2016

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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‘SUPERHOT VR’ Review

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Unity Hires Dr. Danny Lange away from Uber to be VP of AI and Machine Learning

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Unity announced that it has hired Dr. Danny Lange as VP of AI and Machine Learning. He joins from Uber, where he was head of machine learning. At Uber, Lange led the efforts to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support Uber’s hyper growth.

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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.

Netflix VR Launches on Google Daydream

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You can finally watch your favorite Netflix show lying on your back. Only a day after seven new apps dropped on Google’s Daydream VR platform, we finally got the one app that many of us have all be waiting patiently to arrive this month.

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Google Launches Earth VR on HTC Vive, A Breathtaking New Way to Know Our Planet

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Today Google launches Earth VR for the HTC Vive for free, giving us a whole new perspective on the world. I remember, back in 2001, how amazed I was to see Google Earth for the first time. I remember huddling around the computer monitor with friends shouting “go to New York City!”

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Facebook Details Social VR Avatar Experiments and Lessons Learned

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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.

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

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HTC Opens VIVELAND VR Theme Park in Taiwan

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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.

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Ukrainian Military Testing Microsoft HoloLens for Battle

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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.

VRLA Preview-WANDS for GearVR

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Set in the late 19th-century London, Wands presents an alternate history and drops gamers into a virtual reality steampunk world where they can join a secret society of spell wielders who seek to prove their power and unlock hidden magical talents.

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Adobe Introduces VR Drawing Experience Project Dali

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Look out Tilt Brush. There’s a new VR art tool in town. I think it’s pretty safe to say Adobe is the undisputed king of software for the creative arts.

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

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

Snapchat’s Augmented Reality Vending Machines are Marketing Gold

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Editor’s Note: VRScout was able to independently verify valid re-sale permits for Snapchat’s Bot in the states of Nevada, Texas, Washington and Hawaii.

Google’s Daydream View VR Headset Has Arrived

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The Daydream View is finally here. Unveiled at a press event last month, Google’s Daydream View headset is now on sale from retailers like Best Buy, Verizon, and Google’s own store.

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Shifting the Paradigm: Unplugged with the Best Minds in VR

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Have you ever been to a tech summit where you howled for joy at the sunset? I have. Hosted at Esalen, the event was dubbed the “ Shifting the Paradigm ” Summit, and I’m still trying to figure out the best way to write about it.

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Halloween Horror VR Picks for the HTC Vive

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Halloween is a time for VR. Depending on your tolerance for jump scares, haunting isolation, and Zombies, Halloween is either the best of times or the worst of times for virtual reality.

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HTC to Offer Wireless Vive Upgrade Kit, Pre-orders Start Friday

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HTC plans to offer a wireless upgrade accessory for the Vive created by TPCAST. Launching in early 2017 with pre-orders starting Friday, HTC claims the device will eliminate the direct connection to the PC without any noticeable difference in latency or gameplay.

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HTC Opens First Vive Branded VR Cafe in Shenzhen

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When it comes to demoing the latest in virtual reality, access and affordability can be a barrier for many looking to experience the range of content already available. And that’s where location-based VR becomes more important than ever.

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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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Blade Runner Sequel to Release October 2017 With Oculus VR Experiences

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The long rumoured sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner is coming soon and it’s to be joined by virtual reality experiences via Oculus. Update: We’ve updated this story with new information, and updated the headline to reflect this. .

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First Look at Valve’s New VR Controller Prototype

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Today at the Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle, Valve is showing off brand new prototypes of its Steam VR controllers. Today’s HTC Vive controllers are bulky compared to what’s coming.

Hands-on: Oculus’ Wireless ‘Santa Cruz’ Prototype Makes Standalone Room-scale Tracking a Reality

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On stage at Oculus Connect 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased that Oculus is developing a new, standalone, wireless VR headset with inside-out positional tracking. Following the keynote, I was whisked away behind closed doors to see the so-called ‘Santa Cruz’ prototype in action.

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Facebook Shows Us The Future of Social VR

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Oculus introduced Avatars and social Rooms with friends. During Oculus’ developer conference keynote, Mark Zuckerberg introduced us to Facebook’s vision of “building great software experiences” that are social with Oculus.

VixenVR uses its years of game dev experience to create the future of Adult VR.

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CatsAndVR.com recently had the opportunity to check out several demos at the Kink.com Headquarters. Several companies showcased their respective 360° Adult video content but one company showed me that they are truly innovating Adult VR.

VR App Lets You Test Canon Cameras & Lenses Before You Buy

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Picking a camera or lens can be scary. Canon is using VR to make that a little easier. Over the past year VR has proven itself more than just a gaming device. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets are being used in incredible fields for various purposes from medicine and psychology, to art and design.

Hands On With Google’s Daydream View VR Headset

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We’re live from Google’s Pixel phone media event, where we got hand’s on with the company’s new Daydream View VR headset.

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‘Oculus Medium’ Review

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As the launch of Oculus Touch nears, the company is lifting embargos on a number of Touch titles, including the hotly anticipated Oculus Medium.

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Facebook Live Streaming Coming To Gear VR End of Year

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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.

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HBO NOW Launches on Google Daydream VR; Netflix Coming This Month

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New colors and more VR apps come to Daydream. Google’s Daydream VR is getting even better today with the launch of seven new apps and the release of two new colors for the Daydream View headset.

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You Can Now Meet Terrifying Dinosaurs in VR With Google Cardboard

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Google Cardboard has brought us in VR the closest thing to Jurassic Park yet. The newest feature of Google’s Arts & Culture app has added a giant swimming rhomaleosaurus to a 360º virtual tour of the Natural History Museum of London.

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Expecting Parents Can Meet Their Baby Using VR

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Doctors and parents are getting a new perspective of babies in the womb thanks to VR. For years, expecting parents have been making the most out of blurry ultrasound photos in anticipation of meeting their unborn child.

Kid Friendly VR Games For HTC VIVE

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Among all the content we regularly demo on Steam VR, there’s a good amount to choose from. Whether its a multiplayer shooter like Onward or social environments like Rec Room , there’s a little something for everyone.

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The Simpsons Couch Gag Goes VR For 600th Episode

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The Simpsons teamed up with Google to create an experience sure to make you go, DOH! The Simpsons have done television, film, video games, almost every form of entertainment you can think of.