(VRfun18) Best HP laptop deals for June 2022

In the competitive and ever-growing computer market, few brands have stood the test of time as well as HP has. That’s not some random coincidence: HP was part of the vanguard during the PC revolution that brought computers into millions of homes in the ’90s and ’00s, and in the 21st century, the brand has…

(VRfun18) Meta Pay to Support Third-Party Metaverse Services

In a Facebook post this Wednesday, the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his firm would transition Facebook Pay into Meta Pay, a digital wallet for Metaverse services such as Horizon Worlds.The change does not affect any platform that supports Facebook Pay for buying traditional goods, such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, although the…

(VRfun18) Meta Is Working On A Digital Wallet For The Metaverse

The company will begin by changing ‘Facebook Pay’ to ‘Meta Pay.’Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week announced that the company is working on a digital wallet that will make it easier to spend and make money in the metaverse.In a recent Facebook post, Zuckerberg talked about a future where all of the purchases you make…

(VRfun18) AWE 2022: hands-on Tobii and Ultraleap technologies

My report on AWE 2022 never ends and today I want to write an article about my visit to two important companies in our ecosystem: Tobii and Ultraleap. Tobii For the first time in my life, I have been able to have a chat with people at Tobii. And it has been quite an interesting…

(VRfun18) XR Immersive Tech launches Its UNCONTAINED VR attraction at Playland Amusement Park in Vancouver, Canada

In Virtual Reality News June 23, 2022 – XR Immersive Tech Inc. (Immersive Tech), a provider of immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences, has recently announced that the company’s UNCONTAINED Hyper-Immersive VR attraction has officially launched with its first client, in Vancouver, Canada. UNCONTAINED will be available for guests to enjoy for the first time this…

(VRfun18) Virtually having fun: I went clubbing in the metaverse

A few Saturdays ago, I went to a nightclub. I dressed a bit on the casual side, donning a multicolored sweater, jeans, and sneakers. When I arrived, it was nighttime and the sky was purple, dotted with stars and wisps of cloud. I heard the booming music before I entered and there was no line…

(VRfun18) Top XR Vendors Majoring in Advertising in 2022

In the advertising industry, the rise of new and disruptive technologies can be an incredible way to unlock new levels of audience engagement.Now, more than ever, companies are under increasing pressure to explore innovative new methods of promotion at a time when face-to-face interactions between brands and their consumers are less common.Through VR, MR, and…

(VRfun18) SideQuest Can Now Be Accessed Inside Your VR Headset

The new update makes sideloading games and apps easier than ever. If you own a Meta Quest headset you’ve probably heard of SideQuest. The popular VR platform features a wide variety of unofficial games and apps as well as a number of useful tools for your headset. Previously, you had to connect your headset to…

(VRfun18) DPVR announces cooperation agreement with FXG to begin bringing VR gaming titles to its content library

In Virtual Reality News May 19, 2022 – DPVR, a Shanghai-based company specializing in virtual reality (VR) device design and manufacturing, has recently announced a strategic cooperation agreement with FXG Video Science and Technology (FXG), a Chinese VR production studio. Through the partnership the two companies will combine their technology and resources “to create a…

(VRfun18) Apple AR/VR mixed reality headset could arrive in January

(Pocket-lint) – Apple CEO Tim Cook made headlines this week when he coyly answered a reporter’s question about AR headsets and seemingly teased his company might have something in the works. Now, well-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed Apple will release an AR headset in less than six months.The long-rumoured headset, which is expected to offer…

(VRfun18) Researchers develop VR headset with mouth haptics

Whether we like it or not, the metaverse is coming — and companies are trying to make it as realistic as possible. To that end, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed haptics that mimic sensations around the mouth. The Future Interfaces Group at CMU created a haptic device that attaches to a VR headset.…

(VRfun18) Pico Adds New Hires to Support US Expansion

Over the weekend, Bytedance, the parent company of Tik Tok and owners of Pico, vendors of virtual reality (VR) headsets, announced major expansions toward western VR hardware distribution.Pico hired 40 new staff members to support its US expansion, working from offices in the Bay Area, Seattle, and San Diego. Additionally, Btyedance is investing significant capital…

(VRfun18) Ghostbusters VR Game Lets You Drive The Iconic Ectomobile

Sony’s two-story location-based VR experience features an immersive vehicle motion simulator and virtual proton packs.Yesterday, Sony unveiled yet another location-based VR experience based on the legendary Ghostbusters franchise. Arriving later this year at Hologate VR arcades, Ghostbusters VR Academy will have you and your friends going toe-to-toe with all manner of supernatural entities in a…

(VRfun18) How to (not) solve SteamVR framerate issues on Windows 11

Since the battery of my previous laptop was growing in size transforming it into a timebomb, I got a new one (also thanks to my friends at Ristband!). It has not cutting-edge specs, but it features an RTX2080 Super which is still able to do a great job with most XR applications (unless you want…

(VRfun18) Wellstar Health System partners with Moth+Flame to test Virtual Reality leadership training

In Virtual Reality News May 24, 2022 – Wellstar Health System, a healthcare provider in Georgia, US, has announced that it has partnered with Moth+Flame, a developer of virtual reality (VR) and immersive training technology, to develop a virtual training program. According to Wellstar, last week it hosted its first ever VR-based leadership development training,…

(VRfun18) Final Fantasy XIV is not the metaverse, says director

The metaverse, or the very idea of it, is leaving a bad taste in some people’s mouths — literally (i.e., the “pixel-flavored” Coca Cola Byte) and figuratively. Now, Naoki Yoshida, the director of Final Fantasy XIV, has distanced the popular MMORPG from the inevitable metaverse. In a recent interview with Weekly Bunshun (translated by Siliconera),…

(VRfun18) XR Advertising Case Study in Focus: Varjo and MUJI

Achieving exceptional results in your marketing and advertising efforts doesn’t just mean sending the right message to your audience.Today’s brands are working in an increasingly cluttered landscape, where consumers are becoming less and less responsive to traditional advertising methods. The only way to really generate a long-lasting response, is to provide a memorable experience.Companies capable…

(VRfun18) Tribeca’s Latest VR Festival Might Be Its Best One Yet

The world-renowned film festival steps up its virtual offerings of experimental films and interactive experiences. It’s been over two years since COVID-19 entered our lives, drastically altering the way we socialize, work, and live our day-to-day lives. Nearly every industry, from entertainment to education, has felt the impact of government lockdown protocols and quarantines, but…

(VRfun18) Even after the great crypto crash, enthusiasts see a bright future ahead

Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, remains a bellwether for the sector. It hit an all-time high of more than US$68,000 (£55,600) in November 2021, when the overall value of the cryptocurrency market was close to US$3 trillion. In the months since, however, most major cryptocurrencies have fallen by more 70% and bitcoin itself has dropped below…

(VRfun18) 3D displays hands-on: Sony, Leia, and The Looking Glass!

At AWE I had the opportunity to finally go hands-on with a bunch of 3D displays that don’t require you to wear any kind of glasses. It was a lot of time that I wanted to try them (especially The Looking Glass), so I was happy of having had the opportunity to do it! And…

(VRfun18) Niantic announces new subscription plans, monetization tools and discovery capabilities for 8th Wall platform

In Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality News May 25, 2022 – Niantic has today announced that it is launching a number of new features for 8th Wall, which it acquired earlier this year. New features include new subscription plans, monetization tools and discovery capabilities that will help developers succeed with their augmented reality (AR) and…

(VRfun18) Report: Sony is working on a “professional” PlayStation 5 controller

A report from Try Hard Guides’ Tom Henderson indicates that Sony might be working on a PlayStation 5 “professional controller,” which could be unveiled as soon as late June. Henderson (who has become known recently for scoops of high-level industry secrets, like the name of Hideo Kojima’s next game) says that the codename of the…

(VRfun18) Did Tim Cook just tease Apple is working on an

(Pocket-lint) – Apple CEO Tim Cook recently gave an on-camera interview to the China Daily, where he may or may have not hinted that Apple is working on an augmented reality headset.When asked about what an AR headset needs to succeed in the consumer market, the executive talked about how Apple has an active interest…

(VRfun18) The Kat Walk C2 looks to be the ultimate VR treadmill

As virtual reality becomes more commonplace, we’ll need ways of moving in a virtual world without accidentally crashing into our furniture. Kat VR is hoping it’s up to the challenge via the second-generation of its Kat Walk C VR treadmill. Originally reported by Road to VR, the Kat Walk C2 is basically an omnidirectional treadmill…

(VRfun18) Meta Rolls Out Horizon Worlds across UK

Meta has released its Horizon Worlds metaverse platform for Quest 2 users in the United Kingdom with further plans to launch in European countries in the summer, it was announced on Sunday.The platform has begun connecting users with friends and families since 2021 in immersive, interactive environments to play games, socialise, or collaborate from anywhere…

(VRfun18) Horizon Home Makes It Easier To Hang With Friends On

The highly-anticipated social feature will begin rolling out on Quest 2 headsets soon as part of the v41 update.When Meta (formerly Facebook) launched its Facebook Spaces beta for the Oculus Rift back in 2017, the VR app gave us a glimpse of the future of socializing through VR technology. You and your friends could hang…

(VRfun18) ArborXR announces strategic collaboration with Qualcomm to help companies scale VR and AR device deployments

  In Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality News May 26, 2022 – ArborXR, a provider of an enterprise augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) device management and content distribution platform, has recently announced that the company will work with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. on an extended reality (XR) mobile device management (MDM) platform, to make it easier…

(VRfun18) Here are the 2022 Games for Change Awards finalists

The 2022 Games for Change Awards finalists have been revealed ahead of the ceremony on July 15, 2022. This year’s nominees were selected by a group of 125 game developers, researchers, and experts and include familiar names such as Unpacking, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, and Road 96. The Games for Change Awards aim…