Oculus VR details audio positioning improvements

Oculus Rift Audio

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has announced an update to the software development kit (SDK) for its Rift virtual reality headset which, it claims, improves the ability for users to locate the source of sounds within a virtual environment.Part of a string of both promised and realised updates to Oculus VR's Rift

Pimax Launches World’s First 8K VR Headset

Pimax 8K

Pimax announced the launch of their campaign today for their new 200° FOV 8K virtual reality headset, designed for VR futurists.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pimax8kvr/1001502333?ref=9xpbqf&token=cc143a74After capturing the world's attention with the release of the first 4K VR headset, Pimax is set to stun the tech world again by doubling the field of view to

Gear VR PhoneCast app lets you use some 2D apps in virtual reality

PhoneCast

Virtual reality is fun and entertaining but hardly useful when it comes to getting real-world things done, it isn’t of much help. At least with the current state of technology. In the meantime, however, users can have an approximation of productivity in virtual reality by having their non-gaming software brought

Cinera, the world’s first cinema VR headset

Cinera headset

It seems that everyone wants to get in on virtual reality, and gaming seems to be the primary focus with companies like Microsoft and Dell. But Cinera is looking to seriously upgrade your home theater system with its VR headset. People want to watch movies from home and have the theater-like

Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

Street View

Exploring our fine planet in Google Earth VR can already be a awe-inspiring thing, but today Google is making the experience a little more immersive by adding Street View to the app. Assuming your Earth VR app is up-to-date, you’ll now be able to drop down to street level in

HTC Vive Focus VR Headset Shown In Trademark Apps

The HTC Vive is regarded as one of the best VR headsets on the market. A lot of competition has been introduced since the HTC Vive originally launched including Sony’s Playstation VR headset but the Vive has still stood up as the favorite virtual reality headset among enthusiasts. Now, it

Finally, a Commodore 64 Virtual Reality Set

Comadore VR64

For when you're tired of the Commodore 64 in two dimensions.As a shining example of nerdy perseverance and dedication to a truly retro technology, YouTube user 64Jim64 has made a virtual reality headset that is compatible with the Commodore 64. Better than that though, he coded his own compatible game, Street

Pre-Orders Open For Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Dell recently revealed the Visor Windows Mixed Reality headset, which it designed for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Microsoft’s OS update is due to launch on October 17, and Dell is ready to ship its Visor headset alongside the platform. The company

A Tech Startup Is Using Virtual Reality as a Weapon Against Cancer

OnComfort

Cancer vs. VR OnComfort’s goal is to help patients cope with the stress and pain associated with cancer treatment, but the startup isn’t working on a new medication or traditional therapy. They have their eyes set on virtual reality (VR).“Oncomfort leverages virtual reality technology to help train patients in stress management

Why Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Will be Important for Your Business

Augmented reality

In the arc of every modern technology’s development, a great deal of attention is generally initially focused on the technology itself. When, for example, artificial intelligence (AI) was emerging as a computational and cognitive force, researchers and university professors were constantly in the media explaining how neural networks and machine learning

The New Rules Of Virtual Reality

rules

Here’s a unique problem filmmakers approaching VR for the first time have. The traditional filmmaking techniques for making ‘flatties’ won’t work. New technology brings new rules.Here’s seven rules we teach at Raindance Film Festival, both in our VR training programme, and at the VR Experience Summit sponsored by Facebook 360

Cancer doctors look to virtual reality for insight into tumours

Oculus VR cancer detected

Virtual reality developers promise that technology will enter our lives and make the world a better place – but few applications have so far lived up to promise.Now healthcare could finally have found a practical use for VR technology that would take doctors inside a computer generated cancerous tumour.Developments using

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