CES 2018: Hands-On With The 6DOF Standalone Pico Neo Headset

Companies like Facebook’s Oculus, HTC, and Sony pioneered the realm of powerful consumer-facing VR in 2016 with the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR) respectively. But the one thing that all of these headsets have in common is that they’re connected to a machine such as a PC or PS4…

CES 2018: The 5 Biggest VR Tech Updates

We’re recovering today from the mad dash that was CES 2018 in Las Vegas. We weren’t able to see everything running back and forth between the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Venetian, and elsewhere in the city, but we nonetheless saw some incredibly interesting VR demos in our three days there. Not everything we tried…

CES 2018: Hands-On With The Ultrawide Pimax 8K VR Headset

Other than the move towards wireless VR and an obsession with developing groundbreaking new haptic technologies, the biggest trend at CES this year for virtual reality was a focus on improved resolutions for HMD displays. From the Vive Pro’s purported “3K” combined resolution and the crisp, clear quality of Samsung’s Odyssey headset, all the way…

Hands-on With Noveto – Listening is Believing

CES 2018 may be crammed with the latest technologies from global innovation leaders based around the world but a lot of it never quite truly feels transformational. The same can be said for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR); there are some interesting new additions yet nothing that seems like it massively pushes the…

Realmax Qian AR Glasses Come to CES 2018

For CES 2018, Shanghai, China-based tech company Realmax has unveiled two new products that it’ll be showcasing during the world’s largest technology convention. The first being Realmax Qian, a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses and the other is Realmax Studio, an AR creation platform. With the mission to “deepen human understanding by making Augmented…

Here’s How VR Is Changing The Way We Eat Out

VR has manipulated sight, sound, smell, touch — and now taste? Virtual reality is being used all over by trendsetting restaurants to offer unique dining experiences with the hopes of luring younger crowds. By adding VR to the menu, these restaurants are able to charge incredibly high bills not only for the food but also…

OmniVision and ASTRI Reveal Production-Ready AR Glasses Reference Design

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has today announced that it has collaborated with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) to develop a reference design for production-ready augmented reality (AR) glasses. The AR glasses combine OmniVision’s lightweight and power-efficient OP02220, the industry’s only single-chip, 1080p high definition (HD) liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS)…

CES 2018: Hands-On With The New TPCast Plus Wireless Adapter

Wireless VR is a major theme of CES 2018. In addition to Vive’s official Wireless Adapter, which was announced yesterday afternoon (hands-on impressions of that device here) along with the Vive Pro, we’re seeing solutions from a wide range of companies to cut the cord and untether headsets. Today, we got the chance to try…

CES 2018: Lenovo’s Mirage Solo Standalone Daydream Headset Starts Under $400

Google and Lenovo revealed the first standalone VR headset to utilize the former’s Daydream platform, the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The all-in-one package doesn’t require a mobile phone or high-powered PC to run, starts “under” $400 and is slated to ship in Q2 this year. We put quotation marks around “under” because Lenovo actually changed the…

CES: Google Unveils VR180 Cameras From Lenovo and Yi

First announced at last year’s Vidcon, VR180 is a new YouTube video format focused on the 180° field-of-view in front of you. The video format lets you make immersive stereoscopic video without having to worry about what’s behind the camera, splitting the difference between full 360° VR video and standard video. Since launch, there have…

Humaneyes Technologies Reveals The Vuze+ VR Camera At CES 2018

When it comes to immersive technologies on display and being announced at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) it isn’t all wireless virtual reality (VR) solutions, new VR head mounted displays (HMDs), augmented reality embedding and integration and various haptic controllers and tools. Although you’d be forgiven for thinking so. The humble 360 degree camera…

Preview: Ship Ahoy – Pirates of the Caribbean meets the Muppets

Stepping into virtual reality (VR) development is no easy task, especially when a studio wants to create a multiplayer focused title in an industry still considered very niche when compared to PC or consoles. Yet there are many that have, with some multiplayer experiences like Rec Room or EVE: Valkyrie finding a community while others…

Valve Is Adding Custom Button Mapping For All VR Controllers To OpenVR

Valve is about to make OpenVR a lot more open. Technically, any VR content launched on Valve’s SteamVR platform will support the three major headsets out there at the moment: the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ devices. However, if a developer releases a game with only one or two of those…

CES 2018: Hands-On With Vive Pro And Its Megapixel Upgrade

HTC revealed the Vive Pro at CES this week and we went hands on with the upgraded headset in a pair of demos. Games Editor David Jagneaux tried the Sansar Ready Player One experience and I tried a super high-end racing simulator by CXC Simulations. With a stated total resolution of 2880 x 1600, we…

VR vs. 2017 (Predictably) – Part 2

Hello everybody and welcome back to this two-part VR vs. where I look over the results of last year’s predictions as to what 2017 would bring and see how I actually did in the great scheme of things. So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how successful I’ve been at being a technology prognosticator –…

Giroptic Launch 360 Degree Video Calling Application

Giroptic has today announced that, after months of testing and perfecting, a new 360 degree video calling service is now available in the iO360 app, compatible with the popular Giroptic iO 360 degree camera. Whether on a rooftop in New York, cruising on a lake or with family on the other side of the world,…

Cerevo Bringing “Almost-Final” Taclim Prototype To CES 2018

Technology events often develop a theme, even when that is not necessarily their intention. Sometimes of course it is, with dedicated new areas, but on other occasions it is merely coincidental or a sign of the times. Both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality have had these ‘moments in the sun’, as it were, over…

CES 2018: Tactical Haptics Shows New Reconfigurable Controllers

For several years Tactical Haptics has been showing different concepts for controllers that offer a sense of touch for your hands while wearing a VR headset, and the company’s latest iteration is debuting this week at CES in Las Vegas. The new design can be reconfigured to match different VR experiences. The idea is that…

uSens Partners with Pico for 26DoF Hand-Tracking Mobile VR

uSens, Inc. has today announced a partnership with Pico Interactive, Inc. to provide 26 degrees of freedom (26DoF) hand-tracking for the Pico Goblin all-in-one (AIO) virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). With the addition of uSens’ Fingo hardware, users can experience a new level of mobile VR immersion by interacting with virtual objects with their…

Funai Plans Rollout of Technicolor HDR, Demonstrations at CES 2018

We’re already well into the 4K high-dynamic range (HDR) revolution, and now Funai Electric Co. are now planning to introduce Technicolor HDR in our living room TVs, and will be displaying their new techology at CES 2018, Las Vegas. Technicolor HDR will be integrated into Philips TVs in 2019, but attendees at CES 2018 will…

Universal Pictures Teams With OmniVirt for Pitch Perfect 3 AR Ad Campaign

Universal Pictures are getting with the times and advertising the new movie Pitch Perfect 3 with a brand new ad campaign, powered by OmniVirt’s augmented reality (AR) advertising. It requires no downloads, and can all be done through the user’s phone browser, making it one of the simplest ways to reach out to people with…

Cars Could Soon be Getting a Serious Upgrade With NVIDIA Drive AR

Today’s pre-CES 2018 press conference by NVIDIA was fairly lacking in any virtual reality (VR) focused news. A big portion of the briefing went towards autonomous cars and the ways the company has been looking at making that a reality. NIVIDA hasn’t just been working on taking your hand off the steering wheel, it’s also…

New Foot-Powered Controller 3dRudder Blackhawk to be Unveiled at CES 2018

Virtual reality (VR) demands new control methods, which is why we’re seeing such innovation with controllers, such as the PlayStation Move controllers and the Oculus Touch controllers. But for the enterprising company 3dRudder, that’s not enough. In fact, they demand more ways to be able to interact with the virtual world. They demand you are…

The VR Job Hub: New Jobs for January

The new year is finally here, and you might be looking for a change of scenery in your office life soon. If you want to break out of the old 9-to-5 and get something new you’re in luck, as we’ve got a big list of job in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)…