Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual reality (VR) typically refers to computer technologies that use software to generate the realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment (or create an imaginary setting), and simulate a user’s physical presence in this environment. VR has been defined as “…a realistic and immersive simulation of a three-dimensional environment, created using interactive software and hardware, and experienced or controlled by movement of the body”[1][2] or as an “immersive, interactive experience generated by a computer”.A person using virtual reality equipment is typically able to “look around” the artificial world, move about in it and interact with features or items that are depicted on a screen or in goggles. Most 2016-era virtual realities are displayed either on a computer monitor, a projector screen, or with a virtual reality headset (also called head-mounted display or HMD). HMDs typically take the form of head-mounted goggles with a screen in front of the eyes. Programs may include audio and sounds through speakers or headphones.
Advanced haptic systems in the 2010s may include tactile information, generally known as force feedback in medical, video gaming and military training applications. Some VR systems used in video games can transmit vibrations and other sensations to the user via the game controller. Virtual reality also refers to remote communication environments which provide a virtual presence of users with through telepresence and telexistence or the use of a virtual artifact (VA). The immersive environment can be similar to the real world in order to create a lifelike experience or it can differ significantly from reality where gamers can use fictional powers.

Google Released Its Prototype for VR Ads on Smartphones

Google published its innovative VR advertisement formats at Area 120 on 28th of June, 2017. Area 120 is Google’s startup, which was created back in 2016, tries to gather gifted people to experiment new concepts and ideas which may become Google’s product in the future. Google reported that many developers ... Read More

‘Drone Hero’ Makes You Feel Like the World’s Best Drone Pilot While Showcasing VR’s Strengths

With an intuitive control scheme and accessible gameplay, this simple and satisfying VR action game for HTC Vive and Oculus ... Read More

VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC

VR World NYC is a new VR arcade that opened on June 24th in New York City right next to ... Read More

Oculus Founder Backs ‘Revive’—a Hack for Vive to Play Rift-exclusive Games—With $2K in Monthly Funding

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who left the company back in March, has backed a crowdfunding campaign for Revive—a hack which ... Read More

HTC Vive & Lenovo Standalone Headsets to be Based on Qualcomm Reference Design, Components Detailed

Just about the only thing we know so far about the new Daydream standalone VR headsets in the works from ... Read More

‘Front Defense VR’ Review – Room-scale War Will Bring You to Your Knees

Having announced ‘Vive Studios’ at the end of 2016, HTC is steadily building up its first-party VR content offering. After ... Read More

AR Headset Startup CastAR is Reportedly Shutting Down

According to a report from Polygon, augmented reality company CastAR is heading for a shutdown, laying off staff from the ... Read More

Valve’s Knuckles Controllers Get Ergonomic Improvements, Begin Arriving at Devs’ Doorsteps

Having done the core R&D for what would become the Vive controllers, Valve is continuing to iterate on VR input ... Read More

New VR Headset That Delivers Human Eye-Resolution Has Been Revealed

Varjo, Finland-based merged reality studio, announced its brand new VR/AR and MR HMD display called “20|20” on 19th of June ... Read More

Meet this Measuring App via Apple iOS 11

Laan Labs, the group of developers based in Berlin, that is concentrated on the development of visual and audio apps, ... Read More

‘Vive N Chill’ is a Cooling Solution for HTC Vive Users With Sweaty VR Faces

ViveNchill is a new bolt-on cooling system comprising two angled fans that the creators claim will banish foggy, sweaty headset ... Read More

Using VR to Diagnose and Treat Concussions with SyncThink

The process of diagnosing a concussion is largely a subjective process of variations of attention, focus, and balance, which means ... Read More

Watch: ‘Ancient Amuletor’ Brings Multiplayer VR Tower Defence to PSVR, Launches 27th June

Tower defence title Ancient Amuletor from TiGames is launching for PlayStation VR tomorrow sporting multiplayer co-op and an adorable art ... Read More

Report: Apple Acquires VR & AR Eye-tracking Company SMI

A report from MacRumors provides compelling evidence that Apple has quietly acquired SMI, also known as SensoMotoric Instruments, a company ... Read More

Now you can feel cold, heat and pain in VR

The firm TEGway, which is focused on flexible thermoelectric systems’ development, is pleased to introduce the first mega thin and ... Read More

The Holodeck Lounge opens in Stamford

The Holodeck opens a VR/AR and Xbox Gaming Lounge in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. The Stamford-based Holodeck is a creative center, ... Read More

‘Echo Arena’ Free Beta Weekend is Live – Competitive Zero-G Multiplayer

At E3 this month we learned that the intriguing multiplayer mode of Lone Echo will be spun out into its own ... Read More

Hands-on: ‘Fallout 4 VR’ Shows Improvements, but I’m Still Not Sold

Entering the Wasteland, sneaking up on a group of raiders and shooting them down with guns in your own two hands, tossing ... Read More

Video: Watch Valve’s New ‘Knuckles’ VR Controller in Action

Knuckles, Valve’s unique VR motion controller, is already in the hands of select developers who are no doubt designing ways ... Read More

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