5 Bizarre Virtual Reality Headsets

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Whether it be the 90’s or even the 21st century, these virtual reality monstrosities are the definition of ridiculous. Virtual reality is all too familiar with this phenomenon. Here are a few of the strangest virtual reality head-mounted displays we could find.

Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

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At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality.

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NSA Spies via Virtual Reality?

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Mr. Taylor says that NSA has been communicating with him since 2006, and alleges that NSA personnel has threatened to kill him, insulted him, made racial remarks to him, and engaged in various nonconsensual sex acts with him via Virtual Reality.

GE Opens Virtual Reality Lab

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Behind the flurry of global marketing campaigns, the organisation is evolving into a contemporary digital workspace, and the Virtual Reality (VR) lab is one such example. The post GE Opens Virtual Reality Lab appeared first on VR Guru.

This Robot Disarms Bombs Through Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality becomes the new worst enemy of bombs. Inside the headset, you’ll gaze through the robot’s magnifying lenses and see virtual icons that show what actions you can take with the Oculus Touch controllers.

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. What’s Inside the Virtual Reality Industry Report: Spring 2017.

HBO’s Westworld Makes Virtual Reality Debut

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You may never come back from this virtual ride. Virtual reality was the first thing that came to mind after seeing the mysterious trailer for HBO’s Westworld back in June. A virtual host explains there are “no rules” in Westworld and proceeds to hand you a gun.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality

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– and swing through the air in a faceoff with The Vulture,” said Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures in a statement. “It’s It’s every fan’s fantasy turned into virtual reality.”.

How Virtual Reality Can Assist the Elderly

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Among the many new technologies on the market, virtual reality offers plenty of possibilities for exploration as it can be used in different industries including senior care. They can either be connected directly to the wearable or wirelessly to render virtual reality images.

Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance

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1:00pm – Your Next Steps in Virtual Reality ( 500 Main St ). The post Your Virtual Reality Event Guide to Sundance appeared first on VRScout. 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks of this week and it won’t be without VR.

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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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. There are more head-mounted displays on the market than ever before with tons of games and accessories available.

‘Tron’ Star Jeff Bridges Thinks ‘Tron 3’ Should be the “first virtual reality movie”

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Speaking on an Entertainment Weekly radio show to be aired on August 15th, actor Jeff Bridges, star of Tron (1982) and sequel Tron: Legacy (2010) , suggested that a third Tron feature should be “the first virtual reality movie.”

What Virtual Reality Means For Marketers

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When new technology is introduced, businesses are never quite sure how to react. In 2008, marketing agencies were inundated with app requests from clients claiming ‘we want to be on the App store.’ Wanting to be first but not quite sure what they wanted, or why.

Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets

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Microsoft unveiled their vision of a mixed reality world today at Computex in Taipei. . When Microsoft first announced their HoloLens augmented reality headset, they also showed off their Windows Holographic platform, which let developers build Windows 10 apps and experiences for the device.

5 Revolutionary Educational and Professional Uses for Virtual Reality

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Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality

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Thanks to virtual reality, that same sense of awareness and connection is available to all of us. The post Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout. Google Earth is now available for the HTC Vive.

4 Virtual Reality Desktops For Vive and Rift Compared

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But if desktop productivity in VR is your main objective, you’ll want a virtual reality desktop that’s built around that task. Virtual Desktop. Feature Virtual Reality Software

eBay and Myer Launch World’s First Virtual Reality Store

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Myer and eBay have launched a virtual reality department store in which shoppers can browse and buy items by simply looking at them. The post eBay and Myer Launch World’s First Virtual Reality Store appeared first on VR Guru.

NBC Orders Pilot for New Drama About Virtual Reality

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TV is no stranger to virtual reality. NBC has officially ordered a pilot for a new TV series based around the launch of an advanced virtual reality program that inevitably goes haywire. While the idea of ‘virtual reality gone wrong’ isn’t exactly a fresh concept (i.e

Alibaba Wants You To Shop in Virtual Reality

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Customers were immersed in a robot-guided 360 panoramic shopping environment, allowing users to quickly pull up product details and view clothing and accessories showcased by virtual models on the catwalk. The post Alibaba Wants You To Shop in Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout.

Future of Virtual Reality is Filled With Promise

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Virtual reality hardly came onto the market with the splash that many had predicted, especially given its considerable hype. The post Future of Virtual Reality is Filled With Promise appeared first on VR Guru.

HTC Announces $10 Billion Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance

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Taiwanese device maker HTC launched a consortium that pulls together 28 of the world’s largest VC firms, with a focus on virtual reality (VR), setting aside $10 billion of investible capital. News HTC Vive mwc shanghai venture capital virtual reality vr funding vrvc

Andy Murray Aces His First Virtual Reality Wimbledon Tennis Experience

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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.

Community Download: Does Virtual Reality Live Up To The Hype?

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Applying Cognitive Science Research to Virtual Reality User Experiences

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Azad Balabanian is the co-host of the ResearchVR podcast where he discusses the latest cognitive science research that applies to virtual reality with fellow cognitive scientists Petr Legkov and Krzysztof Izdebski.

SeaWorld Shifts Entertainment To Virtual Reality Coaster

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Virtual reality of course. SeaWorld Orlando will be introducing Central Florida’s first virtual-reality roller coaster next summer, retrofitting their existing Kraken coaster with VR headsets that will have you traveling deep into the sea with mythical and prehistoric creatures.

Google Lays Foundation For Virtual Reality Killer App: Chrome

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Above: A virtual coaster Chrome experiment running in the Safari browser on an iPhone. The post Google Lays Foundation For Virtual Reality Killer App: Chrome appeared first on UploadVR.

Chinese Juggernaut Alibaba Spearheading Virtual Reality Shopping

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OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality

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An avalanche of new virtual reality devices has arrived. Continue Reading on Page 2 >> The post OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality appeared first on Road to VR. OSVR is an open source software platform and VR headset.

AltspaceVR To Host World’s First Virtual Reality Wedding

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This is, after all, uncharted territory, and the law often takes a while to catch up with technology so we’ll eventually have to wrap our heads around how exactly this is going to change relationships in the virtual age.

SPACES and Songcheng Form $30 Million Joint Venture to Bring Mixed and Virtual Reality to China

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Virtual reality will thrill visitors to mainland China’s most popular theme parks under a groundbreaking $30 million joint venture announced today between SPACES Inc. Songcheng-SPACES also plans to build unique, standalone virtual reality attractions and parks throughout China.

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New Guinness World Record Set With 36 Continuous Hours in Virtual Reality

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A 36 hour VR session by Australian Jack McNee, of the YouTube Channel LPVR , has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records organization as the new record to beat for the “longest videogame marathon on a virtual reality game system.”

Are Virtual Reality Arcades Becoming A Trend?

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The post Are Virtual Reality Arcades Becoming A Trend? You may soon see a VR arcade at a mall location near you. It has been over a year since we first experienced The VOID’s VR theme park in Utah.

Virtual Reality Is Art in the Sixth Dimension

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While of course virtual reality is enabled by emerging science and technology, those who build environments, develop scenarios for VR apps, and write narratives for augmented reality, augmented virtuality, and virtual reality properties are properly deemed artists.

The Story of Your Life is a Virtual Reality

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Right now, I’m most excited about the ways it’s causing us to reflect on the very notion of reality. What is Reality? VR has already begun to help us analyze the ways we construct our own realities. The expression “Virtual Reality” is, in its way, redundant.

How to win at virtual reality marketing

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Low-cost virtual reality viewers — some made out of cardboard — are a minimal investment from consumer standpoint or from a company who would like to distribute their virtual reality experiences themselves. (Image courtesy Volvo Car USA.).

Hands-on: ‘The Talos Principle VR’ Feels Like It’s Come Home in Virtual Reality

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The post Hands-on: ‘The Talos Principle VR’ Feels Like It’s Come Home in Virtual Reality appeared first on Road to VR.

Welcome to Virtual Reality Ad Units

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The “cubemercial” ad places you within a giant virtual room—hence, the “cube” name—with content featured on each of its walls. The post Welcome to Virtual Reality Ad Units appeared first on VRScout. USA Today launches branded VR news show with a 360° video ad.

Audi Dealers Will Soon Sell Cars Using Virtual Reality

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Audi is expanding their VR dealership experience and testing has begun on a virtual training drive. A Virtual Audi Dealership. A play space of roughly 16 by 16 feet will be blocked off to let you move freely around the virtual car. The Audi Virtual Training Car.