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Cannes Film Festival Gets Spatial

AR Insider

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival is featuring extended reality, XR (VR, AR and other variations of spatial computing), as an official category and competition. We take a look at all the finalists. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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AR and VR Modernise US DoE Facility

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been used to enhance operational efficiency and save millions of dollars in procurement fees at a US DoE Facility. Augmented Reality Kits: The Top Picks for Developers in 2024 Is Ford Developing Augmented Reality Products? Nottingham University Opens Virtual Reality Classroom Specifically, these technologies are being deployed to upgrade pit production operations (PPO) at The Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility (SRPPF), located within

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Windows Volumetric Apps: Microsoft Will Stream Windows Apps With 3D Popouts To Quest Headsets

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Microsoft announced Windows Volumetric Apps, a new API for extending 3D elements of PC applications streamed to Meta Quest into 3D space. "We're deepening our partnership with Meta to make Windows a first-class experience on Quest devices. And Windows can take advantage of Quest's unique capabilities to extend Windows apps into 3D space." The new API will act as an extension to Windows applications when streamed to Meta Quest via Microsoft's upcoming Windows app for Quest, which will let you acc

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Has LG Shut Down its Meta Partnership?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Recently, reports from South Korea have cast doubt on the current technology partnership between Meta and LG Electronics. Following a fruitful start, the publication Korea JoongAng Daily reports that the alliance is slowing down, putting the development of Meta and LG’s new competitive XR headset on hold. According to the report, the duo is struggling to gain momentum due to the lack of available XR content and a slow maturation pace of related XR technology developments.

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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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One More EPYC: AMD Launches Entry-Level Zen 4-based EPYC 4004 Series

Anand Tech

Ever since AMD re-emerged as a major competitor within the x86 CPU scene, one of AMD’s top priorities has been to win over customers in the highly lucrative and profitable server market. It’s a strategy that’s paid off well for AMD, as while they’re still the minority player in the space, they’ve continued to whittle away at what was once Intel’s absolute control over the market, slowly converting more and more customers over to the EPYC ecosystem.

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TSMC to Expand CoWoS Capacity by 60% Yearly Through 2026

Anand Tech

Customer demand for AI and HPC processors is driving a much greater use of advanced packaging technologies, particularly TSMC's chip-on-wafer-on-substrate (CoWoS) services. As things stand, TSMC is just barely meeting the current demand for this packaging method – never mind future demand – which is why last year the company announced plans to more than double CoWoS capacity by the end of 2024.

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EA Sports WRC Hands-On: Enjoyable Racing But VR Beta Needs Fine Tuning

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EA Sports WRC recently added beta support for PC VR, but how does this rally racer fare? Read on for our full impressions. While Codemasters continues releasing annual Formula 1 games and off-road racers, we've not seen the studio tackle a VR rally game since 2019's DiRT Rally 2.0. It's effectively a spiritual successor that's using the official FIA World Rally Championship license, featuring over 200 rally stages across 18 locations, roughly 80 real-world cars and customizable vehicles.

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XR Leaders Speak on the State of Meta, Apple, and Unity

XR Today - Big XR News tag

Watch on YouTube. In this episode of the Big XR News show, Rory Greener, Tech Journalist, XR Today , welcomes some of XR’s top analysts to talk about the latest news from across the industry. Our guests include: Kevin ‘O Donovan, Co-Chair, Industrial Metaverse & Digital Twin Committee, VRARA Jay Latta, Founder and Speaker, The Fusionists Amy Peck, Founder and CEO, EndeavorXR Jennifer Rogers, Executive Officer, Learning Technology Standards Committee at the IEEE Thanks for watching.

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XR Healthcare Market will be Worth $19.6 billion by 2033

XR Today - VR Headsets tag

This week, Dimension Market Research released a report highlighting future growth forecasts for the augmented and virtual reality market in healthcare. The report notes a significant acceleration in the sector in the coming years. Dimension Market Research found that the global augmented and virtual reality market in healthcare is estimated to grow to $19.6 billion by 2033, with an accompanying 20.2 per cent CAGR.

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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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A Revised Strategy For Reviewing VR And Mixed Reality Games From Our Reviews Editor

Upload VR

Hello everyone! For anyone unfamiliar with me, I'm Henry. I started as a freelance contributor, joined UploadVR in late 2022 and you'll best know me for my news coverage with VR gaming. Since our former Senior Editor, Harry Baker , left the team in January, we haven't posted as many reviews on the site. Coverage remains a juggling act for any small team, but as the newly appointed Reviews Editor, I've heard your feedback and we'll be back on track soon.

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Transforming Experiences through Apple Vision Pro Apps

Program Ace

Get ahead in Apple Vision Pro app development with comprehensive AI, AR, and 5G insights. Discover best practices to create immersive, high-performing augmented reality apps.

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New Quest Sale Discounts Demeo, Resident Evil 4, Walkabout Mini Golf & More

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A new Quest Store sale is live, offering discounts on Demeo, Walkabout Mini Golf and other VR games. Available now, the latest Quest Store sale includes over 170 different games and apps. While these aren't immediately discounted on the store, using the code 'MAY30' applies a 30% discount for all participating apps at checkout. This includes older favorites like Tetris Effect and Walkabout Mini Golf, alongside more recent hits like Contractors Showdown and UNDERDOGS.

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Ray-Ban | Meta Smart Glasses Add Amazon Music, Calm, Simple Sharing to Instagram, + New Styles Available for Purchase

Oculus

We’re back with new hands-free functionality to make your Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses more useful, fun, and social than ever before. And some new styles.

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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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Consortium VR Offers A Voice Navigated Murder Mystery On Steam & Quest

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Consortium VR invites you to uncover a murder mystery today on Quest & Steam. Previously available in early access, Consortium VR by Interdimensional Games remasters and adapts Consortium. Set in the near-future on a futuristic spaceship, murder mystery thriller sees you playing as a celebrity peacekeeper called Consortium Bishop Six. It involves "using your own voice to shape relationships and navigate choices" as you uncover a hidden conspiracy.

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Meta Horizon Worlds v163 Release Notes

Oculus

Meta Horizon Worlds v163 is here! This week, we’re rolling out a number of quality of life improvements, including a new feature we’re testing that lets you toggle nametags on/off when recording a video or taking a photo in Worlds, plus new content descriptors added to world details pages and an update to the Poll to Remove feature. Let’s jump in!

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EON Reality Launches Trailblazing EON AI Ready Features for Intuitive Customized Learning

EON Reality

Revolutionize Skill Mastery: AI-Driven, Immersive Multilingual Learning Experiences at Your Fingertips IRVINE, CA – May 21, 2024 – EON Reality, a world leader in the augmented and virtual reality knowledge transfer, has announced the launch of transformative features under the EON AI Ready banner. These advancements represent a revolution in skill-based learning, providing intuitive, multilingual lesson creation enhanced by artificial intelligence. “We are thrilled to continue pushin

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Get ‘LES MILLS BODYCOMBAT’ With New Meta Quest 2 & 3 Fitness Bundles

Oculus

For folks in the US who are in the market for a new headset, we’re thrilled to announce not one, but two limited-time fitness bundles that include LES MILLS XR BODYCOMBAT—a $29.99 USD value.

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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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Blacktop Hoops Review-In-Progress: A Baller's Paradise

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Blacktop Hoops offers a satisfying take on VR basketball with entertaining gameplay. Read on for our full review-in-progress. I believe the best VR sports games tend to be those that aren’t based on real sports. Nock and Racket: Nx certainly have their basis in the real world but they’re very much things you can only do in VR. You’d struggle to play bow-and-arrow football for a plethora of reasons, yet VR makes it work.

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