $17 Billion by 2025?

AR Insider

New Study Projects Headworn AR Revenue to Reach $17.7 Billion by 2025. ARtillery Intelligence publishes its five-year outlook for headworn AR revenues. –. SAN FRANCISCO, August 26, 2021: ARtillery Intelligence has released a new report that projects headworn AR revenue to grow from $1.6

‘Space Pirate Arena’ Launching Soon on Quest, Will Require a 33×33ft Playspace

Road to VR

Space Pirate Arena is an upcoming pseudo-sequel to VR classic Space Pirate Trainer (2017). All your training, it seems, was leading up to going head to head against other players in a huge virtual arena… and you’ll need an equally huge playspace in real life to play.

How AR Diving Masks Can Improve Underwater Operations


AR diving masks might be the future of archaeological diving, naval operations, and many aquatic recreational activities. AR startups, as well as the US Navy, are exploring the ability of immersive tech to make diving safer for all kinds of divers. What Is an AR Diving Mask?

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The iPhone’s rumored satellite tech probably for emergency situations only

Digital Trends

The iPhone's rumored satellite technology that would allow the device to be used in places without cellular coverage will probably be for emergency situations. Apple Mobile News iPhone iphone 13 satellite phone

Victory XR’s cadaver lab shows why VR matters in medical education

The Ghost Howls

I don’t know you spent your Sunday night, but I can bet you were not doing the same thing of mine: I was exploring a cadaver lab in virtual reality.

‘Getting Over It’ In VR Looks Soul-Crushing, In A Good Way


2017’s charmingly odd platforming game Getting Over It is getting an unofficial VR remake for the Oculus Quest and PC VR.

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Spatial Beats: Facebook, Nreal & More Metaverse Hype

AR Insider

W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week, we look at the ongoing proliferation of the metaverse as a buzzword and construct for spatial computing’s future. People are not done talking about the future metaverse, or metaverses.

Asked About Standalone VR Headset, Valve Says Steam Deck Hardware is ‘very relevant to our future plans’

Road to VR

During a Steam Deck hands-on event, Valve was asked about the possibility of seeing Steam Deck’s custom AMD processor in a standalone VR headset.

Get Ready to See a Lot More From JigSpace


JigSpace might not be on your radar – or it might have fallen off or your radar. Or you might be a huge fan. Either way, the company has been making some movements recently that could result in a much bigger blip on the screen.