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Dreamworld Vision Claims They Will Sell Augmented Reality Glasses For $350 or Less

It is always good to learn future hardware for augmented reality is becoming a lot cheaper. Dreamworld Vision, a company recently raising $2 million, claims they will make affordable augmented reality glasses available soon. At the price point of US$350, this hardware is much cheaper compared to anything else focusing on AR. The glasses do […]

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The Virtual Reality Ecosystem is About More Than Just Video Games

One of the many questions surrounding the virtual reality industry is how this technology will be used moving forward. Although video games are an obvious part of the VR ecosystem, experts wonder if it will ever be used for much more. It is not hard to see how VR can make an impact on education and […]

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Cheap Chinese VR Headsets are Often Worse Than Google Cardboard

Consumers may have noticed there appears to be a growing number of Chinese VR headsets which are compatible with mobile phones. It is not hard to see why someone would think there is no difference between these products and the Google Cardboard. As it turns out, one cardboard-based VR headset is not worse than a […]

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Buying a Virtual Reality Headset is a Luxurious Problem

People who are contemplating to enter the virtual reality ecosystem have a bit of an odd problem. On the one hand, there are very few headset manufacturers who do not rely on a smartphone access. At the same time, those manufacturers that do exist offer products with very specific requirements that make the choice a […]

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Don’t Blame Virtual Reality for Poor Graphics, Photorealistic Content is Still Decades Away

Even though virtual reality technology is still in the early stages of consumer adoption, people are already showing concern regarding the quality of the content they experience. Some people hope to see photorealistic images and video on their VR lenses in the near future, even though that is nothing more than a utopian dream. The current computer […]

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Future Generations of VR Headset Need to Provide an Untethered Experience

One thing currently hindering virtual reality adoption is how the headsets are very clunky to use. To be more precise, the powerful headsets require a powerful desktop computer to properly project VR images. This severely drives up the cost, as the computer is often twice or three times as expensive as the headset itself. Stand-alone hardware […]

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Facebook Shutting Down its Virtual Reality Studio

Two years ago, Occulus launched its Story Studio to create cutting-edge VR films. The Studio created titles such as Lost, Henry, and Dear Angelica, one of which even received an Emmy award. However, in a blog post earlier today Facebook announced that it will be shutting down Story Studio, and shift its focus on external development. Penned by Jason Rubin […]

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The Hardlight Suit Lets You Feel in Virtual Reality

It is time to take your VR experience to the next level with this haptic body suit. Using 16 feedback zones the suit covers every single muscle above your torso. Connect the suit via a USB compositor to your computer, fire up the Vive or the Rift, download a compatible game and you are ready […]

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Occulus Replaces Head of Computer Vision Post Underage Sex Sting

Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Occulus – a Facebook subsidiary – was arrested in Seattle as a result of an undercover sting operation. Katz is accused of soliciting sex from a 15 year old girl who was actually an undercover officer. In response, Occulus has relieved Katz from his position and replaced […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Potential Impact of Virtual Reality on the Human Brain

Using a virtual reality headset can have some nasty consequences for consumers’ mental and physical health. Getting injured while moving around in VR or experiencing motion sickness are just a few of the potential outcomes. There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the long-term effects VR has on our brains as well. Virtual […]