Life In 360°: An Electric Archive (Part Three)

It’s time to continue once again with our trek through the archives of the ABB Formula E Championship for all their 360 degree videos. Of you read Life In 360° on Monday or Friday last week you’ll know two things: 1) that we’re currently going backwards in time through all of Formula E’s 360 degree…

Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

Shepard Fairey’s largest ever solo exhibit preserved in VR/AR using volumetric photogrammetry. Last year, street artist Shepard Fairey, best known as the founder of OBEY clothing and the creator of the prolific “Hope” image featuring former President Barack Obama, launched “DAMAGED,” a wildly popular, limited run art exhibit in Los Angeles. It was the artist/activists…

Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

Shepard Fairey’s largest ever solo exhibit preserved in VR/AR using volumetric photogrammetry. Last year, street artist Shepard Fairey, best known as the founder of OBEY clothing and the creator of the prolific “Hope” image featuring former President Barack Obama, launched “DAMAGED,” a wildly popular, limited run art exhibit in Los Angeles. It was the artist/activists…

The Sims FreePlay Brings In Multiplayer AR

The Sims is incredibly popular in all its various forms. Evolving from the iconic SimCity franchise, it has sold over 200 million copies worldwide. The Sims FreePlay is the free-to-play smartphone iteration of the franchise, which has just launched a new content update which includes some new augmented reality (AR) features. The new update includes…

Sixense Will Refund Its VR Controller Backers, Switch To Enterprise

Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company is announcing today that it will refund all of the money raised from its Kickstarter campaign backers and preorder customers. Amir Rubin, CEO of Los Gatos, California-based Sixense, said in…

Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

In what might be the longest Kickstarter campaign conclusion to date, more than four years following estimated deliveries of the STEM VR controller, Sixense says they will fully refund all backers and pre-orders. Sixense was once a name central to the early VR community. The company built the technology behind the magnetically tracked Razer Hydra…

Vuzix Confirms App Developer Partners For CEATEC 2018

The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC), Japan’s largest conference dedicated to electronics and information technology in general kicks off today in the Chiba prefecture of Japan, continuing through until October 19th. As you can imagine virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are set to feature during the conference. Such as Mitsubishi subsidiary…

Solve A Spooky VR Puzzle In Halloween Maze VR

The entire month of October has been embraced by much of western internet culture as ‘spooky season’, a celebration of the run-up to Halloween. As the leaves turn orange and pumpkins start appearing on porches and in windows, many customers are looking for some suitably spooky immersive experiences. Developer MyPad3D hopes to cater to this…

Solve A Spooky VR Puzzle In Halloween Maze VR

The entire month of October has been embraced by much of western internet culture as ‘spooky season’, a celebration of the run-up to Halloween. As the leaves turn orange and pumpkins start appearing on porches and in windows, many customers are looking for some suitably spooky immersive experiences. Developer MyPad3D hopes to cater to this…

The Sims FreePlay Adds Multiplayer AR In ‘Brilliant Backyards’ Update

Real-time cooperative building and AR functionality arrive in a seasonal themed update to EA’s mobile Sims experience. The Sims FreePlay, a free-to-play mobile version of EA’s wildly popular strategic life simulator, The Sims, launched its latest update today, offering a slew of fall/autumn themed content to spice up your digital backyard. This includes new plant…

Lenovo Mirage Solo on Sale for $320 at Amazon US

Launched right on the heels of the Oculus Go earlier this summer, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the company’s standalone Daydream headset, is currently selling for an $80 discount off the original $400 price tag on Amazon US. The headset, which includes inside-out positional tracking, is one of the first standalone VR headsets to accomplish six degrees of…

New AR Horror Mobile Title Night Terrors: Bloody Mary Released

Imprezario Entertainment, an augmented reality (AR) mobile entertainment company, has announced a new mobile horror experience that leverages AR technology to scare users. Titled Night Terrors: Bloody Mary, the experience has been made in partnership with acclaimed film director, producer and screenwriter, Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) who acted as Executive Producer on the project….

Nickelodeon Expands Screens Up AR App With ‘Danger Things’ Interactive Event

Magic portals and floating donuts are just a few of the offerings in this Stranger Things inspired Henry Danger AR experience. Good news to all those looking to enter the Upside Down. You no longer need a psychokinetic 12-year old to rip open the fabric of space time in order to enter the parallel dimension! Leading up to Halloween, Nickelodeon…

Allstate Launches AR Experience To Help Families Build A Fire Escape Plan

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Allstate have released Escape Route, a new Allstate Mobile app feature that leverages augmented reality (AR) to help families create and practice fire escape plans. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments within the United States respond to a home fire every 90 seconds. Because of…

Four Companies Using Tech to Make Mental Health Help More Accessible

Every year on October 10th, people from around the world come together with the same goals in mind: de-stigmatizing mental health issues and raising awareness of treatment options. And since it was first launched in 1992, supporters of World Mental Health Day have helped make great strides toward achieving those objectives. While there is still…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Atheer Unveil Augmented Reality Management Platform

While news on pretty much every topic comes thick and fast if you’re covering immersive technology with as wide a scope as we do on VRFocus, one of the things we have seen recently is an increase in the number of new service ‘platforms’ using immersive technology. In particular platforms that are related to augmented…

See The Hacker And Thief Action Of Covert In New Hands-On Gameplay

During the recent Oculus Connect 5 event indie developer White Elk Studios announced a new virtual reality (VR) videogame that offers asymmetrical gameplay by the name of Covert. This title sees two players have to work together to pull off heist with one of the team being a thief in VR with the other playing…

See The Hacker And Thief Action Of Covert In New Hands-On Gameplay

During the recent Oculus Connect 5 event indie developer White Elk Studios announced a new virtual reality (VR) videogame that offers asymmetrical gameplay by the name of Covert. This title sees two players have to work together to pull off heist with one of the team being a thief in VR with the other playing…

WRLDS Launch SDK For Their AR Smart Bouncing Ball

WRLDS, the company that developers smart toys and platforms for connected play has announced the release of a new software development kid (SDK) to give developers a new medium to work with by using augmented reality (AR) and a bluetooth-enabled connected smart ball. The SDK is free to to use and is designed to be…

Insta360 Announces New ONE X Action Camera With 5.7K Video

Insta360 have announced what they are calling the ‘future of the action camera’ with the launch of their new ONE X 360-degree camera. This new 5.7K camera is capable of capturing full 360-degree video with groundbreaking stabilization and cinematic slow-mo to radically expand on what is possible with an action camera. This also means that…