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Update: Oculus Rift + Touch Immediately Sells Out After Start of Amazon Prime Day

If you’re already an Amazon Prime Member, or looking to become one starting today, Amazon’s annual Prime Day is here to help you spend that hard …

Virtual Reality

HTC demonstrates multi-room VR with Vive Pro and SteamVR 2.0

The current big challenge for virtual reality technology is to work in large rooms. The next dream for the future, however, is likely to be …

Virtual Reality

New virtual reality game can tell when you're not scared enough - and turn up the terror

You're the sole survivor of a horrible subway crash, trying to find your way out through the dark tunnels.<p>But somehow, the shadows are coming …

Virtual Reality

Hopeless with Foreign Languages? This Virtual Reality App Could Change That

A new virtual reality app uses physical motion and meaningful context to help users learn a foreign language.<p>Verbal communication, from the way we …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Isn't Just For Gamers Anymore; It Will Change Your Health

I’ve got one big idea that can change your health. But first some history.<p>Heart transplants were once rare.<p>When I was training to be a heart transplant surgeon at Stanford, at every opportunity I would go to the operating room to observe and study my mentor (and the “father of heart …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality May Help Save Ancient Egypt's 'Sistine Chapel'

A new virtual reality experience may help save an ancient Egyptian tomb built for Queen Nefertari whose paintings are so beautiful that it has been …

Virtual Reality

Facebook Aiming For Virtual Reality Dominance

Sony is in the driver's seat right now, but Facebook is the company to watch in VR.<p>Virtual reality is still in its infancy, but the companies who can …

Virtual Reality

VR WILL REIGN

Virtual reality may still feel a little like the brash new kid on the block, but its origins can actually be traced back as far as the 1860s. Even if we think about familiar VR tech, the first head-mounted display (HMD) was already available nearly 50 years ago.<p>The barrier to entry for VR and …

Virtual Reality

VR arcades are playing a leading role in the consumer market

The “VR hype cycle” used to explain the relatively slow rate of adoption for VR refers mostly to the consumer market, and in large part the household-targeted segment, which I believe has suffered the most thanks to the false narratives that I outlined last month. Most of the chips have been bet on …

Virtual Reality

It’s Time for a Chemistry Lesson. Put on Your Virtual Reality Goggles.

There was a time when biochemists had a lot in common with sculptors. Scientists who had devoted their lives to studying a molecule would building a model, using metal and a forest of rods to hold up the structure of thousands of atoms. “Slow work, but at the end you really know the molecule,” said …

Nobel Prize

These are the best-selling VR games on Steam halfway through 2018

With the Steam Summer Sale over as of Thursday morning, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro owners have hopefully found plenty of deals on the …

Virtual Reality

Israeli start-up changing the way how we sell virtual reality

VDroom allows you to present a full panoramic, 360-degree view – and upload those tools on Google Images, to your Facebook page, or any other website.<p>…

Virtual Reality

HTC VIVE Pro Full VR Kit Unveiled Steam VR 2.0 Base Stations And Pro Controllers For $1,700

It has taken HTC a while to release a full kit with everything you need to jump straight into virtual reality for their new Vive Pro VR headset. But …

Virtual Reality

VR Milky Way model to open up galaxy | Reuters.com

Lund University researchers are creating a virtual reality (VR) 3D model of the Milky Way - and say their research could also potentially allow surgeons to work together in medical examinations despite being on separate continents. Jim Drury reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Lund University …

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality Meets Revenue Reality

The augmented reality wave is just around the corner, even though most people with a smartphone have yet to try it.<p>The question of whether consumers …

Augmented Reality

High Fidelity raises $35 million with goal of bringing VR to ‘a billion people’

High Fidelity has raised $35 million in funding for its open source platform for building distributed social virtual reality worlds. The platform leverages blockchain technology to enable VR developers to create linkable experiences that can be easily deployed across platforms that also adhere to …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift users will now have to get Windows 10 to access the best it offers

Facebook-owned Oculus says owners or would-be buyers of its high-end virtual reality system, the Rift, will need to upgrade to Windows 10 if they want to take advantage of the best new features and apps coming down the pike.<p>Until now, the Rift’s minimum specs have been Windows 7 or 8.1, but <b>Oculus</b> …

Virtual Reality

Oculus TV arrives today with a promising, though questionable, start

Over a month ago at F8, Facebook announced Oculus TV, a new way to watch TV on a VR headset. Today, it's finally live, and there are plenty of entertainment partners on board already. You can use it to access existing video VR apps like Netflix, Hulu and Showtime, but the unique selling point of …

Virtual Reality

National Geographic Partners With Aryzon To Create Open-Air AR Planetarium

<b>Sit mountainside and explore the stars in Quebec’s first open-air AR planetarium.</b>National Geographic and Aryzon, the creators of the first cardboard …

Augmented Reality

Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Augmented Reality Now More Than Ever

You probably remember Pokémon Go and the wave of excitement it ushered in just a few years ago for social media and other interactive social …

Marketing

Standalone Virtual Reality Headsets Will Bring VR Into Focus

As some of you may know, I have a background in software engineering and CAD and have been active in emerging tech field over the last ten years …

Virtual Reality

7 Best VR Education Apps

Parents and teachers eager to weave some fun into learning, might consider using virtual reality (VR) apps to deliver some educational lessons …

Virtual Reality

AR Glasses For Diabetics: Magic Leap Considers 'Glucose Monitoring' Eyewear

<b>The glasses of the future might watch your glucose levels.</b><p>Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is exploring smart glasses that can “monitor glucose …

Augmented Reality

This virtual reality headset runs at human-eye resolution

It’s virtual reality like you’ve never seen it before: in human-eye resolution. Helsinki-based startup Varjo is building a VR headset that lets the …

Augmented Reality

What DeepMind Means for Virtual Reality

Live Capture Virtual Reality is difficult.<p>360 Video is one way, but it doesn’t afford you the aspect of <i>embodied cognition</i> that gives VR its special …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft Introduces Mixed Reality As A Service

<b>With the HoloLens now being offered on a subscription basis in Europe, will SMEs start embracing immersive tech?</b><p>Since the HoloLens was first released almost three years ago, Microsoft has steadily been building partnerships and demonstrating an array of industry use cases across manufacturing, …

Augmented Reality

Virtual reality can make your mind sharper, say researchers

New York: Not just gaming or entertainment, virtual reality (VR) can also help people recall information better as opposed to desktop computers, say …

Apple and Pixar created a new file format for augmented reality on your phone

The new USDZ file format will make it easier than ever to look at AR objects in iOS.<p>Sharing photos and videos on a computer or a smartphone is, for the most part, pretty easy. File formats like JPG and PNG for still photos, and MOV for videos, display just as intended on pretty much any device. Now …

Augmented Reality

Study Finds Virtual Reality Leads to Better Recall, Memory

Virtual reality (VR) is promising for many fields, like fertility-related anxiety, training for drones, first responder training and more. Now …

Are You Ready To Use Augmented Reality Or Virtual Reality To Train Your Workforce?

Corporate training is evolving, with powerful tools, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), becoming the norm. Both AR and VR offer employee simulations, scenarios and information in a secure, risk-free environment.<p>The demand for AR and VR in corporate training has caused a …

Augmented Reality