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There has been a lot of talk about Meta’s The Reality Labs department losing $10 Billion on devilment of Metaverse. Mant articles have focused on the negative and the overall amount of money lost while others have chosen to focus on more positive or normalized effects of the loss and what is means long term. The argument seems to be split in a couple of ways. The first is that $10 Billion is not a devastating loss in terms of R&D on a potential defining product for a company that made $117+ Billion in 2021. The second is that a $10 Billion dollar loss on a new product is a bad thing and might be an indication of a lack of true acceptance.

Published in My Ramblings
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 06:16

Valve shows off their own VR headset

Over the last few weeks Oculus VR has been in the news; first for being bought out by Facebook, then for being sued by a few former friends and then for Facebook allowing Samsung to use their tech to get the jump on a few others. This has put the whole world of virtual and augmented reality back into the mind of the consumer. We have noticed that there have been some new companies coming out of the word work with their own VR devices and technologies. The latest of which is Valve.

Published in News
Monday, 02 June 2014 13:23

Samsung teams up with Facebook for VR

After the purchase of Oculus VR for a cool $2 Billion many people wondered what Facebook was up to. The purchase did not seem to make any sense. However, if you looked closely at some of Facebook’s other purchases and also where many big players in the market were heading it made a lot of sense. Facebook wanted to enter the world of augmented reality and had plans for a social game with an immersive user experience. Oculus VR was almost tailor made for what they wanted to do.

Published in News
Sunday, 01 September 2013 11:38

Google's glasses becoming a fashion gadget


If you thought that Google's glasses in the final release will look the same as Exloper model which developers and early subscribed users get, you're wrong, because Google is working on improving the design that will allow the emergence of various "fashion models" for women and men, so you will be able to try Google Glass as if you were buying a preppy sunglasses.

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Monday, 05 August 2013 21:50

Google Glass improves your driving skills


Sahas Katta one of the developers of Google Glass said he has become a better driver thanks to Google and their glasses. Katta is the author of the GlassTesla applications for car Tesla Model S.

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Halo4-01After the leak (and subsequent removal) of an alleged set of documents showing Microsoft’s plans for the next generation of Xbox (the Xbox 720?) complete with a 2013 launch timeframe we have started to try and piece together what is going on and if there is any credibility to the original posting. The original presentation appears to have been prepared in 2010 (again if they are real) and outline some very interesting inclusions for the gaming console. Some of these have actually appeared recently (like Smart Glass) while others are things we already know Microsoft to be working on. We should probably start off by saying that we do think the posted documents are real, but that they represent a direction that Microsoft has probably changed since these were produced.

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