Nintendo Drops VR Hints in Earnings Call

Nintendo Drops VR Hints in Earnings Call

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Playing Mario Maker on my friends’ Wii U, we can’t help but talk about how awesome Nintendo is when it comes to innovative gameplay.  They’ve been ahead of the curve every step of the way. Even if their Power Glove and Super Scope were never quite as functional as one would hope and the augmented reality aspect of the Wii U isn’t quite as appreciated as it should be, every new Nintendo system at least attempts to reinvent the way we think of gaming. …

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Nintendo Drops VR Hints in Earnings Call

Google to Tackle Mixed Reality with New VR Department

Google to Tackle Mixed Reality with New VR Department

By Michael Molitch-Hou

This week, Google announced that it would be opening a new division dedicated to virtual reality computing, which will see the tech giant’s former VP for product management, Clay Bavor, move from overseeing Google’s apps to becoming the VP of Virtual Reality.  The move has many commentators stating that Google has been behind on VR and is attempting to catch up Microsoft, who will be shipping out the Hololens this quarter, and Facebook, shipping the Oculus Rift with a $599 price tag. …

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MHOX Envisions Symbiotic VR with 3D Printed VR-mask

MHOX Envisions Symbiotic VR with 3D Printed VR-mask

By Davide Sher

The CARAPACE PROJECT brand is a way for MHOX design studio (Alessandro Zomparelli and Filippo Nassetti) to use their generative software and SLS 3D printing technology to explore new types of products. These range from immediately useful items, such as jewelry and iPhone cases (like the one I have), and conceptual products such as their masks and ear covers, imagined as a “carapax” or external skeleton that protects eyes and ears from over-stimulation.

Perhaps inspired by the many announcements and upcoming releases of VR headsets, such as the Oculus Rift, their latest project they combine both their practical and conceptual approaches by creating a VR mask that is both an exoskeletal shield and a hold for a VR headset.…

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MHOX Envisions Symbiotic VR with 3D Printed VR-mask

Ultrahaptics Adds Tactile Sensations to Virtual 3D

Ultrahaptics Adds Tactile Sensations to Virtual 3D

By Davide Sher

Oculus’ Rift will let you wander through amazing, immersive, virtual 3D worlds. Google’s Project Tango will help you create a virtual 3D version of your real world. Their limit? Neither of them will ever give you any indication as to the material qualities of the digital objects you interact with. This is where Ultrahaptics comes in, with its Tactile Sensation Haptic Kit.
By the way, in case you were wondering, but never looked it up, “haptic” means any form of communication involving touch.…

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Ultrahaptics Adds Tactile Sensations to Virtual 3D

Google & Lenovo Unveil Project Tango Smartphone at CES 2016

Google & Lenovo Unveil Project Tango Smartphone at CES 2016

By Michael Molitch-Hou

If successful, Google’s Project Tango has the power to change just about everything. By putting a 3D camera into tablets and smartphones, ordinary consumers could, potentially, capture their daily world in 3D, sharing 3D selfies on dating sites and posting scans of their newborns on Facebook, all using a device that they would be carrying around anyway. And, after showing off a prototype of the Project Tango smartphone with Intel’s RealSense built-in, Google and Lenovo have teased that they will unveiling something big on Thursday.…

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Google & Lenovo Unveil Project Tango Smartphone at CES 2016

Google & Lenovo to Open Up Mixed Reality with Project Tango Products at CES 2016

Google & Lenovo to Open Up Mixed Reality with Project Tango Products at CES 2016

By Michael Molitch-Hou

If successful, Google’s Project Tango has the power to change just about everything. By putting a 3D camera into tablets and smartphones, ordinary consumers could, potentially, capture their daily world in 3D, sharing 3D selfies on dating sites and posting scans of their newborns on Facebook, all using a device that they would be carrying around anyway. And, after showing off a prototype of the Project Tango smartphone with Intel’s RealSense built-in, Google and Lenovo have teased that they will unveiling something big on Thursday.…

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Google & Lenovo to Open Up Mixed Reality with Project Tango Products at CES 2016