Tue.May 28, 2024

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How Big is Mobile AR’s User Base?

AR Insider

How many smartphones can run AR experiences? Among those, how many do so regularly? We break down ARtillery Intelligence's latest data in this week's Behind the Numbers. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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PlayStation ‘Days of Play’ Brings Six Free PSVR 2 Games to Premium Members, $100 Off PSVR 2 Hardware

Road to VR

PlayStation Plus members are in for a treat next month, as Sony is serving up six PSVR 2 games to premium subscribers which are all actually legitimately awesome, and even the chance to nab a headset for $100 off. Announced in a PlayStation blog post , Sony says that starting June 6th, it’s releasing six bonus titles during the Days of Play celebration ahead of its normal release schedule, which include: Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord Walkabout Mini Golf Synth Riders Before Your Eyes

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PC VR Hit Boneworks Is Now Playable On Quest Via Bonelab Mod

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Boneworks, Stress Level Zero's acclaimed physics-driven PC VR shooter, is now playable on Quest through modding. Created in Bonelab by Volx64 and EvroDev , the 'Labworks' mod has been in development for roughly 18 months. Now at Version 11.1, the latest build recreates the full Boneworks campaign and several non-campaign levels for existing Bonelab owners on both Quest and PC VR.

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Google’s Apps May Not Be on Vision Pro, But Now Two of Its Classic VR Games Are

Road to VR

Google’s directly competing services aren’t on Vision Pro, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t doing business on Apple’s headset altogether, as it has now brought two of its most influential VR games to Vision Pro. Google’s XR studio Owlchemy Labs today launched Job Simulator (2016) and its sequel Vacation Simulator (2019) on Vision Pro, respectively priced at $20 and $30 on the App Store.

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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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The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter VR Will Be Delisted From Steam This Week

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The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter VR is being delisted from Steam on May 31. Originally released in 2014 for flatscreen platforms, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter is a horror adventure where you play as a paranormal investigator investigating the titular character's disappearance. While PC VR support later arrived as paid DLC , developer The Astronauts confirmed the DLC is being delisted since they "can no longer support" it.

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Job Simulator Now Supports Hand Tracking On Quest

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Job Simulator now supports controller-free hand tracking on Meta Quest headsets, and Vacation Simulator's hand tracking support is no longer experimental. Joining today's Apple Vision Pro launch for Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator , Owlchemy Labs also updated the Quest versions. Notably, that introduces hand tracking support to Job Simulator for the first time.

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The Apple Vision Pro Developer Kit: A Guide for Beginners

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The Apple Vision Pro Developer Kit, Apple’s collection of tools designed to support app development, has been available for a while now. In fact, Apple opened the program for applications long before the spatial computing headset ever hit the market. Now that the Vision Pro is available in the US and capturing the attention of consumers and businesses worldwide, demand for this kit is increasing.

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PlayStation Plus Premium Adds The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners, Walkabout Mini Golf And More Next Week

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PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers will receive multiple PSVR 2 games next week, while the headset gets a $100 discount. Kicking off Days of Play 2024 , Sony announced that it's introducing an additional set of "bonus" PSVR 2 titles into its rotating ' Games Catalogue ' on June 6. As a three tier subscription service, the catalogue is normally only accessible to anyone subscribed to PlayStation Plus' Extra and Premium tiers.

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The President of Azerbaijan and his wife visited OwatchVR distributor’s VR Amusement Park

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Baku, May 27, AZERTAC President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva participated in the presentation of the Crescent Bay project and opening of the Crescent Mall shopping center. CEO of Pasha Property Management Elchin Gadimov provided President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva with information about the Crescent Bay project.

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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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Hands-On: VR Hand Tracking's Golden Age Begins With Job Simulator

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Welcome to the golden age of hand-tracked VR gaming. Job Simulator And Vacation Simulator Arrive On Apple Vision Pro Apple Vision Pro is now home to two of VR’s best-selling titles, Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator from Owlchemy Labs. UploadVR Ian Hamilton When it comes to 2016's Job Simulator, whether you purchase the VR classic from Sony, Valve, Meta, or Apple, about a minute or two of contact with Owlchemy's software teaches players the value of a simulated playground you can enjoy withou

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Will Generative AI Mean The End Of Internet Searching And SEO As We Know It?

Bernard Marr

Before OpenAI’s Monday event announcing ChatGPT-4o , rumors swirled that the company was preparing to launch an AI-powered search product rivaling Google Search. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman put an end to those rumors (for now), but the question remains: will Generative AI change the nature of internet searching forever as more people choose to access information via tools like ChatGPT?

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New Parkour Apple Immersive Video Out Now On Apple Vision Pro

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Episode 2 of Adventure is out now on Apple Vision Pro. Adventure is an Apple Immersive Video series that lets the viewer "join pioneering athletes as they take on awe-inspiring challenges in some of the world's most spectacular locations". What Is Apple Immersive Video? The Apple Immersive Video format is 180-degree video with 8K resolution, stereoscopic 3D, and spatial audio.

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Hype Or Reality: Will AI Really Take Over Your Job?

Bernard Marr

It’s clear to me that AI is going to have a hugely transformative impact on the way we live, work and play. But it’s also clear that there’s a huge amount of hype, misunderstanding and misinformation around the subject. This isn’t surprising given the amount of money on the table – AI is forecast to add up to $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030, and no one wants to miss out on their slice of the pie.

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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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Job Simulator And Vacation Simulator Arrive On Apple Vision Pro

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Apple Vision Pro is now home to two of VR's best-selling titles, Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator from Owlchemy Labs. Both titles fully support hand tracking – a first for Job Simulator – which launches on Apple Vision Pro at the same time the feature is added to the game on Quest headsets. Vacation Simulator is a larger title, Owlchemy's follow up to its 2016 original, which added more expansive levels and some additional gameplay concepts.

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The Top ESG Trends Reshaping Business Over The Next Decade

Bernard Marr

As we approach the year 2035, businesses will have more to contend with than simply maximizing revenues and profits. Companies will increasingly be held to account not just for their financial performance but also the impact their activities have on the environment and society. This means environmental concerns will be even more critical to long-term sustainability and resilience than they are today.

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Asgard's Wrath 2's Quest 3 Enhanced Graphics Mode Is Out Now

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Asgard's Wrath 2's Quest 3 enhanced graphics mode is now available - though enabling it gives up 90Hz. Asgard's Wrath 2 is a 60+ hour made-for-VR RPG with open world elements. It received widespread acclaim from critics, including a 10/10 "masterpiece" rating from IGN. Our review praised its "awe-inspiring sequences of truly god-like proportions" and rated it good overall, but criticized its "flatscreen-derivative structure".

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The Crucial Difference Between AI And AGI

Bernard Marr

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformative force that is reshaping industries from healthcare to finance today. Yet, the distinction between AI and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is not always clearly understood and is causing confusion as well as fear. AI is designed to excel at specific tasks, while AGI does not yet exist. It is a theoretical concept that would be capable of performing any intellectual task that a human can perform across a wide range of activities.

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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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Les Mills XR Bodycombat Gets First DLC With Power Strike Update

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Les Mills XR Bodycombat receives its first paid DLC with new workouts and over twenty songs on Quest. Available today, the Les Mills XR Bodycombat - Power Strike DLC introduces eight new workouts with 22 new songs, additional cosmetics and a new 'Arena of the Brave' environment. This update also introduces two new gameplay moves - 'Power Strike' lets you "unleash your strongest punches" to earn bonus points, while 'Final Targets' end each workout with a "powerful punch." 0:00 / 0:33 1× "With the

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Meta Horizon Worlds v164 Release Notes

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Meta Horizon Worlds V164 is here! This week, we’re beginning to test a few quality of life improvements related to where you spawn in a world when joining a friend, the overall audio experience in Worlds, and how search works.

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Avantis’ Eduverse VR Platform Deployed Across US District

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Avantis Education has introduced its library of VR and AR lessons and content ‘Eduverse’ to 60 schools in Colorado, USA. This represents the first district-wide adoption of the classroom technology providers’ Eduverse platform, which can be put to use in the classroom even if they do not have access to virtual reality (VR) headsets. The schools are part of St.

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Examples That Illustrate Why Transparency Is Crucial In AI

Bernard Marr

AI is rapidly transforming the world of business as it becomes increasingly woven into the fabric of organizations and the day-to-day lives of customers. However the speed of this transformation creates risks, as organizations struggle with challenges around deploying AI in ways that are responsible and minimize the risk of harm. One of the cornerstones of responsible AI is transparency.

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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 and ITE Establish Cutting-Edge Spatial AI Partnership in Singapore

EON Reality

Singapore – May 28th 2024: EON Reality, a global leader in augmented and virtual reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, has solidified its partnership with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) through the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This significant collaboration promises to revolutionize technical education and training (TVET) by integrating EON Reality’s advanced spatial AI and extended reality (XR) platforms into ITE’s curri

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Why AI Won’t Take Over The World Anytime Soon

Bernard Marr

In an era where artificial intelligence features prominently in both our daily lives and our collective imagination, it’s common to hear concerns about these systems gaining too much power or even becoming autonomous rulers of our future. Yet, a closer look at the current state of AI technology reveals that these fears, while popular in science fiction, are far from being realized in the real world.