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OSfest looking for 2024 conference theme — vote now

(image courtesy OSFest.). The organizers of OSFest 2024, an annual festival that will be held this coming October, recently opened voting for this year’s theme to their Discord community. Festival participants can vote by reacting with a specific emoji to indicate their preferred theme from a selection of options, either via the OSFest Discord server or

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Do you want to buy an HP Reverb G2 VR headset? I’m also giving away three free VR headsets.

Hey there, Hypergrid Business readers. It’s the new year, and I’m moving my office and cleaning up, and have a few VR headsets sitting around that I’d like to get rid of. They work, are hardly used, and one is even in its original — UNOPENED — box. If you’re in the western Massachusetts area,

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Eleventh Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference set for December

It’s that time of year again when the open metaverse community comes together to share developments at the annual OpenSimulator Community Conference. The organizers have put out the call for presentation proposals for the 2023 event happening December 9 and 10. This will be the eleventh year for the community-run conference, which spotlights the latest

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NFT crash wipes out nearly all collections, and the metaverse won’t save them

Well, the NFT craze certainly crashed and burned quickly. According to a new report by DappGambl, 95 percent of NFT collections now have zero value. That’s not a typo. Zero. Out of over 73,000 collections, only around 3,500 still have any market cap at all. And only a tiny fraction of those are worth more

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OSFest 2023 starts Friday, runs 16 days

(Image courtesy OSFest.) The annual OpenSimulator Community Conference, known as OSFest, will take place September 15 through September 30 inside the OSFest virtual world grid. The three-day event features live music, exhibits, talks, tours, social spaces, and shopping for attendees across the hypergrid metaverse. This year’s OSFest offers 94 hours of 94 hours of non-music

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I’ve come around to AR. OpenSim might not be the way to get there — but Apple might be

I used to think that the path to the metaverse started with screen-based virtual worlds then expanded to virtual reality. At some point, I thought, we’d all be doing everything in the metaverse. The same way that the Internet made information instantly accessible to everyone everywhere, the metaverse would do the same with experiences and

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