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Shopify Is Augmenting Its Reality

See how it plans to make augmented and virtual reality a part of your everyday e-commerce experience.<p>Downloaded over 750 million times, <i>Pokemon</i> <i>Go</i> was …

This neckband records 360-degree video from your point of view

When I first saw the Fitt360, all I could think of was how ridiculous it looked: it’s a lot like one of those chunky wireless earbud bands, except instead of having built-in headphones, it has three built-in cameras — arguably even worse, if we’re to take any privacy lessons from Google Glass. But …

Google Glass

Sony drops PlayStation VR prices as low as $200

Sony thinks its holiday PlayStation VR discounts were a success, so it's bringing them back now that it wants to clear some end-of-winter stock. The company is running a new promo that drops PSVR prices by $100 across the board between February 18th and March 3rd. The sweetest deal by far is the</i> …

The new Ready Player One trailer is trying so hard to make VR headsets look cool

Virtual Reality

Journey Through History with ‘MasterWorks,’ Available Now on Rift and Gear VR

Thanks to the magic of presence, VR can collapse distances across time and space. You can hang out with friends and family from anywhere in the world …

The best Gear VR games: The Samsung Gear VR games you just have to play

The games you need to get going with your Samsung Gear VR<p>The Samsung Gear VR has been floating around since the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 …

VR browsers are key to a more immersive web

Last month I covered what an eventful year 2017 was for the WebVR industry and also dug deeper in distinguishing between the two types of WebVR browsers, namely “WebVR-ready” versus “VR-first” browsers, that are enabling navigation for the immersive web in their own peculiar way. I also offered a …

Game, set, fire: Virtual and augmented reality arcades take off in Singapore

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have become the hottest trends in video gaming today by giving players more immersive and realistic …

Virtual Reality

How to avoid motion sickness in VR

Although VR is relatively new and explanations aren't exactly concrete, a common belief is that discord between ocular input and vestibular …

TNT's NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th

Last November, Intel and TNT announced a partnership to bring 360-degree, 3D broadcasts of NBA games to GearVR and Daydream VR headsets. Now Turner Sports and Intel have officially launched the app that brings an immersive basketball experience via TNT's VR app and powered by Intel's True VR …

The Best Upcoming Virtual Reality Games in 2018

<b>**Updated on April 20, 2018.</b> <b>Click here to jump to the update.</b><p>2018 will be a very interesting and rich year for gamers; a number of much-expected …

Facebook's Quill tool now lets you animate VR

For those interested in creating 3D art directly in VR, the update to Facebook's Quill released today should be good news. The update includes new animation tools like free frame-by-frame redrawing, copy-and-re-pose animation and an animation brush that let artists bring their drawings to life …

The 8 Best VR Games to Buy for Google Cardboard in 2018

Immersing yourself today into virtual reality is both easy and affordable; all you need is a simple headset like the Google Cardboard and a …

NextVR’s Latest Tech is Bringing New Levels of Fidelity to VR Video

NextVR, a company specializing in live VR broadcasting of sports and entertainment content, has debuted its latest broadcast technology this week at …

Zeiss' entry-level VR headset is about to get a lot more fun

Normally when people talk about Zeiss, it's regarding the company's optics business, which has been around for more than a century. However, Zeiss is making inroads into the VR space as well. Last year, the company introduced its One Plus VR headset. This entry-level device retails for $70 and, …

Play SNES classics in the HD resolution of memory with the Super Nt

When it comes to the art and science of retro gaming, Analogue has no equal. The small company that first brought us the Analogue Nt, then the Nt mini, is back again with the Super Nt – a lovingly engineered and built modern SNES/Super Famicom console.<p>Wait but what? A ‘modern SNES’? What does that …

Retrogaming

Moss for PlayStation VR: Everything we know about Book One and Book Two

A new game by Polyarc games studio, Moss is the fictional world told of in a book that you, the player, are reading. Through the book, you create a …

The NYT debuts its first augmented reality-enhanced story on iOS

Apple’s investment in AR technologies has been ushering in a new wave of apps, from those that let you perform more practical tasks – like visualizing furniture placement in rooms – to those with mass consumer appeal – like AR gaming, including Niantic’s upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. But AR …

Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Helps Explore the "GPS of the Mind"

UT Neuroscientist uses virtual reality to study how the brain orients us in space.

MassVR opens virtual reality experience a gamer could love

Video game enthusiasts rejoice: The new wave of interactive gaming is here, pulling players and their virtual reality headsets from cramped living …

Worlds At War, Alien Invasion VR Features Intense Vehicular Action

(Last Updated On: February 5, 2018)<p>Muddy Pixel’s alien invasion VR game, <i>Worlds At War</i>, is prepping to release into Steam’s Early Access, where the …

Google Motion Stills adds AR Mode: How it works and complex tech behind it

Google’s GIF-making Android application, Motion Stills, had added a new Augmented Reality mode. The new mode allows users to project virtual item on …

How Much Netflix Reportedly Paid for The Cloverfield Paradox

The deal made the movie "instantly profitable" for the studio.<p>Netflix reportedly paid over $50 million to acquire The Cloverfield Paradox.<p>The news, …

Google brings an AR mode to its Motion Stills app on Android

Google’s Motion Stills video/gif editing app is getting an augmented reality upgrade, with the app bringing some of the fun from AR Stickers on the Pixel 2 to a bevy of Android devices.<p>In practice, the app delivers some pretty solid augmented reality surface tracking, pinning 3D models from Poly …

Augmented Reality

Here are all the wireless VR accessories worth picking up

There's a lot of fun to be had inside a VR headset, but regardless of what platform you're using right now, there's one upgrade everyone wants. It …

Virtual reality and Celtics Gordon Hayward's rehab

<b>Celtics President Danny Ainge</b> does not shy away from <b>new technology and innovation</b>. <b>Virtual reality (VR) training</b> has been around for several years in …

Mirror raises $13 million for virtual fitness classes

It may seem like there are already enough on-demand fitness classes, but one startup has an idea for something a little different.<p>Mirror is debuting an at-home device that looks like a mirror, but also lets you see the instructor and classmates for fitness routines like barre, yoga, boxing and …

Startups

Walmart Prepares for VR Shopping in the 2020s

The ways in which we choose to shop are expanding. It used to be the case we traveled to a store and bought things, then the Internet came along and we started buying online. The latest way to shop is using your voice and a smart speaker such as Echo or Google Home , but what comes next? The most …

A Possible Cure for Virtual Reality Motion Sickness

A retching fact that consumers keep bringing up about virtual reality is that it makes them nauseous. The out-of-body experience of moving in a …