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5 AR Cost Considerations for Enterprises

AR Insider

AR has transformed several aspects of consumer tech. But the barriers to entry are sometimes onerous and the path to market isn't always easy. How much should businesses expect to spend? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The XR Week Peek (2024.02.20): Zuckerberg reviews the Vision Pro, Mozilla Hubs shuts down, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Glad to have you here again. For whatever reason you may be reading this article, I wish you a lot of happiness. And now let’s dig into the most relevant pieces of XR news of the week! Top news of the week (Image by Apple) Many people are analyzing the Apple Vision Pro… including the ones at Meta Here you are with the usual huge roundup of news about the Apple Vision Pro (a roundup in a roundup).

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Apple Confirms 1,000+ Vision Pro Native Apps Now Available

Road to VR

Need a floating calculator on your living room wall? There’s an app for that. Well, actually there are now several apps for that on Vision Pro, as the company confirmed its first mixed reality headset is now packing over a thousand visionOS-native apps. Apple’s SVP of Marketing Greg Joswiak posted on X (formerly Twitter) recently that the App Store now has 1,000+ apps designed for Vision Pro, a fair sight more than the 600 apps reported by the company right before the headset’

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Mozilla Sunsets Hubs due to Restructuring

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Mozilla has announced it will shutter Mozilla Hubs, which includes Hubs Demo Server, Managed Subscription, and community resources. The web browser developer, Mozilla, said this was the result of the “organisation-wide restructuring” that it revealed last week. Hubs is due to be shut down on May 31, 2024, with new subscription creations disabled from March 1 st.

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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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‘Vi’ Wants You to Build Muscle with XR Gloves & (eventually) Its Fitness-first Headset

Road to VR

Using an XR headset for at-home workouts basically looks like playing Beat Saber : y ou can duck, dodge, punch or slice to improve cardio and burn fat. With an increasing number of apps that essentially play on that formula, XR startup Vi hopes to change things up by letting you build muscle as well with the help of its upcoming XR glove and, eventually, its own standalone XR headset too.

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Airline to Offer Vision Pro to Flyers

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

A new airline is planning to offer flyers Apple Vision Pro headsets for in-flight entertainment. Beond said the Apple devices will be available for select customers on flights to the Maldives. The airline is a joint venture between a Middle East investment firm and SIMDI Group – a Maldivian hospitality company. AWS Highlight Apple Vision Pro Spatial Computing Developer Tools Mark Zuckerberg has Reviewed Apple’s Vision Pro Apple Vision Pro Review: The New Era of Spatial Computing Beond’s Ch

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EON Reality Unveils Advanced Educational Programs and AI Center in France

EON Reality

PARIS, France — February 19, 2024 – A pioneering venture by EON Reality, a prominent entity in immersive educational technology, is set to redefine the educational framework in France. With the inauguration of the country’s first-ever Spatial AI Center, EON Reality is initiating a large-scale transformation that promises to enhance the learning pathways for French students and professionals.

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Meta "Reworking Some Of The Core UI Infrastructure" For 2D Apps On Quest

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Meta is "reworking some of the core UI infrastructure" of Quest to improve 2D app positioning & multitasking. In an ask-me-anything (AMA) session on Instagram on Thursday, Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth was asked "Can we expect to see any UX/UI updates to better manage multiple 2D apps/windows?" Here's how Bosworth responded: "Yeah, absolutely. This is something that long before even [Apple Vision Pro] was on the scene is something we've been looking at and spending some time on, and we have some

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EON Reality’s Expansion in Kosovo: Launch of Spatial AI and Tailored Educational Courses

EON Reality

IRVINE, CA February 19, 2024 – EON Reality, pioneers in immersive learning technologies, is proud to announce a groundbreaking educational venture in Kosovo. This initiative marks the debut of Kosovo’s first Spatial AI Center, set to transform the educational paths of students and professionals nationwide. Educational Evolution in Kosovo: Global Educational Alliance: EON Reality’s 2023 venture saw collaboration with educational bodies across 80 countries, spotlighting Spatial AI̵

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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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PowerWash Simulator VR Gets Mucky Once More With Six New Levels

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PowerWash Simulator VR added six new levels in a free update. Launched last November, the first PowerWash Simulator VR content update is available for all owners of the base game. Previously released across two updates last year for the flatscreen version, VR owners can find The Muckingham Files 1&2 accessible from the Bonus Jobs menu. Developer Futurlab confirms additional content is also planned, though it's not yet ready to announce what.

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EON Reality Advances Educational Technology in Switzerland with 10,000 Customized Courses and New Spatial AI Center

EON Reality

Zurich, Switzerland – Leading immersive learning tech company EON Reality is excited to unveil a pioneering educational initiative in Switzerland, including the nation’s first Spatial AI Center to revolutionize learning for students and workforce across the country. Transformative Educational Movement in Switzerland: Global Educational Symposium : In 2023, EON Reality initiated a worldwide movement, collaborating with leaders from over 80 nations to explore Spatial AI’s impact on edu

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Hubris Enters The Arena With New Mode On PSVR 2 & Steam

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Hubris, Cyborn's VR action-adventure, gets a new Arena mode on PSVR 2 and Steam. Initially launched for PC VR in 2022, Hubris sees you playing as a space marine traversing a strange alien world, tasked with locating a missing member of the OOO (Order of Objectivity) while taking down enemies. Following on from previous post-launch updates and ports , the new 3.0 patch introduces a brand new mode where you must survive several rounds against Uron invaders.

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How Generative AI Will Change The Jobs Of Teachers

Bernard Marr

No job is more important than educating young minds, and no AI will ever replace a great teacher. However, educators are already using generative AI to help with creative tasks or automate routine aspects of their work. This frees up more time for the really important jobs, like spending time with students. With generative AI poised to transform every profession, understanding the impact it will have on our day-to-day working lives, the opportunities it creates for innovation and improvement, an

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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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Stride: Fates Gets Quest 3 Upgrade & Mixed Reality Update This Week

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Stride: Fates, Joy Way's VR parkour game, adds mixed reality support and a small Quest 3 upgrade this week. Launched last November, Stride: Fates is a standalone sequel to 2019's Stride that was initially planned as a free update. Now introducing a mixed reality mode, this seven-mission campaign sees you protecting your home, tasking you to hack drones to extract information, find items and defeat opponents.

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The Biggest Technology Trends In The Next 10 Years

Bernard Marr

In 10 years, we’ll be half way through the next decade. And if the previous 10 years have been anything to go by, we can expect some radical changes. I’m used to writing about where technology trends are heading in the future, but I usually focus on the next one to five years. This is because my work involves helping businesses use technology and data today, and that usually means leveraging what’s available right now or just around the corner.

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Pull Beautiful Things Into Your Room With This Website On Apple Vision Pro

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Reaching into a website and pulling an object into your room isn’t exactly a new idea, but beautifulthings.xyz accomplishes the job on Apple Vision Pro very well. You can pull in decorations like simple houseplants or beautiful furniture, or opt for something geekier like a Star Wars speeder bike or starship. You can also find yourself a piece of vintage Apple merchandise to adorn your living space, like an original iPod or classic Macintosh, or simply do what I did and find a copy of the moon t

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The Uncanny Valley: Advancements And Anxieties Of AI That Mimics Life

Bernard Marr

Seeing something that looks almost but not exactly human can be a strange and frightening experience for some people. This effect has been known for decades as the uncanny valley. In recent years, though, it has grown in relevance as lifelike robots, movie CG, and digital avatars become features of everyday life. The term originates in psychology and refers to the steep downward curve of a graph plotting a person’s emotional response to an object as it appears increasingly human.

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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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Beat The Beats Brings Rhythm Boxing To PSVR 2 Next Week

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Beat the Beats, a new VR rhythm-boxing game, reaches PSVR 2 next week. Created by Parallel Circles, Beat the Beats is a rhythm game with minimalist visuals that was announced last month after three years in development. Inspired by "our passion for VR rhythm games like Beat Saber and deeply involving experiences like Tetris Effects," this involves using real boxing moves like jabs, hooks, uppercuts, rolls and blocks to hit incoming objects.

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EON Reality Launches First Spatial AI Center in Albania, Unveils Tailored Educational Program with 10,000 Custom Courses

EON Reality

TIRANA, Albania, February 19, 2024 – In a significant move to enhance Albania’s educational framework, EON Reality, a pioneer in immersive learning technology, has proudly inaugurated the country’s inaugural Spatial AI Center. This pioneering venture is set to revolutionize learning for both students and professionals across the nation.

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Artificial Intelligence 101: Its Evolution, Implications And Possibilities

Bernard Marr

Just a short time back, artificial intelligence only existed in science fiction. Walking, talking robots that acted like us (although lacking in emotion) or super-powerful computers that may or may not have had our best interests at heart. Today, AI is very much a reality and an increasingly integral part of everyday life. But how have we got here? Where are we heading?

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EON Reality Brings Immersive Learning Revolution to Romania with 10,000 Specialized Courses and Launch of First Spatial AI Center

EON Reality

Bucharest, Romania February 19, 2024 – EON Reality, a pioneer in virtual learning and augmented reality (AR) solutions, is excited to unveil a significant educational advancement in Romania. The initiative, highlighting the inception of Romania’s first Spatial AI Center, promises to redefine educational paradigms for learners and professionals throughout the country.

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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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EON Reality Brings Immersive Learning Revolution to Croatia with 10,000 Custom Courses and New Spatial AI Center

EON Reality

ZAGREB, Croatia February 19, 2024 – In a landmark move for Croatian education, EON Reality, the immersive technology education pioneer, unveils its national expansion featuring the first-ever Spatial AI Center. This initiative is set to redefine learning for students and professionals across the country. Croatian Education Enters a New Dimension Global Push for Enhanced Learning : Last year, EON Reality ignited a worldwide conversation with leaders from 80+ nations about Spatial AI’s role

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EON Reality Advances Its Educational Initiative in Costa Rica with a Significant Rollout Featuring 10,000 Customized Courses and the Introduction of a Pioneering Spatial AI Center and Autonomous AI Agents

EON Reality

San José, Costa Rica, February 19, 2024 – Pioneering in the realm of immersive educational technologies, EON Reality proudly unveils an innovative educational venture in Costa Rica. This collaborative move introduces Costa Rica’s first Spatial AI Center, with the goal of reshaping the learning landscape for both students and professionals across the nation.

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EON Reality Launches Innovative Educational Initiative in Bulgaria Featuring 10,000 Customized Courses and New Spatial AI Center

EON Reality

EON Reality Introduces First-of-its-Kind Educational Initiative in Bulgaria SOFIA, Bulgaria February 19, 2024 – EON Reality announces a pioneering education initiative in Bulgaria with the first Spatial AI Center’s debut, reshaping learning for students and workers across the nation. Education Transformation in Bulgaria: A New Chapter Global Education Initiative: In 2023, EON Reality initiated a global dialogue with educators from over 80 countries to explore Spatial Artificial Intel