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Virtual Reality Is Becoming the Next Great Storytelling Canvas

The culture gap between marketers and today's progressive new media consumer continues to expand in ways that suggest the current era of radical …

The Samsung Gear VR is the best VR headset in the world

It’s very rare that an early adopter ends up having the best product even after other companies join the fray. Apple managed to do it with its iPhone …

MIT brings some magic to augmented reality

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>A new imaging technique developed by researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has the potential to dramatically improve …

Weekend Downloads: New Content on Gear VR

<i>Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. This weekend there’s a</i> …

Understanding The Pokémon Go Craze

There have been some strange scenes in recent days. Cars parked in odd places. Millennials wandering the roadsides. Pairs of iGens dashing down sidewalks, in pursuit of the wind. While it looks and feels like something out of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, it’s actually something different, the first big splash …

The Mr. Robot VR experience isn't a gimmick — it's true storytelling

<i>Mr. Robot</i> mastermind Sam Esmail has made a point of taking on nearly every creative role possible on his show, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the idea came up for a virtual reality tie-in, he took the same hands-on approach. Debuting at Comic-Con, <i>Mr. Robot VR</i> is a 13-minute narrative …

Virtual Realities

<i>Five forecasts to orient your lighthouse by.</i>

New Multi-Screen Projection Format Aims to Make Star Trek Beyond an Immersive Experience

Staring at a movie on one big screen is just fine—but what if you could see it on three screens at once, for a uniquely immersive, panoramic viewing …

Star Trek

Test Tool Finds Ethernet Wiring Errors

The TP500 from Platinum Tools is a handy tester of LAN cables. It's easy to use and effective, though it could use a small tweak or two.<p>When my house …

GE Dances with Virtual Reality

An engineering specialist named Neha Prajapat is leading a team of researchers on a virtual reality (VR) project at GE that seeks to address an …

Unity aims at VR with $181 million

"Write once, publish many."<p>That's the goal of Unity Technologies' Series C funding round of $181 million, which the company announced Wednesday. Unity wants to help developers of all sizes create games that support all hardware platforms.<p>Unity is the platform behind the hit mobile AR game Pokemon …

Augmented Reality

The Pokémon Fad Shows the Unnerving Future of Augmenting Reality

On a recent summer evening, something strange happened in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. As usual, joggers zipped along the edge of Long Meadow and dog …

Magic Leap ramps up production for new type of virtual reality | News Home | Reuters

ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - Magic Leap, a startup backed by technology powerhouses including Google and Alibaba that has raised more than $1.4 billion, has hired more than 600 employees and is close to starting production of its first “mixed reality” products.<p>Rony Abovitz (R), CEO of Magic Leap speaks …

'Pokemon Go' shows augmented reality's edge over full-on virtual reality

Virtual reality is often lauded as the future of gaming. With its high-tech headsets, it can transport gamers to fantastic virtual environments, completely separate from the real world.<p>But the recent runaway success of a mobile Pokémon app suggests great promise for augmented reality – virtual …

Augmented Reality

Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment

We’ve passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality — although it’s clear that we’re a few models away from a truly refined VR/AR experience.<p>However, with VR and AR poised to become a mainstream force, it’s the opportune time to think about how kids …

Seattle startup Presence Labs bets on virtual reality for the masses, led by ex-Double Down CEO

After Greg Enell left Double Down Interactive in January 2014, he got about halfway through a self-imposed year off before he started to get bored …

Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Is Investing Big In Virtual Reality

In a new video from HTC, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang speaks about his growing interest in the virtual reality space — an interest that is backed up …

VR treadmill maker Virtuix partners with Hero for Chinese VR rollout

Virtuix, the company behind the virtual-reality treadmill, Omni, has announced a partnership with Chinese game publisher Hero Entertainment. …

Virtual Reality

We Might Be Having More Sex With Robots Than Humans By 2050

18.6K<p>SHARES<p>In case you hadn’t noticed, VR porn and sex robots are becoming increasingly popular in the sexuality realm, and it’s no secret that we …

Top 10 Most Promising VR Games & Demos of 2016 (So Far)

Although we are always a bit sad when E3 is over every year, this year’s event was definitely memorable. <b>E3 2016</b> showcased a lot of highly anticipated …

Cybust is hoping you're willing to spend to display your VR headset

This is a very nice way to show off your tech investment<p>So what exactly do you do with your expensive virtual reality headsets when they’re not in use?<p>Cybust is hoping that’s a problem you’re willing to spend $89 to solve. The company is offering a sort of blank head for your head-mounted displays …

Virtual Reality

Keep virtual reality weird

Anything is possible, which is why Resident Evil is so boring<p>There were many well-known games and properties announced for virtual reality at E3 2016. You can be Batman in VR! You can play <i>Fallout 4</i> or <i>Doom</i>! <i>Resident Evil 7</i> can be played through in its entirety in VR if you're willing to put up with …

Virtual Reality

Japan cancels VR sex festival after too many people turn up

When a group of porn enthusiasts decided to launch the first VR Sex Festival in Japan this week, they probably expected a fair amount of interest. What they probably weren’t prepared for, however, was a full-on shutdown before the event had even opened. Unfortunately for the organisers of Adult VR …

Is Virtual Reality for Our Own Memories Really Such a Great Idea?

In the coming years, virtual reality will be about recording personal moments. But what’s to stop people from living fully inside those …

We tried out the Ghostbusters virtual reality experience and it blew our minds

'Busting The Void<p>At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square today, we got to try out one of the world’s most expensive and immersive virtual reality experiences. On July 1st, Sony and a Utah startup called The Void will open <i>Ghostbusters: Dimension</i>, which lets you become a ghostbuster in what The …

Why Playing God In VR Is The Best Thing Ever

The reason why I love VR is because I can do things that I wouldn’t be able to in real life. One of the best examples of this premise is <i>Universe</i> …

8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Just Video Games

Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale …

Virtual Reality

E3 2016: Seeing the Potentials of Virtual Tourism Through Everest VR

The future looks bright (and scary from up here).<p>Virtual tourism is one of the most interesting aspects of VR. To visit exotic locales I may never …