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Waiting For Virtual Reality Around The Corner

There’s virtual reality and then there’s the reality relating to virtual reality.<p>Despite all the marketing and promoting of VR headsets of various …

VR is a Killer App for Blockchains

I spent a weekend with 10 execs of some of the largest companies working on VR to talk about how to responsibly create the “Metaverse” — the name for …

Ultrawings is a VR flight simulator that puts your real hands on a virtual flight stick

A new way to look at flight simulations<p>Flight simulations used to either require the use of a keyboard and mouse, which are nothing like the feel of “actually” flying, or the purchase and installation of a more traditional flight stick.<p><i>Ultrawings</i> not only wants to introduce people to the thrill of …

8i Lands $27M in Series B Funding and Reveals Tango-powered Mixed Reality App 'Holo'

Volumetric video specialists 8i have announced their latest series B funding round has netted them a further $27 while also unveiling Holo, a mixed …

Oncologists will be able to walk through 3D tumors with new VR system

Cutting-edge technology is always going to be exciting, but the point at which it becomes truly amazing is when it can be used to save people’s lives.<p>…

Photo-Realistic Holograms Are About To Get A Whole Lot More Real

8i unveiled its Holo mixed-reality app, and announced $27 million in funding to bolster its vision of 3D content-capture technology.<p>The holograms are coming, the holograms are coming.<p>At the Sundance Film Festival last month, moviegoers attending the premiere of <i>Marjorie Prime</i>, a movie starring Jon …

Why Ford Makes Car Parts Out of Tomatoes and Shredded Cash

Ford is making car parts out of shredded cash, building cars in virtual reality, and using stickers to hide its latest toys from the paparazzi. It’s …

Europe’s VR ecosystem has grown to nearly 300 companies

There are nearly 300 companies in Europe’s growing virtual reality ecosystem, according to new figures released today.<p>The figures are from US VC firm …

HoloLens app mixes AR and VR to put a room on the top of Mt. Fuji

We hear many descriptions of future applications around mixed reality — the intersection of augmented reality and virtual reality — but we don't see …

Tipit raises $2.5 million to bring user-generated AR to all

Augmented reality glasses may be stuck in the dorky phase for the foreseeable future but smartphone-based augmented reality is only going to grow more popular moving forward.<p>Outside of Pokemon-catching, the primary augmented reality applications being used in the wild have been smart filters in …

Google opens up its Daydream VR platform to all developers

After a couple months of restricting development on Daydream, Google has opened the floodgates, now allowing anyone to submit an app or experience for the company’s mobile VR platform.<p>Previously, the company had worked with a select group of partners to build out apps for the platform, assumedly to …

Hugo Barra joins Facebook to lead its VR efforts, including Oculus

Hugo Barra, who previously held a positions as a key VP for Android at Google, and led Xiaomi’s international efforts in a VP role at the Chinese company, is now joining Facebook . Barra announced his departure from Xiaomi on January 22, after a three-and-a-half year stint at the company. Barra …

Virtual Reality Headset Shipments Forecast To 61M

Virtual reality and augmented reality seem to have a bright future, with AR and VR viewers expected to experience high growth numbers in the coming …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Allows the Most Detailed, Intimate Digital Surveillance Yet

“Why do I look like Justin Timberlake?”<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on stage wearing a virtual reality headset, feigning surprise at an …

Virtual Reality

Linden Lab’s Sansar will take virtual worlds far beyond Second Life

Second Life is by far the most successful virtual world ever created. And with Sansar, the creators of Second Life at Linden Lab believe they can use virtual reality to create a far more immersive experience.<p>Just as Second Life democratized the creation of virtual objects in a virtual world on the …

Xbox One Games Playable on Oculus Rift via Streaming App

Content from your Xbox One can now be streamed to your Oculus Rift, according to a tweet from Xbox director of Programming Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson today.<p>The free Xbox One Streaming app is now available on the Oculus Store, as originally reported in November. It allows Rift owners to occupy one …

Virtual Reality

PlayStation VR Experience Perfect, Lets You Relax Digital Style (video)

PlayStation gamers looking for a way to get away from it all, using their newly purchased PlayStation VR headset. Might be interested in a new …

Virtual Reality

In 2017, your phone's camera will have superpowers

Commentary: If you're wondering where phones are heading next year, think magic 3D-scanning cameras. Here's what I learned from using Google Tango for a few weeks.<p>Virtual reality is a somewhat understandable concept in 2016. You put on a headset, you find yourself in 3D worlds. But augmented …

Augmented Reality

NYU Researchers are Working on Their Own 'Star Trek' Holodeck

Researchers at NYU will take virtual reality to the next level.<p>The <i>Star Trek</i> franchise has seen numerous revivals, yet in the 50 years since its …

Valve, Oculus, Nvidia and others back Khronos' new VR standard

The Khronos Group, a consortium of companies and schools responsible for maintaining open standard APIs like OpenGL and OpenCL, has called for the …

Game Development

Review: Oculus’ New Controllers Fix the Rift’s Biggest Shortcoming

The worst you can say about Oculus Touch, a $200 pair of motion controls that’s out December 6 for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, is that …

Virtual Reality: An Emerging Game Changer In Healthcare

By Eric Williams, MFA<p>As Obamacare returns to center stage, stakeholders in the healthcare debate will look for ways to squeeze costs while improving medical care.<p>I am not a doctor, politician, or accountant. I am an Emmy Award-winning producer in interactive educational media and director of a …

JAUNT VR Walkthrough on Daydream VR

JAUNT VR is a video content curation app, and a really great one! You will find over 100 VR experiences here, most of which are of great quality. …

Virtual Reality

Survey Finds British Women Want VR Sex

One of the drivers of the virtual reality sector’s growth is the same business that helped propel DVDs and Blu-rays into our living room — adult …

Augmented Reality App Turns The $1 Dollar Bill into Tour of The White House

<b>Spend that dollar on an animated tour through White House history.</b>The White House Historical Foundation just made visiting the most famous building …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft Windows VR Headset: Rumors, Release Date, Specs and Price

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is working on an affordable Windows 10 virtual reality (VR) headsets. The software giant is expected to release …

Virtual Reality

21st Century Fox leads $58M investment in mobile AR/VR smartglasses maker Osterhout Design Group

21st Century Fox reiterated its interest in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) by opening its pocketbook for Osterhout Design Group, a …

Augmented Reality

How Flipboard Is The Epitome Of Web 3.0

Every year, Flipboard looks more and more like the future of magazines.<p>And along the way, it is defining what it means to be a next-generation …

First Look Media has forgotten the number one rule of startups

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Mike Watson / Thinkstock<p>When you start with a commitment of $250 million before you even have a website, it’s probably …