Spatial’s VR App Gains Full-Body Avatars

Float around in virtual reality long enough and you’ll feel disembodied. Your eyes are covered entirely by a headset. Virtual boundaries create activity parameters within your living room, but you’re still feeling your way through the dark, and the threat of knee-capping yourself on a coffee table is real. Hand controllers, and the preternatural hands … Read more

Why more consumers are showing interest in ‘virtual living’

According to a new survey by technology company Accenture, consumer interest in “virtual living” – which involves everything from virtual fashion, products and locations – is growing. Purchases in the metaverse, the survey findings say, look set to rise in 2023. The growing use of immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality (AR and … Read more

Meta Will Launch Project Cambria VR Headset: When is the Release Date?

Facebook’s owner, Meta, is set to launch a new high-end virtual reality headset for this year, which is named Project Cambria, according to Meta’s VR headset roadmap reported by The Information. (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images) BARCELONA, SPAIN – FERUARY 28: A visitor enjoys a Virtual Reality experience at the SK telecom booth on day 1 … Read more

Transformation Generated by the Intersection of Virtual and Reality

Transformation Generated by the Intersection of Virtual and Reality Steampunk pavilion. Image via Soomeenhahm Design Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/980549/transformation-generated-by-the-intersection-of-virtual-and-reality As Antoine Picon describes in Architecture and the Virtual Towards a new Materiality? : “An architectural project is indeed a virtual object. It is all the more virtual that it anticipates … Read more

Snap Hedges Bets on Augmented Reality Over the ‘Hypothetical’ Metaverse, Says CEO

Ryan EppsTech Times 29 April 2022, 12:04 pm Buzzwords are aplenty these days. NFT, crypto, Elon Musk – these words all stack to inherently make something look and feel far more interesting or important than they generally need to be. That’s why Snap’s CEO, Evan Spiegel, isn’t too keen on utilizing the rather overused and … Read more

Facebook Burns $3 Billion On VR In Only A Few Months

Image: Kotaku / ShutterStock / Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images) A metaverse filled with digital worlds and avatars might be coming someday, but it won’t be cheap. Facebook parent company Meta has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2022 and it shows that this year alone, the company’s virtual reality-focused department has lost … Read more

What is the metaverse? A look at NFTs, virtual real estate and how companies are investing in the digital world

Virtual land plots on The Sandbox, a gaming platform that allows users to build a virtual world using nonfungible tokens (NFTs), are seen in this illustration picture taken March 25, 2022.FLORENCE LO/Reuters The metaverse seems to be the Internet’s new buzzword – it’s everywhere. Many tech leaders believe it is the future of our society … Read more

Peeka and HarperCollins Children’s Books Team Up on a

SEATTLE, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peeka, the world’s first platform for virtual reality (VR) children’s books and content, has teamed up with HarperCollins Children’s Books to bring beloved storybooks to life in virtual reality. What’s in store? Peeka’s fully immersive experiences use mobile phones and are accessible to families of all backgrounds. With … Read more

Grandpa, 85, uses VR technology to create a ‘HOLOGRAM TWIN’ of himself

A grandfather has eternalized himself by creating a ‘hologram twin’ so his future great-grandchildren can meet him, even after his death. Jerry Terrence, 85, from Los Angeles, California, first heard about virtual reality technology while watching a TV show — and it occurred to him that he could use it to preserve keep himself and … Read more

Channel 4 Dispatches shows Metaverse users boasting that they are attracted to ‘little girls’

Channel 4’s Dispatches uncovered evidence of Metaverse users boasting that they are attracted to ‘little girls aged between the age of nine and 12’ and joking about rape and racism in the virtual reality world. An investigation has revealed that sexually explicit comments and threatening behavior were made minutes after a Channel 4 journalist went … Read more