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Google Reportedly Working On Its Own Mixed Reality Glasses


Insiders claim the device resembles a pair of ski goggles and will launch in 2024. According to The Verge , Google is currently in development of its own AR device capable of blending virtual graphics over the real world, citing “two people familiar with the project.”

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The XR Week Peek (2022.01.17): Big tech companies’ battle for talents, PSVR 2 still not confirmed for 2022, and more!

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It’s Monday again, so it’s time for a new roundup of the coolest AR and VR news of the week! But before digging into the news, let me invite you all to the latest work that we of VRrOOm have developed: a new social XR immersive music experience from the French legendary composer Jean-Michel Jarre!

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‘Wooorld’ is a Multiplayer Version of ‘Google Earth VR’ for Quest, Releasing Soon

Road to VR

Google Earth VR is a fun and useful way of seeing the world—it’s easy to lose yourself visiting your home town, or mapping out new adventures thanks to the company’s extensive 3D building scans.

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Exploring Metaverse: Can It Ever Become a New Normal?


The future of the metaverse continues to be a hot topic of conversation amongst tech developers, virtual reality users, and an increasingly digital native population.

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.

Skyrim VR Looks Even Better As A Comic Book


VR mods bring the popular VR game to life in a whole new light. I know what you’re thinking: “another story about Skyrim ? Really?”

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This Pioneering Fractal Artist is Returning to VR with a New Album Soon

Road to VR

It’s been a while since we last wrote about Julius Horsthuis, a visual effects artist who authored a series of fractal 360 videos for VR which are simply mind-blowing—both now and back in the good ol’ days of the Oculus Rift DK2 when we first experienced them.

Is 2022 the Year for Consumer AR Glasses?


We had a lot of news in the XR space in 2021, and a lot of trends could be distilled from that news. Trends around VR adoption, opensource, low and no-code development. However, some of the most exciting trends are all around AR glasses. See Also: 21 Most-Read ARPost Articles of 2021.

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HTC Winter Sale Offers Major Discounts On VIVE Headsets And More


Anyone who purchases a qualifying VR headset will also get two free months of Viveport Infinity. HTC Vive has a lot going on in 2022.

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How Can AR Unlock Immersive Education?

AR Insider

AR is finding all kinds of use cases and points of value – from immersive shopping to enterprise productivity. But what about education and immersive learning? We examine the ways it can add value to the classroom. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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.

HoloLens Optics Chief Joins Google Amid Reported Push for Upcoming Google AR Headset

Road to VR

Bernard Kress, principal optical architect on Microsoft’s HoloLens team, has left the company to take on the role of Director of XR Engineering at the recently formed Google Labs.

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Real-World Applications and Benefits of AR Cloud


Augmented reality cloud or AR cloud is posed as the next big thing for augmented reality and the experiences it can deliver. It provides users with a more immersive way of engaging with and searching for information.

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Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Reportedly Delayed Until 2023


Looks like we might have to wait just a little while longer for the company’s combination VR/AR headset.

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Spatial Beats: Second Life, Magic Leap & XR Funding

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 the second coming of second life, Magic Leap, and the latest XR funding. The post appeared first on AR Insider.

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.

New Feature in Quest Update Could Bolster WebXR Use

Road to VR

Meta is rolling out update v37 for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 bringing quality-of-life improvements like interface tweaks and tracking support for the Apple Magic Keyboard.

Metaverse: But Where’s The Chorus?

Tech Trends VR

Metaverse! Metaverse! Metaverse! With a sprinkling of Web3 NFTs! By Gordon Midwood, CEO of Anything World. Now that I have your attention (or mild disgust depending on your predilections) there is a big issue around any notion of Metaverse that we urgently need to address.

Snap’s Spectacles Lens Lets You Play Catch With The LA Rams


“LA Rams Mini Game” is the first Spectacles Lens developed in collaboration with a professional NFL team. Snap Inc. this week revealed a new AR-powered Lens for the company’s Spectacles 3 that lets users toss the virtual pigskin with LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Reality Bytes: Microsoft, Netflix & Nordic Track

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. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Commentary Reality Bytes

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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.

Varjo is Bringing Foveated XR Cloud Streaming to Its Headsets & Beyond

Road to VR

Varjo, makers of high-end XR headsets, today announced it is introducing an XR cloud streaming service for enterprise customers. The streaming solution leverages the headset’s foveated rendering to deliver high quality XR experiences on less powerful machines.

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Babysense Cloud smart mattress monitors your baby’s sleep

Digital Trends

Babysense has announced its new Cloud smart mattress that can track when your baby is about to wake up, has trouble sleeping, or needs to be changed. News Smart Home Babysense Cloud Smart Mattress smart home

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New Quest Update Adds Apple Magic Keyboard Support & More


It’s all about the little things. Meta this week announced the rollout of update v37 for the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2.

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Is AR Shopping a Metaverse Precursor?

AR Insider

Though the metaverse is years from materializing, 3D content – and the tools to create it – are key building blocks. Better yet, 3D content is finding pre-metaverse value in social lenses and camera commerce. We examine the latest action. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard for $69B to Play “key role” in Metaverse Development

Road to VR

Microsoft announced it’s planning to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, making it the largest gaming acquisition to date. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the studio will play a key role in the development of its future metaverse platforms.

Cloud Streaming Coming Soon to Varjo Reality Cloud


Varjo announced today that cloud streaming is coming to the Reality Cloud platform announced last year. The feature has been available to select early-access partners for a few months and will become commercially available in the first half of this year. Let’s Talk Streaming.

Hot Wheels-Inspired VR Game Stunt Track Builder Out Now


Build your own over-the-top stunt tracks with realistic toy-car physics. Available now on Quest and PC VR headsets, Stunt Track Builder is a new VR game for Quest and PC VR headsets that lets you relive those fond childhood memories of building intricate stunt tracks for your favorite toy cars.

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How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse? Part II

AR Insider

The metaverse is as exciting as it is ill-defined. The term is so overused that it’s lost all meaning. But beyond the tech world, how do regular folks feel about it? We examine the latest consumer survey data in this week's data dive. The post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.