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Solving VR’s ‘infinite walking’ problem with moon boots

For decades, engineers have been dreaming up creative ways to solve the infinite walking problem in virtual reality. Ekto thinks it has a new one.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Emerging Tech, Locomotion, Ekto Vr, Endless Walking, Ekto


Apple’s mixed-reality headset is running out of time

Apple’s headset is beset with confusion and uncertainty. With a launch predicted for this year, time is running out for Apple to decide what it wants.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Apple Headset


How to watch Super Bowl 2022 in VR

Looking for a VR Super Bowl experience that you can share with your friends? It's easier than ever thanks to the latest Bigscreen tech. Here's what you need!
Tags: Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Vr, Virtual Reality, Movies & TV, Bigscreen, Super Bowl LVI, Super Bowl 2022


‘Virtual reality is genuine reality’ so embrace it, says US philosopher

In his book Reality+ David Chalmers says the material world may lose its allure as VR technology advancesIt is hard to imagine humans spending their lives in virtual reality when the experience amounts to waving your arms about in the middle of the lounge with a device the size of a house brick strapped to your face.But this is where humanity is heading, says the philosopher David Chalmers, who argues for embracing the fate. Advances in technology will deliver virtual worlds that rival and then ...
Tags: Books, Science, Technology, US, World news, Culture, Virtual Reality, David Chalmers, Philosophy books


What will Apple call its VR headset? We might have an answer

Apple’s mixed-reality headset is coming, but its name has long been a mystery. Now, we might know what it could be called, and how much it might cost.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mark Gurman, Mixed Reality, Apple Headset


2022 predictions for AR/VR, Metaverse tech and gaming

We all know intuitively that forward-looking predictions can be wrong, or self serving, but we love them any way. It’s enough to look at the predictions from 2019 (that didn’t see Covid coming…) to understand how big trends can missed due to an unpredictable sequence of events. But if anything, predictions offer us a forward looking view into existing trends, by extending the line from today to a near future. I collected some of the more interesting tech predictions for the coming year in so...
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Tech, Zynga, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, WSJ, App Annie, Benedict Evans, Mixed Reality, Cagr, Moore, NFT, Takahashi, Roblox


How to cast an Oculus Quest 2 to a TV so you can share your virtual reality experience

The Quest 2 headset and Oculus app allow you to cast your VR gameplay to a TV.Meta You can cast your Quest 2 to a TV to make your virtual reality screen a group experience. You can cast directly from the headset using the Share button in the home menu. It's also possible to enable casting from the Oculus app on your phone with the Casting icon.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Oculus Quest 2 (now branded as simply "Quest 2" under its parent company, Meta) ...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Casting, Trends, Vr, Virtual Reality, Meta, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Oculus Quest 2, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gaming (Reference, Quest 2, Meta Oculus Facebook


Apple’s mixed-reality headset could be delayed yet again

Apple’s mixed-reality headset looks to be one of its most exciting products ever, but it’s apparently been delayed again, this time potentially until 2023.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mark Gurman, Mixed Reality, Apple Headset


Apple Headset Faces Possible Delays Due to Overheating

A report on Friday claims that the Apple headset launch could be pushed until the end of 2022 or later. The devices faces overheating and issues with the cameras and software (  Bloomberg). Apple Headset Delayed According to sources, Apple had originally planned to launch the device in 2021 and ship it in 2022. The delay could be an announcement at the end of 2022 with a product launch in 2023.  It’s been in development since 2015 and would be the “first of many headsets.” Instead of augmented...
Tags: Apple, News, US, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Rumor, Bloomberg Apple, Apple Glasses


Watch a very strange video of Suzanne Vega performing "Tom's Diner" in the metaverse

Here's Suzanne Vega in 2006 doing an interview and performing Tom's Diner live in Second Life. Before singing, Vega explains why she's often called the "mother of the MP3." From Wagner James Au's New World Notes blog post on August 4, 2006: In future live performances in-world, you have to think major artists and personalities would be best served by "puppeteers" who can control the avatar, firing off a series of animations (playing music, dancing, and so on), when appropriate, le...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Virtual Reality, Vega, Tom, Suzanne Vega, Wagner James Au, Metaverse


Apple’s mixed reality headset could be as powerful as the MacBook Pro

Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset could use two beefy chips, a 96W charger, and be more powerful than previously expected, according to a new report.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Ming-chi Kuo, Apple Headset


The metaverse is ‘off limits’ for Apple’s upcoming VR headset

Apple does not want its upcoming mixed reality headset to offer a “completely virtual world” that shuts off users in the metaverse, according to a new report.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Headset, Augmented Reality, Mark Gurman, Mixed Reality, Apple Headset


Disney patents metaverse technology for theme parks that would track visitors while projecting personalized 3D images for them

The carousel at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom amusement park.Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Disney is one step closer to creating its own theme-park metaverse.  The entertainment company was recently approved for a "virtual-world simulator" patent.  The tech includes a tracking system and 3D image projector — here's what it might do.  Disney park visitors could soon be riding through the metaverse as the entertainment giant explores headsetless augmented reality....
Tags: News, Disney, Trends, Harry Potter, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Disney Land, Mickey Mouse, Disney World, LA Times, Tech Insider, Bob Chapek, Chapek, Walt Disney World s Magic Kingdom, Disney Enterprises, Roberto Machado Noa LightRocket


Mark Zuckerberg is creating a future that looks like a worse version of the world we already have

Facebook cofounder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Meta In late October, Facebook made a huge announcement: It was changing the company name to "Meta." The reason, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was to refocus the company around "the metaverse." The vision he presented is a worse version of a reality we already have. Late last October, Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a huge announcement: Going forward, the company would be known as "Meta." That parent company would still encom...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Video Games, Entertainment, La, Trends, Analysis, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Vr, Ar, Meta, Ubisoft, Facetime


Invisible headphones to chameleon cars: standout tech from CES 2022

Mobile phone, TV, carmakers and other major players tout what’s new at the annual Las Vegas tech showcaseFrom colour-shifting cars to digital art TVs and stress-predicting watches, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which opened on Wednesday, offered its usual mix of wacky, visionary and desirable goods. Here are some of the highlights. Continue reading...
Tags: Gadgets, Business, Technology, Television, Life and style, Ces, Watches, Mobile Phones, Art and design, Telecoms, Virtual Reality, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Las Vegas, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars


Kokomo is a new social VR platform from Canon

Canon is creating a VR software platform using its cameras to enable immersive video calls.
Tags: Trends, Virtual Reality, Canon, Kokomo, CES 2022


Apple’s AR headset could now come with three immersive displays

A new rumor has claimed Apple’s mixed reality headset will come with three displays instead of two, potentially dealing up an even more immersive experience.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Headset, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Apple Headset


Apple’s AR headset could now come with 3 immersive displays

A new rumor has claimed Apple’s mixed reality headset will come with three displays instead of two, potentially dealing up an even more immersive experience.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Headset, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Apple Headset


"[V]irtual reality plunges people into an all-encompassing digital environment where unwanted touches in the digital world can be made to feel real and the sensory experience is heightened...."

"Meta has asked its employees to volunteer to test the metaverse, according to an internal memo viewed by The New York Times. A stranger recently groped the avatar of one tester of a Meta virtual reality game, Horizon Worlds, a company spokeswoman said... ... Mari DeGrazia, 48, of Tucson, Ariz., said she saw harassment and assault happen in Population One 'two to three times a week, if not more.'... 'I’m not going to stop playing, because I think it’s important to have diverse people, including ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, New York Times, Virtual Reality, Sexual Harassment, Zuckerberg, TUCSON Ariz, Ann Althouse, DeGrazia, Mari DeGrazia


Oculus VR Wins Most Popular App on Christmas Day 2021

Meta’s Oculus app topped the charts for the App Store on Christmas, likely reflecting the popularity of the VR headset as a gift. Meta doesn’t disclose how many headsets it sells, however. Today’s VR headsets from Meta are nowhere near as powerful or capable enough to enable Zuckerberg’s ultimate vision for the metaverse. But they can give you a taste of what’s possible. On top of that, Meta now has a lot more customers, giving it a chance to gather more data about how normal folks use virtual r...
Tags: Facebook, Virtual Reality, Meta, App Store, Zuckerberg


Moving Toward an ‘Antifragile’ Future

The companies that survived the peak months of the pandemic were the ones that adapted quickly to the changing conditions and continued to evolve as each phase of the virus brought new challenges. I’m reminded of the concept behind the book “Antifragile” by Nassim Taleb, the same author behind “The Black Swan” theory. His premise is that there are people/organizations/governments that can become stronger after a major upheaval. In other words, they’re “antifragile.” The real estate industry has ...
Tags: Technology, News, Marketing, Radio, Virtual Reality, Agents, Blockchain, CRM, Latest News, Industry News, Nassim Taleb, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Technology, Brokers, Real Estate Transaction, Shelterzoom


People are already being sexually assaulted in Facebook's Metaverse

Earlier this month, The Verge reported that a beta tester for Facebook's Metaverse reported that her avatar had been sexually harassed by a stranger. "Sexual harassment is no joke on the regular internet, but being in VR adds another layer that makes the event more intense," she wrote. — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Virtual Reality, Sexual Harassment, Metaverse


Video interview shows Facebook VP explaining how he can't drink his coffee without lifting his 'wretched' virtual-reality headset and making his metaverse avatar stare awkwardly at the ceiling

Meta executive Nick Clegg on ABC News' "This Week"ABC News/This Week Facebook exec Nick Clegg called Meta headsets "bulky" and "wretched" in a recent interview. Meta's Quest headsets allow users to enter the "metaverse," a virtual space central to the company's vision. Mark Zuckerberg said he sees headsets shrinking down to eye glasses size within a few years. One of the top execs at Facebook's parent company, Meta, called its Quest virtual reality headsets "bulky" and "wretch...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Trends, Nick Clegg, Vr, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Ar, Meta, Financial Times, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Clegg


Video shows Facebook VP explaining how he can't drink his coffee without lifting his 'wretched' virtual-reality headset and making his metaverse avatar stare awkwardly at the ceiling

Meta executive Nick Clegg on ABC News' "This Week"ABC News/This Week Facebook exec Nick Clegg called Meta headsets "bulky" and "wretched" in a recent interview. Meta's Quest headsets allow users to enter the "metaverse," a virtual space central to the company's vision. Mark Zuckerberg said he sees headsets shrinking down to eye glasses size within a few years. One of the top execs at Facebook's parent company, Meta, called its Quest virtual reality headsets "bulky" and "wretch...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Trends, Nick Clegg, Vr, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Ar, Meta, Financial Times, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Clegg


This futuristic haptic vest should make virtual reality feel more realistic

Skinetic is a new haptic vest that should make virtual reality experiences feel a lot more realistic. 
Tags: News, Trends, Ces, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Haptics, CES 2022


A Mindset for Thriving in Uncertain Times

A good place to start is with a bit of reflection on what we’ve learned. We may reflect wistfully on life and business pre-pandemic, but the reality is, we can never go back to 2019. The good news is that we can take the last two years’ experiences and use them to propel our production and operations to the next level. Control your mindset and energy levels. Get disciplined with yourself, and don’t let external forces influence your mindset and energy levels. Burnout is a real thing. Exercise mo...
Tags: Productivity, Technology, News, Marketing, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Virtual Reality, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Don, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Technology


How Technology Is Transforming the Home Inspection

Ensuring confident homeownership and adding value to the client experience underpin the latest innovative features in home inspection. Buyers who are more informed about the home they’re considering, are more likely to be comfortable with their decision in both the short- and long-term. Even in today’s often overheated market, the opportunity for client education should not be overlooked. Virtual tours are a growing part of the buying and selling experience for good reason. But what if the conce...
Tags: Technology, News, Radio, Virtual Reality, Home Inspection, Agents, Buying, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Real Estate Technology, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, Real Estate Transaction


‘15 minutes to save the world’: a terrifying VR journey into the nuclear bunker

Nuclear Biscuit, a simulated experience, allows US officials to wargame a missile attack and see the devastating consequences of their choicesIt became clear that things had gone terribly awry on this particular day when I saw that the most moderate option on the desk in front of me involved killing at least five million people.I could kill up to 45 million if I chose the more comprehensive of the alternatives laid out on three pieces of paper, but it was hard to focus on the details because the...
Tags: US, Nuclear Weapons, Virtual Reality


Revolutionizing Real Estate: How Mobile 3D LiDAR will Change the Industry

[Editor’s note: Originally published on Proptech Consulting.] The past few years have been a case study in finding creative solutions for unpredictable situations. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted global market conditions for every industry segment. Because of the fundamental need for shelter, employment, manufacturing and storage, the real estate industry has been at the forefront of these changes. The limitations of the pandemic have forced the key players to adapt and rethin...
Tags: Apple, Radio, Virtual Reality, 3D, Dslr, Zillow, Matterport, Big Picture, Digital Twins, 3D LiDAR, Quick Comparison of Technologies Solutions, Real Estate Workflow


Ten tech predictions for 2022: what’s next for Twitter, Uber and NFTs

The year ahead for the social media giants, podcasts and games – and will there be yet another hyped return for virtual reality?Twitter has an unfortunate reputation as the punchbag of social media. It has failed to deliver the huge returns of bigger rivals such as Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, it hasn’t been the cool new network for more than a decade and even its own most dedicated users love to drag it to oblivion. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Technology, Instagram, Internet, Digital Media, Podcasting, Virtual Reality, Blockchain