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The 5 Best Uses Of XR At Tribeca Immersive 2022


The Tribeca Film Festival has already come and gone, and this year’s event boasted of 20-plus celebrated immersive works. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s popular Tribeca neighborhood, audiences flocked to the central festival hub at Spring Studios.

Conquest VR preview: high-quality audio comes to Quest

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At AWE, I have finally been able to try the upcoming Conquest VR audio accessory. It’s a while since I know about this project, because the CEO of the company, Raghu Bathina , is one of my patrons , and so I was very happy to finally be able to try this interesting device.


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Apple Quietly Released One of The Most Impressive AR Room-mapping Tools

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Apple has barely mentioned augmented or virtual reality in its big keynotes lately, however at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, the company quietly released probably one of the best 3D room-mapping tools for mobile AR yet.

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DARPA Drops A Bomb On Crypto's Biggest Selling Point


According to a study commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, blockchain technology might not be so decentralized and immutable after all. News Technology

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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 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

Fender Launches Music Metaverse Shaped Like A Giant Guitar


BMW is also getting in on the action with its own VR world with drivable MINI Coopers. American instrument manufacturer Fender has partnered with Meta (formerly Facebook) to launch the Fender Stratoverse, a VR world dedicated to all things music.

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Meta Reveals VR Headset Prototypes Designed to Make VR ‘Indistinguishable From Reality’

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Meta says its ultimate goal with its VR hardware is to make a comfortable, compact headset with visual finality that’s ‘indistinguishable from reality’ Today the company revealed its latest VR headset prototypes which it says represent steps toward that goal.

What's Going To Happen To The Millions Of Electric Car Batteries After Their Lifespans End?


While electric vehicles promise a green future, the batteries that power them don't boast the same level of sustainability.


Snap & Vogue Launch AR Fashion Exhibit


You can also “try on” clothing in AR using the Snapchat app, anytime, anywhere.

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Realwear Navigator 500 Hands-On: Great smartglasses for enterprise

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Maybe they are not sexy or exciting to talk about, but industrial smartglasses are very successful in their field because they get the job done for a reasonable price.

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.

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Likely to Release Mixed Reality Headset in January 2023

Road to VR

Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a respected figure in all things Apple supply chain leaks, says the Cupertino tech giant is likely preparing to launch its long-rumored mixed reality headset early next year.

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AI Develops A 'Secret' Language That Researchers Don't Fully Understand: Here's What It Means For The Future


The AI system called DALL-E 2 seems to have developed its own language that researchers have not yet been able to parse, and that's a problem. Technology

Watch: F1 22 VR Gameplay Featuring F1 Pro Lance Stroll


The latest addition to EA’s legendary video game franchise looks like its most ambitious yet. Arriving next month on PC and consoles, F1 22 is the latest racing game simulator from EA Sports.

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Spatial Beats: Apple, Meta & Netflix

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at Meta's "World Beyond" Apple's XR snub and Netflix's Squid Game competition. 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

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

Major XR Players Join New Metaverse Forum to Cooperate on Foundational Standards

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Khronos Group, the consortium behind the OpenXR standard, is helping to assemble other XR industry players in service of cooperatively building interoperability standards for what it hopes will be an “open and inclusive metaverse.”

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Study Shows Robots Using Internet-Based AI Exhibit Racist And Sexist Tendencies


AI has the potential to revolutionize society, but that may not be a good thing if it leads to robots that harbor harmful stereotypes from humans. News Technology

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AR Technology Invades The Legendary Cannes Film Festival


Locate one of Niantic’s AR viewfinders to unlock fun experiences using the company’s Lightship VPS technology.

2022 Pride Month in the Metaverse


The metaverse is a very diverse place, and its denizens like to celebrate that. This month is Pride Month, and a lot of virtual worlds have hosted events, celebrations, and initiatives to show their inclusion and support. Here, we’ll look at a few of those seasonal events.

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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.

New ‘Rec Room’ Feature Lets Players Design Completely Unique Clothing

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Rec Room , the social VR platform, just pushed out an update that lets its Plus members create custom shirts for the first time, allowing you to draw mostly anything with the stroke of a virtual pen and apply the graphic to a t-shirt.

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The Reason Why Drones Are Banned In Antarctica


Drones are increasingly common around the world -- except in Antarctica. Here's why you shouldn't pack your drone for a trip there. Technology

Mixed Reality Stargazing Demo Skygaze Out Now On Quest


Turn your home into the ultimate stargazing lounge. Available now on the Meta Quest, Skygaze (Demo) is a prototype VR experience that turns your headset into a mixed reality stargazing lounge.

America’s Largest Public Healthcare System Adopts VR Simulation in OB Program


VR simulation and training is one of the biggest use cases for virtual reality. That’s true in terms of industry size but it’s also true in terms of impact in that these use cases improve the quality of life for people that have never used VR themselves.

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.

Report: China’s Tencent Forms XR Unit to Build Its Own Metaverse

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Tencent, the China-based multinational known for WeChat and a host of mobile games, reportedly announced to staff that was creating a unit dedicated building out its XR offerings.

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The Pagani Huayra Codalunga Is The Retro-Inspired Supercar You'll Never Be Able To Buy


Only five examples of the soon-to-be-iconic Pagani Huayra Codalunga will be produced. Here's what we know about the vehicle, and a look inside.

Beyond Sports Uses AI To Turn NHL Players Into Blocky Avatars


The company’s visualization engine layers digital content over professional athletes in real-time.

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5 Ways to Address AR’s Vergence Accommodation Conflict

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AR is burdened by several physical limitations, given that it's all about manipulating light. One of the most vexing challenges is the vergence accommodation conflict, which prevents up-close objects to be in focus. We break down the dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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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.