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Editorial: Apple Vision Pro is a mix of innovation, and year-2016 VR, for a hefty price. But…

The Ghost Howls

I just watched the full keynote of Apple at WWDC , where the company in Cupertino announced the Apple VisionPro headset. I’m sure you all already know what has been announced there, so instead of telling you what you already know, I want to tell you my instinctive reactions just after the announcement. The official video with the full announcement What I was looking for If you are a reader of my weekly newsletter, you know what I was looking for in this announcement.

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AWE USA 2023 Day Three: Eyes on Apple

ARPost

The last, third day of AWE USA 2023 took place on Friday, June 2. The first day of AWE is largely dominated by keynotes. A lot of air on the second day is taken up by the expo floor opening. By the third day, the keynotes are done, the expo floor starts to get packed away, and panel discussions and developer talks rule the day. And Apple ruled a lot of those talks.

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Apple Vision Pro: Apple’s VR/AR Headset Revealed

VRScout

The device will be available for purchase early next year starting at $3,499. After years of speculation, Apple today unveiled Apple Vision Pro, the company’s first spatial computer. Tim Cook made the reveal during the 2023 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, sharing a number of exciting features that could change the way we look at mixed reality technology.

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Apple to Open Locations for Devs to Test Vision Pro This Summer, SDK This Month

Road to VR

Ahead of the Apple Vision Pro’s release in ‘early 2024’, the company says it will open several centers in a handful of locations around the world, giving some developers a chance to test the headset before it’s released to the public. It’s clear that developers will need time to start building Apple Vision Pro apps ahead of its launch, and it’s also clear that Apple doesn’t have heaps of headsets on hand for developers to start working with right away.

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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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Street Fighter Looks Even Better In VR

VRScout

Hadouken! The VR modding community has been on fire lately. Thanks to the hard work of talented developers like Praydog, Luke Ross, and Team Beef, we’ve been enjoying our fill of AAA games in VR, from GTA V and Jedi Knight 2: Outcast to Cyberpunk 2077 and Valheim just to name a few. This week, VR modding community Flat2VR shared footage of a new VR mod for Street Fighter 6 , available now on PC VR headsets.

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Data Dive: ARCore Gains Ground

AR Insider

Buried in Google's recent AR software news was notable nugget: ARCore is now compatible with 1.4 billion devices. What does this mean for Google's AR play as it retreats from hardware and doubles down on software? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta To Show 'Near Retinal' Resolution Varifocal Headset Prototype At SIGGRAPH

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Meta will show a varifocal VR headset prototype with close to retinal resolution at SIGGRAPH 2023 in August. The 'Retinal-resolution Varifocal VR' headset is described as follows: We develop a virtual reality head-mounted display that achieves near retinal resolution with an angular pixel density up to 56 pixels per degree, supporting a wide range of eye accommodation from 0 to 4 diopter (i.e., infinity to 25 cm), and matching the dynamics of eye accommodation.

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Intel Details PowerVia Chipmaking Tech: Backside Power Performing Well, On Schedule For 2024

Anand Tech

At next week’s annual VLSI Symposium, Intel will be presenting a trio of highly-anticipated papers about their progress with their upcoming PowerVia chip fabrication technology – the company’s in-development implementation of backside power delivery networks. Along with Intel’s RibbonFET technology for gate-all-around transistors, PowerVia and RibbonFET are slated to serve as Intel’s big one-two punch to the rest of the silicon lithography industry, introducing two

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Watch Apple Reveal Its AR/VR Headset At 10am PT Today

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Apple's WWDC keynote, where it will reportedly unveil its AR/VR headset, starts at 10am Pacific Time. That's: 12pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) 1pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 5pm Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) 6pm British Summer Time (BST) 7pm Central European Summer Time (CEST) Apple hasn't directly said it will announce an AR or VR device today, but multiple sources including Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, The Information's Wayne Ma, and supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have all pointed to today

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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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Hot Take On The New Apple Vision Pro XR Headset

Charlie Fink

Apple's first new device in nearly a decade is an expensive work-in-progress.

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AMD Confirms AM5 Support For Ryzen 8000 Processors, Zen 5 with Navi 3.5

Anand Tech

During one of their webinars to channel partners on maximizing server deployments with AMD Ryzen processors, AMD unveiled some of the upcoming plans surrounding their next-generation Zen 5 microarchitecture. Although we know the broader AMD desktop roadmap up until 2025 and their plans to launch Zen 5, codenamed 'Granite Ridge' sometime in 2024 , AMD has produced a slightly updated roadmap.

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Apple Storms into Mixed Reality Space with Vision Pro Headset

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Apple has launched its long-awaited mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro, at WWDC. The controller-free headset will launch at the start of next year, costing $3499 in the US. The tech giant’s first-ever venture into immersive technologies comes after a two-year snowball of delays and setbacks while developing the device. It is also the first device on offer since the launch of its Apple Watch in 2015.

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Disney To Create Content For Apple Vision Pro, Disney+ Available From Day One

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During today's WWDC 23 presentation, Apple CEO Tim Cook brought out Disney CEO Bob Iger to talk about content that the entertainment company is working on for Apple's upcoming headset. Apple Vision Pro is an upcoming AR/VR headset (which Apple refers to as a "spatial computer") announced earlier today and set to ship in 2024 for $3500. It "seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world" with a high-resolution display and a dial (or "digital crown") that allows the user to move betwee

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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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Alteon Reveals 3D Content Platform amid Apple WWDC Event

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Digital workflow streaming platform Alteon announced on Monday it had opened support for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) creative projects. Revealed after the announcement of Apple’s Reality Pro headset, the new offering will allow users to store, collaborate, and preview a host of 3D formats. Following Apple’s official announcement at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Alteon and its creative content users will ramp up support for the cloud-based XR infrastructure.

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How to watch Apple unveil its AR/VR headset, iOS 17 and more at WWDC 2023

TechCrunch VR

Today’s the big day, and we’re expecting big things — well, one really big thing for sure. Apple will kick off WWDC 2023 at 10AM PT Monday June 5 with its customary keynote. As ever, the event will focus on the latest versions of the company’s operating systems, namely: iOS/iPadOS 17, macOS 14 and watchOS 10. We’re also expecting some new additions to the MacBook line, potentially including a 15-inch Air.

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The Apple WWDC 2023 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

Anand Tech

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with their big keynote event, which though aimed first and foremost at developers, is also used as a venue to announce new products and ecosystem strategies. The keynote starts at 10am Pacific (17:00 UTC) today, and AnandTech will be offering live blog coverage of Apple's event.

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How Apple Vision Pro Will Catalyze India's XR Industry

XROM

Written by - Eddie Avil I have had the privilege of witnessing the burgeoning extended reality industry from its early stages, I have believed that our current two-dimensional interfaces are becoming obsolete, and that virtual and augmented reality will usher in a three-dimensional interface where the very world around us acts as a screen. We will transition from carrying technology to wearing technology, transforming our every gaze into an interface.

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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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A Short History Of ChatGPT: How We Got To Where We Are Today

Bernard Marr

Picture an AI that truly speaks your language — and not just your words and syntax. Imagine an AI that understands context, nuance, and even humor. This is no longer just a futuristic concept — it’s the reality of ChatGPT. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot built on top of OpenAI’s foundational large language models (LLMs) like GPT-4 and its predecessors.

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Don’t Miss Apple’s WWDC Keynote – Tune In Now at 10AM PT!

VRGames

Today is the highly anticipated WWDC keynote held by Apple Inc, and there’s speculation that they may reveal their first-ever XR headset. Fans of the tech giant all around the world can watch the livestream from Apple below. It’ll start at 10AM PT (in your timezone).

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Affordable mixed reality is here: Zapbox AWE launch

Zappar

We are excited to announce that Zapbox, the world’s most affordable smartphone-powered XR headset is available to buy online and is shipping to the US, UK and EU.

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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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Apple Vision Pro Full Specs, Features & Details

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Today Apple finally revealed Vision Pro, its $3500 AR/VR headset launching in 2024. Here's a rundown of its full specs and features. Vision Pro is an ultra high-end headset packing in the highest resolution and most sensors ever in an AR/VR product. It introduces new features never before shipped and its visionOS re-thinks the line between 2D, AR, and VR.

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Apple Vision Pro AR/VR Headset Ships Early 2024 For $3500

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Today at WWDC, Apple announced Apple Vision Pro, an upcoming AR/VR headset. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Vision Pro just minutes ago as "one more thing" at the end of its WWDC 23 keynote presentation. He described the headset as "a revolutionary new product" made to power "an entirely new AR platform." Vision Pro will ship in early 2024 in the US, available through Apple online or in-store starting from $3500.

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Horizon Workrooms Now Gives You Free Extra Monitors On Windows Too

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Horizon Workrooms can now give you two extra entirely virtual monitors on Windows, a feature formerly only available for Mac. Workrooms is Meta's collaborative productivity app for its Quest headsets. It lets you view your PC monitor inside the headset to share your screen with teammates as avatars in a VR meeting room. In addition to the collaboration features, Workrooms offers a solo Personal Office space, letting you choose between a distraction-free VR environment or your real room via mixed

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