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Amazon is practically handing out the iPad Mini today

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Good news Apple lovers: You can get the iPad Mini Wi-Fi + Cellular on Amazon right now for $99 off its original price. Apple Deals Amazon 2021 Apple deals Apple iPad Mini Apple iPad Mini Deals ipad mini ipad mini deals

MechWarrior 5 VR Mod Nearing Release

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A MechWarrior 5 VR mod is nearing release. Developer KITT has been leading the work on the mod, which brings the full experience into headsets. Work is based off of code developer Piranha Games itself released for modders (including adding in base Unreal Engine 4 VR code upon request).

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TikTok Is Experimenting With Its Own AR Development Platform

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The massively popular social media platform looks to support AR developers with ‘TikTok Effect Studio.’

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The XR Week Peek (2021.08.23): Facebook launches Horizon Workrooms, Intel announces its graphics cards, and more!

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???! These days are pretty hot here, but this doesn’t stop me from enjoying virtual reality. What I’ve not enjoyed is that SideQuest has removed The Unity Cube from its listing, stating that there were too many cubes there. I think that cubes are never enough… cubes are love, cubes are life.

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.

Reality Might Be a Simulation, Scientists Think It’s Possible to Find out for Sure

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If you’re interested in VR, you’ve probably thought at least once or twice about the simulation hypothesis—the idea that we might actually already be living in a virtual reality world.

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SideQuest Partners With VR Avatar Creator Ready Player Me

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Bring a custom avatar with you across multiple games and apps on the SideQuest platform.

Augmented Reality in Robotics: How AR Enhances Robots

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The field of robotics involves the design, construction, and operation of programmable machines. Augmented reality in robotics can substantially improve productivity and worker safety in factory floors by improving digital simulation and optimizing human-robot interaction.

Report: The Owner of TikTok is Considering Buying One of China’s Leading VR Headset Makers

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ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of social media app TikTok, is reportedly considering purchasing Pico, one of China’s leading VR headset makers.

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Will Headworn AR Revenues Exceed $17 Billion by 2025?

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New Study Projects Headworn AR Revenue to Reach $17.7 Billion by 2025. ARtillery Intelligence publishes its five-year outlook for headworn AR revenues. –. SAN FRANCISCO, August 26, 2021: ARtillery Intelligence has released a new report that projects headworn AR revenue to grow from $1.6

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.

‘Mondly VR’ Language Learning App Now On Oculus Quest

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Develop a fundamental understanding of 29 languages by engaging in a variety of interactive scenarios. Thanks to apps like Duolingo and Rosetta Stone, learning a new language has never been easier. VR technology has only served to further enhance the language learning process.

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Dedicated AR and VR Accessories Manufacturers

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When it comes to XR hardware, headsets tend to get most of the hype. And, who’s to argue? However, there are some great AR and VR accessories out there that can make an XR experience more immersive, more practical, or better suited to a specific task. You’ve seen our list of VR headsets.

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This VR Documentary is Filming Outside of the ISS so You Can See Space With Your Own Eyes

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Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is a multi-part VR documentary from Felix & Paul Studios and TIME that lets you see what life is like aboard the International Space Station.

XR Talks: AR is All About Location, Part IV

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A s we examine in our ongoing Space Race series, one of AR’s most opportune areas is geospatial experiences. Because AR’s inherent function is to enhance the physical world, its relevance is often tied to specific locations. This is a foundational principle of the AR cloud.

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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.

VR City Builder ‘Spacefolk City’ Heading To Major VR Headsets

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Step into the role of an intergalactic city planner in this adorable city simulator coming soon to VR headsets.

Reactive Reality Launches New Augmented Reality Shopping Tool

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Reactive Reality has rolled out a new augmented reality shopping app called PICTOFiT. The tool integrates with e-commerce stores and allows consumers to create hyper-accurate avatars of themselves.

‘Skyrim VR’ Has Made Great Strides in Immersion Thanks to Mods

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (2018) isn’t what you’d call a lazy VR port of the now decade-old open-world RPG, but it certainly leaves much to the imagination when it comes to the sort of immersion you’d expect to see in native VR titles.

Join AWE Academy’s Web AR Workshop

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Find Mindfulness In This Whimsicle VR Puzzle Game

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Connect the dots in this relaxing VR puzzle game available now on Oculus Quest headsets via the App Lab.

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Unreal Garden Returns With Updated Hardware and New Narrative Elements

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Unreal Garden introduced many people to location-based augmented reality. The experience combining stunning sets and out-of-this-world effects remains a touchstone in the history of AR exhibits. However, a reimagined experience is available now.

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Some of the Best PSVR Games Are 50% Off Right Now During a Huge Summer Sale

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Looking for some Summer fun in VR? If you’ve got a PlayStation VR headset then you’re in luck. Sony is hosting a huge sale with more than 200 games discounted, including 50% off of some of its best exclusive titles through September 8th.

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Data Dive: Web AR Ratchets Up

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W eb AR continues to elevate its value proposition to AR developers in search of the optimal vessel. As our research arm ARtillery Intelligence examined in a recent report , it now reaches 3.1 billion devices globally — the greatest of any mobile AR platform.

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Oculus Quest V32 Update Adds New Fitness & Social Features

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Sharing your VR fitness journey has never been easier thanks to new improvements to Oculus Move and file sharing.

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30th Time’s The Charm: Jesse Schell Reflects On 3 Decades In VR

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Jesse Schell is incredibly bullish about VR. He’s also often very wrong about it. This is not something he hides, it’s actually something he seems to enjoy. In fact, Schell once revealed he thought VR would be a mainstream technology by around 2005.

‘Jurassic World Aftermath: Part 2’ is Set to Land in September, New Trailer Here

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Jurassic World Aftermath: Part 2 is now set to launch on September 30th on Oculus Quest, less than a year after Part 1. And we’re glad it’s coming soon—the original was a quality game but felt like it got cut short with a serious cliffhanger.

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Spatial Beats: Facebook, Roblox & Web AR

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W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week, we look at the ongoing development of the metaverse… or at least today’s early versions of it.

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‘Space Pirate Trainer’ Adding Arena And Versus Mode

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The legendary VR shooter is getting a massive update this September that adds two new multiplayer modes.

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TikTok Owner Considering Buying VR Headset Maker Pico – Report

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ByteDance, the owner of social video platform TikTok, may be about to acquire VR headset maker, Pico. Bloomberg cites “a person familiar with the matter” in saying the Chinese giant is in talks with Pico about a potential acquisition.

Quest Users Can Play a Library of Top PC VR Games for Free for a Month with This Promo

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Looking for some free PC VR games to play on Quest? Viveport, HTC’s storefront for VR games and apps, is throwing out free promo codes to owners of Oculus Quest and Quest 2 which will let you play all of the games enrolled in its Infinity program for a whole month.

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