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Full transcript: VR researcher Jeremy Bailenson on Recode Decode

“You should do impossible things in VR. You shouldn’t do things you would do otherwise.”<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talks about his new book, “Experience on Demand: What Virtual …

The Future of Education is Virtual

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) were supposed to bring a revolution in education. But they haven’t lived up to expectations. We have been putting …

Get in the Driver’s Seat: UPS Explores VR Training

A new generation of virtual reality is bringing immersion to new levels. And falling hardware prices, thanks to the latest offerings from Oculus Rift …

VR takes you to the top of a skyscraper to help you face your fear of heights

Are you scared of heights? How do you feel about trying to cure those fears by taking a trip to the top of New York’s One World Trade Center, the …

Oculus announces $199 stand-alone VR headset, Oculus Go

It ships early next year<p>Oculus will release a low-cost, stand-alone virtual reality headset in 2018 called Oculus Go, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today at Oculus Connect. The headset, named Oculus Go, will ship in early 2018 and will cost $199.<p>Zuckerberg announced the “all-in-one,” …

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Is Back

<b>Better late than never.</b>After an amazing run, Social VR pioneer AltspaceVR closed its doors earlier this month due to unforeseen financial difficulty. …

Stand Up Comedy

KFC's bizarre VR training game locks you in a room until you learn to cook chicken the 'hard way'

Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC as it is now branded, has never been a company afraid of doing strange things to get noticed. It has released songs, …

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

<b>The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers.</b>UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to …

Virtual Reality

The Growth of VR as a Training Tool

I've written before about the growing number of applications of virtual reality technology in training scenarios. A team from the University of Virginia have developed a VR based classroom to allow teachers to receive instant feedback on their delivery and classroom management.<p>Or you've got the …

Augmented Reality

Big trend: Colleges and universities adding VR, AR learning programs

EON Reality Inc., a provider of Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment; and Lehman College, a public, …

Virtual reality is speeding up vehicle design

Gravity Sketch, a professional grade 3D design tool, enables 3D models to be presented and edited in real time, and at scale. Creative sketches and …

HP launches military-grade VR backpack aimed at professionals

HP has announced another virtual reality backpack, this time aimed at professionals and the military.<p>The Z VR Backpack shares design similarities with the Omen X Compact Desktop, announced two months ago, but HP has swapped the gamer look for a rugged exterior and improved the performance.<p>The …

VR Design Tool 'Gravity Sketch' Launches in Early Access

VR-optimised 3D creation tool <i>Gravity Sketch</i> is now available on Steam Early Access. Developed by a group of design engineers at the Royal College of …

New VR sketching tool looks to make product design “quicker and more efficient”

Gravity Sketch enables designers to create 3D virtual models in mid-air using a virtual reality headset and handheld controllers, cutting out the …

This Is What Facebook Thinks Virtual Reality Should Be About

In this episode of Radio Motherboard, we check in on the social media giant’s plan to bring VR to the masses.<p>Last week, I stopped by Facebook's offices in New York to try out their virtual reality product, Spaces. The experience was both entirely new and eerily familiar. It's strange to morph into …

HolodeckVR is turning location-based VR into a multi-user social adventure

Whether or not consumer VR becomes as widespread as many hope, there’s no denying that a lot of the current technology is a blast to try.<p>This thesis has birthed much of the excitement around bringing about an arcade renaissance for VR, but for interested startups perhaps the most ready opportunity …

Virtual Reality

The AR/VR market will surge 100% over each of the next four years: IDC

Research house IDC says in a new report that worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) <b>market will increase by 100% or more over each of the next four years</b>. Total spending on AR/VR products and services, IDC says, will “soar from $11.4 billion in 2017 to nearly $215 …

Watch, Listen, Read, See: VR Trees And Creators Of Culture

PSFK staff members recommend four things to, you know...<p>This week’s edition of ‘Watch, Listen, Read, See’—in which we round up recommendations from …

How to differentiate between virtual and augmented reality

Words matter. And as a stickler for accuracy in language that describes technology, it pains me to write this column.<p>I hesitate to expose the truth, …

A Look at the World’s First Interactive Mixed Reality TV Show

<b>The Norwegian program uses MR to bring competition to life; letting viewers play along.</b>It was only a matter of time until mixed reality made its way …

Augmented Reality

VR’s answer to relaxation? Meditation experiences

The videos capture what it’s like to come to a meditation center<p>Mindfulness has become a flourishing industry, worth some $1 billion, and now, a New York production company called m ss ng p eces (the spaces are deliberate) has launched VR meditation experiences, including one that puts users …

How far are we from interactivity in VR?

There’s an oft-cited quote of Walt Disney’s: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Were he alive today, it would be interesting to see what he’d make of – and with – modern virtual reality (VR) systems.<p>All VR requires a basic core functionality: The ability to deliver an environment that matches …

Virtual Reality

Aryzon is a ‘Cardboard-like’ 3D AR device, already surpassed its funding goal 4 times over

What Google Cardboard did to spread awareness about virtual reality (VR) really can’t be understated – the VR boom we have coming from last year into …

Inside Peter Jackson’s New Augmented Reality Studio

We go behind the scenes of Wingnut AR's tabletop augmented reality experience made with Apple's new ARKit.The post Inside Peter Jackson’s New …

EA’s New R&D Division SEED Will Include Research into VR

While the main Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 is still a few days from opening every year it’s preceded by several press conferences by some …

Viacom NEXT and NYC Media Lab Launch Viacom Music + VR Fellowship

<b>Viacom’s emerging entertainment technology group, Viacom NEXT, and NYC Media Lab have created a fellowship program to “encourage the development of</b> …

Virtual Reality

A mind-blowing VR arcade won me over. It’ll get you too

Virtual reality has turned me into a globe-trotting adventurer.<p>I've scuba-dived massive undersea shipwrecks, coming face-to-face with a blue whale. I've fought off hordes of oncoming zombies with nothing but a shotgun, an ax and my wits to stay alive. And I've piloted a spaceship in an epic …