Virtual reality

StretchSense built an actually comfortable hand-motion capture glove • ZebethMedia

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 worlds and each other. And when that happens, we’ll need natural ways be immersed in those spaces, which means being able to touch and control virtual […]

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

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 reality is supposed to be fun. ForeVR announced today a $10 million Series A funding round, which is being put towards building […]

Meta will release a new consumer grade VR headset next year • ZebethMedia

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 yet another $3 billion quarterly loss to its metaverse investments. But CFO David Wehner says that some of this continued cost can be explained […]

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

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-workout app that, in our humble opinion, is a legitimately excellent use of VR. It makes sense why Meta wants to absorb the company, but the FTC has raised […]

Here’s what you missed at Meta Connect 2022 • ZebethMedia

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 into the future of virtual reality, the rebranded Meta came back this year for its next big announcement: legs. Yes, avatars are going […]

Meta partners with NBCUniversal to bring you into “The Office” • ZebethMedia

We already know that Meta wants us to go to the office in in virtual reality — but what about The Office? As part of a multi-year partnership with NBCUniversal, NBCUniversal’s streaming app Peacock is coming to the Meta Quest virtual reality headset. “Starting next year, Meta and NBCU will co-create experiences around The Office, […]

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