All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘VR’

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin Later This Year, VR Device Ships Early 2016

The Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has announced that its headset, the Oculus Rift, is almost ready to go. You’ll be able to pre-order an Oculus Rift later this year and the device will ship early next year. The finished consumer edition “builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that …

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GoPro Is Getting Serious About Virtual Reality

GoPro is getting serious about virtual reality. The camera-maker has agreed to acquire French company Kolor, a startup that specializes in immersive 360-degree videos. Kolor takes multiple photos and videos and pieces them together to form an interactive virtual experience. GoPro calls it “spherical video”. From GoPro: Spherical media enables a range of immersive viewing experiences and is an essential …

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Watch a Guy Watch His Son’s Birth Live in Virtual Reality

If you don’t pay attention to the incredibly odd promo image above, Samsung has done something pretty cool – for the first time (it’s claiming), someone has watched a birth live-stream in virtual reality. Make no mistake, this is a six minute ad for Samsung’s Gear VR. But it is a neat use of the technology. It might pull at your …

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Facebook’s Impact on Oculus Rift? Cost, Says CEO

To the people who invested the most in Oculus VR and their nascent virtual reality company – the ones who donated to its Kickstarter campaign and eagerly followed the technology as it matured – Facebook’s surprise acquisition was a walk into a room, record-scratching, head-turning, what the absolute f*ck moment. The big question was what the hell is Facebook going …

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Sony’s Project Morpheus Previewed in New Video

Yesterday the video game community was thrown into a combination of disbelief and despair following the news that Facebook has agreed to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion. The Ocuslus Rift headset was seen by many as the best leap forward for virtual reality gaming in decades, bringing with it the promise of more immersive gaming experience and quite possibly …

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