When you communicate in the real world, much of that is made up of the facial expressions you exhibit while talking to others. When you enter the world of Virtual Reality, it feels important to bring those facial expressions with you. This challenge is not an easy one, given you have...
  • Oculus Quest and Rift S now available for pre-order.

    Overnight Oculus announced that their 2 new VR headsets, the Oculus Quest and the Oculus Rift S are now available for pre-order. The Oculus Quest ditches the wires and is Oculus’ first all-in-one VR headset. This features cameras and sensors on the outside of the display to track your...
  • VR proptech start-up, Inspace XR, raises $750,000 seed round

    VR start-up, Inspace XR, has raised a $750,000 in a seed round to build our their VR platform that quickly and easily converts 3D models from applications like Revit, ArchiCAD, SketchUp and converts them to VR environments. The seed investment comes from a group of investors that include Australia’s...
  • Hands-on with Epson’s Moverio BT-350 AR Glasses

    Augmented Reality is something many have tried, but only a few have delivered. One company that have a real, product in the market for sale, is Epson. For around a thousand bucks, you (or your business) can buy the BT-300/350 AR glasses (full specs here). This morning I had...
  • Oculus announce Hybrid apps, 1 app for desktop and VR

    During OC5, Oculus announced a new SDK feature called Hybrid apps. This allowed software developers to enable the same desktop app to run on the desktop and in VR.  For those that create VR content, this will dramatically speed up development, as it opens the door to ending the...
  • Zuckerberg announces Rift Quest at OC5, wireless 6DoF + controllers

    Facebook-owned Oculus have just announced a new product, Oculus Quest.  Zuckerberg says the goal is to deliver a VR platform that can sustain itself and that means a device that’s easy and convenient to use, that will build to having more than 100 million users.  Oculus Quest is said...
  • Zero Latency clocks up 500,000 game plays

    Zero Latency is the Aussie-born, now international success story that is the global leader in free-roam, multiplayer VR entertainments. The service has now unlocked an impressive milestone, half a million game plays across its global network of 19 venues. While the metrics flood in from happy players across the globe,...
  • HoloLens 2 codename is Sydney

    Microsoft’s HoloLens was a landmark announcement, developed in secrecy for 5 years the Augmented Reality headset was global news. Since then they’ve had moderate success in the business world, usually implemented as a training device. While good for its time, the limitations of a high price and limited field...
  • Oculus makes good on store credit promise after Rift outage

    Check your inbox Oculus Rift users. If you were impacted by the recent service outage (due to a certificate error), then chances are you’ll have an email from Oculus. Just as they said they would, they have credited affected users with store credits. The value of the credit is...
  • Bose AR glasses augment what you hear, not what you see

    At SXSW, Bose introduced Bose AR, a very different take on what we understand Augmented Reality to be. Instead of augmenting what you see, Bose is plannning to augmented what you hear, instead of overlaying visuals in front of your eyes. Currently in the prototype stage, the glasses would...
  • Oculus compensate users with $15 credit for outage

    Today has not been a great day for Oculus. For most of the past 12+ hours, users have been unable to use the Oculus Rift. As you can imagine, after investing in VR, owners use their headsets regularly and those developing on the platform could well have had demonstrations...
  • Wireless HTC Pro will go head to head against Oculus Santa Cruz this year

    During CES this week, HTC Vive announced a major update to their VR platform with the introduction of Vive Pro and Vive Wireless. The Vive Pro upgrades the Vive to use dual OLED displays with a wider field of view and upgraded picture quality with a resolution jump of 37%...
  • Get ready to feel VR with a full-body haptic suit

    Virtual Reality has come a long way in a few short years, increasing resolution, reducing input lag and the big one, adding touch controllers. While that was a big leap forward for the industry, the job of full immersion in a virtual environment is a long way from being...
  • Deal: Get up to 81% on Oculus titles (today only)

    Over the Christmas break, Oculus have had some pretty great deals on VR titles and today, those sales end. If you have an Oculus Rift and have been looking at buying titles like The Climb or Superhot VR, then you want to take a look as there are some...
  • Happy New Year (in VR)

    Its the end of another year and this year I made something different to mark the occasion. In the year I bought an Oculus Rift, it seemed appropriate I make an end of year creation using VR. The following creation was made using the Oculus Rift with touch controllers,...
  • Hands-on with Rift Core 2.0, Oculus biggest update since launch

    At Facebook’s developer conference, Oculus Connect 4 this year, the Facebook-owned company announced they’d be delivering a substantial update to the Oculus Rift experience and today, we, Oculus-owners got that update. The immediate update is to the Oculus software that runs on your desktop, but after entering VR, you...
  • Oculus Desktop app also getting an overhaul with Rift Core 2.0

    If you have an Oculus Rift, its time to get excited about updates. During the recent Oculus Connect 4 developer conference, Oculus announced we were getting a complete overhaul of the Oculus Home experience. Today they’ve announced their Oculus desktop app is also getting an overhaul. Launching as part...
  • Epson’s first AR app is a 3D digital drone for their Moverio glasses

    As part of its ongoing collaboration with global drone leader DJI, Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, has announced the world’s first glasses-based augmented reality drone flight simulator app, developed by Y Media Labs exclusively for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smartglasses. The application allows a user to fly a 3D digital drone in...
  • Amazon Sumerian simplifies VR creation, no code, in the browser

    Amazon are becoming well known for surprise products and Sumerian is their latest. Its a tool that lets novices create and run VR and AR apps without knowing how to build 3D assets or how to write a line of programming. Sumerian is going up against juggernauts in the...
  • Why I bought an Oculus Rift instead of Windows Mixed Reality

    By all accounts, Facebook-owned Oculus had a great Connect 4, with the announcement they’re delivering a massive update to the core experience. Dash will arrive in December and deliver the VR integration with your desktop apps in a minority report-style interface. The Rift has come a long way since...
  • Microsoft quietly announces Surface Book 2, is WMR Ultra ready

    Surface Book getting long in the tooth with processors and GPU performance coming a long way since its release a couple of years ago. With not dedicated event, the Surface Book 2 is largely just a case of update the device with a spec boost. Microsoft says the Surface...

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