Sat.Dec 31, 2016 - Fri.Jan 06, 2017

Hands-on: HTC’s New Vive Tracker Makes VR More Immersive With Specialized Accessories

Road to VR

The Vive accessory market is about to get a huge boost thanks to the newly announced HTC Vive Tracker. Gaming, training, and more benefit from the enhanced immersion that comes from wielding “real” tools, weapons, and instruments.

Watch Obama’s Farewell Speech Live in 360°

VRScout

We’re Livestreaming President Obama’s Farewell Address in 360°. We are very excited to announce that VRScout is teaming up with The White House to bring you an exclusive live 360° broadcast of President Obama’s farewell address on Tuesday.

CES 2017 – Day 1 VR Summary

VRCircle

CES is a crazy place with a mass array of people, bright lights and tech galore. Day 1 of CES 2017; VRCircle ventured to the South Hall at the convention center where VR and Gaming are showing their latest and greatest. Royole Corp. Shows their Moon Virtual Theater First up, was Royole Corporation.

Dr. Oz is Using VR to Create The ‘Google Maps’ of the Human Body

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Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known by the simplified monicker, “Dr. Oz,” has quite the extensive resume. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon and professor at Columbia University as well as an author, speaker and television promoter.

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New HTC Vive ‘Deluxe Audio Strap’ Adds Integrated Headphones, Ratcheting Headstrap

Road to VR

HTC has announced a serious looking upgrade for its Vive headset at CES 2017. The ‘Deluxe Audio Strap’ replaces the original device’s harness and upgrades it with integrated headphones and a new, more robust adjustable head assembly.

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IMAX VR Launches Official Website

VRScout

IMAX releases more details on its exciting new VR project.

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Owlchemy Labs, IrisVR, Upload And More Featured In Forbes 30 Under 30

UploadVR

What better way to celebrate the New Year than to recognise some of the work done by a few of the youngest members of the VR industry? Forbes has posted its annual 30 Under 30 list and, unsurprisingly, several VR pioneers are featured on this year’s list across a range of categories.

Lenovo’s New VR Headset Packs More Pixels at Lower Weight & Cost Than Rift and Vive

Road to VR

The first VR headset for Window’s recently announced Holographic platform is almost here, and according to a report by The Verge , it’s going to cost between $300 and $400 when it goes on sale later this year.

The VR/AR Association Launches theDirectory, a Database with 1,000+ VR/AR Companies

VRScout

In time for CES 2017, the VR/AR Association (VRARA) has launched theDirectory , a first-of-its-kind searchable global database of technology solution providers in the VR, AR, and MR ecosystem.

CES 2017 - What is coming for VR and AR?

VRCircle

This week and into next week. VRCircle will be dedicated to VR and AR at the upcoming CES 2017, officially kicking off on Thursday, January 5. What cool stuff can we expect?

This HoloLamp Projector Lets You See AR Holograms Without Using Glasses

UploadVR

HoloLamp debuted its augmented reality projector system this week at CES 2017, the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The projector makes it possible for augmented reality to interact with real objects, and no special glasses or smartphone are required to see its animated images.

NOLO VR Promises $99 Positional Tracking and SteamVR Gaming on Any Mobile VR Headset

Road to VR

NOLO VR is an intriguing Lighthouse-like positional tracking system designed to bring ‘room scale’ positional tracking and motion controls to mobile VR headsets.

Surgeons Can Now Prep for Surgery in VR

VRScout

Doctors might ditch textbooks for technology thanks to SpectoVive, a whole new way to examine the human body. Virtual reality has plenty of practical use cases outside of entertainment, but we may have just found a frontrunner: SpectoVive.

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HTC Demos and Experiences at CES 2017

VRCircle

We have already confirmed Oculus/Facebook will not be in attendance CES 2017. But what about the others?

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BinaryVR Begins Shipping First Dev Kit For Facial Tracking Solution

UploadVR

While tech giants continue to invest in and acquire eye-tracking firms like Eye Tribe , BinaryVR is pushing on with its facial tracking solution for VR.

Watch: Stunning Blade Runner VR Fan Project is Nearly Done, But There’s a Hitch

Road to VR

We check back in with Blade Runner 9732 , a stunningly detailed fan developed VR recreation of Deckard’s iconic flat from the original film.

How This 19-Year-Old Entrepreneur is Bringing VR to The Masses

VRScout

The exciting new startup seeks to be a global educator and distributor of virtual reality. Meet Mark Metry, the 19-year-old CEO & founder of VU Dream , an organization whose goal is simple: put a VR headset in every household.

Elena

VR Bites

Elena is an atmospheric first person exploration game in which the player discovers the story of a young couple. The player takes the role of Anna and has to find out what happened to her husband Lennard. WP-Appbox: Elena (7,19 €, Steam) →. adventure Games Windows

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‘DiamondFX’ Combines VR and Statistics to Create The ‘Moneyball’ of Immersive Tech

UploadVR

Home run! Great hit! Awesome swing! These are words that I never heard during my short lived little league baseball career. However, if I had been able to access Trinity VR’s technology at the time, perhaps I would have.

ODG Announces Two New Smartglasses With Positional Tracking, Expanded Field of View

Road to VR

Hot off the tail of a $58 million capital raise , ODG today announced two new models of their R-series smartglasses, the R8 and R9, which add positional tracking, an improved field of view, and a closer-to-consumer price point.

90% of Chinese VR Startups Have Gone Bankrupt. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

VRScout

It may look like China’s VR industry is imploding, but that’s not actually the case. In a recent news update via China.org.cn , Wu Jin reports that approximately 90 percent of start-ups in the Chinese domestic market have declared bankruptcy.

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Perfect

VR Bites

Perfect is virtual reality escapism at its purest. Leave behind the daily grind & slip away to beautiful relaxing locations, made possible through VR. Visit several stunning & interactive destinations, from sun-drenched beaches & peaceful mountains to the spectacular northern lights.

Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Exhibit Puts AR and VR In The Spotlight

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Various events have sprung up as VR and AR continue to grow and conferences and showcases focused solely on the technologies are certainly needed, but it’s encouraging to see it break ground along with other industries.

Trinity VR’s ‘DiamondFX’ Batting Simulator is Made for the Major Leagues

Road to VR

We speak to Trinity VR about their Vive Tracker powered Diamond FX project which aims to provide realistic virtual reality simulations for major league baseball teams, all powered by years of real pitching statistics.

Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker

VRScout

Strap on the Vive Tracker to your next accessory and bring it into VR. It was only a year ago that HTC revealed their Vive Pre headset to attendees at CES.

Snow Fortress

VR Bites

“SNOWBALL FIGHT!” Relive your childhood by building forts & waging epic snowball fights in VR! Unlock tools to protect your fort and deliver a fury of snowballs at your opponents! WP-Appbox: Snow Fortress (7,99 €, Steam) →. Action Games Simulation Windows

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Mobile Room-Scale VR ‘Fully Doable’ With Vive Tracker Says Dev

UploadVR

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Vive’s CES booth, there’s a war zone. It’s a hellish battlefield in which three brave brothers are making a last stand against a hive mind of silent soldiers, uniformly marching forward.

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‘Job Simulator’ Surpasses $3 Million in Sales, Becoming “most popular VR title to date”

Road to VR

Owlchemy Labs today announced that its tongue-in-cheek simulator game, Job Simulator (2016) , has earned over $3 million in sales since its launch last April.

Kick Off 2017 with This Killer Vive Guide: H/T to Redditor Burning_Faith

VRScout

Did you happen to get an HTC Vive this holiday season? Maybe you’ve been eyeing one but feel overwhelmed about where to start? One and all, worry no more.

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The CatsAndVR.com top 5 VR compaines in 2016 (for Us). Have a Great NYE! Have a Great 2017

Cats and VR

First of all I would like to thank all the people who supported CatsAndVR.com this year. This started of as a pet project so I could learn and immerse my self in the world of Virtual Reality.

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