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What VR Use Cases Do Consumers Want?

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Building on our recent Behind the Numbers installment on consumer desires for VR content improvements, what types of experiences are they most interested in? We break down the latest survey results. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The XR Week Peek (2023.02.27): PSVR 2 gets released, Meta is in talks with Tencent, and more!

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Today very weirdly I saw some snow outside of my window. The weather is getting crazy… a bit like me. I really hope you are having a great time, maybe with a newly bought PSVR 2 headset. I’m preparing for my next adventure… can you guess where will it be? Top news of the week (Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment) PlayStation VR 2 has been launched This has been the week of PSVR2.

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MIT Built An AR Headset That Gives You X-Ray Vision

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Follow virtual footprints toward lost items with the X-AR. Researchers based out of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working on an augmented reality (AR) headset that uses holograms to guide users toward hidden objects. The device can even verify whether or not the user has picked up the specific object they are looking for using a combination of wireless signals and computer vision technology.

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Frame Releases Second Set of Platform-Defining Updates

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It’s been over a year since ARPost introduced readers to Frame, the hardware-agnostic web-based virtual meeting platform. The team, a part of Virbela (which has its own app-based virtual world platform), just announced a major update. It was time to step back in with Vice President Gabe Baker. A Peek at the Update Frame ’s update was all about adding power to the platform while making it easier to use.

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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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5 Ways AI, AR & VR Elevate Enterprises

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AI, AR, and VR are separately developing and finding applicability across various aspects of life and work. But they're also converging in several ways. How can they unlock and advance business goals? Guest author Sergey Vart breaks it down. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The VR Esports Community Rallies To Save Echo VR

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A group called Fight for Echo has purchased a sky banner in support of the ill-fated VR game. It was recently announced that the popular VR esports game Echo VR will be shutting down on August 1st, 2023 at 10:00 am PST, much to the dismay of the VR community. Originally launched back in 2017 on Oculus Rift, Ready at Dawn’s zero-g sports game has served as a staple for competitive VR experiences for the past six years.

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Mental Health and VR: The Role of Emerging Technologies in Transforming Mental Health Care

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With one out of eight people in the world living with a mental disorder, mental health has become a critical concern of global importance. However, many people are still not receiving the care they need and deserve. Fortunately, emerging technologies are becoming more affordable and accessible, offering new possibilities to transform mental health care.

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Reality Bytes: Snap, Spotify & Social Ad Wars

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This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss Snapchat’s new AR tech, Spotify’s new ‘token-gated’ playlists, and who's winning the social ad wars. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Qualcomm Partners with 7 Major Telecoms to Advance Smartphone-tethered AR Glasses

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Qualcomm announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) today it’s partnering with seven global telecommunication companies in preparation for the next generation of AR glasses which are set to work directly with the user’s smartphone. Partners include CMCC, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI Corporation, NTT QONOQ, T-Mobile, Telefonica, and Vodafone, which are said to currently be working with Qualcomm on new XR devices, experiences, and developer initiatives, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sp

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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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Meta Quest 2 & Quest Pro VR Headsets Get Price Cuts

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These discounts will go into effect this Sunday. Earlier today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced via Instagram that the company will be reducing the prices of its Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro headsets. Beginning March 5th, 2023, the 256GB Quest 2 will be available for $429.99 (previously $499.99) in the US, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK.

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AWE 2023 Is Right Around the Corner

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Augmented World Expo , AWE for short, returns to Santa Clara this year from May 31 to June 2, 2023. The agenda is still coming together but there’s already a lot to be excited about. Let’s take a look. Morning Keynotes Many XR companies save some of their biggest announcements for the AWE stage. Even when companies aren’t dropping new products, apps, and services, they use the time to inform and inspire listeners about this rapidly developing space.

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Pinterest Commits to AR and Shoppability

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Pinterest has conditioned product discovery into its core use case from the beginning. So as it continues to evolve its monetization, it finds natural places for brand marketing. How does AR feed into that strategy? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Synapse’ is a Telekinetic Shooter Using PSVR 2 Eye-tracking, Coming in 2023

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nDreams, the studio behind Fracked (2021) and Phantom: Covert Ops (2020) , announced Synapse, an upcoming action shooter exclusive to PSVR 2 that looks to evolve Fracked’s run-and-cover gameplay whilst making good use of the headset’s eye-tracking capabilities. There’s still a lot to learn about Synapse, although nDreams says in its PS blogpost announcement that Fracked made a “perfect foundation to build upon with Synapse, ” as the upcoming shooter looks to evol

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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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Report: Meta Is Working On Three New Quest Headsets

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A recent leak could provide new details regarding the company’s hardware roadmap. A new report from The Verge claims that Meta intends on releasing three additional VR headsets over the next several years. This includes a direct follow-up to Quest 2 as well as the more recent Quest Pro mixed reality headset. Citing an internal roadmap presentation shared with Meta employees, the report states that a Quest 3 VR headset is scheduled for release later this year.

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Honor This Black History Month in XR

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February is Black History Month and it’s not too late to honor through the magic of XR thanks to these activations from ROSE, TIME and Meta, and Virbela. Walk Through Black History With ROSE As a Black-owned company, ROSE makes an effort every year to create an immersive and educational experience for Black History Month, and this year the company delivered yet again.

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Will XR Revenue Reach $40 Billion This Year?

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ARtillery Intelligence released a new report that projects XR revenue to grow to $100.8 billion in 2026. How will it reach that lofty total? We examine strategic takeaways in the latest 'Behind the Numbers.' This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta Re-lowers Quest 2 Price & Drops Quest Pro to $1,000

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Meta today announced it’s lowering the price of the 256GB version of Quest 2 as well as its more recent enthusiast-grade standalone, Meta Quest Pro. Meta initially launched a 64GB and 256GB variants of Quest 2 in late 2020 for $300 and $400 respectively. A 128GB version was introduced in 2021, which replaced the 64GB version. To stave off rising costs, the company announced in July 2022 that it was raising the price of Quest 2 128GB and 256GB variants to $400 and $500 respectively.

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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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This VR App Lets You “Step Inside” Your Memories

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Those interested can join the waitlist now. Imagine being able to physically step inside your favorite memories at the exact locations in which they occurred. That’s the idea behind Wist, an upcoming mobile app from the California-based VR startup Wist Labs that turns 2D video into 3D scenes you can watch in augmented reality (AR) or VR. According to the official website , Wist utilizes sensors available on the latest mobile devices to capture 3D data, allowing you to move around and inspe

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Onboarding in the Boardroom: Starting the Conversation on Enterprise VR

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Gaming and social experiences are great uses for virtual reality. However, enterprise VR is also making huge strides to solve big problems in the world of work. Companies that do things like manufacturing, retail management, advertising, and just about anything else have a lot to gain from enterprise VR. But, they don’t always know where to start. Everyone who runs a business making enterprise VR solutions has to have a decent pitch on why companies should sign on, but there are also some organi

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Headworn AR: Fully Actualized But Half Baked

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Though it’s not fully baked today, headworn AR is the form factor that represents AR's eventual endgame and fully-actualized self. Where are we today in that journey and what lessons did we learn in the past year? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Unique Platform Puzzle ‘HUMANITY’ Coming to PSVR 2 & PC VR in May, Free Demo Now Live

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When we first caught glimpse of HUMANITY , it was clear it was going to be a unique experience, although the crowd simulation puzzler was long delayed past the original 2020 launch window. Now Tokyo-based design studio Tha LTD announced HUMANITY is officially coming in May. It was pretty vague what the hell HUMANITY was all about when it was first announced in 2019 , however now the studio reveals its upcoming game is a “unique blend of puzzle-solving and action-platforming,” giving

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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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This Futuristic Tablet Promises Eyewear-Free 3D

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Think of it like the Nintendo 3DS, another handheld device that offers eyewear-free 3D content. ZTE Corporation, a global information and communication technology company, has unveiled the nubia Pad 3D, a next-gen tablet device that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and lightfield technology to immerse users in a variety of 3D experiences. Revealed during Mobile World Congress 2023, the 12.4-inch tablet features an AI face-tracking system that allows you to enjoy 3D games and videos without

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Morpheus Launches Turnkey VR Enterprise Solution

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VR collaboration platform Morpheus announced on Tuesday it had launched its virtual reality (VR) remote collaboration platform to boost engagement across enterprises. According to the virtual-first company, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for firms seeking to create healthier corporate cultures, reduce Zoom fatigue, and “future-proof their business.” The development comes after the enterprise raised $2.2 million USD in pre-seed funding.

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Spatial Beats: Sony, Pico & Roblox

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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 the PSVR2 launch and ups & downs across the XR sector. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta Plans Pricier Quest 3 With Features to ‘fire up enthusiasts’

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Meta’s Quest 3 headset, which the company has confirmed will land this year, is said to be positioned as a slightly pricier headset with features designed to appeal to VR enthusiasts. For Quest 3, due out sometime later this year, Meta may be focusing more on its existing VR customers rather than trying to reel in brand new users. According to a report by The Verge , Meta’s VP of VR, Mark Rabki, told thousands of employees that for the company’s next consumer headset, Quest 3

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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