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Can AR Breathe New Life Into Retail?

AR Insider

AR's use in shopping is usually framed in the context of virtual try-ons. But what about physical retail. particularly as the world returns to IRL shopping? Lowes is one company looking to answer this question. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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5 VR Games Perfect For Beginner Players


You can’t go wrong with the following games and apps! With VR having officially gone mainstream, more people than ever find themselves picking up a headset to see what all the fuss is about.

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Language Learning in the Metaverse


Have you heard of language learning “immersion camps”? Built on the idea that languages are best learned through culture, immersion camps have helped people learn new languages by also teaching them about the customs and traditions of the people that speak that language.

My experience at Dreamscape

The Ghost Howls

Some months ago, when I was in Los Angeles to attend AWE , I had the opportunity of trying one of the experiences offered by Dreamscape , one of the leading companies for LBVR (Location-based VR) entertainment. It has been my first time at Dreamscape, so let me tell you how it was!

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’s PC VR Dominance Continues as Quest 2 Passes New Milestone

Road to VR

Quest 2 quickly rose to become the most-used VR headset on Steam, but last month it crossed a new milestone as the majority of headsets used on the platform.

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How To Build AR App for Your Business Without Coding


Augmented reality is one of the most popular features for mobile apps. Users enjoy manipulating holographic items as if they were real-world objects. AR is useful in various industries, from logistics to healthcare , gaming , and shopping.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.08.08): Xiaomi unveils its smartglasses, Improbable and RP1 want to create the networking for the metaverse, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I guess that during these days of hot summer many people are on vacation, so I wish you all to take some days of rest. Probably also the big guys of XR are on vacation because this week we have very little interesting news about things happened in our ecosystem.

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VR Surgical Training Platform Raises $20M, Further Solidifying VR’s Place in Medicine

Road to VR

VR surgical training platform FundamentalVR today announced it has raised a $20 million Series B investment to further expand its VR surgical training platform. The company is among a growing list of companies taking root in what appears to be a prime use-case for VR.

Half-Life 2: VR Beta Coming Next Month To PC VR Headsets


Valve’s near-perfect first-person shooter is finally coming to SteamVR headsets. After years of development hell, Half-Life 2: VR will be available in open beta this coming September on PC VR headsets.

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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.

Making High-End Digital Fashion a More Accessible Reality


Digital fashion is making waves online and in the real world. Using augmented and virtual reality technologies, customers can “wear” digital clothing and accessories like they would their traditional, tangible counterparts.

How Much Will Users Pay For AR Experiences?

AR Insider

How much are consumers willing to pay for mobile AR apps and experiences? We tackle price-sensitivity dynamics in the latest Behind-the-Numbers installment, based on consumer survey research from ARtillery Intelligence and Thrive Analytics. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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App Lab Gem ‘Dead Second’ Update Adding Manual Reload, Dual Wield, & New Levels

Road to VR

App Lab shooter gem Dead Second is getting a big update this Friday ahead of a price increase; the update gives players many more ways to play, extra levels, and more polish.

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Surf The Metaverse In Style With The CARV Metaboard


Upgrade your Ready player Me avatar and compete against other Metaboard owners in a game of Hoverball. Metaverse company CARV recently announced the CARV1 Metaboard, a metaverse hoverboard that doubles as a digital collectible.

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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.

Fun VR Board Games You Can Play With Friends and Family


If you ask your parents, one of their top entertainment activities during rainy weekends or cold winter days was playing board games. You may also have joined them as they tried to continue the family tradition. But now there is an even more exciting way to enjoy these games.

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How Will the ‘Metavearth’ Materialize?

AR Insider

Though immersive game-like experiences are associated with a prospective metaverse, more value could be in the 'real-world metaverse' Infusing digital depth to the physical world around us. We examine the dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis trendline

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‘Iron Man VR’ Developer Remains “All-in on VR” and “Can’t wait to tell you more”

Road to VR

Developer Camouflaj has been pretty quiet since the 2020 release of one of our favorite PSVR games— Iron Man VR. But the developer recently teased that it has “exciting things on the horizon” and remains “all-in on VR.”

Hugo Boss Lets Shoppers Build A Digital Mannequin Using AR


Virtually try on high-end clothing using Reactive Reality’s PICTOFiT technology. There’s nothing worse than purchasing a new article of clothing only to discover it doesn’t fit your particular body type.

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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.

Voted, Passed and Signed: XRA Commended the CHIPS and Science Act


The Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act signed into law on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. President Joe Biden signed the H.R.7178 Act after lawmakers on Capitol Hill passed the landmark bill late last month.

Spatial Beats: Meta, Microsoft & Xiaomi

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 ongoing metaverse maneuvering, Microsoft's military challenges, and Xiaomi's new smart glasses. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

This $145 VR Manga App on Quest 2 is a Better Deal Than it Seems

Road to VR

As I was perusing Quest App Lab for interesting games, a VR manga app priced at a whopping $145 caught my eye. Surely it must have been a mistake… or a scam?

Augmented Books Are On The Way According To Researchers


Augmented reality (AR) technology adds a whole new dimension to paperback books. Imagine this. You’re several chapters into a captivating novel when a character from an earlier book makes a surprise appearance.

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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.

Public Beta For Half-Life 2 VR Mod Releases Next Month

Upload VR

The public beta for Half-Life 2 VR, a community-made mod for Valve’s 2004 seminal PC shooter, will release in September. The team announced the beta in a post on the mod’s website , jokingly mentioning that they definitely mean this September, and not the next.

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Case Study: Dior Boosts its Brand 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 Dior. How did it raise awareness and sales of its new sneakers using AR visualization? we dive in. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

Abuse of VFX Artists Is Ruining the Movies

GizModo VR

There’s a joke in the visual effects industry that goes like this: Someone hears you work on films, so they ask you, “What movie made you cry?” The artist will respond, “In theaters or in the office?” Read more.

Attend A Metaverse Job Fair In VR Later This Month


Connect with immersive technology professionals in VR via Mozilla Hubs. Interested in working in the field of immersive technology?

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.