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Alaska Airlines wants you to wear a VR headset while you fly

Alaska Airlines wants you to wear a VR headset while you fly

Generally speaking, air travel is a pretty dull affair that is nonetheless a reality of life for a lot of people. Alaska Airlines announced today that is has a new way for some flyers to pass the time while they're in the air, as it has outfitted some of cross-country routes with VR headsets. More specifically, Allosky headsets from SkyLights will allow Alaska Airlines passengers to watch some immersive VR movies and short films as they fly.

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New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details

New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details

This week the folks behind Google's Daydream VR universe revealed they'd made a pair of new controllers. These controllers look something like a cross between their earliest Daydream controller and a PlayStation Move - or better yet, just a PSVR controller, but a tiny bit different. These new controllers are not (yet) available to the public, they'll be sent first to game developers and app developers interested in taking VR to a new level.

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Google reveals experimental 6DoF VR controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

Google reveals experimental 6DoF VR controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

Google has revealed new experimental controllers for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. These controllers, which are only available for developers at this time, feature six degrees of freedom (6DoF), bringing "natural and intuitive controls" to the standalone virtual reality headset. Interested developers must apply for a dev kit.

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Firefox Reality VR web browser now out for Vive, Oculus, Daydream

Firefox Reality VR web browser now out for Vive, Oculus, Daydream

Virtual reality is all about immersing yourself in a made-up world that looks (in theory) like you’re really in it. The last thing you need is a flat floating rectangle that shatters that illusion. That said, if you ever need to access the Web, that’s exactly the only way. Mozilla, however, says it doesn’t have to be a painful and disconcerting experience. With Firefox Reality now in its version 1.0 stable release, one of the world’s biggest web browsers is taking a step towards blending the 2D web and the immersive web.

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Viveport, the Netflix of VR games, opens on Oculus today

Viveport, the Netflix of VR games, opens on Oculus today

Much like Xerxes the first, the team behind Viveport are generous gods, and do not want to keep the service to themselves alone. As such, the Viveport subscription service just came to Oculus this morning. With the Viveport VR Store on Oculus Rift, users can drop in on the subscription service with 200 compatible titles OR buy games individually.

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Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset coddles your face

Acer OJO 500 Windows Mixed Reality Headset coddles your face

Acer has a new Windows Mixed Reality Headset, the Acer OJO 500, for IFA 2018, and since AR and VR are more fun in a group, it's focused on simpler sharing. The first headset to support Microsoft's Mixed Reality platform that has a detachable design, it also promises to be more flexible when it comes to users with different eyesight.

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Galaxy Note 9 freebie keeps VR in the mix

Galaxy Note 9 freebie keeps VR in the mix

Once the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was out in stores, Samsung had a tiny issue to address. The newest member of the Galaxy smartphone family wasn't able to adequately fit the VR headset meant to hold almost any Galaxy handset. As such, Samsung came to the proverbial rescue with an adapter. This adapter was given away for free to those who had need.

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HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter untethers you from your PC

HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter untethers you from your PC

One advantage of low and mid-range virtual reality headsets like the Gear VR or the Oculus Go is they're wireless, relying on phones or onboard hardware for their power. High-end headset like the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift require that you connect them to a reasonably powerful gaming PC in order for them to work. HTC is looking to change that today, introducing the VIVE Wireless Adapter at Gamescom.

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Insta360 Pro 2 camera has creators covered from start to finish

Insta360 Pro 2 camera has creators covered from start to finish

If you don’t hear much about 360-degree and VR videos lately, it’s not because they have suddenly gone out of fashion. The market is, instead, becoming more stable rather than revolutionary, more serious rather than sensational. It is at a stage when tools and processes are starting to mature to become something both creators and consumers can reliably depend on. It is, therefore, a perfect time for Insta360 to bring out its big guns, the new and more powerful Insta360 Pro 2 that promises to make creators’ lives and workflow easier and to help viewers get less nauseous when watching 360-degree content.

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Google moved: IMAX VR to AR

Google moved: IMAX VR to AR

Google made a switch from virtual reality to augmented reality in an apparent hardware-focused move in late 2017. The move was made public this week in a behind-the-scenes confirmation of a cancellation of an IMAX VR project announced previously. Google and IMAX announced a collaboration on a VR camera back in May of 2016 - all that appears to be over right this minute.

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Walmart VR patents detail an entirely new way to shop online

Walmart VR patents detail an entirely new way to shop online

A pair of new Walmart patents reveal potential big plans for virtuality reality and the technology's ability to revolutionize the shopping experience. Though the company recently introduced a virtual showroom in which users can tour an apartment stocked with Walmart-brand items, the patents indicate the company may be planning something much bigger.

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StarVR One is the most advanced VR headset, but it’s not for consumers

StarVR One is the most advanced VR headset, but it’s not for consumers

StarVR has introduced what it says is the world's most advanced virtual reality headset. The device is designed for enterprises and for commercial use, offering advanced features including built-in eye tracking. Called StarVR One, the VR headset boasts nearly 100-percent human viewing angle coverage with 210-degree horizontal and 130-degree vertical FOV. According to the company, this comes close to covering normal human peripheral vision.

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