Life In 360°: A Love For All Seasons

I don’t know what it was like near you yesterday but where I was was uncharacteristically warm. Warm as in the onset of summer, more akin to the heights of June or July than the weather in May to date which has been relatively mild. Winter is, or should be, a distant memory – unless…

Life In 360°: By Land And Air We’re Off To Red Square

Now you may recall back last September we featured the famous Red Square of Moscow as the partial backdrop to a recording by RT from the final night of the 2016 Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival.  We’re back in Russia today for military related video in 360 degrees courtesy of the state broadcaster, only…

VR vs. MR vs. Uncle Jack

Hello again and welcome back to VR vs. the time once a week where a keyboard is thrust into my hands and I jab away at it until I make some kind of point. Today is actually the last VR vs. for a couple of weeks as I am off on holiday to relax. So if…

Life In 360°: The Masked Musicians Commeth

Good morning everyone and welcome to another week of news from the fields of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and just about anything in between.  The weekend was long and tiring so there’s every chance, you may be heading in to work today in less than tip-top shape. What we need is a Life…

Raid Tombs And Work Up A Sweat In Treasure Hunter: Temple

The ‘Endless Runner’ genre truly found its calling on mobile, with videogame titles such as Temple Run, Jetpack Joyride and Sonic Dash to name but three. With each giving their own spin on things. Whilst the endless runner genre might cause you a bit of stress and worry and tax out your hand-eye co-ordination that…

VR Film To Feature Heavily At Stockholm’s VR Scientific Festival 2017

There continues to be a lot of discussion about virtual reality (VR)’s place in the future of the film industry, big names and big studios continue to dip their toes and make encouraging noises about the technology but the decrease in price and increase in availability of 360 degree cameras has meant a growing interest…

Canadian Coke Bottles Get A Touch Of Musical AR For “Play a Coke”

The US might be a hotbed of activity where virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is concerned – evidence of which is often seen in Sunday’s regular The VR Job Hub feature on VRFocus – but America’s nothern cousins are no slouches either. Canadians have a lot going on with both VR and AR too at…

The VR Job Hub: HTC, Sony, Oculus & More…

As we saw this week, in the technology industry things can change day by day. People leave, people join, studios wind down and close and existing companies get investment. It’s a ball that does not stop rolling and there are always opportunities for those new to virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) or already…

Everyday Golf VR Looks To Bring Realistic Golfing To HTC Vive

Golf is not the cheapest sport to get involved in and unless the course you’re looking at playing contains ramps, tubes, tunnels and a possible windmill its not he easiest to get to play either. It’s also a game you can’t play if the weather is remotely bad for safety purposes or in the evening…

Virtalis’ CAD to VR Software Scoops Best AR/VR Award At Chinese Trade Fair

Virtual reality (VR) firm Virtalis, who specialise in the application of VR and associated technologies for parctical business purposes such as research and design and has previously teamed with companies such as Rolls-Royce, AMRC, the British Geological Survey as well as other firms within the military and power sectors, has scooped a new award. Virtalis,…

Double Play: VR Baseball Steps Up To The Plate

Earlier today our regular Saturday sports feature brought you news of how one Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise is trying to bring the experience of being a player to it’s fans through a virtual reality (VR) experience on the HTC Vive at their stadium. Blue Newt Software on the other hand are hoping to bring…

Gameplay: Statik #2 – Fiendish Puzzles And Robot Rhumbas

Readers of VRFocus will have likely seen recent reviews for both GNOG and Statik by VRFocus writer Rebecca Hills-Duty on the site. We’ll be covering both games this weekend starting with the latter, and you might have seen Rebecca take on the puzzler from Tarsier Studios for PlayStation VR earlier in the week. But the…

Step Back In Time In Singapore’s National Museum Thanks To Google Tango

Times change, even for buildings and organisations whose entire purpose is chronicling the passing of said times. Nothing stays the same, even for museums. Exhibits change, are moved, the museum itself evolves. Now thanks to Google Tango visitors to one museum are getting the chance to travel back in time to see how things used…

Hololens Veteran Joins DAQRI As New Vice President Of Worldwide Sales

We’ve talked about DAQRI on VRFocus a few times in the last twelve months. The Los Angeles based firm which focuses on augmented reality (AR) technologies has been quietly putting together a number of deals/partnerships (such as working with Touch Surgery and Trimble), technology (Software Defined Light) and product releases. Notably their DAQRI Smart Helmet…

Life In 360°: Blood’s Musical Flow

Last week on VRFocus we brought you news of British rock duo Royal Blood who livestreamed a special one-off gig in 360 degrees as part of Samsung’s Live 360 series. The performance was apparently not particularly long according to comments we received, but the footage from the event, captured at the Collins Music Hall in Islington,…

Watch VRFocus Cause Severe Collateral Damage To A City In VRobot

You might be, as the name unsurprisingly suggests, a giant robot in VRobot. But you may think that your kaiju-like behavior whilst in control of your giant metal body is unlikely to meet the three laws of robotics, and is in fact more likely to have Isaac Asimov spinning in his grave. But that’s not…

Life In 360°: Tokyo In The Stars

If you look up into the sky at night you will, hopefully be able to see stars. Suns that are millions and billions of light years away. Burning balls of gas that, for all you know might not even be there any more. Their light having taken so long to reach Earth.  Of course you…

VR vs. The Other Side Of The Fence

The VRFocus crew is a busy one – no really, we are horrendously busy considering we are essentially a relatively small team. As a result it is difficult sometimes to take the time to simply exist in the virtual reality (VR) space. There are occasions however where we do get a chance to take in…

Gameplay: Getting To The Heart Of The Matter In Wilson’s Heart

It’s one of those titles we’ve been waiting on for a little while but Wilson’s Heart by developers Twisted Pixel in collaboration with Oculus Studios is finally here following it’s initial announcement back at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Placing players in the role of hospital patient Robert Wilson, who wakes up to discover…