Gear

Avegant Glyph Virtual Reality Headset

HMD Name: Glyph Designer: Avegant Website: http://avegant.com/ Estimated price $599 Display type: Retinal projection Resolution: 1280×800 per eye Field of view: 45 degrees Head tracking: Yes (mouse/gamepad emulation) Eye Tracking: No Audio: Built-in (non-removable) Refresh rate: 120Hz Latency: 12ms Optics: Diopter and interpupillary adjustment. Inputs: HDMI and MHL Type: Tethered to external computer The extraordinarily … Continue reading Avegant Glyph Virtual Reality Headset

Fove Virtual Reality Headset

HMD Name: Fove (Developer kit) Designer: Fove Website: http://www.getfove.com/ Estimated price $350 (Developer kit) Display type: LCD (not final) Resolution: 1280×1440 per eye Field of view: 45 degrees (100+ projected feature) Head tracking: Yes Eye Tracking: Yes, infrared, 120fps per eye Audio: Own headphones (projected feature) Refresh rate: 60Hz (90Hz projected) Latency: TBA/Unknown Optics: TBA/Unknown … Continue reading Fove Virtual Reality Headset

Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset

HMD Name: Gear VR Innovator Edition for Note 4 Designer: Samsung/Oculus Website: http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/gearvr/ Estimated price $199 Display type: Super AMOLED (From Galaxy Note 4) Resolution: 1280×1440 per eye (based on Galaxy Note 4) Field of view: 96 degrees Head tracking: Yes, phone dependent Eye Tracking: No Audio: None (Own headphones) Refresh rate: 90Hz Latency: 20ms … Continue reading Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset

How Does that Make You Feel?: Facial Tracking Comes to VR

There’s an exciting branch of computer technology known as affective computing. Yes. that’s “affective” and not “effective”. Affective computing is all about how we can integrate human emotional states into computing. It includes both how computers can read and understand our emotions as well as how they can reproduce them in different ways. Why would … Continue reading How Does that Make You Feel?: Facial Tracking Comes to VR

ZeniMax Awarded $500 Million in Major Legal Case against Oculus

A Texas jury yesterday has awarded ZeniMax, parent company of Bethesda and iD Software $500 million dollars after finding that Oculus and founder Palmer Luckey had breached a non-disclosure agreement, as well as infringed on ZeniMax’s copyright. The jury did find against allegations that Oculus stole ZeniMax’s trade secrets and as a result the ultimate … Continue reading ZeniMax Awarded $500 Million in Major Legal Case against Oculus

VR Fever Sweeps CES 2016 Show

As the curtain drops on CES International 2016, there is one clear and very obvious takeaway. Forget self-driving cars and 8k curved TV’s; VR is the Next Big Thing. That much was made obvious by the sheer number of HMD manufacturers, software vendors and third-party hardware companies vying for attention on the exhibition floor, as … Continue reading VR Fever Sweeps CES 2016 Show