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5 Ways Businesses Can Create Value with AR

AR Insider

As AR blurs the lines between virtual and physical worlds, it offers ways for businesses to interact with customers and colleagues. But how is it applied for the most impact? We examine the ways. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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RP1 may have created the networking layer of the metaverse

The Ghost Howls

We all know that these days the metaverse, the infamous M-word, is one of the hot topics in the tech world. We also know that this dream is very far away, and the estimates talk about between 5 and 15 years from now.

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What Is a Digital Twin?

ARPost

The explosion in XR technology and applications in the last few years means that there are a lot of new terms gaining prevalence. It can be hard to keep up. One that you may have heard – maybe even come across on ARPost – is “digital twin.” But, what exactly does that mean?

NuEyes & Samsung Creating An AR Solution For Healthcare

VRScout

NuEyes’s lightweight AR glasses, when combined with a compatible Samsung device, can be used in a variety of medical situations. NuEyes Technologies and Samsung have announced a partnership that could change patient healthcare forever.

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

Meta Says New Prototype Will Put Its Cutting-edge R&D in a Market-viable Headset

Road to VR

Back in June Meta revealed its latest XR R&D efforts through a handful of different prototypes designed to prove out various concepts. The next step, the company says, is to bring it all together into a single package that could one day reach real users.

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The Virtual Gold Rush: Financial Institutions Joining the Metaverse

ARPost

The metaverse is nearly here. And the fact that it is not just a passing fad is demonstrated by the fact that financial institutions are joining the metaverse.

VR Technology Used To Help Separate Conjoined Twins

VRScout

Surgeons call it ‘Man-on-Mars stuff.’ ’ In one of the most complex separation procedures ever conducted, three-year-old conjoined twins Bernardo and Arthur Lima were successfully separated by medical professionals with the help of VR technology.

Xiaomi Unveils Consumer Smart Glasses with 50 MP Camera & Micro OLED Display

Road to VR

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi today unveiled a pair of smart glasses that the company is positioning as an addition to an active lifestyle, targeting consumers at 2,499 yuan (~$370).

The XR Week Peek (2022.08.01): Quest 2 price raise, PSVR 2 passthrough, Pico 4 leaks, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I hope you are having a good summer! Before starting with the XR news of the week, let me propose to you an interesting opportunity.

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.

A Hands-On Review of AltspaceVR

ARPost

ARPost has covered plenty of events in AltspaceVR before, from Burning Man being held virtually in the platform, to the XR Safety Week using it to make talks on immersive technology more… immersive. But, we’ve never dedicated an article to actually exploring the platform.

Top 5 VR Worlds To Visit In Horizon Worlds – August 2022

VRScout

Another month, another handful of incredible virtual worlds to explore. Since its launch last year on Meta Quest 2 headsets, Meta’s social VR metaverse Horizon Worlds , has grown exponentially with new games and worlds built by the community for the community.

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Preview: ‘Red Matter 2’ is Raising the Bar on Quest 2 Graphics & Doubling Down on Interactivity

Road to VR

Due out in just two weeks, Red Matter 2 is promising to up the ante over its already well regarded predecessor, this time being built from the ground up to look as good as possible on Quest 2. We got to sample the game to see how it’s shaping up ahead of release.

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How Many Quest 2s Did Meta Sell in Q2?

AR Insider

What do Meta's recent Q2 earnings tell us about Quest 2 unit sales? And what does that in turn signal for the cumulative installed base of in-market units? We crunch the numbers in the latest Data Dive. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Data Features

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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.

How Foretell Reality Transforms Therapy and Telehealth Services With Virtual Reality

ARPost

Foretell Reality, one of more than a dozen subsidiaries of The Glimpse Group, provides a collaborative space where therapy attendees can interact and support one another from the comfort of their own homes. A Diverse Ecosystem of AR/VR Solutions .

Among Us VR Beta Now Open For Sign-Ups

VRScout

The full release is scheduled for Holiday 2022, but you may be able to play early if you move quickly.

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Meta Releases ‘First Hand’ Demo to Showcase Quest Hand-tracking to Developers

Road to VR

Meta this week released a new demo app called First Hand to showcase the kind of experiences that developers can build with the company’s controllerless hand-tracking tools.

Saatchi Art Boosts Buyer Confidence with AR

AR Insider

Picking up where we left off in last week's report excerpt, we move on to another AR marketing case study. this time from Saatchi Art. How is AR being used to help consumers visualize art on their walls and make informed purchases? we dive in. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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.

10 Reasons Hulu Needs to Renew The Orville: New Horizons

GizModo VR

The Orville: New Horizons wrapped up its latest season today with “Future Unknown”—an apt episode title, since The Orville has yet to be renewed.

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Daft Punk 360 VR Tribute Show Coming To Los Angeles

VRScout

Electronic dance music fans in Los Angeles are in for a treat. Starting next month, Wisdome LA, a 12,000-square-foot VR venue located in Los Angeles, CA, will be hosting a series of live EDM shows inspired by the iconic robot duo Daft Punk. .

Quest v43 Update May Include Long-awaited 16:9 Recording Mode

Road to VR

Quest’s v43 software update has already rolled out on the Public Test Channel, however now it seems Meta is getting ready to unlock a number of long overdue video capture options, like the ability to record in 16:9 aspect ratio.

Metaverse Marketing Starts with 3D Modelling

AR Insider

The metaverse is still early and undefined. But some form of immersive 3D shopping will take shape in the coming decade. What are the key ingredients? It starts with 3D models for branded products. We examine the evidence. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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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.

UFO Documentary Moment of Contact Investigates a Real-Life X-File

GizModo VR

Two years ago, io9 premiered the trailer for The Phenomenon , a UFO documentary built around the “unavoidable fact” that aliens are real. Now filmmaker James Fox is back with a follow-up that explores that anti-skeptical thesis through a more international lens, delving into “the Roswell of Brazil.”

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Netflix’s Squid Game Gets A ‘Life-Sized’ Immersive Experience

VRScout

Immersive Gamebox brings the hit television show to life like never before.

Rare Conjoined Twin Surgery Aided by VR Training, Bridging the Gap Between Two Continents

Road to VR

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to life-saving procedures that deal with extreme edge cases like separating conjoined twins.

Spatial Beats: Much Ado About Meta

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 eventful week: As they say on Facebook, "it's complicated.". This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.