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‘Rec Room’ Is Hosting Its Own VR Olympics


Sign up now for the chance to compete in the first-ever Reclympics, the official summer games of Rec Room. This weekend marks the start of the inaugural Reclympics, a VR competition hosted by popular social VR platform Rec Room.

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Why XR Twitter Is Up in Arms About Saying “Metaverse”


Are you on XR Twitter? You should be. It’s a cool place. But right now there’s a lot of heat on a particular term: “Metaverse.”. Some people are going to the bat to keep the word around and in common use.


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The most important personal computers in history, ranked

Digital Trends

Forty years ago this week, the iconic IBM PC made its debut. In honor of this game-changing tech anniversary, we ranked the most important PCs of all time. Computing Features Apple II Apple Lisa IBM PC iMac PC Xerox Star

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Rezzil Player 22 Review: Learn Sports, Stay Fit In VR!

The Ghost Howls

Today Rezzil has just launched on the Oculus Quest Store “Player 22” , a VR experience meant to make people stay fit at home with training sessions inspired by the ones that professional sports athletes follow. How is it good? Discover it in today’s review!

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.

NVIDIA Tricks Audience With Virtual CEO In Latest Keynote


The GTC21 conference keynote featured a digital clone of CEO Jensen Huang brought to life using artificial intelligence. This past April, GPU manufacturer NVIDIA hosted its annual GTC (GPU Technology Conference), during which the company presented its GT21 keynote featuring NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang.

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How AR Diving Masks Can Improve Underwater Operations


AR diving masks might be the future of archaeological diving, naval operations, and many aquatic recreational activities. AR startups, as well as the US Navy, are exploring the ability of immersive tech to make diving safer for all kinds of divers. What Is an AR Diving Mask?

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Spatial Beats: Facebook, Nreal & More Metaverse Hype

AR Insider

W elcome back to Spatial Beats. This week, we look at the ongoing proliferation of the metaverse as a buzzword and construct for spatial computing’s future. People are not done talking about the future metaverse, or metaverses.

U.S. Air Force Using VR For Sexual Assault Prevention Training


Members of the Air Force will train in intervention skills, victim advocacy, and reporting protocols.

Switchable Waveguide from DigiLens Claims to Double the Resolution of XR Glasses

Road to VR

DigiLens today announced a new capability for their waveguides which it’s calling a transparent resolution expander.

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.

Breonna’s Garden: An AR Experience to Foster Healing


Sometimes mourning is incredibly personal and other times entire communities need to grieve, particularly in the wake of tragic situations that reflect poorly on societies or even humanity overall.

XR Talks: Breaking Down AR Marketing Best Practices

AR Insider

A dvertising continues to be a bright spot in AR’s otherwise-challenged early days. Brand spending on AR ads is on track reach $1.98 billion this year according to ARtillery Intelligence estimates, making this one of the most high-performing subsectors of the AR universe.

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Become A VR Fashion Icon With This Exclusive Avatar Clothing


Act fast to score some high-end virtual threads thanks to a new partnership between RTFKT and Ready Player Me.

‘Lone Echo II’ Delayed Again to Later This Year

Road to VR

Lone Echo II , Ready at Dawn’s long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi adventure Oculus PC exclusive, was supposed to make its grand entrance this month, but now it appears we’ll be left waiting (again).

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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.

Augmented Safety: How AR Technology Helps Reduce the Risk in Aviation


Sponsored content. Sponsored by Wikitude. The aviation division of bp, Air bp is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. The company is known for its innovative approach and sought an engineering solution to protect its operators against making mistakes.

How Can 3D Content Unlock Enterprise Value?

AR Insider

Working in 3D Can Make Your Business 33+ Percent More Effective. Applying 3D and AR to manufacturing, marketing, sales & service. by Mariusz Korba. N owadays, we all have phones, tablets, laptops and PCs with immense power, capability and potential at our fingertips.

‘The Secret Of Retropolis’: A VR Adventure Built In A Bunker


“Conflict is good for art,” says Eyal Geva, one of the three developers behind The Secret Of Retropolis.

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Impressions: ‘Pistol Whip – Smoke & Thunder’ Delivers a Fresh Dose of Gun-slinging Fun

Road to VR

Today Pistol Whip gets a major free update called ‘Smoke & Thunder’, bringing five new levels to the game tied together into a mini-campaign (similar to the prior ‘2089’), as well as a complete refresh of the game’s modifier system, offering more customization than ever before.

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Darabase Contributes to Ongoing Art of London AR Art Project With Artist Isaac Julien


London has some of the greatest art in the world and a lot of it is indoors. Historically, this hasn’t been a huge obstacle to visitors. However, many of these museums closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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AR Briefs, Episode 49: How Do AR Users Really Feel?

AR Insider

R ecent reports from AR Insider’s research arm ARtillery Intelligence have covered topics like Camera Commerce and best practices in Web AR. But to put more substance and validation behind those narratives, we decided to ask consumers how they feel about mobile AR. So we set out for answers.

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Kid-Friendly Batman App Lets You Battle Villains In AR


Join Batman’s technologically savvy crime-fighting team and protect Gotham City. Warner Bros. has released a new mobile app on iOS & Android devices that lets you partner up with the Dark Knight himself and take on some of Gotham’s greatest villains in immersive AR.

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Vertigo Games Acquires VR Studio Force Field, Working on “Unannounced AAA game based on well-known IP”

Road to VR

Vertigo Games, a VR development studio and publisher, announced it has acquired Amsterdam-based VR development studio Force Field, which has worked on VR experiences like Anne Frank House VR , Coaster Combat , and Landfall.

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VRChat: HP, DecaGear, Disney Feature In Amazing Virtual Market Kicking Off This Weekend

Upload VR

The Virtual Market 6 event kicks off in VRChat this weekend, featuring installations from HP, DecaGear, Disney and more. Virtual Market, or Vket , is a series of in-VR events run by Japanese group VR Hikky.

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How Do Mobile AR Platforms Stack Up?

AR Insider

S ometimes it pays to be on Twitter. Amidst all the noise and political vitriol (depending on whom you follow), there can be real moments of AR discovery. Combine that with the fact that the AR developer community is highly active on Twitter, and you can encounter some real gems.

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Tips & Tricks For Playing ‘STRIDE’ On Oculus Quest


Dominate the rooftops with these useful tips & tricks for Joy Way’s action-packed VR parkour game.

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Watch Xiaomi’s first video featuring its robotic CyberDog

Digital Trends

Xiaomi's first video showing off its new CyberDog robot reveals even more similarities with Boston Dynamics' Spot robot. News cyberdog robot dog Robotics Robots Xiaomi

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Oculus Quest Gets A Full Golf Game In Golf 5 eClub

Upload VR

Golf 5 eClub, a new Oculus Quest golf experience aims to give players a full, authentic replication of the game. Launched on the platform yesterday for $19.99 , Golf 5 eClub offers 18 holes to master with full multiplayer support.

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Web AR: By the Numbers

AR Insider

T here’s growing sentiment in the mobile AR world that apps aren’t the optimal vessel. Yet the technology lives on a device where apps rule. 90 percent of mobile users’ time is spent in apps versus the browser. Can AR break that cycle? And if so, could web AR be the answer? What is web AR?

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‘Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge’ Final Chapter Coming This Fall


The exciting conclusion to ILMxLABs’ VR action-adventure game arrives later this year on Oculus Quest headsets. Roughly a year after its launch on Oculus Quest headsets, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge returns this Fall with a brand new sci-fi adventure.

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