The Age of “Retina” VR is Almost Here: What Does That Mean?
Let’s be honest; most VR headsets produce an image that’s blurry with many visual imperfections. This is very unlike what you see on modern flat displays.
VR Demonstrates Major Impact for PTSD-suffering Veterans
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological condition that results from exposure to extreme trauma. Those who suffer from the disorder experience severe feelings of anxiety and can be haunted by intrusive flashbacks and other disturbances. While anyone can develop PTSD, it is relatively common amongst military personnel who have experienced combat. This is why the … Continue reading VR Demonstrates Major Impact for PTSD-suffering Veterans
Mozilla Launches a VR Browser
I associate VR with a lot of use cases, but web browsing isn’t always one that comes immediately to mind. Of course growing up a lot of cyberpunk literature described browsing the web as something done in fully-immersive virtual worlds. When I finally did get a dial-up modem it was less Johnny Mnemonic and more waiting … Continue reading Mozilla Launches a VR Browser
Ford Tries the Impossible: Getting Drivers to Like Cyclists through VR
Wouldn’t it be nice if we all just got along? You know, “love thy neighbour” and all that? Well, it would be nice but that’s not how the world we live in works. It’s a rat race. Everyone is trying to accomplish their own thing. Inevitably we will get in each other’s way. Nowhere is … Continue reading Ford Tries the Impossible: Getting Drivers to Like Cyclists through VR
Microsoft Sharepoint Get the Mixed Reality Treatment
From Johnny Mnemonic to Minority Report, plenty of Sci-Fi movies over the years have shown us flashy computer user interfaces. It’s all holographic, 3D-visualized and motion-driven stuff. It looks great on screen, but they don’t make too much practical sense. There have been more than a few attempts at creating computer interfaces that leverage 3D … Continue reading Microsoft Sharepoint Get the Mixed Reality Treatment
Mozilla Enters the VR Chat Market with “Hubs”
One of the most fun applications of consumer VR has to be the humble VR chat room. There are a lot of options on the market now. Altspace nearly got closed down, but was saved at the last minute by Microsoft. Facebook has Spaces, which will likely start to take off once people can buy … Continue reading Mozilla Enters the VR Chat Market with “Hubs”
Pluto VR Launches VR Chat App on Steam
VR is struggling to get more mainstream applications at this point. Unlike AR, there aren’t that many killer applications that make the prospect of strapping on a VR headset on the regular all that appealing. One area which might make VR systems popular for things besides gaming and simulations is that of communication. Yes we … Continue reading Pluto VR Launches VR Chat App on Steam
The 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang is Available to Watch in VR
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be filled with firsts. The games will be the first Winter Olympics to be shown in 4K High Dynamic Range. They are also the first South Korean games where North Korea are competing, the first in a decade where North and South Korean athletes will … Continue reading The 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang is Available to Watch in VR