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In a New Gilded Age, Who Makes the Rules?

AR Insider

As new digital domains take shape, who will build and maintain the guardrails? Editor-At-Large Emily Olman interviews Techlash author and former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler for answers. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta’s $130 Elite Battery Strap for Quest 3 is Facing Major Reliability Issues

Road to VR

From flagship smartphones to VR headsets, first-party accessories tend to be pretty expensive. Along with the higher price tag though, consumers typically expect exceptional quality. After all, the product’s designers had a head start, so those day-one accessories should be, if not the best out there, at very least high quality. Meta sells an array of useful accessories to fit that description, although some of its most expensive first-party stuff—namely its Elite Strap—continues to face r

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Western Digital Releases 24TB Ultrastar & Gold Hard Drives, 28TB SMR Drives Ramping

Anand Tech

Western Digital is announcing today that it has begun volume shipments of its 24 TB hard drives based on conventional magnetic recording (CMR) to its full customer base. In addition, the company started to ramp up production of its 28 TB HDDs featuring shingled magnetic recording (SMR) that will be used by select customers. The new lineup of 3.5-inch 7200 RPM hard drives includes Western Digital's Ultrastar DC HC580 24 TB and WD Gold 24 TB HDDs, which are based on the company's energy-as

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‘Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR’ Review – AAA Without the Polish

Road to VR

Easily the most recognized IP to launch in a VR game this year, Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR is quite anticipated and has a lot riding on it. But as we know, translating existing flatscreen games into VR is never an easy process. Did Ubisoft nail it? Read on to find out. Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR Details: Available On: Quest 2, Quest 3, Quest Pro Reviewed On: Quest 3 Release Date: November 16th, 2023 Price: $40 D eveloper: Ubisoft Gameplay Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR manages to stay

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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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Review: Assassin's Creed Nexus VR Stands Proud With The Main Series

Upload VR

Assassin's Creed Nexus offers a thrilling VR first-person spin-off, delivering a varied campaign that lives up to the main series. Read on for our full review: It wouldn't be a stretch to call Nexus the most fun I've ever had with Assassin's Creed. I finished the 20-hour campaign thinking "I want more," and Ubisoft's created one of the strongest VR adaptations for an established series yet.

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Meta Launches New Quest For Business Program From $15/Month

Upload VR

Meta fully launched the new Quest For Business program, offering mass device management features. Facebook actually already had a business platform for the original Oculus Quest called Oculus For Business which was built on top of Workspace, Facebook's Slack & Teams competitor. But Oculus For Business is being closed down, and over the past year Meta has been trialing a new replacement program called Meta Quest For Business which is now fully launching.

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AR Remote Guidance Service Comes to Quest 3

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

This week, AR/MR guidance solutions provider Arvizio announced support for Meta Quest 3 headsets, bringing its enterprise-grade AR Instructor application to the new headset. The integration introduces a powerful frontline tool to the Meta Quest 3, allowing end-users to leverage AI-powered immersive training and operational experience visualisations.

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This Week In XR: CharacterAI In The Money, Tencent To Launch Quest VR In China

Charlie Fink

Furious funding of AI companies continues.

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Atlas Launches Gen AI-Powered 3D Virtual World Platform

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

3D generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) platform Atlas officially launched following two years of operating in stealth, the company announced on Tuesday. The forward-thinking platform partnered with numerous brands and developers to build immersive spaces and experiences in a fraction of the time of traditional methods. Atlas’ announcement comes after funding rounds led by 6th Man Ventures (6MV) and Collabo+Currency, totalling $4.5 million and $1.5 million, respectively.

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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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The GAMDIAS Kratos M1-750W PSU Review: For Style Over Substance

Anand Tech

GAMDIAS, a substantial player in the realm of PC power and cooling components, has consistently garnered attention for its innovative approach to crafting gaming hardware solutions. The company emerged on the scene in 2012. Despite its relatively short history, this Taiwanese manufacturer has rapidly gained international recognition, positioning itself as one of the freshest yet promising names in the world of gaming peripherals and PC components.

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Sniper Elite Dev Considers Zombie Army ‘A Really Good Fit’ For VR

Upload VR

Sniper Elite studio Rebellion Developments tells UploadVR that it considers Zombie Army "a really good fit" for VR. With Sniper Elite VR: Winter Warrior releasing in two weeks on Quest, we recently spoke with the developers, Rebellion and Just Add Water, to learn more. In a snippet from an upcoming interview we'll publish soon, UploadVR asked Rebellion's Head of Design, Jordan Woodward, if the studio's ever considered bringing Zombie Army to VR.

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From Digital Gucci To Blockchain Supply Chains: Retail’s Web3 Revolution

Bernard Marr

From the early days of online shopping to the rise of influencer marketing, there’s no doubt the internet has revolutionized how we shop and make purchasing decisions. Now that we’re entering the next phase of the internet–driven by the metaverse, blockchain and NFTs – there will be new opportunities for fashion brands and retailers to connect with their audiences and sell their wares.

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Terra Alia Mixes Learnings Languages With A VR Fantasy RPG On Quest

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Terra Alia wants to teach you new languages through a VR fantasy RPG this month on Quest. Developed by 30 Parallel Games, Terra Alia begins in a magical academy and your journey involves investigating Professor Esperanto's disappearance. Achieved by completing quests and puzzles, it's promising a multilingual adventure that teaches English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese.

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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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Become a Master Assassin in ‘Assassin’s Creed® Nexus VR’


Today’s the day: Assassin’s Creed® Nexus VR has arrived! Parkour, combat, and stealth combine to deliver VR’s very first entry in the Assassin’s Creed universe—complete.

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What Happens When You Put AI and Mixed Reality Together?


Back to Blog Page Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft Keynote – Ignite Event As we work with clients across a wide range of industries to implement Microsoft HoloLens and mixed reality, it’s sometimes annoying to read an uninformed journalist’s report about the demise of mixed reality at Microsoft. This message from Microsoft’s CEO should put that to rest.