Hologate Partners With Cleanbox Introducing LBE Hygiene and Safety Standards

There have been many industries heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns many governments have had to enforce. Location-based entertainment (LBE) venues fall into this list and when these measures ease virtual reality (VR) centres will have to employ stringent practices to ensure public safety. One of the biggest companies focused on this […]

Spatial Opens VR/AR Collaboration Platform to all, From Smartphones to Oculus Quest

Spatial has been developing its combined virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) collaboration platform for a while now, looking to help teams work together no matter where they are or what platform they’re on. The current coronavirus pandemic has forced this kind of technology into the forefront of peoples minds, in doing so changing Spatial’s plans […]

India orders coronavirus tracing app for all public and private sector employees

(Reuters) — India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as it begins easing some of its lockdown measures in districts less affected by the coronavirus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said on Friday India, with the world’s second-largest population after China, […]

Coronavirus UK: New data shows survival and sports games surge in popularity

New data shows that the coronavirus-induced lockdown has ironically made pandemic-related games more popular. We’ve already known for a while that gaming has become more popular than ever due to the coronavirus keeping everybody stuck indoors. Previously, we recommended that, in this time of crisis, you avoid playing any games involving zombies, viruses, or the […]

Coping with coronavirus: Excel’s Fabian Broich on performance during quarantine

It isn’t easy living in a world with COVID-19. The coronavirus has caused widespread disruption even in esports, one of the only live entertainment industries still functioning during isolation. Yet in the face of the crisis, we’ve seen just how plucky and creative our industry is. Competitive gaming has bounced back online, led the way for sports […]

Containing The Coronavirus: How To Clean Your Mouse And Keyboard

Short version: Dust them off with a dry cloth. Wipe them down with washcloth dampened with a one part bleach to ten parts water solution. Wipe them down again with just water then dry it off immediately. Wear gloves when doing this and don’t soak anything in the bleach solution. Also, this method will disinfect […]

How coronavirus is boosting booze, weed, and other vice industries

While many businesses are struggling to survive the crippling impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, others are seeing a surge in demand. The increased traffic spans bicycle stores, video-based social networking, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, “vice industries.” With social-distancing and self-isolation widely acknowledged as the best ways to counter the spread of COVID-19, demand for goods such […]

Facebook says coronavirus is impacting advertising sales even as user engagement grows

(Reuters) — Facebook said on Tuesday the coronavirus outbreak was undercutting sales of the advertising that accounts for nearly all of its revenue, even as more users spend time on the social network during virus-related lockdowns. “We don’t monetize many of the services where we’re seeing increased engagement, and we’ve seen a weakening in our […]

Coronavirus: the best free-to-play games to play during self-isolation

With the coronavirus keeping everyone stuck at home, lots more people are playing video games but how can you get more for free? Recently,we shared alist of single and multiplayer video games to play if you’re self-isolatingat home thanks to the coronavirus. But what if you’ve exhausted those options?What if your backlog is completely cleared […]