12.5 C
New York
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Tags VR

Tag: VR

Practice makes perfect: How VR is revolutionizing surgical training

Who needs cadavers when you can practice virtually?

VR is making medical training cheaper, better, and more accessible than ever

Medical books aren't enough, but hands-on surgery experience is hard to come by. Could VR bridge that gap?

With new swappable faceplates, the Vive Cosmos is now a modular VR platform

HTC's new Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset is designed to be flexible with a modular design.

I fell out of love with VR, but the Vive Wireless rekindled the flame

Virtual reality isn't cheap, but upgrading what you have can be more economical than buying new. While my HTC Vive has languished on the floor for months at a time, perhaps some accessories can teach me to love VR once again.

10 Incredible technologies that didn’t exist a decade ago

Technology sure has come a long way in the past decade. But what would you expect from the 10-year stretch that included the years Blade Runner and Back to the Future Part II were set during?

The most common HTC Vive problems, and how to fix them

Are errors and bugs getting in the way of your VR experience with the HTC Vive? To help you troubleshoot and solve common HTC Vive problems, we've created an easy guide covering audio issues, visual problems, syncing, and more.

Digital Trends Live: Uber’s assault problems, iPhone location-data leaks, more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we break down the biggest tech stories, including the iPhone 11 location-data controversy, Qualcomm's team-up with Pokémon Go's creators, Uber’s sexual assault problem, and more.

Virtual reality goggles for dairy cows? Pull the udder one

Russian farmers are putting VR headsets on their cows to help improve milk production. It may sound like a load of bull, but apparently it really is part of an ongoing experiment.

Flexible, wireless skin interface could restore amputees’ sense of touch

Researchers have developed a new skin interface that could allow people to experience full-body VR immersion, or even restore a sense of touch to those who have lost a limb.

Apple and Valve reportedly team up on AR/VR headset scheduled for 2020 release

In order to bring its long-rumored augmented reality headset to life, Apple has reportedly teamed up with games publisher Valve, according to the most recent rumors. Provided all goes to plan, the AR/VR headset may go on sale in late 2020.

Artificial skin gives haptic feedback, could let you feel VR

Researchers have developed a flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes which can provide haptic feedback and could be used for everything from VR to rehabilitation.

Has Oculus Link let the Quest completely replace the Rift S?

With Link and Facebook's forthcoming software update, Quest owners will soon have access to Rift S titles.

HTC Vive Cosmos vs. Vive Pro

Looking to pick up a premium VR headset to explore new and exciting virtual worlds? HTC's Vive Pro and the Vive Cosmos are among two of the best headsets you can buy today. Read on to learn about each headset's unique features.

Trippy VR demo reads your brainwaves to create sleep-inducing visuals

Struggle to get to sleep? Researchers in Australia have been experimenting with ways to combine a person’s brain activity with virtual reality to create a kind of VR lullaby machine.

Vuze XR Dual VR camera review: Multi-dimensional fun

Create your own virtual reality content with the Vuze XR, which captures 3D video in 5.7K.

HTC’s Vive Pro Eye, a $1,600 VR headset with eye-tracking, is all business

HTC has finally released its Vive Pro Eye virtual reality headset in the United States, but before you get excited, it's important to note that it's not really for gamers. This headset is meant for commercial and business use.

Lenovo targets Hololens with ThinkReality enterprise augmented reality headset

A new augmented reality headset from Lenovo could challenge Microsoft's dominance in the commercial AR industry, with the ThinkReality A6 offering an AR experience akin to something between the first and second-generation Hololens headsets.The post Lenovo targets Hololens with ThinkReality enterprise augmented reality headset appeared first on Digital Trends.

Nonny de la Peña wants to put virtual reality within Reach

Telling a story in VR can sometimes pack a punch regular films can’t. As a pioneer in immersive journalism, Nonny de la Peña wants to open that experience to everyone with her Reach platform.The post Nonny de la Peña wants to put virtual reality within Reach appeared first on Digital Trends.

The U.S. Army is building a giant VR battlefield to train soldiers virtually

Imagine if the U.S. Army was able to rehearse battlezone scenarios dozens, or even hundreds, or times before settling foot on actual terrain. Thanks to virtual reality, that's now a possibility.The post The U.S. Army is building a giant VR battlefield to train soldiers virtually appeared first on Digital Trends.

Latest Reviews

Motorola Edge review: Numbers don’t mean everything

Motorola made just the right changes to give the Edge the cost advantage it needs compared to its performant stablemate.

Amazfit Powerbuds review: Good audio with a fitness twist

A great sounding pair of fitness earphones? Sign me up.

QLango: Learn 30+ languages in a fun and easy way

Just about all of us have taken a foreign language as part of a school curriculum. While that’s a great way to learn a new language, it’s not for everyone.We all have our own ways of learning and not every has the same amount of time to do so. Moreover, we all have different speeds that we learn, too. Fortunately, there are fun and innovative ways to master a new language.Rather than taking the same old approach that most language apps do, Qlango goes about it an interesting way. It’s more or less games that are fast, fun, and simple.The all-in-one app lets you learn from nearly three dozen languages at a pace that works for you. Right now a lifetime subscription is available for half off, or just $44.99.QLango FeaturesTranslate texts from a language you know to a language you are learningWrite dictated textsSearch for the correct answer among 4 suggested onesUnscramble the correct answerCreate a sentence from given wordsLearn more languages at the same time by writing, reading, listening & revisingChoose from 5 different learning modes or customize any or all of themUse innovative & useful 3-stage hints to find the correct answerAcquire knowledge by translating to the language you are learning & not vice versaTrack statistics with Qlango elephant (don’t worry, it has memory like a real elephant)Brag about your results and share them on FacebookComplete your weekly plan on the first or on the last day of the week (or any day in between)With Qlango you can learn Albanian, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, English, Spanish, and more languages through fast, simple, and fun games. You will be acquiring knowledge by translating to the language you are learning and not vice versa. It won’t waste any of your time and effort too! Each Qlango lesson (or game) lasts a maximum of five minutes and examples are most often used in conversations.AvailabilityLearn a new language the cheap and easy way with you lifetime subscription to QLango. Just $44.99 — 50% off for a limited time — it’s available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Tonor TC-777 USB microphone review

For review today we have the Tonor TC-777 USB microphone, a $40 piece of equipment catered toward first-time users and beginner podcasters/streamers. As a good starter device, it provides good sound quality, easy set-up and use, all for a relatively cheap price.What is included with the Tonor TC-777 Mic?Found inside the box is the microphone itself, power cord, folding tripod stand, shock mount, pop filter, product manual, and a service card. The service card provides a link to Tonor’s website ad contains a two year replacement warranty.It states they can help if there are technical issues, packaging issues, the wrong item in the box, operational issue, or you are overall unsatisfied with your purchase.Design & SetupRight out of the box you are presented with a sleek and fairly compact metal design, with a wrapped up 1.5 meter cord. Navy blue in color, this durable metal microphone comes ready to use as it is already placed in its stand.The stand for the mic comes with three folded legs screwed to the microphone’s holster that lock out when pulled into place. The screwable legs allow removal and flexibility to swap over to a microphone arm should you wish to use that instead of the included tripod stand. This spread out base could create space issues if put on a smaller desk, but should be fine in most setups.The stand features the ability to tilt the mic itself up and down according to where the user desires. The stand comes with a short and skinny arm with an attached circular pop filter. You also get a removable cover in the box that can easily be slid on and off the top of the mic. The mic can be taken completely out of its stand to be held freely by the user, however the cord isn’t exactly long enough to allow much mobility.As far as setup goes, all you have to do is plug in the USB cable and wait momentarily for the software to automatically install.PerformanceWhen it comes to the topic of performance, the quality of the Tonor was surprisingly good for its relatively cheap price. It features good range, so you don’t need to have the microphone right up close to your face for it to register.Very few technical issues arose in my usage of the microphone. However, on random occasions, the Tonor mic was found to produce a short-lived static noise, which only lasts a matter of seconds and is very quiet.Any extraneous noise is unwelcome when it comes to professional recording or broadcasting. Given the chance to edit your audio, or re-do your take, one can easily get around these little noises.Though there are no on-board buttons (such as input volume control or a mute button), this microphone is a pleasure to use in live streaming, recording, or even just casual play.ConclusionWith this USB mic being only $40, it makes a very good addition to anyone’s setup.Personally, I used this microphone more to record gameplay and for casual talk through online communication apps such as Discord. It worked great for both, certainly higher overall quality than that of a headset-attached mic.It is available online at Tonor Mic’s website as well as Amazon for $40. Taking in its relatively small size, good sound quality, ease of use, and low price, this microphone will certainly get the job done no matter what you need it to do.