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Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS

Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there’s still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself.<p>Google is hoping to kickstart this process by making 360 VR content a bit more simple to implement and, in the process, way more spontaneous for users …

Consciousness Is Not Mysterious

It’s just the brain describing itself—to itself.<p>When Isaac Newton was 17 years old, he performed a series of experiments with prisms and light beams. Within weeks he discovered the scientific explanation for color, invented the reflecting telescope, proposed the particle theory of light, and …

Unboxing The Challenges of VR Cinema

<i>Noah Nelson (@noahjnelson) is the head writer of Turnstyle News, a public media website that covers tech and entertainment, and a project of the</i> …

'Gone' is a VR thriller from 'Walking Dead' team and Samsung

Put yourselves in the shoes of a missing girl and her distressed mother.<p>While playing games and watching 360-degree videos in virtual reality is fun, the medium is so powerfully immersive that it seems to beg for something more compelling; something that goes beyond just VR versions of existing …

Virtual Reality Gives You Animal Vision

My, what big eyes you have<p>Ever wonder what life would look like if you were literally a fly on the wall? Or, better yet, a dragonfly in the forest? Actually seeing the world through another's eyes is still very much science fiction, but thanks to advances in virtual reality, you can come close.<p>At …

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New ViveCraft Video Shows How Amazing 'Rollercoaster Tycoon' Would be in VR

ViveCraft, an experimental project from Facepunch Studios, has somewhat departed from the blocky <i>Minecraft</i> style and gone full <i>Rollercoaster Tycoon</i> in …

The UN Is Using Virtual Reality to Make the Rich and Powerful Feel Empathy

A new campaign uses virtual reality documentaries to raise awareness and trigger empathy.<p>I'm standing on the rooftop of an abandoned building in Monrovia, Liberia. My gaze drifts from the setting sun to the man next to me strumming a homemade guitar. Singing along is a young woman named Decontee …

Samsung’s New Mission: Discovering VR Film Talent

Without great content, virtual reality hardware will go nowhere. So Samsung and others are taking matters into their own hands.<p>Samsung today became the latest entrant in a growing field of companies and organizations supporting and fostering the creation of independent virtual reality content.<p>With …

Oculus is trying to convince filmmakers to make virtual reality movies

The company's pitch is to lure filmmakers to use the technology and produce content that attracts consumers for the Rift, its virtual reality headset.<p>Oculus doesn't plan to sell "Henry," the second film from its film division, Story Studios, which employs both video game engineers and former Pixar …

Watch these stunning YouTube 360 virtual reality videos right now

YouTube 360 videos are the closest thing to virtual reality that you can experience on your computer right now that don’t require any sort of special …

Virtual Reality

HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

HTC is planning to release its extremely well-received virtual reality headset Vive to consumers later this year, possibly in November. In the meantime, the Taiwanese company is busy building out its VR ecosystem. HTC disclosed that it spent almost $10 million for a 15 percent stake in WEVR, an …

Samsung Opens Signup Page to Gauge Interest in 'Project Beyond' VR Camera

Although the company isn’t ready to release it as a commercial product just yet, Samsung is now soliciting the interest of content creators who might …

Prototypes

Nokia just unveiled the ultimate camera

As the BBC reports, the spherical OZO camera is equipped with eight lenses and eight microphones. This allows it to record 360 degrees of both stereoscopic 3D video and sound, creating true panoramas with accompanying audio.<p>The content that OZO creates can then be used with playback devices such as …

Samsung promotes independent virtual reality filmmakers

As we saw in the early days of the software and hardware industries, nothing stifles a new platform like major companies squeezing out the little …

Jaunt Unveils the Neo 360° Virtual Reality Camera Rig

Jaunt is a virtual reality company with enough confidence to proudly claim the tagline of ‘the future of cinematic VR’. Aimed at creating …

Visit Hamilton Island in 360˚ Virtual Reality with Qantas

Is it "The One"? Jaunt announces series of light field cameras for virtual reality, codenamed NEO

Jaunt just threw down the gauntlet in the VR camera game, and they didn’t even bother being shy with the name. Announced today, Codename NEO (as in …

OpenEars

<b>About the Product OpenEars</b><p>Time is running and it seems like we won't hit the goal. But we won't stop working on that great project! For all those who …

Hear New York City in 3D audio

I Played Minecraft With Microsoft's HoloLens, And It Was Pretty Awesome

When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or …

Augmented Reality

This New VR Film Provides A Grim, 360-Degree View Of The Life Of A Child Slave

By Meg Carter3 minute Read<p>Terre des Hommes, the international human rights charity behind the multi award-winning “Sweetie” campaign against web cam …

Leading Minds Explore Tech's Future in Interactive Documentary

<i>CLOUDS</i> is a virtual reality documentary that tests Microsoft Kinect’s depth sensor as an open-source platform for filmmaking<p>Whatever you think of the …

The Inside Story of Google's Bizarre Plunge Into VR

David Coz worked in Google's Paris office, but what he really wanted was a job at the mothership in Silicon Valley.<p>Last spring, the French-born Coz …

How Google Jump could push VR into the mainstream

Everyone in Silicon Valley is interested in immersive experiences, from virtual reality to 360-degree video to holograms. Most of the major projects, …

Google’s new player lets you make your own virtual reality videos and post them to YouTube

Virtual reality has been virtually fiction so far, at least for consumers. At Google’s I/O developer conference today, however, the company may have taken another step toward turning its Cardboard headset into something everyone might actually use.<p>Clay Bavor, a vice president of product management …

Google's 'Jump' platform creates immersive 3D content for VR experiences

While Google Cardboard seemed a bit like a joke a year ago, it's clear that Google isn't slowing down in its VR efforts. Alongside the announcement …