Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps’ Augmented Reality mode

Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps’ Augmented Reality mode

Maybe your phone’s compass was bugging out and facing the wrong way because you’re surrounded by 30-story buildings full of metal and other things that compasses hate.

YI EXCLUSIVE | Virtual Reality: Experience Your Boat Before It Floats

YI EXCLUSIVE | Virtual Reality: Experience Your Boat Before It Floats

Dominator, Vripack and YPI Group all say that because photo-realistic 3-D CAD drawings are the basis for what viewers see, the virtual-reality systems can be used by anyone—designers, naval architects, even yacht chefs who want to experience the way galley cabinets will be positioned before that part of a yacht goes into build.

‘Doctor Who’ Virtual Reality Experience to Land on VR Headsets Soon

‘Doctor Who’ Virtual Reality Experience to Land on VR Headsets Soon

The 12-minute experience was written by Victoria Asare-Archer and directed by Mathias Chelebourg, whose previous VR films include Alice, the Virtual Reality Play, and The Real Thing VR.

Magic Leap brings mixed reality to the catwalk for London Fashion Week

Magic Leap brings mixed reality to the catwalk for London Fashion Week

A few metres away a woman has on a pair of Magic Leap's One mixed reality goggles, but she's not looking at the model and the clothes he's wearing.

Walmart is putting trailers full of VR technology in its parking lots

Walmart is putting trailers full of VR technology in its parking lots

Walmart over the next few weeks will be bringing 50-foot tractor-trailers to the parking lots of some of its stores to let customers experience DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" using virtual reality technology.

A virtual reality 'Doctor Who' film is coming to a headset near you

A virtual reality 'Doctor Who' film is coming to a headset near you

The BBC announced it is releasing an animated virtual reality Doctor Who film in 2019, that will allow viewers to tag along with The Doctor as she travels around in the TARDIS on a mission to save someone from something.

Why now is a great time to get into VR

Why now is a great time to get into VR

Virtual reality gaming is a tough sell. Things have changed dramatically in VR gaming and it’s all for the better. Virtual reality gaming is also a substantively less risky bet than it was even a few years ago.

Field of view: Sony's next PSVR controllers could come with big upgrades

Field of view: Sony's next PSVR controllers could come with big upgrades

This is part of my rationale for acquiring companies and increasing investment in them sooner, rather than waiting until later to de-risk them further." Facebook teases Oculus surprises at GDC After last week brought the first mentions of the Oculus Rift S, now a blog post from Oculus co-founder and head of VR product Nate Mitchell suggests there will be surprises from the company coming in 2019.

Virtual Reality Therapy: Using VR to Treat Addiction

Virtual Reality Therapy: Using VR to Treat Addiction

How Virtual Reality Therapy Works If you are wondering how virtual reality technology helps people overcome addiction, here is how it works: Depicting Real-World Settings Using virtual realities, researchers can create situations where recovering addicts may encounter alcohol or drugs.

Games data and market research » Extended Reality Will Save Enterprise $13.5 Billion In Training Costs

Games data and market research » Extended Reality Will Save Enterprise $13.5 Billion In Training Costs

According to SuperData, enterprises that adopt XR training technology will save $13.5 billion that would otherwise have been spent on traditional training that includes instructors, dedicated learning spaces and traveling to remote facilities.

University Study Explores the Efficiency of Virtual Reality as Educational Tool

University Study Explores the Efficiency of Virtual Reality as Educational Tool

Lead author Jack Madden, doctoral candidate in astronomy, explained these results: “The similarity in learning outcome is particularly interesting, given that the VR participants had to learn how to use new technology at the same time they were learning the moon phases.” So, an interesting question, one that Madden also poses, is “What would the outcome have been if they’d already been familiar with using VR to learn?” 78% of the students preferred the learning method that uses VR.

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019

Microsoft has dropped its biggest hint yet that the HoloLens 2 is ready for launch, with the company releasing a teaser video indicating Barcelona's MWC 2019 will mark the arrival of the new augmented reality headset.

Soft8Soft releases Verge3D 2.10 for 3ds Max and Blender

Soft8Soft releases Verge3D 2.10 for 3ds Max and Blender

The update adds experimental support for virtual and augmented reality via the new WebXR standard, plus better support for its host applications’ PBR materials.

Smombievasion (in development)

Smombievasion (in development)

This immersive experience is currently in development. 360-DEGREE DEMO The project was a FINALIST at The XR Alliance Competition end of 2018. ” Like our FACEBOOK page for UPDATES Posted in Immersive content and and Portfolio 2 days, 17 hours ago at 12:45 AM.

IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In

IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In

IMAX opened seven VR centers in movie theaters around the globe, each of which hosted a rotating selection of games, social experiences, and short narrative pieces.

VR Regatta: VR eSport For The Sailors Among Us!

VR Regatta: VR eSport For The Sailors Among Us!

They began working together in 2016 “with the mission to create the best interactive virtual reality sailing experiences in the world.” Thanks to investment funding from Film Victoria , they were able to pursue that mission and today MarineVerse has a global team with partners in Melbourne, San Francisco, and Toronto.

HP ‘Copper’ WMR Headset Rumored to Sport Ridiculously High Resolution

HP ‘Copper’ WMR Headset Rumored to Sport Ridiculously High Resolution

Codenamed HP Copper, the new Virtual Reality device from Hewlett Packard may make its dramatic appearance this year, if not the next. Rather than matching the currently highest WMR resolution on the market, Copper is doubling the number of pixels shown on displays.

32 vs 32 Battles on Steam

32 vs 32 Battles on Steam

JOIN THE CLUB ON OUR DISCORD!With War Dust, we want to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality and create epic battles on a scale that has never been reached before.A total immersion experience that throws you into a breathtaking action film, full of explosions and dynamic tactics.

VR Games Spotlight: The Mage’s Tale, Angry Birds VR, Bacon Roll, and More!

VR Games Spotlight: The Mage’s Tale, Angry Birds VR, Bacon Roll, and More!

Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs , Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs , Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs ($14.99) Bacon Roll: Year of the Pig – VR Image credit to: Field Of Vision HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality Field Of Vision Who doesn’t love some yummy bacon or a cute lil’ pig?

Walking with Pokémon

Pokémon GO is a very popular augmented reality game and University of Tokyo researchers revealed for the first time how the game positively impacted the physical activity in players over 40.

British Army Runs Pilot Virtual Reality in land Program for Combat Simulations

British Army Runs Pilot Virtual Reality in land Program for Combat Simulations

Funded through British Defence Innovation Fund, the pilot VR software is developed by Bohemia Interactive Simulations and goes by the name of Virtual Reality in land Training. It is a pilot program, designed to gather useful data for further Virtual Reality military application.

The First Virtual Reality App for Live Operating Room Experiences Now Available in the Oculus Store

The First Virtual Reality App for Live Operating Room Experiences Now Available in the Oculus Store

The company developed a virtual reality app that simulates an operating room and helps physicians train for various surgeries. Medical Training of the Future: Virtual Reality App Replaces Plastic Models Every surgeon knows that there is a huge difference between training on reproductions of the human body and a real life operating room.

Exploring How Virtual Reality Is Changing Health Care

Exploring How Virtual Reality Is Changing Health Care

Stroke patients who need to relearn how to use their limbs in recovery could work with a virtual therapist to help guide their movements and “slow down the speed of the world,” Greenleaf notes, allowing them to practice physical gestures at half-speed.

Top 5 Best VR Meditation Apps of 2019

Top 5 Best VR Meditation Apps of 2019

Meditation helps us face the challenges of our daily lives in many different ways such as: Virtual reality, and headsets like the Samsung GearVR and the Oculus Go are currently more popular than ever.

The Best iOS Applications for Virtual Reality

The Best iOS Applications for Virtual Reality

Google Cardboard (free of charge) The Google Cardboard app shows you how to properly set up your helmet and gives you access to five types of VR experiences – viewing museums, exploring strange places, strolling through emblematic cities around the world, enjoying the Northern Shine and enjoying various colored figures with a kaleidoscope.

Your Virtual Body is now Ready

Your Virtual Body is now Ready

Virtual reality (VR) already enables changes in place or time, and can now be used to also alter the perception we have of our own bodies by way of sensory illusion, which corresponds to our brain's most plausible interpretation of sensory stimuli in accordance with our prior knowledge of the world.

Your body is driving a new wave of AR, VR experiences

Your body is driving a new wave of AR, VR experiences

"Flat out, people's physical relationship to their own body has somehow been stripped out of the equation." My technology, myself Inside the glowing room-sized cube of The Dial, one viewer -- dubbed the navigator -- and two other people walk around a table with iPhones that reveal augmented-reality characters acting around a projection-mapped miniature house.

Virtual Reality In Education: How VR Technology Impacts Classrooms

Virtual Reality In Education: How VR Technology Impacts Classrooms

Today, many schools and institutions have been using virtual reality in education. In the future, VR is estimated to grow more where schools, colleges, and educational institutes will use virtual reality applications to teach students.

Best VR headsets for 2019

Best VR headsets for 2019

See at Amazon Read CNET's review HTC Vive Sarah Tew/CNET The HTC Vive offers up a better virtual reality experience than the Rift thanks to sharp visuals, great motion controls and full-room sensing to walk around in virtual space.

26 years later, Groundhog Day gets revived as… a VR game?

26 years later, Groundhog Day gets revived as… a VR game?

enabling players to choose myriad ways to get to the end." Further Reading RiME game review: An unforgettable memorial vacation The involvement of Madrid-based developer Tequila Works (who worked on the inventive Rime ) gives us some hope this will be more than the usual quick cash-in.

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