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Ultra-Sushi-Go-Round is a thrilling, mouth-watering VR tour of the Tokyo skyline

As the development of the <b>Oculus Rift virtual reality headset</b> continues, software developers are experimenting with ways to utilize the new piece of</b> …

Sixense, SapientNitro launch VR platform so you can shop in the Andes

For a lover of women’s shoes, it was a kind of heaven.<p>Not that I would so characterize myself, but to see one possible future of virtual retailing offered by digital marketing agency SapientNitro and VR technology platform Sixense, I ventured into a magical showroom of women’s shoes.<p>Sixense has …

'Surge' is a Real-time VR Music Video You Don't Want to Miss

<i>Surge</i> is an impressive real-time VR music video built in Unreal Engine 4 that’s definitely worth your time.<p>Music videos have been a canvas of some …

New Project Morpheus Demo Revealed

With the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) set for release in the first half of 2016, Sony Computer Entertainment …

Ready Player One

This virtual reality system takes your cycling workouts to the streets

Your spin class may never be the same again.<p>An Italy-based team has come up with an innovative new product that promises to mix the Oculus Rift with …

4 Design Problems for VR Tracking (And How to Solve Them)

<i>Hand tracking and virtual reality are both emerging technologies, and combining the two into a fluid and seamless experience can be a real challenge.</i> …

Virtual Reality

Project Morpheus: Sony's plan to make virtual reality a social experience

Everyone envisions that virtual reality will be about isolating yourself from the real world, but that’s not exactly what Sony has in mind<p>Two years after the successful Kickstarter fund that projected Oculus Rift into the mass consciousness and launched the new era of consumer virtual reality, …

Virtual Reality

The MMOne is a three-axis Virtual Reality chair attached to a crane

Part gaming chair, part theme park ride, the MMOne is a three-axis rotating seat that claims to be the world's first fully-interactive virtual …

This is the most underrated and most important reason virtual reality can feel so convincing

One week ago, I finally understood why Facebook spent $US2 billion on a virtual reality company. It was all thanks to AltSpaceVR, which gave me an …

Virtual Reality

Rock Band in VR Could be Amazing, Harmonix Says

The Rock Band experience could be "even more incredible and immersive" in virtual reality, according to Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak. In a new interview …

The Biggest Challenges Left In Virtual Reality, According To Oculus

The second half of Facebook’s keynote took an odd turn today at F8, spending a surprising amount of time looking at the unknowns of consciousness and visual illusions.<p>But toward the end, Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash spent a few minutes talking about the biggest opportunities for …

Virtual Reality

Facebook: Games for Oculus Rift will arrive in 2015

<i>Update: A Facebook spokesperson has clarified that statements made during the keynote at F8 were not intended to be an announcement of availability</i> …

World War Toons Trailer Released

Reload Studios, the group of ex-Call of Duty developers now working in VR, just released their first trailer for their upcoming title <i>World War Toons</i>. …

Nokia planning Virtual Reality device based on Linux OS, VR apps for iOS, Windows & Android

Presence Capture program in Nokia Technologies, Products Business is building a video and audio solution to transmit 3D presence in Virtual Reality. …

Linux

The Simpsons' Couch Gag: Now in Virtual Reality

Designer Miles Johnston put the Simpsons living room inside the Simpsons living room for his new Oculus Rift hack, 'HomerTheater.'<p><i>The Simpsons'</i> classic couch gag has introduced the animated sitcom for over 25 years. Now, you can watch TV alongside Homer himself, thanks to an Oculus Rift hack by …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft Talks What HoloLens Can Do That VR Can't

Microsoft's Kinect visionary Kudo Tsunoda has nothing against traditional virtual reality devices like Oculus Rift or PlayStation's Project Morpheus, but he says in a new interview that augmented reality technology like HoloLens has the potential to do more.<p>"The thing that HoloLens does is allow …

Augmented Reality

Consuming Media With The Samsung Gear VR

Have you ever sat down to watch videos from your couch and think how much better it might have been if you didn't miss out on that opportunity to see …

A Startup’s Plans for a New Social Reality - MIT Technology Review

We know what social networks are like on the Web and in apps, but what will they be like in virtual reality? While Facebook, the owner of Oculus VR, …

Virtual Reality

[Videos] Megahouse's new VR headset lets you go on a virtual date with virtual waifus

Going on a date with your 2D waifus are getting more and more possible as figure and hobby manufacturer, Megahouse, has created a new virtual headset …

Take a virtual test drive, without ever starting the car

Chevrolet Uses Oculus Rift for Off-Terrain Showroom Experience<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand …

Joining the VR Mile High Club: Observations on the GearVR at 32000ft

I squeezed down the aisle, making my way to my seat. It was a crazily full flight, and any hope of an empty middle seat had long since faded. I …

Virtual Reality: Coming to an Architecture Office Near You

<i>Virtual Reality</i>. It’s an old term, even an old technology, but it carries new weight - and it’s coming to architecture, soon. Its prevalence will be …

New virtual reality tool brings zombies to cycle training

Take a VR rafting tour of the Grand Canyon without getting wet

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most incredible wonders you could ever visit. To truly appreciated the Big Ass-ness of it, you really need to view it from the bottom. As someone who’s hiked there a few times, I can attest that getting down there is a pain.<p>Rafting through it on the Colorado …

#117: Alex Chu on Designing Milk VR for the Samsung Gear VR

Alex Chu is an Interaction Designer at Samsung Research America, and he talks about the process and insights that came from designing Milk VR …

AMD And Nvidia Develop The Nvideon R9 Titan Red VR For Half Life 3

By Marco on 1 Apr, 2015: published <b>about 10 months ago</b><p>Nvidia and AMD have announced a partnership with Valve to develop a once in a lifetime special …

Half-Life (Video Game)

Otoy aims to enable developers to create cool VR imagery

Jules Urbach likes pretty pictures. The chief executive of cloud graphics startup Otoy likes them so much that he has dedicated his career to getting better and better 3D animated images in front of consumers. And right now, that means better virtual reality imagery.<p>Otoy’s Octane VR tool, available …

Featured Review: Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

Yesterday, I was whizzing through space in search of other planets containing an inhabitable life-sustaining environment. I tried, and failed to …

Hands-On: Job Simulator On Valve’s Vive VR Headset

The Vive overwhelmed me when I first tried it at GDC, but after playing through Valve’s hand-picked demos for a general sense of the VR headset, I …

Virtual Reality

'Ground Control' and 'Stompz', Two Natural VR Controllers for Your Feet

The VR community has been rattling its cage for intuitive input devices for quite a while now, and because nobody really knows exactly what that …