My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

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So, here you are how I envision this 2020 in virtual reality! (I’ll PlayStation VR selling more than 5 million units until now has proven that console players like virtual reality. The major companies are already working on this, as we’ll see in the section related to content, and the name of Half-Life: Alyx alone is already driving many new people into virtual reality. You could also have diminished reality and make objects disappear.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018. Virtual Reality in 2018 has not performed that awesomely good : in my opinion, it has just laid the foundations for the success that will come in the upcoming years. This has been the year of the disbelief in virtual reality.


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Traveling in Virtual Reality

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With RizortVR you can virtually check out your travel destinations before arriving at check-in. The Rizort VR app works on headsets such as the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear to allow potential guests to virtually explore hotels, resorts and experiences from anywhere in the world Click To Tweet. The Rizort VR app works on headsets such as the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear to allow potential guests to virtually explore hotels, resorts and experiences from anywhere in the world.

Samsung Headset Patent Reveals Strange New VR Controller Design

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Almost a year ago to the day now we wrote about a new Samsung VR headset patent with a strange new design. New Samsung VR Controllers Spotted. In our story last January we noted that the Samsung headset seemed to have four cameras for inside-out tracking.

Is Virtual Reality The Next Big Break For B2B?


Virtual reality is one of those technologies that has been hyped for several years. Especially with a host of low-cost VR devices such as the Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear headset, it’s already speculated that marketers will take advantage of this new messaging channel.

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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Configuring the Wi-fi is really easy using your smartphone and you don’t have to type the password with an annoying virtual keyboard. The companion app makes setting some features of the device a very short process : activating developer mode just requires few taps on it, and connecting to the Wi-Fi can be made easily with you typing the password on your smartphone and not on some cumbersome virtual keyboard. The reality is: both are right. reviews virtual reality

Distorting Virtual Reality

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To complement the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce “Distorted Reality,” a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOs. The content will also be available in stereo 3D through the Littlstar app on Sony’s Playstation VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and more.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless


We’re excited to see how the new Samsung Odyssey+ performs with SteamVR games, but it fundamentally still operates with a tethered connection to a PC. A future Oculus Rift could adopt Quest’s “Insight” tracking system with new lenses, but would such a system be any better than a Samsung Odyssey+? In recent months we’ve been talking about some new definitions and marketing terms that are coming into more popular use — “wireless” and “standalone” VR.

New Samsung Gear VR widens virtual reality ambitions


There's a new Samsung Gear VR in town. Revealed alongside the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the latest Gear VR packs in a USB Type-C adapter so you can plug Sammy's newest handset straight in. However, that doesn't mean all you S7 and S7 Edge owners are going to miss out on the improved virtual reality action. On the visual side of things Samsung has widened the viewing angle to 101 degrees and darkened the colour tint to reduce glare and reflections.

The 2016 Virtual Reality Headset Shopping Guide


Buying a virtual reality headset in 2016 is difficult, especially if you haven’t gotten hands-on time with the various systems. Unfortunately, if someone on your list has expressed interest in virtual reality, it is unlikely these kinds of headsets are going to blow them away. Here’s our guide to picking the right virtual reality headset this holiday. So all in all a full virtual reality system from Sony costs around $800.

Virtual Reality in Senior Care Communities: What Are the Benefits?


New virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream have barely scratched the surface of the technology’s potential. Thankfully, technologies like virtual reality are making life after 60 more fun and exciting. MIT startup Rendever is improving the lives of seniors across the US through virtual reality. Soon, they’d find out that virtual worlds are exciting for people of all ages.

A Work in Progress: Virtual Reality


On March 25th, 2014, many people were left scratching their heads: why did Facebook spend 2 billion dollars to acquire a Kickstarter funded virtual reality company called Oculus. Virtual reality has taken the world by storm. Despite Digi-Capital projections that augmented/virtual reality industries will hit $120 billion by 2020 , there are many pieces that need to fall in place prior to that number becoming a reality. Samsung Gear VR expected 3.5

Hulu Adds to Virtual Reality Entertainment


In November last year Hulu released their new VR app for Samsung Gear VR. The Hulu service has ordered ten episodes of The Big Picture: News in Virtual Reality , which, from the name itself is obviously going to be a VR news show. The other, Virtually Mike and Nora a comedy with five episodes featuring Nora Kirkpatrick, an actress best known for playing Dwight Schrute’s love interest on the TV show The Office.

Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Ride at Six Flags


Riders will climb on board a traditional roller coaster and have the option of riding with a Samsung Gear VR headset (no extra fee) Passengers will fly at speeds of 55 mph as they fly off the edge of a building and dash through a cityscape filled with hazardous and flying debris while trying to destroy the master gargoyle! 360-Degree Video Augmented Reality Gear VR Samsung Video Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR Movies VR News

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition


At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic virtual world all around you. Mostly seated: Google Daydream / Samsung Gear VR.

Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018


Over the last six years consumer VR products evolved considerably, with new capabilities added each year for developers to use in building virtual worlds. So Samsung’s wireless Gear VR powered by Oculus technically leads the industry with more than 5 million shipped because it was essentially given away for free with the purchase of a compatible phone.

Building New Worlds in Virtual Reality

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AltspaceVR brings out new tools to make it easy for anybody to make and share their own personalized virtual environments. We’re so excited to see the new worlds our users build in reality.”. After you choose one of the kits you can add assets from the curated library of shapes, structures and flora to build custom worlds and virtual hangouts. Creating your own virtual network of connected spaces certainly opens up some interesting possibilities.

Looking Back at Virtual Reality Over the Last 5 Years


Back then, those of us who called ourselves ‘VR enthusiasts’ were just happily typing away our dreams in different forums [shoutout to the MTBS3D VR subsection], dreaming of the day we’d have the Holodeck, the Matrix, or whatever version of VR we each thought of as the “high standard” of a true virtual reality. We were supposed to get to the point where it feels as real as reality, and where VR could be something that we could just jack into whenever we pleased.

Watch New York Fashion Week in Virtual Reality


Intel is a headline sponsor this year and working with IMG & Voke's Virtual Reality experiment. You can already watch the live stream from their site ( [link] ) but now you can Livestream fashion shows in 360 degrees via Voke's Samsung Gear VR. 360-Degree Video Gear VR Google Cardboard Hardware Samsung Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR NewsIf you are a watcher of fashion, a reader of GQ or any female.

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017


Lots of really interesting virtual worlds like Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption require the Move controllers to play, and even games like Skyrim VR are better with hand controllers. Of the three major wired VR headsets, HTC Vive offers the greatest amount of freedom to explore a virtual world. These headsets range from $300-$500 and come from manufacturers including Lenovo , Acer , HP, Dell and Samsung. 500 Samsung.

Community Download: Who ‘Won’ Virtual Reality In 2016?


What many have spent the last 12 months calling the “year of virtual reality” is about to come to an end. ” However, as far as virtual reality is concerned, things have been going quite well. In 2016, virtual reality officially arrived. Tagged with: community download , discussion , virtual reality , won , year of VR. Discussion VR community download discussion virtual reality won year of VR

The World’s First Ballet Virtual Reality Premiere


Dance is a natural fit for a virtual reality setting, as it is theatric by nature, and movement does well to keep and guide viewer attention, something that is a current challenge within the VR content creation space. Enter Night Fall , created by VR company &samhound in collaboration with Dutch National Ballet and Samsung, a piece that promises to immerse audiences in dance story. The post The World’s First Ballet Virtual Reality Premiere appeared first on VRScout.

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

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Launched initially on Daydream in early 2017, and now available on Gear VR, Oculus Go, and Oculus Rift, Virtual Virtual Reality’s smart interaction design gives players freedom and control which—combined with a narrative tying it all together—makes Virtual Virtual Reality one of the most immersive mobile VR games to date. Players are welcomed by their manager Chaz to Activitude, a virtual service where humans are tasked with assisting AI clients.

Facebook brings reactions to virtual reality


Facebook reactions -- they're all the little emoticons you can "like" a Facebook post with, and as of this evening, they're now available in virtual reality. Facebook announced the new support today, saying that you can thumbs-up a post -- or choose any of the four faces or the heart -- on any Facebook 360 video directly through the Samsung … Continue reading. Archive facebook gear vr Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

One of Mobile VR’s Best Games, ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, Now Available on Rift

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Virtual Virtual Reality is one of mobile VR’s best games to date, and you can now play an enhanced version on the Oculus Rift. Created by studio Tender Claws and initially launched back in 2017, Virtual Virtual Reality goes far beyond the expectations set by most mobile VR titles by delivering strong visuals, great sound, intuitive interaction, locomotion and a proper narrative, culminating in a strong feeling of immersion.

How Virtual Reality Can Close the Gender Pay Gap


Even in the age of technologies like virtual reality , women all around the world only earn a small portion of what men make. In the years to come, emerging technologies such as virtual reality will change that. See Also: How Virtual Reality Promotes Gender Equality. But California-based VR startup Variable Labs believes that virtual reality is the quickest way to close the gender pay gap. Samsung Gear VR supports Variable’s simulation.

You Can Watch the Olympics in Virtual Reality


For the first time, the Olympic Games will be available to watch in virtual reality. NBC Olympics announced today that they will provide Virtual Reality (VR) coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games exclusively to authenticated users of compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones (Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5) together with Samsung Gear VR via the NBC Sports app. Image Credit: Samsung.

What a Netflix Video Store Looks Like in Virtual Reality


These three developers created a virtual Netflix video rental store and we just had flash backs. But now we are in the time of VR, where anything is possible and whatever you want to create or do can all probably be done in a virtual world. One team at a Netflix’s Hack Day, created just that, with their concept of a Netflix video rental store in virtual reality. The post What a Netflix Video Store Looks Like in Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout.

Toronto’s First Virtual Reality Theatre


Toronto is heading to the furious technology, thanks to a new virtual reality (VR) cinema that is slated to open up in July. And instead of sitting in the dark and watching movies, each audience member here will be given their own Samsung Gear VR headset to enjoy the show. Samsung Gear VR transports you to an another world in combination with Samsung Galaxy S6. This feature of VR cinema adds a special dimension to the virtual experience.

Gear VR PhoneCast app lets you use some 2D apps in virtual reality


Virtual reality is fun and entertaining but hardly useful when it comes to getting real-world things done, it isn’t of much help. In the meantime, however, users can have an approximation of productivity in virtual reality by having their non-gaming software brought before their eyes. That is exactly what the Samsung PhoneCast … Continue reading. Archive Android app gear vr Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

Global Virtual Reality Industry to Reach $7.2 Billion in Revenues in 2017

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In a new Virtual Reality Industry Report, Greenlight Insights forecasts modest VR industry growth in the short term, growing into a major global content marketplace by 2021. In its new Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017 , Greenlight Insights forecasts total virtual reality revenues to reach $7.2 What’s Inside the Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017. The Virtual Reality Industry Report is available now.

The Brighter Reality of Virtual Reality


In one such visits I tried on a VR headset just to realize that such a powerful visualizer can effectively simulate unbelievably enchanting experiences that may be difficult to achieve in reality. The First No-Headset Virtual Monitor 3.

THX Is Bringing ‘Personal’ 3D Audio for Virtual Reality to Mobile


Creating a relentless virtual reality experience takes more than just visuals — audio is crucial, too. ” This basically means THX wants to add higher quality 3D audio experiences to VR ecosystems that run on mobile, like the Samsung Gear or Google Daydream. The post THX Is Bringing ‘Personal’ 3D Audio for Virtual Reality to Mobile appeared first on VRScout.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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Virtual reality has figured prominently at the event in recent years of course, quickly rising to become one of the shows hottest technologies. The unique (and formerly Valve developed) retro-reflective-powered CastAR system gave us a glimpse at one of augmented reality’s possible futures; Avegant turned up with their bizarre yet technically impressive personal media player the Glyph ; PrioVR had their new entry-level motion tracking / VR input system to try.

Q&A: Settlers of Catan Is Ready For Virtual Reality


One of the world’s most beloved board games is coming to virtual reality — and a group of designers who want to make the worlds we find inside our Oculus Rifts and Samsung Gears the next place for us to gather and play on magical tables. On Friday at the PAX game and culture fan convention, Asmodee Digital and Experiment 7 announced they were working together on Catan VR, the virtual reality adaption of Settlers of Catan.

Samsung Odyssey VR headset patent sounds more powerful, looks alien


Some people get bug-eyed after experiencing virtual reality for the first time. If Samsung’s next head-mounted display is anything like this patent, it will make them literally bug-eyed. A patent for what seems to be a successor to the company’s HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset includes colored renders that leave little to the imagination and it will have you … Continue reading. Archive Computing mixed reality Samsung virtual reality VR

Plex adds Oculus and Gear VR support to its virtual reality app


Plex’s virtual reality app now supports Oculus and the Gear VR, expanding it beyond its former Daydream limitation. The Plex VR app was announced in January, enabling Daydream users to watch content using their virtual reality headset, including co-watching with a friend who is represented in-screen via an avatar. Archive gear vr oculus Samsung Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr