Google Cardboard

California cool: Celebrating the design of the Golden State

Apple, Google and "Blade Runner" are part of an exhibit at London's Design Museum that chronicles California's global influence on technology, culture and design.<p>It was well worth the hour-long trek across London this week to check out an excellent Golden State-themed exhibit at the Design Museum. …

Golden

From Atari to the iPhone: Made in California

Silicon Valley

Google previewed its VR ad prototype and we’re not fans

VR ad experiments are taking place at Google’s Area 120 workshop because developers are itching to monetize their apps according to a recent blog post. But unfortunately, the ads aren’t as cool as you think.<p>Because virtual reality is such a personal experience, developers are leaning away from …

Virtual Reality

Adventures Abound: Explore Google Expeditions On Your Own

Google Expeditions makes it possible for teachers to take their classrooms on virtual reality field trips to amazing places like the Taj Mahal or …

List-Worthy

W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Super VR

Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, …

Augmented Reality

Meet the Google Cardboard of iPhone AR headsets

Augmented Reality

iPhone will power spectacular $99 AR headset

Apple’s own AR headset may still be a rumor for now, but if you want to get hold of an iPhone-friendly augmented reality headset you’ll be able to do it later this year — courtesy of a $99 mobile headset.<p>Made by L.A.-based startup Mira, the Prism resembles a slimmed-down version of the $950 Meta 2, …

Augmented Reality

$99 augmented reality headset for the iPhone 7 coming later in the year

We’ve been seeing some impressive augmented reality apps of late, but if holding your phone out in front of you feels a bit too artificial, an LA-based startup has an affordable alternative.<p>The Mira Prism is a $99 headset with a slot for an iPhone 7. Instead of the Google Cardboard approach of …

Augmented Reality

Case Study: Creating Witness a virtual reality experience - by Sayam Ghosh

Witness is a virtual reality short I made in partnership with Warsaw Rising museum. It presents the story of an insurgent of Warsaw Uprising. This …

Game Design

Five Insights into China's Virtual Reality Sector

Chinese media dubbed 2016 as the “birth year” of virtual reality (VR) in the country. Tech companies, including the big three—Alibaba, Tencent and …

Virtual Reality

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

Though no hard numbers are available yet on how many K–12 classrooms are using virtual or augmented reality, new estimates suggest the technology …

Virtual Reality

VR's The Next 3D, Right?

How long are we going to talk about VR as being the next big thing? For those who say it has to happen because it brings people closer to content and …

Advertising Industry

Tour the dog-friendly Whistle office in 360 degrees

Step inside the Whistle office where every day is bring-your-dog-to-work day.<p>It's safe to say Whistle's office in San Francisco is one of the most dog-friendly workplaces you'll ever see.<p>Whistle makes an activity monitor and GPS device for dogs. Development takes place at the company's San …

Pets

Facebook reportedly plans to release $200 Oculus VR headset in 2018

Virtual Reality could get the push it needs for mass adoption later this year. Facebook is reportedly working on a wireless version of the Oculus …

Virtual Reality

Report: Oculus Prepping Qualcomm SoC-Based Standalone VR HMD

Oculus and its parent company Facebook plan to launch a standalone VR HMD in 2018, according to a report from Bloomberg. In response to our request …

Virtual Reality

VR: Teacher replacement or supplement? We investigate

“Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones”<p>It’s getting …

Virtual Reality

VIRTUAL REALITY: A New Age of Entertainment

As the entertainment industry is constantly evolving, the latest hot emerging markets involve virtual reality. While major motion picture studios …

Virtual Reality

Apple software engineers join WebVR virtual reality accessibility group

A trio of Apple developers have officially joined the WebVR Community Group, a W3C-hosted community initiative that strives to deliver virtual …

Apple

Aryzon is a ‘Cardboard-like’ 3D AR device, already surpassed its funding goal 4 times over

What Google Cardboard did to spread awareness about virtual reality (VR) really can’t be understated – the VR boom we have coming from last year into …

Virtual Reality

Google Starts Experimenting With VR Ads

As Google makes the bulk of its money from advertising it wants to be ready if and when virtual reality goes mainstream.<p>Virtual reality is still a …

Virtual Reality

Google experimenting with what ads might look like in VR

<i>This post originally appeared on our sister site, VR Source.</i><p>Although it’s just an idea at this stage, Google’s test concept for VR ads already looks annoying and is eerily reminiscent of that <i>Black Mirror</i> episode.<p>If you don’t know what Area 120, I don’t blame you. It’s Google’s experimental program …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Is the Future of Shopping

Online shopping is on the rise—it’s fast and ships directly to your doorstep, sometimes overnight. But with online shopping, you miss the experience …

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality gaming - what parents need to know

With the growth of virtual reality devices aimed at children, games expert Andy Robertson shares advice on the growing phenomenon and what parents …

Virtual Reality

VR, AR Developers Move Away From Mobile To Higher-End Systems

Virtual reality experiences may be shifting from mobile-based platforms to higher-end systems.<p>That is one of the shifts compared to last year …

Virtual Reality

Are those cheap VR headsets worth it?

What's the harm in buying the cheapest VR headset you can find?<p>The absolute coolest thing Google has done with VR is make it something truly …

Virtual Reality

Google Unveiled New VR180 Video Format Coming To YouTube

Google has today announced a new 180 degree video format that will be arriving on YouTube during the winter months of this year in the form of the …

Virtual Reality

YouTube Announces a New VR Format, Wider Release of YouTube TV and New Updates to Mobile App

At VidCon 2017, Google announced a whole bunch of new stuff and features for YouTube, including a new VR format, updates to the YouTube application, …

YouTube TV

YouTube’s “VR180” format cuts down on VR video’s prohibitive requirements

VR in only 180 degrees is easier to stream and fits traditional video content better.<p>VidCon, the largest conference for online video creators, took …

Virtual Reality

Taking a Virtual Tour of Donald Trump’s Twitter Library

<b>VR comes to the rescue for those, like myself, who couldn’t make it to New York to experience the Presidential Pop-up Twitter library</b><p>As the Daily …

Donald Trump

VR Tools Helping to Build the Real World

<b>Virtual Reality is transforming the Building industry, enabling better communication visualization for architects and engineers</b><p>It’s broadly …

Virtual Reality