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Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 UTC

Here’s how to request an adapter to use PlayStation VR on PS5

Since the PlayStation 5 was confirmed, Sony has been fairly quiet about virtual reality except when it comes to whether or not current-gen PlayStation VR headsets would be forward compatible with PlayStation 5 hardware. We’ve been told since the the PlayStation ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 UTC

These pixel-dense OLED displays could solve VR’s big headache

When it comes to virtual reality displays, the screen door effect is a very real concern for manufacturers. The screen door effect gives certain displays a mesh-like appearance that’s particularly noticeable when lower resolution displays are viewed up ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 rooting could bypass Facebook requirement

The Oculus Quest 2 is an admittedly impressive kit as far as standalone VR systems go. Its otherwise positive debut, however, has been marred by controversy, confusion, and consternation over the requirement to have and use a Facebook account to even ... more - slashgear

Monday, 26 October, 2020 UTC

Oculus Facebook account requirement continues to confuse

From a purely business point of view, it’s no surprise really that Facebook wants to unify all its platforms under a single account. While it can’t really force that on Instagram and WhatsApp, especially not while under intense scrutiny, it was able to ... more - slashgear

Friday, 23 October, 2020 UTC

Solar panel tech helps Stanford researchers create ultrahigh-res OLED screen

Stanford researchers have worked with collaborators in Korea to develop a new OLED architecture that borrows solar panel technology. The new displays could be used in televisions, smartphones, and virtual or augmented reality devices. Researchers say ... more - slashgear

Friday, 23 October, 2020 UTC

Haptic PIVOT on-demand controller can simulate momentum and gravity

Microsoft Research has made progress over the years and moving towards a virtual reality experience where feelings in the VR setting are on par with the realistic visuals produced by head-mounted displays. Microsoft Research has moved beyond some of its ... more - slashgear

Friday, 23 October, 2020 UTC

ClipDrop AR Copy Paste is now available for a price

We now live in a world that revolves around digital objects but we still naturally have to deal with physical ones. Bridging the two have never been easy nor seamless but a lot of technologies, like augmented reality or AR, try to narrow the gap. But ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 UTC

Facebook Reality Labs talks hand tracking technology

Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) works on many projects intending to make interacting with technology more approachable. Technology FRL is working on includes VR headsets and AR glasses. Hand tracking technology is particularly important to virtual reality ... more - slashgear

Monday, 19 October, 2020 UTC

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Review : A big AR checkpoint

The Nintendo Switch game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a masterpiece of simple yet extraordinary at-home gaming fun. It combines good game design with the magic of successfully bridging the gap between reality and virtual reality with one of the most ... more - slashgear

Sunday, 18 October, 2020 UTC

Google Assistant Driving Mode appears for some users and it looks different

During its I/O 2019 event last year, Google introduced a new Google Assistant feature called Driving Mode, which, as its name suggests, is a special interface specifically designed for users who are driving. Whereas Android Auto is dependent on your car’s ... more - slashgear

Friday, 16 October, 2020 UTC

Sony Spatial Reality Display is aimed at creators

Sony Electronics has officially unveiled its new Spatial Reality (SR) Display, which is made using the company’s Eye-Sensing Light Field Display. The display was shown off at CES in January and doesn’t require a VR headset. Sony says that the display ... more - slashgear

Friday, 16 October, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement has a terrible consequence

It was inevitable that Facebook would eventually leave a more tangible mark on its Oculus VR business but it still ruffled some feathers when it was revealed that to even use an Oculus headset, one would need to have a Facebook account. Facebook probably ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 UTC

Watching nature on TV offers mental health benefits, but VR is better

It’s no secret that exposure to nature, such as a walk at an orchard or a hike at the nearest park, offers mental health benefits, as well as some other potential benefits, including reduced cortisol hormone levels and decreased blood pressure. What about ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 VR system is now available for purchase

Just last month, Facebook made a big splash in the VR and AR scenes with new products and a new direction for Oculus. Discontinuing its original standalone VR headset, the social media giant launched the Oculus Quest 2, boasted to be lighter both in size ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 UTC

iPhone 12 Pro LiDAR sensor – Here’s how you’ll use it

Apple has announced what will soon be one of the most notable mobile smartphone cameras on the market with its newly unveiled iPhone 12 Pro. This model features, among many other things, a LiDAR scanner that opens the door to new possibilities far exceeding ... more - slashgear

Sunday, 11 October, 2020 UTC

Google Meet deploys breakout rooms, but only for some users

Google has announced an update to its Google Meet collaboration software, adding a new breakout room feature that makes it easier for smaller teams of people to collaborate. The feature is first arriving for people who organize remote teams on Enterprise ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 UTC

US Army dogs get AR goggle prototype for safer scouting missions

The United States Army Research Laboratory’s Research Office has provided funds under the Small Business Innovation Program to develop prototype AR goggles for dogs. The project aims to provide technology that makes for safer canine scouting missions ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 UTC

Virtuix Omni One is a 360-degree VR treadmill to bring the Holodeck home

A new home virtual reality treadmill could help turn your living room into a Holodeck, with the Virtuix Omni One offering a consumer version of the infinite-walk tech. Omni Pro made waves for its ability to unlock virtual environments for limitless exploration ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 UTC

Google ARCore Cloud Anchors enables AR experiences you can revisit

Many of the augmented reality or AR apps we have on our smartphones are often used for transient things, from whimsical AR stickers to arrows and directions you’ll probably only need once. Augmenting the real world digitally, however, becomes even more ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 UTC

Facebook Portal update adds Netflix, Zoom, and new AR stories

Facebook has announced an update for its Portal products that add support for one of the most common streaming entertainment apps on the market, Netflix, as well as a few other notable features, including two that leverage the smart camera. The new support ... more - slashgear

Monday, 5 October, 2020 UTC

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR close beta is now open for sign-ups

For simulator fans, the latest iteration of the well-aged Flight Simulator could be the franchise’s biggest release yet and in more ways than one. The complete set of launch assets spans 10 dual-layer DVDs and that’s not yet including the updates that ... more - slashgear

Monday, 5 October, 2020 UTC

Android 11 officially kills Daydream and the dream of smartphone VR

It was, like Thanos, inevitable but some might still get some feels with the revelation that Daydream VR is truly no more. At least not as far as Google is concerned. The writing on the wall has been there since last year so it was really only a matter ... more - slashgear

Friday, 2 October, 2020 UTC

Google Maps Live View to soon show landmarks, share locations on mobile

For many people these days, Google Maps has become an indispensable tool for navigating the real world. Not everyone, however, finds it easy to use even a digital and advanced map and prefer visual cues to orient themselves. Google developed its AR-based ... more - slashgear

Friday, 2 October, 2020 UTC

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit trailer explains how the AR game works

Mario Kart is one of the most beloved Mario Bros. “spin-offs” and is present on almost all platforms Nintendo has touched. But while Mario Kart’s smartphone incarnation has been widely regarded as a disappointment, the company surprised fans last month ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 1 October, 2020 UTC

Verizon’s new 5G home gateway taps faster mmWave and AR

Verizon has a new 5G home router, promising potentially more performance than your traditional cable or DSL broadband might deliver, and a slick augmented reality setup process. The new Verizon 5G Internet Gateway taps the carrier’s fledgling 5G Home ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 UTC

HP Reverb G2 is getting a big upgrade, but not for you

HP today announced that the Reverb G2 VR headset will soon be the at the center of a new platform called the HP Omnicept Solution. The HP Omnicept Solution includes the Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition and a matching SDK that gives developers “an ecosystem ... more - slashgear

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 UTC

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Know & Go mobile app teaches about truck features

RAM has announced a new employee-developed app that will debut for the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX. The app is called the Know & Go mobile app and uses augmented reality to teach owners about features of their truck. The idea came from the automaker’s first ... more - slashgear

Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

New MYST game revealed for 2020 (with translation)

This afternoon the developers at Cyan revealed a new version of the classic PC game MYST. This game is a “brand new version of Myst, completely re-imagined for modern game systems and – for the first time for any game in the Myst series – including optional ... more - slashgear

Friday, 18 September, 2020 UTC

All of the Fortnite secrets you missed in Sony’s PS5 teaser yesterday

Yesterday, Sony revealed the gameplay for a number of titles coming to the PlayStation 5, as well as one game we’re already familiar with: Fortnite. The entire clip was quite brief at only around 40 seconds in length and it mostly served to highlight ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 17 September, 2020 UTC

Facebook Infinite Office tries to sell the idea of VR productivity

Virtual reality has always carried the stigma of being more of an entertainment-centric technology. With Facebook at the helm of one of the two biggest VR platforms today, that identity seems to get even more cemented, just with a dash of social networking ... more - slashgear