virtual environments

Xiaomi’s Play2 is a Cardboard headset that looks like Daydream

Xiaomi Play2 VR headset.  (Image courtesy Xiaomi.) I got the Xiaomi Play2 VR headset in the mail today, and while it looks a lot like Google’s cutting-edge Daydream View headset, it’s not. It’s just a Cardboard-compatible. It’s not made of cardboard — it’s made of plastic and fabric — but it is compatible with the …

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How to turn 360-degree photos into a virtual reality tour

Many museums, hotels, real estate agencies and other organizations are experimenting with virtual reality tours. A virtual tour of the Neuschwanstein castle. Snapshot from VR Virtual Reality Neuschwanstein Castle Tour app. You put on a headset, and you can look around inside the virtual location. Then you stare at an arrow or button or use …

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How to make friends–and dates–in VR

You put on  your virtual reality headset, and off you to go some alternate dimension, by yourself, separated from your family and friends. For virtual reality critics, one major concern is that VR will further isolate us from one another. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read full article at GearBrain.  

11 Questions About Virtual Reality + Augmented Reality Headsets Before You Buy

UPDATED February 27, 2017 Looking for a virtual reality experience, but don’t know where to start? GearBrain breaks down the top eleven questions to ask before dropping some dough on your first VR headset. Last year was a banner year for virtual reality. HTC Vive , Oculus Rift and Sony Playstation VR headsets were released, …

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How to make an ad

In response to yesterday’s post about the changing editorial direction at Hypergrid Business — and free ads — I’ve been flooded with requests for advertisements. And I want to run the ads. Really, I do. Promoting OpenSim to the 100,000-plus site visitors who might not have heard of OpenSim before but are coming here for …

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How to make an ad

In response to yesterday’s post about the changing editorial direction at Hypergrid Business — and free ads — I’ve been flooded with requests for advertisements. And I want to run the ads. Really, I…