The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented

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The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented
‘On The Lot’ is back—and now featuring AR—October 13 and 14 at The Lot in West Hollywood. Last year, the inaugural VR On The Lot brought together major players from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Europe, and China for a two-day exploration of the intersection between entertainment and technology. Organized by the VR Society, presented by AMD Studios, […]
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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience

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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience
The multiplatform travel brand comes to VR with a new exploratory app. If you’re looking for more information on the world’s most bizarre and off the beat locations, there’s no better source than Atlas Obscura. Whether it be their website or best-selling book, the popular travel guide has served as an integral tool for travelers […]
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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus

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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus
This is likely the name of HTC’s standalone VR headset coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Earlier this year those suspicions were proven correct when HTC as well as Lenovo announced their own upcoming versions […]
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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR
The new update brings Street View imagery from 85 countries. Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth, letting you visit locations around the world in 3D. A favorite app for many, Earth VR lets you fly over a city, stand on top of the highest peaks, or just casually walk down the […]
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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home

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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home
The Swedish furniture retailer is using Apple’s ARkit to help digitally furnish your own space. For years IKEA has been making it insanely easy for its millions of customers to furnish their homes, offices and studios with colorful furniture and affordable appliances. Lately however the Netherlands-based corporation has been experimenting with immersive technology, from an […]
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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience

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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience
Lyle Becker has lived many lives in his 100 years. He flew C-46 Commando transport planes in WWII, spent a quarter-century as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, later worked as an air traffic controller—and along the way had six children with his wife of 70 years. But recently, at Intel’s campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, […]
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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration

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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration
Your favorite VR painting app gets an update with Blocks objects and much more. Two months ago Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool that enabled anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with little modeling experience required. Objects you create in Blocks may seem simple, but as you spend more time in the app, […]
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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
The Vive experience will debut at New York Comic-Con. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are stepping up promotion for the upcoming superhero film with a few Justice League VR experiences of their own. Revealed Friday, Justice League VR will let you step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: […]
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Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November

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Rockstar’s LA Noire Comes To HTC Vive This November
The blockbuster detective thriller gets its own VR rendition for the Vive in one of four new versions coming this November. Remember that amazing neo-noir detective action-adventure game from the creators of GTA released back in 2011? If you do then you no doubt have fond memories of cruising through gorgeous post-war LA as you […]
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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks
In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017. In the past couple of weeks alone, the company announced an AR integration in Find the Force, put Jedi powers in […]
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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop

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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop
The immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures. Remember when arts and crafts meant some glue sticks and a handful of dry macaroni? Ah yes, it was a simpler time that the children of today will unfortunately never fully understand. Especially when you […]
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How VR Can Ease the Transition for First-Time Wheelchair Users

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How VR Can Ease the Transition for First-Time Wheelchair Users
Designers at innovation and design company, Fjord, have created a VR experience that teaches brand new wheelchair users how to safely maneuver their environment in a safe, empowering way. The team at Fjord always keeps one thing in mind while working on new designs: human impact. The Wheelchair Training Program, a VR experience that teaches […]
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Google’s Inside Music Experiment Lets You Remix in VR

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Google’s Inside Music Experiment Lets You Remix in VR
Step inside your favorite song and get a closer look at how its made. Whether dancing in this latest collaborative music experience by LCD Soundsystem or dining at the center of six different storylines in an immersive film, it’s clear that Google is fully embracing WebVR. WebVR lets you open experiences in your web browser, […]
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Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR

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Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR
The best-selling board game gets a VR adaptation this Holiday. With over 22 million copies in 30 languages sold over the past couple decades, this iconic board game is getting a modern day makeover—in virtual reality. A new version of Settlers of Catan is being developed by game studio Experiment 7 in collaboration with the […]
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WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR

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WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR
While we were distracted with VR hype cycles and the “when will VR go mainstream?” debate, the understated and overlooked WebVR snuck up on us. If you are wondering why you’ve started seeing more and more discussion of WebVR in the headlines, you’re not alone. This year alone, we’ve seen major announcements from Google and Firefox, […]
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Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds

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Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds
In a bid to make VR content more social, Samsung brought its Hypercube installation to Reading Festival. Music festivals are a main fixture of summer, and in spite of all the mud, some of the world’s most popular gigs happen in England. While Glastonbury might be the first name that springs to mind, Reading Festival—which […]
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There’s Now A VR Blind Dating Show

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There’s Now A VR Blind Dating Show
Will these couples find true love in virtual reality? A time tested genre, dating shows have evolved over time with audience tastes and interests. The format has progressed from game show contestant matchmaking to modern day reality-style shows where the cast competes to hookup. But what happens when you take the blind date show format […]
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Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset

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Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset
The eye-tracking headset will be used on the sidelines to detect signs of player concussions in real-time. With every sports technology company hard at work to find a solution for player concussions, it’s no surprise that VR would eventually make its way into the fold. Where many organizations are focused on protecting brains and preventing […]
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Sony’s Dropping the Price of PlayStation VR

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Sony’s Dropping the Price of PlayStation VR
Everyone’s making VR more affordable before the holiday season. On the heels of price drops for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this past month, Sony is also jumping into the price war game. Sony’s PlayStation VR will be sold bundled with the PlayStation Camera for $399 starting next month across the U.S. and Canada—roughly a $50 […]
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Microsoft Patents Mixed Reality Wand for HoloLens

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Microsoft Patents Mixed Reality Wand for HoloLens
Microsoft has patented wand controllers for use with HoloLens. 2017 has been a big year for Microsoft in Mixed Reality. With new creative developments like MR Easter Egg hunts via HoloLens at VRLA, a major giveaway of the Acer MR headset at Vision Summit in May, as well as a first glimpse of the company’s VR […]
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Facebook Now Lets You Take 360 Photos From Within App

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Facebook Now Lets You Take 360 Photos From Within App
You can also use them as cover photos. The feature is rolling out worldwide. Being able to publish 360° photos on Facebook has been a great way to share your immersive view of the world. Whether from the beaches of Belize or front row at Coachella, you could place your friends at the center of […]
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KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees

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KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees
The only way to escape this training room is learn how to fry chicken. We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators. Both powerful examples of employee training tools, VR can not only be be safer but also expedite the entire learning process […]
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Little League World Series Goes Big With VR Baseball Experience

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Little League World Series Goes Big With VR Baseball Experience
Little League game attendees step into the batter’s box and swing for the virtual fences.   The Little League World Series is once again upon us, which means so are aluminum bats, abnormally-athletic preteens and violent groups of parents taking their children’s games entirely too seriously. However this week fans are getting an extra special […]
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The VRScout Report – HTC Vive Drops $200, Clash of Clans in AR, & VR Mind Control

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The VRScout Report – HTC Vive Drops $200, Clash of Clans in AR, & VR Mind Control
Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. Time to applaud for a sweet deal on the HTC Vive, Clash of Clans partners w/ Facebook to bring AR to fans, control VR with your mind, new predictions for spending & investment are out, the investment & […]
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HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop

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HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop
Making VR more accessible one discount at a time. On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own. The HTC Vive is getting a $200 price drop, bringing the VR system […]
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Experience Near Death in VR

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Experience Near Death in VR
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to come back from the brink of death, then we have good news for you. It’s said that over 80% of those who go through a legitimate near death experience, or NDE, claim their lives were forever changed as a result of their incident. The recorded effects have […]
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Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Is Back

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Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Is Back
Better late than never. After an amazing run, Social VR pioneer AltspaceVR closed its doors earlier this month due to unforeseen financial difficulty. It was a sad day for many within the community, all hoping it wouldn’t come to an end. Hoping a solution would appear in the days leading up to its closure. AltspaceVR […]
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Kendall Jenner Takes You Inside Her Closet in VR

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Kendall Jenner Takes You Inside Her Closet in VR
Condé Nast Entertainment and Google team up for new ‘Supermodel Closets’ Daydream VR series. Standing in front of me, in a perfectly organized wardrobe closet, Kendall Jenner picks up a pair of platform booties given to her by Kanye West and proudly holds it out in front of her. Now i’m kneeling in a fitting […]
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UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

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UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities
The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers. UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to training its employees. After all, the United Parcel Service is the number one package transportation service in the world, with over 100,000 UPS vehicles on the road at any given […]
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New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR

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New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR
One of music production’s most popular programs comes to VR in the form of a 3D sample and mixing interface. As VR continues its infiltration into mainstream technology, developers are scrambling to discover that “it” factor that will send the humble hardware skyrocketing in popularity. This of course includes the music industry who, in the […]
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