Archive for January 2015

Razer introduces OSVR Hacker Dev Kit, the Open-Source VR Gaming Headset

Recently, Razer, a gaming peripheral company, introduced OSVR Hacker Dev Kit, an open-source VR gaming headset during CES. They target to release it to public on June 2015. The price of the Razer’s OSVR Hacker Dev Kit will be around US$200 ($199.99 to be precise).

Front Side View of Razer OSVR VR Headset

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HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display to Rotate, Navigate & Manipulate 3D Images

Recently, during the 2015 International CES, HP introduced their own VR product which they called ‘HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display‘ . Zvr is actually an enhanced computer monitor with interactive virtual reality display that can let the user to rotate, navigate and manipulate the 3D images. Sounds cool…

HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display

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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) to Establish Centre of Excellence for VR

Recently, one of the private universities in Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), had signed a three-year MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Virtalis Limited and Thames Technology Sdn Bhd. The MOU is for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Virtual Reality (VR).

UTP MOU with Virtalis and Thames to establish Center of Excellence for VR
From left Mr. David Cockburn-Price (Virtalis MD), Mr. P. Kamalanathan (Deputy Minister of Education), Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim (UTP Vice Chancellor) and En. Mohd Kamarul Hisham Hashim (Thames Technology Sdn Bhd MD) (Photo Credit: UTP).

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Interview with Palmer Luckey, Oculus VR Founder & Rift Inventor, in Telegraph

I have just read a very interesting article in Telegraph about the interview with Palmer Luckey, the Oculus VR founder. He is just a 22-year-old dude but he now stands among the giants and icons of the Silicon Valley like John Carmack and Mark Zuckerberg. From the interview, he said that he brought virtual reality back from the dead. Truly indeed. Perhaps, that’s why John Carmack, the game legend, joins them.

Palmer Luckey the Oculus VR Founder
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR. (Image from Telegraph. Photo Credit: Carlos Chavarría)

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