Meta’s VR Oculus Business Said to Be Probed by US States

Multiple states have begun investigating potential violations in how Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, runs its virtual-reality Oculus business, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Two of the sources said the US Federal Trade Commission was also involved in the antitrust investigation. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment. […]

Disney’s New Tech Patent Aims to Bring Metaverse to Theme Park Visitors

Disney may be adopting baby steps towards its entry into the metaverse as it has been granted a patent for creating personalised interactive entertainment for theme park visitors. As per a patent that was approved on December 28, 2021, the multinational entertainment and media conglomerate was granted a patent for technology that enables headphone-free augmented […]

HTC Launches Wrist Tracker Companion for Its Vive Focus 3 VR Headset

HTC Vive Wrist Tracker has been announced by the company at CES 2022 as a controller for the company’s Vive Focus 3 Virtual Reality (VR) headset. The new tracker works in tandem with the Vive Focus 3 headset, and can be worn on either arm. According to the company, the new Vive Wrist Tracker can […]

Baidu Tests Metaverse Waters With New VR App XiRang

Baidu on Monday took its first steps into the metaverse industry with the launch of a virtual reality app, looking to test the waters in what is considered by many to be the next phase in the internet’s evolution. The Beijing-based tech giant joins brands such as Nike and Ferrari in rushing to experiment with […]

Apple Mixed Reality Headset Design Surfaces in Concept Renders

Apple’s mixed reality headset has appeared in new concept renders by artist Ian Zelbo, giving enthusiasts an updated look at what the company’s rumoured headset could look like. The headset is tipped to feature support for both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with support for motion detection. The company’s mixed reality headset is […]

Stanford University Launches First Class Taught Entirely in VR

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technology adoption in a stunning way. Almost every field of work and life is now connected online to their target audience or consumers. Education, too, is a booming sector with more and more students studying online and institutions trying out new ways to teach in hybrid classes. Technology adoption has […]

South Korean Police Mulling VR-Based Driving Test for Elderly People

The South Korean police force is planning to launch a virtual reality-based driving ability test for older people. It has decided to launch research and development of the evaluation test for those aged 65 and above soon and roll out the solution by 2025. South Korea is facing the problem of a rapidly ageing population, about […]

Apple AR Headset Could Arrive in 2022, AR May Replace iPhone in 10 Years

Apple’s AR headset could arrive in 2022, powered by two processors, according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The device could support both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and could sport micro-OLED displays when it is launched next year. Apple has already made strides in AR technology on the iPhone and iPad with […]

Your Next Office Might Onboard and Train You in VR

There are many things the COVID-19 pandemic has helped bring into the mainstream, including an accelerated adoption of technology by individuals and enterprises. More people today appear interested in leveraging technology to work from home. Enterprises, too, are adopting or trying new technologies for a smooth transition. It seems the day is not far when […]

Meta Acquires VR Fitness App Supernatural

Facebook’s rebranding as Meta has been followed up with the acquisition of Within, the company behind VR workout service Supernatural. As per The Verge, Meta recently revealed that the studio behind Supernatural will be joining the company, adding to the roster of studios owned by what used to be known as Facebook’s Oculus division. The […]

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