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Editorial: This VR cycle may take more time than expected

The Ghost Howls

Two days ago I was reading an interesting editorial about PSVR 2 by Scott Hayden, and my mind started wandering about the current moment of virtual reality, the stasis we live in, and our expectations for the upcoming headset. In this article, I’m going to tell you all the thoughts I had. The new “Autumn” of VR If you’ve read some of my articles this year, you know I’m defining this moment as an “Autumn” for virtual reality.

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Snap’s AR Monuments Mark Community Throughlines

AR Insider

Snap and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art have released a new collection of AR monuments. The third and final series of the Monumental Perspectives features five AR lenses that mark cultural throughlines in various LA communities. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Meta is Reportedly Partnering with LG to Create Apple Vision Pro Competitor

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Meta is reportedly teaming up with South Korean tech giant LG Electronics to offer up competition to the Apple’s forthcoming Vision Pro mixed reality headset, which is slated to arrive sometime in 2024. South Korea’s Maekyung (Korean) is reporting on two new Meta headsets: a low-cost Quest model that will be priced at “less than $200” coming in 2024, and a high-priced model in a joint venture with LG in 2025, which is supposedly set to take on Apple Vision Pro.

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What’s Cooking with Five Guys’ VR Training Techniques

XR Today - Virtual Reality

In the quest for the perfect dine-in experience, restaurants have aimed to improve continuity between their stores. When moving from store to store, proper training has become an essential skill for cooks, chefs, and staff to deliver the top reputations for restaurants. To tap these skills, companies such as Five Guys have moved into the immersive training space with a pilot programme to create optimised learning experiences for new hires and continuing learners.

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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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Meta Reportedly Partnering With LG For 2025 Quest Pro Successor

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Meta is reportedly partnering with LG for future Quest Pro headsets. In November last year South Korean news outlet SBS Biz reported Meta had entered talks with LG Display with the aim of securing OLED microdisplay supply for future headsets. Microdisplays have significantly higher pixel densities and thus can enable higher resolution more compact headsets.

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‘Demeo’ Update Brings Hand-tracking Ahead of Planned Launch on Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro

Road to VR

Resolution Games revealed its popular tabletop dungeon-crawling RPG Demeo now features hand-tracking support on Quest 2 and Quest Pro with its latest mixed reality update. It also includes a few new features to its previously released MR mode that are aiming to appeal to both future owners of Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro. Ahead of Demeo’s confirmed launch-day release on Quest 3 sometime this Fall, Resolution Games announced it’s now pushing out the game’s Mixed Reality

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Metaverse AI: The Rise of AI in the Metaverse

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Metaverse AI innovations could be the answer to the problems innovators are facing today. Hype for the metaverse peaked last year after Facebook rebranded to “Meta”. Analysts even began predicting a lucrative future for metaverse technologies. According to Grandview Research, the global metaverse market will grow by around 41.6% CAGR up to 2030. Yet despite ambitious investors and innovators, it still feels like a true “metaverse” experience is decades away.

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Demeo Now Supports Hand Tracking & Colocation On Quest Headsets

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A new Demeo update, dubbed the Mixed Reality 2.0 update, brings support for hand tracking and colocation. The update comes ahead of the launch of Quest 3 later this year, which is pitched as featuring improved mixed reality functionality. Resolution also confirmed today that Demeo is in development for Apple Vision Pro. 0:00 / 1× In our video above, you can check out some footage of Demeo running in mixed reality with hand tracking.

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K-Metaverse Pavilion Shines at AWE Asia, LITA Studio Wins Auggie for Best App

AR Insider

As one of the largest country pavilions at the conference, the K-Metaverse pavilion at AWE Asia showcased the promise of South Korea’s XR scene. We have the recap and highlights. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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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‘DiRT Rally’ Studio Announces ‘EA Sports WRC’, PC VR Support Coming Post-launch

Road to VR

Codemasters, the EA studio behind the DiRT Rally franchise, announced that is next off-road racing title WRC is set to include post-launch VR support for its PC release. The game is set to land on multiple platforms on November 3rd, including PS 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the EA App, Epic Store, and Steam, however VR support isn’t planned to be a launch day feature.

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Venice Film Festival 2023 Is Cinematic AI’s Coming Out Party

Charlie Fink

Stars optimistic about AI’s cinematic potential.

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Demeo In Development For Apple Vision Pro

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Resolution Games confirmed today that its tabletop dungeon crawler Demeo is in active development for Apple Vision Pro. Demeo is one of the best social VR games available. Up to four players gather around a virtual game board to battle monsters with turn-based combat across successive levels of dungeons across a selection of fantasy-themed campaigns.

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Reality Bytes: Google, Limewire & OpenAI

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we go to school with ChatGPT, pair Alexa together with Google Assistant, and discuss the resurrection of LimeWire. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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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‘Tokyo Chronos’ Studio Announces VR Team Shooter ‘Brazen Blaze’, Coming in 2024

Road to VR

MyDearest, the Japan-based studio behind the Tokyo Chronos VR series, revealed it’s next VR game, a team shooter called Brazen Blaze. The studio describes Brazen Blaze as a “3v3 smack & shoot VR action with a heavy focus on close quarter melee combat.” You’ll be able to “choose from a variety of characters with unique skills to destroy whatever lies in your path to achieve victory,” the game’s Steam page reads.

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This Week In XR: The AI Copyright Mess, Nintendo Back In XR Game, Text to 3D Virtual Worlds By Hiber3D

Charlie Fink

A wave of new mixed reality glasses is set to break - in 2025.

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ASML to Deliver First High-NA EUV Tool This Year

Anand Tech

In a promising sign for the development of the next generation of EUV lithography machines, ASML has revealed that the company is set to deliver the industry's first High-NA extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography scanner by the end of the year. That machine, the 0.55 numerical aperture (NA) Twinscan EXE:5000 pilot scanner, is being developed for chipmakers so that they may learn how to efficiently use High-NA EUV technology.

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6 Ways Vision Pro’s eCommerce Potential is Already Materializing

AR Insider

Apple has long been a frontrunner in exceptional UX. With Vision Pro, it takes things a step further with a spatial UX that conditions users to expect depth and presence in their eCommerce endeavors. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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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European Pricing for Quest 3 Accessories Allegedly Leaked

Road to VR

Meta Quest 3, the company’s upcoming $500 standalone mixed reality headset, is probably going to get a big info dump at Connect 2023 later this month. It appears an ecommerce site in Europe has leaked some of the available accessories and prices. As first reported by MIXED , Netherlands-based online vendor UnboundXR.eu listed a number of Quest 3 accessories and prices ahead of their official availability: Meta Quest 3 Silicone Face Interface (Black) for €49.99 Meta Quest 3 Carrying Case

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Hands-On: Wallace & Gromit In The Grand Getaway Feels Just Like The Films

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Wallace & Gromit in the Grand Getaway captures the essence of Aardman's films in its debut at Venice Immersive. Here is our full hands-on preview. Like many Brits my age I fondly remember watching Wallace and Gromit as a kid. Starting with that initial journey for moon cheese, the duo's follow-up adventures went to many strange places. Between were-rabbits, robot dogs and a certain beady-eyed penguin, it's still a joy decades later.

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The Rise of the Full Body Avatar: The Benefits of Realistic Avatars

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

For Metaverse and XR fans, the full-body avatar has long seemed like a distant dream. Through the years, even the most innovative metaverse companies have struggled to provide users with fully realistic avatars. For the most part, your digital identity on channels like Microsoft Teams and Zoom is likely to consist of a face and a set of shoulders. However, some companies have implemented hand-tracking to convey arm movements in digital landscapes, too.

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Spatial Beats: Magic Leap, NVidia & ChatGPT

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 AI's rise and ML1's fall. 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 (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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‘Border Bots’ is Like ‘Papers, Please’ for VR, Coming to SteamVR & PSVR 2 This Month

Road to VR

It’s been nearly five years since we played the Border Bots VR demo, then called ‘Border Patrol’ , which first introduced the game’s undoubtedly Papers, Please (2013)- inspired border guard simulation. Now the full VR game has an official launch date on PSVR 2 and SteamVR headsets. Border Bots VR is coming to PSVR 2 and SteamVR on September 28th, with a Meta Quest 2 release slated to arrive early next year, the developers say.

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Between Realities VR Podcast ft Daniel Colaianni of AIXR.org & the VR Awards

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In this week's episode of the Between Realities VR Podcast, Alex and Skeeva host Daniel Colaianni, CEO of AIXR. Daniel explains how the VR Awards came to be and what it takes to pull off VR's biggest award show. Other topics include Gamescom highlights and the VR presence at the 80th Venice International Film Festival.

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Leveraging the Medical Metaverse to Increase Patient Outcomes

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

In late August, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its 11th annual Top 10 Emerging Technologies report , highlighting innovative technology solutions that positively impact society. In its report, the WEF named the “Medical Metaverse” among its top emerging technologies of 2023 – alongside flexible batteries, genAI, sustainable aviation fuel, designer phages, wearable plant sensors, spatial optics, flexible neural electronics, sustainable computing, and AI-facilitated heal

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“Seven Ravens” Mixed Reality Masterpiece Premieres At Venice Film Festival

Charlie Fink

The story jumps off the page. Literally.

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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