Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets Back Online With New Software Patch

HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Rift units stopped working due to an expired security certificate A patch has been released to fix the issue It needs to be manually installed if headset was started during blackout Oculus Rift virtual headsets that shut down worldwide for roughly a day have been given a fresh lease of life. Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has […]

Typography in virtual reality: the new frontier

Modern typography marches in lockstep with technology, as it has since the written letter’s infancy hundreds of years ago. In the 21st century, the newest frontiers for typography are the worlds of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality. These brave new design environments put fresh demands on type designers as well as graphic designers, and raise […]

Race Is on to Turn Flying Car Into Reality

Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say – it’s a child’s dream, a millionaire’s toy. But is it really the next big thing in transport? At this year’s Paris Air Show, you had to search hard to find […]

Computex 2017: Microsoft showcases Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Microsoft on Wednesday showcased an innovative Windows Mixed Reality headsets designed with the help from partners like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo at the information and communication technology (ICT) show ‘Computex 2017’.   Available later this year, these affordable headsets will utilise the Windows Mixed Reality platform to enable new video, entertainment, social and […]

Google Daydream Aims to Make Virtual Reality Mobile

The challenge of making virtual reality as universal as smartphones is being tackled by virtually (no pun intended) every tech company in the world. According to Digi-Capital, the combined markets of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) are expected to reach $150 billion by 2020, giving the first company that makes the technology affordable […]

Samsung Gear 360 – A “Virtual Reality” Camera in the Palm of Your Hand

The 360-degree video capture market is relatively new, but many see the technology as a stepping stone for virtual reality (VR) content. A truly immersive VR experience requires cameras that are capable of capturing everything a person sees in front of them. And that is what the new Samsung Gear 360 is designed to do, […]

Snapchat Buying Israeli Augmented Reality Startup Cimagine: Report

Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million (roughly Rs. 203 crores – 271 crores), marking Snapchat’s first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday. Cimagine developed True Marketless Augmented Reality – technology that allows users to virtually place furniture and appliances they wish […]

Could Business Meetings of the Future Be in Virtual Reality?

A new offering from virtual reality company Oculus, now owned by Facebook, could have interesting implications for small businesses. Oculus Rooms and Parties are new features for Gear VR users. They’ll also be available on Oculus Rift devices in 2017. Parties are essentially group voice calls that take place in virtual reality. You can add […]

Google Daydream Aims to Make Virtual Reality Mobile

The challenge of making virtual reality as universal as smartphones is being tackled by virtually (no pun intended) every tech company in the world. According to Digi-Capital, the combined markets of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) are expected to reach $150 billion by 2020, giving the first company that makes the technology affordable […]