Founder of Oculus says he’s made a VR headset that can kill you

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Palmer Luckey has said that he has created a device that is actually deadly if you die in a game. The original founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, who sold his VR headset company to Facebook in 2014, has been working primarily on national defense technology since he left the company. Luckey has now announced that he has successfully created a custom device that can kill a player. Luckey said that he has developed a custom VR headset that he says has the ability to kill a player that dies…

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SteamVR supports new compact Panasonic VR headset MaganeX

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A new upgrade has brought support to the Index controllers for the very slim virtual reality hardware. Shiftall, a Panasonic subsidiary, unveiled its highly compact and lightweight PC VR headset MeganeX last January. The slim virtual reality device has an ultra-slim micro-OLED displays and is only 250 grams. The displays measure only 1.3 inches and have pancake plastic lenses from the Kopin manufacturer, making it possible for the ultra-light weight. The VR headset display specifications remain considerable, even with its compact and lightweight design. It offers 2,560 by 2,560 pixels…

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Virtual reality developed to support substance use disorder recovery

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Researchers at Indiana University have come up with the innovative new immersive therapy. Indiana University researchers have unveiled an innovative new use for virtual reality they have developed for use as an immersive therapy for people struggling with substance use disorders. The researchers recently obtained more than $4.9 million from the National Institutes of Health. With the funding, the team launched an Indiana University (IU) startup company for the testing and further development of the virtual reality technology. The team was led by assistant professor of psychiatry Brandon Oberlin from…

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The metaverse won’t be the technology of tomorrow, predicts Apple CEO

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Tim Cook is unenthusiastic about the VR environment and says a different tech will define the future. Tim Cook has added his name to a growing list of tech leaders to express an expectation that the metaverse won’t be the trend that will define the future. The Apple CEO recently said that the virtual reality experience is poorly defined for the average person. “I always think it’s important that people understand what something is,” said Cook in a recent media interview. “And I’m really not sure the average person can…

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VRAI to use VR simulation training for the offshore wind sector

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The company is seeking to use virtual reality to help companies overcome the energy crisis. VR simulation experiences aren’t proving to be nearly as appealing to consumers and businesses as many large companies, such as Meta, had anticipated. Even gamers aren’t as enthusiastic about virtual reality as many tech giants had thought would be the case. Training and education appear to be an area where this technology remains highly promising. VRAI, a start-up from Ireland, is seeking to create a place of leadership for itself in VR simulation training. It…

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