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Vive Tracker Needs Headset To Run, HTC Confirms

HTC’s upcoming Vive Tracker has literally thousands of potential applications for VR, but we can also see how it might be useful outside of the tech. …

Upload and VR Base Partner To Take VR Spaces Movement Global

Today, at CEBIT 2017, Upload and VR Base are announcing a partnership that will expand the idea of dedicated VR/AR real estate spaces to a global …

Nomadic wants to bring VR you can feel to your local movie theater

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, my Lyft driver jokingly asked me if I wanted to leave him my number in case I didn’t return from where I was headed. I would soon be descending a set of stairs into the basement of a newly built, largely empty office complex where I was going to try an …

Virtual Reality

‘Assetto Corsa’ Racing Sim Adds Support for Vive & OSVR via Native OpenVR

This week’s v1.13 update to Assetto Corsa includes native OpenVR support, adding official Vive and OSVR support to the title. The popular racing …

Virtual Reality

‘Drop Dead’ for Oculus Touch Review

When Gear VR games are ported to the Rift, you usually end up with is more of the same; a game with nicer graphics and the added benefit of …

Gaming

Oculus Update 1.13 Brings Further Tracking Improvements and Public Test Channel

Today, Oculus is announcing the release of the latest software patch for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Update 1.13 is going live today and …

Knott's Berry Farm Installs VR Ghost Town In America's Oldest Theme Park

Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County, California is said to be America’s oldest theme park. The Knott family started it as a literal farm but built it …

Rock Band VR Review: Rocking Out Like Never Before

I was apprehensive about the premise behind Rock Band VR. As someone that has played every entry in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises — as …

BMW taps Unreal Engine for a mixed reality vehicle development process

BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine’s rendering capabilities to generate virtual surfaces and objects overtop 3D-printed prototype vehicle pieces, letting …

Virtual Reality

Adobe unveils new Microsoft HoloLens and Amazon Alexa integrations

Adobe is in the middle of its big Summit conference, where it is introducing a variety of new technologies, including tie-ins with the Microsoft …

Virtual Reality

‘NCAA March Madness Live VR’ Let’s You Watch the Courtside Action for $2

The dream of watching live sports courtside from the comfort of your home through VR is steadily becoming a reality. Oculus and Intel have teamed up …

Virtual Reality

‘Warpaint’ Brings Tabletop Gaming-inspired Turn-based Strategy & Customization to VR

Recently launched on Steam, <i>Warpaint</i> is a turn-based strategy game that lets you customize your troops by painting them to your taste. The game …

Gaming

Obduction from Myst Creator Gets Long-Awaited Vive and Touch Support

Cyan Studios, creator of legendary PC games Myst and Riven, is officially releasing an update today ot bring its first ever virtual reality (VR) …

‘Apex’, the Next Real-time VR Music Video from Creator of the Acclaimed ‘Surge’, Premiers Next Month

Arjan van Meerten, the indie 3D artist and musician behind the widely acclaimed <i>Surge</i> VR music video, has confirmed <i>Apex</i> as his next project.<i>Update</i> …

Virtual Reality

Volumetric capture is the swift kick in the butt VR so desperately needs

Throw your 360-degree videos in the trash. VR documentaries just got way better.<p>AUSTIN, Texas—As has become standard at my job, I recently strapped …

Virtual Reality

Explore Stonehenge in VR on the HTC Vive

There are several historically amazing places all over the earth. Stonehenge in southern England is one of them.<p>The developers, VoyagerVR, remodeled …

Virtual Reality

Controlling VR with Your Mind

The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.<p>Virtual reality is still so new …

Virtual Reality

This startup’s AR headset can hold its own against the HoloLens

Avegant’s new light field tech is promising<p>Avegant, a Silicon Valley startup that sells a pair of headphones equipped with a VR-like portable screen, is breaking into augmented reality. The company today announced that it’s developed a new type of headset technology powered by a so-called light …

Augmented Reality

Sony Reveals Slate Of New PSVR Games

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is set to have a busy few months with big releases like Farpoint and Starblood Arena, but Sony is also looking ahead, today …

Next Samsung Gear VR could have a built-in super-high-res display

It may be relatively weak compared to the PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality competition, but Samsung's mobile-powered Gear VR …

Virtual Reality

CaptoGlove Virtual Reality BTLE Controller VR Glove (video)

A new virtual reality BTLE controller has been unveiled this week in the form of the CaptoGlove which has been designed for use with the PC and …

Virtual Reality

Avegant Claims Newly Announced Display Tech is “a new method to create light fields”

Avegant, makers of Glyph personal media HMD, are turning their attention to the AR space with what they say is a newly developed light field display …

Augmented Reality

‘Ghostbusters VR’ Experience Comes to PSVR, from Makers of Acclaimed ‘The Walk’ Demo

It seems the <i>Ghostbusters</i> franchise isn’t done capitalizing on the video game market just yet, because the first installment of a new <i>Ghostbusters</i> …

Virtual Reality

360° Camera Lets Daughter Ride Cat in VR

<b>Dad builds insanely cute VR simulation for insanely cute daughter.</b><p>This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about super parent Toby Newman. The VR …

Virtual Reality

What does it take to become a hologram? Just 41 cameras and a giant green screen.

Lauren Goode gets turned into a hologram.<p>From Beyonce to TuPac to CNN correspondents, it seems as though everyone in the media and entertainment elite have been trying their hand at bringing holograms to the mainstream. Usually, pulling this off is production intensive, and the results can be …

Holograms

EmbodyMe Is A Social VR App That Uses Your Own Face

Social VR apps are a big part of the industry’s future, but everyone’s got their own ideas as to what they should offer. Avatars are a big part of …

Report: GoPro Is Making Significant Cuts To Its VR Efforts

Action cam company GoPro seemed well poised to play a leading role in VR video, but instead it’s apparently already scaling back.<p>Forbes is reporting …

The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE. The new Dubai-based park is the company’s second public …

Virtual Reality

Apple's next iPhone will lead to a big 'paradigm shift,' said VC

Apple's the next version of the iPhone will lead to a "paradigm shift," with augmented reality as its foundation, said Gene Munster, managing partner …

Augmented Reality