Game Nights: ‘Pistol Whip: 2089,’ ‘Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister,’ and ‘Myst’ Release Dates Revealed

Game Nights: ‘Pistol Whip: 2089,’ ‘Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister,’ and ‘Myst’ Release Dates Revealed

At Facebook Connect, we shared a slate of new titles coming to the Oculus Platform.Purchase of the game will also include an exclusive Myst-themed Oculus Home environment.

Amazon, Microsoft Commit to New Linux Foundation Climate Finance Foundation

Amazon, Microsoft Commit to New Linux Foundation Climate Finance Foundation

LF last month announced its intent to form the Linux Foundation Climate Finance Foundation (LFCF) to empower investors, banks, insurers, companies, governments, NGOs, and academia with AI-enhanced open-source analytics and open data to address climate risk and opportunity.

Lack of Qualified Linux Talent Impedes Enterprise Move to the Clouds

Lack of Qualified Linux Talent Impedes Enterprise Move to the Clouds

That combination is contributing to a slowdown or delay in enterprise plans to migrate their local computing base to public cloud operations, as an already existing Linux tech pool gap has widened since the pandemic.

Social Media Upstart Parler Tops App Store Charts

Social Media Upstart Parler Tops App Store Charts

"They're definitely targeting a demographic that wants to find an alternative to the other social media companies like Twitter and Facebook," Mike Horning, an associate professor of multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech University, told TechNewsWorld.

SugarCRM Adds AI to Sweeten the Customer Experience Pot

SugarCRM Adds AI to Sweeten the Customer Experience Pot

The newly acquired technology capabilities from Node could be the ultimate solution to the big data problem CRM platforms face -- and will fuel Sugar's time-aware customer experience (CX) platform.

CRM is Failing: It's Time to Transition to CXM

CRM is Failing: It's Time to Transition to CXM

CRM and CEM/CXM are essential tools for maintaining business flow with customers.However, enabling your customers to have the same experience with you in real time is the difference between a CRM and CXM, according to Ryan Cantor, vice president of product and marketing at Thryv.

Advanced Skills Shortage Rains on Cloud Advances

Advanced Skills Shortage Rains on Cloud Advances

A Cloud Guru (ACG) in September released the "State of Cloud Learning" report which shows that cloud expertise, measured via certifications and hands-on proficiency, is growing in value for both companies and the individuals who work for them.

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest 2 pre-orders were five times higher than Oculus Quest Mark Zuckerberg sets a target of "ten million active units" to make Facebook's VR platform self-sustaining.Pre-orders for the Oculus Quest 2 were five times higher than Oculus Quest, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Some Smart Home Devices Headed to the 'Brick' Yard

Some Smart Home Devices Headed to the 'Brick' Yard

Still others, like Belkin and Best Buy, may have found that providing cloud-based access for their smart device products was not worth the time, cost, need for technical support and effort required.

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.

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.

Sensorium Galaxy Reveals New Details About Virtual Reality Avatars

Sensorium Galaxy Reveals New Details About Virtual Reality Avatars

Sensorium Corporation announced that it will be using photorealistic avatars of world-famous artists on its upcoming social virtual reality platform —Sensorium Galaxy.By using fully CG avatars of musicians, Sensorium Galaxy can overcome the current limitations of one-dimensional music experiences.

Oculus Founder to Match $5,000 Reward for Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

Oculus Founder to Match $5,000 Reward for Anyone Who Can Jailbreak Quest 2

There’s still no getting around Oculus services or the need for a valid Facebook account to use Quest 2 though, which is why Robert Long, a senior software engineer at Mozilla working on WebXR, is offering up $5,000 to anyone who can successfully jailbreak Facebook’s latest standalone headset.

Rendever Announces Addition of EnvisionHome Solution to VR Experience Platform

Rendever Announces Addition of EnvisionHome Solution to VR Experience Platform

With the help of Rendever, hundreds of thousands of residents of elder-care facilities have spatially engaged with loved ones, relived personal memories, and explored new places.

This extremely slippery VR treadmill could be your next home gym

This extremely slippery VR treadmill could be your next home gym

Following an earlier business- and arcade-focused device, it’s supposed to ship in mid-2021 for $1,995, and Virtuix is announcing the product with a crowdfunding investment campaign.Virtuix isn’t describing these investments as “preorders.” VR crowdfunding campaigns can be a high-risk proposition, since markets and technology can change rapidly as companies are building a product.

NVIDIA's CloudXR brings photorealistic VR to mobile headsets

NVIDIA's CloudXR brings photorealistic VR to mobile headsets

The platform runs off Amazon EC2 P3 and G4 instances powered by NVIDIA RTX V100 and T4 GPUs. With that kind of rendering power, developers can now create photorealistic immersive experiences and deliver them to any OpenVR-compatible XR device, including headsets like the Oculus Quest 2.CloudXR gives developers more power to work with, which allows for more detailed and realistic virtual environments, but the solution also introduces cost savings for businesses.

HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Headset Features Eye Tracking, Face Cam, And Heart Rate Sensor

HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Headset Features Eye Tracking, Face Cam, And Heart Rate Sensor

HP today announced the latest addition to its growing lineup of PC VR headsets, the HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition, an even more powerful rendition of the previously-announced HP Reverb G2 designed specifically for use by developer and enterprise clients.

We Added Personal Avatars to Mozilla Hubs And This Is What Happened

We Added Personal Avatars to Mozilla Hubs And This Is What Happened

Having the right tools at hand, we decided to fix the problem and integrate Ready Player Me avatars with the platform , so we could use our own avatars created on in Hubs.

Join the ‘Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds’ Beta This Month to (Maybe) Win a Free Copy

Join the ‘Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds’ Beta This Month to (Maybe) Win a Free Copy

Win or lose, the first 3,000 people to achieve that milestone each week during the beta will receive a free copy of Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds when it releases later this year.

Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

At the subcommittee hearing Kendall testified at on Thursday, lawmakers said the spread of misinformation on Facebook could be cause for future government regulation of social media platforms.

FundamentalVR Expands Immersive Learning Capabilities With Teaching Space

FundamentalVR Expands Immersive Learning Capabilities With Teaching Space

While this was a marked improvement, the virtual operating room still lacked a number of basic resources important for immersive learning, including note-taking features.Further, Teaching Space works along with @HomeVR and HapticVR so that users can switch back and forth between the virtual classroom and the virtual operating room.

V&A’s First VR Event Will Take Audiences Into Wonderland

V&A’s First VR Event Will Take Audiences Into Wonderland

Today, the V&A in collaboration with HTC Vive Arts and Preloaded, has announced its first virtual reality (VR) event will be taking place in October ahead of the anticipated Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition in 2021.

Facebook's $2 billion bet on virtual reality looks like one of Mark Zuckerberg's rare mistakes

Facebook's $2 billion bet on virtual reality looks like one of Mark Zuckerberg's rare mistakes

Although Oculus Gear VR headsets are practically handed out with Samsung smartphones, the company's more expensive Oculus Rift platform doesn't appear to have attracted any real following.I know people who own the PlayStation VR.

Facebook to Discontinue Rift Product Line in 2021, Will No Longer Build PC-only VR Headsets

Facebook to Discontinue Rift Product Line in 2021, Will No Longer Build PC-only VR Headsets

While Facebook is pitching Quest 2 as a great PC VR headset (thanks to Oculus Link which allows it to tether to a PC), the company is putting the final nail in the coffin for its dedicated PC VR product line, the Oculus Rift.

Developing Better Haptics With Interhaptics

Developing Better Haptics With Interhaptics

Whether you want to improve the haptics game on your commercial experience, get acquainted with haptic design, or just look forward to improved experiences in future XR applications, the launch of Interhaptics is a huge win.

Facebook Expands Access to ‘Venues’ Beta Ahead of Connect Next Week

Facebook Expands Access to ‘Venues’ Beta Ahead of Connect Next Week

Update (September 11th, 2020) : Facebook is talking up its Venues (Beta Early Access) app in a recent blog post, releasing more information on what to expect from the social platform.

Salesforce Sustainability Cloud

Salesforce Sustainability Cloud

This covers a lot; from an organization's travel and transport to its raw materials use, and the package helps a business quickly account for its intake of carbon and its disposition.

Introducing the New Facebook Reality Labs

Introducing the New Facebook Reality Labs

Today, we’re introducing a new name for Facebook’s AR/VR team — Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) — to encompass the expansive work being done at Facebook as we build the next computing platform to help people feel more present with each other even when we’re apart.

Credential Harvesting Attacks Take Aim at Video Meeting Apps

Credential Harvesting Attacks Take Aim at Video Meeting Apps

Attackers add the user's or company's name as part of the From Display Name, email content, malicious link (created dynamically), zoom meeting name; Fake logos that are actually just text and CSS tricks to make it appear as a logo in order to get by the SEG.

Introducing the new Facebook Reality Labs, plus save the date for Facebook Connect on September 16

Introducing the new Facebook Reality Labs, plus save the date for Facebook Connect on September 16

Our research teams have helped establish Facebook Reality Labs as a pioneer in the AR/VR space as we work to deliver the next computing platform.