Trending Articles

Magic Leap One Makes a Surprise Appearance During World Cup TV Show

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap shows up in the weirdest places. Last week, right at the start of World Cup fever, for some reason, the Magic Leap One appeared on a Brazilian television show.

Leap Motion Reveals First Extended Demo Shot Through North Star Headset

Road to VR

Back in April Leap Motion first revealed North Star , a prototype AR headset that’s designed to replicate the features of a future high-end AR headset, as a platform for experimentation.

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

Next Reality AR

If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick.

Immersive Technologies Helping Children and Older Patients

Tech Trends VR

Learning Science shows that there are added benefits to using Virtual and Augmented Reality with young and elderly people.

VR Companies Need To Attract More Women. Here’s How They Can.

VRScout

With the industry growing hungry for female influence, women in VR has never been more important. In the early nineties, a TV studio took a risk.

More Trending

Parisian Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

VRScout

Patients visiting the Hospital’s ER in need of minor surgeries or treatments can now opt to use VR to increase their tolerance to pain and decrease anxiety.

France 181

HTC Vive Libraries Program Will Bring VR Headsets To Over 100 Libraries

UploadVR

Almost a year ago to the date Oculus announced an initiative to bring VR headsets to 90 different California libraries. Now, HTC has announced the Vive Libraries Program , which is set to bring VR headsets to 110 different libraries in California and Nevada.

Nevada 179

Netflix Casts a Facebook AR Spell on Its Debut Comic Book 'The Magic Order'

Next Reality AR

Netflix is branching out into the comic book business, and it's summoning augmented reality via Facebook to make the first issue more magical. The debut issue of The Magic Order hit comic book store shelves today with four variant covers. Inside each issue is a QR code specific to that variant.

‘Oculus Home’ Update Adds Virtual Screens, Custom Object Importing

Road to VR

Oculus Home , the hub space that users see when putting on their Oculus Rift, has been updated with virtual screens for embedded Dash content and the ability to import custom objects. Announced in a post this week on the Oculus Blog , Oculus Home version 1.26

Oculus 175

Infographic: The Future of Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

We’re halfway through 2018 – how the heck did THAT happen? – so seems a nice place to stop and take stock of how the immersive tech market has been doing.

John Cusack & Christina Ricci Make Their VR Debut In ‘Distorted Reality’

VRScout

Another VR project starring AAA talent shows how the immersive medium is continuing to attract more of Hollywood’s biggest names.

Guinea 169

Leap Motion’s New North Star Demo Brings Table Tennis To AR

UploadVR

Leap Motion has found a new use for its open source AR headset, North Star; table tennis. The hand-tracking specialist today revealed a new demo for its headset, which was announced last April.

Golfshot Mobile App Chips in AR Mode for Measuring Shots on the Course

Next Reality AR

Although some look to golf for some quick off-the-grid time, the scenic hills and blue skies of your local putting green are not immune from the ever-expanding reach of augmented reality.

Course 267

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

Road to VR

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 and Gear VR. The results, as shown in the recent re-release of Henry , are very impressive.

Tips 187

How to take screenshots on the Vive Focus

The Ghost Howls

As a blogger, I often need to show you the content of the headset I’m using to show you what I’m working on. In the last months, I’m using a lot the Vive Focus and so I often felt the need to shoot a video or take a picture inside this headset.

How To 151

Shortening the Distance Between Family and Friends With Oculus Go

VRScout

The inexpensive VR headset is the latest way to help connect with loved ones. Almost 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, with even higher divorce rates in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. And when children are involved, it can be even more difficult and trying for everyone.

Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps

UploadVR

At Unity’s Berlin event the company revealed the Mixed And Augmented Reality Studio (MARS) for creating more robust software that interacts with the real-world environment in a believable way. Most augmented reality apps in 2018 (and earlier) have a limited understanding of the real world.

Tools 193

Leap Motion Shares Amazing Demo of Augmented Reality Table Tennis with AI Opponent

Next Reality AR

Hand tracking technology company Leap Motion has built a stunningly fluid augmented reality ping-pong game that not only showcases the capabilities of its open source Project North Star augmented reality headset, but also demonstrates how artificial intelligence can elevate immersive experiences.

Hands-on: ‘Blood & Truth’ Brings Tight Gunplay and New Bullet Time Mechanic

Road to VR

Blood & Truth , a promising VR action shooter from Sony’s first-party London Studio, got a brand new demo for E3 2018 which brings improved gunplay and a new bullet time mechanic while showing off a new level.

DreamGlass is an interesting Augmented Reality glass that costs only $399

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I’ve got to know through Reddit a new Augmented Reality headset called DreamGlass. I got intrigued by it and especially by its rather low price of $399 , so I start investigating its characteristics.

Take A Walk On The Wild Side Of VR With Cybershoes

VRScout

An immersive VR locomotion solution that ditches the omnidirectional treadmill design in favor of a swivel chair.

Red Rover Is A Mars Driving Sim Using Real Life Imagery

UploadVR

There are lots of VR experiences that take us to Mars, but Red Rover from indie developer Alan Chan is using real-world imagery of the red planet to deliver a surprisingly authentic experience. Set to release tomorrow with optional Oculus Rift support, Red Rover is a Mars driving simulator.

Microsoft Opens Access to Sensor Data on the HoloLens with 'Research Mode' Update

Next Reality AR

The addition of a new research mode for Microsoft HoloLens will enable researchers and developers to tap into a wider range of data collected by the device's sensors.

Data 215

Beyeonics Raises $11.5M to Further Develop AR/VR Surgical Visualization Platform

Road to VR

Elbit Systems , an Israel-based defense company, recently announced that its medical technologies subsidiary Beyeonics Surgical successfully concluded its first funding round of $11.5

Israel 160

The Exorcist: Legion VR Unleashes Spine-Chilling Horror on PlayStation®VR

Cats and VR

Fun Train, publishers of top-quality virtual reality games based on iconic cinematic franchises, announced today that The Exorcist: Legion VR is now available for PlayStation®VR from the PlayStation Store.

Boston 137

The Glitch Mob Celebrates New Album With Interactive VR Show

VRScout

The glitch-electronica pioneers turn their latest album into a psychedelic immersive experience with the help of TheWaveVR. Since first emerging back in 2006, American electronic group The Glitch Mob have gone on to become one of the most influential musical acts of the last decade.

Groups 186

E3 2018 Hands-On: Assassin’s Creed VR Experience Is A Wireless Maze Featuring A Bow And Arrow

UploadVR

You might remember a couple of years ago when Ubisoft partnered with Fox to release a feature film based on the Assassin’s Creed game franchise. You might also remember there was a VR experience created alongside the movie that released to tepid reactions from most people.

Unity Builds Developer Bridge Between ARKit & ARCore Apps with AR Foundation Tool

Next Reality AR

A new set of APIs for Unity promise to make it easier for developers to publish apps that support both ARKit and ARCore. AR Foundation allows developers to leverage the common features, such as plane detection and world tracking, found in the mobile AR toolkits. Available in Unity 2018.1

Tools 207

Ready at Dawn CEO on ‘Echo Combat’, Growing the ‘Echo’ Universe, & the Studio’s Commitment to VR

Road to VR

With the Echo Combat open beta just around the corner , we took a few minutes to catch up with Ready at Dawn CEO Ru Weerasuriya who filled us in on the newest abilities coming to the game, how it might change prior to launch, and the studio’s commitment to VR.

How To 194

Leap Motion tracking v4 sample apps show how Virtual Reality UX should be made

The Ghost Howls

If you are a VR enthusiast, for sure in the last days you’ve found your social media feed full of videos and animations of people playing around with a cute cat in virtual reality using only their bare hands.

Ever Wonder What The Inside Of A Dog Looks Like? There’s An AR App For That.

VRScout

From animal anatomy to digital twinning and mining simulations, this Canadian company is bringing game development know-how to VR experiences.

Data 139

VR Memory Palace Platform Macunx Hits Rift, Vive For Free Today

UploadVR

Macunx VR is set to deliver a new way to learn inside the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later today. This new app from Aleksandar Kojic, Milos Kojic and publisher Linguisticator was funded on Kickstarter last year. It allows users to create their own virtual memory palaces.

Google 164

Unity Gives Developers the Keys to ARKit 2.0 Capabilities via Updated Plugin

Next Reality AR

With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0, Unity has updated its ARKit plugin to enable access to the new augmented reality superpowers of the toolkit. The updated plugin is available now for developers via Bitbucket.

Unity 233

‘Echo Combat’ Open Beta Weekend Starts Tomorrow on Rift

Road to VR

Oculus 156