Wed.Nov 29, 2023

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2024 Predictions: AR & AI Get Hitched

AR Insider

Where do AR and AI converge? Generative AI will assist AR creation workflows while conversational AI provides natural-language interfaces. We break it down in the first of five big predictions for 2024. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Varjo XR-4 Will Get a SteamVR Tracking Variant and Sell Direct to Prosumers

Road to VR

Varjo just announced its latest headset, the XR-4, and while the company is primarily continuing to target high-end enterprise use-cases, this is the first headset in their ‘XR’ series that they will sell directly to consumers and without a hefty annual fee that was once required to use the headset. Released back in 2021, Varjo Aero is the company’s first and only prosumer-positioned headset.

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Spatial Computing: Expert Roundtable

XR Today - Virtual Reality

What a year 2024 has been for XR. At the start of the year, the technology industry faced layoffs as some major firms, such as Meta, started 2023 cautiously. Despite the 2022 Metaverse boom that swept imagination and scepticism equally, 2023 was tough during H1 for the immersive industry. However, the narrative quickly switched towards the middle of the year.

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HTC Launches Inside-out ‘Vive Ultimate Tracker’ for $200

Road to VR

First revealed at GDC 2023 earlier this year, HTC has now launched its long-awaited inside-out tracking accessory, which is now dubbed the Vive Ultimate Tracker. Unlike previous Vive Trackers, Vive Ultimate Tracker makes use of inside-out optical tracking instead of SteamVR base stations, making it useful for users of HTC standalones Vive XR Elite and Vive Focus 3.

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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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EON Reality Raises the Bar in EdTech with Exciting 9.9 Product Release Features

EON Reality

With an array of groundbreaking features, EON Reality’s 9.9 update is transforming education into a vivid, interactive experience that dramatically extends the boundaries of digital learning. IRVINE, CA – November 29 , 2023 – In a landmark innovation for educational technology, EON Reality announces its EON-XR 9.9 Release – a comprehensive update that paves the way for an entirely new realm of immersive learning experiences.

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EON Reality Presenting at the Educational Forum on AI and VR Curricula Development in Kuwait

EON Reality

EON Reality contributes to an educational forum in Kuwait, highlighting the impact of AI and VR in advancing teaching methods and curricula through its leading XR platform. IRVINE, CA – November 29 , 2023 – Under the esteemed patronage of Dr. Hassan Al-Fajjam, Director General of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, EON Reality, a global leader in AI-powered Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) educational solutions, played a pivotal role in the recent educational

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Amazon Unveils Graviton4: A 96-Core ARM CPU with 536.7 GBps Memory Bandwidth

Anand Tech

Nowadays many cloud service providers design their own silicon, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) started to do this ahead of its rivals and by now its Annapurna Labs develops processors that can well compete with those from AMD and Intel. This week AWS introduced its Graviton4, a 96-core ARM-based system-on-chip (SoC) that promises to challenge renowned CPU designers and offer unprecedented performance to AWS clients. "By focusing our chip designs on real workloads that matter to customers, we

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Vive Ultimate Tracker Offers Body Tracking Without Base Stations For Vive XR Elite & PC

Upload VR

HTC just launched Vive Ultimate Tracker, a self-tracking device that doesn't need base stations or a PC. Vive Trackers are mainly used by VRChat users to track body parts such as their torso, elbow, legs, and feet to drive their avatar in real-time, and are also used by businesses in bespoke VR software to track real-world objects. Previous Vive Trackers used Valve's SteamVR Tracking system and thus required SteamVR Tracking base stations.

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AI Is A Critical Building Block For Spatial Computing

Cathy Hackl

Understanding AI’s critical role in spatial computing can help professionals start to think about spatial computing in the context of today’s Generative AI revolution.

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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 Adapts The UK Comedy Series Next Year On Quest & Steam

Upload VR

Comedy panel show Taskmaster is coming to VR next year. Developed by Scallywag Arcade, Taskmaster VR sees you stepping inside the Taskmaster house, a "colosseum of foolhardy pursuits and a theatre of broken dreams." As a contestant, your goal involves completing tasks like smashing watermelons within a time limit to impress the Taskmaster, Greg Davies, who returns as a voice actor alongside his assistant, Alex Horne.

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How Much Will Your Metaverse Cost? — Let’s Find Cost-Effective Solutions

Program Ace

Learn how Program-Ace's extensive experience in metaverse development can assist you in creating immersive virtual experiences. Let’s cooperate!

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The SeaSonic Focus GX-850 ATX 3.0 PSU Review: Cool, Quiet, and Robust

Anand Tech

In the realm of power supply units (PSUs), the core underpinning of any high-performance computing system, seasoned market players have continually raised the bar in delivering efficient, reliable, and technologically superior products. One such stalwart in the PSU domain is SeaSonic, whose meticulous engineering and innovation have repeatedly set industry benchmarks.

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Top Enterprise XR Tips and Strategies from HP

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

frontline.io is a leading enterprise XR industry player that provides an XR software as a service (SaaS) product that allows clients to design and deliver AR/VR/MR workplace applications for various devices, from XR headsets to computers, tablets, and smartphones. frontline.io is currently working in a deep partnership with HP’s xRServices sector to provide the famed computing firm with an XR application stack, allowing HP to design bespoke immersive services and deliver those services to

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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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Solos AirGo3, Wearable ChatGPT

Charlie Fink

Smartglasses just got a lot smarter.

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zSpace to Demo VR/AR Learning Tools at ACTE Careertech Vision Event

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Immersive education solutions firm zSpace has unveiled fresh updates to its Career and Technical Education (CTE) and workforce applications. Set to debut at the ACTE Careertech Vision Conference , the latest development will showcase how zSpace has incorporated state-of-the-art applications from four global firms. zSpace will exhibit the technologies on 30 November and 1 December, and will deliver a session at the event, “Empowering Diversity: Exploring CTE Careers Through Inclusive Recrui

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Best Portable SSDs: Holiday 2023

Anand Tech

Once the domain of external, bus-powered hard drives, these days the market for external storage has been almost completely consumed by portable SSDs. Rapid technological advancements in NAND flash technology (including the advent of 3D NAND) has allowed their capacity to eclipse 2.5-inch HDDs, all the while multiple improvements in host interface speeds (such as the move from USB 2.0 to 3.0, and onwards to 3.2 Gen 2 / Gen 2x2 / USB4) has made portable SSDs faster and more reliable than the hard

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HTC VIVE Debuts Ultimate Trackers, FOTA 6 Update

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

XR headset manufacturer HTC VIVE has debuted its VIVE Ultimate Tracker, which will offer users multiple vantage points for body tracking, Shen Ye, Global Head of Product, HTC VIVE announced in a blog post on Wednesday. HTC VIVE’s Ultimate Trackers will offer next-generational motion-capturing (mocap) technologies for avatars and real-time 3D (RT3D) content development.

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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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Future Forward: How Immersive Technologies Are Changing the Face of Construction, Education, & Beyond

Oculus

The metaverse is a big bet and a long-term ambition—and parts of the metaverse are already with us, with people reaping the benefits of new social experiences, educational tools, and more. Today, we’re shining a light on some of the early pioneers who have embraced immersive technologies and are using them to solve real-world problems.

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MatchXR: SeeTrue Technologies may have solved the calibration issue for eye-tracking

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday I attended for my first time MatchXR , which is one of the best XR events in Nordic Europe. I’ve made many new friends and tried some interesting XR solutions and rest assured I’ll publish a few posts about it these days. Today I want to tell you my experience with one of these products I’ve tried at this event, a pretty interesting one because it solves a known problem in our space: SeeTrue Technologies.

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Quest 2 is Vastly Outselling Quest 3 so Far This Holiday on Amazon

Road to VR

With such an alluring price point on Quest 2 during the Black Friday period, it makes sense the headset would sell more than Quest 3. But what will it mean for the company’s effort to make mixed reality the main selling proposition of its headsets? Twitter user JustDaven pointed out that Amazon reveals some coarse sales figures in certain cases, including for Quest 2 and Quest 3.

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Three UVR Showcase Sneak Peeks From Perp Games For PSVR2

Upload VR

This post was produced by UploadVR in partnership with Perp Games as part of their UVRSW23 Sponsorship. Since 2017, Perp Games has been on a journey to discover and unveil cutting-edge video game technology and virtual reality. As the Main Sponsor of The UploadVR Showcase - Winter 2023 ( Watch it next Wednesday December 6th @10am PST on our YouTube channel ), the company will promote three new PSVR2 titles, so keep reading for a sneak peek of what players can expect to see during the showcase.

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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 (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?