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How AR and AI Will Transform Customer Service Using the Power of Vision

ARPost

Customer service is busier than ever. According to one 2020 survey , 45% of U.S. consumers have required technical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What’s Facebook’s Wearables Master Plan?

AR Insider

common AR industry sentiment is that the smartphone will pave the way for smart glasses. Before AR glasses achieve consumer-friendly specs and price points, AR’s delivery system is the device we all have in our pockets. There, it can stimulate demand for AR experiences.

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Cybershoes for Oculus Quest Now Available on Amazon US

Road to VR

The Oculus Quest-compatible version of Cybershoes, the VR locomotion peripheral, was successfully funded on Kickstarter late last year, and has been available direct from the creators for a few months now.

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VR Simulator Lets You Experience Life As A Dolphin And Shark

VRScout

Help protect the ocean while exploring a growing catalog of marine species in this VR ocean simulator. Ever wonder what it’s like to live beneath the surface of the ocean?

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.

How to build 64-bit Oculus Quest applications for App Lab

The Ghost Howls

After I have written my post on how to handle unwanted permissions in Unity , many Oculus Quest developers asked me to make another tutorial to solve another common problem: Facebook showing a warning for 32-bit builds submitted to App Lab.

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Unreal Engine 5 Launches in Early Access with New VR Template Built on OpenXR

Road to VR

Epic Games today announced that Unreal Engine 5 is now available in early access, including a new template for VR projects built on OpenXR 1.0, the industry-backed standard for building device-agnostic VR and AR applications.

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Snapchat Lens Turns Real-World Objects Into AR Instruments

VRScout

Start a virtual band using this clever Snapchat Lens from smart musical instruments creator Artiphon. Artiphon, creator of smart musical instruments such as the Orba and INSTRUMENT 1, this week unveiled its first Snapchat Lens, Scan Band.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Looking at the XR Angle

ARPost

In commemoration of Mental Health Awareness month, ARPost has put together a list of some of the companies and experiences that are using XR to help people develop all kinds of wellness. Mental Health Providers.

Beyond wearable tech: This injectable chip tracks health from inside your body

Digital Trends

Tracking health with wrist-worn wearable devices is relatively common, but soon you might be able to do so via a chip implant. Features chips health tracking microchips

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.

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Will Be Free to PlayStation Plus Members in June

Road to VR

Sony announced that Star Wars: Squadrons (2020) , the PSVR-compatible space dogfighter, is going to be one of June’s free PlayStation Plus titles. Starting June 1st, Star Wars: Squadrons will be free to keep for PS Plus members, and will be available to claim until July 5th.

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‘Carve Snowboarding’ Is A Must-Play On Oculus Quest

VRScout

The creator of 1080 Snowboarding returns with a brand new game built from the ground up for VR headsets. Available now on Oculus Quest, Carve Snowboarding is easily one of the most interesting action sports games currently accessible on VR headsets.

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Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead Is Getting A VR Arcade Experience

Upload VR

Army of the Dead, the new Zack Snyder movie streaming on Netflix, is getting a tie-in location-based VR arcade experience this summer. Army of the Dead: Viva Las Vengeance will be rolling out to select cities this summer, with tickets going on sale next week.

Virgin Galactic spaceplane makes it to boundary of space on third test flight

Digital Trends

After a few stumbles, Virgin Galactic has succeed in its third test flight of its spaceplane, which will be available for space tourism flights in the future. News space tourism SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic vss unity

Latest Lumus Waveguide Shows Retina Resolution & 50° FOV in AR Glasses Form-factor

Road to VR

Waveguide optics are increasingly looking like the best near-term solution for creating AR glasses that are truly glasses-sized. Lumus is one such waveguide company and recently let their latest waveguide prototype, the 50° FOV ‘Maximus’, be examined under the proverbial microscope.

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NFTs: Perspectives From AR & VR Stakeholders

VRScout

From art to business, the blockchain has enabled digital content to hold new value, with implications for the entire AR & VR community.

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Mark Zuckerberg Seemingly Confirms Onward 2

Upload VR

It looks like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have accidentally confirmed Onward 2 is coming. Responding to a question about which VR games he’s most looking forward to on a recent Facebook post , Zuckerberg said he was “pretty excited for Onward 2.”

FitXR’s HIIT Studio Delivers On Its High-Intensity Promise

VR Fitness

It would be fair to say that FitXR’s transition from a base game with optional DLC to a monthly subscription service model did not go as smoothly as they’d have wished.

VR Tabletop Gaming Platform ‘Dungeon Full Dive’ Completes Kickstarter with $285K

Road to VR

Dungeon Full Dive is an upcoming tabletop gaming platform that aims to bring PC and PC VR players together online to play their favorite role-playing games. Now its month-long Kickstarter campaign is over, garnering the team over $285,000 to bring the project to life.

‘Rec Room’ CEO Talks About The Impact Of VR Subscriptions

VRScout

CEO and Co-Founder Nick Fajt lends his thoughts on premium app subscriptions and exclusive VR content. Last month Facebook announced the launch of premium app subscriptions on the Oculus Quest, offering users the chance to unlock exclusive VR content from select developers by paying a monthly fee.

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Subnautica: Below Zero Devs May Look At VR Support In The Future

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Subnautica: Below Zero released in full this week and, while the sequel ditches official VR support, its developers may look at it again in the future. Project Lead David Kalina said as much in an interview with Shack News this week.

NASA orbiter photo shows Curiosity rover on desolate Mars surface

Digital Trends

A new image captured recently by a NASA Mars orbiter shows its car-sized Curiosity rover looking tiny and isolated on the desolate Martian surface. News Curiosity curiosity rover Mars mars rover NASA Rover

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‘FitXR’ Update Adds Formula One-style High Intensity Training Exercises

Road to VR

FitXR , the subscription-based VR workout app for Oculus Quest, launched its third in-game exercise regime which brings High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to the mix. HIIT is the FitXR’s third ‘studio’, which follows the addition of in-game Box and Dance studios.

Interview: How Survios Brought ‘Puzzle Bobble’ To VR

VRScout

Survios and Taito team up to bring an arcade classic to life in VR for the first time. Those who’ve spent more than a couple of minutes inside an old-school arcade are no doubt familiar with the long-running Puzzle Bobble series.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick Still Doesn’t Like VR Very Much

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It sounds like Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick still isn’t sold on VR.

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The biggest problems with Windows 10, and how to fix them

Digital Trends

We’ve gathered the most common Windows 10 problems and collected workarounds or potential solutions. Read on to learn more about how to fix these issues. Computing How-To common problems Microsoft Windows 10 troubleshooting Windows 10

‘Beat Saber’ Teases Tracks Featuring Kendrick Lamar & LMFAO, Coming May 27th

Road to VR

Oculus released a Beat Saber teaser telling players of the block-slashing rhythm game to look out for a new ‘mixtape’ from Interscope Records. The update is said to land on May 27th.

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Nintendo Labo VR “Remake” Of ‘DOOM Eternal’ Is Adorable

VRScout

How a creator by the name of @MrTiffles developed his own squeaky clean version of iD Software’s ultra-violent first-person shooter.

ThirdEye Announces Investment Fund for AR Software Providers

ARPost

Enterprise AR/MR hardware provider ThirdEye recently announced an investment fund for AR/MR software providers.

Lenovo Memorial Day Sale 2021: Up to 60% off laptops, gaming PCs, accessories

Digital Trends

Lenovo is cutting prices by more than 50% on select laptops, gaming PCs, and accessories for its Memorial Day Sale. Computing Deals Lenovo Memorial Day 2021