Sat.Aug 27, 2022 - Fri.Sep 02, 2022

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What Types of AR Experiences Do Consumers Want?

AR Insider

After examining things like AR formats and usage frequency, we switch gears this week to examine consumer aspirations. What types of AR experiences do they want to see next? We dive into the latest consumer survey data. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Why We’re Not All Wearing AR/VR Headsets

ARPost

Are you wondering why we don’t all have a VR or AR headset on our heads? I think there are three reasons: technological, economic, and psychological. There is no revolution taking place at the moment. If we look back years ago, spatial computing (AR and VR) made great progress. But its adoption did not go from 0 to 100. It, perhaps, went from 0 to 10.

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Jeremy Bailenson talks about 1,000,000 Walmart employees training with VR, presence, and the VR “empathy machine”

The Ghost Howls

Today I’m very proud to host on my blog what is probably one of the best interviews I have ever had in these 6 years of career in VR blogging. I promised to celebrate this blog’s birthday with a few cool interviews and this is one of them. I have been able to speak for almost one hour with Jeremy Bailenson , which is the professor at Stanford that is a legend in the VR field for his studies on interactions, psychology, and training in Virtual Reality.

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Fitness-Focused AR Game Lets You Earn As You Burn

VRScout

Fatten your wallet while losing fat. The CaloVerse is an exercise-centered ecosystem that allows you to earn real money as you shed away unwanted calories. The cardio-based metaverse is powered by blockchain technology and accessible on compatible iOS and Android devices. Players are tasked with completing a variety of exercise activities which earn them IFIT tokens, Calo Token, and various other in-game rewards.

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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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Alleged Apple Trademarks Point to ‘Reality’ Branding for Long-rumored Mixed Reality Headset

Road to VR

Multiple trademark filings spotted by Bloomberg over the weekend support the notion that Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset will be running under the ‘Reality’ naming scheme. Trademark applications were filed earlier this month in the US, EU, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and Uruguay for three names: Reality One, Reality Pro, and Reality Processor, Bloomberg reports.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.08.29): PSVR 2 to launch in 2023, Meta accounts released, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Very busy day at work, but here I am during the evening writing this roundup of news for you! Before talking about the news, let me remind you that if you use this link to register to the NVIDIA GTC, you will have the chance to win an NVIDIA RTX 3080Ti graphics card, which will be assigned exclusively to one of my followers. You will find the instructions down below this newsletter… don’t miss this opportunity!

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Mixed Reality Trains For Quest 2 Look Incredibly Fun

VRScout

All aboard! In a video shared on Reddit earlier this week, independent game studio Foggy Box ( Startenders, Brunch Club ) shared footage of a prototype VR game called Infinite Trainset which uses the Meta Quest 2’s Passthrough technology to bring virtual train sets to life in the real world. Using the Touch controllers, players can lay down virtual tracks around their real-world environment to build complex circuits that interact realistically with flat surfaces such as walls and ceilings.

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Hands-On with Magic Leap 2

AR Insider

After some ups and downs, Magic Leap is in the midst of a considerable turnaround. At the center of that effort is Magic Leap 2. We spent a week with the device and break down our observations & analysis. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Hands-On Review of Conquest VR

ARPost

Conquest VR is almost ready to bring its HD audio VR headset adapter to market. After talking with CEO Raghu Bathina last month , the company invited me to try out their product ahead of the public release. A Refresher on Conquest VR. Conquest VR made its first public appearance with hands-on demos at the Augmented World Expo this spring. I was supposed to have demoed the product then, but literally got lost on the expo floor.

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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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Report: ‘Fortnite’ Update Includes Mention of Oculus, Suggesting Future Quest Support

Road to VR

Fortnite doesn’t natively support VR headsets, however an update coming to the popular battle royale shooter today reportedly holds mention of Oculus, possibly pointing to future VR support for the game. Update 21.50, the game’s fifth and final update to Season 3, is rolling out today, and it seems data miner and itinerant Fortnite leaker HYPEX has gotten a look under the hood, maintaining that Epic has added “stuff related to Oculus.” We haven’t been able to indepe

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The US Army Is Testing AR Tech For Armored Vehicles

VRScout

The IVAS system offers 360-degree situational awareness on the battlefield. Last month the United States Army conducted a two-day demonstration of its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) being used in tandem with its Stryker armored vehicles, offering everyone from the drivers to the passengers 360-degree situational awareness on the battlefield.

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Spatial Beats: Meta, Nike & Vuzix

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, Meta and Vuzix announce new XR hardware and Nike reaches a metaverse milestone. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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AES 2022 (Formerly EWTS) Event Preview

ARPost

The Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit is now the Augmented Enterprise Summit, or AES for short. But, a name change isn’t all that you might miss letting this one pass you by. Here, we’ll take an advance look at what this year’s summit has in store – and how readers of ARPost can get discounted admission. Looking Back at AES. AES has been an annual event since 2015 and is produced by BrainXchange , a company promoting the “enterprise XR metaverse.

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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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VR Modding Monthly: ‘Stanley Parable’, ‘Raft’, ‘Half-Life 2 VR’ Soon & More – September 2022

Road to VR

Welcome to Road to VR’s first ever ‘VR Modding Monthly’, a series of article to keep you up to date about all the exciting things going on in the wonderful world of the Flat2VR Modding community! What’s the Flat2vr Modding Community and Why Should You Care? We are a passionate community of modders bringing our favorite rich flatscreen games (often with thousands of hours of content) into full 6DOF VR.

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Fortnite Update Teases Potential VR Support For Quest

VRScout

You may soon be able to dab in VR. The absurdly popular battle royale game Fortnite may receive official VR support for Meta Quest headsets, according to HYPEX, a well-known Fortnite leaker with a solid track record. References to the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2 were supposedly found in the latest update for the game’s third season. Epic added stuff related to Oculus (Quest, Quest 2 & Mobile) in today's update.

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Is Dwell Time AR’s Next Performance Metric?

AR Insider

One metric that's starting to emerge to better evaluate AR is dwell time. It's showing strong early signs which in turn signals AR's depth of engagement. We examine a few AR campaign case studies that hit these marks. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Enterprises Gather in San Diego to Share How They’re Using XR and Metaverse Technologies at the 9th Augmented Enterprise Summit

ARPost

Press release. San Diego, California, September 1, 2022 — Hundreds of the world’s most profitable and well-known companies are already using XR to deliver the benefits of digitization to the modern workforce. These organizations are seeing ROI in the form of faster training, shorter design cycles, reduced downtime, lower costs, improved safety, and increased customer satisfaction.

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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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NVIDIA Explains Why it Believes a Pixar-invented Protocol is the “HTML of the metaverse”

Road to VR

NVIDIA, one of the tech sector’s power players, is pushing the Universal Scene Description protocol as the foundation of interoperable content and experiences in the metaverse. In a recent post the company explains why it believes the protocol, originally invented by Pixar, fits the needs of the coming metaverse. Though the word metaverse is presently being used as a catchall for pretty much any multi-user application these days, the truth is that the vast majority of such platforms are is

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Check Out ValoArena’s Full-Body Mixed Reality Games

VRScout

Punch rubber duckies and avoid scolding hot lava in unique mixed reality experiences. ValoArena launches today at the IAAPA Expo trade show , and the new immersive mixed reality indoor arena from Valo Motion will absolutely blow your socks off with mind-bending physical gameplay that doesn’t require any additional hardware in order to play. With support for up to six players at one time, ValoArena features all the fun of playing with friends (or strangers) with a mixed reality twist.

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The Second Coming of North Focals

AR Insider

North Focals were a highly wearable – if slightly underpowered – set of AR glasses. Now, the company's spirit lives on after being acquired by Google in 2020. How is that showing signs today? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The Immersive Kind to Host Metaverse Fashion Week

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Digital fashion house and Metaverse production studio, The Immersive Kind, is debuting “The Other World,” an event on 4 September in conjunction with the New York Digital Fashion Week 2022. Metaverse Fashion adventures in Central Park #NY continue for the summer! @DgtlFashionWeek Delighted to bring “The Other World” Central Park to #NYDF2022 !

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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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Snap Lays Off 20% of Staff, Increases Long-term Focus on Augmented Reality

Road to VR

Snap Inc, the company behind Snapchat, announced it’s laying off a fifth of its staff and abandoning a number of projects as it bids to rebound with a more singular focus on becoming a leader in augmented reality in the future. Snap, the company behind Snapchat, says in a blog post it’s laying off 20 percent of its 6,400 employees, or around 1,300 people dispersed across multiple teams.

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Quest 2 Accessory Makes Golfing In VR Even More Fun

VRScout

Get the most out of your Quest 2 with this useful accessory. The Meta Quest 2’s Touch controllers are fantastic, but they aren’t without their limits. This is where VR accessories such as Yezro’s VR Golf Club Handle come in handy. This nifty little device can attach easily to your Touch controller to provide a more realistic golfing experience while in VR.

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AR Platforms Speak, Part III: Niantic

AR Insider

The past few months have seen the standard run of summer developer conferences, including lots of AR action. So we’re summarizing and synthesizing the top AR updates for our XR Talks series… continuing this week with Niantic. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta’s Future in Durham Unconfirmed amid NC Push

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Meta Platforms Inc has declined to comment on its slated plans to open new Reality Labs offices in Durham, North Carolina amid a major downturn in the immersive tech branch’s operations, The News and Observer reported on Friday. The news comes weeks after the Menlo Park-based tech giant listed several jobs on LinkedIn to hire in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park hub.

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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