Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First

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Every day last year, the average North American consumed over 10 hours of digital media. After the release of Magic Leap One earlier this month – the most anticipated launch in the sector – the industry’s best minds have shifted to content. . One of the largest industry events in North America, the Vancouver-based conference will spotlight how tech giants and startups are creating new ways to visualize and interact with virtual worlds.

HTC Vive Focus launched worldwide: an enterprise standalone headset, starting from $599

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You will be able to finally buy it in Europe and North America for $599, from the dedicated page on the HTC website. After a long wait, finally, the Vive Focus is ready to exit from its home country. HTC Vive Focus Specs. The Vive Focus is HTC’s standalone headset , the one that the Taiwanese/Chinese company wants to use to start making virtual reality widespread.

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Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Like the first HoloLens the device also enables glasses wearers to simply slot the device in front of their spectacles (distinct advantage compared to Magic Leap). Which brings us to the million-dollar question: How much will all this magic cost? To do that, it had to pass the basic impact tests from several protective eyewear standards used in North America and Europe. Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019.

Leveraging 5G Networks to bring VR to South Korea, with Korea Telecom’s Joonmo Park

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Alan: Wow, that's way far ahead of North America. We started the first service in transportation and we launched a pilot VR service in express bus in November 2019 with a company called Kumho Express Bus, which is similar to Greyhound in America.

Leveraging 5G Networks to bring VR to South Korea, with Korea Telecom?s Joonmo Park

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Alan: Wow, that's way far ahead of North America. We started the first service in transportation and we launched a pilot VR service in express bus in November 2019 with a company called Kumho Express Bus, which is similar to Greyhound in America. And I think this is a use case for the technology that we in North America -- and maybe other parts of the world -- have just neglected. Alan: Wow, that's way far ahead of North America.

XR’s School for Innovators, with Circuit Stream’s Lou Pushelberg

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Circuit Stream’s story began in 2015 with Lou traveling around North America, connecting with developers, designers, and creators, pushing the boundaries of immersive experiences. So you mentioned travelling across North America.

Bringing the XR World Together at the VR/AR Global Summit, with Executive Director Anne-Marie Enns

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Anne-Marie: Magic Leap’s doing a workshop. So not just the standard what we’re doing here or on the west coast of North America.

XR's School for Innovators, with Circuit Stream's Lou Pushelberg

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Circuit Stream's story began in 2015 with Lou traveling around North America, connecting with developers, designers, and creators, pushing the boundaries of immersive experiences. So you mentioned travelling across North America. Are they building stuff for Magic Leap? Circuit Stream's story began in 2015 with Lou traveling around North America, connecting with developers, designers, and creators, pushing the boundaries of immersive experiences.

XR's School for Innovators, with Circuit Stream's Lou Pushelberg

XR for Business Podcast

Circuit Stream's story began in 2015 with Lou traveling around North America, connecting with developers, designers, and creators, pushing the boundaries of immersive experiences. So you mentioned travelling across North America. Are they building stuff for Magic Leap? Circuit Stream's story began in 2015 with Lou traveling around North America, connecting with developers, designers, and creators, pushing the boundaries of immersive experiences.

Digital Real Estate in AR, with Darabase's Dominic Collins

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A lot of-- it's amazing how many big companies now are kind of what I call the immersive lasagna that kind of -- whether it be Magic Leap's Magicverse or the real world index and Facebook -- you kind of got these great slides with these, you know, loads of layers with the physical world, or the digital twin, and infrastructure, and all these things that sit on top. So everybody be patient, and the device that's in your hand is the magic window to the world right now.

Retraining for a Post-Retirement World with VRVoice's Bob Fine

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Alan: Slicing fruit in VR is magical, and the fact that they have the haptic feedback to the controller is just. You're right, it is a magical experience. And that's just in North America. This group created a VR experience where you're wearing the VR headset, and it's this magical fairy, and there's a whole story, and then they give you the needle before you even know what happened. You're right, it is a magical experience.

Retraining for a Post-Retirement World with VRVoice’s Bob Fine

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Alan: Slicing fruit in VR is magical, and the fact that they have the haptic feedback to the controller is just… [implied Chef Kiss]. You’re right, it is a magical experience. And that’s just in North America. You’re right, it is a magical experience.

Bringing the XR World Together at the VR/AR Global Summit, with Executive Director Anne-Marie Enns

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Anne-Marie: Magic Leap’s doing a workshop. So not just the standard what we’re doing here or on the west coast of North America. Alan, along with his wife Julie, are members of the VR/AR Association, and as such, one of the annual XR gatherings they look forward to most is the VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver, which is just a few weeks away (Oct 31-Nov 2).

Imagine XR Tomorrow; Build for XR Today, with PTC’s Mike Campbell

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And they’re getting to the point where they’re retiring right here in North America, a lot of the baby boomers are leaving the workforce. And it’s funny, because you look at something like Magic Leap, they raised $3.5-billion, almost $4-billion now.

XR via Sexy Sunglasses, with Vuzix’ Paul Travers

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But if you look at the cross section of America today and look at some of these large venues where somebody shows up sporting some weapons that are designed really for– I wouldn’t say weapons of mass destruction, but, you know, when you– Alan: Not nice things.

Imagine XR Tomorrow; Build for XR Today, with PTC's Mike Campbell

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And they're getting to the point where they're retiring right here in North America, a lot of the baby boomers are leaving the workforce. When you start to combine AR and AI, then you've got-- the world is suddenly this magical place, where you can manipulate data and then display it in ways that we've never really contemplated before. And it's funny, because you look at something like Magic Leap, they raised $3.5-billion, almost $4-billion now.

XR via Sexy Sunglasses, with Vuzix' Paul Travers

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But if you look at the cross section of America today and look at some of these large venues where somebody shows up sporting some weapons that are designed really for-- I wouldn't say weapons of mass destruction, but, you know, when you--. Alan: I have a really great pair of North glasses. And North America alone have thousands and thousands of stores that effectively are an amazing distribution channel already.