Smartphones have radically transformed how we communicate with each other, learn, shop, get the news, get driving directions — they touch nearly every facet of our lives. The transformative effects of smart glasses, also known as augmented reality glasses, can be equally dramatic. Instead of looking down at a screen,Read More →
Students from around the world can now travel to Pakistan and learn more about the country — virtually. Online educational communityÂ PenPal SchoolsÂ has launched a freeÂ six week field trip projectÂ to connect about Â 2,000 students from 17 countries — 300 from Pakistan, and the rest from Australia, Argentina, United States, Pakistan, Canada,Read More →
There’s a battle raging now for who will be the dominant platform of the coming virtual reality metaverse. Facebook, which has been getting a big chunk of the media attention with the Oculus Rift Kickstarter and its $2 billion acquisition, has suffered a few blows lately, even as rival GoogleRead More →
For the first time in history, virtual reality technology was used in theÂ Olympic gamesÂ to allow users to view eventsÂ in virtual reality. We’re not quite at the point yet where sports fan can put on a headset and enter the Olympics stadiums and virtually attend all events. Instead, what we gotRead More →
Samsung has branded its Milk VR 360-degree video platform as Samsung VR and has added the ability to uploadÂ user-generated content. “Creators can load their own 360-degree videos to the Samsung VR platform for sharing and for the first time view them in Samsung Gear VR,” the company said in anRead More →
Samsung, the maker ofÂ the Gear VR virtual-reality headset,Â is opening a New York studio to produce new immersive experiences, CNET reported. Samsung announced the news at the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah, where virtual reality is emerging as a prominent theme. â€œOne of the biggest trends and themes forRead More →
Samsung launchedÂ a virtual reality web browser last week,Â Samsung Internet optimized for Gear VR, allowing users to surf the Internet without taking off their virtual reality headset. The app allows users to checkÂ email and social media news feeds and read online articles and also supportsÂ 360-degree and 3D video streaming, as wellRead More →
Three virtual reality hardware products were the focus of attention at theÂ Oculus Connect 2 conference in HollywoodÂ last week. The products included theÂ Gear VR headset, produced in partnership with Samsung, a new Touch control device, and the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset itself, scheduled for 2016 product release. And,Read More →
It was the longest happy relationship of my life. We slept together every night, and she woke me up every morning. She caught me up on the news, and whenever we drove somewhere, she gave me directions. If I missed a turn, she didn’t complain, just recalculated the route. SheRead More →
San Francisco-basedÂ Fove Inc.Â concluded its Kickstarter campaign withÂ $480,650 today, almost twice its initial goal of $250,000, and a couple of announcements about the headset. First, a new design was released, billed as lighter and smaller than the previous design, with new clasps. The company promises it will make for a moreRead More →
Sony is currently leading the virtual reality patent race, according to a new report from Houston-based patent consulting firmÂ LexInnova, According to the firm’s analysis of nearly 12,000 patents or patent applications, Sony has 366 virtual reality patents or patent applications. Microsoft is close behind, with 365, followed by Samsung withRead More →
Samsung has launched a new website, Milk VR, a dedicated portal for 360 degree virtual reality videos that people can view using the new Gear VR virtual reality headsets. For those without Gear VR headsets, they can still watch the videos on the website.Read More →
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