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A VR Cannabis Store Has Officially Opened To The Public

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Chat with specialists, review ingredients, and buy products straight from the metaverse.

The XR Week Peek (2022.05.23): New info on Apple glasses, Qualcomm glasses go wireless, and more!

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Good morning from Perpignan, France! I’m here to do some meetings, but actually also to eat a lot of food. I’m having a great time with the VRrOOm team while I prepare to go to the US in a few days to attend AWE (don’t forget to get in touch if you want to meet me there).

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Report: Meta Actively Testing PC VR Cloud Gaming for Quest

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Meta may be ramping up internal testing for its own first-party cloud gaming service which could let its latest standalone VR headset, Quest 2, play PC VR games without needing your own VR-ready computer.

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XR Organizations and Initiatives for World Environment Day

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One of the common criticisms of XR technology is that people will use it to avoid problems of the real world. We hear it from talking heads, see it in webcomics, and read about it in science fiction.

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. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

The PlayStation VR2 Will Have Over 20 Launch Games

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The PS VR2’s launch catalog will include major first-party and third-party titles.

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Magic Leap is Selling Its First AR Headset for Just $550

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It looks like Magic Leap is holding a barn burner of a sale on its first AR headset, Magic Leap 1, as the one-time $2,300 device can now be had for $550. As first reported by GMW3 , Magic Leap appears to be flushing excess stock of the 2018-era AR headset via the Amazon-owned online retailer Woot. .

Why Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Own the Metaverse

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I can’t remember a period in my lifetime where the political and social conversation was more polarized. For every opinion, no matter how inane, you can find someone on the internet to vehemently disagree.

Conduct Your Own Virtual Orchestra In Maestro VR

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Beat Saber meets Beethoven in this one-of-a-kind music experience. Coming soon to PC VR and the Meta Quest 2, Maestro VR is a unique VR rhythm game that puts you in the shoes of a classically-trained conductor in charge of their own virtual orchestra.

What Types of Experiences Do AR Users Flock To?

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Games. Social. Utilities.What types of AR experiences are getting the most traction? After examining AR formats in the last Behind the Numbers installment, we drill down into content types. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Data Trend Analysis behind the numbers

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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

Lynx Secures $4M in Series A Funding, Aims to Become “European Champion of Mixed Reality”

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Lynx, the French XR hardware startup known for crowdfunding the Lynx R-1 mixed reality headset , today announced it’s secured $4 million in its Series A round, led by social VR platform Somnium Space.

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Dive Into a Hyper-Realistic Metaverse Built on Unreal Engine

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The realistic metaverse is no longer a thing of the past. With technological leaps in the past few years, multi-dimensional interactions, in what seems like parallel worlds, are now possible.

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Niantic’s Real-World AR Map Is Now Open To Developers

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The company launches its Lightship VPS alongside a new social network. Today marks the first day of Niantic’s inaugural Lightship Summit, an annual two-day event dedicated to its international community of AR (augmented reality) developers.

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What’s the Value of Location in the ‘Real-World Metaverse?’

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Location has been a value driver in several industries to emerge and advance in the smartphone era, including search, mapping, and social media. Now AR enters the picture with the potential to add dimension to local commerce. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Meta Research Explores a New Solution to One of VR’s Biggest Display Challenges

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New research from Kent State University and Meta Reality Labs has demonstrated large dynamic focus liquid crystal lenses which could be used to create varifocal VR headsets. Vergence-Accommodation Conflict in a Nutshell.

NRG Releases Report on VR Technology Consumer Attitudes

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There are a lot of numbers floating through cyberspace regarding who has sold how many headsets or downloaded how many VR apps , or spent how much money in online marketplaces. These kinds of figures can be important to understanding the VR technology market, but they only tell us so much.

Explore Tokyo Using AR Technology Powered By Apple Maps

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Tokyo, Japan is just the latest major city to receive official support for AR walking guidance. It was back in 2021 that Apple first introduced AR (augmented reality) navigation to its Apple Maps app, allowing iOS users to navigate their real-world environment using virtual overlays.

Niantic Launches Lightship VPS

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Niantic Lightship empowers developers to build Pokemon Go-like geospatial AR experiences. What are implications for a "real-world metaverse?". This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis hide 5 trendline

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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.

Sony to Give First “Sneak peek” of PSVR 2 Games Next Week

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Sony today announced its next State of Play, the company’s ongoing presentation series where it highlights upcoming games. The company says viewers can expect a first “sneak peek” at PSVR 2 games during the event next week.

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How to blur your house on Google Street View (and why you should)

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Privacy Please is an ongoing series exploring the ways privacy is violated in the modern world, and what can be done about it. Google Street View offers up a window to the world in all its bizarre , intimate , and often raw glory. That window just so happens to peek into your home, as well.

AR Technology Invades Electric Daisy Carnival In Vegas

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Use Snapchat to locate your favorite artists and find your friends in the crowd. Earlier this month we reported on a new partnership between social media app Snapchat and American events promoter Live Nation that will bring AR (augmented reality) Lenses to multiple concerts across the United States.

Spatial Beats: Apple, Meta & Qualcomm

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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 Apple's latest headset rumors, Meta' Horizon Worlds, and Qualcomm's new AR design. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

Sony May Have Dropped a Hint About PSVR 2’s Release Date to Investors

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During Sony’s annual investor day event, the company confirmed to investors that it has a lineup of more than 20 games ready for the launch of PSVR 2—despite having not yet confirmed the headset’s release date.

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PSVR 2 Will Have 20+ Titles At Launch

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PSVR 2 will launch with “20+ major first-party and third-party titles.” ” Sony confirmed as much in a new business briefing for investors.

VR Simulation Allows Police To Train Using Real Tasers

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VR technology and wrist trackers combine to offer a next-level training program.

XR Talks: What is Niantic’s ‘Real-World Metaverse?’

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Niantic pushed its 'real-world metaverse' vision forward with its Lightship VPS launch. Following all the news coverage, we take a deeper dive on the keynote and its strategic implications in this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features XR Talks hide 5

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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.