This Week In XR: OpenAI Suspends Bytedance, VR Up Or Down, Top Gifts And Games

This Week In XR: OpenAI Suspends Bytedance, VR Up Or Down, Top Gifts And Games

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Under the , websites and online services are already required to provide notice to and obtain consent from parents to collect, use or disclose information from children younger than 13 years, with limits on what data they can collect and how long they can store it.

The proposed changes would require to allow a child’s information to be disclosed to third-party advertisers and would reinforce existing prohibitions on conditioning participation on the collection of personal data.

“Kids must be able to play and learn online without being endlessly tracked by companies looking to hoard and monetize their personal data,” said in a statement.

It would also bar websites from using contact information and identifiers to send push notifications to children to encourage them to stay online, mandate stronger data security requirements for sites that collect a child’s data and limit data retention to only “as long as necessary to fulfill the specific purpose for which it was collected.”

“The proposed changes to COPPA are much-needed, especially in an era where online tools are essential for navigating daily life—and where firms are deploying increasingly sophisticated digital tools to surveil children,” Khan said.

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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Most of the alleged misuse took place through Bytedance’s access to ChatGPT through Microsoft’s Azure cloud.

Heath says he’s seen TikTok owner ByteDance’s documents confirming OpenAI was used to develop their AI Project Seed.

There is a big and growing chorus of influential voices like Scott Galloway and Rony Abovitz saying TikTok is a clear and present danger and no friend of the United States.


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (R) greets OpenAI CEO Sam , read the brutal, and not-completely-unfair story by Jonathan Vanian on CNBC on Tuesday.

He points to a 40% decline in headset sales.

Meta responded indirectly with a blog post by CTO Andrew Bosworth, who says the Metaverse and AI are Meta’s “two long-term bets on technologies of the future” that will soon merge together.

Today Microsoft announced on its support pages that its leading to a spate of snarky headlines like “Microsoft axes/gives up/quits XR/VR/Virtual Reality.”

Have no doubt.

They walked away from mobile a year after buying Nokia for $7.2 Billion in 2014; they can certainly walk away from XR today.

Legendary rock violinist Jean-Michel Jarre will don a Lynx headset and perform live from the Hall of Mirrors in the landmark French palace.

You can download the VROOM app from any of the app stores.

My experiences with this app have been amazing, but you do not want to be late.

Once the rooms fill up, it can be hard to get in.

The coveted annual game award from one of the leading authorities in VR.

Maybe the most expensive Quest game ever from Meta-owned developer Sanzaru Games. is a 10-hour VR-native created by a single person, Zach Tsiakalis-Brown.

It shows off what the new PSVR2 headset is capable of, such as eye-tracking, reactive triggers, and head-haptics.

Editor Scott Stein has been covering the technology since it emerged ten years ago.

His list of the best on Quest is more diverse, although tops his list, too.

Stein’s broader Best of Quest, includes classic titles like , , , fitness app , painting app .

The company has expanded to 46 operating locations in 2023.

The partnership comes on the heels of Sandbox VR’s recent announcement that its latest experience, has become the fastest game to reach $1 million in ticket sales.

The company has expanded to 46 operating locations to date in 2023, a nearly 50% year-over-year growth rate.

The stylish Xreal Air.

Six new video smartglasses from six companies were introduced this fall, just in time for the holidays.

Priced from $349 to $600, they constitute, or reconstitute, the category of assisted reality.

As opposed to augmented reality, which combines data with the physical world, assisted reality refers to a microdisplay in, or slightly adjacent to, your field of view, like the original Google Glass.

Microdisplays are now cheap enough to come back to consumers as a relatively low-cost wearable mobile accessory that provides a big screen experience on the go who likes to play games on handheld devices (Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, Mobile).

It’s likely they’re already heard about these—and want one.

hosted by the author of this column, Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Global, and Rony Abovitz, founder of Magic Leap.

This week our guest is Healium founder and CEO Sarah Hill.

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