HTC’s Most Important CES Announcement Isn’t the New Vive Pro Headset

January 16, 2018

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled a new headset as part of its Vive virtual-reality line. The Vive Pro isn't an entirely new generation of VR hardware, but it's an impressive incremental upgrade, boasting integrated audio, a 2880 x1600 display that matches Samsung's Odyssey as the highest-resolution consumer headset, and improved ergonomic design. (How much will it be? Great question. When will it be? Another great question!)…

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Google’s VR180 Cameras Are the Future of Point-and-Shoot

January 16, 2018

When the hyperloop first activated a turmoil in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea–very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, five years old on, a account of the futuristic, tube-based transportation system is taking contour in the Nevada desert. Some 35 miles north of Las Vegas, the area is all sand, rock, and spiky shrubbery, leading up to stupefying reddish elevations on the horizon. It’s…

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Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

November 3, 2017

Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company today announced a major expansion of its availability: 29 more markets in Europe, nearly tripling the total number of countries where you can buy the device up to 39. The news shows that while we don’t have a firm number of how many units have been sold, we do know that Microsoft is banking on the device, a…

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The new Taster VR app brings VR content from the BBC to your smartphone

July 6, 2017

The BBC today released a new mobile application that will allow it to experiment with transforming BBC content into VR experiences. The app, called BBC Taster VR, comes from the broadcasters testing ground for new ideas, Taster, and uses technology from EEVO to publish videos in a VR format. Initially, Taster VR only offers a couple of projects, one of which is 360 video from the popular nature documentary, Planet…

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ delivers VR experience that puts you inside the superhero’s suit

June 19, 2017

The beauty of virtual reality is that it allows you to become anyone or anything you can dream of, and in this case the technology is letting you become the amazing Spider-Man. In the run-up to the release of the film Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, Sony has released a VR version of Spider-Man that lets you don the superhero’s costume, swing through the New York City using web shooters, and…

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Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

June 3, 2017

Discovering virtual reality in Season 5 of 'House of Cards.'Image: netflix  What’s crazier than the insane political machinations of House of Cards being outdone by the very real politics of 2017? How about the show taking Season 5 viewers into yet another layer deeper into the surreal by introducing virtual reality into the very plot of the show. Here’s your Spoiler Alert warning. If you haven’t already binge-watched the latest…

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Microsoft Research is working on AR glasses, here’s an early look

May 21, 2017

Image: microsoft research Because we’re spoiled and don’t appreciate amazing technology unless it’s immediately convenient, some tech pundits are dismissing VR in favor of AR, but the fact is that we’re still years away from easy to use AR glasses. For now, mainstream AR is limited to your smartphone, like most other apps. However, a team at Microsoft Research is looking to speed up the progress on wearable AR devices…

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Crunch Report | Rumors: Amazons New Echo Device

May 7, 2017

U.S. Department of Justice is apparently analyse Ubers controversial Greyball program Facebook screens Oculus Story Studio original VR content disagreement Credits Written by : Tito Hamze, John Mannes Hosted& Filmed by : Tito Hamze Edited by : Chris Gates Teleprompter : Tito Hamze Notes : < li> I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report( Its a hard decision and I suck at garmenting myself ). If you are…

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Get the right camera for shooting 360 video

April 23, 2017

Image: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Samsung Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they’re new and shiny, but because they’re more immersive than even the most stunning two-dimensional Instagram images. But how do those video wizards create them, you may ask? Although some of those videos were definitely created using very expensive and sophisticated cameras, it’s absolutely possible to create your…

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