Items tagged with VR

Are you a Meta Quest 2 user who uses their PC to play higher fidelity VR games? Have you noticed a bit of judder and stutter in your headset if you're on Windows 11? You're not alone, and there's a fix. It is a problem that has plagued Windows 11 virtual reality users since the launch of the operating system in May... Read more...
You may have lugged around a backpack with a laptop inside, but what if the backpack was the PC? That's the idea behind Zotac's VR GO, a wearable PC that's again been upgraded. The latest iteration—VR GO 4.0—packs an 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor paired with discrete NVIDIA RTX graphics, though interestingly... Read more...
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...
We've all heard that a carpenter is only as good as their tools, and that certainly applies to more than just whittling wood and building tables. In the realm of tech, and specifically extended reality (XR) experiences, Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 5G platform is a powerful tool for device makers and developers. Everyone... Read more...
Researchers are looking to target haptics for AR/VR at the second most sensitive and dense of mechanoreceptors, the mouth. So, if you have ever felt your VR/AR experience has been lacking a bit of taste, this will give you something to chew on. Virtual and augmented reality has been making strides in terms of... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Meta is working on a new high-end VR headset, but it's not being made for playtime. The new headset, codenamed Project Cambria, will be "more focused on work use cases" and is set to release later this year. Meta's Quest 2 VR headset is one the most popular options on the market... Read more...
The Second Annual Meta Quest Gaming Showcase that took place this week showed off a lot of really cool entries, but one game in particular displayed something strange in the neighborhood. That's right Ghostbusters VR! Ghostbusters video games have a history almost as long as the popular Sony subsidiary film... 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...
It took a minute, but Sony finally revealed the finished design of its upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset and matching VR2 Sense controllers. At a glance it's not drastically different in appearance than the first-gen PSVR headset (save for the controllers), though it's definitely sleeker and more modern. It's also been... 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...
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...
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