Items tagged with metaverse

Apple's long-rumored mixed reality headset is reported to incorporate 14 cameras that will enable lifelike human avatars in a metaverse environment. The headset is currently expected to be announced by the end of 2023. A mixed reality headset from Apple has been in the works since 2015, and has seen its share of... Read more...
Spotify and Roblox have teamed up to build an island in the metaverse where you can hang out with all your friends and listen to some tunes. This collaboration makes Spotify the first music streaming brand to have a presence on Roblox with the creation of Spotify Island. Roblox and Spotify have created large fan... Read more...
Exciting news for metaverse creators! Creations inside Horizon Worlds, the Metaverse anchor platform of the Facebook parent company Meta, is currently testing monetization. That is great news, except it seems like the creators are hearing "Taxman" by the Beatles resounding through their headsets. "Creator... Read more...
Epic Games has made it be known it is building its own version of the metaverse and that's all it took for Sony and Lego's parent company Kirkbi to reenact the "Shut up and take my money!" meme. Sony and Kirkbi participated in a $2 billion round of funding, with each company committing to ponying up $1 billion for the... Read more...
Do you know what your kids are playing these days? There's it a good chance it's either Minecraft or Roblox, or both. They're each immensely popular (hence why Roblox's CEO is due for a $233 million payday), and they're going to get some competition from Lego and Epic, which have entered into a long-term partnership... Read more...
Qualcomm today announced the launch of its Snapdragon Metaverse Fund, which will dole out up to $100 million to developers and companies building unique and innovative immersive extended reality (XR) experiences. It's also teaming up with Square Enix to collaborate on Snapdragon Spaces, an XR developer... Read more...
Audi is bringing the metaverse to the automotive industry with the first ever virtual-reality entertainment from Holoride. Audi owners will be able to take advantage of this new technology beginning in June of this year. Kids nowadays will probably never know the feeling of being utterly bored on a long trip. They... Read more...
Facebook is betting big on the so-called metaverse, hence why it rebranded the company Meta to reflect where Mark Zuckerberg and the gang believe the internet is headed. Only time will tell how it all plays out. In the early going, though, the metaverse is rapidly expanding, or at least that's the case for Meta's... Read more...
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...
There will be plenty of places to watch Samsung's next big Galaxy Unpacked event live as it unfolds, including several streaming locations across places like Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube (to name just a few of many). In addition, you can watch Samsung its next-generation flagship smartphone (presumably the Galaxy... Read more...
Last week, we wrote about a report that Microsoft recently ditched its plans for the device that would have launched as the HoloLens 3, according to three insiders. However, the claim of these insiders goes against Microsoft’s official messaging regarding HoloLens. Frank Shaw, Microsoft’s spokesperson, without... Read more...
It seems unlikely that anyone would be unclear on why Microsoft decided to purchase Activision-Blizzard. The massive gaming megacorporation has more hit franchises that are household names than you can count your hands, and Microsoft is obviously intent on cashing in on the explosive gaming market even more. If you... Read more...
Microsoft's HoloLens 3 future appears to be uncertain, as reports indicate a lack of direction when it comes to the future of the mixed-reality headset. At least one source believes plans for the headset have been scrapped altogether. Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) headsets have taken the stage front and... 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...
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...
Two Replicator "virtual twin" environments. Long before Facebook rebranded itself as Meta, and even before its CEO introduced the idea of the "metaverse" to the masses, it's been an attractive concept to creators. After all, one perfect use-case for the "virtual conference" concept is as a collaborative creative... Read more...
Over 1 billion Facebook users opted in for its Face Recognition system to automatically recognize them in photos, allowing them and other users to easily tag photos on the site. Today Meta, Facebook's new parent company, announced that it is pulling the plug on that system and erasing the faces from its servers on the... Read more...
Remember when having an online presence meant coming up with a clever nickname? It's been that way since the AOL days (these days it's better known as a 'gamertag', depending on the platform), but as companies push the idea of a so-called metaverse, you better think about what kind of avatar you want to represent you... Read more...
Facebook recently said it was looking to do a rebrand amidst the scandal that was caused from release of internal company documents. Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced that rebrand and it is simply Meta. Zuckerberg has been talking about moving Facebook as a company into what he calls the "metaverse," So, it is no... Read more...