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Facebook tests showing ads within the Oculus Quest because of course they will

When Facebook acquired Instagram back in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg pledged to keep the photo-sharing app independent. "We need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram's strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook," he wrote in a statement at the time. Then, following the WhatsApp acquisition in 2014, WhatsApp's co-founder...

Spatial launches its VR meetings app on Facebook’s Oculus Quest store

Virtual Reality has fallen off interest cycles, with the conversation leaning towards the more beginner-friendly Augmented Reality. But with 2020 being largely shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be worthwhile revisiting VR and the potential for influence it has for our lives. Spatial is a company that made headlines at CES 2020 for its...

Facebook is making a new Oculus Quest standalone VR headset that’s smaller and refreshes at 90Hz

In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus VR Inc. for $2 billion, twice of what it paid for Instagram. In its early days, Oculus's VR efforts were largely focused on PC gaming. But that finally changed under Facebook and the company went on to launch Oculus Go, its first standalone VR headset that didn't need to be...

Chrome 79 Beta brings over VR to the web, Adaptive Icons for installed PWAs, and more

Chrome is the world's most popular browser, enjoying a market share of about 65% as of September 2019. The second position goes to Safari with a 16% market share, so one can see how wide the disparity really is in terms of user preference and choice. Google Chrome gets updated regularly, with features like Site...

VRidge 2.2 now supports Google Daydream, lets you play PC VR games

VRidge is a very cool tool that allows you to play SteamVR games without needing an expensive HTC Vive headset. Version 2.2 of VRidge makes it possible to play SteamVR games with the Google Daydream View, along with other standalone headsets. Version 2.2 supports the HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream...

Google Daydream could soon support multiple controllers

Google Daydream VR is Google’s virtual reality solution for mobile devices. What started as more of a cool tech demo has turned into a whole lot more, as it's a somewhat popular gaming platform now, too. Complete with Unity support, developers can develop games for it pretty easily. Interestingly, the changelog for the latest version of the...

Test the VR Performance of Your Smartphone Using VRMark for Android

The slew of new device releases with their fancy new processors and ever-changing and ever-improving specifications can often confuse consumers on how well a device is expected to perform. With the recent push in VR and AR, these changing factors can have a significant impact on the user's mobile experience because of the intensive nature...

Developer releases basic 2D Daydream VR launcher for the Lenovo Mirage Solo

The standalone Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream VR headset is actually capable of launching two-dimensional apps and games, but the device by default provides no way of doing so. You have to use a cumbersome workaround involving installing the app remotely from the Play Store on a PC, then opening Settings on the Mirage Solo, then...

Qualcomm Announces New AI Platform, Snapdragon 845 VR Headset Reference Design, and More

Mobile World Conference, the world's largest gathering of smartphone OEMs, chipmakers, and telecom companies, is just weeks away. Ahead of the festivities, Qualcomm took the wraps off a slew of technologies it'll be highlighting at the show, including a multi-device Bluetooth audio feature for Snapdragon chipsets, a new artificial intelligence platform, a refreshed mobile VR...

Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream Headset Starts at $450, Supports WorldSense Inside-Out Tracking

It was a just over two weeks ago that Lenovo's Mirage Solo headset stopped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and on Tuesday, Lenovo made it official. At a press event during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the company took the wraps off the Mirage Solo, a self-contained virtual reality (VR) Google Daydream headset with...

HTC Cancels Plans to Release Wireless VR Headset with Google in the USA

HTC's Vive-like VR headset based on Daydream for Android devices is said to have been cancelled for western markets, according to a report from TechCrunch. Supposedly made in partnership with Google and originally slated for a release at the end of 2017, the headset seems to have been dropped entirely, likely due to the changing climate...

Google Launches Resonance Audio SDK for Immersive Virtual Reality Positional Audio

We constantly use sound to help us navigate the world in ways that we often do not even realize, and as a result inaccurate positional audio is often one of the key factors that can break immersion with virtual reality (VR). Today, Google is announcing that they are taking steps to improve the quality and...