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Style, Simplicity & Sound: How Does Viture One Stack Up?

AR Insider

Eschewing the idea that AR glasses have to offer Magic-Leap-like dimensional graphics or be a Hololens2-like jack-of-all-trades, the latest batch of smart glasses are simpler, focused, and stylish. How Does Viture One stack up? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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HTC Announces ‘Vive XR Elite Deluxe Pack’, Including 4 Free Accessories for Its Flagship Quest Competitor

Road to VR

HTC Vive announced it’s offering a new hardware bundle for its Vive XR Elite headset that brings some handy new accessories to users for free, which are designed to enhance the headset’s ergonomics and increase user comfort. Called the Vive XR Elite Deluxe Pack, the bundle includes four new accessories, which are also being offered for free to new and existing owners of the headset.

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Reality Bytes: Apple, OpenAI & TikTok

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we explore Apple partnering with OpenAI, TikTok's new Symphony AI suite, and a shoppable kitchen makeover series by Tastemade and Shopsense AI. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Skatrix’ Uses Vision Pro to Turn Your Room Into a Virtual Skate Park

Road to VR

Skatrix Pro , the Vision Pro skateboarding app from legendary skater Rodney Mullen, has just been overhauled to deliver even more convincing mixed reality gameplay thanks to its new 2.0 update. Released as a day-one app for Vision Pro earlier this year, Skatix Pro now boasts full-room mixed reality gameplay in addition to a skatepark builder, improved hand input gestures, and nuanced environment sensing.

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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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Spatial Beats: June Gears Up with WWDC & AWE

AR Insider

WWDC and AWE are upon us, while the XR industry sees both new funding rounds and layoffs. This and more from the intersection of XR and AI through the eyes of Charlie Fink. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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VR Training and Haptics to Boost Railway Operational Safety

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Recently, HaptX partnered with immersive learning solutions provider RoundTable Learning to deploy VR training to railway workers. The partners are working with BNSF to provide railway engineers with an immersive step-by-step training platform to improve engineer safety. BNSF will regularly leverage VR as part of its 2024 safety and technical training initiative.

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Veteran XR Studio Behind One of VR’s Most Recognizable Early Experiences Raises $3.5M

Road to VR

Wevr, the veteran XR studio behind one of VR’s earliest and most recognizable VR demo, announced it’s now secured $3.5 million in new funding from HTC Corp. and Epic Games. It’s been almost a decade since VR enthusiasts first got a chance to don the pre-production version of HTC Vive at GDC 2015, where they likely went face-to-face with a giant blue whale in Wevr’s iconic VR demo theBlu: Whale Encounter.

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Meta Connect 2024 Event Dates Revealed

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Meta announced the official event dates for its Connect 2024 technology showcase this week. Taking place September 25 – 26, 2024, Connect will showcase a lineup of Meta’s latest digital solutions from its social media and XR umbrella. Meta has not yet revealed details on the event, other than the event will feature a number of expected sessions, featured technology, and speakers such as CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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HTC Announces ‘Vive XR Elite Deluxe Pack’, Including 4 Free Accessories for Its Flagship Quest Competitor

Road to VR

HTC Vive announced it’s offering a new hardware bundle for its Vive XR Elite headset that brings some handy new accessories to users for free, which are designed to enhance the headset’s ergonomics and increase user comfort. Called the Vive XR Elite Deluxe Pack, the bundle includes four new accessories, which are also being offered for free to new and existing owners of the headset.

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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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ASRock Unveils Motherboards For Ryzen 9000 At Computex 2024: X870E Taichi and X870E Taichi Lite

Anand Tech

During Computex 2024, ASRock held an event to unveil some of its upcoming X870E motherboards, designed for AMD's Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000 series processors. ASRock's announcement includes a pair of Taichi-branded boards, the X870E Taichi and the lighter X870E Taichi lite, which uses AMD's Promontory 21 chipset for AM5. The current flagship model announced from ASRock's X870E line-up for Ryzen 9000 is the ASRock X870E Taichi.

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Apple’s Upcoming AI Reveal, Pika Labs Raises $80 Million, Twelve Labs, $50 Million

Charlie Fink

The race to harness the disruptive power of AI continues unabated.

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#1393: Overview of Raindance Immersive 2024 Selection Featuring Social VR Indie Artists & Virtual Culture

Voices of VR

Raindance Immersive 2024 opened last weekend in VRChat, and will run for the next four weekends featuring the latest innovations of virtual culture with 77% of experiences happening on social VR platforms and 69% that feature VRChat. I spoke at length with co-curators Mária Rakušanová and Joe Hunting about each of the 36 experiences that […] Raindance Immersive 2024 opened last weekend in VRChat, and will run for the next four weekends featuring the latest innovations of virtual culture wi

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Augmented Reality in Logistics: Embracing Efficiency and Accuracy

Program Ace

Be ready to take on augmented reality in logistics. Learn how AR technology enhances operational efficiency and boosts productivity.

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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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Stake Through the Heart: ‘Silent Slayer: Vault of the Vampire’ is Out Now on Meta Quest

Oculus

Releasing today on Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro, Silent Slayer: Vault of the Vampire’s bone-chilling bloodsuckers have finally smartened up and started defending themselves.

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An opensource plugin lets you interact with real objects in mixed reality

The Ghost Howls

I promised you a surprise post for this week and here we are: I am announcing “Hybrid Hands Interactions” , a special opensource plugin that lets you interact in mixed reality with real objects so that you can create some magical experiences like this one: The bottle and the glass are able to do some magic… Hybrid interactions In this period I’m experimenting a lot with Mixed Reality: I believe that true mixed reality is not just putting a passthrough background in your V

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Throttle Up with ‘VRider SBK,’ The World’s First Licensed Superbike VR Game, Out Now on Quest

Oculus

Start your engines and get ready to throttle up to speeds of over 200 mph with today’s launch of the first officially licensed World Superbike Championship VR racing game, VRider SBK, from developer Funny Tales and publisher VRAL Games.

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Unleash the Power of Metal with Voidslayer in ‘Pistol Whip,’ First Episode Out Now on Quest

Oculus

Cloudhead simply will not stop releasing massive game-changing free updates for Pistol Whip and it’s a beautiful thing. The first Scene in the new Voidslayer.

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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.