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Tribeca Film Festival: a stage for Virtual Reality by Jose Antunes

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival continues its tradition of showing cutting-edge interactive storytelling. This year the Tribeca Immersive offers a new …

Virtual Reality

32% Have Tried Augmented Reality, 55% Don't Plan To

Most consumers have not tried augmented reality on their smartphone, but those who have tend to use it frequently.<p>These are among the findings in a …

Augmented Reality

ConcertVR ICO (CVT Token): Live Music Virtual Reality Blockchain?

Users will get to enjoy concerts in virtual reality or on demand<p>Once they buy the concerts tickets, they get to enjoy the content on different …

Virtual Reality

Intel Is Killing Its Google Glass-Like Project, Vaunt

If you were desperately looking forward to trying Intel’s non-dorky Vaunt smart glasses, then you’d better sit down for this: the project’s off.<p>While …

Augmented Reality

Upcoming VR Animated Film “Crow: The Legend” Reveals New Cast Members

The creators of the popular and successful <i>Asteroids!</i> and <i>Invasion!</i>, Baobab Studios, have announced that Tye Sheridan (<i>Ready Player One</i>) and Liza Koshy …

Virtual Reality

Ikea included a Narnia-like secret portal in its augmented reality app

Appealing to Easter egg fans and Ikeaphiles alike, a hidden detail of the Ikea Place app allows users to place a “magical” wardrobe anywhere and …

Augmented Reality

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

The very first banner ad on the Internet—for AT&T on Wired in 1994—had a click-through rate (CTR) of 44 percent. Now that the novelty has worn off, …

Advertising Industry

Oculus wants to stretch your skin to see what it feels like to be human

In patents filings made public this week, Oculus describes a couple different technologies that could make its virtual reality even more realistic …

Virtual Reality

Watch: Virtual reality simulator puts Wellington 6m underwater after huge sea level rise

Wellington City Council has developed a virtual reality environment where users can raise the sea level in the capital by up to 6m.<p>The project was …

Virtual Reality

Disney Brings Star Wars AR Holochess to iOS Devices

<b>The hottest strategy game from a galaxy far, far away is available on iPhone & iPad now thanks to Apple’s ARKit.</b>Do you find conventional chess …

Star Wars

Virtual Reality at your Fingertips

It will probably come as no surprise to you that the Virtual Reality market is growing rapidly; partially due to an increased interest in the field …

Virtual Reality

If (virtual) reality feels almost right, it’s exactly wrong

How adding touch to VR can lead to an “uncanny valley” of sensations — and what we can do about it<p>We can all remember the crisply beveled edges of our cheery-yellow No. 2 pencil, the cool, smooth feel of a chalk-powdered blackboard, the gritty red bricks of the schoolhouse walls. Surely that all …

Virtual Reality

Zara AR Brings Fashionable Looks to Life in Stores

Your local Zara may be looking a little bit different these days. The uber popular fashion retailer has temporarily ditched traditional mannequins …

Augmented Reality

Why holograms could replace conference calls

Nearly half of the US workforce is expected to work remotely by 2020 – but does the technology exist to support the trend?<p>With nearly half of the US workforce expected to be working remotely by 2020, meetings of the future can’t depend on the same wonky teleconferencing systems in place …

Augmented Reality

Coty unveils AR mirror that's activated when shoppers pick up a lipstick

Beauty giant Coty has unveiled a smart augmented reality ‘magic mirror’ in its Bourjois boutique in Paris which lets users try on products virtually …

Augmented Reality

News: Snapchat Sells Advertisers on Augmented Reality with New E-Commerce Features

In an effort to help its advertising partners close sales with its sponsored augmented reality camera effects, Snapchat has launched a set of …

Augmented Reality

Wearables, projectors offer displays for the post-screen world

While we like to have expansive views of content, monitors place major restrictions on how fluidly we can work. But a range of emerging options could …

Augmented Reality

Google Chrome now has native VR support for the Oculus Rift

Just a couple of weeks ago, Mozilla announced that it would be launching a dedicated version of its Firefox web browser for virtual reality and …

Virtual Reality

Vive Pro sends out its AR dev kit

HTC just released its software development kit for the front-facing cameras on the Vive Pro. The new update should help turn the device into the kind of augmented reality developer kit Magic Leap has been distributing quietly in small numbers.<p>Magic Leap is raising billions of dollars for a …

Virtual Reality

AR as the Democratization of Architecture, Spatial Computing, & Leap Motion’s North Star AR HMD

Keiichi Matsuda went from being a dystopian filmmaker to becoming the Vice President of Design at hand-tracking company Leap Motion. Matsuda is …

Augmented Reality

Can you handle Alejandro G. Inarritu’s virtual reality film, ‘Carne y Arena’?

A woman loaded down with shopping bags pauses in front of an unfamiliar building on Benning Road NE. “This used to be a church,” she says, before surmising that the building, which sports a stylishly recycled facade of boards and corrugated metal, must be a restaurant now.<p>It’s not a bad guess. For …

Virtual Reality

‘The Hills Have Eyes’ Director Alexandre Aja Goes VR With ‘Campfire Creepers’

Longtime horror film director Alexandre Aja is getting ready to make his mark in virtual reality (VR) with “Campfire Creepers,” a new mini series of …

Virtual Reality

Serenity VR Fan Made Project lets You Explore The Firefly

Fans of the TV show Firefly and film Serenity will be pleased to know that after four years of development 3D environmental artist Kaveh Tabar has …

Virtual Reality

Low-cost Ghost AR headset promises MacOS multitasking on steroids

Everyone up to Apple CEO Tim Cook, head of one of the world’s most valuable companies, thinks that augmented reality is going to be big. However, …

Google Pixel

Virtual sex world lets you romp with 3D porn stars in VR

THE WORLD'S first virtual reality sex platform will let you frolic with over 700 porn stars from the comfort of your sofa when it launches this …

Virtual Reality

Sleep Cycle debuts Apple Watch app with snore prevention, silent alarm

Sleep Cycle for iPhone introduced snore detection a year ago to help sleep trackers discover whether or not snoring is affecting their sleep quality. Today Sleep Cycle is building on that feature with a brand new Apple Watch app that will silently nudge you when snoring is detected…<p>The goal is …

Sleep

Alicia Vikander turns 'Tide's Fall' into a VR masterpiece

Penrose Studios set a new standard for VR storytelling last year with Arden's Wake, a stunning short that introduced us to Meena, a young girl living in a post-apocalyptic, waterlogged world. But that was just the prologue. At the Tribeca Film Festival, the studio is back with the next chapter,</i> …

Virtual Reality

The Swiss FlyJacket System Uses Exosuit and VR Headset for Immersive Drone Flights

While drones that respond to hand gestures or audible commands are pretty neat, the FlyJacket exosuit seems even more immersive...and …

Virtual Reality

How Apple Will Use AR To Reinvent The Human-Computer Interface

Taking a careful look at how the company has reinvented the UI down through its history provides strong clues as to how it will do so again with AR glasses.<p>As a technology industry analyst, I have had the privilege of covering Apple since 1981. During this period of time, I have watched Apple …

Augmented Reality

Developer Spends 30 Days Working, Dancing, Living In VR

<b>An Italian developer tests the limits of VR comfort with a ’30 Days In VR’ challenge.</b> Thanks to new more comfortable hardware releases like the HTC …

Virtual Reality