Thu.May 16, 2024

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Killabears Kills it With AR, Part 2

AR Insider

Following its lens campaign, Killabears is out with an interactive AR game that fills players' space with attacking bears they can shoot down to stay alive and gain points. We break down gameplay and strategic implications. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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How to make mixed reality demos that merge real and virtual worlds

The Ghost Howls

Recently I had fun doing some experiments in mixed reality, showing a door to another world, or my balcony having a view to a virtual reality place. Some people asked me how I did that and in this post, I’m sharing my knowledge giving you some hints about how to replicate the same experience in Unity. It won’t be a step-by-step tutorial, but if you have some Unity skills, it will be enough for you to deliver a mixed reality experience.

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Reality Bytes: Amazon, LinkedIn & GPT 4o

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss ChatGTP's new flirty 'companion', dive into Amazon's interactive e-commerce ad units, and play games on LinkedIn. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Quest 3 Finally Replaced Index as My Main PC VR Headset, and I Have Valve to Thank

Road to VR

After nearly five years, I’ve finally moved on from Index as my main PC VR headset, and Valve is the one that made me do it. Index is a great headset. Between it’s tracking, ergonomics, field-of-view, crisp display, and still industry-leading audio, it’s been hard to give it up—even if it’s resolution is, by this point, very much ‘last-gen’ Image courtesy Valve Even with Quest 3’s upsides of higher resolution, better lenses, no-tether, more compact form-

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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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Spatial Beats: Google I/O Becomes Google AI

AR Insider

Google blitzes AI at I/O, Cannes leans into XR, and ChatGPT gets chattier. We have these and other happenings from the XR and AI worlds through the eyes of Charlie Fink. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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TSMC to Expand Specialty Capacity by 50%, Introduce 4nm N4e Low-Power Node

Anand Tech

With all the new fabs being built in Germany and Japan, as well as the expansion of production capacity in China, TSMC is planning to extend its production capacity for specialty technologies by 50% by 2027. As disclosed by the company during its European Technology Symposium this week, TSMC expects to need to not only convert existing capacity to meet demands for specialty processes, but even build new (greenfield) fab space just for this purpose.

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New Live Captions Feature on Vision Pro Could Lead the Way to Real-time Translation

Road to VR

Apple announced it’s introducing a host of accessibility features to Vision Pro, which is set to include Live Captions for the deaf or hard of hearing. It certainly feels like an important first step in eventually kitting the device with real-time translation at some point down the road. The visionOS update, which is said to arrive some point later this year, will also add adjustable captions for Apple Immersive Video, and support for ‘Made for iPhone’ hearing devices and cochl

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TSMC Readies Next-Gen HBM4 Base Dies, Built on 12nm and 5nm Nodes

Anand Tech

Of the several major changes coming with HBM4 memory, one of the most immediate is the sheer width of the memory interface. With the fourth-generation memory standard moving from an already wide 1024-bit interface to a ultra-wide 2048-bit interface, HBM4 memory stacks won't be business as usual; chip manufacturers are going to need to adopt more advanced packaging methods than are used today to accommodate the wider memory.

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Google IO Focused On AI, Open AI Speaks In Voices

Charlie Fink

The search giant, whose algorithms ruled the past two decades, is facing a future in which the web is a resource, not the answer.

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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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Not Dead Yet: WD Releases New 6TB 2.5-Inch External Hard Drives - First Upgrade in Seven Years

Anand Tech

The vast majority of laptops nowadays use solid-state drives, which is why the development of new, higher-capacity 2.5-inch hard drives has all but come to a halt. Or rather, it almost has. It seems that the 2.5-inch form factor has a bit more life left in it after all, as today Western Digital has released a slate of new external storage products based on a new, high-capacity 6 TB 2.5-inch hard drive.

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Pico 4 Virtual Reality Headset Review: Affordable Power

XR Today - VR Headsets tag

The Pico 4 virtual reality headset might not be the latest wearable produced by the Bytedance-owned XR firm, but it’s still one of the most intuitive and affordable headsets. Offered in both an enterprise and consumer-focused version, the Pico 4 is powered by the same Snapdragon XR2 processor as Meta’s Quest 2, and it even has its own app marketplace.

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The Arctic Cooling Freezer 36 ARGB CPU Cooler Review: Budget Cooling Done Well

Anand Tech

As modern high-performance CPUs generate more heat, there's been a noticeable increase in the demand for powerful air coolers capable of managing these thermal challenges. Traditional stock air coolers, while sufficient for regular use, are typically designed to be cheap and relatively compact, leaving further improvements to noise control and peak cooling efficiency on the table.

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Get Ready for the AI Game-Changer: Instant Contextual Knowledge Arrives in EON-XR

EON Reality

EON-XR’s AI Puts Contextual Understanding at Your Fingertips IRVINE, CA – May 16,202 4 – EON Reality, the global front-runner in AI-powered Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) knowledge transfer for the education and industry sectors, announces a substantial leap forward in human-computer interaction. The company is proud to introduce an AI assistant integrated with EON-XR that promises to revolutionize the way people interact with the world around them.

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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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Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye Beautifully Translates Point-And-Click To VR On Quest & Steam

Upload VR

Like flipping through the familiar red and blue pages of a well-worn old book, seeing the evolution of point-and-click adventure games going from the pixelated classics of the '90s to some of the recent releases we've seen in virtual reality has been a magical journey. Early games like the Tex Murphy adventures or Myst offered a unique blend of storytelling mixed with puzzle-solving that captivated gamers, and with the advent of virtual reality the genre has found a new dimension to explore.

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Google Announces International AR Pilot Programme

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

During Google I/O 2024, a developer-focused product showcase, the firm unveiled new Geospatial Creator AR tools to boost location-based immersive experiences this week. Among the various announcements covering technology like AI, ML, and more, Google revealed an AR pilot program established in partnership with different brands and firms to showcase how location-based immersive experiences can bring value to brands and tourism sectors.

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Smash Drums Revamps MR Support With Smashed Reality Encore Update

Upload VR

Smash Drums receives enhanced mixed reality support with today's free 'Smashed Reality Encore' update. Launched last August, the ' Smashed Reality ' update introduced dynamically destructible stages across three environments using Quest's scene model capture tools. Now receiving a quality-of-life update "made possible by recent Quest OS and SDK improvements," Encore allows Quest 3 and Quest Pro users to launch Smash Drums in this MR mode.

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Looking Glass Adds 16” and 32” Spatial Displays For Immersive Working

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Looking Glass has launched 16” and 32” spatial displays to provide professionals with greater 3D immersive visualisation options. Are Holograms the Future of the Enterprise? What Is a Hologram? KIST Unveils Research for AR Smartphone Holograms The hologram company, Looking Glass, believes these displays bring “cutting-edge” visualisation tools to those working with 3D digital images, video, and applications in real time, and without needing to use headsets to facilitate the experience.

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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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Blacktop Hoops Takes VR Arcade Basketball To Quest, Pico & Steam Today

Upload VR

Blacktop Hoops, an arcade streetball-inspired VR basketball game, enters full release today on Quest, Steam & Pico. Developed by Vinci Games, Blacktop Hoops was previously released in beta on Quest and Steam in 2022. Entering full release today, this includes the new 'G.O.A.T. Campaign' that sees you rise from the local ranks and fight bosses, eventually challenging world dunk champion Jordan Kilganon.

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‘ULTIMATE SWING GOLF’ Tees Up the Definitive VR Golfing Experience for Gamers of All Skill Levels, Out Now on Quest

Oculus

It’s tee time for a great VR golfing adventure with ULTIMATE SWING GOLF, out now on the Quest platform. No matter your golfing preference there is a mode for you in ULTIMATE SWING GOLF.

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Masters of Light Takes A Swing At Gesture-Based Fitness

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Masters of Light is a new gesture-based wave shooter that launches today on the Quest platform, courtesy of the developer/publisher duo ALBYON and COVEN. Offering gameplay that capitalizes on VR's physicality, Masters of Light puts hand-tracked pseudo-fitness at the heart of this gaming experience. Throughout the roughly two-hour adventure, you will embody an elite cosmic warrior tasked with defeating relentless waves of enemies while rescuing a race of celestial entities.

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Tinker & Experiment in ‘Some Assembly Required,’ Available Now

Oculus

Have you ever dreamed of building your own robot? Imagined a mechanical companion that could help with your daily tasks—or maybe even take over or save the world? Well, it’s time to step into the shoes of an engineer and bring your aspirations to life in Some Assembly Required, launching today on Meta Quest 2 and 3!

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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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Weave Spells With Your Hands in ‘MASTERS OF LIGHT,’ Out Now on Meta Quest

Oculus

In MASTERS OF LIGHT, wield fearsome powers to battle back the darkness eminating from a black hole, rescue your Sisters, and restore stability to the galaxy.

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