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VR is gaining ground in the academic world and the 3D industry

Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh Contributor<p>Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh is the founder at Virtuleap, a sandbox for creative developers to showcase their VR concepts to the world, which is currently running the world’s biggest WebVR Hackathon. He is also the European partner at Edoramedia, a games publisher …

HTC Offering $10 Million For VR Content Creation

Virtual reality content creators just got a boost thanks to a global initiative seeking to fund the development of VR experiences that have a …

Tour the world’s greatest cities in VR via Inception VR

As a consummate traveler, I know how ambitions to see the world can be hamstrung by a lack of money and time. There are so many cities I want to visit – Saint Petersburg, Johannesburg, Sarajevo – that I just haven’t been able to get around to yet. While no substitute, virtual reality allows you to …

Axon VR promises real haptic feedback for your sojourns into virtual reality

Have you ever wanted to feel a dragon breathe on your wrist? A tiny reindeer paw at your palm? A virtual robot skitter up your arm and burrow into your chest? Axon VR is about to let you.<p>IEEE Spectrum’s Evan Ackerman checked out the Axon VR device at CES a few weeks ago and it looks like the …

5-Point Checklist for Investing in Virtual Reality

Image source: Pexels.<p>Virtual reality is creating quite a buzz in the tech sector these days, and all of the talk around the trend's possibilities may leave investors wondering what's actually a good way to gain some exposure to the virtual reality (VR) market and what's just hype.<p>So here's a quick …

HoloLamp Puts 3D Objects On Your Desk, No Headset Necessary

Who wants to wear bulky glasses if augmented reality can be projected in plain sight?<p>Unless you need corrective lenses or want to look cool on the beach, nobody wants to wear glasses.<p>This is the standpoint of HoloLamp. While Microsoft’s Hololens puts 3D objects in front of your face using a bulky …

Virtual Reality Has Arrived, With Japanese Robots and Space Painting

Two films at Sundance show off VR's promise. Finally.<p>Last year, I spent a lot of time wandering the New Frontiers exhibition at the Sundance Film …

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Microsoft’s HoloLens joins the military

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality headsets have been used to fight video-game aliens in space, but now they’ve been enlisted for wargames on …

Facebook's VR social network is surprisingly stunning

Earlier this month, I told you about the emerging world of social networking in virtual reality. But lurking on the sidelines of this newly active …

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I dared to play Resident Evil 7 in VR

I'm a long-time fan of the Resident Evil video game series, and I'm a big believer in virtual reality. Combining the two sounds like a winning formula, right?<p>But, even I had some trepidation about the new Resident Evil 7, which allows you to play the entire game in virtual reality on a Sony …

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Dear Angelica might be the most beautiful virtual reality I’ve ever seen

Oculus Story Studio was assembled to be at the vanguard of virtual reality entertainment, experimenting with a form that’s still in its infancy. But it hadn’t really earned that title until now, with the Sundance premiere of <i>Dear Angelica</i><i>.</i> Despite a running time under 15 minutes, <i>Dear Angelica</i> is a …

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Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, haptic feedback; the line between these and many other technological realities is becoming blurred and they are beginning to be grouped under one umbrella term: artificial reality. But what is artificial reality and how can it be used effectively …

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Watch this striking virtual reality footage chronicling Seattle’s homeless crisis

Virtual reality adds an immersive power to video that has the ability to transport us to places we could only imagine setting foot in. For …

VR Film 'Dear Angelica' Premieres at Sundance

It's available as a free download for the Oculus Rift.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links …

Orbiting Earth in a virtual reality skull is a great way to remember you’re going to die

One of the first things artist Shaun Gladwell tells me about his new virtual reality installation, <i>Orbital Vanitas</i>, is that I am about to enter a real human skull. “Some people think it’s like, a fantasy skull,” he tells me. But no, every inch of its structure is based on what’s really under our …

PlayStation VR now supports 360-degree YouTube videos

PSVR is still a young whippersnapper in the virtual reality world, striving for parity -- and in games, superiority -- with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Today it's taken another step forward with support for 360-degree videos on YouTube. That means you can boot up anything on the platform, …

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Virtual reality is taking over NYC

No, you’re not dreaming. In the era of virtual reality, you can zip through space, survive zombie-infested streets or bust a ghost — all while wide …

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This VR Installation Will Give You a New Body in Real Time

Using a Kinect Sensor and a VR headset, interaction designer Sabba Keynejad let users see their own bodies in three different virtual states.<p>Many virtual reality experiences are about exploring new spaces and environments. In the VR installation <i>Invisible</i>, however, London-based interaction designer …

This Gorgeous New VR Film From Oculus Lets You Explore Lucid Dreamlike Memories

With VR struggling to become mainstream, Dear Angelica needed to showcase the best of the Oculus platform. It succeeded tremendously.<p>Get ready to step into, and walk around in, a series of surreal, lucid dreamlike memories. At the Sundance Film Festival today, Oculus Story Studio, the filmmaking …

What happened to virtual reality?

"... at this point we feel we're in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences," he said in a statement announcing the acquisition. He later added that "we believe this kind of immersive, augmented …

5 Startup Ideas For Jumping Into Virtual Reality

Is there really any doubt it's the Next Big Thing?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While companies like Magic Leap and Oculus Rift are spending millions of dollars to develop their new Virtual Reality products and VR startups are raising enormous amounts of money from …

PS4's YouTube App Scores 360 Degree Video Support with PlayStation VR

Finally!<p>I've had this for several weeks...I'm confused<p>@sajoey Wait, what? It was already patched in? PlayStation Blog says it was added today.<p>Now you …

Resident Evil 7 Dev: PSVR Version is a ‘Level Above TV Experience’; ‘Still Scary Every Time’

The PlayStation VR version of Resident Evil 7 is ‘a level above’ the TV experience in terms of scariness, according to its lead VR engineer.<p>Speaking …

USA Today to livestream Trump's inauguration in VR

Witnessing the president of the United States being sworn into office is an electric, historic and memorable experience. Most of us, however, won't be there.<p>If you can't attend Donald Trump's inauguration or are just curious what all the fuss is about, strap a VR headset on Friday and you'll get …

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HTC's $100 Vive Tracker, coming March 27, allows crazy DIY VR accessories

Developers will get a chance to play around with it on March 27.<p>The Vive is the most free-range VR experience on the market, but it could get a lot more accessory-connected soon. HTC announced the Vive Tracker is coming to developers March 27 for $100 (£99 UK; equivalent to AU$138).<p>The Vive …

How USA Today continues to grab a VR slice of America

Tomorrow, the USA Today network will be live streaming the Presidential inauguration in VR and 360-degree formats. With multiple camera angles …

Media Markt trials service to rent drones, VR headsets | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Media Saturn, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics group, is trialing a new service at its Media Markt unit to allow customers to rent devices such as drones or virtual reality headsets, in a bid to tempt customers to try out new products.<p>Employees of German electronics retailer …

furf design studio's confetti prosthetic leg cover

international symbol of joy, a confetti is an affordable, colorful and democratic prop that adds a bit more brightness into everyone’s day. <b>wanting to</b> …

One day, you might get to shop in Amazon’s VR store

Virtual reality appears to be the way forward for all forms of entertainment — and, evidently, shopping online. A recent job posting on LinkedIn by …

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Virtual Reality Takes Zombie Shoot-'Em-Ups to Next Level

Arizona Sunshine plunges you into a blistering hot, post-apocalyptic Arizona where you must defend yourself against hordes of the gruesome undead.<p>As …