US kid shoots mother for not buying VR machine
See what happens when fantasy gets out of control?
A 10-year-old boy in Wisconsin has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide after he fatally shot his mother after she refused to buy him a virtual reality headset on Amazon.
Meta mocked for making legs a "feature"
Legs are not something to be taken in your stride.
Apparently, the most requested feature for Meta's VR is "legs" and apparently the company is on it.
Meta unveils the Quest Pro "VR device"
High-end VR/MR headset priced at $1,499.99
At its Meta Connect event, the company unveiled its latest VR device, the Quest Pro VR headset, a high-end VR device aimed at enterprise market.
VR patients need less anesthetic
Is there nothing porn cannot do?
Boffins at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers in Boston have published a study indicating that patients wearing VR headsets required less anesthetic during hand surgery.
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
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
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
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
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
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.