Facebook Messenger Introduces AR Group Effects

VRScout

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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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

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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.

You Can Now Use Your Oculus Username In Select Facebook Groups

UploadVR

In another move that brings existing its social network and VR ecosystem closer together, Facebook revealed that users will soon be able to use their Oculus username when posting to select Facebook groups. Will you be trying out some of these VR Facebook groups with your Oculus username?

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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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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.

How to Create a Group Launch on Oculus App

ARPost

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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Patent Sale For Osterhout Design Group (ODG) Planned For January

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Osterhout Design Group (ODG) may be dead before mass shipping its R-9 augmented reality glasses, with an asset sale planned for January focused on the AR company’s patent portfolio. ” Tagged with: ODG , Osterhout Design Group Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Patent Sale For Osterhout Design Group (ODG) Planned For January appeared first on UploadVR. AR ODG Osterhout Design Group

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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

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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Advocacy Groups Launch Initiative to 'Stop' Facebook

GizModo VR

As Facebook weathers an ongoing PR shitstorm composed of various interlocking crises, a number of public advocacy groups have launched a website that asks Americans to help put the screws to the tech giant.

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.

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

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.

What Exactly Is Facebook’s ‘Metaverse’ Group Building?

Upload VR

Facebook Reality Labs is “standing up a Metaverse product group”, but it isn’t clear what this actually means. “ The group will be led by former Instagram VP of Product Vishal Shah, and will report directly to Bosworth. But Horizon is only a part of this group.

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

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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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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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Facebook's List of 4,000 Banned Entities Includes Hate Groups, Criminals, and a Whole Lot of Terrorists

GizModo VR

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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. .

The Glimpse Group IPO, the Metaverse ETF, and a Market Coming of Age

ARPost

Between the Metaverse ETF, the Glimpse Group IPO (initial public offering), and other big trends, XR might be finally coming of age. Glimpse Group Goes Public. Glimpse Group is composed of eight subsidiary XR companies. It’s a moment the Glimpse Group has been waiting for.

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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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Facebook will stop recommending Groups that break its rules

Mashable VR

Facebook is making it harder to find Groups that break its rules. On Wednesday, Facebook said it will drop Groups that violate its policies on hate speech, harassment, bullying, inciting violence, and more from its recommendation engine. Have their group invite notifications limited.

NSO Group’s Spyware Reportedly Used in Attempted and Successful Phone Hacks of Journalists and Activists

GizModo VR

A list of more than 50,000 phone numbers and a subsequent investigation has led a consortium of 17 news organizations to believe that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used to attempt or successfully carry out hacks on the phones of journalists, human rights activists, and more.

Apple Developers Join The WebVR Community Group

UploadVR

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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How to make a group chat on Snapchat

Digital Trends

With Snapchat's group chat, up to 63 friends can join, and chats disappear after 24 hours. Here’s how to get the party started with group chat on Snapchat. Android Apple How-To Mobile Social Media iOS Snapchat Tier 4

How to delete your Facebook group

Mashable VR

Facebook groups can be both unbelievably helpful and fun for a variety of hangs, from gathering with your high school graduating class to sharing stories and theories with other like-minded people who want to chat about aliens to finding jobs and selling furniture.

Facebook Will Now Let Groups Appoint "Experts" in an Effort To Combat Misinformation

GizModo VR

Sick to death of the misinformation that has been running rampant on its platform for years now, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out new measures aimed at curbing the spread of fake news by allowing group administrators to appoint designated “experts” in their spaces.

Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall

VRScout

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.

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.

Riot Games Debuts Virtual K-Pop Group With Live MR Performance

VRScout

The Tencent subsidiary has produced various high-quality CGI cinematics, produced original music via an in-house music production studio, and collaborated with numerous high-profile acts; most recently The Glitch Mob, Mako, and Bobby of K-pop group iKON. . While the ladies of K/DA were invisible to the naked eye, the group could be seen performing in sync with the real-world talent on the venues jumbotron and via the official live stream. “We

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SideQuest Joins The Khronos Group To Push OpenXR

Upload VR

SideQuest is now a member of the Khronos Group with plans to support the industry standard OpenXR.

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A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR

VRScout

A group of university were also excited by the idea; so much so that they actually took it upon themselves to begin developing their own Metroid Prime recreation entirely in virtual reality as part of an ongoing project involving the use of FPS mechanics in VR experiences. . The post A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR appeared first on VRScout. The 2002 Gamecube classic gets the VR treatment as part of an ongoing study into VR game mechanics.

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Shadow Point, Jurassic World Developer Coatsink Acquired By Thunderful Group

Upload VR

VR developer Coatsink is the latest studio to be acquired, this time by Thunderful Group. The UK-based team, which has worked on VR since its infancy, was been fully acquired by the group for £23 million (around $30 million).

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. Its partners are still unnamed, but the company and its first partner plan to make an announcement sometime in 2017, Future Group cofounder Jens Petter Hoili said in an interview with GamesBeat. “We Above: The Future Group’s Jens Petter Hoili (left) and Bård Anders Kasin. Image Credit: The Future Group.

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Khronos Group Would Welcome Input From Microsoft On OpenXR Standard

UploadVR

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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How group streaming could look in the future

Mashable VR

With COVID-19 canceling in-person movie nights for the time being, it's unfortunate that group streaming technology for the socially distant equivalent isn't outstanding. However, nothing has recreated the experience of sitting down in front of a gorgeous television with a group of friends.

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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