ANTVR Announce Kickstarter For Mixed Reality Headset

Back in January, Chinese virtual reality (VR) headset maker ANTVR announced it was planning on launching a new hybrid VR and augmented reality (AR) headset, which would be made available through Kickstarter. The company has now revealed that the campaign will begin in May, along with a few other new details. ANTVR say that its…

Researchers Say VR Systems Can Be Hacked To Change What You See

The idea of someone else being able to alter, or even control, what you perceive is a terrifying one, as is the idea of technology turning against you. Researchers at the University of New Haven has combined these frightening possibilities with a proof-of-concept detailing how virtual reality (VR) could be controlled to alter what you…

Google Is Using VR To Virtually Preserve Endangered Heritage Sites

We’ve heard about a lot of companies that are using VR to preserve history that’s at risk of being destroyed if it hasn’t already. Just last month, for example, we wrote about Perpetuity | Palmyra, a VR project attempting to virtually restore a Syrian city ravaged by ISIS. Now, though, Google is upping the scale…

Justin Timberlake Connects Fans to Music and Merch With AR

American Express is using augmented reality (AR) to create a new way for music fans to buy merchandise from their favorite musicians — starting with Justin Timberlake. On April 6th, the American Express Music app released a new mobile AR experience called Outside In, in partnership with Timberlake. In the app the you are navigated…

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR. In an effort to help capture and preserve endangered historical sites around the world for future generations to enjoy, Google has teamed up with 3D laser-scanning non-profit CyArk to virtually catalogue the world’s most at-risk historical wonders. Referred to…

Open Source HoloLens Haptics Lets You Feel What You Touch

Though haptic force-feedback has seen some use in virtual reality (VR) with devices such as haptic controller gloves, there is yet to be much integration of haptics into augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR). That all be about to change thanks to a new prototype device for Microsoft HoloLens. Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) is…

Google Partners With CyArk to 3D Scan the World’s Historical Sites, Provide Open Access to Data

Google has partnered with CyArk, the non-profit studio behind VR app MasterWorks: Journey Through History (2018), to expand CyArk’s mission to 3D laser-scan the world’s historical sites and provide open access to the data. Called the Open Heritage Project, Google and CyArk aim to preserve the historical sites digitally for future generations in case disaster strikes Google has published…

Campfire Creepers Brings Classic Horror To VR Produced By Oculus

A new VR series produced by Oculus could make b-movie horror terrifying again. As revealed over at Bloody Disgusting, Campfire Creepers is a new VR series set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this month. It’s directed by Alexandre Aja, best known for films like the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes and,…

Ready Player One’s Oasis Beta Launches On Oculus Rift

If you’ve been waiting for Vive Studios’ Ready Player One content to make the jump from Viveport to Steam we’ve got good news for you. The Oasis Beta, which launched alongside the Steven Spielberg blockbuster late last month, is now available on Valve’s storefront for free. Better yet, the app comes with native Oculus Rift…

Lightstream Racer Accelerates On To iOS

If you ever played with Micro Machines or Hot Wheels toys, you may have spent some time crafting an intricate racing course for them around your bedroom, living room or kitchen. This experience is recreated in augmented reality (AR) with new ARKit-powered experience Lightstream Racer. Created by developer Virtual Arts, Lightstream Racer uses a smartphone…

They Suspect Nothing Is The Perfect Introduction To Oculus Go

Oculus Go was made to be simple. Facebook’s first standalone headset doesn’t require a high-end PC, nor room for external trackers or space to walk around in. It wants to bring in millions of newcomers with an affordable price and a pickup and play interface. But the many hundreds of hours Oculus has no doubt…

This App Brings Music to Life in Augmented Reality

It’s like an AR lightshow in your living room. San Francisco based startup, Wavy, is looking to help musicians enhance their music videos with AR. The hope is to change the fan listening experience by transforming music into a much deeper visual experience, bringing environments to life using 3D animation and storytelling. And what better way…

Improved AR and VR Features Available to All with Unreal Engine 4.19 Release

Unreal Engine remains one of the most popular engines for creating in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and is considered powerful and versatile enough that it has even seen use in Hollywood. The latest version is introducing a host of new features and improvements to make the engine even more indispensable to developers…

Lumus Release Infographic That Shows AR Technology Is Not Just For Gaming

Augmented reality (AR) company Lumus, who last year entered a partnership with Quanta to create consumer AR optics, have released a detailed infographic that reveals the current trends within the AR sector. As technology continues to become more accessible with new solutions offering more affordable solutions for consumers and content creators, the adoption rate of AR…

“Skinneeeeer!” The Simpsons’ Steamed Hams Gag Gets A VR Experience

These days your meme isn’t really a meme until it’s got a VR experience that turns your entire reality into a shrine of silliness. The Simpsons’ Steamed Hams gag just graduated to that status. If you’ve held a smartphone in your hands at some point in 2018 you’ve probably noticed the internet has resurrected one…

NextVR To Broadcast Andy Grammer Concert Live In VR

NextVR, the virtual reality (VR) immersive entertainment content provider has announced that it will be broadcasting the upcoming live performance by Andy Grammer. By offering a wide range of different content for users to livestream, NextVR has positioned itself as a leading provide of immersive entertainment, sports and music media. Now they are giving users…

Skyfront VR Reveal Major Update That Adds Grenade Launcher

Skyfront VR, the fast-paced multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) that pits players against each other in virtual reality (VR) has announced a new major update that brings with it the long awaited new weapon. The release of the Pineapple – what the grenade launcher has come to be known as – follows weeks of hype from the…

Nickelodeon Release AR Mode For Sky Whale Mobile Videogame

Nickelodeon have launched a new update for their mobile videogame Sky Whale that allows user to experience a new augmented reality (AR) mode. The Sky Whale AR mode transforms the allows players of the number-one mobile app to enjoy it in a completely new way. By using a mobile device players can enriched the Sky…

Listen to Joyzu’s new Track in AR With Wavy

Musicians have been using virtual reality (VR) for a number of years now, either creating immersive music videos or broadcasting concerts in 360. Today, its the turn of augmented reality (AR) with the launch of a music experience app called Wavy for iOS devices. Wavy is an AR app that transforms music into a visual…

Ready Player One Content Hits Sansar For Viveport Launch

Yet more ways to experience the world of Ready Player One in VR arrived this week through social VR platform, Sansar. The app, developed by Second Life creator Linden Lab, recently launched on HTC’s digital storefront for VR content, Viveport. To celebrate, a host of content tying into Steven Speilberg’s latest blockbuster (and the Ernest…

Open For Business: Reality Clash Armoury Sees Cryptocurrency Price Jumps

Reality Gaming Group have launched the online store that will allow users to explore a list of available weaponry and buy them using the Reality Clash in-game cryptocurrency, RCC Gold. The online store will support an economy for the augmented reality (AR) title Reality Clash. Reality Clash is a AR first-person shooter title which allows…

Developer Creates Scan of Apartment to Work Inside of VR for 30 Days

Turin, Italy-based developer Enea Le Fons is aiming to spend more than 30 days of extended stints in VR, and although he won’t be able to qualify for any records—he’s still eating, sleeping, and using the bathroom sans headset—Le Fons is hoping to use his time in VR to explore its long-term effects while developing…

AR Drawing Tool Comes To Facebook Camera

Bring your art to the third dimension with 3D drawing functionality on the Facebook Camera, available on smartphones now. Since day one, Facebook has always been about making communicating a breeze. Whether you’re reaching out to an old college buddy, making the bold first move on a crush, or finally sending out invites to that…

Echo Arena Is This Week’s Oculus Gold Rush Event

Fancy playing one of VR’s best games and entering to win some prizes while you’re at it? You’re in luck. Oculus’ third Rift Gold Rush event, in which players can earn rewards just by jumping into a specific game at a specific time, will be taking place inside Ready at Dawn’s Echo Arena. All you…

First VR Documentaries Revealed For This Year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest

For around five years now Sheffield Doc/Fest has provided a fascinating glimpse into the current state of VR documentaries, debuting amazing projects like Future Aleppo and Easter Rising. This year’s show looks to be no different. The first installations for Doc/Fest 2018’s Alternate Realities program have now been announced, including the winner of the £12,000…

The Guardian Continues Its VR Work With New Experience Celestial Motion

UK newspaper The Guardian has already proved itself to be an enthusiastic supporter of virtual reality (VR), having produced several VR experiences, including an affecting tribute to Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi. The latest, titled Celestial Motion, is a VR dance experience. Celestial Motion was made with the Alexander Whitley Dance Company, in association with Sadler’s…

Take an AR Ride With Renault into Solo: A Star Wars Story

Due for release in cinemas next month is Solo: A Star Wars Story, the next individual film in the franchise this time featuring lovable rogue Han Solo. As part of a pan-European campaign – designed and produced in collaboration with Lucasfilm, Disney and Publicis Conseil – Renault is inviting everyone to ‘take the alternative road‘ via an augmented reality (AR)…