VR done right has the potential to fool your brain into feeling emotions and sensations that can’t be replicated in a 2 dimensional medium. As technology moves ahead in its quest for achieving photorealistic virtual reality, we’re observing two distinct campaigns. Where the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR focus on a top-notch experience that requires expensive headsets and equally powerful computing power, Google alongside Samsung and others have been focussing on bringing the VR experience to the most ubiquitous computing platform i.e. the smartphone. Between Samsung’s Gear VR that worked only with their handsets to the Cardboard which offers an introduction to VR but little more, Google’s work has been cut out for them. Called Daydream, the name itself evokes a sense of imagination and all the possibilities that come with it. Google’s all new VR headset was introduced a while back and finally made its way to India. Here’s our review of the Google Daydream View. Continue reading “Google Daydream View Review”
Apple is expected to integrate its Augmented Reality technology into the iPhone’s camera app. If the information circulating around the Internet is true, the company is currently working on to create a database of 3D objects, so that the device recognize it when the user points the phone at the real-time object. Continue reading “Apple could integrate Augmented Reality technology into iPhone camera app”
Nokia has slashed price for its OZO virtual reality camera by 25%. The camera that is capable of shooting 360 degree photos and videos was unveiled in July last year.
HTC has just announced that they are launching Vive X, an accelerator program targeted at startups operating in the Virtual Reality space.
Google is working on a virtual reality headset and plans to release it by the end of this year, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The successor to the Cardboard VR viewer is said to be a competitor to Samsung’s Gear VR.
Just last week, Apple roped in expert virtual reality researcher Doug Bowman which led out to murmurs about company’s possible plans for virtual reality. Today, a new report from Financial Times claims that Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality.
Samsung has launched a web browser that is optimized for its virtual reality headset, Gear VR. Dubbed as ‘Samsung Internet for Gear VR’, the virtual reality web browser will allow users to browse the web and view the content without the need to download it on their smartphones.
Microsoft is said to be working on a low cost virtual reality headset that looks like the Google Cardboard competitor that allowed users to enjoy a decent virtual reality experience just with their smartphone.
Samsung and Oculus has unveiled new version of Gear VR headset. Aimed at consumers, the new Gear VR is compatible with whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+.
It looks like Facebook is planning to bring virtual reality to mobile devices. A latest report from the Wall Street Journal says that the social network is testing a virtual reality video app for mobile.
Nokia has forayed into the virtual reality market by taking wraps off a virtual reality camera dubbed as Ozo. The next-generation camera that was tipped to launch last week, helps users capture 360-degree video and audio.
Nokia is said to foray into the hot and happening virtual reality market. The Finnish company is expected to launch a new virtual reality product next week, as per a latest report from Re/Code.
Oculus has sent out invites for a special Rift event on June 11 in San Francisco. The company is expected to reveal more about its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at this event.
In a bid to make a mark in virtual reality market, GoPro has scooped up virtual reality company Kolor for an undisclosed sum. The France based company’s solutions help users combine multiple photographs or videos to produce high-res panoramic or shperical content that are an essential component of virtual reality technology.