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What Subsectors Are Driving the XR Market?

AR Insider

Our latest Behind the Numbers installment looks at the broad spatial spectrum. Among VR, mobile AR and headworn AR, which sectors are driving the most growth and projecting the most long-term promise? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The XR Week Peek (2023.09.25): Pico 5 to come in three models, Quest 3 is launching, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Happy Autumn everyone! Temperatures are getting colder, but not in VR… here it is going to be a very hot week with the launch of the Quest 3! Today I was thinking “Oh it’s cool that the Quest 3 is coming in a few weeks…” and then I realized that is going to be fully launched in just 2 days. Oh wow. I’m super excited, and you? Top news of the week (Image from Upload VR) Pico 5 leaks show a very ambitious product line The leaks on the Pico 5 are intensifying , which usually means that the device i

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Valve Launches SteamVR 2.0 Beta, Bringing Long-awaited Platform Features into VR

Road to VR

After a period of significant silence about VR from the company, Valve today surprise-released a beta for SteamVR 2.0, a major upgrade to the platform’s VR interface which finally brings more of the platform’s core capabilities into VR. Valve originally said it planned to release “SteamVR 2.0” in 2020. But it would be Valve without the infamous Valve Time.

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Spatial Beats: Google, Microsoft & OpenAI

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 the continued collision of AI and XR. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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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‘Neos VR’ Metaverse Creator Unveils Spiritual Successor ‘Resonite’

Road to VR

It’s been a bumpy ride for social VR platform Neos VR over the past two years partly due to being removed from Steam for heavily featuring its own cryptocurrency. While Neos VR was eventually reinstated on Steam, original Neos VR developer Tomáš “Frooxius” Mariančík has since departed the project and now announced a spiritual successor called Resonite.

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New AirPods Pro Support ‘groundbreaking ultra-low latency audio protocol’ for Vision Pro

Road to VR

With the early 2024 release of Vision Pro quickly approaching, Apple is steadily updating its products to prepare for the new headset. In addition to an upcoming spatial capture feature on iPhone 15 Pro , Apple also says its latest AirPods Pro wireless earbuds (2nd-gen, now with USB-C) will support lossless audio with ‘ultra-low latency’ to ensure that what you see and what you hear are closely synchronized for an immersive experience.

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Could this XR Headset Overtake Apple’s Vision Pro?

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Last week, Immersed announced its Visor XR headset portfolio for productivity. The firm is debuting a device with spatial computing features similar to the Apple Vision Pro. Moreover, Immersed is debuting its Visor product at a lower price than the Vision Pro, perhaps creating a wild card in XR competition alongside significant players such as Meta, Microsoft, HTC, Lenovo, Xreal, and Varjo.

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Red Matter Gets A Free Enhancement On PSVR 2 Next Week

Upload VR

Red Matter joins its sequel on PSVR 2 next week with a free crossbuy upgrade. Developed by Vertical Robot, Red Matter is a sci-fi VR puzzle adventure that first released in 2018. Set in a dystopian Cold War universe, you play as Agent Epsilon in their journey to infiltrate a Volgravian base for a top secret mission. Today's announcement follows May's release of Red Matter 2 on PSVR 2 , which we called "the definitive edition" thanks to some major enhancements. ?

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Modular LPDDR Memory Becomes A Reality: Samsung Introduces LPCAMM Memory Modules

Anand Tech

Although Low Power DDR(LPDDR) memory has played a pivotal role in reducing PC laptop power usage, the drawback to the mobile-focused memory has always been its tight signaling and power delivery requirements. Designed to be placed close to its host CPU in order to minimize power expenditures and maximize clockspeeds, LPDDR memory is unsuitable for use in traditional DIMMs and SO-DIMMs – instead requiring that it be soldered down on a device in advance.

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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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Resolution Games’ Racket Club Will Appeal to Fitness & Esports Fans; Available for Pre-Order

VR Fitness

Fitness and esports enthusiasts will soon have a new game to enjoy in Resolution Games’ Racket Club. While there are similarities to other racket sports like tennis and pickleball in physical reality, Racket Club is a brand new racket sport built from the ground up for VR. This is fantastic news for those of us who use our headsets for exercise and for fun!

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Next Move Promises Joystick-Free Platforming This Fall On Quest & PC VR

Upload VR

Next Move presents a unique platformer with joystick-free movement, and it's coming this fall on Quest and PC VR. Focused on platforming based around your physical movements, Next Move takes place across "dreamlike worlds" filled with fantasy architecture set against various challenges. "Climb to the top of a rotating tower, chase a fleeing gondola across a misty lake, and jump over crumbling stone pillars," says Prague-based developer Typico Games in a press release.

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Rokid Max AR Glasses, Big Screen On The Go

Charlie Fink

One of the best in the promising new category of smartglasses.

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Solidigm Introduces D7-P5810: 144L SLC NVMe Drive for Write-Intensive Workloads

Anand Tech

Solidigm's datacenter SSD offerings have been clearly delineated into different categories - the D3- SATA offerings for legacy servers, the D5- QLC-based offerings (with different models offering different tradeoffs between cost and endurance), and the D7- NVMe drives for the best performance and endurance ratings. The company has been using TLC NAND in the D7 drives so far.

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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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Resolution Games’ Racket Club Will Appeal to Fitness & Esports Fans; Available for Pre-Order

VR Fitness

Fitness and esports enthusiasts will soon have a new game to enjoy in Resolution Games’ Racket Club. While there are similarities to other racket sports like tennis and pickleball in physical reality, Racket Club is a brand new racket sport built from the ground up for VR.

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Meta Horizon Worlds v129 Release Notes

Oculus

Meta Horizon Worlds v129 is here! It’s a light week with a handful of bug fixes.

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