Google Has A New VR Camera And A ‘Roadmap’ For Answering Facebook

Google’s JUMP team is announcing a new, virtual reality camera today that is smaller and lighter than its predecessors. The new unit is being positioned as an affordable, portable, easy to use system that will allow creators to make high quality 360 videos more easily. This new camera was built in partnership with YI technologies. It…

Digital Domain Reveals New Solutions For VR Broadcasting And Publishing

As 360-degree and virtual content grows, many entities are attempting to gain a foothold on either the content creation aspect or the side that provides the hardware and software for such creation. Digital Domain is a creative force in media that specializes in transportive content and they consider themselves one of the pioneers when it…

HTC Opens Up The Code For Its VR Vive Tracker

HTC is releasing tutorials and project files for studio-created Vive Tracker projects as a new resource for VR developers. The company is hoping that this will enable more developers to make their own controllers and hardware while developing for the Vive VR headset. This is the latest bid to provide innovative and immersive gameplay in…

Preorders Now Open For Insta360’s 8K VR Camera

China’s Insta360 has announced it is taking preorders for its Insta360 Pro 8K professional virtual reality camera, the Insta360 Pro, as part of its ambitions to raise the bar for 360-degree VR films. The company originally announced the 6-lens camera at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas in January. The Insta360 Pro…

University of Nebraska Opens $119M VR & AR Medical Training Center

What an exciting time to be alive. A few years ago if you asked anyone about virtual reality they’d tell you it’s a toy or a fad. Today’s news story proves that wrong and I’m sure it will not be the last one. Last month, we covered Kingston University’s VR/AR training center Kingston University Opens…

Tactical Haptics Deep Immersion VR Controllers Likely Releasing In 2018

The first time I tried a Tactical Haptics virtual reality controller was at GDC 2016. I wasn’t expecting much. The idea of believable haptics in VR seemed like something we wouldn’t be getting for a long time. From the moment that controller was in my hand, however, I knew I’d made a miscalculation. Impressive VR haptics…

ODG Opens Preorders For Their Hazard Certified AR Glasses

Founded in 1999, the ODG (Osterhout Design Group) has thrived as a tech incubator specializing in high-performance electronics in a small form factor. Today they build mobile wearable tech and products for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. ODG previously brought their augmented R-7 smart glasses to market featuring 64gb of storage, Bluetooth functionality, and even an…

The CaptoGlove Is A VR Hand Controller Already Funded On Kickstarter

Whether by haptic claws or well-designed VR controllers like the Oculus Touch, there’s a mission to bring an intricate level of control to VR involving natural interaction with our hands. Since kids, we’ve emulated different devices with our hands like making a gun for cops and robber with index finger and thumb extended from a fist….

HTC Sells Out Initial Batch Of Vive Trackers

HTC sold out its initial batch of Vive Trackers, which are currently geared toward developers so they can prepare VR software and hardware accessories. The $100 unit can be tracked throughout a room by the same technology pioneered at Valve Software and used with the HTC Vive headset. The Tracker is a small lightweight gadget…

ResearchVR Episode 38 – FOVE and Eye-Tracking in VR

This week on ResearchVR you have a chance to catch up with our latest episode, where Az analyzed FOVE in detail with Jim Preston, Director of Strategy and Business Development. The last few weeks were tough – between our day jobs and preparation of [email protected], we did not have much time for the work needed…

SVVR 2017: Watch Our 360 Video of a Full Body Artec 3D Scan

At the 2017 Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) expo this week, we saw a lot of cool new tech. Some of it was VR, some if it was AR, and some of it was something else entirely. During the show, we livestreamed from the floor in 360-degrees using an Insta360 Air and one of the…

Testing the Future of AR Optics with Avegant Light Fields

UploadVR paid a visit to the Avegant offices in California last week to try out its prototype light field display. Avegant is best known in the VR/AR scene right now as the creators of the Glyph — a headset that puts users inside their own virtual movie theater. The Glyph arrived at an awkward stage…

First Impressions Of The New 2017 Samsung Gear 360 Camera

Yesterday we attended the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event in New York City where company launched new products including the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well as the new Samsung Gear 360 camera. In fact, at the event Samsung gave everyone in attendance their own personal Gear 360 device to record the launch experience together…

Insta360 iPhone and Android Cameras Now Stream Live To Facebook

The Insta360 cameras attach to the charging port your Android or iPhone for filming in 360 degrees, and with a new update to the company’s app today owners will be able to livestream that view to Facebook. The Insta360 Nano ($200 for iPhone) and Insta360 Air ($130 for Android) get the capability through an update…

Here’s What a Nintendo Switch VR Headset Could Look Like

Nintendo’s new game console, the Switch, is a really nice piece of hardware. It’s incredibly comfortable to play in handheld mode, switches seamlessly to docked TV mode, and has a wealth of playstyles to fit any situation. The fact that it also happens to be the best way to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath…

Oculus Touch And Rock Band Beat Vive Tracker To VR Accessory Market

The competition between HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Rift is a closely watched battle, with the two leading PC-powered headsets racing to expand upon the groundwork laid by the SteamVR and Oculus platforms in 2016. It seems the next step for each company is to support a wide range of accessories that can enhance a virtual world…

Leap Motion Showcases Mobile Hand-Tracking In New Video

A few weeks back I went hands-on with Leap Motion’s mobile VR hand-tracking solution, and now you can see it in action for yourself. The video below shows a build of Leap’s Blocks demo designed for mobile VR headsets like the Qualcomm reference design it’s already been integrated into. Here users can create different shapes…

The Crowdfunded Hardlight VR Suit Lets You Feel Your Virtual Experience

Haptic feedback is developing into an elusive achievement for the VR industry. Many different companies are attempting to harness the additional immersion haptics affords you within the VR platform, but nothing has caught on just yet. We recently reported on the EXOS glove which lets you feel your way through virtual spaces and even a rifle accessory…