2016 CES - Gaming and Virtual Reality Almost Doubles

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According to the CEA who own and produce CES, Gaming and Virtual Reality has grown by 77% over the 2015 event. Augmented Reality CES 2015 CES 2016 HTC HTC Vive Oculus Rift Playstation VR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News Vive VR VR NewsCES 2016 returns to Las Vegas January 6 – 9 and as always VRCircle will be there reporting on the latest VR Technology. What can VR fans expect from CES 2016?

AMD and NVIDIA Readying Their Dual-GPU Cards for VR Roll Out

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Coming up on the end of 2015 and heading into Q1 2016. NVIDIA released their latest 980 Ti back in April 2015 and AMD released their high end Fiji card at CES in January. AMD CES 2015 CES 2016 Hardware NVIDIA Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR NewsWe are looking forward to the first wave of consumer VR devices. But is the supporting PC hardware ready? It has been a while since NVIDIA and AMD released their high end cards.

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Virtual Reality Leader to Showcase Aquatronics Simulator at WorldSkills 2015

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EON Reality and Festo Didactic are launching a Virtual Reality Aquatronics simulator at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015. EON Reality And Festo Aquatronics Virtual Reality Simulator Debuting At WorldSkills São Paulo 2015. The post Virtual Reality Leader to Showcase Aquatronics Simulator at WorldSkills 2015 appeared first on EON Reality.

PlayStation VR Processing Box

VRCircle

In all the demos of the PlayStation VR all most people see is the cool looking PlayStation VR device. However, what is it hooked up to? What is lurking behind the curtain? We always have known that PlayStation VR would not hook up directly to the PlayStation. VRCircle has learned the PlayStation VR will in fact plug into a box about 10 inches square and about 1.5 inches high. The box is then connected to the PlayStation console and the console remains plugged into the TV.

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ALICE VR Sci-Fi Adventure

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Landing on an Alien planet to restock supplies after a technical ship malfunction you discover that all inhabitants of the planet have disappeared. You must then deal with a series of puzzles designed specifically for the Oculus Rift, and make some decisions that may help you discover what happened to the dwellers of the planet. Those decisions can also have an impact on their future and directly influence their lives. Interested?

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John Carmack’s Epic 2015 Letter To Oculus VR Leaders

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Another email dated February 16, 2015, is said by Harris to be written by long-time Oculus CTO John Carmack. Oculus in 2015. Date: February 16, 2015. Tagged with: blake harris , john carmack , oculus , The History Of The Future Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post John Carmack’s Epic 2015 Letter To Oculus VR Leaders appeared first on UploadVR.

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey - “First To Market Is Hard”

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Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) December 24, 2015. Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) December 24, 2015. Palmer Luckey ( @PalmerLuckey ) December 24, 2015. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey delivered some early Christmas gifts to folks on Twitter concerning the upcoming Rift release in Q1 2016. Luckey noted that “first to market is hard”: @PalmerLuckey Future advancements and high volume will make VR available to everyone eventually, but 1st gen will be mostly early adopters.

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HTC Vive - Second Generation - Pictures Leaked

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It seems some very well informed people over at Reddit have unearthed some leaked pictures of the second generation HTC Vive set for release in April 2016. The leaked pictures show a new and improved looking headset and very different looking controllers. The biggest difference seems to be in the controllers. Gone are the large clamp like devices to be replaced with refined looking controllers with touchpads and triggers appearing more accessible.

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Oculus Shipping Consumer Rift To Developers

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For those developers working on a Q1 2016 Oculus title then you're in for a special treat. Oculus are now shipping the consumer version of the Rift along with 1.0 of the SDK to developers All you have to do is upload a preview of your app through the Oculus Submission tool. Here is the entire Oculus Blog Posting If you’re shipping a Rift title in Q1, you’ll need early access to Rift hardware and new platform features to finalize your game or application. The Rift SDK 1.0

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Football (Soccer) training and experiences with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Tech at Soccerex 2015!

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The post Football (Soccer) training and experiences with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Tech at Soccerex 2015! Join us tomorrow for the final day of Soccerex Global in Manchester, UK, and discover the place where athletes are using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality tech to take their game to the next level. EON Reality will be at booth 175, where we will be showing how Virtual and Augmented Reality can impact the world of football.

Lucky's Tale to be Bundled with Every Oculus Rift

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Today Oculus announced that that Lucky’s Tale, the made-for-VR platformer by Playful, will be included free with every Oculus Rift! Palmer Luckey had this to say about Lucky's Tale: We always believed there was an opportunity for platformers in VR, but it wasn’t until playing Lucky’s Tale and working with the Playful team that we truly realized its potential to change how people view this genre of gaming forever.

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all VR fans. I hope 2016 will be the best year yet for VR! Picture from AFK Drawing

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Coming Soon

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With top VR Devices set to ship next year with the likes of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Fans and tech geeks are getting pretty darned excited. Palmer Luckey helped to stoke the excitement today by announcing via Twitter that the Oculus Rift is still on target for a Q1 2016 release and ".Preorders Preorders are coming soon after new year." What could this statement mean in terms of a date?

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Crytek adds support for latest Oculus SDK to CRYENGINE

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Cyrtek has added full support for the latest 0.8 Oculus SDK to their latest CRYENGINE 3.8.6 release as well as for the latest Touch Controllers. CRYENGINE 3.8.6 comes with support for Oculus 0.8.0.0-beta SDK and Oculus Touch Controllers. However, in order to make use of these features you will need to install the Oculus 0.8.0.0-beta Runtime for Windows and install the GPU drivers that are recommended by Oculus. Most of the other updates are mostly bug fixes and are listed in the release notes.

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Samsung Gear VR 2015 Model Now $60

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If you’ve got a compatible Samsung phone, here’s a deal worth considering: the 2015 Gear VR headset can be bought brand new for $60. Launched last year as the first ‘consumer’ version of the Gear VR headset, the 2015 model is still a perfectly viable choice compared to the 2016 Gear VR model released last month, provided you’ve got one of the compatible Samsung smartphones: Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge.

Hands-on: New and Improved 2016 Samsung Gear VR vs. 2015 Model

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Our pal Ritchie Djamhur explores the differences compared to the 2015 model. Comparing the 2016 Gear VR to the 2015 version , Ritchie highlights notable improvements in the video above. The post Hands-on: New and Improved 2016 Samsung Gear VR vs. 2015 Model appeared first on Road to VR. Mobile VR Samsung Gear VR Videos gear vr 2015 gear vr 2016 gear vr comparison Ritchie Djamhur samsung gear vr

Welcome to the 2015 3D Jam!

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We’ve also switched up the 2015 competition with two tracks: AR/VR and Open. The post Welcome to the 2015 3D Jam! On your mark, get set, GO! This morning, our second annual 3D Jam kicks off with developers around the world competing for over $75,000 in cash and prizes – building brand new experiences for virtual reality, desktop, mobile, and beyond. Submissions are now open at itch.io/jam/leapmotion3djam. jam/leapmotion3djam.

VR Trauma and 3D Design @ LA Hacks 2015

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3D design always gets us excited at Leap Motion, and this experimental Autodesk Maya 2015 integration made a big impression. The post VR Trauma and 3D Design @ LA Hacks 2015 appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. This weekend, Team Leap Motion made the trip from San Francisco to join over 1500 students at the Pauley Pavilion for LA Hacks. Amidst the sleeping bags, Red Bulls, and bleary-eyed jam sessions, we watched as hundreds of hacks came to life.

Golem’s 2015 Announcement Trailer (Highwire Games) Launching Fall 2019 On PSVR

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The post Golem’s 2015 Announcement Trailer (Highwire Games) Launching Fall 2019 On PSVR appeared first on UploadVR. [link]. Video

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Interactive 360-Degree Videos Are Now Live on YouTube

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There's a reason that YouTube continues to be the most popular video sharing site on the planet—ever since its purchase by Google, they've always made sure to load YouTube up with extra features to keep it ahead of the pack. Starting today, users can now upload full 360-degree interactive videos to YouTube. If you've ever used the Photo Sphere feature on Nexus devices, or the virtual reality mode on Google's Street View app, you're already familiar with the interface.

EON Reality is Taking Virtual Reality Jewelry Shopping to the Next Level

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EON Reality, Inc. Next Galaxy Corp. and Richline, a Subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, are Taking Virtual Reality in a Unique Direction. EON Reality is developing the next social networking platform, CEEK, in partnership with Next Galaxy Corporation. While the industry is flooded with VR Gaming, EON Reality is creating VR/AR content for education, industry, and edutainment. CEO and Founder of Next Galaxy Corp.,

Jason Giambi may be retired from the MLB but EON Sports VR changed the game

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“The Strike Zone awareness simulation is unparalleled in baseball today,” said Giambi. “I I can’t imagine what the game would have looked like if we had this technology when I broke into the league in the mid-90’s. Many kids live in cold weather climates where they can’t get out on the diamond every day. This solution allows hitters around the world to practice real-life applications and situations wherever they are.”.

Google’s Cardboard Camera App Makes Anyone a VR Photographer

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Google's new app for Android lets anyone shoot immersive photos that have depth when viewed in Google Cardboard. The post Google's Cardboard Camera App Makes Anyone a VR Photographer appeared first on WIRED. Business Apps cameras google virtual reality VR

When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal In.

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When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal In 1962, cinematographer Morton Heilig patented his Sensorama Stimulator —a bulky virtual-reality machine that showed 3-D films on a personal display while pumping in smells, sounds, and the sensation of wind. Heilig was never able to popularize the sensory-immersive Sensorama; it remains a curious footnote in the history of virtual reality. But a small startup based in a Portland, Oregon, garage could have better luck.

Google’s 360-Degree Views Drop You in the Middle of Symphonies and Plays

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A new Google initiative puts you on-stage at the most famous theaters in the world. The post Google's 360-Degree Views Drop You in the Middle of Symphonies and Plays appeared first on WIRED. Business google Video virtual reality VR

The Best Encoding Settings For Your 4k 360 3D VR Videos + FREE Encoding Tool

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One of the most time consuming and frustrating tasks we encountered during our first 360 3D video productions was finding the optimal encoding settings for each of the currently available VR headsets. Each platform supports different resolutions, frame rates, codecs, and bitrates.

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A 360 photo album, two new VR demos and my report from Burning Man 2015

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The post A 360 photo album, two new VR demos and my report from Burning Man 2015 appeared first on Enter VR. Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Hi there! For those who don’t want to read, let’s get the. Blogs burning man EnterVR Virtual Reality Virtual reality and psychedelics

LG Giving Away Free Virtual Reality Headset with Purchase of a New G3

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With 2015's generation of flagship smartphones fast approaching, LG is turning to virtual reality to clear its G3 inventory. VR for G3 is a Google Cardboard-inspired virtual reality headset that was custom fit to encase the phone and uses a pair of lenses to create stereoscopic imagery. The headset will utilize existing Google Cardboard software, which is navigated by using a neodymium magnet switch that works with the device's gyroscope.

‘Tis the season for SIDEKIQ in the NFL

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Just in time for the 2015 Football season to kickoff, teams from the NFL are investing in SIDEKIQ , the virtual reality football-simulator software, for training their QB’s. EON Sports VR developed SIDEKIQ which simulates the speed of an NFL game, allowing the user to tailor a virtual game to their perspective. Jay Crawford says players can gain endless reps in a day without punishing hits on the Quarterback. This is a real learning tool I feel will change the future of the NFL.”.

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Experience and Configure Your Dream Car? – Now You Can, with Augmented Reality!

EON Reality

Use EON Reality’s Augmented Reality technology to display and experience a car in full-scale. With our innovative AR applications , you can now experience high-end cars , such as Formula 1 cars, right in your driveway, garage, living room, or in a dealership showroom by using only a smartphone or a tablet. Through the app, users can select the model of the car they are viewing and select different options such as paint color, interior, and other accessories.

Impacting the future of Life Sciences and Healthcare with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

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Join us for #ELSAHS15 on May 28th at EON Reality’s European Headquarters in Manchester, UK. Recent developments in 3D Virtual and Augmented Reality have stimulated innovation and creativity within healthcare training and education. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have taken safety and hands-on learning to the clinical level.

Travel to Egypt with EON Experience VR, Our Virtual Reality Knowledge Transfer Library

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Stop dreaming about going to Egypt; this app will take you there! Maybe not physically, but virtually. Visit nine locations of Egypt in fully immersive, 360 degree environments, including The Valley of the Kings and the Temple at Luxor! Immerse yourself and experience the new Egypt 360 application available for download on your mobile device on EON Experience VR. There are nine spheres placed in order.

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The Birth of a Virtual Reality Camera Rig

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When we first got seriously interested in virtual reality several months ago, we noticed that there was hardly any video content available. Now we know why; because filming in VR is very, very complicated! The main problem is that there are no off-the-shelve camera rigs available that film on all sides at the same time in stereoscopic 3D.

Stop Calling Google Cardboard’s 360-Degree Videos ‘VR’

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Describing Google Cardboard and the Oculus Rift in the same terms isn't just wrong, it's dangerous. The post Stop Calling Google Cardboard's 360-Degree Videos 'VR' appeared first on WIRED. Culture virtual reality VR

VR Interface Design and the Future of Hybrid Reality

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Sci-fi movie interfaces are often breathtaking ways to tell a story, but the next generation of AR/VR interfaces will be clearer and easier to use – with a lot less visual clutter. This week, motion designer Mike Alger released an 18-minute video that digs into the cutting edge of VR interface design using the Leap Motion Controller and Oculus Rift. As humans, we can use our existing instincts and ways of seeing the world to our advantage.

Get Access to the Closed Beta of Our VR AppFactory

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You have shot some amazing 360º video content, but how will you distribute it to your audience and the different VR headsets? Of course you can upload it to YouTube , VRideo , or even Facebook , which all support 360º video, but traditional video platforms are not always the best option. Sometimes you want a branded application that supports all of the pro features that make VR even more compelling than just plain 360º video, like support for stereoscopic 3D and spatial audio.

Virtual Reality Journalism: Empathy through Technology

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In his fourteenth book The News: A User’s Manual , Swiss writer and philosopher Alain de Botton uses several vivid examples to show how news affects human mentality. One of his main critiques of modern news is that it fails to establish a strong enough connection between the reader/viewer and the people the news is about. “ ISIS Fighters Enter Syrian City of Palmyra “ The above headline is a recent random one I took from the New York Times.