The AR Landscape Shows 60% Growth in Startups Focused on Enterprise

The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies. The Venture Reality Fund, which has raised $50 million to invest in AR and virtual reality startups, said it saw a 60 percent increase in the number of…

Mario Kart Meets Mixed Reality in Hado Kart

Ever loved madcap racing titles like Mario Kart so much that you want to just grab a go-kart and race around wildly? While the idea may have crossed your mind, the actual implications of racing round your local streets flinging banana’s everywhere might go down too well. Luckily – for those in Japan at least –…

Ubimax Launches Frontline A New Enterprise AR Platform

We’ve already seen that augmented reality (AR) and business can be a good fit. From using the technology to do more accurate stock control, to using AR to detect faults and manufacturing defects, wearable technology can be valuable to businesses. Wearable Technology manufacturer Ubimax are using this capability to launch a new AR platform specifically…

The Venture Reality Fund Releases Report On AR Industry

The Venture Reality Fund (VR Fund) are one of the biggest venture capital firms that provides funding for companies and projects in the augmented reality (AR, mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) sectors. The VR Fund has released a report detailing the current state of the landscape for the AR industry. The VR Fund…

daystAR is Lenovo’s New Concept Design For An AR Headset

Lenovo is clearly hungry to make its mark in VR and AR; the company’s just announced a new AR headset, making it the fourth head-mounted display we’ve seen from it so far this year. daystAR, as the device is called, was revealed at the TechWorld conference this week, though it’s only a concept right now….

Casey Hudson Leaves Microsoft MR To Rejoin BioWare

Casey Hudson is a name known to fans of BioWare’s videogames. The director of the famous Mass Effect trilogy, and going further back, he also worked on iconic titles such as Baldur’s Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. In 2014, he left BioWare to join Microsoft as part of…

HoloGrid: Monster Battle Brings Star Wars’ HoloChess to the HoloLens

HappyGiant has today has launched its critically-acclaimed HoloGrid: Monster Battle on Microsoft’s HoloLens. A tactical strategy videogame that combines elements of chess, board games, and collectible card games, HoloGrid: Monster Battle is now on five leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platforms.   Tailored specifically to take advantage of the HoloLens platform’s…

Lenovo Unveils AR Headset daystAR

Chinese tech giant Lenovo has yet to enter the virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) headset market with a device of its own but that won’t be the case for much longer. This year has already seen confirmation that the company will be making a Windows MR headset and a standalone VR  device based…

Your VR and AR Event Guide to Comic-Con 2017

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this week, and if last year is any indicator, we can again expect VR to make a major showing during the four-day conference. Comic-Con 2016 introduced VR to fans from all over the world last year, with brands like MTV, DC Comics, Conan, FX, Suicide Squad, and Mr. Robot making…

Mira Opens Pre-Orders for $99 AR Headset Prism

Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) tends to fall in one of two categories, really cheap like the popular AR title Pokemon GO or the very pricey, such as Microsoft HoloLens. Soon there will be another option, an AR headset that costs $99 USD and uses a smartphone – a kind of AR version of Gear…

Bovington Tank Museum Is Using VR/AR For An Exhibit

Museums are homes to so many facets of the world’s history, but many don’t realize the efforts that go into recreating and/or acquiring the different items on display. If somehow a certain challenge to acquire a rare artifact is insurmountable, as was true when the Bovington Tank Museum was unable to obtain one of the…

MelodyVR Bolsters Artist Stable With Sony Music Partnership

With VR developing as a premium and exciting new option for live events, various entities are working to secure partnerships with media companies for rights to their content. MelodyVR is largely dependant on those partnerships, giving them access to artists under different music labels, and they’ve locked in another major one that’s sure to benefit…

Google Glass Resurrected As New Enterprise Edition

Google Glass might be considered a sort of precursor to everything we write about on UploadVR today. Long before Cardboard, Daydream, and Tango, Google aimed to give the world a normal pair of glasses that presented simple AR overlays; far more primitive than what we see now with Microsoft’s HoloLens, but still very promising. The…

VR vs. Getting Antsy

“Are you guys also having insects fly all over the place at you?” As work questions go I wasn’t really expecting that one. I looked around my little bedroom office for any invading insect hordes I’d, in my work focused state, neglected to see. But there were no armies at the gate. No cartoon picnics…

Sony Music and MelodyVR Agree Licensing Deal

MelodyVR, a virtual reality (VR) music content platform which is a subsidiary of EVR Holdings PLC, has announced a new licensing and distribution agreement today with Sony Music Entertainment. This will give MelodyVR the right to produce and distribute VR content created with Sony Music artists. Sony Music’s current roster of artists includes both local musicians…

Leap Motion Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology

VR and AR headsets are heading to market from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others that have a wide range of capabilities. Just last week we learned about Facebook’s plan for a $200 headset that occupies the low end of the market while Google continues work on a six degrees of freedom standalone headset. What’s unclear…

Microsoft Is Making First-Party Content For Its Windows 10 VR Headsets

Microsoft will need the support of the greater VR development community if its new Windows 10 Mixed Reality VR headsets are to succeed when they launch later this year, but what about potential first-party content too? That’s in the works already, the company assures. Speaking to GameSpot, Microsoft general manager Dave McCarthy stated that “several”…

World of Tanks Rolls Into Reality With Google Tango and Hololens

We began today on VRFocus with a Life In 360° focused on historical miltiary aircraft now we get our head out of the clouds and back down to earth for some ground-based machines of war. We’ve reported several times on the efforts of World of Tanks developer Wargaming who have previously experimented with 360 degree…

Microsoft Are Focussing on PC for VR, Not Xbox

Ever since the initial announcement of Project Scorpio, speculation has been rife over if the upcoming console would support virtual reality (VR). Early indications were that a VR platform for the upgrades Xbox One was one the way, but new information indicates that Microsoft is intending to be using Windows PCs for its VR efforts…

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Preview with Mixed Reality Improvements

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, gaming, Task Manager, mixed reality, and delivery optimization improvements. This is the seventh build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September). Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors…

Microsoft Patches Critical HoloLens Vulnerability

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality (MR) headset is currently only available to developers, but it has already begun to see some remarkable uses, from helping air stewards keep passengers comfortable, to teaching children about the solar system and the entire Super Mario Bros. Level recreated for the HoloLens. Even though not many people have the hardware yet,…

Editorial: HTC Vive Needs A Major Price Cut To Stay Competitive

Since the bombshell price drop earlier this week by Facebook’s Oculus, a number of theories have emerged regarding the Rift’s temporary $400 price tag. Is Oculus preparing a second generation and hoping to clear stock? Is Oculus struggling so much that Facebook is dropping the price of the Rift in a last ditch effort to…

Playstation VR – Sony’s 23 Years of Virtual Reality Ambitions Realised

In the world of high end consumer Virtual Reality, there are currently three major players, and each is seeking something very different from VR. For Oculus, the goal is the culmination of a well-publicised journey from start-up to acquisition from the biggest social media company on Earth, and the hope for clearer waters after a…

Overclockers UK Release VR Ready PC and Oculus Rift Bundle for £999

Overclockers UK, the PC gaming specialist has just announced a new virtual reality (VR) combo for Oculus Rift with Touch, featuring the headset and a VR-ready PC for $999 GBP. Launching today, the new deal makes getting into VR even cheaper for those looking to purchase a fully compatible PC for immersive gaming. The PC features…

Oculus Plans on Releasing a $200 Standalone Headset in 2018 Claims Report

The last few months have seen some major virtual reality (VR) announcements from companies like Microsoft, Google and HTC. But Facebook and its subsidiary Oculus have been fairly quiet, with barely any presence at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which wasn’t the case in previous years. While Oculus hasn’t released official figures, those from…

Hackers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Disrupt VR Headsets

Sonic guns set to headset frequency can send you into a spin and cause sickness. Are you one of the many people who loves virtual reality, but wish there was a way to make it even more vomit-inducing? Well boy are you in for a treat! According to Forbes, researchers at China’s Alibaba have created a sonic gun…

The Mk Player360 Turns Your Room Into A 360-Degree Media Screen

Your bedroom is a place of peace and expression and there are a handful of ways to make it resemble the dreamscapes you occasionally wake from. Art on your walls and ceilings, 3D domes that project stars all over, and more. The Mk Player360, from Broomx Technologies, is a powerful and compact device that takes this…

The Price Is Rift: $399 Is The Sweet Spot For Gamers

You may have already noticed this, but we like VR. We like it a lot, in fact; enough to write about it day-in, day-out for years now. But, let’s be honest here, would we really recommend that your average everyday consumer run out to throw down $599 on an Oculus Rift with Touch or $799…