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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

Quest 2’s 120Hz Refresh Rate Will Soon No Longer Be Experimental

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Quest 2’s 120Hz refresh rate mode will soon no longer be experimental. The refresh rate of Quest 2 is set per-app by the developer. Meta provides five choices of refresh rate: 60 Hz, 72 Hz, 80 Hz, 90 Hz, and 120 Hz. The 60Hz mode is only allowed for 360 degree videos, not apps & games.


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Shanghai Disney Opening A VR Arcade With Holograms


As if Disneytown wasn’t fun enough as it is… VR entertainment company SoReal announced that it’s opening a new VR entertainment center at Shanghai Disney Resort in China, and based on the photos provided, guests have quite a bit to look forward to.

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

The Ghost Howls

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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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

‘Firewall Zero Hour’ Sequel Announced for PSVR 2, Trailer Here

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First Contact Entertainment, the studio behind Firewall Zero Hour (2018), announced it’s bringing the “next evolution” of its hit squad-based shooter to PSVR 2, calling it Firewall Ultra.

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Breachers Is Like Rainbow Six Siege But In VR


Developer Triangle Factory will be conducting an open alpha later this year. Earlier this week, Hyper Dash developer Triangle Factory revealed its next original VR game, Breachers , a tactical multiplayer FPS for Quest, PC VR, and Pico VR headsets.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.09.05): Apple headset to be called Reality, Fortnite may come to Quest, and more!

The Ghost Howls

September has just arrived! It’s a month that I always find a bit sad because it marks the end of the summer (at least on my hemisphere), but on the tech side, this Autumn and this Winter are going to be pretty hot, so the techie that is in me is actually happy.

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Meta Acquires Berlin-based Haptic Tech Startup Lofelt

Road to VR

Meta has acquired Lofelt, a Berlin-based startup developing advanced haptic technologies for VR and other devices. According to The Wall Street Journal , the acquisition took place earlier this summer, however the deal came to light only just last week.

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Where Do AR and Social Commerce Intersect?

AR Insider

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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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 Connect Conference Returns On October 11th


Expect news on the highly-anticipated Meta Quest Pro. Earlier this morning, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce the official date for the ninth annual Meta Connect conference. The event will take place virtually on October 11th.

My (emotional) interview with Tommaso Di Bartolo, the Web3 expert who made me start my blog

The Ghost Howls

Today I publish a very special article. You know that one month ago my blog made its 6th birthday and I promised some special article about it.

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Meta Connect Dev Conference to Be Held Virtually on October 11th

Road to VR

Meta today announced that its next installment of Connect, the company’s annual XR developer conference, is again going digital this year. The event, which promises to share updates and looks into the “near and far future” of Meta, will be held on October 11th, 2022.

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

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.

Shiftall’s Voice Suppression Mic Coming Later This Year


The days of worrying about eavesdropping are over. Shiftall’s mutalk is a bizarre-looking Bluetooth microphone that lets you chat privately in VR.

Geenee AR Launches Web3 AR Game ‘NFT All Stars’ Playable With Select NFT Avatar Collections


Geenee AR is a WebAR experience builder that has been helping users “Create your metaverse. No Experience needed.” Today they’re launching a device-agnostic AR game playable with avatars from across the metaverse. Geenee AR’s “NFT All Stars”.

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VR Vet Phaser Lock Announces Co-op Dino Hunting Game ‘Primal Hunt’

Road to VR

Phaser Lock Interactive, the VR studio behind Final Assault (2019) and Twisted Arrow (2017), announced an upcoming co-op dinosaur hunting game that pits you against a Jurassic Park’s worth of the mighty beasts—even Tyrannosaurus Rex.

XR Talks: Big Thinkers, Burning Questions

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What tech giants are best primed for the spatial era? What underdogs could rise up to challenge them? And what will Apple end up launching? These "burning questions" framed a big-thinker roundtable that we break down for this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features XR Talk

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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.

Coca-Cola & Tomorrowland Launch AR Music World


Use musical beats to build your own virtual home in this delicious WebAR experience. Summer officially ends on September 22nd but that doesn’t mean things need to cool down.

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Dead End's Hamish Steele Lifts the Lid on Season 2

GizModo VR

It’s been a rough year for animation—not because of a dearth in quality of material; if anything, there’s more great series and movies to watch in 2022 than ever before. But as the industry faces mistreatment and mishandling by corporate interests, it’s getting harder and harder for ideas to thrive.

HTC Launches Aftermarket Face & Eye-trackers for Vive Focus 3

Road to VR

HTC today announced it’s releasing both facial and eye-tracking units for its Vive Focus 3 standalone VR headset.

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ARtillery Briefs: How Do VR Users Really Feel?

AR Insider

How do VR users feel, and what types of experiences resonate most? Episode 62 of ARtillery Briefs breaks down the latest consumer survey results. We have the episode takeaways and video for AR Insider readers. This post appeared first on AR Insider. AR Briefs Trend Analysis

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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.

Tickets For The 2022 VR Awards Are Currently Available


Tickets are still available for this year’s in-person event in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The International AIXR VR Awards are only a few months away and things are already heating up with some big announcements.

How Dropp Is Building a Real-World Metaverse From Digital Twins


The social aspect of the metaverse has incredible potential to change how we live our lives. The problem is that right now, most social “metaverse” platforms are in VR – meaning that they can only change our lives while we’re wearing a headset.

StrikerVR is Launching Its Most Affordable VR Gun Accessory Yet

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StrikerVR, longtime maker of haptic VR guns, is launching its most affordable product yet: the Mavrik-Pro. Though still primarily targeting VR attractions, the company says it plans to launch a consumer version of the new gun next year.

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SpaceX Starship Prototype Belches Superhot Debris, Causes Literal Dumpster Fire

GizModo VR

SpaceX performed a static fire test of a prototype Starship rocket on Thursday, in which all six raptor engines were engaged. The eight-second test appeared to go well, save for the problematic brush fire that ensued. Read more.


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.