Watch a Mother Reunite With Her Deceased Child in VR

Watch a Mother Reunite With Her Deceased Child in VR

Rather than letting startups offer the public the chance to interact with virtual versions of their dead loved ones — undoubtedly at a cost — maybe we can make the technology available only to people who’ve submitted to a screening with a psychologist.

Panasonic at CES 2020: the world's first HDR capable UHD VR eyeglasses by Jose Antunes

Panasonic at CES 2020: the world's first HDR capable UHD VR eyeglasses by Jose Antunes

These technologies enabled Panasonic to achieve compact and lightweight VR glasses offering high-quality images and optimal sound that deliver realistic sensations drawing the user into the images projected before their eyes, while in the comfort of wearing eyeglasses.

Adobe Acquires Facebook’s ‘Oculus Medium’ VR Sculpting Tool

Adobe Acquires Facebook’s ‘Oculus Medium’ VR Sculpting Tool

Facebook today announced that Adobe—the company behind industry-leading creative tools like Photoshop, Premiere, and Substance—has acquired Oculus Medium, the company’s VR sculpting tool.

A New Chapter for Medium: Joining the Adobe Family

A New Chapter for Medium: Joining the Adobe Family

Medium joining the Adobe family brings both new talent and technology to Adobe and solidifies Medium’s position as a premier sculpting application and professional tool.Today’s news is a continuation of our journey to revolutionize 3D art creation, and we have the Medium community to thank.

Russian experiment hopes to reduce cow anxiety with VR headset

Russian experiment hopes to reduce cow anxiety with VR headset

To combat cow anxiety and thus increase milk production, , a news website for the Russian dairy industry, tested out virtual reality systems built specifically for the cows’ heads.

How augmented reality boosts training and productivity

How augmented reality boosts training and productivity

Once the stuff of sci-fi movies and video games, AR is starting to creep into the enterprise in an array of fledging use cases, from training and retail user experiences to an increasing number of applications in the industrial space as a way to bolster workforce productivity, reduce scrap and rework, and improve safety and compliance.

Weightless VR

Weightless VR

By having full freedom of motion and the support bungees, a player can safely lean back and dodge bullets like Neo, or dive forward into Virtual water and start freely swimming.

Björk made music’s first “VR pop album”—she opens up about its heartbreak

Björk made music’s first “VR pop album”—she opens up about its heartbreak

"I often feel like some sort of [technology] bridge," singer, songwriter, artist, and producer Björk tells me over the telephone from her home in Iceland.The project first emerged publicly in 2015, when Björk released a 360-degree video for "Stonemilker," the lead single on the 2015 studio album Vulnicura.

Google may be working on a wireless virtual reality glass for Stadia

Google may be working on a wireless virtual reality glass for Stadia

Google’s patent showcases an HMD, short for Head Mounted Display, with advanced wireless technology.The headsets should work with both smartphones and PCs. In related news, the 3rd generation Google Glasses have reportedly concluded their development stage, and are now in pilot production by manufacturers.

Best Practices for User Testing Virtual Reality Applications — Cantina

Best Practices for User Testing Virtual Reality Applications — Cantina

You’ll need the machine and equipment to run your app, cleaning supplies for said equipment (or replacement equipment if swapping for each participant), room for the user to move around (if applicable), room for cameras and their stands, and a room that can comfortably fit 4 to 6 people.

‘The Matrix’ Sequel Announced With Roles Reprised by Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss

‘The Matrix’ Sequel Announced With Roles Reprised by Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss

It’s uncertain whether the fourth film will exist as a prequel or sequel, given the state of things at the end of the original trilogy, or whether Laurence Fishburne will reprise his role as Morpheus.

DigiTimes: Apple Has Temporarily Stopped Developing AR/VR Headsets, Team Disbanded in May [Updated]

DigiTimes: Apple Has Temporarily Stopped Developing AR/VR Headsets, Team Disbanded in May [Updated]

Multiple sources have claimed that Apple plans to release augmented reality glasses as early as 2020, including well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, and CNET, so the DigiTimes report if accurate reflects a cancellation of a major hardware project on Apple's roadmap.

DragonFly: Glassbox Releases New VR Technology for 3D Video

DragonFly: Glassbox Releases New VR Technology for 3D Video

That means that directors and editors can see what the final product will look like while filming the real actors. “DragonFly makes real-time virtual production usable for all creators.”.

The New Era of E-Commerce Personalization

The New Era of E-Commerce Personalization

"As we embark on this new era of e-commerce, where customer expectations are rising every day, companies have an opportunity to differentiate by providing an in-store personalized experience online," said Ryan Lester, senior director of customer experience technologies at LogMeIn.

Cyberith announces 2nd gen Virtualizer, still thinks about its backers

Cyberith announces 2nd gen Virtualizer, still thinks about its backers

After launching the first generation of our products and receiving customer feedback, we found out that there are two major points, that we needed to keep working on: learning to correctly walk inside the Virtualizer took some time for many novice users.

VueReal is Ready to Ship Microdisplays to Interested Parties

VueReal is Ready to Ship Microdisplays to Interested Parties

VueReal Inc., a leader in developing key enabling technologies for microLED displays, is pleased to announce that their patented self-aligned technology resulted in a robust and high yield microdisplay production.

Oculus Sells Out Of First 3 Days Of Quest And Rift S Stock

Oculus Sells Out Of First 3 Days Of Quest And Rift S Stock

Facebook opened preorders for the Oculus Quest and Rift S yesterday, with an initial shipping date of May 21. Orders placed early yesterday still show a shipping date of May 21, so this isn’t an overall delay- it’s simply stock being sold to preorders.

How Is Virtual Reality Impacting Video Marketing and Advertising?

How Is Virtual Reality Impacting Video Marketing and Advertising?

Going back to the virtual reality impact on marketing, VR is a ticket for higher video counts and longer watch times because of its ability to transport the user to a whole other world, one populated by anything the imagination can conjure.

Social VR: The Next Frontier of Social Shopping

Social VR: The Next Frontier of Social Shopping

Social virtual reality platforms allow businesses and brands to create their own personalized environments, showcase products and services and engage their customers in virtual reality via avatars. Within social VR stores, people can communicate, engage, provide and get information about products, prices and features.

Facebook accidentally put hidden messages like 'Big Brother is Watching' and 'The Masons Were Here' in 'tens of thousands' of VR controllers

Facebook accidentally put hidden messages like 'Big Brother is Watching' and 'The Masons Were Here' in 'tens of thousands' of VR controllers

Facebook said it accidentally hid bizarre and "inappropriate" messages inside "tens of thousands" of virtual-reality controllers, including "Big Brother is Watching" and "The Masons Were Here.". "Unfortunately, some 'easter egg' labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers," Mitchell wrote.

Immersive Interview with Robin Pultera

Immersive Interview with Robin Pultera

In the beginning, I used to focus on interactive Flash microsites for clients like ŠKODA AUTO, IKEA, Pepsi and others where I learned a lot about the digital production process and different technologies.

Oculus at VRDC/GDC 2019: See You There!

Oculus at VRDC/GDC 2019: See You There!

Office Hours Sign Up Now Available Date: Monday, 3/18/10 + Tuesday, 3/19/19 Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (excluding 12:00PM - 1:00PM) Location: Moscone South, Room 212 Oculus + MeetToMatch - Connection Lounge While it is relatively easy to meet people at a conference the size of GDC, it's not always as simple to meet the right developer/publisher/designer that you're hoping to collaborate with in the future (and hallways aren't always ideal for a serious conversation).

Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

Hands-on: HoloLens 2 is a More Than Just a Larger Field of View Kuo, an analyst at TFI Securities in Taiwan, is known for his many accurate predictions surrounding Apple products, something Mac Rumors says is done by gathering intelligence from his contacts in Apple’s Asian supply chain, and translating that information into research notes for clients.

Tactical Haptics to Bring ‘Production-Ready’ Haptic VR Controllers to GDC 2019

Tactical Haptics to Bring ‘Production-Ready’ Haptic VR Controllers to GDC 2019

The new controller design is said to also offer similar reconfigurable magnetic sockets to the prototype we saw at last year’s CES, although this will come as a modular add-on in addition to modular third-party tracking attachments for Oculus Touch, Windows VR controllers, Vive Tracker, and OptiTrak.

Syfy, Sky Team on SXSW-Bound Scripted VR Project 'Eleven Eleven'

Syfy, Sky Team on SXSW-Bound Scripted VR Project 'Eleven Eleven'

“With Eleven Eleven , we are pioneering an innovative scripted format for science fiction content that blends the best of theatre, gaming and cinema to create unique VR and AR experiences,” said Steve Patscheck, executive vp global programming at NBCUniversal International Networks.

Magic Leap Announces Winners of the First Round of Independent Creator Program

Magic Leap Announces Winners of the First Round of Independent Creator Program

Magic Leap awarded companies in twelve categories: Education, Gaming, Productivity, Entertainment, Retail and Commerce, Creator Tools, Collaboration, Architecture and Construction, Data Visualization, Workplace Training, Documentary, and Health and Wellness. Solutions offered by this company allow users to teach new skills or collaborate over cloud-based interactive models and systems.

Pimax 5K Plus Review: A Fresh Look at Ultrawide VR

Pimax 5K Plus Review: A Fresh Look at Ultrawide VR

3.5/5 $699 Pimax Pimax 5K Plus Specs Display Type Custom low persistence liquid display (CLPL) Display Size Undisclosed Pixel Density Undisclosed Per-Eye Resolution 2560x1440 Refresh Rate 90Hz (DisplayPort 1.4) FOV (HxV) 170-degrees x unspecified (200-degrees diagonal) Lens Type Custom Fresnel Lens Adjustment 60mm to 73mm mechanical Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Magnetometer, Proximity Sensor Tracking Technology 6 DOF SteamVR 2.0 Room-Scale Tracking Integrated Camera None Audio Headset Jack, integrated microphone Wireless?

'Fortnite's' Massively Attended Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR's Future – Road to VR

'Fortnite's' Massively Attended Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR's Future – Road to VR

On Saturday, February 2nd, the title was host to an in-game performance by world-class EDM DJ Marshmello; attended by some 10 million concurrent users, the virtual concert offers a potent glimpse of what virtual events and virtual reality will mean for the future.

Haptic VR Gun Accessory ‘ForceTube’ Headed to Kickstarter Later This Month

Haptic VR Gun Accessory ‘ForceTube’ Headed to Kickstarter Later This Month

ProTubeVR , the Marseilles, France-based makers of the titular VR gunstock accessory, is hoping to make a splash later this month with a Kickstarter campaign for a new haptic devkit that promises to dial-up immersion in VR shooters.

Exclusive: HP’s Next-gen VR Headset Aims to Raise the Bar on Clarity & Comfort

Exclusive: HP’s Next-gen VR Headset Aims to Raise the Bar on Clarity & Comfort

The company is primarily pitching Copper as part of a “solution stack” for enterprise and commercial customers which are served by the ‘Z by HP’ brand, said HP’s Sean Young, the Global Lead of Industry Segments at ‘Z’ focuses on professional products and solutions, including VR Ready workstation-class desktops and laptops and a dockable VR backpack.