Thu.Apr 11, 2024

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Spatial Beats: Harvesting AI Data & Cutting Corners

AR Insider

The New York Times exposes big tech data harvesting and The Washington Post skewers Humane's AI Pin. We have these and other items at the intersection of AI and XR through the eyes of Charlie Fink. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Township Tale’ Studio Reveals Glimpse of Next Project, a “dark fantasy VR game”

Road to VR

Studio Alta, the developer behind open-world RPG A Township Tale (2021) , announced it has a new title in the works, this time focusing on a “dark fantasy game” exclusive to VR headsets. The studio hasn’t said much about the game, which for now is simply codenamed ‘Project 2’, however Alta says it will be showing regular updates on its new YouTube channel from start to finish.

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Will Mobile AR Revenue Reach $21 Billion by 2028?

AR Insider

ARtillery Intelligence released a new report that projects mobile AR annual revenue to grow to $21.5 billion by 2028. How will it get there and what subsectors will fuel it? We break down the findings. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Google Confirms "AR Announcements" Coming At I/O In May As Android XR Reveal Expected

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Google I/O 2024 takes place on May 14, and the company confirmed it will include "AR announcements". The company is expected to reveal more details about the Android XR platform it's working on for Samsung's upcoming headset. Early last year Samsung officially announced it was working on an XR headset, with Google handling the system software via a new variant of Android and Qualcomm providing the chipset.

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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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Reality Bytes: Spotify, Meta & Fortnite

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss Meta slapping a new "Made with AI" sticker on its content, Spotify sprinkling AI into its music curation, and in-game transactions. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Western Digital Previews 4 TB SD Card: World's Highest-Capacity

Anand Tech

Western Digital this week is previewing the industry's first 4 TB SD card. The device is being showcased at the NAB trade show for broadcasters and content creators and will be released commercially in 2025. Western Digital's SanDisk Extreme Pro SDUC 4 TB SD card complies with the Secure Digital Ultra Capacity standard (SDUC, which enables up to 128TB).

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Nope Challenge Gamifies Facing Your Phobias In VR On Quest

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Nope Challenge gamifies facing your fears while giving you an escape on Quest soon. Created by Happy Manic, Nope Challenge is a psychological game that lets you confront over 40 common phobias, such as clowns, spiders and heights. Described as a journey of empowerment, this allows you to 'NOPE' out at any moment by placing a NOPE Button on your arm, removing you from these stressful situations and putting you into a more relaxed 'Breather Space.

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The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Review: Meteor Lake Marks A Fresh Start To Mobile CPUs

Anand Tech

One of the most significant talking points of the last six months in mobile computing has been Intel and their disaggregated Meteor Lake SoC architecture. Meteor Lake, along with the new Core and Core Ultra naming scheme, also heralds the dawn of their first tiled architecture for the mobile landscape on the latest Intel 4 node with Foveros packaging.

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Miniclip Acquires PowerWash Simulator VR Studio FuturLab

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PowerWash Simulator VR studio FuturLab has been acquired by the Miniclip Group. Following last November's launch for PowerWash Simulator VR , FuturLab confirmed the acquisition went ahead in March for an undisclosed sum. In a prepared statement, FuturLab CEO Kirsty Rigden confirmed she will remain in charge and that the developer retains autonomy over studio operations.

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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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How Transportation Sectors are Leading in Scalable XR Training

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

The XR training market is rich with investment and interest, meaning potential industry partners must understand the keys to successfully integrating an XR training programme into existing operations. XR solutions for transportation are equally growing with new investments – the industry’s relationship with XR and simulation technology is booming.

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Social VR Platform Glue Announces Bankruptcy: Sign of the Times?

Ryan Schultz

The Glue website Glue , a corporate collaboration social VR platform I first wrote about in November 2019 , has declared bankruptcy. In a post dated April 10th, 2024 on the Glue website, Glue’s CEO, Jussi Havu, writes: We regret to inform you that the company responsible for Glue has been declared bankrupt on 8 April 2024 by decision of the District Court of Helsinki.

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Intel Teases Lunar Lake At Intel Vision 2024: 100+ TOPS Overall, 45 TOPS From NPU Alone

Anand Tech

During the main keynote at Intel Vision 2024, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger flashed a completed Lunar Lake chip off, much like EVP and General Manager of Intel's Client Computing Group (CCG) Michelle Johnston Holthaus did back at CES 2024. The contrast between the two glimpses of the Lunar Lake chip is that Pat Gelsinger gave us something juicier than just a photo op.

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EON Reality Expands its Rollout in Burundi Targeting National-Rollout with 10,000 Tailored Courses with the Launch of Spatial AI Center and EON AI Autonomous Agents

EON Reality

EON Reality Announces National Rollout of the Spatial AI Center in Burundi IRVINE, CA – April 11, 2024 – EON Reality, a global leader in immersive learning technologies, is proud to announce a significant educational initiative in Burundi. This initiative marks the inauguration of the first Spatial AI Center in the country, aiming to transform the educational landscape for students and workers across the nation.

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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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AMD Quietly Launches Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F Processors

Anand Tech

AMD has recently expanded its Ryzen 8000 series by introducing the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F processors. Initially launched in China, these chips were added to AMD's global website, signaling they are available worldwide, apparently from April 1st. Built from the recent Zen 4-based Phoenix APUs using the TSMC 4nm node as their Zen 4 mobile chips, these new CPUs lack integrated graphics.

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Do A Kickflip: ‘VR Skater: SL’ Releases Today on Meta Quest

Oculus

VR Skater: SL is out today on Meta Quest. Developed by DEFICIT Games, VR Skater: SL bills itself as the 'most authentic, challenging, and immersive skating game ever.

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Dyson’s Viral AR Apple iPhone App Showcases XR’s Future

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Recently, a promotional video for Dyson went positively viral. In the clip, the vacuuming product manufacturer showcased a smartphone AR application that works alongside a Dyson Gen5 detect stick vacuum, showing where a user has cleaned and where they haven’t. While the Dyson CleanTrace consumer-facing application is pretty basic in its immersive features, this assistive reality solution is an insight into how AR visualisations may integrate into everyday life, away from smart glasses and

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Deliciously Deadly: Limited-Time Infection Event Now Live in ‘Among Us VR’

Oculus

Following on from Among Us VR’s first-ever Limited Time Event earlier this year, the Crewmates are back with another special order of mayhem! The Infection.

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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.