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5 Companies Aiming to Cut the Cord on High-end VR Headsets

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Today’s most immersive virtual reality systems, like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, rely on a bothersome tether to send power and high fidelity imagery to the headset at low latency. But everyone agrees a dangling cable is not only annoying, it’s an immersion detractor.

360° Camera Lets Daughter Ride Cat in VR

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Dad builds insanely cute VR simulation for insanely cute daughter. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about super parent Toby Newman.

Gorillaz’s New Single Is Also The Coolest VR Music Video Yet

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VR music videos aren’t anything new, but when an artist known for prolific, stylish animated clips like Gorillaz releases one, we pay attention.

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VR Superdad uses his powers to make his daughter smile and his cat annoyed.

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VR Superdad Toby Newman used his VR super powers to put a smile on his daughters face. His latest experiment using a Ricoh Theta and an HTC Vive gives his child an idea of what the world looks like from the point of view of the family cat.

Report Predicts AR and VR Headsets Shipments to Approach 100 Million by 2021

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The Beginner’s Guide to VR Scriptwriting & Storytelling

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This is the first piece in an ongoing series about writing, storytelling, and critique in VR, in partnership with Galatea , a writing and narrative design management tool for immersive stories.

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Disney fans can now experience a tale as old as time in a new medium with this Beauty and The Beast VR experience.

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Disney fans can now experience a tale as old as time in a new medium. The Beauty and The Beast VR tie in Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal is now available for Rift and Touch on the Disney Movies VR app as a an interactive VR experience.

HTC to Sell Shanghai Phone Factory for $91 Million, Invest Proceeds in VR Business

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Despite its major role in the growing VR space, HTC’s overall business continues to struggle financially, posting significant losses over the last two years.

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Watch These Schoolchildren Discover the HoloLens for the First Time

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For the first time in Norway, students at a primary school have experienced one of the Microsoft HoloLens’ greatest applications — education. The science lesson, presented by Pointmedia , took kids at Åssiden Elementary School to outer space to learn about our Earth and Solar System.

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Viral Quarantine Expands Upon Early Gear VR Original

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Fierce Kajiu was an early believer in VR, and one of the first to release a full game for Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR in Viral. Since then it’s brought the original game to Oculus Rift with Touch support, but it isn’t forgetting its roots.

InvestVR acquires the VR news site VR Focus from VR publisher and developer nDreams. In other news, CatsAndVR.com acquires grain free cat food.

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InvestVR, an investment network company today announced that is has acquired VR media outlet VRFocus from nDreams. InvestVR are match makers with direct access to decision makers of private equity funds, hedge funds, high net worth individuals and mutual funds. nDreams Ltd.,

First All-in-one VR Headsets Based on Qualcomm’s VRDK Expected in 2H 2017

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Qualcomm’s latest VRDK headset is a reference design that the company has positioned to act as a foundation for consumer electronics makers to create their own headsets based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon VR hardware.

Ghostbusters VR Arrives On PlayStation VR

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You may want to answer this call. Have you ever dreamed of strapping on a proton pack and letting your charged particle beam loose? Maybe give that troublemaker Slimer a taste of his own medicine with a strategically placed trap to the Containment Unit? Well now you finally can—in VR.

Viro Media Is A Tool For Creating Simple Mobile VR Apps For Businesses

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One of the biggest roadblocks to VR content creation right now is how complicated it can be, but there’s a small subsection of the industry developing platforms that make creating VR content a bit easier.

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Rock Band VR Shreds the Rhythm-Game Paradigm

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A decade after the genre's peak, virtual reality turns out to be the perfect medium for indulging the rock-god fantasy. The post Rock Band VR Shreds the Rhythm-Game Paradigm appeared first on WIRED. Culture Oculus virtual reality VR VR games

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‘MyLab’ on HoloLens Brings an Interactive Periodic Table to the Chemistry Classroom

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Education is widely expected to be an area where AR and VR will see major play, but we can’t start at zero and immediately arrive at a world of immersive, transformed education. It takes stepping stones.

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When Art and VR Collide in LA

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The left brain and the right brain came together for a party. For artists, VR is a thrilling emerging medium that explorse the boundaries of creation. Creators of all skill levels make good use of Tilt Brush, creating magical multi-layered art within a 3D space.

Sony Reveals Slate Of New PSVR Games

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PlayStation VR (PSVR) is set to have a busy few months with big releases like Farpoint and Starblood Arena, but Sony is also looking ahead, today revealing a new slate of VR titles coming from Chinese developers.

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Strange Beasts is yet another cautionary tale about augmented.

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Disney Research Shows How VR Can Be Used to Study Human Perception

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Researchers from Disney use a virtual reality headset and a real ball tracked in VR to understand the perceptual factors behind the seemingly simple act of catching a thrown object.

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Korean Amusement Park Unveils Robot VR Attraction

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The chance to pilot a giant robot is finally here. In an announcement made this Sunday, South Korean amusement park Everland revealed a brand new VR attraction that gives you the chance to control (and feel) the movements of an enormous robot in a dirty mech-on-mech brawl.

Disney Shows How VR Can Teach You To Catch A Ball

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You might think Disney is too busy making blockbuster movies to spend time researching how VR can help teach you to catch. Well, strangely, you’d be wrong.

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How Lowe’s is using AR and Google Tango to help customers.

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How Lowe’s is using AR and Google Tango to help customers find products faster Lowe’s is introducing in-store navigation that uses augmented reality (AR) to help customers search for products in its retail stores.

The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

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THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE.

Disney Brings ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to VR

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Be our guest, or V-R guest, with this interactive Beauty and the Beast virtual experience. After months of anticipation, Disney’s modern live action version of Beauty and the Beast was released in theaters on March 17 th.

Upload Continues to Grow with 20,000 Square Foot VR/AR Coworking Space

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Next month, Upload will be launching a brand new 20,000 square foot co-working space in Marina Del Rey, CA. The space will officially be known as Upload LA and it will serve as the premiere destination for Los Angeles-based augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) companies.

Viro Media Is A Tool For Creating Simple Mobile VR Apps For.

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Viro Media Is A Tool For Creating Simple Mobile VR Apps For Businesses One of the biggest roadblocks to VR content creation right now is how complicated it can be, but there’s a small subsection of the industry developing platforms that make creating VR content a bit easier.

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‘Witcher 3’ Developer “observing [VR] with interest”, Awaiting Compelling Content

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Developed by Polish studio CD Projekt RED, 2015’s Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is surely one of the best regarded games to launch in recent memory.

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O2 Launches Rugby & Music VR Experiences

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O2 Telefonica, one of the UK’s largest mobile networks has launched a series of brand new VR experiences for subscribers. For the first time, O2 customers and fans can go head to head against the England Rugby team or explore an O2 Academy venue as a star or fan.

SXSW 2017: You’re A Pig Before The Slaughter In This VR Experience

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The immersion of virtual reality experiences can be harnessed to educate, terrify, inspire, or entertain. Some experiences eschew the entertainment aspect, instead shooting for something impactful that may even change your real life routine once you step out of the virtual space.