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Virtual Reality should acknowledge its “kids issue”

The Ghost Howls

We just had our Christmas holidays, and it is common knowledge that Virtual Reality, and especially Quest 2, had its greatest day on Christmas. Many people received a Quest as a gift, and we all developers saw a big spike in sales of our products that day.

BHaptics Announces $299 VR Haptic Gloves

VRScout

TactGlove is compatible with hand tracking systems like the Meta Quest and Leap Motion.

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15 VR Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2022

Road to VR

We’re looking forward to a ton of new games in 2022, as newcomers and trusted names in VR development alike are prepping to release bigger and better VR experiences. Here we look at our top 15 most anticipated games that are confirmed to arrive in 2022.

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AT&T and Meta Release a 5G AR Game

ARPost

AT&T has recently partnered with Meta to launch a new 5G-enabled AR game on Messenger and Instagram. Here, we’ll take a look at the game, but we’ll also dive into why this is such big news. Meet “Warp Speed Worm”.

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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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.12.27): a great Christmas for Quest 2, Rec Room is worth $3.5B, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Happy Winter Holidays! It is that time of the year when people relax, eat, and hope for a better future, and while I’m not relaxing that much, I’m for sure eating a lot :D.

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Report: Apple Hires Meta’s XR Head of Public Relations

Road to VR

Apple may be nearing launch of its long-awaited XR headsets, as the company has reportedly hired Meta’s head of communications for its consumer XR products.

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21 Most-Read ARPost Articles of 2021

ARPost

From virtual reality trends in 2021 and discussing how augmented reality is used in social media, to analyzing XR tech in education and bringing you the best moments from the best XR events, these are the 21 stories ARPost readers clicked on the most this year.

bHaptics announces TactGlove consumer haptic glove

The Ghost Howls

bHaptics , the Korean company focused on providing consumer-oriented haptic devices, has announced the launch of a new product of its suite: TactGlove, a wireless glove to provide haptic feedback. bHaptics. bHaptics is a startup that offers a suite of products to provide haptic feedback.

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VR Series ‘Space Explorers’ Releases Its Biggest Episode Yet

VRScout

Space Explorers: The ISS Experience took over two years to shoot and is the largest production ever filmed in space. According to a recent article by CNBC , the Oculus app was the #1 most downloaded app on Christmas Day, which means there are a lot of new Quest users out there.

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.

5 Great Quest Games for New VR Players & Novice Gamers

Road to VR

Oculus Quest 2 is an inexpensive and easy to use headset that offers a wide range of experiences for all kinds of people. Granted, the library of content leans heavily toward games, many of which are targeted at experienced gamers who know their way around a gamepad.

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5 Benefits of AR Body Tracking

AR Insider

Body tracking is a playful and expressive use of AR because it unlocks the ability to wear otherworldly digital garments or avatars that mimic your movements. Guest author Heather Lipner breaks down additional benefits. The post 5 Benefits of AR Body Tracking appeared first on AR Insider.

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Holoride details its in-car VR entertainment system and the opportunities for content creators [Exclusive]

The Ghost Howls

I’ve had the immense pleasure of interviewing Marcus Kuehne from Holoride, one of the most interesting and original XR startups out there : they provide in-car entertainment via VR headsets, with the VR content that has the movements synchronized with the actual movements of the car.

Five Quest Games & Apps Perfect For New VR Players

VRScout

Fill up that shiny new headset with a collection of incredible games and apps. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Meta Quest 2 (formerly the Oculus Quest 2) is absolutely crushing it this holiday season.

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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.

Exploring New Frontiers With Metaverse

ARPost

The tech world is abuzz with news of the metaverse and how it can open up a world of opportunities. It promises a more immersive digital experience for users, and it’s poised to become the internet’s successor.

2022 Predictions: Quest 2 Hits the 10-Million Mark

AR Insider

As we approach a new year, it’s time for the annual ritual of synthesizing lessons from the past twelve months and formulating the outlook for the next. We break down our 2022 predictions, starting with VR's near-term fate.

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I’ve paid for 5G for more than 2 years and it has been a complete waste of money

Digital Trends

I signed up for a 5G contract in 2019, and now, more than two years later and despite elaborate promises, I have not seen any benefit from it at all. Mobile 5G is 5G worth it

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Littlstar Is Now RAD With NFTs For Entertainment Industry

Charlie Fink

VR pioneer pivots to NFTs. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business Hollywood & Entertainment /hollywood-entertainment technology

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.

A DARPA-Funded PARC Project Could Be the Future of Remote Assistance

ARPost

Remote assistance has been a hero of the pandemic as not needing an expert on-site to help technicians has been huge for enterprise. And, thanks to a lot of hard work, a few million dollars, and a couple of acronyms, we may not need the expert at all before too long. Getting the Band Together.

How Will Geo-local AR Be Monetized?

AR Insider

Niantic's Sponsorship Platform lets brands like McDonald’s and 7-Eleven drive foot traffic. But the latest development is a new campaign for convenience chain Circle-K, which brings redeemable rewards into the mix. We unpack strategic implications. The post How Will Geo-local AR Be Monetized?

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NASA declares first part of Webb sunshield deployment a success

Digital Trends

NASA has confirmed the success of the first two steps in deploying the enormous sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope. News James Webb Space Telescope NASA nasa launch telescope launch webb launch

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Why People Can't Stop Talking About Don't Look Up

GizModo VR

If you’ve spent even a minute on the internet this week, you have surely seen something about Don’t Look Up. The Adam McKay-directed flick is Netflix’s top movie. It’s also perhaps the top reason for people s g their pants online recently. Read more.

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.

ASUS Demonstrates DDR5 to DDR4 Converter Card

Anand Tech

One of the key issues with purchasing a modern Alder Lake system today is the cost of the memory, especially when an enthusiast wants to use DDR5.

Data Dive: VR Finishes Q4 Strong

AR Insider

The VR market continues to emit positive signs, which we recently rounded up for Q3. Now as Q4 (and full year) winds down, we continue the tradition with a critical mass of milestones for a VR data roundup. The post Data Dive: VR Finishes Q4 Strong appeared first on AR Insider. Data Features

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James Webb Space Telescope to begin crucial deployment step on Tuesday

Digital Trends

As of Monday, the James Webb Space Telescope is a quarter of the way to its destination orbit. But there are still lots of things that have to go right. News James Webb Space Telescope NASA space space exploration

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Hackers Are Getting Better and Better At Defeating Your 2FA Security

GizModo VR

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, has been sold to web users as one of the most important and trustworthy tools for securing your digital life.

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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.