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If you were one of the early believers in the Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill, your faith will finally be rewarded when the company ships a unit to your front door starting in July. The earliest adopters who secured their treadmills back during the halcyon Kickstarter days will be the first in line, but even if you preorder now, you’ll get yours as early as September. Virtuix has missed its initial planned ship date of March 2014, but considering what the company is trying to do with this VR treadmill, that’s not such a bad miss. The device promises to let you run, jump, squat,... Read more...
Gaming is climbing to new heights thanks to emerging virtual reality technology, and a virtual reality treadmill is now up for preorder. The Virtuix Omni’s Kickstarter campaign has ended, and Virtuix achieved its goal of over $1.1 million (via 3,000 backers). For $499, you can order an Omni National Motion Interface treadmill (not counting shipping) that comes with a pair of special shoes, a belt, and the necessary hardware and software for tracking. If the whole family wants in on the action, $1,019 gets you the Omni Duel Package that includes two treadmills with all the aforementioned extras... Read more...
When Aaron Rasmussen, founder of Protagonist LLC and maker of the Atlas real-space virtual reality machine, says that this is “year zero of virtual reality”, he has a point. Between the fundraising success of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset (as well as support from developers and the likes of Valve) and intriguing related projects such as the Omni multidirectional VR treadmill, it’s been a groundbreaking time for the evolution of gaming. Rasmussen’s company is seeking funds on Kickstarter for a virtual reality product called Atlas that maps and “paints”... Read more...
The concept of gaming accessories has been taken to a whole new level. We’ve covered the Oculus Rift before, and the virtual reality headset looks like an exciting evolution in the world of gaming, but other enterprising souls are looking to add VR to the lower portions of the body, as well. A company called Virtuix is developing the Omni, which is essentially a multidirectional treadmill that its creators call “a natural motion interface for virtual reality applications”. The company posted a video showing someone playing Team Fortress 2 and using the Omni along with the Oculus... Read more...
Can you tell that companies are ramping up for the holidays yet? The flood of new machines has definitely begun, with Asus holding a mega media event last week, ViewSonic introducing the G Tablet and Samsung bringing the Galaxy Tab to all four major U.S. carriers. But today, Hewlett-Packard is stealing the show with a new array of machines that all look to take advantage of Windows 7 and touch. Let's get started with the big fella: the all new TouchSmart 310 all-in-one PC. This is HP's all-out assault on Apple's iMac, and the new 310 is looking sharper than ever. This one is a 20" machine, aimed... Read more...
Google, the owners YouTube, have purchased web startup Omnisio, a small company that allows users to easily stitch together videos and mash bits of text over the whole thing. It has the potential to make YouTube videos even worse, or oh-so-much better, depending on your point of view. As you probably guessed, we’re big fans of anything that lets people interact with online video and gives the YouTube community the chance to express themselves in creative ways. New features such as Video Annotations, which allow you to insert comments and information into the video itself, are just one example of... Read more...
  Well now, I'm glad at least some of you have taken a 5 minute Half Life 2 breather here and can focus your eyes on something other than a gun sight and mutant alien baddy.  ;-)  Sad truth be told, I haven't even played the game yet.  There's just been too much work to do around here lately.  Ahh but that's the life of a Tech Journalist I guess.  We get so caught up in all the analysis, that we don't get to enjoy it all enough sometimes! Speaking of work, we've been pretty busy with a number of functionality and feature enhancements that we've added to the site. ... Read more...
When we think of TV/Video combination cards, we often think of ATI's All-In-Wonder series and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema.  Each company has been offering various hybrid cards for quite some time, covering the spectrum from high-priced enthusiast-class to the value-priced solutions.  ATI clearly has the name recognition with its All-In-Wonder and the Personal Cinema is also a solid offering in its own right, but you may be surprised to find out that these are not the only solutions out there. Today, we are going to take a look at a new TV/Video combination card from S3 dubbed OmniChrome. ... Read more...