Category Archives: Virtual Reality

Oculus Go Demo

Happening today, downstairs at the Best Buy on Fifth Avenue and 44th Street. I just got off it (typing this on a Samsung Chromebook). Killer! Was able to wear my reading glasses underneath too. Screendoor effect, but overall I liked … Continue reading

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Sony’s Latest Phone With A 4K Screen Still Not For Daydream VR

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 4K display and cameras built for ‘extreme’ low-light shooting It’s not an AMOLED display. But there’s NFC. Given the price will be near that of an iPhone X, would anyone buy it just for … Continue reading

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The Pre-Ready Player One VR Hype Begins

With the Ready Player One movie premiere approaching, we’ll be seeing articles about virtual reality like this one: It could be the biggest change to movies since sound. If anyone will pay for it. The most interesting part is in … Continue reading

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VR’s Last Stand?

Oculus Go Hands-on: Untethered Simplicity In terms of performance and graphics, the Go seemed comparable to what you’d get from Samsung’s Gear VR. The device tracked my head accurately as I shot down enemy spaceships in Anshar Online, but while … Continue reading

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Axon 7 Successor Finally Admitted: Axon 9

ZTE confirms Axon 9 will be the Axon 7’s successor The Axon 7 was the first affordable Google Daydream VR phone. But it came with two nasty surprises: The Android update for Daydream took way too long to appear. Second, … Continue reading

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Huawei Honor 7X: Possible Gyroscope For VR Use?

Owners in India are reporting an EMUI update that activated a latent gyroscope. This would be exciting except we don’t yet know if the variant sold in the U.S. — starting tomorrow, January 25th — will also include a gyroscope. … Continue reading

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Can VR Finally Gain Some Traction?

Lenovo’s Mirage Solo makes the case for standalone Daydream headsets As mentioned, instead of being powered by a phone or a PC, the Mirage Solo is an all-in-one device. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, it has 4GB … Continue reading

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Magic Leap Is Back In The News

Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive Start-Up Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles And it all sounds exciting and enticing and something I’d like to try (demo it in NYC!). But I would still like them to admit I was right when I called … Continue reading

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Belt Drive Electric ELOS In 3D!

Slap on your VR headset. Johnny in Taiwan got his hands on the SID 3D camera (prior post) and I asked him to do an ELOS ride video. This is just over three minutes long and the actual ride footage … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor: Microsoft HoloLens Surgery Rehearsal

Episode 9 of The Good Doctor last night featured the use of Microsoft HoloLens to trial a very difficult cardiac surgery. Some screensnaps.

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