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An Untapped Opportunity to Reduce VR Friction: Pre-headset Selection & Loading

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>Usage friction—the time and effort it takes before actually starting to do anything in VR—remains a major hurdle for more mainstream adoption of VR. While hardware advancements have and will continue to reduce friction, there’s still a completely untapped opportunity that’s purely on the software side of the …

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Peloton won’t stop live classes amid NYC lockdown, and now an employee has tested positive for COVID-19

An employee at Peloton’s New York City-based production studio has tested positive for COVID-19, the company said in a Facebook message to members late Friday night. The studio will be temporarily closed for a cleaning, though the message says production will pick back up on Tuesday, April 7th with “a skeleton crew.” The employee is …

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Zoom adds new security and privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing

Zoom will soon turn on passwords and waiting rooms by default for all meetings in an effort to help prevent “Zoombombing,” or the recent trend of people disrupting Zoom meetings uninvited and sharing shocking or even pornographic content. The new defaults will add real friction to the process of joining a meeting — a process …

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CDC says we all should wear face coverings to avoid spreading coronavirus – CNET

A woman sewing handmade face masks in Spain last month. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that people in the states wear nonmedical, cloth face masks when they leave home. But medical-grade masks, like N95 respirators, should be left for health workers, who face much greater risk of exposure. Cesar Manso/Getty …

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Facebook Selling Refurbished Rift CV1s In US For $300 As Rift S Remains Out Of Stock

The Oculus Rift S and Quest are still out of stock, so in the US Facebook is temporarily selling a “limited supply” of refurbished original Rifts for $299. That’s $100 less than the Rift S, which is priced at $399. The listing is only available in the USA. The original Oculus Rift launched in mid …

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Boston Red Sox Fans Visit Fenway Park In AR With Latest Snapchat Lens

With MLB baseball on hold, the Boston Red Sox turn to AR to reconnect with fans. With nearly all nonessential services shut down due to the Coronavirus, people are desperate to reconnect with their favorite places and activities that have been rendered inaccessible while under lockdown. This includes major sporting events. All professional leagues have …

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Homemade face masks and coronavirus: New CDC guidelines expected and everything you should know – CNET

N95 face masks are currently in short supply. South China Morning Post/Getty Images <div class=”c-tagMessage” readability=”7.1111111111111″> For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the <a href=”https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019″ rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>WHO website</a>. </div> <p class=”speakableTextP1″>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to reverse its recommendation on wearing face …

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‘Zoombombing’ is a federal offense that could result in imprisonment, prosecutors warn

Federal prosecutors are now warning pranksters and hackers of the potential legal implications of “Zoombombing,” wherein someone successfully invades a public or sometimes even private meeting over the videoconferencing platform to broadcast shock videos, pornography, or other disruptive content. The warning was posted as a press released to the Department of Justice’s website under the …

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Coronavirus $1,200 stimulus check: Find out if you’re eligible, how to get your money – CNET

As part of the stimulus package, you may get a payment from the government. Angela Lang/CNET US taxpayers may be eligible for up to $1,200 apiece in economic stimulus payments that are part of the government’s $2 trillion relief package intended to help ease the financial fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s estimated that nine in …

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