Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018


The project, outlined in the 2012 video below, offered simple instructions to build a cardboard holder for your phone that would produce a simple VR experience — an idea that would become integral to Google’s VR efforts a few years later. Over the last six years consumer VR products evolved considerably, with new capabilities added each year for developers to use in building virtual worlds.

Awesome VR Optics for 1? Class Displays At Less Than Ten Dollars!


Professional wide field of view Virtual Reality optics for less than the price of a couple of double lattes! A while back I demonstrated a design for Leep On The Cheap , a proof of concept for wide field of view optics on 3″ to 4″ display panels. Trouble was… there was quite a bit of distortion and chromatic aberration. However, it sparked quite a bit of thought and development in the VR DIY community. They’re the ones doing all the heavy lifting. 32mm Erfle Eyepiece.


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Dump Those Silly Colored 3D Glasses


They say you’re not a true 3D enthusiast until you’ve got a shelf full of red/cyan and green/magenta anaglyph 3D glasses. I’m ready to dump mine in the waste bin, but there’s this little problem; two more shelves of anaglyph DVD, BluRay and VHS movies collected over the years.

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The Cart Before The Horse, Once Again – Project Glass


Google has been tearing through the bandwidth over at the Patent Office in defense of Project Glass , April’s much touted announcement of Google’s entry into the world of augmented reality and head mounted displays. One especially clever patent covers their bases on the use of glasses nose-bridge as a power switch. Trouble is: where’s the beef?

Sega VR – Mighty Barfin’ Power Rangers (we are the 40 percent)


” It’s now 2012, he’s closing in on 40, and still waiting. Sega (all hail Sonic!): 1991 brought the announcement of Sega VR, a $200 headset for the Genesis console, a prototype finally shown at summer CES 1993, and consigned to the trash heap of VR in 1994, before any units shipped.

Seresto Flea Collars Tied to Over 1,600 Pet Deaths in U.S. Since 2012

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alone since 2012, according to a new investigation by USA Today. Seresto, a popular flea collar produced by the company Elanco Animal Health, has been tied to over 1,600 pet deaths in the U.S. But the U.S.

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Why you should do all your back-to-school shopping at Walmart

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Moonfall's New Trailer Features Global Destruction, Utter Nonsense, and Free Bagels

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We know for a fact that Roland Emmerich’s latest sci-fi disaster movie will be loud and dumb , as per the director’s oeuvre. But will it be fun? This newest Moonfall trailer suggests that maybe—just maybe—it might be, and if so, it’s all going to be because of John Bradley. Read more.

Why Does Roland Emmerich Hate Earth So Much?

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of satellite megaconstellations

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Emerging Tech 2012 Internet Trends Elon Musk space SpaceX StarlinkSatellite megaconstellations like Starlink could bring broadband internet to underserved parts of the globe -- but they also have some big drawbacks.

The good, the bad, and the ugly of satellite megaconstellations

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Emerging Tech Features 2012 Internet Trends Elon Musk space SpaceX StarlinkSatellite megaconstellations like Starlink could bring broadband internet to underserved parts of the globe -- but they also have some big drawbacks.

Next Week’s Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Be Longest for Next 648 Years

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Moonfall Looks Like Roland Emmerich's Loudest, Dumbest Disaster Movie Yet

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One of those men is director Roland Emmerich , whose career mainly consists of disaster movies both large ( Independence Day , 2012, The Day After Tomorrow ) and small ( Midway, White House Down , the godawful 1998 U.S. Some men just want to watch the world burn. Or tear itself to pieces.

Jack Dorseys, Ranked

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White House to Mail Out 500 Million Free Covid-19 Tests After Mocking Idea

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President Joe Biden will deliver a big speech about covid-19 on Tuesday, including an announcement that his administration will mail out roughly 500 million free at-home tests for covid-19, according to a White House press statement early Tuesday.

White House Mocks Idea of Mailing Every American Free Covid-19 Tests

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked the idea of mailing out free covid-19 tests to every American household on Monday, in just the latest sign that President Joe Biden’s lack of imagination is making the pandemic worse. Read more.

#1042: [DocLab] MIT Open DocLab’s William Uricchio on Theory, Practice, & History of Immersive Documentary

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William Uricchio is a Professor of Comparitive Media Studies at MIT, who started Open Documentary Lab in 2012 as a research initiative to look at. Podcast Archive

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Tune In for Chi-Town Christmas, a Virtual Concert Film By Chance the Rapper


Born in Chicago, Chance the Rapper has been entertaining fans since the debut of his first mixtape in 2012. And tomorrow, December 18, he’s bringing

Miley Cyrus rings in 2022 with sparkling cover of 'Jolene'

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As part of her Backyard Sessions YouTube series, Miley released a stirring version of the song in 2012, which currently has more than 330 million views. Pete Davidson opted out of joining Miley Cyrus onstage for a cover of Dolly Parton's 1973 "Jolene." Devastating.


Microsoft Shows Off Rare Images of Early HoloLens Prototypes

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2012, about two years before the company would unveil the device to the public in Jan. All those early prototype images Magic Leap is so fond of showing off are great, but they rank a far second when compared to a new set of images just revealed by Microsoft in relation to the HoloLens. In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft's Bay Area Team posted images of the early prototype devices that led to the eventual release of the HoloLens.

Thinking about an iPad? Consider a refurbished option.

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A refurbished iPad 3 from 2012 with 64GB and a 9.7-inch Retina display (WiFi) - $179 (regularly $399). A refurbished iPad 3 from 2012 with 64GB (WiFi), complete with tempered glass screen protector and case - $179 (regularly $299). iPads are a dream to use, but they're also expensive.

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Ubisoft’s ‘Far Cry’ Gets Its Own Free-Roam VR Game


Much like the 2012 game, Far Cry VR has you and your friends taking on the roles of innocent tourists who—after a series of unfortunate events— find themselves on the run from an army of henchmen in the ultimate game of cat and mouse. “We’re

From the 'Gangnam Style' to Grumpy Cat, here are 15 internet moments turning 10 in 2022

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We’re stuck in an endless pandemic and the earth is burning, but at least we have our memes :) Let’s float on back to 2012, shall we? Released in September 2011, Carly Rae Jepsen’s stellar single got a major boost from Justin Bieber in February 2012. Happy 2022!

Alex Jones Loses Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuits for Refusing to Do the Bare Minimum

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InfoWars blowhard Alex Jones has lost another set of defamation lawsuits brought by the targets of his bogus conspiracy theories about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, this time in Connecticut.

The Chumboxes That Helped Alex Jones Stay in Business

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For years, Alex Jones, the proprietor of far-right internet hellhole InfoWars, was able to monetize disgusting lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, where a gunman shot and killed 26 people including 20 children before dying by suicide.

Epic Games Acquires Sketchfab, the Massive 3D Object Library Compatible with AR/VR Headsets

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Founded in 2012, Sketchfab plays host to over 4 million 3D assets, all of which are accessible through its web-based platform across PC, mobile, and immersive headsets.

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Metaverses in the making


Even LEGO went there in 2010 creating a Massive Multiplayer game called LEGO Universe , just to experience that it was too early, closing it down in 2012.

Silent Night Offers a Downbeat Blend of Doomsday and Christmas

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Less common are films about people counting down until the end of the world —though they certainly exist, with approaches as varied as Roland Emmerich ’s big, loud disaster flick 2012 and Lars von Trier’s pensive, nihilistic Melancholia.…

Colgate's New High-Tech Nonstick Toothpaste Tubes Help You Squeeze Out Every Drop

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Our minds were blown back in 2012 when researchers at MIT demonstrated a new coating that let ketchup slide right out of a bottle with ease. Nine years later, the technology, known as LiquiGlide, is about to make it incredibly easy to get every last drop of toothpaste out of a tube without having to completely flatten… Read more

The moon is Earth's greatest enemy in teaser for Roland Emmerich's 'Moonfall'

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Director Roland Emmerich ( Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 ) returns with another disaster movie that will see the whole world thrown into chaos. You've heard the phrase "the sky is falling." Now get ready for "the moon is falling!"


Pioneering VR Dev of ‘Lunar Flight’ Reveals Second Ever VR Game, Coming ‘Very Soon’

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Pioneering VR developer Sean Edwards, well known in VR’s early days as the mind behind Lunar Flight (2012) , has announced his second ever VR title.

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Doom 3 Runs On Oculus Quest And Quest 2 With Doom3Quest

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Its launch essentially marks the realization of a promise made during the original Oculus Kickstarter project from 2012. Simon Brown and his enthusiastic partners at Team Beef have done what Facebook, Oculus and Zenimax-owned Id Software could not.

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Take your photography skills to the next level with this stacked training bundle

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Since 2012, he's taught over 200,000 students and shot and edited thousands of photos and videos. TL;DR: The Ultimate Learn to Become a Photographer Bundle is on sale for £22.57, saving you 98% on list price.

Curiosity Rover Sees a Weird Martian Rock Formation

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Not to be outdone by the young upstart Perseverance, NASA’s Curiosity rover has spent recent days imaging interesting rocks at the base of Mount Sharp on Mars, near which the rover landed in August 2012.


University of East London and EON Reality Launch EON-XR Center


Partnership brings the power of AR and VR to the University’s students and staff. The University of East London (UEL) today launched an EON-XR Center in partnership with global industry leaders EON Reality.

V/H/S/94 Is a Grimy, Gory Found-Footage Throwback

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The first V/H/S movie came out in 2012, arriving at the tail end of the low-budget found-footage horror craze ( Paranormal Activity and REC came out in 2007; Cloverfield was 2008) and capturing the last moment in culture before VCRs became totally obsolete.

Tesla asked to recall 158,000 cars over failing displays

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking Tesla to recall a total of 158,000 cars — namely, some Model S cars with model year 2012 through 2018, and Model X cars with model year 2016 through 2018 — over potentially dangerous display failures.

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