During OC5, Oculus announced a new SDK feature called Hybrid apps. This allowed software developers to enable the same desktop app to run on the desktop and in VR.  For those that create VR content, this will dramatically speed up development, as it opens the door to ending the painful workflow...
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    If you have an Oculus Rift, its time to get excited about updates. During the recent Oculus Connect 4 developer conference, Oculus announced we were getting a complete overhaul of the Oculus Home experience. Today they’ve announced their Oculus desktop app is also getting an overhaul. Launching as part...
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    As part of its ongoing collaboration with global drone leader DJI, Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, has announced the world’s first glasses-based augmented reality drone flight simulator app, developed by Y Media Labs exclusively for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smartglasses. The application allows a user to fly a 3D digital drone in...
  • Amazon Sumerian simplifies VR creation, no code, in the browser

    Amazon are becoming well known for surprise products and Sumerian is their latest. Its a tool that lets novices create and run VR and AR apps without knowing how to build 3D assets or how to write a line of programming. Sumerian is going up against juggernauts in the...
  • Why I bought an Oculus Rift instead of Windows Mixed Reality

    By all accounts, Facebook-owned Oculus had a great Connect 4, with the announcement they’re delivering a massive update to the core experience. Dash will arrive in December and deliver the VR integration with your desktop apps in a minority report-style interface. The Rift has come a long way since...
  • Microsoft quietly announces Surface Book 2, is WMR Ultra ready

    Surface Book getting long in the tooth with processors and GPU performance coming a long way since its release a couple of years ago. With not dedicated event, the Surface Book 2 is largely just a case of update the device with a spec boost. Microsoft says the Surface...
  • Samsung’s Windows Mixed Reality headset leaks online

    Samsung’s joining the now long list of hardware manufacturers who will offer a Windows Mixed Reality headset that works with Windows 10. Not content with their GearVR platform for Samsung phones, this headset and hand controllers is a very familiar design, although does look to feature Samsung curves. The...
  • Dell Visor Mixed Reality headset now available for pre-order in the US and UK

    This year, we’ve seen many companies release Mixed Reality hardware and the latest is Dell with the Dell Visor. Back at Computex 2017 Dell first announced the device, but now its officially on sale in the US and UK (sadly not Australia yet). The Dell Visor will start shipping globally...
  • Chinese Pimax has an 8K VR headset coming to Kickstarter soon

    Virtual Reality headsets are basically led by the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive at this point, but even the best consumer grade VR still isn’t the best quality. Both in the market for a couple of years, we’re likely not far away from new versions with a spec...

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