Virtual Reality News

Wiser has created a virtual reality news email that you can sign up to. Why? Because it appears closer now than ever before as the technology is advancing quickly, and for many it is one of the most exciting sectors in the tech industry. Virtual reality is where an individual is given a multi-sensory experience with a computer device. In this way, the user is immersed in a computer-simulated environment with the ultimate goal being to deliver taste, sense and touch sensory experiences, as well as sight and sound. It has been the subject of science fiction for as long as there has been science fiction, but recent technology advances have brought mainstream virtual reality devices a step closer. Just look at Facebook's acquisition of the virtual reality headset maker Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion dollars. Sony and Google are also involved in the space, with research going on in the gaming and medical industries, as well as the military. There is nothing virtual about the virtual reality news email from Wiser though. We collate the best articles from around the web so that you can stay informed quickly and easily. Register today.

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Windows Central • Cale Hunt
Dev Report: Unity 2017.2 Is Out Now!
Wonder How To » Show & Tell for Creators & Doers • Jason Odom
Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
Phoronix • Michael Larabel
The latest iPhones show why A.I. is the new electricity
Computerworld • Mike Elgan
Intel winds down on Project Alloy, less than a year after launch
Neowin • Usama Jawad
Google Pixel 2: release date, features, price and everything we know
Telegraph • Matthew Field
21st CENTURY (NON-) RELATIONSHIPS: Japan’s Lonely Single Men Are Settling For Virtual Reality “Wives…
PJMedia • Ed Driscoll
SO I’VE GOT A BUNCH OF RELATIVES: All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common….
PJMedia • Glenn Reynolds
Intel's Project Alloy VR headset is dead
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Inside the submarine factory: OceanGate builds a craft to visit the Titanic shipwreck, again and again
GeekWireAlan Boyle
EVERETT, Wash. — Today it looks like an eight-foot-long section of culvert pipe, but in just a couple of months, the carbon-fiber cylinder sitting on OceanGate’s shop floor will serve as the heart of a five-person submersible that’s destined to visit the...
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Six of the coolest things you can do with Bigscreen
Windows CentralCale Hunt
Here are some cool things you can use Bigscreen for other than just using your desktop in VR. Bigscreen is a free VR app available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that primarily lets you view your PC's desktop inside a head-mounted...
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Microsoft Corp, Virtual Reality
Dev Report: Unity 2017.2 Is Out Now!
Wonder How To » Show & Tell for Creators & DoersJason Odom
Being on the bleeding edge is a place that you will get cut from time to time, as has been the case for many developers in the HoloLens space. Between major changes in Unity to help support newer versions of .NET, changes...
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Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
PhoronixMichael Larabel
Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under...
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Apple Inc, Virtual Reality
The latest iPhones show why A.I. is the new electricity
ComputerworldMike Elgan
Apple has now rolled out its shiny new iPhones. On Sept. 12, Apple executives predictably pronounced the latest phones "revolutionary." But the real revolution is happening under the surface and behind the scenes. The new iPhones come with cutting-edge brand-new features. For...
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Intel winds down on Project Alloy, less than a year after launch
NeowinUsama Jawad
Earlier this year, at CES 2017, Intel showcased Project Alloy, an initiative to bring augment reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR) applications and hardware to the mainstream. It also mentioned its Project Alloy headset, which first made an appearance...
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Android (operating system), Cameras
Google Pixel 2: release date, features, price and everything we know
TelegraphMatthew Field
Google is preparing to launch its latest Pixel smartphone in October, following on from the success of its first Google Pixel last year. The tech giant will reveal what is expected to be called the Google Pixel 2 alongside a larger XL...
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21st CENTURY (NON-) RELATIONSHIPS: Japan’s Lonely Single Men Are Settling For Virtual Reality “Wives…
PJMediaEd Driscoll
21st CENTURY (NON-) RELATIONSHIPS: One inventor who build a virtual-reality platform said he aims to create a virtual partner who brings greater satisfaction to Japanese men and women than a human companion would. That’s bad news for the Japanese economy, which, thanks...
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Amazon.com Inc, Digital Media
SO I’VE GOT A BUNCH OF RELATIVES: All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common….
PJMediaGlenn Reynolds
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Intel's Project Alloy VR headset is dead
Tuaw.comMariella Moon
Intel won't be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year -- in fact, it won't be releasing the technology at all. The tech giant has officially killed the initiative, which aimed to provide partner companies an open reference design...
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