Oculus Announces New Standalone Headset, ‘Venues’ at Oculus Connect

Today (11th October 2017) at its fourth developer conference in San Jose, Oculus announced its newest and most affordable VR headset, called Oculus Go. The standalone device will ship in early 2018 starting at $199. Without a cable or the need for a mobile phone, standalone headsets represent a totally new phase of VR hardware. … Continue reading “Oculus Announces New Standalone Headset, ‘Venues’ at Oculus Connect”

Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes

Researchers from Oxford have been using virtual reality software to compile genetic data to create models which explain how genes are controlled within their natural chromosomal environments. The team from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) have been working in collaboration with physicists from Universita’ di Napoli and software developers and artists at … Continue reading “Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genes”

4D Camera Could Improve Robot Vision, Virtual Reality and Self-driving Cars

Engineers at Stanford University and the University of California San Diego have developed a camera that generates four-dimensional images and can capture 138 degrees of information. The new camera — the first-ever single-lens, wide field of view, light field camera — could generate information-rich images and video frames that will enable robots to better navigate … Continue reading “4D Camera Could Improve Robot Vision, Virtual Reality and Self-driving Cars”