Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Apple Granted Patent For ‘Slim’ Eyewear-style Virtual Reality Headset

Apple, who seems to be always late in the game, somehow managed to sell technologies which others had a head start. Virtual reality is one example, though it will be a while before Apple’s iteration of VR headset will hit the streets since it has just granted a new patent for “Head-mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display” by The United States Patent and Trademark Office. As with any patent, the paper, which you can find HERE, has an exhaustive list of details that goes into this future Apple VR headset which turns out to be more of an eyewear than a face-hugging headset like so many have done thus far. Continue reading Apple Granted Patent For ‘Slim’ Eyewear-style Virtual Reality Headset

The Wait Is Over. Playstation VR Finally Launches In U.S., Canada And Europe

So, after much talk and hype, Playstation VR is finally available and it is officially launched yesterday in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other parts of the world. For starter, over 30 first- and third-party VR games are available as we speak, and it includes Batman: Arkham VR, Battlezone, Driveclub VR, Playstation VR Worlds, and Rigs Mechanized Combat League. And oh, Job Simulator by Owlchemy Labs is available at launch too. Just thought you might be interested. If you did not managed to get the hardware, the PS VR Core Units, through the Taco Bell sweepstake, you can acquire it from major retailers for $399.99. Also, you will need a Playstation 4, controller and of course, Playstation Camera to be able to enjoy VR on a Playstation 4 console. Continue reading The Wait Is Over. Playstation VR Finally Launches In U.S., Canada And Europe

Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google

Today is officially the Made by Google day. Along with the unveiling of the company’s very first smartphone, Pixel, the search giant also announced a bunch of drool worthy gadgets aim to make your life a little more, well, high-tech. The slew of Made by Google gadgets include Google’s official foray in to the world of virtual reality, Daydream and Daydream VR, Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, Google’s solution to simplifying Wi-Fi, and an updated Chromecast that faster and supports 4K, HDR as well as Dolby Vision. Continue reading Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google

MSI Usher The Era Of Virtual Reality With Lighter And Slimmer Backpack PC

So, the Backpack PC we read about back in June is not what MSI has in mind about a wearable gaming computer. Lets just chuck that aside and meet MSI’s newest iteration of the soon-to-be-hot PC-on-your-back movement. Dubbed VR One (not to be confused with ZEISS VR One headset), MSI is quick to stake claim as “the world’s first-ever VR backpack.” With that statement, we take it as a full-functional, ready in-exchange for your hard-earned money product. However, pricing has yet to be disclosed, but it don’t take genius to figure out that a rig like such is going cost quite a fair amount. The backpack PC is currently on the show floor of Tokyo Game Show 2016, which opens its door to trade visitors today, on September 15. Continue reading MSI Usher The Era Of Virtual Reality With Lighter And Slimmer Backpack PC

No Computer Needed: Qualcomm Snapdragon Reference VR Headset

At this present moment, if there’s one VR headset that can be considered most advanced, it would be the Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 Reference Platform. For starter, VR820 is self-contained unit. This means it needs no smartphone or computer, for that matter, to function cos’ itself is the computer. Under the hood, is a custom-designed 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo quadcore processor that runs the clockwork, along with Hexagon 680 DSP to process advanced vision, audio, and Qualcomm All-Ways Aware ultra-low power “always-on” sensor technology. So, in a way, donning a VR820 would be like putting a computer right on your face, which is a pretty cool concept. Continue reading No Computer Needed: Qualcomm Snapdragon Reference VR Headset

SpaceVR Wants Everyone To Become A Virtual Astronaut With Overview One

There’s really nothing for you in space. That pitch black space has no adorable Pokémon monsters to catch and I am pretty sure Game of Thrones is not a hit in the vacuum environment either, but still, most kids are enthralled by the mysterious space and have, at some point in time, hoped to become an astronaut someday. Unfortunately, that some day may never come, at least it did not for me. I, like many kids, had once wished to be an astronaut, but obviously, it did not happen. But thanks to SpaceVR, we could all become astronauts too, albeit virtually, and appreciate the ball of life from the thermosphere, some 250 miles from Earth. Continue reading SpaceVR Wants Everyone To Become A Virtual Astronaut With Overview One

This Pair Of ‘Sunglasses’ Is Actually A Virtual Reality Headset

When mobile phone first appeared, consumers were fine by the water bottle-size communication gadget despite it being rather unsightly and cumbersome. Nevertheless, we lived with it. Having said that, I guess the same could apply to VR headset. For now, we are fine with donning a rectangular box on our face, but perhaps, like mobile phones, it is just the beginning of something sleeker and more compact. Perhaps, something like the Dlodlo Glass V1 Consumer-grade VR Headset/Glasses is the future? I would incline to think so, especially now that the China-based VR equipment maker has shown the market how a VR should and can be. Continue reading This Pair Of ‘Sunglasses’ Is Actually A Virtual Reality Headset

Alienware Unveiled A Host Of Updated Products At E3, Showoff VR Backpack

If gaming hardware is what you peddle, naturally you want to take the world’s biggest gaming event to show of your rigs. That’s what Alienware did. The Dell-owned gaming rig maker took this opportunity to roll out four new products at this year’s E3 and also to mark the company’s two decades in the business. The four products include the return of the Alienware Aurora, now VR-optimized, a new Alienware Alpha desktop, an updated Area-51 full-tower gaming PC, and the world’s first gaming laptop, the Alienware 13. Alienware also jumped on the chance to show off their very own tether-free VR backpacks, which is apparently, the future of VR gaming. Continue reading Alienware Unveiled A Host Of Updated Products At E3, Showoff VR Backpack

MSI Show Off Backpack PC For Virtual Reality At Computex Taipei 2016

What’s the biggest thing this season? Virtual Reality. Well, not just Virtual Reality, but Virtual Reality backpacks. Why? Because nobody wants to be tripping over cables when there’s a VR headset glued to their heads and because VR should be mobile. As it turns out, HP isn’t the only company tinkering with the idea of equipping a PC on your back; MSI too. In fact, MSI has revealed ahead of the Computex Taipei this year their iteration, simple called Backpack PC. I know. The name is a little less than inspiring (unlike Omen X, which sounds pretty impressive) and it isn’t as sleek as Omen X, but hey, it’s a start, isn’t it? Continue reading MSI Show Off Backpack PC For Virtual Reality At Computex Taipei 2016

HP Is Developing A VR Backpack That Will Cut The Cords In Virtual Reality

You know how some sci-fi depicts virtual reality? They simply put on a goggle and the actor magically appears in a VR world, but in reality, you will need more than just a goggle. Sure, it can be done, powered by a smartphone, but it is going to need more crunching power than a pocket-size computer if one wants to experience the real benefit of VR. This means, rigging the wearer to a real computer. While I suppose we are fine with that, it does mean cumbersome setup and tripping over cables are part of the deal. Well, not if HP can help. We heard the computer giant is developing something exciting. Something that will cut the cords, or at least minimize them, so you will get the best of both worlds: Virtual Reality and untethered. Continue reading HP Is Developing A VR Backpack That Will Cut The Cords In Virtual Reality