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AWE: Hands-on Logitech stylus for Quest, Petaray lightfield AR, and Spacebar Arcade!

The Ghost Howls

AWE US has come to an end. It’s been very tiresome, but in the end, I loved to go there. It has been a great occasion to reconnect with many friends, meet new people, and do useful business meetings. I also met Palmer Luckey for the first time there! I am super tired, but I’m very happy, it has been a good event for me, and I also fulfilled all the goals that I had set before the event.

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Are Virtual Reality Headsets Bad for Your Eyes?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Are virtual reality headsets bad for your eyes? As VR devices continue to gain popularity in both the consumer and business landscapes, many potential users are asking this question. After all, for years, we’ve been told that “too much screen time” can cause eye fatigue, headaches, and more. Our parents even warned us that sitting too close to a television screen when we were young could cause all kinds of damage.

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‘Batman: Arkham Shadow’ Development Started in Late 2020, Rocksteady Alums Among the Dev Team

Road to VR

Batman: Arkham Shadow is the next big first-party title from Meta, headed exclusively to Quest 3 later this year. In an interview with the founder of the studio behind the game, we learned more about the origin of the title, the team behind it, and which of the original Batman: Arkham games it’s most closely aligned with. Batman: Arkham Shadow has a lot to live up to.

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CUDIMM Standard Set to Make Desktop Memory a Bit Smarter and a Lot More Robust

Anand Tech

While the new CAMM and LPCAMM memory modules for laptops have garnered a great deal of attention in recent months, it's not just the mobile side of the PC memory industry that is looking at changes. The desktop memory market is also coming due for some upgrades to further improve DIMM performance, in the form of a new DIMM variety called the Clocked Unbuffered DIMM (CUDIMM).

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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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Google AR Glasses: Is This the Return of Google Glass?

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

If you think that Google AR Glasses are nothing but a distant dream, it might be time to think again. Sure, Google Glass turned out to be a flop, and Google’s Iris Project was eventually canceled – but it seems like the tech giant hasn’t given up on the smart glasses market just yet. In 2024, demand for smart glasses is growing at an astronomical pace. innovators like Vuzix, Viture, Rokid, and XReal are introducing new AR-powered specs.

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Palmer Luckey Confirms His Upcoming Headset Is Designed For Military Use

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is returning to XR with a new headset, though it's primarily designed for military use. We've known for several weeks that Luckey planned to reveal a new headset during AWE 2024. Announced during a panel with Bigscreen Beyond creator Darshan Shankar, Palmer Luckey confirmed the currently unnamed XR headset is being "driven by military requirements, but it's also going to be used for non-military stuff.

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Unity vs Unreal: Which is Better for XR Development?

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Unity vs Unreal: Which is the best option for companies creating content for extended reality ? Both companies are well-known for their innovative approach to supporting the production of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality solutions. However, each option has its own unique pros and cons to consider. Unity is popular for its accessibility and beginner-friendly features.

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Hellsweeper VR Overhauls Traits System In Ascension Update

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Hellsweeper VR overhauls the traits system in the free Ascension update. Available now on most supported platforms, the latest Hellsweeper VR update streamlines the traits system. Developer Mixed Realms states this "reduces the need to memorize more complex recipes for forging stronger traits," changes the number of UI panels during forging, and moves some traits into a new category, letting you equip them at the start of a run.

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Meta Quest and Apple Vision Pro Face Critical Restructures

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Following the launch of WWDC and AWE 2024 this week, reports have emerged showing that both Apple and Meta may be taking critical steps and restructuring methods to top the XR mountain. Moreover, as 2024 continues, more major technology vendors are entering the device marketplace. While it seems that the space is conquered by leading firms—such as Meta, Apple, HTC VIVE, Lenovo, Varjo, and countless others—this perception may quickly change towards the new year.

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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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Taskmaster VR Review: Your Disappointment Starts Now

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The British comedy game show Taskmaster is a joyful slice of television that’s beloved globally. It’s something that all TV shows, regardless of genre, should strive to be: clever, unique, honest with a hint of devious, and gut-shakingly funny. Sadly, Taskmaster VR doesn’t live up to the same standard. For the unfamiliar, Taskmaster is a reality comedy show.

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Big XR News from Sony, Microsoft, HTC VIVE, and NVIDIA

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Following the hotly anticipated Apple WWDC showcase last week. AWE 2024 came hot off the heels of the event to inspire interest and investment into the AR/VR/MR and spatial computing space. With the event came countless announcements. But alongside the event, the XR world was spinning, showcasing how innovative firms are leveraging immersive technology to gain new insight and results.

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PowerWash Simulator VR Meets Alice In Wonderland Next Month In New DLC

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PowerWash Simulator VR heads down the rabbit hole next month with a new Alice In Wonderland-themed DLC pack. The latest PowerWash Simulator VR DLC update, Futurlab's next crossover aims to capture the quirky essence of Alice in Wonderland. Featuring themed 'Washer' and 'Character' skins, the upcoming 'Alice's Adventures Special Pack' includes five new maps - Wonderland Entrance Hall, White Rabbit's House, Caterpillar's Mushroom, Mad Tea Party, and the Queen of Hearts’ Court.

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#1398: Ru’s Journey from Hospice Nurse to DJ, Artist, & Kaleidosky Event Producer in VRChat

Voices of VR

Ru is a transgender woman who works as a hospice nurse in Ohio, and since 2018 has been involved as an immersive artists, virtual DJ, and event producer holding weekly events in her psychedelic space called Kaleidosky, which is nominated for Best Music Experience for Raindance Immersive 2024. I had a chance to get a […] Ru is a transgender woman who works as a hospice nurse in Ohio, and since 2018 has been involved as an immersive artists, virtual DJ, and event producer holding weekly even

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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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Inseye Lumi Is A $160 Cameraless Eye Tracking Addon For Quest 2 & 3

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Inseye plans to release a $160 eye tracking addon for Quest 2 and Quest 3, though there's no specific timeline yet. Existing headsets with eye tracking like Apple Vision Pro and PlayStation VR2 use infrared cameras combined with infrared LED illuminators that help them see your eyes. The actual tracking is done using computer vision algorithms that analyze each frame and output the size and position of your pupil.

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SWERY's Death Game Hotel Has A Release Date, And It's Soon

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Death Game Hotel, a VR horror title from Deadly Premonition director SWERY, confirmed a release date on Quest. Originally announced last year, Death Game Hotel is the debut VR game from White Owls, Inc. The studio was founded by Hidetaka Suehiro, better known as SWERY, whose previous work includes The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories.

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