Analysis, Augmented Reality (AR), Entertainment, Gaming, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

EVE: Valkyrie Shows the Future of Gaming with VR Technology

It is widely regarded that the first 3D games were Wolfenstein 3D, Formula One Grand Prix (or World Circuit) and Descent. Each in its own genre, they introduced first person view into the world of gaming, and in case of Descent, brought six degrees of freedom and caused a lot of sleepless nights. Immersion of these titles brought forward Doom, Gran Turismo, Freespace and many other titles which now make for an industry larger than movie and music industry combined. Fast forward some 21 years (legal drinking age in the U.S.), and we have a new pioneer in the world of immersive gaming. There is little doubt that

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

Oculus Rift PC Requirements Revealed

You’ll need higher-end hardware to run the Oculus Rift, which isn’t so surprising since it runs at 2160×1200 at 90Hz split over dual displays.

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Android, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition On Sale Now

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition - 1

The new Samsung VR headset add-on for use with only its Galaxy Note 4 has arrived for sale on Samsung’s store for $199.99.

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Virtual Reality (VR)

A Retail Version of Oculus is Still a Long Way Off

Don’t expect Oculus to be available for the holiday season.

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Interviews, Virtual Reality (VR)

Will VR Be the Next Big Thing in Computing? An Interview With Murray Newlands

Entrepreneur and PR strategist Murray Newlands shares insights on crowdfunding and why Facebook believes VR is the next big thing in computing.

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Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Facebook Banks on VR as the Future of Computing

Facebook is banking on virtual and augmented reality to play a big part in a revolution in computing platforms in the next 10 to 15 years.

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Analysis

As Facebook's Q3 2014 Winds Down, What Does Next Year Hold?

Facebook’s Q3 2014 results exceed analyst expectations, but with 2015 being a year for investment, stock price dropped in anticipation of these big expenditures.

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Audio/Video, Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Graphics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Nvidia Launches $100,000 GPU Startup Prize

Nvidia GPU Logo

Nvidia is launching a $100,000 GPU startup prize as part of their emerging companies summit which runs during Nvidia’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference.

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Business, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Inaugural Oculus Connect Videos Now on YouTube

Oculus Connect

Didn’t get a chance to watch Oculus’ Oculus Connect conference? Well, now you can watch the most important parts of the conference online thanks to Oculus’ own YouTube channel. There are hours and hours of Oculus Connect content below, so be prepared to watch a lot of Oculus Connect, however, a lot of people anticipated John Carmack’s keynote which is over an hour and a half long. There are also keynotes from Oculus’ CEO Brendan Iribe as well as their Oculus Chief Scientist, Michael Abrash. This is all possible thanks to Oculus selling 100,000 developer headsets to over 130 countries and enabling the VR industry.

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Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Oculus Rift’s Next-Generation Prototype is Leaps And Bounds Over Original

This past weekend at the Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe unveiled the second-generation Oculus Rift VR headset called Crescent Bay which he said was a “massive leap” over the second-generation developer kit. “It’s as big of a leap as we made from DK1 to DK2,” Iribe is quoted as saying on stage. While Iribe cautioned this isn’t the consumer version of the headset, it does represent a fast-maturing technology. The next-gen headset has 360-degree head tracking, enhanced resolution as well as integrated audio. Reportedly, those who tried a demo unit say it offers a much more realistic sense of immersion

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Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Nvidia Game24 Event: The Launch of GTX 980 and GTX 970

This past Thursday (September 18th), Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) hosted its GAME24 event from Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles. The event was billed as a “celebration of PC gaming”, and it certainly was. However, the main event was no secret to those in the press – the release of the new top end Maxwell GPUs: GTX 980 and GTX 970. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang soon took the stage to welcome the attendees and to present Maxwell and the new technologies that come with it. Maxwell has a variety of improvements over the previous generation of GPU technology. Memory consumption has been drastically reduced,

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Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Nvidia Game24 Event: The Launch of GTX 980 and GTX 970

This past Thursday (September 18th), Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) hosted its GAME24 event from Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles. The event was billed as a “celebration of PC gaming”, and it certainly was. However, the main event was no secret to those in the press – the release of the new top end Maxwell GPUs: GTX 980 and GTX 970. This announcement was made in conjunction with the NDA expiry of the GTX 980 reviews, including our very own review of the GeForce GTX 980. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang soon took the stage to welcome the attendees and to present Maxwell and the

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