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Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Pebble Goes Round, VR Hits Movies, and Smart Locks Lose Keypads
09/26/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 771 Words

The Gear VR headset allows owners of certain Galaxy smartphones to slide in their devices and immerse themselves in virtual reality at a lower cost than dedicated Oculus hardware.

That cost is lowering again with the refreshed Gear VR, which carries with...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Useful Smartwatches, Orbital Cameras, and an Un-Procrastinator
08/01/15 8:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 797 Words

On our la carte menu this week are a smartwatch for the blind, a virtual reality camera, a button to cancel distractions on your computer, and a pet-monitoring camera that dispenses treats.

Regular readers will know that these are not reviews.

Quinten Plummer
Fove VR Headset Locks Onto Your Gaze
05/20/15 3:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 576 Words

... is the first virtual reality headset to feature eye-tracking -- meaning, among other things, that characters you view on screen can look right back at you. So far, close to 500 people have pledged nearly US$200,000 to bring the Fove VR headset...

Rob Enderle
Holy Crap: Microsoft Is Building Tomorrowland!
05/04/15 8:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1145 Words

At last week's Microsoft Build, I saw what may be the core of building Tomorrowland -- first virtually and eventually in reality.

I'll share my thoughts about that and close with my product of the week: the laptop Microsoft gave to...

Quinten Plummer
Leap Motion Faceplate Lets OSVR Head Talk to the Hand
03/25/15 2:53 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 668 Words

Open Source Virtual Reality , a platform that aims to unify virtual reality input devices, games and output, and Leap Motion , a company that has established itself in the development of motion-tracking hardware, on Wednesday announced what may be a compelling way...

John P. Mello Jr.
Apple Awarded Patent for Hybrid VR Headset
02/18/15 11:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 766 Words

... has been awarded a patent for a virtual reality headset that can use an iPhone or iPod as a display. Patent number 8,957,835 was awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Apple for a "head-mounted display apparatus for retaining a...

Katherine Noyes
Google's Cardboard VR Kit Is Really No Joke
12/17/14 6:55 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 777 Words

Google last week announced an updated app for its minimalist Cardboard virtual reality viewer, as well as software development kits for both Android and the Unity game engine. It also published new building specifications for those interested in making their own Cardboard viewers...

Rob Enderle
The Coming Virtual Lifestyle Revolution
09/22/14 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1181 Words

One was its new robotics effort, and the other was the announcement that it's pushing Vuforia, its augmented reality platform, into wearable head-mounted displays (think Google Glass on steroids). Qualcomm is imagining a time when we'll wear these things from the moment we...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook's $2B Baby Oculus Denies Rival's Rights Claims
05/06/14 6:25 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 613 Words

... simmering conflict between Oculus, a virtual reality startup Facebook bought last month for $2 billion, and ZeniMax Media began to boil Monday. ZeniMax las week claimed one of its former employees, John Carmack, improperly shared some of its tech with Oculus for...

Rob Enderle
Xbox 360: Like Sony and Apple's Illegitimate Child
05/16/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1476 Words

Imagining the Next Xbox
My best guess on the next Xbox name is Xbox VR, for virtual reality. While the Xbox 360 comes close to the reality we saw in the film "Toy Story," the next Xbox should be able...

Mike Martin
Is That a Computer You're Wearing on Your Head?
11/24/10 11:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 689 Words

This new device category is a head-worn, mobile computer headset with full voice, audio and PC capabilities, leveraging Kopin's advanced system and micro-display technologies to create a virtual 15-inch monitor that supports simulation software, streaming video on-demand and other large-screen enterprise applications. Motorola...

Rob Enderle
Solving Tech's Diversity Problem
05/07/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2212 Words

I spend a lot of time whining that much of the virtual reality stuff in the market is crap, often really expensive crap, and that we need a bar that sets what would be a minimum acceptable VR experience.

Back when video...

Rob Enderle
Fighting Off the Harvey Weinsteins of the World Through Technology
10/23/17 10:50 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1550 Words

Augmented Reality and Evidence
As we move toward the widespread adoption of augmented reality technology, which uses both audio and video sensors (you basically become a walking camera), the ability to record abuse directed against you or others will become...

John P. Mello Jr.
Valve To Put Steam Behind VR Efforts With New Headset
02/25/15 10:04 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 638 Words

... on Monday announced that it's getting into the virtual reality hardware business. In a terse tease posted to the Web, the company trumpeted its intentions to reveal its SteamVR hardware system next week at the 2015 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Quinten Plummer
Oculus Opens Social Doors for Gear VR
03/12/16 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 574 Words

The company, which has yet to ship its own virtual reality headset, also released two social games to encourage more friending on Oculus Social: Herobound: Gladiators and Social Trivia .

In Herobound: Gladiators , players team up to take arms in...

Quinten Plummer
HTC Shows Off Vive Pre's Room-Sensing Camera
01/06/16 11:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 680 Words

... room-sensing camera planted on the front of the Vive Pre was the reason the release of Valve and HTC's virtual reality headset was delayed, the companies revealed Tuesday at CES 2016. The Vive VR headset was supposed to beat Oculus VR and...

Pam Baker
Virtual World Research, Part 1: A Place to Experiment
12/30/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 958 Words

... and government agencies are conducting all kinds of research, both scientific and sociological, in virtual worlds -- but is this merely a newfangled boondoggle or is the research really real? "My general perspective is that virtual worlds are at least as real...

Walaika Haskins
Cisco Makes Hardware-Free Switches a Virtualized Reality
09/18/08 3:40 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 718 Words

Cisco and VMware announced Wednesday a collaboration that will bring businesses greater scalability and operational control of virtual environments in their data centers. The initial fruit of the two companies' combined efforts will be the integration of the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual...

Walaika Haskins
Who Polices Virtual Worlds?
07/31/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1534 Words

However, in the digital world, who lays down the law? As virtual worlds such as Second Life and Eve Online continue to grow, attracting more and more residents -- and often for vastly different reasons -- who decides what goes and what doesn't?

Walaika Haskins
Coke's Virtual World: Fizzy Fun or Empty Marketing Calories?
12/07/07 2:32 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 821 Words

Coca-Cola has opened CC Metro, the soft drink maker's island located in the virtual online universe. Coke announced the launch of the new community created by Makena Technologies, founder of, Thursday. Whether Web surfers will line up to play around in...

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