Gear

Former Mythbusters Star Is Crowdfunding Moonwalking Shoes for VR

A crowdfunding initiative launched by former Mythbusters host Jamie Hyneman is looking for $50,000 to build prototype roller skate shoes to wear in virtual reality, in order to fix the issues with locomotion in VR. The Vortrex, currently the subject of an IndieGoGo campaign that started on Monday, is based around using small motorised treadmills … Continue reading Former Mythbusters Star Is Crowdfunding Moonwalking Shoes for VR

Acer Take Majority Control of StarVR High Field of View HMD Project

In a joint announcement, Starbreeze and Acer, the two majority stakeholders in high-end VR headset project StarVR, have announced a new capitalisation plan, which will see Acer take a 66% majority stake in the venture and provide a cash injection of $5 million. This would be a change from the established plan for Starbreeze Studios … Continue reading Acer Take Majority Control of StarVR High Field of View HMD Project

Nokia Cancels Ozo Project, Pulls Out of Virtual Reality Business

Nokia has announced that it will cancel the development of the Ozo virtual reality camera, cutting a third of its Nokia Technologies division in the process. This marks its official movement outside of the virtual reality business, which it blames on the “slower-than-expected development” of the Virtual Reality market. The move will cause the loss … Continue reading Nokia Cancels Ozo Project, Pulls Out of Virtual Reality Business