Category Archives: Hardware

A 20Megapixel VR display and Foveated rendering

tl,dr: Some companies (including Google) have announced soon-to-be available (2018) very-high resolution VR/AR displays. To deliver on these, two problems need to be overcome – not enough memory bandwidth or GPU compute available)(to be solved with foveated rendering techniques) which … Continue reading

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First view of the Magic Leap HMD drops, let’s guess the FOV

So Magic leap just announced its HMD, the “Lightwear” (plus accessories) .  I was really hoping for something a bit more wraparound and less cyberpunk. Immersion is really helped by a good field of view (FOV), but immersion might not … Continue reading

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Largest shared VR installation ever?

I’m currently pretty busy building out and managing the development of what may be the largest shared VR installation ever. It’s designed to surround up to about 25-30 people and they will be sharing a virtual experience, so while one … Continue reading

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20% of Android devices are OpenGL-ES 3.0 capable

OpenGL-ES 3.0 adoption is continuing at a high pace. We’re still on track for 1/3rd of all Android devices to be OpenGL-ES 3.0 capable by years end, and we haven’t even seen the newest hardware due out in a few … Continue reading

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OpenGL-ES 3.0 surpasses 16% of Android market and is accelerating

The Android dashboard continues to show that OpenGL-ES 3.0 adoption is marching on. In fact it seems like the trend over the last few months as been one of accelerated adoptions. We’re on track for 1/3rd of all Android devices … Continue reading

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Sony to announce VR HMD at GDC?

The rumor is that Sony might announce its Oculus competitor at GDC – speculation fueled by two of the presenters (Marks and Mikhailov) who have some experience with new technology and might signal the announcement of a commercial implementation of … Continue reading

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New Oculus Head Mounted Display Wows them at CES

Oculus VR marches on, WOWing folks at CES that have gotten a chance to  try out their new Crystal Cove 1080p OLED display plus the newly added motion tracking ability courtesy  of the dots embedded in the headset and monitored … Continue reading

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The start of the Intel Shopping Spree: Intel accquires physics engine maker Havok

The more time goes by, the more I really think that Intel want’s back into the graphics market. Graphics are the most obvious pathway to beefier machines for the consumer and the easier it is to create cool graphics that … Continue reading

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