Future VR optics from Meta
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets’ displays. Until recently, this field was relatively static, with headsets using optics based on Fresnel len...
NFT breaks world record
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Announced during NYC.NFT 2022, luxury champagne connoisseur Shammi Shinh has broken his 2013 record of World's Most Expensive Champagne by partnering with the artists that illustrated celebrity favorite Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. Taking cues from the world's most expensive address, the new luxury champagne brand 'Champagne Avenue Foch' has been adorned wi...
Mobile mapping solution from ProStar
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ProStar Holdings Inc. has announced that Utility Mapping (Aust) Pty Ltd in Australia has adopted ProStar's PointMan cloud and mobile mapping solution.
"We have tried other solutions, but after months of testing, PointMan has proven to be the solution that best fits our needs in order to provide superior and consistent underground mapping servi...
Microverse IDE beta opens
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Croquet, the open OS and developer platform for the metaverse has announced the open beta of Microverse IDE, its development and deployment environment built for Croquet OS, which empowers web and web3 developers to rapidly deliver interoperable, standards-based metaverse worlds.
Croquet Microverse IDE beta opens, helping solve metaverse challenges
Croquet also an...
Metaverse mobile app for the masses
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
In the future, artists, gamers, and consumers will all meet in an atmosphere that encourages connection, creativity, and commerce, unlike any online environment we have seen to date. The metaverse is already enabling that future today as large consumer brands and creators begin to embrace the new technology. But thus far, engagement in the metaverse is mostly contained ...
Tech Capital Location Award 2022 winner
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Quantum Loophole, Inc., a developer of Gigawatt-scale master-planned data center communities, has announced that the company has won the Location Award 2022 in the first edition of The Tech Capital Global Awards. The Tech Capital Location Award is the only annual prize to recognize geography for its attractiveness and investor-friendly climate when dealing with dig...
Metaverse land sale announced by Billionaire Zombies Club
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Richard Harris
Billionaire Zombies Club (BZC) has officially announced its metaverse land sale. In what has been a rather historic rise for one of the earliest Polygon-based NFT communities, BZC as the community is affectionately known has spawned a rather unique ethos, movement, and aesthetic that now influences projects across the globe.
Since its launch late last year, BZC has s...
Search 3 NFT search engine lands
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
HUMBL, Inc. has announced the launch of Search 3, a new cross-chain search engine designed to help users explore Web 3, a decentralized version of the world wide web, built on blockchain.
"The common complaints about Web 3 are that it is hard to find and the consumer tools are too complex. With Search 3, we have provided a simplified front door to Web 3, along w...
Chill Cowboy Country Club NFT collection lands
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Bold visionaries and entrepreneurs Brian and Brittney Kelley have announced anticipated details about their limited NFT collection, Chill Cowboy Country Club (CCCC), exclusively with Forbes. Uniquely blending futuristic metaverse innovation with one-of-a-kind IRL (in real life) experiences to create an NFT that is truly groundbreaking, the mint date is slated for June w...
Will The Metaverse bubble will burst
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The meta-bubble is set to burst, with a bang. There are an astonishing 160 companies currently building their own metaverses. This is an unbelievable amount of time and money pouring into unchartered territory," says Tim Frost, founder, and CEO of Yield App.
"The metaverse looks set to be the next big stage on which we will see crippling los...
Building AI virtual characters just got easier
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Inworld AI has released the Beta version of Inworld Studio, a platform that empowers developers and creators to build AI-powered virtual characters that demonstrate human-like perception, cognitive abilities, and behaviors.
Immersive realities continue to accelerate with an increasingly diverse ecosystem of worlds and use cases, gaming, virtual worlds, metaverse...
NFT partnership to create fashion pieces
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ready has announced a new partnership with SmileyWorld, the lifestyle brand from Smiley that revolutionized Smileys in technology, and EPIK Prime Team, a licensing agency putting brands into video games. The brands will collaborate together to create virtual fashion pieces for Ready Games' app ICON Avatar Fashion Universe. This will be Ready and Epik's...
3D geolocation capabilities for Widow Games apps
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
NextNav has partnered with Widow Games, a gaming development company closing the gap between the physical and the digital worlds. Through the partnership, Widow Games will bring NextNav's 3D geolocation capabilities to their applications, enabling more immersive virtual experiences tied to the real environments of users, and leveraging location verification to valid...
Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution.
40 percent more companies discussing the metaverse
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Companies worldwide are continuing to talk about the metaverse, according to GlobalData, which found that 40% more companies mentioned 'Metaverse' in their company filings documents quarter-on-quarter. The data and analytics company's 'Company Filing Analytics' database reveals that mentions crossed the 500 mark in Q1 2022, on par with Q4 2...
Blockchain venture capital firm invests $110M in startups
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
gumi Cryptos Capital (gCC), the blockchain-focused venture capital firm, has announced the completion of raising its second blockchain-focused early-stage fund on the strength of the performance of its initial $21 million USD gCC Fund I that backed seed stage founders.
Blockchain venture capital firm gumi Cryptos Capital raises $110M to invest in blockchain startups
Quantum computing learning platform launches
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL announced the release of Black Opal Pro, an upgraded and expanded version of its world-first interactive quantum computing learning platform. Black Opal Pro adds new modules and features to the basic version announced in November 2021, which already has 3,000 registered users.
The announcement arrives on World Quantum Day, an international initiative dedi...
VR metaverse solution for the enterprise market
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Remio, a virtual reality (VR) platform for remote team building and collaboration for global enterprise customers, has announced a $4.5 million Series Seed round of funding led by Khosla Ventures along with Version One Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund, and Moai Capital.
Remio raises $4.5M to expand VR metaverse solution
Founded in 2020 by Jos van der Westhuizen ...
Software developers in a post pandemic world
Friday, April 8, 2022 by Ryan Bromley
Covid-19 has changed so much about the world of business. Although society's increasing reliance on digital technology has been obvious for well over a decade, the pandemic has been a harsh test of which companies have been taking note.
Those that had their eyes on the ball were already starting to make the necessary changes. Others, who were more resistant to ch...
Top metaverse challenges
Thursday, April 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
A commissioned study that examines how developers feel about the current state and inevitable evolution of the metaverse from Agora, Inc. has landed.
The metaverse is an interactive space that combines real-life social interaction with extended reality (XR) and has been labeled as game-changing by many experts across a wide range of industries. For develope...
App deletion deadline from Apple
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Transcend, the platform that allows users to encode privacy across a company's tech stack has released the results of its latest survey of technology decision-makers, which assessed their readiness for Apple's in-app deletion requirements for iOS apps that offer account creation. The findings show that 71 percent of companies surveyed are not fully prepared...
Efinity parachain launches on Polkadot
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Enjin has launched its flagship parachain Efinity on Polkadot. As the first-ever NFT parachain to launch on the Polkadot network, Efinity will support CryptoBlades and its 1.1 million users, with additional commitment from over 100 games and apps.
Purpose-built to remove the barriers to entry to NFTs and decentralized gaming, Efinity simplifies the user experience an...
Adobe metaverse innovations and integrations
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adobe unveiled new innovations and integrations across Adobe Experience Cloud that empower brands to succeed in the metaverse and drive personalization to make the digital economy personal.
Advanced AI Features: Driving growth requires business-changing customer insights that can power personalized experiences. Artificial intelligence (AI) innovations in Adobe Exp...
Preserve NFT data on Web3
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Concept Art House is partnering with NFT.Storage to preserve NFT data on Web3 protocols IPFS, and Filecoin.
The NFT.Storage API combines the power of IPFS and Filecoin to meet the specific needs for Web3 games, such as the ones developed by Concept Art House (CAH). By storing game assets on these protocols, developers can avail of immutable referencing and verifiable...
Ethereum virtual machine lands from Ontology
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ontology announced the release of its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Seamlessly connecting the Ontology and EVM-based ecosystems will increase cross-chain interoperability, allowing EVM-based blockchain developers to migrate easily across ecosystems and seamlessly construct applications on Ontology.
To celebrate the release, Ontology has also announced a $10 million...
Sand Vegas Casino Club to launch metaverse casinos
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
An NFT project called Sand Vegas Casino Club, or SVCC for short, is making quite a storm among metaverse enthusiasts and NFT holders for it's passive income earning potential. This project aims to create multiple virtual casinos and share profits to all holders of these 11,111 NFTs. The casinos will be launched in the Web 2.0 and 3.0 spaces and include a new va...
Immersive AR and VR experiences from NextNav
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
NextNav announced they have partnered with echo3D. Through this partnership, NextNav’s vertical location service, Pinnacle, will provide echo3D developers with the crucial 3D location data needed to build immersive AR and VR content built on top of the physical world.
Over 16,000 developers rely on the echo3D platform for the tools and infra...
Blockchain revolution to unlock trillions of dollars
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tens of trillions of dollars in private assets are to be unlocked in the next decade as in-the-know investors pile into a radical technology revolution driven by blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT).
This is to be achieved through the ground-breaking concept of "tokenization of investments", says Nigel Green, CEO of deV...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
NFT and DeFi support from Umbria Network
Friday, February 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Umbria is working with Polygon Alliance to ensure projects on the Polygon network have access to the Narni Bridge for the fastest and most cost-effective cross-chain transactions.
A platform for the Polygon community to network, collaborate, learn, and grow - provides resources and support for projects in the space. It recommends Umbria’s Na...
NFT Super Bowl prop bets
Friday, February 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
For publicity, bookies often provide odds (prop bets) for featured Super Bowl events that are predetermined, such as the halftime show and commercials.
Cryptocurrency and NFT Super Bowl prop bets
Odds for these "entertainment" events surrounding the game are set by oddsmakers despite the understanding that small groups of people who work on these pr...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
Cryptocurrency market report from HyperLinq
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
2021 will be remembered as the year cryptocurrencies went mainstream with major companies, celebrities, and even nations getting onboard. What’s on the horizon for the coming year?
Cryptocurrency trading platform HyperLinq published its annual Cryptocurrency 2021 Market Overview in conjunction with Benzinga, FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, and Bybit.
VMware Tanzu Application Transformer launches
Friday, February 4, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
VMware has announced the general availability of an Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu. Application Transformer for Tanzu is a tool that aids in the discovery, analysis, and containerization of legacy applications thus helping customers to simplify and accelerate their app modernization journey by targeting their re-platforming strategy on the well-known "5...
Apple lacks Metaverse focus
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Apple’s lack of metaverse focus should not be confused for ignorance, as the company focuses on what it does best, says GlobalData
Following today’s news on Apple’s Q1 2022 earnings results, Emilio Campa, Associate Analyst in the Thematic Team at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:
“Apple has an uncanny a...