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    Extensions cords for Oculus Rift to use in other room?

    I can't be the only one who has thought of this, but my room is not that far from the living room and I want to know if there was a way I could extend the HDMI and the USBs that I need for the sensor hmd into the living room without there being any problems. Is there a length limit that I could...
  2. kniwor

    What is the time split for your use of VR Headsets

    Hi, I want to own one, but I am not sure what I would be using this for. Someone gave me an Oculus GO as a gift and it is cool, but has limited use for me. Though I am curious about buying a Rfit. For those who own a Rfit/some other VR headset, what is the breakdown of time spent on it? Movies...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ back on sale for $300 w/free shipping and returns

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/samsung-hmd-odyssey/8n2d0nk20p8m/jtx4 This is the lowest price I've seen for the O+ since the Black Friday sale. It's probably the best portable VR headset currently out there and compares very favorably against the Vive and Rift. I have one and definitely...
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    Any HTC VIVE charging and headsets mount available

    I have two questions I have a htc vive and am wondering if there is any good mount or stand for it eather 3d printed or one i buy and is there any good vive controller charging dock 3d printed or one i buy And is there anyplace online I can still buy a Oculus Rift new because most are sold out
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    I am not sure if VR is for me

    I don't feel like watching a movie is immerse enough. I am using the default player like media viewer. Any way to change this ?
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    Do you need a dedicated video card for vr headset?

    If I am only want to watch big budget movies and tv shows ?
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    Valve Index

    https://store.steampowered.com/sale/valve_index/ Looks like it's finally happening!
  8. cageymaru

    Oculus Rift S Dumps IPD Adjustment in Favor of Marketing

    Palmer Luckey has released a new blog post entitled "I can’t use Rift S, and neither can you." where he discusses Facebook's decision to save money in the design of the Oculus Rift S by getting rid of the interpupillary adjustment feature. IPD (interpupillary distance, the distance between your...
  9. cageymaru

    VRoamer Generates On-The-Fly VR Experiences While Walking Through Buildings

    VRoamer is a new Microsoft Research project that generates VR worlds on-the-fly while users walk through unknown building environments. Players can wear their HMD and no longer have to rely on artificial locomotion techniques such as teleportation. They simply walk through their environment and...
  10. cageymaru

    Microsoft Patent Describes a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display

    Microsoft has filed a patent for a new type of mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) called a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display. The display uses movable screens to simulate a 360 degree field of view. These screens can rotate back and forth, spin around a user's head, or spin...
  11. W

    Rift S

    $399 1280x1440 @ 80Hz per panel (Rift 1 1080×1200 @ 90Hz) Not AMOLED panels 5 on board camera, No external cameras FOV: Undetermined (but not noticable enough in reviews to be different) New Touch controllers the "rings" on the controllers are above the hands instead of below (no hand smashing...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook Unveils the Oculus Rift S

    At GDC, Facebook unveiled their next PC virtual reality headset. Among other things, the Oculus Rift S features a "higher pixel density" and "improved optics," but doesn't divulge many technical details. According to UploadVR, the new headset now uses a single 2560x1440 LCD instead of dual...
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    New HP Reverb headset

    https://www.roadtovr.com/hp-reverb-vr-headset-announcement-price-release-date/ 2160x2160 with RGB stripe display should all but eliminate SDE while giving a clarity boost over the Odyssey+ (which has also all but elimintated it, albeit with a filter on a 1600x1440 screen). I might grab one...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Man Spends a Week Inside VR

    In spite of some growing pains associated with the technology, it seems that virtual reality and augmented reality will play a significant role in the future of society. But just what happens to people if they spend days, or even weeks, inside of VR/AR? One YouTuber decided to find out, as he...
  15. cageymaru

    VR Rhythm Game 'Beat Saber' Sells over 1 Million Copies

    Beat Saber may have become the first VR title to sell more than 1 million copies. Beat Games co-founder and CEO Jaroslav Beck thinks the secret to the game's success is "It is super intuitive." He also credited his team for creating a game that didn't crash and didn't lead to motion sickness...
  16. cageymaru

    Fundamental Surgery Is a VR Medical Training Platform Featuring Haptics

    Caution, the videos in this article show realistic simulations of surgery in VR using 3D models, so it is possibly NSFW. Billed as the "flight simulator for surgeons," FundamentalVR is pioneering the use of VR to create immersive training tools for the medical community. CEO Richard Vincent...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Nissan Will Use a Vive and HaptX Gloves to Prototype Designs

    Nissan is teaming up with haptic feedback expert HaptX to create a system where designers and engineers can prototype future car designs in a virtual environment. Using HaptX gloves and what appears to be an HTC Vive, the workers can interact with mock-ups of car interiors and exteriors without...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft HoloLens Was the Star of MWC

    Mobile device manufacturers released a slew of new handsets and MWC this year, but Forbes' Patrick Moorhead thinks that Microsoft's HoloLens 2 was one of the most impressive devices at the show. The new headset doubles the field of view of the original Hololens without sacrificing pixel density...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Nintendo Launches Labo VR Kit

    Following up on their immensely profitable Labo kits for the Switch, Nintendo just announced a new Labo kit designed for "sharable, simple, VR gaming experiences." The basic kit includes cutouts for VR Goggles and a VR blaster for $40, while the full package with a cardboard elephant, camera...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Oculus Quest Features an Active Cooling Fan

    In a forum AMA that UploadVR spotted over the weekend, Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett said that the upcoming Oculus Quest will be "significantly faster" that Facebook's last mainstream standalone headset, the Oculus Go. This should seem fairly obvious, as the Quest will use a Qualcomm...
  21. cageymaru

    Boneworks Has the Physics Underpinnings to Be a Next Generation VR Masterpiece

    The VR development studio, Stress Level Zero is working on its most ambitious VR title yet; Boneworks. Boneworks will feature advanced physics that aren't found in other VR titles. It uses the capabilities of the upcoming SteamVR Knuckles to allow users to grip one end of an object like a...
  22. Supercharged_Z06

    Next level VR interaction

    This is definitely worth a watch - some next level stuff as far as VR interaction/interface use for melee/FPS/action type games. Can't wait for Brandon and his crew to release their full game. Nice to see folks pushing the boundaries in VR and making shit happen. Lots of little moments where...
  23. cageymaru

    The HTC 5G Hub Will Bring Cloud-Based Virtual Reality to the Home

    The new HTC 5G Hub harnesses the power of 5G technology to bring cloud-based virtual reality to the home. For example, this will allow HTC Vive owners to stream VR content from the cloud to their headsets. No PC or cables will be required. Other features include 4K video streaming, low-latency...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    HTC Reveals the Vive Focus Plus

    Today, HTC announced an update to their standalone, enterprise-focused VR headset. The Vive Focus Plus incorporates 2 6DoF controllers instead of one, which they claim helps bring the headset up to par with PC VR devices and makes porting applications to the Focus easier. The new headset also...
  25. cageymaru

    16,000 Cheaters Have Been Banned from Apex Legends

    Respawn Entertainment has announced that over 16,000 cheaters have been identified and banned from Apex Legends. The development team acknowledged that "cheaters suck" and asked the community to gather evidence of them cheating. They are looking into adding a report feature to the game and will...
  26. cageymaru

    Genentech Clinical Trials Are Using Virtual Reality to Train Eye Surgeons

    Genentech has started a clinical trial for an eye implant, the size of a grain of rice, that will treat wet age-related macular degeneration by continuously releasing a drug to treat the disease. More than 1 million people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease. Genentech has invested...
  27. cageymaru

    The Official MSI Radeon VII 16G Product Page Is Now Live

    MSI has officially released the product page for its upcoming 7 nm AMD Radeon VII 16G card. The MSI version of the Radeon VII will feature a boost clock of 1750MHz, base clock of 1400MHz, and 2.0 Gbps memory speed. As with all Radeon VII cards, 16GB of HBM2 memory will be available for gamers...
  28. cageymaru

    VLC 4.0 Will Support VR Headsets and 360 Video

    VLC lead developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf gave a talk at FOSDEM 19 where he discussed new features that are coming in the open source VLC 4.0 release. The VLC development team reverse engineered the VR headsets on the market to add support via OpenHMD. Support for HDR, a new video filter API, new...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    Project Wingman Releases Uncut VR Gameplay

    Ace Combat 7 is out on PC, and by most accounts, it's loads of fun, but the game's VR mode is still limited to a handful of missions separate from the main campaign on Playstation VR. Fortunately, a group of developers have been working on a arcadey, VR flight sim called "Project Wingman" for...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    Pimax Update Adds Support For Foveated Rendering and Smoothing

    While Facebook's Oculus and Valve's Vive Headsets dominate the tethered VR headset scene now, some startups have big plans to disrupt the market. At the end of 2018, Blurbusters noted that Pimax, in particular, is a dark horse in the world of VR. Their headsets will supposedly offer a 200 degree...
  31. cageymaru

    HTC Vive Cosmos Is a Tethered Headset According to FCC Filings

    According to FCC filings, the upcoming HTC Vive Cosmos will not be a wireless headset. The 2.402-2.48 GHz frequencies used by the Cosmos are the same as what the Vive and Vive Pro devices use to connect wireless controllers to the headsets. A HTC representative told UploadVR that on "day one"...
  32. cageymaru

    Windows Audio Is Getting DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Upgrades

    Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft for Audio, Steven Wilssens has announced that DTS is coming to PC and XBOX in the coming weeks. In a tweet he said, "We also have DTS coming to PC and Xbox in the coming weeks. It will be available to the PC Insider audience first and then move to...
  33. cageymaru

    The VR Training Sector Is a Rapidly Growing Industry

    The VR training industry is bustling with growth as more companies use the headsets to train employees about safety procedures on the job. According to statistics, 713 workers fell to their deaths in workplace accidents in 2017. Workplace injuries cost employers $150 billion every year. By using...
  34. cageymaru

    Intel Announces New RealSense Stand-Alone Inside-Out Tracking Camera T265

    Intel has announced it is taking preorders for its new RealSense Tracking Camera T265. The Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 will allow developers to build autonomous devices, delivering high-performance guidance and navigation. The T265 uses proprietary visual inertial odometry simultaneous...
  35. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook is Allegedly Focusing On a Small AR Headset

    Citing a paywalled report from Business Insider, UploadVR says that Facebook is working on an AR prototype resembling "traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap." The report also mentions that the company moved "hundreds"...
  36. cageymaru

    Palmer Luckey Details His Vision of Reshaping National Security During Interview

    During an interview with CNN, former Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey detailed his vision for national security. After selling his Oculus VR technology to Facebook and leaving the company he founded behind, Palmer Luckey co-founded Anduril Industries in Orange County, California. There his team...
  37. AlphaAtlas

    TPCast Air Reportedly Works with Occulus Go and Quest

    TPCast was one of the first companies to enter the wireless VR market. The original TPCast untethered VR users from their PCs, while the TPCast Plus reportedly worked out some of the kinks. HTC recently launched their own wireless streaming solution, and we reviewed MSI's more unorthodox...
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    Grenade! Run!

  39. cageymaru

    HTC Vive Pro Eye and HTC Vive Cosmos HMDs Announced at CES 2019

    HTC has announced the all new HTC Vive Pro Eye with foveated rendering and eye tracking. It will blur the details of the screen where the user isn't staring to save system resources. This also allows the image details in the area where the user is staring to be sharper as system resources can be...
  40. cageymaru

    Viveport Infinity Brings Unlimited Access to the Viveport Subscription Catalog

    HTC Vive and Viveport have announced a new unlimited VR rental service called Viveport Infinity during its CES presentation. For a low monthly fee, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users will be able play a vast selection of VR titles from the Viveport Subscription catalog with an unlimited...
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