Tag Archives: Reality

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets Back Online With New Software Patch

HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Rift units stopped working due to an expired security certificate A patch has been released to fix the issue It needs to be manually installed if headset was started during blackout Oculus Rift virtual headsets that shut down worldwide for roughly a day have been given a fresh lease of life. Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has released a patch that fixes ... Read More »

How Virtual Reality Is Changing The World Of Advertising

(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images) What opportunities does augmented reality open up for advertisers? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Julia Tokareva, Software Development Consultant at RubyGarage, on Quora: Augmented reality technology has already gained popularity, so more and more users are enjoying it. Many companies have already embraced ... Read More »

Smartphones With Diamond Screens May Be a Reality by the End of 2017

Your smartphone screen may feature a tempered glass cover but it doesn’t guarantee being shatter-proof. One of the worst nightmares of the modern age is to end up with a phone with a cracked display, but this might change by the end of 2017. A company that manufactures diamonds for use in electronic products claims that a commercial device with ... Read More »

Apple’s Tim Cook on Acquisitions, Pokemon Go, and Augmented Reality

Apple has been buying a new company an average of every three to four weeks, but that might slow down now, CEO Tim Cook hinted during the company’s quarterly earnings call. In the last quarter, Apple spent billions on investments and acquisitions, so even scaling this down leaves the potential for some very big investments. “During the quarter, we also ... Read More »

New Virtual Reality App Timelooper Takes You Back in History

Imagine watching frantic shopkeepers busily extinguish the Great Fire of London, or sheltering from Nazi bombing raids during the Blitz. Now, thanks to a new virtual reality app, you can travel back in time to be immersed in these events. The Timelooper app allows users to experience key moments in London history with just a smartphone and a cardboard headset. ... Read More »

BigScreen Lets You Chill With Your Friends in Virtual Reality

You can enjoy all kinds of experiences with virtual reality (VR) headsets, but what if you wanted to gun down your opponents in Call of Duty or enjoy an episode of House of Cards without taking the headset off? BigScreen – a new VR app developed by Y Combinator alumni and CEO Darshan Shankar along with co-founder Hayden Lee – ... Read More »

Lenovo Aims at Mature Markets With New ‘Augmented Reality’ Phone

China’s Lenovo Group is ready to break into mature markets this summer with the launch of its new smartphone which sports ‘augmented reality’ features developed under Google’s Tango project, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The device, which was announced at the 2016 CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas in January, will launch in July, Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing ... Read More »

MWC 2016: Camera Boost, Virtual Reality for New LG, Samsung Flagships

To revive interest in smartphones, Samsung and LG are improving their cameras and embracing the nascent world of virtual reality. Samsung’s new flagship phones – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge – promise better photos under low-light conditions, in part with sensors that capture more light. The main camera on LG’s upcoming G5 smartphone will have two lenses – ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Reduce Depression Symptoms: Study

The therapy, previously tested by healthy volunteers, was used by 15 depression patients aged 23-61. (Representational Image) London:  A virtual reality therapy could help people with depression be less critical and more compassionate towards themselves, reducing depressive symptoms, a new study has found. The therapy, previously tested by healthy volunteers, was used by 15 depression patients aged 23-61. Nine reported ... Read More »