Facebook Artist Transforms Iconic Manga Into VR Sequence

Anime and Manga may have waned slightly in popularity since its 90s heyday, but it is till an incredibly popular medium. Many artists have been keen on praising the Mangaka who created some of the most famous and iconic Manga. The resident artist of the Facebook Social virtual reality (VR) Team, Goro Fujita, has created…

KLM Airlines App Uses AR To Determine If Your Luggage Is Carry-On

Royal Dutch Airlines turns to AR to take the second guessing out of carry-on luggage. Having the urge to pursue your wanderlust and experience foreign cultures, check out famous landmarks (physical or digital), and meet new people around the globe is as exciting and romantic as you could imagine, but sometimes that excitement and romance can…

Facebook Artist Makes a Case for VR Manga in Homage to Iconic ‘Dragon Ball’ Scene

As a current artist-in-residence on the Facebook Social VR team, Goro Fujita has been making some pretty impressive “quillistrations” as a part of his daily creative regime using Quill, Oculus’ first-party VR paint and drawing tool that he helped develop. In a few of his latest creations though, Fujita has been plumbing the possibilities of bringing comics to…

Augmented Reality Job Search with CareerBuilder

Trying to find a new job tends to be a stressful and miserable experience. While a number of apps, websites and resources offer various tools to aid in the process, CareerBuilder claims to offer something unique to make it stand out amidst its competitors – augmented reality (AR). The central idea behind the CareerBuilder AR…

Apple Teases New ARKit 2 Experiences At 2018 Keynote

Science-based basketball training and oldschool Galaga with a multiplayer twist heads to iOS via Apple’s advanced augmented reality platform. Apple’s 2018 keynote event has officially come to a close and it appears as though iOS fans have much to look forward to over the coming months. The California-based technology company had no shortage of fresh…

8th Wall Announces Solution for AR Web Browsing

Thanks to things such as WebVR, and other virtual reality (VR) web browsers, seeing VR when browsing has become less uncommon. What still remains rare is augmented reality (AR) when web browsing, particularly on a mobile device. AR company 8th Wall believes that it can change that, with its AR content solution for mobile web…

For The Gallery That Has Too Much Of Too Much, An AR Identification App

As we’ve been seeing immersive technology and in particular augmented reality (AR) is becoming an increasingly popular tool for museums and art galleries, allowing visitors to go beyond the confines of exhibit or canvas to tell the hidden stories behind both or to show artefacts as they originally used to appear. In one recent case however,…

New York Times Releases Holographic Experience Starring Ashley Graham

Celebrate New York Fashion Week with a volumetric AR runway show featuring model and activist, Ashley Graham. From going on a daring spacewalk to hanging out with your favorite cartoons, VR is beloved for its ability to make the unreal feel real. However, in a just released AR experience in honor of New York Fashion…

Transform The Sky Into An Open Canvas With Blue Sky Paint AR App

Paint augmented artwork and leave behind messages for others via this collaborative AR experience. Have you ever wished you could use the endless landscape of the sky as a blank canvas for you to display your artwork or write messages for the world to see? You are a not alone in that wish. The developers…

Flying Eye Reality Reveal AR App for College Students

One of the concerns surrounding immersive technology is the perception that it makes its users more insular and less likely to pay attention to the events and people around them. There have also been accusations that social media keeps people within a ‘bubble’ of like-minded people, away from challenging ideas. Developer Flying Eye Reality are…

ARCO AR Toy Car Launches Kickstarter

There has always been a certain level of appeal when it comes to driving around a remote-controlled car around, challenging yourself to navigate a complex course that might consist of milk bottles and cereal packets. ARCO by Team Hicat suggests a way that uses augmented reality (AR) to ensure the milk bottles can stay in…

Kingdom Hearts VR Experience Coming To PSVR

The world of Kingdom Hearts is coming to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR). A Kingdom Hearts VR experience was announced for the headset during Sony’s pre-TGS PlayStation livestream today. A brief trailer introduced the app, which looked like it had players wielding a Move controller to realistically use Sora’s iconic keyblade. Kingdom Hearts mixes iconic Disney…

Pansar Augmented Watch Takes To Kickstarter, Launches AR Showroom App

Pansar have revealed their latest product in the form of an analog watch that is able to adapt to the wearers lifestyle and provide meaningful data directly to watch. Dubbed the Pansar Augmented Watch, the three models leverage a range of technology to offer the best of both the digital and the analog world alongside…

Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First

In 1996, Bill Gates first coined the phrase “content is king”. Today, his statement is truer than ever. Every day last year, the average North American consumed over 10 hours of digital media. On-demand streaming and the internet have transformed how individuals interact with screens, with most spending more time in front of a monitor…

VRrOOm XR Platform Launched at Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival ends tomorrow with the event seeing a variety of new immersive film content being premiered. Saved until the end, media platform VRrOOm, dedicated to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) news curation and content distribution, has announced the launch of the VRrOOm XR app. Designed to make the world’s festivals and cultural…

Pizza Hut Kicks Off New NFL Partnership With AR Pizza Box Cornhole Game

The NFL’s new sponsorship with Pizza Hut brings an AR experience that will have fans tossing digital sand bags throughout the 2018 season. The 2018 NFL season kicks off this Thursday, and with roughly 16.5 million hungry football fans watching the games, the NFL’s new official sponsor – Pizza Hut – is prepared to deliver pizzas, wings, sides,…

The New York Times Debuts Its first Volumetric AR Experience

The New York Times has been a publication which has eagerly embraced immersive technology such as augmented reality (AR) as a means of enhancing its news coverage, such as giving readers a better look at the various NASA Mars missions. The NYT has now moved into what it believes is the next phase of visual…

Artists Spread Inspirational Political Messages Through Geo-Located AR Art

Augmented art application ‘4th Wall’ launches location-specific, collaborative art exhibition to inspire “thoughtful dialogue.” Originally released February of this year, Nancy Bake Cahill’s art app, 4th Wall, gives users the opportunity to take a closer look at some of the artists captivating pieces of VR artwork from the comfort of their home via AR technology….

AR App Seeks Crowdfunding to Enhance Travel

When travelling abroad where you may not know the language, it can sometimes be difficult to find out information about the points of interest that may be around you. The founders of Worldee are seeking to solve this issue using augmented reality (AR) to provide information on various tourist attractions. Founder Connor Hoare and co-founder…

Urbanbase Release AR Presentation Tool for Architects

Architecture, by its very nature, is much involved in the creation of 3D spaces, so the advent of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), which can better convey the sense of 3D space has been a great boon to architects everywhere. To further cater to this market, Urbanbase has announced a 3D, cloud-based presentation…

Orpheus Technodelics is Publishing Consciousness-hacking VR Experiences

Sound Self developer Robin Arnott is starting a publishing label named Orpheus Technodelics to curate and distribute consciousness-hacking VR experiences. ‘Technodelics’, according to Arnott, are digital psychedelics that provide peak experiences aimed at opening someone’s mind to commit to deeper contemplative practices. He sees that spiritual traditions are steeped in level of tradition and seriousness…

AR Videogame System For Children Shoots Past Kickstarter Goal

Last month, it was announced that the company behind the educational augmented reality (AR) globe Orboot were launching a new Kickstarter campaign for its new product, an immersive videogame system aimed at children called Plugo. Only a few days since launch, and the Kickstarter goal has already been met and exceeded. The company behind both…