Thu.Dec 06, 2018

This Tech Lets You Move Virtual Objects Like A Jedi


These are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for…. It was only a matter of time. In fact, I’m a bit surprised it took this long, but researchers at Virginia Tech have put their brains to good use and come up with a way for ordinary mortals to replicate the telekinetic powers of a Jedi in VR. .

Prey’s Long-Awaited VR Content Is Coming Next Week


Good news! The Prey VR content that Bethesda announced at E3 back in June hasn’t been lost in a black hole; it’s coming out next week. The company today confirmed that the Prey Typhoon Hunter DLC will be releasing on December 11th. While there’s a bunch of updates for the standard game here, VR fans can look forward to a new single-player escape room mode named TranStar VR.

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'Atlanta' Actor Lakeith Stanfield Walks an Augmented Reality Tightrope for New York Times Magazine

Next Reality AR

The New York Times has made a habit of publishing augmented reality stories throughout 2018, and now the media giant's magazine is getting into the act, too. As a tie-in to its annual "Great Performers" issue, which recognizes the top thespians of the year in the eyes of Times critics A.O. Scott and Wesley Morris, a new augmented reality experience is now available through the NY Times app for iPhones and iPads.

StarVR Claims Its Headset Will Be First To Support VirtualLink USB-C Standard


A StarVR representative told UploadVR its $3200 ultra wide field of view VR headset supports the new VirtualLink VR cable standard. VirtualLink was first announced back in July. It is a single cable standard specifically for VR which uses the USB Type-C connector. The goal of the standard is to simplify PC VR setup and allow headsets to work on new systems with fewer ports, like laptops or mini PCs.

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Sundance New Frontier Announces 2019 Line-Up


Sundance Film Festival has revealed their 2019 lineup for the New Frontier Exhibition. The showcase is packed with 33 projects by creators who are pushing artistic innovation across new mediums that include VR, AR, MR, and AI. Exhibited between two venues in Park City, the curated collection includes exciting projects from names like RYOT, Eminem, Reggie Watts and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Google’s 6DOF Controllers Shown With Trigger And Grip Buttons


New photos of Google’s developer kit for 6DOF controllers show the complete button design, including trigger and a “grip” button right next to it. The controllers are part of a developer kit add-on for the Mirage Solo standalone VR headset. Google is currently accepting applications for the kit which comes with a faceplate for the headset that plugs into the side. The design uses inexpensive components to provide full freedom of movement for both hands.

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Kids In Arkansas Are Using VR To Learn About Concussions


Kids in Arkansas are set to strap VR headsets on to learn about the damage they can do to their noggin’ CrashCourse is a new interactive education program that’s designed to educate high school students about the risks and effects of concussion. This month the State of Arkansas announced that it’s teaming up with nonprofit public health group TeachAids to implement the platform in every high school within its jurisdiction. You can check out a video showcasing the program below.

Learning With AR

Tech Trends VR

Award-winning director creates voice-activated Augmented Reality Experience that boosts children’s confidence. At first glance, Little Red the Inventor is a rather sweet-looking little AR app where you get to help out Little Red Riding Hood as she tries to make her way through the forest, out of trouble, and ultimately to her grandma’s house. But this is a bit more than just the retelling of a classic fairy tale.

Giant Celebration Is Where’s Waldo? For VR With Some Neat Ideas


I wouldn’t have ever considered myself to be a fan of the hidden object game. Something about staring at the same image for hours on end trying to scan every detail for one specific item draws comparisons to watching paint dry. But Giant Celebration, an oddly-named VR debut from the slightly better-named Giant Cranium, makes a good case for bringing the genre to VR.

Facebook Patents Hybrid Fresnel That Could Make VR Optics More Clear

Road to VR

Try on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and one of the first things you’ll probably notice looking through the lenses are fine concentric circles, creating something many call ‘God Rays’—especially egregious when viewing high contrast scenes. A new Facebook patent has just come to light that aims to mitigate these sorts of visual artifacts with a new hybrid Fresnel lens design.

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Astro Bot Rescue Mission Scores Best VR Game At Game Awards


The 2018 Game Awards are well underway and the winner for best VR/AR game was just announced. No surprises here. Sony Japan’s Astro Bot Rescue Mission took home the prize, beating out the likes of Firewall Zero Hour, Beat Saber, Moss and Tetris Effect. It’s a great choice; Astro Bot is a third-person platformer that makes great use of the PSVR headset.

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Got a 3D Printer? This VR Gun Stock Could Be Worth the Filament

Road to VR

VR shooters like Onward , Pavlov , and sport shooting game Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades are fun ways to blow off a little steam and put some lead down range, but if you aren’t already using a modular stock, and have access to a 3D printer (or at least $100 for a pre-built), then you might be missing out.

Eminem, Volumetric VR And More Lead Sundance’s 2019 New Frontier Line-Up


Over the past few years the annual Sundance Film Festival has become a staple event in the VR calendar, showcasing the latest efforts in VR filmmaking via its New Frontier line-up. The 2019 edition of the festival is coming up, and it’s set to offer the biggest slate of immersive experiences yet. 33 projects have been selected for this year’s show ranging from short VR films to experimental AR projects and beyond.

Sundance Film Festival to Feature 18 VR & AR Experiences Next Month

Road to VR

Park City, Utah is already preparing for next month’s annual Sundance Film Festival, and this time around 18 AR & VR films and exhibitions are set to debut at the festival’s New Frontier program.

NY Times’ New AR Article Captures Lakeith Stanfield’s Balancing Act


As part of its “Great Performers” series The New York Times debuted a new AR article featuring Get Out actor Lakeith Stanfield performing a balancing act. The AR content seems to work seamlessly on a recent iPhone or iPad with the NY Times app installed. Simply point the iPhone’s camera at the QR code on this page and it should prompt you to open the app and view the volumetric capture of Stanfield made at Microsoft’s mixed reality capture studios.

Cheap UK web hosting services to help you claim a spot on the internet

Mashable VR

What are you doing with your life if you don't have a website? Do you really exist in the eyes of the digital generation? Whether it's via smartphone or desktop, more than 4 billion people in the world (over half the population) are plugged-in.

#719: The Phenomenology of Architecture & How VR is Revolutionizing Spatial Design Intuition

Voices of VR

Designing impossible architecture in VR is changing how Andreea Cojocaru designs real buildings, and she’s reveling in the fact that she finally has a tool. Podcast Archive

Screenwriting for Cinematic VR films

RealVision VR

ScreenWriting for VR films: A Broken Concept? Is there such a thing as writing a screenplay for VR? While it may sound intriguing to announce: “I’m shooting my next epic in VR”, an apt question could be, are we be making movies ‘for’ VR or making movies in VR? To what extent does screenwriting affect a VR movie? Can it contribute to better immersion?

Skyfront VR?—?Perfect for VR Arcades


Skyfront VR?—?Perfect Perfect for VR Arcades Available on the SpringboardVR Marketplace There are many factors that go into running a successful VR Arcade, and offering premium content is certainly near the top of the list. It is very important an Arcade owner is familiar with their library, and have a carefully curated library of high-end VR experiences to have a successful VR Arcade.