Thu.Sep 22, 2022

Bytedance announces Pico 4 for just €429, with accessories and BIG developer incentives!

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Pico has just announced today its new headset: the Pico 4. It is the first real consumer-oriented HMD released by Pico on the market with wide availability, after the Pico Neo 3 Link has been used to test the waters in limited beta quantities.

The Pico 4 VR Headset Is Here To Shake Things Up

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Pico’s latest standalone headset signals a new era in consumer VR hardware.

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Pico 4 Announced with October Launch, Aims to Compete Head-on with Quest 2

Road to VR

Pico today announced the Pico 4 standalone VR headset, with pricing and content aspirations that make it clear the company hopes to compete directly with Quest 2. The headset will launch in October starting in Europe and some Asian regions, with no plans for a US launch just yet.

This Unique AR Fashion Show Features ‘No Clothes’

VRScout

The one-of-a-kind show served as a showcase for Doddz’s new AR fashion line Defy.

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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 so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

‘Guardians Frontline’ is Like ‘Halo’ Meets ‘Starcraft’, Coming to Quest 2 & SteamVR Early 2023

Road to VR

Veteran VR studio Fast Travel Games today announced it’s stepping up to publish Guardians Frontline , an upcoming strategic VR shooter from indie studio VirtualAge Games that feels a bit like the lovechild between Halo and Starcraft.

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Fast Travel Reveals ‘Stellaris’ VR Game ‘Ghost Signal’ for Quest 2, Coming in 2023

Road to VR

Fast Travel Games today revealed a new VR roguelite set in the universe of Stellaris (2016) , the critically acclaimed PC title. Called Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game , the single player strategy game is slated to arrive on Meta Quest 2 sometime in early 2023.

VR and Pop Culture Merge at Upcoming FanConXR

ARPost

VR and pop culture unite! The countdown is on for what is touted to be one of the comic fandom’s most unique comic-con experiences this year – the FanConXR.

Case Study: AR Helps Toyota Customers Accessorize

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Toyota's Accessory Augmented Reality (TAAR) program lets consumers visualize car accessories – maximizing customer lifetime value and tapping into the $46 billion auto accessories market. Our latest case study dives in. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Data Trend Analysis ad tracker

Immerse Launches VR in a BOX for Simplified Enterprise VR Training

ARPost

Immerse just put out its latest product, VR in a BOX. The platform provider for virtual reality training knows that enterprise VR has a steep learning curve for many. According to the company, VR in a BOX is a compact, frictionless solution for enterprises that want to start using VR.

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 become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Pico 4 Price & Details Leak: Preorders Start September 23 For €429

Upload VR

Pico 4 details have leaked a day early. It seems Pico attached a text transcript to its scheduled YouTube announcement , but for some reason it’s accessible even before the stream goes live. It reveals the specs, features, starting price, and initial preorder date for Pico 4.

Can AR Negatively Impact Self-Image?

AR Insider

AR's impacts are mostly positive, including utility for users (product try-ons) and enterprises (line-of-sight guidance and training). But is there a dark side? Can AR amplify the negative effects of social media on self-image? We take a look. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

Pico 4 Ships October 18 To Europe, Japan & South Korea For €429

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Pico 4 ships October 18 in Europe, Japan, and South Korea – starting at €429. Pico is no newcomer to VR – it revealed its first headset in 2016. Last year it was acquired by ByteDance , the Chinese tech giant behind TikTok.

NASA Declares Tanking Test of SLS Megarocket a Success

GizModo VR

A demonstration to confirm a repaired hydrogen leak appears to have gone well, with NASA declaring Wednesday’s cryogenic tanking test a success.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Editorial: Pico 4 Is Everything Quest 3 Should Be – Did Meta Lose Focus?

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Nearly four years after Mark Zuckerberg personally announced Oculus Quest the standalone VR market for consumers may have real competition.

How Does Walmart's New AR Virtual Try-on Work?

GizModo VR

Returning clothes I bought online because they weren’t what I was expecting is one of the few things in this world that really wracks me with guilt, mainly because I start thinking about the damage my returns are causing the planet, all because my lazy ass didn’t want to go to the store. Read more.

Microsoft Delivering First Batch Of Wide-FoV HoloLens IVAS To US Army

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Microsoft is delivering the first batch of HoloLens IVAS to the US Army, Bloomberg reports.

Kitely celebrates 14th birthday

Hypergrid Business

Kitely party 50s stage. Image courtesy Kitely.). Kitely celebrated its 14th birthday, its founders, and its community with a huge party this past weekend. There is much to celebrate.

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Just Dance VR Is Pico’s First Major Exclusive

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Pico will have its first major exclusive game in 2023 with Just Dance VR from Ubisoft. The immensely popular music game franchise is coming “exclusively” to Pico next year.

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Intel Announces Serpent Canyon: Alder Lake and Arc Amalgamate in NUC12 Enthusiast

Anand Tech

Intel officially unveiled the final member of their Alder Lake-based NUC12 family earlier this week. The NUC12 Enthusiast (like the three previous Enthusiast NUCs) caters to the gaming / creators market looking for a small form-factor machine with a discrete GPU.

Pico 4 Hands-On Impressions: The Quest 2 Killer?

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Today Pico announced Pico 4, its next generation VR headset. Last month at Gamescom, we went hands-on for around 10 minutes – here are our impressions. A New Form Factor.

Solve a Bizarre Murder in ‘DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate’ Episode I, Out Today on Quest 2

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Committing a crime is supposed to be nearly impossible in the sci-fi world of DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate. That makes the high-profile murder at the center

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Virtual Desktop Coming To Pico 4 For Wireless PC VR Streaming

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Pico 4 will have one of the most popular apps for wirelessly streaming PC VR games like Half-Life: Alyx and Boneworks. Virtual Desktop’s developer Guy Godin confirmed that his app “will be available on the new Pico 4 as well as the Pico Neo 3.

How to Create an Augmented Reality App: Technology Guide 2022

ARVR

Augmented reality’s use and development have trended up over the past several years. This follows investments in mobile hardware capability, interest in immersive virtual experiences with the metaverse, and rising industry competition.

Guardians Frontline Coming To Quest 2 & SteamVR In 2023, Published By Fast Travel Games

Upload VR

Strategic VR shooter Guardians Frontline is coming to Quest 2 and PC VR in 2023, developed by VirtualAge Games and published by Fast Travel Games. The title was originally released as Guardians VR on App Lab (and before that, SideQuest) for Quest and in Early Access on Steam for PC VR.

Explore the Galaxy’s Wonders in ‘Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game,’ Coming to Meta Quest 2 in Early 2023

Oculus

It’s time to take a closer look at the universe. Today Fast Travel Games announced Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game, an action-roguelite set in Paradox’s

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.