January, 2023

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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.

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HTC’s upcoming headset name and (maybe) price could have been leaked

The Ghost Howls

Let’s start this 2023 with a leak! I’ve been tipped about the fact that the Korean store of HTC may have accidentally leaked the name of the new Vive headset that will be revealed at CES… and maybe also its price.

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7 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter About XR

AR Insider

The world of XR is vast, and expanding every day. One way to accelerate your XR smarts is through podcasts. There are many out there – too many to cover in one article - but we dive into 7 as a cross-section to get you started. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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BRCvr Presents Re-Burn-23, a Burning Man-Inspired Event, Launches “Blind Burners World”

ARPost

BRCvr , the award-winning virtual version of Black Rock City , will present Re-Burn-23 this month. The global virtual Burning Man-inspired event can be accessed via Zoom and AltspaceVR.

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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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‘Gorilla Tag’ Reports $26M in Revenue, Over 700K Users Played on Christmas Day

Road to VR

Gorilla Tag is undoubtedly a hit. Its primate-centric locomotion style and infectious game of tag has vaulted it into the top spot as the most-rated game on the Quest Store, surpassing even the Meta-owned rhythm game Beat Saber.

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Original Legend Of Zelda Gets An Unofficial VR Remake

VRScout

VR mods bring the NES classic to life in VR on Meta Quest 2 headsets. UPDATE 1.12.23] – We’ve updated the article based on new information about the project’s creator. We apologize for the mistake.*.

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Enjoy an innovative VR concert during the VRROOM Alpha

The Ghost Howls

The time for the big reveal has come. You know that I’ve been very busy the last few months with a project I was working on. Finally, I can tell you what I was working on: a cool platform for VR concerts that you will be able to join on January, 10th! VRROOM.

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Spatial Beats: Microsoft, Apple & WEF

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 the World Economic Forum and Microsoft's XR exit. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis Spatial Beats

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Another CES 2023 Gem: Next-Gen Z-Lens Waveguide Technology by Lumus

ARPost

Lumus has recently launched its Z-Lens AR architecture, which can help with the development of more compact AR glasses in the near future, thanks to efforts that reduced its micro-projector’s size by 50%.

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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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PSVR 2 Unlikely to Ever Work on PC, Says Creator Behind PSVR 1 Compatibility Driver

Road to VR

No more ungainly break-out boxes to contend with; thankfully PSVR 2 connects to PlayStation 5 via a single USB-C cable.

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XR Predictions 2023 – Industry Experts Share their Insights

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Watch on YouTube. XR Today has rounded up some of the XR industry’s experts to share their viewpoints on the biggest trends and technologies shaping 2023.

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Roblox VR Could Be Heading To Quest In 2023

VRScout

The popular kid-friendly MMO would no doubt be a hit on standalone headsets. According to The Verge , Roblox , one of the biggest online video game platforms in the world, could be heading to VR on Meta Quest headsets sometime later this year.

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A few thoughts on the Vive XR Elite

The Ghost Howls

One of the most important XR news from CES has been the reveal by HTC of the Vive XR Elite.

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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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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. Contributors

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RealWear Announces Navigator 520 Assisted Reality Enterprise Headset

ARPost

RealWear’s Navigator series of enterprise “assisted reality” headsets just got bigger. The company recently announced the Navigator 520, an updated version of the series flagship model released just over a year ago. Improvements Due to New “HyperDisplay”.

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‘Thrill of the Fight 2’ Now in Co-development by ‘Fruit Ninja’ Team Halfbrick Studios

Road to VR

Halfbrick Studios announced it’s partnering on development of Thrill of the Fight 2 , the upcoming sequel to the popular VR boxing title.

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Meta to Drop Support for Original Quest Model

XR Today - Virtual Reality

In a recently released email, Meta officially announced its dropping support for its Quest 1 virtual reality (VR) headset on March 5, 2023. The move lets Meta divert its focus towards the Meta Quest 2 and Pro variants.

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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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AR Ski Goggles Display Info While You Shred

VRScout

AR technology makes its way into the mountains.

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All the best AR/VR news from CES 2023

The Ghost Howls

It is a tradition of this blog to have a long roundup of the best XR news from CES every year. Could I make an exception for this year? Of course not. So here you are a collection of the best news in immersive realities from the CES 2023, with many links to go deeper!

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The State of VR Concerts: Findings from the Hottieverse

AR Insider

During the summer of 2022, AmazeVR brought fans the first-ever VR concert tour featuring Megan Thee Stallion. AmazeVR's Joseph Choi takes us inside the "Hottieverse” for insights and findings from the production. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors transfer

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ONTOP Studios Wants to Bring Theaters Back to Life With XR Esports

ARPost

Have you ever seen an empty theater and thought that the space had more potential? It doesn’t even have to be an abandoned theater, just a theater with more rooms than it regularly uses, or a theater that isn’t showing movies at all hours of the day.

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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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Razer Announces Quest 2 Adjustable Head Strap & Facial Interface

Road to VR

Razer is getting into the VR accessory game soon, as the company announced at CES 2023 that it’s selling a head strap system and facial interface built specifically for Meta Quest 2.

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Web3 Presents New Opportunities and Models, says Lloyd’s Fintech Investment Director

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Last Thursday, Lloyds Banking Group’s Fintech Investment Director Kirsty Rutter named Web3 as a key fintech trend for 2023. The company representative outlined how Web3, its bespoke communities, and integrated technology present a new avenue for fintech opportunities.

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This Upcoming VR Game Lets You Control Shadows

VRScout

Silhouette arrives on Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets later this month. Silhouette is a VR adventure puzzler for Meta Quest headsets that allows you to manipulate shadows with your bare hands.

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7 pieces of advice if you have to remotely work as a VR developer from China

The Ghost Howls

You all know that I’m spending a few weeks in China, and apart from eating a lot, I’ve also to keep working remotely at our VRROOM platform for concerts and live shows. I was a bit worried about the possibility of working remotely from here, and some people from the team were, too.

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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.