Thu.May 25, 2023

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Nreal rebrands as XREAL and expands its ecosystem

The Ghost Howls

Some rumors were already going around in the previous days, but now it is official: Chinese AR company Nreal has rebranded as XREAL. Together with this announcement, it has also announced some new solutions and especially the widening of its target platforms beyond just Android : PC and even SteamDeck will soon be compatible with Nre… ehm XREAL products.

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Vologram Messages – 3D Holograms From 2D Video

VRScout

Build your very own 3D hologram and view it anywhere using augmented reality technology. Volograms, an artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announced Vologram Messages, a new system powered by AI that’s capable of converting standard video into interactive holograms. A new-and-improved version of its original Vologram platform, this latest release promises to further simplify holographic content creation.

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A Very Interesting VR/AR Association Enterprise & Training Forum

ARPost

The VR/AR Association held a VR Enterprise and Training Forum yesterday, May 24. The one-day event hosted on the Hopin remote conference platform , brought together a number of industry experts to discuss the business applications of a number of XR techniques and topics including digital twins, virtual humans, and generative AI. The VR/AR Association Gives Enterprise the Mic The VR/AR Association hosted the event, though non-members were welcome to attend.

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Professional Baseball Coaches Are Now Available In VR

VRScout

Baseball and softball athletes receive individualized 1:1 training from instructors in real time. VR sports training is on the rise thanks to companies like WIN Reality, which last year launched WIN Reality Baseball on Meta Quest 2 headsets. The virtual training platform lets young athletes practice their swing with 7 game modes and over 30 training workouts using the Touch controllers or their own bat.

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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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‘Beat Saber’ Finally Comes to PSVR 2 as Free Upgrade, Queen Music Pack Released

Road to VR

We expected Beat Saber as a day-one title on PSVR 2 when the headset launched in February, but it seems Meta had different ideas. Better late than never though, as everyone’s favorite block-slashing rhythm game is now available on PSVR 2 as a free upgrade from the PSVR version, coming alongside a paid music pack featuring the ever-iconic band Queen.

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PS5 Earbuds Offer Potential Solution To PSVR 2 Audio Flaws

Upload VR

PlayStation announced an official pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds, promising lossless audio and low latency on PS5 and PC. "I'm also pleased to reveal our first-ever PlayStation earbuds, which will bring next-generation audio immersion to PS5 and PC," stated PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan during PlayStation Showcase. "They simultaneously connect to smartphones via Bluetooth.

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How Will AR Glasses Use Cases, Develop?

ARVR

When examining mobile AR use cases that have resonated most with consumers, the list includes gaming and socially-fueled lenses. These activities are driven by gamification and virality. They also piggyback on existing/popular user behavior, such as sharing selfies. In fact, one reason that social lenses and gaming have pulled ahead in mobile AR is that they’re immersive versions of activities that are familiar.

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The Future of Work and the Metaverse

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

For years, innovators, business leaders, vendors, and developers have discussed the same topic the future of work although what is it and does the metaverse fit in? The world as we know it has evolved, and the workplace has changed, leading to new predictions on what the future might hold for tomorrow’s staff. So, what does the future of work look like for companies today?

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Reverse Engineering Snap’s AR Success

ARVR

Though AR hasn’t demonstrated the world-changing capabilities that were touted in its circa-2017 hype cycle, it’s finding success in specific areas. Those include enterprise productivity and brand marketing, both of which were examined in recent ARtillery Intelligence reports. Zeroing in on AR marketing, one company leading the way in providing — and generating meaningful revenue from — AR marketing is Snap.

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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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Avenged Sevenfold Artist Leverages Unreal Engine for Hit Music Video

XR Today - Virtual Reality

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Everslaught Invasion Review: Fun Co-Op Action In Short Bursts

Upload VR

Everslaught Invasion brings intense two-player co-op to Quest 2, but it's best experienced in shorter sessions. Read on for our full review: Not many games effectively convey dread outside of horror but Everslaught Invasion manages this pretty well. Wooden spikes barricade these quiet streets with not a soul in sight. "The Corrupted approach," you’re warned, allowing for a brief preparation period.

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Explainable AI: Challenges And Opportunities In Developing Transparent Machine Learning Models

Bernard Marr

One of the biggest problems with artificial intelligence (AI) is that it’s very difficult for us to understand how it works – it’s just too complicated! Take ChatGPT – the chatbot that has become a viral sensation in recent months – as an example. It’s capable of generating written text such as emails, stories, blog posts, and poems to such a high standard that they appear to be written by a human.

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Tony Liao, University of Houston

Everything VR & AR

This week we are joined by Dr. Tony Liao, director of the new CougAR lab at the University of Houston ( www.uhcougARlab.com ). Dr. Liao has taken over as the program coordinator for the Digital Media program at UH, introducing brand new AR/VR courses to the UH curriculum, and expanding the program toward what he believes is the future of Digital Media.

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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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NVIDIA Reports Q1 FY2024 Earnings: Bigger Things to Come as NV Approaches $1T Market Cap

Anand Tech

Closing out the most recent earnings season for the PC industry is, as always, NVIDIA. The company’s unusual, nearly year-ahead fiscal calendar means that they get the benefit of being casually late in reporting their results. And in this case, they’ve ended up being the proverbial case of saving the best for last. For the first quarter of their 2024 fiscal year, NVIDIA booked $7.2 billion in revenue, which is a 13% drop over the year-ago quarter.

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How is Augmented reality Tranforming the Retail Industry?

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Augmented reality (AR) is an immersive technology that unlocks a variety of benefits for the retail sector. It is much easier to implement for shops, conferences, and expos than virtual reality (VR). AR technologies are available on millions of Android and iOS smartphones, while the latter requires specialised hardware. Online shoppers can also experience hands-on retail demos, combining convenient digital content with personalised physical shopping experiences.

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XR Awards 2023 Winners

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Watch the event on-demand here. That’s a wrap. The XR Awards 2023 officially went live today to celebrate the best in XR innovation for enterprise clients. During the ceremony, XR Today, alongside an esteemed group of industry expert judges, revealed the winners across 16 categories that showcase the best and brightest the space has to offer. Leading up to the event, the event’s judges worked hard to compile a list of finalists and eventual winners, all of which presented incredible

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This Week In XR/AI: Anthropic Adds $450 Million, NReal Rebrands As XReal, Intros New Beam XR Glasses

Charlie Fink

The countdown begins for Apple's Reality Pro introduction June 5th.

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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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XR in Manufacturing Case Study: PBC Linear and Magic Leap

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

In the manufacturing industry, extended reality is quickly emerging as a valuable tool for not just the ideation and creation of products, or business collaboration, but also training and development. In this environment, where a highly skilled workforce is crucial to ensure continued productivity, efficiency, and safety, exceptional training can often take years to effectively deliver.

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LAUNCHING TODAY!!! Hello Neighbor VR: Search and Rescue

Full Dive Gaming

NEW QUEST 2 GAME: Hello Neighbor VR Search and Rescue is out TODAY!!! We sat down with the Devs to learn more!! GET 25% OFF THE QUEST 2 GAME HERE: [link] Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue launches on 5/25. Save your friend and don't get caught! Evan Lampi (Creative Director) and Chase Hernandez (Executive Producer) join the Full Dive Gaming podcast to share development insights about the game!

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“The Frighteningly Fun ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2’ is Back — Check Out the Trailer Now!”

VRGames

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2, the upcoming sequel to one of VR’s most popular horror games, is officially heading to PSVR2 and promises an even more immersive experience. Developed by Steel Wool Studios, the game will feature all new mini-games, locations, stories and animatronics.

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‘Horror Bar VR’ Serves Up a Bloody Good Time on Meta Quest 2 + Pro

Oculus

A family-friendly bar simulator with a twist, Horror Bar VR challenges players with a variety of obstacles and thirst-crazed zombies—and it’s now available on Meta.

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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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Rock Queen Bops to the Beat of Epic Anthems on ‘Beat Saber’!

VRGames

The legendary rock band Queen has been making waves since their 1970 debut. Nearly fifty years later, the incredible sound and style of Queen is still influencing fashion and culture around the world.

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Explore 8 Swashbuckling Tales in ‘Crimen - Mercenary Tales’

Oculus

Raise your glasses high, and prepare to embark on a journey through eight swashbuckling tales of grandeur, riches, and legendary feats! The latest game from.

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Experience the Future of Gaming: 2023 PlayStation Showcase Unveils the Latest in Virtual Reality!

VRGames

Read more about this here: [link]

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‘Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue’ Brings the Terrifying Mr. Peterson to Meta Quest 2 Today

Oculus

The Rescue Squad has a bit of a problem: The creepy Mr. Peterson kidnapped one of their own and imprisoned them in his basement. In.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?