Facebook Strikes Deal for AR Displays, Squeezing Out Apple

Facebook Strikes Deal for AR Displays, Squeezing Out Apple

Facebook has struck a deal to buy all of the augmented reality displays made by British firm Plessey, as the social network looks to build AR glasses capable of overlaying virtual objects onto the real world.

COVID-19: Disney is closed; experience your favorite rides virtually

COVID-19: Disney is closed; experience your favorite rides virtually

Coronavirus: Disney is closed, but you can still experience your favorite rides virtually.Since 2016, the YouTube channel "Virtual Disney World" has been offering virtual reality rides through 360-degree videos.'Virtual Disney World' offers a complete immersive experience like never before," the channel's About page reads.

Fort Saskatchewan couple creates online trivia game during COVID-19 pandemic

Fort Saskatchewan couple creates online trivia game during COVID-19 pandemic

Curtis and Kathryn Dominique’s Trivia+ features the former as a host, guiding players through four rounds of 60 questions in total.“For about an hour and a half, you can disconnect from reality and just enjoy a game with other people around the world,” Curtis said.

How robots can help combat COVID-19

How robots can help combat COVID-19

"For disease prevention, robot-controlled noncontact ultraviolet (UV) surface disinfection has already been used because COVID-19 spreads not only from person to person via close contact respiratory droplet transfer but also via contaminated surfaces," the researchers write.

Unleash Your Creativity in Tilt Brush, Available Today for PS VR

Unleash Your Creativity in Tilt Brush, Available Today for PS VR

We’ve teamed up with the excellent folks over at Outerloop Games, creators of Falcon Age, to bring the full Tilt Brush experience to your PlayStation.The Tilt Brush team shared this version with some early VR developers, and a good friend of ours, Chandana Ekanayake, made this.

Valve cut the crowbar from Half-Life: Alyx in part because players kept assuming they were Gordon Freeman

Valve cut the crowbar from Half-Life: Alyx in part because players kept assuming they were Gordon Freeman

In an interview with Kotaku, Half-Life: Alyx programmer Robin Walker said a big reason for cutting the crowbar was that players kept getting it stuck on things while they were walking around.

VIVE Announces Live VR News Streams Instead of GDC Panels

VIVE Announces Live VR News Streams Instead of GDC Panels

On Tuesday, a post went live on the VIVE blog detailing what their digital GDC alternative offerings will look like.

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

"This is the first program that allows researchers to set up a virtual human cell and change chemical reactions and geometries to observe cellular processes in real time," said Zhaleh Ghaemi, a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lead author of the study.

Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning

Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on methods, a new Cornell study has found.

Petition · Bring VR to XBOX · Change.org

Petition · Bring VR to XBOX · Change.org

Xbox head Phil Spencer has stated there will be no Virtual Reality coming to project scarlett saying "nobody is asking for it".For years now xbox fans have had to sit back and watch as Playstation & PC players enjoy there immersive virtual reality games.

Extremely cool teacher runs math lesson from home within 'Half Life: Alyx'

Extremely cool teacher runs math lesson from home within 'Half Life: Alyx'

If you want a quick lesson in complementary and supplementary angles, while checking out a tiny part of Half Life: Alyx, this is it.

Instagram Combats COVID-19 Misinformation, Social Isolation

Instagram Combats COVID-19 Misinformation, Social Isolation

Instagram on Tuesday announced a slew of new capabilities to combat misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, along with a co-watching feature that helps users feel less isolated while sheltering at home.

HTC holds Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference in full VR

HTC holds Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference in full VR

The conference, which is now renamed as the Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference (V²EC), is said to be the first major physical industry event that has been replaced completely by an interactive VR digital medium, which was attended by nearly 2000 registered participants from more than 55 countries.

Robinhood Outages Anger Customers

Robinhood Outages Anger Customers

Whatever the problems were at Robinhood last week, they didn't seem to figure them out in time for today's turmoil.Robinhood customers potentially lost millions of dollars when the company's app went down last Monday, March 2, the day the Dow had an historick uptick.

AR and VR headsets to see short-term Covid-19 decline – but IDC notes positive long-term outlook

AR and VR headsets to see short-term Covid-19 decline – but IDC notes positive long-term outlook

IDC has forecast a decrease in augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) device shipments in the first half of 2020 due to supply chain disruptions caused by the recent Covid-19 outbreak – but says the long-term landscape is strong.

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

CCS Insight argued in a December research report that the market for extended reality products, comprising VR and AR devices, will see an increase of 21% in 2019 to just over 10m devices.

Ask Siri if You Have the Coronavirus

Ask Siri if You Have the Coronavirus

Microsoft's Healthcare Bot service uses artificial intelligence to screen patients and free up medical personnel to provide critical care to those who need it, Bitran and Gabarra explained.

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will soon be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help its mechanics predict future risks and also improve safety in all aspects of aircraft operation.

Half-Life: Alyx review: The greatest VR adventure game yet—and then some

Half-Life: Alyx review: The greatest VR adventure game yet—and then some

While a vocal minority starts frothing at the mouth any time the words "Half" and "Life" appear in the same article, I wouldn't blame you for being wholly unfamiliar with the game series.

Half-Life: Alyx on Steam

Half-Life: Alyx on Steam

Valve’s return to the Half-Life universe that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality.VR was built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.

NexTech AR collaborates with Poplar over new brand advertising initiative

NexTech AR collaborates with Poplar over new brand advertising initiative

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AR to overtake VR as dominant platform for healthcare, finds GlobalData

AR to overtake VR as dominant platform for healthcare, finds GlobalData

The paper states that as the technology advances and with the availability of cheaper, more user-friendly VR and AR headsets, the barriers to widespread use in healthcare are beginning to fall.

James Bourne, Author at Virtual Reality News

James Bourne, Author at Virtual Reality News

Facebook has been biding its time a full five years after it bought Oculus – but with the launch of virtual reality ecosystem Horizon, it could be the start of a major push for both the company and the technology.

VR 360, Author at Virtual Reality News

VR 360, Author at Virtual Reality News

The value of the augmented reality (AR) market is set to break $100 billion by 2024, according to ABI Research, as emerging interaction methods for AR smart glasses maximise and optimise user experience.

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model.Porsche has announced the launch of the Taycan VR Experience, which aims to let customers view the new Porsche Taycan model up close and even under the bodywork by making use of VR goggles.

Oxford VR secures $12.5 million investment to help VR for mental health mission

Oxford VR secures $12.5 million investment to help VR for mental health mission

VR 360 is a news, analysis and opinion site devoted to virtual reality technology, promoting thought leadership from leading brands and platforms and collaborating with industry bloggers to deliver insight, reviews and strategy for all aspects of the ecosystem, from developers to CIOs. UK-based Oxford VR has announced $12.5 million (£9.63m) in a series A funding round led by Optum Ventures and supported by Luminous Ventures.

AR market value to exceed $100bn by 2024 n through emerging interaction methods for smart glasses

AR market value to exceed $100bn by 2024 n through emerging interaction methods for smart glasses

VR 360 is a news, analysis and opinion site devoted to virtual reality technology, promoting thought leadership from leading brands and platforms and collaborating with industry bloggers to deliver insight, reviews and strategy for all aspects of the ecosystem, from developers to CIOs. The value of the augmented reality (AR) market is set to break $100 billion by 2024, according to ABI Research, as emerging interaction methods for AR smart glasses maximise and optimise user experience.

VR assists doctors to detect balance issues in multiple sclerosis patients

VR assists doctors to detect balance issues in multiple sclerosis patients

A team of researchers have established a test using virtual reality (VR) to detect the risk of falling in patients with multiple sclerosis, despite them not knowing about any walking deficiencies in themselves.

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

As corporate meetings and events are happening online these days by medium of web conferencing tools, NexTech has developed a technique to incorporate 3D photo realistic holograms of people and products these virtual events via its ARitize App. Pete Mastin, CEO of Jolokia, saids, “With the integration of NexTech’s augmented reality holograms, our Inferno platform is well positioned as the world's most advanced Video Learning Experience Platform.

Oculus developer page leaks a new VR headset codenamed ‘Del Mar’

Oculus developer page leaks a new VR headset codenamed ‘Del Mar’

And some now-removed documentation refers to a “Jedi Controller” designed for Del Mar. The information has since been removed, but we retrieved it from a Google cache of developer portal pages.