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Police in China Uses High-tech Facial Recognition Glasses To Nab Fugitives

As one of biggest festive season draws close, China major central bus and train stations are now flocked with human traffic trying to hop on the next bus/train back to their home towns. It is also a potential period when on-the-run criminals will leverage on to get out of town unnoticed. This means, it is a good time to nab them at these major transportation hubs. While the opportunity may have present itself, humans have limited capability in identifying fugitives, but thanks to advanced facial recognition technology, the police stationed over at Zhengzhou East Highspeed Rail Station in Henan province will be have it way easier. Continue reading Police in China Uses High-tech Facial Recognition Glasses To Nab Fugitives

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

FOVE VR Headset Has Eye-tracking, Will Make Virtual World More Humanized

Some folks may experience dizziness when using virtual reality headset and it seems like it is a problem that’s here to stay for these people, a startup by the name of FOVE has invented a solution that promised to minimize the dizziness. And does so by adding eye-tracking to the usual motion sensor mix. With eye-tracking in place, it allows you to tilt your head in a more natural, reducing unnatural head movements that would otherwise encourage dizziness. In other words, the direction of your gaze won’t rely solely on your head but it also involves your eyes, which logically speaking, should relief your neck of agony constant turning. Continue reading FOVE VR Headset Has Eye-tracking, Will Make Virtual World More Humanized

China’s Dlodlo VR Glasses is Seriously Fashionable, Touts Specs That Seems Almost Unreal

If clunky goggles have been stopping you from diving into virtual reality eyewear, then perhaps Dlodlo Virtual Reality Glasses will change your mind. Hail from Shenzhen, China, Dlodlo prides itself as the lightest VR glasses in the market, tipping the scale at mere 4 ounces (120g) and it does so with serious fashion styling. And notice its maker didn’t even refer it as a pair of goggles but as glasses? Because that what it is – glasses. Above all, it touts some delightful features that make it sounds almost unreal. Lining up the spec-sheet includes 2K resolution at 120Hz, 110o Field of View (FOV), stereoscopic 3D gaming capability, support 2D/3D switch, up to 4K video playback, integrated stereo headphones, a built-in 2,000 mAh rechargeable battery, built-in microphone, military-grade high-definition display modules to mimic natural colors, and an adjustable distance of between 58-70mm vision correction for those who wear corrective glasses. Continue reading China’s Dlodlo VR Glasses is Seriously Fashionable, Touts Specs That Seems Almost Unreal

Samsung Gear VR Innovation Edition VR Headset for Galaxy S6 Available for Pre-order Now, Priced at $250

If virtual reality is at the back of your mind when you are shopping around for a flagship handset from Samsung, then the good news is, you don’t need to settle on a Note 4 to have the virtual reality experience cos’ you can now pre-order the collab VR headset by Samsung and Oculus for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Pre-order starts on Friday April 24 on Best Best online store where you will be able to snag one for $249.99. As for shipment, it is expected to start on May 14, 2015. The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 will be officially available from Samsung online store, as well as Best Buy’s, starting May 8 and it will subsequently hit the brick and mortar stores on May 15. When it comes to VR headset, you would probably want to have a go with it before taking the plunge, which you can do so at select Best Buy locations. Continue reading Samsung Gear VR Innovation Edition VR Headset for Galaxy S6 Available for Pre-order Now, Priced at $250

Finally, There is Going to be a Virtual Reality Goggles That Works with Both Android and iOS

Of late, virtual reality is kind of an Android thing with most headsets introduced to date are tailored for particular make and model of handset. So if you’re an iPhone user, you’ll have to hold out for Apple to come up with a VR headset, which they will definitely do, or you can go with a cardboard VR headset custom to fit your big-ass iPhone 6 Plus to enjoy this latest fad in the mobile world, or you can look to Merge VR Goggles that promised to bring “immersive experience of virtual reality to millions of Android and iOS smartphone owners”. Though it won’t be right now. This new kid in the VR world is slated for Fall release, in the U.S., for a modest $129. Continue reading Finally, There is Going to be a Virtual Reality Goggles That Works with Both Android and iOS

Dashbon Mask Packs a 100-inch Equivalent Display, Lets You Watch Movies in Absolute Privacy

When headphones were invented, it heralded the new era of personal entertainment and now, we are seeing the same happening to video, where video headphones such as this one from Dashbon, dubbed Mask, aims to let you enjoy games and videos with privacy. So if you want to catch a movie or play games while taking public transport, this could be a brilliant way so you will not disturb the peace of others who may wants to catch a wink, or read a book. Like the Vuzix iWear 720 we have seen recently, Mask puts a big-screen display right before your eyes and in the case of Mask, it touts a 100-inch virtual projected image viewed from 8.7 feet away. That, my friend, is a frigging big-ass display, which is also a good reason to dive into the Mask, because most of us would not be able to afford a 100-inch TV, or have the space to accommodate one. Continue reading Dashbon Mask Packs a 100-inch Equivalent Display, Lets You Watch Movies in Absolute Privacy

HTC Dives into Virtual Reality, Collaborates with Valve to Develop VR Headset

Google has done it, so has Sony, Samsung, LG and a bunch of others. We are talking about what could be this year’s hottest gadgets: VR headset aka virtual reality headset. And now HTC is hoping onto the bandwagon, but it ain’t going in alone; it has collaborated with Valve, which signifies that this is a serious Oculus Rift challenger, or at least to us, it appears to be so. Dubbed HTC Vive, the almost alien technology-like headset incorporates Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies, with HTC contributing the firm’s “world-renowned design and engineering talent.” Hardware details are scarce, but we do know that it will have a Full Room Scale 360 Degree Solution with Tracked Controllers that allow you to get up and walk around, and explore your virtual space, inspect objects from every angle and basically, interact with your surroundings. Continue reading HTC Dives into Virtual Reality, Collaborates with Valve to Develop VR Headset

Vuzix Unveils iWear 720 Video Headphones with OSVR Support at 2015 Game Developers Conference

There are headphones for listening to your favorite tunes privately and then there are video headphones such this one from Vuzix, called iWear 720, for viewing videos privately. How’s that for privacy? Vuzix iWear 720 video headphones isn’t the first from the New York-based multinational tech company, or the first in the market, but the thing with iWear 720 is, it runs on OSVR (Open-Source Virtual Reality) platform and the company itself have recently partnered with OSVR alliance that will provide hardware and software support for compatibility with Vuzix VR products. Anyway, with OSVR behind it, iWear 720 is touted as the most compatible VR and entertainment headset, and will work with virtually any device that supports HDMI outputs. Continue reading Vuzix Unveils iWear 720 Video Headphones with OSVR Support at 2015 Game Developers Conference

Microsoft’s HoloLens Is The Closest You Will Get To Tony Stark’s Hologram Computer For Now

Besides revealing the brand new OS during the January 21st event, tech giant Microsoft also dished out two hardwares, which kind surprises most folks. They are a holographic eyewear dubbed HoloLens and a big-ass 84-inch 4K all-in-one (more like a TV set, really). The former is one that really shines, despite the influx of video eyewears in recent time. Now, the Redmond company is never known for beautiful hardware (Zune was an exception), but the HoloLens is different; it looks super sleek. Ok, it is nice, but does it really do? Well, how should we put it? Ok, how about this? Think Iron Man movies where Tony Stark uses almost exclusively hologram computer to work on his pet projects. That is what the HoloLens will offer you. Continue reading Microsoft’s HoloLens Is The Closest You Will Get To Tony Stark’s Hologram Computer For Now