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The Best VR Apps for Socializing With Friends


On July 30 the entire world celebrates the International Day of Friendship , a holiday designated by the United Nations. More than ever, this celebration is important.

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VR Malware Lets Hackers Into Your Headset


“ Big Brother” is watching. According to researchers at ReasonLabs, a leading cyber security company, hackers have developed a new form of VR malware for Android-based headsets like the Meta Quest that lets them record your headset screen.

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Democratizing AR: Making 3D Scalable and Accessible

AR Insider

3D technology is fundamentally changing how we purchase anything online. But it's easier said than done to equip oneself with 3D assets for AR commerce. How will this capability be unlocked in the coming decade? We examine the evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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The XR Week Peek (2022.07.25): Google to test AR glasses in the wild, Pico 4 spotted, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The heat hasn’t killed me yet, so this week I can still write a new roundup of interesting news about AR and VR. I have to say that notwithstanding the summertime, some things worth reading have happened, so do not miss this episode!

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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

Sony Promises Info on PSVR 2 Release Date & Launch Titles “Soon”

Road to VR

Sony has fully revealed PlayStation VR 2 at this point, but the company has still kept the PSVR 2 release date under wraps, with many wondering if it will come in 2022 or 2023. Well the company says it’ll finally reveal that info “soon.”

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Industrial Metaverse: The Factory of the Future


In the modern marketplace, manufacturing is deemed to be the most complex industry. As the pace of change accelerates, it demands the adoption of highly sophisticated, novel digital technologies. Right now, the word metaverse is being tossed around like the word internet back in the 1990s.

“Rock Life: The Rock Simulator” review: What the VR community asked for is here

The Ghost Howls

While yesterday the VR community was on fire because of the new anti-modding update of VRChat and the price rise of the Quest 2, I was discovering a little gem of VR gaming , suggested to me by my friend Dario of Cybermachine Studios.

Meta Raises Quest 2 Price to Stave off Growing Costs

Road to VR

Meta announced today something that we haven’t previously seen happen in the middle of a VR headset’s lifecycle—a price increase for Quest 2. To soften the blow, the company says it will include a free copy of the headset’s most popular game.

ActiveLook Brings “Light AR” To Sports Sunglasses


Augmented reality for athletes. MicroOLED, an electronics company specializing in OLED microdisplays, earlier this week announced the latest version of its ActiveLook System, a see-through heads-up display designed for sports brands and eyewear manufacturers.

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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.

Anker GaNPrime Tech Takes Charging To The Next Level


Anker is back with a new series of GaN chargers, promising high-powered charging (and a full charging station) in various small form factors. News Technology

Reality Bytes: Apple, Microsoft & Best Buy

AR Insider

This week on the Reality Bytes Microsoft ‘blocks’ blockchain technologies in Minecraft, Apple opens its Ultra Wideband chip (U1) to developers, and Best Buy plans to launch mini-retail stores. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Commentary Reality Bytes

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Microsoft’s Battlefield AR Headset in Jeopardy After Deep Budget Cuts

Road to VR

Microsoft’s big defense contract that looks to supply the US Army with modified HoloLens AR headsets isn’t going so well.

Snapchat’s New AR Game Let’s You Hunt Ghosts


Do you love hunting ghosts but find yourself lacking any haunted property in which to investigate? Ghost Phone is a new in-game app from Snapchat that turns your smartphone into an augmented reality (AR)-powered ghost hunting device.

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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.

Sega Channel Was A Revolutionary Technology Ahead Of Its Time


Released in 1994, the cable-provided Sega Channel served as the ultimate precursor to modern-day game streaming. Gaming

XR Talks: Projecting Meta’s VR Road Map, Part II

AR Insider

Following a recent under-the-hood look at Meta's next-gen VR prototypes, the folks at TESTED took a trip to Seattle for a deeper technical dive. We unpack the takeaways in this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

Community Contempt for ‘VRChat’ Update Leads Developer to ‘reprioritize internal roadmap’

Road to VR

VRChat , one of VR’s most popular social games, released an update this week has struck a nerve with its community. The long-running social VR application, VRChat has cultivated a large community of dedicated players since its release in 2017.

AR-Powered Hard Hats Could Improve Workers’ Health


The device can be attached to different types of headgear and used for a variety of occupations. RUMEN is an augmented reality (AR) heads-up display that allows its wearer to adjust the lighting of their real-world environment in real-time.

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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.

5 VR Accessories You Need for the Next-Level Immersion


Virtual reality is all the rage right now. You need it for some blockchain games, metaverse, or simply if you want to shop at an immersive virtual store. It’s an incredible technology that allows you to experience things that you never could before.

Spatial Beats: Google, Apple & Meta

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 Apple's latest AR rumors, Google Glass' second coming and Meta's legal challenge. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Ultrawings 2? Has ’10x More Sales’ on Quest, Developer Says, Despite Design Focus on PC VR

Road to VR

In a seemingly unprompted tweet this week, Ultrawings 2 developer Bit Planet Games said that despite building its latest game with a focus on the PC VR platform, the studio has seen significantly more sales volume on Quest 2.

VR Sim Teaches You The Art Of Baggage Handling 


Immerse yourself in five challenging airport scenarios. Airport Ground Handling Simulator VR is an upcoming VR simulator for PC VR headsets that puts you in the shoes of a ground handler and tasks you with completing a variety of activities as part of the turnaround process at a busy airport. .

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.

XONE: Mobile AR Social Network With a Vision to Become Web3’s TikTok


Mobile-first AR social network XONE , created by Auras Studios , stands out with its focus on interactive, user-generated content and musical content.

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ARtillery Briefs, Episode 60: Enterprise AR Best Practices

AR Insider

What are best practices for enterprises to implement AR and realize strong ROI? This is the topic of ARtillery Intelligence’s recent report and the focus of the latest AR Briefs episode. We have the video and takeaways. . This post appeared first on AR Insider. AR Briefs Trend Analysis

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Newly Revealed PSVR 2 Features Add Long Overdue Conveniences

Road to VR

Even though the original PSVR headset is still getting some new game releases , it’s decidedly a last-gen headset… or maybe even a last-last-gen headset depending upon how you look at it.

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Game Of Thrones AR App Lets You Tame Your Own Dragons


Learn ancient Valyrian and command an army of beasts with voice commands. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the new Game of Thrones prequel series House of Dragons is set to debut next month on HBO, offering fans a fresh take on the iconic fantasy universe.

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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.