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2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC

2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC

Just because virtual reality displays let us interact with 3D interfaces doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the ol’ two-dimensional view inside of them. Oliver Kreylos, a developer who’s been working with 3D software for nearly…

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Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

We can’t enter the digital world like the Flynns did just yet, but thanks to the Oculus Rift, you may be able to experience what it’s like to duke it out in a light cycle. Custom…

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Oculus Rift Cooperative Bomb Defusal Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Oculus Rift Cooperative Bomb Defusal Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

One of the weak points of virtual reality and 3D video technologies is that the many people won’t be excited about them unless they get to test it themselves. But a group of developers have figured…

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Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike

Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike

If 13th Lab has its way, you could soon be playing first-person games using your surroundings as a battlefield. Or a space station, a temple and anything else you can imagine. The computer vision company is…

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Sony Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 VR Headset: oVRture

Sony Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 VR Headset: oVRture

Dust off your PS Move controllers. At the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Sony unveiled Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset accessory for the PlayStation 4. The headset will work in conjunction with the PlayStation Camera,…

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Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift

Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift

Jerry’s Place is a project about nothing from programmer Greg Miller for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And it is unlike any other. This one recreates Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment from Seinfeld with 3D models created…

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Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird

Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird

If you think Flappy Bird is hard, wait ’til you play it in first-person. Er, from a flappy bird’s eye view. Game designer Holden Link made Floculus Bird, a variant of the hit mobile game designed…

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Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic

Last November we heard about VRcade, a virtual reality system that lets the user move around while wearing a VR headset, thanks to wireless wearable electronics and cameras. A company called Zero Latency is working on…

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Avegant Glyph Beta Head-Mounted Display Doubles as Headphones: Music & Graphics

Avegant Glyph Beta Head-Mounted Display Doubles as Headphones: Music & Graphics

We first heard about Avegant’s Glyph retinal display a few months ago, which uses tiny mirrors and optics to reflect images directly to the user’s eyes instead of using conventional displays. Now in beta, the Glyph…

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Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views

Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views

We’ve seen people use the Oculus Rift to simulate beheadings. BeAnotherLab used the virtual reality headset for something less morbid but no less interesting. The organization’s The Machine to be Another was an “artistic investigation” in…

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Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations

Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations

I’ve had a few opportunities to play with the Oculus Rift head-mounted VR display over the last year or so, but most of the demonstrations I’ve tried have focused on gaming applications. On the other hand,…

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Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)

When the Omni VR treadmill was announced, many anointed it as the perfect companion to the much-awaited Oculus Rift. But a group of students at the Vienna University of Technology may have a better VR treadmill…

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VRcade Combines Motion Capture with VR Headsets: The Arcade is Dead, Long Live the Arcade!

VRcade Combines Motion Capture with VR Headsets: The Arcade is Dead, Long Live the Arcade!

A new company called VRcade aims to revive the idea of a gaming arcade with the help of virtual reality. Whereas VR headsets like the Oculus Rift need to be wired to a computer to work,…

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castAR Augmented Reality Glasses: Wonderful Projections

castAR Augmented Reality Glasses: Wonderful Projections

With gadgets like the Oculus Rift and Google Glass, it’s looking like the future of displays is going to be a war for space on our faces. Here’s one more promising invention that may make you…

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Avegant Head-Mounted Display Beams Images Straight to Your Eyeballs: the Real Retina Display?

Avegant Head-Mounted Display Beams Images Straight to Your Eyeballs: the Real Retina Display?

Here’s another device that could be vying for space on your face in the near future. A company called Avegant is making what they call a Virtual Retinal Display. The thing is, it doesn’t actually have…

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VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift

VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift

New videogame systems all have one weakness: there are barely any games that come out at the same time as the hardware. The PS Vita and the Wii U are the most recent victims of this…

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