Sports Illustrated’s College Football Preview Issues Have AR-Enhanced Covers

Sports Illustrated announced yesterday that their latest series of issues previewing the upcoming college football season will have covers enhanced through the use of augmented reality technology. Using your phone’s camera and the Life VR app for Android or iOS. you can point your phone at the cover of one of four different Sports Illustrated…

Oculus Connect 4 Reveal Details on Guest Speakers

For those who were a little disappointed at the lack of Oculus at E3 this year, there is still hope for some big announcement from the Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) company, with some further detailed being revealed about the upcoming Oculus Connect event in October, 2017. The Oculus Connect event will be the fourth time…

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Brie Larson Play VR Pictionary With Tilt Brush

Jimmy Fallon is getting good comedic mileage out of Pictionary, the party game of choice for people with too much dignity to play charades. Last night, for the fourth time in seven months, Fallon played a round of VR Pictionary with his celebrity guests. Fallon teamed up with Brie Larson of Glass Castle, while Tariq…

Sports Illustrated College Football Issue Features AR Covers

Some traditional publications have been slow to embrace new advancements in technology. That cannot be said of Sports Illustrated, however, who have embraced immersive technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and are once again offering readers an enhanced experience with the AR-enabled covers for the College Football issue. Sports illustrated has…

Augmented Reality Puzzle Title To Launch Kickstarter

The success of Pokemon Go, regardless of its various issues, and the recent entry by Apple into the augmented reality (AR) sector has inspired several developers to look into the creation of new AR titles. One such project is called Hidden Secrets, and plans to award successfully players with real cash prizes. Drawing on ideas…

Samsung Is Streaming A Live Coldplay Concert In VR Next Week

Failed to get tickets to Coldplay’s most recent headlining tour? Then you might want to pick up a Gear VR soon. Samsung today announced a partnership with Live Nation to live stream the band’s upcoming show at Chicago’s Soldier Field venue inside VR. Gear VR owners in more than 50 countries will be able to…

The VRScout Report – Altspace Shuts Down & Disney Resorts Get The Void

Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. Social VR pioneer Altspace shuts down, ‘Second Life’ successor Sansar launches open beta, WebVR comes to Firefox, Disney wants you to be a Star Wars jedi in VR, the funding & investment wrapup, and more… Featuring special guest…

WebVR Support Comes To The Firefox Browser Today

The popular desktop browser becomes the first to support immersive WebVR content. WebVR is a hot word within the VR community that’s been thrown around quite a bit as of late. But what exactly does it mean? Simply put, WebVR allows you to explore common web apps in VR by translating the movement and position…

VR Testing Firm Fishbowl Expands into Augmented Reality

Virtual reality consultancy and testing firm Fishbowl has told UploadVR they have expanded their services to include augmented reality testing. The company produced their first AR usability test with INKHUNTER, an application that allows users to see how a tattoo might look on their body before actually putting ink to skin. Describing the reason behind…

Today’s Firefox Update Adds WebVR Support

Today, Mozilla is updating its popular web browser to version 55, bringing with it one major update for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive customers who use the software, and that’s WebVR support. With the update Mozilla has launched today now means it can compete with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, both of which added support…

#DogmentedReality Crashes Cat Day With New Trailer And Details

Fed up with all these cats crashing your style today? Fear not, we’ve got an exclusive new trailer of #DogmentedReality, the new AR mode for the Good Dogs iOS app, as well as new details on it. As you’ve probably heard (because you almost certainly follow them on Twitter), Good Dogs is the smartphone app…

MLB Expands VR Content With Original 360 Video Series

Dive deeper into the lives of baseball’s biggest up-and-comers in the new “On the Verge” 360° series 2017 is basically becoming the year of VR for Major league baseball. The association has already partnered with Google to create the MLB At Bat VR experience for the Daydream platform earlier this year, as well as the MLB…

5 VR Apps For Cat Lovers On International Cat Day

If you’ve clicked on this article, it’s more than likely you’re a cat person. Welcome, my friend, to a safe haven, free from those other types. Today, we celebrate all that is cute, furry and cuddly but not too cuddly so that it doesn’t scratch our eyes out. Cats are wonderful, wonderful things, so long as…

Animating VR Characters in Google Blocks

Last month, Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool, enabling anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with no prior modeling experience required. Although it seemed like a simple app on the surface, after diving in, it became immediately apparent the massive potential Blocks can have as a professional VR creation tool. Aside from being…

This 360 App Combines Graphic Design and VR

An experimental project is taking the world of 2D graphic design into a previously unexplored universe — 3D virtual reality. Will VR breathe new life into graphic design? Singularity, a VR experience for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR by Madrid-based design studio Relajaelcoco, envisions how a “superhuman intelligence” would envision a 360-degree setting with…

Study Shows That Netflix Is Most Used VR App

Some analysts have claimed that virtual reality (VR) will change the way we use technology. Meanwhile, Netflix has already transformed the way we consume TV and film, and though some would argue it might not be for the better, its impact is undeniable. The impact on VR is likewise impressive, according to a new report….

HTC Vive Studios and Sixense Launch MakeVR Pro, Bringing CAD-based Precision Tools to 3D Modeling

In March HTC Vive Studios and Sixense launched MakeVR, a 3D modelling and computer-aided design (CAD) engine that could be used by amateurs and professionals alike. Today the two have announced MakeVR Pro, expanding on the original software by adding precision tools for a more precise alignment of objects. MakeVR Pro’s enhanced functionality has been created to increase accuracy and detail…

Augmented Reality Knight Gallops Through Lincoln

To tie in to the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln, the historic city has been playing host to a series of sculptures representing knights, which form the basis for the a series of events called the Lincoln Knights’ Trail. This has inspired the creation of an augmented reality (AR) app that allows visitors…

Experience the Haunted Halls of Pennhurst Asylum with NextVR

When VRFocus reports on NextVR it’s usually to do with the company broadcasting live sporting events. But that’s not all NextVR does. It’s created a new piece of original content called Paranormal Evidence, exploring the unexplained phenomena reported at notoriously haunted locations.  An investigative program led by journalist Jack Kassewitz, the team chose Pennhurst Asylum for the…

Escher Reality Working On Cross-Platform AR Toolkit

There has been speculation recently on the future dominance of augmented reality (AR) over virtual reality (VR). With the release of Apple’s ARKit and some of the remarkable proof-of-concept demos that have come out of that. One company thinks that the Apple ARKit is just the start, and are reaching further with the Escher Reality…

Watch This Trippy Reggie Watts Music Video in Mixed Reality

The beloved multi-genre artist continues his exploration into emerging technologies—this time in mixed reality. This MR music video of musician Reggie Watts is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The video, published by Microsoft HoloLens, features holograms of the musician set in different locations. Starting with an average rooftop parking lot but getting weird pretty…

This Week in VR Sport: Soccer, Major League Baseball and Lacrosse

It’s the weekend, and that means its time to take a look into what been happening in the intersection between the sporting world and the world of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). This week, Canadian soccer (Football to everyone outside North America), Major League Baseball and Lacrosse all have entries. Toronto FC Introduce…

The Biggest HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/30/17

There’s some interesting new releases for the HTC Vive this week. Cutting through the usual flood, we’ve got some big shooters like Archangel and Gunheart and some other things for people searching for something a little different. In the meantime, if you missed the previous iteration of this list, you can see those new releases here….

The Biggest Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 07/30/17

It’s a good week for Rift and Gear owners, with interesting new releases on both platforms. Rift players can get trigger happy with two big new releases and Gear sees the return of High Voltage Software. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that…

Jaunt China Releases Content Worldwide

Jaunt VR is well known as one of the biggest distributors of immersive content, with regional offices producing 360-degree experiences for a worldwide audience. That’s apart from Jaunt China, which has only released content specifically aimed at Chinese viewers. However, from today that’s going to change with Jaunt announcing that for the first time Chinese language…