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Virtual reality now lets people who can afford VR pretend they're blue collar

When you think of the possibilities when it comes to virtual reality, they are truly limitless.<p>You can experience what it’s like to soar through the …

Theme parks look to virtual reality to fake us out

Get ready for goggles in theme parks. Virtual reality, with its computer-generated sights and sounds that surround users, soon will transport …

Virtual Reality

'Iron Man' Director Jon Favreau's First VR Project 'Gnomes & Goblins' Looks Delightful

Veteran Director of <i>Iron Man</i>, <i>Chef</i> and more recently <i>The Jungle Book</i>, Jon Favreau has now teamed up with veteran VR production house WEVR on a brand new …

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon VR820, virtual reality headset design with eye-tracking tech

Qualcomm unveiled a virtual reality (VR) chipset and headset it hopes will make it a player in the fast-growing field and act as a template for …

Virtual Reality

Players and quitters: Who’s still playing Pokemon Go?

The augmented reality mobile game has been out in Canada for about six weeks, capturing the minds of millions of players worldwide. Polls and articles report people aren't playing it as much or weren't into it at all.<p>And a recent Facebook poll conducted by <i>The Globe and Mail</i> found only 12 per cent …

Pokémon

Mixed reality video: the best way to show your VR app to the world

Many virtual reality developers out there have been spending months putting together their VR apps/games and are starting to reach the point where …

N3S

<b>N3S</b> is a 3D NES emulator for Windows that is currently in alpha. It wraps the Nestopia UE libretro core and re-emulates the PPU to draw predefined 3D …

Game Development

Matterport secures new investors for its virtual reality 3D mapping tech

It’s 2016 and the physical world is slowly being uploaded to the cloud. Matterport, a company creating tools to allow 3D spaces to be scanned into virtual reality, is grabbing some more cash and some more strategic partners as it seeks to continue expanding its laser mapping technology.<p>Matterport …

Racing a Real Tricycle in Virtual Reality is Badass

<b>Riding a physical trike-bike in VR was one thrilling ride.</b><p>This past weekend at VRLA, the world’s largest virtual reality expo, Russia-based …

Virtual Reality

How Valve’s ‘The Lab’ Trains Your Brain to Appreciate Good VR Design

<i>This post was contributed by Rafael Lino, Post-Production R&D Specialist at Visualise.</i><p>—<p>In a company where everyone can choose to work on whatever …

'Aerofly FS2' Brings Ultra Realistic Flight Simulation to Rift and Vive

<i>Aerofly</i> from developers IPACS is a flight simulator which aims to bring realistic visuals to the VR-enabled civilian flight-sim genre, and it looks …

Augmented Reality Could Speed Up Construction Projects - MIT Technology Review

Employees at Gilbane Building Company, a commercial construction firm based in Rhode Island, usually work off paper blueprints or with digital models …

Why Developers Are Starting To Focus On Machine Learning And Virtual Reality

Machine learning, virtual or augmented reality and the Internet of Things have captured the general public’s attention (if not yet their …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft's HoloLens Would Let Builders See Their New Building Before It's Actually There

Hello, holographic skyscrapers.<p>The HoloLens, Microsoft's take on a virtual reality headset, wasn't built to play games. It places holographic images in the user's physical environment—the kind of augmented reality you've been hearing a lot about lately in relation to <i>Pokemon Go</i>. But Hololens is a …

Augmented Reality

Fruit Ninja pushes virtual reality boundaries

Brisbane's Halfbrick Studios has been at the forefront of the Australian game development industry since its beginnings in 2001, when six Brisbane …

Brisbane

The 27 coolest things from the world’s largest virtual reality expo

From mountain biking to exploring Mars, trippy art displays to holographic tattoos many cool “virtual” realities were showcased at the VRLA …

Virtual Reality

China’s Xiaomi Unveils Its Answer to VR for the Masses - MIT Technology Review

Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi has revealed its first virtual-reality headset, and like the rest of the company’s products, it’s built to appeal to a …

Apple’s First Steps on Augmented Reality (AR)

Apple has patented its Augmented Reality (AR) device in the early June almost after a year since the rumors have spread. Apple’s patent for an AR …

Augmented Reality

Mobile Virtual Reality Breakthrough Means Gear VR Could Soon Be As Powerful As Oculus Rift

Today, if you want to experience virtual reality, you have two options.<p>The first is mobile VR, which uses a relatively cheap headset paired with your …

Oculus Is Developing a New Way to Feel Things in Virtual Reality

Reach out and touch cyberspace.<p>As virtual reality creeps on into inevitability, both in terms of video games and hanging out in virtual workspaces, the question remains: Will you ever be able to feel anything? Oculus and its parent company, Facebook, are working on a potential add-on to the virtual …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap ramps up production for new type of virtual reality

ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - Magic Leap, a startup backed by technology powerhouses including Google and Alibaba that has raised more than $1.4 billion, has hired more than 600 employees and is close to starting production of its first “mixed reality” products.<p>Speaking at the Fortune magazine …

Augmented Reality

Google reportedly working on headset that mixes augmented and virtual reality

Even though Google reportedly scrapped plans for an Oculus Rift competitor, <i>Engadget</i> reports that it's still working on a high-end standalone headset — one that mixes features of augmented reality and virtual reality.<p>According to sources who spoke with <i>Engadget</i>, the company is moving ahead with a …

New running apps blur the line between virtual reality and real life

During the extreme winter of 2009-2010, Gary McNamee relied on his treadmill to train for the Boston Marathon. McNamee lives in Hopkinton,where the race starts, but the weather stymied his attempts to go out for a long run.<p>“I’m in my basement thinking, ‘Jeez, the course is right up the road. I can …

Marathons

Augmented Reality - Everything you need to know

Augmented reality is not a new technology, but widespread consumer use has not been seen, at least not until Pokemon GO. As the Pokemon phenomena has demonstrated, AR has a lot of potential. Besides gaming, Google’s Tango and Microsoft’s HoloLens are other technologies at the forefront of AR. So …

Augmented Reality

Watch DesignSpace use VR to power up architectural and urban design

Early demos of VR headsets talked a lot about the potential for designers working in virtual space with live 3D models, but DesignSpace, a prototype originally created at the 2016 AEC Hackathon in London, is one of the first real pieces of software that looks like it can deliver.<p>The prototype by …