Episode 125 – Virtual Reality Anyone?

125

This episode is all about virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality headsets and the impact we think it will have on education in general. Only one topic but a lot to talk about! Check out the talking points below.

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All in one VR Headset PicoVR June2016:
a. Link: http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2016/04/19/pico-neo-all-in-one-virtual-reality-headset-base-on-qualcomm-snapdragon-820/
b. http://www.picovr.com/en/neo.html
c. Pico is owned by Chinese Company Goer Tek Inc – Manufacture for Oculus, PSVR, Samsung Gear VR.
d. What’s different? Controller holds the: cpu, ram, storage, battery. This means a light HMD
e. How does it compare? Lower resolution than Vive/Rift, 90hz refresh rate (same as Rift and Vive), Cardboard is 60hz.
f. Battery – 3 hours continuous
g. What else? Controllers – normal game pad and some that look very similar to PlayStation Move motion controller,
h. Running on Android – What about games? English/Chinese support. Only 3 to begin with from Audio Arena, EvilRobot Traffic Jam, WaddleHome – all editor picks on Oculus store.
i. Price? 3399RMB = 525USD or HMD only 300USD

The Untold Story of Magic Leap by Peter Yang of Wired
a. Link: http://www.wired.com/2016/04/magic-leap-vr/
b. Watch the demo video –
c. https://www.magicleap.com/#/home
d. Education is definitely a focus for them

You can download the MP3 file HERE!

 

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About Patrick Cauley

I teach middle school technology and love to play around with tech and teach students and colleagues alike. You can read my blog at www.itbabble.com
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