Gear VR

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Huawei Mate 9 $450, Huawei Stainless Steel Smartwatch $200, Gear VR Headset $28, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at …

Gear & Gadgets

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Is Back

<b>Better late than never.</b><p>After an amazing run, Social VR pioneer AltspaceVR closed its doors earlier this month due to unforeseen financial difficulty. …

Virtual Reality

New Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear VR Rumored to Launch in August

New Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear VR Rumored to be Launched on August 23rd<p>August 23rd will be a big day for Samsung as the company has been scheduled to …

Samsung

New in our buyer's guide: The Gear VR controller and lots of audio gear

Less than a month after our last buyer's guide update, we're back with a slew of new additions. This round of updates focuses mostly on audio products, including several headphones and speakers at various prices. But we also threw in some other miscellany, including the Gear VR-and-controller …

Apple

Samsung to live-stream concert of Coldplay via VR device

Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will live-stream a concert of British rock band Coldplay slated for later this month through its …

Samsung

Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

<b>The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features.</b>VR is an experience that’s hard to explain …

Virtual Reality

T-Mobile's JUMP! On Demand now lets you upgrade your phone once every 30 days

JUMP! On Demand is ideal for those looking to switch devices every few months.<p>T-Mobile launched JUMP! On Demand back in 2015, offering customers an …

Phones

This 360 App Combines Graphic Design and VR

<b>An experimental project is taking the world of 2D graphic design into a previously unexplored universe — 3D virtual reality. Will VR breathe new life</b> …

Graphic Design

Developing Mobile VR Games Pt2. - by Soma Szarka

This is the second part of our journey to making VR games. Read about our experience with developing and publishing!

Game Design

HolodeckVR is turning location-based VR into a multi-user social adventure

Whether or not consumer VR becomes as widespread as many hope, there’s no denying that a lot of the current technology is a blast to try.<p>This thesis has birthed much of the excitement around bringing about an arcade renaissance for VR, but for interested startups perhaps the most ready opportunity …

Virtual Reality

The best VR games 2017: The games that make the most of your VR headset

Just bought an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Gear VR or a Daydream headset? These are the games you need to play<p>So, you’ve gone and got …

Virtual Reality

‘Through You’ – Dance as Embodied Communication in VR & Pushing the Boundaries of Editing in VR

Dance is all about bodies moving through space, and it’s something that shows the strength of the VR medium since there’s something that’s lost when …

Virtual Reality

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus just got a massive VR upgrade

As the first tech giant to embrace truly affordable mobile VR with Cardboard, Google is a leader in the space, and its Daydream virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

Gear VR: July’s Top 10 Releases

It’s been a busy month for Gear VR, with multiple game and experience launches every week. Today, we’re excited to share 10 of our favorites that …

Virtual Reality

This mind-controlled game previews VR's unbelievable future - SlashGear

Virtual reality as we know it is still a pretty young technology, but already there are companies looking to push VR to its limit. This week at the …

Virtual Reality

A social app that took viewers to shows, presidential debates is ending

There will be one less venue for hanging out with friends in virtual reality.<p>A social network that focused on letting people hang out in virtual reality is powering off of headsets next month.<p>AltspaceVR, which has previously broadcast hosted events like presidential debates and concerts, has …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Wants to “Go big” On Opening Their Platform to Third-party Headsets, When the Time is Right

Oculus has been on the receiving end of vocal criticism about its practices of funding the development of VR content with the requirement that it be …

Virtual Reality

The Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 29)

<b>AUGMENTED REALITY</b><b>$99 Headset Could Be Augmented Reality’s First True Chance at a Mass Market</b> <i><br>Rachel Metz | MIT Technology Review</i><br>“The headset, made by …

Augmented Reality

Oculus Just Released the Trailer for Its First Full-Length VR Movie (and It's Kind of Weird)

Miyubi lets audiences experience life as a robot in 1982.<p>Ever wonder what it's like to be a robot? In Oculus's first full-length virtual reality movie, you can experience the joys and annoyances of being the shiny new toy for an American family.<p>The trailer for <i>Miyubi</i> which was released Thursday, …

Virtual Reality

Doctors are saving lives with VR

Earlier this year, inside a cramped, windowless corner office at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I put on a virtual reality headset and tried to save a little girl’s life.<p>It wasn’t real, of course, but it sure felt like it was. The blotchy, wheezing, seven-year-old struggling to survive while …

Virtual Reality

Funny or Die, Felix and Paul Release ‘Miyubi’ VR Feature Film for Oculus Rift, Gear VR

Felix & Paul Studios are known as masters of cinematic VR storytelling, both with their documentaries and their more dramatic work with partners like …

Virtual Reality

Samsung's Phonecast VR app will let you stream video content on your Gear VR [APK Download]

Many people assume VR is only really for movies and games that make the most of its 3D capabilities, but it can also be used to watch standard video …

Samsung

Facebook Adds 4K 360 Video Streaming Support

<b>Also watch in your Gear VR, plus much more.</b>Facebook announced a slew of new updates to its 360 live platform today, stepping up the features …

Facebook

Facebook announces improvements to its Live 360 feature

Facebook users who want to view live, 360-degree videos in ultra-high resolution and virtual reality are now able to do so. The social network …

Facebook

Facebook drives 360 video with new 4K support and Gear VR integration

Why it matters to you<p>Facebook's Live 360 application now offers much higher-quality video for all to enjoy.<p>Facebook has upgraded its Facebook Live …

Virtual Reality

Google hints at many more Daydream-capable phones this year, Galaxy S8 gets related Verizon update

Before actual “standalone” VR headsets go on sale from companies like Oculus, Samsung, Asus, HTC or Lenovo, requiring no high-end PC or smartphone …

Samsung

Google's VR headsets getting 11 more compatible devices this year

Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) Daydream VR platform will get support in 11 Android devices by year’s end, according to comments from CEO Sundar Pichai during …

Business

AR/VR Weekly: Back into the metaverse

I’ve found myself getting back into virtual reality recently after my wife, Stephanie, asked me if she could play the launch game Audioshield. She remembered having a good time punching the notes from some of her favorite songs out of the air, but Stephanie stopped playing after getting …

Augmented Reality

Google says 11 Android phones will support next-gen Daydream VR in 2017

Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform is fast approaching its one year anniversary, but despite a solid initial showing and lots of promising …

Virtual Reality

Facebook brings 4K support, other enhancements to Live 360

The fact is, 360-degree video sucks for an awful lot of things. One of the use cases that kinda makes sense is in giving someone an honest look into your perspective at a given time. This is also an instrumental part of the pitch for Live, so it only makes sense that Facebook would seek to make …

Technology