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…

Humaneyes Technologies Reveals The Vuze+ VR Camera At CES 2018

When it comes to immersive technologies on display and being announced at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) it isn’t all wireless virtual reality (VR) solutions, new VR head mounted displays (HMDs), augmented reality embedding and integration and various haptic controllers and tools. Although you’d be forgiven for thinking so. The humble 360 degree camera…

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 &…

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…

HTC Unveils New Vive Pro Headset & Wireless Adapter

Increased resolution without a cord. It’s been nearly two years since HTC first introduced the Vive VR headset, opening up an entirely new world of room-scale VR that’s had us dodging arrows and bumping into furniture ever since. Now the Vive is getting an upgrade. Addressing some of the complaints we’ve had over the years,…

Vive Video Gets New Update, Now Supports Vimeo

Vive Video, HTC Vive’s native video player, has been out for a while, and we haven’t seen many improvements or new features appear for it in quite some time. Thankfully today’s HTC announcement bonanza has also brought us some good news about Vive Video – it’s getting an update, with support for new a new video…

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…

Wield Your Own Lightsaber With Just A Piece Of Paper

Who needs midi-chlorians when you have the power of AR and a rolled up piece of paper? I think at one point everyone dreams of wielding the awesome power of a lightsaber. An elegant weapon for a more civilized age, the kyber crystal-powered blades are arguably the most recognizable item from the Star Wars universe,…

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…

TIME Release Augmented Reality Issue with RYOT Lab

Reading magazines on your tablet is one thing the digital age has brought us, but now print has found a way to win us back, and TIME is moving into the future. In TIME’s latest issue, you can use a smartphone app to turn the pages into an augmented reality (AR) feast for the eyes….

This Week in VR Sport: Fox Sports in AR and Yarde Spectates Himself

2018 has only just kicked off and we’re already seeing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology move further and further into the mainstream space and, of course, we’ve got more sports news to report on. Sports teams and broadcasters around the world are quickly coming to terms with how VR and AR can…

Mercedes-Benz Joins the AR Manual World With Ask Mercedes

2017 was certainly a year that was instrumental in the development of augmented reality (AR) technology, whether that was through headsets and smart glasses like HoloLens and Vuzix, or software such as Google’s ARCore and ARKit by Apple. This helped developers create new AR videogames as well as more functional apps. The automobile industry has…

Life In 360°: The TRVLR Has Come…

When you think about it the world is a pretty amazing place. Small in the grand scheme of things the Earth has defied the odds, pulled together from space dust, survived a big fight with another planet when it was younger (and even got a moon out of it), brought about life, nurtured it, took…

Hyperfair Aims to Be New Face of Enterprise Social VR

Much has been said about the rise of social apps in virtual reality (VR), experiences such as Facebook Spaces and Rec Room getting considerable attention for letting friends and family play and interact. Social VR has implications for business and enterprise sectors as well, as Hyperfair demonstrates with its newly launched user interface for enterprise…

This HoloLens App Brings Doctors To Life-Threatening Situations

HoloLens takes doctors to you. What if a doctor miles away could save your life? That’s the idea behind Nomadeec — a HoloLens telemedicine app French medtech company Exelus has been developing for three years. Telemedicine virtually connects you with a doctor miles away who diagnoses a patient and oversees treatment in real-time. Nomadeec makes telemedicine possible…

Minnesota Vikings Launch VR App On Rift/Gear, Coming To Go

There’s an entirely new way to cheer on your favorite team this season. Or at least there is if you’re a Vikings fan. The Minnesota Vikings have become the first NFL team to launch their very own VR app, Vikings VR, developed in partnership with Zeality. Now available for free on the Oculus Store, the…

Samsung Is Making AR Glasses To Help The Visually Impaired

Relúmĭno, a project from Samsung’s experimental C-Labs section, began life as a VR app that uses VR to aid the visually impaired. At CES next week, though, we’ll see how the project is moving beyond VR. When it debuted at Mobile World Congress last year, Relúmĭno used a Samsung smartphone coupled with a Gear VR…

Customise Your 360 Videos with VeeR Editing Suite

The rise is user-generated content over the past few years has seen a boom in independent videogame studios, and a lot of the one-or-two person teams have invested early in virtual reality (VR) development. However, there’s still a knowledge barrier for coding, and so the next frontier will be 360 degree videos. A new mobile…

DoublX Launches VR-Enabled Website Creation Platform

Double XVR Ltd. has today launched a beta programme offering users the opportunity to access a suite of tools designed for embedding virtual reality (VR) content on websites without requiring any knowledge of coding. Users can upload 360 degree images and videos using only drag-and-drop. The DoublX Beta, live now, proposes a powerful online platform…

This Week in VR Sport: Virtual Vikings and Augmented Cricketers

It’s almost the end of 2017, a year that has seen many new developments in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) along with its related technologies. A dizzying number of sports teams covering a very wide variety of sports have taken to these technologies to engage with fans, train players and even help with…

VR And Movie Watching – Future Or Present Of Home Entertainment?

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you are probably well aware of the advancements in Virtual Reality (VR) – especially if you;ve been keeping track of things here on VRFocus. VR has definitely changed the way we view and interact with different technologies. It has now made its…

The Hottest Apps For Gear VR So Far

Since its arrival, the Samsung Gear VR has been a beacon of hope. Hope for millions that they will be able to get their hands on wallet friendly virtual reality experiences. Up until Gear VR, the phrase ‘affordable VR’ was reserved for things like Google cardboard, so it’s hardly surprising that their is a lot…

How This Remote AR Assistance App Wants to Transform Business

Scope AR offers cross-platform live support video calling on the HoloLens, for real-time, 3D remote collaboration. A few months ago I went to the Microsoft offices in London to try out a few of their new HoloLens applications. But even though I got to do some pretty cool stuff—like seeing the inside of a working…

Bigscreen Rolls Out To Windows Mixed Reality, More Planned For 2018

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just about having the best videogame and what support each of the various headsets are given. Although it seems it is easy to forget that on some occasions. There’s also a wide range of software and applications out there for all manner of things, be they small or large. Everything from…

VeeR VR Launched on Windows Mixed Reality

In October 2017, Microsoft officially launched Windows Mixed Reality and a line-up of third party headsets for use with Windows 10, which include Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, and future products from Asus and Samsung. These immersive headsets are compatible with VR software and applications from Microsoft Store. As VeeR is now available in Microsoft Store, you…

VeeR VR New Feature: How to build a 360/VR Collection

Since the launch of 360 photo feature, we have received many requests to store 360 photos and videos into one place from our creators. To meet this need, VeeR has upgraded playlist to a collection. Now with this upgraded feature, users will be able to build a complete 360 VR portfolio where they can store, organize,…