January, 2016

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Start on Jan 6th


It is official folks. The Oculus Rift Pre-Orders start at 8am PST on January 6th at Oculus.com No word on pricing yet. All will be revealed on the 6th when the pre-orders go live.

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Breaking the fourth wall in Cinematic VR

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“Did you think I’d forgotten you? Perhaps you hoped I had… Welcome back” That’s how Frank Underwood, a.k.a Kevin Spacey, ends the first episode of Season 2 of House of Cards and there’s an actual sigh of relief from audiences! You see, F.U.

UNESCO awards the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality based knowledge transfer solutions

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A McKinsey report on Education to Employment , highlighted a paradox of two global crises – high youth unemployment rate and shortage of workforce with critical job skills (Ref 1). In 2013, the global youth unemployment rate was 12.6{0fab034ea82b07661647ea8532e9066bcdd529bddfd482414d4493f90063c904}

Spherical video editing effects with Möbius transformations


Hello eleVR blog readers! This is Henry Segerman, guest blogging about a research project I’ve been working on with eleVR. I’m a mathematician and mathematical artist, and I also worked with eleVR on Hypernom and Monkeys.

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Oculus Rift Preorders Finally Begin on January 6th

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Virtual reality technology company Oculus VR announced that it will begin accepting preorders for its long-awaited Oculus Rift headset beginning Wednesday, January 6th, at 8 a.m. Pacific time.

Head-mounted Displays and Lenses


“It can’t be comfortable or healthy to stare at a screen a few inches in front of your eyes.”

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Meet the Winners of 3D Jam 2.0


The votes are in! Based on community ratings and scores from the Leap Motion team, we’re excited to present the winners of the second annual 3D Jam.

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Immersive Entertainment Using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360 Video Explained at Digital Hollywood 2015

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Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360 Video are inspiring companies to create the ultimate immersive experience for users of the “Out of Home” market.

Snow World


As I write this, not far from Washington, DC, a major snow storm is raging outside. Forecasts call for over 20 inches (50 cm) of snow on the ground, and current accumulation is already not far from that.

Why Spatial Audio Is Such a Big Deal for Google Cardboard


Google's cheap-and-easy VR platform added spatial-audio support to its SDK. That won't make it an Oculus competitor, but it means Google is serious about VR. The post Why Spatial Audio Is Such a Big Deal for Google Cardboard appeared first on WIRED. Gadget Lab Gear Oculus virtual reality VR

WebVR: Virtual Reality on the Web

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Basic virtual reality browser based solutions have existed since the 90’s (e.g.browsers which supported VRML, the Virtual Reality Modelling Language that allowed you to create 3D interactive worlds). The graphics quality was quite… 90’s, but it was the starting point and was great for its time.

Sony PlayStation VR v HTC Vive: Which VR headset is worth the wait?


Oculus Rift is VR's lucky charm, the headset that the whole industry is counting on. But you have two more options: Playstation VR and HTC Vive. Both Sony and HTC's headsets are set to go on sale in 2016 and offer different games and controls to the Rift.

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Hunting drones with drones, open source philosophy and virtual reality brothels.

Enter VR

Hello and welcome to a very special episode of the Enter VR podcast! On this episode I’m joined by my friends Dara. The post Hunting drones with drones, open source philosophy and virtual reality brothels. appeared first on Enter VR.

The Power of Virtual Reality Technology Supporting K-12, CTE, and STEM at the California School for the Deaf

EON Reality

Education has progressed over the years, especially in new technology being used by students and teachers. EON Reality joined students at the California School for the Deaf (CSDR) at their first Educational Technology Expo (ETE), to share Virtual Reality (VR) applications that support the school’s new Extended Learning Program curriculum. Virtual Reality is the most tactical option for students of the deaf due to its primarily visual and immersive focus.

Everyman's VR: Bridging the Gap between $15 and $1500 for VR Goggles


There is a gap in VR pricing that could slow down the adoption of VR. Today, you can spend about $15 and buy a Cardboard-type phone attachment to get simple VR with your phone.

Google Is Bringing Its VR Field Trips to Even More Schools


The Google Expeditions program is about to launch a beta version of its app for Android, but only teachers and schools need apply. The post Google Is Bringing Its VR Field Trips to Even More Schools appeared first on WIRED. Gadget Lab Gear education educational apps virtual reality VR

VR Playhouse is at Sundance - Days 4 & 5: Party On!

VR Playhouse

Monday and Tuesday were sorta open-ended days for us. We knew there was going to be a lot to do but we didn’t quite know when we would do them or how we would do them or even if we could fit it all in before we dropped dead from exhaustion and malnutrition (an outcome still very much in play).

Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset


Microsoft HoloLens, the company's holographic, augmented reality headset took us all by surprise when it was unveiled at a Windows 10 event at the beginning of 2015. The HoloLens headset is a bold piece of hardware and the most exciting evidence yet that Microsoft is taking wearable tech seriously.

Get your PC hardware and your mind’s wetware ready for VR in 2016 with Orion Bukantis

Enter VR

Hello and welcome to another installment of the Enter VR podcast! On this episode I speak with Orion Bukantis from Logical Increments. The post Get your PC hardware and your mind’s wetware ready for VR in 2016 with Orion Bukantis appeared first on Enter VR. Podcasts build a vr pc EnterVR logical increments nvidia vr oculus ready pc Virtual Reality Podcast vive ready pc vr pc guide

Discovering the Secrets of the Universe with VR + Embodied Learning


From the moment we’re birthed, we begin to move. We move by virtue of our legs, our bodies, the motion of our arms and hands, the intricate articulation of all of our fingers.

Got new or custom HMD? Need direct render, time warping, distortion correction and game engine integration?


Google Concept from Sensics Let's assume you built a new HMD. You've done all the hardware work - figured out the optics and display setup, created driver boards, integrated a motion tracker and perhaps an eye tracker, worked out the ergonomics issues.

Miracles of Modern Science – Top 360° Videos

VR Pill

We are back and now focusing exclusively on the best 360 degree videos. Come in and see what we have been up to. The post Miracles of Modern Science – Top 360° Videos appeared first on VR Pill. 360 Videos gear vr google cardboard metaverse oculus rift vr chat

VR Playhouse is at Sundance - Days 6 & 7: New Frontiers

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What filmmakers, storytellers and games devs are saying about the future of VR


2016 is VR's year for the taking and that means one thing: everyone has an opinion on the technology and its use in creative industries from Hollywood to games to everything in between. Some opinions are more interesting than others.

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Oculus Rift FREE For Early Kickstarter Backers


For those of you who "invested" early in Oculus on Kickstarter then you may finally get something in return for your early enthusiasm. Backers who pledged enough to get the early rift of least $300 will receive a free consumer Oculus Rift.

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Is Apple Working On A VR headset?


Apple has been in the news recently and I do not mean because their iPhone sales are slowing. Rather they appear to have assembled a rather large VR team to work on secret projects.

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Project Cars Updated to Oculus 0.8.0 SDK


Slightly Mad Studios the makers of Project Cars have included Oculus VR support for over a year now. With each release of the Oculus SDK they update their game shortly thereafter.

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Oculus Touch Delayed Till Second Half of 2016


On the last day of 2015 Oculus didn't bring any New Year cheer. However I do appreciate their honesty in providing an update. Oculus announced their Touch devices will not be available till the second half of 2016.

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HTC Vive Pre-Orders Start February 29th


Following a week after the pre-orders of the Oculus Rift went live, HTC have announced when their room walking VR headset the Vive will be available for pre-order. Fittingly the Vive which allows you to walk around a small room in VR and even leap in VR will be available on a leap day, February 29th.

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Growth of VR Porn Industry


A lot of people think the virtual reality is destined to fail again as it did in the 80s. If it were not for the better headsets such as the Rift or HTC Vive it may well have failed. Many of the cheap headsets are frankly complete crap. But then there is porn, "How could this possibly flop?"