NextVR just announced their new light field camera rig for VR broadcast and movie making. What the heck is a light field camera and why is it so special? Today we find out!
David is also going to be speaking at the upcoming Immersive Technology Alliance annual meeting this coming Wednesday morning. The public tickets sold out fast (we've got about two to three times the attendance of last year's annual meeting). Everyone is very excited.
We're off to GDC tomorrow morning. Let the insanity begin!
How about that! Valve and HTC have announced that they are jointly working together on an HMD called VIVE. The developers edition will be out in the Spring of this year, while the consumer version will be good to go by the holidays in 2015.
It's unclear if this will be a hybrid smartphone / faceplate like the Samsung Gear VR. It could just be a stand-alone product. However, it's definitely going to have positional tracking that is helped by over 70 sensors, and will feature a 90Hz refresh rate display.
They've already secured partnerships with HBO, Lionsgate Entertainment, Google, and Taiwan's National Palace Museum.
Terrible news for the Sci-Fi world today. Leonard Nimoy, better known as Mr. Spock, is no longer with us. For a character who was supposed to live life without an emotion, he really drew out the emotions of others and touched generations of people - even my infant son!
I love Star Trek and all its iterations. From elementary school through high school, I got up at 10AM each Sunday morning to watch the repeats in black and white - eventually in color (which made it a new experience all over again). I enjoyed watching it after school; every re-run as though it was a daily happening to relax my mind. The show's age didn't matter to me; the stories were just so entertaining and thoughtful, and I loved the characters. What programs exist in the world that can be watched over and over again from one generation to the next? There's only 78 episodes!