Insta360 EVO

Insta360 EVO Complete Walkthrough: Better Than a GoPro?

Insta360 sent me their new Insta360 EVO 360 and 180 3D camera hybrid, and I’ve been so slammed with other videos that I finally got around to checking out, and I have to admit, it’s rather cool. So, quick let’s do a complete walkthrough on it, show some sample footage, etc. in case any of you guys are interesting in actually getting one and want to know everything you can before you pull the trigger. First, let’s start with the hardware. We have two ultra-wide-angle cameras with f2.2 apertures and a combined video resolution of a crazy 5.7K (5760*2880@30fps to …

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Oculus Go Featured

Oculus Go Complete Walkthrough

Facebook just released the Oculus Go, their first ever standalone VR headset. This means no wires, no phone in your face either, just a lightweight headset with Wifi connectivity and a controller that you can use to view 360 content from. Since this is a new piece of tech that I thought was pretty interesting (and that you might also be interested in) I figured it was time to do a complete walkthrough. If you aren’t familiar a complete walkthrough is where I go through all the Oculus Go specs, features, etc. to try and give you as much info …

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Samsung VR Pilot Season Featured

At Samsung’s VR Pilot Week, I Experienced Something in VR I Never Have Before

Samsung is really pushing VR. It began with the mission to get VR hardware into the hands of more people that weren’t about to go out and buy a high-end HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. The release of the Gear VR headset in November of 2015, followed by the second gen a year later (and other smaller updates after that), its relatively low price (so long as you had one of Samsung’s compatible devices), and the fact those compatible devices were already in the hands of millions of consumers, and we arrive at today. As of last year, Samsung released …

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Google Daydream View Unboxing

When I purchased my Pixel XL, part of the promotion was that you get a Daydream View for free if you pre-ordered it. Now, considering it’s an $80 accessory and I was pre-ordering the Pixel anyway, of course, I was excited to check it out and see how it compared to the Gear VR and ultimately my HTC Vive. A few weeks since I got my Pixel, the Daydream View just showed up so before I put it through its paces and as is the protocol here on the internet, let’s do an unboxing. There you go a quick unboxing and …

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Jaunt One

How VR Content Is Made Will Blow Your Mind (Video)

With all the videos on the web focused on VR talking mainly about headsets, games, and just generally how to consume VR content, no one is talking about what is just as fascinating in my opinion —how it’s made. So I set out on a mission to find out not only how VR content is made but how can it be made in the world of entertainment specifically and using live-action filming to tell stories in VR even more specifically. This, of course, led me to Jaunt. Jaunt VR Jaunt is arguably the company at the forefront of this new …

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Gear 360 Camera

The Most Affordable 4K 360 Camera You Can Buy (Video)

Maybe you’ve seen them. Scrolling through Facebook and all of a sudden there’s a video that starts to wobble in a weird way and then you realize that it’s moving based on the movement of your phone. You end up holding the phone out in front of you and start looking around you in this video –and it’s pretty cool. Until you eventually realize that you’re in a cafe and everyone is staring at you like you’re a nut. 360 videos and photos are something slowly getting picked up along side VR. To clarify really quickly, 360 isn’t VR necessarily it’s …

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Acer Predator 17X Review

Acer Predator 17X Review: The Ultimate Gaming Laptop?

The Acer Predator 17X is a beast of a laptop. One of the first laptops to feature a full-blown desktop NVIDIA GTX 980 graphics card, it also houses a 6th gen Intel i7 processor, 32GBs of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB hard drive, 512GB solid-state drive which means, it’ll handle pretty much any game you throw at it on the highest settings. It Runs Full-Blown, Real Virtual Reality Beyond your normal gaming, that desktop 980 graphics card means this guy can do another trick that most gaming laptops can’t. It can run VR. The Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and any other …

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Cardboard Gear VR

How to Use Cardboard Apps on the Gear VR

Normally, the minute you put your phone into a Gear VR, it automatically launches Oculus Home, the Gear VR’s own UI for running VR content. This is all fine and dandy if you want to exclusively use the content found in there, but what if you want to use other VR content with your Gear VR? What if you want to use Google Cardboard content, for example? Well, seems that there’s an app for that. A developer has made an app that, in a nutshell, allows you to block Oculus Home from automatically starting allowing you to use another VR …

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Predator G1 Gaming

Acer Predator G1 Gaming Desktop Will Now Include the New GTX 1080

Remember that sick looking monster of a gaming laptop I showed you back when? Well it just got a little more powerful. The Acer Predator G1 compact gaming desktop PC that was recently unveiled by Acer at their event back in April is now available for pre-order with the new NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card in it (you know, the one everyone is scrambling to buy). If you were wanting to get your hands on the new Predator G1, this might be the time to grab one. Select US buyers will also get a carrying case (for you know, LAN …

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Oculus Rift Unboxing

Oculus Rift Unboxing (Video)

Finally received my Oculus Rift and – as is the protocol here on the internet – that means that before I do anything with it, I need to do an unboxing. When we remove the sleeve on the outside of the box and open it, we are presented with the headset (which we’ll get to later) and the tracker. This is what you setup on a desk and it tracks the headset in realtime to reduce latency. So when your head moves what you are looking at moves at the same speed aka the difference between feeling nauseous versus present). …

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Google I/O 2016

Google I/O 2016 Recap: Everything You Need to Know

Google I/O is underway currently, but the big opening keynote has come and gone and, since it’s where Google announces all the cool things they’ve been working on, I figured I’d put together a quick list of all the big announcements for your scanning pleasure so you don’t have to scour the internet for this stuff. VIDEO COMING ASAP! Android N New Features and Name Suggestion Even though we already got a good look at Android N (and I even showed you how to install Android N on your Nexus device), Google showed off some new features for the latest …

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HTC Vive Controllers

What it Really Takes to Setup the HTC Vive (Video)

Excited after the arrival of my long-awaited HTC Vive, I was anxious to set it up. The intro video on how seemed easy enough, so I figured I’d carve out a couple of hours and get it done. I have a desktop computer I built years ago laying around and figured I’d give that a go and just upgrade whatever components needed upgrading to get it to the minimum requirement for running VR and do this video for anyone interested in what exactly it takes to get your HTC Vive up and running. So here goes. Run the VR Test …

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HTC Vive Unboxing

HTC Vive Unboxing (Video)

Finally! The HTC Vive that I was enamored with as soon as I used it for the first time in Barcelona this February during MWC finally has shown up. As is the protocol here on the internet, if a new piece of tech arrives, you just have to do an unboxing so here goes. Some of the HTC Vive’s specs for those that are interested: Display: OLED Resolution: 2160×1200 Refresh Rate: 90hz Platform: SteamVR Field of View: 110 degrees Tracking Area: 15′ x 15′ Built-In Audio: Yes Built-In Mic: Yes Controller: SteamVR Controller/Any PC Compatible Gamepad (Comes with Vive Controllers) …

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Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR Unboxing (Video)

My Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge came with a free Gear VR and finally, it has arrived in the mail. According to the laws of the internet, I believe that means I need to do an unboxing, so here goes. Let me know in the comments what you think of the Gear VR, VR in general (because it is fascinating me at the moment) and what you think of the video in general. Thanks for watching!

Samsung Galaxy S7 Announcement

Samsung Announces the S7, S7 Edge & Gear 360

Samsung had a crazy, VR-filled event today in Barcelona to announce the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, their latest new flagship devices. Here’s a quick run down of everything you need to know about what was announced at the event. Read More: Check out the LG Event wrap up. Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Two varieties, smaller S7 5.1 inch vs the larger S7 Edge 5.5 inch with the curved display we’ve seen in the S6 Edge. Improved Edge panel to swipe to get to apps. Opened the Edge panel as an SDK for developers to use to …

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