Sat.May 11, 2019

‘Trash Rage’ Blends VR Gaming With Environmental Education

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Sort recyclables to save the Earth in this futuristic gamified learning experience. It’s 2049 and planet Earth is a garbage-filled dump patrolled by hostile robots. Overwhelming trash from unrecycled plastics has made the planet near uninhabitable, so much so that a hostile A.I.

High Fidelity VR Firm Lays Off 25%, Focuses On Virtual Offices

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Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity and a virtual world pioneer, confirmed that his company has laid off about 25% of its staff, or 20 people, and pivoted to social communications for workers using 3D audio.

Erick Tseng Replaces Hugo Barra As Facebook’s VR Product Lead, Jason Rubin’s Role Expands

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Facebook announced the shift of some of its top VR and AR managers his week. The change comes as Facebook prepares to launch two new Oculus brand VR headsets in the coming weeks with plans for AR glasses in the future. Hugo Barra Moves To “AR/VR Partnerships” “VP AR/VR Product” Hugo Barra was hired in early 2017 and helped launch the Oculus Go and Oculus Quest standalone headsets.