New Flaws in Intel's CPU Software Guard Extensions Revealed

New Flaws in Intel's CPU Software Guard Extensions Revealed

Two separate teams of academic researchers on Wednesday published papers describing flaws in Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX)."Even recent Intel CPUs -- including those used by public cloud providers to support SGX enclaves -- are vulnerable to these attacks," the researchers wrote.

Oculus Link and the USB 2.0 Update: Does It Work?

Oculus Link and the USB 2.0 Update: Does It Work?

Now, in a new update, Oculus allows the use of the USB 2.0 Type C cable that it comes with for Oculus Link, but how well does it work?Is it really such a big deal to just buy a USB 3.0 cable for use with Oculus Quest?

NVIDIA CloudXR Allows Hi-Fi XR Streaming via 5G Networks

NVIDIA CloudXR Allows Hi-Fi XR Streaming via 5G Networks

With the new SDK kit recently launched by NVIDIA , companies can use 5G and enterprise networks for tetherless XR streaming to Windows and Android devices.

Google Meet Aims to Head Off Zoom

Google Meet Aims to Head Off Zoom

"Google Meet has been playing catch-up to some degree with the features and functions users came to expect, thanks to experiences in Zoom and in Microsoft Teams," remarked Liz Miller, principal analyst at Constellation Research.

VR Headsets Provided to Elderly through MyndVR/Pico/Littlstar Partnership

VR Headsets Provided to Elderly through MyndVR/Pico/Littlstar Partnership

With social isolation an even greater problem during the coronavirus pandemic, three companies have partnered together to distribute VR headsets to elder-care facilities.Together, the three companies have pledged to donate VR headsets, training, support, and content to senior living communities in all 50 states.

Nvidia's calling on gaming PC owners to put their systems to work fighting COVID-19

Nvidia's calling on gaming PC owners to put their systems to work fighting COVID-19

The program links computers into an international network that uses distributed processing power to chew through massive computing tasks - something that gaming-grade GPUs are quite good at, as it turns out.

Apple's Future Headset will deliver exceptional optical performance due to an adjustable lens Wave Guided display system

Apple's Future Headset will deliver exceptional optical performance due to an adjustable lens Wave Guided display system

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Apple's future Mixed Reality Head-Mounted Device (HMD) that will use a wave guided display system with adjustable lenses.

NVIDIA VRSS, a Zero-Effort Way to Improve Your VR Image Quality

NVIDIA VRSS, a Zero-Effort Way to Improve Your VR Image Quality

Though SSAA seems to be advantageous for visual quality, it has its own limitations: SSAA is performance intensive – The pixel load scales linearly with the number of samples used No finer control on shading rate – There is no way to perform 2x supersampling on a 4x MSAA buffer nor can we selectively shade objects based on the rendering region or any other criterion .

Amazon Promises "single-digit latency" for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Edge Platform

Amazon Promises "single-digit latency" for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Edge Platform

Promising “single-digit millisecond latencies” to end-users, Amazon is engaging with major mobile carriers deploying 5G networks to locate AWS resources at the ‘edge’ of these networks to facilitate low latency for applications like cloud-rendered AR and VR content.

YUR Gets Desktop App, Letting You Monitor Fitness Goals in Hit VR Games

YUR Gets Desktop App, Letting You Monitor Fitness Goals in Hit VR Games

The VR fitness tracking tool YUR now has a desktop application, and it lets you monitor your progress in some of the biggest games on Steam.

Best Practices for User Testing Virtual Reality Applications — Cantina

Best Practices for User Testing Virtual Reality Applications — Cantina

You’ll need the machine and equipment to run your app, cleaning supplies for said equipment (or replacement equipment if swapping for each participant), room for the user to move around (if applicable), room for cameras and their stands, and a room that can comfortably fit 4 to 6 people.

VR & AR Application Development Costs Explained

VR & AR Application Development Costs Explained

Inital development for interactive CG-based applications on these high-end platforms will carry a lower cost because they require less optimization.

Announcing Updated Cloud Storage for The Rift Platform, Oculus Quest and Go

Announcing Updated Cloud Storage for The Rift Platform, Oculus Quest and Go

Cloud Storage version 2 is now publicly available on PC and all mobile platforms, offering a file-based, cross-platform cloud syncing solution to application state storage and restoration.While relatively low effort to activate, make sure you read and write your save files in the designated sync directory on the device.

Apple Files Mixed Reality Headset Patent

Apple Files Mixed Reality Headset Patent

So while we know for sure from this and other patent applications that the company is looking at mixed reality technology, none of that guarantees we’re going to see an Apple HMD any time soon.

Apple files for patent for mixed-reality headset

Apple files for patent for mixed-reality headset

Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images Apple has filed a patent application for a mixed-reality system including a head-mounted display and a controller that combine augmented reality and virtual reality.

Easy VRS Integration with Eye Tracking

Easy VRS Integration with Eye Tracking

The commercial availability of VR HMDs with integrated eye tracking, such as the new HTC VIVE Pro Eye, provides further motivation for VRS integration, as shading resources can be focused in the foveated region.

8 Great Linux Time-Tracker Apps to Keep You on Task

8 Great Linux Time-Tracker Apps to Keep You on Task

Project Hamster is all about three things: It tracks the time you spend on tasks throughout the day; it calculates totals; and it exports time-tracking data into an HTML report. Then click the Work button to have Rachota start measuring the time you spent on the task.

OpenXR Specification 0.90 Released By Khronos Group For AR And VR Devices

OpenXR Specification 0.90 Released By Khronos Group For AR And VR Devices

The 0.90 provisional OpenXR specification provides a standardized interface between virtual worlds and the devices which track movement as well as render and display those worlds. The Khronos Group, which is releasing the standard for developer and industry feedback, is broadly supported by companies invested in AR and VR technologies.

Connor's Blog

Connor's Blog

Although LibOVR is theoretically superior, in the real world, the resource intensive translation between these two APIs can greatly harm the experience for Oculus users. I’m sure Valve are well aware at this point that running SteamVR games is a pain point for Oculus users (it’s certainly made me reconsider my purchase).

HoloLens 2 vs Magic Leap One: what is the best AR headset in 2019?

HoloLens 2 vs Magic Leap One: what is the best AR headset in 2019?

With its new hand tracking system and voice recognition technology, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 far surpasses the Magic Leap One in terms of tracking and control options.

Blog

Blog

Our Raspberry Pi board will automatically track pupil positions, and send that data via Bluetooth to Asteroid, our Unity plugin, or any custom application. This controller works out of the box with Asteroid and our Unity plugin, but the raw data can be accessed through Bluetooth as well.

Oculus Start: One-Year Anniversary!

Oculus Start: One-Year Anniversary!

February 6th marked the one-year anniversary of Oculus Start , a program created for developers new to our platform, who are building the next generation of VR games and applications.

US20190005717A1 - Method and system for linking a first virtual reality (vr) immersive space with a second vr immersive space - Google Patents

US20190005717A1 - Method and system for linking a first virtual reality (vr) immersive space with a second vr immersive space - Google Patents

To provide a more flexible presentation space for emerging web content such as panoramic and stereo images and video, three dimensional (“3D”) objects, audio, animations, medical imaging, geographical and other spatial data, the following embodiments can interpret web pages as immersive spaces.

Samsung Invents Next-Gen Gear VR Headset that provides a Curved Display for a more Natural Field of View and more

Samsung Invents Next-Gen Gear VR Headset that provides a Curved Display for a more Natural Field of View and more

Yesterday the U.S. Patent Office published a patent application of Samsung's relating to a new design for a head mounted display (HMD), perhaps a next-gen Gear VR headset that overcomes some of the current negatives of current designs and adds some interesting new values that users will really appreciate.

Welcome New VR Users!

Welcome New VR Users!

Today’s VR headsets, at least the ones doing full head tracking (that means Rift/Vive et al., and not Gear VR, Oculus Go, Google Cardboard, …) should not cause VR sickness per se.

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

Adhere to the whole machine drive, system traction, focus on virtual reality modeling, display, sensing, interaction and other key links, strengthen dynamic environment modeling, real-time 3D graphics generation, multi-data processing, real-time motion capture, real-time location tracking, fast rendering processing Such key technologies are underway to accelerate the development and industrialization of virtual reality visual graphics processors (GPUs), physical computing processors (PPUs), high-performance sensing processors, and new near-eye display devices.

GloSC

GloSC

GloSC can also launch any of your favorite games or applications and directly add them to Steam, be it Win32 or UWP! It is the tool to enjoy any Game that has trouble with Steam and/or add extra functionality to your SteamController

VR Technology for Your Feet? Google Has Some Interesting Ideas

VR Technology for Your Feet? Google Has Some Interesting Ideas

A number of images included in the application detail a shoe that uses motorized wheels or treads in order to both track movement and move the user into a predetermined area.

Google patents 'virtual reality footwear' designed to make you feel like you're walking

Google patents 'virtual reality footwear' designed to make you feel like you're walking

The search giant filed a patent application, published last week, that details "motorized footwear" for "augmented and/or virtual reality." "This may allow the user to walk, seemingly endlessly in the virtual environment, while remaining within a defined physical space in the physical environment," the patent application reads.

Initial Thoughts on Data Visualization in VR

Initial Thoughts on Data Visualization in VR

So I’ve started looking into the application of data visualization in virtual reality (VR). When working with an emerging new technology and medium (this being the virtual realm) there’s going to be a period of uncertainty in regards to best design practices. Data Visualization in Virtual Reality: Useless Hype or Practical Application?