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Disney Wants To Create Its Own Metaverse


The company’s massive collection of original IPs could make for the ultimate metaverse experience. To the metaverse and beyond!

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Senseglove Nova hands-on: haptic gloves with great comfort

The Ghost Howls

Today I’m writing a post about one of the best haptics devices I have tried at AWE 2021: Senseglove Nova, a pair of gloves for virtual reality. Senseglove Nova.

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Qualcomm: Oculus Quest 2 Shipped 10 Million Units Since Launch

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Meta’s Spark AR Reaches 700M AR Users

AR Insider

Last month at Meta's annual Connect conference, it made a big splash by detailing its metaverse plans. But buried in these updates was a data nugget that signals its mobile AR growth: 700 million mobile AR users. We examine in this week's XR Talks.

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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.

VR App ‘Hauntify MR’ Turns Your Home Into A Haunted House


Collect mysterious artifacts scattered throughout your real-world environment while avoiding evil spirits.

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Leading Hand-tracking Company Ultraleap Raises $82 Million Investment

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Ultraleap, a leading company focused on hand-tracking interfaces, this week announced it has secured a £60 million (~$82 million) Series D investment, with the goal of expanding its hand-tracking and mid-air haptic tech in the XR space and beyond.

The Auggie Awards 2021


The Auggie Awards are a highlight event at AWE. The main ceremony took place last Wednesday evening, but the awards for Best in Show VR, Best in Show AR, and the Awesome Award were awarded at the AWE closing ceremony on Thursday.

Battle AR Ghosts In ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife ScARe’


Work alongside the Ghostbusters to save the world from a ghostly apocalypse. Ghostbusters: Afterlife ScARe uses AR technology to immerse you deep in Sony Pictures’ new movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife , as one of the legendary Ghostbusters. ,

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HaptX Gloves hands-on: one of a kind haptic device for VR

The Ghost Howls

In my long streak of articles about my hands-on at AWE 2021 (I hope you are liking them!), today I want to tell you about my experience with HaptX, which was one of the most remarkable of my whole event! HaptX Gloves.

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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.

Social VR Startup Raises $57 Million Investment Led by Major Japanese Mobile Network

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Japanese social VR startup HIKKY announced today that it has raised ¥6.5 billion (~$57 million), led by Japanese mobile network operator NTT Docomo. The startup says it will use the funds to expand its web-based metaverse platform.

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Looking at VR in Senior Living Communities for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Snap Spectacles AR Game Has Players Racing To Collect Bananas


Sonic the Hedgehog meets Monkey Ball in this hilarious AR experience.

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Hands-on: OVR Technology made me smell in VR

The Ghost Howls

At AWE 2021 I have finally been able to try a scent emitter for virtual reality and in particular the one provided by OVR Technology. Let me tell you my first impressions of it. OVR Technology. OVR Technology is a company that provides a scent emitter for virtual reality.

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.

Vive Focus 3 is Getting WiFi 6E Support & More Improvements for VR Arcades

Road to VR

HTC launched Vive Focus 3 back in late June, a high-end VR standalone with a price tag to match its ambitions as a device meant for businesses.

Augmented Reality for Interior Design: Key-Value Propositions Paving the Way for a Revolution


When planning to build a new house, people usually leave no stone unturned to give the best of the efforts that they can, and are likely to be least compromising with the design and decor of their home.

‘Clash Of Chefs VR’ Adds Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest


Get your hands dirty with this week’s exciting update. The frantic food game Clash of Chefs VR just received a major update that lets you ditch your Oculus Touch controllers and cook delicious cartoon food with your own two hands.

Can AR Contact Lenses Put the Future in Focus?

AR Insider

We hear a lot about smart glasses as the fully-actualized form of AR, as opposed to mobile AR. But what about more advanced modalities? We're talking about AR contact lenses. Guest author April Miller examines the landscape. The post Can AR Contact Lenses Put the Future in Focus?

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Oculus Quest is Now Meta Quest as New Branding Hits Official Website

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It’s the beginning of the end for Oculus Quest and the start of the beginning for Meta Quest, as Meta (formerly Facebook) moves to erase the Oculus brand in order to bring its XR division more in line with its fresh brand identity.

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Demeo Wins Best Game At VR Awards, Reverb Omnicept Takes Hardware

Upload VR

Delightful VR dungeon crawler, Demeo, has taken the Game of the Year prize at the annual VR Awards. The ceremony was hosted last night, celebrating not just VR gaming but also hardware, enterprise, healthcare and a range of other categories.

Free-Roam VR Arcade Dreamscape Arrives On The East Coast


The location-based VR provider is bringing three of its most popular immersive experiences to the Garden State.

Will VR Revenue Exceed $22 Billion by 2025?

AR Insider

ARtillery Intelligence released a new report that projects VR revenue to grow from $4.49 billion in 2020 to $22.4 billion in 2025, a 37.9 percent compound annual growth rate. We examine strategic takeaways in the latest "Behind the Numbers.". The post Will VR Revenue Exceed $22 Billion by 2025?

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – November 2021

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While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of November 2021.

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The people have spoken: Ford's EV truck is more desirable than Tesla's Cybertruck

Mashable VR

Rivian’s electric truck came out in October , but attention is still on the electric Ford F-150 Lightning and other future electric trucks. The Lightning is not arriving until 2022, but the anticipation for the first Ford electric pickup is growing.

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Team Behind ‘ForeVR Bowling’ Announces VR Dart Game


Choose from over 50 types of darts, each with its own unique weight, custom effects, and attributes. ForeVR Games, the developer of the popular VR bowling game ForeVR Bowling on Quest, today announced the latest addition to its growing lineup of colorful VR sports experiences, ForeVR Darts.

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Ten XR Trends to Watch in 2022

AR Insider

What will the next year have in store for AR and VR. As we enter 2022, these technologies are on an upswing in key areas like social AR and VR gaming. What will pull ahead? We break it down. The post Ten XR Trends to Watch in 2022 appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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‘Blaston’ Studio Announces Futuristic VR Sports Game ‘Ultimechs’, Trailer Here

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Resolution Games, the studio behind Demeo, Blaston , and Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale , announced its next title coming to “major VR platforms” starting next year. Called Ultimechs , the game put you aboard a mech to play some sort of futuristic multiplayer sport.

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America’s most common passwords of 2021 are very, very dumb

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As a species, generating a strong password might not be our strong suit. Password manager NordPass released its annual list of the 200 most common passwords, and the results don't inspire much confidence.

Classic VR Platformer ‘Lucky’s Tale’ Remastered For Quest 2


Lucky’s Tale is the closest you’ll get to Super Mario Bros. in VR. Originally released back in 2016 as a launch title for the Oculus Rift, Lucky’s Tale is considered an OG within the VR gaming community.

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