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M1X MacBook Pro event: What to expect from Apple on October 18

The moment many an Apple fan has been waiting for is almost here: The company today announced its second fall ‘special event’ of the year, where it almost surely will reveal its latest set of ARM-powered MacBook Pros. The event will stream from Apple.com and YouTube on October 18 at 10 AM PT. There’s a …

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The moment many an Apple fan has been waiting for is almost here: The company today announced its second fall ‘special event’ of the year, where it almost surely will reveal its latest set of ARM-powered MacBook Pros. The event will stream from Apple.com and YouTube on October 18 at 10 AM PT.

There’s a good chance we’ll see some other devices show up too — here’s what you should expect.

Probably: New ‘M1X’ 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros

We’ve been hearing rumors for ages that Apple is planning to announce new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros in 2021, and next week’s event sure seems like the time for for it. The devices are expected to ship with a more powerful version of the M1 chip in the existing Apple devices like the current MacBook Air and iMac.

Although this new souped-up processor has often been dubbed ‘M1X’ — Apple has even used the term as a tag in a YouTube video — it’s not clear if that’s what the new chip will actually be named. In any case, you can expect a significant performance leap over the M1, which already provides the best performance-per-watt on the market. The M1X is rumored to add an extra two cores, bringing the count to 10.

Perhaps more importantly, the devices should show significant GPU gains in order to compete with devices that have dedicated graphics cards — rumors have pointed to a new 16-core and/or 32-core GPU, instead of the 8-core GPU in M1 devices. Of course, it’s still possible Apple plans to work with AMD on a dedicated GPU instead as it has in the past, but that seems unlikely at this point.

Processing power aside, the devices may also debut Mini LED on a MacBook for the first time, allowing for nearly-OLED-like contrast and super bright displays. The technology showed up on the iPad Pro this year and it’s only a matter of time until it makes its way to MacBooks — not to mention we’ve been hearing rumors about it for ages.

A recent leak also suggests Apple is going for a taller aspect ratio this time around, closer to 3:2 than its traditional 16:10.

Other expected specs include a 1080P webcam, a new MagSafe connector, an SD card slot, and even — gasp — an HDMI port. The devices are also expected to start at 16GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

As a Windows guy, I feel like I’m living in a bizarro world, where the ‘Apple Tax’ actually gets you more ports and better performance than you can find on most comparable Windows machines, not just an alternative OS and cool design (by comparison, the Surface Laptop Studio has just two Thunderbolt 4 ports and the optional Surface Connect dock.). That is, if the rumors pan out.

Oh, and the Touch Bar is supposedly going away too. Good riddance.

Apple Special Event M1X Macbook Pro October 18 2021Apple’s event invite hints at something… fast. The streaks of ‘dots’ may also allude to the Mini LED display, but maybe I’m looking into that too much.Maybe: Redesigned Mac Mini

The Mac Mini already made its Apple Silicon debut last year, but that doesn’t mean Apple is done switching things up.

The company is reportedly planning to reveal a new Mac Mini, this time with an all-new design and the more powerful M1X processor, or whatever it’s called. It’s expected to come with up to 64 gigs of RAM, four Thunderbolt 4 inputs, two USB-A ports, and a magnetic charging cable like the new iMac.

While we’re almost sure the device will shop up sometime in the next few months, there have been some reports of delays, so it may not be ready quite for next week.

Maybe: AirPods 3

It’s been rumored that Apple plans to refresh the cheaper AirPods for a while now and after they didn’t show up in September, they could make an appearance here.

Leaker Max Weinbach (through his @PineLeaks account) has previously suggested these will come with a larger battery and will offer wireless charging as standard. He also claims they will offer better bass than earlier models.

Other rumors have suggested they will adopt a design more like the AirPods Pro, including shorter stems.

Although I do think the new AirPods are on the way, it’s also completely possible Apple will announce them separately; the AirPods Pro were a whole new product back in 2019, yet Apple announced them via a boring old press release.

Unleashed! These next six days are going to speed by. #AppleEventpic.twitter.com/0ops2bVPvl

— Greg Joswiak (@gregjoz) October 12, 2021

Probably not: New MacBook Air

While the next MacBook Air is expected to receive many of the same changes as the new MacBook Pros, including a Mini LED display and smaller bezels, it likely won’t debut until next year. On the plus side, it’ll likely come in many pretty colors like the new iMacs, so that might be something worth waiting for.

Probably not: New Mac Pro

Simply put, it’s likely too early for a new Mac Pro. Apple Silicon has proven itself to be incredibly capable, but it’s likely too early for Apple to bring it to workstation desktops designed for high-end, professional applications. Those parts of the tech industry tend to move slowly, and I expect Apple wants to let its new chips penetrate the market more before it brings the tech to its more powerful computers.

Probably not: Apple VR/AR glasses

We know Apple has been slowly building up its mixed reality ambitions for years, but rumors suggest Apple’s first such device won’t arrive until 2022 at the earliest. But who knows, if we’re lucky, we might get a teaser.

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Source: https://www.xycinews.com/m1x-macbook-pro-event-what-to-expect-from-apple-on-october-18/

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Global Healthcare/Medical Simulation Markets Report 2021-2025: Use of VR and AR, Utilisation of Ai and Ml Software in Surgical Procedures & Growing Use of HCIT/EMR

/PRNewswire/ — The “Healthcare/Medical Simulation Market by Product and Service (Patient Simulators, High Fidelity Simulators, Low Fidelity Simulators, Task…

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DUBLIN, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Healthcare/Medical Simulation Market by Product and Service (Patient Simulators, High Fidelity Simulators, Low Fidelity Simulators, Task Trainer, Surgical Simulators, Virtual tutor) By End User (Academic Institutes, Hospital) – Global Forecast to 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The healthcare/medical simulation market is expected to reach USD 3.4 billion by 2026 from USD 1.7 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 15.1% from 2021 to 2026.

The limited access to live patients during training, advancements in medical education, increasing demand for minimally invasive treatments, increasing focus on patient safety, and growing demand for virtual training due to current COVID-19 pandemic are the major factors driving the growth of the medical simulation market.

Moreover, factors such as growing awareness pertaining to simulation education in emerging countries and shortage of healthcare personnel are creating lucrative opportunities for the market players.

“Laparoscopic surgical simulators segment to have the largest share during the forecast period.”

Laparoscopic surgical simulators accounted for the largest share of the interventional/surgical simulators market in 2020. The high adoption of simulation techniques in laparoscopy and technological innovations are responsible for the large share of this segment during the forecast period.

“Academic institutes segment to grow at the highest CAGR from 2021 to 2026.”

Based on end user, the medical simulation market is segmented into academic institutes, military organizations, hospitals and others. In 2020, the academic institute segment accounted for the largest share of the medical simulation market in 2020, followed by hospitals and military organizations.

Factors responsible for the growth of this segment are the gradual shift of focus away from traditional learning, advent of advanced simulation-based technologies, wide utilization of simulation models in medical surgeries, increasing focus on minimizing errors, and cost-effectiveness of procedural training for medical physicians.

“APAC to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.”

The Asia Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Market growth in the APAC region is mainly driven by the increasing focus on medical education, training, & research and the increasing focus on patient safety and increasing healthcare expenditure.

Key players in the healthcare/medical simulation market

The key players operating in the healthcare/medical simulation market include CAE Inc. (Canada), Laerdal Medical (Norway), 3D Systems (US), Gaumard Scientific Co. (US), Limbs & Things (US), Surgical Science Sweden AG (Sweden), Kyoto Kagaku (Japan), Mentice AB (Sweden), Intelligent Ultrasound Group Plc (UK), Simulab Corp. (US), Simulaids (US).

Premium Insights

  • Advancements in Medical Technology is a Key Factor Driving the Market Growth
  • Medical Simulation Anatomical Model Segment and Japan Accounted for the Largest Share of the APAC Market in 2020
  • China to Register the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period
  • North America to Dominate the Medical Simulation Market During the Forecast Period
  • Developing Countries to Register Higher Growth During the Forecast Period

Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Limited Access to Patients During Medical Training
  • Rising Technological Advancements in Medical Education
  • Growing Demand for Minimally Invasive Treatments
  • Increasing Focus on Patient Safety
  • Growing Preference for Virtual Interaction Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Restraints

  • Limited Availability of Funds
  • Poorly Designed Medical Simulators

Opportunities

  • Shortage of Healthcare Personnel
  • Growing Awareness for Simulation Training in Emerging Economies

Market Challenges

  • High Cost of Simulators
  • Operational Challenges

Patent Analysis

  • Patent Publication Trends for Medical Simulation
  • Patent Publication Trends (January 2011-June 2021)
  • Jurisdiction and Top Applicant Analysis
  • Top Applicants & Owners (Companies/Institutions) for Medical Simulation Patents (January 2011 to June 2021)
  • Top Applicant Countries/Regions for Medical Simulation Patents (January 2011 to June 2021)

Industry Trends

  • Use of Virtual Reality (Vr) and Augmented Reality (Ar) in Medical Simulation
  • High-Fidelity Technological Advancements
  • Multimodal Approach in the Development of Simulators
  • Utilisation of Ai and Ml Software in Surgical Procedures
  • Growing Use of Hcit/Emr

Company Profiles

Key Players

  • Cae Inc.
  • 3D Systems
  • Laerdal Medical
  • Gaumard Scientific Co.
  • Kyoto Kagaku
  • Limbs & Things
  • Mentice Ab
  • Simulab Corp.
  • Simulaids
  • Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc
  • Operative Experience Inc.
  • Surgical Science Sweden Ab
  • Cardionics Inc. (Subsidiary of 3B Scientific)
  • Virtamed Ag
  • Synbone Ag
  • Ingmar Medical
  • Medical-X
  • Kavo Dental Gmbh
  • Altay Scientific
  • Simendo B.V.

Other Players

  • Vrmagic Holding Ag.
  • Symgery
  • Hrv Simulation
  • Synaptive Medical
  • Inovus Medical

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Moreover, factors such as growing awareness pertaining to simulation education in emerging countries and shortage of healthcare personnel are creating lucrative opportunities for the market players.

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「たぶんいついつの日か」マーク・ザッカーバーグ氏がOculus Rift 3に言及? | VR Inside

FacebookのCEOマーク・ザッカーバーグ氏は2021年9月21日(米国時間)のFacebook Liveを行いましたが、前日のFB投稿によりOculus Rift3に関する発表があるのではないかとVRユーザーをザワつかせていました。

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FacebookのCEOマーク・ザッカーバーグ氏は2021年9月21日(米国時間)のFacebook Liveにてビデオ通話デバイス「Portal」シリーズの最新モデル「Portal Go」「Portal +」を発表しました。

それに先駆けたザッカーバーグ氏によるFacebook Liveの告知投稿において、PCVRゴーグルOculus Riftの新作モデルを示唆するようなコメントをして話題となっています。

Oculus Rift3はいつ?との問いに「たぶんいつの日か」

9月20日夜にザッカーバーグ氏はFacebookに、翌21日のFacebook Liveで新しい製品についての発表があることを投稿しました。

この投稿へのOculus Rift3についての発表なのかという質問に対し、ザッカーバーグ氏は「たぶんいつの日か」と返信し、Oculusユーザーを中心に盛り上がりました。

しかし、だからといって本当にOculus Rift3が開発されていると言うわけではありません。

というのもザッカーバーグ氏は同じ投稿で

しかし、私たちは今、Questに全力を投じています。結局のところ、必要に応じてQuestをPCにリンクし、その方法でゲームをプレイすることができます。

PC用VRゴーグルから遠ざかるFacebook

PC用VRゴーグルから遠ざかるFacebook

今回の事件についてVRメディアUpload VRは、FacebookがRift Sの販売を停止すると発表したときにPC専用VRゴーグルのプロジェクトがなくなったことを指摘しています。

スタンドアロンとして登場したQuestシリーズは、その後有線接続のOculusLinkと無線接続のOculusAirLinkによってOculusStoreとSteamVRのPCVR用コンテンツを利用できるようになりました。

高クオリティではあるものの消費者向けとしては高価過ぎるといった理由などにより、PC用VRゴーグルはやや販売の低迷がみられます。

そんな中でPC用VRゴーグルとしても使えるという点がOculus Quest2の大ヒットにつながったとする見方もあるようです。

実際、Steamの月次ハードウェア調査レポートによると、Quest2にはすでにOculus RiftSとRiftの合計よりも多くのユーザーがいます。

こうしたことからすると、Facebookは以前ほどPC用VRゴーグルについての情熱を持っていないと考えるのがよさそうです。

今年の初めには、Oculusの創設者でOculus Riftを開発したパルマー・ラッキー氏が、Riftの次世代モデルの生産が土壇場でキャンセルされたとコメントしています。

まとめ

マーク・ザッカーバーグ氏がOculus Rift3に言及したとして話題になりました。

Facebookの現状を考えると、あえて今PC用VRを復活させるとは考えにくく、冗談としてコメントしたと考えるのが妥当でしょう。

とはいえ、

より広い視野角

バリフォーカルディスプレイ

などの高度な機能の搭載が噂されていたOculus Riftの次世代モデルには未だに惜しむ声が多いのも事実です。

今回の出来事もOculusユーザーの新型Riftへの期待の現れと見ることができます。

新型Riftを熱望するOculusユーザーが増えていけばもしかすると、本当にいつの日にか実現するときが来るかもしれませんね。

参考:Zuckerberg On Oculus Rift 3: ‘Maybe One Day’[Upload VR]

9月20日夜にザッカーバーグ氏はFacebookに、翌21日のFacebook Liveで新しい製品についての発表があることを投稿しました。

Source: https://vrinside.jp/news/post-199667/

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Campaign Spotlight: Perfitly, AR/VR-AI virtual fitting room and garment visualization software

Perfitly is an AR/VR-AI apparel e-commerce SaaS solution built to reduce returns and increase sales by allowing the

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Perfitly is an AR/VR-AI apparel e-commerce SaaS solution built to reduce returns and increase sales by allowing the customer to visualize the garments on an avatar based on their measurements.

Recently, we connected with Dave Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of Perfitly, to hear about his experience raising on SeedInvest and his plans for Perfitly.

  • Amount Raised on SeedInvest: $725K+
  • Offering Type: Reg CF
  • Round Size: $1.5M

SeedInvest: How did you find out about SeedInvest and what led you to choose this route of fundraising?
Dave Sharma: Through a comparative survey and credible reviews, SeedInvest seemed among the top-rated platforms; being professional, proven, and expeditious.

SeedInvest: If you could give one piece of advice to an entrepreneur looking to raise on SeedInvest what would it be?
Dave Sharma: Make sure the space will resonate with SeedInvest investors and put in effort to strategically plan out the timing of the campaign by making sure that proposed business updates are actually in place. Lastly, it is good to have reasonable familiarity with SEC/FINRA.

SeedInvest: Now that you’ve had a successful raise, what does the next few months look like for Perfitly?
Dave Sharma: Mostly growth of our customer base and expanding the service at existing large retailers.

SeedInvest: Where do you hope Perfitly will be in five years?
Dave Sharma: We hope to execute our plan of reaching ~200 client retailers of varying sizes by 2025 and becoming the leading data & analytics provider to the industry. And of course, a tech company is never done with enhancing and optimizing its technology as new opportunities open and underlying tools improve. So far, we still have a wide lead in technology and hope to keep increasing it.

For more information about Perfitly, click here.

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