2022

NVIDIA announces Unity connector for Omniverse at GTC 2022

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[Disclaimer: This article has been written as part of a paid collaboration with NVIDIA. It’s been written by me, on a topic I had an interest in, and trying to convey useful information to the community, so I hope you’ll like it].

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Mixed Reality Trains For Quest 2 Look Incredibly Fun

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All aboard! In a video shared on Reddit earlier this week, independent game studio Foggy Box ( Startenders, Brunch Club ) shared footage of a prototype VR game called Infinite Trainset which uses the Meta Quest 2’s Passthrough technology to bring virtual train sets to life in the real world.

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‘Half-Life 2’ VR Mod Launches Today on Steam, Bringing Free VR Support to Valve’s Classic Adventure

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The long-awaited VR mod for Half-Life 2 (2004) is available for free in beta starting today, bringing to the iconic Valve title a near-native level of VR immersion we’ve been waiting for.

Metal Gear Solid In VR Looks Like A Good Time

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“Snake? Snake!? Snaaaake!” ” A new fan-made mod brings Konami’s legendary stealth action game Metal Gear Solid to life on VR headsets. Well, parts of the game at least.

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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

The US Army Is Testing AR Tech For Armored Vehicles

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The IVAS system offers 360-degree situational awareness on the battlefield.

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Full-Body VR Tracking Shoes Coming Soon To Kickstarter

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Stroll the metaverse in style. VR specialty device company Surplex today unveiled a pair of futuristic sneakers that allow you to interact more realistically with VR experiences.

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The metaverse enters the Gartner hype cycle (but with a 10+ years outlook)

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Ten days ago, the business analysts at Gartner released their “Hype Cycle” for 2022 , and inside there are references to some of the technologies that we in the immersive community care about, in particular the metaverse. Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.

VR Experience Simulates The Feeling Of LSD & Mushrooms

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Could virtual psychedelics have a positive impact on our mental health? Isness-D is a therapeutic VR experience capable of inducing a sense of self-transcendence similar to a medium dose of LSD or magic mushrooms.

Mark Zuckerberg teases a picture of Cambria, to be launched on October, 11th

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Today Meta has announced the date of the Meta Connect , the upcoming event by Meta in which it will announce its latest advancements for what concerns VR, AR, and the M-word. The event will take place at 10 am PT on October 11, and it will be fully virtual , like last year.

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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.

Fortnite Update Teases Potential VR Support For Quest

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You may soon be able to dab in VR. The absurdly popular battle royale game Fortnite may receive official VR support for Meta Quest headsets, according to HYPEX, a well-known Fortnite leaker with a solid track record.

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VR Malware Lets Hackers Into Your Headset

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“ Big Brother” is watching. According to researchers at ReasonLabs, a leading cyber security company, hackers have developed a new form of VR malware for Android-based headsets like the Meta Quest that lets them record your headset screen.

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Half-Life 2: VR Beta Coming Next Month To PC VR Headsets

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Valve’s near-perfect first-person shooter is finally coming to SteamVR headsets. After years of development hell, Half-Life 2: VR will be available in open beta this coming September on PC VR headsets.

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Report: ‘Fortnite’ Update Includes Mention of Oculus, Suggesting Future Quest Support

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Fortnite doesn’t natively support VR headsets, however an update coming to the popular battle royale shooter today reportedly holds mention of Oculus, possibly pointing to future VR support for the game.

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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.

Mojo Vision CEO successfully wore a smart contact lens in his eye

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Today I report news that I’m pretty excited to write about: the CEO of Mojo Vision has worn in his eye a functioning smart contact lens and used it for around one hour. This is not 2050, but only 2022, and this sci-fi movie thing is really happening in front of us.

NuEyes & Samsung Creating An AR Solution For Healthcare

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NuEyes’s lightweight AR glasses, when combined with a compatible Samsung device, can be used in a variety of medical situations. NuEyes Technologies and Samsung have announced a partnership that could change patient healthcare forever.

VR Technology Used To Help Separate Conjoined Twins

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Surgeons call it ‘Man-on-Mars stuff.’ ’ In one of the most complex separation procedures ever conducted, three-year-old conjoined twins Bernardo and Arthur Lima were successfully separated by medical professionals with the help of VR technology.

This VR Bus Takes You On A Tour Of Ancient Rome

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Go 2,000 years back in time on the Virtual Reality Bus.

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.

Attend Class In VR With Immerse, A Language App For Quest 2

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Imagine being late for school in the metaverse. Immerse is an educational metaverse platform developed in collaboration with top researchers from North America, Europe, and Japan.

AR Opera Glasses Could Change Broadway Forever

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Immersive technology brings the stage to life like never before. Students from the South Korean Hongik University have developed a pair of reimagined 19th-century opera glasses that utilize AR technology to immerse spectators in Broadway shows in a variety of unique and imaginative ways.

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3D-Printed Eyes On The Quest 2 Is Pure Nightmare Fuel

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Has technology gone too far, or not far enough? Wouldn’t it be nice if you were able to connect with others in the real world while immersed in your favorite VR games and apps?

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Rumor: Roblox Is Coming To The Quest 2

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Everyone’s favorite kid-friendly metaverse is supposedly getting an official VR release on the Meta Quest 2.

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.

Top 5 VR Worlds To Visit In Horizon Worlds – August 2022

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Another month, another handful of incredible virtual worlds to explore. Since its launch last year on Meta Quest 2 headsets, Meta’s social VR metaverse Horizon Worlds , has grown exponentially with new games and worlds built by the community for the community.

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Daft Punk 360 VR Tribute Show Coming To Los Angeles

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Electronic dance music fans in Los Angeles are in for a treat. Starting next month, Wisdome LA, a 12,000-square-foot VR venue located in Los Angeles, CA, will be hosting a series of live EDM shows inspired by the iconic robot duo Daft Punk. .

Zuckerberg: Next Meta Quest VR Headset Confirmed for October Release

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Although Meta previously confirmed it would launch Project Cambria sometime this year, it wasn’t clear exactly when we’d be seeing the release of what many hypothesize could be dubbed Meta Quest Pro.

RP1 may have created the networking layer of the metaverse

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We all know that these days the metaverse, the infamous M-word, is one of the hot topics in the tech world. We also know that this dream is very far away, and the estimates talk about between 5 and 15 years from now.

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.