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Microsoft announces mixed reality coming to Xbox One and Project Scorpio in 2018

At the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced a couple of important steps in its push toward mixing the real world with the virtual.<p>First off, the company confirmed mixed reality experiences are coming to the Xbox family in 2018, including the next-gen Project …

Hubblo portable 360-degree camera enables personal VR broadcasting

Hubblo is launching a new 360-degree camera to enable personal virtual reality broadcasting.<p>Hong Kong-based Hubblo is announcing the Hubblo VR camera — a 3D livestreaming device that can stream at 4K — at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The all-in-one camera will shoot 4K …

Brood with Hollywood's finest in VR film noir

As part of a magazine celebrating this year's best actors, the <i>New York Times</i> has put together a murky, monochromatic set of film noir vignettes. The kicker? They were all shot in 360 degrees, giving you complete freedom over the camera angle. You're also a participant of sorts -- a mute character, …

Virtual Reality

The VR headset for iPhone we've been waiting for is here

This was supposed to be the year of virtual reality. It kinda was, but it mostly wasn't, if you judge by how much it actually penetrated the …

Virtual Reality

The future of storytelling will combine the virtual world with the real one

In film, we’ve seen Ferris Bueller and others break the fourth wall by talking to their audience; in mixed reality, the walls disappear altogether.<p>Humans have always been storytellers. From the days of cave paintings and early spoken word to theater, cinema, and the internet, the experience has …

Augmented Reality

Google opens up virtual reality field trips to everyone

Last year Google first demoed its impressive virtual reality field trip program, Expeditions, and started rolling them out to a select set of schools. Now the company is opening up the VR experience to everyone.<p>In case you’re not familiar. Expeditions are VR ‘trips’ designed around Google Cardboard …

Virtual Reality

5 Reasons VRTO Will Completely Change the Face of VR

With E3 in the rearview and VRLA on the horizon, it's hard to imagine carving out any extra mental space for <i>yet another</i> conference, <i>yet another</i> round of panels and product announcements and business cards to clutter your suitcase.<p>But Virtual & Augmented Reality Toronto World Conference & Expo won't …

Google's Seventh Spotlight Story, Pearl, Now Available To Watch On YouTube And Cardboard

Fans of the burgeoning art of 360-degree short-form storytelling have probably been enamored by Google's Spotlight Stories, a series of videos …

Virtual Reality

Two ways to use PlayStation VR that have nothing to do with gaming

Gaming is just one way to enjoy virtual reality. Sony's showing off other ways to use its PlayStation VR system.<p>Sony's Playstation VR headset is so close we can taste it. At a event in San Francisco Tuesday, Sony showed off the final consumer version of the VR headset. The design is the same we've …

Mark Zuckerberg and the president of Indonesia played ping pong in virtual reality together

"Last week the president of Indonesia visited Facebook and I gave him the latest tour of Oculus," Zuckerberg said.<p>"So we're standing in different rooms and we start playing ping pong. Okay this is cool, but we could do this in with a normal table, so let's make this interesting: Let's dial up and …

Welcome to the age of user-generated virtual reality & 360 video

<i>Ceci Mourkogiannis, a co-founder of Pie — the video platform and community dedicated to user-generated 360 & VR content — looks back to a time just a</i> …

See the Largest Dinosaur in 360-Degree Virtual Reality With Sir David Attenborough

For decades the famed documentarian Sir David Attenborough has taken viewers to the farthest edges of the world. Now natural history enthusiasts can …

LG Announces Mobile VR HMD And 360 Camera

LG showed off its G5 smartphone in Barcelona with a family of accessories planned including a head-mounted display and a Theta-like camera.<p>The LG360 …

Hololens Takes to New Heights in NASA Sidekick Project

We live in a time that is closer than ever to replicating the Trekky fantasy now that virtual reality (VR) has been taken into space. NASA launched …

Augmented Reality

BiB: The Edge of Storytelling

<b>Books in Browsers VII: Telling Small Stories</b><br>November 3 & 4, 2016 | San Francisco<p><b>Unless invited, additional proposal submissions are now closed. June</b> …

San Francisco

Virtual Reality The Unity Way

Sylvio Drouin is sitting in a big hotel room in an even bigger hotel, overlooking the iconic Hollywood Hills. While talking about his work with Unity …

5 Industries that VR is changing forever

Virtual reality gaming is going to be big in 2016, and then massive in 2017. Apart from gaming, we have seen use cases for VR in things like employee …

Tapping the Brakes on the Virtual-Reality Hype Machine

It’s not hard to see why Hollywood, burned by 3-D, is taking a more cautious approach to virtual reality -- you can’t just port old content and expect a good experience.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and</i> …

ThingLink Brings Interactive Virtual Reality to Schools | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Virtual Reality is about to find it’s way into schools and classrooms with a new layer of interactivity from ThingLink! ThingLink VR will allow …

For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.<p>© Copyright 2016 The …

AMD unveils its own CPU recommendations for Oculus VR - ExtremeTech

By on February 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Earlier this week, Oculus opened …

Computer Hardware

Google is reportedly working on a virtual reality headset that doesn't need a smartphone or computer

The report is light on details besides the existence of the project, which the WSJ says would take on Oculus, HTC, and Sony directly.<p>Google is also reportedly working on an updated version of its $20 (£20) Cardboard headset. The new version would include its own computer chips, making it more …

How can CIOs develop a business case for virtual reality?

Virtual reality is a hot technology, but can tech chiefs build a business case for using it yet?<p>Analysts expect virtual reality (VR) to be one of the …

Wevr raises $25 million in its quest to become the YouTube of virtual reality content

Wevr, a virtual reality community, has announced that it has been successful in raising more than $25 million in recent months from a long list of …

Virtual Reality

WEVR, still going big after 15 years — why we invested

At boldstart, we are enterprise seed investors. Given that, you may ask, why WEVR? Simply put WEVR is a SaaS platform for VR, similar to many …

Sundance’s VR films fail by passing the workload buck to their viewers

Film festival sponsorship doesn't spare these directors from their early-VR mistakes.<p>Did you hear? Virtual reality is legitimate now, because …

Google reportedly plans to release a Gear VR competitor later this year

New Nexus-style headset would likely rely on Android VR<p>It looks like Google Cardboard is just the beginning of the company's virtual reality push. A new report from <i>The Financial Times</i> indicates that Google is planning to release a more substantial virtual reality product akin to Samsung's Gear …

Storytelling in the World of 360VR

Virtual reality is opening up new storytelling genres and filmmakers are finding themselves with new tools, techniques, and complexity in the brave new world of immersive media.<p>In discussions of VR and storytelling, understanding and empathy are two words that are often the center of the …

Visualise: The business of virtual reality storytelling

<i>Visualise is the third in Telegraph Tech's Startup Saturday series. Every week, we will be profiling a British entrepreneur or startup inventing world-first products or solving gnarly problems using innovative tech.</i> <i>Tweet us at @TelegraphTech with your suggestions.</i><p>Henry Stuart started working as a …

Virtual Reality is Here, But What is VR Storytelling?

READ MORE: The 2016 Indiewire Sundance Bible<p>Entering New Frontier’s main exhibition space at Sundance feels like stepping into a science fiction …