Mon.Dec 04, 2023

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Augmented and Altruistic: Ocutryx Empowers the Vision Empaired

AR Insider

Ocutrx is launching a see-through, standalone AR headset early next year, the OcuLenz, which provides vision correction to patients with Advanced Macular Degeneration. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The XR Week Peek (2023.12.04): Varjo announces XR-4 headset, Quest 2 sells much more than Quest 3, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m back to Italy after my trip to Helsinki! I’m happy to be back to my Pasta-land, but I have to admit that I had such a good time in the Slush-land that I’m a bit sad I’m not there anymore. The fun thing is that I saw snow all the days in Helsinki, and now that I’m back to my lovely Turin… it has snowed here, too! Is snow following me? Anyway, let’s have a look at the most relevant XR news of the past week!

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Creator of Indie Breakout ‘Braid’ Building Roomscale VR Game With ‘no concessions for stationary play’

Road to VR

Jonathan Blow, the creator of one of indie gaming’s fomative successes, Braid , has begun hiring a team to develop his first VR game. Before Fez (2012) , before Limbo (2010) , and before Minecraft (2009) , Braid (2008) was one of the breakout successes in the formative years of indie game development and distribution. Braid is a fairly basic 2D platformer, but with the twist of intriguing time-manipulation mechanics which made it play more like a puzzle game than a typical side-scroller.

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EON Reality Launches Revolutionary AI Assistant: EON-XR Mastermind

EON Reality

EON Reality introduces EON-XR Mastermind, a revolutionary AI assistant enhancing the customer experience with immediate, personalized support for all product-related inquiries. IRVINE, CA – December 4 , 2023 – EON Reality, a global leader in virtual and augmented reality educational software, announces the launch of its groundbreaking AI assistant, EON-XR Mastermind.

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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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Quest v60 Update Remembers More Boundaries & Boosts Quest Pro's Performance

Upload VR

The Quest v60 system software update improves the boundary system, adds new home environments, and boosts Quest Pro's performance in mixed reality. As always, keep in mind that Quest system software updates "roll out" gradually, so it may take a few days or even more than a week for your headset to get the Quest v60 update. Improved Boundary Recall With v60, Meta is adding "cloud computing capabilities" to the safety boundary system that it says lets the headset remember more boundaries. 0:00 /

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Steam VR Fest Kicks Off Today With Discounts & Demos

Upload VR

Steam VR Fest kicks off today with new demos and discounts. Arriving less than a week after the latest Steam Autumn sale , Valve's new festival continues its renewed PC VR push. Following SteamVR 2.0 reaching full release this October with a new UI and additional features, last week saw Valve shadow-dropping a free Steam Link app on Quest, offering a direct wireless connection to SteamVR.

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EON Reality Elevates Serious Gaming with ‘Stories & Quests’ and Spatial AI Integrations

EON Reality

Introducing ‘Stories & Quests’: A Template for the Future of Learning. IRVINE, CA – December 4 , 2023 – EON Reality has taken a significant leap in the realm of serious gaming with its innovative ‘Stories & Quests’ template. This state-of-the-art template transforms text into thrilling three-dimensional narratives and quests, propelling users through a journey that assesses and develops their skills in a dynamic learning environment.

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Ford Granted Multi-Plane Automotive AR Patent

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

US automaker Ford Motor Company recently had one of its patents for an augmented reality (AR) image-generating unit granted. Published on 9 November with the serial number 0360331, Ford is predicted to use the multiplane AR system for future vehicles from the US auto giant. The news comes amid a series of patents from the vehicle manufacturer. Many of them aim to boost the number of use cases and integrations for immersive technologies, including AR-assisted parking, sharing, sun glare preventio

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EON Reality Introduces Groundbreaking Features for Mental Health and Relationships in EON SoftSkills

EON Reality

EON Reality enhances its EON SoftSkills platform with AI-driven features for Mental Health and Relationships to support well-being and interpersonal skills. IRVINE, CA – December 4 , 2023 – EON Reality, a pioneer in virtual reality and augmented reality educational software, announces the latest enhancement to its professional training platform, EON SoftSkills.

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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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Amkor to Build $2 Billion Chip Packaging Fab in Arizona Primarily for Apple

Anand Tech

Amkor, the world's second largest independent outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) service provider, has announced their intention to build a new advanced chip packaging facility in the U.S. Carrying a price tag of around 2 billion dollars, the plant in Arizona will primarily serve to package chips produced by TSMC at its Fab 21 nearby.

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EON Reality Announces ‘Explore Reality’: The Next Level in Digital Twin Interactivity

EON Reality

EON Reality’s ‘Explore Reality’ template pioneers advanced interactivity with digital twins in physical spaces through augmented reality and AI-enhanced annotations. IRVINE, CA – December 4 , 2023 – EON Reality, a leader in immersive technology solutions, introduces the ‘Explore Reality’ template, revolutionizing the way we interact with physical spaces by enriching them with augmented reality, geolocation, and AI-driven annotations.

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4Sale and the New Kuwaiti VR Real Estate Market

XR Today - VR Headsets tag

Watch on YouTube. XR Today’s Demond Cureton inteviewed Nahla Mortada, Senior Product Manager, 4Sale and Nabil Mohamed, CTO and CPO, 4Sale. In our interview, we discussed the following: Kuwait’s growing demand for XR solutions in the properties market The benefits of using Matterports volumetric capturing technologies Boosting adoption rates for XR in the properties and real estate sector Thanks for watching.

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EON Reality’s Innovative Spatial AI Solutions Set to Transform Enterprise Operations Across Industries

EON Reality

EON Reality’s Enterprise Breakthrough: Harnessing Key Benefits & ROI for Transformative Success. IRVINE, CA – December 4 , 2023 – EON Reality, a global leader in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, is proud to unveil its state-of-the-art Spatial AI solutions. These groundbreaking offerings are set to revolutionize enterprise operations in various sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, and more.

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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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UploadVR Winter Showcase: Dozens Of VR Devs Share The Latest On IGN & SideQuest

Upload VR

The VR development community answered UploadVR’s call for entries showcasing new VR content with dozens of videos sent to us over the last couple weeks. On December 6, kicking off at 10am Pacific simulcast on both IGN and UploadVR, the UploadVR Winter Showcase will feature a jam-packed series of world premiere eye-catching entries for new and updated VR games.

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EON Reality Addresses Key Questions on its Innovative Educational Platform

EON Reality

EON Reality releases an FAQ document detailing the seamless integration of AR/VR technology into education, underpinned by quality content, user security, and equitable access. IRVINE, CA – December 4 , 2023 – In response to growing interest and inquiries about its cutting-edge educational platform, EON Reality has released a comprehensive FAQ document highlighting the pivotal aspects of its AR/VR integration in educational settings.

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The Be Quiet! Dark Rock Elite CPU Cooler Review: Where Quiet Meets Quality

Anand Tech

While stock coolers are adequate for handling the basic thermal load of a CPU, they often fall short in noise efficiency and cooling performance. For this reason, advanced users and system builders typically bypass stock coolers in favor of aftermarket solutions that better align with their specific requirements. The high-end segment of this market is exceptionally competitive, as manufacturers strive to offer the most effective cooling solutions.

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Meta Quest v60 Update: New Horizon Home Environments, Boundary Improvements, and More

Oculus

We’re deep in the throes of the holiday season, and we’re here with an early gift for the Meta Quest community. That’s right, our v60 software update is starting to roll out, bringing with it new Horizon Home environments, cloud computing improvements to your boundaries, and more.

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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.