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.

A Ghost Radio Station Has Been Broadcasting the Same Traffic Report for Obama's 2013 Inauguration for 8 Years

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Here’s something that you’d normally see in a post-apocalyptic, zombie TV show, only instead of a mysterious radio message luring Rick and the gang to a group of cannibals, it’s a road closure notice from Obama’s second presidential inauguration.

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Marvel at the beauty of our galaxy with most detailed map of Milky Way to date

Digital Trends

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the most detailed ever catalogue of our galaxy, using data from the Gaia mission launched in 2013. News breaking twitter Gaia Milky Way space

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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


Amazon Lets Shoppers Donate to Anti-Abortion and Conversion Therapy Groups

GizModo VR

AmazonSmile, which launched in 2013, would seem to be one of the mega-corporation’s less overtly awful functions: it’s a simple service that adds a surcharge to Amazon purchases and donates it to a participating charity of a shopper’s choice.

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The World's First Death Attributed to Air Pollution Could Spark the Change We Need

GizModo VR

In a groundbreaking decision on Wednesday, a UK court ruled that polluted air was a contributing factor to the 9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah’s untimely, tragic passing in 2013.


Turntable.fm Is Back, and Here's How It Works

GizModo VR

is making a surprise comeback nearly eight years after it was shut down in 2013. The beloved social media music site Turntable.fm

The Complete Guide to Chromecasting

GizModo VR

Google’s history with hardware has been somewhat hit-or-miss, but there’s no doubt that its Chromecast streaming stick has been a huge success, helping to change the way we watch movies and shows and listen to music since 2013.

Ebola Has Returned to Africa and Officials Are Racing to Contain It

GizModo VR

As of Tuesday, there have been at least 11 cases and seven deaths in two countries, including Guinea, which had a massive outbreak in 2013 that ultimately left 11,000… Read more.

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

Mashable VR

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.


'We're the Millers' was so much better than its laziest joke

Mashable VR

Thurber (aka the dude who brought you Dodgeball ) delivered a timeless monument to joke writing excellence with his 2013 road trip comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter. Lol , 2013.)

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

Voices of VR

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

‘Star Wars Pinball’ Coming to All Major VR Headsets Next Month, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Star Wars Pinball (2013) has been available on console, mobile, and PC for a while now. Developers Zen Studios recently announced the game is being adapted to VR for all major headsets, and it’s landing next month.

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Rockstar Starts Production on AAA Open-world VR Title

Road to VR

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.

Edward Snowden Leaks Intent to Become Russian

GizModo VR

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.

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.

Innova’s Virtual Patients Offer Cost-Effective VR Medical Training


Cost-effective VR healthcare education in a post-coronavirus world. As medical professionals around the globe continue to focus their undivided attention on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, well-trained healthcare professionals are in higher demand than ever before.

Virgin Hyperloop Releases Concept Video of Future We Want to Become Reality

GizModo VR

Virgin Hyperloop, one of the entities currently developing Elon Musk’s high-speed transportation idea from 2013, has released a new concept video showing off its vision for the future of moving around a city. And it all looks pretty damn cool to us. The only question is whether Virgin can make it a reality anytime… Read more. hyperloop businesspeople transport science and technology virgin hyperloop elon musk hyperloop pod competition

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

Road to VR

” 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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PS4's Share Button Was So Great Everyone Copied It

GizModo VR

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.

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

GizModo VR

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.

Akasa Turing Fanless Case Review: Unrivalled Noiseless NUC

Anand Tech

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

GizModo VR

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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'30 Rock' is back for one last episode

Mashable VR

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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The Rise and Fall of Joss Whedon, and the Myth of the Hollywood Feminist Hero

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It was 2013, and Whedon was onstage at a fundraiser for Equality Now, an organization dedicated to parity in… Read more. “I hate ‘feminist.’ Is this a good time to bring that up?” Joss Whedon asked.

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


* 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. More information available here.*. Epic Games continues its streak of killer freebies with Rockstar’s best-selling action-adventure game.

nDreams Announces $2M Fund for VR Devs Looking for a Publisher

Road to VR

nDreams has created many titles across all VR headset hardware since it started developing VR games back in 2013, including Phantom: Covert Ops , Shooty Fruity, The Assembly , and VR meditation app Perfect.

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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

Treat yourself to a refurbished iPad Air for less than $200

Mashable VR

If you’ve always wanted an iPad but don't want to pay full price, you can scoop up this refurbished iPad Air from 2013 for less than $200. TL;DR: Get an iPad for cheap with this refurbished iPad Air bundle , on sale for $184.99 — a 62% savings — as of April 4.

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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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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.

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

GizModo VR

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.


‘Into the Radius’ is One of the First VR Games to Support DLSS

Road to VR

released with VR support, battle simulator War Thunder (2013) announced it had enabled DLSS as well, however users found mixed results when playing the game in VR.

AR 101?—?A brief summary (Part 1)


Evolution of Augmented Reality (Craig, 2013) by fernanda rodríguez. Creating remote MR productions Basic Features Every AR system must (Craig, 2013): detect the presence of one or more objects of interest, align their positions, and continuously track their movements. Source AR 101?—?A