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  1. cageymaru

    Microsoft Patent Describes a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display

    Microsoft has filed a patent for a new type of mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) called a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display. The display uses movable screens to simulate a 360 degree field of view. These screens can rotate back and forth, spin around a user's head, or spin...
  2. W

    Rift S

    $399 1280x1440 @ 80Hz per panel (Rift 1 1080×1200 @ 90Hz) Not AMOLED panels 5 on board camera, No external cameras FOV: Undetermined (but not noticable enough in reviews to be different) New Touch controllers the "rings" on the controllers are above the hands instead of below (no hand smashing...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook Unveils the Oculus Rift S

    At GDC, Facebook unveiled their next PC virtual reality headset. Among other things, the Oculus Rift S features a "higher pixel density" and "improved optics," but doesn't divulge many technical details. According to UploadVR, the new headset now uses a single 2560x1440 LCD instead of dual...
  4. B

    New HP Reverb headset

    https://www.roadtovr.com/hp-reverb-vr-headset-announcement-price-release-date/ 2160x2160 with RGB stripe display should all but eliminate SDE while giving a clarity boost over the Odyssey+ (which has also all but elimintated it, albeit with a filter on a 1600x1440 screen). I might grab one...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Man Spends a Week Inside VR

    In spite of some growing pains associated with the technology, it seems that virtual reality and augmented reality will play a significant role in the future of society. But just what happens to people if they spend days, or even weeks, inside of VR/AR? One YouTuber decided to find out, as he...
  6. cageymaru

    VR Rhythm Game 'Beat Saber' Sells over 1 Million Copies

    Beat Saber may have become the first VR title to sell more than 1 million copies. Beat Games co-founder and CEO Jaroslav Beck thinks the secret to the game's success is "It is super intuitive." He also credited his team for creating a game that didn't crash and didn't lead to motion sickness...
  7. cageymaru

    Fundamental Surgery Is a VR Medical Training Platform Featuring Haptics

    Caution, the videos in this article show realistic simulations of surgery in VR using 3D models, so it is possibly NSFW. Billed as the "flight simulator for surgeons," FundamentalVR is pioneering the use of VR to create immersive training tools for the medical community. CEO Richard Vincent...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Nissan Will Use a Vive and HaptX Gloves to Prototype Designs

    Nissan is teaming up with haptic feedback expert HaptX to create a system where designers and engineers can prototype future car designs in a virtual environment. Using HaptX gloves and what appears to be an HTC Vive, the workers can interact with mock-ups of car interiors and exteriors without...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft HoloLens Was the Star of MWC

    Mobile device manufacturers released a slew of new handsets and MWC this year, but Forbes' Patrick Moorhead thinks that Microsoft's HoloLens 2 was one of the most impressive devices at the show. The new headset doubles the field of view of the original Hololens without sacrificing pixel density...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Nintendo Launches Labo VR Kit

    Following up on their immensely profitable Labo kits for the Switch, Nintendo just announced a new Labo kit designed for "sharable, simple, VR gaming experiences." The basic kit includes cutouts for VR Goggles and a VR blaster for $40, while the full package with a cardboard elephant, camera...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Oculus Quest Features an Active Cooling Fan

    In a forum AMA that UploadVR spotted over the weekend, Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett said that the upcoming Oculus Quest will be "significantly faster" that Facebook's last mainstream standalone headset, the Oculus Go. This should seem fairly obvious, as the Quest will use a Qualcomm...
  12. cageymaru

    Boneworks Has the Physics Underpinnings to Be a Next Generation VR Masterpiece

    The VR development studio, Stress Level Zero is working on its most ambitious VR title yet; Boneworks. Boneworks will feature advanced physics that aren't found in other VR titles. It uses the capabilities of the upcoming SteamVR Knuckles to allow users to grip one end of an object like a...
  13. Supercharged_Z06

    Next level VR interaction

    This is definitely worth a watch - some next level stuff as far as VR interaction/interface use for melee/FPS/action type games. Can't wait for Brandon and his crew to release their full game. Nice to see folks pushing the boundaries in VR and making shit happen. Lots of little moments where...
  14. cageymaru

    The HTC 5G Hub Will Bring Cloud-Based Virtual Reality to the Home

    The new HTC 5G Hub harnesses the power of 5G technology to bring cloud-based virtual reality to the home. For example, this will allow HTC Vive owners to stream VR content from the cloud to their headsets. No PC or cables will be required. Other features include 4K video streaming, low-latency...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    HTC Reveals the Vive Focus Plus

    Today, HTC announced an update to their standalone, enterprise-focused VR headset. The Vive Focus Plus incorporates 2 6DoF controllers instead of one, which they claim helps bring the headset up to par with PC VR devices and makes porting applications to the Focus easier. The new headset also...
  16. cageymaru

    16,000 Cheaters Have Been Banned from Apex Legends

    Respawn Entertainment has announced that over 16,000 cheaters have been identified and banned from Apex Legends. The development team acknowledged that "cheaters suck" and asked the community to gather evidence of them cheating. They are looking into adding a report feature to the game and will...
  17. cageymaru

    Genentech Clinical Trials Are Using Virtual Reality to Train Eye Surgeons

    Genentech has started a clinical trial for an eye implant, the size of a grain of rice, that will treat wet age-related macular degeneration by continuously releasing a drug to treat the disease. More than 1 million people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease. Genentech has invested...
  18. cageymaru

    The Official MSI Radeon VII 16G Product Page Is Now Live

    MSI has officially released the product page for its upcoming 7 nm AMD Radeon VII 16G card. The MSI version of the Radeon VII will feature a boost clock of 1750MHz, base clock of 1400MHz, and 2.0 Gbps memory speed. As with all Radeon VII cards, 16GB of HBM2 memory will be available for gamers...
  19. cageymaru

    VLC 4.0 Will Support VR Headsets and 360 Video

    VLC lead developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf gave a talk at FOSDEM 19 where he discussed new features that are coming in the open source VLC 4.0 release. The VLC development team reverse engineered the VR headsets on the market to add support via OpenHMD. Support for HDR, a new video filter API, new...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Project Wingman Releases Uncut VR Gameplay

    Ace Combat 7 is out on PC, and by most accounts, it's loads of fun, but the game's VR mode is still limited to a handful of missions separate from the main campaign on Playstation VR. Fortunately, a group of developers have been working on a arcadey, VR flight sim called "Project Wingman" for...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Pimax Update Adds Support For Foveated Rendering and Smoothing

    While Facebook's Oculus and Valve's Vive Headsets dominate the tethered VR headset scene now, some startups have big plans to disrupt the market. At the end of 2018, Blurbusters noted that Pimax, in particular, is a dark horse in the world of VR. Their headsets will supposedly offer a 200 degree...
  22. cageymaru

    HTC Vive Cosmos Is a Tethered Headset According to FCC Filings

    According to FCC filings, the upcoming HTC Vive Cosmos will not be a wireless headset. The 2.402-2.48 GHz frequencies used by the Cosmos are the same as what the Vive and Vive Pro devices use to connect wireless controllers to the headsets. A HTC representative told UploadVR that on "day one"...
  23. cageymaru

    Windows Audio Is Getting DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Upgrades

    Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft for Audio, Steven Wilssens has announced that DTS is coming to PC and XBOX in the coming weeks. In a tweet he said, "We also have DTS coming to PC and Xbox in the coming weeks. It will be available to the PC Insider audience first and then move to...
  24. cageymaru

    The VR Training Sector Is a Rapidly Growing Industry

    The VR training industry is bustling with growth as more companies use the headsets to train employees about safety procedures on the job. According to statistics, 713 workers fell to their deaths in workplace accidents in 2017. Workplace injuries cost employers $150 billion every year. By using...
  25. cageymaru

    Intel Announces New RealSense Stand-Alone Inside-Out Tracking Camera T265

    Intel has announced it is taking preorders for its new RealSense Tracking Camera T265. The Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 will allow developers to build autonomous devices, delivering high-performance guidance and navigation. The T265 uses proprietary visual inertial odometry simultaneous...
  26. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook is Allegedly Focusing On a Small AR Headset

    Citing a paywalled report from Business Insider, UploadVR says that Facebook is working on an AR prototype resembling "traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap." The report also mentions that the company moved "hundreds"...
  27. cageymaru

    Palmer Luckey Details His Vision of Reshaping National Security During Interview

    During an interview with CNN, former Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey detailed his vision for national security. After selling his Oculus VR technology to Facebook and leaving the company he founded behind, Palmer Luckey co-founded Anduril Industries in Orange County, California. There his team...
  28. AlphaAtlas

    TPCast Air Reportedly Works with Occulus Go and Quest

    TPCast was one of the first companies to enter the wireless VR market. The original TPCast untethered VR users from their PCs, while the TPCast Plus reportedly worked out some of the kinks. HTC recently launched their own wireless streaming solution, and we reviewed MSI's more unorthodox...
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    Grenade! Run!

  30. cageymaru

    HTC Vive Pro Eye and HTC Vive Cosmos HMDs Announced at CES 2019

    HTC has announced the all new HTC Vive Pro Eye with foveated rendering and eye tracking. It will blur the details of the screen where the user isn't staring to save system resources. This also allows the image details in the area where the user is staring to be sharper as system resources can be...
  31. cageymaru

    Viveport Infinity Brings Unlimited Access to the Viveport Subscription Catalog

    HTC Vive and Viveport have announced a new unlimited VR rental service called Viveport Infinity during its CES presentation. For a low monthly fee, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users will be able play a vast selection of VR titles from the Viveport Subscription catalog with an unlimited...
  32. cageymaru

    Watch the HTC CES Press Conference

    CNET is going to live-stream the HTC Vive VR press conference today starting at 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT. HTC on Twitter has been alluding to a release of new products at CES. Monday is a massive day of press conferences at CES 2019, and nestled among them is HTC. The company's livestreaming its...
  33. cageymaru

    HTC Sales Are down over 61% in 2018

    HTC sales are still weak as its end of year financial statement showed a 61.78% decline in consolidated sales when compared to last year. This is the seventh consecutive year of decline that the company has experienced. HTC recently launched a new phone in December, but sales were still down...
  34. AlphaAtlas

    Steam VR Usage Almost Doubled in 2018

    On the surface, Steam's latest hardware survey doesn't look particularly flattering for the VR market, but UploadVR points out that 2018 was a good year for the Steam VR gaming industry. According to the Steam statistics they've been logging, PC VR usage almost doubled in 2018, and 0.8% of Steam...
  35. cageymaru

    Slightly Mad Studios Begins Development of a Gaming Console

    Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell has announced that the game development studio known for blockbuster hits such as the Project Cars series and Need for Speed: Shift is working on a powerful gaming console. The Mad Box will be capable of VR gaming and will be equivalent to a "very fast PC 2...
  36. Supercharged_Z06

    Rift on sale again

    If you missed out on the Black Friday or pre-Christmas sales, looks like Amazon has the Rift on sale again for $349: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073X8N1YW
  37. cageymaru

    The State of VR in 2018

    Blurbusters has an article on the state of VR in 2018. It touches on the current VR trends as the market shifts from wired headsets to wireless HMDs powered by the latest Snapdragon processor. Bela discusses upcoming options in 2019 to rid ourselves of the wire, and their experience with lesser...
  38. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Patents In-Air Gesturing for VR

    According to a report by Patently Mobile, Samsung recently filed a patent for an in-air gesture control system designed for AR and VR headsets. Such a system would use a color camera, a depth camera, and an infrared sensor with an infrared light for illumination, at the very least. Simple...
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    Good VR Graphics Card

    Hi i was looking at buying an HTC Vive with all the sales going on atm. It's pretty much the only VR headset for sale in my Country. I'm currently running an RX 480, but have heard it's not up to the task. I certainly can't afford an RTX 2080 Ti. I could easily get an Vega 64 or at a stretch a...
  40. cageymaru

    Sony 3D Camera Technology to Fuel Smartphone Upgrade Cycle in 2019

    Bloomberg is reporting that smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Huawei, and Samsung have taken interest in 3D camera technology from Sony. The cameras can create 3D images of objects and faces that can be used for virtual shopping and gesture control. Sony is a major player in the camera...
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