Sat.Apr 07, 2018 - Fri.Apr 13, 2018

Our Journey to the North Star

Leapmotion

When we embarked on this journey , there were many things we didn’t know. What does hand tracking need to be like for an augmented reality headset? How fast does it need to be; do we need a hundred frames per second tracking or a thousand frames per second?

Creating Personalized Virtual Experiences

Tech Trends VR

How a group of high school students used VR to bring their coursework to life. The most exciting possibility that Immersive Technologies bring are to accelerate and supplement learning in ways that simply haven’t been possible, practical, or scalable before.

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Kat Walk Mini Pre-orders Start Tomorrow at $1500, Full Price Set at $3000

Road to VR

KatVR, the China-based company behind the 2015 Kickstarter-funded KAT Walk VR treadmill, announced last month that a new mini-version of the low-friction VR treadmill would be hitting Kickstarter soon, and that above all it would be “affordable.”

Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

Next Reality AR

Although the HoloLens is still primarily the domain of developers and researchers, the device is nevertheless on the cutting edge of showing us what will be possible with augmented reality in the coming years.

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#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

The Ghost Howls

When I told you the story of me meeting Mister President Alvin Wang Graylin , I didn’t tell you the whole story (sorry guys&gals, it was a secret!): actually, he was in my city (Turin, Italy) because here there is an epic guy that is living 30 days inside virtual reality!

This Theme Park Has A VR Water Slide

VRScout

The German waterpark lets riders strap on a waterproof VR headset. From VR roller coaster rides at Sea World to shooting yourself out of a cannon , we’ve seen a range of exhilarating ways VR can bring theme park rides into the future.

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Zara AR App Brings Virtual Models to Life in Stores

Next Reality AR

Department store chain Zara is temporarily ditching its mannequins and dressing up its stores with augmented reality experiences featuring virtual versions of real fashion models.

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

Tech Trends VR

Latest forecast by analyst firm CCS Insight paints an optimistic picture of Immersive Tech adoption.

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Leap Motion Announces Open-Source AR Dev Kit ‘Project North Star’

VRScout

The company reveals plans to release their prototype design for a $100 hand-tracking AR headset. If you’re looking to add accurate hand-tracking technology to your VR or AR experience, there are few options outside Leap Motion technology.

Hands-on: Infinadeck’s Latest Prototype is the Most Natural Feeling VR Treadmill Yet

Road to VR

Infinadeck is an active omni-directional VR treadmill that lets you walk in any direction. Compared to others, which generally rely on low friction surfaces to emulate the act of walking, Infinadeck’s design actually has a tread that moves beneath you, leading to a much more natural gait.

Nickelodeon Reels in AR Mode for Popular Mobile Game Sky Whale

Next Reality AR

One of the most popular mobile games out there for kids has added an augmented reality mode that brings the titular character into the real world.

Sprint Vector: first impressions review from the Oculus Free Weekend

The Ghost Howls

Oculus is continuing its great initiative of free weekends and this weekend it is possible to play for free Sprint Vector. Sprint Vector is a racing game by Survios that when has been launched, received a lot of praise from the journalists, so I was really willing to give it a try.

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Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub

VRScout

Why Silicon Valley is looking north for new investment opportunities. Surrounded by towering mountains, picturesque lakes, and urban beaches, it’s easy to forget that Vancouver hosts a booming technology industry. For those in the know, that’s starting to change.

Group Behind JPEG Unveils New ‘visually lossless’ Compression Standard for VR/AR and More

Road to VR

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Magic Leap's Website Has an Immersive Reality Experience Hidden in Plain Sight, if You Know Where to Look

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap loves to stoke mystery around its still unreleased product, the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition, and now we've found yet another piece of the puzzle in the form of an Easter egg on the company's website.

Hands-On: Defector Makes You The Star Of Your Very Own Mission: Impossible VR Adventure

UploadVR

Becoming a secret spy is the ultimate fantasy for a lot of people. You get to drive fast cars, use special gadgets, and take down international crime syndicates with style and flair. Not to mention the awesome J.B. names like James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Jack Bauer.

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Geek & Sundry Debuts Weekly VR180 Board Game Series

VRScout

One of biggest indie geek culture providers on YouTube brings their colorful cast of personalities to VR. If you’re a fan of board games, Dungeons & Dragons or just niche geek culture in general, then odds are you’ve heard of Geek & Sundry.

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‘NeosVR’ to Head Into Beta Soon – A “metaverse engine” to Create Multi-user VR Worlds

Road to VR

Developer Tomáš ‘Frooxius’ Marian?ík, ík, known for his work on the early Oculus experience SightLine , just released word that his latest project, NeosVR , is right around the corner and heading into beta soon. Marian?ík

Facebook Camera Can Now Change Your World into an AR Paint Canvas

Next Reality AR

For social media platforms like Facebook, augmented reality represents a whole new art form with which users can express themselves online. Now, Facebook is giving those users a new brush.

Ghost Is A $99 AR Headset Powered By Your Smartphone

UploadVR

Smartphone-based VR has proved to be one of the most effective means of bringing the technology to the masses over the past few years. Jean Helfenstein thinks the same will be true of AR, which is why he’s made Ghost.

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YouTube VR Creator Lab Now Accepting Applications

VRScout

YouTube Space LA is bringing VR Creator Lab back with a focus on VR180. Last year, YouTube Space LA kicked off VR Creator Lab — a 3-month learning and production intensive program for VR creators.

Vive Pro Gets Detailed Teardown Confirming Samsung-made Displays

Road to VR

Teardown experts iFixit have disassembled the new Vive Pro to see what they could find. In addition to confirming that the headset’s new displays are made by Samsung, the organization also gave the headset a favorable repairability score.

Product Review: Dell Visor Windows MR Headset

Tech Trends VR

The Visor is Dell’s offering to the stable of Windows Mixed Reality Headsets but is it a thoroughbred or a nag? The first thing that hit me when I popped on the Dell Visor was its weightless comfort.

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Skyrim VR Livestream: Resident Evil And Other Horror Mods

UploadVR

Happy Friday the 13th! In celebration of one of the spookiest days of the year (still not as scary as Halloween, even though both have their own titular film franchises) we’ve decided to do something a little bit different for our Skyrim VR mod showcase livestream today.

YouTube Broadcasting Coachella Livestream in VR180 this Weekend

VRScout

Tune in to Coachella’s YouTube Channel to watch select live performances April 13 – 15.

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Sony Experimenting with Advanced Livestreaming Features for PSVR, Mixed Reality Views

Road to VR

Speaking during a session at GDC 2018 last month, Richard Forester, Senior Team Lead at Sony’s Research & Development West group, chronicled a range of explorations in advanced livestreaming and sharing features for PSVR. Today PSVR users can access the usual PS4 broadcasting tools.

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Check out footage from the upcoming atmospheric VR sci-fi thriller, Downward Spiral: Horus Station ft music from Ville Valo

Cats and VR

A sci-fi adventure in the mold of classics 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris , Downward Spiral: Horus Station is the mysterious and atmospheric sci-fi thriller 3rd Eye Studios teased in last year’s Downward Spiral: Prologue.

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This Man Has Already Lost 10 Pounds From Playing Skyrim VR

UploadVR

Skyrim VR just came out a little over a week ago for PC ( our full review ) and one dedicated player ( elliotttate on Reddit ) has already used it to lose 10 pounds. In case this isn’t obvious: that’s extremely rapid weight loss. The player accomplished this by enforcing rules upon himself that both increase the game’s immersion and force him to be as mobile and active as possible.

The Simpson’s Infamous ‘Steamed Hams’ Scene Gets 360° Treatment

VRScout

Step into the shoes of Superintendent Chalmers and relive this iconic Simpson’s moment in 360-degrees. The denizens of the internet are responsible for some truly bizarre memes. More often than not the most popular trends in circulation are the most obscure and senseless.

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VR Photogrammetry Showcase ‘Realities’ is Getting Three New Scenes

Road to VR

Realities is a VR photogrammetry showcase featuring detailed photogramatic scans from a handful of interesting locations around the world.

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