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The Apple Car Could Feature VR Technology And No Windows

VRScout

Who needs windows when you have VR? It was back in 2014 that Apple first began the development of its own automotive vehicle.

Meet me at AWE 2022!

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It’s been a heavy period, but I managed to survive :P, and now I’m ready to travel again! Today I’m departing to go to France to do some business meetings (and offer a pain au chocolat to my colleague Fabio), and then I’ll get back to the USA to attend AWE 2022 !

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Qualcomm’s Latest AR Glasses Reference Design Drops the Tether, Keeps the Compute

Road to VR

Qualcomm has revealed its latest AR glasses reference design, which it offers up to other companies as a blueprint for building their own AR devices.

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The State of Metaverse Real Estate: Who’s Investing and What They’re Looking For

ARPost

While the metaverse is still an emerging concept, investors, companies, celebrities, and crypto enthusiasts are already shelling out thousands and up to millions for metaverse real estate, or digital worlds made up of pixels.

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. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

This Environmental Art Exhibit Is Powered By Mixed Reality

VRScout

Mixed reality meets environmental awareness.

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VR Attraction Zero Latency Ditches Backpack PCs in Favor of Vive Focus 3 & Wireless Rendering

Road to VR

Zero Latency, one of the longest running VR attractions in the out-of-home VR space, is dropping the backpack PCs that were once the backbone of the platform. Now the company says it’s moving to standalone Vive Focus 3 headsets with wireless delivery of PC-rendered VR content.

Mental Health Awareness Month in XR

ARPost

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are plenty of XR applications and outfits that deserve highlighting. We’ve teased out a couple of projects and products that deserve a closer look. Hit the Mind Gym in Virbela.

Google Wants To Deliver World-Scale AR Using Google Maps

VRScout

Google Maps is getting a major upgrade. During Google’s 2-hour long 2022 I/O event last week, the company made a number of exciting announcements, including the reveal of a new mid-tier phone as well as a pair of AR glasses capable of translating multiple languages in real-time. .

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Qualcomm Cuts the Cord

AR Insider

Qualcomm has unveiled a new reference design for smartphone-tethered AR glasses. without the tether. Running its flagship Snapdragon XR2 processor, they provide a North Star for OEMs' next AR evolution. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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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

Sense Arena Secures $3M to Expand Ice Hockey VR Training Tools, Add New Sports

Road to VR

VR ice hockey training company Sense Arena announced that it’s closed a $3 million investment round, something the startup says will be used to support continued development on its ice hockey training platform as well as expand to new sports.

An Epic Cannes Film Festival Experience in the Fortnite Metaverse

ARPost

The Cannes Film Festival , one of the world’s most prestigious film fests, is coming to the Fortnite metaverse. Brut. , an official media partner of the festival, offers a cinema experience like no other for gamers and film enthusiasts.

Metaverse School Teaches Kids How To Code For VR/AR

VRScout

Camp K12 is helping educate the next generation of VR, AR, and metaverse creators. It seems as though every industry is investing in the growing metaverse trend.

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Google Lens Reaches 8 Billion Monthly Searches

AR Insider

At Google I/O, there was a notable nugget buried in all the keynote action: Google Lens is now used for 8 billion visual searches per month - 2.5x year-over-year growth. We break down the strategic implications in this week's Data Dive. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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 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.

Preview: ‘Shores of Loci’ is a Gorgeous 3D Puzzler Coming to Quest 2 & SteamVR Next Week

Road to VR

First time VR studio MikeTeevee is soon to release Shores of Loci , a 3D puzzle game backed by gorgeous and fantastical visuals. The game is set for an Early Access release on Quest 2 via App Lab and SteamVR on May 24th.

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Blippar Plans US Expansion Amid Rising Profits

ARPost

UK-based WebAR studio Blippar is planning an impending US expansion. To understand what that means for the US and for the company, ARPost reconnected with CEO Faisal Galaria. What Brought Blippar to This Point.

Left 4 Dead VR Mod Features Full Motion Controls

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Will AR Bring Augmented Cybercrime?

AR Insider

AR and VR will bring all new advantages and business opportunities. But their levels of user interaction could also have a dark side: heightened vulnerability to cybercrime. We take a look. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors Thought Leaders

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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.

Team-based Combat Game ‘World of Mechs’ Coming Exclusively to Quest 2 May 26th

Road to VR

A new squad-based online battle game called World of Mechs is coming exclusively to Meta Quest 2 on May 26th, and it’s promising a bevy of mechs to pilot.

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Why Black Holes Slow Down Time As You Get Closer To One

Slashgear

From swallowing up entire stars to warping the very fabric of space-time and generating massive gravity forces, black holes seem to do unnatural things. Science

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This Motion Simulator Lets You ‘Walk’ In VR While Sitting IRL

VRScout

A VR motion sim designed for gaming, multimedia entertainment, and workplace productivity. SitWalk is a new VR motion simulator from VR hardware and software company Mr. Art Digital Technology that allows you to move naturally throughout the virtual world from a seated position.

Are ‘Captions for the Physical World’ AR’s Killer App?

AR Insider

The term killer app is thrown around a lot. But real killer apps have a few common qualities, including utilities that have inherently-frequent usage, and major addressable markets. We examine in light of AR. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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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.

Report Details Apple MR Headset Design Challenges & Internal Hurdles

Road to VR

Apple is a notorious black box when it comes to internal projects, although sometimes details based on supply chain rumors shed a sliver of light on what might be happening with the company’s AR/VR headset behind closed doors.

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12 Best Uses For Old Laptops

Slashgear

Have one (or several) old laptops lying around your home? What you actually have is a productivity master waiting to reach its full potential. Technology

Reality TV Meets The Metaverse In This Interesting New Project

VRScout

Welcome to The Real World: Metaverse Edition.

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Spatial Beats: Google, Meta & Snap

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, we look at Google's latest AR announcements, Meta's Cambria reveal, and Snap's live events play. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.