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5 Ways AR is Redefining Art

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AR is bringing art to life worldwide. This revolutionary format is changing how people experience and create artwork in their homes, museums, and even education. We examine five ways it's playing out today. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors Thought Leaders

5 VR Games To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

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Whether you’re looking to slay zombies or solve mind-bending puzzles, we have you covered. We’re back with yet another list of unsettling VR games perfect for celebrating the Halloween season.

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How Different Age Groups Can Use Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality is becoming increasingly popular among consumers and businesses. VR creates immersive, simulated experiences for users by placing them in a digital environment. It can power various genres of video games, and people use headsets for fun, fitness , and social interaction.

Unreal Engine 5’s New Rendering Tech is Beginning to Make VR Look Startlingly Real

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Unreal Engine 5 brings two key features which stand to radically improve the realism of both 3D geometry and lighting. While the features aren’t yet fully optimized for VR, early developer experiments are showing impressive results.

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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

The XR Week Peek (2022.10.18): Meta announces Quest Pro, new rumors about Apple, and more!

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This has been the week of the Meta Connect, which brought with it many important announcements.

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OVER GATE Console to Deliver Personalized Hyperreal Metaverse Experiences

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OVER , an open AR metaverse, has recently announced the OVER GATE Console. With the launch of this new desktop application, users can now create, host, and manage their own hyperreal metaverse experiences on a global scale, taking real-time interactions to the next level.

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‘Moss: Book II’ Gets Surprise Release on PC VR Headsets Today

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Moss: Book II (2022) has finally made its way to PC today, as Polyarc has officially launched the exciting continuation of Quill’s adventures on SteamVR headsets. If you own a PC VR headset, you can jump into Moss: Book II now on Steam , priced at $30.

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AWE 2022: Discover Pico 4 Enterprise launch date, price, and…

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Today has been my first day at AWE Europe in Lisbon, Portugal. I had quite a few interesting experiences, and I met a lot of amazing people. I just left a very fun rooftop party just to write an article for you, and I hope you appreciate that!

Try On Halloween Costumes In AR Using Snapchat

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Once you’ve decided on a costume, you can select ‘Shop Now’ to purchase. With Halloween just around the corner, many people are in search of the perfect costume to celebrate this year’s festivities. Thankfully, Snapchat has your back.

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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.

XR Talks: Adobe Advances 3D Modeling

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Adobe continues to build tools that democratize 3D asset creation. This is a key piece of the AR and VR puzzle, as immersive experiences need building blocks if they're to truly scale. We examine the latest updates from Adobe Max. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

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‘DAVIGO’ Brings Quest Support & Online Multiplayer in Third Alpha Tomorrow

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DAVIGO is an upcoming asymmetric game that tosses you into a David vs. Goliath-style battle, offering up a unique PC and VR cross-play experience.

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4 Award-Winning VR Games by Vertigo Games Come to the New Pico 4 VR Headset

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Are you ready for a new VR headset? Then you should pick the newly launched Pico 4. The sleek design and the top performance are just one half of the incentive. The other is a real treat for gamers: they can start playing some of the best VR games published by Vertigo Games.

The Meta Avatar Store Launches In VR Later This Year

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Explore the metaverse in style. This past June, Meta announced that it was working on a virtual clothing store for its Meta Avatars where you can purchase digital apparel from top-name brands using real-world money.

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.

Reality Bytes: Meta, TikTok & Discord

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This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss TikTok’s plans for age-gating live streams, Meta gets in bed with Microsoft, and Discord launches a new partnership with YouTube. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Commentary hide Reality Bytes

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Panasonic’s Latest Shiftall Prototype Brings SteamVR Tracking Module & Index Controller Support

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Panasonic brand Shiftall has revealed the latest prototype of its MeganeX VR headset. Along with the updated design the company has shown off a SteamVR Tracking module to add precision tracking to the headset, along with support for Valve Index controllers.

Pico 4 Review: Should You Actually Buy One Instead Of A Quest 2?

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Pico 4 ships today, and we’ve had a chance to put it through its paces over the past few weeks. Pico is no newcomer to VR – it revealed its first headset in 2016. Last year it was acquired by ByteDance , the Chinese tech giant behind TikTok.

6 Innovative Mixed Reality Experiences For Quest 2

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These Meta Quest 2 passthrough experiences blend the real world with the digital. Passthrough uses the Quest’s external cameras to provide real-time visualization of the physical world.

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.

Case Study: Can AR Transform the Art of Welding?

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AR isn’t just applied to a range of business verticals – everything from aerospace to automotive – but also horizontal functions. One that continues to develop in AR applicability is welding. Our latest case study dives in. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

Quest Store Now Supports Timed App Trials Without Devs Creating a Standalone Demo

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Meta has announced that developers will be able to opt their apps into providing users with a free timed trial which the company hopes will increase conversion while giving developers an easier path compared to creating and maintaining a standalone demo app.

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Quest Store Now Lets Developers Offer 15-30 Minute Free Trials

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Quest Store developers can now offer 15-30 minute trials of their apps & games. Called Try Before You Buy , the new feature is integrated into the Meta Quest app and Quest system software.

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Pico 4 Enterprise All-In-One VR Headset Announced

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The business-focused device features eye and face tracking as well as color passthrough technology. Less than a month after the reveal of the Pico 4 , Bytedance has unveiled yet another addition to its lineup of VR headsets, the Pico 4 Enterprise.

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.

Will VR Content Reach $1 Billion This Year?

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Buried in a barrage of announcements at Meta Connect were fresh figures on lifetime VR content sales. What do these figures tell us about annual revenue, and what we can expect in FY 2022? We do the math. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – October 2022

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While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual games & apps are performing across its Quest 2 storefront, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other.

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Quest’s Horizon Home Is Getting YouTube Cowatching

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Quest owners will be able to watch YouTube together in Horizon Home, Meta announced this week. The brief mention during Meta Connect indicates people will be able to have the YouTube VR experience with friends in their Horizon Home on Quest headsets.

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Get Swole With These VR Muscle Stimulators

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Valkyrie EIR armbands maximize your Meta Quest workout using electrical stimulation. As much as I love to work out in VR, one thing missing when compared to a traditional workout is the lack of resistance.

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.