Posted on Sep 12 2014 - 8:50am by editor
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Augmented reality specialist Optinvent has launched a funding campaign to develop its ORA eyewear. Crunchwear got the lowdown from Optinvent CEO Kayvan Mirza. Why did you decide to use Kickstarter to fund the ORA glasses ? We feel that Kickstarter will be an excellent way to reach our target audience (application developers and early adopters). Our goal is to get the developer version of the ORA out in order to seed the eco system. It also allows us to engage with early adopters and get their precious feedback. Are you pleased so far...

A wise collective of man once said “heaven let your light shine down.” Now, some people may interpret those award-winning lyrics as being about overt spirituality, but I like to think of them describing one’s inner light. We all have one, as Captain Picard so illustriously proved to us. However, how do we let it shine down? Do we, uh, have to meditate...

Posted on Sep 3 2014 - 10:34am by John Weir
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Korean giant Samsung have announced the Gear VR, an augmented reality headset based on Oculus Rift’s technology. The Samsung Gear VR is a hardware shell that you can slot a Galaxy Note 4 into, which turns it into a VR headset.The phone clips onto the front of the Gear VR headset, providing the display that would otherwise add substantially to the cost. We’re still waiting for more information on pricing and release date but it looks impressive. ...

The world of law enforcement is experiencing a technological upheaval, with cutting-edge wearable technologies helping officers to protect and serve like never before. These technological advancements are offering police departments greater functionality, greater access and greater safety – and the US stands to benefit enormously from these sophisticated new gadgets. Have a look at the top 5 wearable technologies changing the face of US law enforcement. Google Glass The development of Google Glass has opened up a universe of possibilities,...

Google Glass has gotten a lot of flak lately. Places are beginning to ban the device citing some nonsense about ‘privacy’ and ‘consent’ or whatever. The most recent institution to ban the gadget was the San Diego Comic Con(SDCC.) It wasn’t banned throughout the event but it was banned at any of the closed door conferences. The worry is that people would film it and post...

It’s official. Facebook is now the full owner of Oculus and their marvelous virtual reality hardware, the Rift. It was announced several months ago that they were buying the company for billions of dollars, but you know how those things go. Lawyers have to sign things. Money has to slowly travel to Swiss bank accounts. Now the deal is done as Zuck officially...

We all love virtual reality helmets like the Oculus Rift. Nobody is disputing that. However, there is one tiny/big problem with the whole VR expensive. What is that problem? Well, while your head and brain are “in the zone,” the rest of you is still holding a video game controller or, even less immersive, a mouse and keyboard. This doesn’t exactly make you feel like you are in the...

It won’t be long now until just about every company out there will have their own virtual reality goggles out in the marketplace. Once Facebook bought Oculus for billions upon billions of dollars, the financial floodgates opened. There are all kinds of neat products forthcoming, some of which are being produced by reputable companies. One of these reputable companies? A little mom and pop electronics...

First there was one. Once upon a time only Google and their remarkable(and remarkably expensive) Glass goggles were the only kids on the VR eyewear block. Nowadays, however, every big tech company on Earth is developing their own pair of nifty AR/VR glasses. A lot of smaller companies are also getting in on the act, servicing a newly formed section of the market...

There are two competing “ultimate awesome” scenarios for wearable technology. One is obvious. Star Trek’s Holodeck. Oculus Rift and other VR technologies are helping us get there, slowly but surely(A little too slowly for my liking but I’ve always been impatient.) The other is to create some kind of superhuman akin to Iron Man or Batman on...