October, 2021

‘Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time’ Now Fully Playable In VR

VRScout

A new mod brings the classic Nintendo 64 action-adventure game to PC VR headsets for the first time. One of the most iconic video games of all time is now available in VR thanks to a new mod by BrianMp16. This isn’t some 20-minute tech demo; it’s a fully playable Ocarina of Time VR game.

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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HTC Announces Vive Flow, a Compact VR Headset Focused on Casual Entertainment & Wellbeing

Road to VR

HTC today announced Vive Flow, its latest standalone VR headset. While the company just recently released the enterprise-focused Vive Focus 3, the Vive Flow aims for the consumer market with a compact size and feature-set that HTC has designed around casual entertainment and wellbeing apps.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 & Unity Used to Highlight the Threat to Endangered Whales at the Smithsonian

Next Reality AR

Although the enterprise use cases for the Microsoft HoloLens 2 continue to impress, the arts community just can't stay away from the best augmented reality headset on the market.

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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.

8 Augmented Reality Trends in 2021

ARPost

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.

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Netflix Hit Series ‘Squid Game’ Is Now A VR Game

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Fight for your life in this fan-made VR game based on the popular South Korean survival drama. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, odds are you’ve heard about Netflix’s latest global sensation, Squid Game.

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How to build your passthrough AR app for Oculus Quest in Unity

The Ghost Howls

I love passthrough augmented reality , because it lets us create AR experiences with the VR headsets that we already own, plus it also opens up augmented reality to new possibilities, like wide-FOV vision or diminished reality experiences.

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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.

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

Upload VR

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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NASA Debuts AR Graphic Novel At New York Comic-Con

VRScout

First Woman is the first in a series of graphic novels from NASA that use AR to enhance your reading experience.

The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m in the middle of this crazy October in which everything is happening in VR and I’m overworking like crazy. By the way, it’s a positive period, after all. I’ve just been interviewed by XR Must and I’m visiting an amazing XR company (you’ll discover which one very soon…), so things are going well.

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.

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

Road to VR

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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5 easy ways to dramatically increase security in Google Chrome

Digital Trends

We have five easy ways that you can increase the security of your Google Chrome web browser without extra downloads or software. Computing Chrome Google Google Chrome online security web browser

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Why Every Company Needs a Metaverse Strategist

ARPost

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.

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

Upload VR

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.

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

VRScout

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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Quest 2 Pro and controllers’ appearance may have been leaked!

The Ghost Howls

Reddit user Samulia, that is used to analyze the Quest firmware (and made some “predictions” about the Quest 2 Pro), has found in the Quest runtime some videos that depict a new headset with new controllers, most probably the upcoming Quest 2 Pro!

CEO Shares First Details on Magic Leap 2, Announces $500 Million in New Funding

Road to VR

Magic Leap today announced that it has raised $500 million in new capital at a $2 billion valuation. This comes ahead of the launch of its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap 2, which it promises will be smaller, lighter, and tuned to be an “all day” device. New Capital.

Hackers just stole personal data from millions of Acer customers

Digital Trends

Acer has suffered from a second disastrous data breach in 2021. A group of hackers breached Acer's servers and stole over 60 gigabytes of user data. Computing News Acer cybersecurity data breach hacking stolen data

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Sabby Life is Changing the Way We View Art With VR Art

ARPost

The advent of the VR art game Tilt Brush enabled users to paint in 3D space using virtual reality. It employs a range of dynamic brushes that allow users to incorporate interesting effects into their works.

Vive Flow Hands-On: An Ultra Compact VR Headset For Watching Netflix

Upload VR

HTC’s Vive Flow is by far the lightest and most comfortable VR headset I’ve ever worn. As a regular VR user, when I first picked up Flow I instinctively put it on over my head as I would any other headset.

Check Out This Live Interview Between Two AR Holograms

VRScout

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 with DisplayPort cable review: an amazing PCVR experience

The Ghost Howls

I am still working on my full review of the Pico Neo 3 Pro , and while doing my tests on it, I have tried what is probably its most surprising feature, that is tethering to the DisplayPort port of a PC to offer a PCVR experience.

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.

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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SenseGlove Nova Begins Shipping Worldwide

ARPost

SenseGlove, one of the premier manufacturers of haptic and tracking gloves for XR and robotics, announced Wednesday, October 13, that the newest model – SenseGlove Nova – is now shipping worldwide.