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Are Non-VR Users Interested in Trying It?

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How many consumers have tried VR? And for those who haven't what's their interest in trying it? More importantly, for those uninterested. why not? We tackle these questions in the latest consumer survey results. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Study Shows How VR Could Help Diagnose ADHD

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ADHD currently affects roughly six percent of the world’s children. A group of researchers based out of Aalto University, Åbo Akademi Universit, and the University of Helsinki has developed a VR game that can supposedly help diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The kid-friendly interactive experience uses a combination of machine learning and eye-tracking to effectively identify a variety of ADHD symptoms.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – December 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. Here’s a snapshot of the 20 best rated Oculus Quest games and apps as of December 2022. Some quick qualifications before we get to the data: Paid and free apps are separated.

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VR Set To Enter New Phase After A Decade Of Carmack

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In December 2012 I published my first in-depth article after a demo with a hand-built Oculus VR prototype. A decade later, Oculus VR is gone “ for now ” and the earliest faces to rally developer and enthusiast support for the imminent consumer revival of virtual reality have moved to other startups. Palmer Luckey was fired and is now focused on his defense startup while Oculus VR CTO John Carmack , long since reduced to executive consultant, is now “ all in on building ” artificial g

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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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VR developer and publisher nDreams has acquired Shooty Fruity dev Near Light

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nDreams has acuired Brighton-based studio and long-time collaborator, Near Light. Near Light developed the nDreams published titles Shooty Fruity and Perfect , in addition to recently pioneering an AR experience for one of the world’s leading toy brands. The studio is currently developing an unannounced VR title to be published by nDreams. Paul Mottram and Ben Hebb co-founded Near Light in 2016, having previously collaborated in key roles at Wide Games, Kuju Brighton, and Zoë Mode.

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HTC’s VR/AR Headset Will Be Revealed At CES 2023

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The mixed reality device will supposedly feature a lightweight design as well as support for hand-tracking. This week it was announced that HTC will be unveiling a new consumer-friendly VR headset next month during CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. First reported by The Verge , the all-in-one VR device is apparently being positioned as a direct competitor to Meta Quest Pro.

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UC Berkeley Releases Report on Safety in Social VR

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We’d all like to be safe in social VR experiences. Barring the human race one day waking up and unanimously deciding to be decent to one another, how might this future come about? One potential solution is robust, clear, accessible community guidelines from platforms. But, what might those look like? VR researcher Rafi Lazerson recently published a paper with the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cyber Security , titled “A Secure and Equitable Metaverse: Designing Effecti

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VR Industry Luminary John Carmack Quits Meta, Calling it “the end of my decade in VR”

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John Carmack, legendary programmer and key player in the Oculus gensis story, announced he’s left Meta, writing in a memo to employees that he “wearied of the fight” of trying to push for change at the highest levels of the company. Carmack has never been one to mince words. Outside of bringing industry expertise to Oculus in 2013—notably a year before Meta (ex-Facebook) acquired the VR headset startup for $2 billion—Carmack has been a rare window into the world of consumer VR

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Will XR Revenue Exceed $100 Billion by 2026?

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ARtillery Intelligence released a new report that projects XR revenue to grow to $100.8 billion in 2026. How will it reach that lofty total? We examine strategic takeaways in the latest 'Behind the Numbers.'. 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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Celebrate New Year’s Eve In VR With Shaquille O’Neal

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The virtual event kicks off on December 31st at 3:30pm PST. It’s been a crazy year, so why not celebrate its end with an equally crazy New Year’s Eve countdown event hosted by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal in VR? “The Shaq’tacular Spectacular” will feature an impressive lineup of big-name celebrity guests like Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek.

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Metaverse Safety Week 2022

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Last week saw the XR Safety Initiative’s third annual Metaverse Safety Week (formerly known as XR Safety Week). As ever, the week started on International Human Rights Day, December 10, and was followed by five days packed full of panels and talks, with each day having a different theme relating to safety in immersive environments. See Also: Topics and Takeaways From XR Safety Week.

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Adobe’s VR 3D Modeling Tool Now Available on New Headsets, Quest Support Planned

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Adobe’s VR modeling tool, Substance 3D Modeler , is now available on Steam, bringing with it support for Valve’s Index headset and possibly others. Adobe released 3D Modeler as part of its ‘Substance’ suite of applications last year. The application supports VR and non-VR modes. In VR, users can intuitively ‘sculpt’ 3D models to their liking, then pull them into the 2D mode for refinements and use with the rest of the Substance suite (or vice versa).

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Spatial Beats: Apple, HTC & Generative AI

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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 the rise of generative AI and all the happenings from the spatial spectrum. 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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Virtual Reality Statistics to Know in 2023

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Today’s immersive hardware customers have ever-increasing access to sleeker, more engaging virtual Reality (VR) experiences and marketplace statistics reflect that interest. Over the last couple of years, VR has grown so dramatically users see the technology in all areas of life. Thanks to increasing consumer and enterprise brands, the immersive market is growing with use cases that cover retail, tourism, training, and much more.

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$100K Cash Prize Awaits Climate Change-Conscious XR Creators

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People have differing views on the best way to tackle climate change. In fact, some think it’s too late to make a difference. The problem has become too big and complicated. As a result, humanity can’t rely on just a small part of society to manage it. In line with this, Augmented World Expo (AWE) launched the “ XR Prize Challenge: Fight Climate Change.” The organization will accept AR and VR video concept submissions until December 31.

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Road to VR’s 2022 Game of the Year Awards

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Virtual reality opens a portal to every conceivable dimension, whether it be far-flung space stations, medieval dungeons, or fantastical realms translated directly from the minds of this generation’s most talented artists. We were transported from our living rooms, home offices, dorm rooms—anywhere you could unplug a piece of physical reality to make way for the virtual.

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The State of VR Concerts: Findings from the Hottieverse

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During the summer of 2022, AmazeVR brought fans the first-ever VR concert tour featuring Megan Thee Stallion. AmazeVR's Joseph Choi takes us inside the "Hottieverse” for insights and findings from the production. 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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The Role of VR in the Future of Remote Work

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Virtual reality (VR) is still a daunting task for most in the tech industry. Although extended reality (XR) technologies are developing at a much faster pace, many people still see them as a tool for entertainment. The future of remote work, however, has changed significantly after introducing VR. The reality, pun intended, is that immersive technologies are transforming all verticals and aspects of life, including the workplace.

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Riga Metacity: A State-Supported Initiative Set to Become One of Europe’s Largest Metaverse Projects

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With the increasing interest in the concept of “Metacity” across the globe, it is clear that the metaverse is shaping the cities of the future. The United States, China, Singapore, Japan, and other countries are developing Metacities where immersive technologies are integrated into how cities work and the way people live. While Europe struggles to establish itself as a leader in emerging technologies, it is fast gaining ground in helping shape the future of virtual worlds.

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Valve Explains Changes to How VR Support Appears on Steam Store Pages

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Earlier this month Valve changed the longstanding format for displaying which VR headsets are supported on a game’s Steam Store page. The company says the change was made to ‘keep up with the growing VR market’ Earlier this month some folks were alarmed to see that the ‘VR Support’ section on the right side of a game’s Steam store page—which showed the headsets and playspaces a game supported—had been removed, seemingly leaving only ‘Tracked Motion Contr

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Snap Takes the Early Lead in Consumer AR

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Snap's AR success is due to its commitment to the technology. It has internalized the feedback loop of AR platform investment and resulting user engagement and advertising revenue. What else is in its success formula? 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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Metaverse Data Protection and Privacy

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Data protection and privacy are major concerns for metaverse companies, developers, and users alike. For users, it could mean violating their personal privacy, potential identity theft, and other types of fraud. Companies that fail to factor in data protection and privacy rights in the metaverse could face heavy penalties in the long term. With the Metaverse and other immersive technologies presenting new methods of data communication, extended reality (XR) firms and end users must consider new

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Perkins Coie Releases 6th Annual Industry Report on Immersive Technology

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The sixth annual Perkins Coie XR Report is out. The theme: “The Rise of Web3 Technologies to Accelerate XR.” While some people are skeptical of some of the goings-on in Web3, new ideas about connecting people are putting immersive technology into a context that highlights its value. Is Web3 the Same as the Metaverse? So far, ARPost has been largely silent on the idea of “Web3” because it brings in a lot of ideas that aren’t really central to immersive technology while not necessarily bringing in

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Quest 2 Update Will Boost Performance and Automatically Make Apps Run Better

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Meta has announced that an upcoming Quest 2 update will unlock additional performance that developers can tap into to make their games look better. Some apps will benefit from the increased performance automatically. Meta announced this week that the latest updates to Quest 2 will allow the headset to boost the GPU processing power available to developers from 490Mhz to 525MHz (a 7% increase).

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What Will Adobe Substance 3D Bring to VR?

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Adobe recently announced that it will bring its Substance 3D modeling tool to Meta Quest headsets. And this week it announced it will be available in Steam VR. What will this integration mean for creating 3D models in VR? 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