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Build Your Own VR Metropolis In ‘Little Cities’ On Oculus Quest

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The bigger your city, the more residents you’ll attract! Just be on the lookout for any catastrophic emergencies. Little Cities is a cozy VR world-building game from nDreams that allows you to create intricate cities from the ground up on an island, which is basically a blank slate.

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Varjo announces Aero, the highest-end prosumer headset

The Ghost Howls

If you are all-in for high-quality PCVR and you have a budget to invest for it, this is the day you were looking for: Varjo has just announced Aero, which is set to become the highest-end prosumer PCVR headset on the market.

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Facebook Plans 10,000 Job Hiring Spree in Race to Lead the Metaverse

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Facebook, which already employs some 60,000 people, announced a massive expansion of its workforce in an effort to get a head start in building the metaverse. The company says it aims to hire 10,000 new employees, all in the EU.

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8 Augmented Reality Trends in 2021

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The concept of augmented reality is no longer new. In the last couple of years, AR has experienced tremendous growth and popularity as big technology giants like Google, Amazon, Apple have adopted the technology.

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.

Oculus Quest 2 App Features The Voices And Art Of St. Jude Patients

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Ascend to the stars in a space elevator and immerse yourself in a collection of thoughts from real patients at St Jude Hospital.

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Varjo Aero Review – A VR Simmer’s Dream

Road to VR

Varjo today announced Aero; while it’s the company’s most affordable headset yet, its $2,000 price point still limits its to businesses and wealthy enthusiasts.

Why Every Company Needs a Metaverse Strategist

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The metaverse is coming (some iteration of it is already here) and it’s going to encompass society as we know it. In 2019, Marshmello’s virtual concert on Fortnite saw 10.7 million attendees tune in.

Check Out This Live Interview Between Two AR Holograms

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8i and 8th Wall’s one-of-a-kind system lets you communicate with people around the world as realistic 3D holograms. History was made this past week when 8i and 8th Wall broadcasted a live volumetric video interview between two realistic 3D holograms.

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Pico Neo 3 Pro full review: a very solid device

The Ghost Howls

The time has come! Finally, I can tell you everything you need to know about the Pico Neo 3 Pro in this long and detailed review! Pico Neo 3 Pro. Pico Neo 3 Pro, and its sibling Pico Neo 3 Pro Eye (featuring eye-tracking), are the latest enterprise headsets by Pico.

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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.

Varjo Announces Aero, a High-end Headset Pared Down for Small(er) Businesses & Wealthy Enthusiasts

Road to VR

Varjo, maker of high-end enterprise XR headsets, today announced Aero, a pared down version of the company’s latest headset that offers industry-leading fidelity and advanced features for a cheaper (but still hefty) price that makes the company’s offering more attractive to medium-sized businesses and wealthy VR enthusiasts.

Varjo Announces VR Headset for “Leading-Edge Users” – Varjo Aero

ARPost

For years, Varjo has made some of the best XR headsets on the planet – including true XR models that can actually go back and forth between virtual and mixed reality. The company is frequently producing things so amazing that we didn’t even know that we wanted them yet.

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Relaxing VR Art Game ‘Cosmic Sugar’ Lets You Sculpt Light

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Explore your creativity in this interactive exploration of physics, art, and sound. Imagine having the power to manipulate the cosmos with the simple brush of a hand. Or using various sounds to shatter the stars and send them spiraling millions of miles away.

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Can Snap’s Arcadia Accelerate AR Marketing?

AR Insider

Just one week after launching App Lab, Snap completes the one-two punch with a full-fledged AR creative studio. Known as Arcadia, it will work directly with brands and ad agencies on AR campaigns. We examine drivers and dynamics. The post Can Snap’s Arcadia Accelerate AR Marketing?

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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.

HP Launches Updated Reverb G2 in U.S. with a Host of Commonly Requested Improvements

Road to VR

HP announced today that it’s launching an updated version of its Reverb G2 headset in the US that brings improvements to controller tracking, eye-relief, and AMD compatibility.

5G networks aren’t even close to ‘market penetration tipping point,’ study says

Digital Trends

How long will it be until 5G becomes the market standard? A lot longer than you may think, according to the latest study. Mobile News 5G market penetration

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Our First Look At Footage From Canon’s New VR Camera Lens

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The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens is capable of recording 180-degree video in 8K. Earlier this month, one of the biggest camera manufacturers in the world, Canon Inc, launched its new EOS VR System.

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Get Spooky With Snapchat’s New Seasonal Lenses

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Maybe you’re dressing up and you want your Bitmoji to dress up too. Or, maybe you’re not dressing up but you want to be at least a little festive for your friends and family on social media.

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‘Resident Evil 4’ for Quest 2 Review – Reanimating a Piece of Gaming History

Road to VR

Resident Evil 4 for Oculus Quest 2 definitely shows its age—it would be impossible not to given its lineage as a groundbreaking survival horror game initially launched on GameCube in 2005.

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NASA challenges kids to design a moon-digging robot

Digital Trends

NASA has launched a contest challenging K-12 students to don their thinking caps and design a robot capable of digging and moving lunar soil. News contest Moon NASA space student contest

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‘Guided Meditation VR’ Brings 30+ Hours Of Meditations To Oculus Quest

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Relax and unwind in a calming VR experience complete with guided meditations on anxiety, depression, sleep, and more.

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Varjo Teases ‘Varjo For All’ Message Ahead Of New Reveal

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Ahead of an announcement this Thursday, high-end headset maker Varjo is teasing the message ‘Varjo For All’ That phrase was hidden in a teaser video the company posted on its Twitter account this week.

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‘Little Cities’ for Quest Looks Like ‘Cities: Skylines’ in VR, Coming Spring 2022

Road to VR

Little Cities is an upcoming city creation game for Quest that looks to bring much of the same city simulator flair to VR of prolific series such as Cities: Skylines and Sim City.

Reality Bytes: Vive Flow, Tether & Ghost Robotics

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. The post Reality Bytes: Vive Flow, Tether & Ghost Robotics appeared first on AR Insider.

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VR Footwear Cybershoes Adds A Bunch Of New Games

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Shuffle your way through a collection of newly compatible games and compete in an exclusive NFT tournament. Since the launch of its official Kickstarter back in 2018, Cybershoes have built up an impressive list of compatible VR games.

Facebook To Hire 10,000 Across The EU In Metaverse Push

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Facebook today announced plans to hire 10,000 people across the European Union over the next five years to work on its take on the metaverse. The social networking giant announced as much in a new blog post authored by Nick Clegg, VP Global Affairs, and Javier Olivan, VP Central Products.

‘Unplugged’ Review – Rock Star Ambitions Stifled by Quest’s Hand-tracking

Road to VR

Unplugged is like Guitar Hero, although instead of picking up a dedicated peripheral and jamming away, it relies on Quest’s native hand-tracking to let you shred on an air guitar without controllers.

Scientists think the next big solar storm could create an ‘internet apocalypse’

Digital Trends

Scientists say that our existing internet infrastructure -- namely undersea cables -- isn't equipped to weather the next big solar storm. Here's why. Emerging Tech Features climate change Internet internet apocalypse solar superstorm

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Facebook Messenger Introduces AR Group Effects

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Turn your next video call into an interactive party with Facebook’s collection of multiplayer AR experiences. Group Effects is a new feature available now on Facebook Messenger and Messenger Rooms that allows Facebook users to interact with a variety of AR experiences during group video calls.

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