Virtual reality

Proptech in Review: Investors predict slower growth in 2023

We interviewed investors Momei Qu and AJ Malhotra about the latest tech in property and housing development.

Gemba, a corporate VR training platform used by Coca-Cola and Pfizer, raises $18M

Gemba, an enterprise-focused virtual reality (VR) training startup used by some of the world’s biggest companies, has raised $18 million in a Series A round of funding. Gemba designs and deliver

Emperia is helping brands like Bloomingdales build shopping experiences in VR

Does the average person want to shop for apparel in virtual reality (VR)? Speaking for myself, it sounds rather cumbersome — having to plop on a headset to browse for, say, trousers as opposed t

Microsoft is sunsetting social VR pioneer AltspaceVR

AltspaceVR has had a few close calls over the years, but the company that built virtual social spaces well before “metaverse” was a household word is shuttering for good this time. After a

Roblox may arrive on Meta Quest later this year

It appears that Roblox, a major player in the metaverse space, could be getting its moment to shine on Meta’s virtual reality headset. According to The Verge’s Command Line newsletter, sources say

With Kokomo VR meeting software, Canon takes a step away from its hardware roots

Canon has a long and deep history of being a hardware manufacturer. Most consumers know it best as a camera manufacturer, but the company has a long, deep and illustrious history in medical, office eq

Camera maker Canon leans into software at CES

Depending on whether you spend most of your time in hospitals, offices or in the great outdoors, when you hear “Canon,” your mind will likely go to medical scanning equipment, high-end pri

It’s like the Power Glove, but for VR

Nintendo’s Power Glove was, to quote one of the eighties’ finest films, “so bad.” The NES peripheral transfixed a generation of youngsters, only to later realize that the “bad” in this ins

Honda says VR is changing how it designs cars. You might not notice.

Honda is pulling away from a design practice that’s (literally) shaped auto making since the ’30s. The $43 billion company still depends on life-size clay models to evaluate its designs, a tri

As demand for real estate VR booms, Founders Fund leads $16M round into Giraffe360 platform

The property industry now requires high-quality photographs, floor plans and virtual tours, so the industry for software providers in the space is booming. The whole area was accelerated during the pa

StretchSense built an actually comfortable hand motion capture glove

New Zealand-based StretchSense, a maker of hand motion capture technology, believes virtual and augmented reality are going to replace the smartphone as the dominant way we interact with digital world

VR gaming startup ForeVR Games raises $10M to grow its library of Wii Sports-like titles

While Meta tries to convince users to attend virtual work meetings in its metaverse, ForeVR Games, a VR gaming startup with casual games like bowling, darts and cornhole, is a reminder that virtual re

Meta will release a new consumer-grade VR headset next year

A follow-up to the Quest 2, Meta is launching another consumer-grade virtual reality headset next year. The company announced this during today’s Q3 earnings call, in which the company marked ye

Meta files to dismiss FTC complaint over acquisition of VR fitness company Within

Meta submitted a request to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint about its acquisition of Within. The Los Angeles virtual reality firm makes Supernatural, a rhythm game-turned-workou

Here’s what you missed at Meta Connect 2022

Last year at Meta Connect, the company then known as Facebook dropped a bombshell: It would now be known as Meta and focus on building the “metaverse.” After investing billions of dollars

Meta partners with NBCUniversal to bring you into ‘The Office’

We already know that Meta wants us to go to the office in virtual reality — but what about “The Office”? As part of a multiyear partnership with NBCUniversal, NBCUniversal’s st

Meta Quest 2 gets exclusive VR series ‘Scream Park’ from entertainment studio BlackBox TV

Premiering on October 8, entertainment studio BlackBox TV is releasing a short-form series exclusive to Meta Quest TV and in Meta Horizon Worlds with the Meta Quest 2 headset. The 360° VR experience

Google’s GV backs SideQuest, an unofficial Meta Quest app store

While the broader virtual reality industry earnestly waits for Meta’s next announcements around new VR products at its Connect event next week, Google’s venture arm GV is placing an interesting be

VRAI wants to tackle the energy crisis by bringing VR simulation training to offshore wind sector

Virtual reality (VR) has struggled to transition too far beyond gaming circles and specific industry use cases such as medical training, but with the burgeoning metaverse movement championed by tech h

Europe wants to shape the future of virtual worlds with rules and taxes

EU lawmakers are moving in on the metaverse and making it plain that, whatever newfangled virtual world/s and/or immersive social connectivity that tech industry hype involving the term may refer to,
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