Photo Studio AR Puts A Complete Photo Studio In Your Pocket

If you are a photographer looking to experiment new ideas then augmented reality (AR) might be the way forward, thanks to a new app from Superba AR. With Photo Studio AR users can turn their mobile device and their surrounding environment into a fully equip studio and create the ultimate photo shoot. Developed by Superba AR, the…

Upcoming VR Animated Film “Crow: The Legend” Reveals New Cast Members

The creators of the popular and successful Asteroids! and Invasion!, Baobab Studios, have announced that Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One) and Liza Koshy (Hulu’s Freakish) are joining the cast of their upcoming virtual reality (VR) animated film, Crow: The Legend. “We are thrilled that Tye Sheridan and Liza Koshy have joined the impressive cast of Crow: The Legend. Our story…

The VR Job Hub: Facebook, Oculus, RYOT And Even Apple Are Hiring

The weekend is here, the sun is out and it is a great time to see what new opportunities await within the immersive media industries and find that dream job. As always, VRFocus are here to help you out with another entry of The VR Job Hub. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number open position from across the virtual reality…

Something For The Weekend: Steam VR Spring Sale

The weekend is here and with the Steam VR Spring Sale still in full swing it is time to find something for the weekend. To help you out VRFocus has put together some of the best virtual reality (VR) deals from the Steam VR Spring Sale to make finding your new favorite even easier. As always be sure to…

Investors Holding Contest For Best Augmented Reality Pitch

Twenty-seven venture capital funds and investors have come together to hold a contest to find the best augmented reality (AR) pitch from impressive startups. The content is dubbed as the Global AR Online Pitch Event and the winning contestant can be sure to gain investment from one or more of the partaking groups. Global AR Online…

PeerWell Brings Augmented Reality Fall Prevention Feature To Mobile Devices

San Francisco-based PeerWell has added an augmented reality (AR) feature to its app platform which will help post-surgical patients manage their recovery. The feature allows users to take advantage of their mobile devices camera to scan and analyze their home environment and be provided with suggestions on how to minimize the risk of falls. The…

CEEK VR Announces Partnership With World Of Dance

CEEK VR have announced that they will be partnering with the national hit TV competition series and brand, World of Dance to provide a range of virtual reality (VR) content for fans of the series to enjoy. The award-winning developer of premium VR and augmented reality (AR) experiences, CEEK VR is a leading provide of…

Go Behind The Scenes Of Ready Player One With HTC Vive

Following the success of Ready Player One in box offices HTC Vive, the official partner for the film, has released a short behind the scenes video that showcases some of the techniques and technology that was used to create the visually impressive world of Oasis. Ready Player One is all about virtual reality (VR) and the…

This Week In VR Sport: Investments, Trendsetting And Business Shuttering

Another week comes and goes and it is once again time for VRFocus to bring you another edition of This Week in VR Sport. With a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories, this week has three stories that are sure to peak your interest. With multiple successful investments, a discussion on the market…

Snapchat Release ‘Shoppable AR’ For It’s Augmented Reality Lenses

Snapchat have released a new addition to it’s augmented reality (AR) Lenses features which will let advertisers publish sponsored lenses which users will be able to interact with. Snapchat AR Lenses serve as an extension to Snapchat’s currently existing shoppable ads which allow advertisers to engage with potential customers directly within the app. It was…

iQIYI To Release World’s First 4K VR Integrated Headset

The marketing-leading online entertainment service in China, iQIYI, has revealed that this May it will officially launch the world’s first 4K virtual reality (VR) integrated headset supporting 8K (7680*3840) panoramic video playback. This announcement follows the debut of iQIYI’s second generation VR headset, the VR II, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. The…

Artist Mark Farid To Spend 28-Days In Virtual Reality

As technology continues to become more a part of our daily life the debate over how much of this embrace of technology is right is an on going one. Now, as a means to make a comment on the topic artist Mark Farid will spent one month living within virtual reality (VR) to explore what…

Snail Games Discuss ARK Park VR And Future Content In Interview

Snail Games, the developer behind the recently release virtual reality (VR) multiplayer adventure title ARK Park sat down with VRFocus’ Nina Salomons to talk about the title and their plans for the future of VR. A VR spin-off to the hugely poplar ARK: Survival Evolved, ARK Park released last month for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive…

Lumus Release Infographic That Shows AR Technology Is Not Just For Gaming

Augmented reality (AR) company Lumus, who last year entered a partnership with Quanta to create consumer AR optics, have released a detailed infographic that reveals the current trends within the AR sector. As technology continues to become more accessible with new solutions offering more affordable solutions for consumers and content creators, the adoption rate of AR…

VRAI Capture The Stress Of Bomb Detection In Combat Zones With VR Experience

Content creation studio VRAI are working with the United Nation (UN) to create 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience that simulate the challenges faced by troops in the Mogadishu region every day. Viewers find themselves in the middle of a convoy of military vehicles as they make their way slowly down a dirt road in Mogadishu….

Experience King Tut As Your Tour Guide At Cairo’s Famous Egyptian Museum

Thanks to augmented reality (AR) technology, visitors to Cairo’s famous Egyptian Museum will be able to have King Tutankhamun as their tour guide. This means that visitors will be able to experience and learn about all the museum’s artifacts from the ultimate expert himself. Egyptian-born Ramy Hammady, a researcher at the University of Huddersfield who…

Even Though CCP Games Quit VR, CEO Is Still A ‘Big Believer’ In VR

It was last year that CCP Games announced that they would be shuttering their development efforts on virtual reality (VR) titles and shutting down two studios in the process. At the recent Fanfest 2018 event, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson talked about the events last year and why they are no longer making VR titles. It…

KAT VR Scrap Kickstarter For KAT Walk Mini

Last month the China-based company KAT VR announced a new product, the KAT Walk Mini, which was a smaller omni-directional treadmill designed for use with virtual reality (VR) titles. This came with the news it would be funded via a Kickstarter but now, a few weeks after the announcement the company have revealed that they…

Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses Showcased At ModernCX

Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and augmented reality (AR) technologies and product for both consumer and enterprise markers, have revealed that the company has been selected by Oracle to showcase Oracle Service Cloud solutions. This announcement means that the Vuzix M300 smart glasses were showcasing Oracle Service Cloud solutions for wearable computing…

AR Mobile Title UnicornGo Begin Offering First Generation Unicorns

Last month the team behind UnicornGo, the videogame featuring cryptocurrency, augmented reality (AR) and unicorns revealed their title to the world and now they are ready to let users become owners of the mythological cryptocreatures. UnicornGo is a title that takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver a unique gaming experience that features cryptocurrency and collectible unicorns…

The VR Job Hub: Producers, Engineers, Programmers And Animators Needed

Another weekend and another chance to find yourself a new opportunities within the immersive media industries. As always VRFocus are here to help you out, with another entry of The VR Job Hub. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number open position from across the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) industry, in locations around the…

Something For The Weekend: Mid-April PlayStation VR Savings

It is time once again to explore the PlayStation store to find some of the latest deals on virtual reality (VR) titles. To help you out VRFocus has put together some of the best deals to help you find your next favourite. As always be sure to check back every weekend for even more deals right here…

Take A VR Trip Through The Human Digestive System In Gutland

Metamucil, Australia’s number one fibre supplement brand, has taken a step into virtual reality (VR) to help education views on the journey their pills take through the digestive system and how they keep things ticking over smoothly. The experience, titled Gutland, was shown off as a first-of-its-kind pop-up event hosted at the Darling Harbor, Sydney…

New Image Compression Standard JPEG XS Focuses On VR And AR

One of the main causes of users feeling nauseous when using virtual reality (VR) is the latency in the image being displayed on the headset unable to keep up with the movement of the users head. The Joint Photographic Experts Groupd (JPEG) have now revealed a new image compression standard that could resolve this problem…

New Image Compression Standard JPEG XS Focuses On VR And AR

One of the main causes of users feeling nauseous when using virtual reality (VR) is the latency in the image being displayed on the headset unable to keep up with the movement of the users head. The Joint Photographic Experts Groupd (JPEG) have now revealed a new image compression standard that could resolve this problem…