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Xiaomi unveils its smartglasses

The Ghost Howls

Just after Facebook has launched Ray-Ban Stories smartglasses developed in collaboration with Luxottica and just before Apple Event, Xiaomi has entered the smartglasses field with its own product , just announced on its blog. Specifications.

Zoom Meetings Heading To VR On Oculus Quest 2 Next Year

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One of the most popular teleconferencing programs in the world joins Facebook’s new VR co-working platform.

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Zoom Support Coming to Facebook’s VR Meeting App ‘Workrooms’ Starting Next Year

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Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms connects both VR and video chat users together in the same space. Although it’s still in beta, the company says that it’s gearing up to integrate Workrooms with popular video chat platform Zoom.

How Smart Cities Can Use Augmented Reality Technology

ARPost

In the quest to improve the quality of life in urban spaces, local city councils, urban planners, and developers are exploring cutting-edge digital solutions that can potentially power smart cities.

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.

All AR news and announcements from Apple Event 2021

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Apple Event has just finished, and in it, Apple has announced the new iPad mini, the iPhone 13 series, and the new Apple Watch Series 7. I have watched all the event for you, so let me report all the most important moments involving AR/MR that have happened there. Tim Cook’s entrance.

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Report: Apple’s Rumored VR Headset Could Feature 3,000 PPI MicroOLED

Road to VR

Apple is hosting what promises to be its big iPhone 13 event today.

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How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse?

AR Insider

The term metaverse continues to be a runaway train in the AR and VR sectors and beyond. But beyond industry folks, how do consumers feel? We break down a recent NewZoo poll for metaverse hopes & dreams. The post How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse? appeared first on AR Insider.

The XR Week Peek (2021.09.13): Ray-Ban Stories get launched, Lynx R1 to come for $499, and more!

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Another Monday, another newsletter! With the VRrOOm team, we have just finished working on the Venice VR Expanded VRChat worlds with last Saturday’s closing ceremony and party that was a blast (you can watch the full recording here if you are interested).

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Carolina Panthers Debut Mixed Reality Panther During Live NFL Game

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There’s an enormous virtual feline stalking the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. This past Sunday the Carolina Panthers took on the New York Jets in their first competitive game of the 2021 season.

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.

New Google Stadia Job Listings Suggest VR Cloud-gaming Ambitions

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Stadia, Google’s cloud-gaming company, is looking for new hires with a preference for virtual reality development experience. Stadia is Google’s cloud-gaming service which runs games on powerful computers in the cloud and then streams them to your PC, laptop, or even smartphone.

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The Trends and Takeaways From the WebXR Business Summit

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The WebXR Business Summit took place this Tuesday, September 14, in the familiar “meta-multiverse.”

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Beat Saber Billie Eilish DLC Launches Next Week

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Beat Saber Billie Eilish DLC is coming in hot off the back of last month’s Skrillex pack. The official Beat Saber Twitter account just confirmed the news. The pack will launch on September 21.

‘Moto X’ Is A Simple But Fun VR Motocross Game On Quest

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Dodge obstacles and perform death-defying jumps in this arcade-style motocross experience available now via the App Lab. Developer Enver Experience today announced the launch of MotoX on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets.

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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.

Oculus Quest Pro Reference Hidden in Latest Software, Mentions Face & Eye Tracking

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the idea of a ‘Quest Pro’ headset back in May, saying that it could include sensors for both face and eye tracking.

Windows 10 users can now directly stream Xbox games to their PC

Digital Trends

Windows 10 PCs will now allow you to stream console games directly onto the computer using the Xbox App. Gaming News cloud gaming PC Gaming Windows 10 update xbox app Xbox Game Pass

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Gunman Contracts Mod Turns Half-Life: Alyx Into Mobster Shooter

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Gunman Contracts, a new Half-Life: Alyx mod by ANB_Seth, overhauls Alyx’s visuals to turn it into a mobster shooter that is almost unrecognizable from the game it started as.

You Can Now Fight The Cast Of ‘Seinfeld’ In VR

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Has technology finally gone too far? Back in 2016, Doug Keener released a free mod for 1994’s DOOM 2 that allows you to explore a virtual replica of Jerry’s iconic NYC apartment from the hit sitcom Seinfeld painstakingly brought to life using a combination of custom textures and sprites.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) features PC VR headset support, although it’s notably missing the ability to use VR motion controllers. Now developer Asobo has signaled that VR controller support is finally coming, and is slated to land sometime in mid-November.

Meet the most influential Hispanic people in the world of tech

Digital Trends

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and shine a light on the Hispanic community, we rounded up this list of influential Hispanic people in the world of tech. Features hispanic heritage month 2021

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Mafia VR Mod Is The Latest Release From GTAV Modder

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Luke Ross, the VR developer behind mods for Grand Theft Auto V and, more recently, Red Dead Redemption 2 , has launched a Mafia VR mod. The mod is based on the Definitive Edition of the game that released last year, and is available to those that subscribe to the modder’s Patreon page.

HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit Now Available For Pre-Order

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Pick up Vive’s latest professional-grade PC VR device along with two base stations and a pair of Vive controllers. This June saw the release of the HTC Vive Pro 2, the company’s latest professional-grade PC VR device.

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Long Defunct ‘Half-Life 2’ VR Mod Sees New Signs of Life

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Many years before the release of Half-Life: Alyx , a group of fans built a rudimentary Half-Life 2 VR mod which allowed the game to be played with early VR headset development kits.

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Researchers have simulated a virtual universe, and you can download it for free

Digital Trends

If you've ever wanted to explore the entire universe from the comfort of your computer, now's your chance. News simulation space uchuu universe

HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit Ships In October For $1,399

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The HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit will start shipping in October, the company today confirmed. Pre-orders for the bundle are already live in the US and will launch in Europe, Middle East and Africa on September 23rd.

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How To Use Live Overlay On The Oculus Quest 2

VRScout

Learn how to take your VR gameplay videos to the next level on the Oculus Quest using this neat little feature.

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Oculus Quest ‘Space Sense’ Feature Will Alert You When Someone Invades Your Play Area

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Oculus Quest just got its v32 software update last month which brought changes to file syncing, friends lists, and a few other things.

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Mars? Old news. The next 10 years will be the decade of Venus

Digital Trends

In recent decades, space agencies have mostly been focused on visiting Mars -- but now their sights are shifting to Earth's other planetary neighbor: Venus. Features davinci+ Envision space Venus veritas

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Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife Hits PSVR Next Month

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Fast Travel Games’ Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife lands on PSVR nearly six months on from launch on other platforms. The narrative-driven horror game hits the platform on October 7 and will cost $29.99/£24.99.