Posts Categorized: Community

Play Your Steam First-Person Shooters in Full Virtual Reality With MyDream Swift

March 16, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

MyDream Swift, a VR conversion software,  is combining Virtual Reality software with old steam content, bringing games such as Battlefield and Borderlands into an immersive experience!  Swift was not a planned project, the company originally planned to convert their own game (MyDream) into a virtual reality experience where users can build their own world.  It… Read more »

Oculus Announces New Social Features To Help Personalize VR Experiences

March 15, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

  Virtual Reality may be the future of “social space” for long distance friendships.  With the Gear VR platform, users can now create their own profiles and interact with others who have done the same in virtual space.  Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook (Parent company of Oculus) stressed, “…pretty soon we’re going to live in… Read more »

Run Away From Reality With The Virtuix Omni

March 10, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Virtuix Omni, is a newly released $699 device that allows the consumer to walk/run on what is described as “slippery concave bowl”, through virtual reality, (with a VR headset).  The movement of the machine is generally 1:1, in order to eliminate the possibility of motion sickness.  The Omni is a huge development within the virtual reality… Read more »

Blippar Augmented Reality Search Engine Raises $54 million Series D

March 9, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Participation, Technology

Blippar, described as the “leading visual discovery app using most advanced mobile augmented reality”, has reached $54 million dollars in funding, which it will use for machine learning, building their team, and the artificial intelligence the app must use in order to identify items with the AR search engine.  In 2012, Blippar launched in hopes to… Read more »

How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

March 8, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Technologies Lead Bei Yang recently discussed the progress the entertainment industry has made in relation to virtual reality.  Disney has been brainstorming possible virtual reality experiences since the 1980’s with the in-depth Disney Quest experience, and the “Nintendo’s Virtual Boy”.  As those projects fell short, Disney continued their virtual reality excursion… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in a VR Headset

March 7, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized, Video

These days, VR-capable hardware is everywhere. Tack-sharp displays, powerful processors, and versatile sensors are in everyone’s pockets. And to spur the next wave of immersive entertainment, VR directors and developers are creating the language of a new medium on the fly. Virtual reality is going to be awesome. Then it’s going to get even better…. Read more »

Hands-On with the $949 Mind-Bending Meta 2 Augmented Reality Headset

March 3, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Meta CEO Meron Gribetz unveiled the Meta 2 augmented reality headset at TEDx 2016 in February, showing off a variation of sensors, high definition camera (which actively maps one’s hands, and the environment around the user, which it manipulates), and the headset’s incredibly large, near 90-degree, field-of-view.  Why is Field of View important on an augmented reality… Read more »

Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

March 2, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Microsoft’s launch for interested developers of the HoloLens begins today! Developers invited have the chance to buy a unit for $3,000.  The first set of HoloLens-specific applications include Skype, various games, and details regarding the hardware’s spec. But what exactly is included in the HoloLens development edition?  One will find the HoloLens, a clicker for interacting… Read more »

HTC-Valve’s Vive VR Headset Will Cost $799, Bundled With Two Controllers

March 1, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Soon after Oculus’ Virtual Reality headset’s release, HTC has announced the release of their own VIVE VR Headset, set to cost $799, a substantial $200 more than their competitor, Oculus.  HTC’s Dan O’Brien, VP of VR, planning and management emphasizes “It is the price for the complete system. It is the price for a system… Read more »