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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

Facebook Spaces’ VR Puerto Rico Demonstration Was Bizarre and Tactless

There are surreal tone-deaf presentations, and then there was Facebook Spaces’ promotion, which is an example of Facebook owner and the face of Oculus Mark Zuckerberg misreading the room and the purpose of his technology. The event, which involved avatars of Mark Zuckerberg and head of social VR Rachel Franklin going through an itinerary of … Continue reading Facebook Spaces’ VR Puerto Rico Demonstration Was Bizarre and Tactless