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Virtual Reality In Education: Making “Ready Player One” A Reality With rumii

With the release of the movie “Ready Player One” in the theaters soon people are starting to ask “Can education actually happen in VR?”. Well, let me …

Virtual Reality

Wild 360-Degree Video Lets You See the Milky Way As a Giant Black Hole Would

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Ever wish you could see the galaxy from the perspective of a black hole? A new 360-degree simulation that uses data from …

Universe

Maestro glove hands-on: Facebook, HTC should take note of Contact CI’s haptics

Everyone does it the first time they try VR. It doesn’t matter if it’s a static 360 image, a passive 360 video, an immersive VR experience, or a fast-paced VR game, everyone reaches out with their hands in an attempt to touch the virtual world. This happens a lot on the Samsung Gear VR with people …

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Porn’s move to VR hits roadblock from headset makers

Experts estimate that more than 50 percent of all VR content is porn-related

Virtual Reality

Interaxon measures brainwaves to give VR devs more data for game design

Interaxon started out developing wearables like its Muse headband meditation tool, and it’s now applying its learnings to virtual reality. Its new Muse Virtual Reality aftermarket add-ons will attach to the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets to pick up users’ brainwaves and collect information …

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WWE is NextVR's Newest Partner, Steaming Wrestling Highlights Globally for Free

NextVR, the company delivering live events in VR, and pro wrestling company WWE announced a new partnership to bring highlights from select WWE …

Virtual Reality

At CES, tech giants from Apple to Amazon prepare for augmented reality battle

Companies pushing new virtual reality headsets talked a good game at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week. Facebook’s (FB.O) Oculus touted new features in …

Augmented Reality

Portable Virtual Reality VR Motion Simulator Hits Kickstarter

Virtual reality gamers looking for an affordable and open source way to add further immersion to their virtual reality experiences may be interested …

Virtual Reality

How to make gadgets great again

LAS VEGAS — A sad cycle has overtaken the gadget business. It starts this week at CES, tech’s biggest annual convention, where inventors compete to connect the most random things to the Internet. This year’s “smart” stuff includes pillows, air fresheners and even toilets.<p>A few months from now we’ll …

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Huawei VR2 aims to be the one-stop headset for phone and PC virtual reality

Huawei is taking another swing at virtual reality, both in viewing and creation.<p>Huawei's VR2 headset was unveiled officially in late 2017, but CES …

Virtual Reality

The Power Went Out At The Massive CES Tech Conference And Everyone Had Jokes

"I'm borderline impressed at this level of irony."<p>The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is one of the largest annual technology conferences in the world. But on Wednesday, the power went out in the main hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. And when a lot of tech needs to be powered, …

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Tech groups struggle to persuade masses they need VR

Facebook and Google are taking divergent approaches to virtual reality as they try to persuade sceptical consumers to buy headsets.<p>In events at the …

Virtual Reality

Xiaomi is building the Oculus Go, a standalone VR headset for the masses

Facebook-owned Oculus first announced the Oculus Go: a stripped down version of the Oculus Rift designed to bring virtual reality tech to the masses …

Virtual Reality

WWE to Broadcast Show Highlights in VR

WWE will soon be bringing VR highlights of select 2018 WWE events.<p>WWE is partnering with NextVR to produce six 10-minute VR experiences this year. …

Virtual Reality

How the HTC Vive Pro complicates Oculus’ vision for standalone VR

The Vive Pro is an attractive wireless gaming headset. So what does that mean for the future of Oculus’ Santa Cruz prototype?<p>HTC planted its flag in the premium virtual reality market this week at CES with its announcement of the Vive Pro, a higher-resolution version of the original Vive headset …

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This "E-Skin" smart shirt turns your torso into a video game motion controller

It’s like DDR, but with shirts<p>Japanese startup Xenoma may have just cracked the secret to making successful smart clothing, and it involves a ludicrous skin-tight Spider-Man-style shirt, 14 sensors, and a running mini-game that’s as goofy as it is fun. The company’s “E-Skin” technology, which it …

Virtual Reality

Everything you need to know about sideloading apps for your Gear VR

Sideloading apps onto your phone is easy and lets you access apps you can't get on the Google Play Store.<p>Samsung's Gear VR is one of the most …

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CES Reporter's Notebook: Paramount Brings 'Downsizing' to Life With Augmented Reality

The first official day of CES kicks off with the opening of the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center and a conversation about the role of …

Augmented Reality

University of Washington opens $6M VR research lab funded by Facebook, Google and Huawei

The University of Washington has announced the creation of the UW Reality Lab, a $6 million virtual and augmented reality research lab that was …

Virtual Reality

NextVR is making its VR recordings of live events feel much more realistic

Six degrees of freedom will make vastly improve NextVR experiences<p>NextVR, a platform that specializes in recording sports, concerts, and other live events for viewing later in virtual reality, announced today at CES that it’s adding a new technology to make its recordings feel much more realistic. …

Virtual Reality

LUCI announces standalone ‘immersion-on-demand’ VR products at CES 2018

The trajectory of the virtual reality industry is changing. The headsets of 2017 were either wired and expensive, relying on expensive VR-ready …

Virtual Reality

Facebook’s Oculus is launching a new VR headset in China

The new headset comes thanks to a partnership with Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.<p>Facebook is taking a major step toward its goal of getting one billion people using virtual reality.<p>Oculus, the VR company that Facebook bought for $2 billion back in 2014, announced plans on Monday to launch its first VR …

Virtual Reality

Merge's new 6DoF Blaster lets you explore VR without a headset

Merge was already the maker of one of our favorite mobile VR headsets, the friendly and purple foam Goggles, and then it went ahead and took on AR …

Virtual Reality

Facebook and Xiaomi to Launch Virtual-Reality Headset in China

Facebook Inc. and Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi Corp. are teaming up to launch a virtual-reality headset in China that would give the American tech giant a toehold in a growing market where its main business has long been blocked.<p>The two tech companies are working together to develop a VR …

Business

Samsung A8+ Expected To Be Launched In India On January 10

Three days from now, Samsung lovers from India will have a glimpse of the Samsung A8+ as the company officially launches the sought-after phone in …

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What Needs to Come First for VR to Take Off, Mass Hardware Adoption or Compelling Content?

Each January, tech experts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas peer into their crystal balls and declare that “this is the year of …

Virtual Reality

Top AR & VR Headsets of 2018

Many sources suggest that the use of VR headsets would gain momentum in 2018 more than the previous year. This may be as a result of its growing …

Virtual Reality

Neutrogena and FitSkin’s new tools examine your skin with the help of an iPhone

With so many skin care products on the market, it can be tough to figure out which one is right for your skin type. In an effort to make that process …

Skin Care

Samsung Unveils Smart Glasses, Breathing Device Ahead of CES 2018 - ExtremeTech

By on January 4, 2018 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Samsung is gearing up for CES 2018 …

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How to make your VR setup portable

VR doesn't have to tie you to a room. Use these tips to move around and share the virtual love.<p>While phone-based VR systems — Gear VR, Daydream View, …

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