Virtual Reality

Robert Redford shaken up by virtual reality film

Robert Redford was bowled over — literally — by a virtual reality film at Sundance.<p>The fest’s founder was spotted at a screening of the artfully …

Darren Aronofsky

We Couldn’t Afford An Oculus, So We Built One

Like a lot of 16-year-olds, [Maxime Coutée] wanted an Oculus Rift. Unlike a lot of 16-year-olds, [Maxime] and friends [Gabriel] and [Jonas] built one …

Oculus Rift

The Headset That Could Permanently Change Architecture

Aleksandar Savić<p>Not just for video games, immersive virtual reality is here and ready to forever alter the process behind building design.<p>Ekke Piirisild can move walls with just a flick of his wrist. He’s known to lift chairs with a finger, instantly teleport, and turn off light switches on the …

Augmented Reality

VR Mech Combat Game 'Vox Machinae' is Back with Motion Input, Closed Beta Coming Soon

With VR’s strengths for cockpit-based games, you’d think that there would be more quality mech titles available to today’s headsets. Alas, a killer …

Beta Testing

Windows VR headset and motion controller bundles from Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are discounted between 39% and 52% on Amazon

Acer

A 'Fantastic Beasts' Virtual Reality Experience Is Coming, So Get Your Wands Ready

<i>Harry Potter</i> is one of the most popular fantasy series in history because it created a world we the fans all want to join. The wizarding world is a …

Harry Potter

These glasses promise to get rid of motion sickness in driverless cars

“Light-array systems” are used to simulate the car’s movement in the passenger’s peripheral vision<p>One of the surprise, yet significant, problems with …

Transportation

Test Build: What it Takes to Capture PyeongChang 2018 in VR

<b>Go behind the scenes with the team responsible for capturing the upcoming Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in 360-degree, stereoscopic virtual</b> …

Intel Corporation

16th hole at Waste Management Phoenix Open enters virtual reality game

Golf fans will have the opportunity to experience the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale through a live 360-degree viewing and virtual reality experience …

Golf

Montreal's Felix & Paul Studios hailed as 'VR royalty' at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — Felix Lajeunesse, co-founder and co-director of Montreal’s Emmy-winning Felix & Paul Studios, says there’s a “creative big bang” …

A look at VRChat, a free app for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with over 1.5M installs on Steam, which lets users create and explore virtual worlds with other people

HTC Vive

New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR Experience announced

If you’ve ever imagined interacting with some of the magical creatures so beloved by Magizoologist Newt Scamander, the latest <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> VR …

Harry Potter

Could Virtual Selling Be VR's Killer App?

As I walked the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, I wondered if CES and other trade shows could eventually become virtual events.<p>PCMag …

Las Vegas Convention Center

Maybe Lightsabers Will Revive the Music Video Game Industry

A new lightsaber themed VR game could be poised to revive the long dead music themed video game genre. Released by independent game studio Hyperbolic …

Beat Saber looks like a lightsaber VR rhythm game

Hyperbolic Magnetism<p>Hack and slash boxes to the beath of the rhythm in Beat Saber, combining Star Wars style of visuals with Rock Band levels of …

Headset-based light show could stop motion sickness in self-driving cars

Journeys in self-driving cars might be much less stressful, but could also increase cases of motion sickness, as drivers give up the wheel and the …

Transportation

Douglas Coupland says Virtual Reality could replace "overrated" books in post-millenial age

“Virtual Reality [VR] is this asteroid that’s going to hit the planet in 2023,” said the Canadian novelist and artist Douglas Coupland, citing …

Art

This motion tracking simulator makes you feel like you're skiing indoors

• <b>This motion tracking machine can simulate downhill snowsports.</b>• <b><br>It's made by SkyTechSport.</b>• <b><br>It even features courses from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.</b>• <b><br>Some Olympians have even used it to train.</b><p>The SkyTechSport simulator makes it feel like you are skiing indoors. It uses several engines and motion tracking …

Skiing

Yaw VR adds some driver’s seat immersion to your virtual reality experience

If traditional virtual reality experiences aren’t cutting it for you, perhaps you need to add another layer of immersion. Yaw VR, a motion simulator, …

The Scientific Reason Why Some People Get Motion Sickness—and Others Don’t

Photo: ShutterStock<p>What is the root of motion sickness?<p>Whether you get car sick, sea sick, or light-headed from playing interactive video games, …

Northwestern University

Spielberg on 'Ready Player One' and the future: 'Virtual reality will be a super drug'

The director behind the upcoming film adaptation of <i>Ready Player One</i> is making some bleak predictions about what lies in store for us in the decades …

Steven Spielberg

Beat Saber will make Star Wars fans want to strap on their VR headsets

If you love rhythm games that test your coordination and want to try them in VR, there are already quite a few options available for PC gamers. But I’m most intrigued by Czech indie studio Hyperbolic Magnetism’s take on the genre, which blends simplified gameplay with a not-so-subtle nod to <i>Star …

10 Technologies That Will Change Real Estate In 2018

Technological developments in recent years have changed nearly every industry, and real estate is no exception. The process of listing, viewing, buying and selling properties has become much more streamlined with listing websites, e-signed documents and mobile apps.<p>As newer technologies like …

Real Estate

Windows VR Headsets See Huge Sales at Amazon US

If you’ve been eyeing a Windows VR headset, you’ll be interested to see the huge discounts currently available from Amazon US on every Windows VR …

Shopping

Oculus VR spinoff Fable Studio makes big debut at Sundance

Fable Studio debuted its new virtual reality experience <i>Wolves in the Walls</i> this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, and it also took the lid off its other projects that combine interactivity, VR, and cinema.<p>Fable Studio was born after Facebook closed its Oculus Story Studio in May 2017, and it …

Business

HTC Vive Pro Is A Proof VR Will Stick Around and Won’t Die.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Those predicting the death of virtual reality should look at HTC Vive Pro because it’s a proof that VR will grow and it’s not going …

African-American News

Gamers battle nausea as VR takes off

Virtual Reality is gaining traction in New Zealand's gaming community, but some are finding the out-of-body experience can be stomach-churning.<p>Using …

New Zealand News

New electronic skin allows you to manipulate virtual objects

Electronic Skin<p>A newly developed technology could revolutionize the future of virtual reality (VR). The innovative electronic skin, known as an …

Augmented Reality

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire — a step inside The Void’s new VR experience

Before I went to Disneyland this week, I made it to what is a far more interesting attraction for Star Wars geeks. In the Downtown Disney retail area, I went to The Void: Step Beyond Reality and awaited my turn at the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire virtual reality experience.<p>The location is one …

Star Wars

AltspaceVR CEO joins Facebook months after selling his startup to Microsoft

After selling his social virtual reality startup to Microsoft in October, Eric Romo, the co-founder of AltspaceVR is joining the competing social VR team at Facebook as its Product Director where he will be “exploring how VR can help communities connect.”<p>“It wasn’t an easy decision, but I left …