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Join Us at 2024 Industrial Immersive Week

AR Insider

For the sixth straight year, the Industrial XR Forum returns to bring spatial computing insights and best practices to the industrial enterprise. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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What does not convince me of the eye-and-hand interface of the Apple Vision Pro

The Ghost Howls

The Apple Vision Pro is the device of the moment: since the preorders have been opened on January, 19th, my social media feed is full of posts that just talk about this device. And this is for a good reason: Apple entering the field is for sure a defining moment for the immersive reality space. One of the things that are talked about the most about the Vision Pro is the fact that it features no controllers and the interface works only with the eyes and the hands.

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Seeing the Future: Vision Pro Review Roundup

AR Insider

Now that Vision Pro has been released into the wild, years of evolution, developer innovation, and use case discovery begin. But before all that unfolds, we have ample hands-on reviews to chew on. We embed our top 5. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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SteamVR Driver for Vision Pro Now in Development, Including VR Controller Support

Road to VR

The developer leading the push to make PSVR 2 compatible with PC VR games says they’re working on a SteamVR driver that aims to bring unofficial SteamVR support to Vision Pro, controllers and all. You may have heard earlier this week that independent programmer Zhuowei Zhang had installed a modified version of Wi-Fi PC streaming app ALVR on Vision Pro, which gave users the first look at SteamVR compatibility.

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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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Spatial Beats: XR Funding Up; Vision Pro Everywhere

AR Insider

Vision Pro assimilates into the wild, while funding rounds abound for XR startups and Disney makes big moves. 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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Reality Bytes: Vision Pro, TikTok & AI Deepfakes

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we shop everything on TikTok, discuss the Apple Vision Pro, and uncover an AI heist. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Genotype Gets Overhauled With New Combat Update On Quest

Upload VR

Genotype relaunches the VR Metroidvania-inspired adventure today with overhauled combat on Quest. Released last October, Genotype is a narrative FPS action game set in an Antarctic research base overrun by dangerous monsters. Detailed in a press release , this introduces five new "radically different" weaponized creatures, a new upgrade system for your GRAID Gloves, refined combat spaces, additional enemies, environmental visual updates and more. 0:00 / 0:53 1× “Introducing new content and mecha

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The Geometric Future Eskimo Junior 36 AIO Cooler Review: Subdued Minimalism

Anand Tech

Today we're looking at a all-in-one closed loop cooler from a face that's new to AnandTech: Geometric Future. Founded in 2020, Geometric Future is a PC components manufacturer with a goal of setting themselves apart in the crowded PC marketplace by redefining modern aesthetics. Their approach to design emphasizes the application of geometric elements and minimalist philosophy, as reflected in their slogan, "Simplify" They regard themselves as a potential future backbone in China&

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Among Us VR Turns The Lights Out In New Limited Time Mode

Upload VR

Among Us VR introduces a new limited-time 'Lights Out' mode today on all platforms. Running from February 8 - March 12, 2024, Lights Out mode marks the latest Among Us VR update. Much like the flatscreen Among Us game, this includes the 'Engineers' role that lets Crewmates use vents. Schell Games confirms it can also be added to standard matches via custom lobby settings.

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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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Minisforum Unveils V3: A 2-in-1 Tablet with Ryzen 7 8840U and Windows 11 Pro

Anand Tech

Minisforum has formally announced its V3, one of the industry's first AMD Ryzen 7 8840U-based hybrid PCs that can serve as a tablet, a laptop, and an external display, which is why the company positions it as a '3-in-1' system. As the machine packs an eight-core CPU, it may offer the performance of some mid-range laptops. Meanwhile, despite being a 'tablet,' it has two USB4 ports and an SD card reader, a rare feature for this class of devices.

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#1347: One of the Grandfathers of VR Tom Furness on the Origins of Virtual Reality

Voices of VR

Tom Furness has been working on virtual reality technologies since 1966, but most of his early work with the United States Air Force has remained fairly secret (see my previous interviews in episodes # and #).

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Six More Workplace Spatial Applications on Vision Pro

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

The Vision Pro appears to be gaining interest in the mainstream space. While the impact is early, there seems to be a wave of potential and optimism in the air, hoping that XR will have a longstanding mainstream moment. Apple’s Vision Pro could buck an industry trend of impressive XR devices coming without system-selling applications. But because Apple readied developers last year, and now many applications are debuting on the service – Will this momentum continue, however?

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Epic To Build $1.5 Billion Disney Game Universe, Plus Funding For VR, AI, 3D Companies

Charlie Fink

Status Pro VR, Polycam 3D, Camb.

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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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Apple Vision Pro Debuts Beta 1.1 Update

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

This week, following the landmark release of the Apple Vision Pro, the spatial computing device received its first Beta update – giving enthusiasts a chance to try out what the next evolution of the device OS will feel like. The visionOS 1.1 Beta is available for developers to try out and test their applications on. Moreover, the 1,1 Beta updates come as Apple refined early iterations of the device, ready for a worldwide distribution plan.

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Brilliant Labs Unveils Frame: The World's First Open-Source AI Glasses with Multimodal AR Capabilities

XROM

[link] Brilliant Labs, the developer of AI glasses, has introduced Frame, a groundbreaking product that combines open-source technology with augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Frame features an integrated multimodal AI assistant, making it a significant leap forward in wearable technology. The project has gained support from AR pioneer and Niantic CEO, John Hanke, as well as notable advisors and investors from the tech industry.

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The TOP VR Shooter LAUNCHES on the Quest 2 & 3 Store!!

Full Dive Gaming

Quest 2 and Quest 3 Get GHOSTS OF TABOR in full release launch today!! 25% OFF Ghosts of Tabor: [link] 0:00 Welcome Back COMBAT WAFFLES 0:42 Tell us Your Journey 1:58 LAUNCHED ON QUEST STORE!!! 2:17 GoT Hits $10MIL 3:18 Leave a Legacy 4:19 What will Official Store CHANGE? 5:52 Combat's NEXT GAME 6:24 App Lab HIDDEN GEMS 8:19 Combat Waffles UNIVERSE 10:29 They Won VR GAME OF THE YEAR!!

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Escape or Expire: ‘Ghosts of Tabor’ Officially Launches Today on Meta Quest

Oculus

Trust no one! Already a hit on App Lab, today marks the official launch of Ghosts of Tabor on the Meta Quest Store, bringing the.

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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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VR Remake of Dreamcast Classic ‘Cosmic Smash’ to Release on Quest & Pico in April

Road to VR

Sega’s iconic block-breaker Cosmic Smash (2001) came to VR for the first time last summer in C-Smash VRS (2023) on PSVR 2. Now the studios say the futuristic racket sport is set to leave platform exclusivity as it’s scheduled to arrive on Quest and Pico headsets in April. Studios RapidEyeMovers and Wolf & Wood announced C-Smash VRS is coming to Quest 2/3/Pro and Pico 4 starting on April 4th.

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Hit the Lights: ‘Among Us VR’ Releases First-Ever Limited Time Event, ‘Lights Out’

Oculus

Among Us VR is kicking off 2024 with its first-ever Limited Time Event, “Lights Out.” From now until March 12, you’ll be able to hop.

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WebXR Sites Are Apple Vision Pro's First Cross-Compatible Destinations

Upload VR

I visited the exact same world from both Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro. Built from just 431 lines of HTML, immersive-hands.html is an example of one of VR's truly cross-compatible destinations demonstrating the ultimate promise of WebXR. For those unfamiliar, WebXR is a standard for Web browsers like Safari and the Meta Quest Browser allowing them to display fully immersive worlds in VR mode.

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