Grandma loses it on Oculus Rift! (Warning: Language)

This is a hilarious video on Grandma using a Oculus Rift for the first time!   Warning that she uses some choice expletives!


Echo Arena Grand Finals (2018)

If you’ve ever wondered what the possibility of watching E-sports could be like, we may not be so far off.   The following is a Twitch broadcast of the Grand Finals for Echo Arena.  For those of you who are not familiar, it be a blend of Ender’s Game or Quidditch, set in a low gravity environment.   It can be pretty entertaining to watch and the final is shown in the last 40 minutes:  Twitch




Want to have a drink at the balcony watching the streets from the 97th floor?
Always wanted to start the Esper Machine by yourself and play the piano?

Enjoy 3D sound effects and Vangelis ambient music through your VR headset right now and take a walk inside this mythic Cyberpunk atmosphere!

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Windows Mixed Reality (MR) Headsets PC Requirements

On November 15th, SteamVR will open up support for Windows MR headsets which will enable a large amount of content to be available.  The good part of about Windows MR is that they are specing a lower min requirement for PC’s compared to Oculus Rift and Vive with the goal of helping to drive adoption.

If you’re wondering if you’re PC is up to snuff, here’s a link to Microsoft’s page with info and a program for checking your computers compatibility:

Altspace VR being sued by patent trolls

Being a start up in the VR space is tough enough.  It was announced that AltspaceVR was shutting down which is tough to see. That being said, there is parallel thread on Reddit discussing that they seemed to have been also been under pressure for patent infringement on patent US6409599 and being litigated from a company known to be a patent troll.  Why this is troubling is because in this early stage of VR ecosystem development, patent trolls can seriously hinder adoption and innovation as we go forward.   The US patent system definitely has holes that allow it to be twisted and used in ways counter to it’s goals of protecting and fostering innovation.  Very unfortunate indeed.

Update 8/10/17:  this patent issue was not related to the reasons for AltspaceVR’s shutdown.  Here’s a subsequent talk from one of the founders about more details on what happened:

Link to high level description of the patent under question:

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Nvidia 1080 and 1080Ti GPU card comparisons

Looking to upgrade your GPU to get better performance for your VR PC?   Here’s a handy reference to two sites which compare different manufacturer’s cards for the GTX1080 and GTX1080Ti.

Very useful when shopping since it lists out information such as the default clock speed, cooling system, physical dimensions and type of power connector on card to make sure it will work with your PC.    The links compare models from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac and more.

GeForce GTX 1080 comparison chart

GeForce GTX 1080Ti comparison chart

The Mira Prism turns your iPhone into an augmented reality headset for $99

Mira designed AR mobile glasses that were created from the outset to be lightweight, minimalist, and low-cost. Today, the company is unveiling its Prism glasses, which you can preorder for $100.


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