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NASA Debuts AR Graphic Novel At New York Comic-Con

VRScout

First Woman is the first in a series of graphic novels from NASA that use AR to enhance your reading experience.

Pico Neo 3 Pro with DisplayPort cable review: an amazing PCVR experience

The Ghost Howls

I am still working on my full review of the Pico Neo 3 Pro , and while doing my tests on it, I have tried what is probably its most surprising feature, that is tethering to the DisplayPort port of a PC to offer a PCVR experience.

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HTC Announces Vive Flow, a Compact VR Headset Focused on Casual Entertainment & Wellbeing

Road to VR

HTC today announced Vive Flow, its latest standalone VR headset. While the company just recently released the enterprise-focused Vive Focus 3, the Vive Flow aims for the consumer market with a compact size and feature-set that HTC has designed around casual entertainment and wellbeing apps.

Ohio University Launches Virtual Reality and Game Development Major

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If you want to build a career in immersive technologies , you can start by getting your degree in this field. Starting this fall, Ohio University is offering a Virtual Reality and Game Development (VRGD) undergraduate major.

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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.

Light Field Lab Unveils Modular Holographic Video Wall

VRScout

The SolidLight platform is capable of projecting realistic 3D “holograms” without the need for a dedicated headset. Once considered science fiction, holographic technology has evolved at a rapid pace over the last several years.

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CEO Shares First Details on Magic Leap 2, Announces $500 Million in New Funding

Road to VR

Magic Leap today announced that it has raised $500 million in new capital at a $2 billion valuation. This comes ahead of the launch of its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap 2, which it promises will be smaller, lighter, and tuned to be an “all day” device. New Capital.

3 Reasons Why the Time is Right for AR

AR Insider

AR has had its ups and downs. Though past waves haven't gained meaningful traction, why is now the right time for AR as a consumer shopping utility and brand marketing medium? Guest author Katherine Jacoby breaks it down. The post 3 Reasons Why the Time is Right for AR appeared first on AR Insider.

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Bank Of America Turns To VR For Soft Skills Training

VRScout

VR training designed to help Bank of America employees better understand the diverse needs of their customers.

SAP, JFF Labs, and Talespin Launch Skill Immersion Lab for Immersive Learning Soft Skills

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Software group SAP knows that the world needs smart people. But, being smart isn’t always enough. A growing body of research shows that we need “soft skills” too.

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.

Facebook Execs Tease “Next-generation” Headset Prototypes Following Vive Flow Leak

Road to VR

Seemingly in an effort to keep the spotlight during an increasingly hot month of VR announcements, Facebook teased a look at two new XR headset prototypes just a day after an apparent leak of HTC’s upcoming Vive Flow headset.

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Is AR Shopping Cheaper to Produce Than Traditional eCommerce?

AR Insider

Beyond AR shopping's benefits and brand ROI, there are other potential gains. It turns out that it's more cost-effective to produce AR assets such as 3D models than traditional product photography for eCommerce. We examine the evidence.

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Hands-On With The New HTC Vive Flow VR Glasses

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HTC’s lightweight VR device is designed primarily for lifestyle and light entertainment. HTC today unveiled the Vive Flow, a portable VR glasses device.

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Sabby Life is Changing the Way We View Art With VR Art

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The advent of the VR art game Tilt Brush enabled users to paint in 3D space using virtual reality. It employs a range of dynamic brushes that allow users to incorporate interesting effects into their works.

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.

Magic Leap Teases Its Next-gen AR Headset for Enterprise

Road to VR

Magic Leap hasn’t come out with new hardware since it launched its seminal AR headset in 2018, Magic Leap 1. Now it seems we’re getting our first glimpse of what may very well be Magic Leap 2. Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson released a photo of the device via LinkedIn.

Hackers just stole personal data from millions of Acer customers

Digital Trends

Acer has suffered from a second disastrous data breach in 2021. A group of hackers breached Acer's servers and stole over 60 gigabytes of user data. Computing News Acer cybersecurity data breach hacking stolen data

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Five Terrifying Oculus Quest 2 Games Perfect For Halloween

VRScout

Set the mood this Halloween season with the following VR horror games on Oculus Quest 2. Well, Halloween is just around the corner, meaning things are about to get real spooky, real quickly. So what better time to break down our favorite VR horror games on Facebook’s killer standalone headset.

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A Look at the Upcoming AR/VR Policy Conference

ARPost

How many times have you heard AR/VR described as “the wild west”? This technology is still new enough that there aren’t a lot of laws that explicitly govern it. Some XR experiences are covered to some degree by extant laws regarding those forms of content.

Report: Vive Flow is a Consumer VR Standalone with Heavy Emphasis on Hand-tracking

Road to VR

HTC is serial-teasing its next VR headset again, this time hyping the reveal of Vive Flow, which is reportedly a slim and light 6DOF standalone focused on media consumption, casual gaming, and VR experiences.

Vive Flow Hands-On: An Ultra Compact VR Headset For Watching Netflix

Upload VR

HTC’s Vive Flow is by far the lightest and most comfortable VR headset I’ve ever worn. As a regular VR user, when I first picked up Flow I instinctively put it on over my head as I would any other headset.

Vudu App Brings 200K Movies & TV Shows To Oculus Quest

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Catch first-run theatrical releases like Ryan Reynold’s new film Free Guy in VR on Oculus Quest headsets.

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SenseGlove Nova Begins Shipping Worldwide

ARPost

SenseGlove, one of the premier manufacturers of haptic and tracking gloves for XR and robotics, announced Wednesday, October 13, that the newest model – SenseGlove Nova – is now shipping worldwide.

Apparent Leak Unveils HTC Vive Flow, Including Price & Pre-order Date

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An apparent leak in HTC’s marketing material has revealed images of the upcoming Vive Flow VR headset ahead of its October 14th unveiling.

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Microsoft Shows Off Adaptive Shape VR Controller Prototype

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Microsoft Research presented a prototype VR controller which can dynamically adapt its shape. Called ‘X-Rings’, the device uses a stack of four motor-driven expandable rings with capacitive sensors to simulate grasping and even deforming virtual objects.

Boxing Meets ‘Pong’ In ‘Sucker Punch VR’ On SteamVR & Quest

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Slip on your super-powered boxing gloves and punch bricks to the beat of a thumping soundtrack. There’s no denying the popularity of the VR rhythm game genre.

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Flying a drone other than DJI made me instantly regret the decision

Digital Trends

There are other drone manufacturers out there besides DJI. However, trying one out will make you realize why DJI is hard to beat. Photography dji drone Drones

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Pimax Promises a Sneak Peek at ‘Next-gen’ VR Product on October 25th

Road to VR

Pimax announced its holding a product event on October 25th that will introduce a next-gen VR headset, something that the company promises will be “several generations ahead of anything currently on the market.”

Resident Evil 4 VR’s Japanese Promo Is Kinda Gross

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Facebook’s done some wild advertising for its Oculus Quest 2 line-up of late (including an elaborate Billie Eilish routine ), but this Resident Evil 4 VR promo takes the cake.

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Halloween Kills Snap Lens Brings Michael Myers To Life In AR

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Universal Pictures and Snap Inc. turn to AR and volumetric technology to promote the new Halloween Kills movie.

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