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3D printed virtual reality headset, VR SmartView makes smartphone an immersive media display

VR SmartView 3D printed virtual reality headset

Ever since Facebook acquired virtual reality gaming venture Oculus VR, virtual reality market has become the next big thing. After the 3D printed Yay3d VR Viewer, VR enthusiast can now welcome the VR SmartView – a 3D printed virtual reality headset. The lightweight head mounted display slots in a smartphone to offer the wearer a mobile immersive media display. Developed by four Queensland university students, the VR SmartView was recently adjudged the winner and most commercially feasible product at the first ever Start-Up Weekend in Sunshine Coast University, Queensland, Australia.     Read More…

AMD’s VR-ready CyberPowerPC gaming PC comes with Oculus Rift for $499

 

AMD CyberPowerPC

Virtual reality gaming rigs are increasing in numbers. The technology is reasonably expensive at the moment with desktops costing upwards of $1,000. AMD is slated to change that cost phenomenon, and for this has introduced CyberPowerPC – an Oculus Rift headset ready Gamer Ultra VR desktop that is priced at $499.99. There’s a catch here – the desktop will sell for sub $500 tag in a bundle with an Oculus Rift headset, which alone costs at $599.99. The total cost of the system would therefore be $1099.98. Read More…

CES 2017: Theory demonstrates VR Hypersuit that lets you fly like Superman

Theory HypersuitA French firm, Theory, demonstrated an interesting prototype hypersuit at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. It is combination of an exoskeleton and immersive VR-headset. The suite is a full-body immersive VR simulator that can be navigated via movement of arms. The user can choose to Fly in a suit or Base-Jump or become a Cosmonaut. The company said that it is mostly meant for gaming and entertainment. The product isn’t portable enough for a home, but it’s excellent for VR parlors. Read More…

MIT’s MoVR system cuts the cord in virtual reality

wireless-vr-headset using MoVR

Virtual Reality is all the rage; it’s the next best thing to wearables and it’s being used for everything from gaming and entertainment to medicine. Sadly, VR tech is still in its infancy and is limited to PC’s periphery – almost all VR headset require to be tethered to a computer system to enjoy the immersive experience. Since, ability to go cordless can help better immersive experience and open new applications for virtual reality headsets; researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed MoVR system that allows any VR headset to be used wirelessly. Read More…

Ronnie O’Sullivan gets sucked into VR pool, bites the dirt

Ronnie O Sullivan VR pool

Ronnie O’Sullivan (a.k.a The Rocket) is a legend when it comes to playing the gentleman’s game. But he is having a hard time in virtual reality environment. Yes, the snooker champion recently tested a virtual reality pool game, but forgot that there was no table to lean on. Wearing a HTC Vive headset accompanied by the VR controllers, Ronnie had a hilarious moment on his American Hustle show which searches players from across the United States.
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Valve VR controller prototypes spotted at Steam Dev Days

Valve VR Controllers

The complexion of experiencing virtual reality is already changing with the announcement of Oculus Touch controllers. Now, Valve has followed suite revealing its VR controller prototypes at the Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle. The VR controllers strap onto your hand to provide tactical feedback and initiate input. Using natural muscle memory, these controllers mimic in-game movements of throwing –picking objects or holding guns and taking shots at the enemy.
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Top trends in VR gaming we’ll see in the near future

virtual reality gaming

The possibilities with virtual reality gaming are limited only by our imaginations. Already, software developers and hardware developers have used their talents to create the ultimate gizmos to mimic reality and confuse our senses entirely. Virtual reality has always been at the back of our minds as a sci-fi concept that we would love to bring into our daily lives. It all began with Sensorama in 1962 and gained traction with The Lawnmower Man. Now, we know what virtual reality is capable of – pure pleasure. From the comfort of your airplane seat, the train or your desk, you can power up your virtual reality headset and instantly immerse yourself with Jon Bon Jovi on stage. Products like Jaunt VR have already made this possible.

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MSI VR One backpack PC works with HTC Vive

MSI VR One backpack PC

At the Computex in Taiwan earlier this year, backpack PCs for virtual reality were all the rage. Taking advantage of almost nascent market, MSI in collaboration with HTC has launched its backpack PC called the VR One. The PC you can carry on the back features an angular look and is made to work perfectly with the HTC Vive VR headset. According to MSI, the PC also works just fine with the Oculus Rift. Read More…

Intel unveils Project Alloy – all-in-one mixed reality headset

Project Alloy

When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took to the stage at the Intel Developer Forum held in San Francisco, he had something new to release – the Project Alloy – an all-in-one virtual reality headset. Yes, Intel in entering the entertaining world of VR with its own headset that does not need to be attached to a phone or computer, remember Microsoft HoloLens?  Project Alloy is completely tetherless – it doesn’t need external sensors, processor or battery, powered by a 6th gen Intel Core processor, it comes with its own battery and processor. Read More…

Striker VR demos functional prototype of Arena Infinity VR gun

Arena Infinity haptic VR gun

Virtual reality has come a long way from VR headsets with stuffed in smartphones. Striker VR is one company that is making this transformation, and the change is evident in form of Arena Infinity haptic VR gun that was first revealed in April. Striker VR demoed the working prototype of the gun. Arena Infinity gun simulates fire modes and haptic effects of a range of real life weapons that players can experience in virtual reality. To make the haptic feedback possible, the wireless gun features linear actuator with haptics on-board.   Read More…