3DRudder Review: Can This Foot Controller Solve the Problem of VR Motion Sickness? (And Giveaway!)  [LINK]
Our verdict of the 3DRudder:Perfect for slower-paced flying experiences like Google Earth, where it feels like an entirely natural way to interact with the world. 710The VR community is split right down the middle, between those who enjoy the fu... [Read More]
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The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital  [LINK]
 Mobile AR from Apple, Google and Facebook and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley, China and beyond. The $2.5 billion invested in AR/VR so far this year was balanced acr... [Read More]
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Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles, 2 million VR headsets  [LINK]
 Sony released some new stats today detailing the progression of sales for its PS4 console and PS VR headset systems. The numbers that matter: 70.6 million PS4 consoles, 617.8 million PS4 titles, 2 million PS VR headsets and 12.2 million PS... [Read More]
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Facebook’s former Oculus Story Studio team isn’t done quite yet  [LINK]
 Today, Sundance Film Festival announced its lineup for next month. Included yet again were the entrants for the festival’s New Frontiers program, which hosts VR content. Virtual reality may not be the technology du jour in Silicon Valley ... [Read More]
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Exploring Fluid Dynamics in Virtual Reality  [LINK]
Virtual reality has grown beyond the gaming world and is increasingly being used for a variety of applications—including education. Researchers in Assistant Professor Melissa Green’s Flow Visualization Lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science are developing a way to apply it to their work. Anything that moves through water or air leaves behind an invis... [Read More]
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Exploring Fluid Dynamics in Virtual Reality  [LINK]
Virtual reality has grown beyond the gaming world and is increasingly being used for a variety of applications—including education. Researchers in Assistant Professor Melissa Green’s Flow Visualization Lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science are developing a way to apply it to their work. Anything that moves through water or air leaves behind an invis... [Read More]
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Notch can record your body movements  [LINK]
 Notch creators Eszter Ozsvald and Stepan Boltalin have been working on their project since 2013 and are finally ready to unveil their final product on the Disrupt Berlin stage. The company, which received funding through SOSVentures and Hax Acc... [Read More]
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Virtual reality gets its groove back  [LINK]
 Technophiles tend to overestimate the pace of mass adoption. For example, virtual reality fans expected a lot more of us to be whiling away our days with goggles stuck to faces, immersed in virtual worlds. Instead, we’re still glued to ou... [Read More]
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Huawei’s unannounced Daydream controller passes through the FCC  [LINK]
While Google I/O 2017, we heard about the possibility of non-Google Daydream View headset coming to the market at some point in time, but haven’t heard much since then. It was revealed tha... [Read More]
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AWS launches Amazon Sumerian to build AR, VR and 3D apps quickly  [LINK]
 We’d heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality. And on the eve of the conference kicking off, it&r... [Read More]
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Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not  [LINK]
 As VC brands go, Rothenberg Ventures has seen better days. The firm built up a reputation as an up-and-coming early-stage investor. But Silicon Valley soured on Rothenberg Ventures last year; lawsuits ensued. So it hasn&rsqu... [Read More]
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Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M  [LINK]
 As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Tot... [Read More]
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Oculus has big plans to expand in the greater Seattle area  [LINK]
 As Amazon looks to stamp its footprint beyond the Seattle area, Oculus is making further inroads into the Pacific Northwest’s major tech hub. As reported by Seattle-based tech site GeekWire, local real estate sources say that the Facebook... [Read More]
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HTC’s VR object tracker is launching in December for $99.99  [LINK]
 HTC’s Vive Tracker allows objects to be tracked in VR. It utilizes the same weirdly shaped configuration at the top of the HTC Vive controller, tosses a battery into it and a tripod mount and for $99.99 allows you to bring objects into vi... [Read More]
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HTC cancels plans to release wireless VR headset with Google in the U.S.  [LINK]
 One of the only questions I’ve asked HTC VR execs consistently over the past several months is whether the Daydream version of its upcoming standalone headset would ship on time in late 2017, they have consistently said it will, though no... [Read More]
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Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Hardware  [LINK]
The Oculus DK2 headset was an engineering model pushed out to early adopters, not a final product -- but it's still not working properly on AMD cards, courtesy of Oculus' last software update. The post Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Ha... [Read More]
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Apple May Unveil Standalone AR Headset in 2019  [LINK]
A new report claims that Apple is moving full speed ahead to develop a standalone augmented reality (AR) headset that will have a new processor and OS. The post Apple May Unveil Standalone AR Headset in 2019 appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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‘Bashir’s Dream’ Director On Alien Abduction And His New VR Short  [LINK]
EXCLUSIVE: The first widely publicized report of an alien abduction in America provides the backdrop for director Angel Soto’s latest virtual reality short film, Dinner Party. Soto said he was drawn to the September 1961 account of Barney and B... [Read More]
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EVE Valkyrie developer CCP Games goes cold on VR  [LINK]
 In another sign of scales majorly falling off of eyes where VR is concerned, games developer CCP Games — which made an big early bet on virtual reality gaming — is pulling the plug on two of its studios that had been working on VR t... [Read More]
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AMC’s VR App Brings New Immersive Content from ‘The Walking Dead’  [LINK]
By Sheryl Oh AMC continues to gnaw away at virtual reality marketing. The Walking Dead is coming back this weekend in a big way. AMC has launched a virtual reality (VR) app which will house 360-degree immersive content from the hit TV show to co... [Read More]
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Mozilla proposes combined WebXR standard for virtual and mixed reality in the browser  [LINK]
 Although we may disagree on the usefulness of VR and AR today, it’s hard to argue with the idea that it should be easier to develop for and deploy — especially on the web. That’s why Mozilla is working on a combined framework ... [Read More]
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