$2.1M Seed Funding Secured By Antilatency

It may not be close to the $400m investment announced earlier today by developers of the Unity Engine, Unity Technologies. But another virtual reality (VR) company has cause to celebration today after it became the latest to reveal seed funding success. Antilatency, which works with positional tracking for movile VR, announced it had received over…

Google’s Standalone Headsets Use Snapdragon 835 VR Platform

Yesterday we learned that Google is teaming up with Qualcomm to produce a new line of standalone VR headsets, made in partnership with companies like HTC and Lenovo. But what’s actually powering these headsets? As we suspected, the headsets run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform, which wasn’t outright stated at yesterday’s I/O keynote speech….

VESA Creates AR and VR Special Interest Group

Many people don’t actually know who VESA is, but they’re responsible for a lot of the display standards that we use every day. They’re responsible for the most crucial digital display standards that have existed in the past and even into the future including VGA, DVI, LVDS and DisplayPort. The extremely popular USB Type-C uses…

Pico Unveils its Latest Standalone Headset the Goblin

Pico, the Chinese company that specialises in stand alone all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headsets, has today unveiled its latest model called the Goblin. The head-mounted display (HMD) uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor – like those found in the US Smasung Galaxy S7, HTC 10, OnePlus 3, LG G5 and many more – to deliver…

The Unreleased Sega VR Headset – So Much Effort Squandered

Image Credit: Sega In the early 1990s, the first golden age for Virtual Reality, there were a ton of different technology companies that attempted to cash in on the hype. The Virtuality arcade machine were probably the biggest success story of that era, until everything collapsed. Nintendo has a rather experimental time with VR until…

Technology Consortium DVB Looks at Standards and Requirements for VR

DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) is a consortium of television, broadcast and technology companies that are aiming to create a set of open technical standards for digital TV and other broadcast technologies. After the publication of a report into virtual reality (VR), the group is now ready to begin looking at requirements for VR content broadcast….

E3 2017: Everything You Need To Know About VR And AR At This Year’s Show

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (e3 2017) will officially begin on Tuesday, June 13th, and run until Thursday, June 15th, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. However, we all know E3 actually occupies that entire week. We’ve already mixed copious amounts of Airborne, orange juice, and espresso together to prepare our bodies for what’s to come. The…

Unity CEO Predicts Multiple Sub-$1,000 VR Headset Systems By 2019

After speaking with Unity CEO John Riccitiello, I’m putting a little note on my calendar for CES 2019 as the time I expect to see multiple VR headsets that will cost less than $1,000 for the entire package. Riccitiello thinks content investments, hardware improvements and price decreases will align in late 2018 and into 2019…

HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap Receives Official Release Date

One of the big announcements at CES 2017 came from HTC Vive in the form of the Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. While the Vive Tracker has now become available to purchase, news on the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap has been a little lacking. Today that changes with HTC Vive announcing the launch date…

Lenovo’s VR Headset Could be Arriving this Summer

The competition in the virtual reality (VR) headset space looks like it’ll be hotting up over the course of 2017, with new details emerging that Lenovo’s Windows Holographic head-mounted display (HMD) looks set to arrive this August at a highly competitive price. Via Twitter, Ross McDougall, a Lenovo Insider, has detailed several unreleased specs…

LucidCam Taking its Upgraded 4K Model to NAB 2017

During CES 2017 in January, Lucid VR revealed an upgraded version of its 3D point-and-shoot camera, LucidCam. The new model now features 4K image capture for both lenses, and today Lucid VR has announced it’ll be taking the device to NAB 2017 this week. Unlike 360-degree cameras such as Samsung’s Gear 360, or Insta360 Air, which…

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…

Watch How the Vive Tracker Enables Same-Room Multiplayer VR Gameplay

Editor’s Note: In this weekly column, David Robustelli will breakdown the latest rapid prototype he and his team at CapitolaVR have created for VR and/or AR. They are responsible for games like Duckpocalypse as well as prototype projects such as HoloLens Golf and Pokemon GO for HoloLens. Check back each weekend for new prototypes! You can see the…

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…

Head to Vegas and go Hunting in Arizona Sunshine’s Undead Valley

At CES 2017 Vertigo Games debuted an upcoming update for its popular first-person shooter (FPS) Arizona Sunshine, called Undead Valley. Today that update has gone live, taking players across the Arizona-Nevada border to Las Vegas. Undead Valley is a Horde mode map set in a zombie-infested old transport warehouse-turned-underground casino, challenging players to mix up their strategies by…

HTC Vive Releases New Tracker Project Code and Tutorials to Tinker With

When HTC Vive launched the Vive Tracker earlier this year it saw phenomenal interest in the device, receiving over 2,300 submissions from the developer community, with only 1,000 free trackers available. Today the company the company has announced several new experiences for developers to download and begin playing with. The Vive Tracker was unveiled at CES 2017 and…

VR Spray Can And Piñata With Vive Tracker

The Vive Tracker is opening up a new world of physical VR experiences. Since HTC Vive began shipping the Vive Tracker to developers earlier this year, we’ve seen everything from ceiling fans, fire hoses, and even cats tracked in VR. In what is probably one of the more significant hardware developments in the VR space this…

Axon VR Pushes Haptics Forward with Incredible Technology

Anyone who has used the latest VR HMDs will tell you that in terms of audio-visual quality the VR industry has basically nailed it. Obviously we’ll be seeing greater fidelity as time goes by, but the minimum threshold for quality VR is well and truly behind us when it comes to your eyes and ears….

Wireless Vive Adapter TPCAST to Ship First Pre-orders by Month’s End

Shipping of the first TPCAST Wireless Adaptors for HTC Vive has been delayed for a few weeks and is now expected by the end of April. In a statement posted on Weixin, TPCAST apologised to pre-order customers, explaining that production and testing processes took longer than originally planned. Photo courtesy TPCAST TPCAST’s wireless VR solution…

HTC Vive Marks First Anniversary with Vive Day Celebrations

As you may remember, in 2016 Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched days apart. Last week saw the former celebrate its first anniversary with a sale and now the latter has announced its plans. For HTC Vive that special day is this Wednesday, 5th April, and to mark the occasion the company will be holding…

Top 7 Biggest VR Stories Of 2017…So Far

It’s hard to believe that we’re already a quarter of the way through 2017. It feels like just yesterday the Upload team was gathered in Las Vegas to kick the year off at CES. We thought that might be the biggest week VR would have yet seen, but it’s already been bested by a number…

HTC Vive Tracker Now Available For Purchase

Developers won’t want to miss this sale. Exactly one month ago, HTC revealed that the Vive Tracker would go on sale to developers March 27th for the price of $99. Well today is that day. Unveiled at CES earlier this year, we have been excited about the Vive Tracker since day one after seeing it in…

HTC Vive Tracker is Now on Sale to General Public for $99

HTC’s Vive Tacker, the Lighthouse-compatible puck that promises to get more than your hands into virtual reality with a bevy of hardware applications, is now officially available for sale to anyone with $99. Vive Tracker made its debut at CES 2017 this past January, where we got a chance to try out several applications showing…

Robo Recall Gets Locomotion Mod From 3dRudder

How to move in a natural way continues to be a hot topic within virtual reality (VR) mainly because moving about at speed is a big factor in many cases of sim sickness. There are a number of different movement methods that are being used in the current crop of VR videogame titles, including various…

Power Rangers Morph onto Mobile VR

To tie in to the upcoming release of the new Power Rangers movie, Lionsgate has partnered with Reel FX and QuiverVision to create a mobile VR experience for Google Cardboard users. The new mobile VR experience is named Zords Rising and is based on a Power Rangers VR experience that was previously demonstrated at the…

Google Tango Brings Mobile 3D Photography to Life

If you look at the evolution of capturing the world around us, it started with painting, then photography, then film and video. We’ve kept working to get closer and closer to what the world actually looks like. But the world is three-dimensional, and so 3D capture is the next big frontier in reflecting our surroundings….