Oculus announces its first VR gaming showcase

Oculus announces its first VR gaming showcase

Ready At Dawn Studios (makers of the popular Lone Echo title) gave us our first glimpse of the hotly anticipated sequel at the 2018 Oculus Connect event, but the team has suffered from development delays since – partially due to the pandemic – and so we’re still left without a solid release date.

New Social Platform Seeks to Swell Ranks With Talk in Displaced Time

New Social Platform Seeks to Swell Ranks With Talk in Displaced Time

Ross Rubin, the principal analyst at Reticle Research, a consumer technology advisory firm in New York City, noted that a number of products are being launched and features being added to existing social networks to capitalize on the popularity of Clubhouse, an audio chat app that received $12 million from investors after being in business for about a month.

Pico Neo 3 Specs Revealed: Snapdragon XR2, Physical IPD Adjustments & More

Pico Neo 3 Specs Revealed: Snapdragon XR2, Physical IPD Adjustments & More

Pico Interactive announced last week that Neo 3, the Beijing-based company’s next standalone VR headset, is slated to arrive to consumers in Asia starting May 10th, 2021, and to enterprise in the West sometime this summer.

Hacker Recycles Data on Half a Billion Facebook Users

Hacker Recycles Data on Half a Billion Facebook Users

Michael Isbitski, a technical evangelist with Salt Security, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of API security, added that at the time of that incident in 2019, Facebook indicated the data of 220 million users was scraped prior to the company restricting access in the platform to preserve users' privacy.

Opinion | Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

Opinion | Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

When exactly is the new update coming out?tim cookIt’s just a few weeks swisherAll right, and it’s called ATT, which is App Tracking cookThat’s swisherObviously, companies like Facebook and many others make a lot of money from data collected from those trackers.

Facebook data on more than 500 million accounts found online

Facebook data on more than 500 million accounts found online

In December 2019, a Ukrainian security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users — nearly all U.S.-based — on the open internet.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning? Ask These Questions

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning? Ask These Questions

Make sure you've thought through your company's unique answers to the following critical questions to help ensure the survival of your organization in the event of a disaster.

Quest 2 May Be Selling Thrice as Fast as the Best Selling VR Headset, PSVR

Quest 2 May Be Selling Thrice as Fast as the Best Selling VR Headset, PSVR

While Facebook has yet to reveal official unit sales figures for Oculus Quest 2, various data points the company has offered, along with data from developers, has allowed us to hone in on a reasonable estimate.

Spatial's mixed-reality teleworking app is breaking free from the Quest 2

Spatial's mixed-reality teleworking app is breaking free from the Quest 2

As for the new features, users that are invited to join Spatial meetings from a web browser will now no longer be required to create an account or sign in.

'We did not sign up to develop weapons': Microsoft workers protest $480m HoloLens military deal

'We did not sign up to develop weapons': Microsoft workers protest $480m HoloLens military deal

Dozens of Microsoft employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s $480 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with augmented-reality headsets intended for use on the battlefield.

Corporate Finance Execs Still Balk at Bitcoin

Corporate Finance Execs Still Balk at Bitcoin

However, not all chief financial officers who are driving the direction and success of these institutions are convinced to invest in the digital currency as a corporate asset any time soon.

Facebook's Bosworth: Quest 2 Has Outsold All Oculus Headsets

Facebook's Bosworth: Quest 2 Has Outsold All Oculus Headsets

During an interview with Bloomberg this week, Facebook Reality Labs VP, Andrew Bosworth, said that Quest 2 has outsold all Oculus headsets combined, a significant milestone for a headset which has only been available for five and a half months.

Intel CEO Gives Unwarlike 'Going to War' Speech

Intel CEO Gives Unwarlike 'Going to War' Speech

Let's talk about how Pat Gelsinger presented Intel as an execution and partnering powerhouse, and we'll close with my product of the week, a new set of noise-cancellation headphones from Lenovo.Wrapping Up. Pat Gelsinger's Intel is looking like the very different company it needs to be.

New VR sculpting app Argil will launch in April 2021

New VR sculpting app Argil will launch in April 2021

The app is called Argil, and Valkyrie Industries have plans to launch the software next month for PC VR headsets.It looks like the new app is not designed to be the most accurate and granular sculpting software on the market.

Sandbox VR plans to open 15 new locations by the end of 2021

Sandbox VR plans to open 15 new locations by the end of 2021

The London-based VR entertainment company, Sandbox VR, has announced their plans to open 15 new sites by the end of 2021.Sandbox VR is aiming to have 15 locations opened by the end of the year.

Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $100M Financing, Now at $1.25B Valuation

Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $100M Financing, Now at $1.25B Valuation

Rec Room, the social VR platform, announced it has secured a $100 million financing round, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.25 billion.This brings the Seattle-based company’s lifetime financing to $149 million following its most recent round in December 2020 when the company secured its $20 million Series C.

Oracle's Reinvention

Oracle's Reinvention

There's more to REDs too, like end-to-end data encryption for those hostile environments, but my point is that in its effort to be competitive in the cloud, Oracle did some very smart things to goose performance for a new generation of demand.

Nvidia + Arm: The Challenges of Building a New Type of Tech Company

Nvidia + Arm: The Challenges of Building a New Type of Tech Company

Nvidia is in the process of working through regulatory approvals to buy Arm from SoftBank -- a technology holding company with mixed success husbanding its acquisitions.

Instagram is ‘most invasive app’, new study shows

Instagram is ‘most invasive app’, new study shows

The study found that Instagram collects 79 per cent of its users’ personal data and shares it with third parties, including search history, location, contacts and financial info.“Any information you agree to be gathered by an app when signing up can be analysed for their benefit and even shared.

Sony Unveils Next-gen VR Motion Controller for PS5

Sony Unveils Next-gen VR Motion Controller for PS5

In preparation for the reveal of its next VR headset, Sony today gave a first look at its next-gen VR controller for use with PS5, something that appears very similar to Oculus’ Touch controller.

Microsoft reiterates ‘VR for console is not a focus for us’ following localization bug

Microsoft reiterates ‘VR for console is not a focus for us’ following localization bug

Microsoft has once again reiterated that VR support for Xbox was not a focus for the company, following reports earlier today that hinted it was working on a VR headset compatible with the Xbox Series X / S.

Adventure Lab is building the VR gig economy of the future for performers

Adventure Lab is building the VR gig economy of the future for performers

The aim, instead, is to establish Adventure Lab as a platform akin to something like Valve's Steam for PC games: A content marketplace where studios can offer up independently produced, performance-focused experiences and their freelance hosts can amass followings.

VRChat will host SXSW Online XR next week

VRChat will host SXSW Online XR next week

Virtual Cinema Special Events.· Welcome To The Other Side – Jean-Michel Jarre and French VR startup VRrOOm host a concert in a virtual Notre-Dame.· Backstage Tours of Mount Olympus – Tour the stage of Finding Pandora X.

Microsoft is the First Major Tech Company to Host a VR Keynote, and it Went Down Without a Hitch

Microsoft is the First Major Tech Company to Host a VR Keynote, and it Went Down Without a Hitch

Last week, Microsoft took the next step toward one possible future of the tech keynote when it delivered the opening presentation to its Ignite 2021 developer conference fully in virtual reality.

Pico Raises $37M Series B+ Financing, Neo 3 Standalone to Release in Q2 2021

Pico Raises $37M Series B+ Financing, Neo 3 Standalone to Release in Q2 2021

Pico Interactive, the Beijing-based VR headset creator, announced it has secured a fresh funding round of ¥242 million RMB (~$37 million), something the company says will help launch new hardware, and better position itself as a consumer-focused company.

Lynx Reveals First Through-the-lens Footage of R-1 Mixed Reality Headset

Lynx Reveals First Through-the-lens Footage of R-1 Mixed Reality Headset

Indeed, in the footage there’s really no telling that there’s an eye-tracking camera hidden directly in the center of the lens, though it’s possible to see some artifacts from the four prisms that come together to present a singular image.

John Carmack: Oculus Facebook acquisition "the correct thing"

John Carmack: Oculus Facebook acquisition "the correct thing"

Now, in a blog comment posted on Hacker News, Carmack has given us a bit of a peak behind the curtain of the Facebook Oculus acquisition.

Practicing Productivity to Empower the Workforce

Practicing Productivity to Empower the Workforce

"The results provide clarity into which productivity method works best for you based on your unique strengths, challenges and goals, and then offers helpful information and tips to better suit your working style," Salihefendić explained to the E-Commerce Times.

Striker VR Raises $4M to Bring Its Haptic VR Gun to Consumers

Striker VR Raises $4M to Bring Its Haptic VR Gun to Consumers

Striker VR, maker of high-end haptic VR gun peripherals for the out-of-home market, announced today it has raised a $4 million investment and plans to use the funds to make its first move into the consumer VR space.

Facebook is secretly building a smartwatch and planning to sell it next year

Facebook is secretly building a smartwatch and planning to sell it next year

The startup’s intellectual property and ongoing research may factor into whatever wearables Facebook builds in the future — including a smartwatch, smart glasses, or future Oculus headsets.