Category: Blog Posts

April 3, 2016 Joe McGee 3 comments

Is Disney Planning to Stream Virtual Reality Movies? April 3rd, 2016 Disney has filed applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office to stream Virtual Reality videos according to a report here from Stitch Kingdom, a news website for the Walt Disney Company. The report states two applications so far have been published that involve…

March 20, 2016 Joe McGee 2 comments

Gear VR Now Has Native Screenshot & Video Capture! March 20th, 2016 The update to Gear VR this week has finally added the long-awaited native screenshot and video capture options. The screenshots and videos are captured in single perspective with a flat 1024 x 1024 resolution as opposed to the dual-perspective fishbowl captures from each…

March 15, 2016 Joe McGee 3 comments

Hyperloop Working on Augmented Reality Windows for Passengers March 15th, 2016 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is currently working on a way to liven up the journey for its future passengers using Augmented Reality. CEO Dirk Alhborn gave a talk at South by Southwest this week demonstrating the concept according to this article by Karissa Bell…

March 4, 2016 Joe McGee 2 comments

Meta 2 Launches Preorders March 4th, 2016 The second iteration of Meta’s augmented reality glasses opened up for preorders on March 2nd, and the response from people who have been able to use them so far has been impressive. There has been such a significant advance with Meta 2 compared with their previous version that their…

February 24, 2016 Joe McGee 4 comments

How Will the Virtual Reality Industry Evolve? February 24th, 2016 “The VR Opportunity” was a forum at the Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona centered on how Virtual Reality will evolve in the marketplace. This is a topic I like to discuss, and I am in the camp that feels gaming will lead the…

February 19, 2016 Joe McGee 31 comments

Hulu Investing Heavily Into VR February 19th, 2016 Add Hulu to the list of companies getting bullish on Virtual Reality. Ben Smith, Hulu’s Head of Experience recently told Variety they are “spending a lot of time on virtual reality.” The company has been working on an app for the Gear VR that was originally slated…

January 23, 2016 Joe McGee 2 comments

What is Foveated Rendering? January 23rd, 2016 One of the main issues with processing images for Virtual Reality is the intense workload it places on the computer’s GPU. With current steroscopic VR setups, there are two slightly different copies of each video image rendering each frame. One image is sent to one eye while the…

January 18, 2016 Joe McGee 12 comments

Virtual Reality Takes Over CES 2016 January 16th, 2016 Attack of the VR…it’s everywhere!   Virtual Reality has been at CES before. It has also been at several other conventions over the past couple of years as an emerging technology. But 2016 is VR’s coming out party to consumers, and it had a dominating presence…

January 16, 2016 Joe McGee 29 comments

CES – VR, Drones, & 8K TVs January 16th, 2016 CES 2016 was full of VR but there was plenty of other things to see there too. In fact, there was also a heavy presence of drones as well as self-driving car technology. In the TV department, companies have already moved past 4K TVs and…