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AWE 2022: OWO Vest electrified me in VR

The Ghost Howls

On the last day at AWE, I had some cool demos on the show floor, but the one that I will never forget has been OWO, the haptic shirt that traumatized me. OWO Vest. Owo Haptic Vest (Image by OWO).

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The Meta Quest Just Received A Serious VR Fitness Upgrade


Synch your Quest headset to Apple Health for an enhanced VR fitness experience. It was back in 2020 that Meta (formerly Facebook) first introduced the Move app for Meta Quest headsets.

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Quest Update to Finally Make Home Space Social, v41 Rollout Starting Next Week

Road to VR

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been taking a personal approach lately to revealing new features coming to Quest 2.

The 2022 Auggie Awards


One of the most anticipated and hyped events at Augmented World Expo is the Auggie Awards. This year, there were 280 nominations, which narrowed down to 86 finalists. There are 15 main Auggie categories that go through public nomination and voting.

The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

AWE 2022: hands-on Tobii and Ultraleap technologies

The Ghost Howls

My report on AWE 2022 never ends and today I want to write an article about my visit to two important companies in our ecosystem: Tobii and Ultraleap. Tobii. For the first time in my life, I have been able to have a chat with people at Tobii. And it has been quite an interesting one. Tobii software.

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Hands-on: Lumus Prototype AR Glasses Are Smaller & Better Than Ever

Road to VR

Lumus’ latest waveguide, dubbed Maximus, is now even more compact thanks to 2D image expansion. With impressive image quality and a more compact optical engine, the company is poised to have a leading display solution for truly glasses-sized AR headsets.

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How Will Geo-Local AR Materialize?

AR Insider

To pick up where we left off in the last report excerpt, what are the building blocks of geo-local AR? A tech stack will form around it, including devices, sensors, 5G, spatial mapping, and an app (or web) layer. We examine drivers & dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.06.06): Sony announces four games for PSVR 2, and Apple today…

The Ghost Howls

Hello all from L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, the small town of the Barcelona airport. In the long and troublesome travel back to Italy from AWE, I’ve lost the last flight and so I’m currently here writing my newsletter from the lobby of the hotel where I spent the night :|.

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Report: Apple Recruits Hollywood Directors For VR/AR Headset


Rumor has it the company may also be working on VR FaceTime. According to The New York Times , Apple is enlisting the help of the Hollywood elite to help bolster its catalog of immersive content for its long-rumored VR/AR headset.

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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

‘Tokyo Chronos’ Studio Unveils Quest 2 Adventure ‘Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate’ in First Trailer

Road to VR

MyDearest, the Japan-based developer behind the Tokyo Chronos VR series, has unveiled its upcoming VR sci-fi adventure game for Meta Quest 2, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate.

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What’s Behind Amazon’s AR Play?

AR Insider

Amazon's relative silence in AR shopping took a different direction with its recent "Virtual Try-on For Shoes." What does this signal about the eCommerce giant's master plan, and the AR market in general? This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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Auki Labs brings privacy and fast calibration to AR

The Ghost Howls

One of the most interesting encounters I had at AWE has been with Nils Pihl, CEO of Auki Labs , a company that aims at improving multiplayer experiences in mobile AR making them faster and more privacy-oriented.

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RED 6 Just Completed Its First AR Training Mission With Aircraft


The company wants to build a “military metaverse” that connects warfighters around the world. We’ve seen AR technology used for a wide variety of purposes over the years, from entertainment to education and everything in between.

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.

Magic Leap Commits to OpenXR & WebXR Support Later This Year on ML2

Road to VR

In an ongoing shift away from a somewhat proprietary development environment on its first headset, Magic Leap has committed to bringing OpenXR support to its Magic Leap 2 headset later this year.

ARtillery Briefs, Episode 58: The AR Lifecycle

AR Insider

As we approach 2022's midpoint, it's a good time to pause and take stock of where we are in AR's lifecycle. We did exactly that in a recent report and unpack the results in the latest ARtillery Briefs episode. This post appeared first on AR Insider. AR Briefs transfer Trend Analysis

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Varjo combo hands-on: XR-3, Reality Cloud, and a tiny bit of Galea!

The Ghost Howls

At AWE 2022, I have been able to try a few products by Varjo, the Finnish company that offers XR solutions mostly tailored to the enterprise market. Let me tell you something about all of them! Varjo XR-3. Varjo XR-3 is considered the gold standard for pass-through augmented reality.

Tribeca’s Latest VR Festival Might Be Its Best One Yet


The world-renowned film festival steps up its virtual offerings of experimental films and interactive experiences. It’s been over two years since COVID-19 entered our lives, drastically altering the way we socialize, work, and live our day-to-day lives.

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.

Hands-on: Magic Leap 2 Shows Clear Improvements, But HoloLens 2 Retains Some Advantages

Road to VR

Magic Leap 2 isn’t available just yet, but when it hits the market later this year it will be directly competing with Microsoft’s HoloLens 2. Though Magic Leap 2 beats out its rival in several meaningful places, its underlying design still leaves HoloLens 2 with some advantages.

Boosting AR in E-Commerce With Avataar’s Self-Serve 3D AR Platform


During the recently concluded AWE USA 2022 conference, Avataar launched its self-serve platform, Supernova, which automates 3D AR content creation for online merchants.

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Why Powered Wheelchair Users Are Fighting For The Right To Repair Their Own Equipment


The U.S. is making progress away from proprietary repair services and towards fairer laws that not only make third-party repair easier but also acceptable. News Technology

Ghostbusters VR Game Lets You Drive The Iconic Ectomobile


Sony’s two-story location-based VR experience features an immersive vehicle motion simulator and virtual proton packs. Yesterday, Sony unveiled yet another location-based VR experience based on the legendary Ghostbusters franchise.

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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.

Apple’s iPhone Will Soon Scan Your Ear to Solve a Big Problem with Spatial Audio

Road to VR

Today during Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote, the company announced that iOS 16 will allow users of modern iPhones to scan the shape of their ear to create more accurate spatial audio.

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Can You Find Real Love Dating in the Metaverse?


The online dating scene has gone far from swiping right or swiping left. Today, there is a plethora of dating apps giving users unique experiences in finding someone new to connect with. In 2021, the number of worldwide dating app users breached the 300-million mark.

13 shows you can binge in one day if you need a distraction

Mashable VR

Let's face it: None of us have spare time and we all need a distraction from. everything. And what better time-friendly distraction is there than a great TV show you can binge in one day?

Among Us VR: New Trailer & Information Revealed


The upcoming VR release will feature a custom gameplay system, multiple locomotion options, and proximity voice chat.

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.