Logitech’s New VR Stylus Gets a Test Run From Design Partners

Logitech’s New VR Stylus Gets a Test Run From Design Partners

Design Partners Chief Design Officer Cormac Ó Conaire shared his experiences using the VR Ink Pilot Edition, some of his views on VR in product design, and insight into how even a beta version of an enterprise solution actually impacts us all.

Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Set for Oculus™ Quest 2 (Winter Edition)

Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Set for Oculus™ Quest 2 (Winter Edition)

A special colored bundle, the set comes with a facial interface in dark red, 2 foam replacements in light gray and a silicone nose guard.1 X Standard PU Leather Foam Replacement (Light Gray).1 X Comfort PU Leather Foam Replacement (Light Gray).

Cybershoes could solve the problem of walking around in VR

Cybershoes could solve the problem of walking around in VR

These new, wireless Cybershoes are actually the second-generation of the product: the original wired shoes worked with SteamVR on PC, but the updated version is going to support the standalone Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets.

Smart Device Life Cycles Can Pull the Plug on Security

Smart Device Life Cycles Can Pull the Plug on Security

One out of three households in the United States with broadband connections owns at least one smart home device, and interactive security systems that allow remote connection and control capabilities are installed in 20 percent of these households, research firm Park Associates reports.

How empathy drives IT innovation at Thermo Fisher Scientific

How empathy drives IT innovation at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Our conversation ranged from new virtual reality solutions his team has implemented during the pandemic to his advice for future CIOs. What follows is an edited version of our interview.Those are the capabilities that IT has always delivered internally, but our role is expanding right into product development and the customer experience.

Apple's M1 ARM Pivot: A Step Into the Reality Distortion Field

Apple's M1 ARM Pivot: A Step Into the Reality Distortion Field

Just "trust us," this processor optimized for smartphones is magically better than processors designed to run PCs. Apple also left out essential elements like application support, developer backing (which appears light), and even how much longer they will continue to support their x86 offerings which appear to be suddenly obsolete.

How Is Virtual Reality Changing Animation?

How Is Virtual Reality Changing Animation?

While many creators are already using VR tools for skill-intensive and time-consuming tasks, it is believed that virtual reality will soon take the world of animation into new realms.As virtual reality technology evolves, we can expect more intuitive user interfaces in the future.

Russian farm trials VR cow headsets to increase milk production

Russian farm trials VR cow headsets to increase milk production

Cows in VR goggles Employees of one of the largest farms in the Moscow Region, together with IT experts, have reportedly conducted an experiment, having studied the effect of VR, and developed a prototype VR cow headsets for cows with the aim to improve emotional state and increase milk production as a result.

A Momentous Week for 4 Tech Vendors

A Momentous Week for 4 Tech Vendors

From more effective courts and legislators, to flexible and intelligent robots, to tools we can use to improve remote productivity, to validation that our justice system works -- last week was remarkable.

AI's Potential to Manage the Supply Chain

AI's Potential to Manage the Supply Chain

That dynamic was not predicted, and supply chains needed time to adjust, explained Haq. Another reason is the pressure to please pre-pandemic consumer expectations, according to Harish Iyer, vice president of industry and solutions at Kinaxis.

Realms of Eternity on Steam

Realms of Eternity on Steam

We want to make our game available in early access so that players can test the mechanics currently implemented in the game and submit their comments and observations on the way they work and any changes they like to see in the final product.

Quest 2 Jailbreak Effort Reports Success Bypassing Facebook Services

Quest 2 Jailbreak Effort Reports Success Bypassing Facebook Services

A researcher from the XR community has gained root access to Oculus Quest 2 and is able to bypass Facebook Login.XRSI wants to help extend the same to AR/VR headsets, which would including protecting the right of users to jailbreak devices like Quest 2.

Don’t count HTC out yet — a new Vive has appeared in an FCC filing

Don’t count HTC out yet — a new Vive has appeared in an FCC filing

In the filing, which is a Federal Communications Commission requirement for any product emitting a wireless radio signal, HTC details the wireless functions of the new device as well as a general mockup image containing the location for the FCC certification label.

An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

But there’s another possibility; though less likely than a revision of Vive Focus, it’s possible that the filings refer to HTC’s next-gen standalone headset, Vive Proton, which the company teased earlier this year.

Why are Homes and Autos Still Built the Old Fashioned Way?

Why are Homes and Autos Still Built the Old Fashioned Way?

The reason is that people who build homes, cars, and other things would need to be retrained -- but the result would be a more sustainable and safer world.There is a company called Blu Homes that builds houses like this.

Report from the House of Representatives may suggest that the Facebook login requirement for the Oculus Quest 2 is anticompetitive.

Report from the House of Representatives may suggest that the Facebook login requirement for the Oculus Quest 2 is anticompetitive.

The report states that, “conditioning access to a product or service in which a firm has market power to the use of a separate product or service is anticompetitive.”.The company used its data advantage to create superior market intelligence to identify nascent competitive threats and then acquire, copy, or kill these firms.

HP G2 Omnicept: Enterprise-grade VR whose sensors can read “cognitive load”

HP G2 Omnicept: Enterprise-grade VR whose sensors can read “cognitive load”

"Unless [customers] have software that supports this functionality, [Omnicept's special features] are not going to do much for them," Rawlings says about the potential of buying this as a gaming headset (though it will support SteamVR by default, at least).

Surveillance Company Explains How to Keep Facebook From Detecting Fake Accounts in Leaked Manual

Surveillance Company Explains How to Keep Facebook From Detecting Fake Accounts in Leaked Manual

But a leaked user manual obtained by Motherboard shows that, in reality, the company teaches customers how to create fake Facebook and LinkedIn accounts to gather information about people that is normally protected by their privacy settings on those platforms.

Miranda: A Steam Punk VR Experience

Miranda: A Steam Punk VR Experience

LUMA, the country’s premier festival for art, technology and narrative will headline its 2020 edition with a first-of-its-kind event: a fully immersive musical theater VR experience featuring live motion-capture performance during every showtime.

KERI creates a super-high-resolution nano display based on the 3D printing close to virtual reality

KERI creates a super-high-resolution nano display based on the 3D printing close to virtual reality

A team led by Dr. Jaeyeon Pyo and Dr. Seung Kwon Seol at Nano Hybrid Technology Research Center of Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), a government-funded research institute under National Research Council of Science & Technology (NST) of the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), developed a 'nanophotonic 3D printing technology' allowing the production of super-high-resolution display devices with high-density integration of nanoscale pixels based on the 3D layout for the first time in the world.

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Kevin Krewell, a principal analyst with Tirias Research, maintained Apple is taking its smart watch to the next level in fitness and health with the Series 6 line.

Oculus Quest 2 delivers standalone VR with sharper 90Hz screens for $299

Oculus Quest 2 delivers standalone VR with sharper 90Hz screens for $299

Facebook says that extra battery will double the Quest 2’s runtime, and act as a counterweight to balance the whole contraption on your head.The company says it’ll stop selling the Rift S in the spring, and it’ll focus on the Quest 2 as its flagship device for the next year.

Oculus Quest 2 Leaks Point To A Truly Next-gen VR Experience

Oculus Quest 2 Leaks Point To A Truly Next-gen VR Experience

Despite no official word from Oculus, it seems each week there’s yet more speculation about Oculus releasing an update about their refresh of the popular Quest standalone headset.We’ve seen supposed renders of what the product will look like and some questionable rumours about what sorts of upgrades are on the cards.

‘Interactive entertainment is the standard bearer of the entertainment business’

‘Interactive entertainment is the standard bearer of the entertainment business’

In a wide-ranging interview last week, Zelnick said that video games are now "the standard bearer of the entertainment business," expressed considerable skepticism about the prospects for cloud gaming, urged caution on Microsoft's new subscription and installment pricing plans, and explained why Red Dead Redemption is like an '80s boy band.

Retailers to Consumers: Let's Get 'Phygital'

Retailers to Consumers: Let's Get 'Phygital'

"Retailers need to build personalized experiences across all channels in order to adapt to changing consumer preferences, and combining the physical and digital realms are a great way to do that," Christian Selchau-Hansen, co-founder and CEO of Formation, told the E-Commerce Times.

Consumer VR Treadmills Still Aren’t A Thing, But Kat VR Is Giving It A Go Anyway

Consumer VR Treadmills Still Aren’t A Thing, But Kat VR Is Giving It A Go Anyway

If you’ve been holding out for a solution like this, then you’ll be excited to know that a VR startup named Kar VR has just finalised KickStarter funding for $1.6M in order to produce the KAT Walk C.

AR/VR in the Supply Chain – the Way of the Future

AR/VR in the Supply Chain – the Way of the Future

This is more than encouraging for other industries managing stocks, especially warehouses, production facilities and distribution companies.Thus, AR/VR in the supply chain is one of the most efficient ways of getting the most of big data, such as inventory movement, customer demand and market trends.

A Scanning Dream

A Scanning Dream

Ideally, such content should be developed in house and will require artists and modellers to create high quality assets.Most AAA projects use scanned assets to achieve excellent graphics quality and reduce model creation time.How to use the captured model after the scan?

25-Year Anniversary: How Windows 95 Forever Changed Personal Computing

25-Year Anniversary: How Windows 95 Forever Changed Personal Computing

From the standpoint of lines and demand, nothing that preceded the product even came close, and even after the launch, only Apple has been able to drive the same level of excitement -- but not for an operating system, only for complete hardware.

Apple reportedly acquires VR startup ‘Spaces’

Apple reportedly acquires VR startup ‘Spaces’

Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.