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Virtual Reality Maker Oculus VR Introduces Crescent Bay

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Oculus VR is pushing virtual reality technology as far as it possibly can and has announced the third iteration of their Oculus Rift named Crescent Bay. Oculus VR, at the time of this writing, is holding a Live Keynote (Oculus Connect) to discuss the future of Oculus VR and the Oculus Rift. Crescent Bay’s optics are much improved over the last generation Rift and features 360 degree motion tracking. Integrated audio is also a new feature but it is optional but you now have the option to use your own headphones.

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Forget Oculus Rift, I Want An iPad Mini On My Face!

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Virtual reality is another one of those emerging technologies that is still in its baby stages. The Oculus Rift has been getting good press and Samsung has even jumped into the game with Samsung Gear VR. Now AirVR wants to strap an iPad Mini (or iPhone 6 Plus) to your face and immerse you in its version of VR. This Kickstarter is seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter for the project and is nearly at $14,000 at the time of this writing with 26 days to go.

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The TRANSFORM Table, A First Step To A Real Holodeck?

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Discovery News is billing the TRANSFORM table as a possible first step into Holodeck technology. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, let’s clarify what a Holodeck is and where it comes from. The Holodeck is an immersive virtual reality simulation program used on Star Trek. The Holodeck was used for training purposes but it could be used for recreational purposes as well. Unlike the VR we know today, the Holodeck was not only imagery, it had a physical sense to it as well, meaning you could interact with your surroundings physically. For example, if you were in a boat you could actually touch the water the boat was floating on. The Holodeck is one of Star Trek fans favorite pieces of technology, well certainly one of mine anyway.

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