2D to 3D Photo Conversion in visionOS 2 is the Real Deal

2D to 3D Photo Conversion in visionOS 2 is the Real Deal

The 2D to 3D photo conversion feature coming to Vision Pro in VisionOS 2.0 makes a novel capability meaningful for the first time. Cue “Apple didn’t even do it first!” in the comments. You’re not wrong. There’s been seemingly a hundred different startups over the years that have promised to turn 2D photos into 3D.

‘RIVEN’ Review – An Okay VR Port of an Awesome Game Still Worth Playing

‘RIVEN’ Review – An Okay VR Port of an Awesome Game Still Worth Playing

RIVEN (1997), the sequel to iconic point-and-click puzzle-adventure MYST (1993), just got the VR treatment in its new remake. Unlike Myst, which felt a little too game-y and obtuse at times, Riven plays a lot more like a modern title, which thanks to Quest and SteamVR support, is true in every sense of the word now. Granted, you’ll need to look

Report: Sony Balks on PSVR 2 Game Development

Report: Sony Balks on PSVR 2 Game Development

Sony is getting ready to release tethered PC VR support for PSVR 2 this summer, but that may be one the last meaningful things the company does for its increasingly latchkey VR hardware. According to a report by Android Central ‘s Nicholas Sutrich, Sony isn’t leaving any budget for first-party content. Paraphrasing for anonymity, Sutrich’s source

Vision Pro Gets Its First Native City Builder Game Next Month

Vision Pro Gets Its First Native City Builder Game Next Month

Apple Vision Pro isn’t exactly brimming with XR games yet, although starting next month you’ll be able to jump into a classic city builder that has been updated to include full mixed reality support. Magic Fuel Games is releasing Cityscapes: Sim Builder (2023) for Vision Pro soon, bringing with it a new immersive view so you

Meta Releases Tool to Let You Force Quest OS Updates via PC Tether

Meta Releases Tool to Let You Force Quest OS Updates via PC Tether

Meta has released a tool that will allow Quest users the ability to force software updates via a tethered connection. Update (11:50 AM ET): It appears the tool is now live. The original article reporting the tool prior to its public release follows below: XR enthusiast and serial data miner Luna uncovered existence of the tool

New Meta Accelerator Aims to Fund Quest Developers Building ‘Lifestyle Apps’ Using MR, AI, & Hand-tracking

New Meta Accelerator Aims to Fund Quest Developers Building ‘Lifestyle Apps’ Using MR, AI, & Hand-tracking

Meta announced a new developer accelerator aimed at kickstarting ‘Lifestyle’ apps for Quest which make use of mixed reality, AI and hand-tracking. Meta says in the announcement selected participants of its new ‘Meta Quest Lifestyle App Accelerator’ can apply for seed-stage grant funding, as well as product resources and mentoring from Meta and participating VC partners

Former Head of Qualcomm’s XR Division Joins Google to Guide XR Strategy

Former Head of Qualcomm’s XR Division Joins Google to Guide XR Strategy

Hugo Swart, previous head of Qualcomm’s XR division, announced he’s joined Google where he’ll lead the company’s XR Ecosystem Strategy and Technology efforts. Swart shared the news in a  LinkedIn update, noting the move happened a few months ago: Happy to share that I joined Google couple months ago and am responsible for XR Ecosystem Strategy