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Grabbing The Bull By The Horns: The Importance Of VR Hands And Presence

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We spoke with several VR game designers and developers about the important (and difficulty) of creating believable and immersive hands in VR. The Importance of Believable VR Hands. VR hands are a strange thing to ‘get to grips with’ so to speak.

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Documentary Films?

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Is virtual reality a tool for social change? In the world of film, VR has become a powerful tool for tackling pressing social issues. It’s capable of presenting hard truths in ways that the average person can easily comprehend and connect with.

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Reality Bytes: Amazon, Instagram & Disney

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W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

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Commodore 64 Emulator Brings Retro Gaming To Oculus Quest

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The 80’s most popular home computer arrives on Quest headsets. Back in 1982, one of the coolest devices you could own was the Commodore 64. The C64, as it’s referred to by many enthusiasts, had a screaming MOS 6510/8500 1MHz processor with a paltry 64 KByte of memory.

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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.

Netflix Fantasy Franchise 'The Witcher' Opens Early Access to AR Game Called Monster Slayer

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Having found success in video games and a hugely popular Netflix series, The Witcher franchise is now on the hunt for the coin Pokémon GO has earned in location-based augented reality mobile games.

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There’s Now a Fully-functional Commodore 64 Emulator for Oculus Quest

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Commodore 64, the iconic 8-bit computer from the early ’80s, was one of the first home computers for many people back in the day. Its ability to run basic games, office productivity software, and development tools made it one of the highest-selling single home PCs of all time.

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Build Your Own Retro VR Arcade In ‘Arcade Legend’

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Upgrade and customize your very own old-school gaming paradise. LAI Games is an Australian-based company with location-based entertainment venues all around the world. Chance are if you’ve stepped into an arcade to play an old-school ticket redemption game, chances are LAI Games was involved.

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The VR Remote Collaboration Platforms Changing How We Work

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VR remote collaboration has long been one of the most promising use cases for the technology. Selecting a few highlights is naturally challenging, particularly since just about any VR application is arguably collaborative.

What’s Google’s AR Incubation Play?

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W hen it comes to emerging technologies, some companies are in a unique position to accelerate adoption. That can often happen by tapping into large established networks or user bases to expose and distribute the technology in question. It’s a classic incubation play.

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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.

HTC Teases Reveal of “game-changing VR headsets” at VIVECON

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You can now register for HTC’s upcoming VIVECON event.

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New Mod Adds Dozens Of Free Maps To ‘Gorilla Tag’

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Monkey around with friends in NYC, aboard the ISS, and across Minecraft -themed worlds. Everyone’s favorite VR ape-simulator Gorilla Tag this week added dozens of new environments courtesy of the Monke Map Loader.

Our pick of AR Remote Collaboration and Support Services

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AR remote collaboration solutions are those that superimpose virtual elements over a user’s view of the world around them, while allowing them to communicate with coworkers, experts, or even devices.

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XR Talks: How Will 5G Unlock the Metaverse?

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W hen it comes to emerging tech buzzwords, it doesn’t get any buzzier than 5G. Possibly in second place is the metaverse. But beyond the jargon, these are legitimate principles in the AR and VR orbit. 5G will be an enabler and a force-multiplier, while the metaverse is XRs endgame.

Facebook Acquires ‘Onward’ Developer Downpour Interactive in Fourth VR Studio Acquisition

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Facebook today announced its fourth VR studio acquisition. This time it’s Downpour Interactive, the studio behind the popular VR shooter Onward which has been continuously developed since its Early Access launch on PC back in 2016.

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‘Alien: Isolation VR’ + DLC Free For A Limited Time

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Experience one of the scariest VR games currently available 100% free-of-charge courtesy of the Epic Games Store. Despite having released back in 2014, Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation remains one of the most unsettling survival horror games currently available.

Facebook Acquires Onward Developer Downpour, Working On ‘Future Projects’

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Downpour Interactive, the maker of multiplayer VR first-person shooter (FPS), Onward, is the latest developer to be acquired by Facebook.

How Do AR Ads Resonate with Consumers?

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A R continues to prove itself as a shopping tool. It can help consumers visualize products on “faces and spaces,” to make more informed decisions. This is amplified during a pandemic when it can bring back some of the product essence and dimension that’s lost in retail lockdowns.

Oculus Begins Rolling Out New Avatars, Eventually Headed to Facebook, Messenger, & Instagram

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Facebook is rolling out its latest avatars, Oculus Avatars 2.0, which it hopes will finally unify virtual identify across Oculus applications and Facebook products.

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‘Finding Pandora X’ Is Live VR Theater At Its Absolute Finest

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Go behind the scenes of this multi-person interactive theater experience powered by VRChat.

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Watch the world’s largest plane ace its second test flight

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Stratolaunch's huge Roc aircraft took to the skies for the second time this week, successfully completing a test flight that lasted more than three hours. News aircraft plane Stratolaunch test flight

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What’s the Sales Outlook for AR Glasses?

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L ike many analyst firms, one of the ongoing practices of AR Insider’s research arm ARtillery Intelligence is market sizing. A few times per year, it goes into isolation and buries itself deep in financial modeling. The latest such exercise zeroes in on headworn AR revenues.

Facebook is Offering a Free Quest 2 to Tens of Thousands of Employees

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Reportedly according to an internal Q&A, all Facebook employees are eligible for a refund from the company if they purchase a Quest 2 headset. The effort comes as the Facebook continues to justify deep investments in AR and VR with the belief that they are the next major computing platform.

First App Lab Bundle Offers Major Discounts On Quest Games

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The less you know, the more you save with these blind box bundles.

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In one month, Google Photos will start charging you for uploads

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Google Photos is one of Google's most loved services, but if you've been using it for free so far, that may soon come to an end. Android Mobile News Google google one Google+ Photos

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Can Wearables Set the Stage For AR Glasses?

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A 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. .

How to Use Oculus Air Link to Play PC VR Games Wirelessly on Quest 2

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Oculus Air Link is an integrated way to play PC VR games (on Oculus PC or SteamVR) wirelessly on Quest 2. This guide will show you how to activate the Air Link feature on both your headset and your desktop software.

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Netflix’s New Anime Ambassador Is A Sheep-Human Vtuber

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Netflix jumps on the virtual streamer bandwagon with N-ko, its new sheep-human anime ambassador. Netflix this week launched its own virtual streamer, aka Vtuber, in an effort to promote its growing catalog of original anime series.

This tech was science fiction 20 years ago. Now it’s reality

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Twenty years is an eternity when you're talking about the pace of technological progress. All of these things were considered far-fetched 20 years ago.

What’s at the Intersection of AR & NFTs?

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