Jason England trying on the OWO VR haptic suit

We tried a VR haptic suit that simulates being shot and stabbed at CES 2023 — here’s what happened

OK, truth be told, by “we,” I mean Laptop Mag Content Editor Jason England tried OWO’s VR haptic suit — what a brave soul! Assistant Managing Editor Sean Riley and I planned to try it on, too, but after TechRadar’s Lance Ulanoff tweeted that it was the “most painful thing” he’s ever done at CES, …

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Apple follows Mark Zuckerberg into the metaverse with plans to launch a VR headset

Apple follows Mark Zuckerberg into the metaverse with plans to launch a VR headset

The headset has been delayed multiple times. Bloomberg reported it had been penciled in for a reveal this month, but that has now been pushed back into the spring. The Information previously reported Apple’s headset would include a battery pack that is worn on the waist, making the goggles lighter than those of rivals. Several …

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There's a new way to play the game of pickleball right in your own living room

There’s a new way to play the game of pickleball right in your own living room

The game of pickleball received a major digital addition to its booming popularity this December: The Playin Pickleball virtual reality game. Designed for playing pickleball virtually via the Meta Quest 2 VR goggles, the first official launch for Playin Games claims to be the most authentic reproduction of pickleball in virtual reality. (As to motion …

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Cyberdefense contract to bring augmented- and virtual-reality capabilities to the US Navy

Cyberdefense contract to bring augmented- and virtual-reality capabilities to the US Navy

News January 11, 2023 Lisa Daigle Assistant Managing Editor Military Embedded Systems Image courtesy of Fairbanks Morse BELOIT, Wis. Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD) has signed an agreement with the US Navy to deploy the FMD FM OnBoard remote-collaboration and asset-monitoring technology on Navy ships. The Naval Sea Systems Command contract calls for FMD to deploy …

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Watch a Preview of Calvin Harris' First-Ever "Immersive" Virtual Concert - EDM.com

Watch a Preview of Calvin Harris’ First-Ever “Immersive” Virtual Concert – EDM.com

Chart-topping DJ and dance music producer Calvin Harris is set to debut his first-ever virtual concert via TikTok LIVE. According to a press release, fans of Harris can catch him DJing as a virtual avatar during the “immersive” gig, which will feature audio-reactive visuals in a nature-inspired virtual world. They’ll also be able to tune …

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Inside the metaverse meetups that let people share on death, grief, and pain

Inside the metaverse meetups that let people share on death, grief, and pain

Elena Lister, a psychiatrist at Columbia University who specializes in grief, says a healthy level of denial about death is necessary. But now, Lister says, her colleagues are talking about a pandemic of loss that’s being felt across society—the product of mass death compounded by stunted mourning. In particular, doctors like Lister worry about complicated …

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Ghost Ship Games nabs minority stake in Danish VR studio Bolverk

Ghost Ship Games nabs minority stake in Danish VR studio Bolverk

Deep Rock Galactic developer Ghost Ship Games has purchased a minority stake in Copenhagen-based VR studio Bolverk Games. Bolverk has worked on VR titles such as Glyph (pictured above) and Dick Wildeand is currently developing an escape-the-dungeon adventure called Genotype. Ghost Ship CEO Søren Lundgaard said the studio will support Bolverk’s work in the VR …

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