Sony launched its PlayStation VR globally Thursday. The VR headset is compatible with the PlayStation 4 gaming console. The core package includes a headset, a processing unit and connection cables. Sony has also bundled the PlayStation camera and Move controllers with the headset costing 499.99. The company is expected to sell around 2.6 million headsets by the end of the year.
The rumoured'PlayStation 4.5' could be arriving this year, according to reports. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal has said the new console will be broadly similar to the PlayStation 4, but will have beefed-up internal components which will allow it to play games in 4K resolution. The more powerful machine would also be better at handling the PlayStation VR, Sony's upcoming virtual reality headset. There's no news on a solid release date yet, but the WSJ's sources said it would be announced before the launch of the PlayStation VR in October - so we could see it sooner rather than later. Major annual gaming conference E3 is coming up in June, so it's possible we'll find out more then.
Several motor related Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) have been developed over the years that use activity decoded from the contralateral hemisphere to operate devices. Many recent studies have also talked about the importance of ipsilateral activity in planning of motor movements. For successful upper limb BCIs, it is important to decode finger movements from brain activity. This study uses ipsilateral cortical signals from humans (using ECoG) to decode finger movements. We demonstrate, for the first time, successful finger movement detection using machine learning algorithms.
If you've just spent 350 on a PlayStation 4, the answer might be "no," but it's very likely we'll see an upgraded model of Sony's game console today. The PlayStation Meeting, taking place at the PlayStation Theater in New York City at 3 p.m. Eastern today, is currently shrouded in mystery--officially, Sony hasn't said anything at all about what new gaming hardware and software it might unveil at the event. But there have been enough leaks that we're reasonably confident about how this one is going to go down. This is the easy guess, since it seems that Sony has already begun shipping out this redesigned PlayStation 4 hardware to retailers, and at least a few have broken the street date. Leakers and journalists have already gotten their hands on the consoles, opened them up, played with them, and taken photos from every angle.
Sony has announced a new virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 as the battle of the games consoles looks set to focus on immersive technologies. The eagerly awaited device will allow gamers to play a line-up of titles on their PS4 including Batman and Star Wars when it launches in October. It comes as Microsoft announced it was focusing its efforts on a new high-powered games console, codenamed Project Scorpio, that will work specifically with virtual reality when it launches next year. Xbox players are already able to play games using Facebook's Oculus Rift VR headset and many other technology companies are rushing to produce virtual reality headsets. PlayStation's announcement, however, is the first VR headset to be designed to work specifically with a games console.