Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds

In a bid to make VR content more social, Samsung brought its Hypercube installation to Reading Festival. Music festivals are a main fixture of summer, and in spite of all the mud, some of the world’s most popular gigs happen in England. While Glastonbury might be the first name that springs to mind, Reading Festival—which…

This Week in VR Sport: Golf on HoloLens, Baseball in 360 degrees

It’s Saturday, it is almost the end of Summer and the start of a new school year. That means some sporting seasons will be starting up and others are ending. Many of theme will be starting their new season with the aid of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. This week, Baseball and…

Boxfish Underwater VR Camera Gets Update

Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in ocean. For many people, the chance to explore the ocean depths it out of reach, for reasons of cost, geography or other reasons. Researchers and educators have been using underwater 360-degree cameras such as the Boxfish to capture visions of underwater life, which will soon get…

How Eye Tracking is Driving the Next Generation of AR and VR

AR and VR are gearing up for a giant leap forward thanks to advancements in eye-tracking technology. The industry has been experiencing a boom in recent years with hundreds of startups and heavy investment from tech giants including Google, Apple, Samsung, and Facebook. Despite all the activity, AR/VR hardware remains relatively crude. Most interfaces take…

Paint 3D Gets an Immersive Boost with Mixed Reality Viewer

There’s been plenty of discussion about Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets, when they’re coming out, the differences between each one and so on. But what about content, Steam support has been confirmed so there’s going to be plenty of entertainment available, so what’s available for those with a more creative side. Well, Paint 3D…

How To Play Alien: Isolation In VR Right Now On Rift And Vive

Alien: Isolation is a great game. Like many survival horror titles it seems to have gotten better as time goes on as the subtle intricacies of its design are slowly uncovered and appreciated. Some people even regard it as the best-ever game based on the popular Alien series of  films. I tend to agree with…

Ricoh announce New 4K 360-Degree Camera

Ricoh is a name that most consumers generally associate with printers, scanners and photocopiers, but the company was also one of the first to bring 360-degree cameras to the world. Now Ricoh are bringing a 4K 360-degree camera to the market with the Ricoh Theta V. The Theta V camera can connect to an iOS…

The Ricoh Theta V Is A 4K 360-Degree Camera With Wireless Playback

Ricoh is unveiling its latest 360-degree camera this morning. Dubbed the Ricoh Theta V, the $429.95 4K camera is the latest in the line which launched in 2013 with the Ricoh Theta. Available for pre-order now, and shipping in mid-September, the Theta V features 3820×1920 resolution video capture. That’s a massive improvement on the earlier Theta…

Start-Up 8th Wall Aims to Bring AR To More Devices

As users with low-end mobile devices will have discovered when first trying to play Pokemon Go, augmented reality (AR) technology can be quite demanding on mobile devices. To those running less that the most powerful iteration of modern smartphones, those AR functions caused overheating, or were simply unavailable. Start-up company 8th Wall is aiming to…

Vuze VR Camera Gets Major Updates

HumanEyes Technology released its ‘prosumer’ model virtual reality (VR) camera in March 2017. The company have now announced that the device will be getting a new app, under-water case and Apple Mac compatibility, among other new features and improvements. The Vuze VR camera was advertised as the first 3D-360 degree VR camera that could capture…

The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

I’ve always prized creativity. As a developer, writer and musician, it’s what drives me. But as much as I value creativity in my work and free time, I have to confess I’ve never really felt compelled to make visual art. That’s not to say I don’t apply a design eye in my web work or…

Patent For Magic Leap AR Smart Glasses Revealed

Tech start-up Magic Leap are best known in virtual reality (VR) circles for its upcoming mixed reality (MR) headset, whose prototype has been experienced by celebrities such as singer Beyonce and comedian Ricky Gervais. Now a patent has surfaced showing that the company may also be developing augmented reality (AR) smart glasses. Since the revival…

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…

Is It Time to Move on From the PlayStation Move?

When the HTC Vive was launched to compete with the Oculus Rift, many critics and analysts noted that the Oculus Rift was not at a disadvantage without its own tracked motion controllers. Oculus answered with the launch of the Oculus Touch. It seemed clear that virtual reality (VR) needed motion control as an option, so…

Preview: They Came from Space – And Now They Want Your Twitch Channel

Cloudgine’s cloud-based physics technology was the big surprise announcement going into this year’s Gamescom. Built from the ashes of Realtime Worlds – a studio which saw great success with the original Crackdown and sadly far less with APB – Cloudgine’s reveal showcased an impressive real-time physics solution that takes the processing demand away from the…

Qualcomm and Himax Announce 3D Depth Sensing Technology

Two technology companies have announced a partnership to develop and commercialise a high resolution, lower-power 3D depth sensing solution designed for applications such as 3D reconstruction, scene perception for mobile devices and virtual reality (vr) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The collaboration allows Qualcomm Spectra technology and its knowledge of technologies such as computer vision…

Aces Introduces Two New 360-Degree Cameras

360-degree video is one of the most popular ways that consumers create and engage with virtual reality (VR) content. From capturing their own experiences on holiday or at a concert, to viewing films specially created for 360-degree viewing, it is one of the fasted growing areas of VR-related content. Acer are encouraging this trend with…

Google Enters the Mobile AR Field with ARCore for Android

Ever since Apple announced its augmented reality (AR) software ARKit a few months ago developers across the world have been excitedly creating AR projects. Now it’s the turn of Google, with the company unveiling its version ARCore for Android devices. Just like ARKit for iOS, ARCore enables AR development across Android ecosystem, giving developers the ability…

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

AR is happening. When Apple first introduced ARKit back in June at WWDC, we were blown away. Apple’s massive leap into augmented reality with no additional sensors or hardware, only the phone in your pocket, seemingly opened up the largest AR platform in the world overnight. And as developers continued to experiment with the ARKit…

New Enhancements For The 360-Degree Vuze Camera

Humaneyes Technologies announced today that they are enhancing their 360-degree Vuze Camera. We covered the ‘prosumer’-targeted device when it launched last spring. The Vuze is really eight cameras in one device, which allows users to record 360-degree videos in 4K resolution. What are the improvements? First, new apps for Android and iOS that will allow…

VR vs. Unpacked

And thus, with more a whimper than a bang, the final tentpole for this part of convention season, or at least as far as we here are concerned, is done.  Yes, there’s a PAX on the horizon… several probably, as they tend to breed like rabbits. And then there’s also the Euroga- sorry, I mean…

Sony’s Dropping the Price of PlayStation VR

Everyone’s making VR more affordable before the holiday season. On the heels of price drops for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this past month, Sony is also jumping into the price war game. Sony’s PlayStation VR will be sold bundled with the PlayStation Camera for $399 starting next month across the U.S. and Canada—roughly a $50…

Insta360 Introduces its Most Versatile Camera yet, the 4K ONE

360-degree camera manufacturer Insta360 has launched its latest product today, a new portable camera that might just be its most versatile yet, called ONE. Having previously released the Insta360 Nano, Insta360 Air and Insta360 4K, with its latest product the company introduces its second 4K camera, just this time it’s a lot cheaper. The Insta360…

Insta360 ONE: 360 Camera With An Amazing Bullet Time Mode

Insta360 has been working feverishly these last 12 months to deliver the latest and greatest 360 camera technology for every segment of the market. However, there was a pretty significant gap in their product line between their $129 Insta360 Air, $199 Insta 360 Nano and $3499 Insta360 Pro. The new Insta360 ONE is the company’s…

VRFocus Gets Hands on With ARrived at Gamescom 2017

One of the difficulties with virtual reality (VR) is that it’s difficult to relay an experience or videogame to audiences, because it is so fully immersive. Without mixed reality or a green screen, it’s difficult to imagine or picture it. However, when it comes to augmented reality (AR), it becomes a lot easier to visually…

New PlayStation VR US/Canada Bundle Details Announced

Virtual reality (VR) has never been more affordable or accessible. Mobile VR continues to develop as smartphone manufacturers and stakeholders such as Google and Samsung push the experience quality up. Thanks to work from Oculus collaborating with PC hardware manufacturers there’s been a continued push down of the minimum spec required to run VR and…

Sony Introduces Official $399 PSVR Camera Bundle

Looks like Sony caught wind of Microsoft’s VR news; the company has just announced a new bundle for its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. When PSVR launched back in October 2016 its base model didn’t include the PlayStation Camera that was required to actually track the headset. Limited bundles offered the device with the camera but,…

Dell’s Windows VR Headset Releases This October For Under $400

The Windows VR headset landscape is starting to get pretty crowded and it hasn’t even really begun yet. Both the HP and Acer are available in dev kit form with another on the way from ASUS, but now we know the Dell VR headset (known as the Dell Visor) is just around the corner. Today,…