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Oculus Quest 2 passthrough now works without boundaries

The Ghost Howls

Today I made two little big discoveries about the Oculus Quest 2 that together mean that you can use this headset as an AR device whenever and wherever you want. Let me explain everything to you! Yes, I’ve also made a video about this article… you choose if reading it or watching it!

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This Japanese VR Headset Is Meant To Be Used In Bed


Finally, a headset for us lazy VR users. Japanese company Diver-X recently unveiled the HalfDive, a one-of-a-kind VR headset meant to be used in bed while laying down.

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A $240 Quest App Tests the Boundaries of Oculus App Lab

Road to VR

Separate from the main Quest store, Oculus App Lab gives developers an official ‘unlisted’ and uncurated means of distributing Oculus Quest apps.

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Google Adds Famous Monuments & Iconic Buildings to Augmented Reality Search Feature

Next Reality AR

Even with unlimited resources and a serious case of wanderlust, its unlikely that you or I will be able to see all of the most famous structures in the world in person. That being the case, Google can now bring those landmarks to you in augmented reality.

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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.09.20): Quest 2 Pro leaks, Xiaomi smartglasses, Half Dive headset, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This one is the last AR/VR news roundup for this summer! Here in Turin, the sun is shining, but the temperature is getting colder, and autumn is coming too fast.

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New Social VR Platform Debuts With an Immersive Muse Concert You Can Watch with Friends

Road to VR

Stageverse is a new social VR platform debuting this week with a two-hour immersive capture of the Muse: Simulation Theory concert. The platform allows multiple viewers to experience the concert together through 360° 3D footage captured from multiple angles around the venue.

This Billie Eilish Oculus Quest 2 Video Inadvertently Offers a Peek at AR Gaming on the VR Headset

Next Reality AR

It's always fun to get an unexpected glimpse of the future, especially when that peek is so close you can actually feel the excitement of the new emerging dynamic. Such is the case thanks to a new Oculus Quest 2 commercial designed to promote a new aspect of the VR dance game Beat Saber.

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Oculus Quest Passthrough MR Hands-On Impressions

The Ghost Howls

After Venice VR Expanded has come to an end, I have finally had the time to experiment with Oculus Quest AR Passthrough. I’ll make a tutorial for you about it next week (I know, you can’t wait to make a cube in passthrough AR), and today I want to tell you my opinion about it.

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Netflix Just Launched Its Own VR Game On Oculus Quest 2


Explore a colorful landscape inhabited by peaceful robots in this free VR experience based on the Netflix anime. This past July, Netflix announced a major partnership with prolific television showrunner Shonda Rhimes to develop VR and gaming content for the video streaming platform.

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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.

Buy an Oculus Quest 2 This Week and Get a Second for $100 Off

Road to VR

Ahead of what promises to be an eventful sales season, it seems Facebook is getting a head start today with the launch of a week-long sale on Oculus Quest 2 headsets. Starting today, the company is launching a week-long deal that will save you $100 when buying a second Oculus Quest 2.

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Best VR Fitness Games


When it comes to exercise and fitness , there’s not a “one size fits all” experience. It’s important for individuals to assess their own needs, limitations, goals, medical issues, and interests.

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Stageverse Muse concert first impressions

The Ghost Howls

Many people on social media advised me to try The Muse concert inside the new virtual events platform Stageverse … and so I did. I have no time today to write a full review for you (stay tuned on the HitMotion: Reloaded blog to discover why!),

AXIS Full-Body Controller Makes Motion Capture Easy


Refract Technologies’ easy-to-use full-body tracking system can be used for VR, gaming, and animation. Who needs an old-fashioned controller when you have a perfectly good set of arms and legs?

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.

Air Guitar Rhythm Game ‘Unplugged’ Launches on Quest October 21st, on PC VR Later This Year

Road to VR

Unplugged is an upcoming VR rhythm game which makes use of full finger-tracking for a Rock Band -like experience, but with an ‘air guitar’ instead of a plastic peripheral.

Who Will Build the Metavearth?

AR Insider

The metaverse is still early and undefined. But what will be its physical-world equivalent? Building on the principles of the AR cloud, we take a look at the Metavearth, and how it could be constructed. The post Who Will Build the Metavearth? appeared first on AR Insider.

Virtual Reality and Team Building: An Outlook


Sponsored content. Sponsored by Reason. These days, most folks have experienced virtual reality in some shape or form: it could be a Google cardboard, VR kiosk at a local mall, or an at-home VR headset from HTC or Oculus. VR headsets create interactive environments that anyone can have access to.

Men In Black Is Getting Its Own Location-Based VR Game


Dreamscape’s latest VR experience has you riding intergalactic hoverbikes while battling evil Octopoid invaders. Location-based VR provider Dreamscape Immersive is back with another location-based multiplayer experience.

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Facebook Spins Out the Excellent ‘Quill’ VR Animation App, Open-sources File Format

Road to VR

Quill is a brilliant VR drawing and animation app originally born within the now shuttered Oculus Story Studio.

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Here’s Steam Deck Running A Valve Index With SteamVR Home

Upload VR

The first developer kits for Valve’s Steam Deck handheld console are going out and, inevitably, someone’s already got SteamVR running on it. Or SteamVR Home, at least.

The best iPhone 13 Pro screen protectors: Shield like a pro

Digital Trends

We round up the best iPhone 13 Pro screen protectors, so you can guard Apple's brand new flagship and its luscious 120Hz display from cracks and other damage.

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Social VR Platform ‘Stageverse’ Launches With Free Muse Concert


Catch a show from one of the biggest rock bands in the world alongside friends in VR for a limited time. Social VR platform Stageverse has officially launched on Oculus Quest 2 headsets and developer Stage, Inc.

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Billie Eilish ‘Beat Saber’ Music Pack Launches Today, Tracklist Revealed

Road to VR

Beat Saber is getting a Billie Eilish Music Pack today, which arrives with ten of her biggest hits including ‘Therefore I Am’, ‘NDA’, and ‘bad guy’ The music pack (tracklist below) is launching on all supported headsets, which includes Oculus Quest, Oculus PC, PSVR, and SteamVR headsets. Billie Eilish Music Pack.

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Ultrawings 2 Announced For Quest & PC VR With Five Unique Aircraft

Upload VR

Bit Planet Games just revealed Ultrawings 2, the sequel to its 2017 casual VR flight game. The announcement isn’t a total surprise – Bit Planet initially teased a new title all the way back in April 2018.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits review: A legendary adventure

Digital Trends

Kena: Bridge of Spirits quietly gives Sony its best console exclusive since the PS5's launch. Gaming Ember Lab Epic Games Store Kena: Bridge of Spirits PS5 sony playstation

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‘RC Rush’ Is An Addictive Pint-Sized VR Racing Game


Realistic physics and arcade-style gameplay come together to deliver an awesome RC VR racing experience.

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‘PowerBeatsVR’ Brings High-intensity Musical Workouts to Oculus Quest in October

Road to VR

PowerBeatsVR (2020), the high-intensity workout experience from Munich-based indie studio Five Mind Creations , is finally making its was to Oculus Quest next month, which will let you box, dodge, and squat to the beat without getting tangled up in wires … or subscriptions.

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VR Party Game Loco Dojo Hits Oculus Quest Next Month With Cross-Buy

Upload VR

Make Real’s VR party game, Loco Dojo, comes to Oculus Quest next month as Loco Dojo Unleashed. The frantic four-player experience launches on October 7. The studio announced the news this week, though we previously confirmed the game was coming to the standalone headset earlier this year.

Everything Microsoft didn’t announce at its fall Surface event

Digital Trends

Microsoft unleashed a bevy of new products, but some didn't make the cut, leaving some of them in long need of an update. Computing Microsoft surface surface event 2021