Virtual reality

Cloud tourism offers a convenient substitute for sightseers in China – Travel

Two women from a mountainous village in Sichuan province livestream to showcase their hometown “s charm. [Photo/Xinhua] As many people’s travel plans were disrupted by COVID-19, “cloud tourism” has gained in popularity in China. “Cloud tourism” refers to a form of travel that depends on advanced technologies such as 5G and virtual reality. These technologies …

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Cardinal Richelieu foresees Russia’s victory in Ukraine

NEW YORK – The custom-built Oculus headset delivered to my door by a hooded monk seemed to malfunction. The palace on the Place de Vosges appeared once again in the Metaverse but in black and white rather than bright cartoon colors, with less furniture and fewer objects d’art, with drab walls unadorned by the paintings …

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Brazilian university USP will conduct academic research in the metaverse

As reported by the University of Sao Paulo (USP), the metaverse-centric research will be carried out by research groups interested in 3D modeling, psychology and human behavior, and the effectiveness of virtual and augmented reality devices. These research domains will be evaluated within the context of the metaverse to understand how the new virtual world …

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Meta Accused Of Infringing Virtual Reality System Patents

By Jasmin Jackson (May 27, 2022, 5:47 PM EDT) – Meta Platforms Inc. has been slapped with a patent suit in Texas federal court for allegedly poaching a developer’s sensory-stimulating technology for virtual reality systems. Developer Immersion Corp. contended in a 60-page complaint on Thursday that Meta has infringed six patents on haptic technology – …

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Dave and Buster’s features immersive ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ VR experience – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

Critics are calling “Top Gun: Maverick” a nonstop thrill ride. Now you can really get a need for speed at a new South Florida attraction that does not involve I-95. This experience puts you behind a fighter jet. At first I thought this was a Batman virtual reality experience, but it’s not, it’s “Top Gun.” …

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USC’s VR Platform Trains Users For Active Shooter Situations

This is the web version of dot.LA’s daily newsletter. Sign up to get the latest news on Southern California’s tech, startup and venture capital scene. As Americans were still mourning the mass shootings at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods and Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, NY, we were confronted with yet another atrocious act of …

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RedBud Brands Lands $ 46M, LFX Looking To Raise Debut Fund

This week in “Raises”: A consumer brand holding company, a software platform for contractors, an AR / Web3 gaming platform and an organic feminine care brand all raised sizable rounds. Meanwhile, Fung Capital veterans John Seung and Janie Yu are seeking to raise $ 200 million for a new fund. Venture Capital Redbud Brandsa consumer …

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Tech layoffs top 15K in a brutal May – TechCrunch

It’s been a rough month in the tech sector. We’ve rounded up week after week of layoffs, and according to aggregator layoffs.fyi, more than 15,000 tech workers have lost their jobs this month. Hopefully the sun will come out in June. A number of tech companies that enjoyed pandemic-related surges are facing a correction, due …

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‘People have lost interest in the metaverse’

Tech companies such as Facebook parent Meta (FB) and Microsoft (MSFT) are plowing money into their plans for the metaverse, the 3-D virtual world that tech executives are obsessed with. But so far, the experiences that users can get their hands on are nowhere near Silicon Valley’s promises of hyper-realistic avatars and seamless interactions with …

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