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Can AR Magic Live Between Book Pages?

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Can AR magic be found where old meets new: physical books? This concepts best version of itself was shown in Felix & Paul Studios' The Seven Ravens experience. Charlie Fink goes behind the scenes (pages). This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Quest 3 Brings a Big Change to Controller Tracking Coverage

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Meta Quest 3 brings with it new ‘Touch Plus’ controllers that do away with the tracking ring that’s been part of the company’s 6DOF consumer VR controllers ever since the original Rift. But that’s not the only change. Editor’s Note: for some clarity in this article (and comments), let’s give some names to all the different 6DOF VR controllers the company has shipped over the years.

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Quest 3 Eyes-In Impressions & Technical Analysis From Meta Connect

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At Meta Connect I went hands-on with Quest 3. Quest 3 is a significant improvement over its predecessor on paper, with a 40% slimmer visor, pancake lenses, next-generation chipset, color cameras, depth sensor, and more. With its mixed reality capability, it even promises to deliver entirely new kinds of experiences not possible on Quest 2. Quest 3 Specs, Compared To Quest 2 & Apple Vision Pro Read the full confirmed specs of Quest 3, including a comparison with Quest 2, Quest Pro, Pico 4, an

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Sony Drops a Slew of PSVR 2 Game Announcements and Updates

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Meta wasn’t the only company churning out VR news this week with the unveiling of its long-awaited Quest 3 mixed reality headset , as Sony tossed out a slew of PSVR 2 game announcements and updates for its surprise ‘VR Day’ on Thursday. Here’s a look at everything Sony announced: Brand New Games Journey to Foundation Adapted from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, in Archiact’s upcoming roleplaying game Journey to Foundation you play as Agent Ward, a spy with the C

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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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This Week In XR: Meta Quest 3, AI Chatbots, New RayBans, Amazon Invests Billions In Anthropic AI

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Dramatic layoffs at Fortnite maker Epic Games amidst Metaverse downturn.

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BAM Delivers Mixed Reality Multiplayer Next Month On Quest 3

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Developed by Space Pirate Trainer studio I-Illusions, BAM brings mixed reality multiplayer to Quest 3 next month. A fast-paced party game, I-Illusions' Studio Lead and Creative Director Dirk Van Welden compares this to "Super Smash Bros. meets Quake 3 on a tabletop." Featuring online and local play and a versus mode against bots, the arena is set up through spatial anchors.

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Qualcomm Debuts New Spatial Computing Platforms with Meta at Its Side

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Qualcomm has released two new spatial computing platforms: Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 and Snapdragon AR1 Gen 1. The company promises these platforms will power the next evolution of mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR) devices, and smart glasses. Indeed, they already may be doing so, with Meta unveiling its Meta Quest 3 VR headset and Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses earlier this week.

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Sci-Fi Roguelite The Foglands Reaches PSVR 2 This Halloween

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The Foglands reaches Quest & PS5 this Halloween with optional PSVR 2 support. Developed by Well Told Entertainment, The Foglands is described as an "anti-Western atmospheric roguelite." Playing as a runner called Jim, you're tasked with bringing home scavenged goods and fending off the twisted creatures within the Fog. With a behemoth threatens the survival of the Hold, it comes down to you to stop it, boosting your abilities and acquiring upgrades upon returning.

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EP #27 - SpaceWalk Talks and Coming To Terms with Generative AI Art

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Generative AI Art is here and it's not going away. The question is, how do artists, designers, and other creative professionals come to terms with the medium and try to adapt to using it as a tool instead of seeing it as a competitor? In today's podcast episode, I share some thoughts on the subject. I also talk about our upcoming Future Conference - SpaceWalk Talks on November 7, 2023, at our Ginsberg Loft Campus in Mainz Germany.

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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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Journey To Foundation Reaches Its Destination Next Month On PSVR 2, Quest & Pico

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Based on Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi series, Journey to Foundation reaches PSVR 2, Quest and Pico 4 next month. Developed by Archiact, Journey to Foundation is a narrative-focused VR sci-fi adventure. Previously revealed during February's State of Play presentation, you play as Agent Ward, who possesses unique Mentalic abilities that lets them sense and manipulate the emotions of others.

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Big XR News from Meta, Microsoft, and Immersed

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The wait is over. Meta Connect 2023 just concluded. While the event focused primarily on consumer and entertainment innovations and use cases, it revealed critical details on the future of the XR industry and the technology fueling it. The firm revealed various updates regarding its business, upcoming services, and products during Connect 2023 – most notably the Meta Quest 3.

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Among Us VR Brings The Hit Game To PSVR 2 'Soon'

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Schell Games reaffirmed its Among Us VR plans, advising the social deduction game is coming soon to PSVR 2. Released on Quest and PC VR last November, Among Us VR has been a hit with more than 1 million copies sold , supported by numerous updates like the Polus Point map. Fans have been waiting to learn when it would reach Sony's new VR headset and though a specific release date remains unconfirmed, PlayStation Blog states that the VR adaptation is "coming soon" to PSVR 2.

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Tiger Blade Brings 'Slash-N- Dash' Action To PSVR 2 This Fall

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Influenced by Korean neo-noir cinema, Tiger Blade brings a new action game to PSVR 2 this fall. Previously announced in June alongside Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate , Pixel Ripped 1995 and The 7th Guest VR , Tiger Blade comes from developer Ikimasho Games. Promising "stylish, adrenaline-soaked combat," you play as an assassin working for the Horangi chapter of the Tiger Clans.

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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.