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6 Metaverse Benefits for IRL Brands

AR Insider

The future of the metaverse is still unclear, but the real-world benefits for brands are beginning to come into focus. We examine 6 ways virtual and immersive experiences drive IRL outcomes. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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Novelist Jules Verne Gets His Own VR Minigolf Courses

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Walkabout Mini Golf: Jules Verne is coming soon to Quest, Rift, and PC VR. Walkabout Mini Golf , one of the most popular multiplayer VR games currently available on the Meta Quest, this week announced three new minigolf courses inspired by famed novelist Jules Verne.

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Is AR Landing with Everyday Consumers? Part IV

ARVR

There’s a common rallying cry among AR proponents that the technology will transform the way people shop. Stepping away from inherently-vested narratives, where are the proof points? Does AR shopping?—?or or camera commerce as we call it?—?resonate resonate with real consumers?

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The XR Week Peek (2022.08.15): NVIDIA makes many announcements at SIGGRAPH, new leaks on Apple and Pico, and more!

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As you’ve read in my other article written today , this is a special day for this blog… but it is also Monday, so I won’t skip writing a new amazing roundup of AR/VR news So, wishing you a happy Ferragosto (the name of today’s holiday in Italy), I leave you to the best XR news of the week!

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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

NVIDIA Announces Upgrades to the NVIDIA Omniverse

ARPost

It’s an exciting time for the metaverse as NVIDIA unveils upgrades to its NVIDIA Omniverse, the real-time graphics collaboration platform aimed at making a more realistic metaverse.

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‘Red Matter 2’ Review – An Immersive Answer to Quest’s Arcade Offerings

Road to VR

Red Matter 2 has arrived on Quest 2 and stands out as an immersive single-player adventure against a backdrop of Quest’s arcade-focused library. But does the gameplay of this sci-fi puzzler match its stand-out graphics? Read our full review of Red Matter 2 to find out.

Will Headworn AR Revenues Exceed $35 Billion by 2026?

AR Insider

How big is the AR glasses market today and what are its revenue projections? ARtillery Intelligence's latest forecast dives into AR glasses and all their revenue subsegments. We break down the findings for AR Insider readers. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Orlando is ‘The MetaCenter’: Pushing Boundaries in the Metaverse

ARPost

The metaverse community witnessed a new milestone as Orlando proved it is “the MetaCenter ” by hosting a business event in the ENGAGE metaverse platform for the VR/AR Association’s Orlando/Central Florida Chapter.

Full-Body VR Tracking Shoes Coming Soon To Kickstarter

VRScout

Stroll the metaverse in style. VR specialty device company Surplex today unveiled a pair of futuristic sneakers that allow you to interact more realistically with VR experiences.

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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.

Valve Adds Bugs in Latest SteamVR Update

Road to VR

Valve this week released the SteamVR 1.23 update which brings with it a new set of bugs. Dead bugs, that is.

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Spatial Beats: Amazon, Apple & Snap

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 Amazon's Roomba acquisition, Snap's ups & downs and Apple's latest AR rumors. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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OCAVU Launches University Athletics NFT Platform in Partnership With BYU

ARPost

Three months ago, the NCAA allowed college athletes to make their own money. Fourteen months later, they’re implementing NFTs. OCAVU Meets BYU. OCAVU first made a name for itself as SEEK, a 3D product visualization company.

Tokyo Game Show VR 2022 Will Feature A Virtual Dungeon

VRScout

The virtual exhibition will include Kojima Productions, Square Enix, Capcom, and others. The annual Tokyo Game Show is set to return next month in Chiba, Japan, offering attendees a closer look at a variety of highly-anticipated video games.

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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.

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

Road to VR

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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AR Platforms Speak, Part 1: Apple

AR Insider

The past few months have seen the standard run of summer developer conferences, including lots of AR action. So we're summarizing and synthesizing the top AR updates for our XR Talks series. starting with Apple. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unreal Engine Brings Real-World Data Into Unreal Environment

ARPost

From real to unreal, from unreal to real. ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unreal Engine blurs the distinction between the real world and the virtual world. Esri , the world’s largest GIS software firm, recently released version 1.0 of the ArcGIS Maps SDK for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.

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AR Glasses For EMTs Could Be A Literal Life-Saver

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Immersive tech could prove vital in emergency situations where every second counts.

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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.

New Logitech VR Accessory Aims to Bring One of Index’s Best Features to Quest 2

Road to VR

Logitech this week announced a new VR accessory which aims to bring the great off-ear audio solution of Valve’s Index headset to Quest 2.

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ARtillery Briefs: How Do AR Users Really Feel?

AR Insider

How do mobile AR users feel, and what types of experiences resonate most? Episode 61 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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Hands-On Review: AI and AR Art Instruction App Cupixel

ARPost

Cupixel is a new app that uses AR and AI to help anyone realize their artistic potential. You’ve probably heard that line before, but you probably haven’t seen it done like this. ARt History.

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Metaverse Safety Week Aims To Safeguard The Virtual World

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The third annual awareness campaign will take place remotely inside an exclusive virtual world.

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.

An Implant Made From Pig Skin Restored 19 People's Eyesight in Recent Trial

GizModo VR

A team of scientists say they’ve found a new way to help people with damaged corneas: bioengineered implants created from pig skin.

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Case Study: MAC Cosmetics Augments Makeup Try-Ons

AR Insider

MAC Cosmetics’ New York concept store delivers virtual try-ons via smart mirrors. We examine the shopper experience and revenue impact in the latest AR marketing case study. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

Red Matter 2 Review: Stunning Visuals Drive An Engaging Sci-Fi Sequel

Upload VR

If Red Matter set a new benchmark for visuals on standalone VR hardware, then Red Matter 2 had big shoes to fill, especially on Quest 2. Thankfully, it’s more than up to the task. In fact, Red Matter 2 is the most impressive visual showcase available on Quest 2 right now.

VR Takes You Inside Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong Home

VRScout

Enter the Bruceleeverse. Created in honor of the martial arts legend, “Revival of the Memory: Bruce Lee’s Home in Metaverse” is an upcoming exhibition that will allow you to explore Lee’s old Hong Kong home in VR and participate in a “series of interactions.”

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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.