The AR Landscape Shows 60% Growth in Startups Focused on Enterprise

The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies. The Venture Reality Fund, which has raised $50 million to invest in AR and virtual reality startups, said it saw a 60 percent increase in the number of…

AR Title Reality Clash to Use Crypto Coin To Raise Funding

Upcoming mobile augmented reality (AR) title Reality Clash is planning on using a novel way of raising funding for further development. The developers at Reality Gaming Group are planning on raising money by launching an ‘Initial Coin Offering’ using Ethereum blockchain crypto currency. Reality Clash will be free-to-play, using the camera on a smartphone to…

The Venture Reality Fund Releases Report On AR Industry

The Venture Reality Fund (VR Fund) are one of the biggest venture capital firms that provides funding for companies and projects in the augmented reality (AR, mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) sectors. The VR Fund has released a report detailing the current state of the landscape for the AR industry. The VR Fund…

Upcoming LG V30 Smartphone Might Have Google Daydream Support

Since the start of 2017 electronics manufacturer LG have taken an interest in virtual reality (VR). There have been indications that LG are partnering with Valve, perhaps to make a new version of the Vive headset, and new information now indicates that LG’s forthcoming smartphone, the V30 will be including Google Daydream support. Rumoured specifications…

Despite Tracking Troubles Superhot VR Is One Of PSVR’s Best Games

Seven months on from its initial release and Superhot VR remains one of the industries greatest triumphs. So rare is it to see a game’s already-excellent concepts and mechanics so perfectly distilled into such a wildly untamed platform, but here was something that made it all look easy. Rarer still is the fact that the…

uSens Reveals Improved 6DOF Inside-Out Positional Tracking For Mobile VR

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard from uSens. Back then, we wrote about the company’s new mobile SDK, offering positional tracking for smartphone-based headsets as well as hand-tracked input. Today, the company is announcing a new technology that offers better inside-out mobile positional tracking using simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology. Using a…

Hands-On: Marvel Powers United VR Made Me Really Feel Like A Superhero

Back in May of this year UploadVR Staff Writer Jamie Feltham penned an editorial about what his dream Marvel game might look like. While it focused mainly on the X-Men, the reality of Marvel’s first VR game is actually really, really close to what he dreamed up. This past weekend Marvel announced at the D23…

Matterport and Truss Partner to Create New VR Real Estate Viewer

It’s already been demonstrated that virtual reality (VR) is very useful for allowing customers the opportunity to see locations they couldn’t easily get to, or to pre-visualise a space before it is built. Real estate and travel are two of the areas where VR is growing fast. Now Matterport and Truss have teamed up to…

Google Glass Returns with Enterprise Edition

Google Glass was a somewhat ill-fates attempt by Google to get in on the ground floor of the augmented reality (AR) smart glasses industry. Google have now unexpectedly announced a new version of the smart glasses technology, with a new look. The technology was derided upon launch for its unwieldy form-factor, and criticised due to…

Nokia and Xiaomi Team Up for VR and More

It may seem a little weird that two companies who both make phones and should be in competition with each other have teamed up, but that’s just what Nokia and Xiaomi have done in a surprising bit of news. The two companies have signed a cross-licensing patent deal and say they will be looking at…

This $99 AR Headset Is A Game Changer

You can pre-order the Prism headset today. Fresh out of stealth-mode, Mira is looking to bring augmented reality (AR) to the masses. Dubbed Prism, this untethered AR headset is powered by an iPhone and comes in at an accessible price of $99. In comparison to other higher-end mixed reality headsets like Meta and Magic Leap that…

Jaunt VR Celebrates London Pride Along with Tom Daley and Sadiq Khan

Virtual reality (VR) content makers Jaunt VR have been getting into the colourful spirit of London Pride weekend by releasing a 360-degree video featuring British Olympian Tom Daley and London Mayor Sadiq Khan in Love Letter from London. The VR video features footage specially recorded for the film that was captured over the course of…

Facebook Launch VR Talk Show with Facebook Spaces

As adoption of virtual reality (VR) grows, we are seeing more content developed exclusively for VR platforms. Facebook is, of course, keen to join in on this, and is getting ahead of the curve by producing a weekly talkshow produced entirely in VR. Produced in conjunction with Slate, ‘Conundrums’ will feature actors and other celebrities…

Rumours Circulate Over iPhone 8 3D Laser Camera for AR

There has been much frenzied speculation over what new features will be incorporated into the upcoming new iPhone. With Apple embracing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and the release of Apple’s ARKit, many are expected the iPhone 8 to come with some manner of VR or AR capability, and a leak may have…

Meitu And Facebook Team Up For Camera effects Beta

Meitu is one of the most popular internet brands in China, with its photo and video editing tools used by more than 450 million people monthly, creating more than 6 billion photos and videos every month. Facebook, who have themselves begun serious investment in augmented reality (AR) photography apps, are introducing Meitu AR camera effects…

Playstation VR – Sony’s 23 Years of Virtual Reality Ambitions Realised

In the world of high end consumer Virtual Reality, there are currently three major players, and each is seeking something very different from VR. For Oculus, the goal is the culmination of a well-publicised journey from start-up to acquisition from the biggest social media company on Earth, and the hope for clearer waters after a…

Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. AR/VR adviser Digi-Capital tracked $800 million worth of investment in the industry throughout Q2. While that sounds like a lot, this amount was centered around two major technology builders. Improbable, which is building a cloud computing platform aimed at…

Farpoint Dev Wants To See Improved Move Controllers For PSVR Successor

As the first developer to support PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) Aim Controller, Farpoint creator Impulse Gear is well-versed on the control issues that Sony’s VR headset faces. That’s why one member of the studio is eager to see the next iteration of the PlayStation Move motion controllers. In an interview with Finder, Impulse Gear founder Seth…

The Price Is Rift: $399 Is The Sweet Spot For Gamers

You may have already noticed this, but we like VR. We like it a lot, in fact; enough to write about it day-in, day-out for years now. But, let’s be honest here, would we really recommend that your average everyday consumer run out to throw down $599 on an Oculus Rift with Touch or $799…

Amazon Prime Day Deals Include PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR

If you’ve been in the market for a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) but have been awaiting some decent deals to appear this week certainly has one or two available. Yesterday VRFocus reported on Oculus launching a very aggressive promotion for the Oculus Rift with Touch, dropping the price down to $399 USD/£399 GBP…

Wild West Management Sim Dino Frontier Receives Official PlayStation VR Launch Date

During last year’s PlayStation Experience in December, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) showcased a few titles for PlayStation VR during the showcase, mainly all sandwiched into one long trailer. One of those was Dino Frontier, a quirky looking management sim from Uber Entertainment that mashed up the Wild West with dinosaurs. Today, the studio has revealed an official…

Latest Version of Unity Engine – Unity 2017.1 is now Live

The Unity engine is one of the most popular videogame engines available today. With estimates that is powers roughly half of all mobile videogames along with three-quarters of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content. The people behind Unity have just announced that the latest version in the form of Unity 2017.1 is now…

Amazon’s Prime Day Offers Discounts On PSVR and HTC Vive

So many of us have barely recovered from the Steam Summer Sale and we’re already being hit with another wave of attacks on our wallet via Amazon’s Prime Day. If you haven’t pulled the trigger on the next level of entertainment, there’s no better time than now with PSVR and HTC Vive both available in…

Fantastic Contraption Serves Up A Stellar PSVR Port

Truth be told, I had nothing but the utmost confidence that Fantastic Contraption’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) port would set a high bar. Northway and Radial Games’ gem of a puzzler might be best suited to room-scale gameplay, but the developers’ combined knack for intuitive controls and the game’s at-your-own-pace approach assured me that they’d figure…

ARKit and HTC Vive Bring Mixed Reality to iPad

Apple’s ARKit combined HTC Vive shows us the future of mixed reality. Apple’s recently released ARKit platform is absolutely killing it right now. The augmented reality developer application has been breaking down walls for both amateurs and professionals providing an experience that’s as impressive as it is accessible. We recently covered some of the cooler creations made…

360-Degree Video Editing App for Smartphones

Studies have shown that 360-degree video is currently one of the most popular ways of consuming virtual reality (VR) content. With the current trend of increasing numbers of 360-degree cameras coming to market, user-created 360-degree content is becoming more popular. V360 are aiming to make this even easier by launching an editing suite for smartphones….

This AR Firefighter Helmet Will Save Lives

How augmented reality can help assist firefighters in saving lives. One of the trustiest tools firefighters have in burning buildings is a thermal-imaging camera, a device that allows them to see through dense smoke. Unfortunately, to use it, a firefighter has to stop, take a photo, and then evaluate the information they see on-screen. In normal environments, those few seconds…