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liammorrow:Type design for Small Gods — A publication by Alex Quicho about drones as death machines, sex machines and roaming spirits

Type design for Small Gods — A publication by Alex Quicho about drones as death machines, sex machines and roaming spirits. Currently on view at SHOW, RCA

Hands-on: NASA-backed ‘Mars 2030’ Launches Today – A Beautiful, Educational, & Buggy Trip to the Red Planet

The education-focused <i>Mars 2030</i> launches today on SteamVR for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, soon to come to PSVR. With 40 square kilometers of …

Virtual Reality

Here’s Every Daydream Ready Smartphone

Google Daydream, the company’s mobile VR platform, is compatible with a number of flagship smartphones from various manufacturers. Growing to a total …

Tablets

‘Take on Me’ Built With ARKit Opens a Portal to ’80s Nostalgia

The mantra goes: If it’s possible, someone will eventually build it. That statement rings true for everything from the weird and spastic games like</i> …

Augmented Reality

Models of Consciousness Transformation & Unlocking Latent Human Potentials with VR

The Institute of Noetic Sciences was founded by Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell after he had a mystical experience on the way back from being the …

Virtual Reality

HTC to Launch Standalone Vive Headset in China Tied to Viveport Content Store

HTC today announced a new variant of its Vive standalone VR headset which is aimed specifically at the Chinese VR market and will tap the company’s …

Virtual Reality

Oculus 1.17 Update Will Let You Launch SteamVR Apps From Oculus Home

Until recently, Oculus Rift owners have had to maintain two separate repositories for games; Steam and Oculus Home. And depending on where you bought …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap Researchers Reveal "Deep SLAM" Tracking Algorithm

Magic Leap, the mysterious AR startup with a multiple-billion dollar valuation, still doesn’t have a headset to show the world, but in a recent paper …

Augmented Reality

Google Expects 11 Daydream Ready Phones Available by Year’s End

In a few years’ time Google expects to operate Daydream on “Android scale,” one day opening the VR door to “hundreds of millions of users.” But in …

Google

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Daydream VR Update Begins Rolling Out

Announced back in May, an update bringing Google Daydream support to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has begun rolling out, making those phones the …

Samsung

HoloLens 2.0 to Put a Custom A.I. Chip at the Heart of Its On-board Processor

Microsoft has undoubtedly been working on the next version of HoloLens, the company’s AR headset, but now we know a little more about what’s going …

Machine Perception

10 Oculus Exclusives HTC Vive Owners Should Play Using Revive Hack

Thanks to ReVive, a hack that lets SteamVR-compatible headsets play Oculus Rift exclusives, anyone with an HTC Vive can enjoy a number of …

Virtual Reality

Acclaimed ‘Racket: Nx’ Getting Major ‘Early Access 2’ Update This Week

<i>Racket: Nx</i> is an impressively polished and physical VR arcade sport which plays like a mashup of futuristic racquetball and pinball. Currently in …

Game Development

ARKit Project Shows Turn-by-Turn Directions in AR, Giving a Glimpse into Future of AR-enabled Maps

What’s that building in the distance? Where’s the nearest Starbucks? How do I get to there from here? These are questions you’d likely find answers …

Augmented Reality

MMO-like Dungeon Combat Game ‘Age of Heroes’ Launches From Vive X Portfolio Company Omnigames

Omnigames, among one of the first companies to join HTC’s Vive X accelerator, has launched their “multiplayer combat VR game,” <i>Age of Heroes,</i> on …

RPGs

Get ‘EVE: Valkyrie’ Free When You Purchase Rift + Touch Bundle from Best Buy

Oculus’ massive price drop that saw the cost of Rift + Touch slashed to only $400, is still going on for the next 4-5 weeks—but if you purchase …

Virtual Reality

VFX Master Phil Tippett Brings His Grotesque Creations to HoloLens in ‘HoloGrid: Monster Battle’

Game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio, the production firm founded by stop-motion guru Phil Tippett, has launched <i>HoloGrid: Monster Battle (2017)</i> …

Augmented Reality

Google Tests Interactive Learning with VR Espresso Machine, “People learned faster and better in VR”

The team behind Daydream, Google’s mobile VR platform, is currently conducting experiments with the aim of broadening virtual reality’s usecase to …

Coffeemakers

This Awesome DIY VR Cockpit Hides a Flight Simulator in Plain Sight

A creative flight sim enthusiast has made a full cockpit setup that folds neatly away, transforming into an unassuming piece of furniture. Posting …

Flight Simulators

‘Lone Echo’ Review – Humanity and A.I. Bond at the Ragged Edge of Space

Sometimes sci-fi games need only put you head-first into a shiny new world, let you inhabit a universe seemingly ripped from TV and film, and call it …

Virtual Reality

Lenovo Reveals AR Headset DaystAR

Lenovo today unveiled at the company’s annual Tech World conference a new standalone AR headset dubbed ‘daystAR’.Revealed on stage by chief …

Augmented Reality

First Look: ‘MARVEL Powers United VR’ Gameplay & Hands-on

Oculus has teamed up with developer Sanzaru Games (behind titles like <i>VR Sports Challenge</i> and <i>Ripcoil</i>) to bring the world of MARVEL to VR. <i>Marvel Powers</i> …

Comics

Deadpool Joins Roster of 12 Heroes in ‘MARVEL Powers United VR’

Adding to the cast of Marvel heroes in the recently announced VR co-op adventure game <i>Marvel Powers United VR,</i> Oculus today announced that the …

Superheroes

Using Experiential Design to Expand VR Presence Theory

Dustin Chertoff has pulled experiential design insights from the advertising world to come up with a more holistic theory of Presence in virtual …

Consciousness

Viveport Subscription Adds 8 New Games for July

HTC continues to expand the app selection on its Viveport subscription service, adding 8 new games for July, detailed on the official Vive blog. The …

Virtual Reality

Google Glass is Back, Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ Unveiled

Google Glass, the iconic heads-up display (HUD) introduced back in 2012—known for spawning the portmanteau “glasshole”—is finally back, this time …

Wearable Tech

This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees

If you’ve ever worked at a fast food or fast-casual restaurant, you know how the first day inevitably goes. The manager sits you down in some store …

Virtual Reality

Leap Motion Grabs $50M Investment for Class-leading Hand-tracking Tech

Leap Motion, a veteran player in the virtual reality sector (having been founded two years ahead of Oculus), has announced the closure of a Series C …

Virtual Reality

‘Medium’ Update Lets You Sculpt in VR With Friends

Oculus <i>Medium</i> lets you sculpt virtual models in VR, but until now you’ve had to do it all alone. A new update to the program brings multiplayer …

Virtual Reality

6 VR Experiences Nominated for 2017 Emmy Awards, Oculus Receives Multiple Nominations

The 69th Emmy Awards nominations are out, and while it’s true the Emmys were created to recognize excellence in the television industry, virtual …

Virtual Reality