Valve Index teased
Valve has moved ahead with plans to launch its own VR headset, called the Valve Index, in May 2019.
You can move in any direction without going outside
Search engine outfit Google has patented a pair of trainers which allow you to walk in VR. This means that IT nerds will never have to go “outside” again, with all the attendant dangers that brings.
In case your Virtual and Augmented reality is not doing it for you
While Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have become more prominent in our everyday media, a new umbrella term that encompasses both is now being touted.
Add VR to a long list of technology which depended on the porn industry
The much touted VR industry has been slow in coming and any wide scale adoption has been thanks to the porn industry taking a missionary position for the tech.
Might be the new Second Life
High Fidelity a social VR startup founded by one of Second Life’s original creators is scoring investment cash.
Mobile guys now in charge for Frostbite
One of the key guys behind Adreno, Tim Leland, has joined EA and is working under CTO as a general manager and VP in charge of the Frostbite engine. He will report to the EA’s CTO, Ken Moss. This hire definitely sets a wind of change within Electronic Arts.
VR meets AR in future 10nm chip
Qualcomm has introduced a brand new platform called Snapdragon XR1, dedicated to Extended reality (XR) at the Augmented World Expo (AWE). It already has several customers on board.
Moving in real time
Cubic Motion, which makes real-time model-based computer vision and facial animation, has appointed Roy Taylor to its Advisory Board. There is a video below showing what Cubic Motion is up too and it looks like that it has interesting motion capture tech for usie in the movie and gaming (unreal engine) industries.
No phones and VR not making enough
HTC has reported consolidated revenues of $94.77 million for March, up 6.1 percent on the month but down 46.7 percent on the year and the lowest quarterly revenues in 16 years.