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Haptic gloves are allowing users to touch and feel in VR

Haptic gloves are allowing users to touch and feel in VR

NEW DELHI : Last November, Meta’s (formerly Facebook) Reality Labs unveiled a pair of haptic gloves that could help a computer program accurately understand and reflect a wearer’s hand gestures. The gloves could also simulate complex sensations such as pressure, texture, and vibration. The idea behind the gloves was to make virtual objects feel real …

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Meta Reality Labs division reveals latest VR headset prototypes

Meta Reality Labs division reveals latest VR headset prototypes

Tech giant Meta’s Reality Labs division has revealed new prototypes in its roadmap toward the lightweight, hyper-realistic virtual reality graphics. The breakthroughs remain far from consumer-ready, but the designs, codenamed Butterscotch, Starburst, Holocake 2, and Mirror Lake, could add up to a slender, brightly lit headset that supports finer detail than its current Quest 2 …

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Meta VR headset: Meta rolls out parental controls to Quest VR headsets

Meta VR headset: Meta rolls out parental controls to Quest VR headsets

San Francisco: Meta, formerly Facebook, has announced that it is adding parental controls to all Quest virtual reality (VR) headsets that will allow parents to keep a tab on underage users’ screen time and receive approval requests for purchases. The company said it is beginning to roll out parental supervision tools to all Quest headsets. …

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Blippar Partners With Microsoft Teams, Tik Tok To Battle Meta In VR

Blippar Partners With Microsoft Teams, Tik Tok To Battle Meta In VR

This week Netflix began production of “Squid Game: The Challenge Reality Competition Series,” a companion reality series to season two of the blockbuster streaming series. This is pretty meta. 456 real players will enter the game in pursuit of $4.56 million cash. Losers get the boot, but no actual death. Someday we can do this …

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Instagram stories glitching?  Try updating the app

Instagram stories glitching? Try updating the app

Some Instagram users had one major complaint this week, as told by their tweets. The app, owned by parent company Meta, apparently kept forgetting where users had left off while viewing stories, causing some users to view the same stream of stories repeatedly. “Instagram better fix whatever is happening with them IG stories repeating,” said …

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Meta Reality Labs division reveals latest VR headset prototypes

Meta adds parental controls to Quest VR headsets to keep tab on young users

Meta, formerly Facebook, has announced that it is adding parental controls to all Quest virtual reality (VR) headsets that will allow parents to keep a tab on underage users’ screen time and receive approval requests for purchases. The company said it is beginning to roll out parental supervision tools to all Quest headsets. “This is …

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You Can Narrate Life Like Morgan Freeman With Augmented Voice

You Can Narrate Life Like Morgan Freeman With Augmented Voice

The Voicemod app now includes voices for rough approximations of Morgan Freeman, HAL-9000, and more.screenshot: voice mod I wanted to see how alike I could be to HAL-9000 in my own, ragged rendition of the song Daisy Bell. It turns out, I actually sound better as the vague approximation of the demented artificial intelligence from …

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Meta Wants to Use Phones to Make Realistic 3D Avatars of Users

Meta Wants to Use Phones to Make Realistic 3D Avatars of Users

After putting nearly all of its eggs in one virtual basket, Meta is now looking for ways to make the metaverse a place that people actually want to visit, starting with giving users a surprisingly easy way to digitize themselves as a virtual reality avatar using just the hardware in their smartphone. Digital stunt doubles …

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