Sat.May 01, 2021 - Fri.May 07, 2021

What holograms are and why they matter in XR

The Ghost Howls

When browsing the VR news, it happens that I find something about “holograms” In these pieces of news, this term is not used in the general-purpose meaning of “augmentations”, that we all know and use when talking about Augmented Reality, but in its actual physics meaning.

Yaw2 Motion Simulator Surpasses $1M On Kickstarter

VRScout

Yaw VR’s smart chair offers a 40-degree motion range for roll, 70-degree for pitch movements, and haptic vibrations.

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What space agencies learned from a simulated asteroid impact

Digital Trends

This week, space agencies from around the world came together to figure out how to respond if a large asteroid were to strike Earth. News asteroids planetary defense space

Oculus Appears to be Testing Android Apps on Quest

Road to VR

It appears Oculus is currently testing out Android app integration on Quest, which could bring to the standalone headset everything from Spotify to Among Us.

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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.

AGAINST Demo Review: a noir rhythm action game

The Ghost Howls

Joy Way, the indie game studio behind the VR parkour game STRIDE, has just released a free demo of their upcoming game AGAINST (yes, they love capsed names). I just played it and of course, I’m here telling you my first impressions about it! The video version of this review!

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AT&T and NBA Launch Mobile AR Experience via Chicago Bulls App

Next Reality AR

The Chicago Bulls may not be very relevant in the current NBA standings, but they do lead the league in one other area. With an assist from Nexus Studios, AT&T has debuted StatsZone, an augmented reality experience that presents game statistics in an immersive format, in the Chicago Bulls app.

Report: HTC to Announce Vive Focus 3 and Vive Pro 2 Next Week

Road to VR

A report from Protocol , citing undisclosed “company documents” from HTC, claims that the company will reveal two new headsets during the VIVECON event next week: Vive Focus 3 and Vive Pro 2.

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Enabling the Spatial Web: What’s the Mp3 of AR?

AR Insider

F requent readers of this publication know that one of the most important and under-exposed AR sub-sectors is enabling technologies. Also known as “ picks & shovels ,” these are the tools that do the back-end heavy lifting, including developer platforms and 3D creation engines.

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‘Boneworks’ Meets ‘Fall Guys’ In ‘MarathRUN’ On Oculus Quest

VRScout

Race other players across a series of VR obstacle courses in this physics-driven multiplayer experience.

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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.

Transform Your Friend into an AR Musical Synthesizer via This HoloLens 2 NFT App

Next Reality AR

One of the oldest electronic musical instruments is the theremin, a synthesizer that generates sound based on hand gestures, as featured in the classic "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys.

Holoride Secures $12M Funding to Create Immersive in-car VR Experiences

Road to VR

Holoride , the Audi co-founded startup aiming to inject immersive VR and AR into everyday car travel, announced it’s raised a €10 million (~$12 million) Series A investment round.

Will Web AR Unlock ‘Camera Marketing?’

AR Insider

T here’s a growing realization that apps aren’t always the optimal vessel for AR. Yet with mobile AR, it’s born on a device where apps rule. 90 percent of mobile users’ time is spent in apps versus the web. Can AR break that cycle? And if so, could web AR be the answer?

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‘Demeo’ Review: An RPG Lovers Dream VR Game

VRScout

Tabletop gaming meets VR in Resolution Games’ new Dungeons and Dragons -style multiplayer dungeon crawler.

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The Quick Guide to Augmented Reality Deployment in the Enterprise

ARPost

In the last five years, augmented reality technology has evolved far beyond its most widespread adoption ever – killing digital critters on Pokémon Go.

New Views of HTC’s Unannounced VR Headset Emerge

Road to VR

After confirming the upcoming reveal of “game-changing VR headsets” at the VIVECON event next week, HTC continues to ramp up the teasing with new glimpses of an unannounced VR headset.

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The AR Location Wars, Part V: Niantic

AR Insider

A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. The real world is a key part of that formula… and real-world relevance is often defined by location. That same relevance and scarcity are what drive real estate value….location,

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Researchers Are Using Laser Beams To Create 3D Holograms

VRScout

A team at BYU is developing 3D holographic animations without the need for a dedicated headset or smartphone.

VRARA Holds Annual Education Forum

ARPost

The VRAR Association held their regular Education Forum online on April 29. The virtual event, which included networking rounds, panel discussions, and expert presentations, was attended by hundreds of educators and solution providers.

Parkour-shooter ‘STRIDE’ is Coming to the Oculus Quest Store

Road to VR

If you own an Oculus Quest and you’ve been salivating over the high-flying parkour madness of STRIDE , developers Joy Way recently announced that it’s gotten through the approval process to launch on Quest.

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Spatial Beats: Zoom, Looking Glass & AR Funding

AR Insider

W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week we look at Zoom’s new immersive view, Looking Glass’ latest milestone, the latest AR funding rounds and the return to physical events. Let’s dive in… Tribeca Immersive will offer a combination of real and virtual events this June.

Space Force Using Holodeck-like VR For Medical Training

VRScout

SimX secures a $2.5M contract with the Air Force and Space Force. The VR company SimX has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force —yes, the U.S.

HDMI 2.1: What it is, and why your next TV should have it

Digital Trends

HDMI 2.1 is finally here, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered. We cover the latest version and all of its new features. Home Theater HDCP 2.2 HDMI 2.0 HDMI 2.1 hdmi hdcp Tier 4

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Huawei Motion Controller Patent May Point to Greater VR Ambitions

Road to VR

Chinese tech giant Huawei isn’t new to virtual reality, although it’s certainly not the first name you think of when it comes to VR headsets. Historically, the company has pitched its VR headsets more as smartphone accessories à la Samsung Gear VR.

Can Wearables Set the Stage for AR Glasses? Part II

AR Insider

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.

Vive And Bandai Partner To Bring More Anime To VR

VRScout

Hang out with Sergeant Keroro, Gintama, and other popular anime characters in VR. HTC VIVE is revving up its engines for a big year.

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Oculus Quest Might Be Getting Android Apps

Upload VR

You might soon be able to access some Android apps on your Oculus Quest. VR YouTuber The Mysticle today tweeted images of Android apps listed in their Quest 2 library.

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‘Farpoint’ Studio Announces Hero Shooter ‘Larcenauts’ for Quest & PC VR, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Impulse Gear , the studio behind PSVR co-op shooter Farpoint (2017), announced a new multiplayer VR team shooter called Larcenauts. It’s slated to launch on Quest, Rift and SteamVR headsets this summer.

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Snap’s AR Win Streak Continues

AR Insider

S napchat is the engagement and revenue leader in consumer AR. This is driven largely from the high-frequency lens usage it’s been able to generate….and and its ability to monetize. This stems from Snap’s AR focus, and the technology’s alignment with its core “ camera-company ” ethos.

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‘Roll Or Die’ Is Basically ‘Monkey Ball’ In VR

VRScout

Use a giant hamster ball to navigate vertigo-inducing obstacles in this physics-driven platformer. Available now on Oculus Quest headsets via the App Lab, Roll or Die is an indie VR game from developer BrainSlugs83 that offers a fresh take on the VR platforming genre. Image Credit: BrainSlugs83.

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