2023

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VRChat Is Coming To Android & iOS Devices

VRScout

One of VR’s most popular social platforms is about to get a whole lot busier. VRChat for Android and iOS mobile devices is currently in development, according to an official developer update shared earlier this week. The company states that the mobile version of the platform is already being tested by select team members. In fact, it’s possible you may have interacted with a phone user already without even realizing it.

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Quest 3 will feature next-gen Qualcomm chipset and cost $499

The Ghost Howls

Breaking news: ahead of The Meta Gaming Showcase, Zuck teased the Quest 3 on Facebook and Instagram. This is what the Zuck has written: Introducing Meta Quest 3. The first mainstream headset with high-res color mixed reality. 40% thinner and more comfortable. Better displays and resolution. Next gen Qualcomm chipset with 2x the graphics performance.

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The Strip Gets Spatial: All the XR at CES

AR Insider

How was XR represented at this year's CES? Charlie Fink goes hands-on, walking 23 miles in four days to get immersed in all the newest gadgetry. We have his first-hand take. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Valve Launches ‘Steam Link’ on Quest for a Direct Connection to SteamVR

Road to VR

Valve today released its first-ever application on one of Meta’s VR platforms. Steam Link allows users to quickly and easily connect their Quest headset wirelessly to SteamVR to play PC VR or flatscreen PC content. Oculus Link / Air Link has for years allowed any Quest headset to connect to a PC to play PC VR content, but it requires users to install and use the long-outdated Oculus PC software.

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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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How metaverse can help the retail industry increase their customer experience

ARVR

The concept of the “metaverse,” a virtual space where users can interact with each other and computer-generated environments in real time, has been around for decades. However, with the recent advancements in technology, the metaverse is now closer than ever to becoming a reality. One industry that stands to benefit greatly from the emergence of the metaverse is retail.

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HPE Empowers Users with Generative AI through Advanced Computing & Cloud Solutions

Bernard Marr

According to the National Registry of Exonerations , since 1989, the wrongly-convicted have lost 29,950 years of their lives thanks to miscarriages of justice in the US legal system. But decades of experience in providing high-performance computing (HPC) and storage solutions to industry mean it’s well-positioned to provide the infrastructure its clients need for their transformative AI initiatives.

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Amazon Unveils Graviton4: A 96-Core ARM CPU with 536.7 GBps Memory Bandwidth

Anand Tech

Nowadays many cloud service providers design their own silicon, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) started to do this ahead of its rivals and by now its Annapurna Labs develops processors that can well compete with those from AMD and Intel. This week AWS introduced its Graviton4, a 96-core ARM-based system-on-chip (SoC) that promises to challenge renowned CPU designers and offer unprecedented performance to AWS clients. "By focusing our chip designs on real workloads that matter to customers, we

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#1206: The District VR Enables Professional DJs to Play Live Social VR Gigs without Mixer Hardware

Voices of VR

Another World VR developers Ioulia Isserlis and Max Sacker thought it was a prank when German Hip Hop legend Dennis Lisk (aka Denyo) reached out via email to collaborate on developing a social VR and a completely virtualized live DJ performance toolkit. But it wasn’t a prank, and they’ve been building a real-time audio engine compatible with Unreal Engine in order to meet the live performance standards of professional DJs to mix, sync, and modulate music in real-time.

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UPDATED: Your Guide to SL20B— Second Life Celebrates Its 20th Birthday with Sixty Sims, June 22nd-July 11th, 2023!

Ryan Schultz

Pioneering virtual world Second Life will celebrate its 20th anniversary with events running from June 22nd to July 11th, 2023, spanning a mind-boggling sixty sims! The theme this year is Our Fantastic Future. Twenty-four of those sims have been set aside for the biggest-ever Shop and Hop event. You can’t get in yet, but you can already get an idea of the futuristic design in these thumbnail images used in the Second Life Destination Guide entries for the SL20B Shop and Hop sims : As in pr

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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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Rumors About The Apple AR Glasses Intensify

Gravity Jack

In recent years, augmented reality (AR) has gained significant momentum as a technology with the potential to transform industries and change the way we interact with digital content. One company that has been at the forefront of AR innovation is Apple, and its highly anticipated AR glasses are expected to have a profound impact on the AR development ecosystem.

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Sony’s New 3D Display Doesn’t Require Any Glasses

VRScout

Sony announced a new addition to its growing lineup of Spatial Reality Displays. Available for purchase next month, the ELF-SR2 is a 27-inch 4K display that can supposedly deliver immersive 3D content without the need for additional hardware, such as augmented reality (AR) glasses or a VR headset. Compared to previous models, the ELF-SR2 features an improved vision sensor and various image quality-enhancing technologies as well as more robust functionality and installation flexibility.

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Dynaimic Apps: How to create a mixed reality experience whose logic is generated at runtime by AI

The Ghost Howls

Today I want to take you on a journey on one of the coolest prototypes I’ve ever worked on, which is about creating Unity applications that can dynamically modify their logic at runtime depending on the user’s needs thanks to generative artificial intelligence. And it will have a happy open-source ending , so make sure to read this article until the very end!

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2023 Predictions: The Creator Economy Collides with AR

AR Insider

There are two related trends we’re tracking: the rise of the creator economy and growth in AR marketing. These high-momentum forces are on a collision course and will fuel each other in 2023. 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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Meta Pauses Quest 3 Elite Battery Strap Sales Amid Widespread Charging Fault

Road to VR

Meta paused shipments of its Elite Strap with Battery for Quest 3 amid widespread user reports of a charging fault that renders the battery useless. Meta says it’s now manufacturing new battery straps that fixes the defect, and that replacements are being handled on a case-by-case basis. We reported earlier this month that the Elite Strap with Battery was facing serious reliability issues among its users.

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Emerging Trends in the VR Gaming Industry?—?2023

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Emerging Trends in the VR Gaming Industry — 2023 Technology is evolving at a fast pace. Imagine if we could pick the visions and ideas and make them come true. 2023 is currently shaping up to be the year of promise for the VR gaming industry. Highly anticipated components have paved their way into the hands of the people. Virtual reality games, in particular, have come a long way from the lukewarm response they received in their early years.

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Valve Launches Official Steam Link PC VR Streaming App On Quest

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Valve just launched a free official Steam Link app on Meta Quest. The app, which is on the official Quest Store and approved by Meta, lets you wirelessly play SteamVR games like Half-Life: Alyx on your Quest 2, Quest Pro, or Quest 3 by streaming from your gaming PC over your home Wi-Fi network. You can also play your traditional non-VR Steam games on a giant virtual screen. 0:00 / 0:26 1× Of course, Quest headsets can already do this.

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The 5 Biggest Fitness and Wellness Technology Trends In 2023

Bernard Marr

Want to get in shape and take better care of your health in the new year? Be on the lookout for these top tech fitness and wellness trends for 2023. The new year is shaping up to be an exciting time for health and wellness. From innovative workout techniques and cutting-edge fitness technology to new approaches to mental health and self-care, there's no shortage of exciting developments on the horizon for 2023.

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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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TSMC: Ecosystem for 2nm Chip Development Is Nearing Completion

Anand Tech

Speaking to partners last week as part of their annual Open Innovation Platform forum in Europe, a big portion of TSMC's roadshow was dedicated to the next generation of the company's foundry technology. TSMC's 2 nm-class N2 , N2P, and N2X process technologies are set to introduce multiple innovations, including nanosheet gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, backside power delivery, and super-high-performance metal-insulator-metal (SHPMIM) capacitor over the next few years.

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#1217: Apple Vision Pro Hands-on Debriefing with Road to VR Editor Ben Lang

Voices of VR

I speak with Road to VR Editor Ben Lang about his hands-on impression of the Apple Vision Pro that he had on Monday, June 5, 2023. Check out his full article: “Hands-on: Apple Vision Pro isn’t for Gaming, But it Does Everything Else Better.” Also see my Twitter thread live coverage of #WWDC23. This is […] I speak with Road to VR Editor Ben Lang about his hands-on impression of the Apple Vision Pro that he had on Monday, June 5, 2023.

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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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Living in the Future

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Meta’s two long-term bets on technologies of the future — AI and the metaverse — each took major steps forward in 2023, and they began to intersect.

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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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Lumus Launches Game-Changing AR Z-Lens At CES

VRScout

These new AR lenses deliver a 2K x 2K resolution experience and address vergence-accommodation conflicts. The Israeli-based augmented reality (AR) company Lumus will be expanding its 2D Maximus platform by unveiling its 2nd generation of Lumus’ Z-Lens waveguide architecture during CES 2023. Not only will this hardware advancement shrink the projector module by more than 50%, but it also enables the development of lightweight and high-resolution AR glasses with seamless Rx integration and o

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Editorial: Apple Vision Pro is a mix of innovation, and year-2016 VR, for a hefty price. But…

The Ghost Howls

I just watched the full keynote of Apple at WWDC , where the company in Cupertino announced the Apple VisionPro headset. I’m sure you all already know what has been announced there, so instead of telling you what you already know, I want to tell you my instinctive reactions just after the announcement. The official video with the full announcement What I was looking for If you are a reader of my weekly newsletter, you know what I was looking for in this announcement.

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The Metaverse is Dead, and We Have Killed It

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I wanted to step away from the typical Reuters-styled banter to speak my mind on the ongoing trend that some media outlets have spearheaded. Many of the articles emerging from this are purporting the death of the Metaverse. These writers reveal their complete lack of knowledge of the Metaverse and covertly undermine the efforts of an entire industry with clickbait propaganda.

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Former Oculus CTO Reviews Bigscreen Beyond: “like a prop for a futuristic movie”

Road to VR

John Carmack, legendary programmer and former CTO of Oculus, is known for giving his unfiltered thoughts on almost every aspect of the XR industry. While he departed Meta in December , concluding his “decade in VR,” Carmack is still very interested in the medium, as he recently went hands-on with one of the latest PC VR headsets to hit the scene, the slim and light Bigscreen Beyond.

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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