Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Facebook Wants To Use Photos To Create “Walkable” 3D Spaces

I recall there was a sci-fi flick where some alien race on Earth uses a futuristic panel that, when pointed at a particular area, displays what had happened previously in that particular location. It is a tech is thankfully not real, but we are probably not far from it either. During Facebook‘s annual F8 conference earlier month, Facebook’s head of social VR Rachel Franklin let the crowd in on a somewhat similar tech (it’s rather creepy, TBH). Continue reading Facebook Wants To Use Photos To Create “Walkable” 3D Spaces

Mirage Solo, The First Standalone Daydream VR Headset, Is Now Available

First announced in January, the first standalone Daydream VR headset, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and the first camera built for VR180, Lenovo Mirage Camera, are now available for purchase. And boy, are they pricey. Well, at least the VR headset is when compared to the Oculus Go. Anyways, you are looking at a starting price of $399.99 for the VR headset and $300 for the camera. Continue reading Mirage Solo, The First Standalone Daydream VR Headset, Is Now Available

Oculus Go VR Headset Is Officially Available To 23 Countries

First announced last October, Facebook-owned Oculus’s first standalone, affordable VR headset, Oculus Go, is finally available. The device, which is available to 24 countries, is launching with over 1,000 games and experiences, including Discovery VR, Hulu, Netflix, Jurassic World Blue, Coaster Combat, They Suspect Nothing – just to name a few. Continue reading Oculus Go VR Headset Is Officially Available To 23 Countries

Aliens Descent On Orange, Lets You Free Roam, Slay Virtual Aliens

On ALIEN Day, April 26, Aliens will descent on The Outlets at Orange in Orange County, California. There, you up to three others, will be able to roam the creepy world of Aliens in tether-free VR experience. Make no mistake, though. This isn’t your typical VR experience. With ALIEN: DESCENT, it is free-roaming, which means you and your squad will be moving through the virtual world without the burden of PC backpacks or restriction of cables. The only things you’d be wearing will be special wireless VR headset and motion-tracking sensors on your arms and legs. Continue reading Aliens Descent On Orange, Lets You Free Roam, Slay Virtual Aliens

HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Is Now Open Pre-order, Priced At $799

I wonder how much VR headset is reaping in for companies who make them. I mean, unlike gadgets like say, headphones, you know the market is out there, but a VR headset seems more like a luxury than necessity. What I am trying say, the traction isn’t there compared to staple gadgets. Anyways, it appears that HTC is firm believer that VR is the future, or rather, it is the company’s future. Back at this year’s CES in January, the Taiwanese handset maker unveiled a Pro version of its Vive VR headset, which it called HTC Vive Pro HMD. A couple months on (or March 19, to be exact), it has disclosed the price and announced that pre-order has kicked off. Continue reading HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Is Now Open Pre-order, Priced At $799

NatGeo Made Space Projection Helmets To Promote New TV Docu

When it comes creating compelling documentaries, National Geographic, AKA NatGeo, is known to not spare expenses and the upcoming feature documentary, One Strange Rock, narrated by actor/rapper Will Smith, is no exception. The yellow border media company has collaborated with New York City-based Tomorrow Lab and McCann to develop “Space Projection Helmets” that would enable another entirely new form of virtual reality experience. Continue reading NatGeo Made Space Projection Helmets To Promote New TV Docu

Yaw VR Is A Fully Functional VR Motion Simulator That Costs Just $890

If you are into VR gaming, especially VR games that involve driving or flying, well, this is the VR motion simulator you want in your life: Yaw VR Compact Portable Motion Simulator. Before you shy away and making excuses saying that you don’t have tens of thousands, or the space to accommodate one, you have know that you don’t have insanely rich or a massive house to own Yaw VR. As the product name implies, it is compact and portable, making it placement possible just about anywhere. However, what the product name didn’t tell is, it is probably the most affordable VR motion simulator we have seen thus far, costing as low as $890. Continue reading Yaw VR Is A Fully Functional VR Motion Simulator That Costs Just $890

ICAROS Is A Simulator That Combines Fitness With Gaming Via Virtual Reality

Until Wii came along, the idea of video gaming is akin to gluttony. Except in gaming, you don’t devour food, well, maybe not as much. Certainly, you won’t be jamming your guts with food beyond its capacity. In other words, you get no exercise, except for your fingers and that obviously, is very unhealthy and not desirable. But with the ICAROS, gaming becomes so much more. ICAROS is like a gaming simulator of sort, with virtual reality in the mix. Instead of letting your fingers do all the legwork, so to speak, ICAROS requires your entire body to work to play the game. Continue reading ICAROS Is A Simulator That Combines Fitness With Gaming Via Virtual Reality

LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

Up to this point, we have accepted that virtual reality equals to a block of gadget slapped across our eyes, but really, that need not be the case, not if LUCI can help it. Introducing the LUCI immers Immersion-on-Demand VR Headset. OK. Maybe it does not look like one (a headset). It is more like glasses. In fact, LUCI did not specifically said that it is a headset, neither did it say it is a pair of goggles or glasses; it is just Immersion-on-Demand. That is. In a way, a weighty headset makes you remember that you are not as immersive as it should, but with the LUCI immers it is lightweight enough (that’s mere 185g, btw) to make you forget that you have a gadget across your eyes. Continue reading LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

TwoEyes VR Camera Replicates What Humans See With Two Pairs Of Lenses

There is no lack of VR video camera, but to date, the so-called VR video, which rightfully should allow you to view in immersive 360-degree, is recorded with a camera with either a single lens or duo lenses camera. There’s really nothing wrong with it, really, however, a South Korean startup believe it shouldn’t be the case. TwoEyes Tech believes that 360 VR video should be recorded as how human eyes see, i.e with two eyes and it has the device that does exactly that. Continue reading TwoEyes VR Camera Replicates What Humans See With Two Pairs Of Lenses