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The inventor of PlayStation thinks the metaverse is pointless

Inventor of the PlayStation Ken Kutaragi, pictured here in 2005, holds up a PlayStation 3.REUTERS/Fred Prouser FSP/HK PlayStation inventor Ken Kutaragi told Bloomberg he's not impressed by the metaverse. "I can't see the point of doing it," Kutaragi said. He added that VR and AR headsets are "simply annoying." The man who invented PlayStation is not impressed by the metaverse.Ken Kutaragi, a former Sony executive who is sometimes known as the "Father of PlayStation" said in an intervi...
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How to play Steam games on an Oculus Quest 2

The Quest 2 allows you to play Steam games through a wired or wireless connection.Meta You can play Steam games on the Quest 2 by linking your virtual reality headset to a computer.   You can access Steam VR games with a USB link cable or a wireless Air Link connection.  Your PC needs to meet the Quest 2's minimum system requirements, and you'll need to install the Quest desktop app.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Oculus Quest 2 (now branded simply a...
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Intel, Usb, Steam, Vr, Oculus, Meta, Amd, Quest, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Oculus Quest 2, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gaming (Reference


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


Meta's VR division is reportedly under investigation by the FTC

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.AMY OSBORNE/AFP via Getty Images Meta's VR division is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, Bloomberg reports. Sources told Bloomberg the FTC has been speaking to third-party Oculus developers. Meta is already subject to intense antitrust scrutiny by the FTC. Meta's VR division is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and multiple US states, Bloomberg reported Friday.The FTC and an undisclosed number of US states led by New York h...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Antitrust, Vr, Oculus, Probe, Meta, Investigation, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


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


Ubisoft, Pathe Partner for VR Tie-In to Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ‘Notre Dame on Fire’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ubisoft, the French video-game powerhouse behind franchises like “Assassin’s Creed,” “Far Cry” and “Watch Dogs,” has partnered with Pathé to develop a location-based VR escape game based on Jean-Jacques Annaud’s upcoming IMAX-shot docudrama “Notre-Dame on Fire.” The one-hour experience – which shares the title of Annaud’s blockbuster – will put players into the boots and […]
Tags: News, Global, Vr, Ubisoft, Pathe, Jean-jacques Annaud, Annaud, Ubisoft Pathe


A Very Short peak into the Metaverse

The term Metaverse went from relative anonymity to almost 100% exposure in October last year. While Metaverse rose to fame initially due to Facebook’s name change into ‘Meta’ to express their ambition to become a Metaverse company within 5 years (and perhaps deflect some of the negative PR), there are now many large companies, startups and brands working on their metaverse strategy. As investors in gaming, entertainment tech and consumer, this is a topic my partner Kevin Baxpehler and I have bee...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, UK, Satya Nadella, Israel, Uncategorized, Trends, Bloomberg, Vr, Ar, Horizon, Mesh, Jefferies, Benedict Evans, Forbes, Jon


A tech founder born in the Soviet Union has compared metaverse hype to the communist propaganda he experienced as a child

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a leading proponent of the metaverse.Facebook Evernote founder Phil Libin discussed the metaverse on a podcast hosted by tech journalist Eric Newcomer. Libin, who was born in the Soviet Union, compared metaverse hype with the communist propaganda he experienced as a child. He described the metaverse as "spectacularly stupid," among other things. A tech founder has compared today's hype around the metaverse with Soviet propaganda he experienced as a child.Phil L...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Evernote, Trends, Vr, Ar, Meta, Phil Libin, Soviet Union, Leningrad, Libin, Tech Insider, Facebook Evernote, Eric Newcomer, Metaverse


A tech founder born in the Soviet Union compared metaverse hype to the communist propaganda he experienced as a child

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a leading proponent of the metaverse.Facebook Phil Libin, Evernote's founder, discussed the metaverse on a podcast hosted by Eric Newcomer. Libin compared metaverse hype to the communist propaganda he heard in the Soviet Union as a child. He described the metaverse as "spectacularly stupid," among other things. A tech founder compared today's hype around the metaverse with Soviet propaganda he experienced as a child.Phil Libin, the founder of the note-takin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Evernote, Trends, Vr, Ar, Meta, Phil Libin, Soviet Union, St Petersburg Russia, Leningrad, Libin, Tech Insider, Eric Newcomer, Metaverse


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


This wild new display puts a gargantuan 120-inch virtual monitor on your desk

At CES 2022, we got a sneak peek at an amazing new immersive monitor from MIT spinoff Brelyon. Could this be the future of display tech?
Tags: News, Trends, Mit, Computing, Vr, Monitor, Emerging Tech, CES 2022, Ces 2022 Product


MeganeX is an ultra-lightweight VR headset with shockingly high specs

MaganeX is an ultra-lightweight VR headset that looks like a thick pair of bifocals.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Vr, CES 2022, Ces 2022 Product


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


MGM Resorts is letting job seekers try out roles using virtual reality as it looks to reduce employee churn

Job seekers will be able to put a headset on and see whether the role at MGM Resorts is what they expect.Courtesy of MGM Resorts MGM Resorts is letting applicants try a job in VR before they accept the role. The casino and hotel company hopes it will reduce employee attrition. MGM Resorts is rolling out headsets from VR-company Strivr at employment centers from January. MGM Resorts is giving job applicants the chance to try out roles using virtual reality in the hope it will reduce employee a...
Tags: Japan, Employment, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Economy, Vr, Las Vegas, Hiring, MGM, Osaka, Bellagio, Lee, MGM Resorts International, MGM Grand, MGM Resorts


Among Us VR mode lets players act sus in first person

Among Us VR features one map and will be playable on Meta Quest headsets, Valve's Index, and PS VR.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Vr, Indie games, Among Us, Innersloth


New report indicates that Apple’s two secret projects are its ‘next big thing’

It’s an open secret that Apple is working on a mixed reality headset. But now, it looks like the company also has a second-generation version in the works.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Ming-chi Kuo


The Future of Mobile Banking Beyond Smartphones

Smart glasses could be the mobile device of the future, replacing the smartphone as the main way consumers bank and pay digitally. The post The Future of Mobile Banking Beyond Smartphones appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Apple, Finance, Smartphones, Spotlight, Vr, Ar, Augmented Reality, Smart Watch, Digital Banking Strategies, Innovation Strategies, Technology Strategies, Mobile Channel


Silicon Valley's metaverse will suck reality into the virtual world — and ostracize those who aren't plugged in

Mark Zuckerberg showing his 'metaverse' avatar during Connect 2021Facebook The metaverse could usher in a new era where we live more in the digital world than in reality. AR glasses will be ubiquitous as they become necessary to shop, work, and live, just like the internet. Experts say that turning point in the metaverse will "not be good for humanity." The metaverse has been peddled as a futuristic place where we all — sitting in our living rooms with goggles strapped to our noggins ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Trends, Vr, Silicon Valley, Ar, Meta, Rosenberg, Louis Rosenberg, Tech Insider, Shaan Puri, Metaverse, Katie Canales, Vipp Jaswal


True Diversity Is When White People Play Black People. Like Hamilton.

It's hip-hop. You wouldn't understand. Just do the diversity training, Hilary. The post True Diversity Is When White People Play Black People. Like Hamilton. appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Law, Vr, Hamilton, Blackface, Diversity and Inclusion, Mursion


Apple mixed-reality headset: Everything we know about Apple’s VR headset

Apple is working on a mixed-reality headset, but what should you expect from it? We have all the news, rumors, features, and more to keep you informed.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, MR


Niantic Raises $300 Million At $9 Billion Valuation To Build the 'Real-World Metaverse'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Niantic, the augmented reality platform that's developing games like Pokemon GO, raised $300 million from Coatue, valuing the company at $9 billion. The San Fransisco-based startup, which initially spun out of Google, will use this money to build what it calls the "real-world metaverse." As early as August, Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke has referred to the metaverse -- at least, the one that renders us bound to VR headsets, like in "Ready...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, PGA of America, Vr, Meta, San Fransisco, Unity, Niantic, John Hanke, Coatue, Hanke


What is the metaverse? A deep dive into the ‘future of the internet’

What exactly is the metaverse, where did it start, and where is it going? In this article, we'll dive deep into the concept and the future of the metaverse.
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Meta, Cryptocurrency, NFT, Metaverse


Affordability and rich immersion make the Oculus Quest 2 the best VR headset you can buy right now

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Insider A great VR headset should provide rich immersion through sharp visuals and accurate tracking. The best headsets have a low barrier to entry, access to a range of apps, games, and immersive experiences. The Oculus Quest 2 is our top pick for meeting our criteria. Virtual reality (VR) has seen a boom in just the past few years. With phones enabling...
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A startup claims Meta's new haptic-feedback VR gloves look 'substantively identical' to its own patented tech

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Facebook Meta announced Tuesday it was making a haptic-feedback glove that can be used in virtual reality. A startup called HaptX said the glove looks "substantively identical" to its own patented tech. HaptX's CEO told GeekWire the company had shown the tech to Meta executives in the past.  Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, on Tuesday revealed a new product to fit into its plans for the metaverse: a haptic-feedback glove that allowed CEO Mark Zuckerbe...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Startup, Vr, Meta, Jeff Bezos, Gloves, Patent, Rubin, GeekWire, Haptic Feedback, Tech Insider, Metaverse


Zuckerberg is most worried about Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony and others as the main competition for the 'metaverse'

Mark Zuckerberg showing his 'metaverse' avatar during Connect 2021. Facebook Facebook's parent company, Meta, is spending billions every year in an attempt to create "the metaverse." Its main competition, the company said, is from Microsoft, Sony, Apple, Epic Games, and Google. The "metaverse" concept that Meta is pursuing is similar to online gaming worlds, with 3D avatars. Facebook's parent company, Meta, is investing $10 billion this year alone in creating "the metaverse...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Microsoft, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Epic, Sony, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Meta


The future of immersive VR? ‘Chemical haptics’ applied to your skin

Researchers at the University of Chicago are developing chemical haptics that could change how we interact in virtual reality.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, University Of Chicago, Metaverse, Chemical Haptics


How Andrew Bosworth, Mark Zuckerberg’s old teaching assistant at Harvard, rose to become his key lieutenant in building the metaverse

Facebook's incoming CTO Andrew Bosworth. Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images Andrew Bosworth is a key executive at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook. Bosworth will become CTO of Meta next year and will play a key role in its metaverse ambitions. He has been at the company since 2006 and has become one of Mark Zuckerberg's key lieutenants. Andrew Bosworth, also known as "Boz" inside the company formerly known as Facebook, is lined up to play a key role i...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Features, Getty Images, Harvard, Harvard University, Facebook Messenger, Vr, Oculus, Ar, Meta, Los Angeles Times