By timothy from Slashdot's as-the-ndas-fall department
Oculus Rift revealed today its new 'Crescent Bay' prototype wearable display
, at its inaugural Oculus Connect conference
. (You can find more in the company's blog
too.) From Gamasutra's coverage: The new headset has 360 degree tracking and integrated audio, as well as improved performance that allows better presence, says Iribe. It has higher resolution and a better refresh rate than even its recent DK2 headset. It's also much lighter than earlier prototypes.
The company has also licensed technology from RealSpace 3-D for improved 3D audio on Oculus moving forward. Audio is becoming a priority for the company, [CEO Brendan] ]Iribe said.
Road to VR has a gushing hands-on review
: One of the stand-out demos put me in front of an alien on some sort of Moon-like world. The alien was looking at me and speaking in an unfamiliar tongue. When I moved my head, its gaze followed me. Its big and detailed eyes, combined with reaction to me as I moved, imbued it with a sense of living that was really cool. Spaceships flew over head and drew my gaze behind me, leading me to look at some incredibly detailed scenery.Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's for-just-a-few-euros-more department
New submitter atagunov
have been released as crowdfunding
starts for the world first open source cinematic videocam. "I am a filmmaker myself ... I would like to have powerful
tools that I know to have full control over and that I can tune and tweak," says
Sebastian Pichelhofer of Apertus. He is working on
the Axiom Beta,
the 2nd generation Apertus videocam, fully
GPL and OHL.
It's not cheap compared to consumer-grade cameras, but being not-cheap hasn't stopped people from snapping up Joel Rubenstein's Digital Bolex
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By Roblimo from Slashdot's software-and-beer-are-a-natural-partnership department
"With iKeg's Technology We Guarantee You Will Never Run Out of Beer," boasts the SteadyServ website
. As you listen to interviewee Mike Flockenhaus
, though, you'll realize almost immediately that SteadyServ isn't making equipment for home use, but for bars and taverns that serve draft beer. Here's another good line from their site: "With the new iKeg® system, we aim to ensure that you get your beer, in the right place, at the right time. We also want to simplify the lives of all the hard-working people in the beer industry. After all, wanting and having your beer are not the same thing." Even better, it looks like they're hiring. Wouldn't it be wonderful to help keep America from running out of draft beer? (Alternate Video Link
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