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Feeling Spatial: Lessons From Alvin Wang Graylin

AR Insider

What are the biggest lessons learned from a career in XR? Where are we now in the industry's lifecycle and what can we expect next? We're interviewing AWE XR Hall of Fame inductees for answers, starting with Alvin Wang Graylin. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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VisionOS 2 Enables WebXR by Default, Unlocking a Cross-platform Path to Vision Pro

Road to VR

We’ve know that Apple planned to support WebXR for quite some time, but with VisionOS 2, the company is enabling the feature for all users. WebXR allows developers to deliver cross-platform XR experiences directly from the web, with no gatekeepers to approve or reject content. WebXR is the widely supported web standard that allows developers to deliver AR and VR content from the web.

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Just Dance VR: Welcome to Dancity Releasing October 15

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Ubisoft announced that Just Dance VR is coming on Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro on October 15, 2024. Just Dance VR: Welcome to Dancity takes dancing to a whole new level, thanks to virtual reality. Players will be immersed in 360° iconic universes, where they can compete & interact with up to six players. Featuring a brand-new 3D dimension & two-hand scoring gameplay, players will be able to dance to 25 chart-topping hits and original songs including: • Don’t Stop Me Now

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LG Shakes Up XR Division, Reportedly Putting Meta Headset Partnership on Ice

Road to VR

Korean media last month alleged that the Meta/LG partnership to create a high-end XR headset wasn’t going so well , suggesting either outright cancellation or a delay pushing release of a prospective Apple Vision Pro competitor to 2027. While this hasn’t been substantiated by either company, it’s clear there’s something big going on under the surface, as LG is now shuffling employees from its XR division to other parts of the company.

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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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Report: MediaTek Working on Arm-Based Processor for Windows PCs

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As Qualcomm's exclusivity for Arm-powered processors for Windows PCs is reportedly coming to its end, other chipmakers are getting ready to offer their Arm-based system-on-chips for Windows computers. And, according to a new report from Reuters, MediaTek will be among the companies jumping into the Windows-on-Arm field, with plans to launch their first PC processor late next year.

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Quest 3 Growth Rates Prompts Campfire to Debut on Vision Pro

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Today, MR immersive collaboration solution provider Campfire announced the upcoming debut of its leading software for Apple Vision Pro headsets. Campfire allows remote workers to collaborate over the same 3D assets using AR/MR visualisations. Days after WWDC 2024, Campfire’s move marks a continued interest from enterprise solution providers in supporting the spatial computing device.

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VRChat Severs 30% Of Team: "We Need More Time And Runway To Execute"

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VRChat let go 30 percent of its team and promised at least 12 weeks of severance for departing staff. The CEO of VRChat, Graham Gaylor, suggested in an email posted to the company's forums that recent management changes have set up the company "for success over the next five years." "We’re in a good cash position, but to execute effectively on our five-year strategy, we need an extended runway with line of sight to profitability.

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ASMedia Preps USB4 v2 Controller and PHY

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The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) introduced USB4 version 2.0 in fall 2022, and it expects systems and devices with the tech to emerge later this year and into next year. These upcoming products will largely rely on Intel's Barlow Ridge controller, a full-featured Thunderbolt 5 controller that goes above and beond the baseline USB4 v2 spec. And though extremely capable, Intel's Thunderbolt controllers are also quite expensive, and Barlow Ridge isn't expected to be any different.

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Astro Bot Director Says PlayStation VR2 “Was Not A Consideration” And A Port Is “Unlikely”

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Astro Bot's upcoming PS5 sequel was "never designed" for VR, and a future PSVR 2 update seems unlikely. Revealed in May's State of Play presentation , it's no secret that many PlayStation VR2 owners were disappointed that the upcoming Astro Bot sequel would be flatscreen only after 2018's VR-only Astro Bot Rescue Mission , which hasn't been ported to PSVR 2.

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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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Apple Vision Pro Gains Commercial Camera and Editing Abilities

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Apple WWDC 2024 kicked off earlier this week. Among its general product portfolio updates, Apple gave XR the stage with massive Vision Pro announcements – namely, new regional availability and a fresh OS. As expected, the WWDC event already brought with it new opportunities for businesses and brands looking to invest in XR or debut a new product following the WWDC fallout – into the next big industry event, AWE!

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PSVR 2 Flight Sim Aces Of Thunder Reveals Soviet Aircraft In New Gameplay

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Aces of Thunder, the upcoming PlayStation VR2 aerial combat sim from War Thunder's studio, offered a new look at gameplay with Soviet aircraft. Revealed in a new Aces of Thunder update on Instagram , the latest gameplay video focuses on Soviet aircraft used in World War 2's Eastern front. That includes the Yak-9 used by Yugoslav Partisans, the Yak-3 that's described as "lighter and more agile," the La-5N, and the IL-2 attack aircraft often known as the "flying tank.

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Some Users Won’t Need to Wear Vive Trackers Soon Thanks to Upcoming AI Body Tracking Update

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HTC has teased that some users may not even need to wear their latest Vive Ultimate Trackers soon thanks to an upcoming AI-powered body tracking update. HTC’s Vive Ultimate Trackers are capable of inside-out body tracking thanks to the inclusion of two on-board cameras that track its own position in space, requiring you to strap them to your elbows, feet, or hips for full-body tracking.

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With visionOS 2, Safari On Apple Vision Pro Supports WebXR By Default

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WebXR is enabled by default in Safari with visionOS 2. 0:00 / 0:43 1× Apple's demo of WebXR via Safari on Vision Pro. WebXR is the open standard API that enables webpages to display immersive content on headsets and support interactivity via controllers or hand tracking. WebXR experiences use WebGL for rendering, which is based on OpenGL ES. You can access WebXR apps near-instantly via the web browser like any other web app.

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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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Ultimate Swing Golf Devs Talk Challenges, Safety & Mixed Reality In Bringing Golf To VR

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Clap Hanz has spent 25 years making the studio synonymous with the golf game. Partnering with Sony, it developed Everybody’s Golf and even created a PlayStation VR version in 2019 , which saw the company make its first steps towards VR. A brief detour into the world of tennis aside, Clap Hanz dedicated itself to refining their prowess for golf games and has now branched beyond PlayStation platforms.

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