Spatial Brings AR Gaming To The Tabletop With A Magic Window

AR tabletop gaming could get a real boost with this new peripheral from Spatial Gaming. The Spatial MRX is a mobile accessory designed to bring augmented reality boardgames to anyone with a smartphone or tablet. It’s a $60 device that plugs into your hardware and places it behind what it calls a ‘Magic Window’. Using…

Seven VR Titles Nominated At This Year’s Emmy Awards

VR continues its mainstream invasion as a new pack of virtual content makes its way to the prestigious award ceremony. This September the Primetime Emmy Awards will celebrate its legendary 70th anniversary, once again honoring the absolute finest in U.S. television entertainment. For the last two years, VR content has managed to quietly infiltrate its…

Most VR Pros Believe Adoption Is Still Limited By Cost And Lack Of Content

A survey conducted by VR Intelligence and SuperData questioning nearly 600 VR and AR professionals offers a glimpse into the health of the industry and its overall direction. One question asked about the major barriers to mass consumer adoption of the technology, with 62 percent of respondents saying lack of content was a barrier in…

Most VR Pros Believe Adoption Is Still Limited By Cost And Lack Of Content

A survey conducted by VR Intelligence and SuperData questioning nearly 600 VR and AR professionals offers a glimpse into the health of the industry and its overall direction. One question asked about the major barriers to mass consumer adoption of the technology, with 62 percent of respondents saying lack of content was a barrier in…

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week. The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada,…

Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community

Does Austin have the largest VR community outside of Los Angeles? This was a question I asked myself several times last summer before moving. I was familiar with Austin, Texas because of SXSW — having attended with my previous employer, Emblematic Group. But visiting the city for work was wildly different from uprooting my life. After…

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is The Most Powerful Gear VR-Ready Phone Yet

Yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal came and went without so much as a mention of Gear VR, but rest assured the new device will support the Oculus-powered headset. Samsung confirmed to UploadVR that the Note 9 will support the current iteration of the Gear, though it will need an adapter to fit it. The…

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. With over $2 billion raised in investment and names like Google attached to it, there’s been a lot of hype about the mysterious reality-altering hardware. But there’s one question that…

The New York Times Bringing Its Content To Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Ever since 2015, The New York Times has had a keen interest in immersive technology, and over the past few years VRFocus has diligently followed their trail. From partnering with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) related works for the Google Cardboard head-mounted device (HMD), to NYTVR and them producing daily 360 degree videos for…

What Is SLAM And Why It’s One Of The Biggest Challenges In Development

It’s no secret that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have become a core element in development, especially after companies like Niantic were able to massively increase their income with Pokèmon GO. What are the current trends when it comes to app development then? What is SLAM and most of all, why is it…

What Is SLAM And Why It’s One Of The Biggest Challenges In Development

It’s no secret that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have become a core element in development, especially after companies like Niantic were able to massively increase their income with Pokèmon GO. What are the current trends when it comes to app development then? What is SLAM and most of all, why is it…

Researcher Outlines How VR Data Collection Could Be Used Against You

The possible effects of VR data collection are covered in a new opinion piece in the American Medical Association’s pediatric journal, authored by Jeremy Bailenson of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. In the piece, titled ‘Protecting Nonverbal Data Tracked in Virtual Reality’, Bailenson calls upon findings from his own work such as his…

5 Virtual Reality Applications for Artists

Virtual reality (VR) is probably the most used oxymoron of this century, and it is only in recent days that people have started to get their heads around the breadth and scope of this technology. Virtual reality is dream like. In fact, it is a dream but with the added fact that you are conscious…

Staying Cool And Comfortable In VR

As Summer drags on, many people in the UK and Europe are sweltering under an unprecedented heatwave. As Kevin E has already noted in VR vs Scorchio article, this kind of weather can make donning a virtual reality (VR) headset and unappealing prospect. However, there are a few measures you can take to make staying…

Verizon Have A Massive Sale On Google Daydream View VR Headsets

The Google Daydream View was released back in 2017 and since then has been a popular choice for mobile phone based virtual reality (VR) experiences. For those who have not had the chance to pick up one for themselves then now is your lucky day as Verizon have the Google Daydream View on sale for…

Lockheed Martin Is Manufacturing Spacecrafts With The Help Of AR

Lockheed Martin is using AR to build NASA’s Orion spacecraft on their mission to Mars. Lockheed Martin Corp’s engineers thoroughly understand the of power of AR technology and its potential as a revolutionary tool in the work environment as a digital infrastructure. So much so that the American based global technologies company is turning to…

First Speakers Announced for VRX 2018 in December

Last month VR Intelligence held a free webinar featuring Google, HTC and SuperData to discuss the latest trends, current challenges and biggest opportunities in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). In December is the organisations main event, the VRX Conference & Expo in San Francisco, and today the first batch of speakers has been announced.  With…

First Speakers Announced for VRX 2018 in December

Last month VR Intelligence held a free webinar featuring Google, HTC and SuperData to discuss the latest trends, current challenges and biggest opportunities in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). In December is the organisations main event, the VRX Conference & Expo in San Francisco, and today the first batch of speakers has been announced.  With…

Spatial Announces Kickstarter For New Mixed Reality Tabletop Gaming Experience

Spatial, the mixed reality (MR) gaming company known for making face-to-face entertainment by means of holographic projection have announced that they will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new gaming platform. Called Spatial Games, the product aims to bring MR gaming along with physical objects to the mass consumer market in a…

Vive, Google, Microsoft And More To Talk At VRX 2018

Big speakers are being lined up for December’s VRX conference and expo in San Francisco. The first batch of speakers, revealed this week, include Vinay Narayan; Vice President of Product and Operations at HTC Vive, Steven Kan; Head of Global Strategy for AR and VR at Google and Mike Pell; Envisioneer at Microsoft Garage. They’ll…

Immersive Education with Google Expeditions, AR, & Virtual Tours

Google’s mission statement is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” and so it’s a natural fit that they’d be a leader in creating educational experiences for AR & VR. Google Expeditions continues to grow its library with 800 new expeditions where they have brought it to 3 million students…

YouTube VR Creator Lab is Coming to London

YouTube’s 3-month workshop heads to Europe for the first time. Since launching the VR Creator Lab alongside YouTube last year, we’ve seen some of the brightest up-and-coming content creators come together to push the boundaries of immersive filmmaking. Earlier this year we introduced the VR180 workshop in LA, exposing talented creatives to the VR180 format….

Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5

The first talks have been revealed and registration is now open for Oculus Connect 5, being hosted September 26 and 27 in San Jose, California. The first 18 talks revealed for the two-day event cover a variety of subjects, including porting content to the upcoming high-end standalone headset Facebook is seeding to developers this year….

Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5

The first talks have been revealed and registration is now open for Oculus Connect 5, being hosted September 26 and 27 in San Jose, California. The first 18 talks revealed for the two-day event cover a variety of subjects, including porting content to the upcoming high-end standalone headset Facebook is seeding to developers this year….

PSVR Co-Creator Richard Marks Leaves Sony For Google

Update: After publication we received the following comment from a Google Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) spokesperson: “ATAP is at the intersection of science and application where our goal is to solve significant problems and close the gap between what if and what is. We’re super excited about Richard joining the senior team and look forward…

PSVR Co-Creator Richard Marks Leaves Sony For Google

Update: After publication we received the following comment from a Google Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) spokesperson: “ATAP is at the intersection of science and application where our goal is to solve significant problems and close the gap between what if and what is. We’re super excited about Richard joining the senior team and look forward…

YouTube VR Reveals Samsung Gear VR Shared Viewing

The biggest video-sharing platform in the world arrives on the Gear VR with all new features and content. Already a dominant application on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream platforms, Google’s immensely popular YouTube VR experience is now available on the Samsung Gear VR. The long-awaited app is a welcomed sight for Gear…

Chrome Comes To Daydream With Cinema Mode And WebVR Support

Google is officially adding Chrome support for the Google Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo. Chrome was available previously in a hidden way on a headset like the Mirage Solo, but the update today adds the ability to “launch Chrome directly from your homepage to browse and interact with any webpage while in VR.” We’ve…

Chrome Launches on Daydream

Browse the web in VR. If you want to give VR web-browsing a try for yourself, now you can. Google announced Monday that Chrome is now integrated into Daydream, letting you browse the web with your Google Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headset. You can launch Chrome directly from your homepage to browse and…

Google Brings VR Creator Lab To Europe

The creation of 360-degree videos has become one of the most popular entry points into creating content for virtual reality (VR). The number of available cameras and editing tools has made it an attractive option, and Google’s introduction of the VR180 format was designed to make it even easier to create VR content. Google are…