Tagged: VR

Intel debuts Project Alloy VR headset at CES 2017

At the CES 2017, Intel demoed its in-the-works Project Alloy VR headset, which turns pre-scanned room furniture into a game scene in virtual reality. The idea of transforming real environment into virtual reality is something Intel is referring to as Mixed Reality. According to CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel is expected to provide this technology to VR manufacturers by the end of this year, since Intel wouldn’t be developing a headset itself. Read More…

Lenovo’s Windows Holographic VR headset is inexpensive and lightweight

Lenovo VR headset

There’s no doubt, virtual reality is going to be the in thing at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Just to tap into the market, Lenovo showed of its first VR headset – an unnamed prototype device that is designed to work with Microsoft Windows Holographic platform. The device Lenovo is working on is scheduled to be a relatively cheaper VR headset, in comparison to the likes of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Read More…

CES 2017: Cerevo Taclim provides realistic stimuli of walking on terrain

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Virtual reality and augmented reality are bringing us closer to experiencing real world stimulus from the comfort of our homes. Wearing a head mounted display and moving around in VR environment, but the real simulation comes when you have tactile feedback in your body parts too. With this is mind Japanese company Cerevo has developed a pair of gloves and shoes which literally puts you in the boots of the character you are playing in game.
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Google Glass is an effective tool to determine brain disease, but how?

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Image – The Verge

Google Glass was developed keeping in mind augmented reality applications and providing the wearer with a better information about the real world in front of the eyes. However, researchers at the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Siberian State Medical University have found another good use for Google’s wearable. They are developing a software which helps determine brain health using the glasses.
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With Android Nougat update, Moto Z and Z Force phones become Daydream ready

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Android-based Moto smartphones have come a long way. The phones are a hit with mid-range phone takers and have helped revive consumer trust in Motorola. Now, the company says many of its smartphones including the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are scheduled for Android 7.0 Nougat update, which should rollout by end of November. With the update, Moto Z and Moto Z Force will become the first phones outside of Google’s own hardware to support Daydream – Google’s mobile virtual reality headset announced in October this year. Read More…

Apple brings augmented reality to iPhone’s camera app, smart glasses to follow

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When Augmented Reality-based Pokemon Go jumped the gun to become the biggest mobile game in the history in under a week of release, Apple’s chief Tim Cook was quick to come out and inform that his company is investing big money into augmented reality. The claims seem to be reaping results – According to Business Insider, Apple is working on integrating augmented reality technology into the iPhone’s camera app. The Cupertino giant has assembled a host of big names from the AR and VR industry and has also recently acquired an AR startup Metaio, all that may be working in tandem to give Apple that extra edge to live up to its claims. 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…

Xiaomi Mi VR headset promises immersive virtual reality at lowest possible price

Xiaomi Mi VR headset

Xiaomi is fast becoming the leading gadget manufacturer with high quality products pitched at the most competitive prices. With the right arsenal at its disposal, Xiaomi is venturing into wearable technology with its virtual reality headsets which wants to compete with the like of Samsung, Oculus, PlayStation and HTC. They proved that with its initial step revealing the Mi Play headset a few months ago, and now they have come-up with their latest offering at the Mi Product Launch Event.
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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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Oculus Touch controller lends added dimension of realism to virtual reality

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Battle for the best VR headset is getting stiff by the day with all major players trying to improve their design. Oculus has inched forward gradually with its winning Oculus Rift headset, and they have made some major improvements to the Touch controller seen last year. They have reached a point where the VR headset controller is going to land in the hands of consumers come December 6, 2016. Yes, Oculus Touch controller is up for pre-order and it is one major development in the arena of VR gaming.
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