Thu.Dec 01, 2022

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Sony Reveals New Lightweight Motion Trackers For VR

VRScout

Sony will also release an SDK that will allow you to import your motion capture data into 3D animation programs. Remember the impact the Sony Walkman had on music? The ground-breaking device made it possible to listen to your favorite tunes on the go. Now Sony is back with another game-changing portable, the Mocopi motion capture system. The six colorful and individually labeled motion-tracking bands are worn on your feet, hands, head, and back, and each sensor is connected to your smartphone vi

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3lb Games’ “Space Dragon” Introduces Groundbreaking New Widget

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Space Dragon: Unchained is a new offering from 3lb Games. In addition to being an intergalactic good time, it debuts what could become every streamer’s new favorite widget. I talked with CEO, Robin Moulder, about how the game came together and where it’s going next. “Space Dragon: Unchained”. In addition to building immersive training solutions for enterprise clients, 3lb Games makes fun and moving VR games like Slime Rancher and Vault of Stars.

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AR Finds its Place in Home Renovation

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Houzz has launched a new feature that lets home-service pros visualize bathroom projects in the spaces they’ll occupy. With a smartphone, they can help homeowners visualize design choices on the fly. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution Launches On Quest

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Quest 2 and Quest Pro owners can now purchase The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution. The highly anticipated sequel from Skydance Interactive debuts at $39.99 on the Quest Store today with release dates scheduled in February and March for availability on Steam and PSVR 2. We debuted the uncensored trailer for Retribution recently showcasing the types of up-close encounters players might expect in the game.

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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: Amazon, Twitter & Tryo

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss Amazon’s big theater investment, Elon Musk’s vision for New Coke (err, new Twitter), and an exciting new virtual try-on app called Tryo. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Apple Reportedly Renames AR/VR Headset Operating System xrOS

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Apple reportedly renamed the operating system for its upcoming AR/VR headset. Back in May an Apple-linked shell company trademarked RealityOS , and r eferences to realityOS were found in App Store upload logs and Apple code. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported Apple is working on a realityOS client for FaceTime with face tracking driving Memoji avatars, a VR version of Maps, spatial versions of Notes and Calendar, the ability to view a Mac’s display in-headset, and AR/VR tools for deve

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Virtual Showroom Case Study: Nreal and BMW

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

In October, Nreal, a manufacturer of consumer-grade smart glasses, partnered with BMW to continue its exploration into enterprise use cases. The firms partnered to deliver a mixed reality (MR) virtual showroom for BMW’s iX1 electric car. The duo also collaborated on the project with Axel Springer National Media & Tech, AUTO BILD, and Deutsche Telekom.

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Site News: December 1st Outage

Anand Tech

As many of you noticed, AnandTech has spent several hours offline today. We are still in recovery mode at the moment (as I write this, the site has been restored to a copy from November 25 th ), but now that our major restoration efforts are completed, I wanted to offer you guys a brief update on the status of AnandTech. At around 13:00 UTC (5am PT) today, the on-site cloud storage for AnandTech’s hosting provider became corrupted.

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LiBEST To Reveal Flexible Battery Metaverse Device

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

South Korean startup firm LiBEST has partnered with humanoid robotics enterprise Mand.ro to develop a metaverse device leveraging the former’s flexible rechargeable batteries. Both plan to debut the joint effort at the Consumer Electronics Show 5 January 2023. Several products from the partnership include the Exo-Sensor and Exo-Skeleton Gloves.

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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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This Week In XR: Sony Intros Smartphone Mo Cap, Mocopi, Acquires Beyond Sports

Charlie Fink

New Device Captures Movement in the Metaverse.

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Exploring AI writing – Blackadder meets the office, car haiku and discussing the Metaverse

Life at the Feeding Edge

Tweet. My social feeds were getting full of people trying out a version of the GPT3 AI for text by OpenAI on [link] so I thought I would have a look at it. It is as amazing as the AI art generation, not a sentient being but a tool that when asked the write questions gives interesting answers. Whilst essay style responses are interesting I asked it a rather odd question with a style slant towards it and this is what I got.

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`Robot Conversations Spark Colorful AR Art!`

VRGames

New media artist Nancy Baker Cahill has recently debuted a spectacular new augmented reality (AR) artwork inspired by her conversations with the human-like robot Sophia. Named Stone Speaks, it is the first of 10 art pieces to be developed together over the next ten years for an amazing journey of exploring how AI and humans […].

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Vanessa Mullin, Director of Gaming, Metaverse and Social at Agora

Everything VR & AR

As we continue to lead into Immerse Global Summit Miami 2022, we are joined this week by Vanessa Mullin. Vanessa is the Director of Gaming, Metaverse and Social at Agora and also serves as chair for VRARA's Metaverse Committee. Listen as we step through her unique background and hear her insight into the metaverse industry. Listen Here: [link] Check out these links if you want to dig deeper after listening to the episode.

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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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Holiday Gift Guide 2022: VR Games to Give Your Favorite Meta Quest 2 Owner (Or Yourself)

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Maybe you’re thinking about giving a loved one their own Meta Quest 2 this year and want to pick up some games to go with.

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#1151: Shooting an Immersive Doc the War on Ukraine’s Culture with NowHere Media

Voices of VR

You Destroy. We Create: The War on Ukraine’s Culture is a 360-video documentary by NowHere Media & Meta’s VR for Good that was released on Meta Quest TV… You Destroy. We Create: The War on Ukraine's Culture is a 360-video documentary by NowHere Media & Meta's VR for Good that was released on Meta Quest TV on November 30th. Shot over the course of 2 weeks and a distance of 4000 kilometers by co-directors Gayatri Parameswaran and Felix Gaedtke (producers of Home After War and

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“Explore New Dimensions: Add a Link to Launch WebXR Experiences on Your Quest!”

VRGames

Oculus recently announced a revolutionary new feature that allows developers to create WebXR experiences that can be launched directly onto the Oculus Quest headset. With just one simple click, users will be able to access immersive 3D content from any browser on their phone, laptop or tablet device. This makes it super easy for anyone […].

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Fight for the Fate of New Orleans in ‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution,’ Out Today

Oculus

Chapter 2 picks up right after the bloody events of the first game. Hunted by the seemingly unstoppable Axeman and facing off against the Tower’s.

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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.

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“Playful Primates! ‘Gorilla Tag’ is the Highly-Rated Quest Game Taking Oculus by Storm!”

VRGames

Indie VR hit Gorilla Tag has seen unprecedented success since its debut on Quest’s App Lab in March 2021. Consisting of a simple game of tag filled with unique hand-based locomotion and charmingly low-fi visuals, the app currently sits as the most rated game on the entire store—surpassing even Beat Saber, one of VR’s best […].

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners 2 Is Now Available

VRScout

Return to the post-apocalyptic streets of New Orleans in this blood-soaked sequel. Almost three years since its release and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners remains one of the most satisfying single-player VR games currently available on headsets. The game combines visceral combat, satisfying role-playing, and an in-depth crafting system to immerse you in a nightmarish world inhabited by the undead.

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“Monke Makes the Leap: Go Ape for Gorilla Tag December 15!”

VRGames

Gorilla Tag has enjoyed an impressive 2021 debut on App Lab, gaining steady popularity thanks to its simple yet fun gameplay. Developed and released by indie studio Another Axiom, the game puts a creative twist on traditional tag – instead of chasing each other around the playground, players use bananas and coconuts as weapons to […].

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Resolution Games to Host VR Games Showcase December 15th, Promises “major game announcements”

Road to VR

Resolution Games, the XR studio known for a spate of popular VR titles including Demeo , Blaston , and Ultimechs , announced it’s hosting its first-ever games showcase later this month which the Stockholm-based studio promises will reveal “major game announcements, updates and timely surprises for VR and MR games enthusiasts.” The Resolution Games Showcase is slated to go live on YouTube and Facebook on Thursday, December 15th at 12PM ET (local time here).

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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 (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?

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Resolution Games Teases Dec. 15 Showcase & Game Release

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Resolution Games announced a Showcase for its games on December 15th. The showcase kicks off at 9 am Pacific time at the livestream embedded below. Hosted by founder and CEO Tommy Palm, the event promises “more announcements from the studio in a single day than ever before,” according to Resolution Games. That day will see the release of Demeo’s latest campaign , Reign of Madness, but Resolution is also teasing “a whole new game you can get your hands on December 15 that

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