Vive Wireless Adapter Builds on DisplayLink & Intel Partnership

DisplayLink has revealed the company’s input into the recently announced Vive Wireless Adapter. Building on the success of the DisplayLink Wireless VR prototype revealed a year ago, the company subsequently partnered with Intel Corporation to develop the latter’s WiGig technology into a wireless virtual reality (VR) adapter. Now, that adapter has been redesigned under a…

Niantic Labs To Discontinue Pokémon GO Support For 6 Apple Devices

When you think about augmented reality (AR) videogames it’s very difficult to not mention Pokémon GO as part of the conversation. Whilst it might be debatable as to whether it has helped the general public’s understanding of what AR is or not, there’s certainly no denying its impact or influence. The multiple award winning title…

iStaging’s VR Maker Simplifies Spatial Capture and Content Sharing

iStaging Corp. has today unveiled VR Maker, an affordable spatial capture solution enabling any individual with a mobile device to create immersive virtual tours in minutes. A real estate retail-focused augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology company based in Taipei, iStaging is aiming to ‘democratise’ virtual access to physical spaces by allowing anyone…

iQIYI Reveal 4K Standalone VR Headset: QIYU-II

2018 is looking set to become the year in which mobile virtual reality (VR) matures. Oculus Go is coming soon alongside Oculus VR’s recently revealed Xiaomi partnership for the Mi VR, and of course the Vive Focus is heading to China imminently. New to the block are iQIYI, revealing their own take on the new…

Google Reveal Details on Standalone Daydream Headset

Standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets have a lot of appeal. You don’t need a specific type of, of expensive, smartphone and you don’t need to worry about time in VR eating up your phone’s battery. It’s also portable, so can be easily taken on a train or plane without needing cumbersome cables. Not surprising, then,…

CES 2018: Lenovo’s Mirage Solo Standalone Daydream Headset Starts Under $400

Google and Lenovo revealed the first standalone VR headset to utilize the former’s Daydream platform, the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The all-in-one package doesn’t require a mobile phone or high-powered PC to run, starts “under” $400 and is slated to ship in Q2 this year. We put quotation marks around “under” because Lenovo actually changed the…

CES: Google Unveils VR180 Cameras From Lenovo and Yi

First announced at last year’s Vidcon, VR180 is a new YouTube video format focused on the 180° field-of-view in front of you. The video format lets you make immersive stereoscopic video without having to worry about what’s behind the camera, splitting the difference between full 360° VR video and standard video. Since launch, there have…

Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing + Fitness Gyms Reveals VR Training

It was back in August last year that we first brought you details of the connection between former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and virtual reality (VR) with the then announcement that Mayweather was planning to open up several gyms and fitness centres, as well as that he was planing the launch of a Mayweather Boxing &…

Record Breaking $3 Billion Investments made in VR and AR in 2017

Your favourite technology is getting bigger very soon. Investment records were broken in 2017 as startups secured more than $3 Billion (USD). Most impressively, is that half of the investment was made in just the fourth quarter of 2017 alone. It’s great news for new emerging hardware and software developers in both the virtual reality…

Send Hologram Messages With New AR App

One of the most iconic images in Star Wars history is the tiny hologam of Princess Leia, pleading for help from venerable Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. If you have ever wanted to send a similar type of message, Holo Messenger from AiFi might be worth trying out once it gets its official release. Inspired by the…

Panoramic 8K Camera With Real-Time Stitching on Display at CES 2018

Creators of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video will be all-too-familiar with the painstaking process of editing and stitching together footage. Even with modern editing software, this process often take a long time, and usually requires either a PC or powerful smartphone. Pisofttech are introducing a Panoramic VR camera that will avoid all of these…

Up to 100 Sony RX0 Cameras can now be Connected for Immersive Imagery

CES 2018 opens its doors tomorrow, allowing consumers, journalists and industry professionals to see the very latest technology from around the world. Today has already proved fruitful thanks to companies like HTC Vive and Qualcomm. The last press-conference to take place today is Sony’s. The company deals with many industries, one of which is cameras,…

CES 2018: Oculus Partners With Xiaomi, Keeps Oculus Store Out Of China

Oculus is partnering with Xiaomi for Oculus Go while helping the Chinese company launch a cousin to the low cost standalone headset that doesn’t have the Oculus Store or Oculus Home. Facebook, which purchased Oculus in 2014 for roughly $3 billion, is blocked in China and the Oculus Rift isn’t sold there. So this looks…

Xiaomi and Oculus Reveal Mi VR Standalone Headset

Qualcomm held its pre-CES 2018 press conference today and as part of the event brought virtual reality (VR) company Oculus on stage for a very special announcement. Oculus has revealed that its been working with Chinese tech company Xiaomi to create a specific standalone head-mounted display (HMD) for the Chinese market called Mi VR. Making…

Zombie Hunting Comes to Location-Based VR With Arizona Sunshine

One of the most popular first-person shooters (FPS) for virtual reality (VR) headsets is zombie slayer Arizona Sunshine from Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive. Today, the developers have announced that work has begun on a new version of Arizona Sunshine, specifically for location-based VR centres. As it’s CES 2018 this week, in conjunction with HTC…

Giroptic Launch 360 Degree Video Calling Application

Giroptic has today announced that, after months of testing and perfecting, a new 360 degree video calling service is now available in the iO360 app, compatible with the popular Giroptic iO 360 degree camera. Whether on a rooftop in New York, cruising on a lake or with family on the other side of the world,…

Quantum Storey to Introduce New VR and AR Books at CES 2018

The Quantum Storey Company are finding brand new ways to introduce both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content to a wider audience, and will be showing off much more of what they have planned during a press conference at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, during CES 2018. Operation YOU has already launched at…

Cortopia Raises Over $2m In Funding

Virtual reality (VR) developers Cortopia launched its first title in August 2016. Titled Wands, it aimed to provide PC-level quality on mobile VR platforms, and even won awards for its efforts. The company has now succeeded in raising investment to continue its work in VR development. Cortopia is hoping that the $2.4 million (USD) of…

MERGE Comes To CES 2018 With Its New Peripheral, A 6DoF Blaster

MERGE has already made a name for itself with the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry having launched the MERGE smartphone headset and the MERGE Cube AR device. Today, for CES 2018 MERGE has announced a couple of new products, the MERGE 6DoF Blaster and MERGE Mini. The MERGE 6DoF Blaster removes the…

ZEISS VR ONE Connect to Debut at CES 2018

ZEISS has today announced the debuts its newest product, the ZEISS VR ONE Connect, will take place at CES 2018, Las Vegas, this week. The new platform is intended to bridge the gap between mobile and PC-connected virtual reality (VR) technologies, allowing users to play SteamVR videogames through mobile VR headsets. The ZEISS VR ONE…

How To Keep The VR Newbies

At the time of starting with VRFocus I was a relative newbie to the virtual reality (VR) world. I didn’t own a dedicated VR head-mounted display (HMD), though I had dabbled with mobile VR. I’m also old enough that I remember playing Dactyl Nightmare at the arcade back in the 90s on the old Virtuality machine….

uSens Partners with Pico for 26DoF Hand-Tracking Mobile VR

uSens, Inc. has today announced a partnership with Pico Interactive, Inc. to provide 26 degrees of freedom (26DoF) hand-tracking for the Pico Goblin all-in-one (AIO) virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). With the addition of uSens’ Fingo hardware, users can experience a new level of mobile VR immersion by interacting with virtual objects with their…

We Rate Dogs Brings Very Good AR Companions To Snapchat

Having already pleased their humans with their own app, the very good AR companions of WeRateDogs are invading another platform: Snapchat. Kenneth, a tremendously excellent little buddy that has found himself trapped in a bubble, is now available as a lense on the platform. He’ll obediently await your attention and even start to float around…

Universal Pictures Teams With OmniVirt for Pitch Perfect 3 AR Ad Campaign

Universal Pictures are getting with the times and advertising the new movie Pitch Perfect 3 with a brand new ad campaign, powered by OmniVirt’s augmented reality (AR) advertising. It requires no downloads, and can all be done through the user’s phone browser, making it one of the simplest ways to reach out to people with…

Nvidia Predicts 50 Million VR Headsets Sold By 2021

VR headset sales may not have set the world on fire in 2017 but Nvidia predicts we’ll see a massive jump in the next three years. During the company’s opening keynote for CES 2018 in Las Vegas last night Nvidia revealed that it expects 50 million VR headsets to be sold by 2021, as seen…