Wed.Feb 07, 2024

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Has Meta Sold Half a Million Quest 3s?

AR Insider

Meta famously doesn’t provide VR unit sales figures, which leaves us to extrapolate various clues. Developer Davien Bigelow just stumbled on a big clue which guest author Mat Pawluczuk breaks down for us. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Vive Ultimate Tracker Gets Beta Support for Third-Party PC VR Headsets

Road to VR

HTC has released a beta for its Vive Ultimate Tracker that brings support to third-party PC VR headsets, such as PC-tethered Quest and Pico headsets, letting you do body tracking in supported apps. Unlike previous Vive Trackers, which required SteamVR base stations, Vive Ultimate Tracker makes use of inside-out optical tracking thanks to each unit’s dual wide-FOV cameras.

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Virtual Desktop & iVRy Are Both Building Apple Vision Pro PC VR Streaming Apps

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Virtual Desktop and iVRy are both working on Apple Vision Pro ports. These paid tools currently let you use non-PC VR headsets on PC, including on SteamVR. Virtual Desktop is available on Quest, Pico, and Vive XR Elite, while iVRy is available for Quest, Pico, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, iPhone and Android smartphones, and the original PlayStation VR. iVRy has also been working to support PlayStation VR2 , though has discovered that this will require a custom hardware adapter.

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German Court Bans Sales of Select Intel CPUs in Germany Over Patent Dispute

Anand Tech

A German court has sided with R2 Semiconductor against Intel, ruling that the chip giant infringed one of R2's patent. This decision could lead to sales ban of select Intel processors as well as products based on them in Germany. Intel, for its part, has accused R2 of being a patent troll wielding a low-quality patent, and has said that it will appeal the decision.

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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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Apple Vision Pro Personas Quality & Realism Improved In visionOS 1.1 Beta

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visionOS 1.1 Beta noticeably improves the quality of Personas. Personas are Apple's realistic virtual avatars in visionOS. You generate your Persona by holding Vision Pro up in front of you to let it scan your face. It's driven in real time by the headset's eye and face tracking sensors, as well as hand tracking. Your Persona will appear in any iPad or iPhone app that requests the selfie camera, as well as visionOS apps that integrate Personas.

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Wearing Apple Vision Pro With Glasses Works, But It's Risky

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Despite Apple’s insistence that I do not wear Apple Vision Pro with my prescription glasses, I wanted to know if I could , so I could determine if I should. Most people will wear corrective lenses over the course of their lives and estimates of the addressable market range from the hundreds of millions in the United States to billions globally. I've been a bespectacled individual for a very long time, and back when I bought the Oculus Rift DK1 in 2013, it was arguably the only player in the game

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Meta’s “Year of Efficiency” Leads to Record-Breaking Reality Labs Revenue

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Following a period of revenue losses, Meta’s XR research and development division, Reality Labs, documented record profits, as highlighted during the Menlo Park firm’s fiscal year earnings call. The call announced that Reality Labs secured roughly $1 billion during the closing three months of 2023. While the Reality Labs division did lose $4.65 billion across the entirety of 2023, the previous months forecast a potential upward trend, which may also uptick further thanks to AppleR

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C-Smash VRS Reaches Quest & Pico This Spring

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C-Smash VRS, the VR reboot of SEGA's Cosmic Smash, reaches Quest and Pico this spring. Released last year, C-Smash VRS mixes Squash and Breakout in a futuristic racket game, and we consider it one of the best PSVR 2 games currently available. Announced today via IGN , publisher RapidEyeMovers and developer Wolf & Wood confirmed C-Smash VRS is leaving PSVR 2 exclusivity for Quest 2, Quest 3 and Pico 4 on April 4.

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How to Join XR Today’s Extended Reality Community Group

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We are proud to announce the launch of our new XR Today Community Group, a LinkedIn-based platform bringing together the top leaders and voices in the extended reality market. The platform will provide a digital space for the broad XR community to share the latest enterprise updates and connect with other community members. Connections in the XR market are incredibly valuable as the industry is set to skyrocket, and XR Today is proud to host a digital hub to boost careers and foster relat

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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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XR Awards 2024: Celebrating the Best in the Immersive Industry

XR Today - VR Headsets tag

The XR Awards are back for a third year in a row for its 2024 edition, showcasing a diverse range of end-users, individuals, and companies leading the enterprise XR space. 2024 is looking to be a huge year for XR – with massive technology giants like Apple jumping into the AR/VR/MR market – and the XR Awards are a great way to get ahead and learn about the firms leading in transforming business with immersive technology.

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Patriot Reveals Viper PV553 SSD: 12.4 GB/s with a Blower Fan

Anand Tech

Patriot has formally introduced its first solid-state drives featuring a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface aimed at demanding users. The Viper PV553 SSD uses the company's all-new active cooling system boasting an aluminum radiator, a blower fan, and a special heat shield that promises to ensure the best possible cooling for consistent performance under high workloads.

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ChatGPT Debuts on Apple Vision Pro

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This week, as countless productivity applications find a home on Apple’s recently released Vision Pro, OpenAI’s headline-stealing genAI service ChatGPT also found a place on the emerging spatial computing device. chat has now entered the 3D world. you can find it in the visionOS App Store. pic.twitter.com/TethfMEc9j — ChatGPT (@ChatGPTapp) February 2, 2024 The genAI solution does not massively incorporate the Vison Pro’s 3D computing elements much.

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Meta's Metaverse is Back

XROM

Meta's Reality Labs hit $1 billion in revenue Mark Zuckerberg is on a mission to bring the metaverse to life, and Meta (formerly Facebook) has been working diligently to lay the groundwork for this ambitious vision. In the last three months of the year, Meta's Reality Labs division achieved a significant milestone, surpassing $1 billion in revenue for the first time.

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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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‘Innerworld’ Shares New Community Story, Plus a Special Message from Co-Founder Jewel

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Innerworld has been giving people access to evidence-based mental health tools and support in VR since November 2022. And today, they’re sharing a story of.

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Apple Vision Pro Extended Teardown Reveals Its True Active Resolution

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iFixit took a microscope to Apple Vision Pro's OLED microdisplays to reveal their true active resolution. We highlighted yesterday how iFixit's Vision Pro teardown gave a fascinating look at its intricate design and revealed the secrets of EyeSight. Apple Vision Pro Teardown Reveals The Secrets Of EyeSight iFixit tore down Apple Vision Pro, giving a fascinating look at its intricate design and revealing the secrets of EyeSight.

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What the Critics Are Saying: ‘Asgard’s Wrath 2’ Is a Hit

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The critics have spoken, and Asgard’s Wrath 2 is a verifiable hit. The reception has been incredible, and we’re humbled by the response. A massive.

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Bigscreen Beyond Gets A VRChat-Themed Storage Can

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Bigscreen Beyond is so small you can fit it inside a VRChat-themed storage can. Released last year, Bigscreen Beyond is a PC VR headset powered by SteamVR tracking and a PC. Custom-fitted for a single person and weighing around 127 grams, Bigscreen's first VR headset quickly stood out due to its small size. Now, in collaboration with VRChat, you can get your very own $39 storage can for the tiny $1,000 headset.

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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.