Google Blocks, Onsen UI for Vue, and NeoLoad 6.0 — SD Times news digest: July 7, 2017

Google announced Blocks, a new application on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The new solution is designed to take the complexity out of creating virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. It does not require any prior modeling experience and it is designed to feel like users are playing with children’s blocks instead of the … continue reading

Oculus Rift introduces mixed reality capture

Virtual reality developers are getting a new way to enhance their applications and solutions. Oculus has announced mixed reality capture for its VR device, Rift. This new feature will allow developers to build content that merges game footage with live footage. “Rather than presenting a user’s limited point of view, mixed reality actually gives people … continue reading

Apple computers can’t handle Oculus Rift, Google development tips, and .NET Compatibility Diagnostics—SD Times news digest: March 4, 2016

Oculus Rift won’t be coming to Apple anytime soon, at least not to any of the Apple computers on the market today. According to Shack News, Apple computers aren’t good enough to handle the company’s virtual reality headset. “That is up to Apple. If they ever release a good computer, we will do it,” Palmer … continue reading

Facebook to open an office for Oculus virtual reality research

Pittsburgh is a city that is home to many technology researchers, so it makes sense that Facebook is setting up an office in the Steel City. This new office will focus on Oculus virtual reality research, according to reports. A report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette showed that Facebook was leasing a 20,000-square-foot space in the … continue reading

Hacking at Time Warner Cable, Twitter creates mobile app playbook, and Oculus founder explains Rift pricing—SD Times news digest: Jan. 7, 2016

Another corporate hack has occurred. This time, a company partnered with Time Warner Cable had its e-mail passwords and other information stolen, and Time Warner said on Wednesday that it’s possible up to 320,000 customers were hacked, according to a Reuters report. Time Warner Cable spokesman said it was recently notified by the Federal Bureau … continue reading

Oculus Kickstarter backers to get a free Rift, and Google’s tips for mobile app success—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2016

Oculus is opening Rift preorders today to put VR in the hands of people around the world, and the company is also going to give a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift to all of the Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift development kit. In a letter obtained by Wired, Oculus said those who pledged … continue reading

Oculus Touch delayed, Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Automotive Grade Linux’s new members—SD Times news digest: Jan. 4, 2016

The Oculus Touch will not arrive during the first half of this year, as expected. Oculus has announced Touch will now be shipping in the second half of 2016, with pre-orders opening just a few months prior to its launch. Oculus announced Touch in June of last year. Touch is a pair of tracked controllers … continue reading

Oculus Rift VR project allows users to experience 9/11 inside the towers

A new narrative-driven VR experience for the Oculus Rift allows users to embody an office worker in the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. But a lot of negativity surrounds the big question: Who would want to live or relive 9/11? Students at a French … continue reading

Oculus explains its partnership with Microsoft

Oculus recently announced that it has been working with Microsoft to bring developers a platform to develop the next generation of games, and now the company is giving some more insight into why it chose Microsoft. The main reason was Windows 10, the company’s latest operating system coming in July, CNET reported. According to CNET, … continue reading

Oculus unveils consumer headset, announces Oculus Touch and aids VR game developers

Oculus Rift is finally making strides. The virtual reality headset that was first announced three years ago will finally be making it into consumers’ hands early next year. The company’s CEO Brendan Iribe introduced the consumer version of the Oculus Rift at the company’s press event yesterday. “The Rift delivers on the promise of consumer … continue reading

Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, Sencha releases Ext JS 6 beta and the Bash Data Platform—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2015

Oculus has announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a computer vision team that works on real-time 3D scene reconstruction. With Surreal Vision, Oculus will be able to create an accurate representation real-world objects in virtual worlds, according to the company. “At Surreal Vision, we are overhauling state-of-the-art 3D scene reconstruction algorithms to provide a rich, … continue reading

Kickstarter project wants users to smell virtual reality

A new virtual reality Kickstarter campaign wants to do more than just bring users a computer-simulated environment; it wants to give them new sensations through those environments. FEELREAL has developed a VR mask and helmet that provides smells and senses such as wind, heat, water, mist and vibrations in virtual reality worlds. “The idea to … continue reading

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