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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.

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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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!

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.

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.

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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. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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?

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. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

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.

This Woman Created An AI System to Monitor Her Cat's Poop

GizModo VR

A software engineer spent two years designing a machine learning system to log her cat’s pooping habits, and it involved sensors, an infrared camera, a Raspberry Pi, and about 50,000 pictures of cat poop.

AR-Powered Hardhats Are Heading To The Mineshaft

VRScout

The Microsoft HoloLens 2 could make mining safer.

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Meta & Qualcomm Join “Multi-year” XR Chip Partnership to Combat a Common Threat

Road to VR

Two of the biggest names in XR—headset maker Meta and chip maker Qualcomm—today announced a “multi-year broad strategic agreement” to collaborate on “customized virtual reality chipsets” for future devices.

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. Contributors

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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.

Meta & Qualcomm Partner To Build Custom Chips For Next Generation VR

Upload VR

Meta & Qualcomm are partnering to build custom chips for next generation headsets.

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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.

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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.

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. XR Talks

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.