July, 2023

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Sphere In Vegas Will Feature Multi-Sensory Experiences

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The futuristic structure features 10,000 immersive chairs powered by an infrasound haptic system. Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. recently unveiled Sphere, a “next-generation” entertainment venue packed with an impressive variety of multi-sensory 4D technologies designed to immerse audiences in a number of captivating experiences.

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4 Ways Gen-Z Can Learn Life Skills with AR

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Advances in tech often present new learning opportunities for younger generations. And that's currently the case with Generation Z. Can AR help them learn essential skills? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Apple Vision Pro: A Catalyst for the Growth of the XR Industry

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Sponsored content Sponsored by VR Vision The recent introduction of Apple’s Vision Pro has ignited a fresh wave of excitement in the extended reality landscape, with industry experts and enthusiasts alike anticipating a surge in the growth and evolution of the XR industry. This immersive technology (coined “spatial computing” by Apple), which encompasses virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, is set to experience a significant boost from Apple’s entry into the field.

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Former Oculus CTO Reviews Bigscreen Beyond: “like a prop for a futuristic movie”

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John Carmack, legendary programmer and former CTO of Oculus, is known for giving his unfiltered thoughts on almost every aspect of the XR industry. While he departed Meta in December , concluding his “decade in VR,” Carmack is still very interested in the medium, as he recently went hands-on with one of the latest PC VR headsets to hit the scene, the slim and light Bigscreen Beyond.

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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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Ultraleap Leap Motion Controller 2 Unboxing

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A few weeks ago, Ultraleap announced the Leap Motion Controller 2 , the successor of that Leap Motion Controller that got much recognition from makers and research centers. This week, I received a sample of it and I opened its box. I have not had the occasion to test thoroughly the device yet, but since I saw a bit of radio silence about it on the main VR outlets, I wanted to share with you some early photos and videos.

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The Minnesota Twins Add AR Statistics To Their Stadium

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New shared AR games have also been announced. The Minnesota Twins baseball team is expanding its collaboration with smartphone-based augmented reality (AR) platform ARound to bring AR-powered statistics and new AR mini-games to Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, according to an official release. The partnership was originally announced back in 2022.

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3 Ways VR Joins the Product Marketing Mix

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VR's spatial cousin, AR, continues to make waves as a marketing tool, including virtual product try-ons. But VR is increasingly signaling value in accomplishing a similar end. We examine the evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Unveiling the Future of Driving: Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven Concept Car Uses Magic Leap 2

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The German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz recently introduced its Vision One-Eleven concept car the Vision One-Eleven. On top of incorporating sustainability with its electric motor engine alongside a dynamic redesign, Vision-One Eleven uses Magic Leap 2 AR glasses for a more immersive car experience. This approach reflects Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to creating better cars that provide the best possible driving experience to consumers while accommodating concerns about sustainable driving and

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SteamVR Now Supports Automatic Controller Binding, Making Weird VR Controllers a Little Less Weird

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Valve released its 1.26 update to SteamVR, which ought to make it easier to play any VR game using any type of motion controller thanks to automatic controller binding. The company initially released a Compatibility Mode in its 1.24 update back in August 2022 which let games initially targeted towards specific controller types essentially be accessible to all controllers.

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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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The XR Week Peek (2023.07.18): Roblox is coming to Quest, Google has an unclear XR vision, and more!

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It is summer and usually nothing relevant in tech happens in this period, but actually, there have been quite a few relevant pieces of XR news this week. So, while I’m melting like Terminator in the hot lava (sorry for the spoiler of Terminator 2, but if you haven’t watched the movie yet, you deserve it), here I am summarizing these topics for you, so you are sure to not lose the most important things that have happened in XR!

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EON REALITY’S GROUNDBREAKING CHARACTER COMPOSER REVOLUTIONIZES INCLUSIVE LEARNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

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Pioneering a personalized learning revolution, delivering tailored, immersive experiences for students with special needs like never before. IRVINE, CA, July 30, 2023 – EON Reality Inc., the world’s leading augmented and virtual reality-based knowledge and skills transfer platform for industry and education, is set to transform special needs education with its innovative Character Composer Functionality.

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This 18K Gold Apple Vision Pro Costs Almost $40K

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According to the manufacturer, only 24 of these extravagant headsets will be made available. During Apple’s 2023 WWDC, the company finally unveiled Vision Pro , a high-end mixed reality headset that could provide a big consumerism boost for augmented reality (AR) and VR technology. That said, the device comes with an expensive price tag of $3,500.

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Can Google Build an ‘Internet of Places?’

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Local search represents a sizable portion of Google’s revenue. This is because local modifiers like "near me" are strong user intent signals. How does this drive Google's geolocal AR ambitions? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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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Rethinking Digital Twins

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The idea of digital twins has been conceptually important to immersive technology and related ideas like the metaverse for some time – not to mention their practical employment, particularly in enterprise. However, the term doesn’t, or hasn’t, necessarily meant what it sounds like and the actual technology has so far had only limited usefulness for spatial computing.

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HTC Quietly Retires Vive Cosmos in the US

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After being out of stock for months, HTC quietly removed the US-facing product page for Vive Cosmos, its modular PC VR headset released in 2019. The discrepancy was first discovered by Reddit user ‘Kody1996’, who wondered why the Vive Cosmos product page was missing. “I am afraid the VIVE Cosmos headset has been discontinued in the US.

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AvatarLife launches big-prize poker game

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(Image courtesy AvatarLife.) AvatarLife is launching its Wild Poker game today, based on Texas Hold’em poker. But it’s more skill-based, said AvatarLife CEO Sushant Chandrasekar. There is also a starting jackpot of 1 million AV$, the grid’s local currency — which translates to about US $4,000. “The launch event will be a three days festival with freeplay poker and contests, other skill games contests and a special disco,” Chandrasekar told Hypergrid Business.

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EON REALITY INTRODUCING THE SPATIAL AI CENTER’S STATE-OF-THE-ART INNOVATION EQUIPMENT

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Through its groundbreaking technology, EON Reality is creating a new paradigm of innovation in AI and XR technology. IRVINE, CA, July 23, 2023 – The Spatial AI Center is proud to unveil its cutting-edge Innovation Equipment, designed to push the boundaries of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Extended Reality (XR) applications. Hosted in a dedicated 500 sqft (50 sqm) room, the center is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology that supports a new era of digital exploration.

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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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The VR Open Launches In The Metaverse This Month

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Compete for a trophy and tickets to the actual 152nd Open in 2024. Last week, The R&A and Golf 5 announced The VR Open at Royal Liverpool, a virtual event based on the prestigious golf tournament. Players can log in to Golf 5 via their Meta Quest, PC VR, or Pico headset and compete in a series of qualifying events, just like the real competition.

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AR Briefs, Episode 68: Google Lens Blends AR & AI

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Visual search – a.k.a. captions for the real world – represents the convergence of AI and AR. This is the topic of a recent ARtillery Intelligence report and the focus of the latest episode of ARtillery Briefs. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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“The Future of Business Travel” Report by Booking.com Gives Metaverse Predictions

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The metaverse can be summed up as the augmented world. So, naturally, it has implications for travel. How and when people travel may both seriously change as spatial communication and digital twins make some kinds of travel less likely, while AR and automation reimagine the travel that we do engage in. A report by Booking.com for Business , titled “The Future of Business Travel” explores the next 30 years of travel.

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VR’s Most Realistic Train Sim ‘Derail Valley’ Overhauled in “Enormous” Update

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Derail Valley, the train simulator for VR and PC, launched into Early Access in 2019, positioning itself as the most realistic train sim out there. While Derail Valley is still in early access, indie studio Altfuture says locomotive fans can now jump back into the game and find a ton of new features waiting for them in what it calls an “enormous” update.

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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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Quest Users Can Now Join Zoom Pro Meetings From VR Via Horizon Workrooms

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Horizon Workrooms now supports joining paid Zoom meetings. Workrooms is Meta's collaborative productivity app for Quest 2 and Quest Pro. It lets you view your keyboard and PC monitor inside VR to share your screen with teammates as Meta Avatars in a virtual meeting room. You can also write on a virtual whiteboard and place virtual sticky notes. The Zoom partnership was announced almost two years ago , and has now finally shipped this week.

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EON REALITY ANNOUNCES EXTENDED WORLD TOUR EXPLORING THE FRONTIERS OF SPATIAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Embark on a global journey with EON Reality – Explore the universe of Spatial AI across 21 countries! IRVINE, CA, July 31, 2023 – EON Reality, the global leader in AI-powered Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions, is excited to announce an extended world tour spanning 24 cities across 21 countries from August to October 2023. This educational tour, led by the company’s esteemed Chairman, Dan Lejerskar, offers insights into the transformative potential of AI across various sectors i

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Apple Launches Environmental AR Experience For iPad

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Create your own unique plants and share them with artists across the world. Yesterday, Apple revealed Deep Field , an immersive augmented reality (AR) art app powered by iPad and Apple Pencil. Developed by Australian artists and creative technologists Tin Nguyen and Edward Cutting of Tin&Ed, the interactive experience tasks you with creating your own unique flora and fauna using a variety of colors, shapes, and textures.

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Where Do Snap Spectacles Fit in the AR Landscape?

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In the last installment of this series, we reviewed Magic Leap 2 from a hardware perspective, as well as its market positioning. Now we switch gears to do the same thing for a different AR headset: Snap Spectacles This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Did you know that companies such as Paychex, 3M, and Honeywell are getting better results by incorporating video-based practice and coaching within their L&D strategy? From sales pitches to soft skills, learners are becoming top performers by applying and validating knowledge transfer using the unique benefits of video. Whether used as a stand-alone application or integrated with a learning platform, video-based practice and coaching platforms give learners the ultimate opportunity to repeatedly