Mobile VR

VLC Media Player for iPhone adds support for Google Chromecast and 360-degree video

(Credit: VideoLAN)<p>VLC Media Player is the de facto desktop app for watching locally stored videos, but it's faced stiff competition on iOS and Android. Perhaps to gain some leverage, the company has just updated the iOS version to add support for 360-degree videos and the Google Chromecast …

Virtual Reality

Samsung Launches 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience Developed in Collaboration with NASA - Samsung Newsroom

<b>NEW YORK CITY – July 19, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc</b>. today launched “A Moon for All Mankind” (AMFAM), an immersive, consumer-focused 4D …

Virtual Reality

Nvidia, Oculus, Microsoft, AMD and Valve agree on new one-cable USB-C VR standard

A tangle of cables to hook up a VR headset could shrink down a single USB-C connection, thanks to a new open industry standard created by most of the major players in the PC VR space.<p>A new VirtualLink open specification, announced today, looks like a big improvement on the current …

Laptops

What Is Qualcomm Really Doing With Its Server Division?

Since May, there has been a lot of rumor and speculation on what Qualcomm was going to do with its server division given CEO Steve Mollenkopf’s Wall Street 2018 promise to cut a billion dollars by 2019 expenses. The news stories and headlines ranged from exiting the business, staying in the …

Internet of Things

Oculus Go + Open Questions Around Facebook, Privacy, Free Speech, & Virtual Governance

The Oculus Go was released on Tuesday, May 1st at the Facebook F8 developer conference, and it is a self-contained, 3-DoF mobile VR headset priced at …

Virtual Reality

'David Bowie Is' retrospective exhibit becoming mobile VR app

The touring <b>David Bowie Is</b> exhibit, which stopped in 12 cities worldwide, ended its run on Sunday (7/15) at Brooklyn Museum. If you didn’t get a …

David Bowie

This VR Headset Has A Secret Weapon: A 3D Scanner

Depth awareness gives this headset superpowers.<p>How do you turn physical spaces into digital ones? That’s a question that the three-year-old startup Occipital is trying to answer with products that range from its successful Structure Sensor, which captures 3D models of environments, to Canvas, its …

Augmented Reality

‘Sword Art Online’ Producer Takes Lead in New VR Manga Game ‘TOKYO CHRONOS’, Kickstarter Now Live

Japanese VR studio MyDearest and Los Angeles-based Sekai Project are launching a Kickstarter campaign today to fund the development of a new VR manga …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Go vs Daydream View: which is the best choice for low-cost VR?

By David Nield<p>You don't have to spend big on an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive to get into virtual reality these days – plenty of lower-priced headsets …

Virtual Reality

The Wizard casts a spinoff spell for mobile VR: Trials of Meliora

Carbon Studio’s The Wizards is one of the more polished spellcasting games you can play in a VR headset, and now it’s getting a mobile-based spinoff.<p>The studio this week released The Wizards: Trials of Meliora for Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s essentially a wave shooter that gives you a taste of the …

Business

A triple-lens iPhone is just one year away, new rumours suggest

<b>Apple’s 2019 iPhones may be equipped with a total of three rear-mounted camera lenses, in order to give them the edge in augmented reality</b> …

Augmented Reality

Spell-caster ‘The Wizards: Trials of Meliora’ Comes to Oculus Go & Gear VR, Launch Trailer Here

Carbon Studio, the Poland-based studio behind PC VR games <i>The Wizards (2018)</i> and <i>Alice VR (2017)</i>, just brought a new single-player game to Oculus Go, …

Board Games

VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECT WRITE-UP

This is a documentation and writeup on my process and breakdown on working on a mobile VR game called Puzzler.<p><b>THE PROJECT (Puzzler)</b><p>Puzzler is a …

Virtual Reality

Top 5 Virtual Reality Business Use Cases

Interest in virtual reality (VR) is exploding as manufacturers bring down the cost of VR headsets and visionaries explore the business relevance and …

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive or Oculus Rift? Steam users are still pretty divided

<b>Steam’s latest hardware survey has suggested that its users are pretty evenly split between the two biggest VR headsets, the HTC Vive and Oculus</b> …

Virtual Reality

Judge Deals Major Blow To $500M Oculus Lawsuit Ruling

ZeniMax Media's big win against Oculus has gotten a little smaller. U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade of Dallas has revised the terms of the $500 million result, halving it to $250 million. The judge also rejected ZeniMax's request to ban sales of Oculus headsets.<p>Bloomberg (via GamesIndustry.biz) …

id Software

Oculus just launched a VR TV app for its headset

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Oculus is broadening its VR content to appease a larger audience, focusing on entertainment for its new …

Virtual Reality

Oculus will pay ZeniMax $250 million for copyright infringement

Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has always been a little sue-happy. But maybe a recent decision from its case against Oculus (and by extension, Facebook) will cool its jets a bit. A jury recently decided that Zuckerberg and Co. will only pay $250 million of the initial $500 million …

Tech Trends

Facebook’s Oculus TV Is a Half-Baked Smart TV App for VR

Facebook released a new app for its Oculus Go virtual reality (VR) headset Monday: Oculus TV is meant to be a one-stop-shop for watching streaming …

Virtual Reality

‘Virtual Virtual Reality’ Developer Teases New Project Backed by Oculus Set for 2019

<i>Virtual Virtual Reality</i> is a VR gem which launched first on mobile VR headsets and recently came to the Rift. As a game which demonstrated an …

Virtual Reality

Telekinetic Puzzle ‘Esper’ to Launch on PSVR & Oculus Go This Week, HTC Vive in July

Coatsink, the studio behind VR titles <i>A Night Sky (2017)</i> and<i> Augmented Empire (2017),</i> announced they’re bringing their first mobile VR title, <i>Esper</i> …

Virtual Reality

Why Sony London Studios talent left triple-A to make VR games about balls

Arca’s Path is a VR game created with a singular vision: to make something anyone can play on any VR platform. Dream Reality Interactive, the studio …

Virtual Reality

Samsung Blazes New Trails with VR Storytelling at 2016 Sundance Film Festival - Samsung Newsroom

NEW YORK – January 20, 2016 – <b>Samsung Electronics America, Inc</b>., official mobile sponsor of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, is sparking VR …

Virtual Reality

The best VR headset you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Lenovo/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Virtual reality could be one of the next major frontiers in tech, and it’s already growing as a …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Go Review: So Simple, So Great

Be cautious when you see the headlines for this device – most people want to say one of two things. One, this is the device that will bring VR …

Virtual Reality

Carmack Details New 5K Mobile VR Playback Tech, Releases Sample for Developers

Oculus CTO John Carmack has developed a new approach to VR video playback which makes it possible to play 5K 3D 360 video on headsets like Oculus Go …

Oculus CTO Details New 5K Mobile VR Playback Tech, Releases Sample for Developers

Oculus CTO John Carmack has developed a new approach to VR video playback which makes it possible to play 5K 3D 360 video on headsets like Oculus Go …

Virtual Reality

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

Launched initially on Daydream in early 2017, and now available on Gear VR, Oculus Go, and Oculus Rift, <i>Virtual Virtual Reality’s</i> smart interaction …

Virtual Reality

What DeepMind Means for Virtual Reality

Live Capture Virtual Reality is difficult.<p>360 Video is one way, but it doesn’t afford you the aspect of <i>embodied cognition</i> that gives VR its special …

Virtual Reality