Facebook Messenger Introduces AR Group Effects


Group Effects is a new feature available now on Facebook Messenger and Messenger Rooms that allows Facebook users to interact with a variety of AR experiences during group video calls. “Group Effects provide a more engaging and interactive way to connect with your friends.

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What is Embracer Group? Gaming’s new megapower, explained

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This is what you need to know about Embracer Group, the company that just acquired Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. Features Gaming Crystal Dynamics Deep Silver Eidos Montreal Embracer Group Koch Media nordic games Saber Interactive THQ Nordic


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How to use tab groups in Safari

Digital Trends

With the new changes to Safari, you can now create tab groups for easier browsing management. Here's how tab groups work and how you can quickly set them up. Apple Computing How-To how to make tab groups Safari Safari Safari tab group guide tab groups

How to use Windows 11 Snap Groups

Digital Trends

Snap Groups is one of the newest Windows 11 features to help boost productivity. Computing How-To How To Use Windows 11 Snap Groups Microsoft Multitasking Snap Windows Windows 11Here's how to use Snap droups in Windows 11 to improve yours.

How To Make A Group Chat On iPhone


It's no secret that messaging on the iPhone is a smooth process, but it may not be so straightforward when it comes to setting up group chats. Technology

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Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

Road to VR

Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone using virtual reality. Volkswagen Group first deployed its Volkswagen Digital Reality Hub Group last year, a VR platform designed to help the company’s employees collaborate across the Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen brands. The post Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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How to Ensure Your VR Workout Covers Each Muscle Group

VR Fitness

Here's what you need to know about each critical muscle group! It can be hard to balance your VR workout routine when you first start out. Continue reading on VR Fitness Insider.

The XR Week Peek (2021.08.02): Facebook creates Metaverse group and prepares to launch its smartglasses, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Facebook Reality Labs creates a group focused on working on the “metaverse”. The group is composed of executives that come from different teams within the company because the metaverse should be the transformation of the whole Facebook in an immersive setting.

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This Could Be the End for Surveillance Giant NSO Group

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The clock may be running out for notorious Israeli surveillance for hire company NSO Group. nso group nso business finance pegasus software moelis co iphone espionage malware citizen lab craig federighi technology internet spyware apple pegasus

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Destructive hacking group REvil could be back from the dead

Digital Trends

Ransomware gang REvil was unceremoniously shut down in 2021, but the group’s website is back up and running, suggesting the hackers could be back in action.

How to make a group FaceTime call

Digital Trends

FaceTime is the most popular venue for group audio and videoconferencing for Mac and iOS. Apple How-To Mobile FaceTime facetime group callToday, you can include up to 32 participants. Here's how to do it.

NSO Group's Spyware Breached a Journalist's iPhone After Apple Sued

GizModo VR

NSO Group, the creepy spyware firm known for selling its services to authoritarian governments throughout the world, is in trouble again. A new report shows that the company’s most notorious malware, Pegasus, was used to hack the iPhone of a Jordanian journalist in December.

Hacker Group Claims Extraordinary Access to User Authentication Firm Okta

GizModo VR

Hacker group LAPSUS$ posted images on its Telegram channel overnight claiming it achieved administrator access to Okta, a user authentication and data management company.

How to Create a Group Launch on Oculus App


With the Oculus app , users can easily go through the steps on the Oculus phone app, create a link for the group launch, and share that with their friends through social media such as Discord, Facebook, or private chat. Steps to Create Your Group Launch. Choose “Create Group Launch.”.

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This Virtual Being Music Group Released An AI-Generated Album, And It’s Not Bad


Fictional musical groups like Alvin and the Chipmunks and Jossie and the Pussycats, though vastly different from the types of acts we see today, lead the way for future fictional musicians, including The Gorillaz, Dethklok, and numerous others. . Yona, one of the first characters developed and leader of the group, was “fed” the works of Margaret Atwood, as well as publications pertaining to teenagers and city life.

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Google is making it easier to save Tab Groups in Chrome

Digital Trends

Google is updating the Tab Groups feature so that you can save your tab groups, rather than having to recreate them each time you quit the web browser. Computing Chrome Google Google Chrome tab groups web browser

How to enable group tabs in Google Chrome

Digital Trends

Group tabs can make organizing your work and social browsing far easier. Computing How-To Web Google Chrome Grouped TabsHere's how to make the most of them.

Apple Developers Join The WebVR Community Group

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Today, Brandon Jones from Google (who is one of the chairs in the official WebVR Community Group ,) noticed that developers from Apple have officially joined the group. In the Community Group there are 147 non-Chair participants as of the time of this writing. Notably Jones was quick to point out on Twitter that “group participation does not necessarily imply a commitment to implement” but it’s still a step in the right direction.

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Apple Files Lawsuit Against Israeli Surveillance Company NSO Group

GizModo VR

Apple has filed a lawsuit against Israeli surveillance-for-hire company NSO Group over its Pegasus spyware that has been used to target Apple devices.

Dozens of Salvadoran Journalists Were Surveilled Using NSO Group's Spyware

GizModo VR

Notorious Israeli surveillance company’s NSO Group’s Pegasus software appears to have been used once again in an authoritarian spying campaign despite recent reports the company itself is hemorrhaging cash over rising debt and growing international scrutiny.

How to start or join a group workout on Fitness+

Digital Trends

Apple Fitness+ makes exercising fun with new group workouts for working out with friends and family. Learn how to create or join a group session. Health & Fitness How-To Apple Fitness fitness group workout proactive evergreen smart home

How to create a group in Gmail

Digital Trends

Gmail allows you to make email lists in Gmail. The process may not be as straightforward to everyone, though. Hence, we’ve created a guide to help you with it. Computing emails Gmail

NSO Group's Spyware May Have Been Used to Target U.S. State Department Officials

GizModo VR

Apple recently revealed a new policy that would notify users if their devices were the targets of a state-sponsored attack conducted using spyware from Israeli surveillance-for-hire firm NSO Group.

WhatsApp increases group size to 512 people and file size to 2GB

Mashable VR

On Thursday, the company announced that groups are getting twice as big as before, going from 256 people to 512 people. Last month, WhatsApp announced Communities , which are another way to expand group chats by knitting Groups together into a Community (yeah, just like Slack).

Facebook won’t show health groups in its recommendations anymore

Digital Trends

News Social Media Facebook Facebook Groups Facebook policyFacebook said the new policy is to ensure that its users get accurate health information. .

Match Group details plans for a dating ‘metaverse,’ Tinder’s virtual goods-based economy

TechCrunch VR

Now, parent company Match Group is detailing its longer-term vision for Tinder and Explore, which will expand to include exclusive, shared, and live experiences and a virtual goods-based economy, supported by Tinder’s new in-app currency, Tinder Coins. Image Credits: Match Group.

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Oculus Introduces Group Game Launching & Switching To Stay With Your Party

Road to VR

Oculus has introduced new party features which allow groups of players to launch into the same app together and to move from one app to another. The post Oculus Introduces Group Game Launching & Switching To Stay With Your Party appeared first on Road to VR.

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Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall


But once the group is ready and you’re transported to Alien Zoo in VR, your jaw drops. The post Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall appeared first on VRScout. Alien Zoo lets you walk, soar, and escape alien creatures with friends. Location-based VR is the culmination of everything we’ve grown to love and expect from immersive technology.

Unsurprisingly, the NSO Group's Malware Is Targeting Activists Again

GizModo VR

The iPhones of nine Bahraini political activists were recently hacked using the NSO Group’s spyware Pegasus, according to a new report put out by researchers. malware nso group nso pegasus espionage citizen lab technology internet spyware computer surveillance politics data breaches

NRA finally admits it was hacked by a ransomware group in 2021

Mashable VR

In October 2021, a ransomware group known as Grief targeted the NRA and boasted about the data it had stolen from the gun organization. and the gun group felt the effects well into November.

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Genius Media Group Is Suing Google For Antitrust

GizModo VR

Joining the national pile-on of entities suing Google for antitrust is Genius Media Group, which announced a lawsuit on Wednesday night related to the search giant’s ad exchange practices. genius media group lawsuit antitrust companies google sites ad exchange

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Messenger and Instagram gain cross-app group chats, new themes

Digital Trends

Facebook today unveiled new features for its unified Messenger and Instagram Direct service, including new group chat options, themes, and Watch Together.

Use This Tool to Check If Your Phone's Been Hacked by the NSO Group's Spyware

GizModo VR

If you’ve been watching the news this week you may have heard something about the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware firm that currently stands accused of helping bad actors to hack journalists, politicians, and human rights activists throughout the world.

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Snapchat Highlights Augmented Reality Feature in New Group Video Chat

Next Reality AR

Snapchat has added yet another social feature to its mobile app, and this one makes it possible to use augmented reality with a group of friends over video. Rolling out worldwide this week, the new Group Video Chat feature gives Snap users the opportunity to video conference with as many as 16 friends simultaneously. The feature is activated through the video camera icon in any Group Chat thread.

K-pop group Stray Kids make their U.S. late night debut with 'Maniac'

Mashable VR

K-pop boy group Stray Kids finally made their U.S. Sadly, the group's schedule was quickly cut short when rapper Changbin was diagnosed with COVID-19 after their first performance.

Biden group launches TikTok account in attempt at reaching Gen Z

Mashable VR

A pro-Biden group has a big plan for pushing the president's agenda: TikTok. The nonprofit group Building Back Together launched its account on Wednesday, in an effort to push President Joe Biden's agenda to young people ahead of the 2022 midterm election.

Khronos Group Would Welcome Input From Microsoft On OpenXR Standard

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During GDC 2017, Khronos Group unveiled OpenXR as the name for their VR/AR API standard that’s currently being developed. We reported on the announcement and broke down a bit of why this standard was something for the VR industry and community to get excited about, but we also got the chance to speak with Khronos Group president Neil Trevett to get some questions answered. The Khronos Group is hoping to be able to ship the API around GDC of next year.

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