Virtual Reality VR

Privacy Comes At A Premium: HTC’s VIVE XR Elite Headset Could Save Us From An XR Privacy Mess

2023 is the year that XR is supposed to put up or shut up, or at least that’s the general sentiment among most people both inside and outside the industry. After Meta planted the flag for the Metaverse in 2021 and then went through a financial meltdown in 2022, the company seems to be marketing …

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Meta Quest Pro – A High-End Consumer Headset Masquerading As Enterprise?

Meta has a problem. Well, let’s be realistic, Meta has many problems. This problem is that Apple is coming to market with a mixed reality headset early next year. That means the company needs to have a headset in the market around the time that product launches.  Launching before Apple is the best way of …

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Lenovo’s Not Playing Around With Its New ThinkReality VRX Enterprise XR Headset

Many people are familiar with Lenovo’s VR offerings. The company was the first to release a standalone VR headset in 2018 with the Mirage Solo and its ThinkReality XR platform, targeting the enterprise, which continues to grow in popularity. The ThinkReality A3 AR headset, which runs on the ThinkReality XR platform, has also gained a …

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HypeVR Brings Industry-First Live Real-Time Photorealistic Volumetric Video Streaming To Life

A live volumetric video stream of myself One of the greatest challenges for the immersive computing industry, encapsulating XR, the metaverse and all other types of spatial media, is content. Plain and simple, content drives user engagement and revenue which in turn grows the market and attracts new users. One of the most promising ways …

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AWE 2022: An Analyst’s Take Of The Biggest News And Experiences From The Show

This year, AWE 2022 returned to the Santa Clara Convention Center at its original time in early June. Last year’s event, held in November after being rescheduled, was the first time I was able to attend given past scheduling conflicts, and I was impressed by its wealth of XR news. This year’s show also did …

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Ray-Ban Stories Review: Comfortable But Limited

As someone who lives in San Diego, I wear sunglasses often. I’ve owned a few pairs of Ray-Bans in the past and several different pairs of smart glasses. When Meta and Luxottica (the parent company of Ray-Ban) announced their own smart glasses collaboration, Ray-Bans Stories, I was immediately interested. I’ve been thoroughly impressed by Meta’s …

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