Friday, March 24, 2017

Oculus has explained how to set up room scale tracking for Rift

Oculus, as does HTC, offers the users of their VR headgear to not only use them while sitting or standing, but also while moving around a room. The Taiwanese have this...

HTC will send a thousand of Vive Trackers to developers for free

The Taiwanese VR headgear manufacturer HTC is accepting requests from developers, who want to get free samples of the Vive Tracker device from the first batch. The request can be sent until February, 7. Vive...

Any developer can now publish apps for Daydream

Starting last week any developer can publish apps for the virtual reality platform Daydream in Google Play. Before that such capability was only accessible to a group of chosen partners of...

Hugo Barra is now Facebook’s head of VR

Facebook has chosen the man, who will lead the whole development of VR in the company, including Oculus. He's Hugo Barra, who had occupied the position of product director of Android in Google until...

Social app VRChat will be released on Steam on February, 2

Social services for VR are on rise.  Soon such projects as High Fidelity, AltSpaceVR and vTime will be joined by a new player — VRChat. Its release in the Early Access...

Fibrum has presented iOS and Android VR apps access cards

Fibrum Game Cards is a new product from the Moscow based VR developer Fibrum. The company has released dozens of VR apps for smartphones and has developed a way to monetize...

Purple Pill announced a contest on the best VR interface

A startup Purple Pill from Amsterdam, which creates spherical 3D videos, announced an international contest on the best VR interface among designers and developers. Prize fund is $10 000. The contest is...

HTC will be certifying controllers for Vive Tracker

At CES 2017 HTC has presented the Vive Tracker gadget, which straps to input devices to turn them into VR controllers with the support of Valve Lighthouse. These are beacons with infrared LEDs: they...

PlayStation VR users will be able to watch spherical videos on YouTube

YouTube is the most rich source of spherical videos — not always made by professionals or just of a good quality, but accessible because of the popularity of the video hosting...

VR film «Dear Angelica» is available for free download in Oculus Store

Almost a year ago the department of visual storytelling of Oculus — Oculus Story Studio — promised to release the movie «Dear Angelica», which is one of the first real VR...

Alibaba invested $6 million into Lumus

Lumus continues to captivate investors. Following the $45 million in a round lead by Quanta Computer the Israeli manufacturer of optical systems for augmented reality glasses from Rehovot managed to add $6...

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