Story and Image Source: RoadToVR At Nvidia’s GTC 2018 conference, researchers from Nvidia, Adobe, and Stony Brook University showed off a new system for redirected walking. This redirected walking uses quirks of human vision to get a user to think they’re walking in a larger VR space than the room they’re in would allow. The way this system works is by exploiting saccadic suppression. Saccades refer to rapid eye movements, and saccadic suppression refers to the period of blindness we experience when this happens, which can be counted in milliseconds. With high-end eye-tracking technology, this saccadic suppression can be detected and used to rotate the
VR Headset Price Cuts Lead to Quarterly Sales of More Than 1 Million Units
Virtual reality has taken the world by storm in the last couple of years – except it has not. Although the excitement about its potential to become nothing short of awesome has been discussed in great detail in the press, this hasn’t translated into sales. While people will gladly pay amounts close to $1,000 for smartphones that allow them to play real money online video casino games and others as fluidly as possible, they seem to be reluctant to invest a smaller amount into VR gear that has a similar – or often smaller – price. And while it would be a bit harsh to
CSIRO Uses Dell Supercomputer to Help Combat Post-Childbirth Complications in Women
After being named as the 2016 most ethical company in the world a few weeks ago, Dell is on point with yet another human enlightenment project. The company is teaming up with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, to help combat post-childbirth complications in women now. Dell will deliver the newest high performance computing cluster (HPC), named Pearcey. The Pearcey cluster supports CSIRO research activities in a broad range of areas such as Bioinformatics, Fluid Dynamics and Materials Science. One of these areas is part of helping combat post-childbirth complications, ensuring women get a better chance of avoiding post-birth related surgeries. One CSIRO
Is Amazon Saving the Tablet Market?
ABI Research reports that Amazon has set the tablet market “ablaze” thanks to the launch of its $50 Fire Tablet. The device was released in late September 2015, sporting a 7″ display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and 8 GB of internal storage. Even more, it features a microSD card slot allowing the owner to beef up the internal storage to a massive 136 GB (total). Amazon evidently expects customers to download media left and right from the company’s various online services. According to ABI Research, Amazon took a big chance by launching the tablet with such a low price point. The move was a
Should USA Take A Note From USSR’s Handbook For The New Shuttle?
While the Buran never flew, the Soviets did have a few interesting ideas for their version of the Space Shuttle. But, let’s get some things clear first, shall we? Seems fair to recognize some true and some untrue or better to say unfair assumptions about the Soviet Space Shuttle development overall. Even though a lot of people consider the Buran a direct or according to some a shameless copy of the Shuttle done by their design bureaus, the logical assumption and perfectly backed up by facts is that the Russian simply picked the best aerodynamic outlook for their spacecraft. It is if as seeing the
Taiwan’s GDP Forecast Gets a Boost From Local Think Tank
Taiwan Institute of Economic Research raised its forecast on Taiwan’s GDP.
Taiwan’s Manufacturing Sector Will Grow 2.93% This Year: Research
A new report says Taiwan’s manufacturing sector is in for steady growth this year.
AIST’s Research Unveils New Data Storage Material
AIST’s latest research unveils what might be the replacement for the traditional transistor in memory storage systems in the near future.
Joint Japanese Research Reveal New Breakthrough for Spintronics
A collaborative research project between Touhoku University and JST reveals the data retention and energy production potential of spintronics via surface plasmon resonance.
Taiex Ends Down While TSMC May Not Be the Primary Supplier of Apple’s A9 Processor
The Taiwan Stock Exchange ended down due to a concern that TSMC may not be the primary supplier for Apple’s A9 processor
Sony, NEC and Microsoft Dominate BCN Awards 2015
Market research firm BCN Inc. announces the BCN Awards 2015, in which Sony, NEC and Microsoft wins the most important categories in consumer tech.
Showa Denko Shows Off ‘Thinner’ Film Li-ion Battery
A subsidiary company of major Japanese chemical engineering firm Showa Denko develops even thinner, more flexible laminated thin film Li-ion batteries.
Smartphones Beat Tablets in Japan?
A small survey may reveal that tablets may not be used as often in Japan as perceived to be.
Most Taiwanese People Possess Mobile Devices: Research
Institute for Information Industry’s latest research discovered that most Taiwanese people are mobile device users
Two-Year Olds Dominate Japan’s Young Smartphone Users, According to Survey
Young children using tablets and smartphones has been a long standing issue today, and Japan is no exception to this.
HaptoMime is a Floating ‘Solid’ Touchscreen
Ever wondered how it would feel like to touch objects on the screen as if they’re real? Researchers at the University of Tokyo give us a glimpse of this concept.
Japanese Research Takes Another Look At Violent Video Games
Does violence in games really have an effect on gamers after all? A recent study at the University of Tokyo reopens this long time issue in video games, albeit with a little twist. If you’re a gamer, don’t worry. This won’t be about reflected behaviors and supposed killer instinct issues, though some of it may sound a little bit familiar. The research’s primary objective is to find out some of the long term neurological effects of violent video games. In order to learn more about this, the researchers sampled a small group of adult men and women, and gave them one popular, mainstream violent and
Sad, but true: 91% of European families lead war over the TV remote
I’ve just received news from Logitech – the company published the results of their survey, with quite an interesting topic. As it turns out, it seems that 91% of families in Europe argue about the control of the TV remote. 72% of the people involved in this survey ended in a argument, 12% threw away the remove, and 7% ended up in physical confrontation, most known as “the fight club”. Seeing these results made me laugh, since regardless of where I lived in Europe, that being Zagreb/Sisak in Croatia, Duesseldorf in Germany or London in UK, my friends were always saying that Americans are “couch