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5 Major Changes Coming to VR/AR in 2018

While the immersive industries have suffered from multiple false alarms that “this year is the year”, 2018 is undoubtedly shaping up to be a pivotal …

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Google pushes VR further with standalone Daydream headsets

While Google was quicker than other tech firms to bring virtual reality to phones a few years ago with its Cardboard initiative, interest in mobile VR seems to have dropped off lately. The company is hoping to drum up excitement again by partnering with gadget makers to launch standalone VR …

Lenovo Mirage Solo Standalone VR Headset Launches Q2 2018

After previously announcing their new virtual reality headset would be named Mirage, Lenovo has revealed more details about the new VR hardware at …

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WWE to Broadcast Show Highlights in VR

Six VR experiences are coming this year.<p>WWE will soon be bringing VR highlights of select 2018 WWE events.<p>WWE is partnering with NextVR to produce …

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Everyone thinks the Magic Leap One headset is ugly as sin

Magic Leap's first mixed reality headset, the Leap One, is coming in early 2018. It looks pretty damn neat, assuming it delivers on everything it's …

‘Google Earth VR’ Update Adds Street View Navigation, Optimizes for Quicker Loading

<i>Google Earth VR</i> is pretty self-explanatory; it’s <i>Google Earth,</i> but available on VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. What isn’t so easy to …

Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in Aid of Conservation

Augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) has been getting a lot of press recently for its applications in gaming, marketing and productivity. At Internet …

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Cutting the cord: VR is going wireless thanks to zero latency video

How one company plans to remove the cord and fulfill the vision for unencumbered virtual reality<p>Amimon, which has developed a wireless HD video …

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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 …

Virtual Reality Will Make Lives Better ... Mostly

The technology holds great promise for challenging and improving emotional experiences.<p>There is plenty of talk about how social media, artificial intelligence and robots will change our world. Virtual reality has received less attention. Yet more than 1 million headsets were shipped in the third …

Significant Changes Coming To VR Resolution Settings in 4.19

In the upcoming 4.19 release of Unreal Engine(UE4), the cvar used to set the resolution at which your UE4 Virtual Reality(VR) project will be …

With Virtual Reality, the World Is Your Classroom

Adam Avery<p>Virtual and augmented reality headsets are helping teachers take students on unbelievable adventures—without even leaving their seats.<p>A group of British elementary school students recently took a deep-sea adventure, exploring a coral reef alongside sharks and other creatures. Another …

Magic Leap released 5 seconds of video showing its highly anticipated augmented reality software

Magic Leap is an unusual startup.<p>It has mountains of money, raising $1.9 billion in funding from investors including Google, Alibaba, and Singapore's Temasek Holdings. It's based in Florida, not California. And it hasn't released a product yet — nobody's even seen the company's product without …

This Artist Will Blow Your Mind Once You Realize These Are Not Photos At All

30-year-old Italian artist Marco Grassi paints intricate portraits so realistically, they seem like photographs. What makes his works even more …

Augmented Reality's Real Power Will Come From Substance, Not Flash

Last week the pilot light for my water heater went out. I tried to relight it by following the instructions pasted on the side of the heater, but …

3 Companies Dominating Virtual Reality (The Leader May Surprise You)

The potential in the VR market is huge -- and largely untapped. Will one of the three current leaders be the company to dominate when it goes …

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How virtual reality could transform law enforcement

Author: Cole Zercoe<br>One of the most promising emerging video technologies is the virtual reality (VR) headset. While most of the attention on VR has …

Gartner’s Brian Blau on the State of the VR & AR Industries

Brian Blau is the vice president of research for personal technologies at Gartner Research where he’s in the business of making predictions about the …

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The Reality Of Virtual Reality In 'Ready Player One'

<i>Written in collaboration with Samuel Steinberger.</i><p>Ready Player One (2011) is a prescient novel by Ernest Cline about a dystopian near future where young people, “the missing millions”, spend most of their time in a metaverse called “The Oasis”, which also happens to be the most valuable company in …

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It looks like Magic Leap could raise up to $1 billion in new funding round

The company is now authorized to issue up to 37 million shares of a new class of preferred stock at a price of $27 per share, according to an amended certificate of incorporation flagged by CB Insights that the company filed on Wednesday in Delaware. If Magic Leap sold all of those new Series D …

Project Santa Cruz: Hands-on with Facebook’s next-generation wireless VR headset

Facebook’s Oculus division is making good progress on its next-generation virtual reality headset, dubbed Project Santa Cruz. It’s a standalone device that has no wires and does not have to be connected to a personal computer, leaving the wearer free to wander around a room in VR. It creates a …

A major manufacturer has begun designing its cars using augmented reality

Virtual Vehicles<p>While virtual reality aims to whisk users away into another world, augmented reality provides an overlay that transformed the world …

Oculus offers automatic refunds for games and apps brought for Samsung's Gear VR | Trusted Reviews

<b>If you’ve been disappointed with the virtual reality (VR) content on offer for Samsung’s Gear VR via the Oculus app, then good news; you can now get</b> …

Realistic AR drone simulator is fun today, could signal the start of much more [Video]

An augmented reality drone simulator powered by Apple’s ARKit allows users to fly a virtual quadrocopter wherever they are.<p>“ARKit is a game-changer,” says Taylor Moore, co-founder of CircleSquare Entertainment. “We were actually working very hard on a drone racing game – but dropped everything when …

AMC is bringing immersive VR to theaters starting next year

Steven Spielberg, Hans Zimmer, and director Gore Verbinski get into the game<p>The notion that virtual reality is going to be the next great storytelling medium has run into some bumps along the way. There’s still no real sense of what a great VR experience should actually be, and even less of an idea …

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3 ways augmented reality will transform UX design

With Apple’s recent launch of AR Kit and Google’s announcement of AR Core, the nascent augmented reality space is set for a major battle. AR presents a brand new frontier of computing interfaces that will redefine how we interact with information. As such, the UX designers of tomorrow will need to …

Dell opens preorders for its Visor VR headset

Dell has opened preorders for its Dell Visor virtual reality headset. The Visor, which is based on Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headset platform, will begin shipping for $350 on October 17.<p>Touch controllers are available for $100, and the whole package, including headset and controllers, is …