Sat.Oct 29, 2016 - Fri.Nov 04, 2016

Oculus Chief Scientist Predicts the Next 5 Years of VR Technology

Road to VR

The annual presentation at Oculus Connect by Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at Oculus, is always a highlight of the company’s annual developer event, projecting a forward-thinking and ever inspirational look at the future of virtual reality.

Facebook Live Streaming Coming To Gear VR End of Year

VRScout

Soon you’ll be able to stream all that great VR gameplay straight to the world’s biggest social media site. So far virtual reality is more-or-less a single-player experience.

Trends 292

Oculus Sensors Can Now Be Purchased Individually Online For $79

UploadVR

High end virtual reality is getting a bit more customizable. As of today, the online Oculus store was updated to allow the purchase of individual Sensors for $79. These sensors are what track the infrared beacons inside the Oculus Rift headset itself.

Oculus 389

Oculus Rift Room Scale Accessory now available for pre-order

VRCircle

During Oculus Connect 3 in early October, Oculus stated that room scale VR would be available with the addition of a third sensor to the Oculus setup.

Oculus 229

The White House Highlights 6 Funding Opportunities for VR Education Projects

Road to VR

Got an idea for how virtual reality could revolutionize education? The White House suggests six ways you could get funding to make it a reality.

Ukrainian Military Testing Microsoft HoloLens for Battle

VRScout

The Microsoft HoloLens could be heading to the battlefield soon. Microsoft has already shown their “mixed reality” headset’s applications in medicine, architecture, space , and now, soldiers in the Ukrainian military may begin wearing the device.

More Trending

Face an active shooter with HTC Vive

VRCircle

Just about every millennial that grew up in California can remember the “duck and cover” campaign from grade school where it was taught that hiding under a desk could best protect you from an earthquake.

HTC 214

Facebook Details Social VR Avatar Experiments and Lessons Learned

Road to VR

Facebook says they want to launch an official social VR experience “as soon as possible;” to get there the company has been experimenting with various approaches to find out which avatars work best for social VR interaction.

HTC Opens VIVELAND VR Theme Park in Taiwan

VRScout

One week after opening their first Vive branded VR cafe in Shenzhen China, HTC has now unveiled a VR theme park in Taiwan, touting over 20 different VR experiences.

Taiwan 255

HTC Values VR Arcade Business At $100 Million As 120+ Titles Sign Up

UploadVR

HTC’s Viveport is quickly growing from a simple storefront into a much wider-reaching platform, with iterations on PC and mobile.

HTC 335

Review of Invisible VR Live Action Series

VRCircle

I just watched episode 1 of the new VR series Invisible directed by Doug Liman, of the Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow, and 30 Ninjas.

Lyrobotix Merges Ultrasonic and Lighthouse-like Tech for Portable Positional VR Tracking

Road to VR

Lyrobotix is developing a portable outside-in positional tracking system for mobile VR headsets that uses a combination of ultrasonic and Lighthouse-like tracking.

Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift

VRScout

Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

Windows 10 VR Motion Controller Has Been Hiding In Plain Sight

UploadVR

There are still a lot of questions to be answered about Microsoft’s new VR headsets for Windows 10 before they start rolling out next year. That said, a new video from the company has reminded us that one of the biggest mysteries may have already been solved.

CES 2017 Expands Media Days from One to Two

VRCircle

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced the schedule for the official Media Days at CES 2017. This year, the schedule has been expanded to cover two days to help meet demand for preshow media events and exhibitor news conferences.

Gear VR Will Soon be Able to Livestream VR Gameplay to Facebook

Road to VR

Oculus plans to bring livestreaming to Gear VR, letting users stream their gameplay to Facebook allowing friends to watch and interact with comments and reactions.

Oculus 261

The Closest You’ll Get To Flying An Actual Dragon

VRScout

“People always ask why I added the wings to the physical dragon since they don’t really do anything. However for me the experience begins way before the user even puts on the headset.”. We’ve all wanted to ride on the back of a dragon.

Unity 238

Google: Wireless Positional Tracking “Solved”, But Heat Still A Problem For VR

UploadVR

Last week, at a Google press event UploadVR had the chance to speak with Google Tango’s director of engineering, Johnny Lee.

Google 317

Preorders for FOVE Eye Tracking HMD are now open

VR Bites

Some of you may have heard about the FOVE VR headset. FOVE is the first virtual reality headset that uses eye tracking. The company was found by Yuka Kojima and Lochlainn Wilson. Just as Oculus with their Rift, FOVE started a Kickstarter back in May 2015.

Fove 141

PlayStation VR Teardown Reveals Display Curiosity and Lenses

Road to VR

A hardware launch wouldn’t be complete without an iFixit teardown, and the most recent VR device on their operating table is Sony’s PlayStation VR.

YouTube Rolls Out ‘Room 301’ VR Series Just in Time for Halloween

VRScout

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson invites YouTube creators to enter this haunted hotel. The Rock is welcoming you to face your worst fear and experience Room 301 as part of YouTube’s latest horror-inspired VR series that launched this past week.

Alibaba Teases VR Shopping Experience

UploadVR

Online shopping is the ultimate convenience when indulging in our retail obsessions or just seeking out the essentials.

Blue Effect Spooky Shooter HTC Vive Game Play by UKRifter

VR Bites

Blue Effect Spooky Shooter HTC Vive Game Play by UKRifter. Subscribe to UKRifter for more great VR content! Gameplay UKRifter YouTube Players

HTC 141

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

Road to VR

Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more.

L’Oréal Launches VR Hair Education For Stylists

VRScout

The virtual academy lets hairstylists learn the latest techniques to advance their education.

Facebook Demos Prisma-like Augmented Reality App for Live Video

UploadVR

Facebook is working on new camera technology that overlays famous artists’ styles onto your live videos. This feature was demonstrated on stage at the WSJD Live conference , but it’s not something that will be released in the foreseeable future.

Alienware 13 is a VR-ready laptop packed in 13 inches

Slashgear

Unless you’re already satisfied with smartphone-powered experiences like the Gear VR or Google Daydream, virtual reality requires a sizable investment, both in terms of cash as well as literal equipment sizes.

Trends 126

FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

Road to VR

It’s been a long road for FOVE , the creators of the eye-tracking VR headset that hit Kickstarter last summer, but today the company launches pre-orders for their first commercially available product, the FOVE 0.

Fove 240

Unity Reveals New VR Tools and Google Daydream Support

VRScout

During the first-day of the Unite 2016 conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Unity Technologies unveiled a number of new updates and features to help support VR and AR creators around the world developing interactive 3D, VR and AR experiences.

Unity 223

Field in View: What Was The Biggest News In VR’s Biggest Month Ever?

UploadVR

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. At the speed VR is moving, there’s no such thing as a quiet month, but October in particular has been malicious.