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.

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.

Microsoft Shows Off Rare Images of Early HoloLens Prototypes

Next Reality AR

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.

Mashable VR

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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Doom 3 VR Mod Coming To Oculus Quest

Upload VR

The project takes Oculus back to its original Kickstarter campaign in 2012. The developer behind a series of mods bringing classic PC games to standalone VR on Oculus Quest is taking on the task of porting Doom 3.

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AMD Scores First Top 10 Zen Supercomputer… at NVIDIA

Anand Tech

The previous best AMD system, built on Opteron CPUs, was Titan, which held the #1 spot in 2012 but slowly dropped out of the top 10 by June 2019. One of the key metrics we’ve been waiting for since AMD launched its Zen architecture was when it would re-enter the top 10 supercomputer list. Now, in June 2020, AMD scores a big win for its Zen 2 microarchitecture by getting to #7. But there’s a twist in this tale.

A Paralyzing Childhood Disease Is Set to Surge This Summer, but Coronavirus Precautions Could Stop It

GizModo VR

since 2012. Outbreaks of an infectious, polio-like disease have popped up every other summer in the U.S. This year, the viral illness would have been expected to surge yet again—but the widespread measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus may also prevent large spikes of the paralyzing condition it can… Read more. acute flaccid myelitis coronavirus covid 19 polio science public health viruses


#855 DocLab: MIT Open Documentary Lab’s William Uricchio on Looking at VR with a Comparitive Media Studies Lens

Voices of VR

The MIT Open Documentary Lab held it’s first official event back on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 a day-long summit called “The New Arts of Documentary.” ” Podcast Archive

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9 Quotes From U.S. Politicians With Completely Unrelated Photos

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6, 2012. “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” — Donald Trump, Nov. Read more. climate change politics donald trump president trump republicans democrats catastrophe


‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

Road to VR

Love it or hate it, it’s going to be interesting to see whether Cline has changed his views on virtual reality since writing the first in the series, which came two years before the original 2012 Oculus Kickstarter campaign and resultant relaunching of VR headsets into the consumer market. Ernest Cline’s breakout novel Ready Player One is getting a sequel on November 24th, which is slated to delve back into the massive multiplayer VR world of the OASIS.

Giving Tuesday campaigns that'll help you support good causes

Mashable VR

Giving Tuesday — the self-titled " global generosity movement " — was founded in 2012, and is now celebrated every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.


Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

Road to VR

Founded in 2012, North (ex-Thalmic Labs) first set out to create Myo, a gesture-based armband. Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. The acquisition price wasn’t disclosed, however early reports suggested it was around $180 million.

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John Mulaney to host 'Saturday Night Live' on Halloween

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His 2018 appearance garnered an Emmy nomination (as did his writing for the show when he worked there from 2009 to 2012). John Mulaney will return to hosting Saturday Night Live in its final episode before the 2020 election.

Turns out Twinkies do not last forever and may produce scientifically confusing mold

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Purrington explained in a Twitter thread that he had a box of eight-year-old Twinkies and other Hostess snack cakes hoarded in his basement dating from the brief Twinkie manufacturing shortage in 2012 NPR reports that Purrington attempted to eat the snacks because he was "just so bored."


ZeniMax Wanted 15 Percent Of Oculus


The 24-year-old went in-depth on his account of the origins of the Rift, building early prototypes in 2012, and his collaboration with John Carmack, who was then working at ZeniMax subsidary id Software. Following this, a 2012 email chain between Luckey and Iribe was called into question. He detailed four prototypes he made, the last of which he showed at a USC Lab in January 2012, where he worked as a technician.

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VR: Fad or Fiction?

Tech Trends VR

Back in 2012, a starry-eyed young entrepreneur called Palmer Luckey announced a new and improved head-mounted display that would be better than pretty much everything on the market at the time, and affordable for gamers to boot. He built the first prototype of his VR headset in 2011 and announced it on Kickstarter in 2012. Is Virtual Reality a growing market segment or a flash in the pan? VR didn't do as well in 2018 as many hoped - or expected Click To Tweet.

Here’s Each Of The 180+ Cars You Can Race In VR In Project Cars 2


Project Cars 2 is gearing up for its September 22nd release date, promising to be one of the most fully featured racing simulations for VR headsets yet. Developer Slightly Mad Studios has sparred no detail in bringing a realistic driving experience to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and that includes an exhaustive list of drivable cars, revealed today. Below is every car you can expect to get behind the wheel of when the game launches on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in two months’ time.

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Mars Longest and Heaviest Rover Is Assembled In AVR School Competition

EON Reality

The Mars rover was launched by an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 26, 2011, and landed in Gale crater on Mars on August 6, 2012. Curiosity is about 3 metres (10 feet) long and weighs about 900 kg (2,000 pounds), which makes it the longest and heaviest rover on Mars.

Oculus’ First Employee Leaves The Company


He joined the company in the start up days of 2012, long before Facebook would got on to buy it up in 2014. He was hired around the time of Oculus’ historic Kickstarter campaign for the Rift VR headset, which ran from early August to early September 2012 and raised over $2 million. Chris Dycus, a hardware engineer at Facebook’s Oculus, has left the company he helped establish. Why is that important?

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Zero Latency To Feature Dark Slope’s ‘Scarygirl Mission Maybee’ VR Experience


A video game based on the property was also released back in 2012 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Toronto-based Dark Slope is bringing its surreal VR experience, Scarygirl Mission Maybee, to Zero Latency locations across the globe. This will be one of the first VR experiences to launch on the second-generation of Zero Latency’s platform using HP’s Microsoft VR headsets and tracking systems.

Oculus On ZeniMax Lawsuit: ‘We’re Pleased To Put This Behind Us And Continue Building The Future Of VR’


Back when it was on Kickstarter in 2012, Oculus was going to bring a version of Id’s Doom to its VR headsets. The parent company of Bethesda, Id and other well known gaming brands agreed to settle its VR-related lawsuit with Facebook on undisclosed terms. The ZeniMax lawsuit centered on the hiring of John Carmack away from Id and the expertise in VR he took to Oculus and later Facebook.

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Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics

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Founded in 2012, Colorado-based Akonia Holographics claims to have 200 patents focused on holography, specifically pertaining to storage and optics. million in venture capital back in 2012, according to Crunchbase. Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup focused on holographic display and storage technology. The move is the latest development in a years-long string of acquisitions, patents, and hirings by the company focused on augmented and virtual reality technology.

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FORM’s Premium Goggles Introduce AR To The Swimming Pool


I competed in two Olympic Games: 2004 and 2012,” added Scott Dickens, Director of Strategic Partnerships at FORM. “At The $199 wearable tracks your performance and displays key information via a see-through overlay. Since the introduction of devices such as the Fitbit back in 2009 and the Apple Watch in 2014, the smart wearables market has gone from fantasy to reality, offering consumers a brand new, more convenient method for connecting with their digital lives.

How Paul McCartney and Jaunt Are Using VR to Bring Storytelling Back to Music


They are the sort of photographs you might see on the cover of a late-’60s issue of Rolling Stone ; in fact, two of them can be found on the John Lennon and Paul McCartney special collector’s editions of the magazine from 2012 and ’13, respectively. Reach into the front sleeve of the Beatles’ White Album (1968), and you’ll find four glossy, high-quality prints—portraits of the late George Harrison and John Lennon, as well as those of Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Lucid Air's battery range blows past Tesla

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When Tesla's most comparable luxury electric sedan, the Model S, first arrived in 2012 it lasted 265 miles on a charge. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been boasting about the Model S electric sedan's new range, which is now above 400 miles on a single battery charge.


Snag a refurbished iPad for $120 with this early Black Friday deal

Mashable VR

While it hails from 2012, this refurbished iPad 4 still works like it’s brand new — it just may have some light scuffing on the case or body, hence the "B" rating. TL;DR: Save money on a refurbished iPad 4 , on sale for only $119.97 as of Nov.

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Oculus’ PAX South Pin Pays Tribute To Original Logo


While the top of the pin features the sleek current logo, it also pays tribute to the original design established in 2012 with a widened eye. You can still see the original logo in the Kickstarter video for the Rift back in 2012, though. Heading to PAX South in San Antonio this weekend? If you’re an Oculus fan, there’s a pin you should be on the lookout for.

Rite Aid surveilled customers using facial recognition tech with links to China

Mashable VR

since around 2012, making it “one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country.” The next time you pop into your local drugstore to grab a gallon of milk, remember there’s a chance the store is secretly analyzing your face.

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Taylor Swift's 'folklore' is a gorgeous mood

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If you’re a Taylor Swift fan online — the kind that hangs out on Tumblr or peruses her Spotify playlists — you know "All Too Well," a non-single from 2012’s Red , is held in the highest esteem.

Xbox Boss ‘Snuck In’ To See Iron Man VR During Development

Upload VR

” Now, before we all read too much into Spencer’s not-so-secretive trips and what they might mean for Xbox VR, it’s important to remember Camouflaj was founded by Ryan Payton who worked on Halo 4 before its release in 2012. We finally got our hands on Iron Man VR last week, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer got to see the game even earlier.

BioWare's beloved Mass Effect trilogy is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X

Mashable VR

The newly remastered games, released in 2007, 2010, and 2012, respectively, will take advantage of more recent technology leaps to give all three games higher resolution graphics, better framerates, and improvements to textures, visual effects, character models, and the like. It may be a while before we see a properly new Mass Effect after the unfortunate disaster of 2017's Andromeda , but the series' greatest hits are coming back for more.

SkyReal’s VR CAD visualization makes companies save up to 40% of product development time

The Ghost Howls

In 2012, Airbus decided to use and deploy our project on the design office of the program A350 XWB and we started to learn how much benefit it could be. I had the pleasure of having a quick chat with Hugo Falgarone, the founder and CEO of SkyReal , a startup offering CAD models visualization in VR. SkyReal is a French company that started as a project inside Airbus, and then evolved into a separate company.

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Respawn Resurrects Medal Of Honor In VR For Oculus-Exclusive AAA Shooter


It’s the first all-new entry in the series since 2012’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Respawn Entertainment’s long-anticipated Oculus-exclusive shooter is a Medal of Honor VR game. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was announced at the Oculus Connect 6 developer conference today. It’s coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift in 2020. Medal of Honor VR Is Real.

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