'Personal movie headset' puts a cinema screen in your face

Daily Mail

Imagine being able to have a 3D cinema experience without leaving the comfort of your sofa. With Cinera's 3D stereoscopic headset, this could become a reality. The headset, which has dual 2.5K displays, provides an immersive 3D cinema experience without reducing image quality and causing nausea - which can happen when watching movies with traditional 3D glasses at a movie theater. The headset, which has dual 2.5K displays, provides an immersive 3D cinema experience without reducing image quality and causing nausea - which can happen when watching movies with traditional 3D glasses at a move theater The headset, which has a Kickstarter campaign, provides a wide field of view of 66 degrees, similar to watching a film in a movie theater. The headset, which runs on Android, has HDMI, USB and Micro USB inputs to allow for content to be sourced from a range of devices.


NCAA shoots, scores, with VR

FOX News

Intel Sports Group's virtual reality unit, recently rebranded as True VR, has literally stepped up its game for this year's March Madness. The platform doubled the amount of exclusive live games that it offered from last year when Intel provided the inaugural VR coverage for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. True VR also boosted the viewing options for users and charged consumers to watch the NCAA men's basketball games for the first time. Fox News decided to give the updated technology a shot to find out if it's worth the price of admission for what's believed to be the first-ever virtual tickets to a sporting event. Intel's March Madness app is a free download from the Oculus Store and I demoed it using the compatible Samsung Gear VR headset and Galaxy S7 phone.


Intel, NCAA Offering Virtual Reality Streams For March Madness 2017 Games

International Business Times

Last year, the NCAA and Voke offered virtual reality streaming of March Madness games for free. Virtual Reality streaming for the tournament is back this year, but with a price and new sponsor. Intel and the NCAA became exclusive partners and plan to offer six of the remaining tournament games in virtual reality. There are two subscription levels for those who wish to give it a try. For the Gold option, viewers can pay $2.99 per game or $7.99 for all six games.


Magic Leap's Light Field smart glasses to release in 2017

Daily Mail

Secretive startup Magic Leap will release its highly anticipated'light-field' smart glasses later this year, according to a new report. The augmented reality (AR) eyewear will add information and graphics on top of objects in the real world. The glasses, backed by $542 million (£435 million) in funding led by Google, are said to compete with Microsoft's HoloLens glasses and cost around $1,000 (£800). Secretive startup Magic Leap will release its highly anticipated light-field smart glasses later this year, a new report has found. Pictured is a still from a 2016 video demo of the technology, in which the glasses projected notifications and applications at eye level to give'mixed reality' The FT report also claimed that Apple has been working on its own AR glasses technology, but that release is at least a year a way.


Hands on with the ODG R-8: AR/VR smartglasses that use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835

PCWorld

Microsoft's HoloLens led me to believe that augmented-reality vision hardware needs to be big and bulky. But ODG's new Android-powered R-8 smartglasses just made me think again. Osterhout Design Group's R-8 glasses will cost less than $1,000, and combine both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), offering 720p resolution independently to either eye for true stereoscopic vision. There's also an R-9 version that will offer 1080p resolution for $1,799. The two glasses are the first design wins for the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, which Qualcomm revealed Tuesday at CES 2017.