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Here you will find a wide range of information on the exciting world of virtual reality, from comprehensive material for beginners to interesting and deep discussions of virtual reality’s problems, implications and applications.

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VR Technology Aids Surgery to Separate Conjoined Twins

This week, VR helped make medical history when surgeons from around the world teamed up to perform a groundbreaking 33-hour procedure in a “virtual operating theatre.” The surgery being performed was one of the most complex separation procedures ever seen. The operation to separate three-year-old conjoined twins Arthur and Bernardo Lima was a success. Born … Continue reading VR Technology Aids Surgery to Separate Conjoined Twins

10th August 2022

Meta Brings In 18+ Ratings for Horizon Worlds’ Mature Content

Meta is changing the content policy for Horizon Worlds as it brings in a new 18+ rating system. The move was recently announced in an email informing creators to apply the 18+ tag to any mature content. Creators that don’t take action by updating their existing content over the next few months will see a … Continue reading Meta Brings In 18+ Ratings for Horizon Worlds’ Mature Content

27th July 2022

Simple Sideloading: SideQuest Now Works in Meta Quest Headsets

If you’re the owner of a Meta Quest headset, you’ll probably already know what SideQuest is. For those that don’t, it’s a popular VR platform that plays host to a huge selection of unofficial apps, games, and tools for your Quest. To access SideQuest previously, your headset needed to be connected to a PC or … Continue reading Simple Sideloading: SideQuest Now Works in Meta Quest Headsets

30th June 2022

What Is the Metaverse Standards Forum?

As many of the world’s tech giants are working to assert a dominant footing in the metaverse, some people are speculating about how the new iteration of the internet will be governed, and how any new challenges will be managed.  For lots of industry leaders, establishing open standards is the way to go. To achieve … Continue reading What Is the Metaverse Standards Forum?

30th June 2022

What Is Vergence-Accommodation Conflict and How Can Developers Tackle It?

VR is a rapidly changing technology. As industry leaders strive to stake their claim in the brave new world of the metaverse, there is continued development in many of the restrictions users experience while using VR. One such area is vergence-accommodation conflict. Recent research carried out between Meta Reality Labs and Kent State University explores … Continue reading What Is Vergence-Accommodation Conflict and How Can Developers Tackle It?

20th June 2022

Meta Halts 2024 AR Glasses Launch

Back at the Connect 2021 conference last October, Meta announced an exciting consumer AR product codenamed ‘Project Nazare’. These were touted as the company’s first pair of full augmented reality glasses.  At that stage, there were no prototypes to show off, and no actual footage of the product in action. Instead, the presentation used brief … Continue reading Meta Halts 2024 AR Glasses Launch

13th June 2022

How to Improve Your Quest 2 Performance: Maintenance and Care

Virtual reality tech has come a long way in the last few years, and exciting innovations are on the horizon – but why wait when you can buy Meta’s current flagship VR headset; the Quest 2. If you’re new to VR and have recently bought a headset you may have come across a few glitches … Continue reading How to Improve Your Quest 2 Performance: Maintenance and Care

23rd May 2022

Google Buys MicroLED Startup Raxium as Part of AR Strategy

This week, Google announced the acquisition of Raxium, a company that works with microLED display technology in both virtual and augmented reality headsets. In a blog post announcing the purchase, senior vice president Rick Osterloh said that Raxium’s expertise will play a key role as Google continues to invest in hardware efforts. But what can … Continue reading Google Buys MicroLED Startup Raxium as Part of AR Strategy

10th May 2022

Meta: Four New VR Headsets in the Pipeline

In Meta’s ongoing mission for metaverse dominance, the company is reported to be working on four new headsets which will be released between now and 2024.  According to a report in The Information, Meta’s plans are to release two models of a high-end headset called ‘Project Cambria’, and a further two Quest headsets. All of … Continue reading Meta: Four New VR Headsets in the Pipeline

9th May 2022

Virtual Reality: what is it and why is it important to know about?

Virtual reality is essentially the use of technology to create the illusion of presence in an environment that isn’t really there. It works by sending information to various senses, such as sight and hearing, that fool our brains into experiencing something virtual. The illusion is often completed by the presence of interactivity, in other words the virtual world responds in some way to your presence.

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Where to go from here?

If you are new to virtual reality (or just want a refresher) we suggest you start with our What is virtual reality?section for a more in-depth discussion of the topic. We look at practical examples and discuss the core technologies in a clear and simple way. Providing a solid foundation for further reading.

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Pros and cons of virtual reality

We have series of articles about the various applications of this technology and the equipment used, for example, VR glasses (or goggles as they are sometimes called).

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