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Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue # 29

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Virtual & Augmented Reality

We provide you with a list of handpicked stories, best practices, startup showcases and fresh tools to build the Metaverse and the next version of the web!

Hello there 👋🏼,
It was a pretty exciting week for immersive tech enthusiasts! Avatars, Metaverse, new headsets and now, as usual, you can find some good references here in our weekly digest.
We´ve got Meta (former Facebook) with new announcements about their vision and investments in the Metaverse. Also, we can see Microsoft talking about their future version of the Metaverse with Mesh and Teams.
You will also be able to read news about Magic Leap, the risks related to privacy when using Augmented Reality glasses, some great initiatives related to accessibility, suggestions for a great immersive podcast and must-attend XR events.
And last but not least, we would like to welcome our new co-curator, Anesio Neto, who is joining us this week to share even more, up to date content with you! 😃

XR HEADLINES
A summary of announcements from Facebook Connect 2021
Mesh for Microsoft Teams aims to make collaboration in the ‘metaverse’ personal and fun | Innovation Stories
XR STARTUPS
Rendever makes the lives of seniors better using VR
XR GLASSES
The latest Oculus Quest update will help prevent accidental dog punching
Magic Leap's CEO Says the Company's Second Act Is All About Narrowing Its Focus -- and Taking On Microsoft | Inc.com
Facebook teases ‘Project Cambria’ high-end VR / AR headset
XR FOR GOOD
XR Association launches XR Accessibility Tutorials and Code for developers
A community committed to making virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (XR) accessible to people with disabilities
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
AR could be a privacy nightmare — or a chance to rethink computing
Meta says it's getting rid of facial recognition on Facebook — but that won't apply to the metaverse
Sign up - XRRA
XR OPEN SOURCE
OpenXR - High-performance access to XR platforms and devices
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes Interview
WORD OF THE WEEK
Assisted Reality
NEXT EVENTS
GIFF 2021 (November 05-14, 2021)
VRDays Europe 7 - Immersive Tech Week (November 13-17, 2021)
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
VR & AR Podcast - Field of View by Accenture XR & AIXR
Closing notes
That´s all folks!
Once again, if you do have a comment, a question, an article or topic to share or just have that urgent need to chat about XR, just let us know!
Cheers!
👨‍💻 Luis Bravo Martins
👨‍💻 Anesio Neto
Techstars Startup Digest Virtual & Augmented Reality is curated by:
Luís Bravo Martins Luís Bravo Martins - CMO, VR/AR Author & Speaker
luis.martins@startupdigestmail.com
Anesio Neto Anesio Neto - Matchmaker, Creative Strategist & Content Manager
anesio.neto@startupdigestmail.com
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