Mark Zuckerberg shows off Meta’s next headset (kind of)

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Meta’s next headset (kind of)

Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page today to show off a demo of the company’s unreleased “high-end” VR headset. The physical product, which for now is code-named Project Cambria, was blurred in the video, but Zuckerberg showed off a “mixed reality” experience where the new headset’s color cameras displayed passthrough video of the […]

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Quest 2 fitness tracking finally lands Apple Health integration

Quest 2 fitness tracking finally lands Apple Health integration

Facebook’s Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 headset has managed to carve out a surprisingly sizable niche as a high-tech piece of exercise equipment as people use software like Beat Saber and Supernatural to get a cardio workout in. There have been some limits to the experience, though, given the standalone nature of the virtual reality headset. […]

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Liteboxer is the next contender in the VR fitness ring

Liteboxer is the next contender in the VR fitness ring

If virtual reality social gatherings aren’t your cup of tea, we don’t blame you. But it’s hard to deny that putting on an immersive headset and punching stuff sounds kind of fun. Since its founding in 2017, Liteboxer has been like Peloton for boxing — you use in-home hardware to get a unique, music-based workout […]

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Facebook Messenger audio calls are coming to Oculus Quest

Facebook Messenger audio calls are coming to Oculus Quest

Facebook is keen to improve the process of joining VR experiences via its Quest headset. Today at the company’s Connect conference, they announced that Quest users will be able to make and take audio calls via Messenger. The functionality will be available later this year, the company says. The Quest has generally struggled with its […]

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Slack is coming to the Oculus Quest

Slack is coming to the Oculus Quest

Soon you’ll be able to read incessant Slack messages without ever having to take off your VR headset. At Facebook’s Connect conference, the company showcased a new framework for bringing 2D apps into the Oculus Store so that users will have to duck out of VR less to check notifications on their phone. While a […]

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Facebook opens Oculus Store to 2D progressive web apps

Facebook opens Oculus Store to 2D progressive web apps

Facebook wants to make its Quest 2 headset a productivity device for a new generation of remote workers, but in order to pull that off, it needs apps. Today, Facebook announced that they’re bringing 2D apps into the Oculus Store for the first time. The new apps, which are based on the Progressive Web App […]

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HTC reveals the $499 Vive Flow, a tiny VR headset with some big tradeoffs

HTC reveals the $499 Vive Flow, a tiny VR headset with some big tradeoffs

Today, HTC has revealed their latest consumer-focused headset, the $499 Vive Flow. It’s designed for portability with a compact design and 189 gram weight, though there are some big caveats, which I’ll get to later. I had the chance to demo the headset in-person in San Francisco and my first impression of the device was […]

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Facebook’s entry into VR advertising isn’t going too well

Facebook’s entry into VR advertising isn’t going too well

Facebook’s efforts to bring advertising to the Oculus virtual reality platform it has spent billions of dollars building out doesn’t seem to be off to a great start. The company announced last week that they were planning to roll out their first in-game ads inside the title “Blaston” from the prolific VR game developer Resolution […]

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New Quest 2 software brings wireless PC streaming, updated ‘office’ mode

New Quest 2 software brings wireless PC streaming, updated ‘office’ mode

After a relatively quiet couple of months from Oculus on the software front, Facebook’s VR unit is sharing some details on new functionality coming to its Quest 2 standalone headset. The features, which include wireless Oculus Link support, “Infinite Office” functionality and upcoming 120hz support, will be rolling out in the Quest 2’s upcoming v28 […]

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