New AR App Set To Enhance Dining and Nightlife

While augmented reality (AR) has already seen use in retail, with companies such as IKEA using it for assisting customers in making decisions. The technology has yet to see a great deal of use in the area of food, but that might be about to change with a new app called ‘Aug-It!’. Liverpool-based start-up company…

OpenSpace Uses 360 Degree Cameras To Capture Construction Sites

Workers in offices are used to the idea of being able to look over previous versions of their work to track changes. Up until now, however, this has not been possible for the construction industry but that is about to change thanks to OpenSpace. OpenSpace have launched an AI framework which uses images captured on…

Valve Reveals Latest Knuckles Dev Kit & New ‘Moondust’ Tech Demo

Since announcing the ‘Knuckles’ controller prototype all the way back in 2016, Valve has been relatively quiet about its progress outside of a select group of developers who have been experimenting with early development kits. That changed this week as Valve offered up a major information dump, showcasing the latest Knuckles dev kit with a…

Apple Details Latest VR Optimizations Coming to macOS Mojave (10.14)

Earlier this month at Apple’s annual WWDC conference, the company introduced their latest operating system, macOS Mojave (10.14). Due to roll out as a public beta later this month, and launching widely this Fall as a free update, Mojave brings further VR-specific optimizations to Apple’s Metal graphics API, which the company detailed in a session…

Echo Combat Livestream – Gravity-Defying FPS Action

The Open Beta for Echo Combat is finally here! If you have Oculus Home installed already, you may have noticed that the Echo games have undergone a bit of re-branding. Instead of Echo Combat and Echo Arena existing in the launch separately, there is now just Echo VR and when you load into the lobby…

CEEK VR Announce VR Series and Movie Called Hollywood Rooftop

With virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video growing in popularity, even famous names in Hollywood filmmaking are getting in on the act. CEEK VR is working with several recognisable names to develop a VR series called Hollywood Rooftop. Hollywood Rooftop will comprise several 10-minute VR short films along with a 2D feature film which will…

VR Drama ‘Kiss Me First’ Arrives On Netflix June 29th

Live-action meets CGI in this six-part adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s hit YA novel. A suspenseful cyber-drama series developed by Bryan Elsley, Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila (Taboo’s Tallulah Haddon), a lonely 17-year-old haunted by the death of her mother. In order to escape the tortures of her reality, Leila has become addicted…

Research Project Show VR Can Improve Memory Recall

Its already been demonstrated that virtual reality (VR) can be beneficial to education and training, but a study by the University of Maryland shows that VR can help people retain information. The study involved 40 volunteers attempting to memorise well-know faces within a special environment called a ‘memory palace’ with the researchers comparing the results…

Expore The Surface Of Mars In Red Rover

Most of us have had dreams about going to space and visiting other planets. Seeing the stars and looking out towards other systems. Though it might still be some time off, virtual reality (VR) is allowing people to experience those moments today. With the upcoming release of Red Rover: Planetary Driving Simulator, users will be…

The Weather Channel To Use MR To Showcase The Power Of Tornadoes

The Weather Channel have revealed plans to showcase the lasted in mixed reality (MR) technology but creating their own tornado. Broadcasters have been taking advantage of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology for sometime now. The Weather Channel is hoping to use this technology to deliver viewers an immersive and realistic experience that…

Endeavour Foundation Uses VR To Help Teenagers Train For Jobs

In Australia, the Endeavour Foundation is trying to help young adults with intellectual disabilities learn news skills that might help them prepare for entering work. To do this, the foundation has turned to virtual reality (VR). The not-for-profit organisation is in the process of rolling out 15 VR training programs which use the Oculus Rift…

Madame Tussauds Adds VR Escape Room In Hollywood

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is offering a new VR attraction next to the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theatre. The 4-player VR installation is from the Virtual Room and situated among the wax inhabitants of Hollywood Boulevard. The Virtual Room operates similar installations in Europe, as well as a second location in Hollywood. The system…

New Screenshots Released For RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride

Atari have released a number of new screenshots for their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride. The title, which was announced earlier in the year, is planned to release for PlayStation VR and will give players a chance to truly immerse themselves within the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon experience with some new twists. For the…

Open Beta for Echo Combat Goes Live

Zero-gravity first-person shooter Echo Arena was a team-based esport spin-off from sci-fi virtual reality (VR) adventure Lone Echo. Echo Arena became extremely popular, with several users declaring it was their entry into VR as a whole. Developers Ready at Dawn are following up with a third title in the series, Echo Combat, which is now…

VIDEO: Facebook Researcher’s Talk About More Comfortable VR Headsets

Facebook’s research into a more comfortable VR headset with a wider field of view was revealed at the company’s developer conference in early May. A few weeks later, at a symposium put together by the world’s preeminent researchers and engineers in display technology, Douglas Lanman of Facebook Reality Labs (formerly Oculus Research) detailed the reasons they…

Enter the Casino With Social Club VR

Developer Perilous Orbit previously produced the virtual reality (VR) mini-game compilation SportsBar VR. The studio has now expanded on that work, producing what it has described as it most ambitious project yet, Social Club VR. Social Club VR is an online VR casino experience which is due to be released shortly on Oculus Home and…

New Trailer For VR Multiplayer Title Seeking Dawn Arrives

With virtual reality (VR) moving towards a more mature phase of development, we’re starting to see larger adventures coming to life, particularly for the high-end platforms such as PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Developer Multiverse Entertainment are seeking to continue and expand upon that trends with Seeking Dawn, which has just seen the…

Football Nation VR Hosts the Virtual World Cup

Football is known to fans as ‘The beautiful game’ and is one of the most popular sports in the world, drawing in huge crowds to big games and raking in millions every year. Developer Cherry Pop Games is hoping to tap into the passion that people have for the sport with Football Nation VR. Nina…

Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Cyberpunk 2077

If one reveal during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 has caused more waves through the internet then any other it has to be the long awaited showcase of Cyberpunk 2077 from developer CD Projekt RED. Most known for their work on The Witcher series of videogames, this new title is a different direction for…

Rift & Vive Summer Sales Offer Big Savings on Hundreds of VR Titles

While we’re still waiting on the Steam Summer Sale to materialize, this year’s big Rift and Vive annual summer sales are already here, and hundreds of VR titles are on deep discount on the Oculus Store and Viveport until the beginning of next month. Many of the top VR games from 2016 and 2017 are…

OnBuy.Com Report: UK Consumers Not Yet Ready For AR Smartglasses

OnBuy.Com has examined findings gathered from Mindshare during a survey of over 1,000 UK smartphone users with regards to the perception of augmented reality (AR) and how AR is best experienced. The compiled results found that the majority of British users would prefer to experience social media containing AR effects through smartphones rather than smartglasses….

Detu Announces 3D 360 Degree Camera

An increasing number of companies and creators are taking to 360-degree video for a variety of uses. 360-degree camera specialists are continuing to provide for this market with the launch of a new, professional-grade AI-powered 360-degree and VR panoramic camera with 3D capabilities. The Detu Max Camera is designed for professional photographers and VR content…

Virtual Revolution Turns to SeedingVR For Funding

An increasing number of businesses are turning to virtual reality (VR) for a variety of uses, including prototyping, design and collaboration between colleagues who might be in different countries or on different continents. To meet demand for this kind of technology, Glasgow-based company Virtual Revolution Technologies is turning to SeedingVR in an effort to seek…

HTC Vive Libraries Program Will Bring VR Headsets To Over 100 Libraries

Almost a year ago to the date Oculus announced an initiative to bring VR headsets to 90 different California libraries. Now, HTC has announced the Vive Libraries Program, which is set to bring VR headsets to 110 different libraries in California and Nevada. It’s hard to know how similar the programs are beyond the obvious,…