Simeon Ludwell

42 Flips | 3 Magazines | 8 Likes | 4 Following | @SimeonLudwell | Gadgets, Sound and things that are future tech. Professional Audio Engineer, Photographer, Musician, General "Geek", "Experimental" Glass Explorer.

Watch what castAR's projected augmented reality can do

In November last year, former Valve engineer Jeri Ellsworth and her team over at Technical Illusions finally shipped their first ever castAR headset -- a pair of projected augmented reality glasses that the crew have been working on for almost two years. Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter …

OK Go - End Love - Official Video

WAITING - New York at night in 3,454 oil paintings - THE SEA THE SEA

In Your Arms - Kina Grannis (Official Music Video) Stop Motion Animation

Nemes - Butterfly (Official Lyric Video)

RT @Genelec: #Thank you all visited us at #ISE2015. Hope you enjoyed our 3D Immersive Audio demo of Genelec monitors. http://t.co/OC6f6bvzAK

Surrounded by sound: how 3D audio hacks your brain

In his warmly lit apartment, a pair of speakers loomed over me as I sank into a leather couch in the living room. Sitting in an adjacent chair, Choueiri swiped through his iPad to set up a binaural audio demonstration. Moments later, Amber Rubarth’s folksy voice filled the room as she sang an …

Binaural audio is returning from obscurity to make virtual reality more awesome

You're probably unfamiliar with binaural audio, a technology that dates back all the way to the late 1800s but, for a variety of reasons, fell by the wayside while mono and then stereo sound became audio industry standards. But binaural audio is now experiencing a revival because it's uniquely …

A Preview of Oculus' Newly Licensed Audio Tech Reveals Stunning 3D Sound (download)

After 2 years of Oculus putting their collective brains and talents to solving the “hard problems” of VR displays and low latency head tracking, at …

#80: AJ Campbell on 360 3D Audio with the Free Space Omni-Binaural Microphone & a VRSFX Unity Plug-in

AJ Campbell is the founder of VRSFX, and he got inspired to getting 3D audio for 360-degree virtual reality experiences after seeing Beck’s Hello …

Virtual Reality

Bluetooth Headphones Hooke Have 3D Audio Recorders Built-In

Hooke is a pair of Bluetooth headphones that also double as binaural, or 3D, recorders. The project is currently entering its final day on Kickstarter, having raised $154,000 over its $100,000 goal, and is scheduled to ship in June 2015.<p>Unless you are a raging audiophile, you are probably wondering …

Hong Kong Unrest VR

Tags<p>Hong Kong Unrest VR<p>360°-Videos aus Krisengebieten sind nicht so neu, wie die von Immersivly auf Hong Kong Unrest tun, ist aber grade jetzt, wo …

Qantas to offer VR content for passengers

First-class passengers of Qantas airlines flying between Australia and the U.S. will soon be able to watch content via Samsung’s Gear VR headsets.<p>In …

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

It seems everyone’s got an accelerator these days. You’ve got the blue-chip models, like Y Combinator, and the big-money backed efforts, like Disney’s. Now, the initial batch of companies in what could be the first virtual reality accelerator have been announced.<p>With virtual reality systems like …

Hands-on With Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Production Model (video)

I’ve been fortunate to try the Virtuix Omni VR treadmill several times over the course of its development. At every point though, I was testing some …

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Design

Kickstart This Super-Cheap and Super-Durable VR Headset

Instead of regular old cardboard, VISR uses a laminated corrugate that’s smooth, comfortable and durable. It should last roughly two years without …

Former id Software creative director also joins Oculus VR

Virtual-reality (VR) headset maker Oculus VR, creator of the Oculus Rift, has hired another developer for its growing software stable.<p>Earlier this week, id Software co-founder John Carmack announced that he had accepted a position as chief technology officer at the company. The move will see him …

VR storytelling wars begin, but will anyone be watching?

As predicted in my earth-shattering post, “6 Motion Design Industry Predictions for 2015,” augmented reality (AR) platforms like Magic Leap and …

Virtual Reality

Sundance 2015: The pleasures and perils of VR cinema

During an informal event thrown by the virtual-reality company Oculus last week at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the company's new hires was explaining his team's process for creating an animated short.<p>"What we realized, after all this research, is that sometimes [viewers] need a quiet …

The best VR headsets of 2018

Back in 2016, the world of consumer virtual reality changed forever with the launch of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets. While both were …

LG builds a plastic variant of the Google Cardboard VR, bundles it with the LG G3

LG has come up with a new virtual reality (VR) headset for the G3. This new headset is essentially a plastic version of the Google Cardboard, and is …

Open Source Virtual Reality gains 13 more partners, gives away VR kits to universities

Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) , the initiative from Razer and Sensics to connect multiple VR software and hardware partners together, had a good handful of partners at CES 2015, and 13 more have been announced today. The new partners include Jaunt -- a maker of cinematic VR experiences that …

LG G3 Virtual Reality Headset Unveiled To Compete With Gear VR

LG has this week unveiled a new LG G3 virtual reality headset they have created with the help of Google to compete with the likes of the Samsung Gear …

LG throws its hat into the virtual reality ring with VR for G3

Oculus has one. Samsung has one. Even Google has one. With each passing day, it’s become clear that virtual reality could be every major company’s …

An AR Experiment That Works Like an Ad Blocker for Real Life

Like nature, advertising abhors a vacuum. There's no reason to assume that future virtual worlds—the fantastic ones we'll inhabit inside headsets …

Seebright Wave Smartphone-powered AR Headset Claims "Widest Field of View", Heading to Kickstarter for $150

The latest prototype design of a new augmented reality device was unveiled at last month’s CES: Seebright Wave is an AR headset that plans to use the …

Samsung's virtual reality headset, Gear VR: what you need to know

Samsung's virtual reality headset, dubbed "Gear VR," is available for purchase as of today. For those not following the last three years of virtual reality's return from obscurity, today is a big day: Gear VR is the first virtual reality headset available to general consumers. Though Sony's …

Vimeo adds 4K video uploads for pro users and 4K downloads for the rest of us

Vimeo is letting Vimeo Pro subscribers upload their videos in 4K quality from today. The ultra high-definition videos won’t be available to stream yet but video creators with the $200 Pro subscription can make them available for download as a free or paid option.<p>Vimeo’s decision to support 4K …

Samsung Gear VR Launches Today For $199

Anyone with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can take a dip into virtual reality today with the launch of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition.<p>For an entry fee of $199 on Samsung’s or AT&T’s sites, you can experience a variety of VR experiences on an included 16 GB MicroSD card starter kit, as well as the …