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Oculus VR Secures $75M to Fund its 3D VR Helmet and Offers Jobs

Oculus VR, the company behind the amazing 3D stereoscopic virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, has secured $75 million in capital increase on its way to a large scale product launch in 2014.

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, the company who has helped fund tech giants including Facebook and Twitter, led the Series B round of funding for Oculus. Its co-founder, Marc Andreessen, will join Oculus VR's board of directors.

At the same time, OculusVR offers over 30 open positions for talented engineers with a taste for immersive stereoscopy.

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3D Spherical Virtual Treadmill

3D Delta Vision (Bialystok, Poland) has developed and launched virtual treadmill combining an original trainer bike with 3D dome projection where a stereoscopic moving landscape is displayed in a special spherical dome.

The bike offers realistic dynamics interaction depending on terrain characteristics so resistance on the pedals increases uphill. The 3D Delta Vision setup uses 120 Hz projectors and XPAND active 3D glasses.

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CastAR, More than Your Usual 3D Virtual Reality Helmet

<Updated November 16, 2013>

castAR -the brainchild of TechnicalIllusions (Woodlinville, WA,USA)-  is a mix of AR (artificial reality) and VR (virtual reality) in a single device that looks like a pair of pico-video projectors glued on top of a pair of 3D glasses.

Two Tiny Projectors + 3D Glasses = 3D

Each projector in this pair of glasses refreshes at 120 hertz, and if the left eye LCD shutter glass is closed when the right projector is on and vice-versa, any projected image will be perceived in full 3D.

AR

If castAR projects images on any object in the real world, it can be augmented with an overlay of information: text, map, a 3D arrow pointer, a virtual keyboard,...

VR

for VR use, you need to clip an add-on optical cover that will retro-reflect each projected images back into the corresponding eye. The net result will be an immersive 3D virtual reality scene presented the Oculus Rift way.

Video demos here under.

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Sony HMZ-T3W 3D Headset

Sony's third-generation personal 3D viewing headset, the HMZ-T3W, is now available for pre-order. Order today and you will receive your HMZ-T3D arount November 28, 2013.

With this stereoscopic headset and its virtual surround sound, you will be able to stream movies and play games in smooth 720p HD 3D and to connect it to your mobile device and watch 2D or 3D content anywhere. Watch the video demo here under.

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Sony's New Head-mounted 3D Display

HMZ-T3 is the name of the new device that Sony will start to ship in october 2013. A successor to the HMZ-T2, the headset offers two HD OLED screens (720p, 1280 x 720 pixels) and has a wireless interface. Battery life is announced at 3 hours in wireless mode and up to 7 hours with the wire connection. Video Review of the new stereoscopic headset here under.

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