2022

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Women as Guides for Empathetic Design in VR

ARPost

Gaming is usually not considered a ladies’ activity. Even in the name – a female gamer is not known as a gamer but a “gamer girl.”

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The metaverse enters the Gartner hype cycle (but with a 10+ years outlook)

The Ghost Howls

Ten days ago, the business analysts at Gartner released their “Hype Cycle” for 2022 , and inside there are references to some of the technologies that we in the immersive community care about, in particular the metaverse. Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.

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Qualcomm’s AR2 is the First Chip Built Just for AR

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Qualcomm has announced the latest addition to its fleet: the Snapdragon AR2. Built for AR glasses, it joins the Snapdragon XR chips used across 60+ AR and VR headsets, splitting off into AR-dedicated design. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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AR Mirrors Take Window Shopping To The Next Level

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Virtual try-on technology invades brick-and-mortar stores. Augmented reality (AR) technology is proving to be an immensely powerful tool within the fashion industry.

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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

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Reshape AR, VR, and MR Technologies

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Artificial intelligence is a versatile piece of technology that encompasses a wide aspect of our daily lives, including emerging technologies such as augmented reality , virtual reality , and mixed reality.

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6 Ways VR Elevates Healthcare

AR Insider

VR may have started as a tool to immerse gamers in 3D worlds. But it has evolved into valuable use cases in other industries. One of the most consequential is healthcare. We examine the ways. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors Thought Leaders

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What You Need To Know About Getting An AR Tattoo

VRScout

There are a few important things to keep in mind when getting your first AR-powered tattoo. We’ve seen a lot of cool ways augmented reality (AR) technology has been used to bring the world around us to life with digital content.

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Industrial Metaverse: The Factory of the Future

ARPost

In the modern marketplace, manufacturing is deemed to be the most complex industry. As the pace of change accelerates, it demands the adoption of highly sophisticated, novel digital technologies. Right now, the word metaverse is being tossed around like the word internet back in the 1990s.

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Jeremy Bailenson talks about 1,000,000 Walmart employees training with VR, presence, and the VR “empathy machine”

The Ghost Howls

Today I’m very proud to host on my blog what is probably one of the best interviews I have ever had in these 6 years of career in VR blogging. I promised to celebrate this blog’s birthday with a few cool interviews and this is one of them.

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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.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 VR Mod In Development

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A new mod brings the hit multiplayer shooter to life on VR headsets. A modder going by the name of Ifansnek is currently in the development of an unofficial VR mod for 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront 2.

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NVIDIA announces Unity connector for Omniverse at GTC 2022

The Ghost Howls

[Disclaimer: This article has been written as part of a paid collaboration with NVIDIA. It’s been written by me, on a topic I had an interest in, and trying to convey useful information to the community, so I hope you’ll like it].

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Epic interview with FXG about Pico’s huge VR concerts in China and FM DUO 12K VR camera!

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I had the pleasure of collaborating again with Nikk Mitchell, the fantastic CEO of FXG who is loved by the whole VR community.

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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.

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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.

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Mojo Vision CEO successfully wore a smart contact lens in his eye

The Ghost Howls

Today I report news that I’m pretty excited to write about: the CEO of Mojo Vision has worn in his eye a functioning smart contact lens and used it for around one hour. This is not 2050, but only 2022, and this sci-fi movie thing is really happening in front of us.

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Metal Gear Solid In VR Looks Like A Good Time

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“Snake? Snake!? Snaaaake!” ” A new fan-made mod brings Konami’s legendary stealth action game Metal Gear Solid to life on VR headsets. Well, parts of the game at least.

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Meta Unveils Its Meta Reality Mixed Reality System

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Stereoscopic color passthrough, spatial anchoring, and scene understanding will deliver more realistic mixed reality experiences. According to Sarthak Ray, a product manager at Meta, the ability to see and interact with the world around you through mixed reality opens up new opportunities for VR.

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Who’s Using VR and How Often?

AR Insider

How does VR resonate with consumers? How often are they using it? And How satisfied are they? The latest consumer survey from ARtillery Intelligence and Thrive Analytics tackles these questions, and we break it down for AR Insider readers. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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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.

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Mark Zuckerberg teases a picture of Cambria, to be launched on October, 11th

The Ghost Howls

Today Meta has announced the date of the Meta Connect , the upcoming event by Meta in which it will announce its latest advancements for what concerns VR, AR, and the M-word. The event will take place at 10 am PT on October 11, and it will be fully virtual , like last year.

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Full Sail University to Create Virtual Production Studio

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We usually think about extended reality in terms of display. However, extended reality is also being used in the production of media that may or may not be viewed immersively.

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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.

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Airline Flight Attendant Simulator VR Looks Intense

VRScout

Airline Flight Attendant Simulator VR will be available on December 15th via Steam. Coming soon to VR headsets, Airline Flight Attendant Simulator VR is a consumer version of the actual training software used by major airlines and professional flight schools to train cabin crew members.

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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.

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This Giant VR Bicycle Game Looks Like An Insanely Good Time

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To bring the experience to life, QValem developed his own virtual race track and layered it over the real world.

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Rumor: Roblox Is Coming To The Quest 2

VRScout

Everyone’s favorite kid-friendly metaverse is supposedly getting an official VR release on the Meta Quest 2.

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The most important takeaways from Meta Connect 2022

The Ghost Howls

Meta Connect keynote has just finished: for 90 minutes, Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Bosworth guided us in discovering the upcoming products and partnerships that Meta is developing on its road to the Metaverse.

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Airbus Is Using VR To Sell Custom Luxury Jets

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Customers can use the Meta Quest 2 to design everything from seats to countertops. At some point, we’ve all dreamed of owning a private jet. But what about designing one?

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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.