I would like to mention that I’ve never before had any VR experience. My encounter with the Gear VR was the first.
I have been sceptical about VR, failing to see the possibilities and mostly because I’ve been focusing on gaming, and there aren’t a lot of full fledged games to choose. Resident Evil 7 on PSVR was the only full AAA- game available for the VR fanatics. Dirt Rally also got an update which allows players to gear up their VR headsets (PSVR) and hit the road.
But what I know think has the brightest future are videos and movies. The demo that I tested in the Samsung store was showcasing the Earth from space. I was instantly taken away from this reality and thrown into another. It was amazing.
The Gear VR uses Samsung mobiles in order to render the visuals and is also using the phone battery to charge up.
A representative told me that there is a store for videos, games and everything VR related. I found this site: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/, but I will return to the store for more info. He also told me that there are full movies that are being produced for the gadget and that Netflix has started to support it.
I also saw the Gear 360, which is a camera that records videos in 360 degreees. I saw some of these(videos) on Youtube, but failed to recognize the magic behind. Gear VR has a tag price of $150 or 150 EUR and the camera costs $350 or 350 EUR.
For what is worth it, you should at least try it if you have the possibility to. The price tag is within reach and most probably during fall or winter, I will start shooting my own 360 movies and upload them on Youtube. The Gear VR is a must and won’t hurt the wallet.
The 360 video of the Earth seen form space was amazing and I will remember the experience just as I remeber my first PC or my first PS2 console.
Reports claim that the “classic” Nokia 3310 might make a comeback. The price tag would be around $59 or 59 EUROS.
It would have a basic functionality, meaning no Internet- access neither touch screen, but to be used just for texts and phone calls. The battery is legendary for the mobile that was manufactured in over 120 million units, lasting even a couple of days and nights in a row.
Snake is the “killer-app” for the Nokia 3310, the game that everyone just had to have 17 years ago when the device started production. Alarm and clock are other functions, as well as using the number buttons to create own tunes.
More details should emerge soon.
You may have heard under the past months or years about Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and VR. This video from Mashable explains the technology for you.
Facebook recently acquired Oculus VR for a hefty $2 billion. Before the purchase, Oculus raised more than $91 million in venture funding after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign put them on the radar of techies and gamers alike. With all of this attention and all of this money now being invested, it looks like virtual reality is making a huge comeback.
Oculus Rift began to send units to gamers worldwide on March 28, but some of those guaranteed one in the first batch have still not got them.
Because of the high number of preorders, there is a lack of components in the manufacturing fabrics. Oculus Rift owners – Facebook – has though promised that the preorders will arrive before April 12 and that the shipping will be supported by them, which is cool, because here, in Sweden, the shippment landed on 44 Euros.
Tesla Model 3 is available for preorder and it’s Tesla‘s next car model, expected to hit the market in late 2017.
Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says pre-orders of the firm’s much-anticipated model electric car are currently at a total of 276,000, by the end of last Sunday(yestreday). Perhaps it might not translate into actual sales, but it showcases the interest and possibily the need for an electric car, which got an overhaul in many coutries during the past last years.
Here is the “official” numbers’ announcement:
With the Oculus Rift finally in hand, we tore through the elegant packaging to find out what’s inside.
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