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Someone Spent $450K To Be Snoop Dogg’s Neighbor In The Metaverse

VRScout

How much would you pay to live next to your favorite celebrity in the metaverse? In case you’ve been living under a rock, NFTs are taking over the metaverse. At this point, it seems like everyone and their mother is investing in non-fungible tokens and cryptocurrency.

All you need to know on Application SpaceWarp on Unity: how-to and review

The Ghost Howls

At Facebook Connect 2021, Meta has announced Application SpaceWarp, a new solution to boost the framerate of Oculus Quest 2 applications up to +70%.

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A Big Update to ‘Bigscreen’ Boosts Room Sizes, Video Quality, & Quest Performance

Road to VR

Social VR hangout app Bigscreen just got a bunch of improvements in a new update available now. The update brings a range of enhancements across all supported headsets, including boosting room size to 15 people.

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Snap Lens Fest: the Data Dive

AR Insider

Snap rolled out several new Lens Studio updates at its recent Lens Fest. But among the announcements was a new set of figures for lens use and creation. We dive in for this week's data dive. The post Snap Lens Fest: the Data Dive appeared first on AR Insider. Data Features

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Nike Just Bought Leading Metaverse Fashion House RTFKT

VRScout

The company’s acquisition could be a major step forward for the metaverse, NFTs, and the digital fashion industry. Nike today announced the purchase of RTFKT Studios, a leading metaverse fashion house best known for its lineup of high-end digital clothing.

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Simula One is a Standalone VR Headset Running Linux Desktop, Kickstarter in January

Road to VR

Developers looking for a unique Linux-based workstation may be interested to hear that SimulaVR , the startup behind its own open-source VR Linux distro, is creating a standalone VR headset that aims to offer just that.

Can XR and DevOps Modernize Customer Support?

AR Insider

AR continues to prove its value in enterprise settings, such as remote assistance and customer support. But when combined with DevOps, it can really shine. April Miller breaks it down through the lens of Microsoft and Re'Flekt's collaboration. The post Can XR and DevOps Modernize Customer Support?

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Bill Gates: Most Work Meetings Will Happen In The Metaverse In 3 Years

VRScout

“Most virtual meetings will move from 2D… to the metaverse” according to Gates.

Spatial Pivots to Serve NFT Community

ARPost

If you use VR for professional remote collaboration and/or you’re a regular reader of ARPost, you probably know about Spatial. The platform has an AR and a VR component available in desktop or immersive modes and is widely known for breaking ground on photorealistic avatars (for better or worse).

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Meta’s Acquisition of ‘Supernatural’ Reportedly Cost $400 Million, Under Scrutiny by FTC

Road to VR

Earlier this year Meta announced the acquisition of Within, the studio behind the VR fitness app Supernatural.

Spatial Beats: Meta, Apple & Epic

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at Meta's Horizon Worlds launch, more Apple Glass rumors and Epic Games' latest.

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Forever 21 Joins The Metaverse With ‘Roblox’ Shopping World

VRScout

Compete against other stores in hopes of being crowned the ‘Top Shop’ in Forever 21 Shop World.

Mobile AR Christmas Returns to Westfield Shopping Centers

ARPost

Once again it is the Christmas season at Westfield Shopping Centers and once again the season is being ushered in with mobile AR in the form of the “Holiday Hunt.” The experience is festive fun but this year it includes some financial benefits for savvy shoppers as well.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

‘Demeo’ 2022 Roadmap Promises PC Edition, New Adventures, PvP Mode & More

Road to VR

Demeo (2021) , the co-op VR dungeoning board game, is getting a lot of love in 2022 from Resolution Games.

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New Samsung and IBM discoveries could one day produce ultra-efficient chips

Digital Trends

Samsung and IBM revealed new breakthroughs in their collaboration to produce a new semiconductor design. The future chips may be ultra-efficient and fast. Computing News CPU IBM Intel processors Samsung

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Guides You In VR Meditation App ‘Maloka’

VRScout

Everyones favorite astrophysicist is ‘the Voice of the Universe’ in this VR wellness experience for Quest.

Ozobot Launches MetaBot, the Free AR Robot for Education

ARPost

STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are the way of the future in our hi-tech world. And the sooner you start learning, the higher your chances are of finding fulfillment in this exciting field of work.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

HTC Holiday Sale Discounts up to $300 off Vive PC VR Headsets & Accessories

Road to VR

HTC is doing a week-long holiday sale starting today that is bringing deep discounts to many of its PC VR headsets, as well as accessories such as the Vive Wireless Adapter and Deluxe Audio Strap. The promo is in effect starting today, and goes until December 19th (or until supplies sell out).

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What are Top Web AR Tactics? Part II

AR Insider

Web AR has a specific set of attributes that drive its value as an immersive medium. So how can brand marketers work with those realities and lean into web AR's unique capabilities? We examine the ways. The post What are Top Web AR Tactics? Part II appeared first on AR Insider.

VR Shooter ‘Finger Gun’ Is A Childhood Dream Come True

VRScout

Use your bare hands to battle waves of “robot-like extraterrestrial creatures” in this western-themed VR game. Originally announced back in November 2020, Finger Gun is a wave-based first-person shooter coming soon to Meta Quest headsets.

Astronomers discover massive planet in extreme, massive star system

Digital Trends

Astronomers have discovered a planet some previously thought to be impossible, orbiting an enormous and extremely hot star system. News Exoplanet space Very Large Telescope

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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.

‘Puzzling Places’ to Bring its Engrossing 3D Jigsaw Puzzles to PSVR December 14th

Road to VR

Puzzling Places (2021), the VR puzzle game that takes highly-detailed and realistic room scans and breaks them into jigsaw puzzles, is finally set to launch on PSVR tomorrow, December 14th.

Reality Bytes: Meta, Tinder & the Matrix

AR Insider

What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round video commentary from AR Insider partner, M7 Innovations. The post Reality Bytes: Meta, Tinder & the Matrix appeared first on AR Insider.

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VR Game Lets You Launch (Or Not Launch) A Nuclear Strike

VRScout

You have full control of the United States’ arsenal of nuclear weaponry. What do you do? Back in 1979, a human error in the United States’ early detection system nearly lead to a full-scale nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union.

Intel Core i9-12900KS could push Alder Lake CPUs to new levels

Digital Trends

Intel is said to be working on a new processor, the Intel Core i9-12900KS, which could become the highest-performing 12th-generation Alder Lake CPU. Computing News Alder Lake CPU Intel Intel Core processor

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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.