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Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue #55

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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!

Hey, all!🖐🏼
Another amazing week with fresh news.
Last week we had news of Meta’s first physical store and this week Meta should announce news about the Cambria project, let’s wait. Surprises on the part of Google that, in addition to investing in the purchase of a startup to improve Augmented Reality glasses, announced new features for Maps and a new content translation function.
Startups are advancing in the design of full body avatars and not just partial ones and soon we should see all companies on the same path.
Also, you can’t miss a lot of news about startups and their launches, funding for immersive companies, news about hardware (headset and controllers), an open-source initiative called Wolvic, XR for good news, looking for health support, articles about data security, immersive events and a podcast suggestion for you.
Stay tuned for more news! 😉

XR HEADLINES
Google Maps’ new ‘Immersive View’ combines Street View with satellites
Spatial's VR App Gains Full-Body Avatars
5 VR Films we think you should see
XR STARTUPS
Sensorium opens VR Gallery To 'Democratize Art' from the Vatican
Enterprise VR training company Strivr raises $35M to help reskill the workforce
Newfoundland Augmented Reality Company Wins $1.2-Million Defence Contract
XR GLASSES
Google reveals AR glasses that can translate speech in real time
Meta To Reveal Project Cambria Mixed Reality Details
Meta Shows Off Wrist-worn XR Controller Prototype to Ray-Ban Parent EssilorLuxottica
Nvidia Uses Holograms To Shrink The Size Of VR Headsets
Google bought a MicroLED display company that could help make AR headsets better and cheaper
Microsoft teams up with VW to make HoloLens work in cars
XR FUNDING
Tower 26 Venture Fund Raises $50M for VR Games, Metaverse: Report
XR FOR GOOD
Inside the Effort to Expand Virtual Reality Treatments for Mental Health | Science
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
Cybersecurity experts warn about potential security risks, scams in the metaverse: "You can't protect against everything"
XR OPEN SOURCE
Welcome to Wolvic
HERO OF THE WEEK
Dr. Helen Papagiannis
WORD OF THE WEEK
What is hand tracking in VR?
NEXT EVENTS
MKAI Inclusive AI Forum: How to protect human rights in the Metaverse
Apple Park Special Event - WWDC22 - Apple Developer
GatherVerse - EU edition!
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
A podcast, live events, and insights about haptics
Closing notes
That´s all for this week, folks!
Once again, if you have any comments, questions, articles or topics to share with us, or if you want to just talk about XR, you can reach Luis Bravo Martins and Anesio Neto quick and easy.
Thank you!
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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