Conjoined twins separate with the help of virtual reality Three-year-old twins, joined at the head, were successfully separated in a 24-hour operation co-planned in VR by doctors around the world. Surgeons spent months training real CT and MRI scans. Dr Noor ul Owase Jeelani described it as “something of the space age”.
Quest Raises $8M in App Lab’s Most Popular Basketball Game ‘Gym Class’ IRL Studios has announced that its popular VR basketball game Gym Class on the Meta Quest App Lab has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from Y Combinator. Other participants include Founders Inc., Todd and Rahul’s Angel Fund, Balaji Srinivasan, Zaza Pachulia and a number of other angel investors.
NuEyes and Samsung create AR solutions for healthcare. The companies announced a partnership to use augmented reality (AR) technology to provide medical professionals with access to live video and remote experts, as well as the ability to extract images and documents in real time.This NuEyes PRO Series When connected to a Samsung 5G Galaxy S-series phone or tablet, the AR smart glasses can run applications for common healthcare functions such as ultrasound imaging and telemedicine.
Xiaomi launches consumer-grade smart glasses. Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled its own Google Glass-style monocular microdisplay. The roughly $370 Mijia Glasses camera uses Sony’s monolithic Micro OLED, with a peak brightness of up to 3,000 nits and a ppi of up to 3,281. The camera/display upper can also be clipped onto a pair of eyeglass frames or worn on its own. The company said it was targeting “active consumers.”
ActiveLook Brings ‘Light AR’ to Sports Sunglasses. MicroOLED, an electronics company focused on OLED microdisplays, announced earlier this week the latest version of its ActiveLook system, a transparent head-up display designed for sports brands and eyewear manufacturers. The device provides users with key performance data in real-time, keeping them up-to-date while staying focused on training. ActiveLook glasses and goggles start at about $250.
Zuckerberg says Meta and Apple are in “very deep philosophical competition” to build the metaverse At an all-hands meeting earlier this month, the Meta CEO told employees that they were competing with Apple to determine “where the internet should go,” according to a recording of the all-hands meeting that was obtained. edgeMeta, he said, is positioning itself as a more open and less expensive alternative to Apple.Yuan recently Helped to establish the Metaverse Open Standards Group Partnerships with Microsoft, Epic Games, and more. Apple is not in the group.
Microsoft’s Battlefield AR headset offers life support after slashing budget. Microsoft’s 10-year, $22 billion AR system development deal with the Army is facing deep cuts from the House Armed Services Committee, which allocated a paltry $50 million in next year’s systems budget. This comes as Microsoft’s XR division restructures. HoloLens creator Alex Kipman is leaving the company.
Snap’s first AR game is a ghost hunt for mobile exist ghost phone You use the camera on your smartphone to find AR ghosts around you, a la Pokemon Go. Each ghost revealed more about the mysterious lost phone. There is additional content on the phone found. Find it on Lens Explorer.
The Boring Planet of the Apes: The NFT World’s Biggest Success Story Here’s the inside story of what happened when the true identity of the founder of Yuga Labs (creator of the super-successful Bored Ape yacht club) was revealed by Buzzfeed. Bored Apes is a collection of 10,000 unique digital head and shoulders images of apes, each with a unique combination of features.They just raised $320 million from their token holders to build a other.
How Yuga Labs Wants to Enter Metaverse First with Otherside As reported last week, Yuga Labs just tested their ongoing metaverse with 4,500 simultaneous unique users. Yuga teamed up with UK-based Improbable to achieve this feat, notably without compromising avatar persistence or 3D audio. President Takahashi interviewed Yuga CEO Nicole Muniz about the development.
2022 VR Awards Finalists After holding its last two VR Awards virtually, AIXR has partnered with Immersive Technology Week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to bring the ceremony and celebration back to life. AIXR recently announced that the 2022 awards ceremony will take place on 1 December 2022 at the venue de Doelen in Rotterdam. The full list of finalists can be found here.
NBCUniversal News Corp has just started airing a two-week special series revealing the opportunities and consequences of the virtual world. Airing today, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCNews.com and NBC News NOW, Inside the Metaverse Will investigate how users in virtual 3D worlds engage in everything from retail and religion to healthcare and dating. Additionally, CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will speak with Paris Hilton about her business ventures in the virtual world, including what she thinks is the next step in virtual entertainment.
Joanna Popper has been named CAA’s Chief Metaverse Officer. With a proven track record of launching cutting-edge content and technology to drive revenue, audience engagement and brand affinity, Popper will be responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market strategy and core business focus metaverse for CAA and its clients.
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More than any other sports league, the NBA is going all-in on Web3 With a pool of savvy athletes, tech mogul owners, and a vibrant sneaker culture, basketball is primed for the implosion of the NFT project. (Jared Lindzon/Fast Company)
Top 5 Metaverse Activations to Know (Asa Hiken/Ad Age)
Did Mark Zuckerberg take the first steps to turn Facebook into Yahoo 2.0? By putting Facebook in charge of imitating TikTok’s algorithm, its totalitarian leader jeopardizes Meta’s lifeblood and could face the vicious circle that has already ripped apart the popular Silicon Valley portal. (Therese Poletti/Marketwatch)