Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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It seems that VR can sometimes bring out either the worst or the best in people. A woman who was playing a multiplayer VR game was harassed, while VR users on the PSVR and PS4 subreddits raised money to give a Playstation 4 and a Playstation VR to a young man with cerebral palsy.
REVIEW: Sony Playstation VR in-depth review and comparison with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR
The Sony Playstation VR could be the first VR system that is truly adopted by the masses. Unlike Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, it provides "full" VR with positional tracking (6 degrees of freedom). But at the same time, it is more affordable than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and with over 40 million Playstation 4 owners, it has the largest number of potential users among desktop VR systems. But does it really deliver good quality VR with relatively modest hardware? Should you buy it?
Monday, October 24, 2016
While Instagram's parent company Facebook has been quick to adopt support for 360 videos and photos, Instagram has thus far not supported 360 photos or videos yet. However, a recent interview with Bloomberg suggests that Instagram is working on adding support for spherical 360 videos and photos (sometimes called "VR").
VR Padding: a more comfortable and hygienic facepad for the Gear VR, and soon for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
VR Padding is a replacement facepad for the Samsung Gear VR (reviewed here). It is designed to be more comfortable and hygienic than the stock foam pads.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
The user manual and desktop software for the Nikon Keymission 360 are now available for download!
Here is the link to the user guide (reference manual).
Here is a link to the quick start guide for North America and South America and for other regions.
Here is the link to the desktop software.
Thanks to Scott Bell (TechShizzle.com) for bringing this to my attention!
Nikon Keymission 360 app ready for download
Nikon Keymission 360 unboxing
Announcement and specifications
New sample videos
Comparison with Samsung Gear 360 and Kodak SP360 4k
Free accessory pack with preorders
Free shipping offer; available accessories
Keymission 360 comes with these accessories
Sample full resolution photo from Nikon Keymission 360
Hands-on report on the Nikon Keymission 360 from Photokina 2016