YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary. Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age. However for many veteran gamers the…

Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience

The multiplatform travel brand comes to VR with a new exploratory app. If you’re looking for more information on the world’s most bizarre and off the beat locations, there’s no better source than Atlas Obscura. Whether it be their website or best-selling book, the popular travel guide has served as an integral tool for travelers…

‘Greenland Melting’ Uses VR To Shine A Light On Global Warming

Journalism meets VR in this PBS funded film highlighting the gradual melting of Arctic ice. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the environment isn’t doing so well. Ridiculous levels of carbon emissions, a heavy reliance on fossil fuels and a lack of general concern to rising temperatures across the globe have begun showing their…

New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus

HTC’s standalone VR headset is coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Earlier this year those suspicions were proven correct when HTC as well as Lenovo announced their own upcoming versions of standalone VR hardware at…

Manifest 99 VR Experience Tackles the Difficult Topic of Death

Have you ever cried inside a VR headset? You’re about to. I’m not what you would call a “crier.” So when something as simple as an interactive VR experience is able to make me tear up a little bit i’m pretty taken back. But that’s the power of Manifest 99, a VR journey that takes…

Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home

The Swedish furniture retailer is using Apple’s ARkit to help digitally furnish your own space. For years IKEA has been making it insanely easy for its millions of customers to furnish their homes, offices and studios with colorful furniture and affordable appliances. Lately however the Netherlands-based corporation has been experimenting with immersive technology, from an…

ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support

Developers will soon be able to integrate hand gesture control into their projects on the ARKit platform, no extra hardware needed. 2017 has been an absolutely enormous year for augmented reality. The industry has seen the release of not one, but two powerful AR platforms, support from a wide variety of developers, and some of…

Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November

The blockbuster detective thriller gets its own VR rendition for the Vive in one of four new versions coming this November. Remember that amazing neo-noir detective action-adventure game from the creators of GTA released back in 2011? If you do then you no doubt have fond memories of cruising through gorgeous post-war LA as you…

Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop

The immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures. Remember when arts and crafts meant some glue sticks and a handful of dry macaroni? Ah yes, it was a simpler time that the children of today will unfortunately never fully understand. Especially when you…

Fight Hordes of Zombies In Upcoming Walking Dead AR Experience

The Walking Dead: Our World brings the zombie series to life with a Pokemon Go-style augmented reality experience. When Niantic released Pokemon Go back in July of last year the world basically came to a standstill as millions of smartphone owners uprooted their daily lives to capture digital renditions of fictional cartoon animals scattered around…

Easily Animate Your Own Movies In VR With Mindshow App

The highly anticipated animation software finally launches on SteamVR for the low, low price of FREE. Virtual reality has seen an extensive and wide variety of uses since its initial entrance into the mainstream market. Video games, medical assistance, employee training, educational references, scientifically accurate simulations, the list goes on. However one group in particular…

Halo and Steam VR Coming to Windows VR

Microsoft announces new content & bundle options for their upcoming VR headsets, all for a killer price. Today was a busy day for the guys & gals over at Microsoft with a handful of exciting announcements around their upcoming ecosystem of mixed reality products. Windows is diving into the VR and MR market head first…

Red Bull TV Releases Lollapalooza 360° Video Performances

Catch some of the best performances at the festival with these killer 360° videos. Another year, another legendary four days of pure insanity at one of the biggest music festivals in the world, Lollapalooza. Although the festival came to a close earlier this month, that doesn’t mean you still can’t experience all the action yourself….

Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset

The eye-tracking headset will be used on the sidelines to detect signs of player concussions in real-time. With every sports technology company hard at work to find a solution for player concussions, it’s no surprise that VR would eventually make its way into the fold. Where many organizations are focused on protecting brains and preventing…

How to Direct 360° Video

Google’s YouTube Creator Academy shows us the finer points in 360° video production. Last year Google’s YouTube Creator Academy gave us the low-down on some of the biggest mistakes made while shooting in 360° with the video How Not To Shoot 360° Video. The company used its years of experience exploring the budding medium to…

Little League World Series Goes Big With VR Baseball Experience

Little League game attendees step into the batter’s box and swing for the virtual fences. The Little League World Series is once again upon us, which means so are aluminum bats, abnormally-athletic preteens and violent groups of parents taking their children’s games entirely too seriously. However this week fans are getting an extra special…

Experience Near Death in VR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to come back from the brink of death, then we have good news for you. It’s said that over 80% of those who go through a legitimate near death experience, or NDE, claim their lives were forever changed as a result of their incident. The recorded effects have…

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018

Awakening uses Neurable technology to let you control the experience with just your mind. Mind-control technology is nothing new. Once considered nothing more than farfetched science fiction, neuroscientists have since taken a much more optimistic stance on the potentially game-changing tech thanks to advances in brain-computer interfaces. In fact, one startup is claiming they’ll have…

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers. UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to training its employees. After all, the United Parcel Service is the number one package transportation service in the world, with over 100,000 UPS vehicles on the road at any given…

New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR

One of music production’s most popular programs comes to VR in the form of a 3D sample and mixing interface. As VR continues its infiltration into mainstream technology, developers are scrambling to discover that “it” factor that will send the humble hardware skyrocketing in popularity. This of course includes the music industry who, in the…

Viacom Next + NYC Media Lab Present New VR Projects

Viacom NEXT & NYC Media Lab present the music-driven VR projects of their selected fellowship students at NYC headquarters. Viacom NEXT & NYC Media Lab are back yet again for their 2nd annual Viacom VR Fellowship program and so are new experimental experiences from some of the brightest students of the technology today. This year…

Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features. VR is an experience that’s hard to explain to those who haven’t been lucky enough to try it themselves. How exactly does one put the incredible sensation of being immersed into a brand new world into mere…

WebVR Support Comes To The Firefox Browser Today

The popular desktop browser becomes the first to support immersive WebVR content. WebVR is a hot word within the VR community that’s been thrown around quite a bit as of late. But what exactly does it mean? Simply put, WebVR allows you to explore common web apps in VR by translating the movement and position…

MLB Expands VR Content With Original 360 Video Series

Dive deeper into the lives of baseball’s biggest up-and-comers in the new “On the Verge” 360° series 2017 is basically becoming the year of VR for Major league baseball. The association has already partnered with Google to create the MLB At Bat VR experience for the Daydream platform earlier this year, as well as the MLB…

A Look at the World’s First Interactive Mixed Reality TV Show

The Norwegian program uses MR to bring competition to life; letting viewers play along. It was only a matter of time until mixed reality made its way to broadcast television. Developed by The Future Group and FreemantleMedia (the company responsible for American Idol and X Factor), Lost In Time is a Norwegian game show that…

Peter Jackson’s New Studio is All About AR Storytelling

The Lord of the Rings auteur is using Apple’s ARkit to unlock new levels of storytelling immersion in augmented reality. In the world of modern cinema, there are few names as recognizable as Peter Jackson. The New Zealand native is responsible for some of the medium’s most technologically groundbreaking work, including the Lord of the Rings and The…

First Look at RED’s Hydrogen Holographic Smartphone

This prototype teaser gives us a little more info, but keeps the “holographic” features a mystery. High-end camera manufacturer RED has been working on a brand new smartphone device supposedly designed to crush current smartphone camera technology. Labeled the RED Hydrogen One, the upcoming device has remained a mystery since its initial reveal in July….

Walmart & Arianna Huffington Team Up For V-Commerce Competition

Developers submit their ideas for bringing VR into the shopping experience. If you’re anything like me, you consider conventional shopping to be a grueling task right up there with visiting the DMV or jury duty. Okay, maybe not as bad as the DMV… but it’s still a mundane process. So why not revitalize the experience…

Never Dine Alone Again Thanks To This Japanese AR Girlfriend Cafe

Augmented reality lets go on a date with virtual idol Hatsune Miku. Over the course of the past couple of decades, Japan has firmly established itself as the number one “WTF” country on planet Earth. The endlessly entertaining nation is responsible for some of the most interesting trends ever created, from highly-stylized Anime, to used…