Oculus announces new privacy dashboard and policy ahead of new European regs

Oculus pronounces new privateness dashboard and coverage forward of latest European regs

Oculus is updating its privateness coverage forward of May 25, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take impact. Facebook’s digital actuality division will debut its new privateness coverage tomorrow, adopted by a May 20 rollout of a brand new dashboard for customers to view the information they’ve already shared. “My Privacy Center” will allow […]

You AR what you eat — augmented reality menus are coming to Snapchat

You AR what you eat — augmented actuality menus are coming to Snapchat

The smells wafting from the kitchen, a crinkled and torn paper menu, and the fleeting glimpses of orders the waiter is deftly balancing on his strategy to one other desk might not be the one methods to preview what you eat at a restaurant. Start-up Kabaq is aiming to deliver the following huge technology-influenced change […]

Alien: Descent puts the Xenomorphs into a wireless VR arcade experience

Alien: Descent places the Xenomorphs right into a wi-fi VR arcade expertise

FoxNext Destinations and Pure Imagination Studios are bringing the horror of the Xenomorphs to the department stores of Orange County, California. Alien: Descent is a brand new location-based digital actuality expertise based mostly on the hit film franchise — and in contrast to different VR arcades, this one received’t overwhelm gamers with a PC backpack. […]

JPEG XS will be a faster format for 8K streaming, better VR, and safer drones

JPEG XS will probably be a sooner format for 8K streaming, higher VR, and safer drones

Joint Photographic Experts Group JPEG has been the compressed customary for pictures for many years however the file format will quickly achieve just a little brother designed to get rid of lag time whereas streaming to create something from a greater digital actuality expertise to safer digital camera drones and self-driving automobiles. The organization behind […]

The horror of the Hiroshima atomic bomb comes to virtual reality

The horror of the Hiroshima atomic bomb involves digital actuality

A e-book lately conveyed to me the horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. But I can solely think about how rather more highly effective this historical past lesson could possibly be if conveyed via digital actuality. That’s the ambition behind The Day the World Changed, a haunting new digital actuality movie being proven this […]

8 Circuit Studios will use blockchain to build the Metaverse

eight Circuit Studios will use blockchain to construct the Metaverse

8 Circuit Studios hopes to make use of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and different collaboration instruments to construct the Metaverse, the digital universe envisioned in novels by William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and featured in films Ready Player One, TRON, and The Matrix. That’s a really bold mission. But eight Circuit Studios  (named after a theory about the […]

Researchers claim hackers can create havoc in the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Researchers declare hackers can create havoc within the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Virtual actuality headsets produced by Oculus VR and HTC are open to hackers according to a recent paper printed by researchers from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. Their proof-of-concept assault targets OpenVR, an open-source software program improvement equipment created by Valve Software and supported by the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift PC-based headsets. The […]

Is the VR Universe in Ready Player One Possible?

Is the VR Universe in Ready Player One Possible?

Image: Warner Bros. Pictures In 2018, almost the whole lot is in place for a descent right into a Ready Player One-style dystopia. The means issues are going, we ought to be destitute and crushed down by local weather change lengthy earlier than the 2040s. All we’re lacking, for now, is the know-how. People are […]

Musician covers Jamiroquai's 'Virtual Insanity' in virtual reality

Musician covers Jamiroquai's 'Virtual Insanity' in digital actuality

Singer-songwriter Chase Holfelder of Raleigh, North Carolina did one thing cool. He used digital actuality to carry out a canopy of Jamiroquai’s 1996 hit “Virtual Insanity.” With an HTC Vive rig, he made all of the sounds and devices wanted to play the music. He explains how he did it on this behind-the-scenes […]