Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

Road to VR

At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day. ” Magic Leap “The Bench” Prototype from 2014 – Photo: Road to VR. ” The ‘Cheese Head’ 2014 Magic Leap prototype Photo: Road to VR. The post Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014 appeared first on Road to VR.

Cinematic VR production – Constructive Critique paper.

RealVision VR

A document on observations based on Youtube snippets of upcoming Cinematic VR movies under production by JauntVR. Disclaimer: This document is for educational purposes only and is based off observations from a less than ideal evaluation platform (screen grabs from a youtube video). Any insights gleaned should be taken as seed ideas only, to extrapolate and learn from. Credit to JauntVR for their pioneering work underway, in the field of Cinematic VR production.

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The 6th Stage of Grief


Parody! – In under four minutes all 5100 /r/oculus posts are neatly summed up. Godwin’s law kicks in big time! The post The 6th Stage of Grief appeared first on V-Rtifacts. Head Mounted Displays Psychology VR Companies VR Now Godwin's Law Helmet HMD Oculus Parody

Why Sell Out? Oculus -> Facebook


A lot of people are fuming over today’s announcement that Facebook would be buying Palmer Luckey’s Oculus. Palmer and company produced two mainstream marketed development kit head mounted displays which became darlings of the grassroots VR/Gamer community.

Virtual Reality (1991) – “Many Believe It Will Revolutionize The Way We Live”


ABC Primetime covers the VR scene in Sept. Although this news report conflates computer animation footage with Virtual Reality, it also features interviews with Jon Waldern, Fred Brooks, Howard Rheingold, Mike McGreevey, and C L Dodgson (virtually, of course.) With the advantage of hindsight, it’s interesting to see which predictions from 23 years ago have panned out and which are way out in left field.

W-Industries Unscripted


W-Industries (Virtuality) always seemed to have a PR person riding herd on any video material that was released about the company or products. Everything the public saw was tightly scripted and edited. But… here’s a 1992 video from inside the factory that’s more of a home movie cum operations tutorial. We are guided through some of the guts of the Series 1000, the pre-play systems, and the assembly area.

Game Industry Job Postings Are Decreasing, But VR Jobs Are Up 400% Since 2014


The number of jobs posted for game developers has declined 65 percent since 2014, according to an analysis by the job search site Indeed. Searches for game designer jobs has remained relatively constant since 2014. And after a decline in 2014, job growth for esports has steadily increased, up 40 percent overall. But since 2014, AR/VR has seen job growth both at traditional game companies and at technology companies too.

Oculus Chief Scientist VR Industry Predictions: From 2014 to.


Oculus Chief Scientist VR Industry Predictions: From 2014 to Now It may only be two years old, but Oculus’ Connect developer conference has already established some cherished traditions. Many look forward to John Carmack’s annual assault on developer’s brains with an information overload, but Chief Scientist Michael Abrash’s own talk, which usually follows the primary keynote, is also not to be missed.

Ring goes mobile with a trio of car security gadgets

Digital Trends

News Smart Home 2014 Mazda Mazda6 Grand Touring Amazon Devices Event 2020 Ring Ring Car Alarm Ring Car Connect smart homeRing wants to keep you and your possessions safe whether at home or on the road. A trio of new car-focused gadgets gives smart security to your vehicle.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

Road to VR

CES 2013 / 2014: The Early Years. The following year at CES 2014, Oculus had to share the immersive technology limelight with a slew of new startups who had appeared in the wake of Oculus’ success. The Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype VR headset and tracking camera a shown at CES 2014. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has served as a good way-point for VR’s progress over the years.

Bookshelf: Sex, Drugs and Tessellation


Hot off the press is Ben Delaney’s authoritative new book, Sex, Drugs, and Tessellation which collects 6 years of wisdom from Ben’s CyberEdge Journal , the go-to virtual reality publication from 1991 through 1996. Ben has always been both a proponent of, and realist about VR, offering insightful market insights and lucid explanations of ofttimes opaque technology. Both students of VR and grizzled veterans will find Ben’s writing to be illuminating.

Trump's New Facebook Ad Uses Protest Photo From Ukraine in 2014, Not U.S. in 2020

GizModo VR

President Donald Trump’s latest Facebook ad campaign uses a photo of protesters clashing with police, and suggests there will be “chaos and violence” if the president isn’t re-elected in November.

The Burning Man Multiverse: The Story of Black Rock City VR in AltSpaceVR

Voices of VR

In 2014, Greg Edwards took photos of all of the work on the Burning Man Playa, and then set out to create a 1:1 scale. Podcast Archive


#956: Sneak Peak of Raindance Immersive’s 50 hours of VR selections from Oct 28 to Nov 7

Voices of VR

Mária Rakušanová got her start in the VR industry in 2014 when she was a product marketer for the Gear VR at Samsung. Her job. Podcast Archive

The Biggest Fears About Facebook's Acquisition of Oculus Are Coming True

GizModo VR

When Facebook purchased Oculus back in 2014—two years before the Oculus Rift was released—it wasn’t entirely clear what plans the social media giant had for the fledging virtual reality company.

A Sick Sous-Vide Has Been Bricked by Mandatory Subscriptions

GizModo VR

The Mellow Sous-Vide machine-made soft, gentle, susurrating waves when it first launched in 2014. Designed to keep and cook foods at a specific temperature, it featured an elegant design and an integrated tub that ensured uniform heating and cooling. Read more. food sous vide consumer tech


Layar Founders Hope to Buy Back Company in Blippar Asset Sale

Next Reality AR

But now, with Blippar's story nearly at an end, a surprise twist has entered the company's story — the founders of Layar, which was sold to Blippar in 2014, are one of the bidders for Blippar's assets. After entering the UK's version of bankruptcy last month, Blippar's assets are up for sale, and bidding ended today.


Spider-Man 3 May See Jamie Foxx’s Electro Face Tom Holland

GizModo VR

According to the Hollywood Reporter , Jamie Foxx is in talks to reprise his role as Electro from 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Tom Holland’s next Spider-Man movie. It’s time for a shocking reunion.


Mars Curiosity rover is embarking on a summer road trip

Digital Trends

It's heading to a new part of Mount Sharp, which it's been exploring since 2014. News Curiosity curiosity rover Mars Mars Curiosity Rover NASA space


J-Pop Superstar Hatsune Miku Is Getting Her Own VR Theme Park


Back in 2014, Miku made her U.S. network television debut on the David Letterman and opened up for pop icon Lady Gaga during a 2014 tour, with Gaga herself tweeting , “My favorite digital pop star Hatsune Miku is opening The ARTPOP Ball from May 6-June 3! J-pop hologram sensation Hatsune Miku is getting her own VR theme park called MIKU LAND GATE ? thanks to a joint endeavor between Virtual Cast, Inc and Gugenka ®.

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Have You Tried These Virtually Addictive Google Cardboard Apps?


The Google Cardboard App platform has been around since 2014, yet, it is not among the most well-understood technology, hence, few people are hands-on with them. The best way to understand VR apps is to try them out. To make things easy, Google Play store is now showcasing Cardboard compatible apps under the special collection [.]. The post Have You Tried These Virtually Addictive Google Cardboard Apps? appeared first on Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Technology Latest News.

Zappar’s $40 Consumer-Ready 6DoF XR Headset Just Launched On Kickstarter


Inspired by Google’s cardboard headset, ZapBox was conceived in 2014 as a way to meet consumers where they were at. The ongoing race for affordable mixed reality just got a little faster—Zappar is making sure of it.

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‘Elite Dangerous’ is Going Free on Epic Games Store Next Week

Road to VR

Frontier Developments’ VR-compatible space sim Elite Dangerous (2014) is going free on the Epic Games Store next week. Starting on Thursday, November 19th and going until the 26th, you’ll be able to download and keep Elite Dangerous for free.

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‘Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ Now Free to All Owners of the Base Game

Road to VR

Elite Dangerous (2014), one of the first truly massive VR-compatible space sims, is releasing its biggest DLC for free today to all players who own the base game.

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Google's Nest Audio Is the Best Sounding Smart Speaker You Can Get for $100

GizModo VR

After buying Nest back in 2014, Google has been repositioning all of its smart home products under the brand, and that includes its smart speakers.

‘Alien: Isolation’ on Sale for $2 for a Limited Time, One of VR’s First Great Games

Road to VR

Alien: Isolation (2014) was one of the first truly good games to get support for PC VR headsets. Oculus had first featured the title when showing off Oculus Rift DK2 back in 2014, bringing a special made-for-VR demo of the game to trade shows that, at the time, was looked to be one of the first ‘AAA’ VR games. If you’re wondering why everyone is still crazy about years later, it’ll only take you $2 to find out.

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Report: Apple Moves Top Software Exec To AR Glasses Team ‘To Bring Some Order’


A 2014 report from the outlet suggested that Vorrath does not tolerate missed deadlines or excuses. The social media giant, which acquired Oculus VR in 2014, stated earlier this year that its AR development was now “out of research, now that we are closer to shipping”. Apple has moved top-level software exec Kim Vorrath to the team developing AR glasses, according to a report from The Information. Vorrath is one of Apple’s longest-serving executives.

#877 VR for Good: ‘Daughters of Chibok’ on the Aftermath of the Boko Haram Kidnappings

Voices of VR

On 14 April 2014, the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a sleepy, northeastern Nigerian town called Chibok. While it made news around. Podcast Archive

VR Mountain Bike Simulator Has You Riding Cliffside Across Death-Defying Trails


Built using Unreal Engine, the experience uses headcam and drone footage taken directly from 2014’s The Ridge , Cut Media’s hit action sports film featuring MacAskill. A specially-designed cycling rig lets users “feel the terrain” as they ride.

#848 DocLab: Humanizing the MH17 Plane Crash from a Ukranian Point of View with VR

Voices of VR

On July 17th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down while flying over. Podcast Archive

The latest 2020 surprise is an enormous 18-meter tall robot that can sorta move its limbs

Mashable VR

Back in 2014, construction of a giant Gundam robot began in Yokohoma City, Japan. The robot is based on a character from the 1979 anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. Six years later, the robot can be seen testing out its mobility during a test that went viral online. Read more. More about Japan , Robot , Test , Anime , and Gundam. Japan Robot Test Anime Gundam

Where is VR/AR and Education Now?


In March 2014 Facebook bought Oculus and the current wave of interest in VR and AR was reborn. Of the 25+ venture-backed VR/AR education companies that launched since 2014, over ten cater to K-12 teachers, providing interactive tools, learning software, augmented books, and lesson plans aligned to Common Core standards. Companies including zSpace, Nearpod and Upskill were all founded before 2014, but began receiving much larger venture funding in recent years.

Why Self-Directed Learning with EON-XR Is More Effective


Freeman et al (2014) found that when comparing students taught by lecture and those who learned through active learning in STEM courses, the active learners significantly outperformed the lecture-based students and the lecture-based students had a 55% higher chance of failing. 2014).

Samsung PRO Plus and EVO Plus SDXC UHS-I 128GB Memory Cards Capsule Review

Anand Tech

Samsung had last revamped their SDXC cards lineup back in 2014 to delineate them into the standard, PRO, and EVO categories. Since then, the company slowly phased out the full-sized cards from their lineup, and started to focus on microSDXC cards.

Myst VR: How Cyan Worlds Is Modernizing A PC Gaming Classic

Upload VR

UploadVR: We previously saw Myst updated in 2014 with realMyst: Masterpiece Edition. Rand : 2014 is like 100 years ago in tech years. ?? Myst is often regarded as one of the most important and influential PC games of all-time for good reason.

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Google Pays $450 Million to Be a Part of the ADT Family

GizModo VR

Since buying Nest back in 2014 , Google hasn’t been shy about turning the hardware company into one of the biggest names in home security. Now, the company’s moving to bolster those security chops even more with the help of the home-automation giants over at ADT. Read more.

Sega Saturn Classic ‘Panzer Dragoon’ is Coming to VR in All-new Game

Road to VR

Although there isn’t any footage of Panzer Dragoon VR just yet, one of Wildman’s previous projects in development since 2014, called ‘The Gunner of Dragoon’ , may give us a clue to what sort of game it will be: As far as we can tell, ‘The Gunner of Dragoon’ was never released or monetized, so it could be the basis of the now officially branded game.

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