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Xbox Cloud Gaming Coming to Quest 3 in December

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Meta announced at Connect 2023 that Xbox Cloud Gaming is heading to Quest in December, meaning you’ll be able to play all of your favorite flatscreen games on offer through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Meta’s full unveiling of Quest 3 yesterday came with a fair bit of news, including specs, price, pre-orders and shipping dates ; long story short, you can get Meta’s $500 consumer mixed reality headset starting October 10th, with pre-orders now live.

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Quest 3 Will Get Inside-Out Upper Body Tracking & AI Leg Estimation Later This Year

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Quest 3 is scheduled to get upper body tracking and AI estimated legs in a software update in December. All other major VR systems only track your head and hands, while some also track your eyes, and a few track facial expressions. Quest 3 doesn't have eye or face tracking, but it will get a tracking feature not seen in any other headset to date. Quest 3's side cameras face downwards.

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Micron to Ship HBM3E Memory to NVIDIA in Early 2024

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Micron has reaffirmed plans to start shipments of its HBM3E memory in high volume in early 2024, while also revealing that NVIDIA is one of its primary customers for the new RAM. Meanwhile, the company stressed that its new product has been received with great interest by the industry at large, hinting that NVIDIA will likely not be the only customer to end up using Micron's HBM3E. "The introduction of our HBM3E product offering has been met with strong customer interest and enthusiasm,&

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Hands-On - Project Wingman: Frontline 59 Brings Intense Dogfighting To PSVR 2

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Project Wingman: Frontline 59 brings the acclaimed aerial combat game to PSVR 2 with a new campaign. Developed by Sector D2, we went hands-on with a preview build during Gamescom 2023. Read on for our full impressions. Three years since Project Wingman first appeared, Humble Games' Top Gun-inspired flight fantasy is back with an expanded story and optional PSVR 2 support.

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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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Metaverse and Mental Health: An Efficient Tool for Therapy or a Space Deepening the Problems?

Program Ace

How does the metaverse impact our mental well-being? Learn the benefits and side effects of the rising importance of the metaverse for our mental health.

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Meta Connect 2023: The Post-Keynote Conversation Between Michael Abrash and Andrew “Boz” Bosworth

Ryan Schultz

Andrew Bosworth and Michael Abrash At yesterday’s Meta Connect 2023 event, after Mark Zuckerberg and a parade of Meta employees extolling the wonders of Meta products and services, there was a post-keynote, a conversation between Michael Abrash (the Chief Scientist of Meta’s Reality Labs) and Andrew “Boz” Bosworth (Meta’s CTO and Head of Reality Labs).

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Mark Zuckerberg Was Interviewed In VR With Prototype Photorealistic Avatars

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Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed by Lex Fridman in VR, with both using Meta's prototype photorealistic Codec Avatars. Codec Avatars is Meta's long-running research project aiming to revolutionize remote communication by achieving truly convincing photorealistic real-time avatars driven by headsets with face tracking sensors, and eventually glasses too.

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Micron Samples 128 GB Modules Based on 32 Gb DDR5 ICs

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Micron is sampling 128 GB DDR5 memory modules based on monolithic dies, the company said at its earnings call this week. The modules are based on monolithic 32 Gb DDR5 memory devices that the company announced earlier this summer and which will eventually open doors for 1 TB memory modules for servers. " We expanded our high-capacity D5 DRAM module portfolio with a monolithic die-based 128 GB module, and we have started shipping samples to customers to help support their AI application needs

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Quest 3 Gameplay Videos Show Significant Graphics Upgrades In Games

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Developers have started showing off the graphics upgrades they're delivering on Quest 3. Quest 3 preorders opened yesterday. It's the first headset with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset, which has more than double the peak GPU performance of the original XR2 used in headsets like Quest 2 and Pico 4. The default rendering resolution on Quest 3 is 30% higher than it was on Quest 2, so almost all games will look sharper and crisper even without an update from the developer.

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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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Intel Meteor Lake SoC is NOT Coming to Desktops: Well, Not Technically

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Over the last couple of days, numerous reports have revealed that Intel's recently announced Meteor Lake SoC, primarily a mobile platform, would be coming to desktop PCs. Intel has further clarified that while their Meteor Lake processors will be featured in desktop systems next year, they won't power traditional socketed desktop PCs. Instead, these CPUs, primarily crafted for laptops, will be packaged in ball grid array (BGA) formats, making them suitable for compact desktops and all-in

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Outta Hand Review: Short & Sweet Handful Of Sublime VR Platforming

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Outta Hand is out now, offering Quest players a short, sweet and sublime campaign of charming VR platforming. Read on for our full Outta Hand review. Outta Hand is the rare type of VR experience that understands its strengths and perfectly plays to them without overstaying its welcome. It presents players with a 3-4 hour campaign that is polished at every corner, evolving the mechanics of the first-person VR platforming genre and doing so in a package that tells an appropriate story wrapped in w

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TCL’s Nxtwear S, A New Take On AR Smartglasses

Charlie Fink

The Chinese company is best known for its low-cost displays.

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Every VR & MR Game Announcement At Meta Connect 2023

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From LEGO Bricktales to Stranger Things, Meta Connect 2023 showcased many promising VR and mixed reality games. Here's what you need to know. It's no surprise that Meta is pushing mixed reality with Quest 3. Featuring enhanced color passthrough, a more powerful Snapdragon XR2 processor and increased resolution, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made little secret of his current focus.

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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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GenAI will drive Smartglasses Adoption, says Zuckerberg

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This Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta , spoke at the firm’s Menlo Park HQ as part of Connect 2023, an emerging technology and product showcase event. XR audiences eagerly awaited the event due to Zuckerberg’s promise to reveal the Quest 3 product. The firm did debut the release window and complete specifications of the Quest 3 MR headset.

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These Are The Meta Quest+ Games For October 2023

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The Meta Quest+ games for October 2023 have been announced – here's what you can download next month. Introduced back in June, Meta Quest+ is the company's recent monthly games subscription service for $8 per month. September's line-up remains available until September 30 with Red Matter 2 and Another Fisherman's Tale but from October 1, Meta confirms those will be replaced with tactical military-sim Onward and city-building simulator Little Cities.

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2023 Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day Holiday Notice

Steki Amusement

Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day Holiday Notice In order to warmly celebrate the Chinese traditional festival Mid-Autumn Festival and the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, our company will have a holiday from September 29th to October 4th. More detail at our website: www.stekiamusement.com Add.: 3rd Floor, No.1 Rongling RD.,Zhushan, Shiqi, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong,China / PC:511450 Phone: +86 18922708522 / +86 20 28991474 Facebook: [link]

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Stranger Things VR Explores Vecna's Perspective This November On Quest 3 With Mixed Reality Support

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Stranger Things VR will support mixed reality and hand-tracking, and it arrives November 30 on Quest. First announced last year, Stranger Things VR is a psychological horror action game from Virtual Virtual Reality developer Tender Claws. During the Connect 2023 keynote, Meta announced this Netflix series' adaptation will support MR gameplay. This lets you turn your living room into a portal to the Upside Down in mixed reality on Quest 3.

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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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Endless City Builder ‘Islanders: VR Edition’ is Out Today on Meta Quest 2 + Pro

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Islanders became a hit on PC and console due to its intuitive approach to city building, a relaxing soundtrack, and a charming low-poly aesthetic. And.

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No More Rainbows Receives Deathmatch Mode Next Week

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No More Rainbows is getting a Deathmatch mode in next week's update on Quest and PC VR. Released in June, No More Rainbows offers an adventure platformer with arm-based locomotion that sees you restoring your homeworld. Developer Squido Games confirmed a post-launch roadmap during the UploadVR Summer Showcase 2023 and this major update adds a six-player free-for-all Deathmatch Mode with six maps.

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Schell Games is Creating a ‘Kurzgesagt’ Educational Game for Quest, Trailer Here

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Popular YouTube edutainment channel Kurzgesagt is teaming up with VR developers Schell Games ( I Expect You To Die, Among Us VR ) to make an exploration adventure game for Quest. Called Out of Scale: A Kurzgesagt Adventure, the fully immersive educational game is said to transform “the iconic look and feel of [Kurzgesagt’s] 2D videos for users to explore and learn about the concept of scale.” Schell Games says players use drones, scanner rays, and a multitude of other lab tool

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