Photos: Valve is still working on a virtual reality headset

Valve still appears to be interested in developing its own virtual reality headset. At a VR meet-up in Boston this weekend, the Bellevue-based gaming company showed off the most recent prototype of its headset. A few attendees posted images online and included some thoughts on Reddit. The device looks somewhat similar to the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. Reddit user jonomf noted… Read More

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Virtual reality game for stroke patients wins UW competition

Four University of Washington students who developed a virtual reality game that provides real-time feedback for patients undergoing stroke therapy came away victorious at a neural engineering competition on Friday. Five teams made up of UW undergrad and grad students spent the last ten weeks preparing educational demos of concepts in sensorimotor neural engineering. A panel made… Read More

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Oculus CEO: Gamers will be ‘blown away’ by Rift virtual reality, with help from Valve

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. –  A partnership with one of the Seattle region’s major players in gaming will be a key component in bringing a highly anticipated virtual reality experience to the masses. Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, said today that a collaboration between Oculus and Bellevue-based Valve has been invaluable to creating a… Read More


New video technology gives football fans a ‘personalized camera on the field’

Virtual reality experts at Washington State University are allowing fans to essentially become their own live sporting event producers with some interesting new technology. 3D-4U Solutions, a virtual reality engineering company based in Pullman, Wash., launched its own interactive viewing system at WSU’s renovated Martin Stadium. Guests in the 26 suites now have access to… Read More


Geek of the Week: Vertafore’s Eric Danas, from petrophysics to user-experience design

Eric Danas has worked for more than 15 years in the field of user-experience design — currently working with Vertafore, a Bothell-based company that makes software for the insurance industry. How did he get his start? As an exploration petrophysicist in the oil industry, of all things. The experience interested him in the challenges of using technology… Read More