Virtual workouts, real sweat: workout in the metaverse with the Meta Quest 2

One thing they don’t tell you about training in the metaverse: The exercise may be in virtual reality, but the sweat is real. My first VR exercise was a boxing class akin to “Dance Dance Revolution” for your hands. I hit color-coded targets that zoomed in on my face and tilted to avoid swirling beams. … Read more

India’s Rahul Gandhi Says His Twitter Following Was Squashed by Modi Government

NEW DELHI— Rahul Gandhi, one of India’s most prominent opposition politicians, has written to Twitter Inc.’s chief executive alleging he is the victim of a government campaign to limit his ability to attract followers on the platform, throwing a fresh spotlight on how New Delhi polices US social media companies. In the Dec. 27 letter, … Read more

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Venture to Wind Down, Sell Assets

Facebook’s ambitious effort to bring cryptocurrency to the masses has failed. The Diem Association, the consortium Facebook founded in 2019 to build a futuristic payments network, is winding down and selling its technology to a small California bank that serves bitcoin and blockchain companies for about $200 million, a person familiar with the matter said. … Read more