Ski the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb with Destination BC’s 360-degree videos

Destination BC was one of the first travel/tourism companies to use 360-degree immersion videos, recognizing early on what a great fit they made for tourism marketing. Now they have one where you can virtually ski Whistler.

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Oculus Rift still facing issues with room-scale tracking, but a fix is on the way

Oculus offers additional sensor options that provide for tracking significantly larger rooms with its Rift virtual reality system, but the company acknowledges that solution has been running into some problems.

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Oculus Rift: Common problems and how to fix them

The Rift offers a chance to explore virtual worlds, but the tech behind the headset comes with its own problems. Here, we’ve detailed some of the more common issues plaguing the device, along with a few steps for alleviating them.

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Vive-like sensor spotted in new Sony patent could make its way to PlayStation VR

Sony may have drawn inspiration from HTC and Valve for the next iteration of its PlayStation VR tracking sensors. A newly published patent reveals a sensor system that looks very much like the Vive’s Lighthouse units.

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HTC smartphone VR headset coming by end of the year

HTC’s upcoming U Ultra smartphone will be compatible with its in-development mobile VR solution, expected to arrive before the end of the year. We’re told that it will be more impressive than the smartphone VR we’re used to.

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‘Everest VR’ arrives on the Oculus Rift, bearing a big update for VR headsets

Sólfar Studios released Everest VR on the Oculus Rift now that the Touch controllers are available. The mountain climbing experience arrives with a few updates, too, such as scalable scenery in God Mode, genuine photos, and more.

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Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR

oculus-gloves Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great for wielding virtual guns or picking up digital objects, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new prototype for VR gloves in photos from his tour of the Redmond, Washington Oculus Research. Zuckerberg writes,… Read More

Making VR less painful for the vision-impaired

hmd_stanford You don’t have to have perfect vision to enjoy VR, but brother, it helps. Otherwise you’re looking at having to worry about accommodating glasses, eye tracking not working, ocular distances maxing out and so on. Stanford researchers want to make things easier for people with vision problems to use VR, but it’s not going to be easy. Read More

HTC has another tough quarter, with revenue down 13% YOY, but smaller losses

htc-evo-3d HTC’s latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though — crumbs of comfort — it’s making a slightly smaller year-over-year loss. Read More

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