Sat.Apr 20, 2019

Flooding An Office In Mixed Reality Looks Pretty Terrifying

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Using the Vive Focus Plus to alter real-world environments. Imagine your standing in your bedroom, office, or any other comfortable interior of your choosing.

Sony Promising PS5 Support For PSVR Gives VR A Clear Future

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, the best-selling consumer electronics products aren’t necessarily a company’s latest or highest-end products; mass-market customers often gravitate instead towards affordable models with good enough performance. That’s the reason game console makers keep last-generation models around after launching superior sequels: as long as there’s a promise of at least token continued support, “old” hardware is still viable.

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Next-Generation Video Compression Enables 360 VR Streams Over 5G Networks

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Known worldwide for its contributions to the MPEG format — the compression technology used in MP3 audio files and MP4 videos — Germany’s Fraunhofer has recently turned its attention to the next frontier in media: virtual reality. After unveiling affordable VR headset microdisplay hardware last year, the company is now showing off next-generation video compression software using the new MPEG-OMAF standard, the first VR specification enabling 360-degree videos to stream over 5G networks.

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