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AR Marketing Works for Grocery Stores Too

AR Insider

AR continues to evolve and take shape. Like other tech sectors, it has spawned several sub-sectors that comprise an ecosystem. These include industrial AR, consumer VR, and AR… Continue reading → AR Marketing Works for Grocery Stores Too This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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VR’s Top Fighting Sim ‘Blade & Sorcery’ Aims to Finally Realize Its Potential Next Week with Giant 1.0 Update

Road to VR

Blade & Sorcery , arguably VR’s top physics-based combat sandbox, is leaving Early Access next week on Steam, which will see the release of a giant 1.0 update that brings its long-awaited ‘Crystal Hunt’ story mode. For many, Blade & Sorcery was everything they ever wanted in VR: a place to beat the ever-living crap out of whoever, wherever, and with whatever.

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Canon Debuts Innovative Lens for Capturing VR Content

XR Today - Virtual Reality

This week, leading consumer and professional camera hardware vendor Cannon announced a new XR lens to expand its range of products for capturing 360-degree and VR content. Increasingly, leading XR hardware leaders like Meta and Apple are entering partnerships with leading media brands like ESPN and Disney to bring immersive broadcasts to homes – providing a much-needed boost to viewer engagement.

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VR Support Planned for Serene Photography Game Built with UE5

Road to VR

Lushfoil Photography Sim , a serene photography game built on Unreal Engine 5, is expected to get optional PC VR support following its initial release. In development by solo developer Matt Newell and to be published by Annapurna Interactive, Lushfoil Photography Sim is designed as a serene walking simulator and photography game that immerses players in beautiful landscapes with a photorealistic style.

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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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SK hynix: GDDR7 Mass Production To Start in Q1'2025

Anand Tech

Being a major JEDEC memory standard, GDDR7 is slated to be produced by all three of the Big Three memory manufacturers. But it seems that not all three vendors will be kicking off mass production at the same time. SK hynix was at this year's Computex trade show, showing off their full lineup of memory technologies – including, of course, GDDR7.

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No, It Does Not Fly: Corsair Demos '9000D Airflow' PC Case with 24 Fans

Anand Tech

Trade shows like Computex always bring out their fair share of oddities, and this year was no exception, with one of the highlights being a Corsair PC case with no fewer than 24 fans. As one of a handful of companies offering really big desktop PC cases, Corsair was demonstrating its new creature: the 9000D Airflow. At 90 liters in volume – which is twice the size of regular PCs and 1.5x the volume of a typical car gas tank – the colossal case is bigger than ever.

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‘STRIDE: Fates’ Update for PSVR 2 Brings Graphics Enhancements and New Content

Road to VR

STRIDE: Fates (2023) initially released late last year on Quest , bringing with it a campaign to match the series’ hard-won locomotion mechanics that feel pretty inspired by parkour shooter Mirror’s Edge. Now, the PSVR 2 version of the game just got a big overhaul that hopes to address a lot of the complaints following its release on PS5 in May.

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Qualcomm: Some Snapdragon X Elite Laptops Will Come with 5G Modems

Anand Tech

One of Qualcomm's indisputable strengths are its 5G modems – something which even Apple has yet to successfully ween itself from. And while Qualcomm is not integrating a modem into its first-generation Oryon-based Snapdragon X chips, the company is still looking to leverage that technology advantage via discrete modems that can be installed in Snapdragon X laptops.

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Rhythm Game ‘Just Dance VR’ is Skipping Pico 4 Exclusivity and Launching on Quest in October

Road to VR

Ubisoft announced in late 2022 it was bringing a VR version of its motion-based dance game Just Dance to Pico 4, making it the first big exclusive to target what was essentially Pico’s Quest 2 competitor. Now Ubisoft has announced that Just Dance VR is coming to Quest later this year, ostensibly skipping Pico support entirely. Pico announced during its Pico Product Announcement 2022 it was working with Ubisoft to bring Just Dance VR exclusively to Pico 4 in 2023, however it was subseque

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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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Cheaper PCIe 5.0 x4 SSDs Incoming: Silicon Power Demos Phison E31T-Based SSD

Anand Tech

Although consumer SSDs based on Phison's PS5026-E26 controller have been on the market for almost a year and a half now, the class-leading drives still carry a distinct price premium, and to some degree that's because it's still one of the only options for a PCIe 5.0 SSD. But it looks like the situation is going to change in the coming quarters, as SSDs based on Phison's PS5031-E31T controller are incoming, with at least one Phison customer demoing an E31T drive on the Computex s

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Hand-tracking Action Arcade Game ‘Thrasher’ Coming to Quest & Vision Pro Next Month, PC VR Later

Road to VR

From the artist and composer behind indie hit Thumper (2016) , the forthcoming Thrasher is officially launching on July 25th on Quest and Vision Pro. A PC VR and flatscreen version is planned for release at a later date. We’ve known Thrasher was in the works for some time now, but this unique looking game now has an official release date of July 25th, priced at $20.

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How Apple is Enhancing Vision Pro for Enterprise this Year

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

This week, during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2024, Apple revealed new enterprise-facing APIs to help business customers better leverage the device’s spatial computing offering. Moreover, the fresh APIs mark a continuing effort to support Vision Pro application developers in creating enterprise-focused spatial computing solutions. Apple is improving sensor access and visual capabilities as part of the Vision Pro enterprise API update.

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With visionOS 2, Apple Vision Pro Can Print What You See

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Apple Vision Pro can print flat media on physical paper in visionOS 2. Text and images presented in classic formats such as English and JPEG can now be etched onto thin slices of tree using a printer connected to the same Wi-Fi network as an Apple Vision Pro headset running visionOS 2. Below is an embedded video showing an image of Nicolas Cage printed from my photos library using an AirPrint-compatible printer while sat on a virtual beach in Bora Bora. 0:00 / 1:01 1× The new feature, present on

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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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Generative XR – Space aware AI bringing new era of immersion

XROM

Expert Insight Series #4 Artificial Intelligence has made significant strides with the development of Large Language Models (LLMs) or Generative AI, which are trained to understand and respond to human language naturally. Tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT , Google’s Gemini , and Microsoft’s Co-pilot have become the go-to resources for "Ask me anything" queries.

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Chrono Weaver Is A VR Co-Op Puzzler You Can Play Alone With A Quest & Steam Demo

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Chrono Weaver is a new VR physics puzzler that asks if you can play a co-op game alone, and there's a free demo on Steam and Quest. Developed by Ivory Crow Games, Chrono Weaver is described as being similar to The Last Clockwinder, We Are One, and Transpose VR. Guided by a robot named Yoto, you begin as a test subject at a new job that's tasked with smashing the 'Data Disk.

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Meta Horizon Worlds v166 Release Notes

Oculus

Meta Horizon Worlds V166 is here! This week, we’re adding more information on world detail pages, rolling out a new type of invite link, and announcing when more worlds are coming to mobile and web.

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