Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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Comparison of the speakers solutions in the Oculus Quest (left) and HTC Vive Focus Plus (right). Configuring the Wi-fi is really easy using your smartphone and you don’t have to type the password with an annoying virtual keyboard. The reality is: both are right.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018. It will be an important step for virtual reality.

Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

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I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2. First of all, it highlighted what are the principal uses of virtual reality today. The post Virtual Reality is officially a fad.

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. It can also be an opportunity to get to know what each country should try obtaining in the next years for what concerns virtual reality. Me using Space Painter virtual reality experience by Lenqiy.

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XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

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Apart from the splendid Cathedral and the tasty Trdelnik, Prague also features an interesting Virtual Reality startup: VRgineers. Thanks to the improved realism offered by the XTAL headset, this felt incredibly scary; one was a very elegant interactive virtual tour of a house.

Virtual Reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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Some days ago, while browsing the Facebook group VIRTUAL REALITY, I found a post comparing the Gartner Hype Cycle 2017 and 2018. The results of the comparison were basically two: Augmented Reality has not moved in the graph; Virtual Reality has disappeared.

Distorting Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

To complement the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce “Distorted Reality,” a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOs.

IMAX Virtual Reality Coming in Q4 2016

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But Virtual Reality can be better, period. The Starbreeze VR headset, built by ACER, expands on the 100-110 degree FOV from the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to a full 210-degree field of view. IMAX screens are big, very big.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

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Valve continues to push input forward with the Knuckles controllers — while also building its own VR games — but partner HTC is charging a premium to get wireless VR or large-scale tracking with a PC in 2018.

What is Virtual Reality?

VRCircle

I first had to update to their new version and during the App feature preview noted they have a default Virtual Reality section. Upon installation of the new app, I excitedly selected the Virtual Reality section. However, this is NOT Virtual Reality.

Virtual Reality Peripherals

VRCircle

After years in development and constant reassurances that no, really, it's going to happen , virtual reality is finally becoming a practical reality. You can use it with all three of the major virtual reality headsets, and mobile VR support is coming soon.

Virtual Virtual Reality Review: Don’t Miss This Surrealist Slice Of VR

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When I first gave my verdict on Virtual Virtual Reality I said this: “Budget Cuts might have the tone, The Lab might have the authenticity, but for my money Virtual-Virtual Reality is the closest we’ve gotten to VR’s Portal 2 yet.

Why we should care about ergonomics in virtual reality

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The latest model by “Virtual Dream” was released a few weeks ago, but I’ve had to wait until the end of the month for payday. I approach the sales assistant manning Virtual Dream’s in-store concession, he sees me coming and greets me with a friendly “Good morning!”.

Wake Up in Virtual Reality

VRCircle

Black Cell is a small independent team from Austria, venturing into the new and exciting world of Virtual Reality and decided that shooting someone is perhaps overdone. Demo HTC HTC Vive Steam SteamVR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR Games VR News

Building New Worlds in Virtual Reality

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AltspaceVR brings out new tools to make it easy for anybody to make and share their own personalized virtual environments. We’re so excited to see the new worlds our users build in reality.”. Virtual spaces for both newbies and creative developers to build custom Worlds.

#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

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actually, he was in my city (Turin, Italy) because here there is an epic guy that is living 30 days inside virtual reality! Everything started some time ago, when Mister president Alvin Wang Graylin predicted that someone would have stayed 30 days inside virtual reality.

My first taste of Virtual Reality in China

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Regarding the 3018 things, for sure I have to mention Virtual Reality. I’ve also seen an HTC Vive sold off-the-shelf in a tech shop). The experience was described as a 9D VR experience and I really couldn’t wait to try a NINE dimensional virtual reality.

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Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018

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Over the last six years consumer VR products evolved considerably, with new capabilities added each year for developers to use in building virtual worlds. 2015: HTC’s Vive Developer Kit. Tagged with: htc , oculus , PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

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At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality.

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New Guinness World Record Set With 36 Continuous Hours in Virtual Reality

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A 36 hour VR session by Australian Jack McNee, of the YouTube Channel LPVR , has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records organization as the new record to beat for the “longest videogame marathon on a virtual reality game system.”

Learn An Instrument In Virtual Reality With Percussive VR

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Virtual reality can be a bridge to many experiences that may be out of reach for some. Along with those ideas, Eisenhauer also hopes to implement a means for users to upload their own sheet music and a virtual metronome help to keep a rhythm.

‘Virtual Virtual Reality’ Set to Launch on Vive via Steam Next Month

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Virtual Virtual Reality , a VR gem which first launched on Daydream in 2017 and later on Oculus Go and Rift earlier this year, appears to be on its way to the HTC Vive via Steam.

Exploring Virtual Reality in Dubai

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Mission 828 is an interactive HTC Vive experience delivered in specially designed pods, which also add multi-sensory elements like spatial audio and simulated wind. The post Exploring Virtual Reality in Dubai appeared first on VRScout. News Dubai HTC Vive Shopping Theme Parks

A crazy night at the discotheque with the virtual reality app Beat Reality

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I’ve spent the last Saturday night in a real discotheque in Milan to make people try our virtual reality experience Beat Reality and I really had tons of fun. They also helped us in finding a girl that could help us in approaching people and making them try virtual reality.

Virtual Reality Could Revolutionize The Courtroom

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VR technology is now emerging that could enable the CSI investigators to capture and relay a much more immersive and representative picture of crime scenes, using 3D imaging, panoramic videography, robotics and virtual reality.

Rockstar to Bring ‘L.A. Noire’ to HTC Vive With Cases “rebuilt specifically for virtual reality”

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Noire (2011), the hit neo-noire adventure game for PC and console, is coming to VR in a series of cases taken from the original game that Rockstar says are being “rebuilt specifically for virtual reality.”

The future of virtual reality beyond videos and games

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Virtual reality is a hot topic in the field of science and technology. It is assumed that the cost of hardware and the complexity of production are the obstructions for the massive adoption of virtual reality. The Sydney Clinic Treating Phobias With Virtual Reality.

4 Virtual Reality Desktops For Vive and Rift Compared

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But if desktop productivity in VR is your main objective, you’ll want a virtual reality desktop that’s built around that task. Virtual Desktop. Feature Virtual Reality Software

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. USB should have OTG enabled; Battery : 3 hours nominal duration; Vive Focus Plus and controllers (Image by HTC).

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HTC Vive Exec Makes Predictions for the Next 2 Years of Virtual Reality

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HTC’s China Regional President of Vive, Alvin Wang Graylin, took to the stage at the Unity Vision Summit in Asia this week and made a series of bold predictions for where we’ll see VR in the next two years. HTC has already partnered with Chinese hotels to offer in-room Vive setups.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality

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Spider-Man: Homecoming VR will be available for free across all major VR platforms, including PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, starting June 30, leading up to the July 7 theatrical release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s every fan’s fantasy turned into virtual reality.”.

Work in Virtual Reality and Envelop Your Desktop Around You

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Regular readers of this site will be aware one of my favorite VR utility apps is the Virtual Desktop. The Virtual desktop is not the only game in town. Others include Bigscreen (Beta) and Space (Beta) Envelop is joining the growing list of Virtual Reality desktop applications.

HTC Helps Establish the ‘Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance’ in China

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HBO’s Westworld Makes Virtual Reality Debut

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You may never come back from this virtual ride. Virtual reality was the first thing that came to mind after seeing the mysterious trailer for HBO’s Westworld back in June. A virtual host explains there are “no rules” in Westworld and proceeds to hand you a gun.

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debuts Virtual Reality Pictionary Segment with ‘Tilt Brush’

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NBC’s popular late night talk show The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon has debuted a new segment called Virtual Reality Pictionary which uses the HTC Vive and Google’s Tilt Brush VR paint app.