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The ST1080 HMD, which was just recently announced by Silicon Micro Display, is a consumer targeted HMD with dual 1080p displays. Pricing for the ST1080 has not yet been announced, though CEO Paul Jin says that that information will be...
As games and films come ever closer together, I see a new genre of entertainment being born: the interactive movie. First, an inventory of where games are today: Many of the latest games are already incorporating real-world actors into their...
Not looking to drop $799 for Sony's HMZ-T1 head mounted display? I don't blame you. That's why this post is dedicated to exploring a few of the other mass market HMDs out there. The HMZ-T1 is definitely the highest...
The HMZ-T1, Sony's upcoming 3D HD head mounted display, has been pushed back in US availability from what Sony originally stated on their US site. Though Sony's site originally showed that the HD 3D head mounted display would be...
If you thought we were going to make our way toward immersive VR without naysayers, I'm here today to tell you that you're unfortunately wrong. There will always be people who are afraid of change and afraid of technology. Usually, they are hypocrites. They cry...
As I posted the other week, The Gadget Show put together an awesome Battlefield 3 virtual reality simulator which would be featured on their show. The only video we got initially was a teaser, and unless you live in...
Battlefield 3 is set to be one of the biggest games of the 2011 season thanks to its impressively life-like graphics and sound-design. I can tell you from experience, the Battlefield games have had some of the best sound...
The abilities of the brain are absolutely amazing. Even before the idea of virtual reality was conceived, the brain has provided us a way to experience things that seem entirely real but are entirely fake. I'm speaking of dreams...
I can't quite decide whether or not I think Sony's HMZ-T1 HMD looks really cool, or really stupid. They're certainly trying to get make it look futuristic, but the problem with "modern" design is that it is the quickest...
The HMZ-T1 head mounted display from Sony is supposed to be launched, according to Sony Japan, on 11/11/11, alongside another much anticipated product. Although most marketing materials that we've seen have agree with this 11/11/11 date, it seems that...
Augmented reality is, at the moment, the novel concept of being able to superimpose something virtual onto your existing world. We've seen some neat, but ultimately useless, informational overlay applications from augmented reality, but nothing quite useful yet. Many of the...
Why Nintendo hasn't embraced this is completely beyond me. Johnny Chung Lee, a human-computer interaction researcher, developed an ingenious head tracking system that works with the Wii -- a system which has an install base of more than 80...
Don't have $799 to drop on Sony's upcoming HMZ-T1 head mounted display? Back in 2009 Recombu.com made this video showing how you can make a cheap DIY display out of nothing but plastic goggles, cardboard, and an Android phone: Recombu...
Sony is launching a head mounted display (HMD) come 11/11, and it's likely to be one of the highest quality and most consumer-available HMDs to date. The HMD, for which Sony is already taking pre-orders, will go on retail for...
An omni-directional treadmill is just like your traditional gym treadmill, except instead of only being able to go forward, you can move in any direction. There are a number of ways to achieve such omni-directional locomotion, but the resulting...
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