Saturday, October 24

virtual reality

daydream, Google, News, virtual reality

Google officially ends support for Daydream VR

We have another one for him Google Cemetery just in time for spooky season, folks. In a new update on the Google Daydream Support Page, the company bluntly points out that virtual reality software "is no longer supported." If you try to remember what Daydream is, we won't blame you. In 2016, Google launched Daydream alongside the original Pixel as a virtual reality (VR) platform. Additionally, Google released its own 'View' virtual reality headsets for use with Pixel smartphones. A year later, Google updated the w View headphones, and during that time, apps gradually became available for Daydream. Then many of those apps stopped receiving updates or worse, the developers behind them dropped support entirely. Before long, it became clear that Google had...
News, Oculus Quest 2, virtual reality

Facebook reveals standalone Oculus Quest 2 VR headset with improved screen resolution

Facebook unveiled the Oculus Quest 2 during the tech giant's Facebook Connect conference (formerly called Oculus Connect). While Quest 2 looks very similar to its predecessor at first, it has received several welcome updates, including a 50 percent higher resolution display with 1832 x 1920 pixels and support for a 90Hz refresh rate. For comparison, the original Quest featured two 1440 x 1600 pixel displays. It's important to note that Oculus says that the 90Hz refresh rate will not be available at launch and will arrive in a future update. When Oculus Quest 2 launches, it will feature a less-than-ideal 72Hz display, Facebook says. Also, the handset has ditched OLED for slightly faster LCD screens. Other changes include that the Quest 2 is 10 percent lighter than its predecessor. It...
01s-stories, High Road, kesha, MelodyVR, Music, virtual reality

Kesha immerses herself in virtual reality for an intimate concert experience

By Shakiel mahjouri. 23 seconds ago Kesha. Photo: Kesha fans can see their favorite artist like never before in this new virtual reality concert. RELATED: Kesha is Spending Unusual Time in Quarantine Kesha teamed up with MelodyVR to perform a unique solo concert. The "Raising Hell" singer performs songs from her album Highway plus other hits. Fans can watch the performance on August 13 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT through the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets. “I miss playing live and connecting with my fans. I really live for those moments, ”Kesha said in a press release. "So I'm really excited to get closer and more intimate than ever, with a show that I'm playing virtually with MelodyVR." "I encourage all my ...
breakup, Life, Reddit, relationship advice, relationship problems, Relationships, Video Games, virtual reality, VR

Woman considers leaving boyfriend after he throws out bed frame to play video games

A 27-year-old woman is considering dumping her boyfriend thanks to the bold decorating decision he made simply to play video games.Posting in Reddit’s r/relationships forum under the username throwawayvr000, the woman described her dilemma.Her 23-year-old boyfriend, she explained, is “really interested in virtual reality,” though the “tiny studio apartment” they share is hardly big enough for him to “jump around in” when he immerses himself in VR.Well, throwawayvr000’s boyfriend finally decided that he needed more space — and in order to create it, he completely rearranged the apartment without throwawayvr000’s permission.‘Our entire home is being compromised’Recently, throwawayvr000 came home to her boyfriend dismantling their bed. When she asked wh...
Facebook, News, virtual reality, Wearables & Gadgets

Facebook’s light VR headset prototype looks more like a pair of sunglasses

Trendy digital actuality (VR) headsets typically really feel fairly cumbersome and heavy whenever you’re truly carrying them. Fb is seeking to make that much less of a difficulty with a brand new light-weight VR headset prototype, in line with a analysis paper created by the company’s ‘Reality Labs.’  The lighter design seems to be extra like a pair of sun shades when in comparison with the goggle-like look of present headsets just like the Rift S, which is manufactured by Fb-owned firm Oculus. Fb expects the design will seem in future high-performance AR/VR units. The headset makes use of a barely thicker show than what's present in a typical smartphone. The glasses characteristic a decision of 1,200 x 1,600 pixels and a field-of-...