Sat.Jul 09, 2022 - Fri.Jul 15, 2022

AR-Powered Hotels Have Officially Arrived

VRScout

Immersive technology could change the hospitality industry forever. Moxy Hotels, a chain of stylish hotels owned by Marriot, today announced the Moxy Universe, Play Beyond , an augmented reality (AR) experience that allows guests to interact with the hotel in a variety of unique ways.

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Does AR Need More PR?

AR Insider

During AR's early days when mainstream penetration is still low, is the industry creating additional barriers through terminology? Consumers practically need a translator to decipher the alphabet soup of the XR world. We examine the evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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How Inworld AI Is Populating the Metaverse

ARPost

If you’ve played any video games at all – particularly open-world RPGs – you know that getting NPCs right can be hard. You might also have heard the theory that the metaverse will be too big to be entirely populated by human agents.

How to build and run OpenXR applications in Unity

The Ghost Howls

After a long time with my lovely Unity 2019.4 LTS, I have decided it was time to switch to something new, not to miss the new features that Unity has implemented these years. I have so started using Unity 2021.3 LTS (2021.3.5 to be exact) and experimenting with it.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

AR Opera Glasses Could Change Broadway Forever

VRScout

Immersive technology brings the stage to life like never before. Students from the South Korean Hongik University have developed a pair of reimagined 19th-century opera glasses that utilize AR technology to immerse spectators in Broadway shows in a variety of unique and imaginative ways.

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This Buick Touchscreen Display Was Decades Ahead Of Its Time

Slashgear

The 1986 Buick Riviera came with its own touch screen that made it the granddaddy of the infotainment center.

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What the EU Digital Markets Act may mean for XR

The Ghost Howls

A few days ago, the European Parliament has passed the law of the Digital Markets Act, which is meant to regulate the power of the American tech giants. It can be a game-changer for the whole digital world, so I thought it was worth sharing my thoughts about what it could mean for XR.

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VR Documentary We Met In Virtual Reality Will Air On HBO

VRScout

The feature-length film was shot entirely in VR and follows the journey of five individuals. VR technology can be a powerful tool for connecting with others.

Survios is Developing a Single-player ‘Aliens’ Game for VR, PC & Consoles

Road to VR

VR veteran studio Survios and 20th Century Games are partnering to develop an Aliens franchise game for VR, PC and console. The single-player, action horror game is untitled for now, however it’s said to feature an original storyline, set between the Alien and Aliens ?lms,

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.

The Real Reason The Pontiac Fiero Was Discontinued

Slashgear

The Pontiac Fiero lived its life in the fast lane, but it burned out — literally — very quickly.

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San Diego Padres and Motorola Partner for AR Fan Experience

ARPost

After their recent multi-year jersey patch partnership , Motorola and San Diego Padres are teaming up again. The San Diego Padres baseball team fans now have one more reason to be excited. The Major League Baseball club and the telecommunications company worked together on a unique AR fan experience.

Thief Simulator Is A VR Game That Teaches You How To Steal

VRScout

Slip into the mask of a master thief. VR technology can be used to simulate a wide range of scenarios. You can play not only the hero of the story but the villain as well.

VR Studio Releases Free Unity Development Framework for Building Rich VR Interactions

Road to VR

Veteran enterprise VR studio VRMADA has released a public version of its VR toolset for quickly building immersive interactions for VR within Unity. Called UltimateXR, the studio says the tool is free and open source.

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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.

12 Amazing Tech Products You Didn't Realize Were Invented By Celebs

Slashgear

Celebrities that you might have assumed only worked on movies or played music on stage were actually also inventors with official USPTO patents to prove it. News Technology

How Can Brands Gain a Metaverse Edge?

AR Insider

Like the smartphone revolution, there will come a tipping point where consumer brands will be forced to jump into the metaverse as a survival imperative. Those who do so first will gain early mover advantages. We unpack a few examples. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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This Technology Can Turn The Real-World Into Living Art

VRScout

Researchers can take an image and use it as a reference point to create a virtual world, object, or person.

This WiFi 6E Transmitter Aims to Untether Valve Index, Kickstarter Coming Soon

Road to VR

Valve Index users looking for a device specifically designed to cut the headset’s tether may be interested to hear that a new startup is looking to do just that with a Wi-Fi 6E transmitter.

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.

The Most Incredible Features Of Jeff Bezos' $500 Million Mega Yacht

Slashgear

Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos has commissioned a yacht, reportedly built by Oceanco, costing more than $500 million. Technology

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Spatial Beats: Meta, Apple & Epic Games

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 Meta's VR pricing, Apple's XR viability and Matthew Ball's new book. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Jordan Peele Films “Us” And “Nope” Head To The Metaverse

VRScout

Monkeypaw Productions has partnered with Meta to bring his collection of unique films to life in Horizon Worlds. Writer and director Jordan Peele ( Key & Peele, Get Out ) has carved himself a nice little niche in the film industry with his series of unique comedy-horror films.

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HBO Documentary ‘We Met in Virtual Reality’ Explores the Real People of ‘VRChat’

Road to VR

A new documentary that was filmed entirely in VR is coming to HBO later this month that focuses on the individuals and communities growing in social VR spaces.

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.

The Best Feature Of Android Phones, According To 44% Of People We Polled

Slashgear

Our latest poll asked readers what Android smartphone feature they thought was best. Does your Android device have access to the winner? Technology

Synth Riders Celebrates Four Years With Two Free Songs

ARPost

If you’re into rhythm-based VR games, you’ve probably at least heard of Synth Riders. One thing that you may not have realized is that the game is four years old today. Naturally, this is a cause for celebration.

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Aliens VR Game Currently In The Works From Survios

VRScout

“Game over, man. Game over!” ” Survios, the same team behind popular VR games such as Sprint Vector and Creed: Rise to Glory , has partnered with 20th Century Studios to bring the legendary film studio’s iconic Aliens franchise to VR. Details are light at the moment.

‘GTA 5’, ‘Red Dead 2’ & ‘Mafia’ VR Mods Pulled Down After Legal Complaint From Game Publisher

Road to VR

Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K Games, issued a DMCA notice to the creator of popular VR mods for GTA 5 , Red Dead Redemption 2 , and Mafia Definitive Edition.

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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.