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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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.

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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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.

Celebrate the new year in VRChat with Jean-Michel Jarre!

The Ghost Howls

Virtual events have had a blast this year, with some performances that have become very successful, like the concert in Fortnite by Travis Scott, The Burning Man Festival in Altspace VR, or the Tomorrowland concert.

Merge Cube AR Teaching Tools Coming To Instagram And Facebook

VRScout

Merge Labs brings its AR-enabled educational cube to social media. When Merge Labs launched their Merge Cube in 2017, the device instantly changed how people could access AR experiences.

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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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Modder Turns ‘Beat Saber’ Into Super Mario Bros. Themed Platformer

VRScout

Old-school gaming meets modern VR in this uniquely-crafted custom map. Since the launch of the popular VR rhythm game back in 2018, players have been having a field day designing their own custom beat maps set to a catalog of unlicensed music.

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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.

VR Coworking Platform ‘Spatial’ Launches Mobile AR Workspace

VRScout

Interact with 3D holograms of coworkers directly from your living room. Social VR coworking platform Spatial has seen a massive spike in usage this year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 alone the platform has hosted over half a million virtual meetings.

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Cybershoes for Quest review: a new way of walking in VR

The Ghost Howls

I have been able to try the Cybershoes, the special shoes that let you walk in VR while you are seated! There is now an ongoing Kickstarter campaign that proposes a special version of them that works with the Oculus Quest (1 and 2) and I’m sure many of you are wondering if they are good or not.

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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How to make SteamVR input work with Unity XR Interaction Toolkit in Unity

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone! Today’s post is a bit technical, but it will help some VR devs out there to have fewer headaches.

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‘Mario Kart: Home Circuit’ Brings AR And RC Cars To The Nintendo Switch

VRScout

Turn your living room into a one-of-a-kind ‘Mario Kart’ level October 16th. In celebration of the historic 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.,

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8th Wall Powers Netflix AR Experience for George Clooney Film 'The Midnight Sky'

Next Reality AR

Help me, George Clooney. You're my only hope. If that mash-up of cultural references doesn't make sense, it will momentarily.

Ride Your Real Bike In The Virtual World With The Blync VR Controller

VRScout

Pedal your way through a variety of virtual terrain or create your own.

Virtual Aquarium Brings Children’s Aquatic Art To Life

VRScout

Visitors can design custom sea creatures and feed their digital creations. Next-generation art collective teamLab is on a mission to blend the worlds of technology, art, science, design, and nature.

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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Ghost Pacer Headset Offers Runners Their Own Holographic Training Partner

VRScout

An augmented reality running coach designed by runners, for runners. There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition, especially when it comes to physical fitness.

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.

Preserving The Art Of Black Lives Matter Using AR

VRScout

A city-wide digital art show celebrates the street art of BLM. Designers at the architecture and design firm GGLO have created an augmented reality art show aimed at paying homage to the eclectic lineup of street paintings created as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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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.

‘Beat Saber’ Meets Traditional Polka In This Hilarious VR Accordion Experience

VRScout

My dream of starting a virtual polka band is slowly becoming a reality. What do you get when you combine the most popular VR rhythm game available on headsets with traditional Czechoslovakian polka music? It’s a question we’ve all been asking ourselves these last few years.

SenseGlove review: a nice DK1 for force-feedback in VR

The Ghost Howls

Some months ago I interviewed Niels Bogerd from SenseGlove about the “affordable” (from an enterprise point of view) force-feedback gloves they were producing. I was very intrigued by his words, and I would have loved to try the device.

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