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Most GeForce RTX 2060 Cards Lack USB-C...
by David Heaney on January 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm
UPDATE: a few higher end partner cards have been announced with the port NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card released today. As usual, a Founders Edition is available directly from NVIDIA. The company’s partners, such as EVGA and MSI, offer their own takes on cooling, ports, and […]
Oculus Android App Passes 1 Million Installs
by David Heaney on January 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm
The Oculus app for Android just surpassed 1 million total installs on the Google Play Store. Apple’s App Store does not report install numbers. The Oculus app is required to set up the Oculus Go, and can be used to install apps on it as well as manage settings. Back in November, Facebook […]
PSVR’s Eden Tomorrow Feels Like The Robinson...
by Jamie Feltham on January 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm
It’s a little surreal to be stepping back into the world of Eden Tomorrow. I first tried this new VR adventure game back at Gamescom 2015. Its depiction of an alien planet enraptured me. It focused on discovery just as much as it did danger. But it’s been four years since then. You […]
Build a Simple Web App with Express, Angular, and...
by Holger Schmitz on January 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm
This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. During the past 10 years or so, the concept of REST APIs for web services has become the bread and butter for most web developers. Recently a new concept has emerged, […]
CES 2019: Interview With Pimax On 8K Headset,...
by Upload on January 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm
At CES 2019 last week we had the chance to interview Pimax Head of US Operations Kevin Henderson. We asked him about a range of topics from their headset, controllers, shipping issues, and future plans. Here’s what Kevin told us: What have you learned from the development process? […]
Intruders Looks Like A Gritty Home Alone For PSVR
by Jamie Feltham on January 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm
We’ve already written about one promising new PSVR game coming from PlayStation Talents today. Now it’s time for another, and Intruders: Hide and Seek looks like a treat. In this first-person stealth game you play as a young boy. One night three people break into your house and take […]
CES 2019: I Streamed PC VR Games To An Oculus Go...
by David Jagneaux on January 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm
At CES 2019 I streamed a PC VR experience to an Oculus Go using TPCast Air and it totally worked surprisingly well! Consider me impressed. The post CES 2019: I Streamed PC VR Games To An Oculus Go With TPCast Air appeared first on UploadVR. […]
PSVR Demo Disc 3 Incoming With Astro Bot,...
by Jamie Feltham on January 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
It looks like PSVR demo disc 3 is on the way. That is according to Ostrog, which claims to have spotted an ESRB listing for ‘PSVR Demo Compilation 3’. We couldn’t find the listing ourselves but the site apparently took a screenshot that you can see below. There were rumors of a […]
Anyone’s Diary Is A New PSVR Platformer...
by Jamie Feltham on January 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm
There’s a new PSVR platformer on the way, but Anyone’s Diary looks very different to Astro Bot and Moss. Set to release later this month, Anyone’s Diary is developed by Spanish studio World Domination Project. It was born out of PlayStation’s game development […]
NextVR Held Significant Layoffs Today
by Ian Hamilton on January 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm
Live streaming VR company NextVR held significant layoffs on January 14, 2019. I spoke by phone with co-founder and CEO David Cole, who said “we were built big” for a VR market projected to be larger than what materialized in 2017 and 2018. Cole said the Newport Beach-based company […]
Oculus To Demo High Budget Rift Exclusives...
by David Heaney on January 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Facebook announced that it will host demos of its upcoming high budget Oculus Rift exclusives Stormland and Defector at PAX South 2019. PAX is a collection of gaming festivals held each year since 2004. PAX South is held in San Antonio, Texas. This year it will take place on January 18th-20th. […]
CES 2019: Antilatency Turns Oculus Go Into 6DOF...
by Ian Hamilton on January 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm
I’ve tried Antilatency a number of times and the startup’s CES 2019 demo was the best yet. The demo was like a smaller scale version of the impressive multi-user Oculus Quest “arena” setup we enjoyed so much at Oculus Connect 5. At CES, Antilatency employed Oculus Go and a […]
7 Unannounced PSVR Ports We’re Still Waiting On...
by Jamie Feltham on January 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm
With over three million headsets sold, Sony’s PSVR is thought to be the most successful major VR headset on the market today. Despite this, many developers prefer to bring their VR games to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive first. It’s easy to see why; Rift and Vive’s more advanced […]
Zero-Gravity Shooter Space Junkies Could Be...
by Jamie Feltham on January 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm
It looks like a Space Junkies PSVR version could indeed happen. As spotted by Ostrog the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website recently listed Ubisoft’s upcoming zero-gravity shooter. That hopefully means that the long-awaited PC VR version is nearly here. But, more importantly, […]
CES 2019: Hands-On With Pico’s G2 4K Enterprise...
by David Jagneaux on January 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm
At CES 2019 we got the chance to go hands-on with the Pico G2 4K, a standalone VR headset targeted at the Enterprise market. The post CES 2019: Hands-On With Pico’s G2 4K Enterprise Standalone VR Headset appeared first on UploadVR. […]
Beat Saber And Job Simulator Were PSVR’s Most...
by Jamie Feltham on January 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sony has released its annual list of the most downloaded games on its PSVR headset. The winners won’t surprise you. Two lists were published last week. One is for the US and the other is for the EU. For the former, Owlchemy Lab’s Job Simulator came out on top (again) with Beat […]
It Looks Like A PSVR Train Simulator Is Finally...
by Jamie Feltham on January 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm
You know what PSVR doesn’t have enough of? Simulation games. Not the silly type that star goats, I mean actual simulators. It’s a surprisingly untapped market for such a dedicated audience. That said, it looks like the first PSVR train simulator is indeed on the way. Sort of. Gematsu […]
Realmax Qian Is A Light, Fully Wireless AR/VR...
by VentureBeat on January 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Realmax has officially taken its AR/VR ambitions from dream to reality, having evolved its Qian headset from an intriguing prototype at the 2018 CES to actual production hardware at the 2019 CES. And unlike so many of the devices shown each year at CES, Qian actually contains some […]
HTC Makes Firefox Reality The Default Browser On...
by VentureBeat on January 14, 2019 at 11:00 am
Mozilla announced that its Firefox Reality VR browser will be the default browser on all HTC Vive headsets. The internet company first unveiled the Firefox Reality VR browser last April, touting it as an easier way for manufacturers to integrate and adapt a browser into their headsets. At […]
UX Conference Austin Announced (May 13 - May 17)
on January 14, 2019 at 12:11 am
In-depth, full-day courses, teaching user experience best practices for successful design. Conference focus on long-lasting skills for UX professionals. May 13 - May 17, 2019. […]
The User Experience of Customer-Service Chat: 20...
by Raluca Budiu on January 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Chat is hard to find on many websites; it is often inefficiently designed and supplies too superficial information. […]
Children’s UX: Usability Issues in Designing...
by Katie Sherwin, Jakob Nielsen on January 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm
New research with users aged 3–12 shows that children have gained substantial proficiency in using websites and apps since our last studies, though many designs are still not optimized for younger users. Designing for children requires distinct usability approaches, including targeting […]
ThreeKit Raises $10 Million To Turn Static Images...
by VentureBeat on January 12, 2019 at 4:50 pm
A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a three-dimensional rendering? Ask ThreeKit — it’s in the business of creating 3D renderings for clients such as Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, and CIROC. The Chicago startup’s product configuration and […]
CES 2019 Roundup: New VR Headsets, Controllers,...
by David Heaney on January 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Now that the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing it can be tough to keep track of everything. Each day is jam-packed full of announcements and as we get the time to go hands-on with everything we’ve got impressions and news stories coming out extremely quickly. As a result, […]
CES 2019: New Qualcomm Reference Headset Could...
by David Heaney on January 12, 2019 at 2:00 am
At CES 2019 Qualcomm was showing off a new VR headset reference design with dual 2160×2160 LCD displays. Interestingly, the headset was being powered by a smartphone reference device via a USB-C cable. Does that feature remind you of anything? Earlier this week, HTC announced Vive Cosmos at […]