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Grandpa Creates Hologram Twin For Future Grandkids Using VR

VRScout

Not even death will stop this tech-savvy grandfather from meeting his great-grandchildren. Jerry Terrance, an 85-year-old grandfather from Los Angeles, California, has turned himself into a 3D hologram that will serve as a humanoid time capsule for future generations.

On|Metaverse: The lessons I learned organizing a physical event about VR

The Ghost Howls

On Thursday, April 21st, in Italy there has been the first edition of the On|Metaverse Summit , an amazing hybrid event of which I have been a co-organizer.

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Quest Users Can Now Watch YouTube Together Thanks to ‘Bigscreen’ Update

Road to VR

Bigscreen is putting Meta to shame again, as the VR hangout app just got a serious bump in functionality for Quest users and PC VR users alike. Now VR’s favorite social viewing app includes native YouTube support, so you can watch anything on YouTube with friends and strangers.

The Future of VR in Education: Full Immersion in Learning

ARPost

The traditional educational process means a dry presentation of facts and putting theory into practice. Many generations have learned according to this “golden” formula. But there is one problem: this model doesn’t take into account the individual characteristics of students.

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.

Giant VR Robots Are Building Railways In Japan

VRScout

Could VR-powered humanoid robots be the future of heavy construction?

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‘Elden Ring’ is Getting an Unofficial VR Mod This Week

Road to VR

We’re about to get a chance to come face-to-face with the myriad eldritch horrors that lurk within Elden Ring (2022) , as one of the most well-known names in the VR modding community, Luke Ross, announced the PC version of the game is getting unofficial VR support.

Where Will AR Have the Most Marketing Impact?

AR Insider

One of AR's early-standout use cases is to make shopping more immersive. But what should brand marketers know before they dive in? We tap into the ad agency perspective in the latest guest post. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

The Coachellaverse Is A Multi-Sensory AR Music Experience

VRScout

Enter the Coachellaverse. Everyone’s favorite music & arts festival Coachella is currently underway in Indio, California.

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Laval Virtual: Hands-On with CleverPoint and PatchXR

The Ghost Howls

Two weeks ago I have been to Laval Virtual, one of the most important European exhibitions about immersive realities.

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.

Meta to Open First Retail Store Including Dedicated Quest 2 Demo Area

Road to VR

Meta announced today plans to open its first ever retail store to give customers a chance to check out the company’s hardware in person. The store will include a dedicated Quest 2 demo area and send participants home with a short mixed reality video to remember their experience.

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Top 5 AR SDKs for Building Augmented Reality Mobile Apps?

ARPost

Augmented reality is among the biggest trends these days, and you may hardly meet anyone who is not familiar with it.

Meta’s Next VR/AR Headset Will ‘Replace Your Laptop’

VRScout

Zuckerberg shares more information on the company’s upcoming XR headset ‘Project Cambria.’

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Where Do AR Users Get Their Fix?

AR Insider

After examining mobile AR user penetration and demographics last week, we move on to the question of how and in what formats they engage. other channels? We break down the latest survey data. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Data Trend Analysis behind the numbers

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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.

Zuckerberg Warns Shareholders: Metaverse Investments May Not Flourish Until 2030s

Road to VR

Today during Meta’s Q1 2022 earnings call CEO Mark Zuckerberg told shareholders that they should buckle up for the long haul because the company’s steep investments in XR and metaverse technologies aren’t expected to flourish until the next decade.

3 Companies Building Positioning and Tracking Solutions for Advanced AR

ARPost

Things like display, graphics, and rendering tend to get a lot of love in AR. One under-rated technical ability? Positioning. Accurate positioning helps to make sure that AR assets appear convincingly in the world.

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5 Hidden Gem VR Games You May Have Missed

VRScout

Don’t miss out on these surprise sleeper hits for popular VR headsets. We’ve created a lot of lists here at VRScout, from the best VR fitness apps to the most popular metaverse worlds.

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AR & Shopping Collide, Part VI: Houzz

AR Insider

One company that continues to leap ahead in AR commerce is Houzz. But how did it get there? Lots of investment, iteration, and listening to the data. We break down the latest in our "AR & Shopping Collide" series. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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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.

Report: ‘Assassin’s Creed VR’ May Be Called ‘Nexus’, Video Reveals Prototype

Road to VR

It appears Ubisoft’s long-awaited Assassin’s Creed VR title has suffered a pretty serious leak, as footage of the game’s starting menu seems to have found its way online along with a few player impressions.

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The 2022 Snap Partner Summit: Heavier Than Ever on AR

ARPost

Snap held their 4th annual Partner Summit this Thursday. The event, dedicated to the company’s staff in Ukraine, was produced across real locations in LA – a departure from the previous two partner summits that were created on stages.

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Halo Infinite In VR Looks Like A Pretty Fun Time

VRScout

A new video shows 343 Industries’ popular first-person shooter game Halo Infinite being played in VR, and the results are pretty incredible. Over the past few days, a Reddit user going by the name of u/Dyortos has been sharing footage of themself playing select levels of the game in VR.

Spatial Beats: Are You Ready for Some (VR) Football?

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at the NFL's VR debut, Coachella's AR play, and Snap doubles down on ARt. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Wallace & Gromit is Coming to Quest 2 in ‘Grand Getaway’ Interactive VR Experience

Road to VR

Wallace & Gromit, Britain’s iconic stop-motion duo, are getting their own interactive VR experience on Meta Quest 2 next year, developed by series creator Aardman, Meta, and VR pioneers Atlas V.

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12 best dramas on Netflix for when you want to feel something

Mashable VR

Drama can hit hard and hurt so good. You gotta love that gut-punch of tragedy backed by a swelling orchestral score and how it can be a ruthless rush. Sometimes a tearjerker — that invites us to cry along with the characters — feels better than therapy.

How VR/AR Technology Is Being Used To Treat Autism

VRScout

XRHealth brings its unique VR/AR therapy to the United States. XRHealth, a VR/AR technology company specializing in digital healthcare, today announced plans to bring its unique XR therapy to ASD (autism spectrum disorder) patients located in the United States.

Snap Partner Summit Piles on the AR

AR Insider

There's no doubt Snap is all in on AR, which has fueled its revenue growth over the past few years. The latest evidence comes from its Partner Summit, where AR was a central focus. We break it down for this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features XR Talks

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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.