Friday, March 18, 2016

VR Roller Coaster, Rocket League Basketball, Self-Adjusting Eyeglasses





Stories mentioned:

Oculus Rift: All 30 launch titles and Oculus Home, the platform’s dashboard
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/03/16/oculus-rift-launch-titles-and-dashboard-revealed/

PlayStation VR requires a camera — but doesn’t come with one
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/15/11241308/playstation-vr-accessories-camera-sold-separately

These are the games coming to Sony's PlayStation VR
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/15/11225030/new-playstation-games-list-gdc-2016

The Sulon Q delivers immersive augmented and virtual reality, no PC required
http://www.windowscentral.com/sulon-q-delivers-immersive-augmented-and-virtual-reality-no-pc-required

Sennheiser's 3D audio for VR feels totally natural
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/15/sennheiser-3d-audio-demo-ambeo/

Samsung's new Entrim 4D headphones add movement to VR by tricking your inner ear
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/14/11220836/samsung-etrim-4d-headphones-movement-vr-inner-ear

SteamVR Desktop Theater Mode: play any game on a massive virtual display
http://www.geek.com/games/steamvr-desktop-theater-mode-play-any-game-on-a-massive-virtual-display-1649668/

How Lucasfilm made Star Wars’ first official VR lightsaber battle
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/15/11234272/star-wars-trials-on-tatooine-virtual-reality-ilm-ilmxlab-lucasfilm

The New VR Coaster at Six Flags Is the Future of Vomiting
http://gizmodo.com/the-new-vr-coaster-at-six-flags-is-the-future-of-vomiti-1764265608

'Rocket League' is getting a basketball mode
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/11/rocket-league-basketball-mode/

Xbox One games may offer cross-platform support to PlayStation 4 and other consoles
http://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-games-may-offer-cross-platform-support-playstation-4-and-other-consoles

Now you can ask Amazon's Echo about your Fitbit stats
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/17/now-you-can-ask-amazons-echo-about-your-fitbit-stats/

Ring updates its smart doorbell with 1080p video, advanced motion detection
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/16/11244144/smart-doorbell-ring-pro

'Omnifocal' eyewear uses liquid crystal, autocorrects your lenses (Tomorrow Daily 331 show notes) - CNET
http://www.cnet.com/news/futuristic-eyeglasses-adjust-your-prescription-on-the-fly-tomorrow-daily-331/#ftag=CADf328eec

Microsoft's new software turns Minecraft into a testing ground for AI
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/15/11232304/minecraft-ai-testing

Vantablack, 'world's blackest material,' now comes in a spray - CNET
http://www.cnet.com/news/worlds-blackest-material-now-comes-in-a-spray/#ftag=CADf328eec

Self-lacing Nikes are real, will go on sale later this year
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/17/nike-hyperadapt-self-lacing-shoe/

[UPDATED] The Beetlejuice sequel is officially happening, Ryder and Keaton are in
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/03/11/beetlejuice-sequel-confirmed-by-tim-burton/