HTC Vive $100 Off For A Limited Time: Buy It For $699 At The HTC Store And Amazon, But Microsoft Has An Even Better Offer

HTC Vive $100 Off For A Limited Time: Buy It For $699 At The HTC Store And Amazon, But Microsoft Has An Even Better Offer

The HTC Vive has received a limited-time discount of $100, taking the price of the virtual reality headset down to $699. The offer can be availed through the HTC Store, Amazon, or the Microsoft Store. ( The HTC Vive, the virtual reality headset said to be the preferred one among video game developers, has received a limited-time discount of $100. Customers who are interested in finally diving into the realm of virtual reality should take advantage of the offer to purchase the HTC Vive for only $699, compared with its original price of $799. How To Avail The HTC […]

New way for kids to explore

New way for kids to explore

The View-Master Starter Pack viewer and View-Master Experience Pack are available at Toys R Us stores as well as the Mattel Christmas roadshow. THE new View-Master Virtual Reality viewer offers a chance for girls and boys to experience the world of virtual reality this holiday season. Boys of Mattel South-East Asia senior brand manager Christine Chan said for the past 75 years, the View-Master had given children an opportunity to experience and explore the wonders of 3D. “Today, with the new View-Master Virtual Reality viewer, children can experience a whole new level of realism which will allow them to […]

Decatur company hopes to take jurors inside crime with virtual reality

Decatur company hopes to take jurors inside crime with virtual reality

Body cameras can help explain how a crime unfolded, but now a Decatur-based company wants to use those same cameras to help jurors experience the crime scene for themselves. Utility’s vice president of technology, Simon Araya, said the Smart Scene 360 allows officers to capture a crime scene or evidence within minutes. The program, loaded onto the officer’s phone, guides them as they take a series of photos that will be stitched into a virtual image. With the help of some special glasses, the picture becomes an immersive experience where the viewer can look up, down, behind them and […]

Facebook Acquires The Eye Tribe: How Will The Eye-Tracking Startup Improve The Oculus Rift?

Facebook Acquires The Eye Tribe: How Will The Eye-Tracking Startup Improve The Oculus Rift?

Facebook has acquired The Eye Tribe, which is an eye-tracking technology startup. The social media company made the acquisition to further improve the capabilities of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. ( Oculus ) Facebook has acquired The Eye Tribe, a startup that is working on software that tracks the eye movements of the wearer of a virtual reality headset. The acquisition, for which the price has not been revealed, was made to benefit the social media company’s Oculus virtual reality unit and the Oculus Rift system. The Development Of Virtual Reality Today’s virtual reality systems have gone a […]

Why the future of VR is all down to touch control

Why the future of VR is all down to touch control

In 2016, 21st-century virtual reality really arrived. From cheap mobile experiences to exuberant desktop machines, if you wanted to dive into a virtual world, there was a way. But while the headsets opened up possibilities, the new breed of touch controllers are the virtual hands drawing you in. When you first don a VR headset you’re transported to another world, but suspending disbelief is required to keep you there. With the simple wand-like controllers or joypads, that’s pretty hard – you know you’re using a controller on the outside rather than your hands on the inside, which drags you […]

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