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7 Years Of The Ghost Howls!

The Ghost Howls

Today my blog becomes 7 years old. I think that the moment I decided to start it, that August, 15th of 2016 , has been a “Sliding Doors” moment of my life. I just started it to follow a suggestion from Tommaso Di Bartolo using a free template on WordPress.com, thinking that nothing would have happened and no one would have cared. Instead here I am, some years after, with this blog still up and running, and with lots of new friends I have only thanks to this platform , which helped me

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You Can Now Play The Original Far Cry In VR With Motion Controls

VRScout

The 2004 classic looks better than ever in VR. Crytek’s first-person shooter Far Cry can now be played in VR with motion controls thanks to a third-party mod from German developer Holger Frydrych. You may remember Frydrych for his work on the popular Half-Life 2 VR Mod , which lets you experience Valve’s iconic action shooter in 6DoF (six-degrees-of-freedom) VR.

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What are VR Healthcare Clinics and Why Do They Matter?

AR Insider

VR continues to find areas of applicability as it evolves and culturally assimilates. How can it be used to advance healthcare, particularly in the emerging field of VR health clinics? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Will VR Sickness Prevent Headsets from Replacing Monitors?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

VR sickness has been a common concern for business leaders and employees ever since immersive devices began entering the workplace. As the market for extended reality has grown, companies in virtually every industry have started discovering the benefits of immersion. With VR headsets, business leaders can rapidly enhance workplace collaboration , improve training sessions, and foster higher levels of creativity and innovation.

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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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The XR Week Peek (2023.08.15): Samsung XR prototype leaked, Meta 2024 glasses are only for internal use, and more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s a crazy period, but I’m crazier than it, so I’m managing to go on. Tomorrow I’m going to celebrate this blog’s anniversary, so be sure to read the upcoming related post and say something nice to me! Top news of the week (Image by VRTUOLUO) A leak shows a prototype of the Samsung XR headset We finally have a leak of the Samsung headset that makes us see something about it.

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Is AI the Force Multiplier that AR Has Been Waiting For?

AR Insider

There's a misperception that AI's excitement and investment replaces that of XR. The reality is that they go together quite nicely. Justin Scott examines the ways. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta Appears to be Readying a Quest 3 Charging Dock to Streamline Usage

Road to VR

A new charging dock from Meta, apparently for Quest 3, has been revealed through regulatory certification. As with Quest Pro’s dock, the goal of the new dock is certainty to streamline headset usage by encouraging users to keep it charged and always up-to-date. Friction in VR—all of the clunk associated with putting a thing on your head, fitting it, then, going through menus to get to the software you want to use—is a tough challenge the industry has been slowly chipping away at over many

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Businesses are Leveraging GenAI-Ready VR Training Tools Today

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Generative AI is here to stay. With major technology firms like Meta, Google, and Microsoft investing millions into the emerging space, enterprise end-users are already feeling the innovative presence of genAI – and there is more to come. In the XR space, genAI commonly sees inclusion alongside immersive applications at all levels of XR integration, from developmental to delivery to adoption.

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Drive An M4 Coupe In BMW’s Mixed Reality Experience

VRScout

Your controller is the car. BMW aims to educate the public about the role of mixed reality (MR) technology in regard to the future of passenger economy and entertainment. That said, this isn’t some boring classroom type of education or your average MR gaming experience using a handheld controller. Your controller is BMW’s all-new high-performance $86,000 M4 Competition Coupé.

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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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Spatial Beats: Apple, Hamilton & XR Funding

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 the latest XR funding and findings. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Competitive PSVR 2 Shooter ‘Firewall Ultra’ Reveals Co-op PvE Mode, Live Service Ambitions

Road to VR

Firewall Ultra , the next-gen sequel to the popular PSVR-exclusive shooter, launches next week and with it, a co-op PvE mode supporting up to four players. Set to launch next week on August 24th on PSVR 2, Firewall Ultra is just around the corner. Today developer First Contact Entertainment revealed the game will go beyond its pure PvP roots with a co-op PvE mode.

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EON REALITY AND ALGEBRA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE PARTNER TO BRING SPATIAL AI TECHNOLOGY TO CAMPUS

EON Reality

High-level meeting between EON Reality’s CEO and former Croatian president solidifies groundbreaking collaboration and emphasizes the significance of educational transformation. IRVINE, CA, August 16, 2023 – EON Reality, Inc. (“EON Reality”), a global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality (“XR”) education and industry solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), is excited to announce a transformative collaboration with Algebra University College in Croatia.

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SideQuest & Creature Are Launching A $1 Million Indie VR Fund

VRScout

The future of indie VR gaming looks bright. SideQuest, the popular VR content platform specializing in indie games and apps, this week announced that it has partnered with mixed reality developer Creature to launch a $1 million creator fund catering specifically to independent VR developers. Creators are encouraged to submit pitches for their original VR games directly to Creature via an online application beginning on August 18th.

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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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XR’s Past & Future: The Siggraph 2023 Dispatch

AR Insider

Every year, Siggraph delivers the latest and greatest visual and experiential technologies. Charlie Fink attended in his signature roving-enthusiast style, and we have his top highlights. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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VR’s Perennial Mech Sim ‘Vox Machinae’ Gets More Immersive Battlefields in New Update

Road to VR

Vox Machinae , the cult-favorite VR mech sim that just keeps-on kickin’, has released a new update that will give players brand new conditions for battling with their hulking metal mechs. Vox Machinae began its development journey as far back as 2014 , and eventually found its way to an early access launch on PC VR in 2018. Nine years later, the team is still honing the game to be the best it can be.

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EON TRAINING ASSISTANT SETS NEW STANDARDS IN CORPORATE TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

EON Reality

A state-of-the-art solution merging AI-driven content and immersive real-world scenarios, ensuring employees not only learn but excel in their roles. IRVINE, CA, August 16, 2023 – EON Reality, the global leader in enterprise innovation, proudly introduces its latest offering, the “Training Assistant” This groundbreaking platform is meticulously designed to transform corporate training, with a unique blend of AI-driven content and immersive real-world scenarios, targeting diverse sec

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Canon Releases VR Video Starring An Adorable Cast Of Kittens

VRScout

Find your zen with this “Meow-ditation” experience. The popular multinational photography company Canon has published an immersive 180-degree VR video on its official YouTube channel featuring a painfully-cute assortment of loveable felines. Canon describes the video as a “guided meditation” and the “purrr-fect way to de-stress.” The roughly seven-minute video was captured using the company’s EOS R5 C camera and Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens by

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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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Will Live Sports Be Vision Pro’s Killer App?

AR Insider

Entertainment aligns with both Apple's expanding subscription business, and is its marketed use case for Vision Pro. How will live sports factor in? We examine the evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Following Single-player Successes, Polyarc Announces First PvP Game ‘Glassbreakers – Champions of Moss’

Road to VR

Following a tease earlier this year, Polyarc Games has announced its first PvP game, Glassbreakers – Champions of Moss , based on its acclaimed single player adventure games Moss (2019) and Moss: Book II (2022). Moss and Moss: Book II exemplify third-person VR adventure games, giving the player control of a mouse named Quill which travels through the fantastical world of Moss.

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EON PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT: THE FUTURE OF REAL-WORLD OPERATION AND PRODUCT MAINTENANCE

EON Reality

A groundbreaking blend of AI and augmented reality, designed to elevate precision and productivity in industries demanding peak performance. IRVINE, CA, August 16, 2023 – EON Reality, a pioneer in next-gen enterprise solutions, proudly announces the launch of its most anticipated product, the “EON Performance Assistant” Built with the vision to revolutionize hands-on operations and maintenance tasks, this state-of-the-art tool is set to be a game-changer in industries that rely heavi

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Toy Trains Lets You Build Your Dream Train Set In VR

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The “playful track-building” game is scheduled to arrive later this year. Developer Something Random this week announced Toy Trains , a new VR game coming soon to major VR platforms. Described as a “playful track-building VR game,” this nostalgia-inducing experience allows you to craft complex virtual railways and solve open-ended puzzles using your motion controllers.

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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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Reality Bytes: Amazon, Roblox & TikTok

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we test out Amazon’s new AI, go to the MET with Roblox, and help TikTok flag AI-generated content. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Gibby Presents: Road Testing the Latest Location-based VR Experiences

Road to VR

Location-based VR has bounced back since the pandemic. So let’s get some arcade action! The fastest-growing company, Sandbox VR, has just opened their 40th location worldwide. Gibby’s Guide went out and about to road test the best that the sector has to offer. Gibby Presents Gibby Zobel is an English-born journalist, filmmaker and radio broadcaster.

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EON SALES ASSISTANT: A REVOLUTION IN SPATIAL AI BASED ENTERPRISE SALES

EON Reality

A n AI-powered solution that transforms complex product demonstrations, instantly answers queries, and crafts tailored quotes. IRVINE, CA, August 16, 2023 – EON Reality, a pioneering name in enterprise solutions, is thrilled to unveil its game-changing product, the “EON Sales Assistant” Designed to reshape the sales paradigm, this innovative platform promises to significantly enhance the process of selling complex products, such as medical equipment and engine sales.

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OpenSim hits record high land area

Hypergrid Business

OpenSim’s public grids hit a record high this month with its largest land area ever, the equivalent of 127,958 standard regions. This was an increase of 2,252 regions compared to last month. Meanwhile, the total number of registered users on public OpenSim grids increased by 7,440 and the total number of active users rose by 666. This was despite the fact that several grids did not report their stats this month, including The University of St Andrews’ School of Computer Science , wh

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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