Virtual Reality & Beyond

By Luis Sotillos | Content and applications for Oculus Rift, Gear VR an other VR devices

Apple's secret CES trip is proof that its AR glasses are just around the corner | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple could be set to reveal a pair if augmented reality (AR) glasses this year, as the Cupertino company has reportedly been in talks with part</b> …

Augmented Reality

After Trying the New Wireless Vive Pro There's No Going Back

When the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive came out in 2016, we entered a new era of virtual reality. No longer would people think of half-assed fever dreams …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Release date, price and everything you need to know - Pocket-lint

Oculus will, in 2018, make a new, wire-free VR headset available to the public.<p>The standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, was announced during the …

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones

HTC has announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas.The new model, which sits above the current …

Virtual Reality

Eye-tracking VR headset takes home the CES 2018 innovation award

CES 2018’s first wave of innovative new tech is hitting the shore early, before the show officially starts tomorrow. Among them is the LooxidVR headset, an all-in-one package which shows off some of VR’s promise.<p>What is it?<p>LooxidVR is a phone-based headset created by Looxid Labs with EEG censors …

Virtual Reality

The First Mind-Controlled VR Game Will Hit Arcades in 2018

<b>“Wake up, this is not a test,”</b> intones a voice as the virtual reality game <i>Awakening</i> begins. Your game character is a child trapped in a nefarious …

Virtual Reality

airbnb plans virtual reality previews of rooms and cities to enrich our travels

<b>if photos just aren’t enough when choosing the listing that best suits your weekend getaway, you and your travel companion(s) could organise a speedy</b> …

Augmented Reality

Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive Start-Up Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles

Magic Leap today revealed a mixed reality headset that it believes reinvents the way people will interact with computers and reality. Unlike the …

Augmented Reality

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Augmented Reality

Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles, says it’s shipping next year

After more than three years, Magic Leap has unveiled what it describes as a “creator edition” of its augmented reality system. The Magic Leap One consists of a pair of oversized cyberpunk-y goggles, a puck-shaped external computer called a Lightpack, and a handheld controller. It’s supposed to …

Augmented Reality

Teslasuit VR Haptic Feedback Suit

Virtual reality users looking to take their immersion to the next level, may be interested in a new haptic feedback suit specifically designed for …

Material World: Wal-Mart Turns to Virtual Reality for the Future of Shopping

Every other week, hosts Lindsey Rupp and Jenny Kaplan guide you through the consumer universe, breaking down what's going on with all the things …

Toyota's New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

Toyota recently revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot. Designed primarily as an experiment to explore new technologies to …

Virtual Reality

Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

The company formerly known as AxonVR, which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature …

HTC and Logitech bring keyboards into virtual reality

HTC and Logitech have announced the new Logitech BRIDGE SDK, a way for developers to add keyboard support to their virtual reality apps. The support …

Virtual Reality Revolution: 4 Companies to Watch

Big tech will power the virtual reality revolution for the next year, and these four companies stand above the rest.<p>Virtual reality technology is …

How a Norwegian Infrastructure Project is Using Virtual Reality to Improve Public Buy-In

<i>This article was originally published by Aurodesk's Redshift publication as "Norwegian Rail Project Adopts Immersive Design for Public Engagement and</i> …

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

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality.<p><b>What is</b> …

Virtual Reality

From Storytelling To VR 'Storyliving': Future Marketing Communications

Google Zoo, Alphabet’s in-house creative think tank that provides value ad for brands and agencies by helping them devise creative ways to use Google products and new tech platforms, recently released a study with Google News Lab about how audiences experience VR. The study includes implications …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap Chief Game Designer Talks Internal Demos and “Everyday Adventure” Format for AR

Speaking at the Games for Change 2017 conference, Magic Leap “Chief Gaming Wizard” Graeme Devine offered some insight into the types of AR …

Augmented Reality

Intel cancels Project Alloy wireless VR headset, but is still investing in AR/VR

During last year’s Intel Developer Forum opening keynote, company CEO Brian Krzanich revealed the company’s virtual reality project, aka “Project …

Virtual Reality

How VR, AR, & AI Can Change Education Forever – Part 1, Today’s Problems

Education is an odd bird: we all know it could be better, while at the same time it is the best it has ever been in human history. For the last two …

Learning

Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

Samsung Electronics has recently signed a partnership with Korean VR studio FNI and Gangnam Severance Hospital, one of South Korea’s largest …

Samsung Gear VR

The Gift Economy Dynamics of ‘Anyland’ & Social VR Anecdotes

<i>Anyland</i> is a social VR experience focusing on worldbuilding and avatar creation tools that allow you to create interactive experiences while in VR. …

Virtual Reality

3 Impressive WebVR Examples Worth Checking Out With Firefox’s New Support for Vive and Rift

Now that the latest release of Firefox supports WebVR on the Vive and Rift by default, you may be wondering what you can do with it. Here’s three …

Virtual Reality

Google is Exploring Ways to Let You Animate Your ‘Blocks’ Creations

Google’s team at Daydream Labs have been prototyping ways of animating objects and characters in <i>Blocks</i>, the company’s recently released VR modelling …

RPGs

Firefox soon will help you lose yourself in the VR web

Mozilla's next version of its browser, due Tuesday, brings WebVR support to personal computer browsing. Eventually, AR could be the bigger deal.<p>Mozilla plans to release a version of its Firefox browser Tuesday that embraces a version of virtual reality for the web.<p>Back in 2014, Mozilla developers …

Virtual Reality

VR’s answer to relaxation? Meditation experiences

The videos capture what it’s like to come to a meditation center<p>Mindfulness has become a flourishing industry, worth some $1 billion, and now, a New York production company called m ss ng p eces (the spaces are deliberate) has launched VR meditation experiences, including one that puts users …

Meditation