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How Does Snap Scan Fit into the AR Master Plan?

AR Insider

Snap is intent on AR as a core part of its feature mix, and its revenue model. But how does visual search – a flavor of AR – manifest in Snap Scan? And how does it all fit into Snap's AR master plan? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Looking for the iPhone moment of AI in Spatial Computing

The Ghost Howls

I’m finally back to writing articles after a long time. And since it’s Sunday and it’s a bright day outside of the window, I want to restart writing articles with something bright and funny … a satirical post about all the hype around technology that I’ve seen these months. I hope you will move some muscles around your lips while reading it… The iPhone moment The only true iPhone moment In my 9+ years in XR, I’ve heard countless times that something that

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VR Veteran Studio nDreams Acquired by Aonic for $110M

Road to VR

nDreams, the veteran VR studio, today announced it was acquired by video gaming group Aonic for $110 million. The Farnborough, UK-based nDreams has changed a fair bit since its founding in 2006. Having taken up VR game development full-time in 2013, the studio went on to release a slew of VR titles complimenting nearly every major headset release, including games such as The Assembly (2016) , Phantom: Covert Ops (2020) , Fracked (2021), and Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord (2023).

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Enterprise-Grade VR GenAI Service Secures Millions in Investments

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Recently, Atlas officially announced the acquisition of roughly $6 million in a seed funding round following two years of the firm developing its enterprise and commercial-grade genAI-powered XR content creation platform under wraps. This marks an essential point in the industry as devices are becoming cheaper and more accessible, meaning content creation will be needed to support the hardware promises.

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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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6 Ways Brands Can Transform CX with AR

AR Insider

AR creates opportunities to reengineer customer experiences (CX). This comes about as there's a parallel shift in customer expectations. We examine 6 ways the technology is transforming CX. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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[Industry Direct] VENTA X Releases VR Concert ‘Girls In Wonderland’ Featuring K-Pop Artists OH MY GIRL & Lee Chae-yeon

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EON Reality Announces Major Breakthrough and Ambitious Plans for 2024

EON Reality

Pioneering Spatial AI’s Next Chapter with Breakthrough Growth and Innovative Expansion in 2024. IRVINE, CA – November 22 , 2023 – EON Reality, a pioneer in the field of spatial artificial intelligence, today announced a significant breakthrough in its financial and operational trajectory. The company is poised to experience a substantial boost in cash flow and new orders, marking a promising start to its growth journey in 2024.

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What Sits at the Intersection of AR and Food?

AR Insider

AR continues to prove itself as a marketing medium in categories from furniture to footwear and cosmetics to cars. Joining that list more recently is food. We dive in with food-focused AR innovator QReal given its recent integration with Denny's. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom Is An Interactive VR Anime Movie Coming To Quest

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom is a new VR interactive anime film, and it's coming to Quest. A collaboration between Bandai Namco Filmworks and Atlas V, Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom was revealed today at Anime NYC 2023. “This is not a game, nor is it just a narrative experience—it’s an immersive adventure that leverages the best of both worlds,” says Pierre Zandrowicz, Atlas V Co-Founder in a prepared statement.

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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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Co-op Dungeon Crawler ‘Dungeons of Eternity’ Has Big Plans for Post-launch Content

Road to VR

Dungeons of Eternity (2023) , the VR hack-n-slash adventure, has big plans for post-launch content, as developers Othergate announced its roadmap for the next year. Released on Quest in October, Dungeons of Eternity includes both co-op and solo gameplay, pitting you against ever-changing dungeons with up to three other players. The game’s randomly-generated dungeons also include multiple game modes and realms, featuring stuff like combat arenas, puzzles, trap rooms, secret chambers, and m

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EON Reality Demonstrates Substantial ROI and Benefits of VR/AR/AI in Education

EON Reality

Unlocking the Future of Learning: The Impactful Benefits and ROI of EON Reality’s Immersive Technologies. IRVINE, CA – November 21 , 2023 – EON Reality, the leading pioneer in artificial intelligence-powered augmented and virtual reality experience creation for education and industry, has showcased the significant benefits and Return on Investment (ROI) of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) in learning and training, based on extensive key studies and suppo

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Amex Brings AR to SMBs

AR Insider

Amex's Small Business Saturday promotion this year will feature AR product try-ons for local merchants in Chicago, New York, and LA. Will this start a trend for AR among SMBs? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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GOLF+ Teases Upcoming Mixed Reality Mini Golf Mode For Quest 3

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GOLF+ teased a mixed reality mini golf mode for Quest 3. The game currently offers full-swing courses and mini golf in VR, and is often listed in the top 20 selling titles on the Quest Store. It recently got a graphics upgrade for Quest 3 bringing significant improvements. The GOLF+ developers are now working on a new mixed reality mode for mini golf putting in your real space, and teased its progress this week: 0:00 / 0:35 1× GOLF+ founder and CEO Ryan Engle told UploadVR he's exploring automat

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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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HTC is Offering Big Discounts on Vive Headsets & Accessories for Black Friday

Road to VR

Black Friday is almost always when we see the best deals of the year on VR headsets and 2023 is no exception when it comes to HTC. The company is offering a big Black Friday sale on Vive headsets and accessories. Updated – November 24th, 2023 The Best HTC Vive Headset Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2023 Sales Vive XR Elite | Image courtesy HTC Vive XR Elite The best Vive XR Elite Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2023 sale so far is $870 from Amazon.

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EON Course Navigator Release: Enhancing Customer Value and Streamlining Course Customization

EON Reality

Innovative EON Course Navigator Sets New Standards in Tailored Education. IRVINE, CA – November 22 , 2023 – EON Reality announces the groundbreaking launch of the EON Course Navigator, an advanced AI tool redefining educational engagement through the integration of AI and Extended Reality (XR). This sophisticated feature promises to enhance the value delivered to educators and learners by meticulously curating courses suitable for XR enhancement, building a comprehensive Custom XR Course Catalog

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Spatial Beats: Meta, Microsoft & Humane

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 Humane's AI Pin and other XR & AI intersections This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X & 7970X Review: Revived HEDT Brings More Cores of Zen 4

Anand Tech

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors mark the latest additions to the high-end desktop (HEDT) market, a segment AMD wants to bring back to the mainstream. Based on AMD's proven Zen 4 architecture and built on TSMC's 5nm process, both of AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 lineups – Pro and non-Pro – are designed to bring more cores and more I/O to the high-end desktop and workstation markets.

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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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VR vs. PC Combat Game ‘DAVIGO’ Coming to Quest and Steam Next Week

Road to VR

DAVIGO, the asymmetric VR/PC battle game in testing since 2020, is getting ready to release on Quest and PC VR headsets starting next week. The David vs. Goliath-inspired combat game lets VR players take on the role of a massive giant who must defeat up to four pint-sized PC players armed with rockets. The little knights can run, fly, shoot, and block incoming missiles.

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EON Course Navigator Release: Enhancing Customer Value and Streamlining Course Customization

EON Reality

Innovative EON Course Navigator Sets New Standards in Tailored Education. IRVINE, CA – November 22 , 2023 – EON Reality announces the groundbreaking launch of the EON Course Navigator, an advanced AI tool redefining educational engagement through the integration of AI and Extended Reality (XR). This sophisticated feature promises to enhance the value delivered to educators and learners by meticulously curating courses suitable for XR enhancement, building a comprehensive Custom XR Course Catalog

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Pillow, Experience VR Laying Down

Charlie Fink

It is so simple and obvious. Everyone’s going to do it now.

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Quest 2 Black Friday Deal Gives $50 Credit On Top Of Recent Price Cut

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Meta's Black Friday sale gives you $50 credit after purchasing a Quest 2 until next Tuesday. Last week Meta cut the price of Quest 2 for the rest of the year, to $250 for the 128GB model and $300 for the 256GB model. The Black Friday deal stacks with the temporary price cut, so if you use the credit the deal effectively values Quest 2 at $200. The form the $50 credit takes depends on where you buy the headset.

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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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Quest 3 Black Friday Sales Might Not Be Huge But Here They Are

Road to VR

We’re on the lookout for the best Meta Quest 3 Black Friday 2023 sales, and Cyber Monday too. Because the headset just launched last month, we don’t expect to see any major deals, however, there are a few offers worth looking at. Updated – November 20th, 2023 The Best Meta Quest 3 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2023 Sales Image courtesy Meta Meta Quest 3 (128GB) The best Meta Quest 3 (128GB) Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2023 sale so far is $500 bundled with $15 store credit for Q

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Analysing the AWS Industrial Metaverse

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

The industrial Metaverse is looking to be the XR buzzword of 2024. Since mid-2023, firms like Microsoft and Meta moved towards the wordage following the decline of faith towards the initial Metaverse wave towards the start of the year. The industrial Metaverse is simply an umbrella term which includes immersive (VR/AR/MR) digital solutions that support workplace use cases such as remote collaboration, design processes, and training.

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Smart Glasses: A Breakthrough for the Hard of Hearing?

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

The healthcare, patient care, and medical training field is deep, with investments from XR firms in part due to the emerging technology’s perceived potential to improve the qualities of training, life, and work. Across the broad spectrum of healthcare use cases, MR headsets and AR smart glasses are commonly tested as a tool for healthcare professionals to improve workplace performance and patient satisfaction.

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'Samsung Glasses' Trademark Filed In The UK

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Samsung filed a trademark for 'Samsung Glasses' in the UK. The trademark appears on the Intellectual Property Office section of the official UK government website. It was filed by Samsung Electronics on August 21, and officially approved and registered on November 10. When filing a UK trademark companies must specify the product categories they wish it to cover, from an approved prewritten list, and Samsung selected: Virtual reality headsets; Augmented reality headsets; Headphones; Smartphones;

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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