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NVIDIA’s big news: Cloud XR goes to AWS, Omniverse open beta is starting, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Today at GTC 2020, NVIDIA has released three very interesting news that we in the XR sector should care about: New enterprise NVIDIA RTX A6000 and NVIDIA A40 graphics card have been released; Cloud XR servers are now available on AWS; Omniverse, the collaboration tool for artists, enters open beta.

Android 11 officially kills Daydream and the dream of smartphone VR

Slashgear

It was, like Thanos, inevitable but some might still get some feels with the revelation that Daydream VR is truly no more. At least not as far as Google is concerned.

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Has Facebook Found VR’s Pricing Sweet Spot?

AR Insider

Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. O ne of Oculus Quest 2’s headlines is its price tag.

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Virtuix Reveals Omni One At-Home VR Treadmill

VRScout

Virtuix looks to become the “Peloton for gamers” with its latest omni-directional device.

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.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

Road to VR

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. Although we still don’t know when, developers Asobo now say VR support is heading into closed beta testing soon.

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The Future of Retail and Shopping in a Digital-First World

ARPost

When was the last time you shopped in a physical store? In just a few months, COVID-19 has turned in-store shopping into something merely nostalgic. Many retail brands with brick and mortar stores have pivoted and profited from a digital presence.

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The Weather Channel Uses Mixed Reality To Explain The Dangers Of Fire Tornadoes

VRScout

Meteorologist Jim Cantore steps inside an inferno using the networks Emmy award-winning IMR technology.

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Virtuix Wants You to Invest to Help Launch Its New At-home ‘Omni One’ VR Treadmill

Road to VR

Virtuix has been around for just about as long as Oculus itself, with a 2013 Kickstarter for its landmark VR treadmill Virtuix Omni bringing in over $1 million from backers.

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5 ways Genshin Impact is better than Breath of the Wild

Digital Trends

From its more populated world to its interesting elemental abilities, there are a few key ways in which Genshin Impact improves upon Breath of the Wild. Features Gaming action adventure game action rpg Genshin Impact Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild miHoYo

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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.

Will Esports Be America’s New Pastime?

Charlie Fink

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The US Army Is Experimenting With AR Goggles For Military Dogs

VRScout

AR commands will allow handlers to remain out of sight during combat. Earlier this week the United States Army Research Laboratory revealed a groundbreaking new project that could change the way military working dogs (aka war dogs) are deployed on the battlefield.

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‘The Walking Dead: Onslaught’ Developers Survios Secures $16.7M Funding

Road to VR

Survios, the studio behind VR titles The Walking Dead: Onslaught (2020) , Creed: Rise to Glory (2018) , and Raw Data (2017), has secured another round of financing to the tune of $16.7 million. The news was first reported by Venture Beat.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro: Everything we know about Apple’s new phones

Digital Trends

The iPhone 12 is going to be released on October 13, and there have already been dozens of leaks and rumors. Here's everything we know about the iPhone 12. Apple Mobile News apple iphone 12 apple iphone 12 pro

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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR close beta is now open for sign-ups

Slashgear

For simulator fans, the latest iteration of the well-aged Flight Simulator could be the franchise’s biggest release yet and in more ways than one.

How To Dominate ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Multiplayer

VRScout

Our beginner flight guide will have you owning the skies in no time. Star Wars: Squadrons is officially out in the wild and so far players are absolutely loving EA’s space combat game.

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Coatsink, Veteran VR Studio of ‘Jurassic World Aftermath’ and Others, Acquired for up to $85 Million

Road to VR

Veteran VR studio Coatsink, currently in development of Jurassic World Aftermath , has been acquired for $30 million by game publisher Thunderful. Coatsink is a British game studio and publisher founded in 2009.

You can now ask Google Assistant to tie your shoes with expanded app actions

Digital Trends

Google Assistant can now open and search within apps thanks to improved voice controls. You can go hands-free when browsing Etsy, ordering food, and more. Mobile News Smart Home Google Google Assistant smart home

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Did Nintendo Just Reinvent AR?

AR Insider

“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. C ould AR’s eventual killer apps deviate from the technology’s common connotations? And could they germinate outside of the AR industry bubble?

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HTC Vive Pro Secure Offers Security-Focused VR For Government Agencies

VRScout

Security-focused VR designed specifically for classified environments. HTC this week announced yet another iteration of its HTC Vive Pro, the HTC Vive Pro Secure, a professional-grade VR headset designed for use in classified environments that require “ authority to operate.”

Canon Announces MREAL S1, a Portable Enterprise AR Headset for Mobile Workstations

Road to VR

Canon announced a new entry into its AR headset hardware category called MREAL S1. The company’s latest enterprise-focused headset provides passthrough AR and can be strapped to both a head mount for hands-free viewing, or a housing meant for handheld interactions.

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Perseverance rover’s twin takes its first drive in Mars Yard

Digital Trends

An identical version of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has been taken for a spin in the Mars Yard, a dirt field that simulates the Martian surface. News breaking twitter Mars Mars 2020 mars rover NASA optimism Perseverance Rover space

Microsoft’s AR/VR Unity Framework Now Officially Supports Oculus Quest

Upload VR

The latest release of MRTK adds official support for Oculus Quest and can now be managed directly in Unity’s package manager. MRTK (Mixed Reality ToolKit) is Microsoft’s open source framework for spatial input, interactions, and interfaces.

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United Nations To Conduct Annual ‘Global Youth Takeover’ Event Live In VR

VRScout

Attendees will hear from global influencers before catching a live performance by Pitbull.

Hack & Slash Rogue-lite ‘Until You Fall’ to Leave Early Access on PC This Month

Road to VR

Until You Fall (2020), the VR sword fighting game from Schell Games, is officially coming out of Early Access on PC later this month. The hack and slash rogue-lite just launched its 1.0

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric car prototype drive: A crowd-pleaser

Digital Trends

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is VW's attempt to finally bring electric cars to the masses. So what's it like to drive? We took a spin around the block to find out. Cars News Crossovers electric cars electric crossovers Volkswagen Volkswagen ID.4

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How Can Mixed Reality Help Your Small Business?

ARPost

Mixed reality (MR) technology merges real life and virtual reality in real time. Like virtual reality , MR uses headsets or head-mounted displays (HMDs) to display virtual elements in 3D. But unlike VR, mixed reality simulations bring virtual creations to life in a physical space.

See The Micro World Of Bugs Brought To Life In VR, Narrated By Natural History Legend David Attenborough

VRScout

Alchemy Immersive, the Emmy Award-Winning studio behind many of Attenborough’s greatest hits, and Oculus partner to reveal a never-before-seen view of our planets bugs.

‘Swords of Gargantua’ Creators Thirdverse Secures $8.5M Funding for More VR Games

Road to VR

Thirdverse, the Tokyo-based VR game studio behind Swords of Gargantua (2019) and upcoming shooter Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds , announced that it’s secured $8.5 million in funding, something the company says will allow them to grow and make more VR games.

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Mike Pence’s fly has already amassed 90,000 followers on Twitter

Digital Trends

A fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate has already amassed 90,000 followers on Twitter. News Social Media breaking twitter mike pence Twitter vice presidential debate

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