Facebook hints at new VR prototype device in recent pics

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Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew “Boz” Bosworth were playing with virtual and augmented reality tech. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and soon-to-be CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the head of virtual reality, shared pictures of them playing with and showing off AR and VR prototype tech. Both of the social network’s execs posted images of themselves wearing the headsets. In both cases, they linked the VR prototype pictures with Facebook concepts, suggesting that this was a direction in which the company was heading. Though the headsets both executives were wearing are not at…

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Canon unveils new VR camera with dual-fisheye EOS R lens

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This new gadget will become available in time for Christmas and with a $1,999 price tag. Canon has announced that it will have a VR Camera ready during the holiday shopping season, featuring a unique glass in its EOS R mirrorless camera system. The glass is a dual 5.3mm f/2.8 fisheye that turns the system into a 3D recording device. The fisheye lenses are spaced 60mm apart and turn the system into a VR camera capable of creating three dimensional images and video content. Upon the unveiling of the device,…

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Horizon Workrooms in Facebook VR Meetings App to include Zoom in 2022

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The company explained that the option is still in beta, but that it will be providing integration. The Horizon Workrooms in the Facebook VR Meetings App connect virtual reality and video chat users within the same space using avatars to represent the people present. The social network company has now announced that it intends to integrate with the Zoom platform. Although the Horizon Workrooms in the Facebook VR Meetings App are still in their beta, it has been announced that they are working on Zoom integration within that space as…

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Burning Man is exclusively a free virtual reality event in 2021

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The world-famous desert festival has gone entirely digital this year and is accepting donations. Burning Man has announced that it will be a virtual reality event in 2021 that will be free to everyone but that will be accepting donations for anyone who wishes to do so. The VR experience will allow people to wander the landscapes and the art from their own homes. The decision to turn Burning Man into a virtual reality event this year was due to the threat of the COVID-19 Delta variant. This is the…

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ByteDance acquires Pico virtual reality company

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The TikTok owner is moving ahead with new VR strategies through the headset maker purchase. ByteDance, the company behind the popular TikTok app, has just acquired Pico, a virtual reality technology start-up. The start-up is the third largest maker of VR headsets and other equipment in the world. ByteDance announced that the new acquisition represents the company’s first major steps into virtual reality. At the time this article was written, the company, which is based in Beijing, China, had not disclosed the size of the acquisition of Pico. That said,…

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