May, 2022

The Apple Car Could Feature VR Technology And No Windows


Who needs windows when you have VR? It was back in 2014 that Apple first began the development of its own automotive vehicle.

Meta and the next 24 months crucial for its leadership

The Ghost Howls

Meta is currently the market leader in VR, and no company does even get close to its sales numbers. The Quest 2 is a great gaming machine offered at a ridiculous price, and it has totally crushed the competition.

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Magic Leap is Selling Its First AR Headset for Just $550

Road to VR

It looks like Magic Leap is holding a barn burner of a sale on its first AR headset, Magic Leap 1, as the one-time $2,300 device can now be had for $550. As first reported by GMW3 , Magic Leap appears to be flushing excess stock of the 2018-era AR headset via the Amazon-owned online retailer Woot. .

Dive Into a Hyper-Realistic Metaverse Built on Unreal Engine


The realistic metaverse is no longer a thing of the past. With technological leaps in the past few years, multi-dimensional interactions, in what seems like parallel worlds, are now possible.

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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.

Qualcomm Cuts the Cord

AR Insider

Qualcomm has unveiled a new reference design for smartphone-tethered AR glasses. without the tether. Running its flagship Snapdragon XR2 processor, they provide a North Star for OEMs' next AR evolution. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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A VR Cannabis Store Has Officially Opened To The Public


Chat with specialists, review ingredients, and buy products straight from the metaverse.

The XR Week Peek (2022.05.23): New info on Apple glasses, Qualcomm glasses go wireless, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Good morning from Perpignan, France! I’m here to do some meetings, but actually also to eat a lot of food. I’m having a great time with the VRrOOm team while I prepare to go to the US in a few days to attend AWE (don’t forget to get in touch if you want to meet me there).

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Lynx Secures $4M in Series A Funding, Aims to Become “European Champion of Mixed Reality”

Road to VR

Lynx, the French XR hardware startup known for crowdfunding the Lynx R-1 mixed reality headset , today announced it’s secured $4 million in its Series A round, led by social VR platform Somnium Space.

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Mental Health Awareness Month in XR


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are plenty of XR applications and outfits that deserve highlighting. We’ve teased out a couple of projects and products that deserve a closer look. Hit the Mind Gym in Virbela.

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.

Google Lens Reaches 8 Billion Monthly Searches

AR Insider

At Google I/O, there was a notable nugget buried in all the keynote action: Google Lens is now used for 8 billion visual searches per month - 2.5x year-over-year growth. We break down the strategic implications in this week's Data Dive. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Jacinda Ardern talks to Stephen Colbert about gun control in New Zealand

Mashable VR

In the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting on Tuesday which left 19 children and two teachers dead, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke to Stephen Colbert about gun control — and the measures her own government took following the 2019 Christchurch massacre which saw 51 people killed. "I

This Giant VR Bicycle Game Looks Like An Insanely Good Time


To bring the experience to life, QValem developed his own virtual race track and layered it over the real world.

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Meet me at AWE 2022!

The Ghost Howls

It’s been a heavy period, but I managed to survive :P, and now I’m ready to travel again! Today I’m departing to go to France to do some business meetings (and offer a pain au chocolat to my colleague Fabio), and then I’ll get back to the USA to attend AWE 2022 !

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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.

Meta Releases UE4 Graphics Demo to Show What Quest 2 Can Do with Expert Optimization

Road to VR

In an effort to help PC VR developers bring their content to Quest 2, Meta has ported Showdown , an old UE4 VR graphics showcase, to the headset as a case study in optimization best practices.

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The State of Metaverse Real Estate: Who’s Investing and What They’re Looking For


While the metaverse is still an emerging concept, investors, companies, celebrities, and crypto enthusiasts are already shelling out thousands and up to millions for metaverse real estate, or digital worlds made up of pixels.

Did Meta Sell 1.5 Million Quest 2s in Q1?

AR Insider

Meta's Q1 earnings brought mixed results for VR. Top-line revenue is growing but net losses are widening. What does that tell us about Quest 2 unit sales? And where does this put its installed base? We do the math. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Quest 2 Experimental Room Setup Adds Walls & Furniture To Mixed Reality

Upload VR

A new experimental room setup feature on Quest 2 allows owners to map out their walls, doors, windows, and furniture for a new class of mixed reality experience.

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.

Conduct Your Own Virtual Orchestra In Maestro VR


Beat Saber meets Beethoven in this one-of-a-kind music experience. Coming soon to PC VR and the Meta Quest 2, Maestro VR is a unique VR rhythm game that puts you in the shoes of a classically-trained conductor in charge of their own virtual orchestra.

The XR Week Peek (2022.05.16): Meta teases Cambria, Google shows new AR features, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This has been a week full of interesting news. But before digging into them, let me show you the first episode of The Spatial Show, the comedy show about the metaverse organized by Ori Inbar in which I took part.

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New Kat Walk VR Treadmill Aims to Impress At-Home Users, Kickstarter Coming May 14th

Road to VR

Known for kickstarting its original Kat Walk VR treadmill in 2015, Kat VR is heading back to the crowdfunding platform to launch the second generation of its ‘Kat Walk C’ VR treadmill, which again promises to appeal to at-home consumers looking for more immersion.

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An Epic Cannes Film Festival Experience in the Fortnite Metaverse


The Cannes Film Festival , one of the world’s most prestigious film fests, is coming to the Fortnite metaverse. Brut. , an official media partner of the festival, offers a cinema experience like no other for gamers and film enthusiasts.

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.

Niantic Launches Lightship VPS

AR Insider

Niantic Lightship empowers developers to build Pokemon Go-like geospatial AR experiences. What are implications for a "real-world metaverse?". This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis hide 5 trendline

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12 Best Uses For Old Laptops


Have one (or several) old laptops lying around your home? What you actually have is a productivity master waiting to reach its full potential. Technology

Hologram Voicemails Are Here Thanks To Asynchronous Reality


Mute the real world and revisit interactions you may have missed using this mind-bending technology. Have you ever had one of those days where you needed to just sit down at your desk and focus to complete a task, but couldn’t because of all the distractions happening around you?

How Quest runtime and features updates get distributed

The Ghost Howls

It’s a typical situation for me: I wake up and reading the VR news, I find that Meta is releasing a new interesting update for the Quest. Wow, a new feature is coming out, starting from today! I can’t wait to try it and review it!

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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.