The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Facebook frenzy: new 360 app + live streaming in VR + voice search, our Avegant future looks like Star Trek, ZeniMax and Oculus: the plot thickens, VR companies grew 40% in 2016, investment & funding wrapup, and more… FACEBOOK FRENZY: NEW 360 APP + LIVE STREAMING + VOICE SEARCH. Avegant’s main product is the Glyph, which looks like a pair of Beats headphones that you wear over your eyes to watch videos (any regular ol’ video).

We Tried an Underwater VR Headset, and it Worked

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Greenwood works in digital production for Discovery and Evans is the CTO and co-founder of Avegant Glyph. Speaking to the headset’s design, Greenwood explains that, “Essentially it’s basically like a Google Cardboard headset but with a waterproof phone…basically we put lenses on a dive mask. In the space of just one year virtual reality has gone from a highly anticipated hobbyist kit, to a commercially available consumer product available at Best Buy.

Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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Most people remotely familiar with smartglasses have a general understanding of the display used in Google Glass, it is pretty basic: a micro-display (in this case a LCoS) is housed in the electronics attached to the side, and is pointed into a single prism that turns the light 90° into the upper-right-hand field-of-view of the wearer — in this case, a combined optical unit, housing both the LCoS display and the prism optics, supplied by HiMax (an optics OEM out of Taiwan).