Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Got oculus rift and played 1 hour straight. I feel like I'm going to throw up. Alcohol would not go good with it. Weed apparently helps.— Arima Kishou #10195 (@Xmosphere) December 27, 2014
Interview with a Madman :Oculus VR CTO John Carmack: The extended Q&A : What a pile of horseshit, none of this stuff he's talking about is true.
No Vets in the Oculus Wing of VR Design Just "Silicon Valley" Extras, Don't Know What "Designing for Content" Means but If That Means Designing for Immersion Then That Contention is Quite Wrong
@DecentLuck they didn't design for content & are missing the boat.— 360 Labs (@360Labs) December 23, 2014
Automotive Head-Up Display Market (HUD) to Grow at a CAGR of 11.52% to 2019, Says a Latest Research Report (eMagin Mention)
Friday, December 26, 2014
EYE-TRACKING SYSTEM FOR HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY McEldowney Has Since Departed Microsoft for Oculus VR, Robbins and Xinye Remain
Steve Robbins Co-Inventor brought what he learned about displays to Microsoft from Rockwell-Collins and BAE
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
New at Shot Show :TNVC – IR Defense Corporation IR Patrol Thermal Monoculars :IR Defense Corporation answers the call for a low cost, military grade thermal monocular World’s Most Cost Effective (eMagin) 640×480 Resolution Thermal Monocular
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
"Despite the glowing positive reviews..." Crazy talk from the Tech Bologosphere : Controlling Oculus Rift’s Motion Sickness Side Effect, in other words Have it Professionally Fitted with the Most Precise Tolerances by an Oculus Fitting Expert and You Will Still Probably Get Sick
Despite all the glowing positive reviews about the products being next to perfect for virtual reality experiences, the developers have been receiving a growing list of complaints. There are certain side effects of using the head mounted display which could turn serious if not attended to properly. Most gamers have listed some common unpleasant features after using the Oculus Rift headset; some of which are: nausea, dizziness, headaches, sweating, shaking, etc. If players have been using the headset for a longer than optimal period of time, they may even start vomiting. All these can be grouped under the umbrella term ‘motion sickness’.
Oculus Flogs Their New Title "Guy in Capri Pants Runs Around with Somebody's Gold Head w/ His Part Bird/ Part Hedgehog in Tow and Then You Puke"
Virtual Reality Market Expected to Grow by Over 13,000% in Next 3 Years, Nearly 5 Times Faster than the iPhone : Maybe some lucky kid will get an eMagin iHMD for Xmas next year? Fingers crossed. Gratified that these numbers jibe with eMagin's expectations
Monday, December 22, 2014
Yuval Today You Are a Man! Wow, Sensics Gets a Shout Out at Oculus' Expense. What a Strange Juxtaposition, like "Buy Any Drug Store Watch and Get Instant $1000.00 Rebate!" The Mind Boggles
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
So if these reports are true that Microsoft's XBOX One HMD is already in the hands of developers that would mean it is not one and the same as eMagin's iHMD which is still in development and yet to be shown to prospective customers. eMagin management said they would demo it to interested parties in early 2015. Some reports say that Miccrosoft's HMD announcement refers to Microsoft's Project "B" which is for a VR HMD, others like GTA's Zelnick, who demoed it left open the possibility that it was the RoomAlive System similar to the one described in Project Fortaleza. On second thought eMagin CEO Sculley anticipated that ALL VR HMDs would eventually use microdisplays so it's possible that Microsoft and eMagin developed Immersive HMDs on parallel tracks using the same displays. eMagin promised a rollout, safe to anticipate a slow rollout of details on their device so hopefully the fog will lift in time.
Several studios have confirmed to that they are working with the device, while Techradar has also received similar information that suggests teams have already begun work on software for the kit. No specific information about the device itself or exactly which videogames are in development for it has been revealed just yet.
Friday, December 19, 2014
CES AR & VR Dominated by Crap Dive Mask Companies, Some Serious Ones As Well, Oculus, of course Kicks Off the Parade
Oculus (#26002) — Crescent Bay HMD, Samsung Gear VR. Watch for the “Wild – The Experience” VR short with Reese Witherspoon.
ImmersiON-VRelia (#25212) — Wide field of view VR and AR glasses.
Virtuix Omni (#26008) — Omnidirectional treadmill.
3D Head (#25808) — Full body tracking and gameplay.
AntVR (#26311) — VR/AR HMD startup.
Occipital (#25405) — iPad-based object and room scanner for AR games.
Sony (#14200) — Expected to once again show its Morpheus HMD.
Samsung (#11906) — Samsung Gear VR with the Galaxy Note 4.
Avegant (#74547) — Micromirror-based video headset.
Fove (#71374) — HMD with built-in eye-tracking.
Giroptic (#72070) — Consumer market 360 camera.
Panono GmbH (#74273) — Toss the spherical camera into air, and it takes a full sphere photo at highest point.
Remote Reality Corp. (#75621) — High resolution 360 camera for military use.
3DRudder ( #75667) — Feet-controlled 3D navigation and motion controller.
EyeTech Digital Systems (#72034) — Licensable eye tracking on a chip.
The Eye Tribe (#72040) — Eye-tracking software for camera-enabled CE devices.
Tobii (#71837) — Eye-tracking software for camera-enabled CE devices.
Ultrahaptics (#75619) — Ultrasound mid-air tactile feedback.
Seebright (#72474) —Phone-based AR HMD tech startup.
Leap Motion (Suite 1265) —Hand-tracking motion-capture bar mounts onto the front of the Oculus Rift.
Novasentis (Suite 1965) — Manufacturer of thin flexible haptic actuators and sensors.
Lumus (Suite 335) — Israeli developer of VR and AR glasses.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rumor: Microsoft Revealing Oculus Rift Rival At E3 2015 : The "Rumor" as originally reported did not say anything about Xbox One and the HMD. Spencer's recent mention of PC Based Gaming makes that possibility seem more likely than an HMD for a Console
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sony announces Google Glass rival: Detachable display turns ANY pair of spectacles into a smart headset
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Blodget says "I don't like it" but Bagdad Brendan won't take "No" for an answer. This is worse then anything the CIA did to those three
Never Expected a Political Backlash Against Oculus and Their Goofy Little Project but This Calls for Lots More Popcorn
Monday, December 15, 2014
How Palmer Luckey Created Oculus Rift : The Smithsonian, Home of Edison's Lightbulb, Beauchamp's 1937 Rickenbacker Electric Guitar and Samuel F.B. Morse's Telegraph Gives you...
More so for the Oculus : George Zachary About The only One Who Would Say "The Emperor Has No Clothes"
Sunday, December 14, 2014
SA PHOTONICS SA-83S : He's a Little Biased as Kevin Mellott Designed the SA-83 But Wow the Images are Outstanding Provided By Twin eMagin WUXGA Microdisplays
Enhancing Presence in Head-mounted Display Environments by Visual Body Feedback Using Head-mounted Cameras (eMagin Z800)
"No subject showed strong symptoms of simulator sickness. There was
no significant difference in the sensitivity to simulator
sickness between both conditions."
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Inconspicuous Wearable Will Be a Reality Within Three Years: You Like to Think Gartner Research Knows Their Stuff Then They Start Talking About "Smart Contact Lenses"
Friday, December 12, 2014
What?! Skip Rizzo is Still Using an Antique eMagin Z800 Rather Than a World Changing Oculus Rift?! What is WRONG With That Guy!:Beyond gaming, the VR boom is everywhere—from classrooms to therapy couches
Tried an oculus today. I was so dizzy after and even confused of my surroundings. Shits so insane though.— stay golden (@AkopovaAlex) December 12, 2014
In the PR describing their iHMD eMagin cites Big Boy Applications for the device, Medical, Architecture, 3D Design, Education, Training and Simulation. Great, all serious applications in controlled situations, these gamers though are a different kettle of fish. Keep the price point high to keep the school skippers, drug users and slackers away. They have enough going on in their lives.
• Simulator sickness: The participant reported serious, but
not harmful simulator sickness symptoms, in particular after
periods of moving around extensively in the VE. In contrast,
simulator sickness symptoms were soon decreased
when the participant rested on the bed or on the couch.
• Perceived accommodation: After about four hours in the
VE, the participant started to report that the accommodation
distance seemed to vary from the fix accommodation
distance (160cm) of the HMD. In particular, the participant
reported the illusion of staying in a virtual sphere with a radius
of 5 meters on which the virtual scene is projected.
• Ergonomics of HMD: The only concern of the participant
about the HMD was the latency causing simulator sickness
during exhaustive movements and the limited resolution
during working at the desk. During the first and second
VR block, the participant perceived a dry eye syndrome on
both eyes, which may result from decreased tear production
due to the sealed HMD setup.
• Place and Plausibility illusion: Several times during the
experiment the participant was confused about being in the
VE or in the real world, and mixed certain artifacts and
events between both worlds.
The self-experiment revealed some first insights into how
“living” in a virtual world with immersive technology would
impact human beings. We were surprised that the participant
did not suffer more from simulator sickness. An interesting
finding is that according to the participant’s feedback a comfortable
and stable pose has the potential to enormously reduce
simulator sickness. This may be due to the fact that in
these poses the body senses (vestibular and kinesthetic feedback)
inform the user that he is not moving. The participant’s
comments about the ergonomics of the HMD revealed that
latency is by far the most important aspect.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
To Update the Oculus Rift so You Don't Get Sick Simply Place it on a Flat Surface Like Your Driveway and Rock your Car Back and Forth Over it Until it's Black Dust, You Can Still Use the Pelican Case as a Lunchbox
@AlienIsolation How about you update the Game to run on the Oculus Rift Properly so we don't all get sickness.
— JudoFish (@Judo_Fish) December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I wonder if tweets will be admissible as "inventors' notebooks" in establishing prior art against future patent claims.— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) December 8, 2014
At most companies, you can tell the lawyers from 100 yards off, but at Facebook, they look just like all the other developers.— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) December 6, 2014
Oh Boy, Bagdad Brendan is on the verge of admitting "Bagdad has fallen", looks like Andreessen will be party to the lawsuits.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
If Google's Chief Concerns for Switching from TI to Intel was Battery Life and Smaller Form Factor Then it Makes Perfect Sense that Same Consideration would Determine other Decisions on System Upgrades, the Display for Example: Google Glass Gets a Huge Break from Intel
This is what Ori Inbar and Others are saying, 12 Months for the Consumer Giants to Position Their Companies in this Space...Tick-Tock
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Blow Chow & Your Mind Simultaneously with the Oculus Rift DK2!
Played with coworkers Oculus today & it really does fulfill the promise of being mindblowing & at the same time vomit-inducing in 20 seconds— Jake Myler (@lazesummerstone) December 6, 2014