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Banking Comes To The Metaverse With Mana VR


Earn banking reward points for games like Clash of Clans and Brawl Stars ! Mana VR lets you take control of your Manaverse checking account in a fully immersive VR environment where you can view your balance, check recent transactions, and even transfer money.

Can AR Streamline Warehouse Work?

AR Insider

Can AR streamline the staid practices of warehousing? We're talking "pick & pack" work for logistics or eCommerce. AR is proving its ability to supercharge this work with line-of-sight guidance. We break down GE's latest execution. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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High-end Haptic VR Glove Company HaptX Raises $23 Million Investment

Road to VR

HaptX, which makes-enterprise focused haptic VR gloves, has announced the closure of a $23 million investment. The company says it will use the cash to accelerate the rollout of its next-gen products. HaptX has been enhancing and refining its enterprise-focused haptic VR gloves for several years now.

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This Unique AR Fashion Show Features ‘No Clothes’


The one-of-a-kind show served as a showcase for Doddz’s new AR fashion line Defy.

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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

Hands-on: ‘Resident Evil Village’ on PSVR 2 is a Visual Feast of Unprecedented Detail

Road to VR

Resident Evil Village is one of the best looking games on PS5 to date, and its forthcoming VR version will be one of the best looking games in VR to date.

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VR and Pop Culture Merge at Upcoming FanConXR


VR and pop culture unite! The countdown is on for what is touted to be one of the comic fandom’s most unique comic-con experiences this year – the FanConXR.

Warhammer 40K Free-Roam VR Game Announced


Step into the armor of a superhuman Space Marine in this multiplayer free-roam experience.

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New ‘Bonelab’ Trailer Reveals Surprise Release Date, Unique Avatar-swapping Gameplay

Road to VR

Bonelab the anticipated followup to VR physics sandbox adventure Boneworks (2019) , is due to launch next week after a surprise release date announcement from developer Stress Level Zero. Along with the game’s release date, new Bonelab gameplay shows a unique avatar-swapping mechanic.

Bytedance announces Pico 4 for just €429, with accessories and BIG developer incentives!

The Ghost Howls

Pico has just announced today its new headset: the Pico 4. It is the first real consumer-oriented HMD released by Pico on the market with wide availability, after the Pico Neo 3 Link has been used to test the waters in limited beta quantities.

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.

XR Talks: TikTok Puts a New Spin on AR

AR Insider

What does it take to go viral with TikTok effects? And how does that differ from Snap and Meta? These questions were tackled in a recent panel of TikTok AR creators, which we break down for this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

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How To Play The New Half-Life 2 VR Mod


While the mod itself is free, you will need to own a copy of the game in order to play. The Half-Life 2: VR Mod launched in public beta on Steam earlier this week, allowing those with a headset to play Valve’s near-perfect first-person shooter game from start to finish in VR.

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Meta is Adding Private Homes to ‘Horizon Worlds’ for Hangouts with Friends

Road to VR

Horizon Worlds, Meta’s social VR platform for Quest users, has featured its own ‘Personal Space’ zone for a while now, however now the company is rolling out a more social version to more users that will let you better flesh out your home area for others to visit.

Have a glimpse of VR at the Tokyo Game Show!

The Ghost Howls

This year the Tokyo Game Show is back to being a physical event, and as usual, many huge gaming brands are participating in it.

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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.

The 2022 WebXR Brand Summit


This year’s WebXR Brand Summit took place last Thursday, September 15, preceded by a more open-format Town Hall event the week before.

The Pico 4 VR Headset Is Here To Shake Things Up


Pico’s latest standalone headset signals a new era in consumer VR hardware.

Pico 4 Announced with October Launch, Aims to Compete Head-on with Quest 2

Road to VR

Pico today announced the Pico 4 standalone VR headset, with pricing and content aspirations that make it clear the company hopes to compete directly with Quest 2. The headset will launch in October starting in Europe and some Asian regions, with no plans for a US launch just yet.

The XR Week Peek (2022.09.19): Pico 4 is launching on 22nd, PSVR 2 gets reviewed, and more! [+ Giveaway]

The Ghost Howls

This is the last newsletter of this Summer 2022! The weather is starting to get cold here, but our XR ecosystem is getting hot, with the upcoming launches of Pico 4 and Quest Pro, not to mention the upcoming NVIDIA GTC where I hope to see RTX40 graphics cards being revealed! Are you excited?

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.

Coca-Cola Creates Virtual Environments and Assets in Ongoing Campaign


Coca-Cola decided to launch its newest flavor in the metaverse. The result has been a series of immersive experiences including AR games, virtual concerts, and more. While some of the events are live, others run whenever you find the QR code, so it’s not too late to take a look.

VR Could Lower The Need For Sedation During Surgery


Who needs drugs when you can meditate in a serene meadow during surgery? We’ve seen immersive technology used for a variety of medicinal purposes over the years.

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Pico Teases New Headset Announcement Coming This Week

Road to VR

Pico is gearing up to launch its next VR headset, which may very well be the previously spotted Pico 4 series of standalone headsets. The company says to stay tuned to an official announcement coming on Thursday, September 22nd.

Case Study: AR Helps Toyota Customers Accessorize

AR Insider

Toyota's Accessory Augmented Reality (TAAR) program lets consumers visualize car accessories – maximizing customer lifetime value and tapping into the $46 billion auto accessories market. Our latest case study dives in. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Data Trend Analysis ad tracker

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.

Immerse Launches VR in a BOX for Simplified Enterprise VR Training


Immerse just put out its latest product, VR in a BOX. The platform provider for virtual reality training knows that enterprise VR has a steep learning curve for many. According to the company, VR in a BOX is a compact, frictionless solution for enterprises that want to start using VR.

VR Recording On Quest Gets A Major Upgrade


Update v44 will begin rolling out on Quest headsets over the next several weeks. Meta today announced the rollout of update v44 for Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2 headsets, offering players a suite of new features designed to improve your in-headset experience.

‘Guardians Frontline’ is Like ‘Halo’ Meets ‘Starcraft’, Coming to Quest 2 & SteamVR Early 2023

Road to VR

Veteran VR studio Fast Travel Games today announced it’s stepping up to publish Guardians Frontline , an upcoming strategic VR shooter from indie studio VirtualAge Games that feels a bit like the lovechild between Halo and Starcraft.

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How Much is Spent on AR Enabling Tech?

AR Insider

How much will AR developers pay to license software that helps them build AR experiences? What about brands looking to connect to their customers on deeper levels? We dive into spending projections in this week's Behind the Numbers. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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.