Introducing new people to virtual reality (VR) is almost as fun as playing VR itself, seeing that smile appear when they realise how far the technology has come and what it can achieve. However, showing your mates awesome titles like Beat Saber means a lot of sweaty faces which isn’t so nice, thankfully, VR Cover provides a range of options to rectify this situation. And with the upcoming launch of Oculus Quest, VR Cover has created a new foam set and cotton cover, ready for lots of friends wanting to demo the headset.
Wireless virtual reality (VR) solutions provider TPCAST made a name for itself helping consumers free their HTC Vive’s and Oculus Rift’s from being tethered their PC’s. So you wouldn’t have thought its second generation technology, TPCAST Air, would be a natural fit for a standalone device like Oculus Go. But that’s exactly what the company has now launched across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
What TPCAST Air for Oculus Go does in fact do is allow businesses to easily link their PC to the wireless headset, allowing them to showcase content quickly and hassle-free.
Having debuted the HTC Vive Pro Eye during CES 2019 at the start of the year, HTC Vive has today announced that the enterprise-focused headset with in-built eye tracking has now gone on sale in Europe, with a starting price of £1499 GBP.
The new headset features the latest eye tracking technology from Tobii which will unlock a range of functions to assist enterprise applications. These can range from more intuitive social interactions using expressive avatars in meeting and collaboration tools, foveated rendering to reduce PC workloads, and capturing real-time user feedback through heatmapping and gaze tracking to gain insight into user behaviour and decision processes.
Ever since F8 2019, there’s been a particular focus towards 21st May due to the launch of a VR headset of some sort. In fact, there has been a number of announcements today concerning that date, such as one for Beat Saber and Moss. If you’re not after the latest standalone headset and happen to own a PlayStation VR then you’ll be more interested to hear that First Contact Entertainment will be releasing a big content for its first-person shooter (FPS) Firewall Zero Hour on that date.
Earlier this month Beat Games celebrated the first anniversary of virtual reality (VR) phenomenon Beat Saber in Early Access by releasing an early version of the videogame. The studio isn’t stopping there, revealing today that the title would finally be leaving early access as of next month for PC VR headsets.
Beat Saber isn’t just seeing an official release, oh no, Beat Games is going even further than that by adding a feature much requested by fans, a level editor. Now, PC VR players have been able to make their own tracks for awhile thanks to unofficial mod support, but this will be the first chance to make your own tracks right inside the videogame.
While augmented reality (AR) in the consumer sphere tends to revolve around mobile phone apps and videogames when it comes to enterprise the technology usually favours headsets like Microsoft’s HoloLens, supplying information whilst providing hands-free operation to carry out tasks. Lenovo previously entered the virtual reality (VR) market with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and the Lenovo Explorer and now it has announced its first venture into the business AR market with the ThinkReality A6.
Revealed as part of Lenovo’s annual Transform 3.0 at Accelerate, ThinkReality is a newly launched sub-brand to provide software and hardware solutions for businesses. The ThinkReality A6 is the first device in this new portfolio with the aim of providing employees assistance, helping reduce repair times, eliminate errors, streamline complex workflows, improve training quality, collaborate with multiple team members and more.