Topic: oculus rift

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

Oculus’ Mobile SDK, Ballmer’s gift to Harvard, and Google’s Bangladesh Bus—SD Times news digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Oculus has announced the availability of the Oculus Mobile SDK v0.4.0. “The initial version of the Oculus Mobile SDK is specifically designed for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition on Note 4, and includes everything you need to get started developing for mobile,” wrote the Oculus VR team on the company’s blog. “We’ve been working … continue reading

The 13 weirdest wearables you can strap to your body

New wearable devices flood the market every day, and not all are created equal. While a certain level of weirdness is to be expected when dealing with a smart device strapped, worn or stuck onto your body, some wearables are a bit more bizarre than the rest. We pulled together 13 of the weirdest, wackiest … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 7, 2014—A live coding app for Oculus Rift and Spunk Enterprise 6.2

RiftSketch, an HTML5 live coding app for the Oculus Rift Live coding is growing in popularity across the programming and even the music world, and now one developer has finally brought the improvisational programming trend to arguably the most exciting technological forefront: virtual reality. Developer Brian Peiris has created RiftSketch, an open-source application providing a live … continue reading

WATCH: Elders react to Oculus Rift

Our grandparents, great grandparents and even some of our parents come from a time of rotary phones, black and white TVs with no remotes, and no computers. In today’s world of mobile devices, wearables and robots, they can get a little confused and overwhelmed when it comes to technology. Take my dad for instance. For … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 21, 2014—VMware acquires CloudVolumes, FireEye reports Android SSL bugs, Facebook adds Oculus to bug bounty program

VMware acquires desktop application delivery startup CloudVolumes Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a startup focused on desktop application delivery. CloudVolumes’ platform will enable VMware to build real-time application delivery tools across its end-user, datacenter and hybrid cloud platforms. CloudVolumes virtualizes application-management process above the OS, eliminating the need for virtual machine … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Chuck E. Cheese brings VR to birthday parties with Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift to bring a virtual reality ticket blaster to birthday parties … continue reading

SD Times Blog: What was Facebook thinking?

The plans for the VR headset are vague, but not much good can come from this acquisition … continue reading

CES: Wrapping up the show with SDKs, VR tech and Android robots

The closing days of the conference featured a mix of practical and oddball devices … continue reading

SD Times Blog: The ultimate holiday gift list for the coder

It’s time to get something for the coder in your life, and any of these products will brighten their holiday … continue reading

Virtual Reality is finally becoming reality

After false starts in the 1990s, virtual reality equipment is spurring developers to re-enter this field … continue reading

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