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.
How holograms are helping this Dallas Holocaust survivor tell his story
Despite having died 30 years go, rock ‘n’ roll legend Roy Orbison is about to go on tour. Forty years after he died, Elvis Presley performed on American Idol.
How did they do it? Through holograms, a technology that came to Dallas on Tuesday, permitting Holocaust survivor Max Glauben to share his story with generations well into the future, maybe even hundreds of years from now.
Magic Leap One Teardown!
The Magic Leap One is the first mixed-reality headset we’ve ever taken apart, and boy was it a challenge. Not only is this one of the most interesting devices we’ve seen, much of the tech inside completely stumped us, so we brought in three experts to help us figure it out. Whether or not you think the Magic Leap One is worth the $2300 price tag, you’ve got to be a little curious about how it works. Join us as we tear down the Magic Leap One!
VRespawn – Episode 8: Onward Playoffs, Beat Saber Invitational, OC5 Finalists, Pavlov Champs and More!
Echo Arena, Unspoken, and Sprint Vector all decide their OC5 world Championship finalists. Winners of the Beat Saber Virtual Athletic’s League arcade tournament are announced, VOLTRON’s clean Pavlov VR championship run, Population One’s big reveal, and more Echo Combat.
Videos of VR applications in different sectors
Imagine taking your class to the surface of Mars or touring Buckingham Palace without ever leaving the classroom. Google Expeditions brings lessons to life with immersive virtual reality journeys around the world, helping to inspire kids like 11 year old Ty who dreams of diving with sea turtles.
10 virtual reality games that impressed us at Gamescom
At Gamescom 2018, it is clear that virtual reality is not just a technology trend. Numerous developers and publishers are working on fantastic VR experiences. WIRED presents 10 virtual reality games that you can look forward to.
VR Presentation Results
As virtual reality becomes increasingly accessible and we see it permeate various areas of life, it would be wise to investigate how the average person views the technology. This knowledge would help us to better assess expectations of the common consumer versus the techie.