Virtual reality (VR) is a new means of audiovisual communication. Its mission is to sell the idea of entry into a three-dimensional computer generated environment where the experience is so surprising that it cuts our minds to believe that this virtual world is really Reality. Its ultimate goal is to allow us to experience the senses […]
Facebook-owned Oculus has patented a lightweight smart glasses concept that would be able to “augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements.” The patent shows a pair of glasses that look like basic shades, which would force the electronics to be packed in tightly, similar to the first version of Google Glass. Instead […]
Following on from a report yesterday that said Oculus may be launching a $200 standalone virtual reality headset late this year, rumors now suggest that several headsets, capable of working with a connected PC or mobile, are currently in development. Oculus is “exploring multiple options in a ‘spectrum’ of standalone devices for the future,” according […]
Facebook has made its first move to integrate virtual reality onto the main social network, confirming that users of its VR app Spaces will now be able to broadcast themselves on a live video. Spaces is an Oculus-only app that lets users sit in a virtual room, chat to friends, watch videos, and draw. Facebook […]
Facebook may be looking to sell a standalone virtual reality headset next year for $200, capable of working without a linked PC or mobile device. The unnamed device will be tailored to customers that cannot afford a high-spec PC or mobile, according to Bloomberg. The report did not say if the device will be a […]
It takes a lot of effort to create a solid virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or mixed reality (MR) experience. The hardware, including the headset and system hosting the experiences, have to be capable of delivering a natural, smooth experience. See also: Ultrahaptics finds deep pockets for its AR/VR tech The Varjo team, which has […]
Video games in the future may involve strapping a bunch of wearables to your head, arms, and feet, in order to get the most immersive experience. That’s what some industry observers are suggesting, as virtual reality (VR) devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR start to arrive in homes. See Also: Huawei focused […]
New partnership allows for use of Samsung Gear VR system in a real theme park, doubling up on the roller coaster thrill ride
Guest author Richard MacManus is the founder of ReadWrite. This article originally appeared in his Augment Intelligence newsletter. If you’re thinking that virtual reality (VR) is all about gaming, then think again. Are you a sports fan? The US Open Golf Tournament was livestreamed in VR last year. A music fan? Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Jack […]
This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein. Virtual reality is becoming actual reality. After years of waiting and watching as the tech elite posted awkward selfies of themselves enjoying the latest VR headgear, the public will […]
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