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Thursday, 29 July, 2021 UTC

Facebook’s next hardware launch will be its Ray-Ban ‘smart glasses’

What exactly the glasses will look like or how they will function is unclear. Facebook’s next hardware launch will be its long-awaited Ray-Ban ‘smart glasses,’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed on an earnings call this week. When exactly the glasses will ... more - theverge


Thursday, 29 July, 2021 UTC

Varjo XR-3 Hands-on: Varjo’s Headsets Keep Getting Better, Even as They Get Cheaper

By now it can be said that Varjo is making the world’s most high-end VR headsets, and not just because they’re slapping on a hefty price-tag. With a core premise of ‘retina resolution’ that really delivers, Varjo’s headsets keep getting better even as ... more - roadtovr.com


Thursday, 29 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus recalls Quest 2 headset pads after skin rashes

Quest 2 headset owners are urged to claim a free silicone cover to avoid skin issues. ... more - bbc.co.uk


Thursday, 29 July, 2021 UTC

‘Garry’s Mod’ Sequel ‘s&box’ Details Initial VR Support

S&box is an in-development sandbox game designed as a sequel to the legendary Garry’s Mod (2006) , a game that turned Valve’s Source Engine into a multiplayer playground and content creation tool which has spawned games, memes, and machinima. In ... more - roadtovr.com


Thursday, 29 July, 2021 UTC

Zuckerberg says Facebook's Ray-Ban smart glasses are coming soon

If you've been anxiously awaiting Facebook's smart glasses, we have some good news for you: They're slated to be the company's next consumer device. CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the news on Wednesday during Facebook's second quarter earnings call, while ... more - mashable


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Classic Point-And-Click Game ‘Shadowgate’ Coming To VR

The legendary fantasy-adventure franchise has been reimagined for Oculus Quest headsets. Back in the early days of gaming, before big-budget shooters and complex RPGs, there were point-and-click games, digital adventures in which players interacted with ... more - vrscout


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Hologate X Takes Free-Roam VR To The Next Level

The popular location-based VR provider has revealed a new free-roam VR platform alongside a new 4D multiplayer experience. With over 400 VR systems located across 35 countries and a total of seven million players worldwide, Hologate is easily one of ... more - vrscout


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

10 Million PlayStation 5 Consoles Sold Globally Sony Confirms

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has never been shy when it comes to celebrating hardware sales milestones. With the PlayStation 5 continually out of stock, instantly snapped up when a retailer even whispers it might be getting a shipment today’s ... more - vrfocus.com


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Supernatural VR Fitness App Update Focuses on Individuality and Efficiency

Each person who commits to improved wellness begins a unique journey with different health considerations, preferences, and goals. Supernatural continues to excel in the real of VR fitness and their latest update focuses on individual needs by providing ... more - vrfitnessinsider


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Watch Valve’s Gabe Newell explain why the Steam Deck exists

Image: IGN Valve president Gabe Newell has given a rare interview to IGN , where he talks about why the company’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld exists and the philosophy the company had when designing it. The interview is worth a watch to see Newell and ... more - theverge


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Erotic VR RPG Iragon Turns up the Heat on Kickstarter

There are plenty of ways to get hot under the collar in virtual reality (VR) with Repulse Game Studios currently developing a rather steamy experience called Iragon. Having been in the works for three years the studio has just launched a Kickstarter ... more - vrfocus.com


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Facebook Creates New Internal Organization to Build “the Metaverse”

Facebook Reality Labs, the company’s AR/VR research and development team, announced the creation of a special product group focused on developing its future vision for “the Metaverse.” Apparently Facebook is betting big on the idea too, as it hopes in ... more - roadtovr.com


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

5 key points to consider before creating a Successful Augmented Reality App

5 Key Points to Consider Before Creating a Successful Augmented Reality App Here are the most basic vital points to consider before creating any Augmented Reality app. 1. Do you really need AR? Why should you go for Augmented Reality, and why not other ... more - arvrjourney


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

4 Use Cases of Augmented Reality in 2021

Augmented reality is a technology that lets you interact with 3D models, objects, places, animals, humans, everything in real life. It lets you create and visualize things from the real world in your device which can be used in different sectors like ... more - arvrjourney


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Hologate X Next-Gen Free Roam Platform to Debut in September at Hologate World

Earlier this year, location-based entertainment (LBE) specialist Hologate announced it would be launching a flagship location in Germany called Hologate World. This week, the company has revealed its next-generation platform Hologate X will make its ... more - vrfocus.com


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Army of the Dead VR is Heading to London in September

Netflix has released some exciting TV shows and movies during the course of 2021, one of the biggest films being Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. As revealed in May, the movie is accompanied by a travelling location-based VR experience (LBE) called Vive ... more - vrfocus.com


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus is “All in on OpenXR,” New Developer Features Will Come to OpenXR Only

Oculus is making hard shift away from its proprietary developer APIs in favor of OpenXR, an industry-backed project that aims to standardize the development of VR and AR applications. As of the latest SDK update, the company says OpenXR will become “the ... more - roadtovr.com


Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 UTC

Jurors could use VR to visit crime scenes, and help them reach a verdict

VR headsets could eventually become appropriate court attire. Virtual reality is frequently used for both entertainment and education, immersing people in computer-generated environments. Australian researchers are now looking into the benefits VR technology ... more - mashable


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus Offering Free Quest 2 Cover, Confirms 128GB Model

Facebook is temporarily pausing Oculus Quest 2 sales after reports of skin irritation due to the foam face cover. In an official blog update, the company states that the removable foam facial interface that comes included with the Quest 2, as well as ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Quest 2 Facepad Recalled Over Skin Irritation, Sales to Resume with 128GB Model & Silicone Facepad Cover

Facebook announced today that it has paused the sale of Quest 2 globally while it works to include a silicone facepad cover with the headset going forward. The move was prompted by what the company says was a “very small percentage” of customers who ... more - roadtovr.com


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

A guide to the best tablets out there

Even if you have a very capable smartphone and a nice laptop, tablets are still a worthwhile hunk of tech to add to your arsenal. The touchscreen that can be carried anywhere makes for a portable studio for creatives, a crucial sidekick for commuters ... more - mashable


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

I Went To Cannes XR And Saw The Future (And The Past)

Arriving in Cannes for the film festival is a remarkable experience. Everything you’ve been told about it is true, immaculately dressed people, palm trees, yachts… The French, as you may or may not know, do festivals very well. But I wasn’t here to see ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 face pad recall and a new tiny bummer for early adopters

The release of the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was given a bit of a kick in the pants by reports of skin irritation on the faces of some users. Though Oculus suggests that “a very small percentage of users” reported said skin irritation where the foam portion ... more - slashgear


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 Sales Paused Until Late August Due to Facial Interface, Silicone Cover Incoming

Not long after the launch of Oculus Quest 2, a small number of users reported irritation on their faces due to the headset’s foam facial interface. While Facebook maintains there’s nothing wrong with the product, today there’s been a massive development ... more - vrfocus.com


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 128GB Edition Confirmed, 64GB Model Discontinued

After rumours circulated last week that Facebook would be improving the base Oculus Quest 2 by upping its storage capacity from 64GB to 128GB, today there’s been confirmation. And in the most unlikely fashion. Sales of the headset have now been halted ... more - vrfocus.com


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Introducing a New Silicone Cover for Quest 2’s Facial Interface, Plus a 128GB SKU

Since Oculus Quest 2 started shipping, we’ve heard stories from people about the experiences they’ve unlocked—connecting with family and friends over games, staying productive with... ... more - oculus


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Facebook is giving the Oculus Quest 2 a storage bump and recalling its foam face masks

Facebook is pausing worldwide sales of the Oculus Quest 2 while it upgrades the headset’s storage and replaces its foam facial covers with a new silicone design. Starting August 24th, all Quest 2 virtual reality headsets will come with a minimum of 128GB ... more - theverge


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Weird and Wonderful Vintage Analog Clocks!

Sean Charlesworth from Tested shares one of his passion projects: collecting, restoring, and creating displays out of vintage mechanical clocks. Taking apart a few pieces from his collection, Sean shows the beautiful mechanisms that operate these timepieces, ... more - [email protected]


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Facebook Creates Metaverse Product Group Featuring ex-Oculus Exec Jason Rubin

If you think the word “metaverse” is just a buzzword being thrown around by big tech companies at the moment you’d be both right and wrong. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the biggest evangelists for the idea of a metaverse and this week has ... more - vrfocus.com


Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 UTC

Eyes Wide Shut, Ears Wide Open – The Promise and Challenges of Audio-Based Augmented Reality

On a Saturday last month, I sat on a park bench with my headphones on and eagerly watched a timer counting down on the app on my phone. As… Continue reading on AR/VR Journey: Augmented & Virtual Reality Magazine » ... more - arvrjourney