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Palmer Luckey has been a virtual reality junkie since before the Oculus Rift. He claims to have the largest private collection of head mounted displays in the world, totaling some 43 units. And as the Rift has shown us, Luckey doesn't just...
Valve, the beloved makers of the Steam digital game distribution service and a number of famous games like Half-Life 2, Portal, TF2, and more, has never made any hardware products. New broke last week that they were looking to...
Last week Silicon Micro Display made an announcement on their blog that the company's South Korean factory lost power due to a hurricane and was rendered in-operable. Now the company has announced that utilities have been restored to the...
The Oculus Rift Kickstarter officially ended last Saturday. Reeling in an impressive $2,437,429, the campaing achieved a whopping 947% of its original 250k goal and secured the #6 position of top grossing Kickstarters of all time. Last week, Adhesive...
Sony has quietly announced a refreshed version of their HMZ-T1 head mounted display. The HMZ-T2 reduces weight by 20% which is good given that weight was one of the top issues with the original. The press release making the announcement calls...
I'd like to present two excellent AR concept videos which give a little glimpse into our world, not too far into the future, where AR is an integral part of life. Wearable computing and augmented reality are almost inevitable, but...
Aurasma is a free augmented reality app that runs on iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad), and Android. Using your phone's camera and other sensors, the app projects digital scenes onto the real world through your device's viewfinder. Aurasma...
PCGamer's Owen Hill met with Palmer Luckey and some folks from Oculus to try out the Rift at Gamescom. After using it, he opines "The Oculus Rift is the most exciting peripheral I’ve ever used. This is the virtual...
With 3 days left, the Oculus Rift Kickstarter has passed the $2 million funding threshold. This is a huge landmark for the campaign which originally sought to raise $250 thousand in funding. Sitting pretty at 803% of its funding...
Here's some excellent news for anyone interersted in the Oculus Rift. Adhesive Games, the studio behind the upcoming (and awesome looking) Hawken has announced in conjunction with Oculus that the title will be Oculus Rift ready when it launches this December. Hawken...
With just 7 days remaining in the Oculus Rift Kickstarter which is nearing $2 million in funding, the campaign easily passed my early $1 million estimate. I took all of the publicly available data from the Kickstarter and compiled...
Inreal Technologies is a German-based startup that is offering a virtual reality terminal which is targeted toward architecture visualization. The terminal incorporates the Carl Zeiss Cinemizer head mounted display which is combined with a head-tracker developed by Inreal which...
Looking for an Oculus Rift game list? Click here. In the last 9 months we've seen two consumer-oriented HMDs hit the market, Sony's HMZ-T1 and Silicon Micro Display's ST1080. Now the Oculus Rift VR headset is on the way and seeks...
Though the big news lately has been about the Oculus Rift, Sony's HMZ-T1 is still a solid HMD option thanks to its 720p resolution and incredible OLED displays. A few months back, Platige Image was brought in to create an...
GameTrailers caught up with John Carmack, at QuakeCon 2012, who has been giving the media demos of the Oculus Rift since E3 in early June. This is essentially the same spiel we've heard from Carmack at E3 with the...
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