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Hololens Virtual Reality Headset

HMD Name: Hololens Designer: Microsoft Website: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us Estimated price: $3000 Display type: Proprietary “holographic” display technology Resolution: Unknown Field of view: Approx. 40 degrees (unconfirmed) Head tracking: Yes Eye Tracking: No Audio: Yes, no sound isolation Refresh rate: 60Hz Latency: TBA/Unknown Optics: TBA, can be worn with glasses Inputs: NA/Unknown Type: Self-contained mobile HMD The … Continue reading Hololens Virtual Reality Headset

Immerse VR – Virtual Reality Headset

HMD Name: Immerse Designer: Thumbs Up! Website: http://www.thumbsupuk.com/Products/Immerse-_Virtual_Reality_Headset Estimated price $45 Display type: Phone Dependent Resolution: Phone Type Field of view: “Ultra wide”, no official number from maker. Head tracking: Yes Eye Tracking: No Audio: No, own headphones Refresh rate: Phone dependent Latency: Phone dependent Optics: IPD adjustment, ring focus Inputs: Phone Dependent Type: Smartphone … Continue reading Immerse VR – Virtual Reality Headset

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

HMD Name: Rift (Final Consumer Version) Designer: Oculus Website: https://www.oculus.com Estimated price: TBA Display type: OLED Resolution: 1080×1200 per eye Field of view: 110+ degrees Head tracking: Six degrees of freedom Eye Tracking: No Audio: Built-in (removable) Refresh rate: 90Hz Latency: TBA/Unknown Optics: Interpupillary adjustment, interchangeable eyecups Inputs: HDMI 1.3 Type: Tethered to external computer … Continue reading Oculus Rift 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