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Oculus Quest firmware 16 is here and enables us to keep the passthrough mode as home environment ! I think I will keep that option enabled since I can interact with "the outside" : I can now talk to my child, avoid the dog/cat, grab my coffee on the table ...

What's new in Oculus Quest firmware update ? For those who did not try already the hand tracking capabilities of Oculus Quest, update your firmware (12, available for download since 2019/12/09), reboot your Quest (I did need to reboot after updating it) and go inside the Settings/Experiments section to activate hand tracking. And ...

New update is available for Oculus Quest. Just let your Quest switched on with internet access to get it installed (version 9 of the firmware, you can check your version going to Settings>More Settings>About). What does it improve ? Video passthrough mode (while creating the guardian) is really better! It seems to fix the issue I pointed out in my first post...

Most of the Oculus Connect 6 (link to the official video) talked about Oculus Quest and its improvments for end of the year and for early 2020. Hand tracking will be available in 2020 : based on cameras (which are not depth cameras) and AI we should be able to use our hands instead of the controllers. It can be really...

During summer holidays Oculus updated the Oculus Quest and I was happily surprised to see new options in the Oculus Quest parameters, and that without using my smartphone ! Some of the new parameters are: the advanced settings for the guardian. Now, we can adjust the way it appears choosing the sensibility for head and hands detection individually. The sensibility can be...

I saw that on TV sometimes ago : instead of looking at animals through grids in a zoo, it is now possible to visit them immersed in their wild environment hiring a VR headset. I find the idea really smart ! This is a good way to use 360 video and VR headset to raise awareness in children minds, to show...

As you may know it is possible to side load applications on Oculus Quest (fortunately !), just put your device in developer mode (through the companion app on your smartphone) and install/uninstall your APK using adb for instance. You can either install Oculus Quest APK (using tracking & controllers axis/buttons) or Android APK for smartphones (SteamLink, Netflix, ...

Oculus Quest is the first affordable autonomous headset with 6 DoF (Degrees of Freedom) tracking for head AND hands (ed : HTC Vive Focus Plus is doing the same but it is designed/priced for professionals). I clicked on the pre-order button and waited till 22th of May to try it and give you my first impressions. Let's talk about Quest a...


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