September, 2022

Can XR Avoid the Privacy Missteps of the Past?

AR Insider

The past half-decade in the tech world has been defined by privacy reform. Can XR avoid that fate by getting it right from the beginning? XRSI's Kavya Pearlman thinks so, proposing common-sense standards. We interviewed her to find out how. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Mixed Reality Trains For Quest 2 Look Incredibly Fun

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All aboard! In a video shared on Reddit earlier this week, independent game studio Foggy Box ( Startenders, Brunch Club ) shared footage of a prototype VR game called Infinite Trainset which uses the Meta Quest 2’s Passthrough technology to bring virtual train sets to life in the real world.

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‘Half-Life 2’ VR Mod Launches Today on Steam, Bringing Free VR Support to Valve’s Classic Adventure

Road to VR

The long-awaited VR mod for Half-Life 2 (2004) is available for free in beta starting today, bringing to the iconic Valve title a near-native level of VR immersion we’ve been waiting for.

Jeremy Bailenson talks about 1,000,000 Walmart employees training with VR, presence, and the VR “empathy machine”

The Ghost Howls

Today I’m very proud to host on my blog what is probably one of the best interviews I have ever had in these 6 years of career in VR blogging. I promised to celebrate this blog’s birthday with a few cool interviews and this is one of them.

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 so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

VR and Pop Culture Merge at Upcoming FanConXR

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VR and pop culture unite! The countdown is on for what is touted to be one of the comic fandom’s most unique comic-con experiences this year – the FanConXR.

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Hands-On with Magic Leap 2

AR Insider

After some ups and downs, Magic Leap is in the midst of a considerable turnaround. At the center of that effort is Magic Leap 2. We spent a week with the device and break down our observations & analysis. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

The US Army Is Testing AR Tech For Armored Vehicles

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The IVAS system offers 360-degree situational awareness on the battlefield.

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Report: Meta Quest 3 Leak Suggests Cheaper Consumer Device to Soon Follow Quest Pro

Road to VR

There’s been a torrent of leaks that over the months have given us a pretty comprehensive look at Quest Pro, Meta’s next high-end VR headset likely seeing a big reveal at Connect next month.

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NVIDIA announces Unity connector for Omniverse at GTC 2022

The Ghost Howls

[Disclaimer: This article has been written as part of a paid collaboration with NVIDIA. It’s been written by me, on a topic I had an interest in, and trying to convey useful information to the community, so I hope you’ll like it].

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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 become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Niantic’s “Real-World Metaverse” Comes to WebAR via 8th Wall

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The “real-world metaverse” is a term promoted by Niantic to describe the emergence of geographically anchored XR experiences. Niantic has long been behind the movement which has welled into their gradual development and rollout of the Lightship VPS.

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VR Air Bridge: USB Dongle For Quest 2 Wireless PC VR Officially Announced

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D-Link officially announced VR Air Bridge , a dedicated USB dongle for Quest 2 wireless PC VR. It leaked back in April when a software engineer found code in the Oculus PC drivers referencing it, then the manual was somehow uploaded to Manuals+.

Immerse Global Summit: The Metaverse in Madeira

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Join the Immerse Global Summit's annual Europe conference, held this year in Madeira Portugal. Join XR thought leaders to define the next era. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis hide 4

Niantic Brings Its Real-World Metaverse To Browsers

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Lightship VPS for Web promises to catapult web-based AR technology into a brand new era. Niantic is making the web an even more powerful place for augmented reality with the launch of Lightship VPS for Web.

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

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

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

High-end Haptic VR Glove Company HaptX Raises $23 Million Investment

Road to VR

HaptX, which makes-enterprise focused haptic VR gloves, has announced the closure of a $23 million investment. The company says it will use the cash to accelerate the rollout of its next-gen products. HaptX has been enhancing and refining its enterprise-focused haptic VR gloves for several years now.

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Mark Zuckerberg teases a picture of Cambria, to be launched on October, 11th

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Today Meta has announced the date of the Meta Connect , the upcoming event by Meta in which it will announce its latest advancements for what concerns VR, AR, and the M-word. The event will take place at 10 am PT on October 11, and it will be fully virtual , like last year.

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Hands-On Review of Conquest VR

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Conquest VR is almost ready to bring its HD audio VR headset adapter to market. After talking with CEO Raghu Bathina last month , the company invited me to try out their product ahead of the public release. A Refresher on Conquest VR.

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Zuckerberg Teases Mixed Reality Fencing Game On Quest Pro

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Mark Zuckerberg teased a mixed reality fencing game on Quest Pro. The video shows off the soon-to-launch headset’s flagship new feature: color passthrough. We also saw the passthrough back in May when Zuckeberg teased another mixed reality demo on Quest Pro.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Where Do AR and Social Commerce Intersect?

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Social platforms are built on targeted advertising. But as those models are upended by privacy reform, "social commerce" could be a path forward. And its value is amplified by AR. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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3D Scanner Lets You Capture The Real World In VR

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VR is about to get a whole lot more real. Imagine having the power to capture your real-world environment as a hyper-realistic 3D model from the palm of your hand.

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VR Modding Monthly: ‘Stanley Parable’, ‘Raft’, ‘Half-Life 2 VR’ Soon & More – September 2022

Road to VR

Welcome to Road to VR’s first ever ‘VR Modding Monthly’, a series of article to keep you up to date about all the exciting things going on in the wonderful world of the Flat2VR Modding community! What’s the Flat2vr Modding Community and Why Should You Care?

Bytedance announces Pico 4 for just €429, with accessories and BIG developer incentives!

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Pico has just announced today its new headset: the Pico 4. It is the first real consumer-oriented HMD released by Pico on the market with wide availability, after the Pico Neo 3 Link has been used to test the waters in limited beta quantities.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

The 2022 WebXR Brand Summit

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This year’s WebXR Brand Summit took place last Thursday, September 15, preceded by a more open-format Town Hall event the week before.

Pico 4 Price & Details Leak: Preorders Start September 23 For €429

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Pico 4 details have leaked a day early. It seems Pico attached a text transcript to its scheduled YouTube announcement , but for some reason it’s accessible even before the stream goes live. It reveals the specs, features, starting price, and initial preorder date for Pico 4.

Is Dwell Time AR’s Next Performance Metric? Part II

AR Insider

One metric that's starting to emerge to better evaluate AR is dwell time. It's showing strong early signs which in turn signals AR's depth of engagement. We examine a few AR campaign case studies that hit these marks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

Warhammer 40K Free-Roam VR Game Announced

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Step into the armor of a superhuman Space Marine in this multiplayer free-roam experience.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.