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Can Apple Put the Pro in Productivity?

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Vision Pro's killer apps will be developed and determined in time. But there are already signs that it could revolutionize productivity. We examine the evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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’90s Classic ‘Tomb Raider’ is Coming to Quest & Pico in Unofficial Team Beef VR Port

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Team Beef, the modding group behind a slew of unofficial VR ports of classic games, announced their next project is Tomb Raider (1996), which will bring the action-adventure game to standalone headsets Quest and Pico VR. Unlike the version playable through CitraVR , Team Beef says the BeefRaiderXR version will be a full VR port, which aims to include everything you’d expect: full 6DOF tracking, an immersive first-person POV, dual wielding weapons, and motion-triggered actions.

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Sony Plans PC Compatibility for PSVR 2 Later This Year, Acknowledging a Weak Game Library

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Today, on the one year anniversary of the release of PSVR 2, Sony announced it’s testing PC VR compatibility for PSVR 2, with plans to release some form of PC support for the headset this year. In a blog post commemorating the one year anniversary of PSVR 2 , Sony highlighted upcoming content soon to launch on the headset. But hidden away in that post was a statement we weren’t expecting: “Also, we’re pleased to share that we are currently testing the ability for PSVR 2 players

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How Much is Spent on Mobile AR App & Game Development?

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How much is spent on software and developer tools to build entertainment & gaming apps, as well as web and in-app experiences? Our latest Behind the Numbers installment breaks it down This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course? With over 317 million people in the US and over 6.7 billion potential customers in the world, personalizing training seems logical.

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Tokyo’s Government Launches Promo Metaverse on Roblox

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The Metropolitan Government of Tokyo has introduced a virtual Tokyo Metaverse on Roblox to promote the city as a tourist destination. Gamefam Explores Roblox Concerts for Next-Level Experiences Meta Makes Roblox Available on Its Quest VR Headsets Roblox Opens Immersive Ad Partner Programme at Cannes Lions The interactive portal, “HELLO! TOKYO FRIENDS”, uses AR photography within the leading immersive platform Roblox to provide users with a lifelike sightseeing experience of Tokyo.

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RealWear Unveil Thermal Imaging Smart Glasses at MWC ’24

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This week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona, leaders in immersive frontline hardware and wearables, RealWear, will reveal its new XR headset with an integrated thermal camera to support health and safety expectations in challenging production environments. At the event, RealWear, with product partners Teledyne FLIR, debuted the Navigator Z1 assisted-reality wearable device with a built-in thermal camera.

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15 Tips, Tricks, & Settings to Get the Most Out of Vision Pro

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Vision Pro is here and it’s a surprisingly capable device. Apple has also loaded the headset with a ton of options and features that aren’t obvious at first glance. So I’m here with the most essential Vision Pro tips, tricks, & settings to get the most from the device. Vision Pro Tips & Tricks Contents: FaceTime with Friends That Don’t Have Apple Devices Recalibrate Eye-tracking & IPD on Vision Pro Move All Windows and Apps Into View Quickly Minimize Apps &

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HTC’s VIVE Focus 3 is Being Used in Space

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HTC’s VIVE Focus 3 has expanded its utility aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as it is being used to support physical and mental health. The VIVE Focus 3 is operating as part of vital exercise routines by astronauts in conjunction with a FERGO exercise bike and a VR experience created by the Danish Aerospace Company. By wearing a VIVE Focus 3 headset, astronauts can watch a scenery that moves in real time as they cycle, providing them with a visual experience to match their physical o

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Meta Is Asking Apple To Let You AirPlay Your iPhone Content Or Screen To Quest

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Meta is asking Apple to let Quest be an AirPlay receiver. Meta's VP of VR Mark Rabkin announced the request in a post on X , saying he "would absolutely love" this to happen. I would absolutely love to do that -- we're asking Apple for the permission for Quest to be an AirPlay receiver. ? — Mark Rabkin (@mrabkin) February 16, 2024 If the request is approved by Apple, iPhone and iPad users would be able to cast media to Quest, or even the entire screen, as if it were a TV with AirPlay support.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

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Intel Previews Sierra Forest with 288 E-Cores, Announces Granite Rapids-D for 2025 Launch at MWC 2024

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At MWC 2024, Intel confirmed that Granite Rapids-D, the successor to Ice Lake-D processors, will come to market sometime in 2025. Furthermore, Intel also provided an update on the 6th Gen Xeon Family, codenamed Sierra Forest, which is set to launch later this year and will feature up to 288 cores designed for vRAN network operators to improve performance in boost per rack for 5G workloads.

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‘Pixel Ripped’ Studio Announces ‘PAWBALL’, a Free-to-Play VR Soccer Game with Cats

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ARVORE, the studio behind the Pixel Ripped VR game franchise, announced it’s currently developing a VR soccer game called PAWBALL , which aims to get you leaping around and scoring goals like only a feline can. On the studio’s Discord (invite link), Arvore Community Manager Freddy Pavão reveals the idea initially came from wanting dinosaurs to play soccer, although the team eventually settled on cats, which can move around in interesting and dynamic ways. “With the change to

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Spatial Beats: AI Builds Houses & Moves Markets

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AI builds houses, brings back the dead and sends Nvidia's stock soaring. We have these and other happenings from the spatial spectrum through the eyes of Charlie Fink. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Virtualware: A History of 20 Years in Enterprise VR

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The extended reality landscape has come a long way since Virtualware, a pioneer in virtual reality solutions, first launched back in 2003. When Unai Extremo and Sergio Barrera decided to create a VR company, focused on supporting practical use cases, concepts like the metaverse, enterprise VR, and even industrial XR were virtually non-existent. Twenty years later, the company is now one of the world’s most recognized virtual reality companies, and one of the biggest names in the European VR mark

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Zuckerberg: Neural Wristband For AR/VR Input Will Ship "In The Next Few Years"

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Meta's CEO indicated that the finger tracking neural wristband the company has been developing will ship as a product "in the next few years". Appearing on the Morning Brew Daily talk show on Friday, Mark Zuckerberg said "we're actually kind of close to having something here that we're going to have in a product in the next few years". 0:00 / 0:13 1× Meta research demo of neural wristband tracking, from 2021.

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Mozilla Ceases Support for Mozilla Hubs (but the Open-Source Hubs Community Edition Continues)

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HOUSEKEEPING NOTICE: Today is the first of twelve successive Mondays which I am taking as research days from my full-time paying job as an academic librarian at the University of Manitoba. During this time, I am finally tackling two long-delayed tasks: Updating and reorganizing my list of social VR, virtual worlds, and metaverse platforms (to which I add new platforms as I write about them on my blog; and Updating and reorganizing the more detailed spreadsheet, a comparison chart of social VR pl

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Meta’s New Demo Shows Players & Devs What Compelling MR Can Look Like

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Meta now has three mixed reality headsets, but still not a ton of mixed reality content to go with it. To remedy that, the company threw out an open source Unity demo it hopes to showcase some of the most compelling things you can do in MR. Called Cryptic Cabinet , the escape room demo was designed to highlight the capabilities of the company’s MR Presence Platform on Quest, which Meta says can transform any room into a unique and immersive gameplay experience.

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How Much Do Enterprises Spend on Mobile AR?

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How much is spent on mobile AR software that enables line-of-sight guidance in use cases ranging from IT field support to industrial maintenance? Our latest Behind the Numbers installment dives in. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and many are BORING. If you are trying to engage your learners (or any audience), compelling content is critical. But trying to create stimulating content with the same tools you’ve always had is hard, right? Thankfully, wrong! Terrific tools in PowerPoint along with visual assets help you create the kind of dynamic content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention, with functions that allow for interactive sequences and navigation.

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Nottingham University Opens Virtual Reality Classroom

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Nottingham University has created a virtual reality (VR) classroom that enables remote viewing and communication between lecturers and students. Cheap Virtual Reality Headset Options for Businesses on a Budget 6 Reasons to Buy Virtual Reality Headsets in 2024 How does Virtual Reality Work? The Ultimate Guide The students set to use the new classroom setup will be the university’s second year of Product Design and Manufacture.

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Proton Pulse Is The First Good Fully-VR Game On Apple Vision Pro

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The developer of early demos for the Rift DK1 and DK2 has brought one of modern consumer VR’s very first demo experiences to Apple Vision Pro — Proton Pulse. Justin Moravetz initially released a Proton Pulse demo to the Oculus forum in April 2013 in the days before Oculus Share. The demo arrived just as DK1 was shipping to Kickstarter backers. Moravetz was still employed at Sony at the time, causing him some grief later, but he was on the path to becoming an indie VR developer.

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Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Advances with EON Spatial AI for an Enhanced Learning Journey

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Embracing the Future of Education through Cutting-Edge XR Technologies IRVINE, CA – February 27, 2024 – EON Reality, the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education , is excited to announce a groundbreaking upgrade at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA). Serving a diverse student body of over 7,000 across six Central Swiss cantons, LUASA has embarked on a transformative journey by integrating EON Reality’s

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Report: Meta & LG’s Rumored Vision Pro Competitor Set to Launch in Early 2025

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According to a report from South Korean outlet The Korea Economic Daily (Korean), Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in-country this week to finalize a deal with LG regarding a previously rumored competitor to Apple Vision Pro, which is reportedly set to be jointly built by the two companies for release in early 2025. Citing unnamed industry sources, the report maintains Zuckerberg will be in South Korea to meet LG Electronics CEO William Cho on Wednesday, February 28th to discuss plans related t

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?

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Reality Bytes: OpenAI, Google Gemini & the NBA

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This week on Reality Bytes, we get creative with OpenAI’s SORA, pick the (innovation) MVP of the NBA All-Star Weekend, and demo the all-powerful Google Gemini Advanced, kind of. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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HTC VIVE XR Elite Business Edition Gains AI, Productivity Features – MWC 2024

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Continuing the large wave of announcements and highlights from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 conference in Barcelona, Spain, HTC VIVE also introduced new enterprise immersive services for its XR Elite Bussiness Edition product. The new business features from HTC VIVE include a revamped VIVERSE platform ready for productivity and remote collaboration use cases, with new AI assistant features.

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Developers Are Using Vision Pro And Quest 3 At The Same Time

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Is Vision Pro the superior headset? For hand tracking developer Dennys Kuhnert, not really. For testing, however, he does wear the Apple headset as his under-layer and hold the Quest 3 up as his outer-layer. Yeah, you read that right. The developer has taken to wearing Vision Pro and then holding Quest 3 up to the Apple headset as a secondary passthrough system to quickly eyeball software on both devices.

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EON Reality Advances Educational Technology in Bahrain with a National Initiative Featuring 10,000 Customized Courses and the Inauguration of the First Spatial AI Center

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“Empowering Bahraini Education: XR and AI Shape Future Workforce with Immersive Learning. “ IRVINE, CA – February 26, 2024– EON Reality, a global leader in immersive learning technologies, is excited to announce a groundbreaking educational initiative in Bahrain. This initiative introduces the first Spatial AI Center in Bahrain, aiming to transform the educational experience for students and workers nationwide.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Did you know that companies such as Paychex, 3M, and Honeywell are getting better results by incorporating video-based practice and coaching within their L&D strategy? From sales pitches to soft skills, learners are becoming top performers by applying and validating knowledge transfer using the unique benefits of video. Whether used as a stand-alone application or integrated with a learning platform, video-based practice and coaching platforms give learners the ultimate opportunity to repeatedly