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Is AR on a Collision Course with Social Commerce?

AR Insider

There’s a trend towards all things being shoppable. We’re talking buy buttons on everything from YouTube videos to Instagram Stories. Elsewhere is a separate trend: AR shopping. These trends are on a collision course to reinvent shopping. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Will The Metaverse Need Policing?

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The transition into the next digital age is already underway. Conversations about the metaverse – an open-source, interoperable platform for digital environments, ecosystems, and assets – are becoming increasingly commonplace.


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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – November 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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Check Out This Tiny VR Headset Designed For Mice


Visit GitHub to start building your own mouseVRheadset. Developers at Schaffer-Nishimura Lab have created a miniature VR system designed to study the behavior of mice.

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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

Qualcomm announces AR2 chip to pave the road to the augmented reality glasses of the future

The Ghost Howls

At the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm has just made an announcement that I think will be very important for the future of augmented reality. The company has unveiled the Snapdragon AR2 Gen1 chip, which will power the next generation of slim augmented reality glasses.

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Qualcomm Reveals Snapdragon AR2 Processor for Glasses-sized AR Devices

Road to VR

Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon AR2, its “purpose-built headworn augmented reality platform.”

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Star Wars: Squadrons Will Be Free For A Limited Time


One of the best Star Wars VR games will soon be available on PC VR headsets for no charge.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.11.14): Meta lays off 11,000 people, Apple works on some sort of “metaverse”, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I finally got my Quest Pro last week and this evening I plan to finally turn it on and try to have some fun with it! I guess a review is coming in 2–3 weeks, so be prepared As for the Pico 4, I’ll do that either this week or next one, instead.

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Valo Motion Officially Launches Mixed Reality Playground ValoArena in the US


When people turned to the virtual world to connect with each other at the height of the pandemic, MMOs and other multiplayer games got a boost in popularity. Multiplayer XR games also began growing as a new genre of immersive cooperative play.

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.

Report: Apparent HTC Leak Reveals Slim & Modular VR Standalone

Road to VR

HTC has been teasing its next VR headset over the last few weeks, showing off bits of the device at a time which the company promises will be “something big… we mean small.”

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XTADIUM Lets You Host Private Sports Parties In VR


Grab a front-row seat to major sports events on your Meta Quest headset. XTADIUM is a premier VR sports hub from YBVR that allows you to meet up with other sports fans and watch live games and pay-per-view events featuring the world’s most popular leagues and sports.

Spatial Beats: Meta, Roblox & Magic Leap

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 moves, Roblox's Results and Magic Leap 2 so far. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors Trend Analysis Spatial Beats

Snap and Rakuten Viber Go to FIFA World Cup 2022


Rakuten Viber and Snap both have packages of AR lenses and interactive experiences to celebrate the FIFA World Cup.

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.

Build-your-own VR Drum Kit App ‘Paradiddle’ Launches on Quest and PC VR

Road to VR

After five years of early access, VR drumming app Paradiddle launches out of Early Access on PC VR and for the first time on Oculus Quest. Paradiddle started in Early Access on PC VR way back in 2017.

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Mixed Reality FPS Turns Your Home Into A Battlefield


Battle an onslaught of virtual intruders in this mixed reality shooter for Quest 2 and Quest Pro. With the launch of Meta Quest Pro comes full-color passthrough technology, opening the doors for a whole new generation of immersive mixed reality games and apps.

TRYO: Why We Built a Universal Try-on App

AR Insider

AR Try-on app TRYO launched this week from QReal. What were the motivating factors and product goals? We hear from QReal general manager Mike Cadoux in the latest guest post about Tryo's strategic drivers and dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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QReal Launches Multi-Brand, Multi-Category AR Virtual Try-On App TRYO


Virtual try-on is not an entirely novel concept. Converse, for one, first offered this shopping experience back in 2010 through The Sampler iPhone app which leveraged augmented reality. However, limitations on technology and devices hampered the adoption of virtual try-on.

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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.

Quest 2 Discounted for Limited Time, Includes Free Copy of ‘Resident Evil 4’ & ‘Beat Saber’

Road to VR

This summer Meta raised the price of Quest 2 by $100 and tossed in a copy of Beat Saber to stave off growing costs.

Nreal AR Glasses Now Support PS5, Xbox, Steam Deck


Nreal announces three big updates for its Nreal Air AR hardware.

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Staging Reality: The AR, VR & MR Continuum

AR Insider

Are we creating augmented reality experiences or merely VR experiences with reality as a stage prop? Guest author Jarrett Webb explores the Reality Virtuality Continuum. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

Spatial Formalizes Exclusible and Polycount Relationship, Announces New Features


Spatial doesn’t sell NFTs. But, since it pivoted out of enterprise last year, it’s become a meeting place for NFT enthusiasts and even a gallery for their works. So the company is working with an NFT outfit, Exclusible, to offer that flavor. That’s not all.

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.

‘Broken Edge’ Review – A Capable Sword Fighting Game Aiming for a Hardcore Niche

Road to VR

Broken Edge is a sword fighting simulator that throws you into an arena and pits you against either an AI or online competitor for some mano a mano dueling action.

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Watch NASA’s Historic Rocket Launch Live In VR


All you need is a Meta Quest 2 or Meta Quest Pro VR headset. After a series of delays due to technical difficulties, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) is set to launch later this week as part of the Artemis I mission.

Which VR Headsets Do Users Like Most?

AR Insider

Following last week's analysis of the most-used VR headsets, how do those headsets stack up in terms of user satisfaction? The latest Behind the Numbers segment dives in. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Data Trend Analysis behind the numbers

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Zappar Presents AR Pioneers 2022


Last week saw Zappar’s second annual AR Pioneers event. The two-day event started last year to celebrate the WebXR company’s 10th anniversary but continued on as part industry summit and part company product showcase. We couldn’t watch all of the sessions, but we have some highlights.

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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.