Fight the Undead in Your Neighbourhood With The Walking Dead: Our World Today

Ever wanted to chase zombies round your local neighbourhood in a similar fashion to all those Pokemon GO trainers out there? Today, Next Games and AMC will allow The Walking Dead fans to do just that with the launch of augmented reality (AR) title The Walking Dead: Our World for iOS and Android devices. Players will now be able to jump…

The Pico Neo: The Oft Forgotten Other Stand-Alone HMD

Now into my 4th year of working in the virtual reality (VR) space, the quest for an ideal headgear is an on-going quest.  During that time, my team first embarked on the first, second, and third generation Samsung Gear VR, the first and second-generation Google Daydream, the Oculus SDK, and most recently, a pair of…

NextVR to Live Broadcast two International Champions Cup Matches in July

When it comes to broadcasting sporting events in virtual reality (VR) NextVR tends to be at the forefront. This summer the company is continuing that trend by announcing its schedule for the International Champions Cup which kicks off in a few weeks. In partnership with Relevent Sports, NextVR will broadcast two marquee match-ups live in…

Singer Brandon Howard Goes Virtual With New Music Video

Producer, songwriter and singer Brandon Howard is joining with other music icons such as Bjork and Gorillaz in becoming involved in the world of virtual reality (VR) with the announcement of a new interactive VR music video. The new music video comes out of a collaboration between VR technology company Fibrum and Howard, who first…

Add VR 180 Photos to VR Videos

Immersive videos such as 180-degree or 360-degree videos are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent ways for users to discover virtual reality (VR) content. It is also one of the easiest ways for creators to get involved with creating their own VR content. As such, any new tools are services that make the creation…

Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport. The company’s partnership with Amazon will allow customers to buy Viveport apps directly on the Amazon marketplace. Developers…

VR vs. Fiction – Vol III: Current Creativity

It has been a good couple of months since the last time I dipped into how immersive technology keeps popping up in fiction, but then again there’s been quite a lot going on. What with Facebook’s F8 event, Google I/O being a bit crap, Mother Nature trying to take immersion in films a little too…

Pokémon GO Launch Anniversary Sees Revenue Hit $1.8 Billion

Credited by many with kicking off the augmented reality (AR) boom, Pokémon Go has been a massive success for its developers at Niantic Labs. Released two years ago, the excitement has since died down somewhat, but the title still boasts a substantial player base, as proven by the recent revenue announcement. According to reports compiled…

The VR Job Hub: Summer Job Opportunities Working On Immersive Technology

As the month of July continues so too does the heat and the World Cup. Along with these though there are also plenty of exciting job opportunities to discover within the immersive technology industry. This means it is time for The VR Job Hub where there are a number of positions available around the world. This weekend there…

Next Generation NVIDIA GPUs Will Boost VR Bandwidth, Report States

A new report has stated that NVIDIA’s next generation of GeFore GPU’s, referred to as the GTX 11-series, will feature a new connector which will support enough bandwidth to support future virtual reality (VR) headsets that feature a much higher refresh rate and resolution that those currently on the market. The report was published on…

Can VR Make You Smarter? The VR Games Designed to Educate

Virtual reality (VR) is a great place to while away a few hours in some fantastical universe, go on an adventure, shoot some bad guys, or just relax in some tranquil surroundings. The technology isn’t just for entertainment purposes though as it can be used as an educational tool if you want to get that…

Emirates Airlines Offers Web-based VR On Its Website

Emirates airlines has developed a reputation for offering comfort and luxury to its passengers and customers. In an effort to demonstrate this, Emirates have implemented technology in its website that lets customers get a 3D, 360-degree look of the inside of an Emirates aircraft. Emirates has become one of several airlines that have turned to…

Report: Next-gen NVIDIA GPUs Will Boost VR Bandwidth With New Connector

A report from Tom’s Hardware states that NVIDIA’s next-generation GeForce GPUs, tentatively being referred to as the GTX 11-series, will include a new connector with enough bandwidth to support future VR headsets much higher resolutions and greater refresh rates. According to a report by Tom’s Hardware, citing anonymous sources, Nvidia’s next generation of GPUs will be capable of 120Hz…

Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 Employees in Taiwan Manufacturing Division

HTC is reportedly laying off 1,500 employees in its Taiwan manufacturing division, something Bloomberg’s Taipei bureau chief Samson Ellis reports to be around 22% of HTC employees. June 26: @htc says it will return to profitability this yearJuly 2: @htc says it will cut its Taiwan workforce by 1,500 people (about 22% of total employees) —…

Test Out Now Capabilities of Unreal Engine 4.20 with Preview Build

Unreal Engine has become one of the most popular videogame engines, offering a wealth of tools for creators and developers to make and improve digital projects, including those meant for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). The latest preview build of Unreal Engine 4.20 is known simple as ‘Preview 5’ and includes a whole…

Test Out Now Capabilities of Unreal Engine 4.20 with Preview Build

Unreal Engine has become one of the most popular videogame engines, offering a wealth of tools for creators and developers to make and improve digital projects, including those meant for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). The latest preview build of Unreal Engine 4.20 is known simple as ‘Preview 5’ and includes a whole…

Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 People In Latest Cost-Cutting Effort

HTC’s leadership is laying off around one fifth of its workforce in an attempt to put the company on a path to sustainability. According to a tweet from Bloomberg journalist Samson Ellis, HTC is cutting 1,500 people from its Taiwan workforce. That’s roughly 22 percent of employees. June 26: @htc says it will return to…

Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 People In Latest Cost-Cutting Effort

HTC’s leadership is laying off around one fifth of its workforce in an attempt to put the company on a path to sustainability. According to a tweet from Bloomberg journalist Samson Ellis, HTC is cutting 1,500 people from its Taiwan workforce. That’s roughly 22 percent of employees. June 26: @htc says it will return to…

Test Drive Your Next Holiday as Travel Site Kayak Launches a VR App

Apps like Google Earth have certainly made exploring our planet that little bit easier and more immersive with the virtual reality (VR) version. Tourism organisations and travel companies have also begun to employ VR as a means of promoting exotic locations with the latest coming from online travel site Kayak. Kayak VR is a prototype travel app for…

The VR Job Hub: Fresh July Opportunities

It’s July, meaning it is a new month full of new chances and opportunities. This also means it is time for The VR Job Hub where a number of positions across the immersive industry as waiting for you to apply. This weekend there are available jobs for copywriters, 3D artists, software engineers, designers, developers, and many more…

Niantic Teases AR Platform Capable Of Real World Interaction

The creators of Pokemon GO present AR technology that can detect real-world objects. You may know Niantic as the American software company behind the cult-sensation Pokemon GO. Or perhaps you’re familiar with them as the team responsible for the geocaching app Google Ingress and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Whenever there’s a groundbreaking mobile…

Walmart Release New Online Virtual Apartment Shopping Experience

In it’s continued effort to use the latest technology to compete with other major retailers, Walmart have announced it will be introducing a new way for customers to shop on its site in the form of a virtual reality (VR) apartment experiences. Dubbed the 3D Virtual Shopping Tour, the experience allows customers to explore a…