‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit Coming To VR & AR Devices This Fall

Sony Music partners with the David Bowie Archive, Planta, and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to deliver an incredible VR/AR retrospective of David Bowie’s career. The remarkable David Bowie Is exhibit that will be available as a virtual experience sometime in 2018 thanks to Sony Music’s collaboration with the David Bowie Archive, Planeta, and London’s…

‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit Coming To VR & AR Devices This Fall

Sony Music partners with the David Bowie Archive, Planta, and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to deliver an incredible VR/AR retrospective of David Bowie’s career. The remarkable David Bowie Is exhibit that will be available as a virtual experience sometime in 2018 thanks to Sony Music’s collaboration with the David Bowie Archive, Planeta, and London’s…

Turn Any Surface Into An AR Experience With Post Mobile AR

Walmart, Coca Cola and Mercedes Benz are using Post Mobile AR to give customers a more interactive in-store experience. Dallas-based spatial experience company Spacee has come up with a technology that can deliver an AR experience that doesn’t require a phones, tablet, glasses or any other type wearable to operate. By transforming any 2D or…

Facebook Begins Testing AR Ads In The News Feed

Facebook wants to prepare you for the upcoming holiday shopping by introducing AR advertisements into your news feed. Facebook is rolling out a brand-new feature that will let you to try on new clothes, check out a new accessories, or place furniture in your home, all through the power of AR. The social media giant…

International Travelers At JFK Use VR To Escape Airport Crowds

Travelers at the NYC airport can now use VR to cope with long delays and unruly crowds. A VR startup called PeriscapeVR is offering an escape for commuters at JFK International Terminal 4 – one of the busiest international terminals in the United States – with a unique VR experience designed to be easily approachable…

PayPal Sees A Future With AR Glasses

The popular online payment platform patents AR glasses in hopes of a ‘look-and-buy’ economy. Have you ever wished you could just walk down an aisle at any store, and simply look at an item to find out if it was in stock, how much it cost, what the payment options are, get information on the…

National Geographic Partners With Aryzon To Create Open-Air AR Planetarium

Sit mountainside and explore the stars in Quebec’s first open-air AR planetarium. National Geographic and Aryzon, the creators of the first cardboard AR headset, have partnered to bring the world’s first open-air planetarium to the award-winning Au Diable Vert Station Montagne in Glen Sutton, Quebec called ObservEtoiles. When it came to the initial development of…

Take A Walk On The Wild Side Of VR With Cybershoes

An immersive VR locomotion solution that ditches the omnidirectional treadmill design in favor of a swivel chair. If you’ve seen the movie ‘Ready Player One’ or have been to CES or other recent gaming/technology trade show, then odds are you’re at least somewhat familiar with the concept behind omnidirectional treadmills. The device is pretty much…

Shortening the Distance Between Family and Friends With Oculus Go

The inexpensive VR headset is the latest way to help connect with loved ones. Almost 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, with even higher divorce rates in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. And when children are involved, it can be even more difficult and trying for everyone. Custody agreements split the children’s…

‘Jurassic World VR Expedition’ Heading To 100+ Dave & Buster’s Locations

Run alongside dinosaurs in this massive multiplayer VR game coming exclusively to Dave & Buster’s. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to run side-by-side with nature’s most epic monsters. Thanks to a partnership between Universal and The Virtual Reality Company, large-scale, location-based…

Snapchat Launches New AR Lens With Audio

Snapchat adds audio reactivity to their latest Lens. Since its initial launch in 2011, social media giant has attracted over 300 million monthly active users. Over the past 7 years the company has evolved from a simple app that lets you share photos that disappear within a few seconds, to a full-fledged platform that has…

Channel Your Inner 90’s Child With POGs AR

One of the biggest fads of the 90’s returns with an AR multiplayer twist. The 1990’s were full of crazy fads like fanny packs, Snap, and Beanie Babies – but one of the biggest fads was POGs. The game where players would face-off by stacking collectible milk caps – or POGs – with the objective…

Tech-Savvy Pastor Uses VR To Deliver Virtual Baptisms

Technology & Religion collide. For many Christians, being baptized is the ritual of declaring your faith through a symbolic act of purification and rejuvenation. The ceremony, which is usually held in a church or in a body of water, is performed by a church leader and can be a pretty powerful moment in your life,…

Mercedes-Benz Looks To Replace Owner’s Manual With AR App

Mercedes vehicles are even more luxurious with the new ‘Ask Mercedes’ intelligent virtual assistant. Let’s be honest, does anyone actually read the owner’s manual of their car? You might quickly thumb through it after the initial purchase, but other than that it’s destiny is to be shoved into the back of a glove compartment and…

How To Access Your Personal Files From The Oculus Go

Facebook’s Oculus Go is a great device made even better by easy access to your personal files. During Facebook’s recent F8 developers conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced that everyone in attendance would be walking home with a brand new Oculus Go – the company’s brand new standalone VR headset. On top of that, the device became available…

Sherwin-Williams AR App Takes Hassle Out of Choosing Paint Colors

Explore over 1,500 paint options for your walls. Nothing spruces up a drab looking room like a new coat of paint to make the walls pop with color and personality. But, if you’ve ever taken on the task of painting a room, then you know that the process can be time consuming and frustrating –…

This Disney Jacket Brings Physical Feedback to VR

The ‘Force Jacket’ could be the key to taking theme parks to the next level. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in the grips of a monstrous snake as it squeezes out every ounce of breath? It probably isn’t pleasant. But thanks to a collaboration between Disney Research, MIT Media Lab,…

‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall

The sci-fi movie franchise has a multiplayer location-based VR experience. The Colonial Marines are recruiting warriors and thrill seekers at a shopping mall in Southern California. If you ever wanted to battle Xenomorphs in an immersive free-roaming and interactive Alien-themed VR experience — now’s your chance. Dubbed Alien: Descent, the VR experience was created by FoxNext, an…

This App Brings Music to Life in Augmented Reality

It’s like an AR lightshow in your living room. San Francisco based startup, Wavy, is looking to help musicians enhance their music videos with AR. The hope is to change the fan listening experience by transforming music into a much deeper visual experience, bringing environments to life using 3D animation and storytelling. And what better way…

Jay and Silent Bob Series Heading to VR

It’s gonna be all Snoochie Boochie in VR with this Jay and Silent Bob series. In 1994, Kevin Smith introduced us to Jay and Silent Bob. The two hilarious stoner dudes from the indie cult classic movie Clerks, spent their days loitering, spewing vulgarities, and harassing anyone walking past the Quick Stop convenience store in Leonardo,…

This VR Exhibit Lets the Visually Impaired Touch Art

Experience art by touch them in virtual reality. Over 253 million people in the world are visually impaired, and often times the only way they can experience artwork is with someone describing the art to them in detail. Touching Masterpieces is an art exhibit at Prague’s National Gallery that lets you experience art through VR,…

Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps. During Apple’s WWDC event, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering introduced ARKit, boldly declaring that “Apple will have the largest AR platform in the world.” ARKit, which is a toolkit that allows developers to build their own AR apps for…

NCAA March Madness Comes to VR

How to get a court side experience during the big tournament. March Madness is here. While you obsess over your office bracket and get into heated team rivalries with co-workers, you might just want to chill out in VR and experience the tournament in a whole new way. Thanks to a partnership between Turner Sports,…

Red Cross AR App Shows You War Through the Eyes of a Child

The AR app takes you into harsh realities. Enter The Room is an app that transports you into the harsh reality of war and conflict with a powerful experience that leverages a combination of augmented reality, 3D audio, haptics, and empathy. The AR experience was created by The International Committee of the Red Cross along…

Volkswagen Will Train 10,000 Employees Using VR This Year

The Volkswagen Group will use an augmented reality hub to train employees across the globe. ​​​​​​​​​​​​In 2013, Volkswagen demonstrated a new process by which service workers could use augmented reality to service a vehicle. During the demo, attendees watched as Volkswagen technicians manipulated virtual parts that corresponded to real world actions. This year, the Volkswagen…

Grab Your Proton Pack: Ghostbusters Is Getting A Pokemon GO! Style AR Game

4:33 Creative Lab announces Ghostbusters World, a Pokemon Go! style game for iOS and Android. Right on the heels of Google’s recent ARCore update, comes an announcement by 4:33 Creative Labs: Ghostbusters World is a new AR game that will have you answering the call when there’s something strange in your neighborhood. The Ghostbusters World app…

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th. The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA on TNT…

Tired of Hotdogs? Now You Can Create Your Own Snapchat Lens

This past week, Snapchat released a new tool called Create Your Own Lens, allowing you to create customized Snapchat Filters and Lenses using 150 different pre-built templates ranging from birthdays, weddings and business. Back in December, Snap Inc. released Lens Studio – a free downloadable software designed to give pro and novice developers the power to create…