Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue #57

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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 using XR!

Hey you 🖖🏼
A week with lots of news from the immersive world!
Niantic has announced the release of its AR positioning tool for WebAR. We also bring some articles on education for children using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality applied to experiences for events such as the traditional Electric Daisy Carnival in the US and funding in immersive startups such as Jadu and Lynx.
And not to mention the launch of Pico’s new handset, the Neo 3, also how Qualcomm has been supporting the development of new headsets and smart glasses, contact lenses used as displays and news from Apple and PlayStation headsets.
We bring a new section for the newsletter, this week! XR Gear will be dedicated to news related to equipment such as controllers, gears and suits used in XR experiences.
As usual, we bring new articles on open-source initiatives, data privacy and security, the hero of the week, XR events and podcasts.
Stay tuned! 😎

XR HEADLINES
Niantic is Bringing Its Large-scale AR Positioning System to WebAR Too
The future of education is in experiential learning and VR
AR Technology Invades Electric Daisy Carnival In Vegas
Metaverse School Teaches Kids How To Code For VR/AR
XR STARTUPS
Jadu Raises $36M for Web3's Definitive AR Platform
Lynx raises 4M$ in Series A funding led by Somnium Space
XR GLASSES
Pico Neo 3 Link Releases for €450 in Europe with Hopes of Competing with Quest 2
Qualcomm Cuts the Cord
Could contact lenses be the ultimate computer screen?
Apple reportedly chose a standalone AR / VR headset over a more powerful tethered design
The PlayStation VR2 Will Have Over 20 Launch Games
XR GEAR
What Are VR Moon Boots? Realistic VR Movement
Scientists add mouth haptics to VR, complete with spiders
XR FOR GOOD
Beyond Inclusion Scholarship – The CyberXR Coalition
6 Mental Health Issues That VR Technology Already Helps With
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
How Privacy Is Taken Into Account in AR/VR Experiences
XR OPEN SOURCE
Croquet Launches Open Metaverse OS, Microverse IDE
HERO OF THE WEEK
Benjamin De Wit at “Flying Into The Metaverse Through Books & Culture”
WORD OF THE WEEK
What is VR training? A guide to immersive learning
NEXT EVENTS
LGBTQ+ VR Museum | 2022 Tribeca Festival
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‎Everything VR & AR: Matt Coppinger, VMware
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
Valentino Megale Valentino Megale - Techpreneur & advisor in XR and digital health, author & speaker
valentinomegale@hotmail.it
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