Meta Introduces the Infinite Display

by Omid Rahmat

In a blog post on its site, Meta has introduced a new system for VR optics called the Infinite Display. The company is partly aiming to offset the criticism of its spending on VR …


Meta Headsets Back on Sale in Germany

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Meta’s VR headsets are going back onto the shelves in Germany after a hiatus when the platform was taken off the market when the German courts said that the firm was …

Tags:| Germany| Litigation| Privacy| Virtual Reality

Links Week Starting 5th December 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week.  Xumo TV: Everything You Need to Know …

Tags:AVOD| Desktop Monitors| DVB| | Game Playing| Market Data| MMD (AOC Philips)| Samsung| Smart TV| Streaming Video| SVOD| Taiwan| Thunderbolt| Virtual Reality

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 with high iFixit score

by Milos Pavlovic

What They Say iFixit had a look at a couple of devices recently.  The Meta Quest Pro (the take apart used 146 screws!) which looks so complex that it may be unrepairable although it …

Tags:| Microsoft| Repair| tablets| Virtual Reality

Meta Abandons its Portal Smart Displays and Smartwatch Project

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Reuters reported that in a ‘townhall meeting’ with staff, Meta said that it would stop developing smart displays (the Portal product range) and smartwatches and that half the 11,000 positions it …

Tags:| Reorganisation & Restructuring

Meta fires 11,000 – Reality Labs Impact Unclear

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Meta has fired 11,000 staff as it deals with the challenges of reduced revenue and tougher times for the big tech companies. Mark Zuckerberg apologised for the process and said that …

Tags:| Financial Data| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Virtual Reality

What the Quest Pro tells us about Hollywood’s future

by Bob Raikes

What They Say A former Nickelodeon executive Chris Young, has been experimenting with the Meta Quest Pro and posted a video that showed him using the headset to reveal a view of his actual home …

Tags:3D Content Creation| | Motion Capture| Virtual Reality| Virtual Sets

Meta Pushes the Envelope on HMD Brightness

by Bob Raikes

Meta has been working on many aspects of VR and AR display use for years. At Siggraph this year the firm showed its experiments with pushing the brightness of VR headsets to new levels. …

Tags:Augmented Reality| | HDR - High Dynamic Range| SIGGRAPH| Virtual Reality

ARInsider Calculates Quest Headset Sales

by Bob Raikes

What They Say ARInsider has dug into the latest quarterly result and done some ‘back of the envelope’ calculations to try to work out how many headsets Meta sold in Q3. Meta Reality Labs …

Tags:| Market Data| The Metaverse| Virtual Reality

 Meta Quest Pro Hands-On Impressions! | Tested.com

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Adam Savage’s Tested had a look at the new Meta Quest Pro for a YouTube review. The first point made was that on the Quest 2, all the optics, processing and …

Tags:| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Mixed Reality| Virtual Reality