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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS   —  Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there's still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself.  —  Google is hoping to kickstart this process …
Mar 30, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
PlayStation VR headset to arrive in October for $399, less than Oculus Rift at $599 and HTC Vive at $799, but excludes camera required for gameplay   —  PlayStation VR will arrive in October for $399  —  Sony took to the stage today during GDC 2016 in SF to show off the consumer-ready version of its PlayStation VR headset.
Mar 15, 2016, 5:17 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Funding for VR/AR has already reached $1.1B in 2016, compared to $692M in all of 2015; excluding Magic Leap, total for 2016 is $300M+   —  Investments in VR/AR have already hit $1.1 billion in 2016  —  Augmented reality and virtual reality have been the subject of a lot of hype from proponents …
Mar 8, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Hands-on with the Meta 2 AR headset, which impresses with a 90-degree field of view and 2560×1440 display; preorders start today for $949, shipping Q3 2016   —  Hands-on with the $949 mind-bending Meta 2 augmented reality headset  —  As modern virtual reality welcomes its consumer moment …
Mar 2, 2016, 11:56 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Eyefluence's Eye-Tracking Interface Lets You Navigate Virtual Reality Hands-Free   —  When it comes to virtual reality tech, seeing is always believing.  —  Earlier this month, I joined the team at Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, for a demo in San Francisco.
Feb 11, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
AltspaceVR, an app that allows multiple users to meet in virtual spaces, launches on Gear VR   —  AltspaceVR Social Platform Launches On Samsung Gear VR  —  Virtual reality can sometimes appear like it's a pretty isolating platform.  Visually, people experiencing VR certainly …
Feb 5, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Moves To A New Role, To Be Replaced By Current COO   —  There's a major leadership shakeup happening at your second-favorite crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo.  —  After eight years at its helm, Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin is stepping down from his role as CEO …
Jan 26, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Stealth Cybersecurity Startup Fireglass Grabs $20M In Series A   —  As more and more companies fall victim to security breaches and substantial (and embarrassing) data leaks, cybersecurity startups seem to be profiting at their expense.  Cybersecurity companies helping companies not get caught …
Jan 26, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
ParkWhiz Acquires BestParking, Announces $24M Raise   —  On-demand parking apps may not be the most glamorous of startups; they're mainly all about access.  In addition to announcing its largest raise to date, ParkWhiz announced an acquisition today that will bring its customers …
Jan 26, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Uber Using Smartphone Gyrometer Data To Monitor Speeding Drivers   —  We've all been in an Uber where the driver seems to be in a little bit more of a hurry than need be.  Once you hop out of the Uber and complete the ride, you're left with the app asking you how you'd rate your experience.
Jan 26, 2016, 4:55 AMIn context

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