ThinkGeek Fools Consumers With ‘VR Sensory Immersion Generator’

April Fools comes early as ridiculous VR peripheral pops up in store catalog. I’d like to start off by admitting that it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that this was not in fact a real product available for purchase. Even after seeing the mechanically extending cat arm device attachment showcased in the…

Korean Amusement Park Unveils Robot VR Attraction

The chance to pilot a giant robot is finally here. In an announcement made this Sunday, South Korean amusement park Everland revealed a brand new VR attraction that gives you the chance to control (and feel) the movements of an enormous robot in a dirty mech-on-mech brawl. Opening this Friday in the high-tech city of Seoul,…

The VOID Hyper-Reality Experience Comes To Dubai

The mixed reality park opens its second location in the city built on sand. In an attempt to bring the immersive attraction to several locations outside the United States, The VOID hyper-reality experience has partnered with UAE-based holding company Meraas to open a brand new location right in the heart of the beautiful city of…

360° Camera Lets Daughter Ride Cat in VR

Dad builds insanely cute VR simulation for insanely cute daughter. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about super parent Toby Newman. The VR hobbyist, and recipient of VRScout’s 2017 highly-coveted (not really) Dad Of The Year Award, has already made waves on the web for his work creating a virtual reality tour of his…

Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Surprises Fans With Sketch in VR

Kazuki Takahashi uses Tilt Brush to bring everyone’s favorite five foot duel-master to life. In appreciation for the support surrounding the release of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, show creator and all-around amazing manga artist Kazuki Takahashi decided to thank fans with an extra special VR rendition of the shows…

Coachella Brings Augmented Reality To Festival-Goers

The legendary festival adds AR features to its VR mobile app. The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is one of the most influential events on the planet. The double-weekend spectacle has been graced by some of the biggest names in music and set a certain standard of artistic creativity that all music and…

VR Resumes Are Catching The Eyes of Industry Recruiters

A brand new market requires a brand new kind of CV. Getting creative with a resume or job application is a common tactic among job-seekers looking to stand out from the pack. A simple Google search reveals incredible examples of resumes iced into cakes, programmed into video games, hidden inside QR codes, the list goes…

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift

All the fun of being an astronaut, minus the nauseating trip up to space. At some point I feel as though everyone dreams of being an astronaut. So it’s only natural that we obsess over the mysterious dark void we find ourselves drifting through on an enormous, rotating ball. Unfortunately for most of us, the…

Creating VR Musical ‘Say It With Music’

A beautifully choreographed display of singing and dancing is coming to a headset near you. There’s no shortage of innovative VR films out in the wild. In just the last couple of years talented filmmakers from around the globe have already amassed an impressive catalogue of groundbreaking 360° short films that have helped set an industry standard…

Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement

Learn all the blue-collar skills you’ll need to tackle that scary home project. Whether you’re tiling a bathroom or simply painting the living room, DIY home improvement can be one hell of a project. Even if you’re a professional the process can be time-consuming and expensive depending on the type of job. However if you’re…

Tribeca Film Fest Showcasing Oculus VR For Good Films

Oculus doubles-down on Creators Lab program as multiple projects make it into Tribeca. Facebook’s Oculus has made a serious habit out of helping amateur VR entrepreneurs make their collective dreams come true. The company has spearheaded several social initiatives, but none have been more impactful than the generous VR for Good program which has supported…

Art Exhibit Launches Virtual Museum Using Microsoft Hololens

Augmented reality brings this seemingly empty Manhattan gallery to life. Thanks to a collaboration between online art platform Artsy and Pace Galleries Amsterdam design firm Studio Drift, the long-running Armory Show will be home to an completely digital museum only viewable in augmented reality. Running now until March 5th, the Concrete Storm uses the Microsoft…

VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017

The immersive NYC art exhibition featured some truly creative virtual reality installations. The Moving Images immersive art fair has officially shut its doors to the public, but not before blowing the collective minds of hundreds of New Yorkers with an impressive gallery of single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, immersive media, and other larger video…

‘Rogue One’ Director Used VR To Plan Film’s Digital Scenes

The experimental director brought VR to one of the biggest productions of the year. In his ongoing attempt to tackle every experimental form of filmmaking imaginable, hands-on director Gareth Edwards has never been shy about his love for employing new technology in his productions. So when it was confirmed that he’d be directing the latest…

Punchkeyboard is the VR Keyboard You’ve Been Waiting For

A comfortable design and word prediction make this the best VR keyboard on the market. Like any emerging technology, virtual reality still has a few problems that need resolving before the platform can truly begin to shine. One of those specific limitations is the difficulty that comes with entering text while fully immersed in VR….

Linux OS Support & Base Stations Come To SteamVR

Valve reveals it’s opened up its VR platform to Linux game developers among a bounty of other announcements. Valve and Linux have been an ongoing partnership for years, so it was only a matter of time until SteamVR made its way to the niche, yet incredibly open-ended operating system. Well the day has finally come as…

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. Since launching back in 2012, the C-Lab initiative has been hard at work developing industry-changing technology that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with virtual and augmented reality. The incubation program gives valuable resources and support to budding developers in the hopes of contributing to…

Experience Weightless VR With This Waterproof Headset

Immersive underwater VR is just a headset and two water wings away. Imagine the sensation of effortlessly floating past the International Space Station as you drift through outerspace in zero gravity. Picture yourself bobbing on the surface of tropical caribbean waters as you gaze at the beautifully intricate coral patterns and exotic passing fish below….

Feel Wind and Heat in VR With This Headset Add-On

The Ambiotherm brings a whole new level of immersion to virtual reality with realistic weather simulations. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have allowed us to view the virtual world, the Nosulus Rift and OhRoma give us the ability to smell the virtual world and thanks to the efforts of Professor Nimesha Ranasinghe and his…

Exercising Becomes A Little Easier With This Augmented Climbing Wall

From exciting multiplayer games to helpful climber training applications, this 21st Century rock wall could finally make the gym fun. Developed by Finland-based startup, Augmented Climbing, the futuristic Augmented Climbing Wall uses a smart combination of depth sensors, an advanced projector and proprietary computer vision technology to deliver highly-interactive augmented reality experiences controlled entirely by…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With This Alien Makeout Simulator

No romantic plans this year? Then why not get it on with an alien? Being single this time of year can suck. Seeing happy couples drown each other in flowers and affection can really put a dent in the mood of those with no significant other. Well like most of today’s real-life issues, virtual reality…

Try Not To Drool Over This Cool BB-8 VR Demo

The unofficial RC simulator is the Star Wars VR game you never knew you needed. The Star War series has already made it’s virtual reality debut with Trials on Tatooine in 2016 and Lucasfilm has no intention on slowing down its high-end content anytime soon. So it’s surprising that the Star Wars VR experience I’m…

Gabe Newell Reveals 3 ‘Full’ VR Games & New Tech In Development At Valve

Valve appears to be going all in with plans for AAA VR games and possible ‘house-scale’ technology. During a press conference that took place at Valve’s HQ in Seattle yesterday, company founder Gabe Newell elaborated on the many goals of the company in terms of virtual reality, highlighting some significantly exciting projects in the process….

Altspace & Cyberia Join Forces For Free Film Festival Hosted In VR

This weekend catch a screening of over 38 short films presented entirely in virtual reality. VR social platform AltspaceVR has teamed up with veteran film festival organizers Cyberia to generously bring us an impressively-packed independent short film festival this weekend. The really cool part however, is that the whole vent will be conducted within virtual…

Update To Hulu VR App Lets You Watch TV With Friends

Oculus Rooms, Avatars and more come to Hulu on the Gear VR and Rift. In an announcement made yesterday by Facebook’s Oculus, the virtual reality company revealed updates to both their Oculus Rift and Gear VR Hulu experiences that add a plethora of new social features to the already popular application. These new upgrades will…

Snapchat Expanding Its AR Feature With Advanced Lenses

Company confirms smarter Lenses capable of object recognition are on the way. Once simply an app that allowed users to quickly send disposable photos to one another, Snapchat has since evolved into one of the most popular augmented reality tools currently in the market. It’s clean face-tracking technology and animated camera overlays have delighted users…

Surgeon Chooses VR Over Sedatives For Patients

A surgeon in Mexico City is ditching painkillers by bringing virtual reality into the operating room. Is virtual reality a powerful enough experience to distract humans from pain? Dr. Jose Luis Mosso Vazquez seems to think so. The accomplished surgeon has actually been using the immersive technology on his patients as a replacement for complicated…

Pre-Orders For ‘Rock Band VR’ Are Now Live

Reserve your copy and live the life of a rock star March 23rd. Rock Band was destined for virtual reality. The infamous superstar simulator has always done an amazing job of making players feel like actual rock stars, but combined with VR, the popular title enters a whole new realm of realism. So start squeezing…

Wesley Snipes Stars In First VR Film ‘The Recall VR Abduction’

Blade himself makes his virtual reality debut in an action-packed sci-fi experience. It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Wesley Snipes. We haven’t seen the iconic actor in quite some time, which has left many people, myself included, craving a Wesley Snipes comeback. Well it appears as though our prayers for an ass-kicking, gun-blazing return…