Ethan Miller

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‘Assetto Corsa’ Racing Sim Adds Support for Vive & OSVR via Native OpenVR

This week’s v1.13 update to Assetto Corsa includes native OpenVR support, adding official Vive and OSVR support to the title. The popular racing …

Virtual Reality

‘Drop Dead’ for Oculus Touch Review

When Gear VR games are ported to the Rift, you usually end up with is more of the same; a game with nicer graphics and the added benefit of …

Gaming

‘NCAA March Madness Live VR’ Let’s You Watch the Courtside Action for $2

The dream of watching live sports courtside from the comfort of your home through VR is steadily becoming a reality. Oculus and Intel have teamed up …

Virtual Reality

‘Warpaint’ Brings Tabletop Gaming-inspired Turn-based Strategy & Customization to VR

Recently launched on Steam, <i>Warpaint</i> is a turn-based strategy game that lets you customize your troops by painting them to your taste. The game …

Gaming

Advanced Brain Monitoring EEG Metrics and Experimental VR Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Advanced Brain Monitoring is a 17-year old neurotechnology company that has been able to extract a lot of really useful information from EEG data. …

Virtual Reality

Walmart Focuses On Future of VR/AR at New Silicon Valley Tech Incubator

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the big-box retail giant, is focusing on the future of VR and AR, along with other emergent technologies, with its newly …

Silicon Valley

100+ AR/VR Companies to Gather at Next Week’s SVVR 2017 Expo – Save $200

Next week’s Silicon Valley VR Expo 2017 is set to bring together the core of the VR industry from Silicon Valley and beyond. As VR’s biggest industry …

Virtual Reality

‘Ghostbusters VR’ Experience Comes to PSVR, from Makers of Acclaimed ‘The Walk’ Demo

It seems the <i>Ghostbusters</i> franchise isn’t done capitalizing on the video game market just yet, because the first installment of a new <i>Ghostbusters</i> …

Virtual Reality

Avegant Claims Newly Announced Display Tech is “a new method to create light fields”

Avegant, makers of Glyph personal media HMD, are turning their attention to the AR space with what they say is a newly developed light field display …

Augmented Reality

Advanced Realtime Glass Refraction Simulation With WebGL

View the original article at http://developers.sky.com/ or download the whitepaper<p>About<p>One of Sky’s key brand identities is its glass logo. When …

Disney Research Shows How VR Can Be Used to Study Human Perception

Researchers from Disney use a virtual reality headset and a real ball tracked in VR to understand the perceptual factors behind the seemingly simple …

Virtual Reality

Apple Is Getting Real About Augmented Reality

The company reportedly has plans to bake AR technology into its iPhone and a new pair of smart glasses—but it needs to tread carefully.<p>Apple is …

Augmented Reality

The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE. The new Dubai-based park is the company’s second public …

Virtual Reality

Biometric Data Streams and the Unknown Ethical Threshold of Predicting & Controlling Behavior

I recently attended the Experiential Technology Conference where there were a lot of companies looking at how to use biometric data to get insights …

Virtual Reality

‘Witcher 3’ Developer “observing [VR] with interest”, Awaiting Compelling Content

Developed by Polish studio CD Projekt RED, 2015’s <i>Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> is surely one of the best regarded games to launch in recent memory. Studio …

Virtual Reality

NASA’s ‘Mission: ISS’ is an Impressively Detailed View of Life in Zero Gravity

NASA and Oculus have launched their collaborative project ‘Mission: ISS’ for the Oculus Rift for free and it’s offers a detailed, visually sumptuous …

Virtual Reality

Report Predicts AR and VR Headset Shipments to Approach 100 Million by 2021

In a new report from IDC (International Data Corporation), the market research firm predicts a near 10 fold increase in the shipments of augmented …

Virtual Reality

First All-in-one VR Headsets Based on Qualcomm’s VRDK Expected in 2H 2017

Qualcomm’s latest VRDK headset is a reference design that the company has positioned to act as a foundation for consumer electronics makers to create …

Virtual Reality

HTC to Sell Shanghai Phone Factory for $91 Million, Invest Proceeds in VR Business

Despite its major role in the growing VR space, HTC’s overall business continues to struggle financially, posting significant losses over the last …

Virtual Reality

Privacy in VR Is Complicated and It’ll Take the Entire VR Community to Figure It Out

When I was at the GDC VR Mixer, Jim Preston struck up a conversation about his concerns about privacy in VR. He works at FOVE which is making a VR …

Virtual Reality

An Icy Portal Into the Small World of Smelt

BOWDOINHAM, Me. — If you throw a batch of smelt onto a cast-iron skillet within a half-hour or so of jigging them through the ice, they will curl like an arthritic hand, then, somehow, stand up on their bellies as if they’re preparing to school and swim off the stovetop. I’ve not seen any other …

Fishing

Netflix gives a thumbs-down to its old star rating system

The movie-streaming service is dumping its old five-star system for the Facebook-like thumb system.<p>At Netflix, the stars are out.<p>Not movie stars, per se, but rather the streaming service's system for rating the programs they watched with one to five stars. Instead, users will soon be able to …

Netflix

Epic Games Busts ‘Robo Recall’s’ $10 Million Myth

Good news. <i>Robo Recall</i>, one of the best looking games available on a VR headset today, actually cost a lot less to produce than the rumored $10 …

Game Development

NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti vs. 1080 VR Performance Review: Supersampling Showdown

NVIDIA’s latest GPU is here and it offers a big performance bump, but what exactly does that power deliver the VR gaming enthusiast? We pit the new …

PC Gaming

‘Lone Echo’ Developer Shows Impressive Procedural Hand-posing System for VR

<i>Lone Echo</i>, Ready At Dawn’s upcoming space-based VR game, employs a physics-based movement system where the player pushes and pulls themselves around …

Virtual Reality

Embodied Cognition Experiments with EleVR’s Math Museums & Hyperbolic Space

I believe that the principle of Embodied Cognition is probably one of the most significant and important concepts to understand about virtual …

Virtual Reality

‘Robo Recall’ Behind-the-scenes: Insights and Artwork from Epic Games

After years of making some of the most impressive VR tech demos of their time, Epic’s <i>Robo Recall</i> is not only the company’s first VR game proper, but …

Virtual Reality

Analysis: Latest VR Ready GPUs Benchmarked and Compared with NVIDIA ‘FCAT VR’

While it’s been possible to run basic benchmarks on VR-capable GPUs for a rough understanding of performance, NVIDIA’s new FCAT VR tool allows …

Nvidia

Ad industry lobbyists celebrate impending death of online privacy rules

Ad groups thank Republican lawmakers for move to kill ISP privacy rules.<p>Six advertising industry trade groups yesterday thanked Republican lawmakers …

Net Neutrality

Bringing pixels front and center in VR video

<i>Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a new series where we take a more in-depth and technical look at ways to improve the virtual reality</i> …

Virtual Reality