Virtual Reality

The metaverse will be filled with ‘elves’

The most dangerous part of the metaverse will be agenda-driven artificial agents that look and act like other users but are actually simulated personas controlled by AI.

Meta’s Oculus VR companion app gained ~2M downloads since Christmas

Consumers worldwide have downloaded Meta’s Oculus app, the mobile companion for Oculus VR devices including the Quest 2, roughly 2 million times globally since Christmas Day, according to new da

ManageXR grabs $4 million seed round to scale XR business 

Sonic identity is the missing component for social metaverse experiences

The metaverse won't be complete without customized sonic identities and a matching social audio experience that makes the digital representation seamless.

Meta’s Horizon Worlds is available in the US and Canada for 18+ users

The company formerly known as Facebook is taking a step toward its goal to transport us to the metaverse. Now, Horizon Worlds — the Second Life or Minecraft of Meta’s VR apps — is ex

VR glove startup says Meta’s recently unveiled prototype is ‘substantively identical’ to their own device

Facebook, errr Meta, showed off a new prototype haptic feedback glove yesterday, which they detailed could eventually bring a new generation of AR/VR users closer than they’ve ever been to digit

Sandbox VR expands to new locations globally with $37M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz

After a challenging year for location-based virtual reality startups due to COVID-19, Sandbox VR, a location-based VR startup, is making a comeback with a plan to expand its operations further across

Facebook’s ‘meta-existential’ pivot for survival

As an investor in VR and AR since 2016, I find it cautiously encouraging to hear all the talk of “metaverse” on trending business channels today.

BTS enters NFT market in joint venture with Upbit

Hybe, the South Korean agency behind K-pop megastar BTS, announced today that it plans to set up a joint venture with Korean crypto exchange Upbit to enter the non-fungible token (NFT) business. Hybe

Is China building the metaverse?

A heated debate is going on about the race between the United States and China to dominate in AI. But perhaps the more strategic question is whether China is building the metaverse.

Company formerly known as Facebook unceremoniously kills off ‘Oculus’ brand

At the company’s AR/VR-focused Connect event this morning, Mark Zuckerberg announced that despite a name change, Facebook Meta’s mission will remain the same and that its existing brands w

Mark Zuckerberg takes thinly veiled shots at Apple for ‘stifling innovation’ via its platform policies

Facebook (aka “Meta”) CEO Mark Zuckerberg today took several thinly veiled shots at Apple and the overall app ecosystem when detailing his plans for the metaverse during today’s keyn

Zuckerberg on the Quest 2 as a fitness device — ‘It’s kind of like a Peloton’

Facebook wants the Quest 2 to be known as more than a game console for your face. At the company’s Facebook Connect developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg highlighted the company’s effo

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is in development for Oculus Quest 2

During its big VR and AR-focused event Thursday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new title headed to its VR platform that should turn a few heads. Grand Theft Auto: San Andr

Facebook teases Polar, a mobile app for creating AR filters

At Facebook’s AR/VR-focused event Connect, the company announced a new app focused on bringing more creators into the world of building for augmented reality. The upcoming iOS app, called Polar,

Facebook Messenger audio calls are coming to Oculus Quest

Facebook is keen to improve the process of joining VR experiences via its Quest headset. Today at the company’s Connect conference, they announced that Quest users will be able to make and take

Slack is coming to the Oculus Quest

Soon you’ll be able to read incessant Slack messages without ever having to take off your VR headset. At Facebook’s Connect conference, the company showcased a new framework for bringing 2

Facebook opens Oculus Store to 2D progressive web apps

Facebook wants to make its Quest 2 headset a productivity device for a new generation of remote workers, but in order to pull that off, it needs apps. Today, Facebook announced that they’re brin

HTC reveals the $499 Vive Flow, a tiny VR headset with some big tradeoffs

Today, HTC has revealed their latest consumer-focused headset, the $499 Vive Flow. It’s designed for portability with a compact design and 189 gram weight, though there are some big caveats, whi

Google’s latest virtual tour lets you walk the Great Wall of China

Google’s Arts & Culture team is today launching a new online experience that lets users virtually walk the Great Wall of China. The “Walk the Great Wall of China” experience incl
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