If you’ve recently purchased or been gifted a VR headset, you’ll probably want to demo some experiences to your family and friends. However, from the outset, it’s unclear how to optimize for the best experience. Which experiences should you show? In what order? How can you ensure that you’ve provided the best demo possible? This guide will explain how to conduct an ideal VR demo to first-time viewers on mobile headsets like the Gear VR and Daydream, as well as high end headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. VR demos for Gear VR and Daydream If you’re demoing the Gear VR or Daydream headsets, you should start off with a high end cinematic experience in which the viewer will be sitting stationary and looking at the action unfolding around them. In this author’s opinion, the ideal first cinematic experiences to demo are “Invasion!” and “Asteroids!” by Baobab Studios. Larry Cutler is the CTO and cofounder at Baobab Studios. … [Read more...] about The best ways to demo your new VR headsets
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posted on 02 Jan 2018, 05:29 2 1. midan (Posts: 388; Member since: 09 Oct 2017) All companies should stop doing these, waste of money and time. People just don't care. posted on 02 Jan 2018, 06:51 4 2. MrShazam (banned) (Posts: 987; Member since: 22 Jun 2017) "People just don't care." posted on 02 Jan 2018, 08:45 1 3. HansP (Posts: 521; Member since: 16 Oct 2011) Gaming, using the VR controller is also quite fun. posted on 02 Jan 2018, 14:21 0 7. midan (Posts: 388; Member since: 09 Oct 2017) And you would use it few times and threw it away or sell it on eBay etc. 8. sgodsell (Posts: 5570; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) Midan why are you here? It's a known fact that you are here to cut up VR, and Android in general. Why? Because your an iPhone guy, so you don't have any half decent VR on any iPhone, because of the low resolution displays on all iPhones. The only VR on iPhone is cardboard. So there is no Oculus software or support for any iPhone, … [Read more...] about Comments for : Deal: Samsung Gear VR (2017) headset and controller are down to $55, the lowest price to date!
During his keynote chat at Mobile World Congress on Monday, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg talked on a bevy of topics ranging from his newborn daughter to his ambitious plans for virtual reality. But more than anything else, Zuckerberg wanted to discuss wireless connectivity and how he plans to continue rolling out programs aimed at delivering affordable Internet access to emerging markets. It's a familiar plight for Zuckerberg, who's Internet.org initiative has sought to bring Internet access to the estimated 4 billion people worldwide who still don't have it. To that end, Zuckerberg highlighted the foundation of the Telecom Infra Project. Similar to the function of the Open Compute Project, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) will aim to open source Facebook's wireless technologies -- ranging from new wireless radios to new optical fiber equipment -- so that any wireless carrier may use them. The hope is that this project will lead to the creation of better wireless networks … [Read more...] about MWC: Mark Zuckerberg talks free Internet, VR and the killer app for 5G networks
posted on 25 Jun 2016, 23:47 1 1. Carlitos (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 Oct 2011) Honestly give until late next year. I've already gotten many great reactions and excitement from people that don't really follow into tech like that. And hoping that by the next iteration of the play station and Xbo, VR is in full gear posted on 26 Jun 2016, 13:09 1 28. sgodsell (Posts: 5519; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) Mobile VR is going to command the vast majority of the VR market. That's a given, especially when most smartphones already have the hardware needed for VR. So users only have to spend a little more in order to get a good VR experience. Not to mention most of the VR content is on mobile devices right now. (YouTube, 360 cameras, as well as other VR apps and games) posted on 27 Jun 2016, 12:17 0 36. GoTstan (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Jul 2015) Dude they're gonna be expensive but not a $1000 expensive posted on 25 Jun 2016, 23:55 1 2. JMartin22 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Google VR head Bavor says VR has a long way to go before it is accepted by the masses
Rumor has it that Google’s virtual reality hardware effort is about to expand beyond Cardboard. According to multiple reports, the search giant is prepping a stand-alone VR headset ahead of its I/O developer conference on May 18.Perhaps the best evidence has come in the form of an premature placeholder in the Google Play Store Developer Console, the webpage from which developers set the pricing, services, and listing information of apps they’ve published to the Play Store. As first noted by Android Police on Friday, some publishers briefly gained the option to set pricing and distribution rules for “Android VR” devices — a likely reference a VR-tuned variant of Google’s Android mobile operating system.According to Peter Rojas, co-founder of popular tech blogs Gizmodo and Engadget, the headset is “less powerful” than peripherals like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, both of … [Read more...] about Get ready for Android VR: Google may unveil a stand-alone VR headset at I/O 2016
Taking a spin in the Lexus RC F can be pretty sweet, especially if you have a lovely track on hand to thrash it around on.For those unable to secure either at the same, Lexus sort of has you covered in the interim with a new app that takes you on a wild VR lap through your smartphone.The Lexus Virtual Drive places viewers not just in the passenger seat, but throughout different spots throughout the track as well as on the car, while the Lexus does a few runs of the beautiful Ascari circuit in Spain.Downloading the app puts the viewer in the car’s cockpit with a racing driver who will take them on a journey around the course, accompanied by another RC F who will join in on the fun. Occasionally, the action will jump out of the car and place the viewer at a cool vantage point on the side of the track or even on the tarmac while the two sports cars whiz by.The perspective will also jump to a mounted spot on different parts of the car’s exterior. In all these instances, the app … [Read more...] about Let the Lexus RC F take you for a VR lap around the Ascari track with this new app
Apple is focusing on the development of a new augmented reality headset with its own chip and a brand new operating system, according to a report from Bloomberg.Image Credit: NIS-Store.comThe company is reportedly looking to have the technology down pat in 2019 so it can ship an ambitious product in 2020.The company has a team of several hundred engineers operating on a project code named "T288." This is the same team that built Apple's ARKit for for iOS 11, which Bloomberg describes as an "interim step" to the actual goal of a self-contained headset. Apple's ARKit in action. Credit: Apple That headset will run a new operating system called "rOS," though Apple is still figuring out how it will work. The company is looking into voice control via Siri, head gestures and touch panels, and are building a series of apps for testing (texting, 360-degree video playback, virtual meetings) and possibly its own App Store.Apple is investigating … [Read more...] about Apple’s AR Headset Coming with Whole New OS
Back in 2012, Palmer Luckey captured the world's imagination with the dream of a viable virtual reality headset — one that could be used by the masses, ushering in a new era of excitement for entertainment. And so, the hype engine swelled, first with promising demos and glowing think pieces, next with a slew of developers and early adopters eager to get in on the ground floor, plunking down their hard-earned cash for prototypes. Excitement for VR reached a fever pitch in 2014, when Facebook announced it was purchasing Luckey's company, Oculus VR, for $2 billion, with plans to launch a consumer-grade VR headset. HTC, a struggling phone maker, partnered with Valve to announce that they, too, were bringing a VR headset, dubbed Vive, to market. And just like that, virtual reality was off to the races, with the Rift and Vive vying for a coveted space in early adopter households. On the launch dates for the products, each got relatively positive reviews. But somewhere in the midst … [Read more...] about Has Time Run Out for Virtual Reality?
Editor's Note: We recently recieved word that the Lightsaber bundled with the headset does in fact offer haptic feedback. We are working with the manufacturer to confirm and will update accordingly. Fzzzzsh! My lightsaber flickers to life as I prepare to face the deadly Sith Lord, Darth Maul. My eyes narrow as he menacingly insinuates that these will be the last moments of my life. "Bring it," I respond coolly as he flips his way into battle. And just like that, I am in a battle for my survival. Ten frantic, slightly sweaty minutes later, I break Maul's guard with a Force Push and land the final blow, sending him crashing to the ground. It's then that Lenovo's $199 augmented-reality Star Wars Jedi Challenges headset officially makes my holiday wish list. Available sometime in November and currently available for preorder at Best B uy , Lenovo's new headset is the result of a team-up with Disney . The new device marries Lenovo's Mirage AR headset with … [Read more...] about The Star Wars AR Headset Let Me Live Out My Jedi Fantasies
Sure, technology concept videos showing off visions for the future are fun, but concept products you can actually touch and use are far more interesting. Next week at Mobile World Congress, Samsung’s bringing an interesting concept product that’s kind of a mash-up of Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens—similar to ODG’s prototype glasses we spotted at CES in January.Samsung’s “Monitorless” wants you to use a pair of augmented reality glasses in lieu of a computer monitor. That basic concept isn’t particularly revolutionary as Microsoft’s HoloLens can stand in for a PC monitor, as can VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift. But Samsung’s Monitorless glasses look more like a regular pair of specs. Just as interestingly, Monitorless pulls double duty as both an AR headset or a quick and dirty VR setup, allowing you to see either your PC desktop or your smartphone’s display in either a virtual reality (VR) or augmented … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Monitorless concept swaps your PC display for augmented sunglasses