2016

Exclusive: Nokia Launches OZO Player SDK, a Cross-platform Video Playback Engine for VR Apps

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Nokia has launched the OZO Player SDK , a cross-platform foundation for creating applications with high fidelity VR video playback. Road to VR spoke with Nokia’s Head of VR Technologies, Tarif Sayed to learn more about the offering.

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‘MasterpieceVR’ Brings Cross-Platform Multiplayer Painting And Sculpting To Rift And Vive

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Creating art with several people at once can be a crowded experience. But not in MasterpieceVR.

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Facebook Launching 360-Degree Live Streaming Video

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National Geographic will be the first to test the new feature. Publishers will soon be able to take their live streams to an entirely new level — broadcasting live in 360-degrees.

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United Nations endorses peace walkway with AR and VR Technology

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The United Nations has endorsed a unique way for people to celebrate art monuments and heroic world peacemakers with the latest AR and VR technology. On September 4, the United Nations invited peace walkway artist Paul-Felix Montez to speak at the U.N. in New York City for World Peace day.

Experimental VR Alzheimer’s Therapy App Made Just Hours After Plea by Child of Afflicted Father

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After a recent bout of news articles detailing an experimental Alzheimer’s Disease therapy that has showed promising results in mice, the child of an afflicted father made a plea to the VR community to create a VR app which would recreate the therapy with a VR headset.

Senso is a VR Input Glove With Per-finger Haptics and Simulated Temperature

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Senso is a new virtual reality glove input device that offers per-finger haptic feedback and the ability to simulate differences in temperature – all tracked via a camera-less IMU-based system.

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has served as a good way-point for VR’s progress over the years.

IMR are Building a Wireless Video System to Power 4k Per-Eye VR Headsets

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Australian startup Immersive Robotics are poised to deliver what they claim is a truly universal wireless solution for PC VR headsets that delivers tether-free virtual reality with minimal compromises in quality and extremely low latency.

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debuts Virtual Reality Pictionary Segment with ‘Tilt Brush’

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NBC’s popular late night talk show The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon has debuted a new segment called Virtual Reality Pictionary which uses the HTC Vive and Google’s Tilt Brush VR paint app. Jimmy Fallon is no stranger to VR.

Visualising UI Solutions for Our Mixed Reality Future

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Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies are rapidly evolving, with consumer devices on the horizon. But how will people interact with their new digitally enhanced lives?

HTC Launch Viveport Arcade, Partnering with Leke VR to Open “1000s of Locations”

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Palmer Luckey’s New Role At Oculus Will Be Revealed Soon

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As we digest the news today that Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe is stepping down from his role as CEO of the company and moving to head up the PC VR team, we asked Oculus whether Palmer Luckey would be staying with Facebook and Oculus through the transition.

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This Startup Is Taking VR On The Road

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This mobile VR truck is what everyone needs at their party. The hottest truck to hit the San Francisco food scene isn’t what you’re expecting. With an equally long line of customers, you won’t be waiting for the latest duck confit tacos or crispy miso tofu steamed buns from this truck anytime soon.

Smart Solution Makes Handheld VR Cinematography Easy with a Real Virtual Camera

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VFX professional Kert Gartner has been pioneering new ways to make capturing virtual worlds as compelling as filming in the real world. His latest technique makes a real virtual camera out of an extra Vive controller and a smartphone.

THX Creates Audio Chip Positioned for VR Claimed to “best every other amplifier product in the marketplace”

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The Best HTC Vive Deal Yet: $100 Discount + $100 Gift Card + Free Shipping

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Microsoft’s after-holiday sale has one of the best HTC Vive deals we’ve seen yet, offering $100 off of the headset’s original price along with an additional $100 gift card to the Microsoft Store.

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Sensics is Building a VR Headset Specially Made for Arcades and Theme Parks

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OSVR co-founder and long-time HMD maker Sensics is building a new ‘Goggles for Public VR’ headset which is designed for the unique needs of the Out-of-Home market.

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StubHub ‘Virtual View’ Lets You Preview Your Seats Before Buying Tickets

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Ticket marketplace StubHub has launched a new ‘Virtual View’ feature which will let users know exactly what the view from their seats will look like before buying tickets.

HTC Vive Exec Makes Predictions for the Next 2 Years of Virtual Reality

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HTC’s China Regional President of Vive, Alvin Wang Graylin, took to the stage at the Unity Vision Summit in Asia this week and made a series of bold predictions for where we’ll see VR in the next two years.

Unity’s In-VR Game Editor Launches Tomorrow, This Is What It’s Like

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Tomorrow Unity plans to launch the first experimental build of EditorVR, a component of the Unity game engine which will let developers build games within virtual reality. Timoni West, Principal Designer at Unity Labs, has announced that EditorVR will launch tomorrow, December 15th.

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WordPress Blogging Platform Gets Support for Embedded VR Media

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Virtual reality 360 degree photos and videos are now supported by WordPress.com. Powering over 26% of the web, WordPress is the world’s most popular online publishing platform. A recent update on WordPress.com’s official blog confirmed that virtual reality media is now supported.

Starting Tomorrow You Can Make Unity Games From Within VR

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Unity was reluctant to put a final date on the launch of Editor VR when it was last shown at Unite 2016 in November, but we now know it will be with us very, very soon.

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‘Raw Data’ Developer Survios Raises $50 Million, Now Top Funded VR Dev Studio

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Survios , the VR development studio behind the Vive title Raw Data , has announced a whopping $50 million in funding to further expand its VR content offerings. The new round makes the company the most funded pure VR development studio to date.

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New York Times Launches 360° Series With Hollywood’s Best Actors

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“Step inside the suspenseful world of film noir in a series of short virtual-reality films, and see what it’s like to be in a scene with the year’s best actors.”

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 12/19/16

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Along with Steam’s Winter Sale and Oculus’ as well, there’s a massive number of new Vive games to choose from this week at discounted prices.

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Brendan Iribe Is No Longer CEO of Oculus, Now Leads PC-Focused VR Team Within Facebook (Update)

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Some days when you work on the media side of the tech industry, you get through the day by going through the motions, reporting on stuff you knew about a good bit in advance, and writing about cool upcoming games, events, and gadgets.

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Oculus Nearly Matched The Original ‘Gears of War’ Budget To Fund Epic’s ‘Robo Recall’

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Oculus is one of the most prolific stimulators of virtual reality content in the industry today. The Facebook-owned company has been funding VR games and projects for years now through Oculus Studios.

What VR Headset Makers (not analysts) Have Actually Said About Sales Expectations

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If you’re at all involved in the VR space, you likely recently saw a flurry of downtrodden headlines describing “slow,” and “modest,” holiday VR headset sales, with some even calling VR “the biggest loser this holiday.”

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Now with Netflix, HBO, and NextVR, Daydream Rises to Top VR Platform for Video

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Google’s Daydream Android VR platform just got a lot more watchable. Already the only place you’ll find the official YouTube VR app, Daydream just picked up more major content providers.

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VR Metaverse Company High Fidelity Raises $22 Million in New Funding

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Uncovered among recent regulatory filings, VR metaverse company High Fidelity has raised $22 million in new funding. The company, which has reportedly raised $17.45

Bridge Is A Mobile Headset That Brings Inside-Out Tracking And MR To iPhone

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San Francisco-based Occipital is one of the many companies that wants to bring inside-out tracking to mobile VR, but its means of doing so stands apart from others.