Microsoft’s ‘FlashBack’ Could Bring Mobile VR Up To RIft/Vive Performance Levels

“FlashBack: Immersive Virtual Reality on Mobile Devices via Rendering Memoization” This is the title of an extremely complicated and highly detailed research paper recently published by Kevin Boos (Rice University), David Chu (<a href=”http:The post Microsoft’s ‘FlashBack’ Could Bring Mobile VR Up To RIft/Vive Performance Levels appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Microsoft’s ‘FlashBack’ Could Bring Mobile VR Up…

Eclipse: Defending the Motherland Arrives on HTC Vive

It wasn’t long ago that it was announced that the virtual reality (VR) title, Eclipse: Defending the Motherland, was planning on releasing soon on Steam. Now the frst version of Eclipse: Defend the Motherland has arrived with a selection of features with intention to grow in new versions. In this latest released version, Eclipse: Defending…

Sit Back and Live Your Music With vrAMP Visualiser

There has been a time that we have all taken a moment to become consumed by the flowing colours of a music visualiser, especially back in the days of the visualiser on Windows Media Player. Now users of the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) can sit inside of the visualisation and…

Microsoft’s FlashBack Aims to Redefine Mobile VR

Microsoft, well-known for its development of the augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD), the HoloLens, has identified and outlined in its latest virtual reality (VR) endeavour the cons to each of the existing HMD and in turn has presented its own solution to conquer these faulted technologies with FlashBack, its own “unorthodox” answer to mobile…

Chamber 19 Puts Your Intelligence to an Explosive Test on HTC Vive

Many gamers have been excted at the prospect of Portal coming to virtual reality (VR), with the appeal of puzzle completion mixed with explosive results. Although there isn’t a full Portal title now, Chamber 19 has taken the task of creating an action-packed strategic puzzler for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). Chamber 19 is…

Samsung is Selling a Batman Gear VR and Galaxy S7

Ok, we seriously want one. Earlier this year Samsung bundled the Gear VR headset with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders. It was a major win for mobile VR, getting a ton of headsets into the hands of first-time VR users. But now Samsung just unboxed a new bundle that i’m sure will sell…

NASA’s Next-Gen Mars Rover is Being Built in Virtual Reality

With all the things NASA’s Curiosity rover has done—from finding organic molecules on the Red Planet to uncovering an ancient seabed—it’s no surprise that the space agency is scrambling to build its next rover project, hoping to do even more than its current bot has done. And it is getting help from an unexpected source: Mixed…

Asus VR Headset Appears at Computex Taipei 2016

Computex Taipei 2016 is due to begin tomorrow and the event is set to feature a wide roster of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. VRFocus has already reported that MSI will be showcasing a new generation of VR laptops and a mobile backpack PC. Asus has now held its pre-event press conference…

Save Babies from Imminent Danger in Rescuties! VR

If you’ve always thought of yourself as a hero, one that could step up to the plate when danger rears its head, Rescuties! VR may well be the game for you. Save babies and other helpless creatures in this daft yet fun looking VR game, currently in the final stages of its Kickstarter campaign. Rescuties!…

‘VR Human Anatomy’ to Give Medical Students a ‘Hands-On’ Using Oculus Touch

Vedavi, a medical animation studio working closely with the University of Zurich, wants students to drop the heavy books and plastic models and pick up a pair of Oculus Touch controllers later this year with their highly detailed anatomy software, VR Human Anatomy. I spoke with Vedavi’s Managing Director and recent graduate from University of Zurich with a Master…

City Z Demo Released to Trial Zombie Shooter For HTC Vive and Oculus

City Z has already been available to purchase and play for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) for the past month, but now the developers have released a new demo version with one of the modes already available on the full version of the videogame in case some don’t wish to quite…

Travel Into Your Favorite Disney Movies With This New VR App

The immersive menu lets you bounce in and out of different fantasy environments. The post Travel Into Your Favorite Disney Movies With This New VR App appeared first on Futurism. Source: Travel Into Your Favorite Disney Movies With This New VR App

Netflix Shows What Embracing VR Could Look Like With Netflix Zone

Netflix has been quite open in its reluctance to embrace virtual reality (VR), but it seems now the online streaming service is merging together the old and the new in an experiment by creating a VR entertainment rental, Netflix Zone. It comes from Netflix’s latest hack day where three developers built this new platform to…

Xbox VR Rumours Continue to Mount as Official E3 Site Chips in

Rumours of VR support for Microsoft’s Xbox One console have continued to mount over the past few days, and now the official E3 site has added fuel to the fire. As spotted <a href=”http:The post Xbox VR Rumours Continue to Mount as Official E3 Site Chips in appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Xbox VR…

Jaunt CEO Stepping Down, Search for Replacement Begins

Cinematic VR group Jaunt seems to have kept on growing in the past few years, but it may have just suffered its first setback. <a href=”http:The post Jaunt CEO Stepping Down, Search for Replacement Begins appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Jaunt CEO Stepping Down, Search for Replacement Begins

National Crime Scene Cleanup Association Embraces VR Promotion

If companies want to promote themselves or their products they’re turning more and more to virtual reality (VR). Now the National Crime Scene Cleanup Association is jumping into VR and 360-degree videos as a means to inform the public on how it operates. The popularity of TV shows such as NCIS and CIS shows the…

ILMxLAB Discuss Pioneering VR Storytelling with Star Wars and Beyond

Ben Lang sits down with John Gaeta and Vicki Beck to discuss Lucasfilm’s focus on immersive storytelling with the formation of ILMxLab last year, and their constant experimentation in the Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab are optimistic, perhaps even bullish, about the future of immersive storytelling and entertainment. Sitting down with John Gaeta, Executive Creative Director and Vicki Beck,…

MythBusters’ Adam Savage Steps Inside Nvidia’s ‘VR Funhouse’ Physics Playground

Nvidia takes Mythbuster’s Adam Savage inside their VR Funhouse application which is a sandbox for new technologies made possible with the company’s latest Pascal-based GPUs. Nvidia created VR Funhouse as an example application showcasing many of their proprietary real-time physics simulations and VR rendering tech, some of which make exclusive use of the company’s latest…

Sci-Fi VR Horror The Hum: Abductions Returns With Creepy New Teaser Footage

If you have a keen eye for sci-fi horror in VR, then you’ve probably spotted the promisingly creepy The Hum before. This upcoming series from indie developer Totwise Studios has had something of a rollercoaster of a life so far.The post Sci-Fi VR Horror The Hum: Abductions Returns With Creepy New Teaser Footage appeared first…

Futuristic High Speed Train Hyperloop to Have AR Windows

Augmented reality (AR) is more often than not used to enhance your surroundings by either adding information or broadcast to the surrounding world around you. AR is now being used to stand in place of windows on the latest high speed transport project, Hyperloop. The Hyperloop train pod is being developed by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies…

EVR Studio Teases Realistic Character Design in Project M

There has been increasing experimentation into the realm of creating characters viewers can empathise with through facial expression recognition and eye contact, which doesn’t necessarily have to be realistic which Oculus Story Studio have proved with Henry. There is now a teaser released by EVR Studio of its latest project which plays with creating a…

Life In 360°: Virtual Viewings With Rightmove

We start the week on VRFocus not with an example of 360 degree video within a videogame or within a film, nor are we at a sports event, taking in the views of historical ruins instead we’re looking at how virtual reality (VR) can be used in the home. In fact we’re specifically looking about…