IMAX guns for VR market with StarVR and Google partnerships
IMAX has released more information about Google’s announcement at yesterday’s I/O conference that the companies would pair up to develop a cinema grade VR camera.
According to IMAX, it’ll be called the IMAX VR camera and built to use Jump, Google’s platform for creating and viewing 3D, 360 video.
IMAX will also provide Google with...
VicoVR is crowdfunding to bring affordable positional and body tracking to mobile VR
A bluetooth peripheral that brings wireless, Kinect-like motion tracking to Android and iOS head mounted devices without a PC, wires or wearable sensors is crowdfunding on Indiegogo.
The campaign is aiming to fund full 3D body tracking for mobile VR.
VicoVR comes in three parts: a reasonably affordable sensor which looks a lot like Microsoft's...
Google announces Daydream platform for mobile virtual reality
Those on tenterhooks waiting for an announcement about Android VR at Google’s IO conference weren’t entirely disappointed yesterday, when the tech giant announced Daydream, a platform for high quality mobile virtual reality (VR).
The platform "has all the ingredients you need to create immersive VR experiences," according...
Acer partners with Starbreeze for entry into VR market
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Acer has a diverse consumer technology portfolio, although the company has become most
Manus VR trials full arm tracking on the HTC Vive
VR hardware company Manus VR is trying out the first ever full arm tracking on the HTC Vive headset.
The Dutch startup has spent years iterating and developing its hand-tracking glove, compatible with many VR headsets.
The gloves are pretty impressive looking kit and track hand movement via high-tech sensors. They’re washable, built with an open source SDK, wireless and include an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer along with a...
Man spends 25 hours inside a HTC Vive and sets world record
There’s a common sense element to using virtual reality; most of us know it’s a bad idea to spend too long in a virtual world, both from a physical and a mental perspective.
But actual studies into how the technology affects the brain are few and far between. Back in 2014, a UCLA scientist who headed a study on exactly that topic called for more research into the area.
VRidge enables Oculus VR games on Cardboard
A new app has been launched that will adapt the Oculus Rift output for use with a Google Cardboard headset.
The new software, VRidge, enables smaller and cheaper virtual reality (VR) headsets such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard to be modified to run games like higher-end machines like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Developed by Riftcat, VRidge adapts the head-tracking input and stereoscopic output of the Oculus Rift to an Android smartphone app. Once set up, it can...
Oculus hires Fitbit chief operating officer
In the midst of backlash against Oculus’ product delays, the company has announced that it’s hired Hans Hartmann, formerly of Fitbit as its new chief operating officer (COO).
He’ll replace current COO Laird Malamed, who will take on a new executive role to help Oculus scale.
CEO Brendan Iribe
New research report assesses Oculus Rift and overall VR market
Analyst house Research and Markets argues in its latest note the much-awaited VR headset Oculus Rift has finally begun shipments, with the first pre-orders expected to have been delivered earlier this month.
Oculus rose to fame with its Kickstarter campaign in 2012, bringing in nearly 10,000 backers, raising $2.4 million and playing a key founding role in the currently fledgling but fast-rising VR market.
Now a Facebook company, Oculus has delivered its first headsets to the...