Virtual Reality & Beyond

By Luis Sotillos | Content and applications for Oculus Rift, Gear VR an other VR devices

JDI is Developing a 1,001 PPI High Pixel Density LCD for VR Headsets

Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a display conglomerate created by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, today announced the development of a high pixel density, …

The Oculus Go headset is going to win over everyone (even VR skeptics)

The Oculus Go is so easy to use. Just strap it on your head, and you're ready to go. It has crisp audio, crazy optics, and endless VR experiences. …

Leap Motion’s AR headset looks insane, but could be miraculous

This week we’re having a peek at what Leap Motion is bringing to the table for augmented reality. We’ve seen them create some unbelievable pieces of …

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

- Feb 17, 2018<p><i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever …

Apple patents way to fix VR headsets’ worst problem

Bulky virtual reality headsets may soon look like retro relics if Apple’s designers have their way.<p>Details of a new patent from Apple reveal the company is investigating different ways to reduce the size of bulky augmented reality and virtual reality headsets. The patents specifically mentions a …

Gear Up: How to Watch the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in Virtual Reality

<b>For the first time in history, fans can experience the drama and excitement of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in live or on-demand VR.</b><p>From the …

The state of WebVR heading into 2018

Last year was action-packed for the WebVR industry, as we predicted. One of the most interesting developments was Amazon entering the fray by introducing the developer preview of Sumerian, a browser-based tool that makes it even easier for developers to create WebVR content. The summer was a …

Apple's secret CES trip is proof that its AR glasses are just around the corner | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple could be set to reveal a pair if augmented reality (AR) glasses this year, as the Cupertino company has reportedly been in talks with part</b> …

After Trying the New Wireless Vive Pro, There's No Going Back

When the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive came out in 2016, we entered a new era of virtual reality. No longer would people think of half-assed fever dreams …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Price, specifications and everything you need to know

Oculus now offers a wire-free, standalone virtual reality headset in the form of the Oculus Go. This device was originally announced during the …

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones - Pocket-lint

HTC has announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas.<p>The new model, which sits above the current …

All-in-one VR headset comes with eye trackers and brain sensors

CES 2018’s first wave of innovative new tech is hitting the shore early, before the show officially starts tomorrow. Among them is the LooxidVR headset, an all-in-one package which shows off some of VR’s promise.<p>What is it?<p>LooxidVR is a phone-based headset created by Looxid Labs with EEG censors …

Eye Tracking

The First Mind-Controlled VR Game Will Hit Arcades in 2018

Neurable’s brain-scanning headband brings hands-free control to virtual reality entertainment Photo: Neurable Photo: Neurable <b>Jacked In:</b> Neurable’s …

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airbnb plans virtual reality previews of rooms and cities to enrich our travels

<b>if photos just aren’t enough when choosing the listing that best suits your weekend getaway, you and your travel companion(s) could organize a speedy</b> …

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We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Augmented Reality

Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles, says it’s shipping next year

After more than three years, Magic Leap has unveiled what it describes as a “creator edition” of its augmented reality system. The Magic Leap One consists of a pair of oversized cyberpunk-y goggles, a puck-shaped external computer called a Lightpack, and a handheld controller. It’s supposed to …

Teslasuit VR Haptic Feedback Suit

Virtual reality users looking to take their immersion to the next level, may be interested in a new haptic feedback suit specifically designed for …

Material World: Wal-Mart Turns to Virtual Reality for the Future of Shopping

Every other week, hosts Lindsey Rupp and Jenny Kaplan guide you through the consumer universe, breaking down what's going on with all the things …

Toyota’s New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

Toyota recently revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot. Designed primarily as an experiment to explore new technologies to …

Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

The company formerly known as AxonVR, which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature …

HTC and Logitech bring keyboards into virtual reality

HTC and Logitech have announced the new Logitech BRIDGE SDK, a way for developers to add keyboard support to their virtual reality apps. The support …

Virtual Reality Revolution: 4 Companies to Watch

Big tech will power the virtual reality revolution for the next year, and these four companies stand above the rest.<p>Virtual reality technology is …

How a Norwegian Infrastructure Project is Using Virtual Reality to Improve Public Buy-In

<i>This article was originally published by Aurodesk's Redshift publication as "Norwegian Rail Project Adopts Immersive Design for Public Engagement and</i> …

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.<p>Current AR and VR products are oversized for consumers, and bulky camera-based sensors are a big part of that …

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality.<p><b>What is</b> …

From Storytelling To VR 'Storyliving': Future Marketing Communications

Google Zoo, Alphabet’s in-house creative think tank that provides value ad for brands and agencies by helping them devise creative ways to use Google products and new tech platforms, recently released a study with Google News Lab about how audiences experience VR. The study includes implications …

Magic Leap Chief Game Designer Talks Internal Demos and “Everyday Adventure” Format for AR

Speaking at the Games for Change 2017 conference, Magic Leap “Chief Gaming Wizard” Graeme Devine offered some insight into the types of AR …

Intel cancels Project Alloy wireless VR headset, but is still investing in AR/VR

During last year’s Intel Developer Forum opening keynote, company CEO Brian Krzanich revealed the company’s virtual reality project, aka “Project …