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Google Chrome adds Daydream support and it's clear who'll be happiest about it | Trusted Reviews

<b>The Google Chrome browser for Android now supports the company’s Daydream VR platform. The company is rectifying the somewhat surprising omission</b> …

Virtual Reality

Nikon’s new 125x zoom camera has a lens that would be impossible on a DSLR

That much zoom pushes into telescope territory.<p>The concept of “zooming” on a smartphone camera is mostly a lie. They often “zoom” by simply cropping the image to narrow the angle of view or adding an extra camera module with a more telephoto lens to handle the longer shots. Both methods come with …

Concept3D Introduces Tour Builder for User-Created VR Tour Experiences

When Google announced its Tour Creator during the I/O conference in May, the focus wasn’t just on teachers and students being able to create their …

360 Live VR Teleportation Uses Drones, Neural Networks, and Perseverance

This past semester I added research to my already full schedule of math and engineering classes, as any masochistic student eagerly would. Packed …

Antilatency Brings 6DoF VR To The Oculus Go

<b>Add positional tracking to your Oculus Go in just 1.5 hours with Antilatency technology.</b> The Oculus Go is an excellent VR headset. Comfortable face …

Opinion: Virtual travel and exploration apps are key to mainstream VR adoption

<b>Bottom line:</b> Virtual travel will never replace the real thing, but it is a great cost-effective alternative and for many—including the elderly and …

Google ‘Tour Creator’ Lets You Build VR Tours Using Streetview & Your Own 360 Photos

Google today launched <i>Tour Creator</i>, a web-based tool that lets you easily build a VR ‘tour’ using imagery from Google Street View and even your own …

Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses

Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the …

Virtual Reality

Facebook's working on photorealistic VR avatars and they're kinda creepy

Facebook has big plans for blurring reality and virtual reality.<p>During its F8 Day 2 keynote, the company said it's working on creating photorealistic …

Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy

One of Facebook’s underlying goals for VR is to use it as a means of connecting distant people. While today friends can talk and play in a range of …

How to position your brand as a knowledge centre through content

<b>Have you considered how, through content marketing, your brand could be transformed to become a leading informational expert?</b> Positioning your brand …

round-up | New high-resolution virtual-reality and augmented-reality headsets | Kurzweil

Oculus Go (credit: Oculus)<p>Oculus announced Monday (April 30) that its much-anticipated Oculus Go virtual-reality headset is now available, priced at …

The implications of voice tech for marketers, from brand to customer service

<b>What are the implications of 'voice technology' for marketers?</b>Though it's a few weeks since South by Southwest, here are few thoughts distilled from …

Marketing

Group Behind JPEG Unveils New ‘visually lossless’ Compression Standard for VR/AR and More

This week at NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), the international committee behind the titular image compression …

Livestreaming

Dear dictionaries, this is why 'overtourism' should be your 2018 word of the year

The only available dictionary definition of “overtourism” can be found on Collins. It reads, “The phenomenon of a popular destination or sight becoming overrun with tourists in an unsustainable way.” I should know. I wrote it.<p>The word “overtourism” is so new that it hasn’t formally entered the …

News: Magic Leap's Biggest Problem May Not Be Legal Fights but a Major Battery Charging Issue

While everyone was marveling at the latest drama over at Magic Leap involving employees last week, a major rumor listed in one of the reports, …

A Stunning Short Film Shot Exclusively With a Drone

Many elements have to come together to make a decent short; and I think, in this video by filmmaker Jay Worsley, everything came together …

The VR film Carriberrie is a vital face-to-face experience of threatened Indigenous culture

Virtual reality technology is making it far easier to connect with remote Indigenous Australians. Carriberrie, a mesmerising 360-degree, live-action …

IBM Watson Finds Its Way Into Games and Virtual Reality Applications

By integrating Watson with the Unity game engine, IBM is pushing its AI services to game and VR developers.<p><b>International Business Machines</b> (NYSE:IBM) …

Virtual Reality

[PyeongChang 2018] Ultra-fast 5G network to transform Olympics viewing experience

Russia’s 15-year-old figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova performs a fast triple lutz-triple loop combination on the ice. The moment passes by so …

January Platform Updates: Rift Core 2.0 Beta

We’re back with a monthly look at the newest updates rolling out across the Oculus Platform. This month’s updates deliver improved performance and …

Apps

Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire

Wow, this is incredib- BLEEUUURGHGHGHPut on a virtual reality headset and it's hard to believe that your visual system is being stretched beyond its …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive StartUp Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles – Variety

Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive Start-Up Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles<p>Magic Leap revealed a mixed reality headset that it believes reinvents the way …

Augmented Reality

Two Years After Transforming Consumer VR, Samsung Gear VR Looks Ahead

Virtual reality has finally come into its own. A medium long restricted to niche applications, over the last two years it’s gone mainstream and taken a huge leap forward.<p>What’s driven this progress? The market arrival of user-friendly, affordable and advanced VR hardware such as Samsung Gear VR …

15 Most Popular Virtual Reality (VR) YouTubers in the World

An emerging new category on YouTube is rising and growing rapidly. Virtual reality is still a niche field right now.<p>Today, VR isn’t so big but in a …

With Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, virtual reality is finally ready for prime-time

The Void and ILMxLAB takes guests to a galaxy far, far away<p>Last week, I visited the lava planet Mustafar, infiltrated an Imperial base as a stormtrooper, battled alongside the cantankerous droid K-2SO, and collected data on a piece of secret Imperial cargo that could have far-reaching ramifications …

Virtual Reality

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.<p>Current AR and VR products are oversized for consumers, and bulky camera-based sensors are a big part of that …

Augmented Reality

The Latest On VR Locomotion

Among the many challenges presented by the development of consumer VR, locomotion is one of the most important. At a session during Oculus Connect 4, …

Editorial: VR Is Exactly Where It Needs To Be

For the first time, a technological platform is capable of conveying context to social interactions. Instead of writing a text or having a video …