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Sony Reveals VR Headset Prototype with Display Tech That Could Wind Up in PSVR 2

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During an online showcase today, Sony revealed a VR headset prototype with a 4K OLED microdisplay.

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RealWear Announces Navigator 500 “Assisted Reality” Headset


RealWear has just announced the new Navigator 500 AR headset. The headset has some amazing stats in terms of camera and audio capabilities, and it’s definitely a smart headset, but “AR” might not mean what you think it means. A New Family of Assisted Reality Products.

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.

Sony Teases Prototype VR Headset With Stunning 8K Visuals


It appears as though Sony is making serious progress with its VR technology. Earlier today the company hosted an online event called Sony Technology Day, revealing new information on eight different technologies revolving around the theme of “Technology that inspires emotion.”

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ VR Mod to Arrive in January, Letting You Take a Virtual Braindance

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Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t officially support VR headsets, but leave it to prolific VR modder Luke Ross to get under the hood and beat CD Projekt Red to the punch—one they haven’t exactly prioritized given the litany of bugs the studio has needed to fix over the past year.

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VR City-Building Games Are Having Their Moment


Unlimited creativity and freedom are the driving force behind Cities: VR and other games like it. During the UploadVR Showcase 202 1 , Swedish VR studio Fast Travel Games announced Cities: VR , a VR spin-off of the popular city-building game Cities: Skylines.

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10 Trends for AR in 2022

AR Insider

What were the top AR advancements in 2021, and what's in store for 2022? Geenee's Q4 report looks back on an eventful year and forward to a potentially momentous year for AR. Anne McKinnon breaks it down for us. The post 10 Trends for AR in 2022 appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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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.

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ is Getting a Tie-in Game Experience But It isn’t in VR and That’s a Crime

Road to VR

The Matrix Resurrections , the fourth installment in the famed series, is set to debut on December 22nd. Later this week the film will get a tie-in game experienced based on Unreal Engine 5, but it won’t be available in VR and that’s a terrible shame.

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What does the metaverse mean for smart homes?

Digital Trends

The metaverse will redefine how people use and interact with the internet and augmented realities. But will it affect smart home tech? Here's what we think. Smart Home Augmented Reality Facebook Metaverse smart home Virtual Reality

‘Among Us’ Is Getting An Official VR Remake


The announcement was made during The Game Awards 2021 alongside a handful of other exciting reveals.

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Resident Evil 4 VR Wins Best VR/AR At The Game Awards 2021

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Resident Evil 4 VR took home the award for Best VR/AR at The Game Awards tonight. The Quest 2 exclusive title took up the top (and only) VR/AR category at this year’s ceremony, beating out Hitman 3, I Expect You To Die 2, Lone Echo 2 and Sniper Elite VR.

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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.

‘After the Fall’ Review – VR’s Best Stab at ‘Left 4 Dead’

Road to VR

After the Fall is a four-player co-op shooter that, like Valve’s Left 4 Dead series, pits you against hordes of zombies across a handful of linear levels, all of which are characteristically dotted with safehouses.

Apple’s new AR headset may use Face ID technology to track hand gestures

Digital Trends

Apple is working on an AR headset that may offer unprecedented realism. A new report says it will use Face ID technology to track hand gestures. Computing News Apple AR headset Augmented Reality Virtual Reality VR headset

First-Ever Snapchat Lens Awards Recognizes Top AR Lenses


Categories included fashion and beauty, environment and social good, gaming, utility, and more. .

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Our favorite video games of 2021, 'ranked' (as if)

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It's been a strange year for video games. There's no way for any of us to know just how much release schedules were impacted by the pandemic, but there's no doubt whatsoever that changes had to be made. A nixxed feature here, a shifted release date there.

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Hit Party Game ‘Among Us’ is Getting a Full-blown VR Remake

Road to VR

Social party game Among Us rose to viral success in the midst of the pandemic. Calls to bring the game’s ‘imposter-hunting’ gameplay to VR were immediate, and unofficial VR versions of the game sprang up in no time.

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How to access the dark web

Digital Trends

Learning how to access the dark web doesn't have to be scary, and it certainly isn't illegal, but you need to take precautions to stay safe. Computing browsing the Dark Web dark web how do you go on Dark Web how does the Dark Web work Tier 4

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The Game Awards Hosting VR Watch Party In The ‘Microverse’


The ‘Microverse’ is a virtual world composed of “floating planets, ancient giants, and explorable terrain.”

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Congressman mockingly mentions 'Mongoose Coin' at cryptocurrency hearing so someone launched Mongoose Coin

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If you had " A Congressional hearing on cryptocurrency will launch a new cryptocurrency" on your Bingo card, then you are in luck. On Wednesday, the U.S.

Meta’s First Big Proto-metaverse Project Finally Launches (kinda)

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Nearly two and a half years in the making, Meta’s most ambitious social VR project, Horizon Worlds , has finally reached open beta. Well kinda. Starting today, the platform is available to those in the US & Canada who are 18 years old or older—on Quest 2 and Oculus PC.

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Can AR Transform Indoor Navigation

AR Insider

One of AR's anticipated use cases is indoor wayfinding. Google has begun to innovate in this area as has ARway (acquired by NexTech*) and Dent Reality (raised $3.4 million last week) We examine the drivers and dynamics. The post Can AR Transform Indoor Navigation appeared first on AR Insider.

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HTC Improves Hand Tracking On The VIVE Focus 3


A new firmware update introduces six predefined hand gestures and opens up quality-of-life opportunities. The HTC VIVE Focus 3 is an impressive VR headset with its dual 2.88” LCD panels, Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor, magnetic gasket, and easy-to-access swappable battery. .

'Among Us' is coming to VR, and the trailer will make you jump

Mashable VR

Among Us developer Innersloth has revealed it's bringing the hit social deduction game to virtual reality. Getting betrayed by your friends and dying in space is about to feel much more real.

‘Blaston’ Gets New Game Mode, Passthrough AR Support on Quest & More in ‘Arctic Blast’ Update

Road to VR

Blaston (2020) is getting an update today that will bring a few new things to the futuristic 1v1 dueling game from Resolution Games, including a new dueling mode, character, arena and a passthrough AR mode on Quest.

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Sonic Frontiers is basically Breath of the Wild with hedgehogs

Digital Trends

The Game Awards gave us our first real look at the next Sonic the Hedgehog game and movie. Gaming News Sega Sonic the Hedgehog The Game Awards 2021

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VW’s AR Experience Gives You Three Months Of Amazon Music


Scan your next Amazon package to unlock a unique WebAR experience featuring the 2022 Volkswagen Taos.

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