XR Web Roundup

XR Web Roundup: August 6th

XR Web Roundup: August 6th

Every week, we share nine XR stories from around the web that caught our eyes here at

1) Facebook’s CEO on why the social network is becoming ‘a metaverse company’

From social to VR to the metaverse - where will Facebook end up?

2) Mobile AR Features Landscape

Sheets of data are not sexy, but they can be useful. This is one such resource

3) These scientists are using virtual reality to develop COVID-19 treatments

Because VR is useful for more things than setting high scores

4) Introducing a new silicone cover for Quest 2’s facial interface, plus a 128GB SKU

Sales are halted due to potential skin irritation while replacement covers are sorted

5) Display systems research: Reverse passthrough VR

Just. Why? This is even creepier than a blank mask. Researching avatar expressions, maybe?

6) Reaching the next generation of sports fans with mixed reality

Many consumers may not know what MR is, even though they've seen a lot of it already

7) Venice Film Festival Unveils VR Expanded Lineup

2021 program viewable online

8) Your Facebook Account Was Hacked. Getting Help May Take Weeks — Or $299

Desperate users are buying Quest 2s to get the attention of customer services

9) Steam suggests there are more RTX 3090 cards online than the entire RX 6000-series put together

Hardware shortages aside, this is not good news for AMD

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