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Tags results for 'VR'

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but just Android

Posted in Games on 30th Oct, 2013 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality meets today’s mobile reality.

Tongue electrode lets you taste virtual food

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
What if you could plug into your Oculus Rift and not only interact with food in a virtual environment, but also actually taste it?

From Oculus Rift to Smart Glass:

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2013 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
World-changing future products getting their start today...

Flush with cash, Oculus plans ambitious new VR headset

Posted in Games on 14th Dec, 2013 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Is virtual reality finally ready for primetime?

New Oculus Rift with positional tracking is even more amazing

Posted in Games on 10th Jan, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Oculus Rift has hit another milestone with "Crystal Cove," the latest prototype VR headset.

Will Oculus Bring Immersive Virtual Reality To Consumers For $300 In 2014?

Posted in Games on 20th Jan, 2014 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The Rift is the first real candidate for a quality VR experience at an affordable price.

Valve's VR prototype is 'lightyears ahead' of Oculus Rift dev kit

Posted in Hardware on 1st Mar, 2014 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality has the potential to completely revolutionize entertainment as we know it.

In a race with Sony, Oculus unveils improved Rift virtual reality dev kit

Posted in Games on 20th Mar, 2014 04:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Racing to beat rivals like Sony, Oculus VR is announcing an improved developer version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

Facebook buys Oculus Rift:

Posted in Games on 27th Mar, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
What does this mean for VR?

Valve’s virtual-reality mastermind joins Facebook’s Oculus VR

Posted in Software on 31st Mar, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook acquires Oculus. Oculus acquires Michael Abrash. It’s the circle of virtual life.

The godfather of nature documentaries is making one for the Oculus Rift

Posted in Software on 13th Apr, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Sir David Attenborough may be 87 years old, but he's still embracing the latest technology.

Oculus Rift improves latency so you don’t lose your lunch in VR

Posted in Games on 25th Apr, 2014 02:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The idea of VR has been around for a long time, but it hasn’t been until recently that companies are showing interest in creating a truly interactive virtual reality experience.

Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO with Facebook

Posted in Games on 9th May, 2014 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is hoping for a chance to lead the next big computing platform.

Neurogames are ready to take flight: Expect a breakout year ahead

Posted in Games on 19th May, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
“We’re very close.” In just three words, Palmer Luckey of OculusVR fame, summarized not only where virtual reality stands, but perhaps the entire neurogaming industry.

Samsung is making a VR headset to beat Oculus VR and Sony’s Project Morpheus

Posted in Games on 23rd May, 2014 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It looks like virtual-reality headsets are headed for the mainstream. Fast.

First consumer version of Oculus Rift should hit by 2015

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Iribe also revealed that Zuckerberg wants to sell the Rift for as close to cost as possible.

Why didn't Google make a fast move and buy OculusVR?

Posted in Reviews on 25th Jun, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
From Google's perspective, it seems like a big mistake letting Zuckerberg and Facebook get to Oculus first and buy them.

Get ready for virtual reality: here’s why it will soon be our norm

Posted in Games on 10th Aug, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Unless you've been living in a cave this past year, you've probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us, and fast.

Samsung reveals Gear VR headset and Galaxy Edge smartphone

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides.

Oculus VR announces new prototype: Crescent Bay

Posted in Hardware on 21st Sep, 2014 02:50 AM
by AlexMuller
“The progress we have made is incredible,” said Iribe. “I cannot wait to see what we accomplish over the next few decades.”

Virtual Reality May Become The Next Great Media Platform But Can it Fool all Five Senses?

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Technologies of media are “engines of empathy.” They allow us to look through someone else’s eyes, experience someone else’s story.

Can You Get PTSD From A Virtual Experience?

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Short answer: No, but online worlds can really stress you out.

Google counters Facebook’s Oculus buy with $500M investment in VR startup Magic Leap

Posted in Games on 14th Oct, 2014 01:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Not to be left behind by Facebook, Google is also getting into virtual reality.

Robot will beam live Moon pictures to Oculus Rift users in virtual reality

Posted in Software on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot which they plan to land on the Moon to act as eyes for Earth-bound space enthusiasts.

How Magic Leap’s Augmented Reality Works

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Patent and trademark filings reveal the augmented reality technology that convinced Google and others to invest $542 million into Magic Leap.

Zuckerberg Reckons 100 Million of You Will One Day Have Oculus Rift

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Zuckerberg has revealed that he expects it will take only "a few cycles of hardware" before 100 million Oculus Rift headsets have been sold.

Apple Gets Serious About Virtual Reality With a New Job Posting

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
At least on the software side of things, Apple is beginning to make some moves investigating what it sees as the "next generation" of computing.

2015: The year virtual reality reaches the consumers

Posted in Games on 13th Jan, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
With the purchase of OculusVR in 2014, Facebook effectively ushered in an era many knew was rapidly approaching.

Virtual reality content on offer to airline passengers

Posted in Games on 29th Jan, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
First-class passengers flying between Australia and the US will soon be able to watch content via a virtual reality headset, airline Qantas has announced.

With virtual reality blowing up, first VR accelerator unveils initial 13 startups

Posted in Games on 31st Jan, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Developers are swarming to the new VR technology and investors want to get in on the new companies.

Future Fitness: Cycling through virtual universes

Posted in Games on 14th Feb, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
A new VR kit is taking cycling away from the spin classes and into amazing virtual worlds.

Facebook's New Venture: VR Apps

Posted in Software on 18th Feb, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It was only a matter of time that Facebook would start to develop its own VR apps. The only question remains, what is the purpose of these apps?

Magic Leap sheds light on its retina-based augmented-reality 3D displays

Posted in Games on 21st Feb, 2015 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Magic Leap is working on technology that shines images on your retinas, creating augmented reality that blends the real world with fantasy.

Tech demo lets you visit the International Space Station in VR

Posted in Games on 1st Mar, 2015 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Earthlight lets you explore the outside of the International Space Station through an Oculus Rift headset, with Microsoft Kinect 2 motion tracking of your hands and arms.

HTC and Valve reveal a virtual reality headset at the MWC summit

Posted in Games on 2nd Mar, 2015 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The HTC Vive will be paired with wireless controllers and tracking technology to let wearers explore computer generated environments by walking round their rooms.

The MindLeap virtual reality game system runs on your brainwaves

Posted in Hardware on 4th Mar, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
MindLeap closed an $8.5 million funding round, which it will use to build on efforts in the medical field, where its technology helps recovery in patients with neurological deficits.

Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has tasked a group of engineers with developing a version of Android to power VR applications.

NASA teams up with smartglasses maker on augmented reality goggles for space missions

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts could one day get access to advanced computing and visualization technologies via smartglasses.

Facebook buyout ended Oculus and Valve's Cooperation

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Previously Valve had said that it didn’t intend to release a VR product, and would be support Oculus itself. Smith’s story suggests that the buyout turned this situation around.

Augmented and virtual reality markets to grow to $150B by 2020, forecaster says

Posted in Software on 7th Apr, 2015 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Digi-Capital estimates that the combined markets will reach $150 billion by 2020.

Virtual reality app store Wear VR secures $1.5M in funding

Posted in Business on 8th Apr, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
While Oculus, Valve, and more focus on developing the hardware for virtual reality, one company is already well on its way to cornering the VR app market.

A Startup’s Plans for a New Social Virtual Reality

Posted in Software on 13th Apr, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
AltspaceVR is building virtual hangouts that it hopes you’ll use to watch a movie with friends or play a game of life-size chess.

Oculus Rift Consumer VR System Pre-Orders Start Later This Year, Ships Q1 2016

Posted in Games on 6th May, 2015 09:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus is almost ready to sell VR to the public. Today Oculus announced that 'the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016'

From starved to spoiled: How Oculus, Valve, and Sony prepare to make 2016 the year of VR

Posted in Business on 10th May, 2015 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The VR industry is about to go from years of waiting into a very intense period of releases.

Microsoft's HoloLens Will Put Realistic 3D People in Your Living Room

Posted in Hardware on 22nd May, 2015 11:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The HoloLens augmented-reality headset projects believable images of people into real settings.

OculusVR buys computer vision startup to help the Rift understand the world

Posted in Games on 27th May, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The Rift understands where you are looking and how you’re moving your body, and now, it may soon understand the space around you.

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual reality

Posted in Online on 31st May, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s a tremendously big deal that Google’s pushing into virtual reality with one of its most important services: YouTube.

Valve is now shipping its Vive VR headset to select developers

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
After opening up an application process for developers to determine who should receive one of the free developer kits, Valve has starting shipping out the units.

OculusVR and Xbox team up for consumer virtual reality

Posted in Games on 12th Jun, 2015 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Oculus VR has shown off the version of its virtual reality headset that will be sold to consumers, and revealed it will come with an Xbox One controller.

The virtual reality craze is taking over hardware and games at E3

Posted in Games on 20th Jun, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus Rift vs. Project Morpheus, StarVR and Gear VR: Post-E3 thoughts

Facebook CEO says telepathy is coming after virtual reality

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Zuckerberg shares his predictions for the future in a crowdscourced interview.

$500K and HoloLens development kits to make holographic computing useful

Posted in Software on 7th Jul, 2015 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft will give out $100,000 and two HoloLens development kits for the five best proposals from U.S. researchers.

The first virtual reality movie for GearVR has begun production

Posted in Software on 15th Jul, 2015 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Skybound Entertainment and Samsung on Monday began production of a new virtual reality suspense thriller called 'Gone,' which will play on Samsung Gear VR headsets.

HTC on why 2016 is the critical year for virtual reality

Posted in Games on 21st Jul, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
HTC will be counting on the 'wow' factor as it pushes an entirely new product from its core business of making smartphones.

Epic's graphics guru Tim Sweeney predicts augmented reality will eliminate monitors and TVs

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
We may not need displays, if the promise of augmented reality achieves its potential.

Virtual Reality Will Let You Experience the Awe Only Astronauts Have Known

Posted in Software on 5th Aug, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality will entertain us, connect us, open up new digital worlds; but can it revolutionize our view of the real world too?

VR’s inevitable move to eye control

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Imagine a world where you can control objects with your eyes instead of your hands. With virtual reality moving into the mainstream, this could become an everyday activity.

How We’re Battling Virtual Reality's Dreaded Simulator Sickness

Posted in Games on 24th Aug, 2015 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
To an unfortunate subpopulation of people, virtual reality’s side effects are no joke. The eyestrain and stomach upset can be severe.

How VR technology Is Reimagining Classroom Education

Posted in Hardware on 9th Sep, 2015 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Your teacher explains that you’ll learn about the inner workings of the bloodstream. You put on a headset, and the next thing you know, you’re flying through the bloodstream.

Oculus Connect: $99 Gear VR, Oculus Touch release date, Minecraft, and more

Posted in Games on 25th Sep, 2015 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Here are all the big announcements form Oculus' event summarized:

MagicLeap augmented reality video shows a solar system in an office

Posted in Software on 22nd Oct, 2015 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Magic Leap is being seen as Google’s attempt to get into the VR/AR game and counter Facebook-backed Oculus, though Microsoft’s HoloLens is probably more of a direct competitor.

Like Your Glasses, Your Virtual-Reality Headset May Need a Prescription

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s hope for wearers of glasses who want a crisp virtual reality experience.

Eyefluence raises $14M for eye-popping eye-tracking technology for VR

Posted in Business on 13th Nov, 2015 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Eye-tracking technology that lets you use the gaze of your eyes to control augmented reality and virtual reality devices.

Gear VR: Easily the best VR of 2015, but 2016 will bring the big news

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Consumer VR is here, though you'll need a Samsung phone to get in on the fun.

Samsung gives you a new way to browse the web, virtual reality

Posted in Online on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is going to provide proof of concept with a virtual reality web browser called the Samsung Internet for Gear VR.

PTN interviews GameFace Labs on the future of virtual reality

Posted in Interviews on 15th Dec, 2015 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
GameFace Labs is developing a powerful mobile VR headset which runs on Android. They talk about their progress as a development team and the future of the booming world of VR.

The 6 Most Important Things That Happened in Virtual Reality in 2015

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2015 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A lot happened in virtual reality this year; here are the key things to remember.

10 predictions for the game industry in 2016

Posted in Games on 27th Dec, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Dean Takahashi of Venturebeat lays down his predictions for the gaming industry in 2016.

4 Important Things to Expect in Virtual Reality in 2016

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2015 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Here are some of the biggest things to look forward to in the months ahead.

NASA's Mars 2030 virtual reality software to put users on the surface of the Red Planet

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA is looking to give owners of popular VR headsets an immersive experience with Mars 2030.

The Internet Allowed Us to Learn Anything, VR Will Let Us Experience Everything

Posted in Online on 30th Dec, 2015 09:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon we could be learning in virtual-reality classrooms, shopping at virtual-reality stores, and working in virtual-reality offices.

2016: the year when VR goes from virtual to reality

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2016 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Given the amount of investment by players from Facebook to Sony to HTC, it will be a big disappointment if VR does not finally become a reality in many homes this year.

Oculus Rift preorders open on January 6

Posted in Business on 4th Jan, 2016 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus did not reveal how much the Rift will cost or when it will release, but it promised to share 'everything you need to know to order your Rift' once preorders go live.

Can virtual reality help keep astronauts sane in space?

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Folks may one day spend years cooped up in a spacecraft with no option to stroll along a beach or meadow, and that could wear on their psychological states.

Original Oculus Rift Kickstarter backers will get the consumer version for free

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2016 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus is honoring its first supporters by also giving them a free consumer version of the Rift.

The Rift is expensive: Oculus founder: We are not making money on $599 Rift; it's obscenely cheap

Posted in Games on 6th Jan, 2016 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
$599 to get the top-tier VR equipment in addition to the cost of a PC, and that has a lot of consumers feeling priced out of the market.

Vive pre-orders to start on February 29, HTC boss Cher Wang confirms

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2016 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Vive will compete with Oculus Rift and Sony's PlayStation VR as the technology finally enters the mainstream. Its price remains unknown.

Google now has a boss for its virtual reality business to take on Oculus

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2016 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the execs behind Google Cardboard, will head up the company’s virtual reality team.

Goldman Sachs says VR will be bigger than TV in 10 years

Posted in Software on 16th Jan, 2016 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
"We definitely aim long-term to get a billion people in VR, and deliver an incredibly comfortable VR experience in a set of sunglasses," -Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe

Investors put $686 million into virtual and augmented reality in 2015

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jan, 2016 10:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Most of that $686 million is for video services, with gaming and solutions/services (stuff with uses for science and industry) following.

What Apple's latest VR hire means for this growing market

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2016 08:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting even more serious about VR and AR, which are markets that could generate as much as $120 billion in revenue by 2020.

When the future of virtual reality meets the future of education

Posted in Games on 25th Jan, 2016 11:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of this early foray into VR­-based learning has centered on the hard sciences.

Google says 5 million Cardboard VR headsets have shipped so far

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2016 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
“5 million Cardboard fans have joined the fold,” Google’s vice president of virtual reality, Clay Bavor, wrote in a blog post.

Apple reportedly has a huge team working on VR and AR headsets

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is known most for selling iPhones, iPads and Macs. But in the future, it could be known for selling cars and headsets for virtual reality and augmented reality.

The Step Needed to Make Virtual Reality More Real

Posted in Hardware on 1st Feb, 2016 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
If VR is going to be truly immersive, holding a game controller could be distracting. Companies will instead try to let you control the action with your eyes, head, or fingers.

Google plans to release a Cardboard successor like Samsung’s Gear VR this year

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
In November, Samsung released the Gear VR in collaboration with Facebook’s Oculus VR.

Virtual Reality Video Game Industry to Generate $5.1 Billion in 2016

Posted in Business on 9th Feb, 2016 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Consumers will spend $5.1 billion on virtual reality gaming hardware, accessories and software in 2016. That’s up from the $660 million spent in 2015.

Google is reportedly building a standalone VR headset, no smartphone required

Posted in Hardware on 12th Feb, 2016 09:13 PM
by AlexMuller
This new level of hardware development might well have been accelerated by reports of Apple working on VR headsets.

Giving up the controller and getting exercise in virtual reality

Posted in Games on 14th Feb, 2016 03:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality could be used to fight obesity and make society healthier.

Mark Zuckerberg: VR can become the most social platform

Posted in Games on 23rd Feb, 2016 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
“Pretty soon we’re going to live in a world where everyone has the power to share and experience whole scenes as if you’re just there, right there in person,”

MWC 2016: Samsung; What you need to know

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2016 05:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Yes, phones; as well as the Galaxy S7 we also met the new Galaxy S7 Edge and a few other VR related goodies.

Mobile virtual reality on track to hit $861M in revenues this year

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2016 11:38 AM
by AlexMuller
There could be a big opportunity for Samsung and Google to sweep up entry-level consumers without the high-end PC.

VR Is More Than Merely Improved Gaming

Posted in Business on 1st Mar, 2016 12:49 PM
by AlexMuller
VR is expected to be this years big thing. People tend to see this mostly as an improvement in game playing, but this technology has much broader sweeping implications.

Survey finds two-thirds of US consumers don’t know virtual reality headsets exist

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
A poll of 3,000 people reflective of the United States population; some interesting feedback.

In 2016, Virtual Reality's Moment of Truth Is Finally Here

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2016 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
2016 is going to be an incredible year for VR. For those in the VR industry, this is the day they have been dreaming about for years if not decades.

Playstation VR will see October 2016 release date, priced at $399

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2016 01:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The Q4 2016 window means Sony fans will have to wait slightly longer than Rift and Vive users.

What to expect from virtual reality in 2016

Posted in Games on 20th Mar, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
We are past the 'if' phase of VR and on to the 'when.'

Nvidia CEO bets big on deep learning and VR

Posted in Business on 6th Apr, 2016 02:05 PM
by AlexMuller
'VR is not just a new gadget,' he said. 'It’s a brand new computing platform. It is changing how we design and experience products.'

YouTube live-streams in virtual reality and adds 3D sound

Posted in Online on 18th Apr, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google said select concerts from California's Coachella festival would be the first to use the virtual reality facility.

Psychologists study awe astronauts feel viewing Earth from space

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feelings of awe and wonder, of being transformed. This is called the "overview effect".

VR headset shipments 'to boom' in 2016

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
More than nine million virtual reality (VR) headsets will be shipped in 2016, suggests research by analyst firm IDC.

Vive manufacturer HTC creates $100M fund for virtual reality startups

Posted in Software on 27th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Vive X is a $100 million fund for VR startups. HTC will lead the effort to help startups in this space bring their products to market.

SpaceVR raises $1.25M to send VR camera satellite into orbit

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2016 07:11 PM
by AlexMuller
At the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo in San Jose, California, Holmes said that he has raised more money to make “the world’s first virtual reality camera satellite.”

Report: About 40% of gamers will buy a VR headset in the next year

Posted in Games on 2nd May, 2016 04:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Entertainment Software Association issued its annual report on the U.S. game industry. Here are some of the essential facts.

One Million virtual reality fans use Samsung's Gear VR

Posted in Business on 12th May, 2016 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
We've yet to see similar acceptance for Oculus's flagship VR headset: the Oculus Rift. Its high price along with shipment problems may offer more friction in terms of adoption.

Google will reportedly soon to annouce a standalone Android VR headset

Posted in Games on 16th May, 2016 03:25 PM
by AlexMuller
We believe that the headset will be 'less powerful than the Vive or Rift,' which given its standalone mobile nature is no surprise.

Daydream is Google’s Android-powered VR platform

Posted in Software on 19th May, 2016 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
After months of speculation, Google is diving deeper into VR. Today at its I/O keynote, the company announced Daydream, a VR platform built on top of Android N.

Hurdles that keep virtual reality from being mainstream

Posted in Games on 21st May, 2016 04:43 PM
by AlexMuller
VR is exceeding expectations, already. The time has come to start taking this technology a lot more seriously.

Update for Oculus Rift won't let you port exclusive games to Vive

Posted in Software on 22nd May, 2016 11:32 AM
by AlexMuller
VR fans are showing their frustration at Facebook's anti-consumer business practices.

OnePlus launches limited edition Loop VR headset, gives away 30,000 ahead of OnePlus 3 launch

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
By paying for 30,000 people to tune in through virtual reality, it hopes to stand out from the crowd.

Minecraft vr is the first stop on the road to the metaverse

Posted in Games on 18th Jun, 2016 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
It will let users create virtual worlds, and interactive spaces without any coding, which can be immediately experienced by themselves and their friends using GearVR.

Two inventions that could deal with virtual-reality sickness

Posted in Software on 19th Jun, 2016 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
What causes VR sickness is the clash between the visual motion cues that users see and the physical motion cues that they receive from their inner ears’ vestibular system.

How to get positioned for the upcoming Virutal Reality wave

Posted in Software on 21st Jun, 2016 11:46 AM
by AlexMuller
How can forward-looking businesses position themselves so they don’t get left behind when VR really takes off?

Oculus lifts headset game restrictions

Posted in Business on 28th Jun, 2016 02:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The software locks were introduced after VR fans made software called Revive that let people move or port Oculus games on to the HTC Vive.

HTC Vive announces $10 billion VR Venture Capital Alliance

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC is certainly looking to do its part to make sure that the headset technologies it is building have a broader ecosystem to fall into.

Virtual reality heats up in China

Posted in Games on 4th Jul, 2016 02:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In the last six months alone, the Chinese VR market has seen a flurry of investments, partnerships and new ventures.

Why virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are the 4th wave of tech

Posted in Online on 15th Jul, 2016 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
PC, internet, and mobile were the first three waves, and each was faster, larger, and more disruptive than the last.

Eye-tracking system blurs the lines for immersive VR

Posted in Software on 23rd Jul, 2016 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Nvidia has developed a rendering technique that allows that wasted processing power to be redirected to allow developers to create more immersive VR.

Google is still working on a standalone headset

Posted in Business on 25th Jul, 2016 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Daydream isn't the only reality Google has cooking.

Monetizing VR is like the Wild West; but you can still make money today

Posted in Business on 5th Aug, 2016 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think 12 months out, we're gonna be seeing a lot of developers making between $10,000 to $50,000 a day'

Google explores troll prevention in VR

Posted in Games on 12th Aug, 2016 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
One demo for the HTC Vive encouraged respect among poker players by representing them with avatars of dogs.

Why the year of VR glasses will morph into the decade of AR

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2016 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
While we will likely look back at 2016 as the year of VR, industry observers believe augmented reality (AR) glasses may actually rule in a few years.

VR 2.0: More mobile, more social, more convincing

Posted in Games on 15th Aug, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The VR industry is already moving on to much more advanced VR. Here are five things we can look forward to in the upcoming second-generation VR:

Viewers engage with ads in VR much more than in mobile or desktop apps

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Immersv said that VR drives 12 new installs for every 1,000 video ad views, compared to 0.5 for mobile and 0.2 for desktop.

Razer is investing $30 million into games, tech, and VR

Posted in Games on 13th Sep, 2016 10:12 AM
by AlexMuller
This is different from the OSVR Fund that Razer is heavily involved with and works on offering platform-agnostic VR games.

Tim Cook says augmented reality will be bigger than virtual reality

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2016 09:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Cook has been dropping hints about Apple's interest in augmented and virtual reality since the beginning of the year.

Minecraft VR demos hit Microsoft's stores to promote Virtual Reality

Posted in Games on 1st Oct, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is one of the biggest properties in the world. And that means it could attract even more attention to the burgeoning VR medium.

VCs invest record $500 million in augmented and virtual reality in Q3

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
That was the ninth consecutive quarter of increased investment in the hot sector, which Digi-Capital estimates could be a $120 billion business by 2020.

Everything Oculus announced today: Touch controller launch date, social VR, the VR web, more

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Oculus wants maintain momentum, as Google showed off Daydream and Sony moves closer to the release of PlayStationVR.

'ANA AVATAR' selected as a top-prize concept at XPRIZE Visioneers 2016 Summit

Posted in Hardware on 9th Oct, 2016 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
An extension of the avatar portrayed in the movie Avatar, involves haptics, motion capture, AR, VR, and artificial intelligence.

'VR is going to leap ahead over the next 5 years.'

Posted in Games on 10th Oct, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus has predicted that the boundaries between VR and the real world will blur as advancements in eye-tracking and optics create worlds that merge with our surroundings.

Google reportedly building eye-tracking headset that mixes VR with the real world

Posted in Business on 25th Oct, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is continuing work on a standalone headset that blends virtual and augmented reality, according to Engadget.

U.S VR hardware and software market to hit $38 billion by 2026

Posted in Business on 2nd Nov, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The U.S VR market will grow gradually in the next two years, but then faster growth will kick in according to a forecast by Greenlight Insights.

Fove VR headset lets you play games using eye controls

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Fove is targeting entertainment, education, gaming and medical industries with gaze control in virtual reality interfaces.

Tobii to raise $50M to bring its eye-tracking to VR and smartphones

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2016 01:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Tobii serves up tools that enable tech such as computers and smartphones to detect a user’s eye-orientation, thereby determining what they are looking at onscreen.

Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The GVRA will focus on creating an environment where hardware and software meets guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of VR.

HTC shows off 20 virtual reality startups at its Vive X accelerator

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC has committed to investing more than $100 million in Vive X companies.

Oculus's Jason Rubin on VR: 'The next 12 to 24 months are where the real creativity is going to happen'

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2016 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
'I don't think we’ve quite struck gold yet when it comes to the content that consumers want to buy for VR'

Why Google Daydream might beat the Samsung Gear VR in 2017

Posted in Games on 28th Dec, 2016 10:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Gaps between these rivals should tighten over the next year and Daydream could even come out on top, thanks to a few key advantages.

Samsung confirms it sold 5 million Gear VR mobile headsets

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2017 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
It confirms that mobile VR is accounting for the bulk of the market so far, in contrast to PC-based VR hardware.

Virtual Reality funding and innovation look strong for 2017

Posted in Games on 11th Jan, 2017 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The biggest barriers to consumer adoption are the need for more compelling content, especially for nongaming audiences.

Why connecting all the world's robots will drive 2017's top technology trends

Posted in Software on 12th Jan, 2017 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
2017 will be shaped by the next phase of VR and AR, the emergence of an internet for AI, and the creation of digital assistants.

HTC launches $10 million VR fund to promote the planet’s sustainability

Posted in Business on 20th Jan, 2017 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC has launched a $10 million virtual reality fund for content and technologies that will drive sustainable development around the world.

Valve confirms: More SteamVR Tracking headsets are in development

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2017 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
SteamVR Tracking is an ingenious technology that allows objects with sensors on the surface to be perfectly tracked throughout a space.

Startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR

Posted in Software on 30th Jan, 2017 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, where you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there.

Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2017 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A US court has awarded $500m (£395m) to a firm which sued Facebook and other defendants over the use of its virtual reality technology.

Virtual Reality’s breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
A report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in 2016.

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Posted in Business on 24th Feb, 2017 04:40 PM
by Alex Muller
The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products.

Virtual Reality Hardware predicted to earn $3.6 billion in 2017

Posted in Games on 25th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual reality is ready to grow.

VR undersea adventure The Blu becomes a museum exhibit

Posted in Software on 6th Mar, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The immersive adventure makes you feel like you are underwater, exploring the ocean and its different habitats.

Mission: ISS takes VR viewers into orbit to humanity’s greatest space station

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2017 12:02 PM
by Alex Muller
VR lets us experience fantastic worlds and wonders, but it’s also a portal into the real life wonders very few humans get to enjoy.

A brain-computer interface for controlling VR with your mind

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:29 PM
by Alex Muller
The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.

Games will generate $109 billion in 2017 with growth from mobile in Asia

Posted in Games on 21st Apr, 2017 11:42 AM
by Alex Muller
That’s up from $101.1 billion in 2016.

HTC Vive will get a $220 plug-and-play eye-tracking aGlass device in May

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2017 08:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Eye tracking is one feature that could could benefit the performance and affordability of high-end virtual reality headsets.

Will the first tech to replace smartphones be controlled with our brains?

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2017 06:48 PM
by Alex Muller
When you can display virtually anything onto the world around you, the need for physical displays is essentially erased.

More than 5% of Facebook’s workforce deals with AR and VR

Posted in Business on 8th May, 2017 12:20 AM
by Alex Muller
Two pieces of information from Facebook sources have given us new insight into the division of labor inside the social media giant.

Vive outsells Rift, but mobile and console VR outsell both

Posted in Business on 10th May, 2017 01:44 PM
by Alex Muller
The high price and lack of must-have content is still holding back the sales of top-end virtual reality systems for PC.

Vivid Vision raises $2.2 million to build VR tools to treat lazy eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Startup Vivid Vision said today it has raised $2.2 million in a seed round to build VR tools that could be used to treat eye problems known as lazy eye.

Improbable draws $502 million for dream of giant online game worlds

Posted in Business on 12th May, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Improbable has created an operating system, SpatialOS, that marshals the power of cloud computing and distributed platforms

The five big announcements from Google I/O

Posted in Business on 18th May, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
At Google’s annual developer conference, the company showed off some of the best practical applications of AI and machine learning I’ve seen yet.

PwC predicts moderate growth for U.S. video games, fast growth for VR and esports

Posted in Games on 8th Jun, 2017 05:50 PM
by Alex Muller
PwC makes integrated forecasts for 17 industry segments across 54 countries for the global entertainment and media markets.

Varjo’s VR headset promises to rival the human eye

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2017 12:52 PM
by Alex Muller
While VR is all the rage right now, the current generation of headsets can’t match the visual fidelity of the human eye.

Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR’s answer to DirectX

Posted in Business on 25th Jun, 2017 02:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Just ahead of Microsoft’s media event prior to E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality.

Varjo Promises Human-Eye Resolutions For VR This Year

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2017 02:23 PM
by Alex Muller
'We believe that by chasing for the human-eye resolution as fast as possible, it jump starts everyone so they can work toward the end game of VR and AR,'

VR content production: How to take advantage of the VR wave

Posted in Business on 27th Jun, 2017 12:49 PM
by Alex Muller
You need to get on board to stay competitive. Here’s just a handful of ways brands are leveraging virtual reality...

Google wants to bring virtual reality to advertising

Posted in Software on 30th Jun, 2017 02:57 PM
by Alex Muller
There aren’t many people currently using virtual reality yet, but that doesn’t mean Google isn’t looking at how to advertise to them.

VR Can Conquer Real Pain

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a promising medical weapon to deploy in the opioid crisis.

Scientists find virtual reality can reduce the pain associated with dental treatment

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
A virtual coastal environment can be employed to manage pain, according to research published in the scientific journal Environment and Behavior.

VR can be a mainstream tech; but it’s not ready yet

Posted in Games on 10th Aug, 2017 12:33 PM
by Alex Muller
With giants like Facebook, Google, HTC, Samsung and Sony leading the HMD charge, it’s hard to ignore the din around immersive technologies.

Neurable ushers in age of hands-free gaming with brain-controlled VR

Posted in Games on 10th Aug, 2017 12:41 PM
by Alex Muller
VR has been accelerating rapidly, but there are still questions surrounding the most effective ways for us to interact with virtual spaces.

Virtual Revolution: Ways VR Is Changing Industries

Posted in Software on 31st Aug, 2017 02:42 AM
by Alex Muller
VR technology has evolved considerably over the years, and it is now increasingly being used in a wide range of business applications and functions with impressive results.

How Eye Tracking is Driving the Next Generation of AR and VR

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2017 04:33 PM
by Alex Muller
AR and VR are gearing up for a giant leap forward thanks to advancements in eye-tracking technology.

Virtual reality technology could be a powerful tool in diagnosing social anxiety disorder

Posted in Medicine on 25th Sep, 2017 07:47 PM
by Alex Muller
A team of German researchers is hoping to use virtual reality technology to diagnose social anxiety disorder.

Microsoft acquires financially troubled social virtual reality app AltspaceVR

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2017 12:26 PM
by Alex Muller
The VR networking app allows users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms to play games, watch videos and attend events.

Oculus announces $199 Oculus Go standalone headset

Posted in Hardware on 11th Oct, 2017 07:46 PM
by Alex Muller
'It’s the most accessible VR headset yet'

Mark Zuckerberg: We want to get 1 billion people in virtual reality

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2017 07:51 PM
by Alex Muller
One of the key ways Facebook will get there is through the Oculus Go, a wireless VR headset that will sell for just $200.

Hardware isn’t enough, content is key to mainstream VR adoption

Posted in Business on 19th Oct, 2017 01:12 AM
by Alex Muller
The virtual reality industry is teetering on the brink of expansion to mainstream audiences.

WebVR for casual virtual reality in your browser

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2017 08:25 AM
by Alex Muller
WebVR makes it possible to experience VR in your browser. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to get into VR experiences, no matter what device you have.

How Blockchain is Finding its Way Into Virtual Reality

Posted in Business on 10th Nov, 2017 10:45 AM
by Alex Muller
'Virtual worlds and virtual currencies naturally fit together'

Oculus: VR Flourishes Despite Predictions of its Death

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2017 09:14 AM
by Alex Muller
Oculus believes VR is making its way out of the desert.

VR headsets pass 1 million shipments for the first time in a single quarter

Posted in Games on 28th Nov, 2017 07:24 AM
by Alex Muller
While the debate about whether virtual reality is hype rages on, the nascent industry can boast of having crossed an important milestone.

Want to break into the AR or VR industry? Here’s how

Posted in Business on 28th Nov, 2017 07:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Everyone gets excited when a new technological frontier takes off. However, with rapid growth comes uncertainty.

3 practical ways that VR is improving health care

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2017 10:51 PM
by Alex Muller
VR has quietly been making significant improvements to the lives of people with issues such as chronic pain, lazy eye, and autism.

HTC’s Vive Focus standalone VR headset launches in China on December 12

Posted in Games on 9th Dec, 2017 01:15 PM
by Alex Muller
While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China.

Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today’s Headsets

Posted in Hardware on 12th Dec, 2017 03:48 AM
by Alex Muller
Earlier this year, Google revealed a project to develop a VR-optimised OLED panel capable of 20 megapixels per eye.

360 VR advertising is the industry’s first sticky monetization model

Posted in Business on 29th Dec, 2017 02:59 PM
by Alex Muller
Monetizing VR content continues to be a tricky challenge for creators and publishers alike.

The Vive Pro VR headset's new OLED display is a huge improvement

Posted in Games on 10th Jan, 2018 09:52 AM
by Alex Muller
The resolution bump makes for a much clearer picture, and the redesigned headset is also much more comfortable.

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (SingularityHub)

Posted in Business on 20th Jan, 2018 09:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Catch up with this weeks' top news.

5 things to expect from VR headsets in 2019

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2018 02:22 AM
by Alex Muller
At CES we saw a collection of next-generation technologies. Wireless, super high resolutions and eye-tracking all showed potential to dramatically improve future VR headsets.

Virtual reality is poised for big business-to-business sales

Posted in Software on 22nd Feb, 2018 02:18 PM
by Alex Muller
While some companies are active in VR and AR in the enterprise, many large businesses have been hesitant to leap into VR.

Better Living Through VR

Posted in Software on 1st Apr, 2018 01:52 AM
by Alex Muller
Seniors in Minneapolis pilot a virtual reality program for wellness.

HTC expects 5G to boost VR and AR sales, but not until 2020

Posted in Business on 12th Apr, 2018 11:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual and augmented reality headset sales are improving after a rocky 2017, but HTC says that VR and AR will really take off when 5G networks become available.

Apple is reportedly building an insane ’16K’ VR headset

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2018 07:56 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple may be looking to compete with Google, Microsoft and Facebook in the virtual reality space.

Augmented reality will bring together games and amusement parks

Posted in Software on 9th Jun, 2018 09:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Gamers care about the identities they create in games, bringing those into the amusement park would be a win for both industries.

Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2018 02:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Patients visiting the ER in Saint-Joseph Hospital in Paris, France can now opt to use VR to increase their tolerance to pain and decrease anxiety.

Pediatric cardiologist uses VR to visualize heart defects

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2018 03:24 AM
by Alex Muller
Models help surgeons and patients' family members understand congenital heart defects.

Discovering new drugs and materials by 'touching' molecules in virtual reality

Posted in Software on 7th Aug, 2018 05:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists can now visualize and experiment with molecular structures, with real-time multi-user collaboration via the cloud.

Google is bringing support for all Android apps to Daydream VR

Posted in Business on 23rd Sep, 2018 10:27 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is continuing to push Daydream VR, the company announced, as it’s making moves that expand the app support and usability of its devices.

Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of 'Rift 2' headset

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2018 08:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Iribe is leaving Facebook after the cancellation of the company’s 'Rift 2' PC-powered virtual reality headset.

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