Virtual Reality

New Smithsonian VR Exhibit Puts You 'Inside the Astronaut's Helmet'

The Smithsonian launched its first virtual reality attraction at The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. The four-person …

NASA

Revolutionary new glove lets you actually feel virtual reality

Chris Taylor, a self-professed virtual reality junkie based in Atlanta, has given enough demonstrations of VR tech to keep seeing the same thing …

Augmented Reality

Casinos Are Making a Bet on Virtual Reality

Human brains are already wired to enjoy gambling, and there’s evidence that virtual reality is addictive too. What happens when these two powerful …

Augmented Reality

VR Film 'Apex' Immerses Tribeca Viewers in Apocalyptic Nightmare

Peter WardTech EditorUpdated: 26 April 2017<p>Standing on a city rooftop, I shuffle slowly towards the edge of the building and look nervously down. My …

Culture

How Diageo sold The Singleton whisky using virtual reality

Diageo sold a bottle of The Singleton whisky to one in five people who tried a virtual reality experience, created by Untitled Project.<p>According to …

Augmented Reality

Explore The Latest In Virtual Reality At CVR Vancouver 2017

The latest and greatest in Virtual Reality is being displayed in Vancouver from Friday, May 5th, 2017 – Sunday, May 7th at the Vancouver Convention …

Vancouver

Industry, Academia Partner on Virtual Reality

Photo: Lockheed<p>Lockheed Martin is collaborating with Brigham Young University engineering students in an effort to develop next-generation aerospace …

Lockheed Martin

David Alpert, Skybound Working on ‘The Walking Dead’ VR Experience

“The Walking Dead” is getting a VR experience: The show’s executive producer David Alpert told Variety on the sidelines of the VRTL Summit in Los …

Zombies

A Devastating Holocaust Documentary Proves VR Filmmaking Isn't Just a Gimmick

It’s really easy to mess up a film project about the Holocaust. The wrong tone, the wrong direction, and it can all go horribly awry. Add …

Filmmaking

World's first Virtual Reality theme park is now open in China - and wildly successful

Virtual reality fans, get ready for the ultimate sensory overload – China has just opened the world’s first virtual reality theme park. <b>SoReal</b> theme …

Amusement Parks

Nintendo Switch VR: Why we won't see virtual reality anytime soon

The Nintendo Switch is the only game system of this generation to act as both a home console and a handheld device. But when compared to PCs and the …

Nintendo

The best virtual reality from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Let’s try some new categories<p>Virtual reality is far from what anyone would call an established medium, but at events like this week’s Tribeca Film Festival, it’s a mainstay. Since awarding early VR journalism pioneer Nonny de la Peña a grant in 2013, the Tribeca Film Institute has developed a …

Tribeca Film Festival

Nintendo Switch hacked to run in virtual reality mode

The Switch is an odd duck among contemporary game consoles yet as Nintendo has demonstrated in the past with the Wii, being different isn’t …

Nintendo

I Swear, I Thought She Was 13.

SHARE THIS POST:<p>A while back, I wrote about doing VR demos at my daughter’s school during ‘Career Day’. This was an elementary school, and most of …

Parenting

Watch Macaulay Culkin play a crucified Kurt Cobain (yes, really)

If, like so many pop fans, you have always yearned to see a three-minute music video that brings together Bill Clinton, Garfield’s cartoon owner Jon …

Music

The Sweat-Proof Stadion Wireless Earbuds Feature Stretchy Coils For Intense Workouts

When the time comes to hit the gym after work, a sweat resistant and – ideally – a cordless pair of sturdy ear buds can make all the difference. …

Gear & Gadgets

Virtual Reality Shoots Demand a New Set of Tricks

Ss technology evolves, job descriptions change.<p>This story first appeared in the April 25, 2017 issue of Variety.<p>For example, some years ago, when …

Martin Scorsese

Virtual reality challenges production studios to evolve storytelling

Virtual reality is the next step in how people interact with computers. As computers touch everything people do these days, that’s an important …

Augmented Reality

Data From STRIVR Labs Football Training Study Suggests VR Leads To Faster Reaction Times

With virtual reality and its intersection with sports still being relatively in its infancy, there hasn’t been much data potentially supporting its …

Research

Learning From Virtual Reality Failures

<b>LAS VEGAS—</b>The Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion in the North Hall has been a packed space since exhibits opened Monday. It’s an exciting time …

Augmented Reality

Island 359 Gets Oculus Touch Support Thanks to CloudGate

April 26, 2017<p>Share This<p>CloudGate Gives Their Game a Major Upgrade, Island 359 Gets Oculus Touch Support<p>Not an HTC Vive gamer and still want to enjoy …

Gaming

Purple Pill: How to Mix Real with Virtual to Create your New World

We are not thinking big enough. As the concepts of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality enter our daily experiences the range of expectations lies …

Augmented Reality

How virtual reality spiders are helping people face their arachnophobia

Gradually exposing people to the thing they fear, say a spider, in a controlled environment has long been the mainstay of treating phobias.<p>But with …

Anxiety

Musicians are using VR, 360-degree cameras and other experiences to reach a larger music audience

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the …

You Tube

Startup Lets Doctors Practice Surgery With Medical VR

Virtual reality training could change the way medical professionals are taught<p>London-based FundamentalVR aims to revolutionize how surgeons learn …

Medicine

VR Storytelling Highlights from Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival featured over 30 different VR experiences within their Storyscapes and Immersive Virtual Arcade, and I had a chance to …

Storytelling

Become the Neomorph in New ALIEN: COVENANT Oculus Rift Experience

If you ran down the list of cinematic universes you wish you could step inside of, where would <i>Alien</i> rank? Sure, it’s one of the greatest and most …

Science Fiction

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a lesson in playful fan service

Rick and Morty’s leap into virtual reality is a lesson in sharply executed fan service. Here, we offer our impressions and speak to the studio …

Animation

Trick your mind into thinking you went to a Warriors game

NextVR is broadcasting select NBA games in virtual reality. The company says its experience is so immersive some people can't recall if they went to a game or just watched in VR.

Sports Technology

Shaun enters the virtual world with Shaun the Sheep Movie Barn VR experience

ardman have today released their first ever Aardman character VR experience, Shaun the Sheep Movie Barn VR!<p>The free app is available to download from …

Animation