Tagged: vr

CNET thinks #VR is already dead, apparently #VR3D #VR360 #CES2017

The media bad mouthed 3D – falsely referring to eyeglasses as “goggles” – contributing to the stunted market for consumer 3D TV. This CNET story reads like those old stories – just change “3D” to”VR”: Virtual reality promises to be a mega-trend that upends how we use computers and just plain get along. So why’s it such a snooze at the world’s biggest tech expo? Source: Virtually boring: VR really disappoints...

VR needs compelling content to succeed

Consumer 3D faded due to: Lack of content, lack of content and lack of content It was launched in the midst of economic depression The 2011 quakes and tsunamis damaged manufacturing plants (as well as later floods in Thailand), after which manufacturers eliminated their consumer 3D camera products VR faces a similar challenge of lack of content, plus VR gaming requires top of the line computing gear that few people own just yet....

Youtube announces 360 degree 3D video support is coming

Starting in the fall of 2014, Youtube began dropping support for 3D videos. Now, Google briefly mentions it will be launching 360 degree VR 3D support soon (it’s #7 on this video). Presumably, 3D VR will also support conventional 3D streaming again, as well.

Google Ships 1 Million Cardboard Headsets for VR viewing

Google Cardboard is an inexpensive, simple way for consumers to try out virtual reality tech – using a simple lens/cardboard viewer and a smart phone, plus apps and various online content, consumers can try out VR for just a few dollars. Cardboard, with appropriate apps, is also a great way to watch 3D still and 3D video content. I have Google Cardboard and recommend it for those interested in trying out...