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This Futuristic VR Facemask Tracks Your Expressions

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The low-cost device will be available for purchase in the US and Japan later this year. Say hello to X Mask, a new device described by the manufacturer as a “mask type sensing gadget.”

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Saudi Arabia Gains Majority Stake in Magic Leap in $450M Deal

Road to VR

Saudi Arabia has taken majority share of the US-based augmented reality company Magic Leap, The Telegraph reports, widening the stake via its state-owned sovereign wealth fund with a deal amounting to $450 million.

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How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse, Part III

AR Insider

In a survey by Roblox, 75% of Gen Z plan to spend money on digital fashion in the metaverse including brand-name virtual items. What does this mean for the future of the metaverse monetization? This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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HTC’s upcoming headset name and (maybe) price could have been leaked

The Ghost Howls

Let’s start this 2023 with a leak! I’ve been tipped about the fact that the Korean store of HTC may have accidentally leaked the name of the new Vive headset that will be revealed at CES… and maybe also its price.

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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

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Minimizing Augmented Reality Security Risks: A Brief Roadmap

ARPost

Sponsored content. Sponsored by Mediazoma Private Limited. Augmented reality is an innovative technology spearheading the transformation of science fiction into reality. You might even start using hologram armor like Iron Man or command F.R.I.D.A.Y. to do your chores in the near future.

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Spatial Beats: Nreal, CES & VR Nightlife

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 back on weekly spatial happenings and forward to CES. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis Spatial Beats

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Enjoy an innovative VR concert during the VRROOM Alpha

The Ghost Howls

The time for the big reveal has come. You know that I’ve been very busy the last few months with a project I was working on. Finally, I can tell you what I was working on: a cool platform for VR concerts that you will be able to join on January, 10th! VRROOM.

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XRA Survey: Teachers Pin Hopes on XR for Better Classroom Engagement

ARPost

Incorporating XR—the umbrella term for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality—in classroom education can make learning more fun. It can also motivate students to take their studies more seriously.

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Lumus Launches Game-Changing AR Z-Lens At CES

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These new AR lenses deliver a 2K x 2K resolution experience and address vergence-accommodation conflicts. The Israeli-based augmented reality (AR) company Lumus will be expanding its 2D Maximus platform by unveiling its 2nd generation of Lumus’ Z-Lens waveguide architecture during CES 2023.

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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.

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Reality Bytes: Samsung, Matrix & Amazon Drones

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we stay cool with a new Smart Fridge, fly into a storm of Amazon’s new drones, and Enter the Matrix™ (not the one you think). This post appeared first on AR Insider. Commentary hide Reality Bytes

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Razer Announces Quest 2 Adjustable Head Strap & Facial Interface

Road to VR

Razer is getting into the VR accessory game soon, as the company announced at CES 2023 that it’s selling a head strap system and facial interface built specifically for Meta Quest 2.

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How VR and 3D Visualization Services Are Changing Construction Industry

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Sponsored content. Sponsored by OmegaRender. The construction industry is one of the industries adapting slowly to new technologies to increase productivity and deliver projects.

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Here Are The Best-Selling Steam VR Games Of 2022

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A good few of these titles are currently on sale as part of Steam’s Winter Sale. Earlier this week, the popular video game storefront Steam revealed its “top VR-exclusive experiences” of 2022.

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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.

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What’s Pinterest’s Role in the Immersive Shopping Era?

AR Insider

When discussing image-based product discovery, one of the original players is Pinterest. Product inspiration and discovery were in its DNA social feeds like Instagram. Now, with that visual shopping DNA, it’s blitzing AR. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

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HTC Unveils Vive XR Elite, a Quest Pro Competitor Priced at $1,100

Road to VR

HTC officially unveiled its next consumer-focused headset at CES 2023 today. Called Vive XR Elite, the standalone mixed reality device boasts a feature set that positions HTC to go toe-to-toe with Meta’s Quest Pro, but at a notably cheaper price of $1,100.

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The Thrill of the Fight Quest 2 Review

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The Thrill of the Fight is a VR boxing simulator that is exhausting in all the right ways. Warm up in the gym, enter the ring, or box ghosts and zombies to get your heart rate up – and let the lead out on the canvas. Experience The Thrill of the Fight.

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Holoride Launches In-Car VR Device For Any Vehicle

VRScout

Welcome to the dawn of the ‘Motorverse.’ ’ The 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) doesn’t technically start until tomorrow and we’re already hearing major news from the legendary trade show.

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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.

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AR Briefs, Episode 63: AR & Shopping Collide

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Among AR’s use cases and endpoints, shopping has emerged as a front-runner for killer-app status. Who's doing what to lead the way and where is the rubber meeting the road? The latest episode of ARtillery Briefs breaks it down. This post appeared first on AR Insider. AR Briefs Trend Analysis

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Every Game Getting a Free PSVR 2 Upgrade

Road to VR

The lack of backwards compatibility between PSVR 2 and the original PSVR is a bit of a double-edged sword.

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XR Predictions 2023 – Industry Experts Share their Insights

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Watch on YouTube. XR Today has rounded up some of the XR industry’s experts to share their viewpoints on the biggest trends and technologies shaping 2023.

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VR Racing Sim GRID Legends Coming To Quest 2

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Create your very own motorsports events in this upcoming VR racing game. There’s a criminally small amount of quality racing games available on Meta Quest 2.

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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.

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2023 Predictions: Metaverse Mania Fades

AR Insider

As we enter a new year, it’s time for our annual ritual of synthesizing the lessons from the past twelve months and formulating the outlook for the next twelve. We kick off our 5 part series with the assertion that the metaverse hype cycle will downshift. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Codemasters’ First Quest-native Racing Sim to Release on Quest 2 Next Week

Road to VR

EA’s Codemasters is getting ready to launch its first Quest-native title next week, a VR version of popular arcade racing sim GRID Legends.

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How metaverse can help the retail industry increase their customer experience

ARVR

The concept of the “metaverse,” a virtual space where users can interact with each other and computer-generated environments in real time, has been around for decades. However, with the recent advancements in technology, the metaverse is now closer than ever to becoming a reality.

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Chipotle Is Launching A Fitness-Inspired AR Experience

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Complete exercises and read meditative prompts for a chance at some free guac. In an official release, Chipotle, the popular chain restaurant, announced that it has partnered with Snap Inc.

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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.