FTC reportedly investigating Meta virtual reality division

Virtual Reality - Federal Trade Commission Building

Reports show the Federal Trade Commission and several US states are looking into the VR division. The Federal Trade Commission and a number of US states are investigating the virtual reality division at Meta, according to a recent Bloomberg report. The specific number of states were not identified in the report, but they are being led by New York. New York is leading the undisclosed number of states across the country that are questioning the Meta virtual reality Oculus app developers. The investigation has been ongoing across the last few…

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Ubisoft is developing a VR game for fighting the Notre-Dame fire

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The French company will have players joining the Parisian firefighters to battle the cathedral’s 2019 blaze. Ubisoft is reportedly developing a VR game in which players will join the Parisian firefighters that battled the massive 2019 blaze that devastated the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral. The virtual reality experience is designed to be an hour long and is made in partnership with a docudrama. According to a Variety report, Ubisoft is developing the VR game to provide a one-hour virtual reality experience associated with an IMAX docudrama directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud,…

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UK ICO to question Meta over child VR safety

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UK watchdog officials are concerned that the company isn’t doing enough to keep kids protected. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom intends to continue its questioning of Meta over the safety of its Quest 2 virtual reality headset for children, according to a recent report in The Guardian. The ICO said that it intends to enter into “further discussions” with meta over its VR compliance. This is hardly the start of the scrutiny Meta has faced over the child safety efforts it has and has not made…

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Gadget-free virtual world simulator tech patented by Disney

Virtual World Simulator - Augmented Reality technology

The augmented reality tech wouldn’t require the user to wear a headset or glasses for the experience. Disney has filed a patent for a new type of Virtual World Simulator technology that is supposed to allow for augmented reality experiences but without the need for users to wear glasses or headsets. The US Patent and Trademark company granted the patent to the Walt Disney Company on December 28, 2021. The patent was for virtual world simulator technology that would let the company create theme park rides in the real world…

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Google is developing a new augmented reality wearable and OS

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The company has added job listings indicating it expects its AR platform will reach “billions”. Google started early in developing gadgets in the augmented reality sphere, but its research and development in AR has appeared to have cooled down in recent years. Google has looked as though it was stepping back from AR even as Meta and Apple have moved forward. Now, there are important indications suggesting that Google is seeking to leap right back into augmented reality in both a device and an operating system. Mark Lucovsky, operating system…

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