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ILMxLab, the experimental division of Lucasfilm's VFX house, Industrial Light & Magic, is experimenting with large GPU arrays of up to eight cards in an effort to bring movie-quality graphics to virtual reality. While the graphical capabilities of real-time game...
With no way of generating resistive force feedback with today's VR motion controllers, how can we make users feel and behave as though virtual objects have varying weights? Creative agency B-Reel explored several approaches and open sourced their experiments for...
A recent update to Oculus Home has enabled support for tracking the Rift and Touch with up to four trackers, enabling robust coverage of a roomscale space. While Oculus doesn't officially support 'roomscale' experiences like those on the HTC Vive,...
A new video of Magic Leap's augmented reality tech in action was shown at a conference in China today. On stage at the event, Magic Leap CMO Brian Wallace had a one-on-one discussion with Alibaba CMO Chris Tung (Alibaba is...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is working seriously on augmented reality R&D, but he believes it will take time for the technology to catch up to where VR is today. In an interview with The Verge's Casey Newton, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg...
This evening at an artificial intelligence event at Stanford, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the next-gen Titan X, the company's crazy-powerful, crazy-expensive high-end GPU. Nvidia is bringing its Titan X card into the next generation with a new version of the...
Listings on Amazon have revealed prices for some PlayStation VR games, giving an idea of what Sony plans to charge for the first wave of virtual reality titles to hit the console platform. PlayStation VR launches in October and we've...
NVIDIA Research has demonstrated a new method of foveated rendering which the company says is nearly invisible to users. Researchers behind the new approach say the method can drastically reduce rendering workload, allowing for more detailed virtual reality scenes. The human eye...
Among more than 9,000 games on Steam, Valve's VR title The Lab is heading the platform's list of top rated games. Valve's The Lab is a free VR-only title that offers players eight short room-scale experiences which range from photogrammetry to castle...
Today marks the launch of NVIDIA's GTX 1060, the least expensive of the company's 10-series GPUs so far revealed. According to Nvidia, the GTX 1060 matches the performance of the former flagship card, the GTX 980, but at only...
There's been a lot of talk about the latest data from Valve's latest Steam Hardware & Software survey, most of it drawing erroneous conclusions about overall market share of VR headsets while missing out on a very interesting data...
Valve's 'Lighthouse' tracking system affords the HTC Vive a 'room-scale' tracking space for the VR headset and its controllers through the use of area-sweeping lasers. But exactly how accurate is it? Oliver Kreylos, a VR researcher at UC Davis,...
The long anticipated Raw Data by developer Survios launches for the HTC Vive on Steam today in Early Access. We sat down with Survios to get an inside look at what players can expect now and in the future...
VRLA Summer Expo is back and aims to be bigger and better than ever. Coming to the LA Convention Center August 5th and 6th, the event we be host to keynote speaker Reggie Watts, a 'VR Rave', and more...
When it comes to Google searches, "HTC Vive" has recently matched "Oculus Rift" and may be continuing to rise. Google searches for "Oculus Rift" have enjoyed steady popularity since 2013 with major spikes hitting after the company's announcement that it...