EDIT: The official launch date of Vireio Perception 2.0 is November 28, 2013. Please visit MTBS regularly for updates, and feel free to participate in the official Vireio Perception forums!
It was my birthday this weekend, and I had one gift request from the Vireio Perception driver developers. I said "I think it's time for Vireio to make a public appearance. I want a public build ready for the first week of October, and I want to show something for people to look forward to on Monday (today)".
Check out the above video of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in VR (100% dual camera rendering)!
Now this is just cool and CUTE! The idea behind telepresence is to let you be at work or any other place of importance remotely. Robot Operating System (ROS) is a software kit that helps bridge this gap, and they recently added Oculus Rift support making it possible to visualize from the robot's perspective in stereoscopic 3D, as well as head track using the Rift's capabilities. They are also using Razer Hydra controllers for other types of motor control. The video does all the important talking, so check it out!
Now this is useful! OculusVR has announced completion of their latency tester. As content creators fight to keep latency at a minimum (latency is an immersion and comfort breaker for VR enthusiasts), this tool will tell you how you're doing in the screen refresh battle. Just screw it in to one of the Rift lens caps and press the button!
The latency tester is selling for $100 a piece, and original Kickstarter backers can use their remaining credit (if they have one) towards this purchase!