Watch This Demo of Japan VR From 1990

With Google, Facebook and Samsung all making forays into VR and AR technology, virtual reality is on the brink of breaking into mainstream culture. But long before it was available to the masses, VR was just another experimental technology only few had access to – and it goes all the way back to the 1990s,…

Xiaomi Announces The New Mi VR for 29$

Lost in all of the hype surrounding the reveal of the stunningly beautiful Mi Mix, Xiaomi also took the wraps off its newest virtual reality headset, the Mi VR. The new headset, which is designed to work with the latest generation of Xiaomi smartphones including the Mi 5 and Mi Note 2, will only cost…

The New Augmented Social VR with Facial Expressions by Oculus

Today on stage at Oculus’ Connect conference, Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a new social VR experience that overlays VR avatars of friends who are elsewhere on top of your vision so you can hang out together, The New Augmented Social VR with Facial Expressions by Oculus Inside this social VR experience you can take real world…

Facebook Messenger video calls in VR Announced by Oculus

Facebook Messenger video calls in VR Announced by Oculus, Onstage at the Oculus Connect 3 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered a Facebook Messenger video call from his wife while in the new social VR environment. It appears that Facebook is finally confident enough with its VR arm that it’s willing to promote cross-network compatibility….

Oculus Teases A New Stand-Alone VR Headset

Somewhere between phone-based VR and the wired, PC-connected Oculus Rift, Zuckerberg introduces a peek at something stand-alone and new, Oculus Teases A New Stand-Alone VR Headset. Oculus has another new VR platform on the horizon, and it looks like something different from PC and phone-connected VR. At Oculus Connect, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a…

A new ‘mixed reality’ wireless VR headset by Intel

Today, Intel announced a new virtual reality reference design it’s calling Project Alloy, a cordless system the company says contains everything you need to have a VR experience without extraneous components. That means the headset contains the computational and graphics power necessary to create the virtual images and an internal battery for power, as well…

Xiaomi may reveal a VR headset today

[Update] Instead of launching the VR headset, the company has launched a teaser video for the upcoming device on Chinese video sharing website, YouKu. The video doesn’t seem to reveal much about the device except for the fact that that headset will be launched on August 4. Xiaomi may be planning to launch a new…

The Most Realistic VR Experience – Cable

To date, cable-driven parallel robots have been used in production environments, where they meet high requirements. The systems surpass conventional industrial robots in size and payload by between one and two orders of magnitude. The end effector can be freely moved with high accuracy by up to eight cables and winches. Based on this technology…

How To Make A Dark Souls of VR

“The Dark Souls of X” is such a common cliche that there’s an entire Twitter account dedicated to mocking it. The phrase is usually an unnecessary substitute for saying a game is hard: Super Hexagon is the Dark Souls of mobile games, Super Meat Boy is theDark Souls of platformers, Homefront: The Revolution is the Dark…

Twitter hires Ex-Apple designer as a director of AR and VR

A week after acquiring the machine-learning firm Magic Pony, Twitter is venturing further into the realm of virtual reality and augmented reality. The microblogging site has acquired the music VR experience startup IXOMOXI and hired its CEO, Alessandro Sabatelli, to serve as Twitter’s director of AR and VR. Sabatelli, a former Apple designer, confirmed the…

Oculus: exclusive games are good for VR

Exclusivity is a complex issue for the gaming industry, and has been for quite some time. Although platform exclusivity of first- and third-party titles creates competition between the console makers, it also fragments the user base and forces gamers to either put up with the fact that they’re going to miss out on major triple-A…