VR App Helps Nervous Children Prepare For MRI Scan

Because who doesn’t love being strapped inside a noisy, confined space for over an hour? MRI, or “magnetic resonance imaging,” utilizes a combination of powerful radio waves  and magnetic field gradients to safely generate images of persons internal organs. They’re absolutely painless, side effect-free, and one of the intimidating producers a child can endure while…

The Mythical Pokémon Deoxys Is Coming To Pokémon GO’s EX Raids

Get ready for a new challenge trainers as a powerful Pokémon from the Hoenn region is making it’s way to the popular augmented reality (AR) mobile videogame Pokémon GO. The mythical DNA Pokémon, Deoxys is arriving in EX Raid Battles and will put up a touch fight so you best be prepared. This psychic-type Mythical Pokémon is coming to…

Public Voting Opens For The Breakthrough Auggie Awards 2018

After the success of the Auggie Awards at latest year’s Augmented World Expo 2017, which was awarded to those who contributed extraordinary innovation to the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries. This year a new award is being handed out in the form of the Breakthrough Auggie Awards which will honour the “Most…

SeaWorld Orlando Remove VR Headsets From Their Kraken Rollercoaster

Back in 2017 SeaWorld Orlando revamped their Kraken rollercoaster by added virtual reality (VR) headsets and feature to the ride to enhance the experience for visitors. Last month however it was reported that the headsets were missing from the ride and now it has been reported that the VR headsets on the Kraken rollercoaster are…

Envolve AR Colouring Books Now On Kickstarter

There are many different applications of augmented reality (AR) within the education market. Products and applications allow users to get closer then ever before to the content they are experiencing all in a creative and entertaining way. Now, Envolve Online have taken to Kickstarter with their latest educational product that leverages AR technology in the…

AstroReality Announces Solar System Ultimate, The New AR-Enhanced Solar System Set

Augmented reality (AR) allows developers and content creators a means to produce immersive and exciting experiences that can be used for informative, entertaining or educational purposes. Now, AstroReality have announced that they have a new product that leverages this immersive technology to provide users with a new way to explore the Solar System like never…

New Update For FragmentVR Adds Persistent Corners

Back in August of this year an application for the HTC Vive called FragmentVR released in Steam Early Access. This virtual reality (VR) application allows users to create small windows to enable them to see outside of the virtual world and into the real-world, creating a mixed reality (MR) experience. Now, a new update has…

PSVR’s First MOBA ‘Dark Eclipse’ Arrives Next Week

The multiplayer online battle arena genre gets the VR treatment in this dark strategy title for the PSVR. For those unfamiliar with the concept of MOBA’s, they can best be described as a mix of role-playing, real-time strategy, and action game play, usually consisting of fast-paced matches in which teams battle one another for control…

FDA Clears Leica Microsystems AR Visualization Solution GLOW800

Leica Microsystems have received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its augmented reality (AR) GLOW800 surgical fluorescence for vascular neurosurgery. In combination with Indocyanine Green (IGG), GLOW800 provides surgeons with the means to observe cerebral anatomy in natural colour, augmented by real-time vascular flow in a single image, with full…

Survival Horror Adventure Title RED: Lucid Nightmare Is Releasing Next Month

Developer Bolder Games have revealed that their upcoming modern psychological horror videogame RED: Lucid Nightmare, will be releasing next month. The title is a survival-horror adventure videogame that will immersive players within a unique horror experience thanks to having virtual reality (VR) support for the Oculus Rift. In RED: Lucid Nightmare, players will step into the…

Bell Aircraft Use HTC Vive To Create Their Revolutionary FXC-001 Helicopter

United States based aircraft manufacturer Bell Aircraft are known for creating firsts within the aircraft industry. The list of achievements the company has to its name including designing and building the first American jet fighter, the first helicopter certified for civilian use and the first aircraft to break the sound barrier. Now, HTC Vive have…

New Update For Lightstream Racer Brings Multiplayer AR To iOS 12

Developer Virtual Arts have announced a new update for their popular augmented reality (AR) mobile racing title Lightstream Racer that brings multiplayer to the title. Thanks to the power of iOS 12 and ARKit 2, players will now be able to enjoy multiplayer racers against other players in real-time while still enjoying the immersive power…

KT Corporation’s AR Market Wins Ovum’s Best Innovation Of The Month Award

KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider have announced that their new augmented reality (AR) mobile shopping experience titled KT’s AR Market, the AR-powered mobile shopping service has been selected for Ovum’s Innovative Service of the Month. Ovum is an independent analyst and consultancy firm based in London which had reviewed 92 different innovative services…

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases For The Week 09/16/18

There’s a hearty assortment of interesting new titles on offer for your PC VR headset this week. Even if you’re not privy to the intense thrills of Transference, there’s probably something for you here. Paperville Panic, from Ultimerse Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows VR) Paperville Panic is a lovely little spot where everything is made…

IDC Predicts That The Rise of AR Headsets Is Still A Way Off

Despite gains in the area of enterprise and industry, augmented reality (AR) headsets and smart glasses have not become the universal product that Google and many other analysts envisioned when the Google Glass was first launched. While the technology has made significant strides since then, the International Data Corporation (IDC) still think that AR headsets…

American University Partner With Sony to Offer AR and VR Tour

American University in Washington D.C. which is taking a technological route towards trying to attract new students by teaming up with technology giant Sony to offer prospective students an admissions app which lets students and their families explore the university through augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The new mobile app is said to…

The Biggest PSVR Releases For The Week 09/16/18

Time to get your wallet out; there are a total of seven new experiences arriving on PSVR this week, and a good number of them are well worth checking out for yourself. The Chantry, from Steel Minions Price: £4.49 (EU Only) Another student project from Sheffield Hallam University, The Chantry transports players back to 200…

XRDC Reveals What Attendees Can Expect

Cross reality, or XR has become something of a catch-all term for the various from of immersive technology that are both available and being developed, incorporating virtual reality (VR) , augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and more. XRDC is a conference which is dedicated to innovators in all these areas, incorporating a range of…

Capgemini Collaborates with RoomAR For AR Furniture Experience

The furniture industry is one of a growing number of sectors that are taking advantage of the new spatial mapping technology being incorporated into the latest generation of augmented reality (AR). Technology company Capgemini’s design agency Idean has now partnered with AI platform RoomAR to offer an AR service to the furniture industry. RoomAR offers…

Walmart Acquire 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets to Train Staff

By now a number of industries, sectors and businesses have established that the immersive nature of virtual reality (VR) makes it an idea way to train staff in a way that is realistic, but lacks the inherent risks in training new employees in the real-world scenarios. Another company which has now come to this conclusion…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced…

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti And RTX 2080 Performance Benchmarks For VR

I tested the new RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and, when it comes to VR performance, there are a few things to consider. Using the new RTX cards on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, from my experience, has not yielded very good benchmarking results. Benchmarking them was difficult because they appeared to be…