2020

Is Oculus Quest killing PC VR?

The Ghost Howls

As I promised you in my latest Week Peek , I’m writing an editorial to share with you my thoughts about what has just happened with Onward, and why this may be a negative turning point for PC VR , that in the end may even disappear from the consumer market.

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CrowsNest’s Anna is the future of hospitality

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago I had a chat with my friend Eloi Gerard , the CEO of CrowsNest XR , about Anna, the virtual concierge assistant he is launching. I found it a very interesting project, so let me tell to you about it!

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Stanford Research Shows VR Users Can Be Identified Using Only 5 Minutes of Motion Data

Road to VR

Privacy in VR is an ever growing issue, especially now that all new Oculus accounts must login to Facebook with their real identity, which includes anyone who wants to use a Quest 2.

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Oppo Unveils Smartphone-tethered AR Glasses, Push for Content Coming in 2021

Road to VR

Oppo, the China-based smartphone manufacturer, held its second annual Inno Day in Shenzhen, China today, showing off a new version of its concept AR glasses.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

VR Burning Man Event Will Feature Live Music, Art, And Workshops

VRScout

Black Rock City meets the multiverse in this one-of-a-kind virtual celebration. This past April, festival organizers made the painful decision to cancel Burning Man 2020 citing ongoing concerns over COVID-19.

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Zylia’s 3D Audio Technology Could Be The Start Of Virtual Concert Halls

VRScout

A collaboration with the Pozna? Philharmonic Orchestra signals a new era in live-recorded audio for virtual reality creators.

A new enterprise headset is awaiting us in 2021…

The Ghost Howls

As you for sure know, this Saturday I have been one of the hosts of the Virtual Reality Day organized by Bob Fine. I have invited and moderated some amazing speakers : Gianluigi Perrone , Ivan Varko, Gijs Den Butter , Louis Cacciuttolo, Rob Cole, and Alvin Wang Graylin.

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Five Ways VR Is Being Used In Modern Healthcare

VRScout

How VR technology is revolutionizing the heatlhcare sector. When you hear the term “VR,” you might think of entertainment, social media, or the exploration of virtual worlds; perhaps the last thing you’d ever think of is the healthcare industry.

Google & Red Bull TV Premier 'The Last Ascent' with Synced AR Experience That Puts Nature in Your Home

Next Reality AR

In recent weeks, Google managed to capitalize on the hype surrounding the Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian with an AR app that was not only exclusive to Android but also available only for 5G-equipped devices.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

Study Shows VR Technology Can Have A Positive Psychological Impact During Lockdown

VRScout

How immersive technology is keeping users sane during the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no question about it. The current COVID-19 pandemic has us going through a roller coaster of feelings right now.

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A Mystery HTC VR Headset Appears In FCC Filings

VRScout

The above image deptics the Vive Proton prototype VR headset. Before any consumer electronic product with electromagnetic emissions (radiofrequency) can be sold to the public, they must meet specific requirements to be considered safe by the FCC through an FCC Test Report.

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Virtuix Reveals Omni One At-Home VR Treadmill

VRScout

Virtuix looks to become the “Peloton for gamers” with its latest omni-directional device.

Feel VR From Your Head To Your Toes Using These Haptic Sneakers

VRScout

DropLabs’ audio-enabled footwear features support for all Bluetooth 4.2 compatible devices. This month marked the launch of DropLabs’ EP 01 Triple Black , an updated version of the companies previously-released EP 01 haptic sneaker.

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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.

Exclusive: Tundra Tracker Aims for Smaller, Cheaper Alternative to Vive Tracker for SteamVR Tracking

Road to VR

Tundra Labs , which makes chips and development kits for devices which use SteamVR Tracking, is building its own tracking accessory for the tracking ecosystem. The company is positioning its Tundra Tracker as a smaller, cheaper, and better alternative to HTC’s Vive Tracker.

Kai XR: Bringing VR To The Classroom, One Headset At A Time

VRScout

Kai XR offers students a unique look into their futures. Kai Frazier is a woman on a mission who wants to know why we aren’t building technology for children. The dedicated Techstars entrepreneur has always shown a passion for the difficult, yet rewarding work of teaching students.

US Fire Administration Advocates The Use Of VR For Firefighter Training

VRScout

An average of 11 firefighters have died every year since 2008 during training sessions; VR could help reduce those numbers.

PlayStation VR Will Be Backward Compatible With PS5, For A Price

VRScout

You’ll need a PSVR headset, PS4 Dualshock 4 controller or Move controllers, and PS4 Camera in order to play.

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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.

Standalone 5G headsets are coming in 2021

The Ghost Howls

In the XR communities, the hype for the Qualcomm XR2 reference design is high, because it will bring many innovations to standalone XR headsets : better graphics, eye tracking, passthrough vision, AI, and much more.

Developer Creates VR Time Machine To Relive His Past Year

VRScout

Creator Luicas Rizotto wore Snapchat Spectacles every day for a year to capture 2019 in VR. Earlier this week, Lucas Rizzotto , the creator behind the VR experience Where Thoughts Go , announced to the world via Twitter that he had finally cracked the code of time-travel.

HBO Rolls Out 'His Dark Materials' AR Experience To Bring Characters to the Real World

Next Reality AR

In this year of everything going virtual and remote, it makes even more sense now that Hollywood is leaning heavily on augmented reality. In this case, it's HBO using AR to promote its highly-acclaimed original programming.

Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots

VRScout

Japanese store chain Family mart hopes to have robotic employees working in 20 branches by 2022. Imagine walking into your local convenience store only to find the usual checkout person had been replaced by a remote-controlled robot operated in VR by a human being located hundreds of miles away.

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.

Real Pilot Battles Virtual Aircraft In “World’s First” AR Dogfight

VRScout

Could live-flight AR exercises be the future of air combat training? According to the United States Air Force President’s Budget FY21 , the FY 2021 Air Force Operation & Maintenance (O&M) budget includes a staggering $770M increase from its 2020 funding.

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Award-Winning Fashion Photographer Starts Virtual Modeling Agency

VRScout

With the modeling industry on hold, virtual models are stepping up to fill the runways. Shavonne Wong is an award-winning fashion photographer with 10 years of experience.

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Apple Files Patent For Mixed Reality Headset That Projects Images On Your Eyeballs

VRScout

Apple looks to eliminate screens entirely according to a patent published by the USPTO. This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filed by Apple Inc.

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Wacom Unveils VR Pen Built for “the next creative future”

Road to VR

Wacom , a leader in stylus pens and tablets for creative professionals, unveiled a new device late last month which was built specifically for creators looking to leverage the power of VR. Called Wacom VR Pen, the device is a pressure sensitive stylus controller.

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.