Afference announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in funding to develop its new neural interface (or “artificial sensation”) platform, called Phantom. Konvoy led the round, and Afference plans to use the money to enhance the Phantom platform, which offers a new kind of haptic device for users to “feel” things in virtual reality
Artifact, a platform built by Instagram’s co-founders, is launching the ability for users to make posts. Up until now, the platform has been an aggregator for news and links, but is now becoming more of a social network by allowing users to create posts. Artifact co-founder and CTO Mike Krieger announced the launch of the
Meta’s new Quest 3 mixed reality headset will allow users to personalize their physical spaces with “augments” — a series of objects and widgets that are digitally plastered to their real world environment. “Next year, you’ll be able to customize your space with a library of augments that interact with the world in ways that
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After years of back-and-forth battling between Fortnite publisher Epic Games and Apple, the gaming company filed a writ of certiorari asking the US Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling in their antitrust case. Epic has argued that Apple unfairly monopolizes the mobile app space with iOS and its in-app purchasing system, thereby making billions on commissions.
Epic is asking the Supreme Court to review its case by way of clarifying points of antitrust law that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals relied on in making its ruling in April.
The companies’ beef dates back to the end of the original antitrust trial in 2021, when Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers decided on a compromise ruling that neither side fully appreciated.
Roblox is launching on Meta Quest VR headsets today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the company’s Connect event. The announcement comes as Roblox, a major player in the metaverse space, was rumored to become available on Meta Quest VR headsets sometime this year. Meta previously shared that players will be able to access the
Canada will be the first country with official regulations covering the emerging AI sector, said François-Philippe Champagne
OpenAI, not content with building large language models and art-generating AI, wants to get into hardware. That’s according The Information, which reported this week that storied former Apple product designer Jony Ive is in talks with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman about an AI hardware project. The details are wanting. But billionaire Masayoshi Son, the founder
The Harley-Davidson Sportster S is a revolutionary addition to the Sportster line, diverging from the traditional design and mechanics that have been relatively unchanged for decades. It is lighter, more…
Sonos rarely misses, and its first ruggedized, weather-resistant smart speaker, the Sonos Move, was no exception. This year, it released the Sonos Move 2, a sequel that looks, on the outside, pretty much identical to its predecessor, but that has improvements under the hood that make an already excellent speaker even better. The Basics This
French grocery delivery startup La Belle Vie is acquiring Frichti, another food delivery service that was placed under court-ordered receivership. TechCrunch can confirm that the court picked La Belle Vie’s offer over three other offers, as Les Échos reported earlier. This is yet another chapter in the tumultuous story of quick commerce and food delivery