How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

With virtual reality training, however, these skills gaps can be reduced by offering more occasions to practice different procedures and familiarizing surgeons with new technologies in a consistent and standardized way.

The Dark Art of Turning Mountains of Stolen Data Into Cash

The Dark Art of Turning Mountains of Stolen Data Into Cash

"People need to consider that their information is out there, like Social Security Numbers, names, emails and passwords and addresses," he told TechNewsWorld.

'Surfing attack' hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves

'Surfing attack' hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves

To test the ability of ultrasonic waves to transmit these "commands" through solid surfaces, the research team set up a host of experiments that included a phone on a table.

Move to the Rhythm with Friends in New Multiplayer Mode for ‘Synth Riders’

Move to the Rhythm with Friends in New Multiplayer Mode for ‘Synth Riders’

Wirrel42: Synth Riders is a dance rhythm game that lets you really feel the music—moving to the rhythm, catching notes, and riding sound waves inside neon-drenched retro-future environments that respond to the music and you.Wirrel42: Synth Riders players have created an amazing community, and I’ve made some great friends playing this game with them.

Facebook cancels its annual developer conference amid coronavirus outbreak

Facebook cancels its annual developer conference amid coronavirus outbreak

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 30, 2019.The conference was scheduled to take place on May 5 and 6 in McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Facebook Bans Coronavirus Ad Scams

Facebook Bans Coronavirus Ad Scams

"We're taking steps to stop ads for products that refer to the coronavirus and create a sense of urgency, like implying a limited supply, or guaranteeing a cure or prevention," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement provided to TechNewsWorld by company representative Andrea Vallone.

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

The company also remains committed to the Windows Mixed Reality plugin for SteamVR, which is the essential bridge that allows Windows VR headsets to access Steam content, including the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx.

Cosmophobia on Steam

Cosmophobia on Steam

Collect basic resources, and craft weapons and equipment to deal with both enemies and hazards.If you are interested in Cosmophobia, check out Dreadhalls, the previous title by White Door Games:.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Today at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon XR2 5G, a direct successor bringing much-needed updates to their eXtended Reality platform.Another important feature is low-latency camera passthrough , which lets developers create new mixed reality experiences by overlaying virtual objects onto a video feed of the real-world.

Sprint T-Mobile Merger Gets Green Light

Sprint T-Mobile Merger Gets Green Light

"The question before judge Marrero, and still before the California Public Utilities Commission, is whether the merger will reduce or increase competition in the U.S. mobile services market," said Steve Blum, principal analyst at Tellus Venture Associates.

Microsoft won't give up on VR, promises to improve hardware

Microsoft won't give up on VR, promises to improve hardware

HTC's Project Proton is a bizarre VR headset that looks like a pair of glassesOculus Rift S reviewAre Microsoft's Mixed Reality Headsets the Affordable Savior of VR?Only two Windows Mixed Reality headsets -- the Samsung Odyssey+ and HP Reverb -- launched successors since their initial release, while competing VR headset brands have been catching consumers' attention.Today's best HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset deals.

New study allows brain and artificial neurons to link up over the web

New study allows brain and artificial neurons to link up over the web

In this new study, published in the scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports, the scientists created a hybrid neural network where biological and artificial neurons in different parts of the world were able to communicate with each other over the internet through a hub of artificial synapses made using cutting-edge nanotechnology.

‘Bizarre Barber’ is a Surreal VR Game About Cutting Hair in a Post-apocalyptic Subway

‘Bizarre Barber’ is a Surreal VR Game About Cutting Hair in a Post-apocalyptic Subway

Called Bizarre Barber, the hair-styling game is set to release on Steam and Viveport on February 26th, 2020, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index.

Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

Today the company revealed its latest VR and AR headset reference designs which now include the company’s powerful new Snapdragon XR2 chip.The company added today that the XR2 reference design can support controllerless hand-tracking (likely from Ultraleap), Atraxa magnetic controller tracking, and Tobii eye-tracking.

Facebook Acquires the VR Studio Behind ‘Asgard’s Wrath’, Sanzaru Games

Facebook Acquires the VR Studio Behind ‘Asgard’s Wrath’, Sanzaru Games

And that’s likely the primary reason behind Facebook’s acquisition of Sanzaru Games; after years of investing in large projects which have honed the studio’s VR chops, Oculus Studios doesn’t want to risk a competitor coming in and snatching up all that talent for their own platform-exclusive content (much like what happened with Stormland developer Insomniac Games, which was acquired by Sony last year).

Welcoming Sanzaru Games to Facebook

Welcoming Sanzaru Games to Facebook

Sanzaru is a veteran game developer—having shipped games to multiple platforms in the past—as well as a VR pioneer: They’ve created four titles for the Oculus platform since 2016, when they were the first developer to partner with the Oculus Studios team (Ripcoil, VR Sports Challenge, MARVEL Powers United VR, Asgard’s Wrath).

Best method to teach children augmented reality

Best method to teach children augmented reality

According to UTSA computer science experts, a major barrier into wider adoption of the technology for experiential learning is based on AR designs geared toward adults that rely on voice or gesture commands.

It's the simple actions that make Half-Life 1 in VR so convincing

It's the simple actions that make Half-Life 1 in VR so convincing

(It also made me hope that Half-Life: Alyx is less of a horror game, because I could not stand a whole experience like this with modern visual fidelity.).If you want to play Half-Life 1 in VR yourself, it’s pretty straightforward.

Microsoft Releases 'Mind Blowing' Xbox Specs

Microsoft Releases 'Mind Blowing' Xbox Specs

"This also wasn't mentioned, but Microsoft wants to get more into the cloud-based side of gaming's future," he said, "and I also think we'll see more news on this front before Xbox Series X is launched this holiday season.".

More Than 100 VR Games Have Exceeded $1 Million in Revenue

More Than 100 VR Games Have Exceeded $1 Million in Revenue

Based on data gathered from the major VR storefronts—Steam, PlayStation Network, Oculus PC, & Oculus Rift—and insights from developers, Chennavasin estimates that a total of 106 VR games have exceeded $1 million in revenue.

Getting Autonomous Car Technology Right

Getting Autonomous Car Technology Right

That puts in question the entire autonomous driving approach, suggesting that the car makers Nvidia currently works with should integrate its technology more deeply into their design processes if they want to keep up with Tesla, let alone offer a better solution.

Virtual Reality Ensuring No Veteran Left Behind On Honor Flight

Virtual Reality Ensuring No Veteran Left Behind On Honor Flight

So Honor Flight teamed up with Hospice of St. Francis and with the help of virtual reality, they’re making sure every veteran can experience the trip, even if it’s from their living room.

New Windows 7 Bug a Real Turnoff

New Windows 7 Bug a Real Turnoff

For the second time since Windows 7 reached the end of support on Jan. 14, a bug is causing trouble for users still clinging to the operating system.This new bug prevents Windows 7 users from shutting down or rebooting their computers.

Oculus 'Designing for Hands': Best Practices for Quest Hand-tracking

Oculus 'Designing for Hands': Best Practices for Quest Hand-tracking

There are inherent technological limitations, like limited tracking volume and issues with occlusion Virtual objects don’t provide the tactile feedback that we rely on when interacting with real-life objects Choosing hand gestures that activate the system without accidental triggers can be difficult, since hands form all sorts of poses throughout the course of regular conversation You can find solutions we found for some of these challenges in our Best Practices section.

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

It not only auto-installs apps, but also renders the phone unusable when the user attempts to uninstall the preinstalled malicious software.Thanks to the open source nature of Android, manufacturers can create custom versions of the OS on their devices with their own unique sets of preinstalled apps.

HP Omen Gaming Desktop Computer Core i7 Black

HP Omen Gaming Desktop Computer Core i7 Black

Standard Free Next Business Day Delivery is available for orders to selected areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Hobart.Large items ordered before 5.30pm on weekdays will be delivered separately on the next business day and incur an additional delivery fee of $39.95.

Release No laggy flashlight! (and look! I've got hands...) · DrBeef

Release No laggy flashlight! (and look! I've got hands...) · DrBeef

There was a bug in the Opposing Force code (which I accidentally introduced in the last release ) that gave odd behaviour when crouched, this is now fixed.

Stress Level Zero Brings ‘Boneworks’ to the Rift Platform

Stress Level Zero Brings ‘Boneworks’ to the Rift Platform

Alex Knoll: Boneworks’ physics-based foundation represents the culmination of everything we had learned and discovered in VR development throughout the years.Players are encouraged to progress through or replay the game as creatively as possible, taking advantage of the physical nature in any way they see fit.

An Important Update on GDC

An Important Update on GDC

We’re committed to building the future of immersive gaming alongside the VR developer community.And we’re committed to building the future of gaming alongside our growing developer community.

HTC Vive Project Proton Concept Devices Offer Potential Future High-End & Mobile AR Wearable Options

HTC Vive Project Proton Concept Devices Offer Potential Future High-End & Mobile AR Wearable Options

Don't Miss: Hands-On with the Nreal Light, Smartphone-Powered Augmented Reality Immersion Essentially, the two designs, called Project Proton, are concept devices with no set release date (for now).