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VR headset shipments 'to boom' in 2016
More than nine million virtual reality (VR) headsets will be shipped in 2016, suggests research by analyst firm IDC.
[BBC]

VR headset shipments 'to boom' in 2016
More than nine million virtual reality (VR) headsets will be shipped in 2016, suggests research by analyst firm IDC.
[BBC News]

Google's parent Alphabet misses profit expectations as moonshot spend soars
Alphabet’s expansion plans don’t come cheap, with its empire set to include original YouTube series alongside Google, self-driving cars and virtual reality Google’s parent company Alphabet saw its revenue grow 17% during the first three months of this year, the company said on Thursday, but spent (...)
[The Guardian]

Free VPN integrated in Opera for better online privacy
Today, we want to share with you another big thing that you will first see in the developer channel for Opera for computers. We are the first major browser maker to integrate an unlimited and free VPN or virtual private network. Now, you don't have to download VPN extensions or pay for VPN (...)
[OSNews]

Virtual opponents reveal fighting strategies of male jumping spiders
Jumping spiders are known for their excellent vision. This attribute may enable them to visually size up a potential opponent and decide whether to step away from a possible fight even before it starts. However, in live fights, jumping spiders may have limited opportunity to show this skill, (...)
[Science daily]

Las Vegas brothel: ‘Virtual reality porn is a gimmick, we need human touch’
Hotels on the Las Vegas strip are rumored to be rolling out virtual reality porn – but the experts say it won’t hit the same spot The brothels outside Las Vegas have had to deal with a lot over the years – and now they have to worry about virtual reality porn taking their business. The porn (...)
[The Guardian]

Facebook considers tip jar proposal as part of push to monetise posts
Opportunity to pay small amounts to favoured pages is being mooted along with other options. But would tipping really catch on on the social network? Facebook is considering the introduction of a virtual “tip jar”, so users can tip small amounts of money to the pages and people they like most. (...)
[The Guardian]

Victorian Age technology can improve virtual reality, study finds
'Monovision' -- a simple technique borrowed from ophthalmology that dates to the monocle of the Victorian Age -- can improve user performance in virtual reality environments, scientists report.
[Science daily]

Discovery Education Features Ocean First Education in Earth Day Segment about the Ocean
In collaboration with Discovery Education , students worldwide are exploring the ocean through a virtual “deep dive” with Ocean First Education this month. In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 (...)
[WebWire Internet technology]

YouTube shows live virtual reality
YouTube is adding the ability to live-stream video in 360-degrees making it possible to watch events in virtual reality as they happen.
[BBC]

Oculus games made to work on HTC Vive
Owners of the HTC Vive virtual-reality headset can now play games made exclusively for the rival Oculus Rift.
[BBC]

Oculus games made to work on HTC Vive
Owners of the HTC Vive virtual-reality headset can now play games made exclusively for the rival Oculus Rift.
[BBC News]

Cutting-edge theatre: world’s first virtual reality operation goes live
Medical experts hope surgery live-streamed in VR will make healthcare fairer and boost training Stretched out on a table in a large, bright operating theatre at the Royal London hospital, a patient is awaiting Shafi Ahmed’s first incision in a procedure that will remove cancerous tissue from his (...)
[The Guardian]

What you missed at Facebook's F8 developer event - at a glance
Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and chatbots – Facebook 2016 developer event revealed ambitious plans for expanding its social empire Facebook’s (mostly) annual developer event in San Francisco has been running since 2007. Over that time it has morphed from an insider code-builder’s (...)
[The Guardian]

Fujifilm Showcases Dternity And New Strongbox Virtual Machine At Nab 2016
Valhalla, N.Y., April 13, 2016 – FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. , a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today announced that it will exhibit Dternity and the new StrongBox VM at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show (...)
[WebWire Computer networks]

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