Is Bone Conduction the best way to type in VR?

Is Bone Conduction the best way to type in VR?

They measure the bone conduction of your fingers hitting a hard flat surface and uses that to simulate the feeling of typing on a keyboard.

Defining a Tech Cycle and Where Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Stand

Defining a Tech Cycle and Where Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Stand

A tech cycle is usually a 30-35 year-long period that begins with the early commercialization of a group of technologies and ends with the mass adoption and daily use of the technologies by consumers, businesses and organizations.

MelodyVR to rebrand as Napster

MelodyVR to rebrand as Napster

It seems like they are still focused on the live music nature of their original service as the app will provide both streamed music and the immersive live music shows the company is known for.

BattleGroupVR on Steam

BattleGroupVR on Steam

Right now the list of features on the wish list for the final version are: Skirmish mode for setting up your own mission, steam workshop integration for custom ship models, and if there is enough interest: basic multiplayer.

Killing Zero Latency VR's zombies is even more fun with family

Killing Zero Latency VR's zombies is even more fun with family

Launched in Melbourne, Australia in 2015, Zero Latency VR lets you strap on a headset and backpack, grab a gun controller, and physically explore a virtual world with up to seven friends.

Scientists Press AI Researchers for Transparency

Scientists Press AI Researchers for Transparency

"Many of the problems in scientific research are driven by the rising hype about it, [which] is needed to generate funding," Dr. Jeffrey Funk, a technology economics and business consultant based in Singapore, told TechNewsWorld.

Four Seasons Total Landscaping becomes a VRChat hangout for furries

Four Seasons Total Landscaping becomes a VRChat hangout for furries

But none quite measure up to the group of furries, led by YouTuber and virtual reality enthusiast CooperTom, who re-created Trump’s bizarre and sad press conference outside a landscaping business that happens to share the same name as a luxury hotel chain.

New virtual reality software allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells

New virtual reality software allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells

The software, called vLUME, was created by scientists at the University of Cambridge and 3D image analysis software company Lume VR Ltd. It allows super-resolution microscopy data to be visualised and analysed in virtual reality, and can be used to study everything from individual proteins to entire cells.

HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

Not much is known about everything going into ForceBot, however the project is slated to incorporate HaptX Gloves in addition an articulated motion platform for walking in virtual environments.

Koch Media  -  Koch Media acquires Vertigo Games and enters VR gaming market

Koch Media - Koch Media acquires Vertigo Games and enters VR gaming market

Having exclusively focused on the VR gaming market since 2013, Vertigo Games launched its own VR brand Arizona Sunshine in 2016 and branched out with publishing and location-based-entertainment (LBE), business for third-party VR games in 2017/2018.

OpenXR Now Certifying Headset & App Compliance, Adds Extensions for Hand-tracking & Eye-tracking

OpenXR Now Certifying Headset & App Compliance, Adds Extensions for Hand-tracking & Eye-tracking

Khronos Group, the consortium behind the OpenXR industry standard, today announced that it has begun officially certifying products that correctly implement the OpenXR standard.Khronos also announced new extensions to OpenXR which expand the standard to support hand-tracking and eye-tracking.

Japanese hot spring resorts let you soak in their baths in VR

Japanese hot spring resorts let you soak in their baths in VR

In response to the situation, a group of ryokan owners have started to upload VR footage of their hot-spring baths to YouTube to help bring the onsen experience to people self-isolating at home.

Unprecedented single-cell studies in virtual embryo

Unprecedented single-cell studies in virtual embryo

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg and from the University of Padua School of Medicine have created the first complete description of early embryo development, accounting for every single cell in the embryo.

Echo VR on Quest Roadmap

Echo VR on Quest Roadmap

During our second closed alpha we’re looking to add all players between the levels of 5- 49 to our existing (Level 50) pool of community testers.Additionally, our team will review and fix bugs to address issue that may arise just like in the previous testing phase.

Atari wants to open gaming hotels in at least eight US cities

Atari wants to open gaming hotels in at least eight US cities

Atari wants to open gaming hotels in at least eight US cities Planned locations to include VR and AR experiences, esports venues.Today, the gaming brand and hardware manufacturer announced it was partnering with strategy group GSD Group to build eight "Atari Hotels" across the US.

Saudi Hack of Bezos' Phone Shines Bright Light on Security Challenges

Saudi Hack of Bezos' Phone Shines Bright Light on Security Challenges

A digital forensic analysis conducted by Anthony Ferrante of business advisory firm FTI Consulting concludes with "medium to high confidence" that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' smartphone was hacked through a malicious file sent from the WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Tech Firms Join Forces to Create Smart Home Connectivity Standard

Tech Firms Join Forces to Create Smart Home Connectivity Standard

Amazon, Apple, Google and the Zigbee Alliance are teaming up on a new Internet Protocol-based standard for smart home device connectivity, they jointly announced Wednesday.The project will leverage development work and protocols from existing systems such as Amazon's Alexa Smart Home, Apple's HomeKit, Google's Weave, and the Zigbee Alliance's Dotdot data models.

In Russia cows enjoy summer year-round with new virtual reality glasses

In Russia cows enjoy summer year-round with new virtual reality glasses

A dairy farm near Moscow has begun testing virtual reality glasses designed specially for cows.In their first round of testing, the VR headsets decreased the Moscow-area herd’s anxiety and increased its average mood as expected.

Sandbox VR gets millions from celebrity investors in hopes to make VR cool again

Sandbox VR gets millions from celebrity investors in hopes to make VR cool again

Sandbox VR stands out from its competitors in the way it integrates its real-world spaces with the in-game environment.Instead of putting players in a rooms with no real-world objects, The Void integrates physical props and environmental elements into the gaming space.

Escapism: A powerful predictor of internet gaming disorder among video gamers

Escapism: A powerful predictor of internet gaming disorder among video gamers

While esport gamers have many positive motivators like skill development, our study found that excessive immersion by some individuals can indicate mental health issues," explained investigator Zsolt Demetrovics, PhD, Institute of Psychology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

VR Cover Review: Cushion Your Face and Protect Hardware

VR Cover Review: Cushion Your Face and Protect Hardware

For this review, I’ll discuss how ordering the Oculus Rift VR Cover and the Oculus Rift Foam Replacement PU Leather made a huge difference in the way I enjoy virtual reality .

How The Glimpse Group Is Paving the Road for XR Technology Adoption

How The Glimpse Group Is Paving the Road for XR Technology Adoption

The Glimpse Group has a unique business model that allows them to warm investors to the idea of supporting XR technology.That means that investors can have a diverse XR technology portfolio just by investing in The Glimpse Group.

Virtual reality training could improve employee safety

Virtual reality training could improve employee safety

The Human Factors Research Group at the University of Nottingham, developed an immersive VR system to stimulate participants' perception of temperature, and senses of smell, sight and hearing to explore how they behaved during two health and safety training scenarios: an emergency evacuation in the event of a fire and a fuel leak.

HP Reverb Stock Finally Returning, New Inventory Fixes Display Issues, Company Says

HP Reverb Stock Finally Returning, New Inventory Fixes Display Issues, Company Says

After a tumultuous initial rollout of the HP Reverb headset marred by stock shortages and display issues, the company says that the issues have been identified and fixed, and that new inventory is bringing the headset back in stock.

Virtual reality to solve minor personal problems

Virtual reality to solve minor personal problems

Study results, published in the Nature Group's journal Scientific Reports, show that conversation with oneself embodied as Dr Sigmund Freud works better to improve people's mood, compared to just talking about your problems in a virtual conversation with pre-scripted comments.

Khronos Releases OpenXR 1.0 Specification Establishing a Foundation for the AR and VR Ecosystem

Khronos Releases OpenXR 1.0 Specification Establishing a Foundation for the AR and VR Ecosystem

July 29, 2019 – 6:00 AM PT – SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles – Today, The Khronos® Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating advanced acceleration standards, announces the ratification and public release of the OpenXR™ 1.0 specification together with publicly available implementations and substantial ecosystem momentum.

How social movements can use virtual worlds

How social movements can use virtual worlds

Online virtual worlds can help social movements raise awareness and create safe spaces for their members, according to a new study by an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA).The research examined how an LGBT group used a virtual world for their own cause, which was different to its intended design.

VESA publishes DisplayPort 2 standard as 8K future nears

VESA publishes DisplayPort 2 standard as 8K future nears

New features of the updated spec include support for resolutions beyond 8K -- including 10K and 16K, higher refresh rates and high dynamic range (HDR) support at higher resolutions and "improved user experience with augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) displays.".

Why Structural Biologists Love 3D Molecular Visualization in Virtual Reality

Why Structural Biologists Love 3D Molecular Visualization in Virtual Reality

Since the release of Nanome, we’ve discussed our software with hundreds of individuals, including structural biologists, computational chemists, and medicinal chemists. In our experience so far, we often first shown our 3D molecular visualization software for virtual reality to structural biologists before being joined by their close colleagues.

Software Bug Gives Spyware Free Rein With a Single WhatsApp Call

Software Bug Gives Spyware Free Rein With a Single WhatsApp Call

"Firms like NSO, who reportedly developed the spyware used on WhatsApp, have a responsibility to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands, and used on targets such as Amnesty International and the NHS, where it can have disastrous consequences for vulnerable people," he continued.