Sun.Feb 10, 2019

Banishing Your Nightmares With The Help Of VR


New research shows how immersive technology can help patients treat recurring nightmare syndrome. In the US, between 1/2 and 2/3 of children and up to 15% of adults have frequent nightmares.

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Valve Updated SteamVR Tracking Because ‘Beat Saber’ Players Were Too Fast

Road to VR

In an interesting case of software pushing the limits of hardware, Valve recently updated SteamVR Tracking code to account for the speed of high-level Beat Saber players. At first glance it might not be apparent, but Beat Saber is an excellent challenge for a VR controller tracking system.

Zingoshi Crowdfunds AR Game For Girls On Kickstarter


New Zealand startup Zingoshi has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for an augmented reality adventure game for girls. The Auckland-based company hopes to raise $60,000 in the next 30 days to fund the game, which is about 60 percent done. Zingoshi is a pioneering video game for seven- to 12-year-old girls that guides them to “become creative, visionary leaders through fun, engaging content, and exciting technology.”

WebXR Device API to let browsers access VR, AR hardware, sensors


Browsers these days are so powerful you can almost do anything in them. Yes, sometimes even run older (ancient, really) operating systems in a browser tab. Want to play 3D games? Google’s Project Stream is working on that. How about virtual and augmented reality experiences?

Rethinking evening events

Robert Scoble

I didn’t use to understand why some people would never be able to come to evening events. And even if I had understood, I didn’t have the empathy for what they were going through, usually as parents, but sometimes as caretakers of others, such as elderly parents. That’s changed for me big time.