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…

Metastage Is A New Mixed Reality Capture Studio In LA

The next mixed reality studio to partner with Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture technology is opening today in Los Angeles, California. Metastage, as the venue is called, comes fully equipped for volumetric capture, using a range of cameras fitted to a circular rig to record real life and turn it into a virtual asset with ease….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Report: Magic Leap One’s Field of View Detailed in Developer Documentation

Magic Leap One is headed out to doorsteps this summer, that much is certain. And despite knowing some of the AR headset’s specs, there’s still an extremely important piece of the puzzle that has been missing in official documentation: field of view (FOV). According to a report by Next Reality, users accessing the developer site have…

Microsoft is Adding Pass-through Video to Windows VR Headsets

A beta version of Windows 10 now includes support for a pass-through video mode for Windows VR headsets, allowing users to look out at the world around them through the headset’s on-board cameras. This week Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 to users who are part of the Windows Insider Program. The update includes…

Microsoft Adds ‘Flashlight’ Camera Feature To Windows VR Headsets

You can now say “Flashlight On” to see the real world while wearing a Windows VR headset. Headsets running Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, like those from companies such as Acer, Lenovo and Samsung, can access the new feature with the latest Windows 10 Insider build. You’ll need to connect a microphone if your headset…

Microsoft Introduces New Flashlight Feature for Mixed Reality

Imagine being ensconced within virtual reality (VR) and suddenly, your phone rings. You will probably spend a while flailing and trying to get out of the headset, or patting around trying to find where you left your phone. Microsoft are introducing a solution to this surprisingly common problem with a new feature called Flashlight. The…

Hellblade: Senua’ Sacrifice Is Coming To VR Next Week

Awesome news for fans of Ninja Theory and its excellent new game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifce: it’s coming to VR headsets next week. A developer diary from the studio reveals the surprise news. This is going to be the entire game converted into VR. It’s set to be free for anyone that already owns the game…

I Am The Very Model of a Modern VR Cycle

The ‘Console Generation’ model has been around since at least the 1990s. We have all become familiar with it as a way to model the ins and outs of when companies are likely to announce new products, and even roughly what can be expected from a new cycle. Modern virtual reality (VR) has not yet…

Godzilla VR Experience Heading To VR Zone Osaka

Battle head-to-head with the King of Monsters at VR Zone’s brand new Osaka location. With popular film reboots in both Japan and the U.S, an ongoing anime adaptation currently streaming on Netflix, and a couple of confirmed sequels right around the corner, it’s never been a better time to be a towering, prehistoric sea monster…

RETINA Are Bringing Augmented Reality To Air Traffic Control Towers

A new project is aiming to make it easier for staff in airport control towers to visualize information to help make their job easier by leveraging augmented reality (AR) technology. The project, dubbed RETINA, is looking to modernise Europe’s air traffic management for safer, smarter and even smoother air travel. As the technology in synthetic…

Robots Communicating Through AR To Make Better Coworkers

With augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology being used more in parallel with robotics it is not surprising that the relationship between robot workers and their human counterparts is improving. In a paper published entitled “Improving Collocated Robot Teleportation With Augmented Reality“, roboticists from the University of Colorado Boulder are exploring how AR…

New Godzilla Virtual Reality Experience Coming To The Osaka VR Zone Arcade

Virtual reality (VR) arcades continue to pop up all around the world but the upcoming Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Osaka VR Zone arcade has just announced a new attraction that features the fan favourite Godzilla.This new location is set to open later in the year and will feature a number of attractions that are already available…

Deal: Refurbished Acer VR Headset & Controllers for $150

While you can find steep deals on brand new Windows VR headsets, if you’re not afraid to buy refurbished you can get a rather phenomenal deal in the form of a factory recertified Acer VR headset and controllers for just $150. Spotted by Reddit user ‘nosfusion’, the deal can be found on Acer’s official US…

See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit

The Big Apple takes a dip in this location-based augmented experience from Microsoft. According to researchers, if sea levels continue to rise as an effect of climate change, Manhattan will be completely submerged underwater within the next 80 years. In 2012, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that by 2100 sea levels could rise from 11…

Turn Any Surface Into An AR Experience With Post Mobile AR

Walmart, Coca Cola and Mercedes Benz are using Post Mobile AR to give customers a more interactive in-store experience. Dallas-based spatial experience company Spacee has come up with a technology that can deliver an AR experience that doesn’t require a phones, tablet, glasses or any other type wearable to operate. By transforming any 2D or…

Experience Oculus Rift & HTC Vive with a Single Cable

One of the problems with setting up a virtual reality (VR) system is that a lot of the cables and connectors are entirely proprietary. For example, an Oculus Rift cable will only work with an Oculus Rift. If your cable develops a problem it can be expensive to replace. A new industry consortium will soon…

Times Square Becomes Flooded In New Immersive Art Experience

A number of artists have begun to explore just what can be created by using the new mediums of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). Recently conceptual artist Mel Chin has become one of them, creating an MR experience that saw New York City transformed. The Six-minute MR experience let visitors…

Sign-up to the Third VR Diversity Initiative

The second VR Diversity Initiative held on the 8th of May at Plexal City in Stratford allowed participants to not only learn how to create 360 film and Unity, but mixed reality (MR) as well. Since the launch of the VR Diversity Initiative, we can now see that the majority of under-represented groups come from…