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7 Steps to Elevate Product Showrooms with VR

AR Insider

Among VR's growing list of enterprise use cases, enlivening product demonstrations continues to grow. How can it elevate product showrooms with immersive demos that boost product sales? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta is Testing ‘Instant Replay’ Feature in ‘Horizon Worlds’ to Make Social VR More Viral

Road to VR

Meta announced it’s bringing an ‘Instant Replay’ feature to Horizon Worlds, which will let world creators and visitors capture their antics without having to hit ‘record’ on their cameras. The feature, which is currently in early access on Horizon Worlds v157 , can be enabled by individual world creators, letting anyone in that specific social VR room automatically capture video and share via the media gallery.

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Beat Saber Gets Hip Hop Mixtape With Eminem, 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg & More

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Beat Saber just got a Hip Hop Mixtape featuring nine tracks from Eminem, 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, and more. Beat Saber and its new $12 Hip Hop Mixtape DLC are available on Meta Quest, PC VR, and PlayStation VR2 and 1. Following Rock and Electronic genre-specific mixtapes, as well as one for Interscope Records, the new Hip Hop Mixtape introduces major new artists and musical styles to Beat Saber.

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‘Beat Saber’ Gets Its First Hip Hop Mixtape, Including Uncensored Tracks from Snoop, 2Pac, Dr Dre & More

Road to VR

Everyone’s favorite block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) just got its first-ever hip hop mixtape, featuring some of the biggest hits in hip hop from the early ’90s until today. Check out the full track list below: 2Pac – “All Eyez On Me (feat. Big Syke)” Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Snoop Dogg – “Gin and Juice” Eminem – “Godzilla (feat.

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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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Tactical VR Shooter Breachers Adds Ranked Competitive Mode

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Breachers' major update adds the much anticipated Competitive Mode today on all platforms. One of the biggest post-launch updates yet following the Arctic and Ship maps, Breachers introduced a ranked competitive mode that begins with Season Zero. Previously detailed in a deep dive , you can play alone or with a team and you'll earn your initial rank after five placement matches.

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Apollo 13: The Lost Tapes VR Retells History Through A PSVR 2 Horror Shooter

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Apollo 13: The Lost Tapes VR is a time travel horror shooter coming to PSVR 2 this month. Joining OVRDARK: A Do Not Open Story and the upcoming MADiSON VR for an increasing library of PSVR 2 horror games, Apollo 13: The Lost Tapes VR presents an alternative history story based on the real-life Apollo 13 mission in 1970. Developed by Reverie Interactive, you're tasked by the CIA with a secretive time travel mission to reach a Mars military colony in 2170.

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Intel Introduces Gaudi 3 AI Accelerator: Going Bigger and Aiming Higher In AI Market

Anand Tech

Intel this morning is kicking off the second day of their Vision 2024 conference , the company’s annual closed-door business and customer-focused get-together. While Vision is not typically a hotbed for new silicon announcements from Intel – that’s more of an Innovation thing in the fall – attendees of this year’s show are not coming away empty handed.

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New Safty Certified Smart Glasses Debut for Industrial and Frontline Workers

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

This week, Vuzix Corporation announced the general availability of its Vuzix Shield smart safety glasses, an AR wearable designed to suit industrial and frontline working environments. The AR technology originally debuted the Vuzix Shield device via a limited fulfilment strategy focused on developers and researchers. Now, broader enterprise clients are welcome to get hands-on experience with the innovative new workplace solution.

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 Has No Plans For VR Support

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Ninja Theory confirmed there are currently no plans for Hellblade 2 to support VR. We've known for years that Ninja Theory is developing a sequel to its third-person action-adventure game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice , which received a PC VR Edition back in 2018. When asked if Hellblade 2 would also support VR in a PCGamesN interview before next month's Xbox and PC launch, studio head Dom Matthews unambiguously told the outlet "no.

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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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Google Develops In-House Arm 'Axion' CPU for Datacenters

Anand Tech

Google was among the first hyperscalers build custom silicon for its services, starting first with tensor processing units (TPUs) for its AI initiatives, and then video transcoding units (VCUs) for the YouTube service. But unlike its industry peers, the company has been slower to adopt custom CPU designs, prefering to stick to off-the-shelf chips from the major CPUs.

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EON Reality Unveils Future of Learning and Economic Prosperity in Antigua and Barbuda with Pioneering Spatial AI Hub and 10,000 Custom VR/AR Courses

EON Reality

“ Empowering Antigua and Barbuda’s Tomorrow: EON Reality’s Spatial AI Hub Revolutionizes Learning & Economy. “ IRVINE, CA — April 9, 2024 — EON Reality, a global frontrunner in the realms of Virtual and Augmented Reality, proudly announces its strategic expansion into Antigua and Barbuda. This landmark initiative introduces the nation’s inaugural Spatial AI Center, setting the stage for a transformative leap in the islands’ educational and economic landsca

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Intel Unveils New Branding For 6th Generation Xeon Processors: Intel Xeon 6

Anand Tech

At Intel's Vision 2024 event, which is held in Phoenix, AZ, has seen several key announcements. Still, perhaps one that has flown under the radar is their 6th Generation Xeon platform built on their Intel 3 node, which is aptly named Intel Xeon 6. It is set to launch in the future with two primary variants, including a Performance (P) core family based on Intel's Sierra Forest architecture and an Efficiency (E) core-flavored variant based on Granite Rapids.

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How to Compare Mixed Reality Headsets in 2024

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Mixed reality (MR) has been the overlooked sibling in the extended reality landscape for a while now. While vendors have produced countless AR apps, smart glasses, and virtual reality headsets, mixed reality has only just begun stepping into the spotlight. However, the success of innovative new headsets, like the Apple Vision Pro, Meta Quest 3 , and the Microsoft HoloLens 2, is driving increased adoption of MR.

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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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Metaverse Alive And Well In 3D Games

Charlie Fink

The Metaverse is back.

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Meta Quest v64 Update: Everything you Need to Know

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

This week, Meta Quest version 64 is rolling out to headsets, bringing notable improvements to Quest 3’s passthrough features crucial to the device’s AR/MR abilities-and improving the device’s microphone and user experience. The passthrough improvements allow Quest 3 users to experience better graphics, colour, exposure, contrast, and dynamic range.

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New Safety Certified Smart Glasses Debut for Industrial and Frontline Workers

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

This week, Vuzix Corporation announced the general availability of its Vuzix Shield smart safety glasses, an AR wearable designed to suit industrial and frontline working environments. The AR technology originally debuted the Vuzix Shield device via a limited fulfilment strategy focused on developers and researchers. Now, broader enterprise clients are welcome to get hands-on experience with the innovative new workplace solution.

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Vrgineers to Participate in F-35 Industrial Cooperation Project for Pilot Training

XROM

Vrgineers was selected by Lockheed Martin to participate in a pilot training industrial cooperation project for the F-35 as part of the initiative to supply the Czech Republic with two squadrons of 5th Generation jet fighters. “We are honored to be part of F-35 Industrial Cooperation Programme in Czech Republic and committed to support pilot training with all the technologies and capabilities our Vrgineers team can offer,” says Marek Polcak, co-founder and CEO of Vrgineers.

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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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Ice Cold: ‘Beat Saber’ Releases First-Ever Hip Hop Mixtape

Oculus

Beat Saber just dropped its first-ever Hip Hop Mixtape. From Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem, from 2Pac to Nicki Minaj, the tracklist features some of the most iconic artists to help shape the genre through a number of eras—from house parties to gangsta rap and its eventual takeover of the pop charts.

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The Rise of Augmented Reality in Entertainment

Program Ace

Unlock the wonders of AR in entertainment with Program-Ace. Elevate your gaming and storytelling with immersive AR experiences!

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Meta Horizon Worlds v157 Release Notes

Oculus

Meta Horizon Worlds V157 is here! We’re starting to test a new feature called Instant Replay. Imagine that swift escape, spooky jumpscare, or big win.

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EON Reality Expands its rollout in Belarus targeting national-rollout with 10,000 Tailored Courses with the Launch of Spatial AI Center and EON AI Autonomous Agents

EON Reality

“Revolutionizing Education in Belarus with Spatial AI and XR Technology.” Irvine, CA – April 9, 2024 – EON Reality, a global leader in immersive learning technologies, proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking educational initiative in Belarus. This strategic partnership marks the introduction of the first Spatial AI Center in the country, aimed at transforming the educational landscape for students and professionals nationwide.

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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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Plan Your Assault: ‘Breachers’ Launches Highly Anticipated Competitive Update, Season Zero Now Live

Oculus

Today’s the day hardcore Breachers players and dedicated competitive VR FPS fans have been waiting for: The game’s free Competitive Update is finally here! This.

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Unmasking the VR Giants: A Journey through Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest Headsets

XROM

Head mounted decices built for virtual and augmented reality are pushing the boundaries of consumer electronics, offering immersive experiences that transport us to other worlds. These devices are packed with cutting-edge technology, including high-resolution displays, spatial audio, powerful processors, advanced sensors, and innovative thermal management solutions.

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