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Comment: Radio broadcast texts? (Score 1) 89

by Lanforod (#46145197) Attached to: NPR Labs is Working on Emergency Alerts for the Deaf (Video)
I don't know anyone who even has one of these emergency radios. Being HOH myself, I'd never get one, rarely ever even try to listen to standard FM/AM radio broadcasts, and would never try to listen to an emergency broadcast. Be prepared for weather. Know what is expected before the normal comm channels go down. If something is unexpected, most people aren't going to find out via emergency radios, but by word of mouth.

Comment: Why is a HMD required? (Score 1) 87

by Lanforod (#45741869) Attached to: Virtuix Omni is a Step Toward True Virtual Reality Gaming (Video)
Been reading up on these ODT. Sounds cool. While I understand the benefit of adding an Oculus Rift etc., why is that considered a requirement? I'd rather play a FPS using this in front of several screens going nearly 360 degrees, so that I can do true aiming with a gun controller. Shouldn't the HMD be optional? Better yet, come up with an included holo-display that moves with the player.

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