Breaking, Game Developer Conference (GDC), Hardware, News, Virtual Reality (VR)

Oculus Rift Retail Box is Bigger than we Expected

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When Oculus announced the final specification and launch details of Rift VR headset on CES 2016, the company also announced they will be returning to the carrying case in which Oculus shipped the first Development Kit (DK1). At the Game Developers Conference 2016, we visited the Oculus booth and saw the retail packaging live. First and foremost, materials are of premium quality, and you feel you’re getting your 600 USD worth. But no, you’re not getting the DK1’s protective box. The box is actually bigger than the first or second developer kit (DK1, DK2 or Crescent Bay). The reason for that is simple – previous prototypes did not feature the

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Breaking, Business, Entertainment, Hardware, Software Programs, startups, VR World

Teach Coding to 3-Year-Old Kids Using Cubetto

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Want your kids to be successful millionaires when they grow up? There’s a cool Kickstarter project called Cubetto that promises to teach coding to boys and girls ages three and up. They create their first program by simply using a colorful set of blocks, meaning kids won’t need the ability to read or speak a specific language. It’s a hands-on experience that, according to the project, combines Montessori learning principles with computer programming concepts. The Cubetto Playset includes Cubetto, a board, sixteen blocks (four green ‘Forward’, four red ‘Right’, four yellow ‘Left’, and four blue ‘Function’), a 1x1m world map, and a story book. Cubetto

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Entertainment, Gaming, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Virtuix Ships Its First Omni Platform

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Virtuix Inc. said on Wednesday that it has delivered its first Omni platform to an individual who backed the Kickstarter campaign on its first day. That means production is finally in full swing after the project first launched back in June 2013. The Virtuix Omni is built for virtual reality gaming. It consists of a concave platform and a support ring that attaches to the base to keep you in position. The base features grooves that special Omni shoes slide into. The platform doesn’t move, thus you’re essentially walking in place and stepping forward at the same time. I took the Virtuix Omni for a

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Analysis, Business, Gaming

The Rise and Rise of Kickstarter Indie Games

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The Kickstarter economy has its critics, but it has revolutionized the gaming industry creating a strong “indie” niche to counter blockbuster titles.

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Gaming, VR World

After 16 Years Descent Returns: New Footage Unearthed

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A classic game of the 1990s gets a reboot via Kickstarter.

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Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing, VR World, Wearables

Pebble Time Crowdfunds $1M in 49 Minutes, $6.8M in a Day

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Smartwatch maker Pebble Tech finds crowdfunding to be a viable means to raise capital, increase margins and improve its visibility as a grassroots effort.

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VR World

Kickstarter: 3.3M Backers Funded 22K Projects in 2014

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Kickstarter reports breaching the $1 billion pledge level in 2014, along with funding $444 million worth in successful projects, of which tech gets the biggest share.

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Breaking, Business, Hardware, VR World

Kickstarter Mota Project is Aimed at GoPro as Stock Slips

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Mota, a successful company founded 15 years ago, is hawking a Kickstarter project aimed at GoPro owners. GoPro’s stock price isn’t affecting Mota’s enthusiasm for developing an accessory for the adventuresome camera wearer. The already established company wants you to help it develop a wireless battery charger for the GroPro Hero cameras. The new product would allow you to recharge your camera without removing it from its housing. You probably are already familiar with Mota founded by Michael and Kevin Faro. The company makes imaginative products for mass marketing in wearables, portable power, and playful flying objects, such as drones and helicopters. Don’t forget its

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Entertainment, Gaming, Hardware, VR World

Mionix Goes To Kickstarter With Its Sensor Packed Mouse

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Mionix proposes to make a gaming mouse that tracks the user’s vitals.

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VR World

Rocket Ranger Reloaded Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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Cinemaware wants to bring the Rocket Ranger back with a crowdfunding project for a new game.

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Graphics, Hardware, VR World

iBox Nano: The Itty Bitty 3D Printer

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he worlds smallest, quietest, and least expensive 3D printer is trying to become a full fledged product on Kickstarter.

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Business, Hardware, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

Kickstarter Suspends Anonabox Campaign for Lies

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Anonabox was supposed to be an open sourced anonymizer that enabled people to quickly and easily browse the internet anonymously — except it was all a farce.

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Gaming, VR World

About Face Aims to End Sweaty Oculus Rifts Once and for All

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Thanks to a brand new Kickstarter campaign, virtual reality has become a whole lot more comfortable.

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Business, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Opinion

THE ROCKI ROAD Part 3 – LOST & FOUND

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This is a follow-up to The ROCKI ROAD series Part 1 – Life After Kickstarter Shall Begin at CES, published on the day ROCKI’s Kickstarter closed successfully on December 20th, 2013. The intention was to blog about the ups and downs of start-up life as it happens. A glimpse into ROCKI making its transition from Kickstarter to a start-up with the ambition to be a major technology company, grabbing the opportunity to change the world of music and technology. Running a successful project is one thing and running a successful company is another. Will ROCKI be a one hit wonder? Or is there more in its

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Audio/Video, Business, Entertainment, Hardware

The ROCKI Road Part 1 – Life After Kickstarter Shall Begin at CES

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Hi there, welcome to ‘The ROCKI Road’, a blog about life as a start-up – the excitement, the disappointments and also the blood, sweat and tears. I?m Nick, Nick NM Yap, CEO and Founder of ROCKI. Thank you for coming onboard The ROCKI Road journey with me. Instead of a long intro about the start-up (ROCKI), we?ll plunge into what?s happening now – real-time – true start-up style, no time to waste. And if necessary we can always do a Spielberg-style Prelude Episode #0 later that explains everything before :-). With thousands of things popping up everywhere all the time screaming for attention, there?s always

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