Virtual reality

February 21, 2019

Microsoft is placing a HoloLens app on Android this spring

Microsoft is pushing its Windows Mixed Reality platform, which has so far been limited to virtual reality and HoloLens headsets, onto mobile phones. The company is launching an Android-based version of its HoloLens remote assistance app this spring, as well as an iOS-only tool for previewing products. Unlike lots of phone-based augmented reality, neither tool is aimed at consumers. And there’s no sign that Microsoft is backing away from its HoloLens headset. But this move signals that less futuristic mobile AR is increasingly important to the company.
February 21, 2019

Samsung’s Gear VR isn’t dead but — will work with Galaxy S10

Two years ago, Samsung’s virtual reality ambitions were big enough to produce a bizarre, award-winning commercial featuring an ostrich who learns to fly, thanks to a Gear VR headset and the music of Elton John. But 2017 was also the last year that Samsung produced a new Gear VR device, much less a TV spot. Just like in 2018, today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event featured a whole bunch of new phones — but not a single mention of VR.
February 20, 2019

Varjo’s tremendous high-resolution VR headset guarantees digital worlds that really look actual

Most virtual reality headset screens are still sort of blurry, but Finnish company Varjo has an unusual approach to changing that. Its industrial VR-1 headset, which is shipping today, combines a super high-resolution center panel with an ordinary screen for peripheral vision. It’s supposed to deliver images that look almost real, albeit with some compromises and a price tag that’s for professionals only.
February 19, 2019

PlayStation exec says PSVR will see a dramatic change in subsequent 10 years

PlayStation’s PSVR headset hasn’t exactly taken over the world, but the head of PlayStation says the company has big plans for its VR console.
February 6, 2019

HP is making a brand new VR headset with an excellent excessive decision

HP is planning a comfortable, high-resolution headset for Microsoft’s virtual reality (technically, “Windows Mixed Reality”) platform. Road to VR published a preview of the headset, which is codenamed “Copper” and has no official price or release date. It doesn’t look much like other Windows Mixed Reality devices, including HP’s first-generation headset, which launched in 2017.
February 6, 2019

The finest anime of 2018: an ongoing checklist

With around 200 new anime series coming out this year alone, it’s often hard to pinpoint exactly what to watch. In the past, I’ve done several lists about the best shows for newcomers to the medium, but these quickly go out of date and don’t provide a single, ongoing resource. So here’s a regularly updated breakdown of the best anime shows of the year. While it won’t be entirely comprehensive — I’m only including series I’ve watched and finished — everything on the list is something I can unequivocally recommend.
January 31, 2019

Simple Yet Effective Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Tristan Elizabeth Gribbin.Reducing stress at work isn’t just a nice idea for an improved lifestyle. It’s an imperative for businesses and entire societies, as a new study makes clear.
January 23, 2019

Microsoft’s newest Chromebook rivals are funds laptops and a stylus for colleges

Microsoft unveiled a big education push exactly a year ago today, and for 2019, the software maker is equally committed to challenging Chromebooks in a variety of ways. Like last year, Microsoft is introducing a range of Windows 10 devices for education, with one priced at $189. There are seven devices in total, including two new 2-in-1 devices from Acer and Lenovo that start at less than $300. Acer, Dell, and Lenovo are also offering more affordable 13- and 15-inch laptops in the $300 range.
January 17, 2019

‘Stormlight Archive’ Guide Four Launch Date And Film: The whole lot We Anticipate From Brandon Sanderson Fantasy Collection

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson began with The Way of Kings , the first installment of a planned ten-volume epic fantasy series. Sanderson is now at work on the fourth and fifth books in the series, but readers shouldn’t expect The Stormlight Archive Book 4 to have a 2019 release date. The Way of Kings has sold more than a million copies since its 2010 release. Its sequel, Words of Radiance, debuted at the top of The New York Times bestseller list.
January 16, 2019

Dreamscape Immersive desires to deliver location-based VR to the lots, beginning with a shopping center

Walk into the new Southern California flagship location for location-based VR company Dreamscape Immersive, and the sights and sounds of the bustling shopping center it’s located in quickly fade away. A large clock hangs over a wooden concierge desk, while a pair of monitors advertises “departure times” for the location’s trio of immersive experiences, using three-letter abbreviations that echo an airport more than a movie theater or arcade.