TV Broadcaster MTG Launches VR app Aimed at Nordic Region

Modern Times Group (MTG) is primarily known as a TV broadcaster aimed at the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company has now launched a virtual reality (VR) content app for customers in its target region called Viareal. Users of the app will be able to experience content such as the 360-degree video broadcast of the UEFA…

This Week In VR Sport: Football, Football Everywhere

The more virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) spreads, the more it gets adopted by those looking for new ways to enchance means of entertainment such as games, or film and television. Of course we at VRFocus have our own weekly overview of everything that’s affected another world of entertainment: the world of sport. So let’s…

Gatwick Uses AR To Help Passengers Navigate the Airport

Large airports can be intimidating and confusing, particularly for passengers who have never visited that airport before, or for those who don’t necessarily know the local language. Gatwick Airport are seeking to combat this with the installation of beacons that guide passengers through the airport using augmented reality (AR). Gatwick Airport has installed over 2000…

VR Social App vTime Gets Oculus Touch Support

The inclusion of the social into the virtual reality (VR) sphere has become something of a hot topic of late, with Facebook aiming to normalise social VR with Facebook Spaces. Another social app that tries to bring people together through the power of VR is vTime, which has just released an update that brings in…

Snapchat and Facebook are Fuelling AR Growth

A report from eMarketer indicates that the rise of popular app Snapchat and the introduction of Facebook’s photo filters is behind the recent rise in augmented reality (AR) market growth. Conversely, virtual reality (VR) growth is being driven by 360-degree videos posted via social networks. The report estimates that 40.4 million Americans will engage with…

New Samsung Gear 360 Arrives In-Store

The Gear 360 is also bundled with the Galaxy S8 for just $49. You can finally gets your hands on Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera. First unveiled back in March, this is the second generation of our most beloved 360-degree consumer camera on the market. And for all the flaws the original Gear 360 may…

Monster Buster: World Invasion Claws onto the App Store

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on developer Tag of Joy announcing the upcoming release of augmented reality (AR) title Monster Buster: World Invasion. Today, the monster collecting and fighting videogame is now available on App Store for iPhone and iPad. Monster Buster: World Invasion will naturally be paralleled with last summers mobile AR hit Pokemon GO, which garnered…

VR Education Comes to Singapore’s Classrooms

As part of his opening address to the Infocom Media Business Exchange, Singapore’s minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim announced a pilot scheme to introduce virtual reality (VR) in to schools and clinical training centres. The Sangapore regulator Infocom Media Development Authority (IMDA) will be working collaboration with VR production company Beach House Pictures…

Silicon Valley’s Not HotDog AR App Is Actually Available For Download

HBO’s Silicon Valley is a consistently hilarious and enlightening look into the California high-tech hub. The show is told through the eyes of six men founding their own startup and their trials as they navigate the tech realm. The 4th season debuted in April this year and, on their 2nd episode, the show finally addresses virtual…

Jaunt and Land Rover go ‘Above and Beyond’ ahead of the America’s Cup

Jaunt and Land Rover have released a 360-degree film ahead of the America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday 26th bringing customers and fans closer to the action of this famous boat race. The film allows viewers to jump on board as the team sail around Bermuda’s Great Sound during final preparations for the challenge. Fans are transported into a grueling gym…

Air New Zealand Actually Considers Putting HoloLens on Flight Attendants

Air New Zealand is exploring how the Microsoft HoloLens can enhance its in-flight service, becoming the first airline to openly consider equipping its cabin crew with the augmented reality headset. In a newly published concept video, a flight attendant is provided with information ranging from a passenger’s allergies to the last time they had a drink just…

New Samsung Gear 360 Price and Release Date Announced

During Samsung’s Unpacked event in March the company revealed the latest iteration of its 360-degree camera, the Gear 360. The unveiling was followed by a full spec rundown for the new device but details on cost and release date were still being kept quiet. Today, that information has been released seeing the camera retail for…

Record Immersive Video no Matter the Weather with Garmin’s 5K VIRB 360 Camera

If you hadn’t already noticed 360-degree cameras are arriving at a growing rate. Today, Garmin International Inc. has announced its entry into the field with the VIRB 360 camera, a rugged waterproof device that’s been designed to be usable in most conditions. Able to capture high-quality 5.7K video at 30 frames-per-second (FPS), the VIRB 360 comes…

Watch the Action of Formula E in VR with Virtually Live

Last year the FIA Formula E Championship teamed up with virtual reality (VR) company Virtually Live, allowing fans to watch renderings of the races. That partnership has continued into the current racing season so that viewers can see several of the latest races. Updating its Formula E VR app, Virtually Live allows fans to revisit the…

Moving Photos Go From Magic To Reality With Prynt

There are plenty of ways to save your photos for posterity; you can print them on a home printer, get the professionally printed using several services online or on the high street, or buy a tiny printer that will connect to your smartphone such as Prynt’s device, the Prynt Pocket. But what if those printed…

Edge-MT Reveals VR Application for Elevator Manufacturer KONE Israel

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) developer Edge-MT has announced the development of a VR application for KONE Israel, an elevator and escalator manufacturer. Created by Edge-MT together with Shahar Barkai, a marketing and consumer engagement expert, the app is a promotional piece for KONE, with viewers entering a virtual elevator that climbs over 100 floors. During the climb,…

Major League Baseball Unveils VR Game Experience

MLB wants to change the way you enjoy America’s favorite pastime with an all-in-one VR experience. In what just may be the biggest marriage between virtual reality and a professional sports franchise to date, Major League Baseball has officially lifted the curtain on its new immersive viewing experience, At Bat VR. Developed by the MLB’s…

Go Behind The Scenes of America’s Cup Yacht Race With VR

One of the sponsors behind Americas Cup challenger is offering fans of the yacht race the chance to get closer to the action with a series of virtual reality (VR) video produced in collaboration with VR content creator Parable VR and The Gild. The VR videos will feature the Japanese challengers for this year’s America…

Oculus Roles Out 1.15 Update to Improve Roomscale Support

Earlier this month Oculus announced the next update for its head-mounted display (HMD) with version 1.15. Oculus Rift users were able to preview it via the company’s Public Test Channel, and now everyone will get the new software from today. The big inclusion in v1.15 is full roomscale support for those who own more than…

Happinss Virtual Reality: The Future of Corporate and Personal Wellness?

Image Credit: Happinss (Used with Permission) Close your eyes, relax your senses and allow your imagination to run free. People who have worked in a corporate environment or recently studied at school or college might be aware of the concept of wellness, mindfulness and guided meditation. It is an exercise one or several people are…

BT Sport Giving Away Google Cardboard Headsets for UEFA Final

To tie in to the upcoming final of the UEFA Champions League, sports broadcaster BT Sport are giving away branded Google Cardboard headsets to football fans so they can enjoy the 360-degree Football final. As reported previously, the UEFA Champions League final will be available to view in 360-degrees through a YouTube livestream or the…

Visitors to the UEFA Champions Festival Can Try PlayStation VR for Free

The UEFA Champions League final is offering all sort of opportunities related to virtual reality (VR). The match will be broadcast live in both 4K on YouTube and in 360-degrees through YouTube or the BT sport app. In addition, Sony will be offering visitors to the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff the opportunity to try…

Valve’s New ‘SteamVR Home’ Beta May Mean You Never Leave VR

Valve’s new SteamVR Home Beta just launched and it represents a vast improvement on what has gone before with fully 3D, customisable environments, a glut of new social features and a fully featured Steam interface. Will you ever want to leave VR? Valve launched its SteamVR Home in beta form on Friday and it represents…

Kings Dominion Theme Park Introduces Competitive AR App

The Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia has introduced a new augmented reality (AR) videogaming app that allows visitors to compete against each other to take control of the park by taking part in various activities, both in the app and in the park. Titled The Battle of Kings Dominion, visitors can join a team…

Microsoft Reveal Z-Depth Layering for Windows 10 Mixed Reality Devices

Creating a stereoscopic effect within a virtual reality (VR) application has been a given for decades. It’s a standard component for immersion in a virtual environment, however in other applications – including the likes of Skype, Netflix and beyond – having a 2D plane embossed upon your real world has been the limitation up to…

This Week IN VR Sport: Major League Baseball and UEFA Football League

Things are always changing in the world of sport; rules change, player line-ups change, kit changes, venues changes it can be a bit much to keep up with sometimes. Technology can help fans get to grips with the changing face of sport, and VRFocus like to help by keeping you informed on virtual reality (VR)…