How next-gen motion capture will supercharge VR arcades
You might know motion capture as the tech that transformed Andy Serkis into Gollum, but now it can transform everyday people into animated avatars in virtual worlds, and all in real-time. Motion capture—which uses body sensors, ultra-precise cameras, and modeling software to create 3D animations from real-life human movement—is now taking on location-based virtual reality, or LBVR.
Hands-on: StarVR One is the Most Complete Ultra-wide VR Headset to Date
When it comes to VR headsets aiming for ultra-wide fields of view, three devices dominate the discussion: Pimax “8K”, VRgineers XTAL, and StarVR One. Having recently had the opportunity to get a thorough hands-on with each, the one that stands out currently as the most complete and market-ready headset is the new StarVR One.
5 Amazing Advantages of Virtual Reality in Data Visualization
Do you know what the 21st century runs on? Data… Loads and loads of them. From cell phone GPS signals to sensors used in collecting shopper information, census data, social media posts, digital photos and videos, our very existence is surrounded by data. According to Domo, the famous American Software Company, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated on the Internet every single day! And as data continue to pile up, the need for a powerful tool to help us digest and make sense of them become extremely important. This is where data visualization comes in. And with virtual reality on the rise, big data visualization is in for a pathbreaking revolution.
For Dallas’ Holocaust survivors, the past has suddenly become painfully present
Monday afternoon I called a man I’ve known for years, Max Glauben, the 89-year-old son of Warsaw, Poland, made an orphan by the Nazis. “How did you know I was going to call you?” he said when his wife handed Max the phone. I asked about what. But I knew.