Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

The company also remains committed to the Windows Mixed Reality plugin for SteamVR, which is the essential bridge that allows Windows VR headsets to access Steam content, including the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2 5G for VR and XR headsets

Today at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon XR2 5G, a direct successor bringing much-needed updates to their eXtended Reality platform.Another important feature is low-latency camera passthrough , which lets developers create new mixed reality experiences by overlaying virtual objects onto a video feed of the real-world.

Microsoft won't give up on VR, promises to improve hardware

Microsoft won't give up on VR, promises to improve hardware

HTC's Project Proton is a bizarre VR headset that looks like a pair of glassesOculus Rift S reviewAre Microsoft's Mixed Reality Headsets the Affordable Savior of VR?Only two Windows Mixed Reality headsets -- the Samsung Odyssey+ and HP Reverb -- launched successors since their initial release, while competing VR headset brands have been catching consumers' attention.Today's best HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset deals.

Best method to teach children augmented reality

Best method to teach children augmented reality

According to UTSA computer science experts, a major barrier into wider adoption of the technology for experiential learning is based on AR designs geared toward adults that rely on voice or gesture commands.

HTC Vive Project Proton Concept Devices Offer Potential Future High-End & Mobile AR Wearable Options

HTC Vive Project Proton Concept Devices Offer Potential Future High-End & Mobile AR Wearable Options

Don't Miss: Hands-On with the Nreal Light, Smartphone-Powered Augmented Reality Immersion Essentially, the two designs, called Project Proton, are concept devices with no set release date (for now).

The Rec Room opens eighth Canadian location in Winnipeg

The Rec Room opens eighth Canadian location in Winnipeg

The new complex is more than 42,000 square feet and offers food, live entertainment, gaming and more.“This is great place to share memories, share experiences, be social and competitive and really enjoy each other’s company,” said vice-president of operations and guest experience Christina Kuypers.

Consumers Like Augmented Reality More Than They Know

Consumers Like Augmented Reality More Than They Know

We found that only 12 percent of heads of U.S. broadband households considered themselves to be "familiar" with any one tested augmented reality device or technology.

Medical triage? Deactivating landmines? Now you can train in VR

Medical triage? Deactivating landmines? Now you can train in VR

Says Sandra Marshall, chief technologist at Booz Allen: "There can be high travel costs, and the ability to collect metrics is less than ideal.There's a real need for improvement in training for high- risk jobs.".

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean mom has tearful VR ‘reunion’ with dead daughter

South Korean broadcaster Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) made this possible for mom Jang Ji-sung, who lost her seven-year-old daughter to blood-related diseases three years ago, Reuters reports.In emotional video footage shared by MBC, Jang wears virtual reality goggles and stands in front of a green screen.

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

Thanks to some companies that develop scent devices for virtual reality, the players of VR action games can for example smell gunpowder which makes the playing highly immersive.

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

"We found that people who had little to no experience playing video games had reduced cybersickness if they received this enhanced narrative, but regular video gamers did not need it because they were not predisposed to feeling symptoms," said Séamas Weech, a postdoctoral fellow in Kinesiology and a member of Waterloo's Games Institute.

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Blockchain is no longer the most desirable job in the technology industry, according to a new report by the job site, Hired.Job demand for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) engineers increased by 1,400% in 2019.Blockchain needs to face virtual reality.

I long to see my dead dad – but I'm unsure virtual reality's the answer

I long to see my dead dad – but I'm unsure virtual reality's the answer

My dad took his life when I was five years old, and I’ve thought a million times about conversations I’d have loved to have with him.As with everything tech, the difference that virtually reanimating the dead makes to the human world depends entirely on how it’s implemented.

Virtual Reality Applications That Can Help Save Lives

Virtual Reality Applications That Can Help Save Lives

No longer just for immersive entertainment, virtual reality applications now help save lives.VR simulation technology enables better medical training , more effective health therapies, and enhanced disaster management training.Aside from improving healthcare and medicine, VR technology also enhances disaster preparedness and crisis management.

Global Festival Promotes Artistic VR Experiences

Global Festival Promotes Artistic VR Experiences

“ The main goal [of the festival] is to encourage face-to-face communication… as well as to drive local interest and attract new people.”.The main goal is to encourage face-to-face communication… as well as to drive local interest and attract new people.

‘Maybe it’s a real paradise’: Mother reunited with dead seven-year-old daughter in virtual reality

‘Maybe it’s a real paradise’: Mother reunited with dead seven-year-old daughter in virtual reality

Virtual reality technology has enabled a grief-stricken mother to be reunited with her dead daughter in South Korea , according to a documentary.The tearful moment Jang “met” her daughter again was captured in the documentary.

Coronavirus Tracker Visualises the Infection Scale in AR

Coronavirus Tracker Visualises the Infection Scale in AR

The company has taken all the recent data and put it through its Flow software to create a worldwide map that can be viewed on headsets like Magic Leap.

VR Artist Rosie Summers on Art and Virtual Reality

VR Artist Rosie Summers on Art and Virtual Reality

Everything started with a video of Glen Keane painting Ariel in Tilt Brush, Rosie Summers recounts when asked about the beginnings of her creative journey with virtual reality .Tools like Tilt Brush, for instance, make it easier for artists to create virtual worlds out of nothing.

Unlike sex, VR is crazy better when you do it underwater

Unlike sex, VR is crazy better when you do it underwater

The Divr headset-snorkel combo is the crucial technology that makes underwater virtual reality like Spaced Out possible.

Unity drops official support for OpenVR, Valve working on replacement

Unity drops official support for OpenVR, Valve working on replacement

Moving forward, the list of officially supported Unity platforms is as follows: ARKit ARCore Microsoft HoloLens Magic Leap Oculus Windows Mixed Reality PlayStation VR strong demand 🔥.

‘Full augmented reality is a few years away’ said Mark Zuckerberg

‘Full augmented reality is a few years away’ said Mark Zuckerberg

‘Full augmented reality is a few years away,’ but Spark AR is a big focus for the company, according to Mark Zuckerberg during the Facebook Q4 2019 earnings call.

As seen in movies, new meta-hologram can be used as a communication tool

As seen in movies, new meta-hologram can be used as a communication tool

Especially, we developed a meta-hologram optical device that operated in forward and backward directions and it could transmit various visual information to multiple users from different locations simultaneously.

How Virtual Reality Promotes Road Safety

How Virtual Reality Promotes Road Safety

The virtual simulation shows students some of the most common mistakes of young drivers that could lead to fatal accidents.VR driving simulations can educate students about the dangers on the road.

Lethbridge College researcher wows judges at Massachusetts Institute of Technology competition

Lethbridge College researcher wows judges at Massachusetts Institute of Technology competition

As the first president’s applied research chair for virtual and augmented reality at Lethbridge College, Mike McCready is already making waves on a global scale.“I was at the [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] ‘Reality Hack’ where they had over 350 people from around 49 countries coming to participate on the weekend to create something in VR or AR,” McCready said.

Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

The patent filing describes how “finger input from a user may be used to manipulate virtual objects in a mixed reality or virtual reality environment while a haptic output device in a finger device provides associate haptic output”.

Hearthstone in Virtual Reality Prototyped Internally by Blizzard Developers

Hearthstone in Virtual Reality Prototyped Internally by Blizzard Developers

This news comes to us courtesy of an interview Blizzard did when PowerUp!.During Blizzard's annual "Free Your Mind" event, an internal hackathon where developers can work on whatever they'd like, two developers prototyped a version of Hearthstone that made use of Virtual Reality.

Virtual reality, food, and fantasy combine for a mind-altering dining experience

Virtual reality, food, and fantasy combine for a mind-altering dining experience

Aerobanquets RMX, conceived by Casalegno in 2018, is a series of augmented dining experiences focused on taste perception in virtual reality.James Beard House General Manager, Adam Jaffe, took our Producer Toby Hershkowtiz through the virtual journey, so he could experience it first-hand.

Tim Cook Subtly Dinged Mark Zuckerburg by Saying Augmented Reality Doesn't Isolate People Like Other Technologies

Tim Cook Subtly Dinged Mark Zuckerburg by Saying Augmented Reality Doesn't Isolate People Like Other Technologies

The Apple CEO seemed to criticize virtual reality technology, which Facebook has invested heavily in.And in a 2016 interview with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider's parent firm Axel Springer, Zuckerberg pushed back against the idea VR could be isolating, saying "nothing could be further from the truth.".

Top Reasons For Bringing Virtual Reality Technology Into The Office

Top Reasons For Bringing Virtual Reality Technology Into The Office

Nowadays though, virtual reality has real, practical applications in normal workplaces, offering benefits you might not expect.All sorts of massive companies are opting to train staff through virtual reality.You can already see the impacts that virtual reality is having on all sorts of different areas of business.

Can Virtual Reality Inspire Climate Action?

Can Virtual Reality Inspire Climate Action?

Virtual Reality Applications for Climate Action.It can educate climate change skeptics on the catastrophic effects that could unfold because of our loss of rainforests.Virtual reality might not be the solution to climate change.