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Oculus Rift: Common problems and how to fix them

Oculus Rift: Common problems and how to fix them The Oculus Rift is an easy-to-use, virtual reality option with an exciting lineup of games, offering a diverse mix of gameplay experiences that make the case for VR being more than a mere fad.With the addition of its Oculus Touch controllers, the line between reality and video games has only grown blurrier, and more and more “traditional” developers — Insomniac Games, Slightly Mad Studios, Crytek, etc.

Celebrate President’s Day in virtual reality with Google’s latest VR tours

Celebrate President’s Day in virtual reality with Google’s latest VR tours On Wednesday, Google announced the addition of 63 new exhibits to its American Democracy online exhibit, which brings the total number of exhibits to 158.As a whole, Google says, “… this collection invites you to remember and celebrate the history, lives, and legacies of the 44 U.

NBA’s Google Daydream app to launch with VR series featuring basketball greats

NBA’s Google Daydream app to launch with VR series featuring basketball greats The NBA on Friday launched its own virtual reality app on the Google Daydream.As part of the launch, the NBA will debut its first-ever episodic VR series, House of Legends, featuring NBA Hall of Famers and other greats.

2017 Gear VR will come with a one-handed controller

2017 Gear VR will come with a one-handed controller If you discount the various low-cost VR headsets like Google Cardboard, the Gear VR is the most popular virtual reality headset in the world — easily outstripping the likes of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.It lacks positional tracking and perhaps more importantly for the mobile VR medium, decent controller support.

Nintendo Switch won’t support Virtual Console games at launch

Nintendo Switch won’t support Virtual Console games at launch The Nintendo Switch will support a library of classic games through the Virtual Console, giving players the opportunity to play titles from the NES, SNES, and possibly even the GameCube, but the feature is apparently not going to be ready on March 3.Any funds users previously had in their Nintendo Accounts’ wallets will also be accessible on the Switch right away, provided that they have linked their Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID.

YouPorn just launched a new (and obviously NSFW) virtual reality platform

YouPorn just launched a new (and obviously NSFW) virtual reality platform Steamy streaming video website YouPorn has launched a new virtual reality platform, that is definitely Not Safe For Work (NSFW) this week.We are excited to see how this progresses and continue to strive to be at the forefront of new entertainment technologies.

Ambiotherm may look goofy, but it lets you feel the warmth of a virtual sun

Ambiotherm may look goofy, but it lets you feel the warmth of a virtual sun A bit like the early days of flight, when a wide range of weird flying machines were tried out, here in 2017 researchers are exploring all manner of off-the-wall ideas to make VR that bit more realistic.A virtual add-on called Ambiotherm, which mimics the feeling of the wind and sun on your face and neck by… well, blowing air and pumping heat in your direction.

Trippy VR self-portrait takes you inside its artist creator’s body

Trippy VR self-portrait takes you inside its artist creator’s body The best artwork puts you inside its creator’s head.Los Angeles artist Theo Triantafyllidis’ latest creation, “Self Portrait (Interior)” doesn’t stop at his head, but also includes a bunch of his lower organs, as well — and all of it in stunning, slightly unnerving high definition virtual reality.

The NBA is betting big on virtual reality, and fans should be thrilled

The NBA is betting big on virtual reality, and fans should be thrilled The NBA is betting big on VR technology, and last week, the league made its very first original content for VR headsets via a partnership with Digital Domain.The NBA VR app now features on-demand episodes of House of Legends, a new talk show that gives viewers insights into their favorite NBA players’ careers and their views on pop culture topics.

How well does your system handle VR? Nvidia’s new FCAT VR benchmark will tell you

How well does your system handle VR? Nvidia’s new FCAT VR benchmark will tell you That deeper look at how a game might perform is what Nvidia is hoping to offer to consumers with the FCAT VR tool.Basemark’s VRScore will let you know Much like its non-VR predecessor, FCAT VR is analyzing frame data at a low level.

Art exhibit features virtual museum thanks to Microsoft’s Hololens

Art exhibit features virtual museum thanks to Microsoft’s Hololens From a small segment of digital graffiti in an art gallery, to becoming the focus of its own small virtual museum in another.In this case, it’s being used to create a functional “virtual museum,” in a project called “Concrete Storm,” as per Fortune.

Here are the flat-out craziest virtual reality demos we saw at Mobile World Congress

Here are the flat-out craziest virtual reality demos we saw at Mobile World Congress KT Telecom’s K-Pop Extravaganza In terms of sheer weirdness, Korea Telecom’s VR demo took the cake.The carrier’s cartoonish showcase mixed skydiving and Korean pop music with the sights and sounds of Seoul, South Korea.

Explore the sights of Tokyo while in an 8K virtual reality ride in Texas

Explore the sights of Tokyo while in an 8K virtual reality ride in Texas Touring the world can be expensive and tiresome — until you add virtual reality.At the South by Southwest 2017 (SXSW) festival, Japanese media and entertainment companies NHK Enterprises and NHK Media Technology will allow people to view the sights and sounds of Tokyo in a virtual reality motion ride with 8K quality visuals.

YouTube wants to make it ‘Chocolate Rain’ in VR

YouTube wants to make it ‘Chocolate Rain’ in VR Launched exclusively with Daydream View was the YouTube VR app.” More: With support for 360-degree YouTube videos, PlayStation VR lets you see more YouTube put its virtual reality plans on full display at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with the YouTube House.

Sony’s ‘superception’ VR tech could let users see virtual worlds through another’s eyes

Sony’s ‘superception’ VR tech could let users see virtual worlds through another’s eyes The company calls this “superception,” and it promises to add another layer to the VR experience, as Engadget reports.” Specifically, Sony asserts that sharing perspectives can increase empathy among VR users while allowing each user to gain a more powerful perceptual capability.

Lowe’s Home Improvement turns to augmented and virtual reality for DIY training

Lowe’s Home Improvement turns to augmented and virtual reality for DIY training It turns out that augmented and virtual reality can do much more than just give us a realistic, first-person perspective for blasting space mutants.It can also help us with home improvement.

Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders

Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders While concepts like VR games are all well and great, however, a student at Nottingham Trent University in the U.has a potentially far more transformative use case: using virtual reality as a therapy tool.

Warner Bros, IMAX to partner on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Aquaman’ VR experiences

Warner Bros, IMAX to partner on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Aquaman’ VR experiences The Justice League VR experience will give you the chance to do just that.The Justice League VR experience will be released later this year, presumably around the time of its November release.

HTC’s Vive Group Edition bundle comes with 10 headsets, but no controllers

HTC’s Vive Group Edition bundle comes with 10 headsets, but no controllers To try and fix that, HTC is looking to overcome that price hurdle, and for that reason it’s selling its Vive Group Edition bundle without controllers and with only two sensors.While this might sound like it strips out a lot of the fun and interactive potential of virtual reality, HTC doesn’t see it that way.