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Lab Surprise is the coolest bundle idea for App Lab

The Ghost Howls

It’s time for an exclusive preview here on The Ghost Howls : I’ve been able to explore Lab Surprise, a new bundle of indie games coming on App Lab this afternoon and I’ve found it so cool that I couldn’t resist talking about it with you even before the launch.

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A Look at VIVE’s Top 100 Global VR Social Influencers List

ARPost

VR giant VIVE just released their “Top 100 Global VR Social Influencers of 2021” list.

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Doctors Perform One-Of-A-Kind AR Surgery In Boston

VRScout

Surgeons were able to view 3D anatomical information in real-time thanks to Dr. Steve Murphy’s AR guidance platform.

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Intel Takes Us Inside to Reveal How HoloLens 2 Is Transforming Computer Chip Production

Next Reality AR

The enterprise applications powering the adoption of the HoloLens 2 are only just ramping up as developers continue to work with the still relatively new hardware.

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.

Pico Neo 3 to feature XR2 chipset and Wi-Fi 6

The Ghost Howls

I’ve received today a press release by Pico about the upcoming Neo 3, and since no other VR outlet seems to report it, I thought it could be a good idea to inform the community about it.

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Swedish Dev Auctioning Off One-Of-A-Kind NFT VR Studio

VRScout

This unique one-off VR space is up for auction with bidding starting at 30 ETH ($60K). Swedish VR developer Fredrik Ekholm has partnered with one of Sweden’s biggest interior designers to create a high-end VR experience that will be auctioned off on Opensea.io as a one-of-a-kind NFT collectible.

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ArtGate lets artist connect with community in virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

Editor’s Note: The ArtGate International 2021 kicks off with an opening ceremony tomorrow night, followed by three days of virtual art events. The art exhibition is open to the public and there is no cost to attend the event.

Pico Neo 3 new specs and photos revealed!

The Ghost Howls

I was browsing the web on a Chinese website (don’t ask me why) and I found a banner that was promoting the Pico Neo 3 on JD.com (a popular e-commerce website).

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Vicarious Surgical Aims to Raise $460M with $1.1B Valuation for VR Surgery Platform

Road to VR

Vicarious Surgical , a robotics-based medical company, today announced that it’s merging with D8 Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company.

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.

Cooperative Action/Horror Game ‘GTFO’ Now Available In VR

VRScout

Team up with friends explore a nightmarish complex filled with horrifying creatures and valuable artifacts. GTFO this week received native VR support thanks to a new mod by DSprtn.

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Byte, Justin Melillo, and How Snapchat Is Changing the World of NFTs

ARPost

First technologies emerge, and then they converge. Blockchain and extended reality technologies have been knocking on one another’s doors for a while now and doors are starting to open. Two examples happened to take place just recently, both using Snap Lens Studio to create wearable NFTs.

XR Talks: Hands-On with Hololens 2

AR Insider

M icrosoft’s Hololens2 isn’t a new device, having released in November 2019. But its supply chain has been so backed up that most of the world hasn’t experienced it yet. This is partly due to demand outstripping supply (a good problem to have) and large-order commitments.

NVIDIA Adds Eye-tracking Support to VRSS Foveated Rendering Tech

Road to VR

NVIDIA is upgrading its Variable Rate Supersampling (VRSS) with support for headsets with eye-tracking, allowing the rendered application to improve performance by increasing quality where the user is looking, while decreasing it elsewhere.

‘Puzzle Bobble VR’ Arrives Next Month On Oculus Quest

VRScout

Reunite with Bub and Bob for an all-new VR adventure. Taito Corporation, the developer behind the legendary 1986 arcade game Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-A-Move ) today revealed the official release date for its upcoming VR adaptation Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey.

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Snap Partners With LACMA on “LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives” Project

ARPost

America has been increasingly having some difficult and meaningful discussions regarding how it remembers itself through its public monuments.

How Will AR Spectacles Advance Snapchat?

AR Insider

Snap’s rumored AR glasses could breath new life into its unspectacular hardware past. by Mack DeGeurin. S nap, maker of the social messaging app Snapchat, is rumored to be working on a pair of its Spectacles smart glasses with AR-capable displays, according to The Information.

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HTC Announces VIVEcon Event on May 11th & 12th, Teases Headset Reveal

Road to VR

Following subsequent teases of an unannounced Vive headset, HTC today announced an event called VIVEcon, set for May 11th & 12th. While there’s no details so far on what the event will entail, the company is clearly teasing the reveal of its new VR headset.

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‘Resident Evil 4 VR’ Heading To Oculus Quest 2, Details Here

VRScout

Additional details regarding the official VR port will arrive April 21st during the Oculus Gaming Showcase.

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Elon Musk reveals when Starlink internet service will likely exit beta

Digital Trends

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed when Starlink's broadband service will likely exit beta, and also when the service could be available for moving vehicles. News Web Elon Musk internet from space Starlink

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AR Briefs, Episode 48: Enterprise AR Case Studies

AR Insider

T hough we spend ample time examining consumer-based AR applications and strategies, greater near-term impact is seen today in the enterprise. As is the case with many emerging technologies, enterprise AR spending has erstwhile outweighed its consumer equivalent.

Oculus Gaming Showcase to Bring News on ‘Lone Echo II’, ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, & More Next Week

Road to VR

Oculus today announced the Oculus Gaming Showcase, an online presentation set to be hosted on April 21st.

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LACMA & Snapchat Erect AR Monuments Across Los Angeles

VRScout

Explore five virtual monuments and murals honoring the history of Los Angeles and its various communities. This past December we learned that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was collaborating with Snap Inc.

Resident Evil 4 VR Is Coming To Oculus Quest 2

Upload VR

Legendary survival horror shooter, Resident Evil 4, is coming to Oculus Quest in the future as Resident Evil 4 VR. The port was announced at the new Resident Evil Showcase today.

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Will ‘Apple Glass’ Redefine AR?

AR Insider

O ne striking realization about spatial computing is that we’re almost seven years into the sector’s current stage. This traces back to Facebook’s Oculus acquisition in early 2014 that kicked off the current wave of excitement….including including lots of ups and downs in the intervening years.

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HTC Teases “VR Headset Confirmed” with Photo of Veiled Device

Road to VR

As if there was any doubt about HTC teasing a new VR headset late last week, the company also reconfirmed that it’s definitely on the way with an image of the device sitting under a veil. A blogpost titled “VR Headset?”

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The Neo 3 Is Pico Interactive’s Newest Standalone VR Headset

VRScout

The Pico Neo 3 will be available exclusively in Asia with an enterprise version heading to Western markets.

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Oculus Quest 2 To Get PC VR Air Link, 120 Hz, And Desk Support

Upload VR

Facebook’s latest update to the Oculus Quest 2 software will add an Air Link mode to play PC VR games wirelessly.

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Data Dive: Did the U.S. Army 2X the AR Market?

AR Insider

O ne of the biggest news items from the past few weeks in the AR sphere is the U.S. Army’s renewed contract with Microsoft. As we covered recently in Spatial Beats , it’s doubling down on AR, including combat-optimized HoloLens 2 units for battlespace awareness and effectiveness.

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NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS

Road to VR

NVIDIA is continuing the rollout of its CloudXR technology on the three leading cloud computing platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.