Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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Without explicitly announcing a new specific product, Samsung quietly implied that they may be developing a new standalone mobile VR HMD during a session during their developer conference last month. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers.

Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus

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The latest edition of Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset promises better visuals and a more comfortable fit. For assistance interacting with the real-world while in headset, Samsung has turned the Odyssey Plus controllers into mixed reality flashlights of sorts. Image Credit: Samsung.

Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset Now Available – Everything You Need to Know

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The Samsung Odyssey, the company’s first PC VR headset, is available starting today in several countries, sold via Samsung and Microsoft stores. Samsung Odyssey Specs and Minimum Requirements. Image courtesy Samsung. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera

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Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. Costing over $10K, the Samsung Round 360 boasts high-quality 3D 360-degree video captured via its 17-lens array.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. SEE ALSO Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets.

Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. The controller is said to add a deeper level of immersion, using motion sensors, and an intuitive touch pad and trigger input.

Samsung and Vice Partner for Syrian War VR Documentary

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The immersive documentary takes you on the ground with the war-torn country’s first responders. VICELAND and Samsung are bringing us to the center of the Syrian war with their new documentary, titled The White Helmets , a part of a new project for the Beyond the Frame series.

CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform with CNN Digital. In a major new commitment to the medium, CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new journalism unit that aims to produce immersive VR content across multiple platforms and devices.

Eleven Eleven’s Breakthrough Approach to Immersive Storytelling

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Eleven Eleven is poised to offer audiences a thrilling immersive story that takes place over an eleven minute and eleven second countdown to an extinction level event. For VR, it will be available for , PlayStationVR, OculusGO, and Samsung Gear VR.

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

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This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction Designer at Tender Claws, the studio behind the game, explores how the game achieved significant immersion even on more restrictive mobile VR headsets.

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

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Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Image Credit: Samsung.

Samsung’s $500 Odyssey VR Headset Comes With OLED Displays

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Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey —a Windows VR headset expected to have some impressive specs. According to Samsung, the Odyssey VR headset rocks dual 3.5-inch OLED displays and a 110-degree field of view.

7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences

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It may be hard to believe but its been four years since Samsung and Oculus first announced their smartphone-powered Gear VR headset. Samsung and Facebook/Oculus are on a mission: to bring the full-internet experience inside of your virtual reality headset.

Samsung Opening Two-Story ‘Experience Store’ In Canada

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Toronto will soon be home to Samsung’s sixth and largest immersive retail store. Set to open this summer at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Samsung’s “Experience Store” will be its biggest yet featuring 21,000 square feet of mobile technology spread across two jam-packed floors.

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Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience

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In celebration of the Apollo Program’s historic, 50th anniversary, NASA has teamed up with Samsung to develop an out-of-this-world, location-based VR experience powered by the Gear VR. Image Credit: Samsung U.S. One small step for man, one giant, virtual leap for mankind.

5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It]

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

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Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. TraVRer aims to take the hassle out of traveling by immersing users in 360-degree videos of exotic locations, allowing them to explore the world from the comfort of their own homes.

Take A Ride In Santa’s Sleigh With This Samsung VR Experience

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Launched on Friday, “The Night Before” is an immersive look at a classic holiday moment. Created in collaboration with Samsung and Here Be Dragons, you strap on a Gear VR headset and take a sleigh ride atop pneumatic seats. Image Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Samsung.

Samsung Unveils VR Motion Controller And New Gear 360 Camera

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One of Samsung’s biggest annual events, Samsung Unpacked , took place earlier today in NYC where live attendees and online spectators saw the debut of Samsung’s latest mobile effort, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung Gear 360 Camera 2.0.

‘Invisible’ From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Arrives On Samsung VR

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As virtual reality grows, visual experiences tailored toward the technology’s unique level of immersion become more and more commonplace. Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms.

Review: Samsung’s VR Pilot Season

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Mini Review: Samsung Pilot Season. I checked out, briefly, all 6 episodes in what could be called Season1 of Samsung’s VR Pilot. A commendable initiative by Samsung to promote cinematic VR films. My thoughts in brief: Bro Bots is the best, it’s got humor, and it’s got immersion (it’s stereoscopic 360). I suppose being an animated series, the creators have ultimate control of the technicalities involved in maintaining immersion.

Watch NYT’s immersive stories on Samsung Gear VR via @engadget [link]

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Watch NYT’s immersive stories on Samsung Gear VR via @engadget [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 7, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

‘Invsible’ From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Arrives On Samsung VR

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As virtual reality grows, visual experiences tailored toward the technology’s unique level of immersion become more and more commonplace. Today, Samsung has announced a full-fledged drama series coming exclusively to Samsung VR before its wide release on other platforms.

Samsung Trademarks ‘Anti-Screen Door Effect’ AMOLED Display

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A recent trademark filing from Samsung suggests the company may be ready to introduce an even better VR display. Viewed through the headset’s lenses, this space an distort your view of a virtual world somewhat, removing some of the immersion. There, Samsung showcased a screen with a filter specifically designed to combat screen door effect, showcasing a virtual movie poster inside. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News gear vr

Samsung and Six Flags Re-up Collaboration with New VR Coasters Combining ‘Mixed Reality’ and ‘Complex Gameplay’

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation—which runs theme park properties across the americas—and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Six Flags and Samsung changed the game last year with VR on twelve roller coasters and now we are breaking new ground yet again.”.

Samsung Rocks Lollapalooza With Gear VR Experiences

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For the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza, Samsung went all out bringing their latest in immersive VR experiences to the Chicago music festival. Dubbed VR-Palooza, you could experience livestream musical performances from the Samsung Stage while trying on a Gear VR headset.

Makeup Tutorials: Now in VR via NYX and Samsung Gear VR

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Shop for makeup like never before with this team up from NYX and Samsung Gear VR. Shoppers choose an influencer based on which look they are going for, fill out a quick survey about their skin type and beauty habits, and jump right into the tutorial using the Samsung Gear VR.

Editorial: Why Apple’s Immersive Evolution Starts With Poop

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At the Apple September Keynote, there was no mention of VR at all despite the iPhone X being the first device from Apple to use an OLED screen that would likely be ideal for completely immersive virtual worlds.

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Vimeo 360 is a Revolution for Immersive Storytellers—Here’s How

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In addition to Facebook launching a dedicated VR app for Samsung Gear VR , high-end video platform Vimeo has announced Vimeo 360. Lessons via 360 Video School to optimize immersive storytelling and workflows. News 360 Video School Immersive Storytelling Vimeo Vimeo 360

Samsung Built a Mini Theme Park With VR Bungee Jumping

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Samsung just opened their own version of an immersive theme park for music fans attending Lisbon’s Rock in Rio festival, one of the largest music festivals in the world. Also I would love to see Samsung put this in a vertical wind tunnel and really get you soaring – next time.

Samsung announces Samsung Creators program to help VR / 360 content growth.

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Today Samsung Electronics America, Inc. launched Samsung Creators, a new initiative that empowers storytellers, partnering with them to generate content across a variety of audiences and channels to show everyday creators what’s possible with Samsung VR technology. “We

Immerse yourself with Shark Week in VR.well 360° video actually.

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This year, SHARK WEEK celebrates its 28th anniversary and will keep viewers on the edge of their seat with all-new jaw-dropping and compelling shark stories and, for the first time ever, offering an immersive virtual reality experience.

Samsung’s Facesense Recognizes Facial Expressions For VR Navigation

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Interaction with VR is something various companies continue to try to nail down, attempting to enable users to manipulate these worlds while breaking immersion as little as possible. Samsung’s experimental Facesense is a new attempt at changing the game, harnessing the power of our facial expression for hands-free VR interaction. April 14th – 15th at the VRLA Expo, Samsung showed a new creation from their C-Lab division.

Is Sound the Secret Sauce for Making Immersive Experiences?

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Audio plays a huge part in building truly immersive virtual experiences, so developing a way to realistically simulate the way that sound comes at you from different directions was a priority from the get-go, says HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman.

Samsung Odyssey’s OLED Display Stands Out Among Windows VR Headsets

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Samsung’s VR headset for Windows 10 — the Odyssey — is equipped with OLED display panels. We saw the headset leaked recently but now a page on Microsoft’s store was noted on Reddit that reveals the Samsung headset is priced around $500 with motion controllers included and Nov. The LCD screens other Microsoft partners are using for Windows 10-based VR headsets have “ impulse backlighting ” meant to “specifically target scenarios for immersive headsets.”.