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7 Steps to Elevate Product Showrooms with VR

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Among VR's growing list of enterprise use cases, enlivening product demonstrations continues to grow. How can it elevate product showrooms with immersive demos that boost product sales? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Horizon Forbidden West’ Gets Unofficial VR Support from ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ Modder

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Luke Ross , the modder dedicated to bringing unofficial VR support to flatscreen games, released a new VR mod for the PC version of Horizon Forbidden West. Only released on PC on March 21st, Horizon Forbidden West again follows series protagonist Aloy as she braves a majestic but dangerous new frontier that’s filled to the brim with bigger and more awe-inspiring machines.

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Glue Collaboration to Shut Down, Operating Firm Declares Bankruptcy

XR Today - Virtual Reality

As of April 8 2024, the company operating virtual reality immersive collaboration platform provider Glue declared bankruptcy under a decision by the District Court of Helsinki. The operating firm is selling assets, including the Glue platform. Unless a new company purchases the platform and continues its operation, Glue may shut down for good – “despite our best efforts to prevent this outcome, we were unable to find a timely solution,” the firm noted.

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Quest 3 Update Brings Improved Passthrough Quality, External Mic Support & Lying Down Mode

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The Meta Quest v64 system software update is starting to roll out. Version 64 is focused almost entirely on Quest 3, bringing improved passthrough quality, external mic support, and lying down mode. The update also makes casting continue when you take the headset off. As always, keep in mind that Quest system software updates "roll out" gradually, so it may take a few days or even more than a week for your headset to get the Quest v64 update.

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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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Property Permissions: Outdoor Media in the Spatial Web

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As the world around us is increasingly augmented, how are physical space and virtual content reconciled in terms of property and permissions? Darabase's David Bomphrey breaks it down. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Western Digital Previews 4 TB SD Card: World's Highest-Capacity

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Western Digital this week is previewing the industry's first 4 TB SD card. The device is being showcased at the NAB trade show for broadcasters and content creators and will be released commercially in 2025. Western Digital's SanDisk Extreme Pro SDUC 4 TB SD card complies with the Secure Digital Ultra Capacity standard (SDUC, which enables up to 128TB).

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PC VR On Steam Is Actually Growing, Not Shrinking

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It's sometimes claimed that PC VR usage on Steam is shrinking, but here's why that isn't actually true. The Steam Hardware & Software Survey reports the percentage of Steam users that use a VR headset on SteamVR each month. In March this figure was 1.82%, down from 1.97% in February. This figure has been gradually trending down since March 2020, when Valve changed the survey's methodology to scan your SteamVR logs for the past month instead of only currently connected headsets.

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Spatial Beats: Harvesting AI Data & Cutting Corners

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The New York Times exposes big tech data harvesting and The Washington Post skewers Humane's AI Pin. We have these and other items at the intersection of AI and XR through the eyes of Charlie Fink. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta is Testing ‘Instant Replay’ Feature in ‘Horizon Worlds’ to Make Social VR More Viral

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Meta announced it’s bringing an ‘Instant Replay’ feature to Horizon Worlds, which will let world creators and visitors capture their antics without having to hit ‘record’ on their cameras. The feature, which is currently in early access on Horizon Worlds v157 , can be enabled by individual world creators, letting anyone in that specific social VR room automatically capture video and share via the media gallery.

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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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Udio AI Music Raises $10 Million, $6.5 Million For Spines AI, More Sora, Cinematic AI

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Because they breached those firewalls, it’s hard to argue that OpenAI thought the content was free.

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Intel Introduces Gaudi 3 AI Accelerator: Going Bigger and Aiming Higher In AI Market

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Intel this morning is kicking off the second day of their Vision 2024 conference , the company’s annual closed-door business and customer-focused get-together. While Vision is not typically a hotbed for new silicon announcements from Intel – that’s more of an Innovation thing in the fall – attendees of this year’s show are not coming away empty handed.

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AI in Gaming: Unleashing Chat Wars on Discord

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What's behind AI-powered multiplayer Discord game, Chat Wars? AR Insider Editor-at-Large Emily Olman goes one on one with Exjin Studios founder, and veteran game designer, Timothy Johnson. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Enterprise Social XR Platform ‘Glue’ at Risk as Developer Declares Bankruptcy

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Glue Collaboration , the Helsinki-based startup creating remote collaboration tools for XR, announced it has filed for bankruptcy, putting the future of its business-focused social platform Glue at risk. CEO Jussi Havu announced the news on April 10th, stating that Glue Collaboration declared bankruptcy on April 8th, and that the Helsinki, Finland-based company would soon be liquidating its assets—undoubtedly the most important of which is the social XR platform Glue itself, which supports Que

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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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Google Confirms "AR Announcements" Coming At I/O In May As Android XR Reveal Expected

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Google I/O 2024 takes place on May 14, and the company confirmed it will include "AR announcements". The company is expected to reveal more details about the Android XR platform it's working on for Samsung's upcoming headset. Early last year Samsung officially announced it was working on an XR headset, with Google handling the system software via a new variant of Android and Qualcomm providing the chipset.

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The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Review: Meteor Lake Marks A Fresh Start To Mobile CPUs

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One of the most significant talking points of the last six months in mobile computing has been Intel and their disaggregated Meteor Lake SoC architecture. Meteor Lake, along with the new Core and Core Ultra naming scheme, also heralds the dawn of their first tiled architecture for the mobile landscape on the latest Intel 4 node with Foveros packaging.

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Will Mobile AR Revenue Reach $21 Billion by 2028?

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ARtillery Intelligence released a new report that projects mobile AR annual revenue to grow to $21.5 billion by 2028. How will it get there and what subsectors will fuel it? We break down the findings. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Dyson is Actually Building that Viral AR Vacuuming App, But Only for iPhone

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If you’ve been wondering when you could finally gamify your vacuuming routine after seeing one of the more viral AR videos on social mendia recently, Dyson has you covered, because it’s actually making the thing for iPhone and one of its patently pricey stick vacuums. Shopify’s Principal XR Engineer Daniel Beauchamp is no stranger to prototyping weird and wild AR/VR input schemes , although you might be more familiar with his latest take on AR cleaning which made the rounds on

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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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New Safty Certified Smart Glasses Debut for Industrial and Frontline Workers

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

This week, Vuzix Corporation announced the general availability of its Vuzix Shield smart safety glasses, an AR wearable designed to suit industrial and frontline working environments. The AR technology originally debuted the Vuzix Shield device via a limited fulfilment strategy focused on developers and researchers. Now, broader enterprise clients are welcome to get hands-on experience with the innovative new workplace solution.

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TSMC to Receive $6.6B Under US CHIPS Act, Set to Build 2nm Fab in Arizona

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TSMC has entered into a preliminary agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, securing up to $6.6 billion in direct funding and access to up to $5 billion in loans under the CHIPS and Science Act. With this latest round of support from the U.S. government, TSMC in turn will be adding a third fab to their Arizona project, with its investment in the region soaring to more than $65 billion.

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Reality Bytes: Spotify, Meta & Fortnite

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This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss Meta slapping a new "Made with AI" sticker on its content, Spotify sprinkling AI into its music curation, and in-game transactions. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Beat Saber’ Gets Its First Hip Hop Mixtape, Including Uncensored Tracks from Snoop, 2Pac, Dr Dre & More

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Everyone’s favorite block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) just got its first-ever hip hop mixtape, featuring some of the biggest hits in hip hop from the early ’90s until today. Check out the full track list below: 2Pac – “All Eyez On Me (feat. Big Syke)” Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Snoop Dogg – “Gin and Juice” Eminem – “Godzilla (feat.

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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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Max Mustard Makes Another Strong Case For Platforming In VR

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Max Mustard from Richie’s Plank Experience studio Toast Interactive joins the list of great third person platformers built for virtual reality. Read on for our full hands-on report: Over the years we've seen some great platformers in VR and now we can add Max Mustard from Richie’s Plank Developer Toast Interactive to that list. With games like Lucky’s Tale, Moss and Astro Bot: Rescue Mission paving the way for VR platformers, Max Mustard once again demonstrates the untapped potential of experien

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Google Develops In-House Arm 'Axion' CPU for Datacenters

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Google was among the first hyperscalers build custom silicon for its services, starting first with tensor processing units (TPUs) for its AI initiatives, and then video transcoding units (VCUs) for the YouTube service. But unlike its industry peers, the company has been slower to adopt custom CPU designs, prefering to stick to off-the-shelf chips from the major CPUs.

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Meta Quest 3 Gains Vision Pro-Style Features

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Recently, reports have emerged that Meta Quest 3 users can now access Layout , an experimental application for the MR headset that seemingly mimics the Apple Vision Pro’s spatial computing user interface (UI) approach. The Meta Quest 3 storefront now contains the Layout application, touted initially to be released alongside the device’s v60 update.

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This Vision Pro App Does What Netflix Wouldn’t, Bringing 4K Streaming & Dolby Atmos

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Despite its focus on casual content consumption, Netflix still hasn’t brought an app to Vision Pro. If you’re looking for a good replacement though, a new app called Supercut has you covered. A number of streaming giants opted-out of including any sort of app for Vision Pro including Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify , which was a puzzling move since their iOS apps would have been supported by default.

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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