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My doubts about the Apple headset and mainstream VR

The Ghost Howls

The hype for the Apple visor is very high, and everyone is waiting for it as a kid waits for Christmas. Poised to arrive around January 2023, it is considered by many the savior of XR, the hardware that will show the real possibilities of immersive realities and make finally VR mainstream.

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Follow the Money: Meta Doesn’t Want to Own the Metaverse

AR Insider

There's a common misperception that Meta wants to operate an insular metaverse that it wholly owns. We break down the business case for its more strategic play to reside on, and feed off, a much larger open metaverse. It's all about network effect. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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This VR Gallery Is Comprised Entirely Of Stolen Art

VRScout

Get up-close and personal with missing works of art from Rembrandt & Van Gogh. In October 1969, an altarpiece by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio mysteriously vanished from the Oratory of San Lorenzoin Palermo, Sicily.

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Meta to Replace Facebook Login Requirement for Quest with New Meta Account

Road to VR

Meta is finally pulling back from one of its most controversial moves affecting its VR users, which required all new Quest owners to sign up with a valid Facebook account in addition to forcing legacy Oculus account users to link to Facebook by 2023.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

The XR Week Peek (2022.07.04): Big tech companies perform budget cuts, Mojo tests its smart contact lens in-eye, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Today is the 4th of July, an important day for all my friends from the US! I wish all my American friends to celebrate well.

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This Year’s Tour De France Features AR And Holograms

VRScout

The 109th edition of the Tour de France is officially underway in Europe, marking the start of three weeks of competitive cycling featuring the world’s best athletes.

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Hands-on: Mojo Vision’s Smart Contact Lens is Further Along Than You Might Think

Road to VR

Having not had a chance to see Mojo Vision’s latest smart contact lens for myself until recently, I’ll admit that I expected the company was still years away from having a working contact lens with more than just a simple notification light or a handful of static pixels.

Big Tech Drives Interoperability With the Metaverse Standards Forum

ARPost

As big tech is racing toward the development and adoption of extended reality, the debut of the metaverse is nigh. On June 21, 2022, brands gathered together for the founding of the Metaverse Standards Forum.

James Webb Telescope Test Image Gives A Breathtaking Taste Of What's To Come

Slashgear

The James Webb Space Telescope just delivered a set of images that, when combined, create one of the deepest views of outer space we've ever seen. News Science

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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.

AR Go-Karts Have Arrived, And We’re Here For It

VRScout

BattleKart’s immersive go-kart experience brings games similar to like Mario Kart & Rocket League to life in the real world. AR-powered racing games appear to be a growing trend.

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Post Malone to Hold ‘Twelve Carat Toothache’ Concert in VR Next Week

Road to VR

Meta is kicking off a summer-long series of VR concerts and community activities called Horizon Block Party next week. Headlining the event is nine-time Grammy-nominated artist Post Malone, who is holding a prerecorded virtual concert on July 15th.

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Lowe’s Opens 3D Product Library to Metaverse Developers

ARPost

In the past 100 years, Lowe’s has transformed from a small-town hardware store to a large-scale retailer of building and home improvement products. Now a giant in the industry, it is at the forefront of home improvement, serving millions of customers across the United States and Canada.

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Tesla Superchargers Are Opening Up To Any Electric Car In The US

Slashgear

Following a similar initiative in Europe, the U.S. government has announced that Tesla Superchargers will soon support any EV in the United States. Cars News

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.

How Virtual Fish Are Being Used To Stress Test The Quest 2

VRScout

Over 5,000 sea creatures can be found in the ‘Augmented Dream.’ ’ Japanese VR developer MyDearest ( Tokyo Chronos , Altdeus: Beyond Chronos ) is set to launch the first episode of its latest game, Dyschronia : Chronos Alternate , at the end of this month.

‘Walkabout Mini Golf’ Studio Says Half of Users Regularly Play Until Their Battery Runs Out

Road to VR

Walkabout Mini Golf developer Mighty Coconut is soon to release its fifth and largest new DLC course to date—a strategy that seems to be working well considering what the studio claim’s is a level of player engagement that’s 10 times the average.

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Spatial Beats: Niantic, Apple & TikTok

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 Niantic's new NBA game, TikTok's platform headwinds, and the latest Apple AR clues. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Why The Largest Asteroid Impact In Recorded History Still Puzzles Scientists

Slashgear

The largest asteroid impact in modern history (since we started recording history) also appears to be one of the most baffling to researchers and scientists. Science

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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.

Meta Accounts Will Let You Login To Quest Without Facebook

VRScout

You’ll soon be able to use your Quest headset without the need for a Facebook account. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced Meta accounts, a new way to log into your Meta Quest.

Epic’s MetaHuman Avatar Tool Can Now Import Scans of Real People… Maybe You One Day

Road to VR

Epic Games, the company that makes Unreal Engine, recently released a substantial update to its MetaHuman character creation tool which for the first time allows developers to import scans of real people for use in real-time applications.

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Meet Conquest VR, the Company Bringing High-Quality Audio to Quest

ARPost

Meta’s Quest line of headsets is introducing lots of people to VR, largely through its low price point. While reviews typically laud the video quality, there is (at least) one area where some users are less impressed. The audio.

The Major Road Problem Tesla Is Close To Solving

Slashgear

Tesla EVs have gained a new ability related to potholes, bringing the cars one step closer to being able to automatically dodge these road hazards.

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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.

AmEx Launches AR Treasure Hunt With Real Prizes

VRScout

American Express turned to German artist Andy Gellenberg to create giant murals embedded with QR codes. American Express is launching an AR game in partnership with Yahoo called American Express Summer Drop that will give you a sweet little taste of what it means to be an AmEx card holder.

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Display Maker Demonstrates Flagship OLED VR Display & Pancake Optics, Its Best Yet

Road to VR

Display manufacturer Kopin recently demonstrated its latest VR display and pancake optic which promises higher resolution and more affordability for future VR headsets.

How is Google Cultivating AR Marketing?

AR Insider

AR marketing is one segment of the broader AR space that's gaining considerable traction and revenue generation. How is Google – king of the online ad world – cultivating AR marketing? We dive in. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

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The Debate About AI Just Got A Lot More Complicated

Slashgear

Claims that an AI gained sentience caught the public by surprise, fueling debates about what it means to be human and how self-aware machines may affect that. Technology

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.