Oculus Quest 2 Review: The Best Way to VR

Oculus Quest 2 Review: The Best Way to VR

After that, I play for a few minutes while trying to stay hyper aware of the position of the cable so I don't yank it out, and constantly peek through the bottom of the headset so I don't trip on it and slam a hand into my desk (again).It was even worse in the external-sensor days, when I’d have to position sensor lighthouses around the room to track my movements.

‘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.

How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality

How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality

XpertVR uses immersive solutions to simulate stores, retailers, and many other user experiences, without having to build physical assets.From consumer behavior research to product A/B testing, the startup can create a variety of simulations to fit the needs of their clients.

Aardvark and Augmented Virtual Reality

Aardvark and Augmented Virtual Reality

In 2015, SteamVR added an overlay interface that allows applications to draw rectangles of arbitrary content on top of whatever main app the user is running.Laser mouse interfaces work for 2D desktop windows, but most other applications need some kind of 3D spatial interaction if they really want to be VR-native.

New perception metric balances reaction time, accuracy

New perception metric balances reaction time, accuracy

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new metric for evaluating how well self-driving cars respond to changing road conditions and traffic, making it possible for the first time to compare perception systems for both accuracy and reaction time.

Pico Doubles Down on Enterprise With Snobal Partnership

Pico Doubles Down on Enterprise With Snobal Partnership

Partnering with a security-focused enterprise cloud services provider with remote collaboration tool on the way definitely advances their position in the space.“ Both Pico and Snobal believe the privacy of its users is of the utmost importance, which is why no social media profiles are required for use – all the way from setting up the headset to utilizing the platform,” reads a press release announcing the partnership.

Most Tech and Finance Firms Delaying Office Returns Into 2021

Most Tech and Finance Firms Delaying Office Returns Into 2021

His company recently surveyed 3,500 business executives and decision makers, revealing that managers and workers were not only hesitant to return to an office but felt they were more productive working remotely.

Burning Man 2020 is buggy and fun as hell

Burning Man 2020 is buggy and fun as hell

The secret Daft Punk set was part of BRCvr, one of eight online "multiverses" announced by the Burning Man organization in April as a replacement for this year's actual Black Rock City.

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?

Medal Of Honor: Above and Beyond Is Pushing The Classic Franchise Forward In Exciting New Ways

Medal Of Honor: Above and Beyond Is Pushing The Classic Franchise Forward In Exciting New Ways

“Vince (Zampella) called me about about four years ago and there was some talk internally at Respawn about it being time to revisit Medal of Honor with modern sensibilities, and a lot of us got our careers by starting to work on that game, so to come back 15-16 years later with everything that you’ve learned and the state of the art tools, and god it’d be fun to see what you can do.

Is the tech industry responsible for the rise of Donald Trump?

Is the tech industry responsible for the rise of Donald Trump?

If the industry did a better job helping society deal with all the disruption that technology throws at it, Trump might have fewer fans than the Tennessee Titans.

Fun Seekers Revel at Virtual Parties

Fun Seekers Revel at Virtual Parties

While the event landscape has been permanently altered by this shift, people and businesses continue to develop new ways of having fun."Like in-person events, virtual events demand connection with audience members who require a variety of engagement techniques," Lee Frederiksen, managing partner of Hinge Marketing, told the E-Commerce Times.

Half-Life: Alyx Speedrun Debuted as First VR Game Ever Played During Games Done Quick Stream

Half-Life: Alyx Speedrun Debuted as First VR Game Ever Played During Games Done Quick Stream

Half-Life: Alyx was named a bonus game for SGDQ 2020 Online before the weeklong event began, requiring a donation goal of $90,000 before it was scheduled to be shown.

Here’s Where Facebook “Guaranteed” Users Would Never Need a Facebook Account to Use Oculus Headsets

Here’s Where Facebook “Guaranteed” Users Would Never Need a Facebook Account to Use Oculus Headsets

If you wondered why yesterday’s news stirred such a significant reaction from the VR community at large, it’s not just because Facebook doesn’t have a stellar reputation on privacy, it’s also because the company specifically promised it wouldn’t force users to log-in with a Facebook account to use their Oculus headset.

Google's E-Commerce Push to Fill the 'Messy Middle'

Google's E-Commerce Push to Fill the 'Messy Middle'

Google "needs to monetize its advertising business with commerce in the long run," Wang said, because its ad business "is being chipped away by Amazon's digital ads based on product search and listings.".

A how-to guide for teaching GIS courses online with hardware or software in the cloud

A how-to guide for teaching GIS courses online with hardware or software in the cloud

In a new paper this week, geographer Forrest Bowlick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues at Texas A&M offer first-hand accounts of what is required for GIS instructors and IT administrators to set up virtual computing specifically for providing state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS) instruction.

Could The Pandemic Be Good For VR?

Could The Pandemic Be Good For VR?

Virtual Desktop And Meeting Software Are Great Now. One of the big problems with remote work is that many people don’t have conducive work environments at home.

Return of Remote Workers Brings New Challenges to IT Heads

Return of Remote Workers Brings New Challenges to IT Heads

"Unfortunately, during these times when many organizations have been forced to shift to a more distributed business model, hybrid work practices are causing organizational challenges related to rising cybersecurity risk, defenses being tested, and weaknesses being exposed," Hahad told TechNewsWorld.

VR Experiment vive pro-eye Spider Fear

VR Experiment vive pro-eye Spider Fear

This is a non-commercial project and sadly I can't offer any payment for your time.Time required, about 25 minutes max (questionnaires etc.- 5 mins short questionnaire and write to me for a code (I have ethical requirements, so I have to screen participants).

The Critical Nature of Qualcomm's Appellate Court Win

The Critical Nature of Qualcomm's Appellate Court Win

This capability allows a small company like OnePlus (that manufactures the phone I currently carry) to compete with a much larger company like Apple -- and build an arguably better product.

Wuchi online

Wuchi online

By the time I send out applications, I want to feel fairly confident in every area -- I say fairly, because I don’t think it’s reasonable to be completely prepared in all of these areas (especially with how varied the interview process still is from company to company for different XR roles).

The Long Journey Into Holographic Transportation

The Long Journey Into Holographic Transportation

Aexa Aerospace, which provides custom software and hologram development for mixed and virtual reality devices for aerospace, medical and other industries, is one of several companies working on holographic transportation.

Audio- and Gaze-driven Facial Animation of Codec Avatars

Audio- and Gaze-driven Facial Animation of Codec Avatars

August 11, 2020 Codec Avatars are a recent class of learned, photorealistic face models that accurately represent the geometry and texture of a person in 3D (i.e., for virtual reality), and are almost indistinguishable from video.

Venice VR Expanded 2020

Venice VR Expanded 2020

The Ballroom will safely accommodate 14 participants per hour within social distancing rules, and all gear will be thoroughly sanitized between each visitor experience using the latest technology, Clean Box. Tickets go on sale at the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center websites the week of August 17.

Victory Gardens 2.0: Gardening in the Pandemic Era

Victory Gardens 2.0: Gardening in the Pandemic Era

The fact that in the U.S. the pandemic stay-at-home orders began during the spring enticed people to experiment with growing things, in some cases for the first time.

Function VR Fitness Game Review- Personal Training in VR

Function VR Fitness Game Review- Personal Training in VR

Function is still in early access so it’s clear that this isn’t a complete experience at the moment and that’s proven by the experimental exercises on the other side of the main menu.

Forsaken Spire on Steam

Forsaken Spire on Steam

“Forsaken Spire is in a fun, playable state already, and want to start getting feedback from players.We expect to move out of Early Access once all our currently planned features are implemented and polished, which we will refer to as version 1.0.

Eye of the Temple on Steam

Eye of the Temple on Steam

Keep your balance as you step from one moving block to another, dodging traps and solving puzzles with your torch and whip in hand.Playing this game may give you a sensation of almost losing your balance when blocks you stand on start or stop moving.

Analysis: Steam Hangs on to VR Surge Four Months After ‘Half-Life: Alyx Launch’

Analysis: Steam Hangs on to VR Surge Four Months After ‘Half-Life: Alyx Launch’

Although the percentage of VR users in July (1.93%) was ever so slightly higher than the April Alyx peak (1.92%), from a raw number standpoint we estimate that April still held the edge with 2.7 million headsets that month.