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SONICAM: Professional VR 360 Camera With 3D Sound

<b>SONICAM is the world’s first affordable, high quality VR camera for sound and video. Equipped with 9 cameras and a whopping 64 microphones, SONICAM</b> …

How the augmented reality app that emulates Pokemon Go has players pilfering prizes from Now TV

At The Drum, we’re often pitched news about ‘the next Pokemon Go’. What this usually means is that an app has adopted augmented reality (AR) in some …

Visual effects powerhouse Digital Domain’s new app aggregates VR content–no matter who made it

There’s no end to the number of companies that want to be seen as leaders in the still-sort-of-nascent consumer virtual reality industry. From Hollywood studios like 20th Century Fox to well-financed startups like Jaunt to Samsung, Facebook, and Google, <b>there’s a thirst to be a go-to place for VR</b> …

Updating Your Mac Pro — Getting Prepped

Previously, on “This Old Mac”<p>I recently updated an old Mac Pro and set it up as a VR and gaming machine. There’s been some interest in how I went …

Lyrebird Can Listen and Copy Any Voice in One Minute

The resulting artificial voices do sound a little robotic, but are clearly identifiable as being the original speaker.<p>PCMag reviews products …

HTC Expands Vive Financing Program – Get a Headset and VR PC Interest Free

Announced today via the official Vive blog, HTC now has three VR bundles available with 6, 12, and 24-month financing plans in an effort to help …

Voximplant makes it easy to put voice and video communication in AR/VR apps

Voximplant believes that virtual reality and augmented reality get better when you use them to communicate. So the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is releasing its Unity-based software development kit to make it easy for developers of AR/VR apps to add real-time voice and video …

Augmented Reality

6 Startups Making Learning Fun Again

From time travel apps to augmented reality animals, the future is now in edtech.<p>A friend recently asked me if I would be the type interested in colonizing Mars. It was a serious question. The rate of change we experience is this fast, right? Last century, we zoomed from horse to lunar landing …

Education

Magic Leap, the virtual reality backlash and the arc of technology

Magic Leap has drawn more than $1.4 billion in investment. There’s also some troubling reports regarding demos and delays that are getting a lot of press. I know a game designer who works there, and I still believe they could pull it off. But when a Google search for “magic leap fail” turns up …

Augmented Reality

Review of Oculus Rift Replacement Covers from VR Cover

Your VR headset is strapped to your head and absorbs all the excitement of your VR experiences. When I say excitement, I am referring to your sweat. …

Virtual Reality

Crafty high school teens create a fully immersive VR setup for 'Overwatch'

Playing <i>Overwatch</i> is a lot of fun on its own, but just imagine how much more fun it would be if you could <i>be</i> your favorite hero. That's what South …

Roblox nabs $92 million to power its massive social gaming platform for kids

Capturing kids’ attention can be expensive.<p>Roblox has spent the greater part of the millennium creating a cool place for kids to play a diverse collection of games inside a single cross-platform world for its huge audience of tens of millions of monthly active youngsters.<p>The company announced …

Qualcomm Announces VR Dev Kit, Leap Motion Integration

The company also today launched a Head Mounted Display Accelerator Program.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp–even for adults. So how do you teach the subject’s abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That’s the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

MSI's thin, light and quiet VR backpack is literally the coolest yet

MSI's has just announced its VR Backpack PC has evolved into its final form, the VR One.<p>First debuting at the Tokyo Game Show, the MSI VR One …

The next Gear VR might have a handheld controller

Samsung’s next Gear VR mobile headset might add something we’ve wanted for years: a handheld controller. This morning, <i>SamMobile</i> pointed to a couple of hints that suggest a dedicated controller of some sort might be coming, including a tweet from <i>WinFuture</i> editor Roland Quandt and an FCC filing …

Virtual Reality

HTC will launch mobile VR device as follow-up to Vive

Look for a different kind of virtual reality gadget. HTC executive says, "it's not a phone slapped onto a headset."<p>HTC will soon launch a new virtual reality toy you can use on the go.<p>The device will be compatible with HTC's new flagship phone, the U Ultra. But HTC says it won't be just a simple …

Become the Virus in Zero Days VR: A Revolutionary Immersive Documentary

I’m not sure what I was expecting to experience when I sat down to try <i>Zero Days VR</i> in Sundance’s VR Palace, but when I took the Oculus off, my mind …

Augmented Reality

This new LCD tech could change the face of VR as we know it | Trusted Reviews

<b>VR still hasn’t tipped the balance into mainstream adoption, but it’s on the verge of being handed one of the most significant updates in its</b> …

Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports

Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week with the news that it’s removing the five-report limit from the free version of the software.<p>First unveiled as part its Google Analytics Suite 360 announcement in March 2016, Google Data …

Analytics

VR in Resident Evil 7 Matters, Even If You’re Too Scared To Try It.

“Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” is an incredibly important title for the VR industry. Despite its lack of motion controls, despite its relatively …

You can now animate your VR drawings using Google’s new Tilt Brush Toolkit with Unity integration

People have made some pretty cool things in Google’s Tilt Brush VR painting app. But until now paintings made in Tilt Brush have pretty much been stuck in Tilt Brush, with no easy way to integrate those creations with other programs.<p>That changes today with Google’s open-source release of Tilt Brush …

Tricking the Brain is the Only Way to Achieve a Total Haptics Solution

Deep in the basement of the Sands Expo Hall at CES was an area of emerging technologies called Eureka Park, which had a number of VR start-ups hoping …

HoloLens Dev 102: How to Make Physical Objects Come to Life on HoloLens with Vuforia

It seems to me you can't swing a dead cat near an augmented reality developer without hearing the word Vuforia escape their lips. PTC's software …

How to fix voice search problems on Gear VR

How do I enable voice search for my Gear VR?When it comes to browsing the web in VR, Samsung has made it easier than most with the Samsung Internet …

Google

Through VR, Häagen-Dazs Will Let You Fly (and Sympathize) With Imperiled Honey Bees

Through a blend of entertainment, education and immersive technology, Häagen-Dazs is hoping to teach new audiences about the plight of the honey …

Bees

Virtual Reality Pop

15 Important Education Statistics and Facts You Should Know

<i>“In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity—it is</i> …

Education