Can Virtual Reality Games Lead to Violent Behavior?

Can Virtual Reality Games Lead to Violent Behavior?

Virtual reality is a simulated experience where people interact with computer-generated elements in a seemingly real way.Due to its fully immersive nature, which is becoming increasingly similar to real-world experiences, many are concerned about the effects of virtual violence.

Linux: 29 Years and Counting as a Powerhouse OS

Linux: 29 Years and Counting as a Powerhouse OS

The Linux popularity as a desktop alternative to Windows got a big boost some four years later with the arrival of Ubuntu in 2004.To this day, however, while Linux desktop user base grows, its numbers have never come close to overtaking Microsoft Windows.

Quest 2 Jailbreak Effort Reports Success Bypassing Facebook Services

Quest 2 Jailbreak Effort Reports Success Bypassing Facebook Services

A researcher from the XR community has gained root access to Oculus Quest 2 and is able to bypass Facebook Login.XRSI wants to help extend the same to AR/VR headsets, which would including protecting the right of users to jailbreak devices like Quest 2.

Social Media Companies Top Data Grabber List

Social Media Companies Top Data Grabber List

One reason social media platforms collect so much data is that consumers allow a lot of their data to be collected, observed Liz Miller, vice president and a principal analyst at Constellation Research.

Defending the Right to Repair for XR

Defending the Right to Repair for XR

The unfortunate part is major tech firms are yet to clarify their position on the Right to Repair Act, and more specifically on the activity of jailbreaking, which puts people like myself and many other ethical hackers and researchers at risk.

Deleting your Facebook Account Makes You Lose Ownership to Oculus Games

Deleting your Facebook Account Makes You Lose Ownership to Oculus Games

Last week we brought you a report on how you could end up with a paperweight of an Oculus Quest 2 VR HMD if your Facebook account linked to the headset is banned.

A Vision of the Future From Dell World

A Vision of the Future From Dell World

This year, they spoke on a new branch of engineering that is solely AI-focused, the blended technology revolution surrounding food production, how AIs were intentionally corrupted, and how music, math, and the Internet create new entertainment types.

Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR

Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR

They’ve developed (via IEEE Spectrum) OLED technology that supports resolutions up to 10,000 pixels per inch — well above what you see in virtually any existing display, let alone what you’d find in a modern VR headset like the Oculus Quest 2.The newOLED tech uses films to emit white light between reflective layers, one silver and another made of reflective metal with nano-sized corrugations.

Star Shaman Review

Star Shaman Review

I still feel it needs some tweaks, as do certain other areas of the game, but overall I found Star Shaman to be one of my favourite experiences in VR so far, with it's stunning visuals and fun absorbing gameplay.

Population: One | Review

Population: One | Review

Population: One With the release of the much-anticipated Population: One, the Battle Royale format, still ridiculously popular with games like PUBG and Fortnite, makes its way to VR and, this time, it’s completely untethered.

If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you have linked your old Oculus account to Facebook or created a new one when you set up an Oculus Quest 2 and then decide you want to delete your Facebook account, you will also lose all of the purchases that you have made on the Oculus Store.

Infinadeck wants to put its Ready Player One tech in your home

Infinadeck wants to put its Ready Player One tech in your home

Infinideck, the company that built the omnidirectional treadmill used in Ready Player One is adapting its technology for consumers.The company developed its omnidirectional treadmill technology several years ago, but it never came to consumer markets.

Hotel R'n'R on Steam

Hotel R'n'R on Steam

Local pass and play or solo leaderboards - 10 Setlists makeup a varied selection of game types, from skill-based challenges to all out O.P. destruction to our own version of Prop Hunt “PropSquad”.

VR lessons from Arizona Sunshine's success

VR lessons from Arizona Sunshine's success

Ideally, you would develop these versions in parallel to preserve content and feature parity and allow for cross-platform play in a multiplayer game such as Arizona Sunshine.

VRDays Europe: Speakers, Events, and Ticket Information

VRDays Europe: Speakers, Events, and Ticket Information

Whether you’re able to attend VRDays Europe in-person or you engage in the event remotely, there are four main components: the conferences consisting of exhibitions and speakers, a magazine, satellite events around the world, events in the Church of VR, and an Immersive Funding Market.

Future VR could employ new ultrahigh-res display

Future VR could employ new ultrahigh-res display

By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED – organic light-emitting diode – displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI).

Verizon, Smithsonian Launch Augmented Reality Museum Experience

Verizon, Smithsonian Launch Augmented Reality Museum Experience

"As our first public commissioning venture for the Interaction Lab, we're thrilled to be supporting independent creators and teams in creating new digital tools and immersive experiences with Smithsonian's incredible library of Open Access collections," Carolyn Royston, CEO of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, said.

Apple Glasses Will Reportedly Use Sony's 'Cutting-Edge' OLED Micro-Displays to Deliver 'Real AR Experience'

Apple Glasses Will Reportedly Use Sony's 'Cutting-Edge' OLED Micro-Displays to Deliver 'Real AR Experience'

The report has since been corroborated by display industry analyst Ross Young, who said multiple sources have informed him that Apple is indeed planning to use Sony's microdisplay technology for its head-mounted accessory.

Manifesto Hatched to Close Gap Between Business and IT

Manifesto Hatched to Close Gap Between Business and IT

The BizOps Coalition hopes to bridge the gap between technology investments and business outcomes through an effort called the BizOps Manifesto, which offers numerous guiding principles to help organizations achieve business outcomes based on trust, confidence, and collaboration.

Don’t count HTC out yet — a new Vive has appeared in an FCC filing

Don’t count HTC out yet — a new Vive has appeared in an FCC filing

In the filing, which is a Federal Communications Commission requirement for any product emitting a wireless radio signal, HTC details the wireless functions of the new device as well as a general mockup image containing the location for the FCC certification label.

Open Source Best Practices for Corporate IT

Open Source Best Practices for Corporate IT

This best practice has many benefits for an organization to develop an enhanced ecosystem for their platform, but this is only possible through access to a pool of talented individuals.

HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang Wins Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award

HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang Wins Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award

Today, we are proud to announce that Cher Wang, co-founder and Chairwoman/CEO of HTC has been awarded the ‘Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR).

It’s Time to Try Virtual Reality. Here’s Where to Start.

It’s Time to Try Virtual Reality. Here’s Where to Start.

The goggle-like gadgets, which float a screen in front of your eyes to create a virtual 360-degree landscape, offer an immersive way to play increasingly powerful video games, make art, exercise, and even spend time with friends.

Commemorating Bullying Prevention Month With Kinful and Pico

Commemorating Bullying Prevention Month With Kinful and Pico

To better understand how social and emotional learning (SEL) is aided by XR technology and how a VR headset company can provide that assistance, ARPost held video interviews with Kinful co-founder Sam Williamson and Pico Interactive Sales and Partnerships Director Will Winston.

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

The system consists of a camera that captures images of the back of the hand, and is supported by a neural network called DorsalNet which can accurately recognize dynamic gestures.

7 Steps to Restoring Trust in Business Telephone Calls

7 Steps to Restoring Trust in Business Telephone Calls

Anti-robocall and anti-spoofing regulations, designed to protect consumers from unwanted and fraudulent telephone calls, have led service providers to implement measures that can mistakenly block legitimate business calls or flag them as spam.

Facebook develops new hand tracking software to type in VR without a keyboard

Facebook develops new hand tracking software to type in VR without a keyboard

Facebook’s Reality Labs have announced today that their researchers are developing a hand tracking software that would allow touch typists to write in VR without the use of a physical keyboard.

Java Edition is moving house

Java Edition is moving house

That’s why we’ve decided that moving forward, all of our games will require a Microsoft account to play – including Minecraft Java Edition.Now just to be clear, migrating from Mojang to Microsoft accounts is mandatory .

Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders

Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders

Research from the University of Kent, the Research centre on Interactive Media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies -- RISE Ltd and the University of Cyprus has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through a process called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET).This paper demonstrates the potential value of Multi-User Virtual Reality (MUVR) remote psychotherapy for those with body shape and weight concerns.

Facebook Develops Hand Tracking Method to Let You Touch Type Without Needing a Keyboard

Facebook Develops Hand Tracking Method to Let You Touch Type Without Needing a Keyboard

Facebook’s Reality Labs (FRL) today revealed new research into hand tracking which aims to bring touch typing to AR/VR users, all without the need of a physical keyboard.