Fri.Dec 01, 2023

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Spatial Beats: XReal, Varjo & Cinematic AI

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Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at the newest hardware from Xreal, Varjo and Solos. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Former ‘SUPERHOT VR’ Devs Announce Miniature ‘Toy Trains’ Game for All Major Headsets

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Something Random , a new studio founded by the creators of Superhot VR (2017), announced a pint-sized train simulator game simply called Toy Trains. The miniature track-building game is all about connecting up disparate pockets of tiny people on the map with a variety of pieces, providing both basic and specialized bits so you can chug your way around or over obstacles.

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EON Reality Partners with Panama’s UMECIT to Empower Education Through Augmented and Virtual Reality

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EON Reality partners with Panama’s UMECIT to bring AI-driven augmented and virtual reality technology into the classroom, revolutionizing the educational experience for students across various levels. IRVINE, CA – December 1 , 2023 – EON Reality, a global leader in artificial intelligence-driven augmented and virtual reality educational experiences, is excited to announce a new partnership with the Universidad Metropolitana de Educación, Ciencia y Tecnología (UMECIT) in Panama, enhancing t

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Propaganda Sim ‘Not for Broadcast’ Coming to PSVR 2 in December

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Critically-acclaimed propaganda simulator Not for Broadcast VR is finally headed to PSVR 2 this month. First launched on flatscreen monitors in 2022 and later in a separate VR version for Quest and SteamVR, NotGames announced it’s finally bringing the dystopian broadcast sim to PSVR 2, launching December 14th. Primarily, Not For Broadcast is about live-mixing camera feeds and making sure the National Nightly News airs without a hitch.

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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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Valve's Steam Link For Quest Underscores Just How Much The VR Industry Has Changed

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Valve launching an app on Meta's platform, and Meta's CTO praising it, highlights just how much the VR industry has changed in recent years. The Steam Link Quest app launched on the official Quest Store yesterday, approved by Meta. It lets you wirelessly play SteamVR games like Half-Life: Alyx and Boneworks or your traditional non-VR Steam games on a giant virtual screen.

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VRChat Is Now On Vive XR Elite Standalone & Supports Body Tracking Via Ultimate Trackers

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VRChat is now available on the Vive XR Elite standalone store, no PC needed. VRChat remains the leading social VR platform, with millions of users. On Meta Quest headsets it's almost always one of the top 10 most popular apps , and on Steam (where it also supports non-VR) it typically has tens of thousands of concurrent players. The platform arrived as a surprising launch title for the original Oculus Quest in 2019, and launched on Android phones and Pico 4 this year.

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TCL RayNeo Air 2 AR, The Ultimate Mobile Media Display Glasses

Charlie Fink

These screen extenders are among the most promising new smart phone viewing accessories.

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Here's The Meta Quest+ Monthly Games For December 2023

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The Meta Quest+ games for December 2023 are now live – here's what's available this month. Redeemable until December 31, Meta Quest+ offers subscribers two VR games per month and every month so far has delivered high-quality choices. From Walkabout Mini Golf and Red Matter 2 , we've seen the subscription service offer wide variety and the current line-up is no different.

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Big XR News from Apple, Varjo, and HTC VIVE

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Here it is, after a year of waiting… the holiday period. H2 of 2024 was an exceedingly busy time for the XR market. As stated many times on XR Today, the industry slump at the start of the year led some pundits to believe XR was dying quickly following the collapse of the Metaverse’s baby steps and the disruptive rise of genAI. However, the industry quickly flipped mid-year, with significant XR players turning dwindling promises into new products and a fresh outlook for 2024. 2024 lo

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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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New VR Games & Releases December 2023: PSVR 2, Quest, SteamVR & More

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After some new VR games in December 2023? We've rounded up our latest monthly highlights. Following a stacked October with roughly 50 Quest 3 launch games , things didn't slow down with the holidays fast approaching. November saw an impressive slate with PowerWash Simulator VR , Vampire: The Masquerade - Justice , Demeo Battles , Pavlov Shack , Orbeats , Assassin's Creed Nexus , Ironstrike , Sniper Elite VR: Winter Warrior and many more.

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6 Spatial Computing Trends to Watch in 2024

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Spatial computing trends, and the trends influencing both the extended reality landscape and metaverse ecosystems are closely connected. While spatial computing isn’t an entirely new concept, major market leaders like Apple believe it will shape the future of our digital interactions. Offering a way to blend computing systems with the physical world in a more natural, interactive way, spatial computing could impact virtually every industry.

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H3VR's Massive 'Institution' Update Adds Challenging Tournament Hot Dogs

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A huge new Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (H3VR) update is now live with its "most challenging" level yet on PC VR. Marking the 111th update since launch in 2016, the H3VR update introduces a huge new brutalist level designed by developer Anton Hand over the course of about six months. Set within a vast underground complex, the "Institution" presents a series of escalating combat challenges that require full use of H3VR's weapons arsenal.

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OpenBCI unveils vision for wearable,neuro-powered personal computer

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Latest “Galea Beta” device was revealed for the first time on-stage, along with OpenBCI’s future vision for “Galea Unlimited” wearable computer Key Details: ● OpenBCI’s “Galea Beta” device was shown for the first time and will ship to Galea Beta pre-order customers in Q2 2024. ● Future vision of Galea brand also revealed: “Galea Unlimited” a fully-wearable computer that merges neurotechnology, spatial computing, and artificial intelligence. ● OpenBCI sets its sights on driving the next computing

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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.