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‘Virtual Taekwondo’ Could Be The Next Big Olympic-Level Sport

VRScout

Virtual Taekwondo combines full-body motion-tracking and video games to offer the next generation of competitive virtual sports.

Varjo Enters the Metaverse With Reality Cloud Platform

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In a virtual showcase event today, June 24, Varjo executives announced the “Reality Cloud.” This platform, going into Alpha release with select partners will allow collaboration like nothing we’ve seen before. Introducing Reality Cloud.

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XR Talks: AR is All About Location, Part III

AR Insider

A s we examine in our ongoing Space Race series, one of AR’s most opportune areas is geospatial experiences. Because AR’s inherent function is to enhance the physical world, its relevance is often tied to specific locations. This is a foundational principle of the AR cloud.

LIV Mobile App Lets You Record Quest Mixed Reality Video with Just Your iPhone, Now in Beta

Road to VR

LIV develops software for mixed reality video capture, and over the years it’s become the de facto method for streamers showing themselves immersed in VR from a third-person perspective.

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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.

Interactive 360° LED Tower Reacts To Movement In Real-Time

VRScout

Corporate videos are so 2020. Giantstep is looking to take brand awareness to the next level with its interactive environments. South Korea-based creative technology company Giantstep is no stranger to developing jaw-dropping visual productions.

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Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson Talks Remote AR Meetings Ahead of Magic Leap 2 Release

Next Reality AR

The Paris-based technology conference Viva Technology, which hosted the likes of Apple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, is now over. But there are still a few more treats to discover from the annual gathering. Namely, from new Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson.

‘Steel Crew’ Puts 3 Players in a Tank for Realistic Co-op Combat, Releasing on Steam in 2021

Road to VR

Steel Crew is an upcoming VR-compatible PC game that puts up to three players in a tank and tasks them with out-maneuvering and firing the realistic vehicle for some explosive tank vs. tank online combat.

‘ENGAGE Oasis’ Wants To Be The “LinkedIn Of The Metaverse”

VRScout

The Ready Player One -inspired corporate metaverse will serve as a platform for businesses to sell products and services.

NVIDIA’s Dave Weinstein: AI integration will be fundamental for the future of XR

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I had the great pleasure of talking with Dave Weinstein, Director of XR at NVIDIA , about the amazing job that NVIDIA is doing in the XR field. NVIDIA is investing a lot of resources for immersive realities, and its commitment to XR is visible in its products like Omniverse and the CloudXR SDK.

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.

You Can Now Try-On & Test Samsung Galaxy Smartwatches in AR via Snapchat

Next Reality AR

Now that Snapchat has extended its virtual try-on powers from the face and feet to the wrist, Samsung is leveraging the new capability, along with an interactive twist, to sell its smartwatches.

Hands-on: Varjo Reality Cloud is a Platform for Capturing & Sharing Physical Spaces in Real-time

Road to VR

Varjo today announced its new Varjo Reality Cloud platform, a device-agnostic VR meeting platform which can scan and share physical spaces in real-time using the depth sensors on its latest XR-3 headsets.

Tribeca Film Festival Was A Win For The XR Industry This Year

VRScout

Back to normal? It almost felt like it. . While the pandemic still rages on across the globe, the XR industry can count a clear win thanks to the dedicated team behind this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. .

VRChat Raises $80 Million To Prepare For Social VR Growth

Upload VR

VRChat raised $80 million in a Series D investment round to accelerate development and prepare for social VR growth. The round is led by Anthos Capital with Makers Fund, GFR Fund and others participating.

How Is Augmented Reality Transforming Special Education?

ARPost

There is a growing interest in augmented reality and its potential to improve special education. It has the ability to create interactive experiences by enhancing the real-life environment with virtual elements.

‘Valheim’ VR Mod Boosts Immersion with Addition of Motion Controller Support

Road to VR

Valheim , the popular Viking-themed survival game for PC, doesn’t natively include VR support, but that won’t stop you from experiencing the vastness of its charming fantasy world from inside a VR headset.

‘Valheim’ VR Mod Now Supports Motion Controls

VRScout

Everyone’s favorite Viking simulator can now be played in VR with support for VR motion controls, including Oculus Touch and Valve Index.

World’s first flying race car makes historic maiden flight

Digital Trends

Check out this so-called 'flying car' that's set to take part in the world's first racing series using such vehicles later this year. Cars News airspeeder alauda Aviation evtol flying machines vtol

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Resolution Games Pulls Blaston Out Of Facebook Ad Test

Upload VR

Resolution Games won’t be moving forward with a Facebook advertising test in its paid VR game Blaston. The studio may still consider testing ads in its free fishing game Bait!

VR Education Platform ‘ENGAGE’ Raises $10.7M to Build ‘Oasis’ Metaverse for Business

Road to VR

VR Education Holdings, the company behind the social VR platform ENGAGE , announced it’s raised €9 million (~$10.7 million) which will help it expand beyond the realm of immersive education & training and into a new product called ENGAGE Oasis.

Start Your Summer Right With These Killer VR Deals

VRScout

Score big on some of the biggest VR games on Oculus Quest and SteamVR headsets. It’s officially Summer 2021 and what better way to spend the next few sunny months than drowning in a pile of incredible VR games?

Meet the Illuminarium: The multisensory theater that makes Imax look prehistoric

Digital Trends

In addition to sights and sounds, the interactive Illuminarium exhibit can also produce specific smells, vibrations, and environmental sensations like wind. Features Augmented Reality Virtual Reality

Facebook Removes Livestreaming Feature From Quest In V30 Update

Upload VR

Facebook removed the ability to livestream your Quest directly to your Facebook profile in the v30 update of the Quest system software. Facebook confirmed to UploadVR that the feature is no longer available as of v30.

VR Meditation App ‘Tripp’ Raises $11M Series A Investment

Road to VR

TRIPP, the Los Angeles-based startup behind the eponymous VR meditation app, has secured a Series A investment amounting to $11 million. The investment, which was announced via TechCrunch , was led by Vine Ventures and Mayfield with participation from Integrated.

HTC Vive Focus 3 Review

VRScout

HTC’s latest all-in-one VR headset features a number of big improvements for an equally big price tag.

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Apple uncorks better iPad app performance with one tiny tweak

Digital Trends

The iPad Pro's apps may soon start to catch up with its hardware, thanks to a new behind-the-scenes tweak that Apple will begin offering some apps. Apple Mobile Apple iPad Pro ios 15 ipados 15 m1

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Holoride Talks Convergence, Content Creators, NFTs, and 5G

ARPost

Holoride goes back a few years now. But, as a company bringing XR technology into moving vehicles, they’re uniquely positioned today to leverage the convergence of XR, 5G, blockchain, and other emerging technologies.

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Built on ‘Medium’, Adobe’s New Substance 3D Modeler Aims to Bring VR Modeling to Pro Workflows

Road to VR

This week Adobe revealed its new Substance 3D software suite which is designed to give creative professionals a comprehensive set of tools for modeling, texturing, and lighting 3D objects and scenes.

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Facebook Patent Teases AR Fedora, Visor, And Cowboy Hat

VRScout

The company says that a larger surface area would allow them to implement additional features, such as face and eye tracking.

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Is AR’s Next Design Target ‘Wearability?’

AR Insider

R traction over the past few years has occurred mostly through the smartphone camera. As our research arm ARtillery Intelligence quantified in its mobile AR revenue forecast , this early AR modality has reached scale by piggy-backing on a ubiquitous device we all carry. But that scale has a tradeoff.