Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Qualcomm VR and AR Press Event: Live Blog (7pm PT, 2am UTC)

Qualcomm is attending the AWE Event, an AR and VR expo. We're here at their press event in Levi's Stadium, ready for the Live Blog. Event starts at 7pm Pacific.

Here’s A Taste Of How Beautifully Overwhelming VR Driving Games Could Be

Inventors have been trying to create awesome virtual reality video games for years. But now that you can create a decently immersive virtual experience with your phone and a piece of cardboard, an off-the-deep-end racing sim that fits on your shelf feels almost within reach.

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Ride Along With 360-Degree Highlights of the Long Beach Formula E Race

Formula E is F1′s less noisey, more obscure cousin. But one place it really shines is the video highlights, which let you ride on board with the drivers as they somehow avoid crashing.

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How Virtual Reality Will Change the Way Formula E is Experienced

Formula E recently announced a partnership with San Francisco based Virtually Live that will eventually see their races broadcast live using virtual reality through Oculus, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR.

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Ordinary Pilots Are Closer To Getting Fighter Jet-Like Augmented Reality Displays

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of cool tech in the cockpit. But beyond making the flying experience a lot more like Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, the practical implications of augmented reality technology from head-mounted wearables are enormous. They promise to elevate the amount of useful real-time information available to pilots—and their development is well underway.

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Virtual Reality While Actually Driving: The Best Way To Break Your Brain

Motor oil outfit Castrol put pro driver Matt Powers in a 2015 Ford Mustang, he rips around the pavement. The twist: Powers is blind to the real world, driving in a video game with a VR helmet on. While he’s also ass-hauling in the real car. Which, again, he can’t see.

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Chrysler’s Using Oculus Rift To Put You Inside a Car As It’s Built

Chrysler's Using Oculus Rift To Put You Inside a Car As It's Built

It seems a test drive just isn’t enough to sell customers on a new car these days. So to help promote the new Chrysler 200, the automaker partnered with Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Stopp, and MPC Creative to produce an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience that gives buyers not only a tour of the car, but the process of how it was designed and built.

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Make Your Own Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit

Make Your Own Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit

One of the biggest surprises at this year’s Google I/O press event was the reveal of Cardboard, a simple virtual reality headset that uses your Android phone. Now you can make one at home.

Its construction calls for some cardboard (obviously), magnets, velcro, a rubber band, and the trickiest part: some Durovis OpenDrive Lens Kits. Google’s developer site provides the instructions and links to the aforementioned materials you need to construct your headset. Once it’s complete, you just need to download the Cardboard app on the Google Play Store, and you’re ready for the virtual world. For the complete list of materials and instructions, hit the link below. Bonus: You can use the cardboard from an extra large pizza.

Cardboard | Google Developers

I Rode Shotgun in a Rally Race By Strapping a Phone To My Face

I Rode Shotgun in a Rally Race By Strapping a Phone To My Face

Google Cardboard and its ilk are proving that virtual reality isn’t just the realm of the Oculus Rift; you can do wonders with not much more than a phone and a couple of lenses. I saw some proof of that this morning, when I rode shotgun in a motorsports rally by strapping a phone to my face.

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