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New Video Shows Crazy 'Infinite' Redirected Walking in VR

This video showcases a new redirected walking implementation project that creates an “unlimited” virtual corridor in a space just 5 x 7 metres in …

Virtual Reality

New Opportunities - Virtual And Augmented Reality, 360-Degree Media

The terms “virtual reality” and “augmented reality” are being used for too many product categories. These phrases have become so generic that they are losing most of their meaning, as “cloud” and “internet of things” (IoT) have already done. The industry needs a simple but more precise market …

Augmented Reality

World's First Live Smartphone VR Camera Revealed

With consumer Virtual Reality kits now widely available, not to mention the current proliferation of cheap Google Cardboard headsets, VR content is now much easier for the average consumer to access.<p>However, creating such content yourself with affordable tools wa an entirely different matter – …

Virtual Reality

12 Virtual Reality Stats That Will Blow You Away

Virtual reality has been touted as the "next big thing" over the past few decades, but the technology never seemed good enough to create seamless virtual worlds. But recent advancements in graphics, motion sensors, and mobility have finally paved the way for a new wave of VR headsets -- tethered to …

Virtual Reality

Breaking Through the Fourth Wall in Virtual Reality

<i>With the appearance of VR we can for the first time talk about passing rather than breaking through the Fourth Wall. In this article we explore what</i> …

Virtual Reality

Valve Launch Free VR Place Creation Tool

Having been fed so many promises during the ’90s, I really, really, really want the latest wave of VR to be a success. I’ve been suitably impressed …

Getty Images CEO says VR is the next frontier for stock images, too

The storied photo service plans to equip every one of its Olympics photographers with a 360-degree camera.<p>Across the film and video game industries, there is a consensus that virtual reality and 360-degree imagery are the next frontier.<p>That's also the case when it comes to still photos, says Dawn …

When Can I Buy Samsung’s Gear 360 Camera?

<b>Samsung begins selling the Gear 360 in New Zealand – who’s going to be next?</b><p>When Samsung first unveiled their Gear 360 camera back in February, I was …

What’s the point of virtual reality?

VR needs content if it’s to be more than a flash in the early adopter pan.<p>But it’s pretty clear that in the short term at least it’s not going to have a whole lot of compelling content.<p>And understandably so. It’s a new medium, after all, and figuring out how to create exciting ‘experiences’, as the …

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Is storytelling the key to VR’s future?

Virtual reality may be the closest to teleportation we will ever have in our lifetime.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. (Insider Exclusives registration required for this one.)</i><p>A …

Google’s 3 Rules For Designing Virtual Reality

Google has spent the past year running experiments in VR. Here’s what the company has learned about what you can and can’t do.<p>With Google’s new Daydream VR platform–announced in May–the company hadn’t just developed new hardware. Four Google staff members (two engineers, two designers) have spent …

Building a VR Game for My Daughter

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>As a VR enthusiast who is also a programmer, I’ve been thinking about ways to make my own immersive content. There’s just one …

If you have a VR headset and an empty warehouse, it's your lucky day

As we get used to the idea of consumer virtual reality, we shouldn't forget that architecture firms, construction companies, and research institutions are way more hardcore than you and your paltry living space will ever be. One of the companies that fills this niche is WorldViz, which has been …

Virtual Reality

Facebook just bought a VR audio company for Oculus and made its tools free to use

In the wake of Google I/O and Daydream, Facebook has purchased spatial audio company Two Big Ears for an undisclosed sum.<p>It’s ‘Spatial Workstation’ will now be known as ‘Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation,’ and many of its tools will be free:<p>Starting today, our pipeline for cinematic VR and 360 …

Virtual Reality

Sketchfab wants to do for VR what YouTube did for video

The company boasting the largest online collection of 3D models, Sketchfab, is taking a dive into virtual reality.<p>And to show off exactly what's …

Virtual Reality

Ultimate Beginners Guide to Virtual Reality Storytelling

<b>What is VR?</b><p>Virtual Reality [VR] is a magical alternate universe where all of your wishes come true and where pain and suffering don’t exist. Just …

Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies

Teased in trailers last month, Google has finally posted the full video of its epic 360-degree short monster movie <i>Help</i> on YouTube.<p>Directed by Justin …

I'm convinced this virtual reality short is the future of animation

Penrose<p>If there's one takeaway I've gathered from the Tribeca Film Festival, it's that people are doing some incredible things with VR.<p>The New York …

Virtual Reality

How to Make 360° Video (VR) : Basic Workflow Explained

VR is terrible for traditional storytelling

“But among them was this poor Earthling, and his head was encased in a steel sphere which he could never take off. There was only one eyehole through which he could look, and welded to that eyehole were six feet of pipe. He was also strapped to a steel lattice which was bolted to a flatcar on …

Virtual Reality

Observations from the VR Front: 'Pearl,' Invasion!' and 'Allumette'

My first insight from Tribeca is simple but important: no one is actually talking about the same thing when they use the terms ‘interactive,’ …

VRidge streams VR from your desktop to Google Cardboard

Those who are on the verge of investing in an Oculus Rift headset but don’t have the confidence to get into it just yet may want to sit tight. …

22 virtual reality headsets you can buy today

If you have been keeping up with virtual reality in any capacity over the past few years, you’ve almost certainly heard of the industry’s biggest …

Google starts selling its Cardboard VR viewer outside the US

Google first started selling its Cardboard VR viewer for $15 in February, but it was limited to the US. If you still haven't managed to pick one up from a third-party, trade show, or some type of promotion, you can now buy one direct from Google in the UK, France, Germany, and Canada. Google is …

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Android VR will reportedly be announced next week as a standalone headset

With Google I/O starting next week, veteran tech journalist Peter Rojas has tweeted that Android VR will launch as a dedicated, standalone headset. This corroborates earlier reports and the mention of “AndroidVR” we saw yesterday in the latest Unreal Engine preview.<p>Back in February, the <i>Wall Street</i> …

Virtual Reality

4 Brands Killing It With Virtual Reality Marketing

Here's what you can learn from the early adopters driving the VR revolution.<p>We've been hearing about the coming age of virtual reality for what feels like a lifetime (I remember playing with a crude VR headset at an arcade back in the early 90s).<p>But while it may have taken a few decades longer than …

Award-Winning VR Films Hint at How Far the Medium Will Go

• Author: Peter Rubin. Peter Rubin Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 04.15.16. 04.15.16<br>• Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>4000 Attendees, 6 Awards<p>Last …

Virtual Desktop for VR is a glimpse at a future without monitors

I can trace my computing history along a path of display milestones. The 10-inch VGA monitor that came with my Packard Bell desktop in the '90s was a huge leap forward from the low-res Apple II displays I used in school. Then there was the 20-inch Sony Trinitron flat CRT that I brought to college …

Virtual Reality

How Traditional Storytelling Is Ruining Virtual Reality Film

Meet the filmmakers writing the trippy language of cinematic virtual reality.<p>I spent much of the past two weeks with a screen strapped to my face, watching filmmakers' best stabs at telling a story in virtual reality.<p>The cinematic VR showcased at the recent Tribeca Film Festival ran the gamut from …

Virtual Reality

Small, Hovering "Follow Me" Camera Drone

It's like a hands-free selfie stick<p>The Hover Camera is a small, dual-camera-equipped quadrotor drone that can be programmed to follow you. In the …