Virtual reality

  • Who Will Own The Virtual Reality Interface? Crunch Network

    Who Will Own The Virtual Reality Interface?

    The mainstream is starting to consume virtual and augmented reality experiences, but we’re only at the start of what will be a long and iterative transition to a new interface. Read More

  • 3D Is The New 2D Crunch Network

    3D Is The New 2D

    User interfaces traditionally have been 2D for desktops and the web. Mobile phone apps, while supporting 3D for specific cases like games, also have been 2D. The Flat UI design movement, although incorporating subtle elements of 3D, has only reinforced that 2D is the main and most optimal interaction mechanism for existing computing devices. Conversely, full 3D has always occupied niches, such… Read More

  • Why Cloud Gaming Will Popularize Virtual Reality Crunch Network

    Why Cloud Gaming Will Popularize Virtual Reality

    The virtual reality hype is real. It is undeniable that virtual reality is in popular demand among early adopters and hardcore gamers. Facebook’s Oculus Rift is sold out until June because, despite an initial public outcry against its price, many are willing to pay $599 to be one of the first to own the headset. Read More

  • Oculus VR Brings A New Reality To The Gaming Industry Crunch Network

    Oculus VR Brings A New Reality To The Gaming Industry

    After walking the floor of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, many gaming industry participants saw the virtual reality (VR) writing on the wall for the first time — and in a very realistic way. Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) gaming has arrived, or gotten extremely close, with the official ship date for the Oculus Rift VR viewer set for March 28 and… Read More

  • When Virtual Reality Meets Education Crunch Network

    When Virtual Reality Meets Education

    Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital, including more than $100 million in funding during the last four consecutive quarters. In the abstract as well as the applied, modern education is poised… Read More

  • Apple Hires Top Augmented/Virtual Reality Researcher

    Apple Hires Top Augmented/Virtual Reality Researcher

    With all of the declarations of augmented reality and virtual reality’s inevitable ascents to the heights of technological cruciality, Apple has managed to stay noticeably quiet on the topic. This has led to any VR/AR movement on their end being quite notable. According to a report from the Financial Times, Apple just hired a top AR/VR specialist to join their team. Read More

  • Facebook’s Engineering Wizardry Makes Even VR Videos Load Fast

    Facebook’s Engineering Wizardry Makes Even VR Videos Load Fast

    How did Facebook go from 1 billion to 8 billion videos views per day in 18 months without the whole server farm catching fire? It’s called SVE, short for streaming video engine. SVE lets Facebook slice videos into little chunks, cutting the delay from upload to viewing by 10X. And to ensure the next generation of 360 and virtual reality videos load fast too, it’s invented and… Read More

  • HTC Denies Reports It Will Spin Its VR Business Into A Standalone Company

    HTC Denies Reports It Will Spin Its VR Business Into A Standalone Company

    Virtual reality is becoming a major focus for struggling smartphone maker HTC, but not so major that it will spin out its VR business into a standalone company. Read More

  • Google Cardboard’s SDK Gets Spatial Audio Support

    Google Cardboard’s SDK Gets Spatial Audio Support

    When you think about virtual reality, you probably think about visuals and imagery and immersive far-off places. However, the key to a really fantastic immersive experience is not only what you see, but what you hear. And not just what you hear, but how you hear it. Google announced today that its Cardboard SDKs for Unity and Android now support spatial audio. Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...