Items tagged with VR

It is all fun and games until someone loses an eye… or a piece of furniture… or an expensive TV. VR headsets can be a lot of fun but can also cause injury to those who are unaware of their environment. To that end, UK-based insurance company Aviva recently reported it has have seen a 31% increase in the number of... Read more...
The Meta Quest 2, aka Oculus Quest 2, is without a doubt one of the most popular VR headsets on the market. Currently the only two body parts that the Quest 2 tracks are your hands and head. But Meta may have accidentally hinted at a possible future upgrade for "Body Tracking Support". Meta, parent company of... Read more...
Wondering what all the fuss is about VR? The best way to find out is to just dive right in, and the arguably the best value in the world (in terms bang for your buck) is the Oculus Quest 2, or Meta Quest 2 if you prefer to call it that. It doesn't go on sale that often, though if you're willing to pick one up that's... Read more...
PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi says that the metaverse and VR headsets will only serve to divide the virtual and real worlds. The 71-year-old was one of the prominent people behind the creation of Sony's PS1, PS2, and PS3 game consoles. The metaverse has quickly become the buzz word among tech companies and their... Read more...
Facebook is looking into how it can use things like your body language and eye tracking, in order to send you targeted virtual ads. The patent documents provide more insight into how the company plans on monetizing the metaverse. Meta, parent company of Facebook, has made no secret of its intention to move into the... Read more...
The latest buzzword is 'metaverse' and over time, you might get sick of hearing about it (if not already). It seems inevitable as major tech firms have latched onto the term—Facebook even changed its name to Meta (not for the social network, but for the overarching company brand, like Alphabet is to Google). Does the... Read more...
Facebook-Meta has introduced Horizon Worlds to the Meta Quest (formerly known as the Oculus Quest), a place that it says allows you to bring your wildest dreams to life. If you meet all the requirements, you can begin to let your creative juices flow within the metaverse today. Meta, aka Facebook, has been going... Read more...
Have you ever dreamed of having The James Webb Telescope in your own backyard to be able to view it from every angle? Well NASA has come up with an app that will allow you to do just that. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is scheduled to launch in just under two weeks on December 22nd. It is going to be the... Read more...
When consumer virtual reality made a resurgence with the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, many people dismissed it as a short-lived gimmick, with widespread comparisons to the brief hype period surrounding 3D TVs. Those people have not been paying attention to the last two decades' determined efforts to use... Read more...
Facebook is making a virtual play in the remote collaborative workspace, with a new app for the Oculus Quest 2 called Horizon Workrooms. If you and your co-workers own a VR headset (and not just any VR headset, but specifically the Quest 2), this could offer an alternative to the usual suspects, including Zoom and... Read more...
It seems that just about everyone's excited about Valve's Steam Deck, the tiny portable computer with big PC gaming aspirations. Right out of the gate, just securing a position to pay for one was a hot commodity on online marketplaces like eBay. That doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon, either. Already... Read more...
In a move that might not sit well with some people, Facebook has begun testing in-game ads when using the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. Dubbed an "experiment," Facebook is kicking things off in Blaston from Resolution Games, as well as a couple of other unspecified developers who will be beaming targeted ads at players... Read more...
With mobile phone displays switching over to OLED panels, companies like Japan Display Inc., specializing in LCD screens, face the consequences. However, OLED panels are not perfect, nor can they do everything, such as displays in virtual and augmented reality headsets. The pixel density of LCDs simply cannot be... Read more...
In case you have not heard, NVIDIA's DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology is, quite literally, a game changer. NVIDIA really hit its stride with DLSS 2.0, which retained the same performance benefits of DLSS 1.0, but with much better image quality than what we saw out of the gate. Simply put, DLSS is pretty... Read more...
In case you were wondering, HTC is not disappearing from the virtual reality space. Just the opposite, the company has introduced a new high-end PC VR headset, the Vive 2 Pro, with some significant upgrades over the previous generation model. Chief among them is a 5K resolution display. That works out to 4896x2448... Read more...
Back in February, Sony shared the first details of its next-generation virtual reality system that is headed to the PlayStation 5, but stopped far short of serving up any juicy nuggets. Sony said the next-gen model will enhance the resolution, tracking, and input, and connect with a single cable. Fast forward to today... Read more...
It was a solid two-year run for the Oculus Rift S, which helped make VR gaming on PC a little more affordable (the headset launched at $399). These days, however, Facebook is far more interested in its wireless Oculus Quest 2 headset to serve the mainstream VR segment, and has ended production of the Rift... Read more...
In March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on a podcast to talk about the future of augmented and virtual reality. In his discussion, he explained that he wanted to see Facebook manufacture its own hardware and thought that the platforms would be the next big thing in tech. Furthermore, he explained that interacting... Read more...
Last year, Facebook unveiled the Oculus Quest 2, a Snapdragon XR2 powered standalone VR headset for just $299. While the specs and features are nothing to balk at, it seems what is presently available as far as processing goes is not enough for Facebook. In an interview posted yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg delved into... Read more...
Last week, Sony teased the next generation of PlayStation VR with DualSense technology, which got many gamers excited. As that new headset and technology is still on the horizon, current PSVR gamers want new games to play with their current hardware. Today, Sony brought back the PSVR Spotlight to announce six new... Read more...
At this year's Ignite conference, Microsoft unveiled a new mixed reality platform powered by Azure that brings holographic teleportation (or "holoportation") into the forefront of today's digital landscape. It is called Microsoft Mesh, and it uses 3D capture technology to beam images of people into a virtual scene... Read more...
There have reportedly been some major leadership changes at Apple recently. Sources from Apple have stated that Dan Riccio is now focusing on the company's augmented reality and virtual reality projects. His new leadership role will hopefully help Apple to overcome the delays its AR and VR devices have... Read more...
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