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Hands-on the Pimax Crystal Light at Pimax Global Roadshow London 2024

The Ghost Howls

Today I host another amazing guest article by Rob Cole, the VR ergonomics expert who has ideated the XR Caliper (later XR Modular ) controller and has reviewed headsets like the Pimax Crystal already on this blog. Today Rob will tell us about his experience at the Pimax Global Roadshow episode that happened in London a few weeks ago. Let’s see how this event by Pimax turned out to be!

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Can XR Transform B2B Marketing & Sales?

AR Insider

Immersive marketing, such as branded AR lenses, gets ample attention for its potential to transform consumer shopping. But how do these interactive formats translate to B2B marketing? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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HTC VIVE Discusses XR’s “Impact” on the Financial Sector

XR Today - Virtual Reality

A recent independent survey by HTC VIVE, titled “ XR Applications in the Financial Industry ,” involved around 400 financial services professionals to study the utilization of XR in the sector. The report revealed that approximately 92 per cent of financial professionals have seen a positive return on investment from XR. Additionally, 82 per cent of the respondents believed their firms would integrate XR technology within the next five years.

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Toonstar Uses AI To Power Hit YouTube Series

Charlie Fink

Parker James' YouTube show uses AI to achieve the speed, scale and efficiency that eludes the broader entertainment industry.

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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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Meta Offers Quest 3 $25 Monthly For Two Years With Quest+ Included

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Meta is pitching "play now, pay later" for Quest 3 headsets starting at $24.99 with a bundle including the Meta Quest+ gaming subscription and warranty for two years. The math on the " buy now, pay later " page discounts the Quest 3 to bundle in the two year Quest+ gaming subscription as well as the company's "Warranty Plus" service, which requires a fee to repair "mishandling during normal usage, such as accidental drops or liquid spills or submersions".

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Infinite Inside Review: Crossing The Lines Between Mixed and Virtual Realities

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Mixed reality titles are beginning to find their footing and one of the newest releases in that genre, Infinite Inside , has piqued our interest. Read on for our full review. A few months ago, I played the demo for the game from App Lab and was impressed at the expansive potential this title could bring. Now that I've had a chance to explore the full release, it’s time to dissect just how well Infinite Inside holds up against that potential when looking at factors such as gameplay, graphics &

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EON-XR 10.2 Update Launches with Revolutionary SoftSkills Module and Spatial AI Features

EON Reality

Next-Level Immersive Learning and AI Tools for Educators and Trainers IRVINE, CA – July 8, 2024 – EON Reality, the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, is excited to announce the release of EON-XR 10.2. This latest update delivers groundbreaking enhancements and features that significantly elevate the capability and interactivity of immersive learning experiences.

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Gran Turismo 7's Next Update Includes A Familiar Track And Six New Cars

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Polyphony Digital's latest Gran Turismo 7 additions include updated physics and new customization options on PSVR 2. Gran Turismo 7 will receive a free update on July 25, chock full of extra content for gearheads and Sunday drivers alike. The trailer premiered at the Gran Turismo 2024 World Series in Montreal (credit to Push Square ), revealing many new features coming to the game, including physics updates, a new track, and a series of additional cars.

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Introducing New Q3 Features to Enhance Institutional Train AI, AI-Generated Simulations, Engagement, and Overall Customer Value

EON Reality

Train Smarter, Not Harder: EON Reality’s Q3 Features Personalize Learning for Maximum Impact Irvine, CA – July 8, 2024 – EON Reality, a global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, is thrilled to announce several groundbreaking new Q3 features set to revolutionize our training and simulation processes, engagement strategies, and overall value proposition.

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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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Smash Drums: Pop Rock Legends DLC Is For All Of Us In Our Mid-30s

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Smash Drums lets you live out your dreams of performing as a drummer on stage in VR and MR, and the Pop Rock Legends DLC is now available. The Pop Rock Legends DLC adds five new songs to the game, which you can play at your leisure both on your own and online on Meta Quest 2, Pro, and 3. The songs are big hits from the '90s and early 00s. Here's the full tracklist - Friday I'm in Love by The Cure, It's My Life by Bon Jovi, Zombie by The Cranberries, Alright by Supergrass, Hanging by a Moment by

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The Vital Difference Between Machine Learning And Generative AI

Bernard Marr

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world, but within this broad domain, two distinct technologies often confuse people: machine learning (ML) and generative AI. While both are groundbreaking in their own right, they serve very different purposes and operate in unique ways. Let’s dive into what sets them apart and explore their respective roles in today’s tech-driven landscape.

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Spin Rhythm XD Review: Creativity Meets Versatility

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Spin Rhythm XD is a versatile rhythm game with a unique concept, and its VR version only extends its strengths. Read on for our full review. To my surprise, Spin Rhythm XD has been an accommodating rhythm game to play after getting a tattoo. I got access to the VR build an hour before leaving for the salon for the entire day. As a first-timer, I didn't know what the recovery period would be like after getting a sleeve.

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Meta Quest 3: Play Now, Pay Later

Oculus

Starting now, eligible people in the US can score a new Meta Quest 3 headset, a 24-month subscription to Meta Quest+, and Meta Warranty Plus coverage to protect their investment with a pay-over-time model only available through meta.com. Apply today to play now, pay later with 0% APR financing through Affirm, a way to pay over time.

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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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InfoVision and IIT Hyderabad Partner to Launch Cutting-Edge AR/VR Lab

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InfoVision, a leading global IT services and solutions provider, has joined forces with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) to unveil a state-of-the-art Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) lab. This collaborative effort, spearheaded by InfoVision's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), aims to empower future generations with the tools and knowledge to thrive in the ever-evolving technological landscape.

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Will AI Surpass Human Intelligence, Or Is It Just Hype?

Bernard Marr

Artificial intelligence is going to change the world—but there’s still a lot of hype and hot air around it. Understanding what’s fact, what’s fiction and what’s marketing spiel is essential if you want to take advantage of it. One claim that’s being made with increasing frequency is that machine intelligence will, at some point, perhaps soon, surpass human intelligence.

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Between Realities VR Podcast ft Dann Blair

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In this week's episode of the Between Realities VR Podcast, Alex and Skeeva host VR industry veteran Dann Blair. Topics include VR for enterprise training, ethical dilemmas with emerging technologies, and the state of the Lynx R1 Headset.

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How Mailchimp Hopes To Build The End-To-End AI Solution For SMEs

Bernard Marr

I often write about AI’s potential to transform any business. Yet, a question I frequently get from small businesses is, “Does that really include us?” The reality is artificial intelligence isn’t just for big businesses that are well-staffed with data analysts and IT experts. Today, a plethora of tools and applications are available that can help anyone to innovate, create new products and services, improve customer support, and optimize operations.

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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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New Pop Rock Legends DLC in ‘Smash Drums’ Introduces Five Iconic Tracks

Oculus

Look alive you absolute legend, it’s time to rock out with five brand-new tracks in the new DLC for Smash Drums on Meta Quest releasing today. The “Pop Rock Legends” DLC is the latest premium music pack featuring genre-defining music from some of the most prolific groups of the 90s and early 2000s.

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AI Politicians: The Future Of Democracy Or A Threat To Freedom?

Bernard Marr

2024 is a big year for democracy, with over two billion of us voting in elections across the US, India, the EU, the UK and many other countries and territories. But if you’re heading to the ballot box this year, would you consider voting for an AI candidate? Or how about letting an AI pick the best candidate to lead you? And have you considered to what extent AI is going to affect the outcome of polling and influence the choice of voters?