Interesting articles about VR – week #7

Microsoft Now Lets You Film Mixed Reality With HoloLens Hack

Showing off what Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality can do is difficult without actually putting it on someone’s head, but the company’s new camera hack is providing a helping hand.

Magic Leap said to be ‘doing 1,000 things badly’ after raising $1.4 billion

Magic Leap has raised an astounding $1.4 billion for its augmented reality smartglasses since 2014. But the company has run into considerable negative publicity lately, including a leaked photo that showed that the technology might be further behind than its CEO has claimed.

Virtual reality (VR) in architecture

Oculus Rift, a head-mounted display (HMD) combines head-tracking sensors with stereoscopic 3D rendering techniques create an immersive virtual reality experience. Alternatively, Google Glass, a face-mounted computer (smart eyewear), has the capability to display high-resolution information, creating an augmented reality. The Hololens, a combination of Oculus Rift and Google Glass, is a stand-alone HMD capable of projecting computer-generated objects into the user’s real-world environment.

See the HoloLens and Surface Studio work together in Shared Mixed Reality

Microsoft’s vision of the computing future has all their technologies working seamlessly together to increase the productivity of users. Mixed Reality company DataMesh have posted a video which brings that vision a bit closer, showing how a designer could use the HoloLens and Surface Studio together to place their work on an even bigger canvas.

Magic Leap CEO defends his AR company on Twitter after photo leak

Shortly after a photo of company hardware was leaked, the CEO of the augmented and mixed reality company Magic Leap has gone online to correct the record. On Saturday, Business Insider published an image of what it said was “a working prototype” of the Google-backed startup’s portable augmented reality device given to it by a source. On Twitter, Rony Abovitz claimed Saturday the photo showed only a “R&D test rig.”

5 Benefits of Virtual Reality that Everyone must know

5 Benefits of Virtual Reality that Everyone must know: As we know Virtual Reality is growing very fast now a days. And It could be new revolution for this 21st century. There are a lot of speculation and anticipations about this very promising technology. After the acquisition of Oculus by facebook and several other big companies jumping in, made very clear that this VR technology is not a matter of past anymore.

11 Cheap VR Headsets Ranked from Best to Worst

There’s now a ton of immersive VR games, apps and movies to enjoy. But what if you aren’t ready to shell out over $1,000 for a home VR setup and don’t have one of the few Gear VR or Google Daydream compatible phones? We purchased several top-selling headsets under $40 that can transport you into the VR world, whether your own an Android phone or iPhone.


That’s it folks. Everybody go home. It’s over.  Didn’t you hear? VR is officially dead. At least, that is what some media outlets are saying. Apparently, some people consider bashing a new technology to be news. At least once a day, I read an article that states how overblown or inflated the VR industry has become, and that it is heading towards it’s ultimate demise. Some of this stems from news that analysts MAY have over estimated the market value of immersive technology in 2016 (they did.) Some of it stems from the fact that VR startups all across the globe are failing and shutting their doors (they are.)

VR is Not in Trouble!

With sales figures being released claiming accurate numbers, only to be “corrected” weeks later with drastically lower #’s combined with the recent news concerning Oculus’ troubles with lost lawsuits and demo closures, the internet seems to be jumping on the ‘VR is dying” bandwagon.  I get the need to report news as it is released, but the way that news is being broadcast just comes across as someone’s opinion of half a story skewed toward click bait as opposed to unbiased news articles that compose of actual research.

Has Facebook slipped up with VR?

I first tried the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in the corner of a drab conference room in Las Vegas. I was convinced within seconds – despite feeling a little dizzy – that the device, held together by duct tape and hope, was destined for big things. A year or so later, I met the same company, Oculus VR, in a (slightly) fancier room at the E3 gaming event in Los Angeles. “Hold this,” I said, abruptly thrusting an audio cable into the hands of a young man who I thought was helping out – but was in fact the company’s chief executive, Palmer Luckey. Again, I was blown away by the technology.

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