One Small Step for Samsung VR

Samsung Electronics is a name already much associated with virtual reality (VR), largely thanks to the Samsung Gear VR and the associated Samsung smartphones that power the device. The company is taking that a stage further with launch of ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ an immersive 4D VR experience. The experience has been designed to…

Episode Two Of Felix & Paul’s Space Explorers Series Is Now Avaiable

Felix & Paul, the Montréal based pioneers in cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences have been delivering impressive documentary’s for some time now including The People’s House: Inside the White House With Barack and Michelle Obama. The studio has also being working on a two-part cinematic series that explores the new age of space exploration and…

Rick And Morty, Coco And Blade Runner Nominated For VR Emmys

A pair of projects built for Oculus VR headsets by Los Angeles-based studio Magnopus — Coco and Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab — are nominated for an Emmy this year in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program category. Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab The projects are nominated alongside Google Spotlight Stories’ Back to The Moon, NASA JPL:…

Brie Larson Narrates Latest ‘Space Explorers’ VR Series

Episode two now available on the Oculus Store. Before Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson blasts off in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel feature film, she’ll take us on a VR journey into how us Earthlings are exploring and colonizing space. Narrated by Larson, Space Explorers: Taking Flight is the second episode in a multi-part VR…

‘Ocean To Plate’ Uses VR To Reveal Waste In Our Seafood Harvesting

Explore every step of seafood production in Daydream Impact’s latest VR documentary. More than a third of the global harvested seafood is lost or wasted on its journey to your dinner table. In the U.S. it is closer to half, with most fish being wasted by consumers. Ocean to Plate: A Journey into the Seafood Supply…

‘Ocean To Plate’ Uses VR To Reveal Waste In Our Seafood Harvesting

Explore every step of seafood production in Daydream Impact’s latest VR documentary. More than a third of the global harvested seafood is lost or wasted on its journey to your dinner table. In the U.S. it is closer to half, with most fish being wasted by consumers. Ocean to Plate: A Journey into the Seafood Supply…

NASA’s New Travel Bureau Lets You Visit Far Off Exoplanets In VR

Forget Mars; NASA’s new Exoplanet Travel Bureau lets you travel to new planets much, much further away. This new website puts exoplanets — planets that are outside of our solar system — within reach with the help of VR. You can journey to three new worlds and explore a 360 degree rendition of each. Note…

Brie Larson Narrates New VR Series From Felix & Paul Studios

Felix & Paul Studios has pulled in some A-list talent to narrate its latest VR series. Space Explorers: A New Dawn, a new series produced in partnership with Oculus and NASA, features the voice of soon-to-be Captain Marvel star, Brie Larson, Deadline reports. The actress narrates the first two episodes of the series which made…

New York Times Celebrates Launch of NASA Insight Spacecraft With AR

The New York Times has eagerly sought out the benefits that augmented reality (AR) can bring to the world of journalism with its NYT app, which provides a number of AR features to enhance the news and articles featured on it. To commemorate the launch of NASA’s InSight spacecraft, NYT have launched a new AR…

Modding The Red Planet Thanks to Mars 2030 Editor

Fans of PC videogames tend to love modding. From fixing persistent bugs that the developers couldn’t eliminate, or adding cut content back in, or just doing something crazy, mods have become an integral part of the PC videogame scene. That added value now comes to virtual reality (VR) with the availability of the Mars 2030…

Two Years On: HTC Vive – Apps

We’ve already established how important content is to a given platform, but in virtual reality (VR), not all content is a videogame. There are plenty of non-gaming apps and tools that can be exceptionally useful, creative or just fun to use.With the HTC Vive being the first modern VR platform to offer motion controls in…

Life In 360°: The Frontier Before The Final One

Apologies for the lack of a Life In 360° post this last Monday, unfortunately I wasn’t around beforehand to prepare one. So instead let’s get down to business with Wednesday’s selection and it’s another relatively new one involving the wonders of outer space – once again provided by the team at NASA. Or. more precisely…

Review: Overview

Our solar system and the universe beyond is a fascinating subject that has inspired countless individuals to look up to the stars and seek answers. In this day and age humanity seems to know more about the cosmos than the deepest reaches of the ocean, so there’s been a number of virtual reality (VR) experiences…

Life In 360°: Cloud On The Ground

Monday begins as always- well, if we ignore the news about Mapbox AR earlier which was embargoed at the somewhat unusual time of 8AM on a Monday- with our first visit of the week into the world of 360 degree video. Now we’ve had quite the mix of videos in recent weeks, and plenty of…

The Best 360º Cameras: VR Professionals Weigh-In

11 filmmakers give us the 360° camera low down. As the founder of eevo, an interactive VR / 360º video company, I speak every day with filmmakers exploring the world of VR. They are hungry to learn more about creating interactive 360º video and spatial audio experiences. Whether for the sake of storytelling, real estate…

Explore the Cosmos When OVERVIEW Launches Next Month

The universe is vast and wondrous, filled with planets, galaxies, stars, black holes and much more, some of which mankind understands and a lot we don’t. There are a number of virtual reality (VR) apps that let you explore and learn about our solar system and the cosmos in general. Due for launch next month…

Competition: Win A Copy Of Drone Hunter VR Evolved For Gear VR

After a number of seasonal giveaways on VRFocus at the end of December, we’ve had a little break from competitions for a while. Now that we’re in February however, and indeed rapidly coming to the close of it. So, we thought that it was high time that we had another. As such we’ve a new prize…

IKinema Officially Launches Orion 1.0 Motion Capture Solution

IKinema’s motion capture technology has been used in numerous virtual reality (VR) experiences including The VOID’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Supermassive Games’ VR projects, and Linden Labs’ Sansar. Today, IKinema has announced the official launch of its motion capture and full body solving solution, Orion 1.0. IKinema’s Orion can be used with any OpenVR hardware like the…

Explore The Moon With AR Lunar Model

The human race has been dreaming about visiting the Moon for centuries. Piles of speculative fiction has been written about The Moon and what it looks and feels like, and with only a very small number of humans ever having the chance to walk in the lunar dust, it still holds some mystique for many….

NASA Testing TENZR VR Gesture-Control Strap

NASA have been enthusiastic about testing virtual reality (VR) and related technologies with the NASA Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab) trialling innovative ways to train future astronauts. NASA are now testing the TENZR gesture control system as a hands-free controller as part of VR astronaut training. The TENZR strap is produced by BIT Technologies. Resembling a commercial…

5 Impressive VR Companies From ViveX Batch Two Demo Day

This week we went to an HTC-hosted Demo Day for the second batch of ViveX funded VR and AR companies. With 26 different companies on display in San Francisco ranging from game developers, hardware manufacturers, utility creators, and everything in between there were a lot of different projects to try. Most of the companies were…

ViveX Demo Day Batch 2 Featured 26 VR And AR Companies

Today at an event in San Francisco HTC hosted a Vive X Demo Day for its second batch of funded company demos. The event featured 26 different companies ranging from game developers, enterprise applications, ease-of-use convenience tools, and a litany of other projects. To date Vive X has funded over 60 different companies with over…

See Mars Up Close In This Mars 2030 Trailer

Fusion Media Group and NASA have partnered to take virtual reality (VR) fans, students and teachers everywhere to the red planet Mars. Mars 2030 simulates the first manned mission to Mars, with the planet and technology featured based on real NASA innovations. The experience will launch in July 2017 for $14.99 USD on HTC Vive,…

Set foot on the Red Planet Next Month with Mars 2030

Today, Fusion Media Group (FMG) has announced that its virtual reality (VR) experience Mars 2030 will be arriving for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in July 2017. Developed in partnership with NASA, FMG first announced the project back in 2015, simulating what it would be like to be one of the first astronauts on Mars. Allowing users to…

StarVR and ZeroLight Showcase New Innovations At London Tech Week

Virtual reality (VR) headset manufacturer StarVR has announced a new partnership with automotive visualisation company ZeroLight and are planning to demonstrate new technology innovations coming from the partnership at VR & AR World, part of London Tech Week. Part of the demonstration planned by StarVR and ZeroLight will involve an ultra-high definition automotive VR experience…

Half of SteamVR Tracking Course Attendees Using Tech for Non-gaming

In August of last year, Valve created the SteamVR licensing program to allow any developer to create their very own SteamVR tracked object. At that time, Valve partnered with Synapse, a Seattle-area product development firm, to provide a mandatory training program for all SteamVR licensees. Road to VR met with Synapse’s electrical engineering program lead…

Fly to the Moon and Beyond with Spacetours VR Now on Oculus Home

Want to travel to space? Well currently there’s no easy way – unless you’re really loaded – to do that in real life, but with virtual reality (VR) there a plenty of options available. Launched back in March, Spacetours VR – Ep1 The Solar System enables you to travel to our closest planetary cousins on HTC Vive…

Microsoft Shows AR/VR Concept That Could Revolutionize How We Work

Microsoft owns the enterprise computing space. Windows-powered PCs run a huge portion of the global workforce. Today, the company demonstrated how its Windows Mixed Reality initiative could potentially be used in that massive market. During the keynote address of its annual Build conference, Microsoft invited members of the Cirque du Soleil team up on stage. The members…