Meta’s Quest hand tracking can now detect high-fives and claps

Meta updates its mixed reality hand tracking system with support for several types of movements, including movements such as flap. A new version of its Presence Platform API is launched for everyone after a limited preview with a few developers promising more sophisticated and reliable interactions on the Meta (formerly Oculus) Quest headset. The presence … Read more

Pearson acquires the language learning platform Mondly

Education publisher Pearson, whose U.S. headquarters are in Hoboken, bought Mondly, a global online language learning platform, according to an April 29 announcement. Mondly offers consumers high quality learning in English and 40 other languages ​​through its app, website, virtual reality and augmented reality products. The platform includes language courses for both professional and personal … Read more

Meta Quest Virtual Reality Experience with ILMxLAB’s Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Coming to Disney Springs May 2 to July 21

Yesterday, we reported that a new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-themed virtual reality experience is coming to Disney Springs! Today, the Disney Parks Blog shared more details about the experience, including the limited time dates! Meta Quest, ILMxLAB – Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio – and Disney Parks are excited to continue their collaboration by bringing … Read more

Meta under the microscope for student aid website pixel • The Register

Meta’s Facebook subsidiary has collected hashish personal data from students seeking financial support from the U.S. government, even from those without a Facebook account and those who are not logged in to the Student Aid website, according to a research study published this week. News-non-profit The Markup, working with Mozilla through its Rally Data Monitoring … Read more