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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Everything is about adverts
Sony Interactive Entertainment has worked out how to destroy VR by inserting adverts.
Software developer Danny Bittman tweeted about how he's convinced that his eyesight was damaged from wearing a VR headset for hours a day.
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.
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.