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Monday, 6 September 2021

Mercedes-Benz has a car that can read your mind

quote [ Mercedes-Benz's Vision AVTR concept vehicle can now read the driver's mind via a brain-computer interface. ]

Mind reading is a bit of a stretch, but this looks to be using the NextMind which is a basic BCI that monitors your occipital lobe for specific visual patterns in order to detect what you're looking at. It made the rounds on a number of VR youtube channels in the past year or so. I put some in the extended. Pretty cool, but not the advanced frontal lobe stuff I'm interested in. This looks to be a good usage for it as it seems geared for UI.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@9:09pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 16 August 2021

Sam & Max's PC VR Demo Returns To Steam

quote [ Still wondering about Sam & Max but don't have an Oculus Quest? You've got another chance to try the demo for the upcoming PC VR version now. ]

The 90's were a weird time. Got this downloading to check out later.
Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! on Steam

"My concern is that companies are anticipating the metaverse"
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@6:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Gabe Newell: Alyx Ending 'Right For Where Half-Life's Going'

quote [ Gabe Newell says Half-Life: Alyx's ending was the "right progression for where we're going with Half-Life." HMM. ]

lol. Half Life 4 confirmed.

I've been playing HL:A mod C17YSCAPE this past week. It's quite good. The level design and lighting is pretty on par with regular Alyx and the pacing and fighting isn't half bad either. I think I've got about a good 6 hours on it so far. Plus all the bhaptics Alyx mods still work on it, which is a major bonus.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@4:32pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 18 June 2021

Three big questions about Facebook?s new VR ads

quote [ The gap between Facebook and Oculus gets even smaller. ]

Facebook is now putting ads in VR? How unlikely and unexpected!

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3]
[by steele@7:14pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 6 June 2021

32K People Connect Their Sex Toys During 24-Hour Global Twitter Orgy

quote [ On Saturday, May 22, remote sex toy company Lovense hosted an online orgy that brought over 40,000 Twitter users together in a technology-fueled bash.

?We are very grateful to all the participants of the Lovense Orgy. We received a huge number of positive responses and requests to hold the event more often,? said Lovense CEO Dan Liu. ]

The future is now!

CamSoda Launches 'Teledildonics' Technology to Have Sex Toys Stimulate Women During Food Delivery

Did You Know: This Former F1 Driver Started A Sex Toy Business
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3 Hot Pr0n]
[by steele@7:58pmGMT] [3 comments]



Thursday, 27 May 2021

I TRIED the Yaw 2 - THE Next Gen VR Motion Simulator Is Awesome

quote [ The Yaw 2 is here! This is VR?s next-generation motion simulator which makes you feel like you?re driving a car, flying airplanes, or even spaceships in the comfort of your house. ]

I find it interesting they're going for a more modular design with this version, leaving left/right rotation as an option.

Half Life: Alyx mods, Steam sexy software refusals, and more in extended.

[NSFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by steele@5:35pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 8 April 2021

I made $22 Virtual Reality Gloves.

quote [ This is the journey of how I decided to make my own VR Haptic Gloves and the first 3 prototypes on the way to making VR Haptics affordable for everyone. ]

The dude that made the VR gloves that have been all over TikTok and youtube has responded to the recent popularity with the intent to start a diy series to show people how to make the gloves and teach the basics behind them. Pretty ingenious techinques.

There's also a Humble Spring Into VR Bundle - kinda disappointing selection, but if you're just getting into VR, they're a pretty good start for a library.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@5:07pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The NEW Yaw 2 VR Motion Simulator Is INSANE - Exclusive Look!

quote [ We received some exciting inside scoop... This is an exclusive reveal of the Yaw 2 VR Motion Simulator, which is a device that works on all VR headsets including Oculus Quest 2. ]

Cool, I was hoping to build my own version of the Yaw, but that doesn't seem likely anytime soon.

Hand haptics and brain input stuff in the extended.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@6:51pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 18 March 2021

HTC Announces Face-tracker for Vive Pro and Vive Tracker 3.0, Launching This Month for $130

quote [ HTC today announced two new VR accessories: a consumer version of its face-tracker and a new version of the Vive Tracker which is said to bring a large jump in battery life alongside being smaller. Both accessories are priced at $130 and will launch in the US starting on March 24th. ]

Facebook Reveals Latest Wrist-worn Prototypes for XR Input & Haptics - hurts my heart seeing facebook being a force behind VR tech advancements. :(

Next-gen VR on PS5: the new controller ? PlayStation.Blog

Half-Life: Alyx BioShock Mod Is Now A Full-Length Campaign
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@5:12pmGMT] [12 comments]

Friday, 5 March 2021

After the Fall | Cinematic Trailer

quote [ Explore the remains of a civilization ground to a halt in an alternate 1980s, craft a range of ranged and melee weapons, and wield devastating powers with real-life movements. Go solo or join up with players worldwide as you face relentless hordes and colossal bosses in a bid to take back the city. ]

From the creators of Arizona Sunshine, this has a very Left 4 Dead feel. Looking forward to it.

SteamVR Body Tracking Kit Much Cheaper Than Vive Trackers - this looks like it may have some potential. Not quite the accuracy of Lighthouse trackers, but at half the price-ish...
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@8:50pmGMT] [0 comments]



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