Meta Releases Tool to Let You Force Quest OS Updates via PC Tether

Meta has released a tool that will allow Quest users the ability to force software updates via a tethered connection. Update (11:50 AM ET): It appears the tool is now live. The original article reporting the tool prior to its public release follows below: XR enthusiast and serial data miner Luna uncovered existence of the tool, […]

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Immersive Puzzler ‘Infinite Inside’ to Release on Vision Pro & All Major Headsets Next Month

Maze Theory today announced that its upcoming immersive puzzle-adventure game Infinite Inside is set to arrive next month, coming to all major headsets. Initially released as a demo on Quest earlier this year, the full game is set to arrive on July 12th across Vision Pro, Quest 2/3, Pico, SteamVR headsets and PSVR 2. On […]

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New Meta Accelerator Aims to Fund Quest Developers Building ‘Lifestyle Apps’ Using MR, AI, & Hand-tracking

Meta announced a new developer accelerator aimed at kickstarting ‘Lifestyle’ apps for Quest which make use of mixed reality, AI and hand-tracking. Meta says in the announcement selected participants of its new ‘Meta Quest Lifestyle App Accelerator’ can apply for seed-stage grant funding, as well as product resources and mentoring from Meta and participating VC partners, […]

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Oculus Founder’s New XR Headset Built Around “military requirements” but Also “used for non-military stuff”

This week at AWE 2024, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey spoke briefly about a new XR headset he’s developing. Though the headset would see Luckey returning to the XR space, this one is being built with military, rather than consumer, uses in mind. Luckey confirmed earlier this month that he intends to build a new XR […]

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Astronauts Gear Up for Spacewalk Amidst Cardiac Research

The two crews living and working aboard the International Space Station continued gearing up for next week’s science and maintenance spacewalk. The nine space lab inhabitants also focused on long-running heart research and continuous maintenance on orbital lab systems. NASA Flight Engineers Tracy C. Dyson and Mike Barratt are getting ready for the first spacewalk …

AWE 2024: Microsoft Mesh to Gain Mac Support, AI Integrations, and Content Sharing Features

This week at AWE 2024, Microsoft announced new avatar integrations and usability enhancements for its recently launched Microsoft Mesh platform. The new features optimize enterprise-facing avatar content creation on the Teams remote communication platform. The new features follow Microsoft’s development of its immersive avatar system, which first entered public preview in October 2022. Since that […]

Niantic Launches 3D and XR Experience Builder at AWE 2024

Niantic has introduced its ‘Niantic Studio’ 3D and XR experience builder for 8th Wall developers at AWE 2024. AWE 2024: XREAL Reveal Major XR Partners in Bid to Secure Spatial Computing Crown AWE 2024: Magic Leap to Wow Attendees with Android Smartwatch AR Input Device Niantic, Qualcomm Partner for Snapdragon Hardware Scalability Now in public […]

INVNT GROUP Highlights ‘Fallen Gravity’ Web3/NFT Brand-Building Success Story

Digital innovation and Web3 agency INVNT GROUP recently collaborated with artist Michah Dowbak, also known as Mad Dog Jones, on a marketing success story showcasing how NFT and Web3 brand-building exercises lead to new audience connections, engagement, and value. “Fallen Gravity represents the endless possibilities in this new era of storytelling,” noted Scott Cullather, President […]

82% of Financial Sector Businesses to Adopt XR in the Next 5 Years, HTC VIVE Report Finds

This week, in line with AWE 2024, HTC VIVE released a report highlighting how leading firms in the financial service industry are increasingly adopting XR and experiencing positive ROI returns over a two-year period thanks to XR technology.  The independently run “XR Applications in the Financial Industry” survey questioned around 400 financial services professionals. HTC VIVE […]

Meta Provides AI Options to Help Brands Engage with Customers via DM

New AI tools for your messaging engagement and promotions.