Meta jacks up price of two year old Meta 2
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 July 2022 11:04

Meta jacks up price of two year old Meta 2


Nothing attracts buyers of old tech more than a price increase

While the social notworking site Meta appears to want to get everyone on board with its metaverse vision, it seems it is taking an odd approach. 

VR helps cure phobias
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 10:56

VR helps cure phobias


Kiwi shrinks discover 

A six-week clinical trial of a phone-based app called oVRcome, which is designed to treat phobias using a combination of mindfulness modules and virtual reality exposure therapy, has been successful.

Microsoft ex used VR to watch erotic pillow fight
Published in IoT


In the office

Software King of the World Microsoft apparently has a problem with its managers using VR to watch soft porn in the office.

Google sharks virtual reality outfit Raxium
Published in News
Thursday, 17 March 2022 13:04

Google sharks virtual reality outfit Raxium


LED for augmented and mixed reality devices

Google has written a cheque to buy Raxium, a "five-year-old startup that develops tiny light-emitting diodes for displays used in augmented and mixed reality devices."

Mozilla gives up on its VR web browser
Published in News
Friday, 04 February 2022 12:20

Mozilla gives up on its VR web browser


You are going to have to use Igalia instead

In another blow to VR, Mozilla announced it's shutting down its Firefox Reality browser -- the four-year-old browser built for use in virtual reality environments.

Facebook gives up on VR and AR OS
Published in AI
Thursday, 06 January 2022 13:27

Facebook gives up on VR and AR OS


Will lean on Google 


Facebook parent company Meta has stopped development of a new software operating system to power its virtual reality devices and upcoming augmented reality glasses.

Sony works out a way to spoil VR
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 11:37

Sony works out a way to spoil VR

 
Everything is about adverts

Sony Interactive Entertainment has worked out how to destroy VR by inserting adverts.

VR headset damaged my eyes
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:19

VR headset damaged my eyes


Developer worried

Software developer Danny Bittman tweeted about how he's convinced that his eyesight was damaged from wearing a VR headset for hours a day.

Let’s not get Physical, use Video, VR conferencing
Published in Mobiles


Analysis:
The age of always-connected, 5G and XR is now

Olivia Newton-John released her song Physical in 1981. March and April 2020 have been full  of news of the unfortunate COVID-19 around the world, but I wanted to point out that despite the desperation, this is a time for technology to thrive. Let’s not get physical to save lives and instead use connectivity Wi-Fi or 5G in an always-connected device is possible and in VR or AR.

Valve reveals Half-Life: Alyx system requirements
Published in Gaming


Only minimum requirements for now

Valve has now revealed its VR-only Half-Life: Alyx, a prequel to Half-Life 2 and developed on Valve's Source 2 engine, and today, we see its first system requirements, at least the minimum ones.