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The Apple Car Could Feature VR Technology And No Windows

VRScout

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

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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Sense Arena Secures $3M to Expand Ice Hockey VR Training Tools, Add New Sports

Road to VR

VR ice hockey training company Sense Arena announced that it’s closed a $3 million investment round, something the startup says will be used to support continued development on its ice hockey training platform as well as expand to new sports.

Mental Health Awareness Month in XR

ARPost

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.

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.

Google Wants To Deliver World-Scale AR Using Google Maps

VRScout

Google Maps is getting a major upgrade. During Google’s 2-hour long 2022 I/O event last week, the company made a number of exciting announcements, including the reveal of a new mid-tier phone as well as a pair of AR glasses capable of translating multiple languages in real-time. .

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VR Attraction Zero Latency Ditches Backpack PCs in Favor of Vive Focus 3 & Wireless Rendering

Road to VR

Zero Latency, one of the longest running VR attractions in the out-of-home VR space, is dropping the backpack PCs that were once the backbone of the platform. Now the company says it’s moving to standalone Vive Focus 3 headsets with wireless delivery of PC-rendered VR content.

Will AR Bring Augmented Cybercrime?

AR Insider

AR and VR will bring all new advantages and business opportunities. But their levels of user interaction could also have a dark side: heightened vulnerability to cybercrime. We take a look. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors Thought Leaders

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Metaverse School Teaches Kids How To Code For VR/AR

VRScout

Camp K12 is helping educate the next generation of VR, AR, and metaverse creators. It seems as though every industry is investing in the growing metaverse trend.

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The unexpected magic of an Arya Stark-Bugs Bunny team-up is 'MultiVersus' sweet spot

Mashable VR

Smash Bros. by way of a Warner Bros. multiverse? Yes, please. Based on early appearances, you should expect the unexpected when characters from Game of Thrones , Looney Tunes, and other popular Warner Bros. franchises team up and scrap together in WB Interactive Entertainment's upcoming MultiVersus.

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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.

Preview: ‘Shores of Loci’ is a Gorgeous 3D Puzzler Coming to Quest 2 & SteamVR Next Week

Road to VR

First time VR studio MikeTeevee is soon to release Shores of Loci , a 3D puzzle game backed by gorgeous and fantastical visuals. The game is set for an Early Access release on Quest 2 via App Lab and SteamVR on May 24th.

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Are ‘Captions for the Physical World’ AR’s Killer App?

AR Insider

The term killer app is thrown around a lot. But real killer apps have a few common qualities, including utilities that have inherently-frequent usage, and major addressable markets. We examine in light of AR. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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Left 4 Dead VR Mod Features Full Motion Controls

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The internet loathes Amber Heard. That's terrible for domestic violence victims.

Mashable VR

A few years ago, I came to briefly know Amber Heard. The woman I met on the phone, then later in person, struck me as authentic and sincere as she spoke about her role as a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office.

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.

Team-based Combat Game ‘World of Mechs’ Coming Exclusively to Quest 2 May 26th

Road to VR

A new squad-based online battle game called World of Mechs is coming exclusively to Meta Quest 2 on May 26th, and it’s promising a bevy of mechs to pilot.

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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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VR Dungeon Crawler Demeo Is Adding Paintable Miniatures

VRScout

There’s never been a better time to be a tabletop gamer. Originally released on Meta Quest and PC VR headsets back in 2021, Demeo is an addicting VR dungeon crawler with an old-school vibe.

Beat Saber Gets A New 3D Level Editor On PC

Upload VR

Beat Saber’s PC version now has a new 3D interface for level editing. Or it does in beta, at least. This new editor was built from the ground up for players that want to make their own tracks for Beat Games’ hit rhythm title.

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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.

Report Details Apple MR Headset Design Challenges & Internal Hurdles

Road to VR

Apple is a notorious black box when it comes to internal projects, although sometimes details based on supply chain rumors shed a sliver of light on what might be happening with the company’s AR/VR headset behind closed doors.

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An Epic Cannes Film Festival Experience in the Fortnite Metaverse

ARPost

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.

Reality TV Meets The Metaverse In This Interesting New Project

VRScout

Welcome to The Real World: Metaverse Edition.

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All the best headphones for under £50

Mashable VR

A good set of headphones are an absolute necessity in this increasingly noisy world. There are few greater pleasures than sticking on a set of headphones and losing yourself in great-sounding tunes. Which is helped by a near-endless music selection in your phone.

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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.

Latest Quest 2 Update Brings Encrypted Messenger, Parental App Locks & More

Road to VR

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The Incredible And Controversial Evolution Of Elon Musk's Neuralink

Slashgear

Neuralink promises to revolutionize how humans interact with technology -- and provide massive benefits to those with disabilities. Science Technology

This Motion Simulator Lets You ‘Walk’ In VR While Sitting IRL

VRScout

A VR motion sim designed for gaming, multimedia entertainment, and workplace productivity. SitWalk is a new VR motion simulator from VR hardware and software company Mr. Art Digital Technology that allows you to move naturally throughout the virtual world from a seated position.

OpenSim land area hits new record high as all stats rise this month

Hypergrid Business

OpenSim land area is up by more than 12,000 standard regions this month compared to last month, bringing the total land area to a record high of 113,151 standard region equivalents. The growth happened despite some grid outages and closures.

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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.