Tilt Five Eclipses Kickstarter Funding For 2013’s CastAR


The project cleared its $450,000 goal in less than 24 hours and recently eclipsed the amount raised in 2013 by Tilt Five’s predecessor — CastAR. The new project is backed by 2,118 accounts at the time of this writing and those pledges already funded the next generation Tilt Five product past the amount from 2013, with $1,075,581 raised. The post Tilt Five Eclipses Kickstarter Funding For 2013’s CastAR appeared first on UploadVR.

The Great Bubble


2013 has brought much excitement to the VR world, especially the perception of great breakthroughs in Head Mounted Display products. Can we take a deep breath, then hold up a distant mirror to the cautionary history of VR from 1993-1998.

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Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown


Here’s a much more detailed tear down of the Virtual Research VR-4 Head Mounted Display, done by one of the engineers at VR sometime in 1994. He shows us how to remove the back light inverter and the main PCB. ‘Scuse the vintage VHS EP mode recording. I was trying to save on video tape costs; a 6 hour tape cost $1.50! Click here to view the embedded video. The post Vintage VR-4 Head Mounted Display Teardown appeared first on V-Rtifacts.

Digital VR Rehab


For years, therapists would attempt to treat smokers and alcoholics using real-life triggers. Let addicts see a lighter or an empty bottle, or even a photo of something smoking or drinking related, to trigger cravings, then teach them coping strategies. It was limited because patients could tell they were in a lab and their new found coping skills were not always transferrable to the real world. Enter Virtual Reality: Click here to view the embedded video.

TinyTAN | Beat Saber: BTS Music Pack Launches November 12, Track List Reveal


BTS has been spreading positivity since their debut in 2013. Beat Saber’s new music pack features the recently launched TinyTAN characters, whose personalities are inspired


PS4's Share Button Was So Great Everyone Copied It

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While this feature feels like something obvious that’s been around for a long time, it only first became a thing in 2013’s PS4. The Nintendo Switch, the PS5, and the Xbox Series X all have something in common: A controller button that lets you quickly and easily take screenshots of games.

OpenBCI Announces Brain-Computer Interface Designed Specifically for VR/AR Headsets

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” Founded on the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2013, OpenBCI creates consumer-grade biosensing systems built with open-source software and hardware.

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Once hunted to extinction in Britain, returning beavers are reducing flood risks and improving biodiversity

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A small colony of beavers was first spotted on the River Otter in Devon, England in 2013. Since then, beavers have been helping filter out pollution, regenerate local ecosystems, and reduce the risk of floods with their dams. Now, other counties in the UK are reintroducing beavers, too.


Edward Snowden Leaks Intent to Become Russian

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authorities hit a snag in Russia back in 2013 where he claimed political asylum… Read more. Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower who leaked a trove of classified National Security Agency secrets to journalists, never quite made it to Ecuador.

Akasa Turing Fanless Case Review: Unrivalled Noiseless NUC

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They have been targeting NUCs since the launch of the Ivy Bridge version in early 2013.

A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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My knowledge of American pop culture from summer 2006 to fall 2013 is hazy, at best. Those were the years I lived abroad in Tokyo, first as a broke college student and then an underpaid journalist.

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#828 OC6: Tested’s Norm Chan on OC6 highlights & the Future of XR input

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Tested editor Norm Chan has been covering the evolution of Virtual Reality since seeing a early prototype of the Oculus Rift at CES 2013, which. Podcast Archive

Watch the Agents of SHIELD Cast and Crew Say Goodbye Ahead of Tomorrow's Finale

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September 2013. Comic book fans were still reeling over the fact that Marvel had done the impossible, linking multiple movies into an event film like no other, The Avengers , and starting a whole new story with Iron Man 3.

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews


Airbus, a Microsoft HoloLens partner, developed the software for its A350 XWB line of planes, which first took to the skies in 2013. The Japanese airliner purchased 31 A350s in 2013 and will be the first to take advantage of the software. Jet engineering is going holographic. Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews.

Peloton Recalls Clip-in Pedals on 27,000 Bikes After Reports of Injury

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If you bought a Peloton Bike between July 2013 and May 2016, you might want to check the clip-in pedals. Peloton is currently recalling the out-of-warranty PR70P pedals as they can unexpectedly break while you’re getting your sweat on—possibly resulting in injuries. Read more.


uSens Raises $20 Million To Pursue Inside-Out Tracking Technology


uSens was founded in 2013 and is working on inside-out position and hand tracking technologies. AR/VR startup uSens completed a series A round of fundraising to the tune of $20 million. The post uSens Raises $20 Million To Pursue Inside-Out Tracking Technology appeared first on UploadVR. Investments VR Industry News china Fosun Kinzon investment Leap leap motion mobile mobile VR positional tracking uSens

Rockstar Starts Production on AAA Open-world VR Title

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Noire (2011) to the medium, so it’s also possible we could be seeing a VR-adapted re-release of an extant Rockstar title such as GTA V (2013) or Red Dead Redemption. According to the studio behind L.A. Noire: The V.R.

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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DecaGear PC VR Headset Promises Face & Hip-tracking, 4.6MP Per-eye, and 2021 Launch

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Recently emerging out stealth, Singapore based Deca has revealed an ambitious PC VR headset called DecaGear.

Here’s Where Facebook “Guaranteed” Users Would Never Need a Facebook Account to Use Oculus Headsets

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If you wondered why yesterday’s news stirred such a significant reaction from the VR community at large, it’s not just because Facebook doesn’t have a stellar reputation on privacy, it’s also because the company specifically promised it wouldn’t force users to log-in with a Facebook account to use their Oculus headset.

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Niantic’s ‘Ingress Prime’ Brings A Sci-fi Twist To Location-Based AR Gaming


Join pick a side and join the battle for control of previous Exotic Matter in this modern revival of the 2013 location-based AR game. In 2013, San Francisco-based software company Niantic launched Ingress , a cutting-edge location-based AR mobile game that had players choose one of two factions and battle others in a geocaching game of capture the flag.

‘The Walking Dead: Onslaught’ Developers Survios Secures $16.7M Funding

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Founded in 2013, Survios is one of the most senior VR development studios out there, now with seven full-realized VR titles to its name.

GTA V Free On PC For A Limited Time With VR Mod Support


Originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2013 followed by the PC in 2015, GTA V has since gone on to become one of the highest-grossing video game titles of all-time, due in no small part to Rockstar’s GTA Online service and lucrative microtransactions, referred to in-game as “Shark Cards.” * UPDATE [5/17/2020] – The Epic release of GTA V comes with a few issues in terms of VR compatibility, though there is a temporary workaround solution.

'30 Rock' is back for one last episode

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NBC's "30 Rock" has been off the air since 2013, but, as part of NBC's upfront, the show is coming back for a reunion episode. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Nbc , 30 Rock , Tina Fey , and Alec Baldwin. Mashable Video Nbc 30 Rock Tina Fey Alec Baldwin

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'Shadow Warrior 3' developers want players to feel overpowered

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That spirit was kept alive in the series’ reboot in 2013 and through Shadow Warrior 3 , which Kowalewski described as an upgraded version of the 2013 that’s been turned up to 11. “Over the top” is easily the best way to describe Shadow Warrior 3.

Report – PS5 To See Very Limited Launch In 2020


million units by that time after launching in November 2013. Though Sony’s PS5 is still planned for a 2020 launch, a new report states the console will see extremely limited availability at first. Following on from yesterday’s claim that Sony will hold a PS5 event on June 3, Bloomberg now reports that the console’s 2020 launch will be much smaller than in previous generations.

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This Fan Brought ‘Quake’ to VR, Including 6DOF Controls & Melee

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Quake has been playable in VR at home since at least 2013 , but never like this. Quake (1996) from id Software defined the real-time 3D shooter genre, and now you can dive back into the ’90s head-first with this fan-built Quake VR mod. Yes, we know what you’re thinking.

'This is fine' Halloween decoration perfectly nails 2020

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The "This is fine" meme, from artist KC Green's 2013 webcomic " On Fire ," has become a symbol for especially troubling times, such as the entire year 2016.

Sixense Will Refund Its VR Controller Backers, Switch To Enterprise


Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. That gave Sixense the ability to replay its 2,383 Kickstarter backers, who gave the company $604,978 in 2013. Above: Amir Rubin, CEO of Sixense, ran a Kickstarter for a wireless version of his company’s motion-sensing controllers in 2013.

Technolust Dev Releases Free VR Experiences Inspired By RoboCop/They Live


In the spirit of 2013, Renaud last week released two free VR dioramas of sorts, recreating classic scenes from 80’s staples, They Live and RoboCop. If this was 2013 we might have even seen these apps launch on Oculus’ Share platform. Through his first game, Technolust, VR developer Blair Renaud gave us a taste of what it might be like to step into a dystopian, Blade Runner-esque distant future. His latest VR experiences pay tribute to some other sci-fi classics, though.

You Can Now Play The Entirety of GTA 5 In VR, Cutscenes And All


Despite having originally released all the way back in 2013, Rockstar’s fifth entry in their beloved Grand Theft Auto video game series is more popular than ever. The free “R.E.A.L” PC mod adds full VR compatibility to Rockstar’s beloved franchise. Regular DLC updates have kept GTA Online feeling fresh; meanwhile, veteran players continue to spend absurd amounts of real-world money on in-game currency.

Six Years After Adding VR, Lunar Flight Gets Oculus Touch Support


DK1, the first public development kit headset from Oculus, shipped in March 2013 and developer Sean Edwards was one of the first to receive a unit. In July 2013 Edwards released a Beta channel with DK1 support. Moon flight simulator Lunar Flight is getting support for Touch controllers, and launching on the Oculus Store. VR Pioneer. Lunar Flight was one of the first full games to add VR support. The game released as a regular PC game on Steam in January 2012.

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Amazon wants a copy of your 'palm signature.' You should pass.

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Since the introduction of Apple's Touch ID in 2013 , followed by Face ID in 2017 , many people have become desensitized to using biometric data as a form of identification. Amazon is coming for your hands.

SoundSelf Is The Closest You’ll Get To A VR Acid Trip


As repulsively uncultured as that may sound, it doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy elements of SoundSelf which, amazingly, is releasing today after passing a Kickstarter campaign in 2013. I’m sure SoundSelf’s transfixing brand of synthy visuals is based on very, very thorough research from a lifetime of meditation and self-discovery. I am sure it is profound and learned in a way that many VR meditation apps may not be.

Top 10 TV Shows that Feature Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D | 2013?—?Present Looking for recommendations on what to corona-binge while you’re staying indoors to avoid the virus? We already shared with you the movies we think you should watch that feature augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) here.

Verizon Acquires Jaunt XR’s Augmented Reality Tech

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Founded in 2013, Jaunt became known not only for producing its high-quality 360 video for consumers, but also a 360 camera dubbed Jaunt One (formerly NEO) aimed at idustry professionals looking to get into immersive video capture. Jaunt, the cinematic VR company that pivoted to AR last year, today announced it has sold its software, technology, and “certain other assets” to American telecom Verizon.

'The Notorious R.B.G.' taught a new generation how to dissent with her internet stardom

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A law student started a Tumblr in her honor in 2013, dubbing her "The Notorious R.B.G." When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 80 years old, she became an internet icon. and in the years that followed, she became a meme that lined Etsy sellers' pockets.