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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Intel shows off a wireless all-in-one virtual reality headset called Project Alloy, with all of its cameras, sensors, and input controls built-in   —  Intel moved full-throttle into the VR space with the announcement of an all-in-one virtual reality headset alongside a new Intel Merged Reality platform at the Intel Developers Forum.
Aug 16, 2016, 12:42 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
HTC launches Viveport app store as the company continues to move all-in on VR   —  As the Vive becomes an increasingly essential part of HTC's future, the company is making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to potential profit.  What perhaps began as a side project for the company …
Aug 5, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Unreal Engine adds full Google Daydream VR support, native Unity support coming this summer   —  VR developers looking to get started on readying content for Google's new Daydream VR platform can get started today thanks to an Unreal Engine preview version (4.1.2) that adds support for the Google platform.
May 19, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google Cardboard app downloads reach 50M, up from 25M in January   —  The amount of Google Cardboard app downloads has doubled in just the past four months.  —  Today, onstage at I/O, Google's head of VR, Clay Bavor, announced that the company had seen downloads on the Google Cardboard platform …
May 18, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Android N gets a low-latency VR mode   —  We don't know if Google will launch its own virtual reality headset at its I/O developer conference this year, but Android N, the next version of the company's mobile operating system, will feature a special mode for VR apps.
May 18, 2016, 2:05 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Facebook says 10K+ developers are building chatbots, analytics are coming, and Activision's Call of Duty bot exchanged 6M messages in its first week   —  Despite gripes about the usefulness of Facebook chatbots, “tens of thousands” of developers are building them, Messenger's head …
May 10, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Viv, the multi-platform AI assistant made by Siri co-founders Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer which is built for easy 3rd-party integrations, demoed for first time   —  Voice-controlled assistance is seeing another evolution as it looks to prove its worth as the next shift in human-computer interaction.
May 9, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Samsung's Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29, captures near 4K-quality video for VR via two fisheye F2.0 lenses; price still unknown   —  Samsung's Gear 360 camera is going on sale in 2 days and we still don't know how much it costs  —  Update: Samsung has reached out saying …
Apr 27, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Verizon's AOL acquires VR studio RYOT, sources say for between $10-15M   —  Verizon's AOL's Huffington Post acquires virtual reality studio RYOT for $10 to $15 million  —  The Huffington Post, owned by AOL, owned by Verizon, is buying a virtual reality studio called RYOT to build VR content production …
Apr 20, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Lytro's Cinema 755-megapixel light field camera offers 40K resolution at 300 FPS, could make green screens obsolete; rental packages start at $125K   —  Lytro's 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen  —  Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.
Apr 11, 2016, 4:25 PMIn context

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