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Diffractive Lens vs. Google Cardboard’s Asphere

As I mentioned in my last post, Google Cardboard is the interim hardware for developing Daydream apps.  The lenses look very similar to those used in the Oculus Rift development kits, although a bit faster and smaller in diameter.  The field of

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Google Daydream is a Virtual Reality

At Google I/O on Wednesday, Clay Bavor announced Daydream, which is Google’s new platform for high-quality mobile VR.  It will be released this fall in conjunction with VR-optimized Android N.  The hardware will consist of a headset and controller that can be used with any

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Fresnel Lenses and the Oculus Rift CV1

The new consumer version of the Oculus Rift has just been released and there’s been a lot of buzz about the new hybrid fresnel lenses and how they compare with those in the HTC Vive Pre. Incidentally, based on the reviews,

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360 Video and VR at CES 2016

Seemingly, all possible configurations of multiple video cameras slapped together to create 360-deg video were on display at CES, including the wheeled contraption below from Radiant Images that I came across at VR Fest and the more compact Nikon KeyMission 360, which was kept

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