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.

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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.

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

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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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.

Full Body VR Controller AXIS Launches Kickstarter


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

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?

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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.

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.

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.

Virtual reality games show stunning ability to distraction from pain


Have you ever played a VR game for so long that you lost awareness of the fact you were playing a game at all? Perhaps you went to sit in a virtual chair, only to thump into the ground and remember, in one embarrassing moment, that the reality you perceived wasn’t real.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Facebook Researchers Show ‘Reverse Passthrough’ VR Prototype for Eye-contact Outside the Headset

Road to VR

Researchers at Facebook Reality Labs today published new work showcasing a prototype headset which has external displays to depict the user’s eyes to others outside of the headset.

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.

NASA wants you to live in a simulated Mars environment for a year

Digital Trends

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live on Mars, now is your chance to find out. NASA is recruiting crew members for a simulation Mars mission. News Mars NASA space

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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.08.23): Facebook launches Horizon Workrooms, Intel announces its graphics cards, and more!

The Ghost Howls

???! These days are pretty hot here, but this doesn’t stop me from enjoying virtual reality. What I’ve not enjoyed is that SideQuest has removed The Unity Cube from its listing, stating that there were too many cubes there. I think that cubes are never enough… cubes are love, cubes are life.

‘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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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

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.

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 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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Halo Infinite’s technical preview dipped to 540p on Xbox One S, Series S

Digital Trends

The technical preview for Halo Infinite performed almost flawlessly across most other platforms according to Digital Foundry. Gaming News 343 industries Halo Infinite xbox Xbox Series X

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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 !

The ‘Army Of The Dead’ VR Game Is A Horrifically Good Time


Netflix’s new location-based VR experience has you battling zombies from inside a motorized taco truck. This past week, I had the chance to check out Army of the Dead: Viva Las Vengeance , a new location-based VR experience based on the Netflix original film of the same name.

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.