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VR Connects Incarcerated Parents With Their Children

VRScout

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is using immersive technology to help rehabilitate incarcerated parents. One of the incredible benefits of VR is its ability to connect people over long distances in a personal and intimate manner.

Niantic Reveals Snapdragon AR2-powered Headset Reference Design for Outdoor Use

Road to VR

Back in early 2021 Pokémon GO developer Niantic gave just a brief tease that it was working on some kind of see-through headset. Now the company has revealed that it’s been working with Qualcomm on a reference AR headset based on the Snapdragon AR2 platform.

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Meta Quest 2 On Sale Up To $70 Off For Black Friday

VRScout

Every purchase comes with a free copy of Resident Evil 4 VR. In celebration of the 2022 Holiday Season, Meta is offering a $50 discount on all Meta Quest 2 VR headsets. As if that weren’t cool enough, the company is also giving away a free copy of Resident Evil 4 VR with every purchase.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.11.21): Qualcomm launches AR2 chip, HTC headset gets leaked, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Another week, another roundup of amazing AR/VR news! Let’s see what have been the most interesting things happening in immersive reality…. Top news of the week. Image by Qualcomm). Qualcomm and Niantic bet on the future of augmented reality with AR2.

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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 so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

Meta to Host a “hyper-realistic” Version of Notorious B.I.G. in VR Concert Next Month

Road to VR

In honor of The Notorious B.I.G.’s ’s 50th birthday, Meta is hosting a VR concert experience next month that aims to bring together a host of musical guests alongside a realistic avatar of the Brooklyn-born rapper, who left this mortal coil back in 1997. The Notorious B.I.G.

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‘WHAT THE BAT?’ Replaces Your Hands with Baseball Bats for Slapstick Fun, Now on Quest 2 & PC VR

Road to VR

What would happen if you had baseball bats instead hands? Triband, the indie studio behind madcap golfing game WHAT THE GOLF? 2020) , have released a new VR game that conveniently answers that eternal question. Called WHAT THE BAT? ,

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Meet Zoe: The Platform Where Anyone Can Create VR Experiences

ARPost

Is your mind full of ideas for immersive games and social experiences? Now, you can stop dreaming about them and start creating them. Meet Zoe – the platform where you can create VR experiences without writing a single line of code.

AR’s Latest Conquest: Your Shoes

AR Insider

One product category in particular is beginning to gain traction in AR shopping: shoes. Amazon recently dove into AR shoe try-ons and now Google has joined the mix. Is there a trend forming? We examine drivers & dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendlin

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Niantic Built An Outdoor AR Development Kit Headset With Snapdragon AR2

Upload VR

Pokémon GO maker Niantic built a reference design AR headset using Qualcomm’s latest chips. Snapdragon AR2 was announced on Wednesday. It’s a triple-chip solution for thin AR glasses wirelessly powered by a phone, laptop, or puck.

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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 become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

XR in Retail Case Study in Focus: Microsoft and Wu?rth

XR Today - Virtual Reality

The retail and ecommerce sectors are rapidly discovering the benefits of new and disruptive ways to enhance the shopping experience for today’s digitally-savvy consumers. Since the pandemic, the purchasing experience for the average customer has changed on a massive scale.

HTC Black Friday Sales See Vive Flow & Vive Pro 2 Discounted Across Europe

Upload VR

HTC announced Black Friday offers beginning today in Europe, which see heavy discounts on the Vive Flow and Vive Pro 2 range. Vive Flow is discounted €120/£120, bringing it down to €379/£379 from €499/£499.

Is AR on a Collision Course with Social Commerce?

ARVR

Shoppability is the new black. There’s a trend towards all things being shoppable. We’re talking buy buttons on everything from YouTube videos to Instagram Stories. This isn’t new but is one of many trends that’s been Covid-accelerated as it piggybacks on eCommerce inflections. Elsewhere?—?and

Massive Quest Black Friday Sale Discounts Green Hell, Demeo, Resident Evil & More

Upload VR

Meta revealed its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale offerings today , with big discounts available across the Quest range and bundles with bulk discounts on multiple titles.

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

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

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Sponsoed Post: Trying to Pick Out Your New RTX 40 Series GPU? ASUS Has Two Mighty Options For You

Anand Tech

ASUS is introducing two versions of the GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 in its Republic of Gamers and TUF Gaming lines, giving gamers stylish and robust options for the latest graphics cards. Sponsored Post

Which VR Headsets Do Users Like Most?

ARVR

VR traction over the past few years has been slower than many had anticipated. But it’s still finding small wins and is growing at a fairly healthy pace. So the question is how well it’s landing with consumers today, and are those sentiments trending in the right direction? So we set out for answers.

Explore the Evolution of Flight with ‘David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies’

Oculus

David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies lets you experience evolution on the biggest screen. Come face-to-face with prehistoric creatures, insects, reptiles, and birds in this

Qualcomm’s AR2 is the First Chip Built Just for AR

ARVR

Qualcomm today announced the latest addition to its fleet: the Snapdragon AR2. Built for AR glasses, the chipset contains a processor, co-processor, and connectivity. It joins the Snapdragon XR chips used across 60+ AR and VR headsets, splitting off into AR-dedicated design.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Save Up to 50% Off Meta Quest Games During Our Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sale

Oculus

Thanksgiving is around the corner in the US, but you don’t have to wait another minute to score deep discounts on dozens of VR games