British Airways will give you VR for in-flight entertainment

British Airways will give you VR for in-flight entertainment

That means they aren't just going to hand you an Oculus Quest on your next British Airways flight.British Airways is the first British airline to give in-flight VR a shot, but it's not the first in general.

AI in Healthcare: Independent Living for Consumers

AI in Healthcare: Independent Living for Consumers

The proliferation of smartphones and connected medical devices provides new opportunities for helping those living with chronic conditions to be monitored and remotely supported for improved health and safety.

VR streaming platform LIV raises $1m seed funding

VR streaming platform LIV raises $1m seed funding

The Prague-based company has been backed by investors, including Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus and Designer of Oculus Rift; Jaroslav Beck, CEO and Co-Founder of Beat Games, the studio behind VR's most-viewed game to date, Beat Saber; early stage VC's Seedcamp, TechStars, and Credo Ventures; VR behemoth VIVE and its accelerator, VIVE X; and mixed reality production specialist Splitverse.

Uber Drones to Make Meal Drops This Summer

Uber Drones to Make Meal Drops This Summer

Uber Elevate, the aerial arm of rideshare service Uber, last week announced that it will start a fast food delivery by drone test service later this summer in San Diego.

Stripe Offers SMBs Chargeback Fraud Relief

Stripe Offers SMBs Chargeback Fraud Relief

Payment processing company Stripe on Monday launched Chargeback Protection, a machine learning-based system to limit the impact of fraudulent credit card transactions on merchants. Stripe's Chargeback Protection reduces the impact on companies victimized by fraudulent credit transactions by exempting them from collecting proof of the fraud.

The 5 Most Pressing Problems With Drone Delivery

The 5 Most Pressing Problems With Drone Delivery

Weather patterns suggest there will be a lot of areas and times during the year when drone delivery just won't be practical. Delivery drones will need to handle a wide spectrum of weather conditions -- otherwise you won't be able to depend on them.

Facebook researchers are building virtual spaces to improve AI and AR

Facebook researchers are building virtual spaces to improve AI and AR

Facebook created a new open platform for embodied AI research called AI Habitat, while Facebook Reality Labs (which up until last year was Oculus Research) released a dataset of photorealistic sample spaces it's calling Replica.

The Cannabis Rush: Where There's Smoke, There's E-Commerce

The Cannabis Rush: Where There's Smoke, There's E-Commerce

Even though CBD is technically legal and some companies are selling their products online, the reality is many websites, email marketing, and banking platforms are shutting down accounts who are affiliated with cannabis," said Chelsey Moter, CEO of marketing firm Cannack.

E3 2019: Ready At Dawn Is Bringing Echo Arena To Quest

E3 2019: Ready At Dawn Is Bringing Echo Arena To Quest

During UploadVR’s E3 VR showcase, RAD CEO and creative director ‎Ru Weerasuriya revealed the popular Oculus Rift multiplayer game will make the zero gravity jump to the Oculus Quest standalone VR gaming console.

Leveraging the Tools That Fuel E-Commerce Growth

Leveraging the Tools That Fuel E-Commerce Growth

These include artificial intelligence-driven personalized experiences, augmented reality try-it-out tools, and last mile delivery innovations. Rather than taking on the responsibility of developing AI-driven data analysis, cognitive chatbots, or virtual reality technologies to drive business growth, e-commerce companies should turn to experienced yet cost-effective partners.

Rift S and Rift 1.38 PTC Release Notes

Rift S and Rift 1.38 PTC Release Notes

We've also reduced download sizes for faster item delivery. As always, if you encounter any issues with this software release, please be sure to report them using the Help Center > Provide Feedback option within the Oculus desktop software.

FAA Greenlights Wing Aviation Drone Deliveries

FAA Greenlights Wing Aviation Drone Deliveries

Wing Aviation was certified under the rules for charter airlines rather than under rules governing drone operation as laid out in FAA regulations Part 107, CEO James Burgess said.

Facebook Will Offer VR Livestream of F8 Keynote on Go & Gear VR

Facebook Will Offer VR Livestream of F8 Keynote on Go & Gear VR

At the time there was no way for Rift users to watch that version of the livestream because the Venues app is only available on the company’s mobile headsets.

Wizards Unite world

Wizards Unite world

The Wizards Unite gameplay video showed us a new portal mechanic Dropping a Portkey on the floor, looted from the various foundable encounters, opens up a portal into a fully immersive VR room. Using your device to look around the room, you'll be immersed into notable locations from the wizarding world.

Microsoft: VR Headsets 'Didn't Meet High Expecations'

Microsoft: VR Headsets 'Didn't Meet High Expecations'

A Microsoft representative said the industry’s current wave of VR headsets pitched to consumers “did not meet, in general, the high expectations that were set for them there.” Greg Sullivan, director of communications for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality arm, said in an interview with UploadVR: “Interestingly, the immersive VR headsets were pitched as consumer devices and I think did not meet, in general, the high expectations that were set for them there.

Microsoft: VR Headsets ‘Didn’t Meet High Expecations’

Microsoft: VR Headsets ‘Didn’t Meet High Expecations’

Greg Sullivan, director of communications for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality arm, said in an interview with UploadVR: “Interestingly, the immersive VR headsets were pitched as consumer devices and I think did not meet, in general, the high expectations that were set for them there,” he said.

Why Lone Echo’s Olivia Rhodes Is VR’s Best NPC Yet

Why Lone Echo’s Olivia Rhodes Is VR’s Best NPC Yet

Getting back in to further explore the dynamic between Jack and Liv is one of the main reasons I can’t wait for Lone Echo II. What Ready at Dawn did with Liv in Lone Echo was lay a foundation.

Public Homes and Facebook Livestreaming

Public Homes and Facebook Livestreaming

This update will bring aboard two new social sharing features — Public Homes and Facebook Livestreaming. This month, we’ll be getting Public Homes, or a way to share our virtual abode with those on our friends list and other Oculus members.

Apology for the delays with Kickstarter campaign

Apology for the delays with Kickstarter campaign

The team could initially test up to 40 units per day but this process required time to become efficient and we continually trained more personnel for this process.

Update 1.5 - Merry Christmas news - Konrad the Kitten

Update 1.5 - Merry Christmas news - Konrad the Kitten

We just finished deploying Update 1.5 "Merry Christmas" on all platforms. We just finish deploying our new content update "1.5 - Merry Christmas" to all platforms. We just wanted to bring some light into your kitten's home during christmas time, while we are working on the big update for early 2019.

Lego launches Beatles' Yellow Submarine set with Fab Four figures

Lego launches Beatles' Yellow Submarine set with Fab Four figures

LEGO has launched its very own Yellow Submarine set in honour of The Beatles, complete with figures of John, Paul, George and Ringo. LEGO designer Justin Ramsden said the Yellow Submarine set was a “dream come true”.

AI-Driven Marketing Offers High Hopes to B2B Firms

AI-Driven Marketing Offers High Hopes to B2B Firms

When those attributes are matched to an enterprise's internal data and used in Versium's machine learning models, clients improve customer acquisition, retention and cross-sell and upsell marketing activities, the company said.

Meet the virtual pooch that could help prevent dog bites

Meet the virtual pooch that could help prevent dog bites

In collaboration with Dogs Trust and University of Liverpool animal behaviour researchers, the VEC has created a proof of concept virtual reality (VR) experience in which people can approach and interact with a dog displaying signs of aggression in a safe and controlled way.

What the future of porn and sex technology means for women

What the future of porn and sex technology means for women

Cindy Gallop, the founder of Make Love Not Porn –  a subscription website featuring ‘real world sex' –  says one reason for this is because the tech world, as well as the sex tech world, typically operates through a male lens.