Hugo Gernsback's VR Helmet Was Featured in Life Magazine July 1963
Hugo Gernsback coined the term “science fiction” as the editor and publisher of Amazing Stories, the magazine he launched in 1926. Among his many inventions, you may find the “teleyeglasses”. Read the description found in Life magazine in July 1963: ".... His television eyeglasses—a device for which he feels millions yearn—is a handy, pocket-size portable TV set." In 1963, he ordered some of his employees to build a mock-up you can see here under.
Intel Acquires Voke VR to Immerse you in VR Sports
Intel has acquired VOKE VR, a startup in immersive sports video experiences that counted the Sacramento Kings among its investors.
The core of VOKE’s business is a product it markets as TrueVR, which is based around a special stereoscopic camera that is used to record experiences, as well as software to then deliver it to various devices.
New patent granted to Apple for VR headset
Apple has been granted a new patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a virtual reality device mount that it has been filing IP on since 2007, interestingly before Google Cardboard and similar schemes envisaged using smartphones as cut-price VR screens.
First IMAX VR centre in Europe Opening Soon
IMAX Corporation signed an agreement with ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group to install the first pilot IMAX VR centre in Europe. The VR center will be located at the Printworks multiplex (Manchester, UK).