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Will Gen Z Embrace Working in the Metaverse?

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Can the metaverse – though still early and undefined – transform the future of work? Meta clearly thinks so. and so does generation Z. 51% expect to be working in the metaverse in some capacity by 2024. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors Thought Leaders

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Study Shows VR Could Help With Substance Abuse

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Subjects had the chance to go face-to-face with their future selves. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine conducted a study recently showing how VR technology could be used to help those suffering from substance abuse.

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Steam Halloween Sale: 10 Horrifying Deals on PC VR Games This Week

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Steam is looking to knock the cobwebs from your wallet this week by offering up some very spooky savings on PC VR games. Here’s a look at our favorite games currently on sale that are sure to give you a fright this Halloween. Steam’s Scream Fest takes place from now until November 1st.

AWE 2022 – Shiftall MeganeX hands-on: An interesting approach to VR glasses

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At AWE 2022 I had the opportunity of having a very short hands-on with the Shiftall MeganeX glasses, one of the most awaited pieces of hardware in the XR community. And even better, I have also had the pleasure of speaking with the CEO of the company!

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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

Meta’s ‘Body Tracking’ API For Quest Is Just A Legless Estimate

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Quest’s ‘Body Tracking’ API isn’t what it looks and sounds like. Body Tracking API was released on Thursday as part of Movement SDK, which also includes Eye Tracking API and Face Tracking API for Quest Pro.

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Quest Pro Review – Impressive Hardware With a Value Proposition That’s Kind of a Mess

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Quest Pro is here and brings with it some welcomed hardware improvements but a dubious value proposition that’s highly dependent on someone else making the right apps. There’s two ways to look at Quest Pro: A better and more expensive Quest 2.

Will VR Revenue Exceed $28 Billion by 2026?

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ARtillery Intelligence released a new report that projects VR revenue to grow from $$8.3 billion in 2021 to $28.8 billion in 2026, a 28.3 percent compound annual growth rate. We examine strategic takeaways in the latest "Behind the Numbers.". This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Epson Launches Moverio BT-45 Line of Hearty Enterprise Smart Glasses

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Epson has a very diverse selection of AR wearables in its enterprise tech portfolio. This month, that selection got more diverse with the launch of two new smart glasses in a new BT-45 product line. Let’s take a look. The Moverio BT-45 Series.

Cheetos Unveils Digital Neighborhood In Horizon Worlds

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Enter the Cheetoverse. Cheetos has partnered with Meta to launch Chesterville, a digital suburban neighborhood, inside the Horizon Worlds metaverse.

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.

Creator Behind One of Quest’s Best-rated Puzzle Games is Working on New Title Built Entirely Around AR

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Thomas Van Bouwel, the creator behind popular VR puzzle game Cubism (2020) , says he’s working on a new game for Quest built entirely around passthrough AR.

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XR Talks: Snap Doubles Down on AR

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Snap is keeping its eye on the prize and doubling down on AR as it restructures in the current environment. This was a message from an appearance by Evan Spiegel at the WSJ TechLive conference, which we break down in this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

HaptX Gloves G1 Open for Pre-Orders

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HaptX has been one of the most promising XR hardware companies to watch. Their gloves for more immersive XR experiences and interactions are one of the most promising pieces of kit in the ecosystem.

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Meta Confirms Next Quest VR Headset Coming 2023

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The device will supposedly cost somewhere between $300 and $500. The dust hasn’t even settled from the launch of the powerful Quest Pro , Meta’s $1,500 enterprise-focused VR headset and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already confirmed that we are getting another headset next year!

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.

Meta Reality Labs Latest Revenue & Operating Cost Figures Aren’t Going to Make Investors Happy

Road to VR

In Meta’s most recent quarterly earnings call the company shared the latest revenue figures of Reality Labs, the company’s XR division. In the third quarter of the year the division hit new milestones… unfortunately not the kind investors like to see.

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Reality Bytes: Meta, Disney & Google

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This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss Meta's accelerator program in partnership with L’Oreal, Disney’s Web3 immersive music emporium, and Google allows users to control their ad experience. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Commentary Reality Bytes

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Animal Pal: The Newly-Released Pet-Walking AR App

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For many people, having a pet is a dream that may not come true for different reasons, for example, because their landlords don’t allow it. However, the brand new Animal Pal pet-walking AR app might be a solution for these people. You can now have a virtual pet , which you can customize in many ways.

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HaptX Gloves G1 Now Available For Pre-Order

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The HaptX SDK makes it easy for any developer to bring a realistic sense of touch to their VR games and apps. HaptX Inc. has been pushing the limits of haptic technology since the launch of its HaptX DK2 gloves back in January 2021.

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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.

Meta Confirms Next-gen Consumer Quest Headset Planned for 2023

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Meta quietly confirmed that its next consumer-focused Quest headset (likely called Quest 3) will launch in 2023.

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Case Study: AR Gets Big Rigs Back on the Road

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Peterbilt Motors Company developed an AR-guided repair system that overlays 3D models of truck systems for technician guidance. It’s been deployed on iPads across 200+ dealerships. What are the results? we dive in. This post appeared first on AR Insider. ARtillery Intelligence Trend Analysis

Taqtile Announces Free Manifest Maker App

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Taqtile is releasing a free app, Manifest Maker, for digitizing and augmenting work instructions. The app is more than just a trial of the more robust Manifest platform , but also lacks some of the functionalities and features of that full-fledged service.

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VRChat Unveils Hand Tracking For Quest 2 & Quest Pro

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Because motion controllers are so 2020… The popular VR social platform VRChat yesterday announced experimental hand and finger tracking support for Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro, allowing standalone VR players to ditch their motion controllers and interact with the in-game world using their own two hands.

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.

Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Hubris’ Coming to PC VR Headsets in December, Quest 2 & PSVR 2 in 2023

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Belgium-based 3D animation and VR studio Cyborn today announced its sci-fi adventure Hubris is finally set to launch on PC VR headsets on December 7th. In Hubris you serve as a recruit of the Order of Objectivity on your way to the Twin planet system to search for agent Cyana.

VRChat Adds Experimental Support For Hand Tracking On Quest 2 & Quest Pro

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The latest beta release of VRChat adds experimental support for hand tracking on Quest 2 and Quest Pro.

Spatial Beats: XR Funding & Schadenfreude

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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 all the news from the spatial spectrum and Meta's barrage of schadenfreude. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Every Meta Quest Pro Accessory Announced So Far

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The Quest Pro is even better with these nifty accessories. The Meta Quest Pro features a generous selection of accessories at launch, from a premium carry case to dedicated VR earphones and everything in between.

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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.