Sat.Jan 07, 2023 - Fri.Jan 13, 2023

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Is Mixed Reality the Future of Real Estate?

AR Insider

Mixed Reality continues to find new use cases and endpoints as the technology emerge from its early stages. One valuable application of the technology is in real estate and construction. We examine the ways. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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All The XR At CES 2023

Charlie Fink

Major XR trends revealed.

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This Beauty Tool Lets You Draw Eyebrows Using AR

VRScout

Who needs a makeup brush when you have augmented reality and a custom printer? Last week during CES 2023, the French beauty company L’Oréal revealed Brow Magic, a new device that is capable of “drawing” eyebrows on your face using augmented reality (AR) technology. The product shows how immersive technology can be useful in not only sampling virtual clothing and makeup but application purposes as well.

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A few thoughts on the Vive XR Elite

The Ghost Howls

One of the most important XR news from CES has been the reveal by HTC of the Vive XR Elite. I’ve always published news articles about the release of all the most recent HTC headsets, but this time I wasn’t at CES and I hadn’t received any kind of press material from the company, so I had no way to write a meaningful article about it in time.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course? With over 317 million people in the US and over 6.7 billion potential customers in the world, personalizing training seems logical.

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Roblox VR Could Be Heading To Quest In 2023

VRScout

The popular kid-friendly MMO would no doubt be a hit on standalone headsets. According to The Verge , Roblox , one of the biggest online video game platforms in the world, could be heading to VR on Meta Quest headsets sometime later this year. The news was mentioned earlier this week in the website’s official Command Line newsletter and comes from unnamed “sources.” If true, this could prove to be a major win for Meta.

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New Chipotle AR Experience Motivates Fans to Keep New Year’s Health Resolutions

ARPost

Aside from serving great food made from fresh ingredients, restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill strives to promote health and wellness by making healthy food more accessible and creating engaging experiences. This January, it kicks off the year with a Chipotle AR experience that motivates fans to keep their New Year’s health resolutions. Chipotle AR Experience: No Quitting on Quitter’s Day.

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Hands-on: Vive XR Elite is Lightweight & Compact, But Shares Quest Pro’s Woes

Road to VR

At CES 2023 HTC revealed its new Vive XR Elite headset which is positioned as a Quest Pro competitor. In terms of features and hardware, the headset is largely a refinement of formfactor over anything else; and while it’s undoubtedly compact and lightweight, it may be hampered by an unclear value proposition and some ergonomic details that went overlooked.

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Original Legend Of Zelda Gets An Unofficial VR Remake

VRScout

VR mods bring the NES classic to life in VR on Meta Quest 2 headsets. *[UPDATE 1.12.23] – We’ve updated the article based on new information about the project’s creator. We apologize for the mistake.*. It’s no exaggeration to say that The Legend of Zelda redefined video games when it launched on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) back in February 1986.

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How Will the Metaverse Ad Market Materialize?

AR Insider

Though the metaverse is early, undefined, and inflated, it could represent a new environment for content delivery. Though many proponents assert that it shouldn't be ad-supported, brand marketers are already salivating. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

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ROSE and Mastercard® Augment the Miami Design District in a New Immersive Experience

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Mastercard cardholders can see Miami’s Design District in a whole new light, thanks to an immersive experience from ROSE. Follow along for a look at the #Priceless experience and exclusive insight from ROSE on how it came together. Experience Miami’s Design District In AR. The newest experience on Mastercard’s “Priceless” platform is an AR tour of Miami’s Design District, led by CEO, entrepreneur, and art collector Craig Robins.

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‘Roblox’ Rumored to Launch on Meta Quest in Late 2023

Road to VR

Roblox already supports PC VR headsets in addition to every conceivable traditional platform out there, although a recent report maintains the metaverse powerhouse may land on Quest later this year. The report arrives from The Verge’s newly released paid newsletter, Command Line , which was created by The Verge’s deputy editor Alex Heath.

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MLK: Now Is The Time Is Available Now On Meta Quest

VRScout

You can also watch The March 360 , a “digital reenactment” of the 1963 March on Washington. Available now on Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets, MLK: Now is the Time allows you to experience Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech like never before. Brought to us by TIME Studios and Flight School Studios, the thought-provoking VR experience combines real footage of the historic speech with interactive elements designed to teach you more about the issues raised by Dr.

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How Much Do Enterprises Spend on AR Glasses?

AR Insider

Enterprise AR spending will grow from $1.79 billion in 2021 to $21.6 billion in 2026, a 64.6 percent CAGR. This steep growth is due to several factors we break down in the latest Behind-the-Numbers installment. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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VITURE: Ushering in a New Era of XR and Interactive Experiences With Innovative Wearable Tech

ARPost

A new XR startup is set to change the way we approach interactive experiences, combining portability, functionality, and style in its line of wearable tech. In just its first year of business, VITURE already received a number of significant recognitions for its flagship product, the VITURE One XR glasses. These accolades include being named a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree , one of TIME’s Best Innovations of 2022 , and winning the Fast Company 2022 Innovation by Design Award.

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My last demo with Mojo Vision AR contact lenses

The Ghost Howls

This year has begun with a piece of very sad technical news : Mojo Vision, the startup that was working on smart contact lenses, has decided to pivot to manufacturing microLED displays. The reason is that they haven’t been able to find the funding necessary to keep developing such a futuristic project, and had to resort to working on a technology that has an immediate market.

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U.S. Space Force Turns To VR For Medical Training

VRScout

The program will run on the HTC VIVE Focus 3 VR headset. VR medical simulation platform SimX today announced that its Virtual Advancement of Learning for Operational Readiness (VALOR) program has been selected by the United States Space Force to design an immersive training program for astronaut recovery and space launch missions. The US government agency will commit an initial $1.7 million USD towards the integration of various space components and medical scenarios based on the Pre-Hospital Sp

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Spatial Beats: Apple, Mojo Vision & CES

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 all the XR happenings of the past week, including CES. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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 many are BORING. If you are trying to engage your learners (or any audience), compelling content is critical. But trying to create stimulating content with the same tools you’ve always had is hard, right? Thankfully, wrong! Terrific tools in PowerPoint along with visual assets help you create the kind of dynamic content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention, with functions that allow for interactive sequences and navigation.

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MeetKai Launches New Building Tools

ARPost

MeetKai has been around since 2018 but some of its first publicly enjoyable content hit the streets a few months ago. Now, the company is releasing a suite of software solutions and developer tools to help the rest of us build the metaverse. From Innovation to Product. ARPost met MeetKai in July 2022, when the company was launching a limited engagement in Time Square.

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US Congress Halts Orders of Microsoft AR Combat Goggles Amid Reports of Headaches & Eyestrain

Road to VR

In 2021, Microsoft won a United States Army defense contract worth up to $22 billion which would support the development of an Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), a tactical AR headset for soldiers based on HoloLens 2. Now Congress has rejected the Army’s request for $400 million to buy as many as 6,900 more of the AR combat goggles this year, a Bloomberg report maintains.

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The HTC Vive XR Elite Is A Big Step For XR Hardware

VRScout

Even weight distribution, magnetic gaskets, a swappable battery pack, and built-in adjustable diopters show that HTC is really focused on hardware. After weeks of teasing, HTC officially unveiled the HTC Vive Elite XR at CES 2023. The new HTC Vive XR Elite is a compact standalone device. The front panel barely extends past the front of your face and the battery is placed within the back portion of the headset for more even weight distribution.

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2023 Predictions: Apple Enters AR… Kind Of

AR Insider

All eyes are on Apple's potential XR market entrance. In the near term, that could involve a VR-like entertainment device with passthrough AR. Later comes the real endgame: AR glasses, propelled by Apple's signature elegance. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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 (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?

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VIVE Announces the XR Elite Standalone VR Headset With XR Passthrough

ARPost

After a week of publicity and hype, VIVE held what might have been the least exciting product launch in the history of extended reality (at least, for people who weren’t at the Consumer Electronics Show). But the product that it launched is a potential Quest killer. Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick. For the last three weeks or so, VIVE has been emailing its lists about “big news coming,” “the big debut,” and “our newest product.

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The Ghost is back in China!

The Ghost Howls

After two years missing from China, I’m back again as soon as I could enter. It has not been an easy trip, and I’m still in transit in Shanghai toward my first destination, which is Qingdao. You may wonder why I’m back here… and well, there are multiple reasons. One of these is to refresh the bonds I had with this part of the world , and in fact, I hope to have some business meetings here.

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Brelyon Unveils Next-Gen Virtual Display At CES 2023

VRScout

Think of it like a spiritual successor to Nintendo’s Virtual Boy. Brelyon this week unveiled the Brelyon Fusion, a new 8K OLED virtual monitor, and I have to admit, this thing looks pretty darn cool. The 110-inch screen sits on top of your desk and features a 110-degree field-of-view designed to immerse you in a wide range of content. The device is just the latest in a series of next-gen immersive displays powered by the company’s Ultra Reality lightfield technologies, which can be u

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Reality Bytes: Microsoft, TiKTok & OpenAI

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss ChatGPT’s partnership with Microsoft, travel to the Metaverse with Sony and Manchester City, and tune into the YouTube vs. TikTok short-form video battle. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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

Did you know that companies such as Paychex, 3M, and Honeywell are getting better results by incorporating video-based practice and coaching within their L&D strategy? From sales pitches to soft skills, learners are becoming top performers by applying and validating knowledge transfer using the unique benefits of video. Whether used as a stand-alone application or integrated with a learning platform, video-based practice and coaching platforms give learners the ultimate opportunity to repeatedly