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US kid shoots mother for not buying VR machine
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 December 2022 09:26

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"
Published in News
Thursday, 13 October 2022 10:36

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"
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 11:55

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
Published in News
Friday, 23 September 2022 11:21

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
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.