The Next Generation of GPUs are Upon Us

The modern VR revolution needed quite a lot of different branches of technology to reach a certain points before something like the Oculus Rift or Vive is possible. The main ones that we usually point to are smartphone components. The motion sensors and high resolution displays in modern premium VR systems all only here because…

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…

Alibaba Is Using AR To Change The Shopping Experience

Alibaba is launching Taobao Buy, a new shopping experience that uses AR technology to bring 3D versions of products into the real world. E-commerce supergiant, Alibaba Group, recently announced announced Taobao Buy, an AR infused shopping experience that reimagines how you shop online with an interactive experience that looks and feels futuristic, but is also…

This is Not a Drill: Magic Leap Releases the One

Image Copyright: Magic Leap (Used under Fair Use Rationale) Magic Leap has developed a reputation for being one of the most mysterious tech companies in history. They have some of the most respected names in tech vouching for them, but have given us little else than teasers. It’s actually pretty impressive how the company has…

MoCap Giant Vicon Announces Location-Based VR Tracking System Origin

Leading motion capture company Vicon is jumping deeper into VR with a new tracking system for location-based solutions. You may have seen Vicon’s tech at work in hit movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Gravity as well as games like the VR-compatible Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, but its work in VR opens up a new avenue…

AltspaceVR Releases New World-Building Kits

Microsoft just announced new tools to make it easier for users to build and share their own virtual spaces. In a virtual Town Hall today, AltspaceVR unveiled a suite of tools that will allow anyone to build customizable VR spaces. The two new world-building kits are based on Altspace’s most popular environments: Campfire and Alien…

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…

Magic Leap One Hands-on Suggests a Headset That’s a Lot Like HoloLens

Ahead of the launch of the Magic Leap One, several press outlets got a chance to see the device up close and personal. The Verge’s Adi Robertson was among those who got to peer through the purported magical device, but came away feeling like the headset doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from Microsoft’s HoloLens, which…

Lemnis To Showcase Varifocal VR Hardware/Software Platform At SIGGRAPH 2018

Lemnis Technologies wants to beat Oculus to the punch with varifocal VR technology. The company today announced that it will launch a new software and hardware platform simply named Verifocal at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver next week. The platform uses two eye-tracking cameras integrated into a headset to adjust the focus of where you’re looking in…

WorldViz Integrates Windows VR, Avatars Into Vizard 6

WorldViz’s professional VR development platform is getting an upgrade today. The latest version of the company’s Python-based service, Vizard 6, is now available. Vizard isn’t a game development engine like Unreal or Unity but instead a scientific-grade platform designed to create VR applications with a range of headsets and peripherals such as eye-tracking cameras or…

WorldViz Launched Upgraded VR Development Platform

As the technology that powers virtual reality (VR) develops, the tools that developers use to create content need to keep pace with those changes. Recognising this, VR solutions company WorldViz have launched the newest version of its Python-based VR development platform, Vizard 6. Vizard has been designed as a development environment aimed at scientific-grade VR….

Cyclists Get Benefit of AR Technology with Raptor AR Smartglasses

Augmented reality (AR) technology has seen a surge in popularity recently. The technology has become popular for various entertainment applications, as well as in business and industry, but it also has some useful applications in the leisure and fitness sector, as demonstrated by the newly released Raptor AR smartglasses. The Raptor AR Smartglasses are designed…

Pico Announces Goblin 2 Standalone VR Headset Amid $24.7M Series A

Beijing-based VR hardware manufacturer, Pico Interactive, just recently completed a successful $24.7M Series A funding round co-led by GF Qianhe and FG Xinde Investment, with participation from Jufeng S&T Venture Investment and others. Included in that announcement was also the news that they are planning to release an upgraded version of their 3DOF standalone Goblin…

Young People Still See VR As Socially Isolating

Though the general perception and stereotype is that older people are afraid of new technology while younger people eagerly embrace it, we should all be aware by now that the reality is a lot more complex than a single headline can convey. Brand experience agency Amplify has unveiled its second ‘Young Blood’ report which covers…

Insta360 Tease New 360 Camera For Later This Month

360 degree video’s role within immersive technology continues to be one that actively splits the community. To some it is, though at the lower end of the spectrum, a great and simple way to introduce people into what being in virtual reality (VR) can be like and a great tool for advertisers and creatives alike. …

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…

How Survios Crafted A Creative Music VR Experience With Electronauts

The founders at Survios are true believers in virtual reality, and they’ve poured a lot of effort into the hit VR games Raw Data and Sprint Vector. Now they’re switching from games to something more like an immersive music experience with Electronauts. The VR app will enable music fans to remix, compose, and perform their own music, riffing on works by artists such…

Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey

The share of VR usage on Steam barely shifted in July 2018. Last month’s charts showed Oculus Rift pull slightly ahead of the HTC Vive with 46.26% of the overall usage compared to the latter’s 44.56%. The difference this month is minimal; Rift comes in at 46.18% whereas Vive also drops to 44.35%. Microsoft’s Windows…

Resolution Games Brings Wonderglade and Bait! To Viveport

China has become a market of great interest to virtual reality (VR) content developers and hardware manufacturers, as it is a fast-growing market that is embracing new technology. To cater to this developing market, Resolution Games have released two of its leading titles on Viveport, making them available to customers in China. The two titles…

Latest Steam VR Headset Marketshare Data Stable Among Vive, Rift, & WVR

Valve’s latest monthly Steam Hardware & Software survey is available. While the last few months have seen ups and downs, July turned out to be a surprisingly stable month for all the headsets on the map. Each month, Valve runs a survey among Steam users to determine some baseline statistics about what kind of hardware…

More VR Devs Are Looking To Rift For Next Project Instead Of Vive

Every year XRDC (formerly known as VRDC) releases survey results from an “Innovation Report” that’s compiled with responses from over 600 professionals across the VR/AR/MR community. This year most of the survey results are about what you’d expect if you have even a passing interest in the VR/AR market, but there were a couple points…

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….

Oculus Go’s They Suspect Nothing Gets New Games In Free DLC

First you saved serious cash on buying an Oculus Go headset instead of those pricey Rift thingies, and now you’re getting free content for one of the kit’s biggest games. Lucky you! Coatsink’s frantic minigame compliation, They Suspect Nothing, will recieve a free update named Overclocked on Friday, Agust 3rd, which adds in eight new…