Mon.Sep 19, 2022

The XR Week Peek (2022.09.19): Pico 4 is launching on 22nd, PSVR 2 gets reviewed, and more! [+ Giveaway]

The Ghost Howls

This is the last newsletter of this Summer 2022! The weather is starting to get cold here, but our XR ecosystem is getting hot, with the upcoming launches of Pico 4 and Quest Pro, not to mention the upcoming NVIDIA GTC where I hope to see RTX40 graphics cards being revealed! Are you excited?

Hands-on: ‘Resident Evil Village’ on PSVR 2 is a Visual Feast of Unprecedented Detail

Road to VR

Resident Evil Village is one of the best looking games on PS5 to date, and its forthcoming VR version will be one of the best looking games in VR to date.

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The 2022 WebXR Brand Summit

ARPost

This year’s WebXR Brand Summit took place last Thursday, September 15, preceded by a more open-format Town Hall event the week before.

Pico Teases New Headset Announcement Coming This Week

Road to VR

Pico is gearing up to launch its next VR headset, which may very well be the previously spotted Pico 4 series of standalone headsets. The company says to stay tuned to an official announcement coming on Thursday, September 22nd.

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

How Much is Spent on AR Enabling Tech?

AR Insider

How much will AR developers pay to license software that helps them build AR experiences? What about brands looking to connect to their customers on deeper levels? We dive into spending projections in this week's Behind the Numbers. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Spatial Beats: Disney, Meta & PSVR2

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at Meta's ongoing endeavors, Disney and Niantic's Marvel play, and PSVR 2's latest. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island Is a Slow But Sentimental Tribute

GizModo VR

Last year, Netflix brought us Gundam: Hathaway , a modern entry in the mecha franchise’s vaunted “Universal Century” timeline that, despite a weight of context upon it, served as an interesting entry into a decades-old saga.

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Meta’s Display Systems Research Director Douglas Lanman On The ‘Grand Challenge’ Of VR Displays

Upload VR

At the recent SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Vancouver we spoke with Douglas Lanman, Meta’s head of display systems research, about high-dynamic range VR seen in the company’s Starburst prototype and the ‘grand challenge’ of passing the Visual Turing Test.

Ethereum Plunges After SEC Chair Says ‘The Merge’ Could Make Crypto a Security

GizModo VR

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency in the world, continued to plunge in price over the weekend following the network’s highly publicized technical change known as ‘ the Merge ’ last Thursday as well as comments from the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission that ether might need to be a treated as a… Read more.

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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 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.

What is WebXR and why is it so exciting

ARVR

What is WebXR and Why is it So Exciting? An explanation of what WebXR is and examples of how it is used. In a previous blog post , I explained the underlying XR (Extended Reality) technologies that enable the Metaverse.

Want to Feel Old? the Emoticon Is 40 :-)

GizModo VR

Emotion is something that is incredibly difficult to get across in a digital format. Aside from ending your texts with “lol” to appear less threatening, or ending a tweet with “/s” to indicate sarcasm, your only real choice in getting the intended meaning of your message across is the emoticon.

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VR Fitness Digest: September 2022

Oculus

Working up a sweat during the fall is important, especially when we’ll be spending more time indoors, and eating big, calorie-rich feasts. Here are some